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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
as first lieutenant and captain for his bravery in battle. Irvin McDowell, who afterward became first commander of the Army of the Potomac, was aid-de-camp to General John E. Wool. George H. Thomas was second lieutenant, Third Artillery, and was brevetted three times for gallantry; Joseph Hooker was assistant adjutant general on the staff of General Persifor F. Smith; Gideon J. Pillow was brevetted three times. Ambrose E. Burnside joined the army on its march, with some recruits. Winfield Scott Hancock was there as second lieutenant, Sixth Infantry, twenty-three years of age, and was brevetted for his conduct at Contreras and Churubusco. There too was Albert Sidney Johnston of the First (Texas) Rifles and afterward inspector general of Butler's division; so also Joseph E. Johnston, lieutenant colonel of voltigeurs, wounded twice and brevetted three times. Braxton Bragg was present as a captain of a light battery in the Third Artillery, the first man to plant the regimental colors
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 10: Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg. (search)
of the Fourth Corps to guard Maryland Heights. His leading division under Smith, whose advance brigade was commanded by Hancock, went to the support of Sumner; a forward movement of this division and that of Slocum, which had arrived about noon, wail further orders. French's division in column of three brigades, at two hundred yards' interval, was selected to lead, Hancock's in similar formation to follow. About eleven o'clock, the fog lifting, Couch signaled to Sumner that he was ready, an; and then the next brigade coming up in succession would do its duty and melt like snow coming down on a warm morning. Hancock and French sent promptly for assistance. Two brigades of Wilcox's corps were sent to the slaughter pen, and one of Howaut of the sun in the storm. It had been demonstrated the storm was there, but what became of the sun? Hooker consulted Hancock, who had been in the leaden hail and had lost two thousand out of five thousand men composing his division in a very bri
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 12: Gettysburg. (search)
isions seventeen thousand eight hundred to pursue. A letter of Hancock's, the officer dispatched by Meade, on hearing of Reynolds's deathbut were face to face sooner than contemplated. Meade received Hancock's report on the evening of the 1st, and determined in consequence request he was allowed to remain to secure the hill at daybreak. Hancock, however, reports that he ordered Wadsworth's division with a batton only. Sickles's right was, three fourths of a mile in front of Hancock's left, says Meade, and his left one quarter of a mile in front oferating, permanent possession of the line might have resulted, for Hancock would have been kept busy in his own front, and could not have sener during the night; Slocum, Howard, Newton (in Reynolds's place), Hancock, Sickles, Sykes, and Sedgwick's troops were all before him, and onlled-Reynolds, Vincent, Weed, and Zook-and thirteen wounded, viz., Hancock, Sickles, Gibbon, Warren, Butterfield, Barlow, Doubleday, Paul, Br
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 13: campaign in Virginia.-Bristol Station.-mine Run.-Wilderness. (search)
e engaged with a force at Parker's Store. Hancock, whose troops formed Grant's left advance, wanter and Sedgwick on his right, and afterward Hancock on his left. On the plank road Hill's left dent first to retard Hill's progress, and then Hancock's corps arrived. Ewell and Warren had their 6th, Sedgwick, Warren, Burnside (now up), and Hancock faced Ewell and Hill, while Longstreet was ra been assailed by six Federal divisions under Hancock, just in time to save Lee's right. Lee harity, or have attacked with more promptness. Hancock was now in turn assailed. Holding his front . T. Anderson's, Wofford's, and Davis'saround Hancock's left flank. Attacked in flank and front, HHancock's troops were routed and driven rapidly back three quarters of a mile to his line of works. nd its Vshape was enwrapped by the Federals. Hancock's corps was brought from Grant's right duringtionary lines. The troops went forward, said Hancock, as far as the example of their officers coul[9 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 14: siege of Petersburg. (search)
e, and held on to them during the night. Had Hancock, who was on the morning of the 15th on the soing of Smith's proposed coup de main, nor did Hancock, until he received orders at half-past 5 thatcorps. He reached the field at 10 A. M., but Hancock did not attack until after 5 P. M. In the meareat-Beauregard then having ten thousand, and Hancock fifty-three thousand. For three hours the ba like attempts later by the Fifth and Ninth. Hancock's, Burnside's, and Warren's corps, Martindalee Eighteenth Corps, was to support Burnside. Hancock, who had been moved to the north side of the e end, when all things will be made right. Hancock kept Lee from attending divine services. By Sanders, of Mahone's brigade, was killed. Hancock was now brought up with instructions to destred by the personal bearing and example of General Hancock and the good behavior of a part of his fimand of the Eighteenth Federal Corps, and General Hancock was called to Washington to organize, out[4 more...]
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l, 10, 14, 15, 16, 410. Gregg, General, killed at Fredericksburg, 233. Gregg's cavalry division, 270, 284, 298, 315, 343; captured, 386. Griffin's division in the Wilderness, 329- Halleck, General William H., mentioned, 175, 179, 180, 194, 195, 196, 200, 202, 216, 218, 219, 220, 239, 262, 268, 305, 306. Hamilton's Crossing, 226, 227. Hampton, General, Wade, mentioned, 181, 183, 205, 219, 224, 241; wounded at Gettysburg, 298; confronts Sheridan, 344. Hampton Roads, Va., 27. Hancock, General Winfield S., notice of, 47; mentioned, 230, 272, 281, 334, 339, 347, 362. Hanover Court House, 153, 158, 305. Hardee, General, James, mentioned, 269. Hardee, General William J., 54, 58, 59, 369. Harold at Hastings, 278. Harper's Ferry, 74, 75, 76, 103, 202, 203, 220, 303. Harrison, Benjamin, the signer, 10. Harrison's Landing, Va., 170. Harvie's, Lewis, statement, 383. Haskell, Lieutenant-Colonel, John, 358. Hatcher's Run, Va., 376. Havelock, Sir, Henry, 4