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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
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 47 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 19 1 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 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 18 0 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 18 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 18 2 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 17 1 Browse Search
G. S. Hillard, Life and Campaigns of George B. McClellan, Major-General , U. S. Army 15 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 14 0 Browse Search
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ull Run and the Rapidan was the theatre of many daring cavalry exploits. To give more efficiency to the troops covering Washington in 1862, they were formed into an organization called the Army of Virginia, and placed under the command of Maj.-Gen. John Pope. General Halleck was then general-in-chief of all the armies, with his headquarters at Washington. The corps of the new army were commanded, respectively, by Generals McDowell, Banks, and Sigel. When McClellan had retreated to Harrison's Landing and the Confederate leaders were satisfied that no further attempts would then be made to take Richmond, they ordered Lee to make a dash on Washington. Hearing of this, Halleck ordered Pope, in the middle of July, to meet the intended invaders at the outset of their raid. General Rufus King led a troop of cavalry that destroyed railroads and bridges to within 30 or 40 miles of Richmond. Pope's troops were posted along a line from Fredericksburg to Winchester and Harper's Ferry, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harrison's Landing, (search)
An important point about 5 miles below the mouth of the Appomattox River, on the right bank of the James. The landing was one of the best on the James, and was made the chief depot of supplies of the Army of the Potomac while it lay there in the summer of 1862, and where it suffered great mortality from malarial fevers. There the commander-in-chief called for reinforcements, reporting, on July 3, that he had not over 50,000 men with their colors. The President, astounded, went to Harrison's Landing, and found the army greatly disheartened. He found the army 40,000 stronger than the commander had erroneously reported, but was unable to get a reply to his question, Where are the 75,000 men yet missing? It was found that 34,000 men, or more than three-fifths of the army reported on the 3d, were absent on furloughs. The general soon afterwards reported 88.665 present and fit for duty; absent by authority, 34,472; absent without authority, 3,778; sick, 16,619; making a total of 14
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Malvern Hill, battle of. (search)
ates were driven to the shelter of the woods, ravines, and swamps, their ranks shattered and broken. The victory for the Nationals was decisive. The victorious generals were anxious to follow up the advantage and push right on to Richmond, 18 miles distant; but General McClellan, who came upon the battle-ground on the right when the final contest was raging furiously on the left, issued an order, immediately after the repulse of the Confederates, for the victorious army to fall back still farther to Harrison's Landing, on the James, a few miles below, and then returned to the Galena, on which he had spent a greater part of the day. The order produced consternation and dissatisfaction, but was obeyed. The battle at Malvern Hill was the last of the series of severe conflicts before Richmond in the course of seven days. In these conflicts the aggregate losses of the Nationals were reported by McClellan to be 15,249. Of that number 1,582 were killed, 7,709 wounded, and 5,958 missing.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peninsular campaign, (search)
y of the Potomac (the numbers designate the different army corps). Army of the Potomac at Fort Monroe, March 22, 1862, until the departure of the army from Harrison's Landing, in August of the same year, including the famous seven days battle before Richmond. Heintzelman's corps embarks for Fortress MonroeMarch 17, 1862 Headqnse trains, concentrated on and around Malvern Hill on the morning ofJuly 1, 1862 battle of Malvern Hill (q. v.)July 1, 1862 President visits McClellan at Harrison's LandingJuly 7, 1862 Hooker reoccupies Malvern HillAug. 4, 1862 McClellan ordered to withdraw to Aquia CreekAug. 4, 1862 Harrison's Landing entirely vacatedAug. 1le of Malvern Hill (q. v.)July 1, 1862 President visits McClellan at Harrison's LandingJuly 7, 1862 Hooker reoccupies Malvern HillAug. 4, 1862 McClellan ordered to withdraw to Aquia CreekAug. 4, 1862 Harrison's Landing entirely vacatedAug. 16, 1862 McClellan reaches Aquia CreekAug. 24, 1862 Reports at AlexandriaAug. 26, 1862
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
med and placed under command of Maj.-Gen. John Pope......June 26, 1862 Seven days fighting and retreat of the Army of the Potomac from before Richmond to Harrison's Landing on the James River......June 26–July 2, 1862 [Battles fought: Mechanicsville, June 26; Gaines's Mill, June 27; Savage Station, June 29; Glendale, June 30..July 1, 1862 President Lincoln calls for 300,000 volunteers for three years......July 2, 1862 General McClellan's letter to President Lincoln from Harrison's Landing, Va., giving advice on the policy of the government......July 7, 1862 Major-General Halleck commander-in chief......July 11, 1862 By resolution Congress na belonging to John Slidell, Confederate commissioner to France, confiscated by order of General Butler......Aug. 11, 1862 Army of the Potomac evacuates Harrison's Landing......Aug. 16, 1862 Sioux Indians attack the frontier settlements of Minnesota......Aug. 19, 1862 Confederates, under Gen. Braxton Bragg, invade Kentuc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colony of Virginia, (search)
Sir Thomas Gates (1611), and their posterity were to be exempt from personal military service; the burgesses were not to be molested in going to, coming from, or during the sessions of the Assembly; every private planter's lands were to be surveyed and their bounds recorded; monthly courts were to be held by special commissioners at Elizabeth City, at the mouth of the James, and at Charles City, for the accommodation of more distant plantations; the price of Berkeley, Virginia, near Harrison's Landing. corn was to be unrestricted; in every parish was to be a public granary, to which each planter was to bring yearly a bushel of corn to be disposed of for public use by a vote of the freemen, and if not disposed of to be returned to the owner; every settler was to be compelled to cultivate corn enough for his family; all trade in corn with the Indians was prohibited; every freeman was to fence in a garden of a quarter of an acre for the planting of grape-vines, roots, herbs, and mulber