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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
c and four on the left. The former, commanded respectively by Generals McCall, Smith, Fitz John Porter, McDowell, Blenker, Franklin, and Heiained that the enemy was nowhere in force in front of Centreville. McCall, who was at the extreme right, advanced along the road parallel to on a battle for the possession of that eccentric point, or placing McCall's column in a dangerous position between the enemy and a deep river a slight demonstration. In the same despatch he informed him that McCall had gone beyond Drainesville without seeing the enemy, and that str Run, had been on his guard since the occupation of Drainesville by McCall. Having transferred all his mate;riel into the woods, he had conceatter having again established their outposts in that locality, General McCall, who, as we have stated, was encamped on the Leesburg road, in upplies of forage they had collected. On the morning of the 20th McCall set in motion the brigade of Ord, with a battery of artillery. Not
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
as the meeting of the two iron-clads at the mouth of the James, it was precisely on the 8th of March that these plans had been definitely determined upon. In fact, after having ordered the preparations which McClellan had so long solicited, Mr. Lincoln relapsed into hesitancy, and insisted that the general-in-chief should submit his project to the examination of a council of war. Twelve generals This council was composed of McDowell, Sumner, Heintzelman, Keyes, F. J. Porter, Franklin, McCall, Blenker, division commanders; Naglee, representing Hooker, chief of the tenth division; A. Porter, provostmarshal-general; and Barnard, commander of engineers. The three first named and the last voted against General McClellan's plan. assembled on the 8th of March, not to receive the instructions of their chief, but to constitute a tribunal for passing judgment on his plans; these were approved by a majority of eight to four. Bound by a decision he had himself courted, the President acc
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—Richmond. (search)
redericksburg with the three divisions of Ord, McCall and King, and who was watching an enemy reduce encampments, and who had already sent that of McCall to join McClellan by water, was waiting in vaie Federals by attacking it from the north. If McCall was supported on that side—that is to say, on n two lines each consisting of two regiments. McCall's division was placed in reserve; one of his by Porter a few hours before, beyond Glendale. McCall had left Frazier's Farm, and his troops were market road and looking toward the north-west. McCall had come about noon to take position on his le the left of that road, and fell directly upon McCall's division, which, placed in the centre, occupd Sedgwick, to direct his main efforts against McCall's right and Kearny's left, at the other extremf the evening their outposts had picked up General McCall, who had lost his way in the woods. They The division of Pennsylvania Reserves, which McCall had commanded till the battle of Glendale, whe[22 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 8 (search)
y, 6 guns. Artillery, 3 Volunteer batteries, 16 guns. 1st Brigade, Brigadier-general Kearny, 4 regiments. 2d Brigade, Brigadier-general Slocum, 4 regiments. 3d Brigade, Brigadier-general Newton, 4 regiments. † 2d Division, Brigadier-general McCall. * (Pennsylvania Reserves.) Artillery. 1 Regular battery, 6 guns. Artillery. 3 Volunteer batteries, 16 guns. 1st Brigade, Brigadier-general Reynolds, 4 regiments. 2d Brigade, Brigadier-general Meade, 4 regiments. 3d Briga 6th corps, F. Porter; 19,960 men strong. 1st Division, Morrell. 1st Brigade, Martindale; 2d Brigade, Griffin; 3d Brigade, Butterfield. 2d Division,Sykes. 1st Brigade (regular), Major Russell; 2d Brigade, Warren. Independent Division, McCall; 9514 men. (Pennsylvania Reserves.) 1st Brigade, Reynolds; 2d Brigade, Meade; 3d Brigade, Seymour. Iii. Report of the Confederate army at Williamsburg and Fair Oaks. We are not in possession of official documents to prepare full
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Pennsylvania. (search)
far as the line of Pipe Creek. Believing the enemy to be far more distant than he was in reality, he thought that he had time to make his choice and to determine either upon a retrograde movement or an aggressive manoeuvre. His despatch to Reynolds especially showed distinctly the state of uncertainty he was laboring under, manifesting at the same time the confidence he had in the judgment of his old comrade, At the breaking out of the war Meade and Reynolds each commanded a brigade in McCall's division, where the author had the good fortune to make their acquaintance. to whom he allowed great latitude in the direction of the left wing. It is probable that Reynolds did not receive this last despatch, which was forwarded too late to reach him before his departure from Marsh Creek. He had started, therefore, in compliance with the orders received the day previous. These orders directed him to station himself at Gettysburg or in its vicinity with the First and Eleventh corps, bu
on the 1742. southern frontier. St. Augustine had not fallen; the Spaniards had not been driven from Florida; but Oglethorpe maintained the extended limits of Georgia; his Indian alliances gave him the superiority in the wilderness as far as the land of the Choctas. At last, to make good its pretensions, the Spanish government resolved on invading Georgia. It collected its forces from Cuba, and a large fleet, with an armament of which the force has been greatly Oglethorpe's Letters. McCall, i. 196. exaggerated, sailed towards the mouth of the St. Mary's. Fort William, which Oglethorpe had constructed at the southern extremity of Cumberland Island, defended the entrance successfully, till, fighting his way through Spanish vessels, which endeavored to intercept him, the general himself reinforced it. Then, promptly returning to St. Simon's, having no aid from Carolina; with less than a thousand men, by his vigilant activity, Chap. XXIV.} trusting in Providence, he prepared for
outh, the Secretary of State had given orders Egremont to Governor Boone, 16 March, 1763. Boone to Egremont, 1 June, 1763. to invite a congress of the southern tribes, the Catawbas, Cherokees, Creeks, Chicasaws and Choctaws; and in a convention held on the tenth of November, at Augusta, at which the governors of Virginia and the colonies south of it were present, the peace with the Indians Treaty with the upper and lower Creeks, 10 Nov. 1763. Fauquier to Egremont, 20 November, 1763. McCall's History of Georgia, i. 301. of the south and southwest was ratified. The head man and chiefs of both the upper and lower Creek nations, whose warriors were thirty-six hundred in number, agreed to extend the frontier of the settlement chap. IX.} 1763. Nov. of Georgia. From this time dates the prosperity of that province, of which the commerce, in ten years, increased almost five fold. For these vast regions Grenville believed he was framing a perfect system of government. If he was
Another popular Demonstration in Baltimore. New York, Aug. 2. --The New York Fifth Regiment, on their way home through Baltimore, were stoned in that city by a crowd, who cheered for "Jeff Davis." Little harm was done, and several of the shouters were arrested, who were subsequently released on swearing allegiance to Lincoln. The Pennsylvania reserve has been placed under the command of Gen. McCall.
It will interest the reader to learn, on unquestionable authority, that only about 8,000 troops passed through Baltimore last week for Washington and the upper Potomac, while not less than 10,000 returned home, their term of service having expired. The Northern papers inform us that a flag of truce has reached the Federal headquarters from General Johnston. It is surmised that is related chiefly to an exchange of prisoners. Among the "probable" rumors of the day is one that Gen. McCall, of Pennsylvania, will supersede Gen. Banks in command of the "Army of he Shenandoah." The schooner Tropic Wind has arrived at New York, from Fortress Monroe, in charge of a prize crew. The Tropic Wind was seized on the 29th of June by the order of Major General Builer, for violation of the blockade and communicating with the enemy after having been warned by the Pawnee. It is stated in the Baltimore papers that the "whole army" at Newport News is in a state of insubordination,
believed that Johnston is now a short distance north of the Junction, and may be on his way to locate at Charlestown, where scouts are known to have been frequently seen of late. The recent report that General Banks is to be superseded by Gen. McCall, is believed by officers here to be destitute of foundation. I may, perhaps, be allowed to state that it was probably by suggestion of Gen. Banks that the Government adopted the plan of centralizing a large force at Baltimore as the most of half a million or more, and the specie will be down near a million. Scott opposed to Banks. It is said that Gen. Scott is deeply impressed with the grave importance of the position of affairs at Harper's Ferry, and wishes either General McCall or General Cadwallader to be placed in command there. It is said, also, that the President is opposed to making any change of the kind, and is determined that General Banks shall be retained.-- It is known that the Confederates have designs
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