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were sent. We must .fight. The little army was at once put in motion across Goose Creek and along the Dranesville road, anticipating a desperate engagement with the Federal column reported to be moving in that direction under the command of Gen. McCall. A few hours after sunrise a Federal courier was captured proceeding on his way with despatches from McCall to Stone. His papers betrayed sufficient to reveal that it was designed to draw the Confederates from Leesburg along the Dranesville McCall to Stone. His papers betrayed sufficient to reveal that it was designed to draw the Confederates from Leesburg along the Dranesville road, while Stone crossed the river and occupied the town. Gen. Stone commenced the passage of the river on the 20th of October. A force of five companies of Massachusetts troops, commanded by Col. Devins, effected a crossing at Edwards' Ferry, and, a few hours thereafter, Col. Baker, who took command of all the Federal forces on the Virginia side, having been ordered by Stone to push the Confederates from Leesburg and hold the place, crossed the river at Conrad's Ferry, a little south of Ha
of January was passed in the usual routine of winter camp. A few days before the new year opened, Gen. Ord's brigade of McCall's division, lying on the upper Potomac,—being, in fact, the right of that portion of the army which was on the south side of Heintzelman, near Fairfax Seminary; McDowell's and Keyes's on the right of Franklin; then Porter's, and on his right, McCall's. East of the Blue Ridge there were no Federal troops in Virginia to the west of McCall; but on the Maryland side, in thMcCall; but on the Maryland side, in the vicinity of Edward's Ferry, was the division of Gen. Stone. At Harper's Ferry was Gen. Banks, and on his right, the division lately commanded by Lander. The evening of the 10th of March, 862, found our division at Fairfax, C. H., bivouacking eastwell was assigned to the First Corps, consisting of his old division, now commanded by Gen. King, and of the divisions of McCall and Franklin. So we became a part of the First Army Corps, which, now that it had been determined to advance upon Richmo
derates massed their forces upon the right of their line, to destroy Porter and McCall? The infantry contiguous to us seem to have been ordered to fall back; we limbont of the Quaker road, extended the Union forces, commanded by Hooker, Sumner, McCall, and Kearney, awaiting the attack of the Confederate host. McCall covered theMcCall covered the point of intersection; Sumner and Hooker were on his left, and Kearney was on his right. Longstreet's corps confronted our left; A. P. Hill's our right. It was p fury. Evidently the most desperate attempt is being made by the enemy to turn McCall's left, and at the same time there are furious assaults upon the Union batterie, and the battery is captured. Now there is another Confederate onslaught upon McCall's left; it wavers; the flank is turned! A yell and a rush of Confederates ensu, by a flank fire. They are driven across Sumner's front, and before and along McCall's centre, and forced back. It was during this part of the action that shots fr
unter, Gen. David ..159, 163, 167 Inducements to re-enlist .... 48 Irish Brigade ..... 41, 52, 53 94 Jackson, Gen. T. J. (Stonewall) 48, 50, 56, 75, 82, 95, 107. Johnston, Gen. Joe ....27, 40 Kearney, Gen. Philip . 22, 40, 41, 56, 71 Lander, Gen. F. W ....... 26 Lee, Gen. R. E. 45, 71, 106, 125, 151, 172 Leesburg. ........164 Lincoln, Abraham... 66, 99, 160 Lincoln Cavalry ....... 22, 23 Longstreet, Gen. Jas. . 55, 56, 94, 143 Loudon Valley ..... 85, 131, 164 McCall, Gen. G. A. .... 26, 46, 56 McCartney, Capt. W. II. 44, 80, 84, 98, 110. McClellan, Gen. G. B. 22, 56, 73, 80, 89, 90 McDowell, Gen. Irvin .... 27 McLaws, Gen ....... 77 Magruder, Gen. J. B.....33, 35, 55 Malvern Hill ......... 61 Massachusetts Troops, 32, 35, 38, 109, 122, 123, 148, 181. March of the Sixth Corps ....120 Manassas ..... 28, 118, 136, 137 Manchester ........119 Marye's Hill.......108, 109 Masterly Retreat....48, 66 Massanutten Mountains ...
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 3 (search)
able disaster, it seemed to reveal a strange looseness and want of responsibility in the conduct of military affairs. It appears that on the 19th of October, General McCall was ordered to make, with his division, a movement on Drainesville, for the purpose of covering reconnoissances in all directions to be made the following dayplification of the looseness of military conduct and relations at that time. In venturing on the undertaking, General Stone proceeded on the supposition that General McCall, who, as General McClellan informed him, had occupied Drainesville on the 20th, and was to send out reconnoissances in all directions, still remained there; yet McCall was withdrawn the following morning, when Stone sent the force across the river, without the latter's being informed of the fact. Again, though General McClellan did not order the expedition across the river, yet on being informed of the crossing during the day, he congratulated General Stone, thereby inferentially app
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 4 (search)
move forward and take Richmond the moment that McCall reaches here, and the ground will admit the passage of artillery. McCall's division (of McDowell's force) arrived on the 12th and 13th, which incdergrowth and traversed by a sluggish stream. McCall's division was formed in a second line. Reybattle. The force at the point of contact was McCall's division of Pennsylvania Reserves, formed atfront of, and parallel to, the Quaker road. McCall's disposition was as follows: Meade's brigade somewhat advanced; Kearney was to the right of McCall. The brunt of the attack, however, fell upon McCall's division. In the Confederate line the division of Longstreet held the right, and that of Aut three o'clock, by a threatening movement on McCall's left, which was met by a change of front on of Northern Virginia, vol. i., p. 177. General McCall is more magniloquent in his account: Bayonbama boys fell upon the sons of Pennsylvania. McCall's Report: Pennsylvania Reserves in the Peninsu[1 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
ation-policy and errors of reviewed, 93; his order recalling McDowell's corps from McClellan's army, 104; Mc-Dowell's recall to Washington— politics and military affairs, 105; reply to Generals Franklin and Smith's proposed plan of campaign, 265; opinion on Hooker's plan of isolating Hill and Longstreet, 315. Little Round Top—see Gettysburg. Longstreet on time of his re-enforcing Jackson at Manassas No. 2, 186; wounded at the Wilderness, 434. Loudon Heights, the position of, 205. McCall, position at battle of Newmarket Cross-roads, 158; on the fight for the guns at Newmarket Crossroads, 158. McClellan, General, in West Virginia, 34; intrusted with Department of the Ohio, 35; placed in command of the army, 62; credit to for formation of the grand army, 66; the enentire confidence of the country, 68; plan of direct attack via Manassas, 69; correspondence with President Lincoln on an advance, 70; change of plan of advance-consequent delay, 70; on merits of advance by Manass
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1852. (search)
ter, were summoned to continue their march. An hour or two brought them to Nelson's farm, where they were halted to cover the Quaker road, the main line of communication with James River. Franklin's division had been left at White-Oak Swamp to protect the rear, and about noon had become engaged with the enemy. Two brigades, Dana's and Gorman's of Sedgwick's division, were hastily marched to Franklin's support, but upon a fierce and successful attack of the enemy made in the afternoon upon McCall's division of Pennsylvania Reserves, which occupied the position of Glendale, in front of the Quaker road, were sent back at double-quick to aid in recovering the position. It was an oppressively hot day, and the leading brigade, Dana's, was immediately hurried into action on its arrival from the swamp, for the exigency was most imminent. The men were panting with exhaustion; many of them had fallen out of the ranks, some senseless from sunstroke, and the regiments coming up separately wen
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
r., Brig.-Gen., Memoir, I. 275-304. Also, I. 395, 398;, 413; II. 165, 324;, 326, 329, 459. Lowell, F. C., I. 395. Lowell, J. J., Lieut., Memoir, I. 395, 408;. Also, I. 288, 289;, 419, 424; II. 165, 459;. Lowell, J. R., Prof., I. 395; II. 208. Lowell, John, I. 395. Luck, J. T., Asst.-Surg., II. 198. Lunt, Lucretia W., I. 206. Lunt, W. P., Rev., I. 204, 206;. Lyman, G. W., I. 417. Lyon, N., Maj.-Gen., I. 158. M. McAlexander, Maj. (Rebel service), I. 212. McCall, G. A., Brig-Gen., I. 217. McClellan, G. B., Maj.-Gen., I. 55, 56;, 213, 216, 244, 289, 404, 410, 428; II. 10, 35;, 161, 217, 227, 288, 338, 341, 405, 420, 426, 459. McCook, A. M., Maj.-Gen., II. 56. McCracken, Patrick, I. 18. McDowell, Irvin, Maj.-Gen., I. 1, 10;, 26; II. 50, 168;, 170, 415. McFarland, Dr., II. 221. Mackenzie, W. S., Rev., I. 330. McKeon, Mr., I. 3. McKnight, J., Maj., I. 431. Macy, G. N., Brig-Gen., I. 429,431, 432; II. 13, 16;, 17, 96, 97, 98,
rsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, etc. Old and New, vol. 5, p. 457. Glendale, Va. Battle of June 30, 1862. See also Peninsula. — – Account of the death of Col. Powell Wyman, and action of 16th Regt. M. V. I. Boston Evening Journal, July 5, 1862, p. 2, col. 4; July 18, p. 4, col. 4; July 21, p. 4, col. 8. — – Finding of the body of Col. Powell Wyman, 16th Regt. M. V. I., and burial. Boston Evening Journal, July 13, 1862, p. 4, col. 4; July 23, p. 4, col. 4. — – Nelson's Farm. McCall's division; controversial. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 1, pp. 393, 451, 483. — – Seven days; with maps. Gen. James Longstreet. Century, vol. 30, p. 468. — – In Recollections of a private; with map. Warren Lee Goss. Century, vol. 30, p. 633. Goldsboroa, N. C. Engagement of Dec. 17, 1862. Despatches. Boston Evening Journal, Dec. 22, 1862, p. 2, cols. 4, 5. —Expedition of Dec., 1862. See also Kinston and Whitehall. —Expedition of Dec., 1862. Letter givin
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