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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 70 0 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 52 4 Browse Search
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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 18 0 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., McClellan's change of base and Malvern Hill. (search)
g of wheels in the distance seemed to indicate that the retreat had begun. The morning revealed the bare plateau stripped of its terrible batteries. The battle of Malvern Hill was a disaster to the Confederates, and the fourteen brigades that had been so badly repulsed were much demoralized. But there were six divisons intact, and they could have made a formidable fight on the 2d. Possibly owing to the belief that Longstreet and A. P. Hill were making a march between Malvern and Harrison's Landing, the retreat was the most disorderly that took place. Wagons and ambulances were abandoned; knapsacks, cartridge-boxes, clothing, and rifles by the thousand were thrown away by the Federals. Colonel James D. Nance, of the 3d South Carolina regiment, gathered 925 rifles in fine condition that had been thrown away in the wheat-field at Shirley, a farm between Malvern and Haxall's. The fruits of the Seven Days Fighting were the relief of Richmond, the capture of 9000 prisoners [includin
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 7.51 (search)
of A. P. Hill's division had been held in reserve, in the hope that Jackson and Huger would come up on our left, enabling us to dislodge the Federals, after which Hill's troops could be put in fresh to give pursuit, and follow them down to Harrison's Landing. Jackson found Grapevine Bridge destroyed and could not reach his position; while for some unaccountable reason Huger failed to take part, though near enough to do so. General Huger says, in his official report, that the road was very eh fearful slaughter, losing six thousand men and accomplishing nothing. the Federals withdrew after the battle, and the next day I moved on around by the route which it was proposed we should take the day before. I followed the enemy to Harrison's Landing, and Jackson went down by another route in advance of Lee. As soon as we reached the front of the Federal position we put out our skirmish-lines, and I ordered an advance, intending to make another attack, but revoked it on Jackson urging m
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The battle of Malvern Hill. (search)
The result of the movement was that on the 2d of July our army was safely established at Harrison's Landing, on the James, in accordance with General McClellan's design. The present narrative will m to withdraw, and to direct Generals Sumner and Heintzelman to move at specified hours to Harrison's Landing and General Couch to rejoin his corps, which was then under way to the same point. The of the enemy. General Fitz John Porter's headquarters in the Westover mansion, camp at Harrison's Landing, July, 1862. from a War-time sketch. It was something fearful and sad to contemplate;icable mode of taking Richmond, to remain on the James, and Supplying the hungry Army at Harrison's Landing. From a War-time sketch. Berkeley, Harrison's Landing, as seen from McClellan's headquHarrison's Landing, as seen from McClellan's headquarters tents. From a War-time sketch. This house was the birthplace of General (afterward President) William Henry Harrison. During the month of July, 1862, it was used as a hospital and signal s
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The Army of the Potomac at Harrison's Landing. (search)
The Army of the Potomac at Harrison's Landing. by George L. Kilmer, Co. D, 27TH New York Volunteers. The withdrawal of General McClellan's army from Malvern Hill, a position that seemed to be impy became discouraged. During July 2d rain fell copiously, and when the columns arrived at Harrison's Landing the fields were soaked and the soil was quickly reduced to paste by the men and trains. Ter some lively skirmishing. The army immediately took position on the high ground about Harrison's Landing, and went into camp on an intrenched line several miles in extent. The air was filled witOfficial Records, pp. 210-220), about 6000 sick were sent away soon after the army reached Harrison's Landing, over 12,000 remaining in camp. On July 30th, the report says, there were 12,000 sick wita, except Peck's division, which remained at Yorktown. Dummies and Quaker guns left in the works at Harrison's Landing on the evacuation by the Army of the Potomac. From a sketch made at the time.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., With the cavalry on the Peninsula. (search)
With the cavalry on the Peninsula. by William W. Averell, Brevet Major-General, U. S. A. A part of the fortified camp at Harrison's Landing. After a sketch made at the time. In the Peninsular campaign of 1862 there were employed fourteen regiments of cavalry, entire or in parts, and two independent squadrons [see p. 314]. Considerably over half this force was composed of volunteers, and had been in existence about six months. In the regular cavalry three years had been regarded as ny. Undoubtedly Gregg and Farnsworth, with the 8th Pennsylvania and 8th Illinois cavalry, would have successfully prevented the reconnoissance of our center and right, but that it was not attempted was a discredit to Stuart's cavalry. At Harrison's Landing, General Stoneman having taken sick-leave and General Cooke having been relieved, on the 5th of July I was appointed acting Brigadier-General and placed in command of all the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac, and at once issued orders org
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The rear-guard at Malvern Hill. (search)
rmy of the Potomac, etc., p. 273: The greater portion of the transportation of the army having been started for Harrison's Landing during the night of the 30th of June and the 1st of July, the order for the movement of the troops was at once issur Malvern Hill. After the battle of Malvern Hill, which was fought on the 1st of July, 1862, the army retired to Harrison's Landing. Late in the evening of that day I received orders from Adjutant-General Seth Williams to command the rear-guard. main road was skirted with woods on the left the entire distance, which is about seven miles from Turkey Bridge to Harrison's Landing. The opposite side of the main road was open, and the columns of troops could move parallel with the wagons. Whennvoy would be after it had sunk in the ocean. About the middle of the day I received a note from headquarters at Harrison's Landing, of which the following is a copy: General: I have ordered back to your assistance all the cavalry that can
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The Administration in the Peninsular campaign. (search)
on; then the retreat, or change of base, to the James, crowned by the splendid yet unfruitful victory of Malvern; then a month of inaction and discussion at Harrison's Landing. At 12:20 A. M., on the 28th of June, General McClellan sent a long telegram, of which these sentences strike the key-note: Our men [at Gaines's Miad saved his army, but it was completely exhausted and would require reenforcements to the extent of 50,000 men. On the 3d of July, he wrote more fully from Harrison's Landing, then saying that reenforcements should be sent to me rather much over, than much less, than 100,000 men. He referred to his memorandum of the 20th of Auguable to my own fallible judgment, must have proceeded from views and motives which I did not understand. The campaign had failed. The President visited Harrison's Landing to see for himself what was to be done next. Then General McClellan handed him his well-known letter upon a civil and military policy covering the whole gr
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 8.58 (search)
l McClellan from the Chickahominy toward Harrison's Landing. When first General McClellan began te of the capital. The army at Westover [Harrison's Landing], continuing to manifest no intention offrom Lee's army confronting McClellan at Harrison's Landing early in July, and on the 19th of that mps of the Army of the Potomac which left Harrison's Landing moved out from that place on August 14thed, and the 16th, when the evacuation of Harrison's Landing was completed, 14,159 were sent away, manatural result of McClellan's retreat to Harrison's Landing, which completely separated the Army of . The retreat of General McClellan to Harrison's Landing was, however, continued to the end. Durie movement of the Army of the Potomac to Harrison's Landing. A day or two after General McClellan had compelled the retreat of McClellan to Harrison's Landing, I was positively assured that two days as not informed when McClellan evacuated Harrison's Landing, so that I might know what to expect in
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The Sixth Corps at the Second Bull Run. (search)
The Sixth Corps at the Second Bull Run. by William B. Franklin, Major-General, U. S. V. The Sixth Corps left Harrison's Landing on the James River on August 16th. 1862, and arrived at Newport News on August 21st. On the 22d and 23d it embarked on transports for Aquia Creek. My impression is that Burnside's corps started first, landing at Aquia Creek; Porter's disembarked at Aquia Creek; Heintzelman's followed, landing at Alexandria; and the Sixth Corps followed Heintzelman's. As soon as I saw the infantry of the corps embarked at Newport News, leaving the chiefs of the quartermaster and subsistence departments and the chief of artillery to superintend the embarkation of the property for which they were responsible, with orders to hasten their departure to the utmost, I preceded the transports, and on Sunday, August 24th, about 2 o'clock, arrived at Aquia Creek, at which point I had orders to disembark and report to General McClellan. The wharves here were so encumbered with th
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 8.61 (search)
mile of a part of General McClellan's last manuscript. [see P. 546 and foot-note, P. 545.] in battle and by disease. But among these 89,000 for duty. According to General McClellan's Tri-monthly return, dated July 10, 1862 ( Official Records, Vol. XI., Pt. III., p. 312), he would appear to be mistaken, above, in saying that the 89,000 for duty included all the extra duty men, for in the return he classifies (excluding the forces under Dix) 88,435 as present for duty, equipped, at Harrison's Landing, and in the next column he accounts for 106,466 as the aggregate present. Obviously there is no meaning in the return if the 88,435 present for duty, equipped, did not exclude the 18,021 (supposably extra duty men like teamsters, etc.) which made the difference between the present for duty, equipped, and the 106,466 aggregate present.--Editors. on the 10th of July were included all the extra duty men employed as teamsters, and in the various administrative services, and, with the furt
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