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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Actions on the Weldon Railroad. (search)
w. Nothing more could be done to destroy the railroad now, and consequently there was nothing to keep Hancock at the station. Had our troops behaved as they used to I could have beaten Hill, he said to me. But some were new, and all were worn out with labor. Or had your force been sent down the railroad to attack the enemy's flank we would have whipped him; or a small reserve about 6 o'clock would have accomplished the same object. These points were also mentioned in his report. General Humphreys in a letter to me of October 9th, 1883, says: I considered your not having taken part in the fight to be due entirely to the route you were ordered to take, as indeed it was. Meade was at Warren's headquarters. I was at headquarters Army of the Potomac. The telegrams were all taken off for me and I was sorely tempted to telegraph Meade to send you down the railroad to hit the enemy in flank, but refrained from delicacy, to my great regret ever since. The general also furnishe
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., General Grant on the siege of Petersburg. (search)
and to offensive movements for crippling the enemy's lines of communication, and to prevent his detaching any considerable force to send south. By the 7th of February our lines were extended to Hatcher's Run, and the Weldon Railroad had been destroyed to Hicksford. . . . Among the movements on the left were the expedition, December 7th to 10th, under Warren, by which the Weldon Railroad was destroyed as far as Hicksford, and the combined movement, February 5th to 7th, under Warren and Humphreys (who on the 28th of November succeeded to the command of the Second Corps, Hancock having been detailed to organize the Veteran Corps),--which resulted in extending the Union intrenchments to Hatcher's Run, after some severe fighting with the troops of A. P. Hill and Gordon.--editors. After the long march by General Sheridan's cavalry, from the Shenandoah Valley, over winter roads it was necessary to rest and refit at White House. At this time the greatest source of uneasiness to me w
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 1: operations in Virginia.--battle of Chancellorsville.--siege of Suffolk. (search)
. W. Slocum. The division commanders were Generals J. S. Wadsworth J. C. Robinson, A. Doubleday, W. S. Hancock, J. Gibbon, W. H. French, D. D. Birney, H. G. Berry, A. W. Whipple, W. T. H. Brooks, A. P. Howe, J. Newton, C. Griffin, G. Sykes, A. A. Humphreys, C. Devens, A. Von Steinwehr, C. Schurz, S. Williams, J. W. Geary, A. Pleasanton, J. Buford, and W. W. Averill. The last three were commanders of cavalry under General G. Stoneman, who was the chief of the mounted men. Lee's army was comorning, May 1, 1863. he said Headquarters would be at the Tabernacle Church after the movement should commence; but Jackson was there before him, for Hooker's columns did not move until eleven o'clock. At that hour the divisions of Griffin and Humphreys, of Meade's (Fifth) corps pushed out on the left toward Banks's Ford, while Sykes's, of the same corps, supported by Hancock's division, and forming the center column, moved along the turnpike. Slocum's entire corps (Twelfth), with Howard's (E
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
on of his corps forward to a slight elevation along the Emmettsburg road, his right, under General Humphreys, being several hundred yards in front of Hancock's left, with the line prolonged to the lekles's bent line, at the peach-orchard, held by eight regiments of the divisions of Birney and Humphreys, and then to assail De Trobriand and Ward on the left, furiously. This was done effectively wysburg and the plain over which the Confederates swept to their attacks. when the line of Humphreys and Graham swung Round, the former, as we have observed, kept his right firmly on the Emmettsbat moment Hill ceased threatening, and advancing in heavy force from Seminary Ridge, fell upon Humphreys and quickly pushed. Him back, with a loss of half his men and three guns. In this onset Willral Doubleday, who had hastened to his assistance from the rear of Cemetery Hill. These, with Humphreys's shattered regiments, drove the Confederates back, and a portion of Doubleday's division, pre
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
wed by a tremendous yell from the Confederates, as they rushed forward at the double-quick to storm the fort. The storming party consisted of three brigades of General McLaws's division — Wolford's, Cobb's, and Phillips's, all Georgians; General Humphreys's brigade of Mississippians, and a brigade composed of the remains of Anderson's and Bryant's, consisting of South Carolina and Georgia regiments. The leader of the Mississippi troops was the present (1868) Governor Humphreys, of MississipGovernor Humphreys, of Mississippi. These were picked men, the flower of Longstreet's army; and, in obedience to orders, one brigade pressed forward to the close assault, two brigades supporting it, while two others watched the National line, and kept up a continual fire. The tumult was awful for a few minutes, for it was composed of the yells of voices, the rattle of musketry, the thunder of cannon, and the screams of shells. The charging party moved swiftly forward to the abatis, which somewhat confused their line. The wi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
ior aid-de-camp; Lieutenant-Colonels Orville E. Babcock, F. T. Dent, Horace Porter, and Captain P. T. Hudson, aids-de-camp; Lieutenant-Colonel W. L. Dupp, assistant inspector-general; Lieutenant-Colonels W. R. Rowley and Adam Badeau, secretaries; Captain George K. Leet, assistant adjutantgeneral, in office at Washington; Captain H. W. Janes, assistant quartermaster, on duty at Headquarters, and First-Lieutenant William Dunn, acting aid-de-camp. General Meade's chief of staff was Major-General A. A. Humphreys, and Brigadier-General Seth Williams was his adjutant-general. The general plan for the advance was for the main army to make an overland march from the Rapid Anna to the James, with co-operating or auxiliary forces menacing communications with Richmond from different points. For the latter purpose General Butler was to advance from Fortress Monroe with about thirty thousand troops, establish himself in an intrenched position in the vicinity of City Point, at the junction of
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
ed with his own Corps, the Second, under General Humphreys, and Gregg's cavalry, from the left of tnight. meanwhile, the Corps of Warren and Humphreys (Fifth and Second) had moved at a very Earlyt, marched northward along the Quaker road. Humphreys passed Hatcher's Run by the Vaughan road, foite Oak road, after drawing fire from them. Humphreys had a more difficult March, but meeting skir, was only six miles distant from Warren and Humphreys. The Union line was practically unbroken frnobly supported by miles's division, sent by Humphreys from the Second Corps, who marched in on Ware Fifth Corps was. Specially distinguished. Humphreys tried to carry the Confederate works coverin southwest. when the triumphs were known, Humphreys, holding the Union left to the westward of Hetersburg. When about to attack them there, Humphreys reclaimed miles's division, when Sheridan retes at Sutherland's, in the rear. Miles, by Humphreys's order, had, meanwhile, attacked and routed
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
between his force and its pursuers, by destroying the bridges behind him. Only the railway bridge was consumed, that of the wagon road being saved by the van of Humphreys's corps. The flames were smothered, and Barlow's brigade crossed over in expectation of a fight, but he found there only a feeble rearguard, which retired after of approach by the Nationals from the Appomattox. He resolved to make further efforts to escape, and success in battle on the 7th April, 1865. encouraged him. Humphreys had crossed the Appomattox with the Second Corps, and resumed pursuit with the divisions of Miles and De Trobriand. He soon found himself confronted by Lee's invision, under Crook, was sent to Farmville, where it crossed with difficulty, the horsemen being compelled to ford the Appomattox. Pushing on toward the left of Humphreys, Crook fell upon a body of Confederate infantry guarding a train and was repulsed with the loss of General Gregg, commanding a brigade, who was captured. Just
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 16: capture of fortifications around Richmond, Newmarket Heights, Dutch Gap Canal, elections in New York and gold conspiracy. (search)
ave a fresh log house for that purpose than a planter's deserted house, which, from my experience, I found sometimes too thickly populated to be comfortable. Those headquarters were never abandoned until Richmond was taken. Except for the unfortunate accident of General Ord's disability, this whole movement was most successful, but not all we had hoped for, and it was characterized by General Grant as one of the best things of the kind done in the war. In a book published by Maj.-Gen. A. A. Humphreys, General Meade's chief of staff, purporting to be a history of the movements Headquarters of Gen. Butler on North bank of the James, eight miles from Richmond. 1. office and room of Gen. Butler. 2. kitchen. 3. servants' lodgings. from the Rapidan, this movement is narrated, and although it was carried on in obedience to my express orders and under my own personal superintendence and command, he forgets to mention that I was there at all or had anything to do with it, simply
omotive, 202. Hotel Chamberlain, Washington, Mahone's letter to Lacy written at, 881. Hood, General, reference to, 655; and Batte's battalions of Virginia militia, 679. Hopping, Nicholas, teacher, anecdote of, 56. Howard, Gen. O. O., graduate of West Point, 58. Howe, Elias, reference to, 1007. Hudson Bay Company, 1001. Hudson, Chaplain, attacks Butler in New York Evening Post, 833; reports to Butler, 833-835; arrested, 835; released, 836. Hugo, Victor, quoted, 997. Humphreys, Maj.-Gen. A. A., reference to book published by, 738, 741. Hunton, Brig.-Gen., Eppa, reference to, 620. I Ingalls, General, ordered to furnish transportation for Roanoke expedition, 783; Butler incurs enmity of, 832. Interchangeable Bonds, proposition in regard to, 956, 957. Ipswich Bay, Butler's summer home near, 919. Ironsides, The, of U. S. Navy, at Fort Fisher, 798. Isham, Governor, reference to, 765. Isthmus of Darien, Butler's scheme for canal across, 904.
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