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vision, and as much more as I can transport by water, up to West-Point to-day. No time shall be lost. The gunboats have gone up York River. I omitted to state that Gloucester is also in our possession. I shall push the enemy to the wall. G. B. McClellan, Major-General. headquarters army of the Potomac, Monday, May 5, 11.30 A. M. To Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: An inspection just made shows that the rebels abandoned, in their works at Yorktown, two three-inch rifled cannon, two omplete, each piece supplied with seventy-six rounds of ammunition. On the ramparts there are also four magazines, which have not yet been examined. This does not include the guns left at Gloucester Point and their other works to our left. G. B. McClellan, Major-General. Colonel Astor's despatch. Yorktown, Va., May 4, 1862. Pelatiah Perit, Esq., President Chamber of Commerce: The rebels evacuated this place at four o'clock this. morning, keeping up a brisk cannonade to the last
. I shall run the risk of at least holding them in check here, while I resume the original plan. My entire force is undoubtedly inferior to that of the rebels, who will fight well; but I will do all I can with the force at my disposal. G. B. Mcclellan Major-General Commanding. General Hooker's official report. headquarters Hooker's division, Third army corps, Williamsburgh, Va., May 10, 1862. Captain C. McKeever, Asst. Adjt.-Gen. Third Army Corps: I have the honor to report thll information I now have in regard to the troops above named when I first telegraphed, they would have been specially mentioned and commended. I spoke only of what I knew at the time, and I shall rejoice to do full justice to all engaged. Geo. B. Mcclellan, Major-General Commanding. Order of Brig.-General Couch. headquarters Couch's division, camp near New-Kent Court-House, Va., May 14, 1862. General order no. 37. The Brigadier-General Commanding desires to express his thanks to
and at a most critical moment, improperly, and it is reported that he will be cashiered. Time must prove this. One of our generals is said to have cried and lost his mental balance completely for a time during the fight, but the instant the fight was over, was laying down to the newspaper reporters, his deeds of valor, over the table where the surgeons were amputating the wounded. I might add a hundred incidents, but what I have told you is enough to give you an idea of the affair. Gen. McClellan came up the next morning and was most enthusiastically received by the men. He grasped Gen. Porter by the hand most cordially and congratulated him. Turning to Gen. Butterfield, who was near, he put one hand on his shoulder and said some words that we on the outside could not hear. That they were well merited compliments for brave and gallant deeds, the faces of both showed most plainly. Our brigade was satisfied and confident that under fire, as well as elsewhere, we have the right ma
. The Second Excelsior made two to-day. Geo. B. McClellan, Major-General Commanding. Official shed as soon as the data can be received. G. B. Mcclellan, Major-General Commanding. General Riir work. In the mean time a despatch from Gen. McClellan, at New-Bridge, glanced on the wires, ordeion. General McClellan to his army. McClellan's headquarters, Tuesday Evening, June 3, 186. At six o'clock, Heintzelman telegraphed Gen. McClellan that the left is holding its own, and Birn the battle. Second. It is stated (and Gen. McClellan's despatch implies it) that the fight of Ssisted alone. Third. It is stated that Gen. McClellan came up on Saturday evening and took commar own representations this was done. When Gen. McClellan wrote his unjust despatch he had not receit to-morrow. It can hardly be done, even if McClellan were willing to risk it. Late Northern paperatural consequence, is of daily occurrence. McClellan having crossed some forty regiments into the[21 more...]
eirs. Our men partook of the dinner the Louisiana Tigers had prepared for themselves. They captured their company books; and brought away rifles, muskets, swords, sashes, etc. I might recount any number of narrow escapes, had I time. General McClellan having received intelligence of the skirmish, rode toward the river and met the regiment on its return. He grasped General Woodbury warmly by the hand and said: General, I am happy to congratulate you again on your success. I have had occ hands with Capt. Rose, of the first company, and said: I thank you, Captain: your men have done well. To some of the men he said: How do you feel, boys? They exclaimed: General, we feel bully! Do you think anything can stop you from going to Richmond? he asked, and an enthusiastic No! rang from the whole line. All the officers of the regiment behaved remarkably well. Gen. McClellan telegraphed immediately to Gen. Porter that the Fourth Michican had covered themselves with glory.
lry scout. Report of Colonel Richard rush. headquarters Sixth Pennsylvania cavalry, New-Bridge, Va., May 31, 1862. I have the honor to report to you, as the Military Agent of the State of Pennsylvania, the active duty my regiment has been doing, knowing you would like to know what all your Pennsylvania regiments in the Army of the Potomac are doing in the way of active service. We were detached from the reserve brigade of cavalry, on the twenty-second May, by the order of General McClellan, to make a reconnoissance around and about the Pamunkey River, from Piping Tree Ferry to Hanover Town Ferry. We had three squadrons on picket at these ferries, and the balance of the regiment was used for scouting. We found on the twenty-third instant, the enemy were very strong at Hanover Court-House, and instantly sent word to Gen. Porter. Upon which information Gen. Porter ordered us to destroy all the ferries and bridges along the Pamunkey, which the squadrons that were pick
on of the Maryland cavalry; well, if we ain't, we soon shall, for McClellan and our boys is sure to fotch him. Others, however, proved keeneiers, and the sleek, fat proprietor eloquently holding forth upon McClellan's wonderful genius as a commander, and the speedy subjugation of he country eager to entrap or slaughter them — but two miles from McClellan's quarters, within sound of their horse-pickets — and without meare not now needed; the whole country is astonished and applauds ; McClellan is disgraced ; Stuart and his troopers are now forever in historysports were lying, loaded with commissary and ordnance-stores for McClellan. These they captured and burned with the stores, there being no be danger ahead, men, but I will see. Follow me. We learn that McClellan's telegraph communication with Fortress Monroe and Washington was which they alleged, had left Richmond and come around to cut off McClellan in the rear. Another unfortunate circumstance here was the very
ous in this squadron for acting his part in the best spirit of the profession. In the attack on the batteries at St. Charles he occupied the leading place, and received his wounds at the head of the line, in the zealous performance of his whole duty. Although himself wounded and helpless, he attended to the wants and comforts of his injured officers and men. I have gratefully to acknowledge our obligations to Major-Gen. Wallace and to Dr. Jessup, of the Twenty-fourth Indiana, and to Dr. McClellan, of the First Nebraska regiment, for their valuable assistance. Sister Angela, the Superior of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, (some of whom are performing their offices of mercy at the Mound City Hospital,) has kindly offered the services of the Sisters for the hospital-boat of this squadron when needed. I have written to Com. Pennock to make arrangements for their coming. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Charles H. Davis, Flag-Officer Commanding
we have advanced our pickets on the left considerably, to-day, under sharp resistance. Our men have behaved very handsomely. Some firing still continues. Geo. B. Mcclellan, Major-General Commanding. redoubt No. 3, Wednesday, June 25--3.15 P. M. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: The enemy are making desperate resistance done by Gen. Hooker's division, which has behaved as usual, that is, most handsomely. On our right, Porter has silenced the enemy's batteries in his front. G. B. McClellan, Major-General Commanding. redoubt No. 8, Wednesday, June 25--5 P. M. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: The affair is over, and we have gained our poapt. Dusenbury brought gallantly into action under very difficult circumstances. The enemy was driven from his camps in front of this, and all is now quiet. G. B. McClellan, Major-General Commanding. Report of Colonel Cowdin. headquarters First regiment mass. Vols., camp at Fair Oaks, Va., June 26. Wm. Schouler, Adj.-G
in every conflict beaten back your foes with enormous slaughter. Your conduct ranks you among the celebrated armies of history. No one will now question that each of you may always with pride say: I belong to the army of the Potomac. You have reached the new base, complete in organization and unimpaired in spirit. The enemy may at any moment attack you. We are prepared to meet them. I have personally established your lines. Let them come, and we will convert their repulse into a final defeat. Your Government is strengthening you with the resources of a great people. On this, our nation's birth-day, we declare to our foes, who are rebels against the best interests of mankind, that this army shall enter the capital of the so-called Confederacy; that our national Constitution shall prevail, and that the Union, which can alone insure internal peace and external security to each State, must and shall be preserved, cost what it may in time, treasure and blood. Geo. B. Mcclellan.
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