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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 3: battle of Manassas, or Bull Run. (search)
ts route, advanced the Second Rhode Island Regiment and battery of six guns of Burnside's brigade to open the way. Evans's infantry and artillery met the advance, andon commander, Colonel David Hunter, was wounded. to the line of woodland, when Burnside, reinforced by his other three regiments, with them advanced eight guns. Thisfight, though slackened, continued, while the brigade under Porter advanced to Burnside's support. Waiting some time to witness the opening of his aggressive fighs Branch under severe fire, and were posted on the line of Evans's battle. Burnside was reinforced by Porter's brigade, and afterwards by a part of Heintzelman's batteries. Bee and Evans reformed their lines upon Jackson's. After permitting Burnside's brigade to retire for rest, McDowell pushed his battle by his strong artille S. Marines, Battn. U. S. Cav., Batt. D, 5th U. S. Art.; Second Brigade, Col. A. E. Burnside, 2d N. H., 1st and 2d R. I., 71st N. Y. Third division, Col. S. P. H
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 12: Halleck and Pope in Federal command. (search)
he found something that gave him new strength than with efforts to evade his questions by compliments. When oppressed by severe study, he sometimes sent for me to say that he had applied himself so closely to a matter that he found his ideas running around in a circle, and was in need of help to find a tangent. Our personal relations remained as sincere after the war until politics came between us in 1867. General Pope was industriously increasing his strength. The Ninth Corps, General Burnside, had been ordered to Fredericksburg via Acquia Creek, and a division under General Reno of eight thousand of that corps reported to the commander at Culpeper Court-House on the 14th. Besides reinforcements called to support him from General McClellan's army, Pope was authorized to call to his aid the greater part of the army in West Virginia under General Cox. After reaching Gordonsville and learning something of the position of the armies, and more of the features of the country,
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 15: the Maryland campaign. (search)
rest to the troops worn down by previous long-continued marches and severe fighting, together with the uncertainty as to the actual position, strength, and intentions of the enemy, rendered it incumbent upon me to move slowly and cautiously until the Headquarters reached Urbana, where I first obtained reliable information that the enemy's object was to move upon Harper's Ferry and the Cumberland Valley, and not upon Washington and Baltimore. His army was organized: Right wing, under General Burnside: First and Ninth Corps; the Kanawha Division, under General J. D. Cox, was assigned with the Ninth Corps about the 8th instant. Centre column: Second and Twelfth Corps, under General Sumner. Left wing: Sixth Corps and Couch's division of the Fourth under General Franklin; Sykes's division, Fifth Corps, independent. Record, vol. XIX. part i. Besides the despatches of the 11th and 12th, his cavalry under General Pleasonton, which was vigilant and pushing, sent frequent repo
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 16: the lost order --South Mountain. (search)
yed to-day by the rebels in their flight. We took over fifty prisoners. This army marches forward early to-morrow morning, and will make forced marches, to endeavor to relieve Colonel Miles, but I fear, unless he makes a stout resistance, we may be too late. A report came in just this moment that Miles was attacked to-day, and repulsed the enemy, but I do not know what credit to attach to the statement. I shall do everything in my power to save Miles if he still holds out. Portions of Burnside's and Franklin's corps move forward this evening. I have received your despatch of ten A. M. You will perceive, from what I have stated, that there is but little probability of the enemy being in much force south of the Potomac. I do not, by any means, wish to be understood as undervaluing the importance of holding Washington. It is of great consequence, but upon the success of this army the fate of the nation depends. It was for this reason that I said everything else should be made
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 17: preliminaries of the great battle. (search)
ges of limestone cropping out in such shape as to give partial cover to infantry lying under them. Single batteries were posted along the line, or under the crest of the heights, and the battalions of the Washington Artillery, Cutts's, and S. D. Lee's. In forming his forces for the battle, General McClellan divided his right wing, posted the Ninth Corps on his left, at the Burnside Bridge, under General Cox, and assigned the First Corps, under General Hooker, for his right flank. General Burnside was retained on his left. The plan was to make the main attack against the Confederate left, or to make that a diversion in favor of the main attack, and to follow success by his reserve. At two P. M. of the 16th, Hooker's First Corps crossed the Antietam at the bridge near Keedysville and a nearby ford, and marched against my left brigades, Generals Meade, Ricketts, and Doubleday commanding the divisions, battalions, and batteries of field artillery. The sharp skirmish that ensue
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 18: battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam. (search)
borough pike by Sykes's division and the horse artillery under Pleasonton, and Burnside was busy at his bridge, working to find his way across. At the close of thhe way for Porter's command at bridge No. 2, and Pleasonton's cavalry, and for Burnside at the third bridge, and forced the battle back to the river bank. He was preparation to cross at the second bridge and join on Richardson's left, and Burnside at the third bridge was pressing his claim for a passage against our right. e batteries posted to command the field, right and left, to cover Sumner's and Burnside's fronts, as soon as they could rise to the plateau. S. D. Lee's batteries wehe upper crossing to Sumner's relief, and a detachment had been sent to assist Burnside, which reduced the Fifth Corps to the minimum of force necessary to the servic parts of the line, except at the Burnside Bridge, settled down to defensive. Burnside was still hard at work in search of a practical line of advance, Toombs standi
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 19: battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam (continued). (search)
Closing events of the great struggle Burnside crosses the bridge he made famous Toombs mad advance arrested by them the battle against Burnside appeared to spring from the earth --Lee's oldhen his active aggression was suspended. General Burnside was busy at his crossing, but no report oh Corps, commanded by General J. D. Cox, General Burnside, the commander of the right wing present,r-general (Colonel Sackett) To deliver to General Burnside my positive order to push forward his troI ordered Colonel Sackett to remain with General Burnside and see that the order was promptly execu. 83. Upon receipt of the first order General Burnside advanced his troops, General Crook's brig The strong battle concentrating against General Burnside seemed to spring from the earth as his maesulted in a quasi truce for the day. The Burnside battle may be likened to that contemplated foirst and Ninth Corps, was commanded by Major-General Burnside; the centre, composed of the Second an[6 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 21: reorganization and rest for both armies. (search)
in corps General McClellan relieved, and General Burnside appointed commander of the Army of the Po a lift for the South McClellan was growing Burnside's three Grand divisions the campaign of theeving General McClellan of, and assigning General Burnside to, command of the Army of the Potomac. On the 9th the army was put under General Burnside, in due form. When informed of the change, Gerecover the morale lost at Sharpsburg, as did Burnside and Hooker. General Burnside, soon after General Burnside, soon after assuming command, and while waiting at Warrenton, made a radical change in the organization of the n of the two wings to meet that move. General Burnside, however, promptly planned operations on influence in favor of Fredericksburg. The Burnside march was somewhat of the Horace Greeley On-tings must terminate, and, by direction of General Burnside, I accordingly demand the surrender of thgs must terminate; that, by command of Major-General Burnside, you demand the surrender of this town
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 22: battle of Fredericksburg. (search)
etermined stand signal guns at three o'clock in the morning announce the long-expected battle Burnside's bridge-builders thrice driven back from their work the crossing finally made by boats Federnock gallant officers and men Ninety-seven killed or wounded in the space of fifty yards General Burnside's plan of battle strength of the contending forces. McLaws's division of my corps was pe of the Federal position, half a mile from Fredericksburg. General Jackson, advised of General Burnside's move to Fredericksburg, drew his corps east of the Blue Ridge as far as Orange Court-Hous accept battle offset the uncomfortable feeling in regard to the crossing of the river. General Burnside made some show of disposition to cross fourteen miles below, at Skinker's Neck, but that waheir relative strength as expressed in numbers. The Army of the Potomac, as reported by General Burnside, had on December 10 an aggregate present for duty of 132,017 Rebellion Record, vol. XXI.
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 23: battle of Fredericksburg (continued). (search)
the Second Corps. About 7.45 in the morning General Hardie, of Burnside's staff, reported to General Franklin that his orders would reach like effort with his other brigade, under special orders from Generals Burnside and Hooker that the point must be carried before night,and th2.30 of the afternoon several orders and messages were sent by General Burnside calling on General Franklin to renew the battle of the left. Before 2.30 he received from General Burnside, through his aide-de-camp, Captain Goddard, this despatch: Tell General Franklin, with my complicaptured. He had on his person a memorandum of the purpose of General Burnside for renewing the battle against Marye's Hill in the morning. pared that we became anxious before the night of the 14th lest General Burnside would not come again. In the night he drew back to the river,lable for battle at Fredericksburg were: Federal (according to General Burnside's report), 116,683; Confederate, 78,000. About fifty thousand
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