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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 360 10 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 330 14 Browse Search
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. 292 2 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 178 0 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 166 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 162 2 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. 75 5 Browse Search
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 56 4 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 52 4 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 42 0 Browse Search
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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 4 (search)
ear all opposition from his path, sent forward Porter's corps to Hanover Junction, where he had a showed a determination to force the passage, General Porter called up the remainder of his corps, cons resolved to withdraw his right wing under General Porter from its position at Beaver Dam, where it He resolved, therefore, to engage Jackson with Porter's corps, re-enforced by whatever troops might as yet in its infancy, and the ground on which Porter disposed his force—a position that in two hourave sufficed to entail any great disaster; and Porter was withdrawing his infantry under cover of thft, who had not yet emerged from the woods. Porter: Report of Gaines' Mill. This charge, executedr are given either by General McClellan or General Porter. Jackson states his loss at three thousan. Couch's division was placed on the right of Porter; next came Kearney and Hooker; next, Sedgwick der, Colonel Hunt. The attacks fell mainly on Porter on the left, and on Couch; and the success of [16 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, V. Pope's campaign in Northern Virginia. August, 1862. (search)
lroad; while he ordered Hooker and Kearney and Porter to advance northward from Bristoe Station uponl the lines of approach by which the column of Porter might advance towards Gainesville. Upon findin dispute,—McDowell asserting that he ordered Porter to move against the enemy, and Porter claimingn, which belonged to his own corps, from under Porter, and, uniting it with Rickett's division (alsoeton, where he arrived late in the afternoon. Porter held his command for the rest of the day in thI do not constitute myself the champion of General Porter, nor of any other officer; but having becoand again try the issue of battle. To utilize Porter's corps, he drew it over from the isolated posolonel G. K. Warren, who then commanded one of Porter's brigades, seeing the imminence of the dangery fire, and so destructive was its effect that Porter's troops finally were compelled to withdraw. nd against a fearful loss till all the rest of Porter's troops had been retired, and only withdrew w[32 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 6 (search)
General Franklin, embraced the divisions of Smith (W. F.), Slocum, and Couch. Porter's did not leave Washington until the 12th of September, and rejoined the army ahaken the enemy, the centre and left were to carry the bridges in their front. Porter's corps was posted on the left of the turnpike, opposite Bridge No. 2; Burnsideto lose all offensive energy; so that noon found them simply holding their own. Porter with his small reserve corps, numbering some fifteen thousand men, held the cenlry division and the horse batteries, to whose support most of Sykes' division (Porter's corps) in the afternoon crossed the Antietam Now, between twelve and one o'clhe of the bridge on the extreme left, and threatened the Confederate right; and Porter's corps was fresh—having been in reserve the day previous. If these consideratetreat of Lee, a not very judicious pursuit into Virginia was made by a part of Porter's corps, but the pursuing column was soon driven back across the Potomac with c
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 11 (search)
one of the swamps of the Chickahominy, which widened as the line neared the enemy's intrenchments. This separated his command; but the troops, at a fearful sacrifice, advanced close up to the works. Some for a moment entered them. Colonel McMahon, with a part of his regiment, separated by the swamp from the rest of his brigade, reached the parapet, planted on it his colors, but fell covered with many wounds, and expired in the enemy's hands, losing his colors with honor. The gallant Colonels Porter, Morris, McKeen, and Haskell were killed, and General Tyler was wounded. Yet Gibbon's troops, too, clung tenaciously to the ground gained; and some remained so close to the hostile works, that the men could only be reached by covered ways. In less than an hour Hancock's loss was above three thousand. The story of the advance of the Sixth Corps on the right of Hancock, and that of Smith on the right of the Sixth, is of a like tenor. Every assault was immediately repulsed most disas
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
McClellan's attention on south bank of Chickahominy, 151; Porter overwhelmed, and the retreat commenced, 152; French and Meagher cover Porter's retreat, 153; Porter's corps crosses to McClellan at night, 153; estimate of casualties, 153. GarnetPorter's corps crosses to McClellan at night, 153; estimate of casualties, 153. Garnett, General, Confederate commander in West Virginia, 35. Gettysburg campaign, the, 308; theory of the Confederate invasiond never rejoins his old command, 547. Hanover Junction, Porter's defeat of Branch at, 124. Harper's Ferry, United Stat; advance south of Fredericksburg, 124; advance cleared by Porter's corps of the Potomac army, 124; ordered to the Shenandoang back, 188; McDowell ordered on Warrenton turnpike, 189; Porter's assault on Warrenton turnpike, 190; Porter repulsed fromPorter repulsed from Warrenton turnpike, 190. Manassas Gap, General French's feeble attack, 374 Marmont on discrimination of the soldier, n at, and battle, 181; Jackson escapes from Manassas, 181; Porter's advance to Gainsville stopped by Lee's arrival, 183; arr