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Browsing named entities in A. J. Bennett, private , First Massachusetts Light Battery, The story of the First Massachusetts Light Battery , attached to the Sixth Army Corps : glance at events in the armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah, from the summer of 1861 to the autumn of 1864.. You can also browse the collection for Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) or search for Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) in all documents.

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d Franklin. The Sixth Corps now formed a part of the left grand division, and was commanded by Baldy Smith, the First Corps by Gen. John F. Reynolds. The right grand division arrived at Falmouth November 17. It is said that at this time, Fredericksburg was occupied by but one regiment of cavalry, four companies of infantry, and a light battery, and that the river before the town was fordable. Burnside, however, it is alleged, declined to give orders to the right grand division to cross and take possession of the heights behind the town, until his communications should be established. Burnside's intentions were now clearly manifest to the enemy; Aquia Creek his base of supplies, Fredericksburg his first objective point, and ultimately a forward movement along the air-line road to Richmond. The delays of the next twenty-three days gave the enemy ample time to disturb these plans of the Federal commander. The Sixth Corps moved obliquely to the southeast from the vicinity of New B
ight which overlooks the valley of the Rappahannock a couple of miles below Fredericksburg, on the opposite side of the river. From White Oak church southerly to theth from Franklin's Crossing, over the plain which extends for miles east of Fredericksburg. There was little firing on Friday. The battle of the 13th of December way fruitless assault of the Federal right and centre upon the heights behind Fredericksburg, held by Longstreet's corps. Of the latter, where a division went into t we venture with no little trepidation to pen a line. The heights behind Fredericksburg, which at that place are perhaps one third of a mile from the river, take buart's cavalry and horse artillery on his right. On the left and nearer to Fredericksburg was A. P. Hill, and behind him D. H. Hill in reserve. The turnpike to FredFredericksburg crosses the plain half a mile from the river, and between it and the heights extends the railroad. Confronting Early and Stuart was Reynold's corps, wit
nd Falmouth, and in fact none of those whose camps were in view of the Confederates, had changed their position. This expedition was evidently to be a surprise. It was declared that though there was a show of force upon the heights behind Fredericksburg, and apparently the same condition of things as had obtained for weeks was unchanged, yet Lee had despatched a large force down to Port Royal, eighteen miles below Franklin's Crossing, apprehending a Federal attack in that quarter, a feint having been made at that point. He was not deceived by the apparent inactivity of the Federals around Falmouth. Here now was the bulk of Burnside's army making for Banks's or Kelly's Fords above Fredericksburg. It was a splendid day, and mounted and foot made good time over the firm roads. Auspices were favorable, and rank and file were hopeful of a successful result. The left grand division at night was in a position back from the ford, and as near as it was practicable to have so large a
e Confederate lines extended twenty miles below Fredericksburg. Our movement had the effect of hurrying theirahannock and Rapidan, at different points above Fredericksburg; one result of this determination of the Confe of Early was left in defence of the heights of Fredericksburg. Now the Third Corps, Gen. Sickles, is silentlh varying fortune, at Chancellorsville, west of Fredericksburg, at the junction of the Gordonsville pike and t his lines. The First Corps arrived from below Fredericksburg, and was placed upon the right, where the Eleveh Corps. Early had in the meantime returned to Fredericksburg and retaken possession of the heights, and our s' Ford. The Second Division faced east toward Fredericksburg, against Early, with its left on the Rappahanno's sharpshooters. Seven or eight miles above Fredericksburg is a crossing called Banks' Ford; as night apprne, there were rumors of a flank movement below Fredericksburg. Whatever might have been the design of the co
ly brought cars with some supplies, possibly some men, from Alexandria, switching off at Manassas Junction. The enemy must have paused somewhere along their line of march, for after a very brief halt we marched along the pike to New Baltimore. As at noon we rode into this decayed hamlet, and rested a moment at the junction of the pike with the road that leads over the mountains from White Plains, whence we came a year ago, memory reverted to our departure from this place in 1862, for Fredericksburg, and rapidly reviewed the thrilling history of that eventful year. What a long oval with a diameter of a hundred miles we had described since then! We had left comrades at many a point in the curve, because of disease or death. We halted an hour south of the village on the east side of the pike, nibbled some hardtack, and speculated upon the events of the morrow. There was a very general dearth of tobacco in the ranks, and the commissioned officers who used pipes were not seen to t
right; in brief, we marched to the east, and then south. If the Confederate commander anticipated a retrograde movement on our part, such as he had become somewhat familiar with, and had thrown any troops toward Germanna Ford, it would only show that he had yet to learn the tactics of Gen. Grant; for the great Federal commander led his army by and beyond the right of the Confederate force, and advanced ten miles farther south. Incidentally he secured a short base of supplies by way of Fredericksburg; and it is fitting to notice at this juncture the wonderful capacity of the great general to grasp and provide for the minute details of the gigantic task that had been allotted to him. We received three days rations on leaving Brandy Station, and at the end of each day and a half received three days more, until, we believe, we arrived at Cold Harbor. That is to say, having cut himself loose from his base of supplies, burning his bridges behind him, he was able, by a wonderful foresigh
n the chief command of the Army of the Potomac, after the winter of 1862, found Gen. Sedgwick at the head of the Sixth Corps, as the commander of which he is known to fame. In May, 1863, he was ordered by Gen. Hooker to carry the heights of Fredericksburg, and form a junction with the main army at Chancellorsville. The town was occupied on Sunday morning, May 3, with little opposition, but the storming of the heights behind it cost the lives of several thousand men. The advance of the Sixth Cuty as it presented itself to him. As captain of the First Massachusetts Battery, he was recognized in the army corps to which that command was attached, as one of the ablest artillery officers in the volunteer service. He led his company at Fredericksburg, Salem Heights, Gettysburg, Mine Run, 1863; in the campaigns from Brandy Station to Petersburg in the spring and summer of 1864, he handled his command with admirable judgment and consummate skill. In August, 1864, the Sixth Corps, having be
rtions .. 103, 104 Dranesville ..... 26, 166 Early, Gen. J. A. 94, 95, 107, 159, 161, 167 East Virginia ... 103, 104, et seq. Edward's Ferry ........ 17 Emancipation Proclamation .. 100 Emory, Gen. W. H. 168, 169, 176-179 Eighth Corps, 168, 169, 170, 174, 176, 178, 179. Fair Oaks .......... 39 French, Gen. ... 39, 53, 108, 143, 145 Fauquier County ....... 132 Fauquier Springs (sulphur) ... 135 First Corps .... 27, 94, 124 Fisher's Hill ... 170, 177, 178, 179 Fredericksburg .......93, 97 Franklin, Gen. Wm. B ... 9, 22, 78 Fifth Corps, 48, 52, 124, 143, 144, 149, 151 Fraser's Farm ........ 56 Fortress Monroe ....... 68 Gaines' Farm .....38, 43, 51, 53 Gaines' Mill ........ 51-53 Gettysburg, Battle of .... 127-129 Map of Vicinity ... Facing page 127 Grand Divisions ......89, 90 Grand Reviews ...... 21, 149 Grant, Gen. U. S. 149-151, 153, 162, 163, 166, 168, 169, 172. Halltown ...... 167, 69, 171 Hancock, Gen. W. S.. 35, 109, 124, 1