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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The battle of Malvern Hill. (search)
llery, you are to spike the guns and destroy the carriages. Couch's command will move under your orders. Communicate these instructions to him at once. The corps of Heintzelman and Sumner will move next. Please communicate to General Heintzelman the time of your moving. Additional gun-boats, supplies, and reenforcements will be met at Harrison's Bar. Stimulate your men by informing them that reenforcements, etc., have arrived at our new base. By command of Major-General McClellan, James A. Hardie, Lieutenant-Colonel, A. D. C., A. A. A. G. These orders were immediately sent to the proper officers, and by day-break, July 2d, our troops, preceded by their trains, were well on their way to their destination, which they reached that day, greatly wearied after a hard march over muddy roads, in the midst of a heavy rain. That night, freed from care and oblivious of danger, all slept a long sleep; and they awoke the next morning with the clear sun, a happier, brighter, and stronger
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., A hot day on Marye's Heights. (search)
ns of the enemy left the crest and advanced to the attack; it appeared to us that there was no end of them. On they came in beautiful array and seemingly more determined to hold the plain than before; but our fire was murderous, and no troops on earth could stand the feu d'enfer we were giving them. In the foremost line we distinguished the green flag with the golden harp of old Ireland, and we knew it to be Meagher's Irish brigade. The gunners of the two rifle-pieces, Corporals Payne and Hardie, were directed to turn their guns against this column; but the gallant enemy pushed on beyond all former charges, and fought and left their dead within five and twenty paces of the sunken road. Our position on the hill was now a hot one, and three regiments of Ransom's brigade were ordered up to reinforce the infantry in the road. We watched them as they came marching in line of battle from the rear, where they had been lying in reserve. They passed through our works and rushed down the h
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Why Burnside did not renew the attack at Fredericksburg. (search)
g one of the largest armies of modern times. But a solemn sense of duty, and a humane desire to save further useless slaughter, convinced me that any sacrifice of self ought to be made in the interest of the men who were fighting our battles. I arrived at the Phillips house about :11 o'clock to learn that I had probably passed General Burnside on the road, who had gone to perfect the details for a second attack. Those present at the Phillips house were Generals Sumner, Hooker, Franklin, Hardie, and Colonel Taylor. I made a brief statement and explanation of the object of my mission, which deeply interested all present. They united in a desire that I should wait until the arrival of General Burnside, which occurred about 1 o'clock. As he came through the door he said: Well, it's all arranged; we attack at early dawn, the Ninth Corps in the center, which I shall lead in person ; and then seeing me he said: Hawkins, your brigade shall lead with the 9th New York on the right of the
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 2.20 (search)
t do you attribute his failure to accomplish that? A. to the great strength of the position, and the accumulation of the enemy's forces there. General Burnside then explained that the delay in building the bridges gave the enemy time to accumulate his forces before he was able to order the attack.--W. B. Franklin. at the fourth interview he stated that the mistake was that Franklin did not get the order early enough; that he had started it at 4 o'clock in the morning, but that General Hardie, to whom the order was committed, had stopped an hour and a half in camp to get breakfast. I then told him that we should have had the order before midnight in order to form such a column of attack as we had proposed. for a few days General Burnside was dazed by the defeat and grief-stricken at the loss of life; but he soon recovered, and planned and attempted to carry out his harmless mud campaign, his last at the head of the army of the Potomac. Traffic between the lines during
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Hooker's appointment and removal. (search)
erally, to Generals Hooker and Meade. General James A. Hardie, chief of the staff of the Secretary he command from the latter to the former. General Hardie manifested some reluctance to doing his ap generals, or of the bearer of the order. General Hardie was supplied with passes and orders to fache command and supervise its execution. General Hardie, in civilian's dress, reached Frederick inB. and Burnside for Hooker. Meade proposed to Hardie that he should telegraph to Stanton to be relieved from taking the command, but Hardie told him that in the council it had been assumed that he woe, and that it should be done immediately upon Hardie's arrival. It was a mental relief to the ster his complete vindication. After taking General Hardie's opinion, as a professional soldier, thatose I shall have to go to execution.--C. F. B. Hardie undertook to break the news to Hooker, who didhe spring wagon that was to convey him and General Hardie to the railroad station, the former en rou[1 more...]
ina, and can have probably no personal part in the matter. I have the honor to be, Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Benj. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. [no. 3. see page 587.] War Department, Washington City, Dec. 8, 1863. General:--I am directed by the Secretary of War to inform you that your action in regard to supplying vaccine matter for the use of the Union prisoners at Richmond is approved by this department. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Jas. A. Hardie, Assistant Adjutant-General. Maj.-Gen. B. F. Butler, Commanding, etc. Fortress Monroe, Va. [no. 4. see page 596.] Washington, 11 P. M., April 14, 1864. to Major-General Butler. Your report respecting negotiations with Commissioner Ould for the exchange of prisoners of war has been referred to me for my orders. Until examined by me, and my orders therein are received by you, decline all further negotiations. U. S. Grant Lieutenant-General. [no. 5. see page 596.] headquarter
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 1: early recollections of California. 1846-1848. (search)
nterey, but when relieved I took a tent in line with the other company-officers on the hill, where we had a mess. Stevenson's regiment reached San Francisco Bay early in March, 1847. Three companies were stationed at the Presidio under Major James A. Hardie; one company (Brackett's) at Sonoma; three, under Colonel Stevenson, at Monterey; and three, under Lieutenant-Colonel Burton, at Santa Barbara. One day I was down at the headquarters at Larkin's house, when General Kearney remarked to meplaces by detachments of sailors and marines till the end of the war. Burton also called for reenforcements, and Naglee's company was sent to him from Monterey, and these three companies occupied Lower California at the end of the Mexican War. Major Hardie still commanded at San Francisco and above; Company F, Third Artillery, and Shannon's company of volunteers, were at Monterey; Lippett's company at Santa Barbara; Colonel Stevenson, with one company of his regiment, and the company of the Firs
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 3: Missouri, Louisiana, and California. 1850-1855. (search)
, stationed at Jefferson Barracks, near St. Louis. But, as there was cholera at St. Louis, on application, I was permitted to delay joining my company until September. Early in that month, I proceeded to Cincinnati, and thence by steamboat to St. Louis, and then to Jefferson Barracks, where I reported for duty to Captain and Brevet-Colonel Braxton Bragg, commanding (Light) Company C, Third Artillery. The other officers of the company were First-Lieutenant Hackaliah Brown and Second-Lieutenant James A. Hardie. New horses had just been purchased for the battery, and we were preparing for work, when the mail brought the orders announcing the passage of the bill increasing the Commissary Department by four captains, to which were promoted Captains Shiras, Blair, Sherman, and Bowen. I was ordered to take post at St. Louis, and to relieve Captain A. J. Smith, First Dragoons, who had been acting in that capacity for some months. My commission bore date September 27, 1850. I proceeded
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 19 (search)
ime, that may prove of interest. On the 24th of July I received a dispatch from Inspector-General James A. Hardie, then on duty at the War Department in Washington, to the effect that Generals Ostere, no prominent officers serving with me had been advanced a peg, and I felt hurt. I answered Hardie on the 25th, in a dispatch which has been made public, closing with this language: If the rear bals Grant and Sherman. On the 27th I replied direct, apologizing somewhat for my message to General Hardie, saying that I did not suppose such messages ever reached him personally, explaining that Gethe events of the Vicksburg campaign were fresh with us, and that my dispatch of the 25th to General Hardie had reflected chiefly the feelings of the officers then present with me before Atlanta. The result of all this, however, was good, for another dispatch from General Hardie, of the 28th, called on me to nominate eight colonels for promotion as brigadier-generals. I at once sent a circular n
The order which I received was brought by General Hardie, of General Burnside's staff, well known ie committee, and they had declined to call General Hardie as a witness, I asked permission to hand t had General Burnside, upon the receipt of General Hardie's first despatch, discovered that I had eihat was done by me during the day, I leave General Hardie's despatches to speak for themselves. He d supported. They had it in proof, and in General Hardie's reports, that Newton's and Sickles's divthis modification of the order is shown by General Hardie's despatch to his chief just given. Theat the divisions of Howe and Brooks, which General Hardie reported to General Burnside were then actntrary of any such statement. I know that General Hardie's words, written from the battle-field to have taken the evidence of Generals Smith and Hardie, who were with me during the whole day of the have taken the evidence of Generals Smith and Hardie. Whether these affidavits were considered in [11 more...]
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