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Doc. 122.-battle of Antietam, Md. further reports of this battle will be found in the Supplement. Despatch from General Hooker. Centreville, Md., Wednesday, September 17. A great battle has been fought and we are victorious. I had the honor to open it yesterday afternoon, and it continued until ten o'clock this morning, when I was wounded, and compelled to quit the field. The battle was fought with great violence on both sides. The carnage has been awful. I only regret that I was not permitted to take part in the operations until they were concluded, for I had counted on either capturing their army or driving them into the Potomac. My wound has been painful, but it is not one that will be likely to lay me up. I was shot through the foot. J. Hooker, Brigadier-General. Brigadier-General Cox's report. headquarters Ninth army corps, mouth of Antietam, September 23, 1862. Lieutenant-Colonel L. Richmond, A. A. G., Headquarters Right Wing, Major-General Bu
soon as the intelligence could be communicated to their batteries below, shot and shell were launched against the moving columns. It was this information, conveyed by the little flags upon the mountain-top, that no doubt enabled the enemy to concentrate his force against our weakest points and counteract the effect of whatever similar movements may have been attempted by us. Our loss is variously estimated at from five to nine thousand. Savannah Republican account. Sharpsburgh, September 17, 9 P. M. A bloody battle has been fought to day. It commenced at daylight and lasted until eight o'clock at night--fourteen hours. The enemy made the attack, and gained some advantage early in the day on the left, and subsequently the right, but was finally repulsed with great slaughter. Our own losses have been heavy, including many officers of worth and position. For the present I can only mention the following: Killed: Brigadier-Generals Starke and Branch; Colonel Douglas, of t
battle-field at Iuka. It had been known as early as the tenth day of September, that Sterling Price was marching with a greatly superior force upon our little army encamped near Jacinto. We received orders to strike tents, load the wagons with all company and private, property, with the exception of a light marching outfit, and the trains were ordered to Corinth. Since that date our army has been living entirely in the open air, ready to march at a moment's notice. On the seventeenth day of September a general order came to all the regiments along the line to move on the following morning at four o'clock A. M., toward Iuka, where Price had concentrated his forces. At the appointed time the regiments of the Third division, army of the Mississippi, were marching through a drenching rain and an exceedingly muddy road, toward the point designated. Our command halted at noon, on the road about fourteen miles north-east of Iuka, threw out pickets, and remained on the ground all
hearing of the guns of Gen. McClellan's army. As this whole matter has been investigated and reported upon by a military commission, it is unnecessary for me to discuss the disgraceful surrender of the post and army under Col. Miles's command. General McClellan's preliminary report of his operations in Maryland, including the battles of South-Mountain and Antietam, is submitted herewith, marked Exhibit No. 4. No reports of his subordinate officers have been submitted. From the seventeenth of September till the twenty-sixth of October, McClellan's main army remained on the north bank of the Potomac, in the vicinity of Sharpsburgh and Harper's Ferry. The long inactivity of so large an army in the face of a defeated foe, and during the most favorable season for rapid movements and a vigorous campaign, was a matter of great disappointment and regret. Your letter of the twenty-seventh, and my reply on the twenty-eighth of October, in regard to the alleged causes of this unfortunate
egiment. Pennsylvania veteran Vols., Savannah, Ga., Dec. 26, 1864. Captain D. W. Palmer, Assistant Adjutant-General, First Brigade: sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my regiment since the occupation of Atlanta. September second, marched from the south bank of the Chattahoochee River through the city of Atlanta, and camped on the north side of the Decatur road at the rebel works. September twelfth, moved camp to the north side of the city. September seventeenth, division reviewed by General Williams. September nineteenth, division reviewed by General Slocum. October twentieth, Colonel James L. Selfridge took command of the First brigade. October twenty-first, moved out the Decatur road on a foraging expedition under command of Colonel. October twenty-third, Colonel Carman came out with Second brigade to support us, and took command; arrived in camp October twenty-sixth at four P. M. Brought in some eight hundred wagons loaded with corn.
eptember fifteenth       2     111115 September seventeenth1   12164311  8839226346 September eigmy at Sharpsburg on the morning of the seventeenth September. My special thanks are due to Generage to my command. Daylight of the seventeenth of September gave the signal for a terrific cannonr fourteen and fifteen,220 Sharpsburg, September seventeen and eighteen,228 Sherpherdstown, Septe1ST. We left Harper's Ferry on the seventeenth of September, and after a very rapid and fatiguingsburg, Maryland, on the sixteenth and seventeenth of September. When the army arrived at the heig fire, we lay until the morning of the seventeenth September, when began the engagement of that day, in the battle of Sharpsburg, on the seventeenth of September, instant. Moving forward by the flat daylight on Wednesday morning, the seventeenth of September. As a consequence, many had become epsburg, Maryland, on the sixteenth and seventeenth September last: On the fifteenth September, 1
the reserve corps of Major-General W. H. T. Walker. On the afternoon of Thursday, the seventeenth of September, I received orders from the Colonel commanding to report, with my brigade, at Ringgold,nth and twentieth September, 1863, on Chickamauga Creek: Late in the afternoon of the seventeenth September, my brigade, with the division, left Lafayette and bivouacked for the night near Worthonth and twentieth. of September, 1863, is respectfully submitted: On Thursday, the seventeenth day of September, this brigade, consisting of the Eighteenth, Thirty-sixth, and Thirty-eighth Alabama ntieth, twenty-first and twenty-second days of September, 1863: On the evening of the seventeenth September orders were received to move General Preston Smith's brigade out on the Ringgold road toof September, and also in the affair of the eighteenth ultimo: On the morning of the seventeenth of September, orders were received to be in readiness for an early movement, and, at three P. M., Li
ands and those of his soldierly family than for many years past. Information from various sources received in Aug. and Sept., 1861, convinced the government that there was serious danger of the secession of Maryland. The secessionists possessed about two-thirds of each branch of the State legislature, and the general government had what it regarded as good reasons for believing that a secret, extra, and illegal session of the legislature was about to be convened at Frederick on the 17th of Sept. in order to pass an ordinance of secession. It was understood that this action was to be supported by an advance of the Southern army across the Potomac — an advance which the Army of the Potomac was not yet in a condition to desire. Even an abortive attempt to carry out this design would have involved great civil confusion and military inconvenience. It was impossible to permit the secession of Maryland, intervening, as it did, between the capital and the loyal States, and commanding
es for establishing a college. For this purpose they ordered a subscription to be opened for $100,000, as the minimum sum. The enterprise, however, was delayed for some years. At length another meeting of the convention was held, at which the Rev. O. A. Skinner, now of Boston, was appointed agent to obtain and collect the subscription. In the summer of 1851, he gave notice that the amount of $100.000 was subscribed; and a meeting of the subscribers was held in Boston on the 16th and 17th of September of that year. The trustees chosen at this meeting selected Walnut Hill, near the line between Medford and Somerville, for the site of the college. To this selection they were in some measure influenced by the offer of twenty acres of land on the summit, by Charles Tufts, Esq., of Somerville, and also by the offer of adjoining lots by two public-spirited gentlemen of Medford. In gratitude for a munificent donation by Mr. Tufts, the name, Tufts College, was adopted. In the spring o
il nearly 3 o'clock in the afternoon of June 27th, when the fighting became general. The batteries were well in front and occupied a dangerous position, but despite the vigor of the attack the guns stayed where they were. General Sykes reported of the artillery this day: The enemy's attack was frustrated mainly through the services of Captain Reade and Captain Tidball. Tidball emerged from the action with a brevet of major. He was brevetted lieut.-colonel for gallantry at Antietam on September 17th. At Gettysburg he commanded a brigade of horse artillery which he led in the Wilderness campaign, also, and was brevetted brigadier-general on August 1, 1864, brevetted major-general for gallant and meritorious services at Fort Stedman and Fort Sedgwick in the Petersburg campaign, and confirmed as a brigadier-general at the end of the war. the adjacent highlands, thus forming a screen from either side. The bridges crossing it had all been destroyed by the retreating army except the o
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