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large force destined on a reconnoissance under Gen. Pleasanton. September 13. Supported by Gen. Warren with the Second Corps, they met and pressed back Stuart's cavalry across the Rapidan. Some tle of the former encamped at or near Greenwich that night. Swinton says Sykes's Fifth Corps and Warren's Second, which is more probable. His first resolve was to abandon his guns, and get out the befrom the opposite direction, and in the confusion immediately subsequent easily made his escape, Warren, very naturally, thinking himself to be attacked both in front and rear. Then Lee pressed Hilssed. Hill now eagerly followed it, picking up stragglers, and was preparing to charge, when Gen. Warren appeared upon the scene with the Second Corps and somewhat disturbed his calculations. Hill turned at once to fight the foe in his rear. Warren, surprised at finding an enemy in his front, took some minutes to get his batteries at work, but ultimately succeeded in routing his opponent, taki
l-in-Chief Halleck, and compelled to go forward in his recent line of retreat, if at all. Accordingly, at 6 o'clock on the morning of Monday, October 19th, we left our camp at Fairfax Station, and again took up our march towards the foe, proceeding along the line of railroad, thus having an excellent opportunity to observe how faithfully the enemy had executed the work of destruction on their return. That night we camped at Bristow Station, and the next morning crossed the battlefield where Warren had had his hardest fighting. We counted, in passing, fifteen rude headboards over the graves of soldiers belonging to the Seventh, Fifteenth, and Twenty-sixth North Carolina regiments. Then there were other graves unmarked, and the stench from the carcasses of dead horses that lay putrefying was sickening. Our march this day ended at Greenwich, which we had occupied just one week before. Wednesday morning, at 7, we were again under way, but at 11 A. M. went into camp at Catlett Statio
dvance to cross. We afterwards learned that Warren's Second Corps, which crossed at this ford, waobertson's Tavern, in whose vicinity a part of Warren's Second Corps had been engaged, and parked never to the tavern, where he was to have joined Warren. With this body of the enemy he had been engaon more definite information came to hand. Gen. Warren's corps had gone around to the enemy's righ. Our signal to begin was to be the booing of Warren's guns. The lines of assault were drawn up; baining the strength or position of the enemy. Warren had evidently found some insuperable obstacle,isions of our corps that had been sent to aid Warren in his anticipated attack on the enemy's righteade, pressed forward with greater rapidity. Warren reached Robertson's Tavern about 1 o'clock P. ins to be said not already given. On the 28th Warren was sent to find the enemy's right, and, if heess to think of an assault upon it. So thought Warren, who was considered a skilful engineer; so tho
s Sykes, French, and Newton, and Brigadier Generals Kenly, Spinola, and Meredith, were relieved and sent elsewhere. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock now resumed command of the Second Corps, having been absent from it since Zzz Gettysburg; Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren was placed in charge of the Fifth; and Gen. John Sedgwick, the Sixth. Gen. Hunt, Chief of Artillery of the Army, having left Capt. Sleeper to elect which corps he would go into, much to our gratification the latter selected the Second. Gen. Meade rode forward to receive him, and conducted him to a knoll which commanded a view of the entire corps; then the former took position on the left of the General-in-Chief, while Gen. Hancock sat at his right. In their rear were Sedgwick, Warren, Sheridan, and a numerous array of staff officers. The signal is given. The music strikes up, and the first division advances, first by the right flank, then the head of the division wheels to the left, passing the position of the reviewers in
we bivouacked at Chancellorsville the evening of the day previous, Warren's corps, in advance of the right wing, had camped at Wilderness Tav to meet our army, and halted that night not above three miles from Warren's position, at Robertson's Tavern, already mentioned in the chapterthdrawn and sent across to Parker's store, on the Plank Road. When Warren, therefore, attempted to resume his march, early Thursday morning, ve retreated and left a divison merely to cover the movement, gave Warren orders to brush it out of his track. This he at once began to do, ivisions of Ewell's corps coming up, assumed the offensive and gave Warren a rough handling for a time, inflicting a loss upon him of about thnd Richmond had failed, The cavalry escort of Gen. Meade blocked Warren's way an hour and a half at Todd's Tavern, and two miles beyond he n, time to arrive and head him off, which they did at Ajsop's Farm.—Warren: Notes on the Rapidan Campaign. and now the two antagonists once mo
s to have been due to the position occupied by the army with respect to the enemy, which was substantially as follows:—Gen. Warren's Fifth Corps had crossed the river at Jericho Ford, four miles above us, without opposition, and, having advanced somtion of his line that was threatened. When, therefore, Burnside attempted to cross at a point midway between Hancock and Warren, he was repulsed. The situation was now a critical one, for Lee's position was not only invulnerable, but by rapid conce intervals. Heavy firing came up from the left a long distance away. This we now know to have been the attack made upon Warren's corps, near Bethesda Church, by Ewell, who was attempting to turn his left. To relieve this pressure upon Warren, Gen.Warren, Gen. Meade ordered an attack along the whole line. The order was not received in time to be acted upon by all the corps commanders; but Hancock received it, and with commendable and characteristic promptness sent in Barlow's division, which drove the en
grim humorist muttering, Why don't the army move? We smile internally as we think how many of the grumbling, unappreciative stay-at-homes, on taking up their papers of that morning, shall wonder what this lull in war news can mean. But we now make pause for breakfast,—a pause that continues for about six hours, and which we gladly improve in making up sleep. At noon we were off again, and by 1 o'clock crossed the Chickahominy at Long Bridge, where a pontoon had been laid, and over which Warren's Fifth Corps had passed in advance. This dark and already historic stream rolled sluggishly along between densely wooded and marshy banks, and the whole neighborhood, to our lively imaginations, seemed pervaded with the gloom and miasmata with which the stream had been associated in our minds. We pursued our march somewhat leisurely the most of the afternoon, through a level tract of country thinly populated, but as yet our destination was simply conjectural. Some said we were bound t
ay the batterymen will remember as the one on which we returned to our camp to find it a pond of water. As we lay waiting, we listened to the fierce struggle making four miles distant by Heth's and Mahone's divisions of Hill's corps, to dislodge Warren from his position; but they were repulsed at every point, and finally left the Fifth Corps in quiet possession of their prize, which had cost our army four thousand four hundred and fifty-five men—killed, wounded, and captured. Warren's ReportWarren's Report of Operations on the Weldon Railroad. In the afternoon we moved down to within supporting distance of the above corps, and remained till the next day, when, leaving battery wagon, forge, and spare men behind, we marched through dense woods to a position quite near the railroad, to be in readiness for another attack which was expected. At night, as we were going into park, a second hard shower came on, drenching us to the skin. After it was over, a crowd of men, cannoneers and drivers, ass
the enemy says. The expected attack against Warren's left, in anticipation of which we had moved e vicinity of the Gurley House, in rear of Gen. Warren's position, arriving there about 3 o'clock e estimated at from eight to ten thousand men. Warren, who was also informed of the movement, expres5 A. M. These despatches were sent to Gen. Warren's headquarters, a distance of about four mihim, or was about to interpose between him and Warren, and giving Hancock his option of withdrawing e, but it is more important that I should join Warren; but I do not think, closely engaged as I am athe enemy is liable to pass between myself and Warren, and I cannot determine the fact; so that WarrWarren had better be watchful until I can make a practicable connection with him. I shall try and keep mod thrashing; and further stating that some of Warren's forces are ready for contingencies. To th that the road was still clear between him and Warren. He says: As soon as I knew that Wilcox[1 more...]
ng (Grove?) Church. This exchange was said to have been made to enable us to participate in a projected movement. So we took what we hoped was temporary possession of barn-like quarters left by our predecessors, to pass the night and await the next turn of the wheel. It came the ensuing day in the shape of orders to join the First Division of the Sixth Corps at dusk. Our division (Third) moved to Hatcher's Run on the 9th, in a terrible storm of snow and rain, as a supporting column to Warren and Mott, who had gone still further to the left to destroy the Weldon Railroad. . . . . .—History of Tenth Regiment Vt. Vols. With the inception of this movement the weather changed from mild to stormy. We went perhaps two miles and a half and halted near an old hut in the woods, where having spent the night and a part of the subsequent day in the last degrees of wretchedness, shivering about a camp-fire in the cold and sleet, we returned to our starting-point Saturday afternoon. Not to Fo
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