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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
th the Reports of Battles of Corinth and Hatchie Bridge; The Expedition to Hartsville, Tennessee; The Affair at Pocotaligo and Yemassee; The Action near Coffeeville, Mississippi; The Action and Casualties of the Brigade of Col. Simonton at Fort Donelson. Reports of the Attack by the Enemy's Fleet on Fort McAllister, February 1st, 1863; Engagement at Fayette Courthouse, Cotton Hill, Gauley, Charleston, and Pursuit of the Enemy to the Ohio; of the Operations of Brig.-Gen. Rodes' Brigade at Seven Pines; and of the Capture of the Gunboat J. P. Smith in Stono River. Report of Maj.-Gen. Polk of the Battle of 7th November, 1861, near Columbus, Ky. Report of Gen. Jos. E. Johnston of his Operations in the Departments of Mississippi and East Louisiana, together with Lieut.-Gen. Pemberton's Report of the Battles of Port Gibson, Baker's Creek, and the Siege of Vicksburg. Correspondence between the President and Gen. Jos. E. Johnston, together with that of the Secretary of War and the Adjutant
ll the assistance in their power to the military authorities in detecting and bringing them to punishment, would be regarded and treated as aiders and abettors of the criminals. A skirmish occurred at Pocotaligo, S. C., between a party of Union troops, under command of Colonel B. C. Christ, of the Fifteenth Pennsylvania volunteers and a party of the rebels, numbering about eight hundred. After a contest of two hours the rebels were routed with severe loss.--(Doc. 123.) Near the Seven Pines, Va., the rebels made an attack upon the pickets of Casey's division about sunrise this morning. They approached under cover of a dense fog, to within fifty yards of the pickets of the Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania and Ninety-sixth New York regiments, when a sharp fight occurred. The pickets were driven back a short distance, when they were reenforced, and drove the rebels, regaining their former position. Major Kelly, of the Ninety-sixth New York was shot through the neck, and bled to dea
as intended to concentrate there, and to carry out those plans which are now being demonstrated to the country. No more prudent and judicious selection could have been made in view of the duty to be performed — operating in an enemy's country — for General Keyes commanded a corps under General McClellan from that able chiefs first occupation of the Peninsula till our evacuation of it. He participated in every action, and conspicuously distinguished himself at the battles of Fair Oaks and Seven Pines. On being informed of the views of the Government, and his appointment to the command of the forces on the Peninsula, General Keyes set to work to concentrate the forces intended for him, and to a great extent superintended many of the details of disembarkation and location in camp of the various regiments as they arrived. A large number of troops having been concentrated at Yorktown, and supplies collected or the river, Colonel Spear, with the Eleventh Pennsylvania cavalry and some N
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The Peninsular campaign. (search)
s Corps was on the left bank, some six miles above Bottom's Bridge; Porter's and Franklin's Corps were on the left bank opposite the enemy's left. During the day and night of the 30th torrents of rain fell, inundating the whole country and threatening the destruction of our bridges. well aware of our difficulties, our active enemy, on the 31st of May, made a violent attack upon Casey's division, followed by an equally formidable one on Couch, thus commencing the battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines. Heintzelman came up in support, and during the afternoon Sumner crossed the river with great difficulty, and rendered such efficient service that the enemy was checked. In the morning his renewed attacks were easily repulsed, and the ground occupied at the beginning of the battle was more than recovered; he had failed in the purpose of the attack. The ground was now so thoroughly soaked by the rain, and the bridges were so much injured, that it was impracticable to pursue the enemy or
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Manassas to Seven Pines. (search)
Manassas to Seven Pines. by Joseph E. Johnston, General, C. S. A. Confederate sharp-shooterl from Manassas and including the battle of Seven Pines. As to the question of the forces on theing a division. Casey's was a mile west of Seven Pines, with a line of skirmishers a half mile in advance; Couches was at Seven Pines and Fair Oaks — the two forming Keyes's corps. Kearny's divisiright was to end when the troops approached Seven Pines and I should be present to direct the movemt might be made by the enemy. The map of Seven Pines, printed with this paper in The century magrefore desired General Smith to move toward Seven Pines, to be ready to cooperate with our right. the day. The firing was then violent at Seven Pines, and within a half hour the three Federal dh days of the battle. Part of the field at Seven Pines was regained on the second day (June 1st) bral Couch on Saturday, before the battle of Seven Pines, we found rebel caissons filled with ammuni[9 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 5.26 (search)
a position across the Williamsburg road at Seven Pines. In the meantime Heintzelman's corps had cgeous attack being made in the direction of Seven Pines; that Huger's division from Norfolk was expf the mass of our army in the swamps around Seven Pines, whilst the Federals were threatening the cce, against the Federals in the vicinity of Seven Pines, and destroy them before they could be reenwing positions preliminary to the battle of Seven Pines. works, was densely wooded and swampy. Theand right [the forces in the earth-works at Seven Pines, and those that had been sent to resist thearge portion of those in the earth-works at Seven Pines retreated by the Saw-mill road; but some ofur troops had captured the Federal works at Seven Pines some time before sunset and had advanced behich General Howard lost his right arm. Seven Pines late in the afternoon, and had pursued themonfidence was restored before the battle of Seven Pines. On May 25th and 26th, Lieutenant F. C. Da[37 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Hanover Court House and Gaines's Mill. (search)
t forward to hold the enemy in check, pending the arrival of Morell, who was slowly pushing along the swampy roads. Cavalry and artillery were sent to the left along the Ashland road, to guard Professor T. S. C. Lowe observing the battle of Seven Pines from his balloon intrepid, on the North side of the Chickahominy. our flank and destroy the railroad and telegraph at the crossing. On Martindale's arrival he was sent in support of this force, and with it soon became engaged with very persis 12:30 to near 2 o'clock--Cass and his immediate supports falling back south of the swamps. This persistent and prolonged resistance gave to this battle one of its well-known names. All the severe battles in this campaign began after noon: Seven Pines, 1 o'clock; Mechanicsville, 3 to 4; Gaines's Mill at 12: 30; Savage's Station at 4; White Oak Swamp, 12 to 1; Glendale, 3 to 4, Malvern Hill after 1.--Editors. Another column of the enemy, D. H. Hill's, from Beaver Dam Creek, and Jackson's
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Lee's attacks north of the Chickahominy. (search)
Lee's attacks north of the Chickahominy. by Daniel H. Hill, Lieutenant-General, C. S. A. W'at War Dey Fightin‘ ‘Bout! hile encamped, about noon on Monday, the 23d of June, 1862, on the Williamsburg road, about a mile from the battle-field of Seven Pines, in command of a division of the Confederate army, I received an order from General Lee to report immediately at his quarters on the Mechanicsville road. On approaching the house which the general occupied, I saw an officer leaning over the yard-paling, dusty, travel-worn, and apparently very tired. He raised himself up as I dismounted, and I recognized General Jackson, who till that moment I had supposed was confronting Banks and Fremont far down the Valley of Virginia. He said that he had ridden fifty-two miles since 1 o'clock that morning, having taken relays of horses on the road. We went together into General Lee's office. General Jackson declined refreshments, courteously tendered by General Lee, but drank a glass
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Rear-guard fighting during the change of base. (search)
road. I sent an aide in haste after my other two regiments, informing General Sumner of the situation. The 1st Minnesota, of German's brigade, being most handy, was first sent, my two reserve regiments following. While placing the 1st Minnesota on the left to extend across the Williamsburg road, the battle began. My right flank swept the railroad monitor, which had advanced to the edge of the woods, and it ran back. The battle moved to my left, and I discovered that our works east of Seven Pines had been evacuated by Heintzelman. I threw back the left flank of the 1st Minnesota across the Williamsburg road and sent the 69th Pennsylvania of my brigade to prolong the left, to prevent the turning movement of the enemy; at the same time informing General Sumner of the conditions in front. He would not believe that Heintzelman had withdrawn until I sent my last mounted man, urging and demanding reenforcements. The 71st Pennsylvania (also called the 1st California), of my brigade, a
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 7.51 (search)
The Seven days, including Frayser's farm the usual spelling is Frazier or Frazer. The authority for the form here adopted is Captain R. E. Frayser, of Richmond.--Editors. by James Longstreet, Lieutenant-General, C. S. A. When General Joseph E. Johnston was wounded at the battle of Seven Pines, and General Lee assumed his new duties as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, General Stonewall Jackson was in the Shenandoah Valley, and the rest of the Confederate troops were east and north of Richmond in front of General George B. McClellan's army, then encamped about the Chickahominy River, 100,000 strong, and preparing for a regular siege of the Confederate capital. The situation required prompt and successful action by General Lee. Very early in June he called about him, on the noted Nine-mile road near Richmond, all his commanders, and asked each in turn his opinion of the military situation. I[ had my own views, but did not express them, believing that if they were
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