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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 5.69 (search)
. McPherson joined on to his left, and occupied ground on both sides of the Jackson road. McClernand took up the ground to his left, and extended as far toward Warrenton as he could, keeping a continuous line. On the 19th there was constant skirmishing with the enemy while we were getting into better position. The enemy had bd the right, starting from the river above Vicksburg; McPherson the center (McArthur's division now with him); and McClernand the left, holding the road south to Warrenton. Lauman's division arrived at this time and was placed on the extreme left of the line. In the interval between the assaults of the 19th and 22d, roads had b the siege, even at the risk of losing ground elsewhere. My line was more than fifteen miles long, extending from Haynes's Bluff to Vicksburg, thence south to Warrenton. The line of the enemy was about seven. In addition to this, having an enemy at Canton and Jackson, in our rear, who was being constantly reenforced, we requir
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The terms of surrender. (search)
t and Blair. General Pemberton to General Grant: On the 19th of January, 1874, General Pemberton addressed a letter, substantially to the same effect, to General Frank P. Blair, whose reply follows General Grant's.--editors. Warrenton, Fauquier, Virginia, January 30, 1874. His Excellency, U. S. Grant, President of the United States. Sir: A statement of some historic significance and of considerable interest to me personally, has lately come to my notice in a way that induces me to aises as to the dispatch of the 14th, above referred to. I am, sir, most respectfully your obedient servant, J. C. Pemberton. General Grant to General Pemberton: executive mansion, Washington, January 31, 1874. General J. C. Pemberton, Warrenton, Virginia. General: Your letter of yesterday was duly received this morning, and the President authorizes me to say that the statement of the officer to which you refer was correct, and he thinks you are also correct as to your surmises in regard t
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Naval operations in the Vicksburg campaign. (search)
s Porter had sent down the iron-clad Indianola, under Lieutenant-Commander George Brown, to support Ellet in his isolated position. She had passed Vicksburg and Warrenton at night without a scratch, and descending the river met the Era coming up. Both vessels continued on their way, the Era to Vicksburg, and the Indianola to the man expedition composed of their prize, together with the Webb and two cotton-clad steamers. These followed the Indianola and overtook her a short distance below Warrenton. Engaging The Union vessels Mississippi and Winona at Baton Rouge. her at night, which gave them peculiar advantages, they succeeded in ramming her seven timontributed materially to the facility of operations at that place. In May Lieutenant-Commander Wilson in the Mound City effectually destroyed a water-battery at Warrenton. In June an attack was made on Milliken's Bend by Confederate troops from Arkansas under Taylor, and the garrison was driven from their works to the levee. At
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Union vessels in the Vicksburg operations. (search)
May 15th, 1863, 11 guns; Cincinnati, Lieut.-Com. B. Wilson (Vicksburg, July, 1862), Lieut. George M. Bache (Arkansas Post, Steele's Bayou, Vicksburg, May 27th), 13 guns, 1 howitzer; Louisville, Com. B. M; Dove (Vicksburg, July, 1862), Lieut.-Com. E. K. Owen (Arkansas Post, Steele's Bayou, Vicksburg, and Grand Gulf), 13 guns, 1 howitzer; Mound City, Com. A. H. Kilty (St. Charles), Lieut.-Com. W. Gwin (Yazoo River Raid, Aug., ‘62), Lieut. B. Wilson (Steele's Bayou, Vicksburg, and Grand Gulf, Warrenton), 13 guns, 1 howitzer; May 28, ‘63, 11 guns; July 26, ‘63,13 guns; Pittsburgh, Act.V. Lieut. W. R. Hoel, 13 guns; Sept., ‘62,12 guns, 1 howitzer; May 18, ‘63, 13 guns; Dec., ‘63,14 guns. later iron-Clads.--Choctaw (turret), Lieut.-Com. F. M. Ramsay (Haynes's Bluff, Yazoo River, Yazoo City, Milliken's Bend), April 9th, 1863, 4 guns; May, 1863, 4 guns, 2 howitzers; June 8th, 1863, 6 guns, 2 howitzers; Lafayette, Capt. H. Walke (Vicksburg and Grand Gulf), 6 guns, 4 howitzers; Chillico
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., From Gettysburg to the coming of Grant. (search)
and as they marched over the bridges of boats at Harper's Ferry and Berlin the men broke out into the refrain, Carry me back to old Virginny. Meade advanced to Warrenton and the Rappahannock, where he took position confronting Lee. Before the season for operations had finally closed, Meade had pushed his advance to and beyond thent over the stream at nightfall, however, developed the fact that all of Lee's army except Stuart's cavalry had already recrossed the Rappahannock. The next day Warrenton was occupied and the Army of the Potomac halted for some time in the vicinity of the river. On the 7th day of November there was a general movement. The Fiftord, some distance below. Sedgwick's orders were to push the enemy across the river before dark, if possible. The redoubts of the Rappahannock On the road to Warrenton. Warrenton junction, Virginia, October, 1863. The smoke shown in the picture was caused by burning buildings and piles of railway ties fired by the Confed
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
nder for other operations more remote, but whose chief business was to secure Washington City. The number left was a little more than seventy-three thousand. Of these 18,000 were to remain in garrison at and in front of Washington; 7,780 at Warrenton; 10,859 at Manassas; 35,467 in the Shenandoah Valley; and 1,350 on the Lower Potomac.--See McClellan's Report, page 66. A few days later, he had under his command, at Fortress Monroe, one hundred and twenty-one thousand men (exclusive of the fo of them new and imperfectly disciplined, and several of the regiments in a disorganized condition. At the same time he was under orders from McClellan to send three regiments to the Peninsula, one to Budd's Ferry, and 4000 men to Manassas and Warrenton. The absence of these would reduce the force in and around Washington to less than 15,000 men. This matter was referred to the Adjutant-General, (L. Thomas), and General E. A. Hitchcock, and, on their decision that the force was inadequate, th
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
was posted at Waterloo Bridge, on the Upper Rappahannock, between Warrenton and Sperryville; and General Rufus King, of the same corps, who w darkness, the rain falling copiously, he pushed on unmolested to Warrenton, and around to Catlett's Station at which Pope's army trains wereto be stretched between Waterloo Bridge, the Sulphur Springs, and Warrenton. He looked to the swollen river as a sufficient barrier to any ar Reynolds) was ordered, at the same time, to march directly upon Warrenton, that he might join with Sigel in pushing the Confederates back tprings; McDowell, with the divisions of Ricketts and King, was at Warrenton; and Heintzelman, Heintzelman was not well prepared for actiontween Thoroughfare and Manassas Gaps, he sent word to McDowell at Warrenton, that he believed the whole force of the enemy had marched for th to fall heavily upon his rear. Jackson, who now commanded the Warrenton road, by which Lee was approaching, had determined to maintain hi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
. The Confederates, meanwhile, were falling back, and so, from the Potomac to Front Royal and Warrenton, the two great armies moved in parallel lines, with the lofty range of the Blue Ridge between d the command on the 10th of November. At that time the Army of the Potomac was massed near Warrenton, as follows:--The First, Second, and Fifth Corps, reserve artillery, and general Headquarters, at Warrenton; Ninth Corps on the line of the Rappahannock, in the vicinity of Waterloo; the Sixth Corps at New Baltimore; the Eleventh Corps at New Baltimore, Gainesville, and Thoroughfare Gap ;--Sirg, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Brandy Station, Rappahannock Station, Gainesville, Bull's Run, Warrenton, and Fredericksburg. After Bayard's death the brigade, was formed into a division, under Genetinued, I am responsible. Alluding to the fact that the plan of moving to Fredericksburg from Warrenton, instead of pursuing Lee toward the Rapid Anna, was not favorably considered by the authoritie
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
ron-clad monster, and as it passed sullenly by in the darkness it drew a tremendous fire from the Vicksburg batteries. On it went, appearing more terrible as it seemed to defy shot and shell. Word was hastily sent to the Queen of the West, at Warrenton, to beware of the impending danger, whereupon she fled for her life. Orders were also sent for the Indianola to be instantly destroyed, to prevent her being captured by the awful ram. The trick was soon discovered, and other orders were sent ton the gun-boats. It was evident that the post. could not be taken; so at a little past, noon Grant ordered a cessation of the battle, and directed Porter to run by the batteries with gun-boats and transports, as he had done at Vicksburg and. Warrenton, while the army should move down to a point opposite Rodney, where it might cross without much opposition. At six o'clock that evening Porter again attacked the batteries, and under cover of the fire all the transports passed by in good condit
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
which he had commanded. The ceremony was at Warrenton, and General Meade and staff participated in way of Lovettsville, Union, Upperville, and Warrenton, seizing the gaps of the Blue Ridge on its wunder Hooker a few weeks before. It reached Warrenton on the 25th of July, after a detention at Mathe Confederates crossed the Rappahannock at Warrenton, Sulphur Springs, and Waterloo, where Jacksoery energy to prevent him. Lee pressed on to Warrenton on the afternoon of the 13th, and prepared tring the National rear, and when Lee reached Warrenton, this rear-guard was at Auburn, only a few mwhen he was attacked in like manner from the Warrenton road. This assault produced sufficient conf pass, was unable to follow him further than Warrenton, for about three weeks. In the audaciousSeptember 7, 1863. When the railway from Warrenton to the Rappahannock was repaired, Meade aske, and Meade was compelled to go forward from Warrenton in the beaten track, if at all. He did so ea
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