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, and sent to Fort Monroe for a pontoon-bridge on which to make the crossing. While waiting for the pontoons I ordered Custer to proceed with his brigade to Hanover Station, to destroy the railroad bridge over the South Anna, a little beyond that place; at the same time I sent Gregg and Wilson to Cold Harbor, to demonstrate in ththe flooring, and in one day the bridge was made practicable. On the 22d Gregg, Wilson, and Custer returned. The latter had gone on his expedition as far as Hanover Station, destroyed some commissary stores there, and burned two trestle bridges over Hanover Creek. This done, he deemed it prudent to retire to Hanovertown. The next morning he again marched to Hanover Station, and there ascertained that a strong force of the enemy, consisting of infantry, cavalry, and artillery, was posted at the South Anna bridges. These troops had gone there from Richmond en route to reinforce Lee. In the face of this impediment Custer's mission could not be executed ful
the Virginia Central road, near Meadow Bridge, doing there a little mischief; and thence pushing north-eastward across the Pamunkey near Hanover, and the Mattapony at Aylett's, to King and Queen Court House, and thence south-eastwardly to our lines May 47 at Gloucester Point, on York river. Lt.-Col. B. F. Davis, 12th Illinois, had meantime passed May 3. down the South Anna to Ashland, where he tore up some rails and captured a train of sick, whom he paroled, and crossed thence to Hanover Station on the Central, which was fractured, and considerable Confederate property destroyed. Davis then pushed down to within seven miles of Richmond, where he bivouacked that night, and set his face next morning toward Williamsburg on the Peninsula; but was stopped and turned aside by a Rebel force at Tunstall's Station, near White House; moving thence northward until he fell in with Kilpatrick near King and Queen Court House, and escaped with him to Gen. King's outpost at Gloucester Point.
completely useless by a mechanic from the ranks. We found here a large stable filled with rebel horses and mules. Some of them we took with us, but were obliged to leave the most of them. We destroyed twenty wagons, with harness, etc. We left Ashland at six o'clock P. M. A few miles from the town word was brought us that eighteen wagons was camped in the woods near by. I sent Captain Roder, with companies B and C, to destroy them, which he did. We struck the Central Railroad at Hanover Station, about eight o'clock P. M. Although wearied and exhausted by our day's labor, I thought it best to complete the duty assigned us, and break all the enemy's connections before resting. Not an enemy opposed us. We captured and paroled about thirty officers and men at the station; they made no resistance. Captain Shears was ordered to destroy the trestle-work, which reached about ten rods to the south side of the depot. The work was effectually done by the same process as at Ashland, an
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, New York Volunteers. (search)
mber 29. Dumfries October 5. Hazel River October 7. Aldie and Mountsville October 31. Sudley Church November 3. New Baltimore, Salem, Warrenton and Upperville November 4. Rappahannock Station November 8-9. Aldie November 25. Stafford Court House December 7. Fredericksburg December 12-15. Rappahannock Station April 14, 1863. Warrenton April 16. Rappahannock Station April 19. Stoneman's Raid April 27-May 8. Louisa Court House May 2. Ashland and Hanover Station May 3. Glen Allen May 4. Aylett's May 5. King and Queen Court House May 6. Centreville May 6. Morrisville May 10. Expedition from Gloucester into Matthews County May 19-20 (Detachment). Falmouth June 1. Brandy Station June 3. Beverly Ford and Brandy Station June 9. Aldie June 17. Middleburg June 19. Upperville June 21. Rockville, Md., June 28. (Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7, Battalion.) Cooksville June 29. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1845. (search)
tured, boasted of the fact, saying he had been his prisoner at Fort McHenry. With a look of pity Colonel Porter directed him to be taken to the rear and kindly cared for. At midnight on the 20th of May, the movement towards Richmond commenced; the brigade to which he belonged being attached, as heretofore, to Gibbon's division of Hancock's corps. The march was laborious, a part of each night being employed in intrenching. On the evening of May 23d they reached the North Anna, near Hanover Station, and on the next day crossed the stream under a sharp artillery fire. That night they lay upon their arms without shelter, exposed to a drenching rain; and during the long and dreary hours Colonel Porter beguiled the tedium of his officers by some of his most brilliant and humorous sallies. The following evening they recrossed the North Anna, and the whole night was spent in erecting more breastworks. The night was dark, and the ground too broken to admit of moving about except on f
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, Index. (search)
7; 116, 2; 135-A; 136, C8 Hanover County, Va. 135, 3 Hanover Court-House, Va. 16, 1; 19, 1; 20, 1; 21, 1-21, 5, 21, 9, 21, 11; 22, 1; 23, 3; 74, 1; 81, 3, 81, 6; 86, 12; 91, 2; 92, 1; 100, 1; 137, E8 Engagement, May 27, 1862 21, 2, 21, 3, 21, 11 Reconnaissances, May 23-24, 1862 21, 1, 21, 4, 21, 5 Hanover Junction, Va. 23, 3; 45, 1; 55, 4; 74, 1; 81, 2, 81, 3, 81, 6, 81, 7; 91, 2; 92, 1; 96, 2; 100, 1; 137, D7 Vicinity of, and defenses 91, 2 Hanover Station, Va. 16, 1; 21, 9; 74, 1; 100, 1; 137, E8 Hanovertown, Va. 16, 1; 19, 1; 21, 1, 21, 9; 22, 1; 74, 1; 81, 3; 92, 1; 96, 6; 100, 1; 117, 1; 137, E8 Hanovertown Ferry, Va. 21, 4 Hardeeville, S. C. 79, 3; 80, 1; 86, 1; 91, 4; 101, 21; 117, 1; 118, 1; 120, 2; 135-A; 139, B5 Hard Times Landing, La. 155, D7 Fort Harker, Tenn.: Plan 114, 3 Harper's Ferry, W. Va. 25, 6; 27, 1; 29, 1; 42, 1; 43, 7; 69, 1; 74, 1; 81, 4; 82, 1; 83, 5; 85, 1; 100, 1; 116, 2; 13
l's to the White House.--The two gunboats there are probably left to cover their embarkation at that point, should they be intercepted in their way through by our troops. There has been very little damage done by the Yankees in the vicinity of the White House and Tunstall's Station, they being restrained, perhaps, by the knowledge that our army is in their country now. They burnt some straw at the White House before leaving. Between 12 and 1 o'clock the presence of the enemy at Hanover Station, eight miles this side of the Junction, was ascertained by the interruption of telegraphic communication. It then became apparent that danger of the destruction of the South Anna bridge, on the Central railroad, was imminent, and the commandant at Hanover Junction was directed to concentrate his forces--one regiment being all that he had at his command.--for its protection and defence, whilst troops from other quarters were gotten together and hurried off in the direction of the threat