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the right, while Jackson was still far to the left, threatening the enemy's right rear as he gradually converged towards the river. In this order the three columns proceeded through the country towards Gaines's Mills, but were frequently halted and formed in line to invite a combat with the enemy in fair open ground. They would not accept our frequent challenges, however, but slowly retired through the woods, feeling confident in the strength of their position at the mill. Arriving at Hogan's plantation, one and a half miles west of the mill, General Lee took up temporary quarters there, while the columns of Ambrose Hill and Longstreet halted in the open to await the arrival of Jackson's right at New Coal Harbor. Unacquainted as I was with the country, I had several narrow escapes from horse pickets stationed on. roads that ran through dense woods; more than once I ran the gauntlet of their pistol-shots; until, being by no means inclined to offer my life a sacrifice to motives
the centre under Ambrose Hill the Texan brigade brought into action McClellan's infantry charge defeat of his right wing and centre the field of battle capture of guns and booty death of Major Wheat Confederates in striped pantaloons. Hogan's residence, Lee's temporary quarters, was not far from the river, and I could distinctly see our batteries and troops at Garnett's farm (Magruder's quarters) on the south bank, and in a direct line across. It was' now about one P. M., and as we advance. Our skirmishers were far ahead, popping away in the timber, and in addition to this evidence, the occasional discharge of field-pieces told we were gradually working towards Gaines's Mills. The enemy had abandoned a fine field-work in Hogan's orchard, and several other important structures still closer to the river. This house was badly shattered by our shot and shell, and seemed to be very shaky; in the upper rooms we saw large stains of blood, near where a shell had entered; we w
g and meeting ambulances, private carriages, omnibuses, and other vehicles, all engaged in errands of mercy. I could have turned to the left and crossed the Chickahominy near Hogan's House, which would have taken me to Magruder's quarters at Garnett's Farm, seven miles from Richmond; but as my orders led me on the north bank to Mechanicsville, and thence to town, I had excellent opportunities for viewing the route taken by our army. The quarters of General Sykes had been in a house near Hogan's, and among other things, a friend handed me several Northern illustrated papers brimful of Federal victories extravagantly sketched. The large open fields around were the camping and drill grounds of Porter's large force of regular infantry and artillery. The retreat had been conducted with much order, and comparatively few stores fell into our hands; the enemy having burned them beforehand, together with many wagons, the ashes of which were still smoking. Passing on towards Beaver Dam
e heavier. Met Captain Gaunther. He has been relieved from duty here, and ordered to Washington. He is an excellent officer, and deserves a higher position than he holds at present. I thought, from the very affectionate manner with which he clung to my hand and squeezed it, that possibly, in taking leave of his friends, he had burdened himself with that oat which is said to be one too many Hobart says that Scribner calls him Hobart up to two glasses, and further on in his cups ycleps him Hogan. Wood had a bout with the enemy at Chattanooga yesterday; he on the north side and they on the south side of the river. Johnson is said to have reinforced Bragg, and the enemy is supposed to be strong in our front. Rosecrans was at Bridgeport yesterday looking over the ground, when a sharpshooter blazed away at him, and put a bullet in a tree near which the General and his son were standing. August, 24 Deserters are coming in almost every day. They report that secret societies ex
d by Captain Newcomb. If it should be one of their gathering nights, there was a chance that we might take the whole party together; otherwise, our design was to take the individuals from their abiding-places. We were piloted by a scout named Hogan, one of those who became so efficient under Sigel's direction — than whom no general in the army appears so well to understand the business and the benefits of scouting. Hogan and all the privates of our party belong to the First Indiana cavalryHogan and all the privates of our party belong to the First Indiana cavalry, a detachment recruited as a bodyguard, and which has acted as such under Rosecrans, in Western Virginia, Fremont, Sigel, and is now with General Howard. Better soldiers than those of this guard do not exist, and their story is much more worthy of being told, while it would be more interesting, than that of the Missouri Guard to which Mrs. Fremont devotes a book. It was this guard, with some of the Sixth Ohio cavalry, that, led by Captain Dahlgren, made the famous raid into Fredericksburgh
's Division: sir: About eleven o'clock, on the twenty-seventh June, after crossing Beaver Dam Creek, my brigade moved forward, with General Longstreet's division, in the direction of Gaines's farm, or Cold Harbor. The division was halted near Hogan's farm. Soon after the division was halted, General Pryor was ordered forward with his brigade to Gaines's house to drive back some skirmishers and a body of the enemy, supposed to be in a skirt of wood near the house. General Wilcox and myself were ordered forward with our brigades to support him, the balance of the division remaining in a line at Hogan's farm. General Pryor advanced--General Wilcox and my brigade close in his rear. After a sharp skirmish, the enemy was handsomely driven from the skirt of woods by General Pryor's brigade. The three brigades were subjected to a very heavy artillery fire from the enemy's batteries, planted on the other side of the Chickahominy. They were therefore thrown back into the woods, i
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Michigan Volunteers. (search)
e Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. Service. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Battle of Bull Run, Va., July 21. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 16. Action at Howard's Mills April 4. Warwick Road April 15. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Hogan's, near New Bridge, and Ellison's Mills, near Mechanicsville, May 23. New Bridge May 24. Battle of Hanover Court House May 27. Operations about Hanover Court House May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battle of Mechanicsville June 26. Gaines' Mill June 27. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
. C. Hazard, Henry 19, sin.; laborer; Shirley. 7 Dec 63; 7 Je 65 Gen. Hos. New York; dis. $411.33 Hazard, Horace, O. 28, sin.; barber; Townsend. 17 Jly 63; 20 Aug 65. Hazard, Oliver E. 35, sin.; laborer; Townsend. 22 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. $325. Wounded 20 Feb 64 Olustee, Fla. Hazard, Theodore 20, mar.; yeoman; Boylston. 13 Jly 63; 20 Aug 65. —— Sterling. Henderson, John 23, mar.; cook; Boston. 9 Dec 63; 1 Apl 65 Beaufort, S. C; dis. Wounded 20 Feb 64 Olustee, Fla. $325. Hogan, Benjamin 25, sin.; farmer; Mercer Co. O. 12 May 63; killed 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Hopkins, Peter 20, sin.; waiter; Philadelphia. 21 Mch 63; 1 Jly 64 Morris Id. S. C; dis. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner and 20 Feb 64 Olustee, Fla. $50. Hunter, James 38 —— —— —— 2 Dec 64; 20 Aug 65. —— Hunter, Samuel 36, mar.; laborer; Fairhaven, Vt. 20 Jly 63; 29 May 65 St. Andrews Parish, S. C; dis. Wounded 30 Nov 64 Honey Hill, S. C. —— Jackson, James H. Sergt. 19, sin.; bla
owned with artillery. The approach to this position was over an open plain, about a quarter of a mile wide, commanded by this triple line of fire, and swept by the heavy batteries south of the Chickahominy. In front of his centre and right, the ground was generally open, bounded on the side of our approach by a wood, with dense and tangled undergrowth, and traversed by a sluggish stream which converted the soil into a deep morass. Gen. Lee, having taken up his headquarters at a house on Hogan's plantation, awaited quietly the moment when his word of command would join the most important battle of the war. It was past noon. The columns of Hill and Longstreet halted in the open ground to await the arrival of Jackson's right at New Cold Harbour. Gen. Lee, quiet and serious, sat alone in the rear portico of Hogan's house. A crowd of military dignitaries were gathered in council upon the front door-steps and on the grassy sward. A low and eager conversation was kept up among them,
Halbach? I replied, for myself, that I was nothing more than the humble captain of a company of school-boys, and that if I deserved any credit, it was only so much as he might choose to give me for preserving the papers, when advised to destroy them, to avoid being captured with them in my possession, which, I was told, would result in the hanging of our little party. I have never given the information herein contained before, because I had hoped that it would be given to the public by others, and I give it now, because I regard it as a duty to do so. My own course, after the killing of Dahlgren, was as follows: I joined those who agreed to bury him decently in a coffin, and in compliance with a promise made to a scout by the name of Hogan, I prepared a neat little head-board with my own hands, to mark his grave. This was not put up, because the messenger from Mr. Davis for the body of Dahlgren arrived while we were taking it out of the ground where it had been hastily buried.
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