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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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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 5: Round about Richmond. (search)
perations on the Peninsula engagements about Yorktown and Williamsburg severe toil added to the soggish stream that rises about a mile south of Yorktown, and flows south to its confluence with Jameseries and rifle-trenches. The left rested at Yorktown, which was fortified by continuous earthworkst, connecting with those behind the Warwick. Yorktown is on the right bank of York River, which narhe Confederate vessels Virginia ( Merrimac ), Yorktown, Jamestown, and Teaser. McClellan's army, Finding the entire line of intrenchments at Yorktown empty on the morning of May 4, McClellan ordeillery, supported by Hooker's division on the Yorktown road and W. F. Smith's on the Hampton road. e by a cross-road, which led it over into the Yorktown road. These misleadings delayed the advance e movements of the Confederate cavalry on the Yorktown road, and let the enemy in upon us on that roand returned to him. The cavalry fight on the Yorktown road was also damaging to the Confederates, a[6 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 6: the battle of Williamsburg. (search)
ay Hancock called the superb by McClellan Johnston pays high tribute to Longstreet. Before quitting his trenches at Yorktown, Johnston anticipated a move of part of McClellan's army by transports to the head of York River, to cut his line of marhire on the right, in the same order; Hancock's brigade of W. F. Smith's division of the Fourth Corps threatening on the Yorktown road; supported by part of Davidson's brigade and artillery. After the advance of his infantry in the slashes, General ts and Thirty-sixth Pennsylvania Regiments of Grover's brigade, cleared the way for communication with the troops on the Yorktown road, and ordered Webber's six-gun battery into action towards the front of the fallen timber. As it burst from the wooegate; Rebellion Record, vol. XI. part i. p. 568. Federal, 2288 aggregate. Ibid. p. 450. General McClellan was at Yorktown during the greater part of the day to see Franklin's, Sedgwick's, and Richardson's divisions aboard the transports for h
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 9: Robert E. Lee in command. (search)
heir capital,--a report which, notwithstanding its unreasonable nature, was given a degree of credence in some quarters. Of interest in this connection is a letter to the author from General D. H. Hill: Upon nearing Richmond, after leaving Yorktown, General Johnston's first thought had been to stand on the table-lands between the Pamunkey and the Chickahominy Rivers, on the flank of McClellan's march for Richmond, and force him into battle. He selected ground with that view and posted hisetteville, Ark., February 4, 1879. General James Longstreet: My Dear General,-- I never heard of the proposed abandonment of Richmond at the time General Lee took command. I had charge of one of the four divisions with which the retreat from Yorktown was effected, and was called several times into General Lee's most important councils. I never heard any officer suggest such a course in these councils or in private conversations. I feel sure that General Johnston always intended to fight
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 18: battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam. (search)
croup that it was not an easy matter for one not an expert horseman to dismount à la militaire. To add to the dilemma, there was a rubber coat with other wraps strapped to the cantle of the saddle. Failing in his attempt to dismount, I suggested that he throw his leg forward over the pommel. This gave him easy and graceful dismount. This was the third horse shot under him during the day, and the shot was one of the best I ever witnessed. An equally good one was made by a Confederate at Yorktown. An officer of the Topographical Engineers walked into the open, in front of our lines, fixed his plane table and seated himself to make a map of the Confederate works. A non-commissioned officer, without orders, adjusted his gun, carefully aimed it, and fired. At the report of the gun all eyes were turned to see the occasion of it, and then to observe the object, when the shell was seen to explode as if in the hands of the officer. It had been dropped squarely upon the drawing-table,