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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
nder for other operations more remote, but whose chief business was to secure Washington City. The number left was a little more than seventy-three thousand. Of these 18,000 were to remain in garrison at and in front of Washington; 7,780 at Warrenton; 10,859 at Manassas; 35,467 in the Shenandoah Valley; and 1,350 on the Lower Potomac.--See McClellan's Report, page 66. A few days later, he had under his command, at Fortress Monroe, one hundred and twenty-one thousand men (exclusive of the fo of them new and imperfectly disciplined, and several of the regiments in a disorganized condition. At the same time he was under orders from McClellan to send three regiments to the Peninsula, one to Budd's Ferry, and 4000 men to Manassas and Warrenton. The absence of these would reduce the force in and around Washington to less than 15,000 men. This matter was referred to the Adjutant-General, (L. Thomas), and General E. A. Hitchcock, and, on their decision that the force was inadequate, th
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
was posted at Waterloo Bridge, on the Upper Rappahannock, between Warrenton and Sperryville; and General Rufus King, of the same corps, who w darkness, the rain falling copiously, he pushed on unmolested to Warrenton, and around to Catlett's Station at which Pope's army trains wereto be stretched between Waterloo Bridge, the Sulphur Springs, and Warrenton. He looked to the swollen river as a sufficient barrier to any ar Reynolds) was ordered, at the same time, to march directly upon Warrenton, that he might join with Sigel in pushing the Confederates back tprings; McDowell, with the divisions of Ricketts and King, was at Warrenton; and Heintzelman, Heintzelman was not well prepared for actiontween Thoroughfare and Manassas Gaps, he sent word to McDowell at Warrenton, that he believed the whole force of the enemy had marched for th to fall heavily upon his rear. Jackson, who now commanded the Warrenton road, by which Lee was approaching, had determined to maintain hi
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)
. The Confederates, meanwhile, were falling back, and so, from the Potomac to Front Royal and Warrenton, the two great armies moved in parallel lines, with the lofty range of the Blue Ridge between d the command on the 10th of November. At that time the Army of the Potomac was massed near Warrenton, as follows:--The First, Second, and Fifth Corps, reserve artillery, and general Headquarters, at Warrenton; Ninth Corps on the line of the Rappahannock, in the vicinity of Waterloo; the Sixth Corps at New Baltimore; the Eleventh Corps at New Baltimore, Gainesville, and Thoroughfare Gap ;--Sirg, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Brandy Station, Rappahannock Station, Gainesville, Bull's Run, Warrenton, and Fredericksburg. After Bayard's death the brigade, was formed into a division, under Genetinued, I am responsible. Alluding to the fact that the plan of moving to Fredericksburg from Warrenton, instead of pursuing Lee toward the Rapid Anna, was not favorably considered by the authoritie
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
ron-clad monster, and as it passed sullenly by in the darkness it drew a tremendous fire from the Vicksburg batteries. On it went, appearing more terrible as it seemed to defy shot and shell. Word was hastily sent to the Queen of the West, at Warrenton, to beware of the impending danger, whereupon she fled for her life. Orders were also sent for the Indianola to be instantly destroyed, to prevent her being captured by the awful ram. The trick was soon discovered, and other orders were sent ton the gun-boats. It was evident that the post. could not be taken; so at a little past, noon Grant ordered a cessation of the battle, and directed Porter to run by the batteries with gun-boats and transports, as he had done at Vicksburg and. Warrenton, while the army should move down to a point opposite Rodney, where it might cross without much opposition. At six o'clock that evening Porter again attacked the batteries, and under cover of the fire all the transports passed by in good condit