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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 15: operations of the Army of the James around Richmond and Petersburg. (search)
loyed in reconnoitring the enemy's position and had just satisfied himself in that regard and would at once make the attack as ordered. Davenport also reported that in the neighborhood of half past 5, he had passed a division of Hancock's corps (Birney's) some four miles from Smith and on the march. About 8.30 P. M., General Smith's aid reported to me that at 7.25 P. M. General Smith had carried the line of defences near Jordan's and was pushing forward toward the river. Shortly after Gen staff of General Hancock, says:-- History of the Second Army Corps, p. 531. The head of General Hancock's column was now, say 6.30 P. M., at the Bryant House, about a mile in the rear of Hinks' position (see map) and left instructions for Birney and Gibbon to move forward as soon as they could ascertain where they were needed. General Hancock rode to General Smith, and informed him that two of his divisions were close at hand ready for any movement which in his judgment should be made,
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 16: capture of fortifications around Richmond, Newmarket Heights, Dutch Gap Canal, elections in New York and gold conspiracy. (search)
is troops back to the lines at Petersburg, and Birney came home. About the 25th of July General Gt thinking the attack would be renewed. Gen. Birney, Commanding Tenth Corps, Army of the James,lete success of the movement. Meanwhile General Birney will have moved by the Newmarket road up t must be left largely to the discretion of General Birney. As soon as possible after the advance Paine will have position upon the left of General Birney's column of march, so that when the junctiould have very well executed his part, but General Birney returned. Just before sunset on the 28tg back to say that at precisely twelve o'clock Birney's column silently began crossing the bridge, and that General Birney had said that after he had bivouacked three divisions of colored troops as wed forever. Meanwhile the white troops under Birney had advanced up the Newmarket road in the dire question, so I sent a staff officer up to General Birney's headquarters and asked for a couple of c[10 more...]
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 18: why I was relieved from command. (search)
Appomattox and attacked Petersburg. June 11, I sent Gillmore to attack Petersburg. June 15, the Eighteenth Corps under Smith was sent to attack Petersburg by order of Grant. June 16, the Sixth Corps under Wright; afterwards sent thence to Washington. June 21, expedition to Deep Bottom, crossing the pontoon bridge to the south side of the James River. July 14, the Eighteenth Corps, Kautz's Cavalry, attacked Petersburg, crossing the Appomattox by the pontoon bridge. July 17, Birney's Corps crossed the pontoon bridge over the James to meet Hancock, and attacked the enemy's works on the north bank, and returned. August 19, part of the Second and Tenth Corps crossed the pontoon bridge to attack the defences on the north side of the river around Richmond. In August my Eighteenth Corps held Grant's lines around Petersburg while his army attacked the enemy through the mine. September 29, the whole Army of the James, save the garrison, attacked Richmond directly, car
rted that on my return ride from General Smith to you, I had run into and passed a portion of General Hancock's corps of General Meade's army (I believed it to be Birney's division) at about half-past 5, some four miles from General Smith's position, and that they were marching to join him. About 8.30 P. M. an aid to General Smn Point road some distance to the rear. I at once rode to near the intersection of the roadway from Baylor's farm with the Jordan Point road, and there found General Birney (or was it General Gibbons) in command of the Second Corps (General Hancock having, for some reason, remained behind); he said to me that he had been ordered ecial direction of yourself or the Secretary of War. Yours truly, H. W. Halleck, Major-General. [no. 83. see page 715.] headquarters, Aug. 13, 1864. Major-General Birney, Commanding Tenth Army Corps: In accordance with verbal instructions heretofore given you upon consultation, you will take all the men that can, in your
from 628, 677, 687, 693, 717, 730, 858, 859; reference to, 894, 899. Big Bethel, battle of, 267-275. Biggs, Lieut.-Col., Herman, valuable services, 639, 897; on Butler's staff, 897. Bingham, Hon. John A., of Ohio, reference, 927. Birney, General, joins Hancock in expedition against Deep Bottom, 717-718; Butler's order to regarding demonstration against Richmond, 722-730; ill, 730; moves in obedience to orders, 730; colored troops under carry Newmarket Heights, 731-733; attacks Fort Gilmour, 737; sends guard to Butler, 738; Birney's Corps, reference, 858. black, Jeremiah S., opinion regarding Charleston Secession Convention, 151, 155; Counsel for Milligan, 1008. Blaine, Jas. G., reply to Butler's speech on finance, 931-954. Blair, Montgomery, visit to, 287. Blake, Commodore, at Naval Academy, 192-193. Blockade runners, facts in regard to, 965-966. Boggs, Capt., Chas., at Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 367. Bonnegras, Mons., at Baton Rouge, 475. Booth,