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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketch of Longstreet's divisionYorktown and Williamsburg. (search)
osses of each brigade of Longstreet's division are not on record. Of the Federal losses four hundred and fifty-six were killed, one thousand four hundred wounded, and three hundred and seventy-two missing. Of these Hookers division bore the greater share, his report giving three hundred and thirty-eight killed, nine hundred and two wounded, three hundred and thirty-five missing. Hancock's loss in his affair with Early is stated by McClellan at only thirty-one, but perhaps more correctly by Swinton at one hundred and twenty-nine. Immediately after dark Longstreet began the withdrawal of his division, leaving D. H. Hill as rear-guard. The rain still fell, the night was cold, and the condition of the roads was such, that it really seemed impossible for man or horse to move over them. The sufferings of that night will probably never be forgotten, either by the worn out brigades, who, after the long day's fight, waded and stumbled all night in the mud, or by those who, without fires
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Fredericksburg. (search)
's and Early's division of that corps thrown in that neighborhood, and the balloonists seeing this, reported that the plan was discovered, and it was thereupon abandoned. General Burnside had hoped to postpone active operations until Spring, Swinton, Army of the Potomac, p. 233. but the temper of the Federal administration, and the northern people, would allow no such delay, so he decided to give up his flank movement, make a direct attack, and endeavor to surprise Lee before he could concell to the infantry, that two regiments alone, opposite the city, suffered These regiments were the 57th New York, under Lieutenant-Colonel Chapman, and the 66th New York, under Lieutenant-Colonel Bull, of Zooks's brigade, Hancock's division.--Swinton's Army of the Potomac. one hundred and fifty casualties in a very short while. Under cover of this fire several fresh efforts were made to complete the bridges, but the pontoniers were unable to bear the strain for more than a few minutes at a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Fredericksburg. (search)
and to hold the rest of his command in position for a rapid movement down the Richmond road. Swinton. Army of the Potomac, p. 245. General Sumner, who had previously been ordered to await the succmation of each division was ordered to be brigade front with intervals of two hundred paces. Swinton, page 249. French's brigades was in the following order, viz: Kimball's, Andrews's, Palmer's, Ht opposite its centre. As it had crossed the canal on the Telegraph and Plank road bridges, Swinton's Army of the Potomac. opposite the Confederate left-flank, the Federal column must have inclinnd, and Hancock lost two thousand and thirteen out of five thousand and six led into action. Swinton, Army of Potomac, p. 251. The body of one man, supposed to have been an officer, was found afte urgent entreaties of General Sumner, and after a column of assault had been already formed. Swinton. Army of Potomac, p. 253. Disgusted at the failure to carry the position, General Burnside had
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General J. A. Early's report of the Gettysburg campaign. (search)
ward; and the fact was that two fresh corps (Slocum's and Sickles's) were very near the battle-field, while a reserve of three or four thousand men (Steinwehr's division) had been left on Cemetery Hill and had not been engaged.--See statement in Swinton's Army of the Potomac, and Doubbleday's testimony, Report on the Conduct of the War, vol. 1, 2d series, p. 309. Having been informed that the greater portion of the rest of our army would move up during the night, and that the enemy's position our left along the crest of Seminary Ridge, west of the town. As there has been much criticism in regard to the management at this battle, and especially in regard to the lateness of the attack on the 2d, I make the following extracts from Swinton's Army of the Potomac. He says:-- Indeed, in entering on the campaign, General Lee expressly promised his corps-commanders that he would not assume a tactical offensive, but force his antagonist to attack him. Having, however, gotten a tast