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t Point of Rocks, and to park in some concealed position within General Butler's lines. To throw the enemy off the scent, the infantry were embarked on transports at City Point . . . . . The idea was encouraged that the command was about embarking for Washington. On the morning of the 13th I received my instructions, which were nearly identical with those furnished me in July, when operating from Deep Bottom. These were, in brief, a demonstration in force against the enemy's left. Gregg's division of cavalry and Birney's Tenth Corps were placed at Hancock's disposal. The movement was intended to be a surprise, but failed as such. It was expected to land troops at various points on the river by means of temporary landing-places, but it was a failure, and the troops were not finally disembarked at Deep Bottom until 9 o'clock on the morning of the 13th,—an inauspicious delay. The column finally advanced, but gained only temporary advantages. Birney's men captured four howi
Robert E. Lee (search for this): chapter 16
een hundred prisoners. Swinton says twenty-five hundred. Lee, however, in his official report to the Rebel secretary of wp to the Shenandoah Valley looked the most plausible, for Gen. Lee, wishing to relieve the pressure upon him by our army, thhough it had that appearance and that result,—but to prevent Lee from sending reinforcements to the north side of the James, above Drewry's Bluff.—McCabe's Life and Campaigns of Gen. Robert E. Lee. But owing to a probable misapprehension of the Lieut General, and to the large reinforcements sent hither by Gen. Lee, the expedition was a failure in this respect. This movement induced Gen. Lee to send four out of his eight divisions to the north side of the James River.—Ibid. In its bearings oncavalry. Having attracted to my front so large a portion of Lee's army, Lieut. Gen. Grant thought it a favorable time to as quarter,—yet had every appearance of one, and had compelled Lee to detach a considerable force from before Petersburg. Adv
Henry Orcutt (search for this): chapter 16
Thayer excused from duty. July 4. Bugler Timothy G. Redfield reduced to the ranks. July 5. Serg't Geo. F. Gould by order acting as 1st Sergeant. Edwin H. Church detailed as officers' cook. M. M. Pierce, Holbrook, Trefry, D. D. Adams, Henry Orcutt, Ramsdell excused from duty. July 6. Corp. Stevens, Holbrook, Devereux, M. M. Pierce, Thayer, Henry Orcutt, D. D. Adams and Ramsdell excused from duty. July 7. Privates Trefry, Devereux, M. M. Pierce, Thayer, D. D. Adams and Ramsdell excHenry Orcutt, D. D. Adams and Ramsdell excused from duty. July 7. Privates Trefry, Devereux, M. M. Pierce, Thayer, D. D. Adams and Ramsdell excused from duty. July 8. Corp. Stevens, Devereux, Trefry, Holbrook, D. D. Adams, Ramsdell and Thos. Smith excused from duty. July 9. Corp. Stevens, Devereux, Holbrook, M. M. Pierce, Thos. Smith, Ramsdell, D. D. Adams excused from duty. July 10. Francis Montague, recruit from Draft Rendezvous, Long Id., B. H. joined without accompanying officer or paper. Corp. Stevens, Holbrook, Devereux, Trefry, M. M. Pierce, Ramsdell and Thos. Smith excused from duty. July 11. Ellis A. Friend detac
William Allen (search for this): chapter 16
d excused from duty. Holbrook, Spooner and T. Smith in hospital. July 25. Corp. Stevens, Artificers Gross and Thresher, Bugler Mugford, Privates Devereux, M. M. Pierce and M. Thompson excused from duty. July 26. One horse died—farcy. Private W. Allen sent to hospital. Corp. Stevens and privates Devereux, J. W. Bailey, Monroe, Killoran and Thayer excused from duty. Holbrook, Spooner, and Smith in hospital. Bailey, Killoran, Devereux, Newton, Trefry report to hospital. 0. W. Wheelock Aug. 6. John Millett returned to duty from hospital, Washington, D. C. Aug. 7. Agreeably to Gen. Orders No. 20, Art'y Headquarters 2nd Corps, morning report to headquarters shows P and A 5,177,183. P. T. 165, P. D. 141 and 145. Aug. 8. Wm. Allen, Thos. Smith, A. B. Spooner, A. W. Holbrook sent to general hospital. James Peach and M. M. Pierce sent to brigade hospital. One horse died—glanders. Aug. 9. Private Wm. Trefry sent to brigade hospital. Munroe, Peach, and M. M. Pierce at
S. Augustus Alden (search for this): chapter 16
riend detached to report to Art'y Headquarters, 2nd Corps, on Orderly duty. John F. Baxter sent to hospital. One horse shot, by order Capt. Miller. Glanders. July 14. One horse in caisson train shot by order Capt. Miller. Glanders. Lieut. Smith, Corp. Stevens, (?) Smith, Holbrook, Trefry, excused from duty. July 15. Corp. Benj. F. Parker promoted to Lance Sergeant in command of Fourth Detachment. Lieut. Smith, Corp. Stevens, Holbrook, Thayer, Thos. Smith excused from duty. Private S. A. Alden formerly dropped from the rolls by Gen. Order No. 3, Hdqrs. Art'y A. of P. taken up by order of War Dep't and now at Camp Parole, Md., on detached service. July 16. Lieut. Smith, Spooner, Holbrook, Trefry, Thos. Smith excused from duty. One horse died. July 17. Corp. Stevens, Trefry, Spooner, Rawson, Thos. Smith, excused from duty. Holbrook sent to hospital. July 18. One horse shot—glanders. July 19. Corp. Stevens, Trefry, Thos. Smith and Spooner excused from duty.
John Ramsdell (search for this): chapter 16
Holbrook, Trefry, D. D. Adams, Henry Orcutt, Ramsdell excused from duty. July 6. Corp. Stevens, Pierce, Thayer, Henry Orcutt, D. D. Adams and Ramsdell excused from duty. July 7. Privates Trefryvereux, M. M. Pierce, Thayer, D. D. Adams and Ramsdell excused from duty. July 8. Corp. Stevens, Devereux, Trefry, Holbrook, D. D. Adams, Ramsdell and Thos. Smith excused from duty. July 9. Corpevereux, Holbrook, M. M. Pierce, Thos. Smith, Ramsdell, D. D. Adams excused from duty. July 10. ns, Holbrook, Devereux, Trefry, M. M. Pierce, Ramsdell and Thos. Smith excused from duty. July 11from duty. July 20. Corp. Stevens, Thayer, Ramsdell, excused from duty. July 21. Corp. Stevens, M. M. Pierce, Trefry, Ramsdell, Gross, excused from duty. Holbrook, Spooner and Thos. Smith in hospital. July 22. M. M. Pierce, Ramsdell, Gross and Corp. Stevens excused from duty. Privates Holvates Trefry, Devereux, M. M. Pierce, Thayer, Ramsdell, Allen and Gross, excused from duty. Private[1 more...]
e Washington, the authorities of that city would be seized with such trepidation as would compel Grant to send a large part of Meade's army to protect it, and possibly would result in raising the siection, which resulted, as is well known, in exciting quite a commotion in the capital city, and Grant sent the Sixth Corps to meet the emergency. We were evidently not included in any party destiion near Chapin's Bluff, which commanded the enemy's pontoons across the river at this point. Gen. Grant must have been misinformed as to the location of these bridges. The lowest was above Drewry's1. and Sheridan's cavalry. Having attracted to my front so large a portion of Lee's army, Lieut. Gen. Grant thought it a favorable time to assault at Petersburg, and I was therefore instructed to popping its ponderous messengers into a Rebel fort at brief intervals. But the history of what Gen. Grant has fitly characterized in his report as This miserable affair, is too well known to need repe
W. D. W. Miller (search for this): chapter 16
Holbrook, Devereux, Trefry, M. M. Pierce, Ramsdell and Thos. Smith excused from duty. July 11. Ellis A. Friend detached to report to Art'y Headquarters, 2nd Corps, on Orderly duty. John F. Baxter sent to hospital. One horse shot, by order Capt. Miller. Glanders. July 14. One horse in caisson train shot by order Capt. Miller. Glanders. Lieut. Smith, Corp. Stevens, (?) Smith, Holbrook, Trefry, excused from duty. July 15. Corp. Benj. F. Parker promoted to Lance Sergeant in command of FCapt. Miller. Glanders. Lieut. Smith, Corp. Stevens, (?) Smith, Holbrook, Trefry, excused from duty. July 15. Corp. Benj. F. Parker promoted to Lance Sergeant in command of Fourth Detachment. Lieut. Smith, Corp. Stevens, Holbrook, Thayer, Thos. Smith excused from duty. Private S. A. Alden formerly dropped from the rolls by Gen. Order No. 3, Hdqrs. Art'y A. of P. taken up by order of War Dep't and now at Camp Parole, Md., on detached service. July 16. Lieut. Smith, Spooner, Holbrook, Trefry, Thos. Smith excused from duty. One horse died. July 17. Corp. Stevens, Trefry, Spooner, Rawson, Thos. Smith, excused from duty. Holbrook sent to hospital. July 18.
Chronic Diarrhoea. July 21. Privates J. W. Bailey, Devereux, Allen, Gross and Bugler Mugford excused from duty. Holbrook, Spooner and T. Smith in hospital. July 25. Corp. Stevens, Artificers Gross and Thresher, Bugler Mugford, Privates Devereux, M. M. Pierce and M. Thompson excused from duty. July 26. One horse died—farcy. Private W. Allen sent to hospital. Corp. Stevens and privates Devereux, J. W. Bailey, Monroe, Killoran and Thayer excused from duty. Holbrook, Spooner, and Smith in hospital. Bailey, Killoran, Devereux, Newton, Trefry report to hospital. 0. W. Wheelock thrown from his horse and injured. July 27. O. W. Wheelock sent to brigade hospital. July 28. Two horses shot by order Capt. Sleeper, farcy. July 29. Frank A. Munroe sent to brigade hospital. July 31. Ten (10) horses received from Capt. Cochrane. Devereux, Bailey and Trefry, returned to duty. Twelve horses turned over to Capt. Strang. One horse died on the road-exhaustion. Aug. 1. [
Pierce T. Hill (search for this): chapter 16
t wing of the corps, so as to envelop the right flank of the enemy. This movement was making by the divisions of Mott and Barlow, who were pivoting on Gibbon's Division, which held the right. Just as the operation was nearly completed, a part of Hill's corps (Mahone's division) penetrated the interval between the Second and Sixth corps, throwing the flanks of both into great confusion, especially that of the Second. Barlow's division [says Swinton] rolled up like a scroll, recoiled in disoy morning, Aug. 21. That day 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 c
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