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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 286 0 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 238 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 188 0 Browse Search
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A. 147 3 Browse Search
G. S. Hillard, Life and Campaigns of George B. McClellan, Major-General , U. S. Army 138 0 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 97 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 19, 1861., [Electronic resource] 87 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 75 1 Browse Search
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 71 1 Browse Search
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Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 8: the siege of Yorktown. (search)
ege of Yorktown. On Monday, March 24, the regiment left Boliver Heights at 7.30 A. M. for Harper's Ferry to join General McClellan's army, en route for the Peninsula. After two hours of tedious waiting at the Ferry, they crossed the river on sin each branch complete in itself. There were on the ground, with the army, 126 regiments, batteries and cavalry. General McClellan arrived on April 3, and the order was given for the main body of the army to be ready the next morning for the advaed by their terrified inhabitants. A rain storm of several hour's duration compelled a halt and during that time Generals McClellan and Heintzelman passed the column on horseback. The cheering grew gradually and constantly louder as they approache Yorktown, on the eastern side of the York River, where the banks of that stream approach and form a narrow strait. McClellan reported that the position of the enemy is a strong one. From present indications their fortifications extend some two
Chapter 9: the evacuation of Yorktown. McClellan's pursuit. Lieut. Jeff Hazard, of the Rhode Island battery, assigned to the Third Brier chance at us. After three weeks laborious preparation, General McClellan having advanced his parallels, got one of his large siege batpieces. This seemed to be the only gun capable of competing with McClellan's heavy siege guns, and, after it burst, the enemy ceased to fireiege batteries being all in position and everything in readiness, McClellan resolved, after dedicating the coming Sunday to sacred rest, to bwas in the works, stood on the parapets that for a month had awed McClellan's Army and motioned for the Brigade to Come on. The Nineteenth Med back to its camp, where the men bivouacked for the night. General McClellan at once dispatched all his cavalry and horse artillery in purot where the regiment halted at noon was seen the monster balloon McClellan which had been used to reconnoitre the enemy's works. This ballo
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 10: the march to the Chickahominy. (search)
e regimental band had been used as an ambulance corps for two days and performed the work so well that they were personally thanked and complimented by Chief Surgeon Doherty of Sedgwick's Division, and, later, on the field, were thanked by General McClellan. At noon the regiment was moved to the front, immediately behind the pickets, on the site of the camp from which the rebels had been driven on Sunday. Before night it began to rain and there the regiment lay in line of battle all night,June, however, a change for the better was made and food was more abundant and better in quality. Rations of bacon and ham ceased and beans and rice took their place. The change in diet was at once palatable and refreshing. On June 13 General McClellan passed down the road in front of the regiment and Colonel Hinks called for three cheers for The man who is to lead us into Richmond, which were given with a will and then three more followed. The General's face was wreathed in smiles and h
Chapter 12: McClellan's change of base. The Seven day's retreat. For several days speculation had been rife as to when the army would enter Richmond. Soon the news came of the disaster on the right. The enemy had turned the right flank, supplies and trains were in danger and an immediate change of base must be made. On Saturday, June 28, orders were given to prepare for a forced march. Some of the men were told to throw away everything but gun and equipment, haversack, canteen and ng his legs to a blister. The battle became hot and the line seemed to be gradually falling back, when Tompkin's Battery on the right was ordered to fire into the enemy's reserves over the heads of the men of the Nineteenth and the others of McClellan's Army. The commander gave the order to load, then, riding from the right to the left, he ordered No. 1, Fire; No. 2, Fire; No. 3, Fire; No.4, Fire, and the work went on, the men finally loading and firing at will, being answered by the rebel
Chapter 13: through White Oaks swamp. The battle of Glendale. Then the retreat of the last portion of McClellan's Army began. If anything was necessary to complete the rout of an army, the conditions were now present. That the men were not demoralized was due to the thorough discipline of the magnificent Army of the Peninsula and its movements during the march forever can be justly characterized as masterly. True, they were in full retreat, and the whole country might well be distrustful, yet the movement was well and successfully conducted. Discouragement was inevitable, and officers and men were more disgusted than disheartened. Their blood was up, and it can hardly be doubted that if Right about face had been ordered and On to Richmond again sounded as the slogan the entire Army of the Potomac would have exhausted itself in the attempt. But this could not be. The army must be saved. The base at White House had been abandoned. Steamers, transports, schooners, catt
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 14: from Malvern Hill to Harrison's Landing. (search)
ud in the darkness, drenched to the skin by the rain which continued to fall until well into the next day. Scattered by the roadside were many burning wagons which it had been necessary to abandon. When daylight appeared, it revealed hundreds of men by the roadside who had become exhausted and left behind by their regiments. During the day the troops passed the siege train, the first time the men of the Nineteenth had seen the heavy guns. They were drawn by twelve mules, and were what McClellan was going to reduce Richmond with. The gaunt remains of the heroic regiment reached the mecca of their hopes, Harrison's Landing, just before night, and in the distance could be seen the James River. Safety Here was the unexpressed feeling of the men as they halted, wet, tired, dirty and hungry, having been marching nearly 24 hours through rain and mud. There was an immense wheatfield, well trodden down, and staff officers were stationed to point out to the straggling troops the positions
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 15: the rest at Harrison's Landing. (search)
the government and the Christian Commission furnished a limited supply of potatoes and onions. On July 3, the day after the arrival at Harrison's Landing, General McClellan came through the camps, making a short speech to each brigade. General Dana, commanding the third brigade, called for three cheers for the new campaign and ing. Gen. Halleck, commander-in-chief, was opposed to any further demonstrations against Richmond from the position then occupied by the Army of the Potomac. McClellan, however, insisted upon the plan, declaring that the rebels had received a sincere chastising and that the Army was ready and anxious to again push forward. McCMcClellan's purpose was to cross the James at Harrison's Landing, attack Petersburg, and cut off the enemy's communications by that route south, making no further demonstration at that time against Richmond. (This was exactly the plan adopted by Grant two years later, by which he took Richmond and destroyed Lee.) Halleck, however, de
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 16: the march down the Peninsula. (search)
ferry boats, tugs, schooners, barges, flatboats and scows. The waters at each of these points were black with them. The ten thousand sick and wounded had first to be provided for, and this necessitated much correspondence between Halleck and McClellan. The former worried at what he was pleased to consider delay, on account of Pope's movement at the head of the newly formed Army of Virginia which needed the co-operation of McClellan's army, and the latter insisted that no earthly power couldMcClellan's army, and the latter insisted that no earthly power could do better with the inadequate transportation at this command, which he requested should be increased. The Second Army Corps of Sumner was the last to leave the Peninsula. The rest of two days had done much toward recuperating the men, and on Monday morning, August 25, the Third Brigade embarked on the transport Atlantic and were taken to Aquia Creek, stopping a few hours at Fortress Monroe, where the men had an opportunity to inspect the big guns. The trip on the transport was a lively on
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 17: to South Mountain and Antietam. (search)
f the Union Army, including both the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Virginia, from which Pope had just been relieved, passed quietly again into the hands of McClellan. He at once took the field again to re-organize the forces, and started in pursuit of Lee. The restoration of McClellan contributed a healthy enthusiasm and on McClellan contributed a healthy enthusiasm and on Sept. 7 the Army moved in three columns, the right wing under Burnside, the centre under Sumner and the left under Franklin. Col. Hinks having been relieved of the command of the Brigade by the return of Gen. Dana, took command of the Nineteenth Massachusetts as it started on the march which brought it finally to South Mountain l valley below. The regiment moved at a very quick pace, considering the steepness of the ascent. Song and joke no longer enlivened the march. The army of McClellan was moving in three columns,— one in the road and the others across country on each side of the road. It was the custom to have a column take the road on one da
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 18: the battle of Antietam. (search)
ver. He failed. The work that should have been done at 9 o'clock in the morning was not done until 2.30 o'clock in the afternoon and the fruits of victory were lost. Sumner, in his position at the centre of the line, received orders from Gen. McClellan at 7.20 A. M. to cross the Antietam with his Corps, but instead of crossing at the bridge, went to the right, through a barnyard and past a number of haystacks, then around the hill upon which he had been encamped, and crossed the quiet, sile hill east of the Hagarstown Pike, near the house of W. Middlekauff, where they remained in support of a battery until dark. Then they moved around and took position on the westerly edge of the east wood. The action of the Brigade had saved McClellan's right flank from being turned, as he states in his official report (pp. 279– 280) and by the re-forming of Sedgwick's broken division, Stonewall Jackson could not secure the results of his original advantage. In consequence of Gen. Sedgwick'
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