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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 12 (search)
in intrenchments. A position was then taken up, and the necessary works laid out to extend the Federal intrenched line to the position gained. Meade: Report of Operations. The loss in this action was above twenty-five hundred. During these occurrences on the extreme left, General Butler had been operating with the Army of the James against the fortifications of Richmond. Crossing, on the night of the 8th of September, to the north side of the James River, with the corps of Birney and Ord, Butler next morning advanced and carried the very strong fortifications and intrenchments below Chapin's farm, known as Fort Harrison, capturing fifteen pieces of artillery and the New Market road, with the works defending it. Grant: Report of Operations. This success was followed up by an assault upon Fort Gilmer, immediately in front of the Chapin's farm fortifications, in which the assailants were repulsed, with a loss of about three hundred men. The position being one very menacing to
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 13 (search)
commence on the night of the 21st instant. General Ord will leave behind the minimum number of cavf the main army. A cavalry expedition from General Ord's command will also be started from Suffolk days' supply with the Army of the Potomac, General Ord will direct his commissary and quartermaste and was in the following order: Parke, Wright, Ord, Humphreys, Warren, Sheridan. In the morning Se Petersburg defences. Indeed, both Wright and Ord, ascertaining from their reconnoissances the cok to be made by the corps of Wright, Parke, and Ord, the following morning. Being apprehensive, hrs. He was closely followed by two divisions of Ord's command, and continued on until he met the other division of Ord's that had succeeded in forcing the lines near Hatcher's Run, when the united f lines immediately around Petersburg, a part of Ord's command, under General Gibbon, began an assau the troops of the Army of the James, under General Ord, by the line of the Southside or Lynchburg [11 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
anoeuvring to the left, 583; Dinwiddie Courthouse occupied by Sheridan, 584; the Union line from tile Appomattox to Dinwiddie Courthouse, 584; Lee's strength and length of in trenched line, 585; Longstreet retained at north side of James River, 585; White Oak road and Hatcher's Run, the two armies at, 586; Humphreys' report of operations of March 30, 1865,587; Union left (Warren's), disposition of the, 588; Lee's centre and left still intact, 600; Lee's centre assaulted by Parke, Wright, and Ord, 601; Confederates pressed back to chain of works close around, 602; the defence of Fort Gregg, 602; evacuated by Lee, 604; Lee's retreat from, and pursuit of—see Retreat. Petersburg mine fiasco, the, 518; Burnside's choice of assaulting column by lot, 521; Burnside's corps, the morale of before the assault, 521; effect of the explosion, 523; General Ledlie's assault after the explosion, 522; the disaster at the crater, 524; reports of Committee on the Conduct of the War and military court