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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 30: Longstreet moves to Georgia. (search)
igns Longstreet to command of the left instructions for the battle of Chickamauga the armies in position Federals in command of Generals Rosecrans, Crittenden, McCook, and George H. Thomas. While the army was lying idle on the south bank of the Rapidan my mind reverted to affairs in the West, and especially to the progressived to receive the order.) Then the Twentieth Corps, three divisions,--Jefferson C. Davis's, R. W. Johnson's, and P. H. Sheridan's,--on the right, General A. McD. McCook commanding the corps. Next was the Twenty-first Corps, three divisions,--T. J. Wood's, J. M. Palmer's, and H. P. Van Cleve's,--General T. L. Crittenden commandint to that gap. Minty's cavalry was with this corps, and posted at Mission Mills. General Granger had Steedman's division of two brigades and a brigade under Colonel D. McCook. General R. B. Mitchell, commanding Union cavalry, was on their right at Crawfish Springs, with orders to hold the crossings of the Chickamauga against the C
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 32: failure to follow success. (search)
s busy looking along his lines for victims. Lieutenant-General Polk was put under charges for failing to open the battle of the 20th at daylight; Major-General Hindman was relieved under charges for conduct before the battle, when his conduct of the battle with other commanders would have relieved him of any previous misconduct, according to the customs of war, and pursuit of others was getting warm. On the Union side the Washington authorities thought vindication important, and Major-Generals McCook and Crittenden, of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Corps, were relieved and went before a Court of Inquiry; also one of the generals of division of the Fourteenth Corps. The President came to us on the 9th of October and called the commanders of the army to meet him at General Bragg's office. After some talk, in the presence of General Bragg, he made known the object of the call, and asked the generals, in turn, their opinion of their commanding officer, beginning with myself. I
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
pectively by Generals Gilbert, Crittenden, and McCook. General George H. Thomas, who was Buell's sec he sent for the flank corps of Crittenden and McCook to close up on his right and left, and, if poserates attempted to repel the brigade of Colonel D. McCook, Composed of the Eighty-fifth, Eightyattle on the right of the eminence occupied by McCook, the Second Missouri, of Pea Ridge fame, Seh the Fifteenth Missouri as a support, came to McCook's aid. The Confederates were quickly repulsed lank corps should arrive. The head of that of McCook, under General Rousseau, moving up from Macksvft at ten o'clock in the morning. Only two of McCook's three divisions (Rousseau's and Jackson's) wvell H. Rousseau. had. This was done, and when McCook returned to his command, at about noon, his batham's division, well masked, had stolen up to McCook's left, which was composed chiefly of raw trooof Colonel Gooding had been sent to the aid of McCook. Forming on the extreme left of the National [1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 4: campaign of the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro'to Chattanooga. (search)
attanooga railway, and a brigade, led by Colonel D. McCook, came from Columbia. On the night of Frs, with his heavy corps, followed by a part of McCook's corps, Thomas's position near Kelley's Faraiting to be struck. He was informed by Colonel D. McCook, who, with his brigade of reserves, had Chickamauga, apparently alone, and that as he (McCook) had destroyed Reed's bridge behind them, he ten this charge was made, Johnson's division of McCook's corps, and Reynolds's, of Thomas's, came rapt of Bushrod Johnson) upon Davis's division of McCook's corps, pushing it back and capturing the Eigy, Brannan, and Reynolds. Twentieth Corps--General McCook, three divisions, commanded by Generals Dant the brigades of General Whittaker and Colonel D. McCook to the Chickamauga, and held the roads ias to take command of all the forces, and with McCook and Crittenden to secure a strong position at en's corps held the left of the Ringgold road; McCook's was on the right of the Dry Valley road, wit
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 8: Civil affairs in 1863.--military operations between the Mountains and the Mississippi River. (search)
and Nineteenth Indiana Batteries, when Wheeler, finding his position flanked by troops under General Morgan and Colonel Hambright, fell back. It was now between two and three o'clock in the afternoon. The Nationals passed on, Morgan and Colonel D. McCook in advance, keeping up a close pursuit of Wheeler, and at five o'clock Feb. 24. approached the range of hills called Rocky Face Ridge, one of which, near Dalton, rises into a lofty peak, called Buzzard's Roost. Through a deep gorge in that; ridge the railway and turnpike passed. It was a strong defensive position,, and there the Confederates made another stand. They kept up a furious cross-fire from six guns until dark, when Morgan and McCook advanced, took position in the mouth of the gorge, and held it until morning, when it was found that the Confederates were still retreating toward Dalton. The Nationals moved on into Rocky Face Valley, skirmishing heavily, but continually pushing their adversaries, until they reached a
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 14: Sherman's campaign in Georgia. (search)
ulsed, with an aggregate loss of about three thousand men, among them General C. G. Harker and D. McCook killed, and many valuable officers of lower grade wounded. This loss was without compensation's cavalry, about five thousand in all, and move by the left around Atlanta to Macdonough, while McCook, with his own, and the fresh cavalry brought by Rousseau (now commanded by Colonel Harrison, of vejoy's Station, on the night of the 28th. These bodies of mounted men moved simultaneously. McCook went down the west side of the Chattahoochee to Rivertown, where he crossed the stream on a pontck and destroyed the Macon railway at the appointed time and place, but Stoneman was not there. McCook had no tidings of him; so, being hard pressed by Wheeler's cavalry, he turned to the southwest aose from Garrard's cavalry, and, in disobedience of Sherman's orders, omitted to co-operate with McCook in his movement upon the railway at Lovejoy's. With his own command, about three thousand in num
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
Admiral S. P. Lee had sent up the river, at Thomas's request, to intercept him. While Hood was investing Nashville, he sent a cavalry force, under General Lyon, into Kentucky, to operate on the Louisville railroad. General Thomas detached General McCook's cavalry division, and sent it in pursuit of Lyon. McCook attacked and routed a part of Lyon's forces at Hopkinsville, when the latter commenced a hasty retreat. Colonel Lagrange's brigade came up with the fugitive near Greenburg, and attaMcCook attacked and routed a part of Lyon's forces at Hopkinsville, when the latter commenced a hasty retreat. Colonel Lagrange's brigade came up with the fugitive near Greenburg, and attacked and routed him, when Lyon succeeded, making a circuit by the way of Elizabethtown and Glasgow, in crossing the Cumberland River at Burkesville, from whence he moved by way of McMinnville and Winchester, Tennessee, to Larkinsville, Alabama. On the 10th of January he attacked a little garrison at Scottsboroa, and was repulsed, but succeeded in crossing the Tennessee River with a remnant of his command, only about 200 in number. He was still pursued, and at a place known as Red Hill, he was
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 19: the repossession of Alabama by the Government. (search)
h, with about thirteen thousand men, composing the divisions of Long, Upton and McCook. Knipe's division, we have seen, went with the Sixteenth Army Corps to New Oto Jackson, in Walker County. Long went by devious ways to the same point, and McCook, taking the Tuscaloosa road as far as Eldridge, turned eastward to Jasper, fromntevallo, beyond the Cahawba River. Arriving at Elyton, March 30. he directed McCook to send Croxton's brigade to Tuscaloosa for the purpose of burning the public phould endeavor to fight Jackson and prevent his joining Forrest, Wilson ordered McCook to move rapidly, with La Grange's brigade, to Centreville, cross the Cahawba thsh on by way of Scottsville to assist Croxton in breaking up Jackson's column. McCook found Jackson at Scottsville, well posted, with intrenchments covering his coluson's army did not make the passage of the stream until the 10th. April, 1865. McCook had rejoined him on the 5th, and now the whole army, excepting Croxton's brigad
t Williamsburg, 2.384; his campaign against Richmond,2.402-2.434; discouraging dispatches of, 2.415; determines upon retreat to the James, 2.420; his extraordinary letter to the Secretary of War, 2.427; instructed by President Lincoln to cross the Potomac in pursuit of Lee, 2.483; relieved by Gen. Burnside, 2.485. McClernand, Gen., at the battle of Shiloh, 2.272; capture of Fort Hindman by the troops of, 2.581; at the battle of Port Gibson, 2.604; in the assault on Vicksburg, 2.618. McCook, Gen., at the battle of Murfreesboroa, 2.544. McCulloch, Gen., Benj., his proclamation to the people of Missouri, 2.66. McDowell, Gen., Irvin, placed in command of the Army of the Potomac, 1.580; position and numbers of his troops, 1.581; composition of his forces, 1.584; his plan of attack, 1.590; his forward movement, 1.592; succeeded by McClellan in command of the Army of the Potomac, 2.23. McDowell, Va., battle at, 2.390. McLean, Wilmer, Lee's capitulation signed at the house of
with his 3d or central corps, he encountered, on the afternoon of the 7th, a considerable Rebel force, drawn up in order of battle; but which his advance pressed back a mile or so without much fighting; when he, expecting a battle, sent orders to McCook and Crittenden, commanding his flank corps, to advance on his right and left at 3 next morning. McCook did not receive the order till 2 1/2 A. M., and he marched at 5; but Crittenden, unable to find water for his corps at the place where BuellMcCook did not receive the order till 2 1/2 A. M., and he marched at 5; but Crittenden, unable to find water for his corps at the place where Buell had expected it to encamp for the night, had moved off the road in quest of it, and was six miles farther away than he otherwise would have been; so that the order to advance was not duly received, and his arrival at Perryville was delayed several hours. A great drought then prevailing in Kentucky, causing severe privation and suffering to men and animals, the fight commenced early next morning, by an attempt of the enemy to repel the brigade of Col. D. McCook, which had been pushed forward
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