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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 50 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 24 2 Browse Search
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz) 16 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 3 16 0 Browse Search
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Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 14 2 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 12 0 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 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 12 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 8 0 Browse Search
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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 6: Appomattox. (search)
iving from heavenward, manward. Your legs have done it, my men, shouts the gallant, gray-haired Ord, galloping up cap in hand, generously forgiving our disobedience of orders, and rash exposure on the dubious crest. True enough, their legs had done it,--had matched the cavalry as Grant admitted, had cut around Lee's best doings, and commanded the grand halt. But other things too had done it ; the blood was still fresh upon the Quaker Road, the White Oak Ridge, Five Forks, Farmville, High Bridge, and Sailor's Creek; and we take somewhat gravely this compliment of our new commander, of the Army of the James. At last, after pardoning something to the spirit of liberty, we get things quiet along the lines. A truce is agreed upon until one o'clock--it is now ten. A conference is to be held, or rather colloquy, for no one here is authorized to say anything about the terms of surrender. Six or eight officers from each side meet between the lines, near the Court House, waiting Le
preserved for subsequent capture, and the Army of Northern Virginia staggered on, and starved, and surrendered. If any one demands the proof of this assertion, I will give it. Iv. General Lee left Amelia Court-House on the evening of the 5th, and from this time the army was incessantly engaged, particularly with the Federal cavalry. On the 6th the enemy was encountered in force; and line of battle was formed to repulse them, if they advanced upon the trains then moving towards High Bridge. It was on this evening that Generals Ewell and Anderson were suddenly attacked and their commands thrown into great confusion, in the rear of the wagon-trains. These officers and others-including General Custis Lee, son of the General — were captured, and the drama seemed about to end here; but it did not. To the hostile fate which seemed to be pressing him to his destruction, General Lee opposed a will as unconquerable as the Greek Necessity with her iron wedge. The terrible resu
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 15: evacuation of Richmond and the Petersburg lines.--retreat and surrender. (search)
followed Anderson across Sailor's Creek, but Gordon, guarding an immense wagon train, turned to his right down the creek before crossing it on a road running to High Bridge. The Sixth Corps getting up on Ewell's rear, made him face his two divisions about-Kershaw on the right of the road and Custis Lee on the left, the navy battalllowed Gordon, and had a running contest with his rear for some miles, capturing thirteen flags, four guns, and some seventeen hundred prisoners. Gordon reached High Bridge that night, but lost a large part of a wagon train which had given the Confederates much trouble on the whole march and greatly delayed their progress, because the river above Farmville by a deep ford, leaving a force to burn the bridge. Gordon, to whose command Bushrod Johnson's division had been assigned, crossed at High Bridge, below Farmville, and so did Mahone with his fine division. At Farmville the Confederates feasted. It was the first occasion since leaving Richmond that ra
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 42: Petersburg. (search)
ndred men), under Colonel Washburn, with orders to make rapid march and burn High Bridge. To this force he afterwards sent eighty cavalrymen, under Brigadier-Generaow Rosser, with similar directions. Gary's cavalry came and reported to me. High Bridge was a vital point, for over it the trains were to pass, and I was under the ek, closely followed by Ewell. The route by which they were to march was by High Bridge, but they were on strange ground, without maps, or instructions, or commandee, but the close pursuit of Humphreys's corps forced its continued march for High Bridge, letting the pursuit in upon Ewell's rear. As Anderson marched he found Merr delay the pursuit until the trains and rear-guard could find safety beyond High Bridge. Ewell deployed his divisions, Kershaw's on the right, G. W. C. Lee's on the bridge, had the fragments of commands over before daylight, and crossed High Bridge. The parties called to fire the bridge failed to appear. He sent a brigade
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Five Forks and the pursuit of Lee. (search)
fought the battle of Sailor's Creek, capturing six general officers and about seven thousand men, and smashing things generally. Ord had sent Colonel Francis Washburn, of the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry, with two infantry regiments to destroy High Bridge and return to Burkeville Station, but becoming apprehensive for their safety, owing to the movements of the enemy, he sent Colonel Theodore Read of his staff with eighty cavalrymen to recall the command. Read advanced as far as Farmville, andnded, and the rest finally surrendered. Their heroic act had delayed Lee's advance long enough to be of material service in aiding his pursuers to capture a large part of his wagon trains. The next day, the 7th, Lee crossed the Appomattox at High Bridge and fired the bridge after his passage, but Humphreys arrived in time to extinguish the fire before it had made much progress, and followed Lee to the north side of the river. General Grant started from Burkeville early tile next morning, t
ch they carried by a determined and brilliant attack; but not without a serious loss, and a final struggle in which bayonet; were used. General Gibbon describes this assault as one of the most desperate in the war. The fall of Petersburg immediately followed as the result of the victorious assaults of the Twenty-fourth, Sixth, and Ninth Corps, after which the Twenty-fourth joined in the pursuit of Lee's Army. During this pursuit it had a sharp fight, April 6th, at Rice's Station, or High Bridge. On April 9th, the day of Lee's surrender, the corps was sharply engaged in the forenoon, the Twenty-fourth Corps having the honor of making the last infantry fight of that campaign, and of the war. Gibbon arrived at Appomattox Court House about ten o'clock, and intercepted Lee's troops who were driving the cavalry back in their attempt to escape. General Ord, commanding at that time the Twenty-fourth, Fifth, and Twenty-fifth (colored) Corps, states that the arrival of his command was o
ns (previously included), 102. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. North Anna, Va. 7 Jerusalem Road, Va. 2 Totopotomoy, Va. 2 Siege of Petersburg, Va. 9 Bethesda Church, Va., June 1, 1864 49 Deep Bottom, Va. 12 Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864 26 Ream's Station, Va. 9 Cold Harbor Trenches, Va. 6 Boydton Road, Va. 1 Chickahominy, Va. 1 Farmville, Va. 1 Petersburg, Va. (assault, 1864) 32     Present, also, at Strawberry Plains; Hatcher's Run; Sailor's Creek; High Bridge; Appomattox. notes.--Recruited under the call of February 1st, 1864, for 500,000 more men. It was organized at Madison leaving Wisconsin on May 10th; Colonel Haskell was transferred from the Sixth Wisconsin, in which he was serving as an Adjutant. Immediately after arriving in Virginia the regiment joined the Army of the Potomac, then at Spotsylvania, having been assigned to the First Brigade (Webb's), Second Division (Gibbon's), Second Corps. The regiment was under fire, for the fir
York Mott's Second 6 32 46 84 Appomattox campaign, Va. Includes Gravelly Run, March 29th; White Oak Road and Boydton Road, March 31st; Five Forks, April 1st; Fall of Petersburg, April 2d; Sutherland Station, April 2d; Sailor's Creek, and High Bridge, April 6th; Farmville, April 7th; and Appomattox, April 9th. The regiments sustained the above losses as follows: those of the Fifth Corps, at Gravelly Run. White Oak Road, and Five Forks; the Second Corps, at White Oak Road, Sutherland Station, Sailor's Creek, and Farmville; the Sixth Corps, at the Fall of Petersburg, and Sailor's Creek; the Ninth Corps, at the Fall of Petersburg; the Twenty-fourth Corps, at the Fall of Petersburg, High Bridge, and Appomattox. The cavalry sustained losses daily, from Gravelly Run to Appomattox.             March 29--April 9, 1865.             198th Pennsylvania Griffin's Fifth 37 178 22 237 91st New York Crawford's Fifth 33 176 21 230 185th New York Griffin's Fifth 32 171 6 209
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), Maps [drawn by Colonel Lyman] (search)
Maps [drawn by Colonel Lyman] The Rapidan51 From the Rapidan to Spotsylvania Court House86 The Attack on the Salient113 From Tolopotamoy Creek to Chickahominy River117 The North and South Annas and Pamunkey River120 Richmond-Petersburg155 Between Petersburg and Richmond215 Jerusalem Plank Road and Weldon Railroad218 Boydton Plank Road and Hatcher's Run328 High Bridge to Appomattox Court House336 Namozine Road to Jetersville342 Appomattox Court House344 Boydton Plank Road347 George Gordon Meade
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 9 (search)
Point and reinforce Parke, and I managed to send something to pretty much everybody, so as High Bridge to Appomattox Court house to keep them brisk and lively. In fact, I completely went ahead ofock, that the enemy was moving on Deatonsville, intending probably to cross the Appomattox at High Bridge. Instantly General Meade gave orders for the 6th Corps to face about and move by the left flank and seek roads in the direction of High Bridge, with the idea of supporting the cavalry in their attempt to head off the enemy; the 2d Corps were turned into the left-hand road nearest Jetersvills, once so redoubtable! At 10.30 the 2d Corps, after some firing, crossed the Appomattox, at High Bridge, where we too arrived at eleven. Nothing can more surprise one than a sudden view of this gre in the morning. We left betimes, before six, to wit; for we had to get all the way back to High Bridge and then begin our march thence. After crossing the river beside the bridge (whereof the las
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