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y on the following day, the Confederates also being in motion, the Fifth Corps and the advance of Lee's army met, some 25,000 men being engaged; now the desperate campaign, which culminated in the ba of unusual severity of twenty-one days, double rations were given out to the soldiers. When Gen. Lee saw the purpose of the Federal movement he hastened forward, having the advantage of a shorter nd the North Anna. On the 24th, the Sixth Corps crossed the difficult ford of that fiver above Lee's army, and placed itself upon the right of the Fifth; Gen. Warren had repulsed a violent attack,under Gens. Wright and Smith, opened fire with all their infantry and artillery in an attack upon Lee. Such was the vim of this onset, that they succeeded in carrying a large part of his first line.he Second, Sixth, and Eighteenth Corps, in pursuance of Grant's plan to keep constantly hammering Lee's army, made upon the Confederate intrenchments. This lasted but a half-hour, but the sanguinary
d week of July, 1864, that Gen. Hunter's command, which had made an almost unparalleled march up the valley of Virginia to Lynchburg, and had fiercely assailed it, was obliged to retire before a superior Confederate force hastily sent by rail from Lee's army; outnumbered and short of ammunition, it retreated over the Alleghanies into West Virginia, whence it regained the Potomac by a circuitous route. There was now no Federal force of any moment in the valley, and Early, with 20,000 Confederat was practically to end the war in northern Virginia. A remarkable coincidence, illustrating that the thoughts of great minds flow in the same channels, here looms up to the observer. About the 8th of September, in a despatch to Anderson, Gen. Lee said: I have been desirous for some time of recalling you to me. But my unwillingness to diminish the force in the valley has prevented. A victory over Sheridan would materially change the aspect of affairs. On the 8th of September, Sheridan
ng, May 3, with little opposition, but the storming of the heights behind it cost the lives of several thousand men. The advance of the Sixth Corps was checked at Salem Heights about four o'clock in the afternoon, by a superior force detached by Gen. Lee, from the main army confronting Hooker. The force opposing Gen. Sedgwick was further strengthened the next morning, May 4, and it was only by great skill and hard fighting that the general was able to hold his ground during the day, and to withdraw at night across the Rappahannock. On the evening of June 30, 1863, the Sixth Corps, the right of the army following the movements of Lee, was at Manchester, northwest of Baltimore, thirty-five miles from Gettysburg; the events of the hour demanding the concentration of the army at the last place, the Sixth Corps made the march thither in twenty hours, arriving before two P. M., July 2. The corps participated thenceforth in the action of the 2d and 3d of July. Gen. Sedgwick com
, Gen. S. P. .. 23, 39, 53 Hill, Gen. A. P.... 57, 94,95, 24 Hill, Gen. D. H .....61, 94, 95 Hoboken Battery ..... 98, 10 Hoke's Brigade ...... 138 Hooker, Gen. Joseph 35, 40, 41, 56, 79, 104, 117. Hunter, Gen. David ..159, 163, 167 Inducements to re-enlist .... 48 Irish Brigade ..... 41, 52, 53 94 Jackson, Gen. T. J. (Stonewall) 48, 50, 56, 75, 82, 95, 107. Johnston, Gen. Joe ....27, 40 Kearney, Gen. Philip . 22, 40, 41, 56, 71 Lander, Gen. F. W ....... 26 Lee, Gen. R. E. 45, 71, 106, 125, 151, 172 Leesburg. ........164 Lincoln, Abraham... 66, 99, 160 Lincoln Cavalry ....... 22, 23 Longstreet, Gen. Jas. . 55, 56, 94, 143 Loudon Valley ..... 85, 131, 164 McCall, Gen. G. A. .... 26, 46, 56 McCartney, Capt. W. II. 44, 80, 84, 98, 110. McClellan, Gen. G. B. 22, 56, 73, 80, 89, 90 McDowell, Gen. Irvin .... 27 McLaws, Gen ....... 77 Magruder, Gen. J. B.....33, 35, 55 Malvern Hill ......... 61 Massachusetts Troops, 32, 3
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