hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army . 138 0 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 85 3 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 82 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 48 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 47 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 20 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 19 1 Browse Search
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies. 5 1 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 444 results in 35 document sections:

1 2 3 4
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 5: the week of flying fights. (search)
e river, between High Bridge and Farmville, that the Sixth and Twenty-fourth Corps are at hand, and that the enemy cannot cross the river, --for what purpose it is difficult to divine, as he had already crossed to the north side and destroyed the bridges behind him, and could not be suspected of cherishing a desire to get back to the other side again at this juncture of affairs. Crook's cavalry managed to wade the river and make a bold attack, but was repulsed with loss, the gallant General Irvin Gregg being rash enough to get into the enemy's lines, where he was held as prisoner. But it was the Sixth and Twenty-fourth Corps that could not cross, and so Humphreys stood up there before Lee's army in a very perilous position. It was like the situation of our First Division sent across the Potomac at Shepardstown Ford after the battle of Antietam,--Lee's army in front of them, and a river behind them, perfectly surrounded by the enemy. Had Lee but understood Humphreys's situation
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 6: Appomattox. (search)
ed right on and settled all questions without asking them. He strongly intimates that some of the free-thinking rebel cavalry might take advantage of the truce to get away from us. But the Confederate officers, one and all, Gordon, Wilcox, Heth, Rooney Lee, and all the rest, assure him of their good faith, and that the game is up for them. But suddenly a sharp firing cuts the air about our ears-musketry and artillery-out beyond us on the Lynchburg pike, where it seems Sheridan had sent Gregg's command to stop any free-riding pranks that might be played. Gordon springs up from his pile of rails with an air of astonishment and vexation, declaring that for his part he had sent out in good faith orders to hold things as they are. And he glances more than inquiringly at Sheridan. Oh, never mind! says Sheridan, I know about it. Let 'em fight! with two simple words added, which, literally taken, are supposed to express a condemnatory judgment, but in Sheridan's rhetoric convey his
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 9: the last review. (search)
e Mexican Republic. Crook, so familiar to our army, is not here, preferring an engagement elsewhere and otherwise; for love, too, bears honors to-day. Soldierly Merritt is at the head, well deserving of his place. Leading the divisions are Custer, Davies, and Devin, names known before and since in the lists of heroes. Following also, others whom we know: Gibbs, Wells, Pennington, Stagg of Michigan, Fitzhugh of New York, Brayton Ives of Connecticut. Dashing Kilpatrick is far away. Grand Gregg we do not see; nor level-headed Smith, nor indomitable Prin. Cilley, with his 1st Maine Cavalry; these now sent to complete the peace around Petersburg. Now rides the provost marshal general, gallant George Macy of the 20th Massachusetts, his right arm symbolized by an empty sleeve pinned across his breast. Here the 2d Pennsylvania Cavalry, and stout remnants of the 1st Massachusetts, reminding us of the days of Sargent and Sam Chamberlain. Here, too, the 3d and Ioth U. S. Infantr
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Union cavalry at Gettysburg. (search)
on advanced to Middleburg, where a part of Stuart's force was posted, and was attacked by Colonel Irvin Gregg's Brigade. Here, as at Aldie, the fight was very obstinate. The enemy had carefully selkirmishers, owing to the unfavorable character of the country for mounted service. On the 19th, Gregg's Division moved on the turnpike from Middleburg in the direction of Upperville, and soon encountected that flank from any attack, with the assistance of General Merritt's regular brigade. General Gregg's Division, having crossed the Potomac at Edwards' Ferry, in rear of our army, passed througe merest tyro in the art of war will understand. When opposite our right, Stuart was met by General Gregg, with two of his brigades (Colonels McIntosh and Irvin Gregg), and Custer's Brigade of the TIrvin Gregg), and Custer's Brigade of the Third Division, and, on a fair field, there was another trial between two cavalry forces, in which most of the fighting was done in the saddle, and with the trooper's favorite weapon — the sabre. Wi
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The right flank at Gettysburg. (search)
d designated, when a staff officer of Brigadier General Gregg, commanding Second Division, ordered l and his guns, at the same time informing General Gregg of the state of affairs, that he was engagtly superior force, and requesting that Colonel Irvin Gregg's Brigade be sent up at the trot to supm. That brigade was yet some distance off, and Gregg, meeting Custer on the march in the opposite doved up at once to Mcintosh's support, and General Gregg, coming upon the field, took command of thirst Maryland prepared for such an emergency. Gregg, however, upon coming on the field, had moved skirmishers rallied and fell into line. Then Gregg rode over to the First Michigan, which, as it r's Brigade was ordered to join its division. Gregg remained all night in possession of the field,bly heavy, but have not been ascertained. General Gregg reported the losses in his division to be ed and forty-two. It has been claimed that Gregg's fight at Gettysburg was the finest cavalry f[1 more...]
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Lee and Grant in the Wilderness. (search)
rmanna ford road, and went into bivouac. Sedgwick's (Sixth) Corps crossed later in the afternoon, and camped near the ford. Wilson's cavalry advanced up the old pike to watch any move of the Confederates from that quarter. Hancock, preceded by Gregg's cavalry, crossed at Ely's ford, and by nine A. M. on the 4th, was at Chancellorsville; there went into bivouac, having thrown the cavalry forward toward Todd's Tavern and Fredericksburg. It is well to observe how accurately posted General L, that had been much separated, for convenience of passing the winter, was now being concentrated as it converged upon the enemy; and all in good spirits, notwithstanding the heavy odds known to be against them. Early in the morning of the 5th, Gregg's cavalry was ordered toward Hamilton's crossing, and the Second Corps moved toward Shady Grove, its right reaching out in the direction of the Fifth Corps, under orders for Parker's store, on the plank road. Warren's (Fifth) Corps moved toward
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Gregg's cavalry at Gettysburg (search)
, October 20th, 1877: I would remind General Gregg that the last charge in the cavalry battlee enemy back in case he should attack. Again, Gregg's report says: Other charges were made by the the enemy withdrew to his left, etc. If, then, Gregg succeeded in resisting the attack made upon hivalor and intrepidity of his troopers. But in Gregg, he had a Roland for his Oliver, and in a fairnowledgment that after the first charge, which Gregg admits was not successfully met by the Seventhuction. Stuart's was the attacking force. If Gregg had been driven from the field, why did not Stin Stuart's report to prove the correctness of Gregg's. The facts summed up, then, are these: S the Federal line of battle, but, encountering Gregg's command, after a stubborn fight, in which thSouthern cavalry, and that by this charge his (Gregg's) division was swept behind the protection oft's report was made, but before it reached General Gregg's artillery the attacking column was in fl[16 more...]
ssail the enemy on the Catharpen road with Irvin Gregg's brigade and drive him over Corbin's bridgnd unite with Merritt's left. Davies's and Irvin Gregg's brigades on my right and left flanks met to recall the pursuers about dark, I encamped Gregg's and Merritt's divisions in the open fields td's Tavern and modified the orders I had given Gregg and Merritt, directing Gregg simply to hold CGregg simply to hold Corbin's bridge, and Merritt to move out in front of the column marching on the Spottsylvania road. had not been duly advised of these changes in Gregg's and Merritt's orders, and for a time I had fcene and drove him from Spottsylvania. Had Gregg and Merritt been permitted to proceed as they through Spottsylvania to Snell's bridge, while Gregg and Merritt were to advance to the same point xposed Wilson's division to disaster, and kept Gregg unnecessarily idle, and further, repelled his day were doled out for the horses. I sent for Gregg, Merritt, and Wilson and communicated the orde[3 more...]
ossed the North Anna at Anderson's ford, while Gregg and Wilson encamped on the north side, having the North Anna. On the morning of the 10th Gregg and Wilson, while crossing the North Anna, werck in the morning, May 11, Davies's brigade of Gregg's division marched for Ashland to cut the Fredke, and I quickly brought up Wilson and one of Gregg's brigades to take advantage of the situation eir works at Richmond, and attacked Wilson and Gregg. Wilson's troops were driven back in some confusion at first; but Gregg, in anticipation of attack, had hidden a heavy line of dismounted men inmpletely, for he still maintained the force in Gregg's rear that had pressed it the day before; buthments, and of Gordon's cavalry, which pressed Gregg on the Brook road, ended the contest in our faoon I crossed the Chickahominy with Wilson and Gregg, but when we overtook Merritt he had already by the bridge was made practicable. On the 22d Gregg, Wilson, and Custer returned. The latter had [4 more...]
erating thus on the right, I had to cover with Gregg's and Torbert's divisions the crossing of the e enemy's right began on the 26th, Torbert and Gregg in advance, to secure the crossings of the Pamn of Mechanicsville. For this purpose I moved Gregg's division out toward this town by way of Haweuth Carolina. When this force developed in Gregg's front, he attacked the moment his troops couted to keep a vigilant watch on the enemy with Gregg's and Torbert's divisions. As soon as I had tirection of the White House. This latter road Gregg was particularly instructed to keep open. so neral's advance was covered by a brigade which Gregg had sent him for the purpose. Torbert haviions for its immediate execution, and ordering Gregg to come forward to Torbert's support with suchme with his two brigades, and both Torbert and Gregg were now marched to Prospect Church, from whict it was not intended that we should cross; so Gregg and Torbert lay quiet in camp at Bottom's brid[9 more...]
1 2 3 4