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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 87 9 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 87 1 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 78 0 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 64 8 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 43 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 32 12 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 30 4 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 28 0 Browse Search
A. J. Bennett, private , First Massachusetts Light Battery, The story of the First Massachusetts Light Battery , attached to the Sixth Army Corps : glance at events in the armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah, from the summer of 1861 to the autumn of 1864. 24 4 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 20 2 Browse Search
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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 2 (search)
al Tyler; the Second, under General Hunter; the Third, under General Heintzelman; the Fifth, under Colonel Miles. The Fourth Division, under principal column, consisting of the two divisions of Hunter and Heintzelman, of about twelve thousand men, was to diverge from the turnpike oad from Centreville; and, as the two divisions under Hunter and Heintzelman, to which was intrusted the turning movement, had to follow on tetarded the turning column. Then the road over which Hunter and Heintzelman had to pass was found to be longer than was expected; so that, i the Union line, strengthened now by the addition of portions of Heintzelman's division coming in on the left, compelled the Confederates to covered, and McDowell drew up his line on the crest gained, with Heintzelman's division (brigades of Wilcox and Howard) on the right, support brigade and the cavalry under Palmer, and Franklin's brigade of Heintzelman's division; Sherman's brigade of Tyler's division in the centre;
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 3 (search)
ned in two important war-orders issued on the 8th of March. The first of these orders directed the organization of the Army of the Potomac into four corps, and nominated four generals to their command. These officers were not of General McClellan's selection, while their appointment excluded certain other officers upon whom he had fixed for corps commanders. The officers nominated to the command of the corps into which the Army of the Potomac was divided were, Generals Keyes, Sumner, Heintzelman, and McDowell. The latter was well fitted for the command by his ability, but the relations between him and the commander were not cordial General Sumner was the ideal of a soldier; but he had few of the qualities that make a general. The others do not call for any analysis. I have, in a previous part of this volume (p. 64), set forth the views of General McClellan touching the organization of corps; and, as there remarked, his failure to make appointments to these commands at the time
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 4 (search)
ards Kearney's—division of the Third Corps (Heintzelman's), which embarked for Fortress Monroe on tout a reasonable promise of success. General Heintzelman, in his evidence before the Committee onion: Question. In your opinion could Heintzelman have captured Yorktown by a rapid movement were in the possession of my division, and Heintzelman's corps subsequently moved out and occupiedMay, Sumner uniting his corps with those of Heintzelman and Keyes, and taking the enemy's position rk River Railroad. Of the two divisions of Heintzelman's corps, that of Kearney was on the Williamg he was being hard pushed, had sent to General Heintzelman, who commanded the whole left wing of tithout delay, and proceed to the support of Heintzelman, no time was lost. For the passage of thener shifted his force on to Savage Station, Heintzelman fell back entirely and crossed White Oak Swto oppose; and Sumner, who was not aware of Heintzelman's retirement, was surprised to find the ene[5 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, V. Pope's campaign in Northern Virginia. August, 1862. (search)
him at Rappahannock Station on the 23d; the corps of Porter and Heintzelman at Warrenton Junction, on the 26th and 27th, and the remainder oce was to be supported by Reno's corps and Kearney's division of Heintzelman's corps, which were directed on Greenwich, while he moved with He sought to get his remaining forces in hand. Reno's corps, and Heintzelman with his two divisions under Hooker and Kearney, were ordered toched the field near Groveton, he found the situation as follows: Heintzelman's two divisions, under Hooker and Kearney, on the right, in fronwhen he thought Porter should be coming into action, he directed Heintzelman and Reno to assault the enemy's left. The attack was made with orming the left leg, and Porter, Sigel, and Reno the right, with Heintzelman's two divisions holding the extreme right. Lee retained the samd to attack Pope's left flank. And thus it came about that when Heintzelman pushed forward to feel the enemy's left, the refusal of that fla
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 9 (search)
t on foot, the distribution of the Union forces showed the same vicious amorcellement under independent commanders that had marked the worst period of 1862. General Heintzelman commanded the Department of Washington, with a force of about thirty-six thousand men; General Heintzelman's tri-monthly report for June 10, showed thirtGeneral Heintzelman's tri-monthly report for June 10, showed thirty-six thousand six hundred and forty men. General Schenck controlled the Middle Department, east of Cumberland, including the garrisons at Harper's Ferry, Winchester, etc.; while General Dix, with a considerable force, lay for some purpose inconceivable on the Peninsula. Now, about the time Hooker crossed the Potomac, the general-in-chief, awakening at length to the fatal folly of this untimely waste of valuable force, placed the troops of Generals Heintzelman and Schenck under his control. But it was soon proved that this control was rather in name than in reality; for when he attempted to fit out from these departments a column of fifteen thousand men
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
ptured, 133; positions of Casey's division, 134; Hill's attack on Seven Pines' position not a surprise, 133; Sumner ordered to cross the Chickahominy to support Heintzelman, 136; Couch's force bisected by G. W. Smith, 136; Sumner reaches Couch in rear of, 137; Confederates finally driven back by Sumner, 138; the fighting next day she heights round, 206; surrendered by General Miles, 205: the surrender of and death of Miles, 207; occupied by McClellan, 226; see also South Mountain. Heintzelman, General, evidence on siege of Yorktown, 110. Heth, Confederate General, on battle of Hatcher's Run, 545. Hill, A. P., on Kearney at Manassas No. 2, 186; on tted effects of artillery fire, 107; evacuated by the Confederates, 107; criticism upon McClellan's operations, 108; Magruder's small force, and McClellan's delay of assault, 109; arrival of part of McDowell's corps during siege, 109; McClellan, Heintzelman, and Barnard's opinion on immediate assault, 110; to the Chickahominy, 112.