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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
d strength, and the James River was blockaded by Confederate gun-boats on its bosom and Confederate batteries on its shore. McClellan's invading force moved in two columns, one along the old Yorktown road and the other by the Warwick road. These were led respectively by Generals Heintzelman and Keyes. The former, on the right, led the divisions of Generals Fitz John Porter and Hamilton, of the Third Corps, and Sedgwick's-division of the Second Corps; while Keyes led the divisions of Generals Couch and W. F. Smith, of the Fourth Corps. They pressed forward, and on the following day the right, accompanied by McClellan, was at Big Bethel, and the Commander-in-chief made his Headquarters at a house very near McClellan's Headquarters. the spot where the gallant Greble fell, ten months before. See page 508, volume I. The left was at the little village of Warwick Court House at the same time. The army moved slowly on until the afternoon of the 5th, without any impediment except
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
eph Hooker and Philip Kearney, and on the Winn's Mill road, which joins the former within two miles of Williamsburg, by the divisions of Generals W. F. Smith, Darius N. Couch, and Silas Casey. Those of Generals Israel B. Richardson, John Sedgwick, and Fitz-John Porter, were moved to the vicinity of Yorktown, to be ready to go forwhis thanks; the latter having carefully reconnoitered such of the Confederate works as were concealed from view. excepting by the brigade of General J. J. Peck, of Couch's division, which arrived on the field early in the afternoon, and was posted on Hooker's right. There it acted as a continually repelling foil to the attacks of the Confederates, until near night, when it was relieved by two other of Couch's brigades. Finally the ammunition of some of Hooker's regiments, and also of the artillery, began to fail, Some of the shattered regiments were supplied with ammunition for a time only from the cartridge-boxes of their fallen comrades on the field.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
mmittee on the Conduct of the War, i. 21. that Couch's division of the same corps was at the Seven and fought desperately under the orders of Generals Couch and Abercrombie. The embankments of the rnflict ensued. The fresh Confederates severed Couch's command, turned his left, interposed betweenr, Sumner reached the field at the moment when Couch and Heintzelman were separated, and all seemed swept the field and recovered nearly all that Couch had lost. Meanwhile Gorman's brigade of Sedgwlvania Reserves were in the rear of Porter and Couch, as a reserve. The left, where the weight of oon, a heavy fire of artillery was opened upon Couch and Kearney, and D. H. Hill, believing that heout for a general advance, pushed forward upon Couch's front, he found his troops almost unsupportevening he opened a general artillery fire upon Couch and Porter, and his infantry rushed from theirCrew's, near which the artillery of Porter and Couch was planted, had been a fine mansion, with ple[5 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
and Lieutenant Benjamin. Franklin's corps and Couch's division were farther down in Pleasant Valleers 87,000 men, and that of Lee about 60,000. Couch's division of 5,000 men was too far away from joined by fourteen thousand fresh troops under Couch and Humphrey. It is certain now that with then the same day, when he was driven back by General Couch with a heavy force of all arms. McClellan Sumner, was composed of the Second Corps, General Couch, and the Ninth Corps, General Wilcox. Theannock. That evening Howard's division of Couch's corps crossed the river, drove the Confedera full view of the operations of his division. Couch's corps (Second) occupied the city, and Wilcox's (Ninth) the interval between Couch and Franklin's right. Upon Couch fell the honor of making thCouch fell the honor of making the first attack. At noon he ordered out French's division, to be followed and supported by Hancock.er ascended the river by parallel roads, while Couch's made a feint below the city. The reserve co