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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., From Gettysburg to the coming of Grant. (search)
From Gettysburg to the coming of Grant. by Martin T. McMAHON, Brevet Major.-General, U. S. V. The chief events of this chapter in the history of the Army of the Potomac were the pursuit of Lee to Virginia, the affair of the Vermont brigade at Beaver Creek, in Maryland, the cavalry engagements at Hagerstown and Williamsport, the action at Bristoe Station, the taking of the Rappahannock redoubts, the movement to Mine Run, and the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid to Richmond. After the battle of Gettysburg two corps of the army, the First and the Sixth, under Major-General John Sedgwick, pressed Lee's retreating forces to the pass at Fairfield. [See maps, Vol. III., pp. 381 and 382.] A strong rearguard held the pursuit in check, compelling frequent formations of the leading brigades in line of battle. Every house and barn along our route of march was filled with wounded Confederates. Lee passed through the mountains in the night of July 5th. One brigade, General T. H. Neill's, was de
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
he public mind, which was but little disturbed again until Lieutenant-General Grant made his appearance, at the beginning of May, like a baleful meteor in the firmament. We have seen that Lieutenant-General Grant, in his first order after assuming chief command, declared his Headqustis, and D. A. Russell; and Colonels E. Upton, H. Burnham, and L. A. Grant. Chief of staff, Lieutenant-Colonel M. T. McMahon; chief of articements had been pouring in during that month, and before its close Grant and Meade had perfected their arrangements for a grand advance of the Army of the Potomac and its auxiliaries. The staff of General Grant was nearly thirty less in number than that of General McClellan, an the opposing forces in Virginia on the first of May, when Lieutenant-General Grant gave orders for an advance of the great armies of Meade of our common country to the Constitution and laws of the land. Grant felt encouraged to work in accordance with these views, for the loy
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 11: advance of the Army of the Potomac on Richmond. (search)
. effects of these battles in Virginia, 310. Grant again attempts to flank Lee's Army, 311. Shermies of the United States, 1864-5, page 6. General Grant took occasion at the outset of the report dingly. Burnside was summoned to the front by Grant, and Longstreet was called up from Gordonsvilleague with the enemy, and doing more to defeat Grant's plans than did the men who were arrayed in be clouds were thick, and the rain still fell. Grant had determined to strike Lee's line at its rigock sent over three thousand prisoners back to Grant, with a note, written in pencil, saying: I havnd electrifying tongue of the telegraph. Upon Grant and Lee the thoughts of the whole nation were use, to congratulate the President. Then came Grant's dispatch, May 11. declaring that he proposeing several hundred of them. By this attack Grant's flanking movement was disturbed and temporars, a portion of his train, and his hospitals. Grant immediately relieved General Sigel, and Genera[17 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 12: operations against Richmond. (search)
for Richmond, 325. battle of the North Anna, 326. the armies across the Pamunkey, 327. the National troops at Cool Arbor, 328. battle of Cool Arbor, 329, 330. Grant resolves to cross the James River, 331. preparation for the crossing, 332. the passage of the James, 333. the defenses of Bermuda hundred, 334. attempts to capontemplated a vigorous movement against Richmond on the south side of the James River, the first objective being City Point, at the mouth of the Appomattox River. Grant issued April 2, 1864. orders accordingly, and directed General Butler to move simultaneously with Meade. Butler was well prepared for the execution of his party, where a sharp action ensued. The Confederates were driven across the stream; and that evening Butler sent a dispatch to the Secretary of War, saying, Lieutenant-General Grant will not be troubled with any further re-enforcements to Lee from Beauregard's forces. And, encouraged by the success that day, Butler determined to imp
eson, H; William Gleason, I; William Farrell, I; A. Faust, Corporal, I; J. Benedict, Sergeant, K; D. H. Ford, color-sergeant, K; William Holzeheimer, Corporal, K; C. Shultz, K; J. Ritz, K; J. Kelsh, K; John Kraieling, K. Official report of Colonel Grant. headquarters Second brigade, Second division Sixth corps, camp in the field, May 14, 1863. Peter T. Washburn, Adjutant and Inspector-General: sir: In my account of the part taken by the Vermont troops of the storming of the heights and sent to the front as skirmishers. This was the way the heights of Fredericksburgh were carried, and this was the part taken by Vermont troops in that brilliant achievement. I remain, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant, L. A. Grant, Colonel Commanding Brigade. Lieutenant-Colonel Salomon's report. headquarters Eighty-Second regiment ill. Vols., camp near Brooke's Station, Va. May--, 1863. To Brigadier-General A. Schimmelfennig, Commanding First Brigade Third Divi
for song—the 170th New York on reserve picket duty The battle hymn of the republic—a hundred circling camps: the fifth Vermont in 1861, with their Colonel, L. A. Grant The time of this photograph and its actors connect directly with Julia Ward Howe's inspiration for her Battle hymn. The author, in the late fall of 1861, hadto attacks by the Confederates. Its career throughout the war is proof that the spirit of the Battle-hymn animated these boys in blue. Its Lieutenant-Colonel, L. A. Grant, who sits on his charger to the right, became famous later as the general commanding the Vermont Brigade. To the left is Major Redfield Proctor. Leaving Camp c The unusual circumstances under which this national classic was written are recounted under the picture of the Fifth Vermont in 1861, with their Colonel, L. A. Grant, on the immediately preceding page. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are store
L. A. Grant Brigadier GeneralAug. 6, 1864, to Sept. 18, 1864. 2d Brigade, 2d Division, Sixth Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, Department of the Shenandoah Brigadier GeneralDec. 6, 1864, to Dec. 26, 1864. 2d Brigade, 2d Division, Sixth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac Brigadier GeneralFeb. 11, 1865, to Feb. 20, 1865. 2d Brigade, 2d Division, Sixth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac Brigadier GeneralJan. 16, 1865, to Feb. 11, 1865. 2d Division, Sixth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac Brigadier GeneralMarch 7, 1865, to Apr. 2, 1865. 2d Brigade, 2d Division, Sixth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac Brigadier GeneralOct. 19, 1864, to Dec. 6, 1864. 2d Brigade, 2d Division, Sixth Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, Department of the Shenandoah Brigadier GeneralOct. 19, 1864. 2d Division, Sixth Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, Department of the Shenandoah Brigadier GeneralOct. 3, 1864, to Oct. 19, 1864.
the expedition against Sabine Pass, Louisiana. In 1863-64, he commanded the troops occupying northern Louisiana. He was with Gen. Banks at Sabine. Cross Roads; in this battle Gen. Franklin was wounded, and had two horses shot under him. It was he who conducted the retreat to Alexandria, and directed Col. Bailey to make arrangements for the relief of Porter's fleet by the Red River dam. Through the summer of 1864, on account of his wound, he was absent on sick leave. During this period Gen. Grant urged the appointment of Gen. Franklin to the command of the middle military division. The general, who retired from the service in 1865, resides at Hartford, Conn. General Henry Warner Slocum Was born at Pompey, New York, September 24, 1827. He entered West Point Military Academy in 1848. Graduating in 1852, he was appointed second lieutenant of artillery. Three years later he was commissioned first lieutenant, and served in the Florida campaign of that year, against the Seminole
not pursue. During the night the Confederates retreated still further, abandoning their entire line of battle. It is a coincidence worthy of note and remembrance, that, at the moment the last Confederate charge was being repelled at Gettysburg, Grant was receiving Pemberton's sword at Vicksburg. Accounts of this battle have been singularly silent in regard to the influence of the Sixth Army Corps upon the fortunes of the campaign. After a march unsurpassed in military annals, our threeussell, Commanding. 6th Maine, Col. Hiram Burnham; 49th Pennsylvania, Col. Wm. H. Irvin; 119th Pennsylvania, Col. P. E. Ellmaker; 5th Wisconsin, Col. Thos. S. Allen. Second Division. Brig. Gen. A. P. Howe, Commanding. Second Brigade.—Col. L. A. Grant, Commanding. 2d Vermont, Col. J. H. Walbridge; 3d Vermont, Col. T. O. Seaver; 4th Vermont. Col. E. H. Stoughton; 5th Vermont, Lieut. Col. Jno. R. Lewis 6th Vermont, Lieut. Col. E. L. Barney. Third Brigade.—Brig. Gen. T. A. Neill, Commandin
Upton, 2d Connecticut Heavy Artillery, 65th, 67th, and 121st New York Infantry, and 95th and 96th Pennsylvania. Third Brigade.—Col. Oliver Edwards, 7th, 10th, and 37th Massachusetts Volunteers, 23d, 49th, 82d, and 19th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 2d Rhode Island Battalion, and Wisconsin Battalion. Second Division. Brig. Gen. Geo. W. Getty. First Brigade.—Brig. Gen. Frank Wheaton, 62d New York Volunteers and 93d, 98th, 102d, and 139th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Second Brigade.—Brig. Gen. L. A. Grant, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 11th Vermont Volunteers. Third Brigade.—Brig. Gen. D. D. Bidwell. 7th Maine Volunteers, 43d, 49th, 77th, 122d New York Volunteers, and 61st Pennsylvania Volunteers. Third Division. Brig. Gen. Jas. B. Ricketts. First Brigade.—Col. Wm. Emerson, 14th New Jersey, 106th and 151st New York, 87th Pennsylvania, and 10th Vermont. Second Brigade.—Col. J. W. Keifer, 6th Maryland, 9th New York Heavy Artillery, 110th, 122d, and 126th Ohio, and 67th an
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