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there engaged, followed in the line of retreat, Stuart's cavalry moving after them. They marched that day about twelve miles. In the meantime Franklin's division had gone up the York River, and landed a short distance below West Point, on the south side of York River, and moved into a thick wood in the direction of the New Kent road, thus threatening the flank of our line of march. Two brigades of General G. W. Smith's division, Hampton's and Hood's, were detached under the command of General Whiting to dislodge the enemy, which they did after a short conflict, driving him through the wood to the protection of his gunboats in York River. On the next morning the rear divisions joined those in advance at Barhamsville, and the retreat of the whole army was resumed—Smith's and Magruder's divisions moving by the New Kent Court House to the Baltimore crossroads, and Longstreet's and Hill's to the Long Bridge, where the whole army remained in line facing to the east for five days. Th
near to Seven Pines. In the forenoon of May 31st, riding out on the New Bridge road, I heard firing in the direction of Seven Pines. As I drew nearer, I saw General Whiting, with part of General Smith's division, file into the road in front of me; at the same time I saw General Johnston ride across the field from a house before ws night, and where I learned from General Lee that he would remain. After turning into the Nine Mile Road, and before reaching that position, I was hailed by General Whiting, who saw me at a distance, and ran toward the road to stop me. He told me I was riding into the position of the enemy, who had advanced on the withdrawal of o. I asked where our troops were. He said his was the advance, and the others behind him. He also told me that General Smith was at the house which had been his (Whiting's) headquarters, and I rode there to see him. To relieve both him and General Lee from any embarrassment, I preferred to make the announcement of General Lee's as
of bringing Jackson's forces to make a junction with those of Lee, a strong division under General Whiting was detached to go by rail to the Valley to join General Jackson and, by a vigorous assaultops, he, after several severe engagements, finally routed the enemy before the reenforcement of Whiting arrived; he then, on June 17th, proceeded, with that celerity which gave to his infantry its wo with some works for field guns, was constructed on the south side of the Chickahominy, and General Whiting, with two brigades, as before stated, was sent to reenforce General Jackson in the Valley, as directed to change his line of march and unite with General Jackson in the Valley. As General Whiting went by railroad, it was expected that the enemy would be cognizant of the fact, but would ground, and as his preparations were completed, Jackson arrived, and his right division—that of Whiting—took position on the left of Longstreet. At the same time, D. H. Hill formed on our extreme le
r, under whose incessant fire our movements had to be executed. Jackson formed his line with Whiting's division on his left and D. H. Hill's on his right, one of Ewell's brigades occupying the int21, 1862, he had present for duty as follows: Smith's dvision, consisting of the brigades of Whiting, Hood, Hampton, Hatton, and Pettigrew10,592 Longstreet's division, consisting of the brigades 8 A. P. Hill's division51910,104 Anderson's division3575,760 D. R. Jones's division2133,500 Whiting's division2523,600 Stuart's cavalry2953,740 Pendleton's artillery1031,716 Rhett's artillery7500 men. General Lee, after the battle of Seven Pines, had sent two large brigades under General Whiting to cooperate with General Jackson in the Valley, and to return with him, according to instr men. In this, General Early does not include either Lawton's brigade or the two brigades with Whiting, and reaches the conclusion that the whole force received by General Lee was about 23,000—about
s adversary's right. Accordingly, General Longstreet was directed to leave Kelly's Ford on the 21st, and take the position in the vicinity of Beverly's Ford and the Orange and Alexandria Railroad bridge, then held by Jackson, in order to mask the movement of the latter, who was instructed to ascend the river. On the 22d Jackson proceeded up the Rappahannock, leaving Trimble's brigade near Freeman's Ford to protect his train. In the afternoon Longstreet sent General Hood with his own and Whiting's brigade to relieve Trimble. Hood had just reached the position when he and Trimble were attacked by a considerable force which had crossed at Freeman's Ford. After a short but spirited engagement, the enemy was driven precipitately over the river with heavy loss. General Jackson attempted to cross at Warrenton Springs Ford, but was interrupted by a heavy rain which caused the river to rise so rapidly as to be impassable for infantry and artillery, and he withdrew the troops that had re
o as to give him information of any movement in that quarter. General Whiting, with some force, was holding a defensive position at Petersbu troops moving from opposite sides of the enemy; and proposed that Whiting's command should move at night by the Chesterfield road, where theer who knew the route and could certainly deliver the order to General Whiting. Opportunely, a courier arrived from General Whiting, who hadGeneral Whiting, who had come up the Chesterfield road. He then said the order would have to be drawn with a great deal of care, and that he would prepare it as soofrom General Beauregard to the effect that he had decided to order Whiting to move by the direct road from Petersburg, instead of by the Ches operations, therefore, did not depend upon making a junction with Whiting. On Monday morning I rode down to Drewry's, where I found that mmediate movement. General Beauregard said he was waiting to hear Whiting's guns, and had been expecting him for some time to approach on th
acitate the garrison as to enable a storming party to capture them. How near Fort Fisher it was expected to anchor the ship I do not know, nor have I learned how far it was supposed the open atmosphere could be made to act as a projectile. General Whiting, the brave and highly accomplished soldier who was in command of the defenses of Wilmington, stated that the powder ship did not come nearer to Fort Fisher than twelve or fifteen hundred yards. He further stated that he heard the report of tinally, overwhelmed by numbers, and after the fort and its armament had been mainly destroyed by a bombardment—I believe greater than ever before concentrated upon a fort—the remnant of the garrison surrendered. The heroic and highly gifted General Whiting was killed, and the gallant commander of the fort, Colonel Lamb, seriously wounded. They both fell into the hands of the enemy. General Hoke, distinguished by brilliant service on other fields, had been ordered down to support the garriso
Weehawken (ironclad), 172. Wells, Gov. of La., 638-39. Wesley, John, 201. West Virginia. Formation, 255-57. Admission to U. S., 256. Westfield (gunboat), 196, 197. Westover, 130, 261, 269, 270. Wharton, General, 37, 450, 452, 453, 454. Wheaton, —, 227. Excerpt from his book on international law, 138-39. Wheeler, General, 325, 359, 360-61, 470, 472, 475, 483-84, 530, 534, 538, 597. White, Colonel, 370. Jack W., 200. House, Va., 128-29. Whitfield, General, 327. Whiting, General, 79, 101, 106, 109, 110, 116, 126, 131, 133, 134, 270, 430, 431. Death, 548. Whittle, Captain, 192. Wickes, Captain, 229. Wickham, General, 452. Wickliffe, Captain, 33. Wigfall Senator, 472. Wilcox, General, 69, 71, 103, 273,302, 306, 307, 310, 435, 436, 438, 547. Wilderness, Battle of, 427, 433-37. Wilkinson, Capt., John, 222. Williams, P., 124. Williamsburg. Evacuation, 76-79. Wilmer, Bishop, 634. Wilmington, N. C. Harbor defense, 171. Wilson, General, 131, 544,