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Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 5 1 Browse Search
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ht wing had now joined the main body of the army. The number of guns captured by the enemy at this battle was twenty-two, three of which were lost by being run off the bridge during the final withdrawal. Great credit is due for the efficiency and bravery with which this important arm of the service (the artillery) was fought, and it was not until the last successful charge of the enemy that the cannoneers were driven from their pieces or struck down and the guns captured. Dietrich's, Kauerhem's, and Grimm's batteries took position during the engagement in the front of Gen. Smith's line on the right bank of the stream, and, with a battery of siege-guns served by the 1st Conn, Artillery, helped to drive back the enemy in front of Gen. Porter. So threatening were the movements of the enemy on both banks of the Chickahominy that it was impossible to decide until the afternoon where the real attack would be made. Large forces of infantry were seen during the day near the Old Tave
rm ). Gen. McCall's division (Pennsylvania reserves) was halted during the morning on the New Market road, just in advance of the point where the road turns off to Quaker church. This line was formed perpendicularly to the New Market road, with Meade's brigade on the right, Seymour's on the left, and Reynolds's brigade, commanded by Col. S. G. Simmons, of the 5th Penn., in reserve; Randall's regular battery on the right, Kern's and Cooper's batteries opposite the centre, and Dietrich's and Kauerhem's batteries of the artillery reserve on the left-all in front of the infantry line. The country in Gen. McCall's front was an open field, intersected towards the right by the New Market road and a small strip of timber parallel to it; the open front was about eight hundred yards, its depth about one thousand yards. On the morning of the 30th Gen. Heintzelman ordered the bridge at Brackett's ford to be destroyed, and trees to be felled across that road and the Charles City road. Gen. Sl
in, 561, 562, 573 ; after Antietam, 624, 648. 640. James river, Va., 203, 227, 235, 268, 269, 289, 343, 346. 411, 482, 485, 486, 497. Jameson, Gen. C. D., 81, 379-381. Johnston, Gen. J., in Virginia, 54, 85, 222, force 76. In Peninsula, 267 ; Yorktown, 319, 333 ; Williamsburg, 334, 337, 353 ; Fair Oaks. 399, 400, 402. Joinville, Prince de, 123, 144, 145, 176. Jones, Gen. D. R., 340. Jones, Lieut. J. W., 133. Jones, Maj. R., 124. Kanawha Valley, W. Va., 52, 53, 56, 64, 65. Kauerhem, Capt., 419, 430. Kearny, Gen. P , 80, 81, 138. At Yorktown, 298, 301, 304 ; Williamsburg, 320, 324-326, 332, 333; in pursuit, 341, 352, 354; Fair Oaks, 378, 379, 382, 383 ; Glendale. 430, 432 ; Malvern, 434, 436. Pope's campaign, 509, 510. Keedyswlle — see Antietam. Kelton, Col. J. C., 534, 535, 542. 546. Kern, Capt., 430, 431. Key, Col. T. M.. 123. 134; at Yorktown, 291 ; Antietam, 603, 609. Keyes, Gen. E. D., 80, 81. At Yorktown, 260, 261. 280: letter to Sen. Harris, 267 ; at