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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 42: Petersburg. (search)
ass, and I was under the impression that General Lee was there, passing with the rest of his army, but hearing our troops engaged at Rice's Station, he had ridden to us and was waiting near Mahone's division. Ord's command was not up till near night, and he only engaged with desultory fire of skirmishers and occasional exchange of battery practice, arranging to make his attack the next morning. General Ewell's column was up when we left Amelia Court-House, and followed Anderson's by Amelia Springs, where he was detained some little time defending trains threatened by cavalry; at the same time our rear-guard was near him, followed by the enemy. Near Deatonville Crook's cavalry got in on our trains and caused delay of several hours to Anderson's march. Crook was joined by part of Merritt's cavalry and repeated the attack on the trains, but Ewell was up in time to aid in repelling the attack, and the march was resumed, the enemy's cavalry moving on their left flank. Anderson c
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Lee's report of the surrender at Appomattox. (search)
g toward Farmville. This caused serious delay in the march of the center and rear of the column, and enabled the enemy to mass upon their flank. After successive attacks Anderson's and Ewell's corps were captured or driven from their position. The latter general, with both of his division commanders, Kershaw and Custis Lee, and his brigadiers, were taken prisoners. Gordon, who all the morning, aided by General W. F. Lee's cavalry, had checked the advance of the enemy on the road from Amelia Springs and protected the trains, became exposed to his combined assaults, which he bravely resisted and twice repulsed; but the cavalry having been withdrawn to another part of the line of march, . . . the enemy, massing heavily on his [Gordon's] front and both flanks, renewed the attack about 6 P. M., and drove him from the field in much confusion. The army continued its march during the night, and every effort was made to reorganize the divisions which had been shattered by the day's operati
Bridge Milford Station Hawes' Shop Hanover Court House Ashland old Church Cold Harbor Trevilian Station St. Mary's Church White House Landing Nottoway Court House Stony Creek Wilson's Raid Ream's Station Staunton Bridge Moorefield Luray White Post Smithfield Berryville Opequon Woodstock Waynesboro New Market Tom's Brook Cedar Creek Hatcher's Run Newtown Rood's Hill Darbytown Road Bellefield Sheridan's Raid Mount Crawford Dinwiddie Court House five Forks Amelia Springs Sailor's Creek Clover Hill Appomattox. This list covers only the more important of the numerous battles in which the Cavalry of the Army of the Potomac were engaged. It would be almost impossible to enumerate all the minor actions and affairs in which it participated, as not a day passed but, somewhere, at least, a battalion or regiment was under fire. From Beverly Ford to Appomattox, a dead cavalryman could have been seen any day of the year in answer to Hooker's famous query.
1 Burke's Station, Va., April 4, 1865 2 Brandy Station, Va., Aug. 20, 1862 1 Hawes's Shop, Va., May 28, 1864 21 Amelia Springs, Va., April 5, 1865 3 Rappahannock, Va., Aug. 21, 1862 1 Trevilian Station, June 11, 1864 2 Sailor's Creek, Va., Aprn 1864 Davies commanded this brigade, in which the regiment remained without further change. Colonel Janeway fell at Amelia Springs; Lieultenant-Colonel Virgil Broderick and Major John H. Shelmire were killed at Brandy Station; Major James H. Hart wHill; Chantilly; Fredericksburg; Kelly's Ford; Mine Run; Spotsylvania; North Anna; Cold Harbor; Poplar Spring Church; Amelia Springs; Appomattox. notes.--The above enrollment may give an erroneous idea of the size of the regiment. Fully one-third Present, also, at Wapping Heights; Kelly's Ford; North Anna; Totopotomoy; Cold Harbor; Deep Bottom; Peebles's Farm; Amelia Springs; Farmville; Appomattox. notes.--The Eleventh reported at Washington, August 26, 1862, and moved directly into Virg
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, Chapter 14: the greatest battles of the war — list of victories and defeats — chronological list of battles with loss in each, Union and Confederate. (search)
Va 103 864 209 1,176 March 29 Gravelly Run, Va 55 306 22 383 March 31 White Oak Road, Va 177 1,134 556 1,867 March 1-31 Siege of Petersburg, Va 58 272 98 428 March 31 Cavalry engagements.Dinwiddie C. H., Va 67 354 -- 421 April 1 Five Forks, Va 124 706 54 884 April 2 Cavalry engagements.Selma, Ala 42 270 7 319 April 2 Fall of Petersburg, Va 296 2,565 500 3,361 April 3 Cavalry engagements.Namozin Church, Va 10 85 -- 95 April 5 Cavalry engagements.Amelia Springs, Va 20 96 -- 116 April 6 Sailor's Creek, Va 166 1,014 -- 1,180 April 7 Farmville, Va 58 504 9 571 April 8 Spanish Fort, Ala 100 695 -- 795 April 9 Fort Blakely, Ala 113 516 -- 629 April 16 Cavalry engagements.Columbus; West Point, Ga 13 53 -- 66 Confederate losses in particular engagements. 1861.             July 21 First Bull Run, Va 387 1,582 13 1,982 Aug. 10 Wilson's Creek, Mo 265 800 30 1,095 Oct. 3 Greenbrier River, W. Va 6 33 13 52 Oct. 21 Ball'<
cond, Sixth, Ninth, and Twenty-fourth Corps; Confed., Part of Gen. A. P. Hill's and Gen. J. B. Gordon's Corps. Losses: Union, 296 killed, 2565 wounded, 500 missing; Confed., killed and wounded not recorded, 3000 prisoners (estimate). April 3, 1865: fall of Richmond, Va. Union, Gen. Weitzel's command; Confed., Local Brigade and other forces under command of Gen. R. S. Ewell. Losses: Confed., 6000 prisoners, of whom 500 were sick and wounded. April 5, 1865: Amelia Springs, Va. Union, Crook's Cav.; Confed., Gary's Cav. Losses: Union, 20 killed, 96 wounded; Confed. No record found. The Grand Review of the Union Army. One of the proudest days of the nation--May 24, 1865--here lives again. The true greatness of the American people was not displayed till the close of the war. The citizen from the walks of humble life had during the contest become a veteran soldier, equal in courage and fighting capacity to the best drilled infantry of M
troops late in the afternoon, for which he had waited, he impressed upon the colonel in command of them the necessity for strenuous efforts to effect as rapid a crossing of Flat Creek as possible, emphasizing his instruction by saying that a captured order from General Grant to General Ord, who was at Jetersville, indicated an attack early next morning. Timber was felled; a new bridge was built; the last vehicle had passed over it, and the engineer troops were already in motion toward Amelia Springs, when a Federal battery unlimbered on a near-by hill and fired a few shells to expedite the movement of as tired and hungry a body of Confederate troops as could have been found that morning in General Lee's army, where fatigue and hunger were familiar conditions. When the engineer troops, which had been rejoined by the companies detached for service north of the James River and had made a respectable showing in strength, reached Sailor's Creek, where the rear guard of the army was in
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Resources of the Confederacy in 1865--report of General I. M. St. John, Commissary General. (search)
s movement. On the morning of April 3d, the Commissary-General left Richmond with the Secretary of War, for the headquarters of the General Commanding near Amelia Springs. On the route efforts were made to press to the same point several trains of army wagons with subsistence, part of which was captured by hostile cavalry thene of the Appomattox river, and the remainder were turned off towards Farmville. The party of the Secretary of War forced their way with difficulty through to Amelia Springs., passings long lines of army trains (headquarter and subsistence) still burning. After personal conference, early on the morning of the 6th, with the Gene make Lynchburg my headquarters, and be ready to forward supplies from that point to the army. I never heard of any order for the accumulation of supplies at Amelia Springs. If such order was given it must have been after the evacuation of Richmond was determined on, and when railroad transportation could not be had; prior to th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Detailed Minutiae of soldier life. (search)
se column of smoke rushed up into the air to a great height. For a moment there was the greatest consternation. Whole regiments broke and fled in wild confusion. Cutshaw's men stood up, seized their muskets and stood at attention till it was known that the ammunition had been purposely fired and no enemy was threatening the line. Then, what laughter and hilarity prevailed, for awhile,among these famishing men! Order having been restored, the march was resumed, and moving by way of Amelia springs, the column arrived near Deatonsville about ten o'clock the morning of Thursday the 6th. The march, though not a long one, was exceedingly tiresome, as the main roads being crowded, the column moved by plantation roads, which were in wretched condition, and crowded with troops and trains. That the night was spent in the most trying manner, may be best learned from the fact that when morning dawned the column was only six or seven miles from the starting point of the evening before.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 10.92 (search)
proceeded to arrange for reducing the artillery with the troops to a proportionate quantity, and properly to dispose of the surplus. These arrangements were at length effected; and on the 5th General Walker moved to the right, and west of the line of march of the army, having in charge all the artillery not needed with the troops. Ninety-five caissons, mostly loaded, which had early in the winter been sent from Petersburg to the rear, were here destroyed. Moving on next morning past Amelia Springs, we by 10 A. M. on the 6th of April reached Rice's station, Southside railroad. Our troops here went into line, and I chose positions for guns, commanding the Burkeville road and sweeping the ground to its left. On this line there was severe skirmishing during the evening, but no attack by the enemy. The enemy's cavalry meanwhile having attacked our wagon train about two miles back on the road, I, happening to be with the Commanding General when he received information of this, was re
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