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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 8 (search)
f March, Hooker sent out an expedition of six mounted regiments and a battery, under General Averill, to engage the Confederate cavalry on Lee's left, holding position near Kelly's Ford. Forcing the passage of the Rappahannock at Kelly's Ford, on the morning of the 17th, by a spirited dash, in which twenty-four of the enemy were captured, Averill pushed forward, driving the enemy before him for four miles south of the river, when he became engaged with the Confederate cavalry brigade of Fitz Hugh Lee. A very brilliant passage at arms here ensued, both sides repeatedly charging with the sabre. Nothing decisive resulted; but the Union cavalry were much encouraged by the exploit. Averill's loss was eighty-four; that of the Confederates one hundred and seventy.—Fitz Lee: Report of Kelleysville. These things proved General Hooker to be an able administrative officer, but they did not prove him to be a competent commander for a great army; and whatever anticipation might be formed to
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 10 (search)
n the opposing armies. As the position held by Lee on the south bank of the Rapidan was a very advmore on the defensive by the bold initiative of Lee, in an operation the events of which I shall no, and taking circuitous and concealed roads, Lee: Report of Fall Operations in Virginia. passed n, moved on the right of the column, while Fitz Hugh Lee's cavalry division, with a detachment of ibody of the army was marching southward to meet Lee at Culpepper, Lee was moving rapidly northward , fell back along the line of the railroad, and Lee, continuing his advance from Sulphur Springs byy of what Lee was about, had the interior line; Lee, with a definite purpose and clear line of conderate. Now, on the evening of the 13th, when Lee reached Warrenton, Warren reached Auburn, dist in the immediate vicinity of the whole army of Lee, and found himself suddenly assailed while marcitional turning movement could be of any avail, Lee pushed his advance no further. His intention h[36 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 11 (search)
ster became warmly engaged, on the afternoon of the 28th, with the Confederate cavalry under Fitz Hugh Lee and Hampton. The troopers, as usual, dismounted, and for several hours fought with great obose within that city the morning air daily wafted the booming of hostile guns. Meantime, where Lee had taken up his real vantage ground was uncertain, and, with the view of developing his positionwas then extended so as to cover the Mechanicsville pike at dark. These reconnoissances showed Lee to be in a very strong position covering the approaches to the Chickahominy, the forcing of whichnd—that is, attack. Now, as soon as the Sixth Corps was withdrawn from the right of the army, Lee, detecting the procedure, and suspecting its object, met this manoeuvre by withdrawing Longstreehold; for General Grant had determined there to force the passage of the Chickahominy, and compel Lee to retire within the intrenchments of Richmond. Hancock's corps, which, since the withdrawal of
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 12 (search)
ither could bring on a battle at any time. It would appear that General Early had designed assuming the offensive; for, leaving one division of infantry and Fitz Hugh Lee's cavalry to cover Winchester, he had thrown the bulk of his army well forward by his left to Bunker Hill, twelve miles north of Winchester. From this pointskets, three battalions of artillery, and less than three thousand cavalry. The Confederate cavalry of the Valley, consisting of two divisions under under Fitz Lee and Lomax, was at this time in a miserable condition, materially and morally. Our horses, says a letter from a Confederate officer of this force, had been fed on n., c. 9,§ 166. On the withdrawal of Sheridan, Early, after a brief respite, and being re-enforced by Kershaw's division of infantry and six hundred cavalry from Lee's army, again marched northward down the Valley, and once more ensconced himself at Fisher's Hill. Sheridan continued to hold position on the north bank of Cedar C
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 13 (search)
ce at Columbia, and thence rounding the left of Lee's army, and putting the Pamunkey between him ancrash that resounded through the world. Ii. Lee's initiative. The glories of spring-tide thaghtfulness or wrongfulness of the cause whereof Lee was the military head, it was manifestly his duline approached so near the Cox road as to make Lee's withdrawal thereby a very perilous operation.t entailed a loss that could be ill afforded by Lee. This embraced not alone the captures above notlue in the subsequent assaults. Admirably as Lee's plan was laid, admirably as it was adapted tof his spirit. Iii. The armies unleashed. Lee's act of offence neither retarded nor precipitanfined to one powerful effort, directed against Lee's right and vulnerable flank. Former moves hadon of the enemy, but against the right flank of Lee's continuous line. The distance to be traverll's corps the front of Bermuda Hundred. These Lee did not dare to weaken, for, not so well inform[29 more...]