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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 157 3 Browse Search
Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army . 134 4 Browse Search
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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. 49 1 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 40 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 4: The Cavalry (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 38 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 29 3 Browse Search
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d, consisting of two brigades; and Brigadier-General J. H. Wilson was afterward assigned to command ohn K. Robinson. Third division. Brigadier-General James H. Wilson. Wilson graduated in 1860 Wilson graduated in 1860 in the Topographical Engineers, and was first assigned to duty in Oregon, where he remained till Jul Ely's ford, he pushed on to Chancellorsville; Wilson preceded the Fifth Corps to Germania ford, andthat point he was in direct communication with Wilson, whose original instructions from me carried hith the occurrences of the day, Meade directed Wilson to advance in the direction of Craig's Meeting this was the first intimation I received that Wilson had been pushed out so far, but surmising thats relief. Just beyond Todd's Tavern Gregg met Wilson, who was now being followed by the enemy's cavhe latter by the Block House. I also directed Wilson, who was at Alsop's house, to take possession idge conjointly with the other two divisions. Wilson's orders remained as I had issued them, so he [8 more...]
and on the 1st of June, and although Chapman destroyed the bridges over the South Anna, which was his part of the programme, Wilson found it necessary to return to Price's Store. From this point he continued to cover the right of the General James H. Wilson. Army of the Potomac, on the 2d of June driving the rear-guard of the enemy from Hawe's Shop, the scene of the battle of May 28. The same day he crossed Tolopotomy Creek, and passed around the enemy's left flank so far that Lee thoughtk, and passed around the enemy's left flank so far that Lee thought his left was turned by a strong force, and under cover of darkness withdrew from a menacing position which he was holding in front of the Ninth Corps. This successful manoeuvre completed, Wilson returned to Hawe's Shop, and on the 4th went into camp at New Castle ferry, in anticipation of certain operations of the Cavalry Corps, which were to take place while the Army of the Potomac was crossing to the south side of the James.
the different crossings with masses of his infantry. The order calling for two divisions for the expedition, I decided to take Gregg's and Torbert's, leaving Wilson's behind to continue with the infantry in its march to the James and to receive instructions directly from the headquarters of the army. All my dismounted men had been sent to the White House some days before, and they were directed to report to Wilson as they could be provided with mounts. Owing to the hard service of the preceding month we had lost many horses, so the number of dismounted men was large; and my strength had also been much reduced by killed and wounded during the samewhere it could be backed up by Lee's infantry. Meanwhile, General Meade had become assured of the same thing, and as he was now growing anxious about the fate of Wilson's division-which, during my absence, had been sent out to break the enemy's communications south of Petersburg, by destroying the Southside and Danville railroad
Chapter XXII General Wilson's raid destroying railroads his discomfiture results of htomac across the James River was effected, and Wilson, whom I had left behind for the purpose, was e of covering Richmond. From St. Mary's Church Wilson guarded all the roads toward White Oak Swamp aontinued till he was driven off by the enemy. Wilson's force consisted of about 5,500 men, General joined him for the expedition. In moving out Wilson crossed the Weldon road near Ream's Station, fhe next day — the 28th. In this expedition Wilson was closely followed from the start by Barringis own and Fitzhugh Lee's cavalry, got between Wilson and the Army of the Potomac, there being behin, while Kautz's division, unable to unite with Wilson after the two commands had become separated inte infantry, seems to have been anticipated by Wilson, for in the report of the expedition he states Humphreys, Major-General, Chief-of-Staff, and Wilson's note HEADQUARTERS cavalry forces, Mount[5 more...]
n the place before, and from the day he was selected as one of a number of young men to be appointed general officers, with the object of giving life to the Cavalry Corps, he filled the measure of expectation. Custer was one of these young men too, and though as yet commanding a brigade under Merritt, his gallant fight at Trevillian Station, as well as a dozen others during the summer, indicated that he would be equal to the work that was to fall to him when in a few weeks he should succeed Wilson. But to go on down the scale of rank, describing the officers who commanded in the Army of the Shenandoah, would carry me beyond all limit, so I refrain from the digression with regret that I cannot pay to each his well-earned tribute. The force that I could take with me into the field at this time numbered about 26,000 men. Within the limits of the geographical division there was a much greater number of troops than this. Baltimore, Washington, Harper's Ferry, Hagerstown, Frederick,
a possibility of my preventing it. Neither Wilson's cavalry nor Grover's infantry had yet joined Grover's division of the Nineteenth Corps and Wilson's cavalry, both of which divisions were marchs came into Winchester, where he was joined by Wilson's mounted division, which had come by a rapid of Winchester, he having been left there with Wilson and Lowell, and the Jersey brigade of the Sixt the enemy's pursuit. After a severe skirmish Wilson and Lowell fell back to Summit Point, and the t had been attacked in front of Berryville and Wilson at Summit Point, the former by cavalry and thethis firing I sent Torbert, with Merritt's and Wilson's divisions, to Kerneysville, whence he was tocounter attack, and he was obliged to withdraw Wilson's division toward my right, to the neighborhood do so with advantage. The night of the 28th Wilson joined me near Charlestown from his points of Averell on the right and Mclntosh's brigade of Wilson's division on the left, but from that time unt[4 more...]
lian V. Weir. Third division: Brigadier-General James H. Wilson. first brigade: (1) Brigarom Darksville by the Valley pike. Meanwhile, Wilson was to strike up the Berryville pike, carry ty the open ground at the head of this defile. Wilson's attack was to be supported by the Sixth and south of Winchester. McIntosh's brigade of Wilson's division drove the enemy's pickets away from the Berryville crossing at dawn, and Wilson following rapidly through the gorge with the rest of thits astonishment, tried hard to dislodge them, Wilson's troopers obstinately held the work till the Sixth Corps came up. I followed Wilson to select the ground on which to form the infantry. The Six as ordered, and as they did so I sent word to Wilson, in the hope that he could partly perform the re moved over toward the Millwood pike to help Wilson on the left, but the day was so far spent thatassed around to the west of Winchester to join Wilson, but was unable to do so till after dark. Cro[2 more...]
Torbert moved Averell out on the Back road leading to Cedar Creek, and Merritt up the Valley pike toward Strasburg, while Wilson was directed on Front Royal by way of Stevensburg. Merritt's division was followed by the infantry, Emory's and Wright'sd New Market, and with this object in view, during the manoeuvres of the 21st I had sent Torbert up the Luray Valley with Wilson's division and two of Merritt's brigades, in the expectation that he would drive Wickham out of the Luray Pass by Early'seen expected. The succeeding day I sent Merritt to Port Republic to occupy the enemy's attention, while Torbert, with Wilson's division and the regular brigade, was ordered to Staunton, whence he was to proceed to Waynesboroa and blow up the rail an area of five miles to be burned. General Custer, who had succeeded to the command of the Third Cavalry division (General Wilson having been detailed as chief of cavalry to Sherman's army), was charged with this duty, and the next morning proceed