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Drainesville on the 20th, and was to send out reconnoissances in all directions, still remained there; yet McCall was withdrawn the following morning, when Stone sent the force across the river, without the latter's being informed of the fact.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
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.
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...]
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