mule-team or a mule-train under fire was a diverting spectacle to every one but the mule-drivers.
A mule-team under fire.
One of the most striking reminiscences of the wagon-train which I remember relates to a scene enacted in the fall of ‘63, in that campaign of manoeuvres between Meade and Lee. My own corps (Third) reached Centreville Heights before sunset — in fact, was, I think, the first corps to arrive.
At all events, we had anticipated the most of the trains.
At that hour General Warren was having a lively row with the enemy at Bristoe Station, eight or nine miles away.
As the twilight deepened, the flash of his artillery and the smoke of the conflict were distinctly visible in the horizon.
The landscape between this stirring scene and our standpoint presented one of the most animated spectacles that I ever saw in the service.
Its most attractive feature was the numerous wagon-trains, whose long lines, stretching away for miles over the open plain, were hastening for
husetts, 208, 391; 32nd Massachusetts, 139; 40th Massachusetts, 270; 7th Michigan, 391; 7th New Hampshire, 248; 33rd New York, 277; 60th New York, 287; 72nd Pennsylvania, 312; 10th Vermont, 246; Artillery: 1st Maine, 319; 10th Massachusetts, 278; Cavalry: 10th New York, 139; Engineers: 15th New York, 378; 50th New York, 378, 384, 393
United States Christian Commission, 64-65
Taylor, Zachary, 25 412
Vicksburg, 57, 383
Vining's Station, Ga., 400
Wadsworth, James S., 369
Warren, Gouverneur K., 246,308, 349,367,406
Warrenton Sulphur Springs, Va., 239
Washington, 19,23,30, 120,162, 189,198,218,244,250-52,258, 265,298,303,315,318-19,331, 355,396
Wauhatchie, Tenn., 295 413
Waverly Magazine, 333
Weitzel, Godfrey, 268
Weldon and Petersburg Railroad, 246,327,351
West Roxbury, Mass., 44
Wilcox's Landing, Va., 237, 391
Wilderness, The, 177, 181,238,308, 323-24,331,339,342,363-64, 375,378,384
Wilson, Henry, 225,315
Wilson, James H., 267,372-75
), Capt. John G. Read, Capt. Matthew M. Blunt; 14th U. S., Captain John D. O'Connell.
Brigade loss: k, 89; w, 297; m, 181==567. Second Brigade, Lieut.-Col. William Chapman, Maj. Charles S. Lovell: 2d U. S., Capt. Adolphus F. Bond, Lieut. John S. Poland; 6th U. S., Capt. Thomas Hendrickson; 10th U. S., Maj. Charles S. Lovell, Maj. George L. Andrews; 11th U. S., Maj. De Lancey Floyd-Jones; 17th U. S., Maj. George L. Andrews.
Brigade loss: k, 38; w, 228; m, 93 == 359. Third Brigade, Col. Gouverneur K. Warren: 5th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Hiram Duryea; 10th N. Y., Col. John E. Bendix.
Brigade loss: Ik, 47; w, 154; m, 85 == 286. Artillery, Capt. Stephen H. Weed: L and M, 3d U. S., Capt. John Edwards; I, 5th U. S., Capt. S. H. Weed.
Artillery loss: k, 4; w, 24; in, 4 == 32.
Third division, Brig.-Gen. George A. McCall (c), Brig.-Gen. Truman Seymour.
Staff loss: k, 1; w, 1; in, 1==3.
First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. John F. Reynolds (e), Col. Seneca G. Simmons (k), Col. R. Biddle Roberts: 1st P