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s the fields on the left to a nearer ford below Sudley, and sent word to Tyler to hurry up the advance. The brigades of Burnside and Porter, with Griffin's battery, had already passed through the Sudley wood, which Jackson made famous the next year,small piece of woods extending along the Sudley road. Here he awaited the approach of the Federal column, which, led by Burnside's brigade, deployed in his front a little before 10 o'clock. Wheat at once engaged the Federal skirmishers, and when thets six guns appeared, Evans met them with his South Carolinians and two howitzers, at short range, and drove them back. Burnside's entire brigade, supported by eight guns, was now sent forward in a second charge. These were met and driven back into that was said. On the high grounds by the Matthews house, about where Evans had taken position in the morning to check Burnside, McDowell and his staff, aided by other officers, made a desperate but futile effort to arrest the masses and form them
ies of Fremont, Banks and McDowell, the army of Virginia, under Maj.-Gen. John Pope. . Its three corps, of now well-rested veterans, were prepared for another campaign—to essay another on to Richmond from another direction. The 13,000 men under Burnside, in North Carolina, were hastened to the Potomac end of the Richmond, Potomac & Fredericksburg railroad at Aquia creek, to guard the left of the new movement; and preparations were hastened to bring back the great host still on the James with Mchad taken 1,000. When informed of Jackson's advance, on the 8th, Pope ordered King's division of 10,000 men up from Fredericksburg. These joined him on the 11th, so that he then had 40,000 men at command. Reno was following King with 8,000 of Burnside's corps, and he reported to Pope on the 14th. Through the tireless Stuart, who was as ubiquitous as Jackson himself, he was kept well posted in reference to these movements of the various parts of Pope's army of Virginia. Thus informed, he r
er 17th. If these should be successful, he intended that Burnside should cross at the bridge now known by his name, and wits left and at the same time had observed the movements of Burnside on his right. His eighty guns, in well chosen and commanhis 600 men, dominated the Burnside bridge and prevented Burnside's big army. corps from crossing, although he was constantidge. Finding he could not carry this by direct assault, Burnside sent Rodman's division, by a wide detour to his left, to k. This forced the Georgians to retire, and at 1 o'clock Burnside began crossing the bridge, after relieving the brave diviexhausted in the attempt to carry it by storm. It took Burnside an hour to cross and array his men on the ridges above thn become an important factor on the field in dealing with Burnside. The latter advanced boldly, captured a Confederate batthed forward his men, with a wild yell, upon the masses of Burnside's troops and forced them to seek safety, in flight, under
supplanted him in command, at Warrenton, with Burnside, who at once hastened to execute an on to Ricon the south bank of the Rappahannock, before Burnside's pontoons arrived on the Stafford heights, o Interrupted in carrying out his intentions, Burnside took ample time to muster his 116,000 men anddense forests, most of them without tents. Burnside issued twelve-days' rations to his army, confll. and Early remained near Port Royal until Burnside should more fully uncover his intentions. snatched a day from the victory-anticipating Burnside. Under cover of the darkness of the night , in brave battle array, he knew at once that Burnside had adopted the perilous plan of a direct att, by dawn of the 13th; and by so doing before Burnside was ready to begin his assault, Lee was ready day, which had brought only dire disaster to Burnside's right, where more than 30,000 men; from thrt a small one to Longstreet's Confederates. Burnside attributed his defeat to the fact that the en[15 more...]
3, Stuart, by frequent raids across the Rappahannock, kept the Federal cavalry busy, protecting Burnside's right and rear, while in the Valley and in the Appalachian region, Imboden and Jones broke tht, but I cannot jeopardize this army. The Official Records show that the Federal army under Burnside was thoroughly demoralized after the disasters of Fredericksburg and the failure of the Mud Camgree of insubordination was prevalent throughout the army. To remedy this condition of things, Burnside was displaced, and on the 26th of January, 1863, Maj.-Gen. Joseph Hooker, the second in the comords of the Rappahannock up to the Orange & Alexandria railroad crossing. Hooker had opposed Burnside's plan of campaign against Lee, and he now essayed to make trial of his own. He proposed to make a great show of having adopted Burnside's plan, by sending Sedgwick across the Rappahannock, at and below Fredericksburg, with three army corps, thus hoping to detain Lee in front of that desolated
e grand army corps; the Second led by Hancock, the Fifth by Warren, and the Sixth by Sedgwick. Burnside held the Ninth, as a sort of rear guard, north of the Rappahannock. It took 20,000 men to careng, again and again, to his surrounding staff, Why does not Longstreet come? One division of Burnside's corps crossed Germanna ford on the morning of the 5th, and another on the morning of the 6th. through the smoking forest, to fall upon Hancock in the Brock road. Hill had already repulsed Burnside's feeble attack on Lee's center, and the time was opportune for renewing the attack on Grant's dark, was to march eastward to Chancellorsville, and then southward to Piney Branch church, and Burnside was to withdraw from Hill's front, and, marching to the eastward of Chancellorsville, then turnncock at Todd's tavern; Sedgwick on the road from Piney Branch church to Spottsylvania, and General Burnside at Aldrich's. It is not demonstrated what the enemy will do, but the best of feeling prevai
he highway to Richmond. Early on the morning of the 9th, Burnside advanced across the Ny, on the road leading from Spottsylack from the north and west, after the repulse of that of Burnside from the east. Advancing on the 9th, Hancock took posion, besides all the troops that have reached there since Burnside's departure. Some may also be brought from Wallace's deply, was also attacked, several times, during the 10th, by Burnside's corps, on the Fredericksburg road. There the Confederaam and Cutts, with their big guns, easily repulsed all of Burnside's attacks. Gen. F. A. Walker, commenting on Grant's tactand part of the Sixth corps were charging his left, while Burnside, with another corps, was charging his right. A division day. Wright and Hancock have borne the brunt of it. . . . Burnside's troops generally have borne themselves like good soldieuns, before they came within rifle range. In like manner Burnside's simultaneous attack on Lee's right was similarly repuls
ant to-morrow. On the 1st of June, Grant made an attack, late in the afternoon, from his left, with the Sixth corps and the corps under Smith, holding Warren, Burnside and Hancock in position to advance, all along his lines, to his right. Attacking at about 5 p. m., and continuing until after dark, he forced back Lee's front lght His rear is now (6 a. m.) marching past these headquarters. In conjunction with Wright and Smith, he will this morning fall upon Lee's right. . . Warren and Burnside are ordered to open as soon as they hear that the three corps on our left have begun the battle. . . . . Our line now extends from near the Chickahominy to Totopotomoy creek, but Burnside is ordered to withdraw from the right to the center, as rapidly as possible. In a dispatch to the secretary of war, June 1st, Lee wrote: There has been skirmishing along the lines to-day. General Anderson and General Hoke attacked the enemy, in their front, this afternoon, and drove them to thei
tt's. At that point, the Federal lines, under Burnside, were but a hundred yards away, and in their he James, and thus help to secure success for Burnside's attack, after the explosion of his mine. C, with but 13,000 men of all arms, to receive Burnside's assault on the morning of the 30th. Meadmine without having the steady Hancock behind Burnside, so Grant recalled the half of the Second cora direct movement on Richmond, and reinforced Burnside, as Meade desired. Sheridan's cavalry was alate soldier present to contest the passage of Burnside through to the rear of Lee's lines. More thaeft of this breach, to engage attention while Burnside made his assault. This terrific explosion, fboth armies, and twenty minutes passed before Burnside's leading brigade advanced, cautiously, up th of the assaulting column and undefended; but Burnside's men lingered within the crater and failed te Federal line of intrenchments, across which Burnside must send reinforcements. Grant's artillery [4 more...]
the Potomac into Virginia, after the battle of Sharpsburg, he was again wounded, by a piece of shell, in the neck, while temporarily in command of Fitz Lee's brigade at Upperville. Recovering from this wound, he regained his command in time to take part in the battle of Fredericksburg, December 12, 1862. When the army went into winter quarters, he was on the picket lines on the Rappahannock river from Fredericksburg to a point above the junction of the Rapidan, and was on those lines when Burnside made his unsuccessful attempt to cross the river again. In the spring of 1863, he and his command participated actively in the outpost conflicts preceding the battle of Chancellorsville, and was posted on the right flank during that battle. Prior to the opening of the campaign in 1863, while in command of his regiment at the front, he announced himself a candidate for the Confederate Congress from the Richmond district, and without going into the district was elected shortly after the bat