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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 587 133 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 405 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 258 16 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 156 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 153 31 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 139 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 120 0 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 120 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 119 1 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 111 3 Browse Search
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ell handled, and fox the most part lay before Yorktown before our troops were there in strength to ovarious fortifications on this peninsula from Yorktown to Richmond. When the war broke out, Rober than formerly. Of the fortifications at Yorktown and elsewhere on the peninsula, it is desirabhe peninsula, and scoured the country between Yorktown and Newport News until the close of the year.stance of about nine miles. The distance from Yorktown to the head-waters of the Little Warwick was to the topography of the immediate district. Yorktown itself, our left, was of immense strength, asnot one brigade was unnecessarily detained at Yorktown. General D. H. Hill commanded Yorktown and tYorktown and the left wing; Magruder the right; Longstreet the centre; while Johnston was chief over all. Many epiads, except a few ordinary ones, existed from Yorktown to any point of his lines, flanks, or rear, ient of taking one of these defences. Towards Yorktown, the various dams were successively numbered [5 more...]
Chapter 22: Things at Yorktown lines continued we evacuate Yorktown lines battle of Williamsburgh, may fifth Yorktown lines battle of Williamsburgh, may fifth it is claimed, as usual, by the Federals as a brilliant victory facts of the matter we offer the enemy battle twice befomong the muddy, watery, slippery roads and breastworks of Yorktown lines. I know not what style of picture artists may drawr months — for soap we had none. A little longer stay at Yorktown lines, and I might have exclaimed with Falstaff: There issallied forth towards Williamsburgh. The artillerists at Yorktown had applied slow matches to their large pieces, so that d is told about Congressmen, a number of whom proceeded to Yorktown to see the sights after the evacuation. A Michigan colon them like chaff. Several days before our departure from Yorktown, the doctors had informed us that all incapable of marchihey won't advance to Richmond, we'll make them advance to Yorktown, was the common expression. From the line of fire it
s cats, and fit to fight a frigate at any odds. While at City Point I was informed that General Magruder was alarmingly unwell at one of the many beautiful residences near this point; but it was whispered confidentially: Oh! he's not very sick! he's been on a spree because Johnston would not fight at Yorktown It is only the effect of too much Bourbon and chagrin! This was probably the truth. This accomplished but nervous officer very much desired to fight and immortalize his name at Yorktown, behind the lines he had so scientifically planned and perfected in secrecy; but Lee and Johnston could penetrate more deeply into the enemy's plans there than the fighting engineer deemed worthy of consideration; and to engage a superior force, with our flanks unprotected and assailable at any hour by powerful and resistless fleets, would have been an act of madness. As it was, we could not retreat without. a severe fight, and had reason to consider ourselves extremely fortunate in escap
light orange, and stars on the throat. In manner he is decided and unequivocating; short, sharp, and dry in conversation; decision of character is plainly seen in the close-set lips: altogether, he is a spruce, neat, compact little man. Although there are no signs of extraordinary intellect, or marks of a man truly great, his quiet smile and twinkling eye betray a person of disciplined tastes and habits, possessed of much craftiness and cunning. I saw little of him around Manassas, but at Yorktown lines he was continually on the move, riding one of the finest chestnut mares the eye ever beheld; a small, active, wiry, fine-blooded, and swift animal, much like the owner. His solicitude was sleepless, and though visiting the principal redoubts and points daily, I have known him to gallop into our battery near midnight, not five minutes after the alarm gun fired, and though the distance ridden was over a mile. This distinguished man is a whole-souled patriot, brave to a fault, and,
sufficient water from the surface, or from a few indifferent Springs, but the quality was wretched, as all water usually is in the South. Much sickness was the consequence. Halleck, on the other hand, had not been in Corinth more than three days before he bored for water, and had many fine artesian and other wells in operation, which would have more than sufficed for three times the number of men in both armies. Virginia is the only place where fine water is abundant in the South, yet at Yorktown and other places the quality and supply were inferior. The same may be said of Manassas. Although Bull Run ran there, the men had an aversion to using that stream, except for washing purposes. How strange our generals never thought of digging wells! The bread question, said the doctor, is an all-important one; old troops become expert bakers in time, but young ones only spoil the flour, and ruin their digestion. In truth, flour should not be distributed at all; cracker bread is
ly berated, and that one extravagantly praised; so that, attentive as I was, it was utterly impossible to arrive at any accurate sense of the prevailing opinion. I tell you, said Dobbs, after imbibing a large draught of brandy, and priming himself for a speech, I tell you, gentlemen, that Lee's plan surpasses any thing I have ever read in military history. Just look at the entire arrangement. When our main army fell back from Fredericksburgh, the Rappahannock, and Rapidan, and went to Yorktown to meet McClellan, Fredericksburgh was threatened by a large division under McDowell: Ewell was deputed to watch him, and did it well; but in the Valley there were not less than three army corps coming up to form a grand army to advance on Richmond from the west. Jackson was at Winchester with a small force, and was ordered to attack Shields, (Banks being sick,) so as to create a diversion in our favor. Although obliged to retire after the battle of Kearnstown, Jackson called on Ewell, an