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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 274 274 Browse Search
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 33 33 Browse Search
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 15 15 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 15 15 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 14 14 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 13 13 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 11 11 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments. 9 9 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 8 8 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 6 6 Browse Search
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the Potomac for the purpose of attacking on the Maryland side, Stone was in position to fall back on McCall or Couch after retarding their passage of the river; so that there would have been four brigades, with good communication to either flank, in readiness to oppose them, while troops could have been brought from the Virginia side to their support. In the city were the few regulars acting as a provost-guard, and ready to be thrown wherever their services might be required. On the 5th of Aug. the first three regiments of the Excelsior Brigade and the 79th New York were formed into a provisional brigade and posted in the suburbs of Washington; they were soon moved south of the Anacostia to the vicinity of Uniontown. On the 7th McCall received a battery of regular artillery; and on the 9th Kearny and Sherman each received another company of volunteer cavalry, and on the same day King's brigade of three regiments was formed, and posted on Meridian Hill. Three days afterwards it
w the cloven foot already. . . . I have a large expedition out to-night — a couple of divisions of infantry and some 2,000 cavalry — to try to catch the secesh who are at Malvern Hill. Shall not hear from them before to-morrow noon. Colburn has gone with them. . . . 7 A. M. Pretty sharp cannonading has been going on in my front this morning — Hooker's command at Malvern; they are still cracking away pretty sharply. Have not heard details, but will ride out in that direction. . . Aug. 5, Malvern Hill, 1 P. M. (to Gen. Marcy). . . . Hooker has been entirely successful in driving off the enemy; took about one hundred prisoners, killed and wounded several. The mass escaped under cover of a thick fog. Hooker's dispositions were admirable, and nothing but the fog prevented complete success. We have lost three killed and eleven wounded, among the latter two officers. I shall retain the command here to-night. Keep all things ready to move out should we be attacked. I shal<
is a force of 20,000 men about six miles back from this point, on the south bank of the river; what their object is I do not know, but will keep a sharp lookout on their movements. I am sending off sick as rapidly as our transports will take them. I am also doing everything in my power to carry out your orders to push reconnoissances towards the rebel capital, and hope soon to find out whether the reports regarding the abandonment of that place are true. To the despatch of one P. M., Aug. 5, the following answer was received Aug. 6: I have no reinforcements to send you. H. W. Halleck, Maj.-Gen. And soon after the following, also from Gen. Halleck: You will immediately send a regiment of cavalry and several batteries of artillery to Burnside's command at Acquia creek. It is reported that Jackson is moving north with a very large force. On the 4th I had received Gen. Halleck's order of the 3d (which appears below), directing me to withdraw the army to Acquia, an
, 293; 22d Apr , 296.--Porter (F. J.) to McClellan, 5th May, 302.--Smith (W. F.) to McClellan 4th, 5th May. 300, 301.--Sumner to McClellan, 4th May, 298.-Tucker to McClellan, 5th May, 297 To Stanton, 10th Apr., 275.-Wise (H. A.) to McClellan, 13th Mar., 249.--Wool to McClellan 12th Mar., 249. Harrison's Landing, 1862 : McClellan to Lincoln, 4th July, 484 7th July, 487; 12th, 17th, 18th July 490. To Stanton, 8th July, 477 To Halleck 28th, 30th July, 490 3d Aug., 494, 495 : 4th Aug., 496: 5th Aug.. 492, 498 ; 7th Aug., 498 10th Aug., 500, 501 ; 11th Aug. 502 ; 12th 13th 14th Aug., 503, 504; 16th Aug., 504 ; 18th Aug., 506. To Aspinwall, 19th July, 451.--Lincoln to McClellan, 1st, 2d July 483 ; 3d July, 484 ; 4th July, 486--Halleck to McClellan, 30th, 31st July, 473, 491 ; 2d Aug., 194; 3d Aug., 495 ; 4th Aug., 498; 6th Aug., 493 ; 7th Aug., 474, 498 ; 9th Aug., 500; 10th Aug., 501 ; 12th Aug., 502 ; 14th Aug., 504; 21st Aug., 507.--Barnard to McClellan, 2d July, 483.--Burnside to Mc