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t Contreras and Churubusco be distinguished himself, and received the braver of Major. At the assault on Chapuitepec he led the storming party, and was severely wounded. For this he received the brevet of Lieutenant Colonel. At the outbreak of the rebellion Colonel Casey was one of the first to offer his services to the Government, and obtained command of a brigade in August, 1861. On the reorganization of the army under Gen. McClellan he was appointed to the command of a division in Gen. Heintzelman's corps. General McClellan's first dispatch, written hastily on the field of battle, did some injustice to General Casey, which has since been repaired by an explanatory dispatch. General Casey's division, though weak, and much reddened by sickness, stood its ground splendidly, as its long record of killed and wounded proves. Brigadier-General Hooker. Brigadier-General Joseph Hooker commands a division of the army of the Potomac, and has distinguished himself exceedingly a
. The Fourth corps d'armee, under Gen. Keyes, had been sent across the river a week previous, and pushed steadily forward to Seven Pines, with a view of commanding both the roads which lead forward from that point. Gen. Keyes, who is a vigilant, prudent and accomplished officer, more than once remonstrated, I have been told, against too rapid an advance in this direction and urged the importance of sustaining it by the transfer of a portion of the Third Corps across the Chickahominy. Gen. Heintzelman, who commanded that corps, and who was soon after invested with the command of all the troops across the river, did not concur in these representations, and no such transfer was made, although it was pressed by Gen. Keyes with a good deal of pertinacity and although on Friday he reported, as the result of his careful personal examination, that the enemy was actually collected in very large force at every point of a semi circle described by a radius two miles long, with his own headpuart
The Daily Dispatch: July 28, 1862., [Electronic resource], Spirit of Foreign Journals on the American War. (search)
e advance of the Northern forces, because it threatened their political independence; but now they see themselves compelled to fight in defence of their women's honor and their own lives. A Hopeful view. [From the London Star.] It is to McClellan's operations against Richmond we must look for the best prospect of relief — and of these the latest tidings are but meagre, though gratifying. The Confederates have been driven in, the Federals have advanced nearer to the city, and as Heintzelman is said by his commander to be just where it was wished, we take it that he has successfully executed the movement to the left, about which secrecy has been kept. As our intelligence from New York is to the 26th of June, it is hardly probable that Richmond was under the Federal flag by the 4th of July. But it is none the less certain that on that great anniversary the people of the free States would gird up their loins anew for the reconquest of the South to liberty and order. A M
Pure British. The London Times calls the Yankees a "mongrel race," and speaks of us as the genuine descendants of Englishmen. We certainly have much more English blood in our veins than the Yankees or rather English, Scotch, and Welsh — that is British blood. Look, for instance, at this list of Generals, taken at random: Lee, (English;) Johnston (Scottish;) Longstreet, Jackson, Jones, Pemberton Davis, Johnson, Ewell, Pendleton, Early, Garland Bragg, Smith, Stevens, Mason, Ashby, Hill. Anderson, Whiting, Pryor, Randolph, (English,) Stuart, Robertson, Buchanan. (Scotch;) and Morgan (Welsh.) Now, look at the Yankees. We seem to be copying from the tomb-stones of Frankfort on the Rhine; Schenke, Stelnwchr, Schœfpff, Siegel, Rosecranz, Carl Schurz, Heintzelman, and Blencker
hree columns. I directed McDowell, with his own and Sigel's corps, to march upon Gainesville by the Warrenton and Alexandria pike; Reno and one division of Heintzelman to march on Greenwich; and, with Porter's corps and Hooker's division, I marched back to Manassas Junction. McDowell was ordered to interpose between the fgel late this afternoon. A severe fight took place, which was terminated by darkness. The enemy was driven back at all points, and thus the affair rests. Heintzelman's corps will move on him at daylight from Centreville, and I do not see how the enemy is to escape without heavy loss. We have captured one thousand prisoners, leaving that portion of the army of the Potomac that joined Pope without supplies of any kind. All the supply trains of Gens. Banks, Slegell McDowell, and Heintzelman, with a part of Gen. Porter's were exposed to the rebel attack at Centreville, and would undoubtedly have been captured on Wednesday night, had it not been for
we entered, a tall, gaunt looking man, with a care worn look, brushed by us, noticing no one, all seemed to fall back; his presence seemed to be an open sess e; he soon disappeared into the Secretary's room. Soon the old weather-beaten hero (Heintzelman) followed. The sharp features of Sigel and the gray-haired "chief" passed from one room to another soon after — nothing was said. What all thought, we would have given a good bit to know, what one of them said, not long before, we do knong a large force at a point on the Fairfax Court-House road, about two miles from Centreville, their principal object evidently being to cut off one of our was on trains. --Gen. Reno had previously been sent down the road. Gen. Pope ordered Gen. Heintzelman's command to proceed at once to the locality designated, with the object, if practicable, of dislodging them. This force reached the point soon after six o'clock, and found Reno's command engaged, and the rebels in the woods in large number
g) that the gap left by the retreat of Gen. Stevens had been filled, as well as believing it impossible that anybody could be driven from so strong a position he at once started off at a full gallop, unaccompanied by either aid or orderly, (they had been sent to other parts of the field with orders,) and rode into the gap. This was the last seen of General Kearney alive. The first knowledge that they had in reference to him was a flag of truce sent by the rebels, and directed to General Heintzelman. It came into the camp the next morning, bearing the dead body of the loved but now lamented Kearney. It was placed at once under the charge of Dr. Pancoast, the able Division Surgeon, and by him taken to Washington, where it is now being embalmed before being sent to his late home. The missile which caused his death was a Minnie rifle ball, and was doubtless fire by some one of the enemy's sharpshooters, he being concealed at a point in some gully or rifle pit lower than the Ge
my and the end of the rebellion. There are reports of guerilla bands organizing already to assist in the defence of the State. Murdoch a Soldier. Among the volunteers who have tendered their services to Gen. Wallace for the defence of Cincinnati, is James E. Murdoch, the actor, reader, and elocutionist, who arrived armed and equipped for the fray. Both of Mr. Murdoch's sons are in the U. S.army. Miscellaneous. McDowell's army corps (the third) has been united with Heintzelman's (the sixth), and the latter officer now commands the whole. The Washington Republican says: "We learn that charges were preferred by Gen. Pope against Generals Fita John Porter, Franklin, and Griffin, and that these Generals have declared that they acted under the orders of Gen. McClellan; and we further learn that there will be no court-martial for the present, the whole matter having, at the request of Gen McClellan, been postponed." Late arrivals from Helens report all quiet th
n, under Jackson. By this time the army corps of Heintzelman, about 10,000 strong, had reached Warrenton Junctcentrate immediately at Warrenton Junction, where Heintzelman already was. This was accomplished on the eveningth his command, and Kearney, with one division of Heintzelman's, to march on Greenwich, so as to support McDowel they communicated closely with the forces under Heintzelman and Siegel, cautioning them not to go further thathat night for subsistence, if nothing else. Heintzelman marched early from Centreville towards Gainesvillwas brought to a stand, and he was soon joined by Heintzelman and Reno, when the whole line became actively engthe enemy bring driven back from his positions by Heintzelman's corps and Reno, concluded by a furious attack ae, about two miles west of the latter place. Heintzelman was directed to post himself in rear and support zeal and energy, are Gens. McDowell, Banks, Reno, Heintzelman, Hooker, and Kearney, and many others of inferior
me. We could see no resemblance between the movements of the great and the little Napoleon. We did not think, moreover, even though the smaller of the Napoleons were imbued with all the genius of the greater, his army was quite equal to that which captured Ulm, and which Thiers tells us was the finest the Emperor ever commanded. We could not be made to believe that Sickles was as daring a leader as Ney. McCall as thorough a soldier as Davoust, Reynolds as skillful a tactician as Soult, Heintzelman as great a strategist as Lannes, or Cooke such "a bold dragoon" as Murat.--All these the great Napoleon had with him at Ulm, each of them a tool in the hand of the master- workman, exactly adapted to execute the especial piece of work to which he might assign it. With less than all of them — not withstanding the high qualities of his almost unrivalled army — we did not believe he could have captured Ulm, and as the little Napoleon had them not, and as, moreover, Richmond was harder to tak
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