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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 2 0 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
ront of Fortress Monroe, It was at first called Fort Calhoun. Its name was changed to Wool, in honor of the veteran General. to deceive the Confederates with the appearance of a design to renew the attempt to land there. At a little past midnight, the troops, artillery, infantry, and cavalry, The troops composing the expedition consisted of the Tenth, Twentieth, and Ninety-ninth New York; Sixteenth Massachusetts; First Delaware; Fifty-eighth Pennsylvania; one hundred mounted riflemen; Follet's battery of light artillery, and Howard's battery. under the immediate command of Brigadier-general Max Weber, were in readiness for debarkation at Ocean View, and early in the morning May 10, 1862. a landing was effected unopposed, under the direction of Colonel Cram. The water was so shallow that the troops were compelled to pass ashore on platforms laid on old canal barges. The entire movement was successful; and at eight o'clock in the morning General Wool, accompanied by the Preside