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Williamsburg (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
d strengthening the lines of defence around Williamsburg by the engagement of his rear-guard on the ; and on entering the forts and the town of Williamsburg the day after the important battle, it had or sixty thousand men who were assembled in Williamsburg on the 6th and 7th. It was found necessa of the Federals in the lines of defence at Williamsburg, the remainder was disposed en echelon on techelon along the road between Richmond and Williamsburg, from Bottom's Bridge to the clearing of Se Chickahominy, a few kilometres below. The Williamsburg road and the West Point railway, after croshe evening Hooker had again struck into the Williamsburg road, while Richardson had joined Sedgwick spatched Hooker's division on the road from Williamsburg to Richmond, beyond the positions occupied ge of such a blunder. They advanced by the Williamsburg road and along the railroad track, precededot occupied in force the wood bordering the Williamsburg road, and Franklin, finding no enemy in sig[29 more...]
Galena (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ed with cannon of heavy calibre, while an angle in the river prevented the vessels from perceiving it afar off. On the 15th of May the Monitor, accompanied by the Galena, a lightly-sheathed gunboat of which we have already spoken, and two wooden vessels, made an unsuccessful attack upon Fort Darling. The Monitor could not give sufficient elevation to her guns to reach the heights occupied by the enemy, and the two wooden vessels had not the requisite strength to sustain the conflict. The Galena, commanded by the intrepid Rogers, persisted in her efforts for a considerable length of time; but she finally withdrew, after having experienced severe losses aat last into the other branch at Haxall's. The last Federal troops reached Malvern on the 1st of July at ten o'clock in the morning. Before going on board the Galena to make a reconnaissance, McClellan himself posted these troops upon the ground, which he had examined the day before, giving to their line the form of a vast sem
Shenandoah (United States) (search for this): chapter 1
oying in its rear. But this advantage was of no benefit whatever to the Federals; for Crook was not sufficiently strong to venture among the difficult mountain passes which separated him from Jackson's base of operations, and which it would have been necessary to traverse in order to menace the latter. Meanwhile, Jackson had not lost a moment's time, after the combat of Front Royal, in following up his success; the very evening after the battle found him already on the left bank of the Shenandoah, above the point of confluence of the two branches. He thus menaced the line of retreat of Banks, who was at Strasburg in a state of dangerous security. In fact, less distant from Winchester than Banks, he could occupy that place before him, cut him off from the northern route, and thus compel him to take to the mountain after abandoning his supply-train, his artillery and probably a portion of his troops. The news of the disaster at Front Royal reached Strasburg during the night of th
Malvern Hill (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
bove the forest. From this eminence, named Malvern Hill by the early English settlers, to the conflon the slopes themselves or in full view of Malvern Hill. This was the line that all the forces of s it had to go completely round the foot of Malvern Hill. Before reaching this point it ran againstd, took advantage of these slopes to ascend Malvern Hill, leaving a small wood and the West house onThe east branch skirted the eastern side of Malvern Hill, and after passing the Binford house descened the boundary of what was properly called Malvern Hill, separating the Federal left from the centrs if they should venture upon the slopes of Malvern Hill. It was evident that the Confederates inf men it was able to bring into line before Malvern Hill on the 1st of July was much inferior to the of Gaines' Mill, the second was by that of Malvern Hill. The enemy, therefore, could not compel thays have rendered it difficult to provision Malvern Hill. The generalin-chief, therefore, adhered t[19 more...]
Jackson (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
f the army of the Potomac had to experience. Jackson's return to Richmond was the brilliant conclu Bridge roads. On the evening of the 25th, Jackson's heads of column arrived at Ashland. But nog fought, he received positive information of Jackson's approach, the advanced cavalry of the lattey of Virginia had neither been able to detain Jackson's army nor to follow it. They had not even p McClellan, on his side, had been informed of Jackson's movement, both through Stoneman, who had beon the left was entrusted to the remainder of Jackson's division; in the vicinity of Cold Harbor we day would no doubt compel him to undertake. Jackson's soldiers were not in the habit of resting t occupy the heights of Gaines' Mill, three of Jackson's divisions deployed along the Chickahominy, ng the night and posted near the remainder of Jackson's troops, had been exhausted by a fruitless mrent house, precisely at the point upon which Jackson's heads of column could not fail to emerge. [7 more...]
Turkey Bend (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
and recedes from this water-course. In the elbow called Turkey Bend, which lies twenty-three kilometres in a direct line fro an oblique line on the other side, to join the elbow of Turkey Bend at Haxall's Landing. A great number of smaller roads coxtremely vague, and it may be truly said, that in making Turkey Bend the objective point of his march, General McClellan was g four days, it became known that this army had reached Turkey Bend with considerable difficulty, the excitement was all theand to Smith's division. As between White Oak Swamp and Turkey Bend the army was to be exposed to flank attacks of the enemyby Keyes' corps at Glendale. The latter had started for Turkey Bend, on the banks of the James, with instructions not to stoeeded to occupy the space comprised between the James at Turkey Bend on one side and Malvern Hill on the other. Porter, who the purpose of forestalling if possible the Federals at Turkey Bend. In order to do this it had to go completely round the
Powhite Creek (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
arrow wood belonging to this plantation. The line of defence selected by General Barnard rested its left on the Chickahominy below the Gaines house. This portion of the line could have been effectively protected by the small stream called Powhite Creek, which runs at right angles to the course of the river, and on which Gaines' Mill is situated; but it had been laid out two or three hundred feet in rear, through a long strip of wood rather narrow and easy of access, which descended nearly tre finding crossings which the Federals could not guard, they could fall upon the seemingly less exposed flank of the long columns which were about to march in toward the James. Porter placed Morell in the narrow wood which extends back of Powhite Creek. The three brigades belonging to this division were thus disposed: Butterfield on the left, in the flat lands adjoining the river; Martindale in the centre, occupying the edge of the Powhite wood; Griffin on the right, deployed across the fo
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ting their full worth, whilst others were to be called to direct its long and painful labors. Consequently, despite the mistakes of the government, this army could hope to run a brilliant career upon the ground, classic in the history of the United States, where it was at last to encounter the élite of the slavery troops. It was, in fact, in the peninsula where the soldiers of Washington and Rochambeau completed the glorious work of American emancipation. It was around Yorktown, already maded have been able to count upon an enlightened concurrence on the part of the government at Washington. Indeed, he could only have executed it by withdrawing the imaginary protection which his army was supposed to afford to the capital of the United States from a distance. Instead of recognizing the fact that the best way of defending the capital was to keep all the enemy's forces occupied elsewhere, the Federal authorities fancied that the safety of Washington depended on the position of the
Port Republic (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
bridges. The first, up stream, is that of Port Republic, over which passes the road leading from Hoad on the left for the purpose of gaining Port Republic, crossed the Shenandoah at that point to rrsaries could no longer follow him. But at Port Republic his flank was exposed to the attacks of Sht in check, he reached the neighborhood of Port Republic with the remainder of his forces on the 7t upon an impassable river. Once master of Port Republic, the Confederate general had nothing more o wonderfully preserved, was emerging from Port Republic with the remainder of his army, and, takininferior forces he had found before him at Port Republic, recross the Shenandoah immediately after,o this effect he had brought back Ewell to Port Republic, leaving only Patton's small brigade, numbtter, posted three or four kilometres from Port Republic, rested his right upon the Shenandoah and the army that had fought at Cross Keys and Port Republic. By the movements of his cavalry, by his
Sewell's Point (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
was speedily embarked, and, to protect his descent, Commodore Goldsborough's fleet was ordered to escort it. But the Confederate batteries, not having yet been abandoned, fired a few shots in reply, while the Virginia, which, since the wounding of the brave Buchanan, had been commanded by Commodore Tatnall, showed her formidable shell (carapace), and the expedition was countermanded. Two days more were consumed in waiting. Finally, on the morning of the 10th, Weber disembarked east of Sewall's Point. This time the enemy's artillery was silent. There was found an entrenched camp mounting a few guns, but absolutely deserted; General Wool reached the city of Norfolk, which had been given up to its peaceful inhabitants the day previous, and hastened to place a military governor there. The President, who had made his entrance into the newly-conquered city with Wool, announced this cheaply-bought success to the American people in a special bulletin, while he forgot the words of encoura
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