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Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army . 241 7 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 222 2 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 2 141 1 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 3 141 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 131 5 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. 86 2 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 80 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 68 4 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 63 5 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 54 4 Browse Search
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oing by the Erie Canal and I by the railroad, since I wanted to gain time on account of commands to stop in Albany to see my father's uncle. Here I spent a few days, till Stanley reached Albany, when we journeyed together down the river to West Point. The examination began a few days after our arrival, and I soon found myself admitted to the Corps of Cadets, to date from July 1, 1848, in a class composed of sixty-three members, many of whom — for example, Stanley, Slocum, Woods, Kautz, and Crook became prominent generals in later years, and commanded divisions, corps, and armies in the war of the rebellion. Quickly following my admission I was broken in by a course of hazing, with many of the approved methods that the Cadets had handed down from year to year since the Academy was founded; still, I escaped excessive persecution, although there were in my day many occurrences so extreme as to call forth condemnation and an endeavor to suppress the senseless custom, which an improv
Dragoons, under command of Lieutenant Hood, together with about one hundred men belonging to the Fourth Infantry and Third Artillery, commanded by Lieutenant Horatio Gates Gibson, the present colonel of the Third United States Artillery. Lieutenant George Crook -now major-general-was the quartermaster and commissary of subsistence of the expedition. The commanding officer at Fort Reading seemed reluctant to let me go on to relieve Lieutenant Hood, as the country to be passed over was infestas compelled to send into it a considerable force for the purpose of keeping them under control. The outcome of this was a severe fight — resulting in the loss of a good many lives — between the, hostiles and a party of our troops under Lieutenant George Crook. It finally ended in the establishment of a military post in the vicinity of the battle-ground, for the permanent occupation of the country. A great load was lifted from my heart when I found myself so near Williamson's camp, which
ead of his column reached this place he found that he was being followed by General Crook with the combined troops of Hunter and Sigel only, Wright having returned tction of the pursuing force tempting Early to resume the offensive, he attacked Crook at Kernstown, and succeeded in administering such a check as to necessitate this general's retreat to Martinsburg, and finally to Harper's Ferry. Crook's withdrawal restored to Early the line of the upper Potomac, so, recrossing this stream, hotomac, abandoning a contemplated raid into Maryland, which his success against Crook at Kernstown had prompted him to project, and otherwise disposing himself for dier-General Wm. H. Emory. The troops from West Virginia were under Brigadier-General George Crook, with Colonels Joseph Thoburn and Isaac H. Duval as division commaner who had risen to the grade of brigadier-general through constant hard work. Crook was a classmate of mine-at least, we entered the Military Academy the same year
he position of the Sixth Corps at Clifton; General Crook's command, moving on the Kabletown road, pa mile from the left of the Sixth Corps, while Crook was instructed to move out on the White Post ront Royal roads, within supporting distance of Crook. Merritt meeting some of the enemy's cavalry trasburg and Cedar Creek. The next morning Crook marched from Stony Point to Cedar Creek, EmoryWinchester to Berryville, and the same morning Crook and Wright reached Winchester, having started Cedar Creek the day before. From Winchester, Crook and Wright resumed their march toward Clifton,Opequon, where he was ordered to remain, while Crook went ahead till he reached the vicinity of Beron as far north as the bridge at Smithfield. Crook continued to hold on near Clifton until the neap. At Berryville, however, he blundered into Crook's lines about sunset, and a bitter little figher's and Dwight's divisions of the Nineteenth, Crook being transferred to Summit Point, whence I co[6 more...]
September 15, 1864. I learn from Major-General Crook that you are a loyal lady, and still lot's, with Dwight to its rear in reserve, while Crook was to begin massing near the Opequon crossingeing rearranged, it was suggested to me to put Crook into the battle, but so strongly had I set my ight was instructed to advance in concert with Crook, by swinging Emory and the right of the Sixth e left together in a half-wheel. Then leaving Crook, I rode along the Sixth and Nineteenth corps, e to prevent the envelopment of Gordon's left, Crook pressed forward without even a halt. Both son, but was unable to do so till after dark. Crook's command pursued the enemy through the town trming him of the result of the battle, and General Crook conducted me to the home of Miss Wright, wI then hoped to take Early in detail, and with Crook's force cut off his retreat. I adhered to thior I hoped to destroy Early's army entirely if Crook continued on his original line of march toward[14 more...]
country to the right and left of the pike, and Crook's immediately behind them. The enemy having kt the Opequon. To this end I resolved to move Crook, unperceived if possible, over to the eastern Hence, to escape such observation, I marched Crook during the night of the 20th into some heavy t In the darkness of the night of the 21st, Crook was brought across Cedar Creek and hidden in a Ricketts was occupying the enemy's attention, Crook, again moving unobserved into the dense timberconfront the turning-column. Loudly cheering, Crook's men quickly crossed the broken stretch in retep. About a mile from the mountain's base Crook's left was joined by Ricketts, who in proper tied out to the very letter by Generals Wright, Crook, and Emory, not only in all their preliminary the meanwhile pushing on to Mt. Crawford, and Crook taking up a position in our rear at the junctird to await the return of Torbert, and to post Crook at Harrisonburg; these dispositions practicall[3 more...]
who had been pushed out toward Strasburg from Crook's command, and also Custer's division of cavals made in the belief that all of my troops but Crook's had gone to Petersburg. From this demonstra to welcome me. They were mostly the colors of Crook's troops, who had been stampeded and scatteredcoming up from the rear, and particularly till Crook's troops could be assembled on the extreme lefs was certain. When I reached the Valley pike Crook had reorganized his men, and as I desired that, was posted on the north bank of Cedar Creek, Crook holding on the left of the Valley pike, with Turn. The Nineteenth Corps was on the right of Crook, extending in a semi-circular line from the piwhile at dawn and in a dense fog Gordon struck Crook's extreme left, surprising his pickets, and buo his camp with such suddenness as to stampede Crook's men. Gordon directing his march on my headqund join Kershaw early in the action. After Crook's troops had been driven from their camps, Gen[5 more...]
surprised Colonel Young sent to capture Gilmore the guerrilla Colonel Young's success capture of General Kelly and General Crook spies was Wilkes Booth a spy? driving the Confederates out of the Valley the battle of Waynesboroa marching to jderates in West Virginia, and the intelligence that they were contemplating further raids in that section, led me to send Crook there with one division, his other troops going to City Point; and I hoped that all the threatened places would thus be ed into Cumberland, Maryland, at 3 o'clock on the morning of the 21st of February and made a reprisal by carrying off General Crook and General Kelly, and doing their work so silently and quickly that they escaped without being noticed, and were some distance on their way before the colored watchman at the hotel where Crook was quartered could compose himself enough to give the alarm. A troop of cavalry gave hot chase from Cumberland, striving to intercept the party at Moorefield and other po
y of the Potomac since we parted from them the previous August. General Crook, who had been exchanged within a few days, was now in command oe commanded by Merritt, as they had been since leaving Winchester. Crook headed the Second Division, his brigades being under General Davieshn S. Witcher. Second division. (Army of the Potomac.) Major-General George Crook. first brigade: Brigadier-General Henry F. Davies. Firssing on the way a series of small streams swollen to their banks. Crook and Devin reached the county-seat of Dinwiddie about 5 o'clock in thad to unload the wagons and lift them out of the boggy places. Crook and Devin camped near Dinwiddie Court House in such manner as to cos far as the White Oak road to make a reconnoissance to Five Forks, Crook being instructed to send Davies's brigade to support Devin. Crook Crook was to hold, with Gregg's brigade, the Stony Creek crossing of the Boydton plankroad, retaining Smith's near Dinwiddie, for use in any direct
about two miles in front of Dinwiddie, near J. Boisseau's. Crook, with Smith and Gregg's brigades, continued to cover Stony the 29th, the three divisions numbering 9,000 enlisted men, Crook having 9,000, and Custer and Devin 5,700. During the 30 directions were given at an early hour to both Merritt and Crook to make reconnoissances preparatory to securing Five Forks,nt on other things. At the same hour that Merritt started, Crook moved Smith's brigade out northwest from Dinwiddie to Fitzgn. The retreat of Davies permitted Pickett to pass between Crook and Merritt, which he promptly did, effectually separating Custer extended on the left over toward Chamberlain's Run, Crook being held in watch along Stony Creek, meanwhile, to be utir was brought along the Five Forks road to Dr. Smith's, and Crook's division was directed to continue watching the crossings widow Gillian's plantation. As I had been obliged to keep Crook's division along Stony Creek throughout the day, it had tak
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