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William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 159 1 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 52 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 48 2 Browse Search
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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 35 1 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 32 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. 30 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. 26 4 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 25 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 18, 1862., [Electronic resource] 20 0 Browse Search
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valry are a good deal run down. One New York regiment (Quimby's) is in a state of utter demoralization and asking to be discharged. In another (Bruin's) all the field officers tendered their resignation. An inspection of Quimby's, made by Major Wadsworth, seems to show that we have but one ultimatum — to dissolve it as worthless. I shall be at your headquarters this P. M. On the 2d of August I received from Col. F. J. Porter, who had been on duty with Gen. Patterson, and continued with ncreased by two regiments. On the 10th a battery was sent to Stone, and a second one to McCall, who received another regiment on the 12th. The formation of divisions was thus: Aug. 24, 1861: McDowell's division, consisting of Keyes's and Wadsworth's brigades. King's brigade was added on Oct. 5. About the same date--i.e., within two or three days after the formation of the Army of the Potomac--the troops under Gen. Banks were organized as a division. Aug. 28, 1861: Franklin's divis
your friend, Geo. B. Mcclellan. While at Fairfax Court-House an order arrived assigning Gen. Wadsworth to the command of Washington. The secretary had spoken to me on the subject some days before, whereupon I objected to the selection for the reason that Gen. Wadsworth was not a soldier by training. I said that one of the very best soldiers in the army was necessary for the command of Washihould dislike sparing him, I would give up Franklin for the place. The secretary replied that Wadsworth had been selected because it was necessary, for political reasons, to conciliate the agricultu that it was useless to discuss the matter, because it would in no event be changed. When Gen. Wadsworth parted from me at Fairfax he professed the greatest devotion and friendship for me, but at otained about 134,000 for the defence of Washington, leaving me but 85,000 for operations. Gen. Wadsworth received clear instructions as to his duties. On the 4th of April the Valley of the Shenand
nd (53,000) men have joined me, but they are coming up as rapidly as my means of transportation will permit. Please refer to my despatch to the Secretary of War of to-night for the details of our present situation. I find on the back of my retained copy of this despatch the following memorandum made at the time by myself: Return of March 31, 1862, shows men present for duty171,602 Deduct 1st corps, infantry and artillery,32,119  Deduct Blenker,8,616  Deduct Banks,21,739  Deduct Wadsworth,19,318  Deduct Cavalry of 1st corps, etc.,1,600  Deduct Cavalry of Blenker,800  Van Alen and Wyndham,1,600   85,79285,792    85,810 Officers, about 3,900. Total absent from whole command, 23,796. As this memorandum was a calculation to ascertain only the number of troops left under my command, it did not take into consideration all the troops left behind which did not compose parts of the total of 171,602 for duty. My letters of April 1, show that many more were left in ad
ny bridge repaired to-night. Nothing of interest to-day. The interruption of the railroad here referred to was effected by the command of Brig.-Gen. Stoneman, and was intended to prevent the enemy from drawing supplies by that route or from sending reinforcements to Anderson or Jackson. At ten A. M. I telegraphed to the President: I am glad to know affairs are not so. bad as might have been. I would earnestly call your attention to my instructions to Gen. Banks of March 16, to Gen. Wadsworth of same date, and to my letter of April 1 to the adjutant-general. I cannot but think that a prompt return to the principles there laid down would relieve all probability of danger. I will forward copies by mail. I beg to urge the importance of Manassas and Front Royal in contradistinction to Fredericksburg. On the same day I received intelligence that a very considerable force of the enemy was in the vicinity of Hanover Court-House, to the right and rear of our army, thus threate
l very comfortable in that direction, and shall be quite ready to attack. My men are in such excellent condition and such good spirits that I cannot doubt the result. The people here have not much Union feeling, but are becoming heartily tired of the war, especially as they now feel its evils in their midst — a fate from which I pray that God may deliver our own Northern States. My camp is about four and a half to five miles from Richmond. . . . Had the instructions I left for Banks and Wadsworth been complied with we should have been spared the shame of Banks's stampede. . . . I feared last night that I would be ordered back for the defence of Washington! May 27, 11.45 P. M. . . . I sent Fitz-John out this morning to pick up a large force of the enemy who were threatening my right and rear, also to burn the bridges of the two railways of the South Anna. The old fellow has done splendidly. Thrashed 13,000 badly, and I am momentarily expecting to hear the details of his sec
olume. Thus, on the 29th of Aug. Gen. S. Williams, A. A. G. at McClellan's camp near Alexandria, telegraphed Brig.-Gen. James S. Wadsworth, military governor of Washington: It is important that these headquarters should receive the countersign issus, though aware of our positions, said they had no discretion. On the 30th, Assist. Adj.-Gen. Williams telegraphs Gen. Wadsworth: In the absence of orders defining the limits of his command Gen. McClellan issues a countersign to-day to the troops hint of any order placing McClellan in command of the fortifications. On the same day McClellan had telegraphed to Gens. Wadsworth, Barnard, and Slough: Gen. McClellan commands so few troops that he declines issuing a countersign, but he will be oinued certainly till Sept. 8, when Mr. Hiram Barney, Collector of the Port of New York, told Mr. Chase that Stanton and Wadsworth had advised him to leave for New York this evening, as communication with Baltimore might be cut off before to-morrow (
62-265, 283 ; force, 164. 241, 266, 279 ; plans, 203, 227, 254, reasons 229-236, defeated by administration 227, misrepresented 256 ; route chosen, 227 ; no time to form corps, 223 ; relieved of command of U. S. army, 220, 224, 225 ; objects to Wadsworth 226, to Lincoln's plan 229-236 ; Virginia the principal theatre, 226: to protect Washington and Shenandoah, enemy's movements, 239 ; memoranda, 239, 245, 266 ; defences of capital, 239-241 ; Shenandoah withdrawn, 240 ; administration inimical, . Van Reed, Capt., 602. Van Vliet, Gen. S., 83, 114, 128, 129, 303. Vienna, Va., 514, 515, 517, 521. Vincent, Lieut., 597. Van Hammerstein, Maj. H., 123, 311. Von Kleizer, Capt., 589. Von Radowitz, Lieut.-Col. P., 123, Wadsworth, Gen. J. S., 226, 241, 540-542. Wagner, Lieut. O. G., 125, 311. Wagner, Col., 45, 517. Walker, Gen. W. H. T., 573. Ward, Col. J. H., 383. Warren, Col. G. K., at Hanover C. H., 370, 373 ; Malvern, 433 ; Antietam, 601. Warrenton, Va., 240, 509-