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ubusco, Molino del Rey and Chapultepec, the brevets of captain and major. He was present during the assault upon the Mexican capital, and at its capture. He was made lieutenant colonel of cavalry in the Second United States; afterward, in the same year, was commissioned colonel of the First United States Cavalry; this was in August, and in the latter part of that month, he was made brigadier general of volunteers. During the fall and winter of 1861, Gen. Sedgwick commanded a brigade of Heintzelman's division. In the Peninsula campaign, he was at the head of a division of Sumner's Corps, which participated in the siege of Yorktown, and the battle of Fair Oaks, where their arrival after a toilsome march largely contributed to the favorable ending of that engagement. His command distinguished itself at Savage's Station, June 29, and at Fraser's Farm, June 30, where its general was wounded, as he was also three times, severely, at Antietam. The wounds received at this place deprived
51 Fraser's Farm ........ 56 Fortress Monroe ....... 68 Gaines' Farm .....38, 43, 51, 53 Gaines' Mill ........ 51-53 Gettysburg, Battle of .... 127-129 Map of Vicinity ... Facing page 127 Grand Divisions ......89, 90 Grand Reviews ...... 21, 149 Grant, Gen. U. S. 149-151, 153, 162, 163, 166, 168, 169, 172. Halltown ...... 167, 69, 171 Hancock, Gen. W. S.. 35, 109, 124, 153 Harper's Ferry ..... 77, 117, 167 Harrison's Landing ...... 66 Harrisonburg .......181 Heintzelman, Gen. S. P. .. 23, 39, 53 Hill, Gen. A. P.... 57, 94,95, 24 Hill, Gen. D. H .....61, 94, 95 Hoboken Battery ..... 98, 10 Hoke's Brigade ...... 138 Hooker, Gen. Joseph 35, 40, 41, 56, 79, 104, 117. Hunter, Gen. David ..159, 163, 167 Inducements to re-enlist .... 48 Irish Brigade ..... 41, 52, 53 94 Jackson, Gen. T. J. (Stonewall) 48, 50, 56, 75, 82, 95, 107. Johnston, Gen. Joe ....27, 40 Kearney, Gen. Philip . 22, 40, 41, 56, 71 Lander, Gen. F. W ....... 26
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 2 (search)
al Tyler; the Second, under General Hunter; the Third, under General Heintzelman; the Fifth, under Colonel Miles. The Fourth Division, under principal column, consisting of the two divisions of Hunter and Heintzelman, of about twelve thousand men, was to diverge from the turnpike oad from Centreville; and, as the two divisions under Hunter and Heintzelman, to which was intrusted the turning movement, had to follow on tetarded the turning column. Then the road over which Hunter and Heintzelman had to pass was found to be longer than was expected; so that, i the Union line, strengthened now by the addition of portions of Heintzelman's division coming in on the left, compelled the Confederates to covered, and McDowell drew up his line on the crest gained, with Heintzelman's division (brigades of Wilcox and Howard) on the right, support brigade and the cavalry under Palmer, and Franklin's brigade of Heintzelman's division; Sherman's brigade of Tyler's division in the centre;
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 3 (search)
ned in two important war-orders issued on the 8th of March. The first of these orders directed the organization of the Army of the Potomac into four corps, and nominated four generals to their command. These officers were not of General McClellan's selection, while their appointment excluded certain other officers upon whom he had fixed for corps commanders. The officers nominated to the command of the corps into which the Army of the Potomac was divided were, Generals Keyes, Sumner, Heintzelman, and McDowell. The latter was well fitted for the command by his ability, but the relations between him and the commander were not cordial General Sumner was the ideal of a soldier; but he had few of the qualities that make a general. The others do not call for any analysis. I have, in a previous part of this volume (p. 64), set forth the views of General McClellan touching the organization of corps; and, as there remarked, his failure to make appointments to these commands at the time
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 4 (search)
ards Kearney's—division of the Third Corps (Heintzelman's), which embarked for Fortress Monroe on tout a reasonable promise of success. General Heintzelman, in his evidence before the Committee onion: Question. In your opinion could Heintzelman have captured Yorktown by a rapid movement were in the possession of my division, and Heintzelman's corps subsequently moved out and occupiedMay, Sumner uniting his corps with those of Heintzelman and Keyes, and taking the enemy's position rk River Railroad. Of the two divisions of Heintzelman's corps, that of Kearney was on the Williamg he was being hard pushed, had sent to General Heintzelman, who commanded the whole left wing of tithout delay, and proceed to the support of Heintzelman, no time was lost. For the passage of thener shifted his force on to Savage Station, Heintzelman fell back entirely and crossed White Oak Swto oppose; and Sumner, who was not aware of Heintzelman's retirement, was surprised to find the ene[5 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, V. Pope's campaign in Northern Virginia. August, 1862. (search)
him at Rappahannock Station on the 23d; the corps of Porter and Heintzelman at Warrenton Junction, on the 26th and 27th, and the remainder oce was to be supported by Reno's corps and Kearney's division of Heintzelman's corps, which were directed on Greenwich, while he moved with He sought to get his remaining forces in hand. Reno's corps, and Heintzelman with his two divisions under Hooker and Kearney, were ordered toched the field near Groveton, he found the situation as follows: Heintzelman's two divisions, under Hooker and Kearney, on the right, in fronwhen he thought Porter should be coming into action, he directed Heintzelman and Reno to assault the enemy's left. The attack was made with orming the left leg, and Porter, Sigel, and Reno the right, with Heintzelman's two divisions holding the extreme right. Lee retained the samd to attack Pope's left flank. And thus it came about that when Heintzelman pushed forward to feel the enemy's left, the refusal of that fla
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 9 (search)
t on foot, the distribution of the Union forces showed the same vicious amorcellement under independent commanders that had marked the worst period of 1862. General Heintzelman commanded the Department of Washington, with a force of about thirty-six thousand men; General Heintzelman's tri-monthly report for June 10, showed thirtGeneral Heintzelman's tri-monthly report for June 10, showed thirty-six thousand six hundred and forty men. General Schenck controlled the Middle Department, east of Cumberland, including the garrisons at Harper's Ferry, Winchester, etc.; while General Dix, with a considerable force, lay for some purpose inconceivable on the Peninsula. Now, about the time Hooker crossed the Potomac, the general-in-chief, awakening at length to the fatal folly of this untimely waste of valuable force, placed the troops of Generals Heintzelman and Schenck under his control. But it was soon proved that this control was rather in name than in reality; for when he attempted to fit out from these departments a column of fifteen thousand men
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
ptured, 133; positions of Casey's division, 134; Hill's attack on Seven Pines' position not a surprise, 133; Sumner ordered to cross the Chickahominy to support Heintzelman, 136; Couch's force bisected by G. W. Smith, 136; Sumner reaches Couch in rear of, 137; Confederates finally driven back by Sumner, 138; the fighting next day she heights round, 206; surrendered by General Miles, 205: the surrender of and death of Miles, 207; occupied by McClellan, 226; see also South Mountain. Heintzelman, General, evidence on siege of Yorktown, 110. Heth, Confederate General, on battle of Hatcher's Run, 545. Hill, A. P., on Kearney at Manassas No. 2, 186; on tted effects of artillery fire, 107; evacuated by the Confederates, 107; criticism upon McClellan's operations, 108; Magruder's small force, and McClellan's delay of assault, 109; arrival of part of McDowell's corps during siege, 109; McClellan, Heintzelman, and Barnard's opinion on immediate assault, 110; to the Chickahominy, 112.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1848. (search)
as Fort Stanton, was built under the immediate supervision of Major Stevens. In October his command was ordered to Lower Maryland, and stationed for some time at Budd's Ferry, opposite Shipping Point, where Rebel batteries blocked the passage of the Potomac. During the winter of preparation and drill which followed, he gained the warm friendship of his division commander, General Hooker. With spring came the campaign of the Peninsula. The division was assigned to the Third Corps, General Heintzelman commanding. At the siege of Yorktown, busied in the construction of approaches, Stevens won the name of a meritorious and gallant officer. The battle of Williamsburg was the first severe test of fighting qualities of his regiment. In following up the retreating enemy, Stoneman's cavalry found itself, on the afternoon of May 4th, checked at Fort Magruder, a bastioned work, with several redoubts on either side effectually covering the road. Hooker's division, which followed in sup
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1855. (search)
regiment. While he served in the ranks, and afterwards, I never knew a more energetic, active, attentive, devoted soldier. He always went to drill, though his duty did not require it of him; but he was eager to learn, and became very thorough in his knowledge of tactics, through his desire to fit himself to become an Adjutant. He often rode with me, and was very fearless. When we went on the Bull Run campaign, my regiment, the Fifth Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, had the advance of Heintzelman's column; and, as I went at the head of the regiment through the thick woods, often in advance of the line of skirmishers, Hodges was always with me. When we came under fire, Hodges was left with the wagons, where it was proper for him to stay. But at a time when the fire was very heavy, whom should I see but Hodges, quietly walking up through it all. Hodges, I exclaimed, are you here? Yes, he replied very quietly, I thought I could be of some help to you. He then stayed with me, actin
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