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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies. 6 2 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 2 2 Browse Search
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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 2: the overture. (search)
l, his face aflame, rallying his men with an appeal none could resist. In a moment after he fell by my side with a shattered arm. With him was that heroic boy Major McEuen who high above all thought of self was dashing into the seething crest of battle and was shot from his saddle within touch of my unavailing hand; so passed a nvail for such deep need? I leaned over one and spoke to another as I passed, feeling how little now I could command. At length I kneeled above the sweet body of McEuen, where God's thought had folded its wing; and near by, where wrecks were thickly strewn, I came upon brave old Sickel lying calm and cheerful, with a shattered li But first of all, drawing near a rude kitchen box, by the smouldering light of a sodden candle, steadying my nerves to compose a letter to dear, high-souled Doctor McEuen of Philadelphia, remembering his last words commending to my care his only son, with the beseeching, almost consecrating hands laid on my shoulder,--to tell hi
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 3: the White Oak Road. (search)
do to stop for that now. My men will go straight through. So at a word the First Battalion of the 198th Pennsylvania, Major Glenn commanding, plunges into the muddy branch, waist deep and more, General Warren states in his testimony before the Court of Inquiry that this stream was sixty feet wide and four or five feet deep. Records, p. 717. with cartridge-boxes borne upon the bayonet sockets above the turbid waters; the Second Battalion commanded now by Captain Stanton, since Sickel and McEuen were gone, keeping the banks beyond clear of the enemy by their well-directed fire, until the First has formed in skirmishing order and pressed up the bank. I then pushed through to support Glenn and formed my brigade in line of battle on the opposite bank, followed by Gregory's in column of regiments. The enemy fell back without much resistance until finding supports on broken strong ground they made stand after stand. Griffin followed with Bartlett's Brigade, in reserve. In due time A
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 6 (search)
u an extract from the Washington Chronicle, received to-day. It confirms what General Grant told me, and is designed to make people believe that I was already appointed when Sheridan was made. As Forney is closely allied with the powers that be, I take it for granted the above supposition is correct, and that he speaks by authority and for a purpose. I have no objection to this being arranged, so long as the essential point, justice to me, is conceded. I had a visit this evening from Dr. McEuen who is here to take away his son Charles, who is major of the One Hundred and Ninetyeighth Pennsylvania, and who is now quite sick with fever. The doctor seems in good spirits and not much changed, except being considerable greyer than I used to see him years ago. Headquarters army of the Potomac, December 3, 1864. I received the two volumes of the Army and Navy Review (British) and have read with great interest Captain Chesney's critique of the battle of Gettysburg. It is decidedl
cClellan, Geo. B., I, 196, 216, 217, 219-222, 226, 229, 232, 233, 235, 236, 238, 239, 241, 242, 246-248, 250, 251, 253-260, 263-277, 282-284, 297, 299, 302-306, 307-312, 314-321, 325-327, 330, 332, 335, 345, 356, 372, 375, 386, 388; II, 136, 161, 162, 188, 232, 234, 239, 242, 312, 321, 366, 367, 399, 421. McClelland, John, I, 177. McDougall, A. L., II, 98, 101, 102. McDowell, Irvin W., I, 196, 250, 251, 253-257, 259-265, 267-273, 276, 278, 307-309, 319, 344, 346; II, 234, 304. McEuen, Dr., II, 248, 268. McGilvery, Freeman, II, 79, 80, 85, 87, 88, 100. McGrath, Mr., II, 233. McIntosh, John B., II, 124, 130. McKavett, Capt., I, 134. McKenzie, Mr., II, 128. McKenzie, A. Slidell, I, 116. McLane, Rebecca, I, 149. McLane, Robt., I, 155, 156. McLaws, Lafayette, I, 196; II, 26, 60, 69, 80, 81, 85, 100, 124. McLeod, I, 97. McNeill, Hugh W., II, 315. McParlin, Thos. A., II, 270. McPhail, Leonard C., I, 77. McPherson, James B., II, 183, 217.