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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Johnson's Island. (search)
. This delay and the miscarriage of the plot at Johnson's Island saved the North. The man who figured most proliniently in this movement was Major C. H. Cole, a man of wonderful coolness, nerve and courage. He was barely of medium height, but his frame was wellknit and muscular, and his cold gray eye indicated firmness and daring. An estimate of his reckless bravado may be formed when it is known that shortly after his capture, upon being arraigned before Major-Generals John A. Dix, Heintzelman and Hitchcock, he attempted to drop a lighted cigar into the powder magazine of the Michigan, and blow all on board, himself inclusive, into eternity. This was the man selected by Jake Thompson to strike the keynote in the great conspiracy. Cole was a member of the Fifth Tennessee Confederate Regiment, of which his brother was colonel. He was called to Richmond, and there assigned to the secret service, with orders to report to Jake Thompson, formelly Secretary of the Interior tender
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Remarks of Captain John Lamb on March 24, 1899, at Richmond, Virginia, in the Hall of R. E. Lee Camp, no. 1, C. V. In accepting, on behalf of the Camp, the portrait of General Thomas T. Munford, C. S. Cavalry. (search)
lvern Hill. When Dabney says, this temporary eclipse of Jackson's genius was probably to be explained by physical causes; the whole story of the White Oak Swamp is told in a few words. I wish to emphasize the fact that Colonel T. T. Munford performed well and satisfactorily the part assigned him that day, for on a little slip of paper General Jackson wrote to him: I congratulate you on getting out. Had Munford's suggestion been followed, Franklin would have been forced back to where Heintzelman and McCall were barely holding their own against Longstreet and A. P. Hill. The Federal forces, disputing the passage of Fisher's Run by Armistead and Mahone, would have been forced to fall back, and Huger's whole division would have reinforced Longstreet; while Magruder at Timberlake's store, on the Darbytown Road, at two o'clock, the 30th, was within two hours march of Glendale. To one who understands the topography of this country it looks as if the very stars in their courses foug
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battlefields of Virginia. (search)
cements from Longstreet or North Carolina will join me in time to aid in the contest at this point, but they may be in time for a subsequent occasion. We succeeded in driving the enemy from in front of our position at Tabernacle Church, on all the roads back to Chancellorsville, where he concentrated in a position remarkably favorable for him. We were unable last evening to dislodge him. I am now swinging around to my left to come up in his rear. I learn, from prisoners taken, that Heintzelman's troops from Washington are here, and the enemy seems to have concentrated his strength for this effort. If I had with me all my command, and could keep it supplied with provisions and forage, I should feel easy, but, as far as I can judge, the advantage of numbers and position is greatly in favor of the enemy. This letter, which is in the Official Records, precludes the idea of a letter the night of May 1st, such as Colonel Marshall says was dictated by General Lee to Mr. Davis, gi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Review of the Gettysburg campaign. (search)
lied: The garrison at Harper's Ferry is under your orders, you can increase or diminish it as you think circumstances justify. In addition to these re-inforcements, a large number of horses as remounts were forwarded by the Quarter-Master, which helped to swell the numbers of the cavalry. On the 27th, Hooker had written to Halleck, when he asked for more troops, saying, That there may be no misunderstanding as to my force, I would respectfully state that including the portions of General Heintzelman's command, the General Schenck now with me, my whole force of enlisted men for duty will not exceed one hundred and five thousand men. General Meade in his testimony before the Committee on the Conduct of the War, puts the number slightly less. The field returns of the Army of the Potomac, on file among the official records at Washington, show present for duty, officers and men, on June 30th, 117,930. There are no existing data from which the strength of the Confederate army un
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the first conflict. (search)
erals Tyler and Runyon and Colonels Hunter, Heintzelman, and Miles, who had been placed in command ing designated as his first halting-place. Heintzelman, with the strongest division, was directed ville, and lead the bulk of his forces with Heintzelman along the course of Bull Run, below Union M were in the neighborhood of Fairfax, while Heintzelman, with the fourth, occupied Sangster's Statig, resting, and still waiting for supplies, Heintzelman was reconnoitring the course of Bull Run ant of the main column formed by Hunter's and Heintzelman's forces, and intended for the principal atdivision reached the ford it was to cross. Heintzelman had been ordered to cross the river a littlnst the Henry house. The three brigades of Heintzelman's division formed on the extreme right, andadrons of regulars led by Captain Colburn. Heintzelman, arriving in his turn, posted his batteries effort could be made. Howard's brigade of Heintzelman's division, which had scarcely been in acti[3 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
mac; and by a new coincidence, as strange as the meeting of the two iron-clads at the mouth of the James, it was precisely on the 8th of March that these plans had been definitely determined upon. In fact, after having ordered the preparations which McClellan had so long solicited, Mr. Lincoln relapsed into hesitancy, and insisted that the general-in-chief should submit his project to the examination of a council of war. Twelve generals This council was composed of McDowell, Sumner, Heintzelman, Keyes, F. J. Porter, Franklin, McCall, Blenker, division commanders; Naglee, representing Hooker, chief of the tenth division; A. Porter, provostmarshal-general; and Barnard, commander of engineers. The three first named and the last voted against General McClellan's plan. assembled on the 8th of March, not to receive the instructions of their chief, but to constitute a tribunal for passing judgment on his plans; these were approved by a majority of eight to four. Bound by a decision
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—Richmond. (search)
ft wing, composed of the corps of Keyes and Heintzelman, was firmly posted on the other side of thee various sections of the army was silent. Heintzelman himself, although posted at Savage Station,hed. The latter, unfortunately deceived by Heintzelman's report, threw undue blame upon Casey's dif the Courtenay farm, rested on Fair Oaks. Heintzelman's line, thrown across the Williamsburg turr; farther on, Hooker and Kearny, composing Heintzelman's corps; at the extreme left, Keyes, with ted to the yet untouched corps of Sumner and Heintzelman, and to Smith's division. As between White corps, that of Sedgwick was placed between Heintzelman and the railroad, and that of Richardson onutmost, agreeably to McClellan's orders. Heintzelman, who with his army corps formed the Federaln fact, taking advantage of the gap made by Heintzelman's unhoped — for departure, has with his wonis right resting on the Charles City road. Heintzelman, who had crossed the swamp at Brackett's Fo[10 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Maryland. (search)
isembarked at the same point, while that of Heintzelman was landed at Alexandria. On the 23d, Franat Kelly's Ford. In an opposite direction, Heintzelman's corps, which had landed at Alexandria on my of Virginia. On the very day he landed, Heintzelman sent a portion of Kearny's division by railtteville. In short, while the remainder of Heintzelman's corps was reaching Warrenton Junction by owever, thanks to the arrival of Porter and Heintzelman, had from fifty-five to sixty thousand men , continued his march upon Centreville with Heintzelman's and Reno's corps, and suffered himself to formed during the night. The two corps of Heintzelman and Reno had actually pushed as far as Centlle road and commanded all its approaches. Heintzelman and Reno on the right, McDowell and Porter illage itself, and by Siegel at the south. Heintzelman and Reno were placed in second line, while t yet brigaded with the corps of Siegel and Heintzelman, as well as a portion of those of Keyes and[8 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VI:—Virginia. (search)
ivision, had remained under the orders of Franklin and Porter, and two divisions, commanded by Stoneman and Whipple, were not incorporated into any army corps. The movable portion of the garrison of Washington was composed of the two corps of Heintzelman and Siegel, with a division of cavalry commanded by Bayard. McClellan left the Twelfth corps on the borders of the Potomac; Slocum, who commanded it, was ordered to occupy Harper's Ferry and its environs with the largest portion of that cor strike this line; once within reach of Thoroughfare Gap, he could revictual his army directly by the Washington Railroad and abandon his communications with the Potomac. It was also at this place that he was to rally the reinforcements which Heintzelman and Siegel were commissioned to bring him. The cantonments of the army in Maryland were considerably scattered. It required several days to enable him to concentrate his forces and cross over the two bridges—an operation which was only ter
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 8 (search)
ral Stahel, 4 regiments. 2d Brigade, Brigadier-general Von Steinwehr, 4 regiments. 3d Brigade, Colonel Schimmelpfennig, 4 regiments. 3d corps, Brigadier-general Heintzelman. Cavalry. Colonel Averill, 1 regiment. 1st Division, Brigadier-general F. Porter. Artillery. 1 Regular battery, 6 guns. Artillery. 3 Volunt, Caldwell; 2d Brigade, Meagher; 3d Brigade, French. 2d Division, Sedgwick. 1st Brigade, Gorman; 2d Brigade, Burns; 3d Brigade, Abercrombie. 3d corps, Heintzelman; 18,810 men strong. 1st Division, Hooker. 1st Brigade, Sickles; 2d Brigade, Grover; 3d Brigade, Starr. 2d Division, Kearny. 1st Brigade, ......; 2d Bade, Caldwell; 2d Brigade, Meagher; 3d Brigade, French. 2d Division, Sedgwick. 1st Brigade, ......; 2d Brigade, Burns; 3d Brigade, Abercrombie. 3d corps, Heintzelman. 1st Division, Hooker. 1st Brigade, Sickles; 2d Brigade, Grover; 3d Brigade, Carr. 2d Division, Kearny. 1st Brigade, Robertson; 2d Brigade, Birney; 3d B
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