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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 321 3 Browse Search
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brigades, divisions, corps or the army as shall serve to show members of the company causes and results of movements and campaigns which, at the time of their occurrence, were little understood. My information in relation to the detailed history of the Battery not derived from the above manuscript was taken in large measure from my personal diary, and an almost unbroken series of nearly three hundred letters written home during our term of service. I am under obligations to Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock for ready access to his duplicate copies of official reports of operations of the Second Corps, as well as for the likeness of himself which adorns the volume; to Maj. Gen. A. A. Humphreys for duplicate copies of his official reports of operations of the Secoqld Corps; to the late Maj. Gen. William H. French for official reports of campaigns of the Third Corps during our connection with it; to the Hon. William Claflin for a complete set of government maps which have enabled me t
f such leaders as Sumner and Franklin, Keyes and Kearny, Heintzelman and McCall, Sedgwick, Reno, and Banks in the earlier days of the war, and now were fresh from the gory fields of Gettysburg, where Reynolds, of precious memory, and Buford, and Hancock, and Sickles had immortalized themselves; and we rejoiced at our good fortune in being thus associated. When we left Frederick, Capt. Sleeper was placed in charge of the entire supply train of the Third Corps. The long lines of ammunition anpediency of attacking next morning. The council sat long and debated earnestly. Gens. Howard, Pleasanton, and Wadsworth (in place of Reynolds, killed), urged and voted to attack; but Gens. Sedgwick, Slocum, Sykes, French, and Hays (in place of Hancock, wounded at Gettysburg), opposed it. Gen. Meade having heard all, stated that his judgment favored an attack—that he came there to fight, and could see no good reason for not fighting. Still, he could not take the responsibility of ordering an
he Third Corps were added to the Second, and the third division to the Sixth Corps. By this reorganization Major Generals Sykes, French, and Newton, and Brigadier Generals Kenly, Spinola, and Meredith, were relieved and sent elsewhere. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock now resumed command of the Second Corps, having been absent from it since Zzz Gettysburg; Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren was placed in charge of the Fifth; and Gen. John Sedgwick, the Sixth. Gen. Hunt, Chief of Artillery of the Army, havappeared, riding across the field with a numerous staff. Gen. Meade rode forward to receive him, and conducted him to a knoll which commanded a view of the entire corps; then the former took position on the left of the General-in-Chief, while Gen. Hancock sat at his right. In their rear were Sedgwick, Warren, Sheridan, and a numerous array of staff officers. The signal is given. The music strikes up, and the first division advances, first by the right flank, then the head of the division whe
27,000 Private letter to the author from Gen. Hancock. strong. We joined Birney's Division of oug for this retrograde: My advance [says Gen. Hancock] was about two miles beyond Todd's tavern, the severity of the afternoon's fighting. Hancock continued his unavailing efforts to drive Hilupon the firing taking place in the woods. Gen. Hancock's own corps was strengthened on this eventfmultaneously with the Fifth Corps. Maj. Gen. Hancock, commanding Second Corps, will move to Todd'ste, as the train had gone by. Nevertheless, Gen. Hancock continued his forward demonstration. The psition to attack it in its isolated position, Hancock was ordered to withdraw that also; but therebtewart. The latter was an old army friend of Hancock, who, upon observing him among the prisoners,tances I decline to take your hand. To which Hancock immediately replied, And under any other circ reinforcement of eight thousand (8,000) men.—Hancock's Official Report. who were holding this flan[22 more...]
to the river. His army was thus in the form of a V, the apex resting on the river. Thus situated, he could promptly reinforce any portion of his line that was threatened. When, therefore, Burnside attempted to cross at a point midway between Hancock and Warren, he was repulsed. The situation was now a critical one, for Lee's position was not only invulnerable, but by rapid concentration he could fall upon either of our flanks before assistance could reach it. This was sufficient cause for near Bethesda Church, by Ewell, who was attempting to turn his left. To relieve this pressure upon Warren, Gen. Meade ordered an attack along the whole line. The order was not received in time to be acted upon by all the corps commanders; but Hancock received it, and with commendable and characteristic promptness sent in Barlow's division, which drove the enemy's skirmishers, captured their rifle-pits, and held then all night in spite of a midnight attempt to retake them. Next day (June 1
ofs the Saucy Battery an Armistice. Early on the night of the 1st, [says Hancock, in his official report,] I commenced withdrawing my corps in obedience to insy Richmond lay. During the night, owing, undoubtedly, to the confusion which Gen. Hancock mentions, the Battery got separated, and did not reunite until sunrise. At . I received an order further postponing the assault till 4.30 A. M., June 3d.—Hancock's Official Report. Just at dusk Gen. Gibbon rode up to Capt. Sleeper and dposition far in advance of the one they started from, and close to the enemy. Hancock's corps, the only portion of the Yankee army that had come in contact with theas a struggle as severe as in the morning, extending along the entire front of Hancock and Wright. It was soon over; some of the Confederates were captured, many lang to bury the dead and succor the wounded. June 5, 5 P. M. By direction of Gen. Hancock, I accompanied a flag of truce with Col. Lyman, of Gen. Meade's staff. The
d why it failed to do more at this time. Gen. Hancock says the corps was all across at an early h. Gen. Meade afterwards gave his approval to Hancock's moving on without the rations. After a whiried the outer works in front of Petersburg. Hancock now turned Birney's and Gibbon's divisions in that direction. No time [says Hancock] had been lost on the march during the day, although it w despatch from Grant was the first intimation Hancock had received that Petersburg was to be attackg the forenoon, in the absence of Gen. Meade, Hancock was instructed to take command of all the ford was gained by our side. During this night, Hancock's wound, received at Gettysburg, troubling hi to the enemy's of casualties resulted daily.—Hancock's Official Report. On the 18th, the Fortiy 26 was 6,251; of these, 2,209 were missing.—Hancock's Report, Fifth Epoch. All hope of now suersburg, and the strong earthworks to which Gen. Hancock alludes were constructed in a systematic li[5 more...]<
to be open to a surprise. To accomplish this end, we gather from Hancock's report, the latter was instructed to take and hold a position nehed failure that it was, the result might have been most happy. Hancock concludes his report of operations at Deep Bottom as follows: it was said. Appended are the notes made by the author from General Hancock's Report of Operations North of the James River, from Aug. 12 regg's division of cavalry and Birney's Tenth Corps were placed at Hancock's disposal. The movement was intended to be a surprise, but faileow is commented upon unfavorably for their lack of steadiness, and Hancock attributes their lack of cohesion to the large number of new men i although we knew that the infantry had embarked. The synopsis of Hancock's Report of Operations, appended, sufficiently indicates the causenow distant but three miles from the Weldon Railroad. By the time Hancock's Foot Cavalry had returned to Petersburg, the Fifth Corps was acr
l charge all is lost but honor the retreat Hancock's bravery our losses what Hancock says-the e for us to move. It was about noon that General Hancock ordered the First Division, under commandthat will appear in a very full synopsis of Gen. Hancock's report hereinafter. We camped within our. M. The following copious extract from Gen. Hancock's Report of Operations of Second Corps and of destruction, but at 11 o'clock that night Hancock was apprised by Gen. Humphreys, Gen. Meade's nd cautioned to be on the lookout, to which Gen. Hancock at once replied in substance that it would ack met with a similar fate. About this time Hancock received a despatch from Meade, notifying himas meant for himself, and acted accordingly. Hancock says: How much delay was caused by this ecamp near the Williams House about midnight. Hancock resumes:— Had my troops behaved as wellt their determined stand was appreciated by Gen. Hancock and his subordinate field officers, was glo[15 more...]
r with Drawal of the Corps synopsis of General Hancock's Report. Having marched some distanceinly from a map sketched by Col. Morgan, then Hancock's chief-of-staff, now deceased. We are opposi posted across the Run near Burgess' Mill. Hancock, a synopsis of whose official report is incluition, and have almost reached the bridge, Hancock says a part had reached it. We could not see hstanding the complimentary manner in which Gen. Hancock alludes to these troops in his report, thosrs from Lee to cross Hatcher's Run and attack Hancock's right, in pursuance of this order suddenly the time, had penetrated the interval between Hancock and Crawford. Heth told Hancock since the waHancock since the war that he was greatly alarmed after he had crossed the Run to attack, lest Crawford should advance six hundred and twenty-five were missing. Hancock: Report of Operations on the Boydton Plank Rovision. De Trobriand's brigade is located by Hancock in the report, but is omitted in the extract [3 more...]
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