Browsing named entities in John D. Billings, The history of the Tenth Massachusetts battery of light artillery in the war of the rebellion. You can also browse the collection for John Gibbon or search for John Gibbon in all documents.

Your search returned 36 results in 8 document sections:

of the column, the Second Corps, now having the left of the line, held fast at Todd's. Except Gibbon's division, which was sent forward towards Spottsylvania Court House in the afternoon. Just at drps upon fortifications in front of the latter. In conformity with this order, the divisions of Gibbon and Birney were retired,—we, of course, being inseparable from the latter. We marched leisurelyh has gone on, and put in this position, a brief explanation will show. After the withdrawal of Gibbon and Birney the division of Barlow only remained across the Po, and as the enemy showed a disposists. Our movement; on the 15th was due to Hancock being directed to transfer the divisions of Gibbon and Barlow to the Fredericksburg road, and on the night of the 17th to be on hand in the attack strongly intrenched Our move on the 19th was one in connection with Barlow's, Birney's, and Gibbon's divisions, which took post near Anderson's Mills on the Ny. Owing to the losses in action an
arently the hottest, this latter personage, becoming delirious from fright, took up a shovelful of live coals from the hearth, and, rushing out, threw them into an open limber and then rushed speedily back into the house. The ammunition exploded, killing two men and terribly burned the faces and eyes of one or two more, while the negress escaped uninjured, though greatly terrified at the deed she had done.—From the Diary of a Staff Officer. Before we had completed our customary redoubts, Gen. Gibbon ordered the right section forward to an advanced position. It Hosea O. Barnes was placed behind a low earthwork—a mere rifle-pit already thrown up which afforded little protection for the men—in the edge of some pines; and as there was underbrush just outside the works which obstructed the aim of the gunners, at the command of Capt. Sleeper three of the cannoneers leaped over to cut it away; but just as they were completing this task an explosive bullet from a Rebel sharpshooter laid <
4.30 A. M., June 3d.—Hancock's Official Report. Just at dusk Gen. Gibbon rode up to Capt. Sleeper and delivered his orders in person. Ca of the Union Our Second position at Cold Harbor, 1896 line, with Gibbon on the right, Barlow on the left, and Birney in reserve. We were located in Gibbon's line. A few minutes after the time specified for the attack (4.30) a staff officer rode up from Gen. Gibbon and ordered ouGen. Gibbon and ordered our right piece to be fired as a signal gun. Then was there indeed a veritable tempest. At once it was responded to by the entire line, and bty yards from the enemy, where his troops soon covered themselves. Gibbon's men, too, under obstacles, advanced to the enemy's works, and a fss than an hour the Second Corps lost more than three thousand men. Gibbon's troops, like Barlow's gained a position far in advance of the oned Napoleons could better serve the country; but the Fates, i. e. Gen. Gibbon, ordered otherwise, and we had the rather grim satisfaction of k
miles south-west of City Point, a despatch was handed Hancock, directed to Gen. Gibbon or any division commander, from Grant, urging expedition in getting to the aarried the outer works in front of Petersburg. Hancock now turned Birney's and Gibbon's divisions in that direction. No time [says Hancock] had been lost on the mked me to relieve his troops from the works they had carried, and so Birney and Gibbon were ordered forward for that purpose. . . . This took till 11 P. M., too late x to its relief; and when, in the morning of the 16th, at 6 o'clock, Birney and Gibbon advanced their lines to reconnoitre, they found their old antagonist confrontinh the spires of the city were visible, to await orders. It was when Birney and Gibbon were advancing their lines in front, and to the right of the Hare House. We haide (whose corps had now come up) advanced, gaining some ground, and Birney and Gibbon resumed their movement of the night previous, taking the hill occupied by the H
ard the left wing of the corps, so as to envelop the right flank of the enemy. This movement was making by the divisions of Mott and Barlow, who were pivoting on Gibbon's Division, which held the right. Just as the operation was nearly completed, a part of Hill's corps (Mahone's division) penetrated the interval between the Seco several hundred prisoners. Mott on his right fell back, but not without a like loss, and the enemy still pressing diagonally across the front of the corps struck Gibbon's now exposed left flank and rear, swept off and captured several entire regiments and a battery, and carried Gibbon's intrenchments. The shattered corps was re-Gibbon's intrenchments. The shattered corps was re-formed on its original line when the enemy made a brisk attack on Miles' brigade, but was easily repulsed. An effort was made to retake the captured guns, but it was responded to feebly by the troops, for the Second Corps had literally been charged to death. It had borne the brunt of the campaign since its inception at the Wil
de Hampton's cavalry), on Malone's Crossroad. Gibbon's division, Second Corps, immediately moved ouoccupying the reverse side of their works. Gen. Gibbon rides along the line, his horse at a walk, s Station at night. The Second Division, Maj. Gen. Gibbon commanding, moved from the vicinity of this expulsion from the crossing soon followed. Gibbon now threw out a skirmish line which developed is juncture it was deemed prudent to recall Gen. Gibbon's Division, and he took post in the intrencs, men and horses. I immediately ordered Gen. Gibbon's Division forward to retake the position a the loss of this position the remainder of Gen. Gibbon's division was exposed to an attack in reve attempt was made to get some of the troops of Gibbon's Division to assist in the operation, but thehe advance. The report goes on to say that Gibbon's troops were now driven by some of the enemy'red to retake their breastwork entire, but General Gibbon stated that his men could not retake any o[1 more...]
s Battery in this position. They had exhausted their supply of ammunition, and had gone to the rear for more, and we continued the contest after their departure, unaided. But now a more important factor in the fray moved to the front. It was Gibbon's Division, commanded by General Egan. Its left covered the White Oak Road, and from thence the line crossed the Plank Road extending around towards our right. It was making preparations to carry the bridge over Hatcher's Run, which crossed thenness beat one of the warmest of hearts. He, too, was a thoroughly brave man in action, and never cooler than in his last battle. The following synopsis of Gen. Hancock's report of this movement will throw light over much of the foregoing: Gibbon's Division, commanded by Egan, and Mott's Division were withdrawn from the intrenchments on the morning of the 25th, and massed in the rear. Miles' Division stretched out and occupied their places. At 2 P. M. they moved along the rear to near
182, 188, 189, 190, 197. French, John W., 48, 80, 81, 82. Frederick, 96, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 106, 116. Fredericksburg, 45, 77, 120, 183, 214, 219, 240, 430. Frederick Junction, 98, 99, 100. Friend, Ellis A., 149, 151, 204, 303, 349, 408. Frost, John C., 82, 83, 85, 87, 115, 117. 151. G. Gallagher, Patrick, 207. Gallagher, James, 404. Garlic, Capt., 22. Getty, Gen., 219, 379. Gettysburg, 98, 101, 104, 106, 107, 125, 144. Gilley, R. G., 201, 209, 210, 348, 349. Gibbon, Gen., John, 230, 240, 252, 260, 261, 263, 266, 278, 283, 291, 322, 327, 328, 331, 332, 357, 371. Glidden, O. F., 149, 150, 163, 326, 339, 397, 398. Goldsmith, Richard, 202, 203, 398, 399. Goodwin, John T., 87, 116, 151, 203, 205, 206, 209, 210, 231, 242, 314, 325, 339, 348, 401. Gordon, Gen., 386. Gould, Geo. F., 31, 67, 183, 207, 303, 346, 350. Gould, Chandler, 31, 82, 148, 163, 255, 349, 350, 351. Gowell, Asa L., 149, 150, 151, 163, 203, 205, 255, 288, 351, 404, 441. Granger, Lieut. H.