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troops at the Chain Bridge, and, in case of necessity, would rapidly move by the Aqueduct Bridge to support the troops at Fort Corcoran and Arlington Heights. On the 1st the two regiments at the Chain Bridge were placed under the command of Col. W. F. Smith, and within three days his command was increased to four regiments of infantry, one battery, and one company of cavalry. At the same time Couch's brigade was posted at the Toll-Gate on the Seventh Street road, where the Milkhouse Ford and B861: McCall's division; on the 25th of that month he received the last two regiments of the Pennsylvania Reserves, so that his division consisted of thirteen regiments in three brigades, under Meade, J. F. Reynolds, and Ord. Sept. 28, 1861: W. F. Smith's division, consisting of the Vermont brigade (afterwards Brooks's), J. J. Stevens's and Hancock's brigades. Oct. 5, 1861: Heintzelman's division, consisting of Richardson's, Sedgwick's, and Jameson's brigades. Oct. 11, 1861: Hooker's di
ickets, and followed that to the Aqueduct Bridge, thence home by W. F. Smith's camp; got home at ten P. M. Midnight, 15th. . . . I am e up with a message to the effect that the enemy were in force near Smith (W. F.) I rode rapidly home, changed my horse, and rode out to SmitSmith's camp. I determined at once to throw Smith across the river, and went over with his brigade myself till I saw him in position, and then cSmith across the river, and went over with his brigade myself till I saw him in position, and then came back at 1.30 pretty well tired out. Sept. 6. Rode along pickets from Corcoran to Chain Bridge. Found everything in good conditiont think I will ride out to-day. How did you learn that Buckner and Smith have joined the rebel army? I can hardly believe it. You have no i 30?) A most unhappy thing occurred last night among some of W. F. Smith's raw regiments. They three times mistook each other for the enlled. It is dangerous to make night — marches on that account; but Smith's march was delayed by causes I could not foresee, and it was neces
case if Pennsylvania, for example, had been the frontier State. Before the middle of August Gen. Smith's pickets were thrown across the river at the Chain Bridge. On the 3d of Sept., while reviewiadvancing along their whole line. After giving the necessary orders at other points I rode to Gen. Smith's headquarters at the Chain Bridge, and determined to move his brigade across the river during of Forts Maury and Ethan Allen--positions which I had already examined. On the 28th of Sept. Smith's division marched out to Falls Church, which movement, in connection with an advance of a part on was moved forward to Hall's and Munson's hills, in easy supporting distance; a few days later Smith's division was moved to Marshall's Hill. To support this movement McCall's division was, on thehe positions of the command were as follows: On the right McCall's division at Prospect Hill; Smith's division at Mackall's Hill, holding Lewinsville by an advanced guard; Porter's division at Min
headquarters, Army of the Potomac, camp Winfield Scott, April 15, 1862. Brig.-Gen. W. F. Smith, Commanding Division. Sir: You will please advance to-morrow morningcing the enemy to discontinue work. In compliance with these instructions Gen. Smith placed two brigades and three batteries on his left to guard against any attarp fire for about an hour until he silenced the enemy. About three o'clock Gen. Smith had placed eighteen guns in position about five hundred yards from the works,ened, the enemy replying for some time with rapidity; when their fire slackened Smith ordered four companies of the 3d Vermont to cross the dam and feel the enemy. gunboats as much as possible, I proposed to Flag-Officer Goldsborough and to Capt. Smith, commanding the gunboats, that the gunboats and the Galena should run the ba as to justify an assault during the first day's firing, I am very sure that Capt. Smith would have run by the batteries in broad daylight, without awaiting the cove
ellan: Good for the first lick! Hurrah for Smith and the one-gun battery! Let us have Yorktownhave you take control of the entire movement. Smith is in possession of their works, and the enemy May 4, 1862. Col. A. V. Colburn: Sir: Smith has reported that the enemy is in some force i to take command on the left. Telegraph me at Smith's, with duplicates for me at Keyes's headquarte just arrived here, and find Gens. Sumner and Smith here. We will soon have three divisions, and enemy's infantry and cavalry were reported by Smith to be about one and one-half miles in his fron I received the following: headquarters, Smith's division, May 4. Gen. McClellan: Gen. Hany nothing but cavalry covering the retreat. W. F. Smith, Brig.-Gen. headquarters, Smith's divur advance up the James should be this way. W. F. Smith. On the back of a pencil-sketch of the m via Hockaday's Spring this evening. I start Smith's division this evening, and hope to get most [5 more...]
n our return we found Gen. Heintzelman, soon followed by Porter and Smith, all of whom remained here all night. I sat up very late arranging was severely but not dangerously wounded in the arm yesterday. In Smith's affair yesterday we lost, I fear, nearly 200 killed and wounded. caused by the attempt of a part of the enemy to cross the stream in Smith's front. They were repulsed at once; tried it later, and were agaid enough to keep the enemy entirely silent at his works in front of Smith and at Wynn's Mill. Last night we commenced a battery, at Farnholdst on this devoted place. To-day the enemy sent a flag of truce to Smith, asking a suspension of hostilities to bury the killed of the 16th.hurt nothing, however; he tried his best at a skirmish with some of Smith's men this morning, but was repulsed with loss. It is said that soown to Shield's House to meet the new commander of the flotilla, Capt. Smith. . . . I don't half like the perfect quietness which reigns now.
rny and Hooker. 4thCorps-Gen. Keyes. Consisting of the divisions Couch and Casey. 5thCorps-Gen. Fitz-John Porter. Consisting of the divisions Morell Sykes, and Hunt's reserve artillery. 6thCorps-Gen. Franklin. Consisting of the divisions W. F. Smith and Slocum. The organization of the cavalry remained unchanged, and, as no new regiments were assigned to the Army of the Potomac except Col. Campbell's, which remained at Williamsburg, we suffered very much during the subsequent operations f Your despatch of yesterday respecting our situation and the batteries of Fort Darling was received while I was absent with the advance where I have been all this day. I have communicated personally with Capt. Goldsborough, and by letter with Capt. Smith. The vessels can do nothing without co-operation on land, which I will not be in condition to afford for several days. Circumstances must determine the propriety of a land-attack. It rained again last night, and rain on this soil soon mak
our batteries of horse-artillery. He was supported by the divisions of Hooker, Smith, Couch, Casey, and Kearny, most of which arrived on the ground only yesterday. the river for West Point. Yesterday I received pressing private messages from Smith and others begging me to go to the front. I started with half a dozen aides anr-brush or tooth-brush . . . . Monday, 1 P. M. (8th). . . . I hope to get Smith's division off this afternoon, followed by others in the morning. Stoneman is may not still be between the two. I shall start to-morrow morning and overtake Smith. I have ordered up headquarters and the accompanying paraphernalia at once, so. The road was so much blocked up with wagons that I did not start till late. Smith, Couch, Casey, and Kearny are all in front of me, the regulars close by. To-morrow headquarters start at five A. M., and will pass all but Smith, encamping with or just in rear of him. I hope to see Franklin to-morrow night and learn more of th
63 ; Antietam, 598, 600, 601. Slough, Gen. J. P., 540, 541. Smith, Gen. C. F., 216, 217. Smith, Gen. G. W., 169, 178 ; at Yorktown, 319, 324 ; West Point (Va.), 334, 337 ; Williamsburg, 353; Fair Oaks, 378, 400, 402 ; Virginia, 660. Smith, Gen. W. F., at Washington, 1861, 79, go, 92, 95, 96 ; Dranesville, 180. In Peninsula, 256, 306 ; Yorktown, 260, 284, 285, 298-301, 303, 311, 312; Williamsburg, 320, 322, 324. 326 331, 332 ; in pursuit, 341, 352-354; Gaines's Mill, 420, 421 ; Savage's Station, 427; Malvern, 434 ; Berkley, 441. In Pope's campaign, 511. At Crampton's Gap, 593 ; Antietam, 593, 599. Smith, Capt. (navy), 288. South, people of, on State rights and secession, 31, defence of 31; responsible for war, 37 ; habits as an aid, 40. South Mountain, Md., battle of, 572-583, 606, 608. Staff, difficulty in obtaining, 45 ; remarks on, 120 ; list of, 113-135. Stahl, Gen. J., 81, 139, 143. Stanton, Sec., letter on Washington, 67 ; warns McClellan against Hallec