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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 25 (search)
in connection with the cavalry; but the main columns and trains will move via Hackney's Cross-Roads, and Trader's Hill, Pittsboroa, St. Lawrence, etc., to be followed by the cavalry and light division, as soon as the bridge is laid over Haw River. 3. The centre, Major-General Schofield commanding, will move via Holly Springs, New Hill, Haywood, and Moffitt's Mills. 4. The left wing, Major-General Slocum commanding, will move rapidly by the Aven's Ferry road, Carthage, Caledonia, and Cox's Mills. 5. All the troops will draw well out on the roads designated during today and to-morrow, and on the following day will move with all possible rapidity for Ashboroa. No further destruction of railroads, mills, cotton, and produce, will be made without the specific orders of an army commander, and the inhabitants will be dealt with kindly, looking to an early reconciliation. The troops will be permitted, however, to gather forage and provisions as heretofore; only more care should be
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, District of Columbia Volunteers. (search)
ames River, with engagements at Deep Bottom, Darbytown and New Market Roads July 27-28. Sycamore Church August 9. Ream's Station August 21-23. Dinwiddie Road, near Ream's Station, August 23. Ream's Station August 24-25. (Cos. D, F, G, H, I, K and L transferred to 1st Maine Cavalry August 27, 1864. Other Cos. consolidated to a Battalion of 2 Cos.) Prince George Court House September 1. Sycamore Church and Blackwater River September 3. Sycamore Church September 15. Cox's Mill September 15. Coggin's Point September 16. Darbytown Road October 7 and 13. Fair Oaks October 27-28. Russell's Mills November 23. Bellefield Raid December 7-12. Expedition to Fernsville and Smithfield February 11-15, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, 1865. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Gravelly Ford on Hatcher's Run April 2. Near Amelia Court House April 4-5. Dinwiddie Road and Sailor's Creek April 6. Farmville and P
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, New York Volunteers. (search)
Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Petersburg & Richmond Railroad May 16. Bottom's Church May 17. Bermuda Hundred May 18-26. Walthall Junction June 2. West Point June 5. Petersburg June 8-10. Assaults on Petersburg June 15-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to March 27, 1865. Deep Bottom June 23, 1864. Surrey Court House July 11. Richmond & Petersburg Railroad July 21. Deep Bottom July 27-29. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Cox's Mills September 16. Chaffin's Farm September 29-October 1. Darbytown Road October 13 and 16. Fair Oaks October 27-28. Cone's Creek December 21. White Oak Swamp February 5, 1865. Expedition from Fort Monroe to Fredericksburg March 5-8. Expedition from Fort Monroe into Westmoreland County March 11-13. Williamsburg March 11. Near Windsor March 12. Near New Kent Court House March 17. Seven Pines March 18. White House March 19. Expedition from Deep Bottom to ne
I had turned the other columns across the bend of that road toward Ashboroa (See Special Field Orders number fifty-five.) The cavalry. Brevet Major-General J. Kilpatrick commanding, was ordered to keep up a show of pursuit to the Company's shops, in Alamance county; Major-General O. O. Howard to turn to the left by Hackney's cross-roads, Pittsboroa, St. Lawrence and Ashboroa; Major-General H. W. Slocum to cross Cape Fear river at Aven's ferry, and move rapidly by Carthage, Caledonia, and Cox's Mills; Major-General J. M. Schofield was to hold Raleigh and the road back, and with his spare force to follow an intermediate route. By the fifteenth, though the rains were incessant and the roads almost impracticable, Major-General Slocum had the Fourteenth corps, Brevet Major-General Davis commanding, near Martha's Vineyard, with a pontoon bridge laid across Cape Fear river at Aven's ferry, with the Twentieth corps, Major-General Mower commanding, in support. and Major General Howard had
From the South side. We mentioned yesterday that the enemy were reported to have landed a large force on the Southside of James river, about seven miles below City Point. Their force is estimated from 6,000 to 10,000. On Sunday afternoon there was a brisk skirmish between about 50 men of the 10th Virginia cavalry and some 80 of the enemy's cavalry, near Cox's Mill, in Prince George county. Our force was under the command of Capt. Mcllwaine, who divided his command, posting 25 of his men on the bank of a creek, and 25 on a bill in the vicinity, commanding the ford. On the appearance of the enemy Capt. Mel. ordered the men to fire, but from some defect in the powder not one of the carbines was discharged. The 25 posted on the bank of the creek then charged with sabres, the enemy using revolvers. A brisk fight resulted, in which Private Jas. Phillips was killed, and 1st Lieut. Craig Riddle, of Petersburg, and Privates Gilliam and Thompson wounded, and two missing, supposed to
The skirmish near Cox's Mill. Mr. James Phillips, who was alleged to have been killed in the cavalry fight of Sunday afternoon, near Cox's Mill, in Prince George county, is now known to be in the enemy's hands as a prisoner. His capture resulted from the disabling of his horse in the skirmish. After being reinforced the Yankees advanced as far as the encampment of the 10th Virginia regiment of cavalry, at Sycamore Church, and burned all the tents that were remaining but all the stores haCox's Mill, in Prince George county, is now known to be in the enemy's hands as a prisoner. His capture resulted from the disabling of his horse in the skirmish. After being reinforced the Yankees advanced as far as the encampment of the 10th Virginia regiment of cavalry, at Sycamore Church, and burned all the tents that were remaining but all the stores had been removed. The Federals stated at Garysville that they had two men severely wounded in the fight, but none killed. They threatened to return in a day or two, but up to noon on Monday they had failed to make good their threat. The Petersburg Express says that the battery put down to destroy the gunboat which had grounded int he mouth of the Appomattox, consisted of six-pounder smooth bore cannon, and were entirely unable to accomplish the destruction of the iron clad craft, although every
the skirmishes on the South side. A dispatch from the headquarters of McClellan, dated the 4th inst., says: Yesterday a reconnaissance was made from that point back into the country, to within fourteen miles of Petersburg. It was conducted by Col. Averill, and was composed of 150 of the Fifth United States and 150 of the Third Pennsylvania cavalry, with four companies of the First Michigan infantry. Captains Castor and Bowen, of Gen. McClellan's staff, accompanied them. At Cox's Mills, five miles from the river, they encountered the Thirteenth Virginia cavalry drawn up in line. Our men charged on them, when they broke and ran. They drove them to their encampment, at Sycamore church, two and a half miles further, where they again formed, but were ingloriously put to flight, leaving behind all their tents, camp equipage, and commissary stores, which our troops gathered together and burned. The rebels had two horses killed, six men wounded, and two taken prisoners. Our
From the South-Side. We have received no further intelligence of the enemy's movements in Prince George county. On Thursday our pickets were advanced as far as Cox's Mill, but no Yankees were discovered. On the same day a number of Federal steamers went up Balley's Creek, in Prince George, two or three miles below City Point; for what purpose has not been uncurtained, though it is conjectured that they are landing troops. The two gunboats aground in the Appomattox were got afloat on Wednesday night, after having been lightened by the removal of their loads of shot and shell, and proceeded down the river in company with eight other boats that had been hovering around for the previous forty-eight hours. The Yankees have doubtless arrived at the conclusion that the Appomattox is a hard stream to navigate. On Thursday morning the Galens was anchored in a position to command the channel of James River, from which it was supposed there were some apprehensions of the appearance
reinforcements coming from a distance, an attack was ordered upon the enemy just before daylight Friday morning. His left, near Sycamore church, rested upon a hill, well fortified and protected by abattis. His right, some two miles distant, at Cox's mill, was protected by a series of breastworks and rifle-pits. General Dearing the right, simultaneously, and with like result. The attack was a surprise to the enemy, and their position was carried with a rush. The charge of our men at both poinAt one time General Lee halted, and fed and watered his animals. Kantz also halted. But we understand from good authority that after the battle at Belsches, Kantz turned his troops loose upon the citizens of Prince George and robbed and pillaged them generally in revenge for our success. This is poor revenge for a brave man to take. In the fight at Sycamore church and Cox's mill three hundred fine Yankee horses were captured, which will be put to useful service in the Confederate army.