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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
their several departments were in the best possible condition for effective service. The main body of the army was now Oct. 15, 1861. judiciously posted, for offense or defense, in the immediate vicinity of Washington City, with detachments on the left bank of the Potomac as far up as Williamsport, above Harper's Ferry, and as far down as Liverpool Point, in Maryland, nearly opposite Acquia Creek. The different divisions were posted as follows: Hooker at Budd's Ferry, Lower Potomac; Heintzelman at Fort Lyon and vicinity; Franklin near the Theological Seminary; Blenker near Hunter's Chapel; McDowell at Upton's Hill and Arlington; F. J. Porter at Hall's and Miner's Hills; Smith at Mackall's Hill; McCall at Langley; Buell at Tenallytown, Meridian Hill, Emory's Chapel, &c., on the left bank of the river; Casey at Washington; Stoneman's cavalry at Washington; Hunt's artillery at Washington; Banks at Darnestown, with detachments at Point of Rocks, Sandy Hook, Williamsport, &c.; Stone
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
against four. The council was composed of Generals Fitz-John Porter, Franklin, W. F. Smith, McCall, Blenker, Andrew Porter, Naglee, Keyes, McDowell, Sumner, Heintzelman, and Barnard. The first eight voted in favor of McClellan's plan, Keyes qualifying his vote by the condition that the army should not move until the rebels werident, in a general order, directed the Army of the Potomac to be divided into four corps, and designated as their respective commanders Generals Keyes, Sumner, Heintzelman, and McDowell. Apprehending, because of some indications, that the General-in-Chief intended to take nearly the entire Army of the Potomac with him, the Presideore. McClellan's invading force moved in two columns, one along the old Yorktown road and the other by the Warwick road. These were led respectively by Generals Heintzelman and Keyes. The former, on the right, led the divisions of Generals Fitz John Porter and Hamilton, of the Third Corps, and Sedgwick's-division of the Secon
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
en were killed, and others were fearfully wounded. Mr. Lathrop, Heintzelman's telegraph operator, had his foot blown off above the ankle. T seize that terminus of the Richmond and York River railway. General Heintzelman was at first charged with the direction of the pursuit, but by Smith's division. Therefore he sought and obtained leave of Heintzelman to throw his command on the Hampton or Warwick road; and in the r the advance of the National forces, and form a connection with Heintzelman's corps. Hooker was sorely pressed. The Confederates were heson and his supports. At half-past 11 o'clock he sent a note to Heintzelman, asking immediate assistance. That officer was absent, and Hookshing Philip Kearney came up with his division, with orders from Heintzelman (who with his staff had arrived on the ground early in the afteried the heights on the Richmond side of the stream, supported by Heintzelman. In the mean time a most important movement had been made in
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
rly in the action General Keyes had sent to Heintzelman for aid, but because of some unaccountable Thirty-sixth New York. In the mean time Heintzelman had pressed forward with re-enforcements, aturned his left, interposed between him and Heintzelman, and pushed Kearney back to the border of t At that critical moment relief came. When Heintzelman was informed of the heavy attack on Casey, ched the field at the moment when Couch and Heintzelman were separated, and all seemed lost. Had tion themselves. On the following morning Heintzelman sent Hooker with a strong reconnoitering paplaints uttered. Finally, on the 25th, General Heintzelman's corps, with a part of Samuel P. Heio get well forward, the corps of Sumner and Heintzelman, and Smith's division of Franklin's corps, dispositions to attack them. Unfortunately Heintzelman, on Sumner's left, who had been directed tot message, according to Dr. Marks, was from Heintzelman, who sent him word that the troops noticed [7 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
of Ricketts and King, was at Warrenton; and Heintzelman, Heintzelman was not well prepared for awhile Franklin was expected to take post on Heintzelman's right. Sturgis and Cox were hourly expecreenwich, followed by Kearney's division of Heintzelman's corps, with orders to communicate with, ander of his force well in hand. He ordered Heintzelman to push forward from Centreville with the dhat of Jackson's troops; and soon afterward Heintzelman and Reno were ordered to assail their left ntil dusk; so the brunt of battle fell upon Heintzelman and Monument and battle-ground near Groveleg, Porter, Sigel, and Reno the right, and Heintzelman was posted on the extreme right. Pope had rrenton pike, and attack the fugitives, and Heintzelman and Reno, supported by Ricketts' division, nect with Hooker's left; Reno to Chantilly; Heintzelman to take post on the road between Centrevillthe right of Sumner, who was on the left of Heintzelman. Banks, who, with the wagon-train, had, co[2 more...]