asily done; that the vessels he mentions are fully adequate to cover a landing, and that, with a landing and an advance from here, Yorktown will fall.
He recommends — and it may be a good idea — a landing in the Severn simultaneously, taking Gloucester in the rear, and from there battering Yorktown.
Yorktown and Gloucester taken, the small gunboats, regular and irregular, will be enough to command the navigation of the York river.
He thinks, and Gen. Wool thinks, that the whole attention ofGloucester taken, the small gunboats, regular and irregular, will be enough to command the navigation of the York river.
He thinks, and Gen. Wool thinks, that the whole attention of the enemy is concentrated on Norfolk; that they are reinforcing that place and increasing their batteries day and night, and that Magruder is not reinforced.
Wool thinks that some troops passed over from north to south side of James river recently to reinforce Huger.
This is all I can write now. I must stay a little.longer to get some definite information about the places where we propose to land.
There are 20,000 available men (nearly) here now (including Wool's, Mansfield's, etc.), and 2
s's Mill, 418 ; Savage's Station, 427, 428 ; Antietam, 594-598, 600.
Gaines's Mill, Va., battle of, 410-421.
Gallagher, Col., 580.
Gantt, Col. T. T., 123, 124.
Garnett, Gen. R. S., 61, 62 ; death, 63.
Gauley river, Va., 54.
Gentry, Capt. W. T., 133.
Getty, Gen. G. W., 46, 116.
Gibbon, Gen. J., 579, 581, 582.
Gibson, Capt., at Williamsburg, 320, 321 ; South Mountain, 576 ; Antietam, 601, 602.
Gill. Samuel. visit to McClellan, 48.
Glendale, Va., battle of. 430-433.
Gloucester, Va., 263, 264, 267, 275, 286, 288, 291, 292, 296.
Goldsborough. Com. L. M., in Peninsula, 177, 246, 257, 264, 267, 306; Yorktown, 288, 292, 297 ; Harrison's, 486.
Gordon, Gen. G. H., 591: 593.
German, Gen. W. A., at Yorktown, 284; Fair Oaks, 382 ; South Mountain, 582 ; Antietam, 592, 593.
Government, general, attitude toward secession and centralization, 31, 32 ; safe policy, powerless early in the war, 32 ; unprepared, 39.
Government, State, Northern and Southern views of, 31 ;