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General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 3 (search)
c consisted of the Second Corps, commanded by Hancock; the Fifth, commanded by Warren; the Sixth, c Germanna Ford, followed by Sedgwick's, while Hancock's corps made the passage at Ely's Ford. At 8se skins. It is very gratifying to know that Hancock and Warren have made a march to-day of over ton the Orange plank-road, orders were sent to Hancock to hurry up his troops, and take up a positioowing to the difficult nature of the ground. Hancock, with great energy, had thrown forward two ofttacked Hill. I was sent to communicate with Hancock during this part of the engagement. The fignt officers in the service, commanding one of Hancock's brigades, finding that his line had broken, wounded. After remaining for some time with Hancock's men, I returned to headquarters to report tivision of Warren's corps was sent to support Hancock; but it encountered great difficulty in workins, was to send one division (Stevenson's) to Hancock, and to put the other two divisions between W[1 more...]
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 4 (search)
five o'clock the roar of battle was heard in Hancock's front, and before seven he had broken the eson's division of Burnside's corps. I met Hancock on the Orange plank-road, not far from its juw York announcing his victory, and as she and Hancock were old friends, he added the words, HancockHancock was superb. The newspapers got hold of the despatch, and the designation was heralded in prominen advancing up the Brock road, and moving upon Hancock's left and rear. A brigade which could ill bf valuable time. These occurrences prevented Hancock from further taking the offensive. After ening fire. This caused some confusion among Hancock's troops, who had become in great measure exhuation. About half the army was now under Hancock's command, and it was probable that he would ed praise from friend and foe alike. Some of Hancock's artillery was served with great efficiency ime about what he was going to do himself. Hancock came to headquarters about 8 P. M., and had a[17 more...]
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 5 (search)
ttsylvania Court-house, moving by the rear of Hancock, whose corps was to remain in its position duf the march, rode along the Brock road toward Hancock's headquarters, with the intention of waitingould reach that point. While moving close to Hancock's line, there occurred an unexpected demonstr until the general was out of sight. When Hancock's headquarters were reached, the party remain the arrival of the head of Warren's troops. Hancock's wound received at Gettysburg had not thorouund of firing broke forth directly in front. Hancock sprang up, seized his sword, which was lying scover this fact till he actually encountered Hancock's troops at Todd's tavern. Early was then coing, prepared for another active day's work. Hancock was now on the right, Warren next, then Sedgwin fact made very few comments upon them. Hancock had crossed the Po, and was now threatening Lee's left. On the morning of the 10th Hancock found the enemy's line strongly intrenched, and no g
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter6 (search)
ighting on the right and center of our line. Hancock moved his troops back to the north side of thated a memorable field-day on the morrow. Hancock's troops made a difficult night march, gropinteen minutes later came the announcement that Hancock had captured two general officers. General Grf Hancock. Before six o'clock a message from Hancock's headquarters reported the capture of two thht would secure a large number of prisoners. Hancock is doing well. This remark was eminently chan unseemly exhibition of temper on his part. Hancock had known him in the old army, and in his ususon by the camp-fire, a despatch came in from Hancock, saying, I have finished up Johnson, and am neelings. Soon after came another report that Hancock had taken three thousand prisoners; then anotounter-movement was rapidly organized against Hancock. As our troops were upon unknown territory, n the fight, but refused to leave the field. Hancock had placed some artillery upon high ground, a[13 more...]
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 7 (search)
ication to the Secretary of War, in which he urged the following promotions: Meade and Sherman to be major-generals, and Hancock a brigadier-general, in the regular army; Wright and Gibbon to be major-generals of volunteers; and Carroll, Upton, andren's corps was no longer there. In the night of the 14th Lee began to move troops to his right. Grant now directed Hancock's corps to be withdrawn and massed behind the center of our line, so that it could be moved promptly in either directionsion of these troops, numbering, with the Corcoran Legion, which had also joined, nearly 8000 men. They were assigned to Hancock's corps. Headquarters were this day moved about a mile and a quarter to the southeast, to a point not far from Massaw that the enemy had depleted the troops on his left in order to strengthen his right wing, and on the night of the 17th Hancock and Wright were ordered to assault Lee's left the next morning, directing their attack against the second line he had ta
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 8 (search)
made in the position of our troops, and that Hancock's corps had been withdrawn from our front and's brigade on his left. By Meade's direction Hancock had been ordered to send a division to move aork, but they are behaving like veterans. Hancock had arrived on the ground in person, and when morning, after a night march of eight miles. Hancock's advance crossed the Mattapony at noon and i march on May 21, following the road taken by Hancock's corps, and late in the afternoon reached Gun an army-corps. Such a force he was certain Hancock could whip; and Grant, being in close communining information, had not begun to move until Hancock's corps had crossed the Mattapony at outgeneraled. On the morning of May 22 Hancock was instructed to remain at Milford during th about twenty-eight miles, while the route of Hancock's corps from Anderson's Mill to Hanover Junctreen was about thirty-four miles; besides, as Hancock was advancing with a detached corps through a[6 more...]
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 9 (search)
ale Oddity Grant Recrosses the North Anna Hancock's corps had been fighting and marching almoste three fords about a mile and a half apart. Hancock marched to the Telegraph-road bridge, Burnsidin roads which had been taken by the corps of Hancock and Warren. Hancock approached the river Hancock approached the river at the Telegraph-road bridge about noon. He found the enemy holding an earthwork on the north sideeral Grant rode during this day, May 23, with Hancock's corps. While halting in the afternoon at arossed the river. On the morning of the 24th Hancock crossed to the south side. Crittenden's divier at Ox Ford. It had one face turned toward Hancock, and the other toward Warren. The lines were move out on his right in an attempt to crush Hancock's corps. This is exactly what Grant himself t he would take the offensive. Nevertheless, Hancock was ordered to take every precaution against a little farther to the north. Burnside and Hancock next withdrew, and so cautiously that their m
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 10 (search)
of the troops had made a good march, and soon after midday on May 28, Wright, Hancock, and Warren had crossed the river and gone into position about a mile and a harown it between our army and Richmond. On the morning of the 29th, Wright, Hancock, and Warren were directed to moye forward and make a reconnaissance in force, alogue, he was marched off to join the other prisoners. On May 30, Wright, Hancock, and Warren engaged the enemy in their respective fronts, which led to some ace enemy had made three attacks upon Warren, but had been handsomely repulsed. Hancock and Burnside had also been attacked, no doubt to prevent them from sending tro making such disposition of the troops as would best accomplish this purpose. Hancock was ordered to move after nightfall from the extreme right to the extreme left, and the dust stifling; but notwithstanding all the difficulties encountered, Hancock arrived at Old Cold Harbor on the morning of June 2, after a march of over twe
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 11 (search)
holding all the ground they had gained. Our troops were disposed as follows: Hancock on the extreme left, Wright next, then Smith and Warren, with Burnside on the Such courage is more than heroic — it is sublime. At 4:30 A. M., June 3, Hancock, Wright, and Smith moved forward promptly to the attack. Hancock's troops strHancock's troops struck a salient of the enemy's works, and after a desperate struggle captured it, taking a couple of hundred prisoners, three guns, and a stand of colors. Then, turniral rode out along the lines to consult with commanding officers on the spot. Hancock now reported that the position in his front could not be taken. Wright statedment might be made in his front, but that nothing would be gained by it unless Hancock and Smith were to advance at the same time. Smith thought that he might be ab of the intrenchments of Richmond than to have them go back there. Wright and Hancock should be ready to assault in case the enemy should break through General Smit
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 13 (search)
13th his whole corps had crossed the bridge. Hancock's corps followed. Burnside set out on the romade a halt at Long Bridge, where the head of Hancock's corps had arrived, and where he could be nint where the crossing was to take place. Hancock's corps made a forced march, and reached the isted in covering the passage of the troops. Hancock began to move his corps on ferry-boats on theeen ordered to send sixty thousand rations to Hancock that morning. Hancock waited for them till eHancock waited for them till eleven o'clock, and then started for Petersburg without them. General Grant now received the followt by land, so as to take some instructions to Hancock's corps and to familiarize ourselves with thaad reached Smith at four o'clock, saying that Hancock was marching toward him. The head of Hancock'mmand about half-past 6, and two divisions of Hancock's corps were ordered to push on and cooperateontented himself with having two divisions of Hancock's corps occupy the works which had been captu[1 more...]
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