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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 2 (search)
Townsend's regiment suffered a loss of twenty-nine in killed and wounded before the contretemps was discovered. Lieutenant-Colonel, afterwards Major-General, Warren, at that time attached to Duryea's Zouaves, states in his evidence before the War Committee that the two regiments, when they arrived on the ground, finding thingPierce displayed a great incompetence in his dispositions; but it happened that there was one man there who saw the course of action suited to the case. Lieutenant-Colonel Warren suggested that a regiment should be sent round on each side to take the position in flank, and when these became engaged, those in front, lying in sheltes also killed; and the aggregate loss was found to be about a hundred men. General Pierce then ordered a retreat, and the regiments marched off as on parade. Colonel Warren, who alone protested against the retreat, voluntarily remained on the ground, and together with Dr. Winslow, of his regiment, brought off the wounded. While
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, V. Pope's campaign in Northern Virginia. August, 1862. (search)
of Rickett's command, so as to check the flank mamoeuvre that menaced to seize the Warrenton turnpike, which was the line of retreat of the whole army. The occupation of this position was judicious on the part of General McDowell; but the detachment of Reynolds from Porter's left for that purpose had an unfortunate result; * Sigel's corps should have been taken in place of Reynolds' division, or anybody else rather than Reynolds. for it exposed the key-point of Porter's line. Colonel G. K. Warren, who then commanded one of Porter's brigades, seeing the imminence of the danger, at once, and without waiting for orders, moved forward with his small but brave brigade of about a thousand men, Warren's command consisted of the Fifth and Tenth New York Volunteers. and occupied the important position abandoned by Reynolds; Porter then, as well to sustain Warren, as to fulfil his orders of pursuit, his column of attack being formed, made a vigorous assault on the Confederate positio
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 7 (search)
r the tragic sequence, on the supposition I have already stated, that, distraught and demented with the failure, General Burnside continued in sheer desperation to throw in division after division, to foredoomed destruction. But while this may explain, it will not justify General Burnside's conduct. It would have been well for him had the failure of the first assaults, and the disclosures they made of the strength and position of the enemy, given him pause in their repetition. When General Warren at Mine Run, after viewing the enemy's line, which, like that at Fredericksburg, was manifestly impregnable, declined to throw away the lives that had been placed in his charge, preferring with a noble sense of honor and duty to sacrifice himself rather than his command, that instinct of right which is never absent in a generous people, appreciated the motive and applauded the act. Had General Burnside followed the like prompting, he would have saved his name from association with a s
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 8 (search)
g from threequarters of a mile to a mile and a half from the river's margin. Warren: Report of Engineer Operations connected with the Battle of Chancellorsville. e, and drove it back till, at noon, he had gained the position assigned him. Warren: Report of Operations connected with the Chancellorsville Campaign. The coltion, it should be held at all hazards. The reply was, to return at once. General Warren also went in person and urged the necessity of holding on.—Couch: Report of Chancellorsville. For confirmation of the same, see Warren: Report; Humphreys: Evidence on Chancellorsville; Report of the Conduct of the War, second series, vol. rcumstance, the author of this disposition must assume the responsibility. General Warren, in his evidence before the Congressional committee, propounds a theory of n a crest at the western end of the clearing around Chancellorsville. Here General Warren with Berry's men, and the artillery of the Twelfth Corps, under Captain Bes
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 9 (search)
ing shock of the two armies; and on which Hancock, assisted by Generals Howard, Warren, and Buford, now disposed his preliminary line of battle. Cemetery Hill was al Sixth Corps; and it was then that General Slocum reported adversely to it. General Warren, chief-engineer, who at the time went to examine the position, also reporteecide the issues of wars. Fortunately, at the time Hood made his attack, General Warren, chief-engineer, happened to reach Little Round Top. The summit of this hile and was approaching their position, were folding up their flags to leave; but Warren, commanding them to continue waving them, so as to make at least a show on the s corps, under General Barnes, was then passing out to re-enforce Sickles. General Warren assumed the responsibility of detaching from this force the brigade of Vincnes' division of the Fifth Corps had been thrown out in support at the time General Warren detached from this division the brigade of Vincent to hold Little Round Top
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 10 (search)
that night (unknown to, but not unsuspected by Warren), Caldwell's division with three batteries n. Before dawn of the 14th, while the head of Warren's column was under way crossing Cedar Run, Calwell did not follow up directly on the rear of Warren's column, for his prescribed course took him tl Meade had resolved to halt and give battle. Warren, as has been seen, brought up the rear. As hed Bristoe Station only to encounter Hill. Warren's position was again a critical one; for, insth had pursued by-roads between the columns of Warren and Hill, came up, and this brought the entire night came on, and, under its friendly cover, Warren retired, and next morning joined the main bodyBristoe was but four miles longer than that of Warren, and that the latter was delayed for several h purpose of strengthening the force with which Warren was to operate on the left, he detached from ts appointed that after a heavy artillery fire, Warren, on the left, should open the attack at eight [30 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 11 (search)
Scott Hancock, the Fifth, under Major-General Gouverneur K. Warren, and the Sixth, under Major-Gened at that point—Wadsworth's division (also of Warren's corps) being disposed in line on the left ofnsive. It had been designed that the right of Warren's line should be sustained by the left of the ess. The opening was not auspicious. It gave Warren's corps a very severe shock, entailing upon itforward a few hundred yards. At the same time, Warren and Hancock joined in the general attack. Butthis turning movement centred in the march of Warren to seize Spottsylvania Courthouse. But thoughthree hours of ineffectual effort, gave way to Warren, who advanced to clear his own path. It was bet House [see map], which completely commanded Warren's position. It appeared, however, to be occupery severely in the operation. Moreover, when Warren attempted to extend his line by sending down Ctake position on the left of the Sixth Corps. Warren's corps continued near Bethesda Church, and th[70 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 12 (search)
er crossing the Chicka, hominy at Long Bridge, Warren threw Crawford's division forward on the New Mtry came down the New Market road; but finding Warren's force in line of battle, it made no attack, les across the enemy's. Crawford's division of Warren's corps was then put in on the left in support prize. This operation was intrusted to General Warren, who began its execution on the morning ofup another line a mile or more to the rear. Warren: Report of Operations on the Weldon Railroad. heavy fire in column of fours, left in front. Warren's flank was now turned, and the Confederates, s relief. The distance from Reams' Station to Warren's position was but four miles by a broad, openport of Campaign of 1864. For this purpose General Warren, with two divisions of the Fifth Corps, an the following from the official report of General Warren: I ordered Crawford to halt his line and gk position to cover the left of the infantry. Warren then threw forward his left, under Crawford, t[43 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 13 (search)
nd seventy in killed and wounded. After this, Warren pressed on until he drew the fire from the Conis needful to describe the precise position of Warren's corps, which held the left of the Union lineiled. To make his position still more secure, Warren desired to throw forward the skirmishers on hiinformation. On the morning of the 31st, General Warren reported favorably to getting possession oictly speaking, on the morning of the 31st General Warren did not report favorably to getting possesak road to communicate with General Sheridan. Warren accordingly dispatched Bartlett's brigade, whiotion northward towards Five Forks. Meantime, Warren withdrew his two other divisions, which, march to move, and in the operations that followed, Warren, with the Fifth Corps, came under his orders. to turn the Confederate right, and he directed Warren to form the infantry so that its full pressurer some reason as yet unexplained, relieved General Warren from duty, and assigned General Griffin to[50 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
anized into three corps-Hancock, Sedgwick, and Warren, 410; Sheridan appointed to command cavalry, 4ction in detail, 122. Dinwiddie Courthouse, Warren sends re-enforcements to Sheridan, 593. Dufles, 345; the fight for Little Round Top, 346; Warren saves the position at Little Round Top, 346; H on Fort Steadman—see Fort Steadman; attack on Warren, on Grant's left, at Boydton plankroad, 590; aconcentrate, 394; Meade's plan of attack, 396; Warren's intended attack on Lee's right, 395; Warren'tack impossible, and failure of the plan, 396; Warren's forlorn hope fastening their names to their coats, 397; Warren finds attack on Lee's right hopeless, 397; Meade withdraws his army, 397. Mora Grant's lines westward to Hatcher's Run, 547; Warren's operations on the Weldon road, 549; characteee also Harper's Ferry. Southside Railroad, Warren's turning movement across Hatcher's Run, 542; , 441; Lee marches to, by Parkers' store, 442; Warren's advance met by Longstreet's advance, 444; di[8 more...]