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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 1: operations in Virginia.--battle of Chancellorsville.--siege of Suffolk. (search)
ers were Generals J. S. Wadsworth J. C. Robinson, A. Doubleday, W. S. Hancock, J. Gibbon, W. H. French, D. D. Birney, H. G. Berry, A. W. Whipoward Banks's Ford, while Sykes's, of the same corps, supported by Hancock's division, and forming the center column, moved along the turnpik the assailing force, whose heaviest demonstration was against General Hancock's front, was held in check by his skirmish line, under Colonelcond Delaware, and One Hundred and Forty-eighth Pennsylvania. See Hancock's Report. And while Lee was thus failing, a heavier misfortune tha's corps, with their faces toward Fredericksburg, joined Slocum's, Hancock's division being thrown back in a position to guard the communicatction of Fredericksburg, attacked Meade, when the skirmish line of Hancock's division repulsed him, while Anderson, bearing heavily upon Slocelming pressure. Presently the line gave way, and the division of Hancock, and a portion of Slocum's corps, under General Geary, alone held
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
eard of the death of Reynolds, he ordered General Hancock, the junior of Howard in rank, to leave hhe army. On the left of Howard, the corps of Hancock and Sickles occupied the irregular Ridge fromles in length. His right, facing Sickles and Hancock, was composed of the divisions of Hood and Mc, who was holding the irregular Ridge between Hancock and Round Top. Satisfied that a movement on h. Then Caldwell's division was advanced from Hancock's front to check the incoming Confederates, aseen Zeigler's Grove, on Cemetery Hill, where Hancock's battery was placed; and near by, the villagt them back, until Carroll's brigade, sent by Hancock to Howard's assistance, helped to repulse thet of the Cemetery, near Zeigler's Grove, were Hancock's batteries, under Woodruff, Brown, Cushing, that its front did not cover more than two of Hancock's brigades, which were so reduced that they dne of infantry, where Gibbons was in command, Hancock being wounded. Half concealed, the infantry [12 more...]
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)
n obedience to orders from Washington. He sent Kilpatrick's cavalry across the Rapid Anna at Elly's Ford, and Merritt's at Barnett's Ford, while two divisions of Hancock's infantry waded the stream at Germania Ford. These skirmished sharply with the Confederates, who stood unmoved in their position, and when the prescribed time fing and reducing the five army corps to three, named the Second, Fifth, and Sixth. These were respectively, in the order named, placed under the commands of Generals Hancock, Warren, and Sedgwick. Hancock's (Second) corps consisted of four divisions, commanded respectively by Generals F. C. Barlow, J. Gibbon, D. B. Birney. anHancock's (Second) corps consisted of four divisions, commanded respectively by Generals F. C. Barlow, J. Gibbon, D. B. Birney. and J. B. Carr. His brigade commanders were Generals A. S. Webb, J. P. Owen, J. H. Ward, A. Hayes, and G. Mott: and Colonels N. A. Miles, T. A. Smythe, R. Frank, J. R. Brooke, S. S. Carroll, and W. R. Brewster. Colonel J. C. Tidball was chief of artillery, and Lieutenant-Colonel C. H. Morgan was chief of staff. Warren's (Fifth) c
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 11: advance of the Army of the Potomac on Richmond. (search)
k (Sixth); and the left, of the Second, under Hancock. The right was led by Warren, preceded by Wis, to seize and hold with his division, until Hancock should come up, the junction of the Brock witectually as if a high wall was between them. Hancock was entirely separated from Warren and Sedgwiinterval between Warren, on the turnpike, and Hancock, on the plank road, and Longstreet was direct corps a little. At the same time Warren and Hancock made a simultaneous attack upon the foe on thet's column, which had been marching to flank Hancock, appeared in front. It was now about nine o'clock in the morning. May 6, 1864. Hancock re-formed his somewhat broken line, which had been re contest with National skirmishers, but while Hancock was looking for him on his flank, his van, asn battle order before the Confederate lines. Hancock came up from Todd's Tavern at an early hour, ame morning. Grant spoke of the success of Hancock and the capture of prisoners, and said: The e[36 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 12: operations against Richmond. (search)
olding the more important passage in front of Hancock. So Warren prepared to cross and take the Coto a stronger position a little in the rear. Hancock passed over the bridge in the morning May 24ordered an attack along the whole line. Only Hancock received the order in time to act before darkade on the National left (Smyth's brigade, of Hancock's corps), with the same result. Meanwhile thd men prisoners. Meanwhile, two divisions of Hancock's Corps had come up and joined Smith's commanetween five and six o'clock in the afternoon, Hancock, then pressing forward with his column from Wese were pushed forward to Smith's position. Hancock, who was blamed by some for being yet on his s expected that Burnside would join Smith and Hancock by that time. He did so. The bombardment was lines, but at a serious cost to the Corps of Hancock and Burnside. Birney, of the former, stormedvelop Petersburg with his Army. The Corps of Hancock Hancock was now disabled by the breaking o[16 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
was moving against them. He pursued them to Hancock, on the Potomac (where they crossed), smitingHe paused about twelve days, and then ordered Hancock to attack the Confederates in front of Deep Bottom. Hancock was joined, for the purpose, by the remainder of the Tenth Corps (to which Foster's3. before the troops were ready to move, when Hancock pushed out the Second Corps by the Malvern Hihe day of Warren's victory, August 21, 1864. Hancock, who, as we have seen, had been called from tthe Fifth (Warren's) Corps, while the Second (Hancock's), accompanied by Gregg's cavalry division we flank and gain its rear. In the mean time, Hancock, who was passing round further to the left, hde Hampton. Gregg fought them gallantly, and Hancock sent him all the infantry supports he could s the Boydton road ended. In these encounters Hancock lost about fifteen hundred men, and his antagnext morning, and his ammunition being short, Hancock withdrew at midnight, and the whole army was [7 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
is Department and of the Government, and of the people of the United States-their reverence and honor have been deserved — will be rendered to you and the brave and gallant officers and soldiers of your army, for all time. Those of the grateful people who could know and appreciate the marvelous and patriotic services of the Secretary of War, during the struggle, were then, and ever will be ready to make him an equal sharer with the generals of the army, in their honor and reverence. General Hancock paid a just tribute to the worth of that able Minister, when he said, in a speech at the New England Dinner, in New York, in December, 1865: Much credit has been given to the army; praise without stint has been given by a grateful people to its generals. We have had many generals, among whom the honors have been divided, and whose fame will live in more enduring form than in wreaths of laurel, but during the period of our greatest perils, we have had but one Minister of War, and during
and Ewell at, 3.53. Haines's Bluff, bombardment of, 2.605; evacuation of by the Confederates, 2.613. Hale, Senator, speech of in reply to Clingman, 1.79. Halleck, Gen. H. W., appointed to the Department of the Missouri, 2.179; stringent orders of with regard to negroes and secessionists, 2.180, 182; inaction of at Corinth, 2.295. Hampton, Va., Col. Phelps at, 1.500; burnt by order of Magruder, 2.105; desolation of, 1.512. Hampton Roads, peace conference in, 3.526-3.529. Hancock, Gen., at the battle of Williamsburg, 2.382; at the battle of Fredericksburg, 2.493; at the battle of Chancellorsville, 3.34; at Gettysburg, 3.63, 72; important services of at the battle of Spottsylvania Court-House, 3.308. Hanover, cavalry battle at, 3.58. Hanover Court-House, skirmish near, 2.406. Hardee, Gen. W. J., at the battle of Shiloh, 2.271. Harding, Col. A. C., his defense of Fort Donelson against Wheeler, 3.116. Harney, Gen. W. S., resumes command of the Department of