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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The surrender of Harper's Ferry. (search)
t of it probable. The orders issued by General McClellan to General Franklin, commanding the Sixth Corps, on the night of the 13th, announc's Ferry — be carried at whatever cost. The enemy in front of General Franklin was then to be cut off, destroyed, or captured, and Harper's Fs interposed between the enemy and Harper's Ferry consisted of General Franklin's corps only — subsequently reinforced by General Couch's diviovercome such of the enemy as stood in the way. Unfortunately, General Franklin's command was not sufficient to accomplish this vitally importid not result, as General McClellan had expected, in relieving General Franklin of the enemy in his front; and the latter, as shown in his disith Jackson's forces, were cheeringly responded to by those of General Franklin at Crampton's Gap; but after 4 o'clock of that day, and on thehed a larger force for the purposes indicated in his orders to General Franklin. Manifestly it was his design to relieve that post, but the m
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Stonewall Jackson in Maryland. (search)
side and under the eye of General McClellan, were fighting the battle of South Mountain against D. H. Hill and Longstreet. Here Reno and Garland were killed on opposite sides, and night ended the contest before it was decided. At the same time Franklin was forcing his way through Crampton's Gap, driving out Howell Cobb commanding his own brigade and one regiment of Semmes's brigade, both of McLaws's division, Parham's brigade of R. H. Anderson's division, and two regiments of Stuart's cavalry third of Trimble's, and all the regimental commanders in those brigades, except two, were killed or wounded.--Editors. For a while there was a lull in the storm. It was early in the day, but hours are fearfully long in battle. About noon Franklin, with Slocum and W. F. Smith, marched upon the field to join the unequal contest. Smith tried his luck and was repulsed. Sumner then ordered a halt. Jackson's fight was over, and a strange silence reigned around Dunker Church. General Lee
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The battle of Antietam. (search)
Corps was to take was fairly consistent with the design first quoted, viz., that when the attack by Sumner, Hooker, and Franklin should be progressing favorably, we were to create a diversion in favor of the main attack, with the hope of something soon as he was ready to attack, and shared in The Sharpsburg Bridge over the Antietam. From a War-time photograph. by Franklin if he reached the field in time, thus making a simultaneous oblique attack from our right by the whole army except Porte controversy that they were French's men, or French's and Richardson's. No others fought on that part of the field until Franklin went to their assistance at noon or later. The incident of their advance and the explosion of the caisson was illustratill's division that our movement into Sharpsburg could not have been checked, and, assisted by the advance of Sumner and Franklin on the right, apparently would have made certain the complete rout of Lee. As troops are put in reserve, not to diminish
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The case of Fitz John Porter. (search)
rvice. In his report of September 3d, 1862, General Pope made certain representations unfavorable to Generals Porter, Franklin, and Griffin. On the 5th, by the same order that relieved General Pope from command, the President directed that Generals Porter, Franklin, and Griffin be relieved from their respective commands until the charges against them can be investigated by a court of inquiry. This order appears to have been suspended the next day at General McClellan's request, and was nevequiry, appointed on the 5th of September, was ordered to inquire into the charges preferred by General Pope against Generals Franklin, Porter, and Griffin. The detail consisted of Major-General George Cadwalader, Brigadier-Generals Silas Casey and journed and was dissolved without action, General Mansfield being ordered into the field on the day last named, and Generals Franklin, Porter, and Griffin being already there. On the 17th of November a military commission was appointed by the Gen
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The battle of Fredericksburg. (search)
whose commanders were Generals Sumner, Hooker, and Franklin. Lee's army was on the opposite side of the Rapnfederate batteries as circumstances would allow. Franklin and Hooker had joined Sumner, and Stafford Heightsre the Deep Run empties into the Rappahannock, General Franklin had been allowed without serious opposition toin the city of Fredericksburg, and so disposing of Franklin in the open plain below as to give out the impressace on Lee's Hill I could see almost every soldier Franklin had, and a splendid array it was. But off in the ds kept up until Jackson ordered Pelham to retire. Franklin then advanced rapidly to the hill where Jackson's y battle, he would have been justified in pressing Franklin to the river when the battle of the latter was losd to protect their troops against our advance, and Franklin would have been in good defensive position againstd divisions across at the mouth of Deep Run, where Franklin crossed with his grand division and six brigades o
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The confederate left at Fredericksburg. (search)
rge numbers, to gain possession of the city were defeated. The firing ceased by 7 o'clock, and as the grand division of Franklin had effected a crossing below the mouth of Deep Run, and thus controlled ground which was higher than the city, and othecular to the line of the enemy's advance. We read in the accounts given by Federal officers of rank that although General Franklin's command had constructed a bridge or two across the Rappahannock, below the mouth of Deep Run, and had crossed the opposite General Jackson. General Longstreet agreed with me, and remained. Not long after, the grand division of General Franklin, in plain view from where we stood, was seen advancing in two lines against Jackson's front, marching in most magnif our confidence in our ability to resist all assaults against us had been wonderfully increased by seeing the repulse of Franklin. My line of defense was a broken one, running from the left along the sunken road, near the foot of Marye's Hill, whe
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 2.15 (search)
off by another set of spoilers. The troops of the two corps bivouacked that night in the streets and were not permitted Burnside. to make fires. Late on that day we had orders to be ready to cross Hazel Run, which meant that we were to join Franklin. That was the only proper move to make, since we had done just what the enemy wanted us to do,--had divided our army. The conditions were favorable for a change of position unknown to the enemy, since the night was dark and the next morning wader and the enemy elated with brilliant success. The general demoralization that had come upon us made two or three months of rest a necessity. In the course of a correspondence, relating to their several controversies with General Burnside, Franklin wrote to Halleck, under date of June 1st, 1863: I was of your opinion with regard to the honesty and integrity of purpose of General Burnside, until after his relief from the command of the Army of the Potomac. I lost all confidence in his abil
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 2.20 (search)
pied Fredericksburg without opposition, had his orders justified him in crossing the river.--W. B. Franklin. General Burnside opened the conference by stating that within a few days he proposed too which we thought he had assented, or that no serious attack was to be made from the left.--W. B. Franklin. the Sixth Corps had two divisions in line and one in reserve. It remained in an exposeck from a large force of cavalry which developed between our left and the Massaponax Creek.--W. B. Franklin. Meade crossed the ravine in his front, and directed his course toward a point of woods comioward the pontoon-bridges between two soldiers, and he was not seen again in that vicinity.--W. B. Franklin. during this day, as in all days of battle, many sad and many humorous incidents occurreridges gave the enemy time to accumulate his forces before he was able to order the attack.--W. B. Franklin. at the fourth interview he stated that the mistake was that Franklin did not get the or
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces at Fredericksburg, Va. (search)
James K. Kerr; 5th U. S., Capt. James E. Harrison. Brigade loss: k, 1. Artillery: B and L, 2d U. S., Capt. James M. Robertson. left Grand division, Maj.-Gen. William B. Franklin. Escort: 6th Pa. Cav., Col. Richard H. Rush. First Army Corps, Maj.-Gen. John F. Reynolds. Escort: L, 1st Me. Cav., Capt. Constantine Taylor. Escding the strength of his army on the morning of December 13th, General Burnside says ( Official Records, Vol. XXI., p. 90): The forces now under conmmand of General Franklin consisted of about 60,000 men, as shown by the morning reports, and was composed as follows: Sixth Corps, 24,000; First Corps, 18,500; Third Corps (two divisivision, except Burns's division of the Ninth Corps. General Hooker's command was about 26,000 strong, two of General Stoneman's divisions having reported to General Franklin. These numbers aggregate 113,000. According to Burnside's return for December 10th ( Official Records, Vol. XXI., p. 1121), the present for duty equippe
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Hooker's comments on Chancellorsville. (search)
mmanding First Brigade, Third Division, Sixth Army Corps, for going to the President of the United States with criticisms upon the plans of their commanding officer, are, subject to the approval of the President, dismissed from the military service of the United States. (4.) It being evident that the following-named officers can be of no further service to this army, they are hereby relieved from duty, and will report in person, without delay, to the Adjutant-General, U. S. Army: Major-General W. B. Franklin, commanding Left Grand Division; Major-General W. F. Smith, commanding Sixth Corps; Brigadier-General Samuel D. Sturgis, commanding Second Division, Ninth Corps; Brigadier-General Edward Ferrero, commanding Second Brigade, Second Division, Ninth Army Corps; Brigadier-General John Cochrane, commanding First Brigade, Third Division, Sixth Corps; Lieutenant-Colonel J. H. Taylor, Assistant Adjutant-General, Right Grand Division. By command of Major-General A. E. Burnside. Lewis Rich
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