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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 18: battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam. (search)
idge, to be ready to enter the battle as soon as the attack by Richardson should open the way. To meet these orders skirmishers were advanced, and Tidball's battery, by piece, using canister, to drive back the Confederate sharp-shooters. The Fifth Corps (General Porter's) was ordered to be ready for like service. When Richardson swung his line up along the crest at the Piper House, Pleasonton advanced troopers and batteries, crossed the bridge at a gallop by the Fifth Regular Cavalry, Farnsworth's brigade, Rush's brigade, two regiments of the Fifth Brigade under B. F. Davis, and the batteries of Tidball, Robertson, Hains, and Gibson. The batteries were put into action under the line of skirmishers, that were reinforced by Sykes's division of the Fifth and Tenth Infantry under Lieutenant Poland. General Hill seized a musket and by example speedily collected a number of men, who joined him in reinforcing the line threatened by this heavy display. The parts of brigades under G
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter28: Gettysburg-Third day. (search)
tead falls by the side of the Federal guns the Federal cavalry charge of General Farnsworth the commander falls with five mortal wounds could the assaulting columngade of cavalry was in rear of my right, threatening on the Emmitsburg road. Farnsworth's brigade took position between Merritt's and close on my right rear. Infan As the attack failed, General Kilpatrick put his cavalry brigade under General Farnsworth on the charge through the infantry detachment in rear of my right divisioabama, and Bachman's and Reilly's batteries were looking for that adventure. Farnsworth had a rough ride over rocks and stone fences, but bore on in spite of all, cumed captives equal to their loss. Kilpatrick's mistake was in not putting Farnsworth in on Merritt's left, where he would have had an open ride, and made more trors Guard, 1st Ohio, Co. C, Capt. Samuel N. Stanford. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Elon J. Farnsworth, Col. Nathaniel P. Richmond; 5th N. Y., Maj. John Hammond; 18th Pa.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 4.47 (search)
hich was in the angle formed by the main and flanking lines, when Farnsworth's cavalry brigade charged the line held by the 1st Texas regimente satisfied, through information from the Texas skirmishers, that Farnsworth's brigade was massing in their front, the 9th Georgia regiment wahe 1st Vermont Cavalry rode through our skirmish-line, led by General Farnsworth in person. Instead of moving directly upon our batteries, th on the left of the 1st Texas where the cavalry had broken in. Farnsworth and his cavalry in the meantime were riding in gallant style, wited a withering fire at close range. Turning again to their left, Farnsworth and the few of his men who remained in their saddles directed the by running the gauntlet to the right of the 1st Texas regiment. Farnsworth, with his little handful of gallant followers, rode upon the skirrmishers in return fired upon him, killing his horse and wounding Farnsworth in several places. [See p. 393.] General Longstreet, aware of
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 4.53 (search)
mpracticable, and before due preparation could have been made for a change to the offensive, the favorable moment — had any resulted from the repulse — would have passed away. Whilst the main battle was raging, sharp cavalry combats took place on both flanks of the army. On the left the principal incident was an attack made by order of General Kilpatrick on infantry and artillery in woods and behind stone fences, which resulted in considerable losses, and especially in the death of General Farnsworth, a gallant and promising officer who had but a few days before been appointed brigadier-general and had not yet received his commission. On the right an affair of some magnitude took Pickett's charge, I.--looking down the Union lines from the clump of trees. General Hancock and staff are seen in the left center of the picture.--This and the two pictures that follow are from the Cyclorama of Gettysburg, by permission of the National Panorama Company. place between Stuart's comma
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Repelling Lee's last blow at Gettysburg. (search)
as made against Pickett's men. At its first appearance I sent orders for a. countermove. I think the order was sent by Colonel Osman Latrobe, now of Baltimore. Colonel Latrobe can probably give you more definite information of the troops you may have struck. At the first appearance of the troops in this move I recognized it as one that would break up my assault, but I looked on the movements of the Third Corps--A. P. Hill's — as certain to break the intended flank move. Soon after the flank movement was disclosed, a severe fire from artillery, etc., coming in across our line from the right as we advanced, hurt our supporting columns badly. If you struck their left you may claim to have put in very heavy blows at the critical moment, for the breaking up of the supporting force broke up the attack or hope of success from it. We could not look for anything from Pickett except to break your line. The supports were to secure the fruits of that break. Farnsworth's charge.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Farnsworth's charge and death. (search)
atrick when he impetuously gave the order to Farnsworth to make the last charge. Farnsworth spoke wafraid to lead this charge, I will lead it. Farnsworth rose in his stirrups — he looked magnificentet it. For a moment there was silence, when Farnsworth spoke calmly, General, if you order the charird. Captain Cushman and Lieutenant Map of Farnsworth's charge. From a sketch map by Captain H. C and one rode through into the Union lines. Farnsworth's horse had fallen; a trooper sprang from thoot. Captain Cushman and a few others, with Farnsworth, turned back and rode at full gallop toward ks above us and opened fire. Brigadier-General Elon J. Farnsworth. From a photograph. We rodOates kept for a long time the star cut from Farnsworth's coat, hoping some time to return it to hisward charge. The whole number who rode with Farnsworth was about three hundred. Their casualties w leader. We believed, and yet believe, that Farnsworth's charge was wisely ordered, well timed, wel[24 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces at Gettysburg, Pa., July 1st-3d, 1863. (search)
.-Col. Otto Harhaus; 4th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Augustus Pruyn; 6th Ohio, Maj. William Stedman; 8th Pa., Capt. William A. Corrie. Third Brigade, Col. J. Irvin Gregg: 1st Me., Lieut.-Col. Charles H. Smith; 10th N. Y., Major M. Henry Avery; 4th Pa., Lieut.-Colonel William E. Doster; 16th Pa., Lieut.-Colonel John K. Robison. Brigade loss: k, 6; w, 12; m, 3 = 21. Third division, Brig.-Gen. Judson Kilpatrick. Headquarters Guard: C, 1st Ohio, Capt. Samuel N. Stanford. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Elon J. Farnsworth (k), Col. Nathaniel P. Richmond: 5th N. Y., Maj. John Hammond; 18th Pa., Lieut.-Col. William P. Brinton; 1st Vt., Lieut.-Col. Addison W. Preston; 1st W. Va., Col. Nathaniel P. Richmond, Maj. Charles E. Capehart. Brigade loss: k, 21; w, 34; m, 43 =98. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. George A. Custer: 1st Mich., Col. Charles H. Town; 5th Mich., Col. Russell A. Alger; 6th Mich., Col. George Gray; 7th Mich., Col. William D. Mann. Brigade loss: k, 32; w, 147; m, 78 = 257. horse artill
Killed at Manassas. Brigadier-General William R. Terrill Killed at Chaplin Hills. Brigadier-General Pleasant A. Hackleman Killed at Corinth. Brigadier-General George D. Bayard Mortally wounded. Killed at Fredericksburg. Brigadier-General Conrad F. Jackson Killed at Fredericksburg. Brigadier-General Joshua W. Sill Killed at Stone's River. Brigadier-General Edward P. Chapin Killed at Port Hudson. Brigadier-General Stephen W. Weed Killed at Gettysburg. Brigadier-General Elon J. Farnsworth Killed at Gettysburg. Brigadier-General Strong Vincent Killed at Gettysburg. Brigadier-General William H. Lytle Killed at Chickamauga. Brigadier-General William P. Sanders Killed at Knoxville. Brigadier-General Samuel A. Rice Mortally wounded. Killed at Jenkins' Ferry. Brigadier-General James C. Rice Killed at Spotsylvania. Brigadier-General Charles G. Harker Killed at Kenesaw Mountain. Brigadier-General Daniel McCook Mortally wounded. Killed at Kene
d 161 missing; total, 401. At Gettysburg, the Cavalry Corps was still under Pleasanton's command, with Buford, Gregg and Kilpatrick as division-generals, and numbered 11,000 sabres and 27 guns. Two brigades of horse artillery--Robertson's and Tidball's, 9 batteries — were attached to the corps previous to this campaign. Cavalry fought with cavalry at Gettysburg, the fighting occurring mostly on the extreme right of the Union line. Kilpatrick had a fight, also, on the left, in which General Farnsworth was killed. The casualties in the Cavalry Corps at Gettysburg amounted to 90 killed, 352 wounded, and 199 captured or missing; Not including loss of captured men (6th U. S. Cavalry) at Fairfield, Pa. total, 641, the heaviest loss falling on Custer's Michigan Brigade. Buford's Division had the honor of opening this historic battle, his long skirmish-line of dismounted troopers holding the enemy at bay until the First Corps arrived on the field. The Cavalry made some brilliant char
en of finer personal appearance, or of more gentlemanly bearing. First Vermont Cavalry. Farnsworth's Brigade — Kilpatrick's Division--Cavalry Corps. (1) Col. Lemuel B. Platt. (4) Col. Edwa05 men, captured or missing, in addition to their killed and wounded. At Gettysburg it was in Farnsworth's (1st) Brigade, Kilpatrick's (3d) Division, Cavalry Corps. On the third day of that battle, Kilpatrick committed the serious error of ordering Farnsworth to charge a large body of Confederate infantry who held a strong position, protected by stone walls. Farnsworth's men, led by the First VFarnsworth's men, led by the First Vermont, leaping their horses over the intervening walls and fences, made a gallant but useless attack; Farnsworth was killed, and the regiment lost 13 killed, 25 wounded, and 27 missing. The First VerFarnsworth was killed, and the regiment lost 13 killed, 25 wounded, and 27 missing. The First Vermont was one of the best mounted regiments in the service. In addition to the actions mentioned in the above list, in which it lost men killed or mortally wounded, it participated in as many more, in<
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