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The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 1,193 3 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 128 4 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1 121 1 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 68 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 55 5 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 47 1 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 46 2 Browse Search
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz) 22 0 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 19 3 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. 19 1 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in 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.. You can also browse the collection for John Newton or search for John Newton in all documents.

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se prisoners, knowing that we had an overwhelming force just at hand, confidently looked for recapture during the night, and werely chagrined to find themselves deliberately marching toward a Rebel prison next day. While the battle at Williamsburg was raging, Gen. Franklin's division, which had been kept on board the transports which brought it from Alexandria two or three weeks before, had been preparing to move from Yorktown up York river to West Point; where its 1st brigade, under Gen. Newton, landed unopposed next day. May 6. It debarked on a spacious, open plain on the west side of the York and its south-western affluent, the Pamunkey; no enemy appearing till next day. Meantime, Gen. Dana had arrived with a part of Gen. Sedgwick's division, but not debarled. Our gunboats took quiet possession of the little village at the Point, and hoisted our flag over it; no white man appearing to greet their arrival. During the night, one of our vedettes was shot through the heart, f
and instant was the pressure, that Slocum's division had to be divided and sent by brigades, and even regiments, to the points where the need of aid seemed greatest; B artlett's brigade going to the help of Sykes on our right, while a portion of Newton's was sent in between Morell and Sykes. Gaines's Mill. Morell's Div. A Butterfield's Brigade. B Martindale's Brigade. C Griffin's Brigade. Sykes's Div. D G. S. Warren's Brigade. E H. Chapman's Brigade. F I. T. Buchanan's Bs Div. K Meade's Brigade. L Seymour's Brigade. M Reynolds's Brigade.   N Cavalry.   Art. Reserve. O Robertson's Battery. P Tidball's Brigade. Bartlett's brigade of Slocum's division. Franklin's corps in reserve; Taylor's and Newton's brigades being distributed on weak points of the line. First line was held as shown, from noon to 8 P. M., when the Reserves were moved up to sustain it. Gen. Slocum's division arrived about 8 1/2 P. M. The whole line retired to the high gro
ed the fords so strongly that Burnside was glad to order his men back to their old camps — some of which they had burned on quitting, in the confident expectation that they should nevermore need them. Gen. Burnside, having discovered, as he believed, the officers who had paralyzed his efforts by fomenting discontent in his army, and by disheartening communications to Washington, now prepared a general order ( No. 8 ), dismissing Maj.-Gen. Hooker, with Brig.-Gens. W. T. H. Brooks and John Newton, were designated in this order for ignominious dismissal from the service: while Maj.-Gens. W. B. Franklin and W. F. Smith, and Brig.-Gens. John Cochrane and Edward Ferrero, with Lt.-Col. J. H. Taylor, were relieved from duty with this army. them from the service; but, on the advice of a trusted friend, decided to submit it to the President before giving it publicity or effect. He did so; and the President, after consultation with his official advisers, decided, instead of approving the
on was rebuilt, and every thing provided for moving safely; when, finding that he was not assailed nor likely to be, he again gave Nov. 23. the order to advance. A storm forthwith burst, which dictated a delay of three days; after which, the start was actually made: Gen. French, with the 3d corps, followed by Sedgwick, with the 6th, crossing the Rapidan at Jacob's mill; Gen. Warren, with the 2d, at Germania ford — both moving on Robertson's tavern ; while Sykes, with the 5th, followed by Newton, with two divisions of the 1st, crossed at Culpepper ford, and Gregg, with a division of cavalry, crossed at Ely's Mine Run and vicinity. ford, and advanced on the Catharpen road, covering the left or most exposed flank of our infantry: the other two divisions, under Custer and Merritt, watching respectively the upper fords of the Rapidan and the trains parked at Richardsville in our rear. Fully 70,000 men were engaged in this movement; while Lee (Longstreet being still absent) could op
Ohio, the Cumberland, the Tennessee, and the Arkansas; Gen. J. B. McPherson, commanding, under him, the Department and Army of the Tennessee. The residue of March and nearly the whole of April were devoted to careful preparation for the campaign. The Army of the Potomac, still commanded immediately by Gen. Meade, was completely reorganized; its five corps being reduced to three, commanded respectively by Gens. Hancock (2d), Warren (5th), and Sedgwick (6th). Maj.-Gens. Sykes, French, and Newton, with Brig.-Gens. Kenly, Spinola, and Sol. Meredith, were relieved, and sent to Washington for orders. Gen. Burnside, who had been reorganizing and receiving large accessions to his (9th) corps in Maryland, crossed April 23. the Potomac and joined Meade's army; though the formal incorporation therewith was postponed till after the passage of the Rapidan. This junction again raised the positive or fighting strength of that Army to considerably more than 100,000 men. Earlier in the Spr
lanow, and Snake creek gap, to seize either Resaca or some other point well in its rear, while Schofield should press on Johnston's right. In executing these orders, Thomas was compelled to bear more heavily on the Rebel front than was intended: Newton's division of Howard's (4th) corps, and Geary's of Hooker's (20th) corps, assaulting in earnest and even carrying portions of the ridge; whence they were soon repelled with loss. Meantime, McPherson had reached the front of Resaca, scarcely resi Peach-tree creek at several points — all skirmishing heavily; when, as Thomas was moving two of Howard's divisions to the left to close on Schofield, he was vehemently assailed July 20, 4 P M. in force by Hood, who struck suddenly and heavily Newton's division of Howard's corps, Hooker's corps, and Johnson's division of Palmer's; by whom he was repulsed, after a gallant struggle; wherein our total loss — mainly in Howard's corps — was 1,500; while the enemy left on the field 500 dead, 1,000 <
rritory, 25. New Orleans, Gen. Butler's expedition against, 81 to 106; importance of. to the Confederacy, 85; map of approaches to, 86; defenses of, 8, 86-87; attack on and passage of forts below, 88-94; destruction of property at, 94; occupation of, by Admiral Farragnt, 95-6; occupation of, by Gen. Butler, 97-101, 106; elects Union members of Congress, 105. New Orleans Picayune, citation from, relative to defenses of New Orleans, 84. Newport News, reached by Porter's corps, 171. Newton, Gen., at Gaines's Mill, 156; is relieved, 564. New York City, fired by emissaries, 611. New York Riots of 1863, account of, 503-7. New York. State Election of 1862, 484. Niagara, U. S. frigate, takes the Georgia, 646. Niagara, Peace overtures at, 665. Norfolk, Va., capture of, 127-8. North Anna river, Grant advances to the, 577. North Carolina, Burnside's operations in, 73-81. O. O'Brien, Col., killed in New York by rioters, 506. O'Connor, Col., 2d Wise.,