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equire them to communicate frequently. Colonel Clanton is gallant to rashness, and may require some little advice as to caution. Wherever there is evidence of disloyalty, either in words or deeds, the parties should be arrested and brought to the rear. Your command will soon amount to 15,000 men, and you should be making every provision possible for their support. The First Alabama Volunteers [Infantry], Lieut. Col. I. G. W. Steedman; the Second, Major O'Bannon and [Twenty-first], Colonel Crawford's, will go forward as soon as posible to Fort Pillow. Also the heavy shell guns, with ammunition, implements, &c. The general directs me to forward you confidentially the inclosed notes of reference. Not found. I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Geo. G. Garner, Assistant Adjutant-General. Jackson, Tenn., March 6, 1862. General Daniel Ruggles: Give General Gladden command of troops from Mobile and Pensacola for the present. Prepare 15,000 men at
, attached to the staff of General Wright. The first school to which George was sent was kept by Mr. Sears Cook Walker, a graduate of Harvard College in 1825, and a man of distinguished scientific merit, who died in January, 1853. He remained four years under Mr. Walker's charge, and from him was transferred to a German teacher, named Schipper, under whom he began the study of Greek and Latin. He next went to the preparatory school of the University of Pennsylvania, which was kept by Dr. Crawford, and in 1840 entered the University itself, where he remained two years. He was a good scholar, and held a high rank in his class, both at school and in college; but he was not a brilliant or precocious lad. His taste was for solid studies: he made steady but not very rapid progress in every thing he undertook, but he had not the qualities of mind that make the show-boy of a school. In June, 1842, he entered the Military Academy at West Point, being then fifteen years and six months ol
action; and for about two hours the tide of battle swayed to and fro with varying fortunes. The scene of the heaviest fighting was a piece of ploughed land, nearly enclosed by woods, and entered by a corn-field in the rear, on the crest of the hill. Three or four times this position was taken and lost, and the ground was thickly strewn with the bodies of the dead. Early in the fight, the gallant veteran General Mansfield was mortally wounded. General Hartsuff, of Hooker's corps, and General Crawford, of Mansfield's corps, were both wounded, the former severely. Between nine and ten, General Hooker, who had shown excellent conduct and the most brilliant courage, was shot through the foot, and, after having fainted with pain, was obliged to leave the field. At this time General Sumner's corps reached this portion of the field, and became hotly engaged; but it suffered severely from a heavy fire of musketry and shell from the enemy's breast-works and batteries, and portions of the
hile Gen. McDowell, with Ricketts's division, advanced from Waterloo Bridge to Culpepper, which Crawford's brigade of Banks's corps had already occupied for several days. Buford, with his cavalry, hencentration of his infantry and artillery upon Culpepper, his head quarters, and pushed forward Crawford's brigade toward Cedar (or, rather Slaughter's) Mountain: an eminence commanding a wide prospecg August 9. toward Cedar Mountain, supporting, with the rest of his corps, the advance of Gen. Crawford, under verbal orders from Pope, which were reduced to writing by his Adjutant, in these wordd by woods which concealed its numbers, he advanced four guns to the front and opened fire upon Crawford's batteries, his own division, under Winder, being thrown out to the left as it arrived, still made the most desperate charge of the day, was himself wounded, with most of his officers. Gen. Crawford's brigade came out of the fight a mere skeleton. The 109th Pennsylvania, 102d New York, and
ced a Rebel battery which for half an hour had enfiladed Hooker's center. Ricketts sent word that he could not advance, but could hold his ground. Hooker, with Crawford's and Gordon's fresh brigades of Mansfield's corps, came up to his support, determined again to advance and carry the woods to the right of and beyond the corn-fand deliberately, to leave the field at 9 A. M. Sumner, arriving at this moment, assumed command, sending forward Sedgwick's division of his own corps to support Crawford and Gordon; while Richardson and French, with his two remaining divisions, went forward farther to the left; Sedgwick again advancing in line through the corn-fier Walker and McLaws advanced with desperate energy, seconded by Early on their left. Sedgwick was thrice badly wounded, and compelled to retire; Gens. Dana and Crawford were likewise wounded. The 34th New York--which had broken at a critical moment, while attempting a maneuver under a terrible fire — was nearly cut to pieces; a
sed the entire reserve of the Army of the Potomac. All beside had been brought forward and put in, on one point or another, to brace up the front for that stern ordeal. There was very little fighting after this decisive repulse, save that Gen. Crawford, of Sykes's division, holding Round Top on our left, at 5 P. M. advanced McCandless's brigade, by Meade's order, driving back a battery which confronted him without support, and, pushing forward a mile, took 260 prisoners (Georgians), of Andelen in Sickles's repulse, after they had lain 24 hours uncared for within the enemy's lines. It was manifest that the Rebel force had mainly been withdrawn from this wing to strengthen the grand assault nearer the center, and did not return; as Crawford held the ground thus gained without objection. He could see no reason wily a decided advance on this wing of the 5th and the still comparatively fresh 6th corps night not then have been made without meeting serious opposition. Gen. Meade ha
attempted to connect with Burnside by pushing Crawford's division down the south bank of the river, d hurried back to the Shady Grove road; where Crawford, bringing up the remainder of the Reserves anng here Griffin's division, he advanced, with Crawford's and Ayres's, a mile toward Petersburg, wherrry the intrenchment in his front, had pushed Crawford's division, strengthened by Ayres's brigade, as expected. Hancock was now but a mile from Crawford's left; but the dense woods left them in entit (Gibbon's division, now under Egan) to find Crawford's left, and receiving a mistaken report that owing a forest path, swept across in front of Crawford's skirmishers and across the interval between in utter confusion toward the run, fell into Crawford's lines, and were captured. Could Crawford hater. Warren was with Meade in the rear of Crawford's line, when Hill's blow was struck, and at ot any more would reach him, or that Ayres and Crawford could bring up their divisions in season for [6 more...]
back from Dinwiddie C. H. to Warren's left, which, under Crawford, was now Feb. 6. thrown forward to Dabney's mill, whenAyres's division, which was hurrying up to the support of Crawford, was next stricken in flank while marching, and pushed back; when the blow fell on Crawford, who was likewise driven, with heavy loss. Following up their success quite too eagerly, flank and rear; hurling his division back in disorder on Crawford's, which likewise broke; so that there was, for a moment,earest to the White Oak road and the Rebel defenses, with Crawford's on its right, or farther north; Griffin's being in reserve behind it. But Crawford's left, advancing across open ground under fire of the enemy — whose left had been refused and fheir refused flank in the rear, capturing 1,500 more; and Crawford — resisted only by skirmishers — pressed forward rapidly force; Sheridan following immediately, with Griffin's and Crawford's divisions of the 5th. Miles assailed and carried the d<
rmy, 179; at South Mountain, 196; in North Carolina, 715-16. Crampton's Gap, fight at and map of, 199-200. Craney Island, Va., evacuated by Rebels, 127. Crawford, Gen., at Cedar Mountain, 177; at Antietam, 206; his advance at Gettysburg, 887; charges at Five Forks, 733. Creighton, Col., 7th Ohio, wounded, 177. crisi Croxton, Gen., at Chickamauga, 417. Crutchfield, Col., threatens Maryland Heights, 201. Culpepper, Va., Banks's operations near, 175, 177; Jackson attacks Crawford's batteries at, 177. Cumberland mountains, recrossed by Bragg and Kirby Smith, 270. Cumberland Gap, works blown up at, 214. Cumberland, frigate, destrucof losses at Gaines's Mill. 157; operations near Glendale, 161; Malvern Hill, 165; his loss, 166; reenforced at Gordonsville, he follows Gen. Ewell, 176; attacks Crawford's batteries at Culpepper and defeats Banks at Cedar Mountain, 177; prisoners and guns captured by, 177; his hazardous movement from the Rappahannock, 180; evacua
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 2: early recollections of California--(continued). 1849-1850. (search)
course, I thought it the last and only chance in my day, and that my career as a soldier was at an end. After some four or five days spent in New York, I was, by an order of General Scott, sent to Washington, to lay before the Secretary of War (Crawford, of Georgia) the dispatches which I had brought from California. On reaching Washington, I found that Mr. Ewing was Secretary of the Interior, and I at once became a member of his family. The family occupied the house of Mr. Blair, on Pennsylvania Avenue, directly in front of the War Department. I immediately repaired to the War Department, and placed my dispatches in the hands of Mr. Crawford, who questioned me somewhat about California, but seemed little interested in the subject, except so far as it related to slavery and the routes through Texas. I then went to call on the President at the White House. I found Major Bliss, who had been my teacher in mathematics at West Point, and was then General Taylor's son-in-law and privat
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