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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 8: the siege and capture of Fort Donelson. (search)
rtions at first, but destined to be enlarged by six regiments sent around by water. The latter division was under the command of Lewis Wallace, of the famous Eleventh Indiana Zouave Regiment, See page 516, volume I. who was promoted to be a brigadier-general on the day of the capture of Fort Henry. His commission was dated September 3d, 1861. With McClernand's division were the field batteries of Schwartz, Taylor, Dresser, and McAllister; and with Smith's were the heavy batteries of Richardson, Stone, and Walker, the whole under the command of Major Cavender, chief of artillery. On the 11th, General Grant called a council of war, which was composed of his division commanders and several acting brigadiers. Shall we march on Donelson, or wait for further re-enforcements? was the question considered. Information that heavy re-enforcements were hastening toward that stronghold carried a decision in favor of an immediate march against it; and in general field orders the next mo
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 10: General Mitchel's invasion of Alabama.--the battles of Shiloh. (search)
annah, but could not Ulysses S. Grant. come in time, perhaps, to assist in the struggle, and he believed that he must win or lose the battle without them. The gap made by the demolition of Prentiss's brigade and Stuart's retreat, through which the Confederates expected to rush upon Hurlbut and push him into the Tennessee River, was speedily closed by General W. H. L. Wallace, who marched with his remaining brigades and joined McArthur, taking with him the Missouri batteries of Stone, Richardson, and Webber, which were all under the command of Major Cavender. Hurlbut had been stationed in open fields; now he fell back to the thick woods between his camp and the river, and there, from ten o'clock in the morning until between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, he and Wallace held the Confederates in check, fighting a greater part of the time, and hurling back tremendous charges by the massed foe. On both sides death had been reaping a bountiful harvest. The brave General Wal
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
ll road, which joins the former within two miles of Williamsburg, by the divisions of Generals W. F. Smith, Darius N. Couch, and Silas Casey. Those of Generals Israel B. Richardson, John Sedgwick, and Fitz-John Porter, were moved to the vicinity of Yorktown, to be ready to go forward as a supporting force, if required, or to followas in progress, and gave some orders. The fighting soon afterward ceased, and he countermanded his order on leaving Yorktown for the divisions of Sedgwick and Richardson to advance, and directed them to accompany Franklin to West Point. At ten o'clock that night, when Longstreet had commenced his flight from Williamsburg withch every white person had fled. In the mean time General Dana had arrived with a part of Sedgwick's division, but remained on the transports. The divisions of Richardson and Porter soon followed. No signs of Confederate troops appeared at first, but that night one of Franklin's vedettes was shot near the woods that bordered t
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
ick's division crossed first, closely followed by Richardson's, and, with the former, Sumner reached the fielding, and the battle of Saturday, May 31, ceased. Richardson's division and Sumner's artillery, which had beenederates early in the morning June 1, 1862. with Richardson's brigade. The latter was on the alert. His tro sent him the. brigades of French and Meagher, of Richardson's division. They went forward at a quick pace, brps,. and taking chief command. The divisions of Richardson and Sedgwick were formed on the right of the rail Composed of his own corps, the division of General Richardson, and Naglee's brigade. Slocum's division wase found it destroyed, and was there met by Smith, Richardson, and Naglee, and the batteries of Ayres and Hazar right were Kearney and Hooker; next Sedgwick and Richardson; next Smith and Slocum; then the remainder of KeyHooker's division, and Meagher's Irish brigade of Richardson's division, were ordered up to their support, and
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
he divisions of Gorman and Williams, of Sumner's corps. Richardson's division had taken position in the rear of Hooker's ree on the right of the turnpike and near the Antietam General Richardson's division of Sumner's corps was posted. In line wieral Sedgwick to the support of Crawford and Gordon, and Richardson and French bore down upon the foe more to the left, whenwas restrained. Meanwhile the divisions of French and Richardson had been busy. The former, with the brigades of Weber, road in much disorder. In the mean time the division of Richardson, composed of the brigades of Meagher, Caldwell, and Broo confusion. and a charge of the Confederates directly on Richardson's front was quickly repulsed. The National line was stetadel for them, and there they made an obstinate stand. Richardson's artillery was now brought up, and while that brave leattery, he was felled by a ball that proved fatal. General Richardson was taken to McClellan's Headquarters (Pry's), where
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
g five guns, and called Fort Richardson, was constructed during the dark hours by sappers and miners, composed of negro slaves, under Captain Gau, at the left of Hamilton's division. The batteries of the new fortifications constructed by Major Prime extended from a point near the railway, close to the southern borders of Corinth, around west of it to a point due north from the starting-point. These were named Battery Madison, Lathrop, Tanurath, Phillips, Williams, Robinett, Powell, and Richardson. See map on page 522. The Confederates had also thrown up redoubts, one of which was not more than two hundred yards in front of Battery Robinett, that covered the Chewalla road northward from Fort Robinett. this is a view of Fort Robinett and the ground in front of it, as it appeared on the morning after the battle, with the exception of the dead bodies of the Confederates which strewed the ground. It is from a photograph made that day by G. S. And C. T. Smith, of Jackson, Mississi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
prise was abandoned, and General Banks concentrated his forces (about twelve thousand strong) at Baton Rouge, for operations in conjunction with Admiral Farragut, then on the Lower Mississippi. The latter, on hearing of the loss of the Queen of the West and the De Soto, See page 589. determined to run by the batteries at Port Hudson with his fleet, and recover the control of the river from that point to Vicksburg. His fleet consisted of the frigates Hartford (flag-ship), Missisippi, Richardson, and Monongahela; the gun-boats Essex, Albatross, Kineo, Genesee, and Sachem, and six mortar-boats. For this purpose he gathered his fleet at Prophet's Island, a few miles below Port Hudson, on the 13th of March, 1863. and on the same day Banks sent forward about twelve thousand men to divert the attention of the foe while the fleet should perform the proposed perilous act. These drove in the pickets before them, while the gun-boats Essex and Sabine, and the mortars, bombarded the Confede