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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
ossession of all railroads for the transportation of troops and munitions of war. Confiscation bill passed the United States House of Representatives. Hanover Court-House, Va., captured by National troops.—29. Skirmish at Pocotaligo, S. C. —June 2. General Wool transferred to the Department of Maryland, and General Dix ordered to Fortress Monroe.—3. National troops landed on James Island, S. C.—4. Battle near Trentor's Creek, N. C. Skirmish on James Island, S. C.—5. Artillery battle at New Bridge, near Richmond; Confederates defeated.—6. Tax bill passed United States Senate. Battle of Union Church, near Harrisonburg, Va. —14. A severe battle on James Island, S. C.—17. Battle between Union gunboats and Confederate batteries at St. Charles, on the White River, Ark., the batteries being carried.—18. Confederate works at Cumberland Gap, Tenn., occupied by National troops.—19. An act confiscating the slaves of Confederates passed the United States House of Representati
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Richmond, campaign against (search)
Richmond, campaign against The first collisions between the two great armies on the borders of the Chickahominy River occurred on May 23 and 24, 1862—one near New Bridge, not far from Cold Harbor, between Michigan cavalry and a Louisiana regiment, when thirty-seven of the latter were captured. The other was at and near Mechanicsville, 7 or 8 miles from Richmond, where a part of McClellan's right wing was advancing towards the Chickahominy. There was a sharp skirmish at Ellison's Mill (May 23), a mile from Mechanicsville. To this place the Confederates fell back, and the next morning were driven across the Richmond during the Civil War. Chickahominy. On the same morning General McClellan issued a stirring order for an immediate advance on Richmond; but the overcautious commander hesitated to move until the golden opportunity had passed. President Lincoln telegraphed to the general, I think the time is near when you must either attack Richmond or give up the job and come to t
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 4 (search)
o meet their attack and repulse it. camp near ”New bridge,“ June 18, 1862. Late last night orders came looking like an advance or a working party. The New Bridge, as it is called, you have doubtless seen mentionries, with I fancy no damage on either side. The New Bridge is only five miles from Richmond, and from the hipressed has a disturbing conscience. camp near New bridge, Va., June 20, 1862. To-day we have had a litition, and all has since been quiet. camp near New bridge, Va., June 22, 1862. I yesterday rode over tois death makes me a Major of Topogs. camp near New bridge, Va., June 24, 1862. We have been in a pleasattack, had they designed making one. camp near New bridge, Va., June 26, 1862. Everything is quiet on o was moved up early in the day from its camp near New Bridge, but did not become directly engaged, being held eet and A. P. Hill. Crossing the Chickahominy at New Bridge on the 29th of June, they had passed over to the
ll comparative cost, would keep this harbor clear of four times the number of the enemy's ironclad gunboats. See, in Appendix to this chapter, letter to Governor Pickens. On the 10th he ordered a new work to be put up on the left of the New Bridge, city side of the Ashley River, and to repair the battery at New Bridge, Church Flats; and the chief-engineer was specially instructed as to the transfer and new location of guns already in position. On the 12th he addressed this communicatiNew Bridge, Church Flats; and the chief-engineer was specially instructed as to the transfer and new location of guns already in position. On the 12th he addressed this communication to Mr. J. K. Sass, Chairman of the State Gunboat Committee: Dear Sir,—In view of the necessity of getting ready, as soon as possible, the proposed torpedo-ram of Capt. F. D. Lee, and the difficulty, if not impossibility, of procuring the materials and machinery for its construction, I have the honor to request that the materials, etc., collected for the State's new gunboat should be applied to the torpedo-ram, which, I am informed, can be got ready sooner (in less than two months), wi
he more active were General Beauregard's preparations to meet his attack. On the 23d he instructed the Commander of the First Military District, first, to confer with Commodore Ingraham in relation to a proposed night-attack on the monitors by the small boat flotilla, now thoroughly manned and ready for effective work; second, to get a sufficient supply of wood and coal for the steamer Stono, should she be returned to the land-forces by the Navy Department; third, vigilantly to guard the New Bridge across the Ashley against accidental or intentional destruction by fire. On the same day Major Harris was directed to complete at once the obstructions on the Wappoo Cut; to visit Battery Wall, at White Point, and determine whether or not it was strong enough to resist such projectiles as the enemy might be provided with, should he attempt to push into Charleston Harbor. He was also requested to inspect the bridge over Rantowles Creek, and, if necessary, to repair it without loss of time
s you to obtain such information as will enable us to procure wood and coal, at the shortest notice possible, for the use of the Stono, should that steamer be transferred back to the army. I am also instructed to direct you to guard well the New Bridge, especially against fire, to prevent which, either by accident or design, the greatest precautions must be taken. Very respectfully, your obdt. servt., John F. O'Brien, Capt., and A. A. G. Headquarters, Department S. C., Ga., and Fla., Cite Point Battery, and the other at Battery James. An officer should be detailed specially to see that no time is lost in getting these mortars in place after their arrival. The Citadel Cadets will be ordered to take immediate charge of the New Bridge Battery. Respectfully, your obedient servant, Thomas Jordan, Chief of Staff. Headquarters, Department S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., April 6th, 1863. Major H. C. Guerin, Chief of Subsistence, Charleston: Major,—I have to acqu
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union, Read's Company. (search)
Disch. May 19, 1865. Amos P. Searles, Phillipston, 25, s; chair-maker. Oct. 25, 1861. Died Nov. 12, 1862, Carrollton, Va. Dennis Segree, en. New Orleans, Nov. 10, 1862. Died Nov. 4, 1863. Bounet Carre. Henry S. Selden, N. Y., 19, s; druggist. Dec. 19, 1861. Absent on detached serv. since Sept. 25, 1863. No further record. George Smith, en, New Orleans, Jan, 10. 1862. Deserted, Sept. 9, 1862. Henry Smith, en. New Orleans, Oct. 27, 1862. Deserted Dec. 15, 1862. New Bridge, La. Robert Snider, en. New Orleans. Oct. 9, 1862. Deserted March 6, 1863. Frank A. Starkey, Brighton, 20, s; clerk. Dec. 9, 1861. Died April 14, 1862. Ship Island, Miss. Christian Strchle, New Orleans, La. 26; shoemaker. May 9, 1862. Disch. may 10, 1865 in Company C, exp. serv. Edward Sullivan, en. New Orleans, May 9, 1862. Deserted Sept.. 12, 1862, Camp Williams, La. William Thompson, Warrington Va. 18, s; sailor. Dec. 23, 1861. Disch. to accept a commission in 1st
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 3: (search)
the Third. Private W. H. Thompson, Company E, was killed, and the gallant Sergt. H. D. Hanahan, of the Second, lost a leg. The situation of the Federal army at this time (toward the close of June) determined General Lee to take the aggressive. The center and left of General McClellan were south of the Chickahominy, strongly intrenched and covered by the cutting of trees in the dense forests. The extreme left rested on White Oak swamp, and the right of the center on the Chickahominy at New bridge. The Federal right, under Fitz John Porter, was well and strongly posted behind Beaver Dam creek, north of the Chickahominy, with a grand guard at Mechanicsville in front, and outposts still beyond, guarding the crossing. General Lee's determination was to attack this right and separated wing with three of his divisions, calling Jackson's corps to co-operate. Jackson's march, from his victorious campaign in the valley, was so directed that he was expected to be at Ashland, 15 miles nort
sburg. During the day, Magruder succeeded in keeping the swarming masses in check. Here the Fourteenth Louisiana, Colonel Jones, was actively engaged, and the gallantry of its commanding officer as well as of Lieutenant-Colonel York and Captains Leech and Bradley, is mentioned in the reports. A battalion of the Chasseurs-à--pied, Capt. M. G. Goodwyn commanding, which held one of the redoubts, and three pieces of the Donaldsonville artillery, under Lieutenant Fortier, are mentioned. At New bridge, on the Chickahominy, some days later (May 24th), the Fifth Louisiana, on picket duty, was suddenly attacked by a force which crossed the river, but was speedily driven back. The Fifth lost 13 killed, 23 wounded, and 34 missing. Lieutenant Pindell was killed in the gallant charge. On May 31st, the battle of Seven Pines The details of this battle as, indeed, of all the battles in Virginia, are left to the distinguished writer who himself hails from that commonwealth, so rich in stron
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Maps, sketches, etc., Pertaining to the several volumes. (search)
and Gap, Tenn. 118 Monterey, Tenn., to Corinth, Miss. 13 Pittsburg Landing, Tenn. 12, 14, 78, 98 Shiloh, Tenn. 10, 12-14, 98 Volume XI. Bottom's and Railroad bridges, Va. 64, 86 Department of Virginia (Reconnaissance in) 18 Hanover Court-House, Va. 21 Harrison's Landing, Va. 66 Lee's Mill, Va. 17 Malvern Hill, Va. 21 Mechanicsville and Cold Harbor, Va. 21, 42, 63, 90 Mount Airy to Old Church, Va. 21 Mulberry Island, Va. 19 New Bridge, Va. 21 New Market, Va. 21 Pamunkey River, Va. 21 Richmond, Va. 20, 77 Southeastern Virginia, Fort Monroe, Richmond, and Petersburg, Va. 16, 17 Stuart's Cavalry Brigade 22 White House to Harrison's Landing, Va. 19 Williamsburg, Va. 20 Williamsburg to White House, Va. 19 Yorktown, Va. 14, 15, 19 Yorktown to Williamsburg, Va. 18 Volume XII. Bristoe Station, Va. 111 Bull Run, Va. 21-23, 111 Cedar Mountain, Va. 22, 135 Cedar
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