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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—Richmond. (search)
er, forming a strait commanded by the guns of Yorktown, and batteries erected opposite, at Gloucesteposition, sent him a formal order to evacuate Yorktown and to abandon the entire peninsula. But Magr line. A general cannonade was opened, from Yorktown to Lee's Mills, so as not to draw the enemy'seans of a regular siege. The surroundings of Yorktown alone afforded means of approach well adaptedemployed the Confederate prisoners in ridding Yorktown of these dangerous snares. When the Federawhole column. Longstreet, after evacuating Yorktown during the night of the 3d-4th of May, proceecounted for. Two days after the evacuation of Yorktown, on the evening of the battle of Williamsburginia, as York River had been by the cannon of Yorktown, was opened by the destruction of that ship, ot the man to neglect such an opportunity. Yorktown had just been evacuated. All the Confederateirty-eight. The garrisons of Fort Monroe and Yorktown should be deducted from the first figure. Su[36 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
ear of running some risk, he was preparing for himself a disappointment similar to that which followed the evacuation of Yorktown. He had determined only to advance his divisions step by step, behind fortifications and breastworks, the zigzag of whiions. Like McClellan in Virginia, he would undertake nothing without the support of his siege artillery, and, as before Yorktown, the latter was ready to open fire on the very day when no one remained to reply to them. On the evening of the 27th,issippi and that of the Tennessee. This disappointment, following so close upon that which had caused the evacuation of Yorktown, produced a great sensation in the North. Beauregard had the double merit of having postponed this retreat as long as pBesides, Halleck might follow the example of the army of the Potomac, which, on the very day following the evacuation of Yorktown, had been able to overtake its adversaries at Williamsburg. But he only sent in pursuit of the Confederates a few detac
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Maryland. (search)
cted to enter Richmond before General McClellan, to show the latter how much he had been mistaken in advancing by way of Yorktown and Williamsburg. The Federal troops destined to operate against the Confederate capital were, therefore, divided into n which he had so manfully struggled, was sadly retracing his steps over the road which was to lead him to Williamsburg, Yorktown, Newport News, the theatre of the first incidents of this campaign, which had begun under such favorable auspices, and a same moment the last Federal soldier was crossing the Chickahominy, and on the 20th the whole army, distributed between Yorktown, Fortress Monroe and Newport News, was ready to embark at these three points as rapidly as the limited number of transpo of Reynolds and Porter had already disembarked. Keyes' corps was left to guard the extremity of the peninsula, between Yorktown and Fortress Monroe. Such was the distribution of the corps composing the army of one hundred thousand men, which had l
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VI:—Virginia. (search)
s reorganization. But his inaction during the most favorable season for campaign purposes soon stirred up the impatient public, and reminded them of his temporizing policy at Washington in 1861, and in the beginning of the following year before Yorktown and on the Chickahominy. This impatience was fully shared by the Federal government. The difficult relations which had always existed between General McClellan and the Secretary of War had been aggravated by Halleck's appointment to the posts they occupied. It was in the midst of these painful circumstances that the army of the Potomac witnessed the close of the year 1862, the first of its active existence:--this year, which was marked by so many memorable events-by the siege of Yorktown, the comparatively successful battles of Williamsburg and Fair Oaks, the sanguinary but honorable defeats of Gaines' Mill and Glendale, and the success of Malvern Hill-this year, which had witnessed the disaster of Manassas, the fatal capitulati
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
s shot. He finally set her on fire, and, taking one of the launches, reached Fort Macon safe and sound. On the same day three Federal steamers, leaving Yorktown, in Virginia, with a few companies of infantry, landed these troops for a few hours in one of the bays of Matthews county, on the Chesapeake coast, where they destroyedd new reinforcements, which enabled him at last to carry out his plan of campaign. Wessell's brigade, detached from Peck's division, which was stationed between Yorktown and Fort Monroe, had come to join him at Newberne, and on the 11th of December he set off with the four brigades placed under his command. This time the prelimier that we should speak of it in this place, for this operation must be considered as the sequel of those we have just related. Magruder, the able defender of Yorktown, had been appointed to the command of all the forces stationed in Texas during the month of December. As soon as he had arrived he set himself to work to prepar
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 8 (search)
on,Sykes. 1st Brigade (regular), Major Russell; 2d Brigade, Warren. Independent Division, McCall; 9514 men. (Pennsylvania Reserves.) 1st Brigade, Reynolds; 2d Brigade, Meade; 3d Brigade, Seymour. Iii. Report of the Confederate army at Williamsburg and Fair Oaks. We are not in possession of official documents to prepare full statements of the reports prior to the 26th of June, 1862, and can only give the following outline. On the 4th of May the army under Johnston at Yorktown, numbering about 55,000 men, was divided into four divisions: 1st, Magruder; 4 brigades, under D. R. Jones. 2d, G. Smith; 8 brigades, under Wilcox, A. P. Hill, Pickett, Colston, Hampton, Hood, Hatton and Whiting. 3d, D. H. Hill; 4 brigades, under Early, Rhodes, Garland and Rains. 4th, Longstreet; 4 or 5 brigades, under McLaws, Kershaw, Semmes and R. H. Anderson. On the 30th of May the army under Johnston at Richmond, about 70,000 strong, was divided into six divisions: 1st