Your search returned 59 results in 11 document sections:

1 2
nday night are heralded with enormous captions.--The correspondents are upon the crest of the wave of imagined success; the rebels shattered at Chancellorsville; Sedgwick laurelled with success at marye's Hill, in the rear of Lee; the position at Chancellorsville impregnable, &c. They speak of Hooker's glorious generalship, Napolerals were killed. The prisoners captured, the stores destroyed, &c., I am unable to state accurately. The most desperate fight, however, was on Monday evening. Sedgwick's 20,000 Yankees who crossed below and at Fredericksburg, and got Marye's Hill after losing three times as many as the force which defended it, swept up the plan C Shan non, Act'g Adj's-Gen, 2d brigade. 1st div, 12th corps; Ed L Yord 1st Lt, A D C to Gen Ward; Tho G Leigh, 1st Lt, A D C do; H W Farrar, 1st Lt, A D C to Gen Sedgwick; Jno W Bokels, 1st Lt and A D C to Gen Hays; Capts L Chaffic, D, 28th N Y; M Esembeaux, K, 58th N Y; Ed Wenver, C 63d Pa; H C Pardee F, 20th Conn; W W Smith, C
Hooker's strength in the late battles. Hooker's Medical Director gives us the data by which the strength of the Yankee army may be estimated. The number of sick in the whole army on the 1st of April was 10,777; and the ratio of sick for the whole army 67:64 per 1,000. By this single rule of three these figures, according to the arithmeticians of our acquaintance, make up a grand total for Hooker of over 158,000 men. Deduct the 10,000 sick and there remain 148,000 fit for duty. Of these, we may suppose 40,000 were at Deep Run with Sedgwick and in Stafford as camp guard, leaving 108,000 stretched between Wilderness and Chancellorsville.
across the Rappahannock. Lee is being heavily reinforced. The last battle exceeds in slaughter those of the previous day." Nothing has been heard from Stoneman. It is impossible to doubt that his force has been captured. [second Dispatch.] Petersburg, May 10. --The Express has the New York World of the 7th inst. It acknowledges the defeat of Hooker and his retreat to the north bank of the Rappahannock. It says Lee, being heavily reinforced, again achieved a victory. Sedgwick's retreat began at midnight; but he was discovered by the rebels, who played terrible havoc on the pontoons, killing and wounding a large number. The World says that its worst fears of the results of Hooker's efforts have been more than confirmed. He has been out-generally and out fought. Nothing had been heard from Stoneman up to Wednesday night. It was generally believed that his whole force had been captured. The World says that Heintzelman is on the way to reinforce Hook
erest. The World describes the operations of Sedgwick's division as follows: The capture of Fredericksburg by General Sedgwick was the last principal item of news from that quarter. After obtaision of Fredericksburg. Thus Lee was between Sedgwick and Hooker, and Sedgwick in turn between two parts of Lee's army — Gen Sedgwick had been reinforced by some troops that had before been employed f those deserted works. On Monday morning Gen. Sedgwick was attacked near Buckford by a large forcat instead of attempting to join Gen. Hooker, Sedgwick will return to the relief of Gibbons, as the r 30,000 men from his main body to over whelm Sedgwick and Gibbons, yet Gen. Hooker does not seem tobeen able to take advantage of or prevent it. Sedgwick could not have been more than six miles distaible battles were fought by the 6th corps, Gen. Sedgwick, resulting in fearful carnage on both side. But by soon, a connection was made, and Gen. Sedgwick sent for supplies. Meantime the wounded i[3 more...]
y be accepted as a fact, and stated without detriment to the public interest, that our army is now on the Eastern side of the mountains, and prepared to meet the enemy when ever he shall see fit to offer battle. From all that we could gather from the Valley, from passengers who came down on the Central train last night, we are disposed to doubt the presence of the enemy at Strasburg, on the Valley turnpike. If they were there at all on Saturday, it must have been in much smaller force than at first represented, and probably nothing more than a few cavalry intending a raid on our wagon trains. By the Fredericksburg train a report comes to the city that the enemy, in force, have again appeared in Stafford county, and that yesterday morning their drums could be distinctly heard at Fredericksburg. It is supposed to be the corps of Gen Sedgwick moving by that routs in another "on to Richmond" manœuvre. It is sufficient to say that a Confederate force is ready to confront them.
ust, 1863, gives us some interesting information relative to the organization of that body and the changes which have taken place in the last month. It consists of 23 army corps, but as two of them, the 4th and 7th, have been so decimated by battle as to render their consolidation with others necessary, there are only 21 corps organized. These corps are commanded by the following officers: 1st corps, Maj Gen Newton; 2d, Maj Gen Hancock; 3d, Maj Gen Sickles; 5th, Maj Gen Sykes, 6th, Maj Gen Sedgwick; 8th, Maj Gen Schenck; 9th, Maj Gen Parke; 10th, Brig Gen Gillmore; 11th, Maj Gen Howard; 12th, Maj Gen Slocum; 13th, Maj Gen Ord; 14th, Maj Gen Thomas; 15th, Maj Gen Sherman; 16th, Major Gen Hurlbut; 17th, Maj Gen McPherson; 18th, Maj Gen Foster; 19th, Maj Gen Banks; 20th, Maj Gen McCook; 21st, Maj Gen Crittenden; 22d, Maj Gen Heintzleman; 23d, Maj Gen Hartsuff.--Besides these corps there is a cavalry corps under Maj Gen Stoneman, who is now on duty in Washington, as chief of the cavalry
terrific battle yet fought closed to day. Lee's entire army has made repeated and furious assaults up on our right and left wings, commanded by Hancock and Sedgwick, with temporary successes, but has been driven back with great slaughter. An attack was made about 4 o'clock this afternoon, simultaneously, upon our whole fine, which was gallantly repulsed. Towards dark the enemy concentrated upon our extreme right and fell suddenly upon Sedgwick, crushing in a portion of his line. Gen Sedgwick succeeded in reforming his line and securing it against further disaster, and the enemy withdrew from his front under cover of the darkness. Gen Sedgwick succeeded in reforming his line and securing it against further disaster, and the enemy withdrew from his front under cover of the darkness. Our losses have been heavy. Our army to-day has certainly achieved a decided success. It has baffled all the offensive efforts of the enemy. The almost impenetrable woods with which the battle ground is covered saved the rebels from a crushing defeat, as it enabled them to conceal their movements almost perfectly until t
c. We surrender a large portion of our available space this morning (says the Gazette) to such details of the bloody battle of Friday as are furnished by the army correspondents of the Philadelphia and New York journals. Contrary to the received opinion, the correspondent of the New York Tribune, writing from the battle-field Saturday evening, states that Gen Lee simply fell back to another line, and attempted to bring on another engagement by bold and persistent skirmishing. Major Gen Sedgwick was killed Tuesday. A ball entered his eye and passed through his head, killing him instantly. Gen Wright has been placed in command of Gen. Sedgwiek's corps. Dispatches from the army of the Potomac, dated 5 o'clock Tuesday evening, have been received at the War Department. Both armies then held their respective positions at Spotsylvania C H, without any material change. The enemy had been driven to his breastworks, his first line of rifle pits having been carried by the 6th c
e at the mercy of Gen. Philip Sheridan. It is this element of the campaign which so immensely accelerates its progress. The arrival and Reception of Major General Sedgwick's remains in New York. The body of Major General Sedgwick, killed in Grant's army, arrived in New York last week. He was a Connecticut Yankee, and theMajor General Sedgwick, killed in Grant's army, arrived in New York last week. He was a Connecticut Yankee, and there was a general turning out of New Englanders to lament over him. The Herald has the following account of the obsequies. The remains of Major General Sedswick, who was killed in the recent battles of Virginia while riding a long the front, arrived in this city yesterday morning to charge of Major Whinter, Captain Halsted, andle. The coffin was enshrouded with a silk flag, and on the lid was a beautiful wreath of holly leaves and flowers, with this inscription: To the memory ofGen Sedgwick, of Connecticut,from Mrs. Jas. Dixon, of Hartford, Connecticut. On the breast of the deceased was a beautiful bouquet, which was attached to Mrs. Lincoln's
enemy's Plans. Our pickets at Tunstall's Station, on the York River Railroad, yesterday morning captured R. B. Francis, a correspondent of the New York World, who was on his way to the White House, under the impression that Gen. Baldy Smith had reached that point from the Southside. He had in his possession a number of letters, and his dispatches for the World, which we are enabled to lay before our readers in advance of their publication in that paper. One of the letters stated that Sedgwick's corps started in the campaign with 30,000 men, and is now reduced to 12,000. The writer expresses his pleasure that Grant is now going to try a little of his strategy, after "butting" uselessly against the enemy's fortifications. The World's correspondent was brought to Richmond and placed in Castle Thunder. On his arrival at that institution he sent for an officer of the prison, and told him that he was Mr. Francis, late of Gen. Grant's army; that he unfortunately ran into our pic
1 2