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half-way to the James, where McClellan's advance had been stopped near Williamsburg by works called Fort Magruder, Gen. Hooker's division was in action, stoutly resisted by Magruder's force. Ultimately the Confederate position was flanked by Gen. Hancock of Sumner's corps. But during nine hours, while we were sailing up the York, the ever brave men of Hooker's command, among whom were the First and Eleventh Massachusetts Volunteers, fought desperately and lost heavily; the Federal loss duringParrotts, and 2 12-pd. Howitzers. Hexamer's A, New Jersey, 4 10-pd. Parrotts, and 2 12-pd. Howitzers. Wilson's F, New York, 4 3-inch Ordnance Guns. Second Division. Maj. Gen. William F. Smith, Commanding. First Brigade.—Brig. Gen. W. S. Hancock, 5th Wisconsin, 49th Pennsylvania, 43d New York, 6th Maine. Second Brigade.—Brig. Gen. W. H. Brooks, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, and 6th Vermont Volunteers. Third Brigade.—Brig. Gen. Davidson, 33d, 77th, 49th New York Volunteers, and 7th Mai<
places is cut in the side of the hill and is not visible above the surface of the ground. The road is flanked by the famous stone-wall, four feet high on the side towards the town, against which, in December, the heroic divisions of French and Hancock were hurled to certain destruction. This position was of such strength that, it is said, in December only 1,700 men were found necessary to occupy it, against an attacking force approaching the town. South of and behind Marye's Hill is anotherwton's Third Division. Finally Gibbon's division of the First Corps crossed from Falmouth and established itself on the right of Newton. The force occupying the heights was said to be as strong as that which repulsed the divisions of French, Hancock, and Humphreys in December. And it is said that General Barksdale, commanding it, was confident that he could repulse any attack which our corps commander could make. The direct assault in front, which began after an unsuccessful attempt to tu
he 2d of July, after its all-night march, and reaching the road which leaves the Baltimore pike on the west (see map), moved along this way to Little Round Top, ready to take part in the action. The infantry was immediately ordered in at this place. But the reserve artillery having already entered the conflict, the artillery of our corps, for the time being, became the reserve. On the Union right, extending along the ridge over Cemetery Hill to Culp's Hill, were the Second Corps (Gen. Hancock arriving on the previous afternoon, giving strength to the position and confidence to the forces by his presence), the Twelfth Corps (Gen. Slocum having arrived in the evening of the 1st of July, being at that moment the senior general), the Eleventh Corps and Wadsworth's division of the First. Hill's Confederate corps, which was the centre of Lee's army, confronted the Second Corps and part of the Eleventh; while the Confederate left, Ewell's corps, was opposed to a part of the Eleventh
ns; but the driveway was as firm as that over the heavy wooden bateaux on which we had crossed in December. The cavalry, under Sheridan, and the Second Corps, Gen. Hancock, crossed six miles below. Before sundown, the army was in position in the Wilderness. This was the gold region Of old Virginia, a country of low hills withhaving ordered a general assault on the Confederate position, a spirited attack was made by the Sixth, which was met with obstinate resistance. The Second Corps (Hancock's), upon our left, captured a salient with twenty cannon; the Federal corps was hidden by a thick fog; it broke the abattis, surrounded a division, and took threethat fiver above Lee's army, and placed itself upon the right of the Fifth; Gen. Warren had repulsed a violent attack, with great loss, the evening before; and Gen. Hancock, who had effected a crossing at Chesterfield Bridge, below, after some fighting, had taken position upon Warren's left. An attempt of Gen. Burnside on the cen
... 170, 177, 178, 179 Fredericksburg .......93, 97 Franklin, Gen. Wm. B ... 9, 22, 78 Fifth Corps, 48, 52, 124, 143, 144, 149, 151 Fraser's Farm ........ 56 Fortress Monroe ....... 68 Gaines' Farm .....38, 43, 51, 53 Gaines' Mill ........ 51-53 Gettysburg, Battle of .... 127-129 Map of Vicinity ... Facing page 127 Grand Divisions ......89, 90 Grand Reviews ...... 21, 149 Grant, Gen. U. S. 149-151, 153, 162, 163, 166, 168, 169, 172. Halltown ...... 167, 69, 171 Hancock, Gen. W. S.. 35, 109, 124, 153 Harper's Ferry ..... 77, 117, 167 Harrison's Landing ...... 66 Harrisonburg .......181 Heintzelman, Gen. S. P. .. 23, 39, 53 Hill, Gen. A. P.... 57, 94,95, 24 Hill, Gen. D. H .....61, 94, 95 Hoboken Battery ..... 98, 10 Hoke's Brigade ...... 138 Hooker, Gen. Joseph 35, 40, 41, 56, 79, 104, 117. Hunter, Gen. David ..159, 163, 167 Inducements to re-enlist .... 48 Irish Brigade ..... 41, 52, 53 94 Jackson, Gen. T. J. (Stonewall) 48