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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
mmit, 103. expedition to Huntersville operations on the Seacoast, 104. burning of Hampton by Magruder General Wool at Fortress Monroe, 105. expedition to Hatteras Inlet, 107. captures of the fore country between Old Point Comfort and Yorktown was now left open to Confederate rule; and General Magruder, commanding at the latter post, moved down the peninsula with about five thousand men, infaGeneral Butler such timely notice of the movement that preparations were made at both posts for Magruder's warm reception. Camp Hamilton, commanded by Colonel Max Weber, was soon alive with preparawn was set on fire in several places. This was done, as it afterward appeared, by order of General Magruder, whose judgment and feelings were at that time in subjection to his passions, excited by thed upon the Union troops, but the truth was soon known, and the odium fixed where it belonged. Magruder contented himself with this performance, and withdrew his forces to Big Bethel and Yorktown.
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)
with McClellan. On the contrary, it was in Magruder's Headquarters, Yorktown. this was the appearance of the old Court-House (which was Magruder's Headquarters in Yorktown), with the ruins of buing those at Richmond. At this time General J. B. Magruder, whom we have already met at Big Betheuarters at Yorktown, which he had fortified. Magruder had intended to make his line of defense as f. Perceiving the importance of marching upon Magruder before he could be re-enforced by Johnston, ae force of Confederates was on his front, and Magruder (who had resorted to all sorts of tricks to mk over one hundred thousands of the enemy. Magruder's report to Cooper, May 3, 1862. A British o three months with the Confederate army, says Magruder told him the different dodges he resorted to lmost a month longer he hesitated in front of Magruder's feebly manned lines, digging parallels, foray to elapse without an assault In a few days Magruder perceived earth-works rising in front of his,[5 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
doned. So early as the 30th of April, Jefferson Davis and two of his so-called cabinet, and Generals Johnston, Lee, and Magruder, held a council at the Nelson House, This was a large brick house in Yorktown, which belonged to Governor Nelson, of d for a quarter-master's depot, and whose walls and roof only were preserved) was occupied by a signal-tower, erected by Magruder. The Nelson house was used as a hospital by the Confederates. where, after exciting debates, it was determined to evacuhe James River, and the left on Queen's Creek, near the York River. The principal work was Fort Edwin V. Sumner. Magruder, close by the junction of the Yorktown and Winn's Mill roads. It was an earth-work with bastion front, its crest measuriry. to seize and hold an unoccupied redoubt at the extreme left of the Confederate position, which had been thrown up by Magruder, Site of the Dam. this is a sketch of the appearance of the site of the Dam when the writer visited the spot in Jun
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
n soldiers, who were painfully conscious that Magruder, with 5,000 men, had checked the Army of the Branch, Wise, Anderson, Whiting, Ripley, and Magruder. when it was resolved to begin the movement ot would leave only the divisions of Huger and Magruder between McClellan's left, at Fair Oaks, and Ries, and turned upon and crushed him. Indeed, Magruder tremblingly expected this movement; and it wa See page 59, volume I. He was not aware that Magruder, who was making a great show and noise on his and the capital. Alluding to this crisis, Magruder in his report (Reports of the Army of Northerrplexed by these circumstances, for Huger and Magruder all that day reported the National fortificattreme rear, on the, morning of the 29th, when Magruder approached Savage's Station. Seeing this menlatter joining that of Heintzelman's left. Magruder made a furious attack on Sedgwick's right at found himself confronted there, he waited for Magruder to come up, and it was not until between thre[10 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
of the main body, and Stuart's cavalry was to cover the whole. The troops ordered to Harper's Ferry were directed to join the main army at Hagerstown or Boonsborough after capturing that post. This bold design of separating his army, then far away from his supplies, by a river liable to be made impassable in a few hours by a heavy rain, and with a pursuing force in superior numbers close behind, marked Lee as a blunderer, unless, as he fully understood the character of his opponent, as Magruder had lately said, See note 2, page 420. he counted upon his usual tardiness and indecision. McClellan's army had moved between six and seven miles a day since he entered Maryland, watching rather than pursuing, for reasons already alluded to, and Lee doubtless supposed that pace would be kept up. When Lee's plan was discovered, on the day after he moved westward from Frederick, Sept. 13, 1862. the National army was in the vicinity of that city, excepting Franklin's corps of about sev
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
f them. At about midnight, while the moon was shining brightly, Magruder crossed the long bridge on a train of cars, with his troops and fisteamers were seen in the bay, approaching. These were tardy, and Magruder became nervous, for he was anxious to attack before daylight. Theharp-shooters attacked the Massachusetts troops. At the same time Magruder's cannon opened on the gun-boats. The storming party were repulseender of the Massachusetts troops was demanded and complied with. Magruder, in his official report, declared that Renshaw had agreed to surreupon us that Renshaw was a traitor, and was acting in concert with Magruder. satisfied that when the Harriet Lane should be relieved from contt a competent force to re-establish the blockade of Galveston, and Magruder's victory was made almost a barren one. Magruder's spoils were Magruder's spoils were only the Harriet Lane and her property, the 260 officers and men of the Forty-second Massachusetts, and about 120 on board of the Harriet Lane