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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 4 (search)
he left, were thrown back by the enemy on White Oak Swamp, only regaining the main body under coverine of retreat to the James passes across White Oak Swamp, and the difficulty of the passage for th been holding a position on the margin of White Oak Swamp, naturally took the advance, and, traverseintzelman fell back entirely and crossed White Oak Swamp. Thus, when Magruder pushed forward on tnight, the rearguard also withdrew across White Oak Swamp. By orders from General McClellan, Sumrmy, with all its belongings, had crossed White Oak Swamp, and debouched into the region looking ouhe heels of the retreating army by way of White Oak Swamp; while Longstreet, with a like force, makn, however, as Jackson should emerge from White Oak Swamp, he would come in immediate communicationAt the very time Jackson was arrested at White Oak Swamp, Longstreet had arrived within a mile of us opposition he met on the other side of White Oak Swamp, could only hear the tell-tale guns: he w
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 12 (search)
. The march of fifty-five miles across the Peninsula was made in two days, and with perfect success. It was covered from the enemy's observation by a skilful feint made by Warren, who threatened direct advance on Richmond by the route of White Oak Swamp. After crossing the Chicka, hominy at Long Bridge, Warren threw Crawford's division forward on the New Market road, while Wilson's cavalry division, taking the advance, drove the enemy's mounted force across White Oak Swamp. Warren lay in White Oak Swamp. Warren lay in this vicinity during the day, covering all the routes by which the enemy might come down from Richmond to observe or disturb the movement; and under cover of his array, the whole army marched towards the James. Lee, of course, discovered the withdrawal on the morning of the 13th. He, however, made no attempt to follow up, but retired towards Richmond. During the afternoon, a body of infantry came down the New Market road; but finding Warren's force in line of battle, it made no attack, con
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
, 88; resumes its positions of previous to battle of Fair Oaks, 139; strength, June 26, 1861, 142; Gaines' Mills battle, 149; right wing on the south bank of Chickahominy River, 153; retreat to the James commenced, 154; order of march across White Oak Swamp, 155; concentrated at Malvern Hill —the battle of, 160; withdraws from Malvern Hill to Harrison's Bar, 164: its bravery and endurance on the Peninsula, 166; number brought back to Harrison's Landing, 167; ordered to withdraw to Aquia Creek, orsville, Seminary Ridge—see Gettysburg, 336. Seven days retreat, the, 140; Lee discovers McClellan's movement for the James River, 154; commenced, 154; Lee commences pursuit, 155; battle of Savage Station, 156; the army debouches from White Oak Swamp, 156; the two columns of pursuit, 157; Newmarket Crossroads, battle of—its object, 157; McClellan's artillery at Malvern Hill, 157. Seven Pines battle—see Fair Oaks. Shady Grove, the battle of, 481. Sheridan appointed to command ca