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eld. In my account of the works around Richmond and Petersburg, I have made free use of papers by Major-General Wright, Chief of Engineers, United States Army, and Lieutenant-Colonel Michie, also of the Engineers, published in the Report on the Defences of Washington, by Major-General Barnard, of the same corps; as well as of a paper on the Fortifications of Petersburg, by Lieutenant Featherstonaugh, of the Royal (British) Engineers. I am also indebted for valuable assistance to Major-General Humphreys, late Chief of Engineers, United States Army. The people of the North entirely failed to appreciate the importance of the seizure of the Weldon road. The disaster of Burnside had left an impression that could not easily be effaced, and all the subsequent manoeuvres on the right and left were, to the multitude, unintelligible. It was only perceived that Hancock had twice been moved to the north bank of the James, and twice withdrawn. Not only was the fact unnoticed that by these m
orps, now under the command of Humphreys. Humphreys had succeeded Hancock in command of the Secoon the field, he promptly ordered Wright and Humphreys to advance and feel the enemy in their respessing of the Vaughan road and Hatcher's run; Humphreys was on the left of Ord, extending northwesteretired behind him. Warren promptly notified Humphreys, on his right, of the disaster, and Humphreyositions were reported to Grant, he replied: Humphreys should not push to the front without a fair ee vol. II., page 177. You know, he said to Humphreys, the difficulty of getting two brigades to ainess, but my advance is so far ahead of General Humphreys, and in sight of the enemy across the opto attempt anything more northward until General Humphreys gets into position on my right. My leftes gets into position on my right.—Warren to Humphreys, March 30. Major-General Meade directs yoSheridan can operate advantageously. If General Humphreys is able to straighten out his line betwe[12 more...]
rebel line-parke carries outer line Ord and Humphreys penetrate line in their front Grant enters d, Sheridan may find everything against him. Humphreys can push everything he has to his left, and ke and Wright were to attack positively, and Humphreys and Ord, if they found the enemy leaving, ordes. I think there will be no difficulty in Humphreys marching forward now towards Petersburg, or Wilcox, further to the west, were cut off by Humphreys and Ord. Pickett in the night had endeavoredect with the Ninth, and the two divisions of Humphreys were extending to the Appomattox on the nortout, it was at this juncture that he ordered Humphreys to be faced to the right and moved towards Pommand and destroy it before they retired. Humphreys was accordingly ordered to send another divi Wright: Send Mott up the River road to join Humphreys as soon as possible. Move with your whole csh to the Danville road with all speed, with Humphreys and Griffin, as well as the cavalry. Befo[17 more...]
he army of the Potomac, at Deep creek, where Humphreys had gone into camp—a long day's march from Jstuff of which commanders should be made. Humphreys moved between one and two o'clock, and Wrigough him orders to the corps commanders. To Humphreys he said: The Fifth corps covers well your flright, so as to come in on the enemy's rear: Humphreys has struck the enemy at Deatonsville. He red with the enemy. These two dispatches to Humphreys and Griffin were in Meade's name, but reallybe seen in the distance, falling back before Humphreys, halting occasionally to fire, and then retrd part still keeping the Deatonsville road. Humphreys was coming up at this moment, and Sheridan s half-past 5, Barlow's division leading, and Humphreys soon came up with the rebel rear at High bri Second corps, and at five A. M. on the 8th, Humphreys resumed the pursuit on the Lynchburg stage rard again; and at eleven o'clock on the 9th, Humphreys came up with the rebel skirmishers about thr[35 more...]
aggregate Officers.Men.Total.Officers.Men.Total.Officers.Men.Total. Provost Guard Nothing in reports or returns. City Point (Post) Nothing in reports or returns. Engineer Brigade Nothing in reports or returns. Battalion of U. S. Engineers Nothing in reports or returns. Signal Corps Nothing in reports or returns. Sheridan's Cavalry Report of Major-General P. H. Sheridan (returns fail to show losses).20170190106855911183213391440 2d Army Corps Report of Major-General A. A. Humphreys, commanding.211822037811181191236076302024 5th Army Corps Returns.182452631031553165665405462465 6th Army Corps Returns.1542 9th Army Corps Report of Major-General John G. Parke, commanding.18235253851210129551561611709 Siege Train Artillery Report of Major George Ayer, Chief of Artillery.33111114 Siege Batteries Report of Brigadier-General H. L. Abbott, commanding.156178535367 24th Corps Report of Major-General John Gibbon, commanding. Army of the James10
, General A. P., movement from Helena, i., 132; battle of Champion's hill, 258-270. Howard, General O. O., at Wauhatchie, i., 448, 450; at battle of Chattanooga, 494, 496, 514; in Knoxville campaign, 539; succeeds MePherson in command of army of Tennessee, II., 462; with Sherman in Atlanta campaign, 534, 541-545; in command of Sherman's right wing in march to sea, III., 283, 288, 289, 295; in Sherman's campaign north of Savannah, 373; at battle of Bentonsville, III., 430, 431. Humphreys, General A. A., at Fort Steadman, III., 447; in command of Second corps, 448; at Hatcher's run, 457; final assault on Petersburg, 506, 515; in Appomattox campaign, 520, 546, 553, 569, 572, 583, 592. Hunter, General, David, sent with dispatches to Banks, II., 76; supersedes Sigel, 202, 417; ordered up alley of Virginia, 402; defeat of rebels at Piedmont, 418; occupies Lexington, 419; before Lynchburg, 420; retreat through the mountains, 421; destruction of rebel factories and stores, 425; in Pot