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r as I saw it. Near the old Charles City Court House the crossing of the James was successfully accomplished, and on the 14th Grant took steamer and ran up the river to Bermuda Hundred to see General Butler and direct the movement against Petersburg, that began the final investment of that city. Meade issued orders for the suspension of all further offensive operations. A word remains to be said as to fortunes of Burnside's and Warren's forces, which were on the Federal right. Generals Potter and Willcox of the Ninth Corps made a quick capture of Early's advanced rifle-pits and were waiting for the order to advance on his main entrenchments, when the order of suspension arrived. Early fell upon him later in the day but was repulsed. Warren, on the left of Burnside, drove Rodes' division back and repulsed Gordon's brigade, which had attacked him. The commander of the Fifth Corps reported that his line was too extended for further operations and Birney's division was sent fr
the pontoons and bridges to facilitate the rapid crossing of the North Anna by Hancock's Corps on May 24th. Thus was completed the passage to the south of the strea that would decide Grant's last chance to interpose between Lee and Richmond. Hancock and the Second Corps arrived at Cold Harbor and took position on the left of G opposite Wright and Smith, while A. P. Hill, on the extreme right, confronted Hancock. There was sharp fighting during the entire day, but Early did not succeed innty minutes. Grant's assault at Cold Harbor was marked by the gallantry of General Hancock's division and of the brigades of Gibbon and Barlow, who on the left of thronts; Smith, that he could go no farther until Wright advanced upon his left; Hancock, that it was useless for him to attempt a further advance until Wright advanceupon his right; Wright, that it was impossible for him to move until Smith and Hancock advanced to his support on his right and left to shield him from the enemy's e
Beauregard (search for this): chapter 6
even success would not justify. former by Breckinridge, and the scattered forces in western Virginia, and by Pickett and Hoke from North Carolina. From Bermuda Hundred where General Butler was bottled up --to use a phrase which Grant employed and afterward regretted-General W. F. Smith was ordered to bring the Eighteenth Corps of the Army of the James to the assistance of Meade, since Butler could defend his position perfectly well with a small force, and could make no headway against Beauregard with a large one. Grant had now nearly one hundred and fourteen thousand troops and Lee about eighty thousand. Sheridan's appearance at Cold Harbor was resented in vain by Fitzhugh Lee, and the next morning, June 1st, the Sixth Corps arrived, followed by General Smith and ten thousand men of the Eighteenth, who had hastened from the landing-place at White House. These took position on the right of the Sixth, and the Federal line was promptly faced by Longstreet's corps, a part of A. P
George E. Pickett (search for this): chapter 6
ed upon the Federal general-in-chief that Lee had cleaved the Army of the Potomac into two separated bodies. To reenforce either wing would require two crossings of the river, while Lee could quickly march troops from one side to the other within his impregnable wedge. As Grant put it in his report, To make a direct attack from either wing would cause a slaughter of our men that even success would not justify. former by Breckinridge, and the scattered forces in western Virginia, and by Pickett and Hoke from North Carolina. From Bermuda Hundred where General Butler was bottled up --to use a phrase which Grant employed and afterward regretted-General W. F. Smith was ordered to bring the Eighteenth Corps of the Army of the James to the assistance of Meade, since Butler could defend his position perfectly well with a small force, and could make no headway against Beauregard with a large one. Grant had now nearly one hundred and fourteen thousand troops and Lee about eighty thousand
Fitzhugh Lee (search for this): chapter 6
Porter later wrote: Whether to attempt to crush Lee's army on the north side of the James, with thee House Landing, on the Pamunkey River. Both Lee and Meade had received reenforcements — the Ready for the advance that Lee drove back Between these luxuriant banks stretch the pontoons andwould require two crossings of the river, while Lee could quickly march troops from one side to thehe James was in a position to reach out to him. Lee had again confronted him, entrenching himself b of the Potomac against the inferior numbers of Lee, and in a brave assault upon the Confederate en Army of the Potomac out of its position before Lee, who confronted it at Cold Harbor. Lee had thehteenth Corps was placed along the Matadequin. Lee threatened attack on the 6th and 7th, but he sofor the army that is again endeavoring to drive Lee across the Chickahominy and back upon Richmond. comparatively small losses they had sustained, Lee's army stood on the field of this last engageme[17 more...]
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e 1st, the Sixth Corps arrived, followed by General Smith and ten thousand men of the Eighteenth, who had hastened from the landing-place at White House. These took position on the right of the Sixth, and the Federal line was promptly faced by Longstreet's corps, a part of A. P. Hill's, and the divisions of Hoke and Breckinridge. At six o'clock in the afternoon Wright and Smith advanced to the attack, which Hoke and Kershaw received with courage and determination. The Confederate line was brok was coming, would spring up and expose themselves to the well-directed volley which thinned their ranks. which was now the base of supplies. On the Southern side Ewell's corps, now commanded by General Early, faced Burnside's and Warren's. Longstreet's corps, still under Anderson, was opposite Wright and Smith, while A. P. Hill, on the extreme right, confronted Hancock. There was sharp fighting during the entire day, but Early did not succeed in getting upon the Federal right flank, as he
Philip Henry Sheridan (search for this): chapter 6
hind the Sixth; the Fifth was over by noon, while the Ninth, now an integral portion of the Army of the Potomac, passed the river by midnight. On the 31st General Sheridan reached Cold Harbor, which Meade had ordered him to hold at all hazards. This place, probably named after the old home of some English settler, was not a to, and could make no headway against Beauregard with a large one. Grant had now nearly one hundred and fourteen thousand troops and Lee about eighty thousand. Sheridan's appearance at Cold Harbor was resented in vain by Fitzhugh Lee, and the next morning, June 1st, the Sixth Corps arrived, followed by General Smith and ten thouthe Ninth Corps, was placed near Bethesda Church on the road to Mechanicsville, while Warren, with the Fifth, came to his left and connected with Smith's right. Sheridan was sent to hold the lower Chickahominy bridges and to cover the road to White House, Improvised breastworks The End of the Gray Line at Cold Harbor. Here
Jubal Early (search for this): chapter 6
e themselves to the well-directed volley which thinned their ranks. which was now the base of supplies. On the Southern side Ewell's corps, now commanded by General Early, faced Burnside's and Warren's. Longstreet's corps, still under Anderson, was opposite Wright and Smith, while A. P. Hill, on the extreme right, confronted Hancock. There was sharp fighting during the entire day, but Early did not succeed in getting upon the Federal right flank, as he attempted to do. Both armies lay very close to each other and were well entrenched. Lee was naturally strong on his right, and his left was difficult of access, since it must be approached through wood be said as to fortunes of Burnside's and Warren's forces, which were on the Federal right. Generals Potter and Willcox of the Ninth Corps made a quick capture of Early's advanced rifle-pits and were waiting for the order to advance on his main entrenchments, when the order of suspension arrived. Early fell upon him later in the
the main Confederate entrenchments, but to carry them was found impossible. The whole line was ordered to lie down, and shelter from the deadly fire was sought wherever it could be found. The advance had occupied less than ten minutes, and before an hour had passed the greater part of the fighting was over. Meade, at headquarters, was quickly made aware that each corps commander had a serious grievance against his neighbor, and, strange to say, the complaints were all phrased alike. General McMahon in Battles and leaders of the Civil war explains this curious state of affairs: Each corps commander reported and complained to General Meade that the other corps commanders, right or left, as the case might be, failed to protect him from enfilading fire by silencing batteries in their respective fronts; Smith, that he could go no farther until Wright advanced upon his left; Hancock, that it was useless for him to attempt a further advance until Wright advanced upon his right; Wri
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l U. S. Grant in his Memoirs. According to Grant's well-made plans of march, the various corps s driven back and severely handled at Ox Ford, Grant immediately detached a brigade each from Hanco fire from front and both flanks possible, but Grant decided to attack the whole Confederate front,June 3d was the third tremendous engagement of Grant's campaign against Richmond within a month. I There was nothing to do but fight it out, and Grant ordered an attack all along the line. On Junesed to obey. It was long past noon, and after Grant was cognizant of the full situation, that Tm before Grant could unite with him. But, says Grant, the move had to be made, and I relied upon Lewas successfully accomplished, and on the 14th Grant took steamer and ran up the river to Bermuda H the numerical strength of the two armies. If Grant had inflicted punishment upon his foe equal tohension of the possible withdrawal by night of Grant's army. The Federal general-in-chief had de[14 more...]
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