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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 4 (search)
e grand army was led by Hamilton's—afterwards Kearney's—division of the Third Corps (Heintzelman's)d in support, and afterwards the divisions of Kearney, Couch, and Casey were put in motion. Generamy. At length, between four and five o'clock, Kearney's division, which had been ordered in the morved. Learning the condition of Hooker's men, Kearney took up his division at the double-quick, atttwo divisions of Heintzelman's corps, that of Kearney was on the Williamsburg road and the railroad front; so that it was past four o'clock when Kearney, with his foremost brigade, Berry's brigaded, but the brigades of Berry and Jameson, of Kearney's division, which had gone up on the left, we was on Sumner's left, and somewhat advanced; Kearney was to the right of McCall. The brunt of thed remained comparatively firm. An advance by Kearney and Hooker now regained a portion of the lost was placed on the right of Porter; next came Kearney and Hooker; next, Sedgwick and Richardson; ne
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, V. Pope's campaign in Northern Virginia. August, 1862. (search)
force was to be supported by Reno's corps and Kearney's division of Heintzelman's corps, which wereefore, Pope, with the divisions of Hooker and Kearney and Reno, reached Manassas Junction, about noelman with his two divisions under Hooker and Kearney, were ordered to countermarch from Centrevilleno's command and the divisions of Hooker and Kearney. Meanwhile, Porter, in the morning, moved fool. II., p. 252. Too late for united action, Kearney was sent to Hooker's assistance, and he also The attack was made with vigor, especially by Kearney, who struck Jackson's left under Hill, at a md that part of the field of battle. This, as Kearney says, presaged a victory for us all. Still, h so that our further progress was impeded. Kearney's Report: Report of General Pope, p. 79. In fll upon Reno, Hooker, a part of McDowell, and Kearney. A firm front was maintained till Stevens' das the man most worthy to be his lieutenant, Kearney died opposing a heroic breast to disaster. [9 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 8 (search)
der his influence the tone of the army underwent a change that would appear astonishing, had not its elastic vitality been so often proved. Hooker's measures of reform were judicious: he cut away the root of many evils; stopped desertion and its causes; did away with the nuisance of the Grand Division organization; infused vitality through the staff and administrative service; gave distinctive badges to the different corps; The germ of the badge designation was the happy thought of General Kearney, who, at Fair Oaks, ordered the soldiers of his division to sew a piece of red flannel to their caps, so that he could recognize them in the tumult of battle. Hooker developed the idea into a system of immense utility, and henceforth the different corps and divisions could always be distinguished by the red, white, or blue trefoil, cross, lozenge, star, etc. instituted a system of furloughs; consolidated the cavalry under able leaders, and soon enabled it not only to stand upon an equa
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
lso 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 the battle of Antietam, 220; marched to rejoin Longstreet at Culpepper, 317; at Mine Run, 391; death of, 603. Hill, General D. H., bies of an invading army, 24; on interference with generals in the field, 96; on concentric operations, 410. Jones, General, on the battle of An tietam, 212. Kearney's assault at Manassas No. 2, 185. Kearney, General, the death of, 192; his origination of the badge system, 268. Kelley's Ford, the Union cavalry at, 268; cKearney, General, the death of, 192; his origination of the badge system, 268. Kelley's Ford, the Union cavalry at, 268; cavalry action at, 386. Kilpatrick's raid towards Richmond, 399. Kinglake, Mr., on English public sentiment on the Crimean war, 68. Laurel Hill, Virginia, Garnett's position at, 35; McClellan's plan of attack, 37; abandoned by Garnett, 38; see also Rich Mountain. Lee, General Robert E., appointed major-general, and com