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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 108 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 87 1 Browse Search
G. S. Hillard, Life and Campaigns of George B. McClellan, Major-General , U. S. Army 82 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 76 0 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1 74 0 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 74 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 73 5 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 5: Forts and Artillery. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 72 0 Browse Search
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 70 4 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 69 15 Browse Search
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ay to take part in the approaching assault of Yorktown. Gen. Franklin passed the night of the 3d atdivision immediately and bring it by water to Yorktown, where he would receive further orders. He a with getting supplies ashore for the army at Yorktown, leaving me to my own crude devices for gettirt-breaking to tow. So we finally started for Yorktown, when another unlooked — for delay occurred b that all would get off, and then started for Yorktown, where I met you in the afternoon and receiveilla experienced great difficulty in reaching Yorktown, which it effected about four o'clock on the overcome, preceded it, and must have reached Yorktown before one o'clock, where he received his finone brigade of Porter's division got off from Yorktown by water on the afternoon of the 7th, the restteries of the reserve artillery marched from Yorktown on the 8th. Immediately upon our arrival i, with a small force, as military governor of Yorktown; Col. Campbell with his regiment, the 5th Pa.
cuating Norfolk, I learn. Your two letters of Sunday and Monday reached me last night. It would have been easy for me to have sacrificed 10,000 lives in taking Yorktown, and I presume the world would have thought it more brilliant. I am content with what I have done. The battle of Williamsburg was more bloody. Had I reached t hope to see Franklin to-morrow night and learn more of the enemy. . . . The secesh prisoners strongly protested against being obliged to remove the torpedoes at Yorktown, but without avail, for they had to do it. I think they may be more careful next time. I heard this afternoon from Stoneman that they (secesh) had murdered someto say so. It was all a humbug about my being struck by a piece of a shell at Williamsburg. That reminds me of a joke some of the youngsters played upon — at Yorktown. They sent him to see an immense shell that had fallen in our headquarters camp. He found a large oyster-shell . . . . I send you a photograph which I have
r advanced cavalry pickets on the left bank of Chickahominy are being driven in. It is probably Jackson's advanced guard. If this be true you may not hear from me for some days, as my communications will probably be cut off. The case is perhaps a difficult one, but I shall resort to desperate measures, and will do my best to out-manoeuvre, outwit, and outfight the enemy. Do not believe reports of disaster, and do not be discouraged if you learn that my communications are cut off, and even Yorktown in possession of the enemy. Hope for the best, and I will not deceive the hopes you formerly placed in me. On the same day I received the following despatches from the Secretary of War: 6 P. M. Arrangements are being made as rapidly as possible to send you five thousand (5,000) men as fast as they can be brought from Manassas to Alexandria and embarked, which can be done sooner than to wait for transportation at Fredericksburg. They will be followed by more, if needed. McDow
placed under my command. Burnside came down to assure me from Halleck that he (H.) is really my friend--qu'il soit! . . . I hope to get everything over to-night, and will be at my old headquarters at Williamsburg to-morrow evening; next day at Yorktown. If all is then quiet I will go thence by water to Fortress Monroe and complete the arrangements for embarking. . . . I took a savage satisfaction in being the last to leave my camp at Berkley yesterday! . . . Aug. 18 P. M., Williamsburg. the troops have commenced embarking; a good many have left already. Aug. 21, 4 P. M. (Fort Monroe).--Have just returned from an examination of this fort and the Rip Raps. . . . The whole of Porter's corps got off last night. Heintzelman from Yorktown to-day. Franklin commences to embark here and at Newport News to-morrow. Sumner will reach here to-morrow and commence embarking as soon as transports are ready, probably in a couple of days. I do not know what they intend doing with me. I st
t of cavalry can be sent, if required. If you wait, and ship from Yorktown or Fort Monroe after the sick and mounded transports are at my diss for all arms of service and for wagons should at once be sent to Yorktown and Fort Monroe. I shall be ready to move the whole army by land On the 18th and 19th our march was continued to Williamsburg and Yorktown, and on the 20th the remainder of the army was ready to embark at Yorktown, Fortress Monroe, and Newport News. From the commencement to the termination of this most arduous campaign the Army of the Potomaccan repeat to them in general orders in regard to their conduct at Yorktown, Williamsburg, West Point, Hanover Court-House, and on the Chickahewport News on the 19th and 20th. Heintzelman's corps sailed from Yorktown on the 21st. On that day I received the following telegram from the general-in-chief: Leave such garrisons in Fortress Monroe, Yorktown, etc., as you may deem proper. They will be replaced by new troops
ld? Aug. 27, 2.30 P. M. Sumner has been ordered to send here all of his corps that are within reach. Orders have been sent to Couch to come here from Yorktown with the least possible delay. But one squadron of my cavalry has arrived; that will be disembarked at once and sent to the front. If there is any cavalry innt's notice to any point you may indicate. In view of the existing state of things in our front, I have deemed it best to order Gen. Casey to hold his men for Yorktown in readiness to move, but not to send them off till further orders. On the 28th I telegraphed as follows to Gen. Halleck: Aug. 28, 4.10 P. M Gen. Fomac from the Peninsula to the support of the Army of Virginia; that I spared no effort to hasten the embarkation of the troops at Fort Monroe, Newport News, and Yorktown, remaining at Fort Monroe myself until the mass of the army had sailed ; and that after my arrival at Alexandria I left nothing in my power undone to forward sup
rate fighting and severe marches in the unhealthy regions of the Chickahominy and afterwards during the second Bull Run campaign. Its trains, administration services, and supplies were disorganized or lacking, in consequence of the rapidity and manner of its removal from the Peninsula, as well as from the nature of its operations during the second Bull Run campaign. In the departure from the Peninsula, trains, supplies, cavalry, and artillery were often necessarily left at Fort Monroe and Yorktown for lack of vessels, as the important point was to move the infantry divisions as rapidly as possible to the support of Gen. Pope. The divisions of the Army of Virginia were also exhausted and weakened, and their trains and supplies disorganized and deficient by the movements in which they had been engaged. Had Gen. Lee remained in front of Washington it would have been the part of wisdom to hold our own army quiet until its pressing wants were fully supplied, its organization restored,
. Barry, Gen. W. F., 83, 113, 114, 116; at Yorktown, 279. Bartlett, Gen. W. F., 563, 600. BayCapt , 592, Hancock, Gen. W. S., 81, 140; at Yorktown, 285, 300 ; Williamsburg, 325, 326, 330, 331 80, 61, 96, 138, 306. In Peninsula, 250-252 ; Yorktown, 260, 261, 289, 298, 299, 304; Williamsburg, Gen. J., 50, 81, 96, 161. In Peninsula, 257 ; Yorktown, 278, 298, 299 ; Williamsburg, 301, 302, 304,pt., 430, 431. Key, Col. T. M.. 123. 134; at Yorktown, 291 ; Antietam, 603, 609. Keyes, Gen. E. D., 80, 81. At Yorktown, 260, 261. 280: letter to Sen. Harris, 267 ; at Williamsburg, 320; in pursuige, Va., 68, 80, 89. Longstreet, Gen. J., at Yorktown, 319, 324 ; Williamsburg. 333, 353 ; Fair Oa Monitor, 197, 249. Morell, Gen. G. W., at Yorktown, 260 ; Hanover C. H., 370; Gaines's Mill, 414 96, 113, 139. In Peninsula, 239, 256, 306 ; Yorktown, 260, 261, 263, 286, 292, 302, 303. 307, 309; 284, 287, 312, Wytheville, Va., 53, 54. Yorktown, Va., 163, 165, 227, 246, siege of, 253-318; de[29 more...]
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