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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)
itz-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 were driven From the Potomac. The President acquiesced; mac to be divided into four corps, and designated as their respective commanders Generals Keyes, Sumner, Heintzelman, and McDowell. Apprehending, because of some indr 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 amilton, of the Third Corps, and Sedgwick's-division of the Second Corps; while Keyes led the divisions of Generals Couch and W. F. Smith, of the Fourth Corps. Theytwo chimneys on the outside of the gable on the left, which was occupied by General Keyes on the night of the 4th of April. across the Peninsula fails into the Jame
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
nd near it was a National cemetery into which the remains of the slain Union soldiers buried in the surrounding fields were then being collected and reinterred. not far from the Chickahomminy, and between eight and nine miles from Richmond. His advanced light troops had reached Bottom's The modern White House. bridge, on the Chickahominy, at the crossing of the New Kent road, two days before. The Confederates had destroyed the bridge, but left the point uncovered. Casey's division of Keyes's corps was thrown across, May 20. and occupied the heights on the Richmond side of the stream, supported by Heintzelman. In the mean time a most important movement had been made in McClellan's rear by the Confederates at Norfolk, and by General Wool at Fortress Monroe. Wool, who saw the eminent advantage of the James River as a highway for the supplies of an army on the Peninsula, had, ever since McClellan decided to take that route to Richmond, urged the Government to allow him to att
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
re, contrary to the opinion and advice of both Keyes and Casey. See Report of the Committee on theck before Hill's division began to move toward Keyes's front. General Casey, who was in the advaon, one of Johnston's aids, and he was sent to Keyes. His conduct satisfied the National officers the assistance of Generals Devens and Naglee, Keyes formed a line at the edge of the woods, compos The Tenth Massachusetts had .also been led by Keyes to the assistance of the crumbling right, whiche vicinity of Fair Oaks and the Seven Pines. Keyes was on the extreme flank, by the White Oak Swade inquiries from time to time of Heintzelman, Keyes, Franklin, and Sumner, about. sparing men fro fight, and gave orders accordingly, directing Keyes to advance with his corps through the White Oamy. The left of this covering force rested on Keyes's old entrenchments, to the left of the Seven had been changed, and bore those of McClellan, Keyes, Ellsworth, and others. The old Swan Tavern, [7 more...]