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is whole column about and moved rapidly to the rescue, sending the 13th and 14th New York, with Griffin's battery, directly to Martindale's assistance, pushing the 9th Massachusetts and 62d Pennsylvaterward. The Rebels were repulsed, however, though our men were retiring at the time; Meade's, Griffin's, Reynolds's, and Morell's commands moving steadily off the field as if on parade; our dead al Gaines's Mill. Morell's Div. A Butterfield's Brigade. B Martindale's Brigade. C Griffin's Brigade. Sykes's Div. D G. S. Warren's Brigade. E H. Chapman's Brigade. F I. T. Bucharer to the center; while D. H. Hill, with Jackson's fore-most division, charged on Couch's and Griffin's divisions, holding our advance on the right. Being unsupported, however, by the general advaions. A Warren's brigade Porter's corps. B Buchanan's brigade C Chapman's brigade D Griffin's brigade E Martindale's brigade F Butterfield's brigade G Couch's div. Keyes's corps.
furious battle on the 29th, were estimated by me and others as follows: McDowell's corps, including Reynolds's division, 12,000 men; Sigel's corps, 7,000; Reno's corps, 7,000; Heintzelman's corps,7,000; Porter's corps, which had been in no engagement, and was, or ought to have been, perfectly fresh, I estimated at about 12,000 men, including the brigade of Piatt, which formed a part of Sturgis's division, and the only portion that ever joined me. But of this force the brigades of Piatt and Griffin, numbering, as I understood, about 5,000 men, had been suffered to march off at daylight on the 30th for Centerville, and were not available for operations on that day. This reduced Porter's effective force in the field to about 7,000 men; which gave me a total force of 40,000 men. Banks's corps, about 5,000 strong, was at Bristow Station, in charge of the railroad trains, and of a portion of the wagon trains of the army, still at that place. These had had a surfeit of marching and fightin
about 14,000 men, stood still also. He says he purposed to renew the combat the next morning; Sept. 19. but, when his cavalry advance reached the river, they discovered that Lee had quietly moved off across the Potomac during the night, leaving us only his dead and some 2,000 of his desperately wounded. Lee having posted 8 batteries on the Virginia bluffs of the Potomac, supported by 600 infantry under Pendleton, to cover his crossing, Gen. Porter, at dark, Sept. 19. sent across Gen. Griffin, with his own and Barnes's brigades, to carry them. This was gallantly done, under the fire of those batteries, and 4 guns taken; but a reconnoissance in force, made by part of Porter's division next morning Sept. 20. was ambushed by A. P. Hill, a mile from the ford, and driven pell-mell into the river, with considerable loss, after a brief struggle; the Rebels taking 200 prisoners. They held that bank thenceforth unmolested until next day, and then quietly disappeared. Lee moved w
s and sent them to a place of safety — the guns having been brought to bear on our vessels, but awaiting the arrival of the boats before opening fire. At 4 A. M., however — the moon having set, obscuring the movements on shore, but leaving our gunboats distinctly visible to the Rebel gunners in the clear star-light — Magruder, unable to wait longer for the fleet, lest he should be overtaken by daybreak, fired the signal-gun himself; while Col. Cook led a storming party of 500, supported by Griffin's battalion and by sharpshooters, to the assault on our Massachusetts men encamped on the wharf. The assault miscarried. The wharfplanks having been taken up between our men and the land, and piled up to form a rude barricade in their front, it was necessary that the assailants should wade through the water of the bay, carrying scaling-ladders as well as muskets; while not only were our landsmen by this time wide awake and firing vigorously, but our vessels were dispensing grape and can<
e crossing the road, repelled with loss the brigades of Bartlett and Ayres, of Griffin's division, that were first sent up against him; not pressing far his advantagr in the day, when part of the 6th corps had come up, the assault was renewed, Griffin's division taking part; when the enemy were driven back, with a loss of 1,500.ks along the enemy's unshaken front, they were intermitted, while Cutler's and Griffin's divisions were detached from Warren and sent to the aid of Hancock, who stilate presence; but they were very soon strengthened, and an attack in front, on Griffin's division, made at 5 P. M. by Wilcox's and Heth's divisions (six brigades) ofion. Pressing swiftly to their right, the charging column struck the right of Griffin's division, which was saved by refusing that flank, while Bartlett's brigade wmiles distant from our flank; reaching it unresisted before noon. Leaving here Griffin's division, he advanced, with Crawford's and Ayres's, a mile toward Petersburg
the Monocacy, which afforded a tolerable defensive position. Yet, when his forces were concentrated at Frederick, July 6. they numbered barely 3,000; and these mainly Home Guards and 100-day volunteers, who had never been in action. Col. Clendenin, with his cavalry — some 400 in all — was sent out to Middletown to find the enemy; but was soon driven back July 7. by Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, with 1,000 Rebel horsemen. Clendenin retreated on Frederick, and was there supported by Lt.-Col. Griffin's infantry, raising his force to 1,000; and a brief artillery duel ensued, which resulted in Johnson's falling back. Wallace now reached Frederick — his forces having hitherto been immediately directed by Gen. Tyler--but could gain no reliable account of the enemy's strength or purposes — the wildest and most conflicting reports being in circulation. He soon learned by telegram from Sigel, on Maryland Heights, that the enemy lately beleaguering him had left, marching northward, as
Grant directs a General advance by our left Griffin's fight at the White Oak road Sheridan advan this day. Approaching the Confederate lines, Griffin's division, leading, was sharply assailed; buwas over. Warren of his command, giving it to Griffin, whose division he ordered thrown forward to intrenchments, taking 1,000 prisoners; while Griffin struck their refused flank in the rear, captuarging over their intrenchments, as Ayres and Griffin, having turned their left out of its works, billed at Big Bethel. Sheridan now directed Griffin to move eastward with two divisions of his inn force; Sheridan following immediately, with Griffin's and Crawford's divisions of the 5th. Milesring the captured trains, and sending word to Griffin, Ord, and Grant, that the surrender or destruinevitable. In consequence of these advices, Griffin and Ord, with the 5th, the 24th, and one divif paroling went on, under the guardianship of Griffin's and Gibbon's infantry, with McKenzie's cava[6 more...]
een, Col., wounded at Fort Wagner, 477. Green, Gen., wounded at Wauhatchie, 435. Green, Gen. Tom, killed on Red river, 548. Gregg, Gen., taken prisoner at Farmville, 743. Gregg, Gen. (Union), attacked, and 500 men captured from him near Jefferson, Va., 395. Gregg, Brig.-Gen. (Rebel), wounded at Antietam, 210; at Gettysburg, 389. Grenada, Miss., cavalry raids to, 615. Grierson, Col. B. H. (since Gen.), raids from Lagrange to Baton Rouge, 301; raids toward Mobile, 695. Griffin, Gen., at Gaines's Mill, 156; at Malvern Hill, 165; captures 1,500 Rebels at Five Forks, 733. Griffith, Sergeant, 22d Iowa, captures 13 prisoners. 312. Grimes, Senator James W., of Iowa, his bill for the education of colored children, 266. Grover, Gen. C., reoccupies Baton Rouge, 327. Groveton, Va., battle of, 183. gunboats, captured and destroyed by the enemy on Red river, 550. Guntown, Miss., Sturgis routed at, 621. H. Habeas Corpus, Vallandigham's case, 489; Pr
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 1: early recollections of California. 1846-1848. (search)
ains Moore and Johnson, and Lieutenant Hammond, were ]tilled, and Kearney himself wounded. There remained with him Colonel Swords, quartermaster; Captain H. S. Turner, First Dragoons; Captains Emory and Warner, Topographical Engineers; Assistant Surgeon Griffin, and Lieutenant J. W. Davidson. Fremont had marched down from the north with a battalion of volunteers; Commodore Stockton had marched up from San Diego to Los Angeles, with General Kearney, his dragoons, and a battalion of sailors ande seashore and Los Angeles, which we reached in about three hours, the infantry following on foot. We found Colonel P. St. George Cooke living at the house of a Mr. Pryor, and the company of dragoons, with A. J. Smith, Davidson, Stoneman, and Dr. Griffin, quartered in an adobe-house close by. Fremont held his court in the only two-story frame-house in the place. After some time spent at Pryor's house, General Kearney ordered me to call on Fremont to notify him of his arrival, and that he desi
limentary reference to the kind treatment all had received at the hands of Gen. Grant, his officers, and men. A Lieut.-Col. Brandon, of a Tennessee regiment, who was wounded in the battle of Saturday, had escaped to a point four miles distant, where he lay suffering from the effects of his wounds. Information to this effect was transmitted to Gen. Grant, who gave permission to the senior rebel surgeon here, attending to their wounded, to send assistance to the wounded man. Accordingly Dr. Griffin, the confederate medical director, detailed three surgeons, namely, Drs. Patterson, Westmoreland, and one other, to go to the relief of Col. Brandon, and Gen. Grant being deluded by the extravagant belief that these men had sufficient regard for the honor of their profession, if not for themselves, to return, they were suffered to depart without having been put upon their parole. These three inhuman butchers left in the afternoon, and, arriving at a house near Belwood Furnace, about on
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