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27. Sept. 12, 1861: Stone's division, consisting of two brigades, Lander's and Peck's. Baker's brigade was added towards the end of the month or early in October. Sept. 14, 1861: Buell's division, consisting of Couch's and Graham's brigades. A third brigade added early in October. Sept. 16, 1861: McCall's division; on the 25th of that month he received the last two regiments of the Pennsylvania Reserves, so that his division consisted of thirteen regiments in three brigades, under Meade, J. F. Reynolds, and Ord. Sept. 28, 1861: W. F. Smith's division, consisting of the Vermont brigade (afterwards Brooks's), J. J. Stevens's and Hancock's brigades. Oct. 5, 1861: Heintzelman's division, consisting of Richardson's, Sedgwick's, and Jameson's brigades. Oct. 11, 1861: Hooker's division, consisting of his own (afterwards Naglee's) brigade and Sickles's brigade. In November a third brigade (Starr's New Jersey) was added. Oct. 12, 1861: Blenker's division, consisting of
crush the rebels in one campaign. I flatter myself that Beauregard has gained his last victory. We need success and must have it. I will leave nothing undone to gain it. Gen. Scott has been trying to work a traverse to have — made inspector-general of my army and of the army. I respectfully declined the favor. . . . I have on the staff Seth Williams as adjutant-general; Barnard as chief-engineer; Van Vliet, chief-quartermaster; H. F. Clarke, chief-commissary; Barry, chief of artillery; Meade will be senior topographer; Dr. Tripler, medical director. I have applied for Kingsbury as chief of ordnance, and for Armstrong and Sweitzer as aides-de-camp. I dine with the President to-morrow, where I presume I shall meet Prince Napoleon. . . . You would laugh if you could see the scores of queer letters I receive in these days. I am sorry to say I do not answer any of them; I do no writing myself, except to you. . . . I was in the saddle nearly twelve hours yesterday. I broke down yo
s an officer of light artillery, and was among the first whom I caused to be appointed brigadier-general. He was a splendid soldier and performed admirably every duty assigned to him. Constantly improving, he was, when killed at Gettysburg, with Meade and Sedgwick, the best officer then with the Army of the Potomac. He was remarkably brave and intelligent, an honest, true gentleman. Meade was also one of my early appointments as brigadier-general. He was an excellent officer; cool, brave,Meade was also one of my early appointments as brigadier-general. He was an excellent officer; cool, brave, and intelligent; he always did his duty admirably, and was an honest man. As commander of an army he was far superior to either Hooker or Burnside. Col. Ingalls was, in my experience, unequalled as a chief-quartermaster in the field. When first assigned to the command in the Department of the Ohio, I applied for Fitz-John Porter as my adjutant-general, but he was already on duty with Gen. Patterson in the same capacity, and could not be spared. Soon afterwards I obtained Maj. Seth Willi
t that point, and at 12.30 P. M. they were attacked and driven in. All the pickets were now called in, and the regiment and battery at Mechanicsville withdrawn. Meade's brigade was ordered up as a reserve in rear of the line, and shortly after Martindale's and Griffin's brigades, of Morell's division, were moved forward and deplank of the Chickahominy, the delicate operation of withdrawing the troops from Beaver Dam creek was commenced shortly before daylight and successfully executed. Meade's and Griffin's brigades were the first to leave the ground. Seymour's brigade covered the rear, with the horse-batteries of Capts. Robertson and Tidball; but the Each brigade had in reserve two of its own regiments; McCall's division, having been engaged on the day before, was formed in a second line in rear of the first; Meade's brigade on the left, near the Chickahominy; Reynolds's brigade on the right, covering the approaches from Cold Harbor and Despatch Station to Sumner's bridge, an
est suitable point. Upon the termination of this interview I returned to Malvern Hill, and remained there until shortly before daylight. On the morning of the 30th Gen. Sumner was ordered to march with Sedgwick's division to Glendale ( Nelson's farm ). Gen. McCall's division (Pennsylvania reserves) was halted during the morning on the New Market road, just in advance of the point where the road turns off to Quaker church. This line was formed perpendicularly to the New Market road, with Meade's brigade on the right, Seymour's on the left, and Reynolds's brigade, commanded by Col. S. G. Simmons, of the 5th Penn., in reserve; Randall's regular battery on the right, Kern's and Cooper's batteries opposite the centre, and Dietrich's and Kauerhem's batteries of the artillery reserve on the left-all in front of the infantry line. The country in Gen. McCall's front was an open field, intersected towards the right by the New Market road and a small strip of timber parallel to it; the ope
t forward to examine the ground. At about one o'clock Gen. Meade's division was ordered to make a diversion in favor of R., Asst. Adj.-Gen., and Aide-de-Camp. Maj.-Gen. Hooker. Meade's division left Catoctin creek about two o'clock, and turneif any, of the enemy in that direction, and one regiment of Meade's division was posted to watch a road coming in the same di to feel the enemy, and it was found that he was in force. Meade was then directed to advance his division to the right of the command devolved upon Lieut.-Col. Robert Anderson. Gen. Meade, having reason to believe that the enemy was attempting ire before the enemy retired and darkness intervened. Gen. Meade speaks highly of Gen. Seymour's skill in handling his brof the movement — the outflanking of the enemy. While Gen. Meade was gallantly driving the enemy on the right, Gen. Hatch(Gen. Hartsuff's) was moved up in the centre, and connected Meade's left with Doubleday's right. We now had possession of th
press along the crest towards our right; and whenever either of these flank movements should be successful, to advance our centre with all the forces then disposable. About two P. M. Gen. Hooker, with his corps, consisting of Gens. Ricketts's, Meade's, and Doubleday's divisions, was ordered to cross the Antietam at a ford, and at bridge No. 1, a short distance above, to attack and, if possible, turn the enemy's left. Gen. Sumner was ordered to cross the corps of Gen. Mansfield (the 12th) dus division for more than an hour after his first wound, animating his command by his presence. About the time of Gen. Sedgwick's advance Gen. Hooker, while urging on his command, was severely wounded in the foot and taken from the field, and Gen. Meade was placed in command of his corps. Gen. Howard assumed command after Gen. Sedgwick retired. The repulse of the enemy offered opportunity to rearrange the lines and reorganize the commands on the right, now more or less in confusion. The b
ght had, after fighting most valiantly for several hours, been overpowered by numbers, driven back in great disorder, and much scattered, so that they were for the time somewhat demoralized. In Hooker's corps, according to the return made by Gen. Meade commanding, there were but 6,729 men present on the 18th; whereas on the morning of the 22d there were 13,093 men present for duty in the same corps, showing that previous to and during the battle 6,364 men were separated from their command. Gen. Meade, in an official communication upon this subject, dated Sept. 18, 1862, says: I enclose a field return of the corps, made this afternoon, which I desire you will lay before the commanding general. I am satisfied the great reduction in the corps since the recent engagements is not due solely to the casualties of battle, and that a considerable number of men are still in the rear, some having dropped out on the march, and many dispersing and leaving yesterday during the fight. I t
ct., 634.--Colburn to McClellan. 25th Oct., 635.--Franklin to McClellan, 15th Sept., 564.--Ingalls to McClellan, 9th Oct., 631. To Quartermaster, 13th Oct., 631.-Meade to McClellan, 18th Sept., 619.-Newton to Colburn, 24th Oct., 635.--Quartermasters to McClellan, 15th, 22d, 24th, 30th Oct , 631, 632.--Sackett to McClellan, 1876, tzelman, Sherman (W. T.), Kearny, Sumner, Franklin, Blenker 138, Stahl, Richardson, Stone, Couch, Porter (F. J ), Buell 139, 215, 243, Sedgwick, Hancock, Reynolds, Meade, Ingalls 140, Williams (L.) 141, Prussian aides 144, French princes 144-146, Hooker 161 ; Blenker's brigade, 141 ; offers from Cluseret and Klapka. 143; Maryland 584-613. Maryland Heights, Va.., 550, 559-561, 563, 565, 573, 598, 616, 622, 627. Mason, Jr., Capt. W. P., 122. 123. Mason and Slidell affair, 175. Meade, Gen. G. G., 81, 83, 140; at Gaines's Mill, 414-416 ; Glendale, 430; South Mountain, 579-581; Antietam, 590, 593, 619. Meagher, Gen. T. F., 81; at Fair Oaks, 382 ; Ga