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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 472 144 Browse Search
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ecretary of War upon his assistant, the Hon. John Tucker. The vessels were ordered to Alexandria, and Lieut-Col. Ingalls was placed in immediate charge of the embarkation of the troops, transportation, and material of every description. Operations of this nature, on so extensive a scale, had no parallel in the history of our country. The arrangements of Lieut-Col. Ingalls were perfected with remarkable skill and energy, and the army and its material were embarked and transported to Fortress Monroe in a very short space of time and entirely without loss. During the operations on the Peninsula, until the arrival of troops at Harrison's Landing, Gen. Van Vliet retained the position of chief quartermaster, and maintained the thorough organization and efficiency of his department. The principal depots of supplies were under the immediate charge of Lieut.-Cols. Ingalls and Sawtelle. On the 10th of July, 1862, Gen. Van Vliet having requested to be relieved from duty with the Army
tates against the insurgent forces. That especially the army at and about Fortress Monroe, the Army of the Potomac, the Army of Western Virginia the army near Munfofavor of the southern line of operations that I would prefer the move from Fortress Monroe as a base, as a certain though less brilliant movement than that from Urbaast of the Alleghanies and north of the James river, with the exception of Fortress Monroe and the country within sixty miles thereof; also the District of Columbia nd New Jersey. During the latter part of March, as I have already stated, Fortress Monroe and its dependencies were added to my command (but the order was counterma--Porter's division moved off in splendid style and well provided; reached Fortress Monroe on the 23d. March 23--Only 150 horses fit for artillery in Alexandria d mouth of Acquia creek downward. My bases of operations at Washington and Fortress Monroe were both removed from my control, and I remained simply with my 85,000 me
's corps. I learned to-day that the Annapolis bateaux had been ordered to Fortress Monroe. The trestles or the india-rubber or the canvas boats will answer for croan I rely on the Monitor to keep the Merrimac in check, so that I can take Fortress Monroe as a base of operation? G. B. McClellan, Maj.--Gen. Fox to McCleill be fully able to hold the Merrimac in check should she attempt to pass Fortress Monroe. H. A. Wise. Wool to McClellan.Fort Monroe, March 12. Gen. McClelorktown. I have almost 12,500 effective troops, including the garrison of Fortress Monroe, and only about 110 regulars artillery. I do not believe the channel coulessary that its commander should have the entire control of affairs around Fortress Monroe. I would respectfully suggest that the simplest method of effecting this gned to some other command. Gen. Mansfield can take temporary charge of Fortress Monroe and its dependencies until the army arrive there. I am, very respectful
Chapter 15: The Peninsular campaign Landing at Fortress Monroe that place removed from his command Secretary Stanton stops all recruiting advance on Richmond columns under fire first corps withdrawn from the army. In the course of description of the operations preliminary to the siege of Yorktown, attention isshould receive efficient support from the navy. According to the best information in our possession in regard to the Peninsula; our main road extended from Fortress Monroe, through Hampton and Big Bethel, to Yorktown; while another existed from Newport News, nearly parallel with the James river, and passing through Warwick Courtand forbidden to detach any of his troops without his sanction. This order left me without any base of operations under my own control. On my arrival at Fortress Monroe I was informed that the enemy had been very active for some days past in crossing troops over the James river on the line of communication between Yorktown an
t entirely interrupted the water-communication between Fortress Monroe and Ship Point, and made the already bad roads terribl having had an accident to the steamer on the way from Fortress Monroe to Ship Point. I was five hours on horseback (making e the road and take to the woods. The severe storm at Fortress Monroe prevented transports from leaving for several days. Tip Point, and there was no possibility of the roads to Fortress Monroe being troubled by the enemy. Wool's troops were of no possible use to me beyond holding Fortress Monroe, and would have been of very great use if the surplus had been incorporates. I should therefore be glad to have disposable at Fortress Monroe: I.1st. 2010-inch mortars complete.  2d. 208-inch to march back to Alexandria and immediately embark for Fortress Monroe. L. Thomas, Adj.-Gen. I replied to the secretary:something more on the subject. Before starting from Fortress Monroe the best information in our possession clearly indicat
s very truly, J. F. Missroom. To Maj.-Gen. G. B. McClellan. We got eleven-inch shell into Yorktown and Gloucester last night. J. F. Missroom. Fortress Monroe, May 4. Maj.-Gen. McClellan: With my whole heart I do most cordially congratulate you on your brilliant and important achievement. The gunboats shall accored for the transportation of stores. . . . John Tucker, Assistant Secretary of War. camp near Yorktown, May 5. J. Tucker, Assistant Secretary of War, Fortress Monroe: In reply to a part of your despatch which the time for the departure of the boat did not admit of answering, and in the absence of Gen. McClellan to the foon as possible. Very respectfully, W. B. Franklin, Brig.-Gen. camp 19 miles from Williamsburg, May 11, 1862. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War, Fortress Monroe: Without waiting for further official reports which have not yet reached me, I wish to bear testimony to the splendid conduct of Hooker's and Kearny's divi
siderably greater; they were terribly punished. I mention these facts now merely to show you that the Army of the Potomac has had serious work, and that no child's play is before it. You must make your calculations on the supposition that I have been correct from the beginning in asserting that the serious opposition was to be made here. And to the Secretary of War on the same day: June 4. Please inform me at once what reinforcements, if any, I can count upon having at Fortress Monroe or White House within the next three days, and when each regiment may be expected to arrive. It is of the utmost importance that I should know this immediately. The losses in the battle of the 31st and 1st will amount to (7,000) seven thousand. Regard this as confidential for the present. If I can have five new regiments for Fort Monroe and its dependencies, I can draw three more old regiments from there safely. I can well dispose of four more raw regiments on my communications.
't think any of your friends were hurt in the battle; several colonels killed and some wounded. June 3, 10 A. M., New bridge. . . . There has been some heavy cannonading within the last hour, and I learned that the enemy were advancing on Sumner. I am awaiting further news before going to the front; in the meantime working hard at the bridges over the confounded Chickahominy. We may have another fight at any hour now; I can't tell when or where. I expect some 5,500 troops from Fortress Monroe to-night, which will go some ways towards replacing my losses; hope that one regiment arrived last night. If the enemy will give me time to get these fresh troops in line I will be obliged to them exceedingly; I am none too strong, I can assure you. But all will go well . . . June 5, 9 A. M. (Thursday), New bridge. We have had a terrible time during the last few days: torrents of rain constantly falling; ground a sea of mud; the Chickahominy a booming river; bridges swept away;
ents for some time. Even Burnside's men are halted at Fortress Monroe by order of the President. His excellency was here yeill not be over 12,000. Burnside has 8,000 (about) at Fortress Monroe, where he was detained by order of the President. He eld all further reinforcements. Burnside is halted at Fortress Monroe. With his own troops and those of Hunter he can bringd expect to keep at it until I get this army away from Fortress Monroe, unless my head is chopped off in the meantime — a cirires were not working through, and went straight on to Fortress Monroe, arriving there about 8.30 P. M. There I ascertained tcarry it out. I shall, of course, conduct the march to Fortress Monroe and attend to the embarkation thence; my mind is prettwn. If all is then quiet I will go thence by water to Fortress Monroe and complete the arrangements for embarking. . . . I tI have done it without demoralizing the army. . . . Fortress Monroe, Aug. 20 A. M. Arrived here yesterday afternoon.
rts were ready, and on the 20th it had all sailed for Acquia creek from Barrett's Ferry. On the 18th and 19th our march was continued to Williamsburg and Yorktown, and on the 20th the remainder of the army was ready to embark at Yorktown, Fortress Monroe, and Newport News. From the commencement to the termination of this most arduous campaign the Army of the Potomac always evinced the most perfect subordination, zeal, and alacrity in the performance of all the duties required of it. Thhtest loss or damage. Porter's troops sailed from Newport News on the 19th and 20th. Heintzelman's corps sailed from Yorktown on the 21st. On that day I received the following telegram from the general-in-chief: Leave such garrisons in Fortress Monroe, Yorktown, etc., as you may deem proper. They will be replaced by new troops as rapidly as possible. The forces of Burnside and Pope are hard pushed, and require aid as rapidly as you can send it. Come yourself as soon as you can. . . .
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