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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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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 2 (search)
ren, at that time attached to Duryea's Zouaves, states in his evidence before the War Committee that the two regiments, when they arrived on the ground, finding things not at all as they had been instructed, were justified in firing on each other. Report on the Conduct of the War, vol. III., p. 384. The enemy at Little Bethel, getting the alarm, took flight, and the expedition then advanced on Big Bethel. This position, as it appears, was occupied as an outpost of Magruder's main body at Yorktown, and was held by a force of eleven hundred North Carolina and Virginia troops, under Colonel D. H. Hill, then in command of the First North Carolina regiment. Hill Report of Big Bethel The position was rather advantageous for defence, being covered by a swampy creek, and further strengthened by some guns placed under cover. It was liable, however, to be easily turned by the right. General Pierce displayed a great incompetence in his dispositions; but it happened that there was one man
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 3 (search)
from the President, stating that he had been constrained, by the severity of the pressure, to order the division of Blenker to Fremont. Report, p. 63. It will, moreover, presently appear, that scarcely had the army landed on the Peninsula, when, notwithstanding the President's emphatic assurances that no more troops should be detached from McClellan's command, the whole of McDowell's corps, whose arrival he was impatiently awaiting, for the purpose of making with it a turning movement on Yorktown, was taken from him, and General McDowell with his troops assigned to the new department of the Rappahannock. The reason assigned for this measure was, that General McClellan had not left behind a sufficient force for the protection of the capital. The result of this act will presently appear. It is impossible to review the series of events here recorded without a deep sense of pain and humiliation. A sufficient time has since elapsed to permit those who have at heart rather the vind
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 4 (search)
r campaign. March—August, 1862. I. Before Yorktown. To take up an army of over one hundred th which it was determined to hold the lines of Yorktown as long as practicable, re-enforcements were make short work of the operation of carrying Yorktown. The first of these auxiliaries was that of rry: Report of Artillery Operations, Siege of Yorktown, p. 134. This opinion is not justified by sub. In the preceding outline of the siege of Yorktown, I have confined myself to a simple recital oat the latter course — to wit, the turning of Yorktown—was General McClellan's original plan. To thg all the earlier portion of the month before Yorktown, had it in his mind, even without McDowell's enemy's lines at about Wynn's Mills, isolate Yorktown, so as to prevent the enemy from re-enforcings, while General McClellan remained behind at Yorktown to arrange for the departure of Franklin's dithat had directed the skilful withdrawal from Yorktown and checked the advance of the Union columns [38 more...
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 9 (search)
in that other bright exemplar of the defence of a country by boldly taking the offensive, was able to confront the invading Allies, and at length make them pay so dearly for the capture of his capital. Such was the principle of action early adopted by the Confederate leaders; and the course of this narrative has already set forth the bold and successful manner in which it was more than once carried out. It was in accordance with this policy that General Johnston, after falling back from Yorktown to the front of Richmond, turned upon McClellan astride the Chickahominy, and dealt him a blow which but for accidental circumstances should have terminated the campaign—a result that, indeed, was accomplished, when Lee, continuing the conception of Johnston, seized the initiative and hurled the Union army back to the James River. And it was in following out the same line of action that he was able, by threatening the flanks and rear of Pope, to drive back that general to the fortification
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 11 (search)
d Sigel, on the banks of the James River and in the Valley of the Shenandoah. This I shall only do so far as may be necessary to set forth their relations with the general system of operations. The force under General Butler was assembled at Yorktown and at Gloucester Point, on the opposite side of the York River, during the month of April. It was composed of the Eighteenth Corps, under General W. F. Smith, and the Tenth Corps, The Tenth Corps was composed of three divisions under Brigarom the coast of South Carolina. General Butler had in addition a division of horse, under General Kautz; this division was, at this time, at Norfolk and Portsmouth. The strength of the army was somewhat above thirty thousand of all arms. At Yorktown, Butler was in position to move by land up the Peninsula in the direction of Richmond; to use the line of the York River for an advance similar to that of McClellan, in 1862, or to take up the line of the James and threaten the Confederate capit
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
neral, on early ideas on quelling the rebellion, 29; on assaulting Yorktown, 110; on the passage of the Chickahominy, 130. Bethel, Butler, e Newmarket Cross-roads. Goldsborough, Admiral, and the navy at Yorktown, 104. Grant's overland campaign, 402; appointed to command all also South Mountain. Heintzelman, General, evidence on siege of Yorktown, 110. Heth, Confederate General, on battle of Hatcher's Run, 54 faults of inactivity, etc., considered, 97; opinion on assaulting Yorktown, 110; objects on arrival at the Chickahominy, 121; passivity on re; Peninsula, transportation of the army to the 99; the army before Yorktown (for siege of—see Yorktown), 99; pursuit of Johnston to WilliamsbuYorktown), 99; pursuit of Johnston to Williamsburg (for further—see Williamsburg), 112; White House reached. 118; Seven days retreat —see Seven days; the close of the, 164; reflections on irk River, Franklin's ascension of, in pursuit of Johnston, 117. Yorktown, McClellan's advance arrived at, and Lee's Mills, 101; description<