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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 17: preliminaries of the great battle. (search)
Confederates retreat from South Mountain Federals follow and harass them Franklin and Cobb at Crampton's Pass a spirited action fighting around Harper's Ferrythe cavalry dismounted on the flanks acting as sharp-shooters. At noon General Franklin marched through Burkittsville with his leading division under General Slocen hundred stand of arms, and one gun were their trophies in this affair. General Franklin's total loss was five hundred and thirty-three. Rebellion Record, vol. Xade him by the cavalry commander. His orders for Cobb were severe enough, but Franklin was too prompt to allow Cobb to get to work. Upon hearing the noise of battles stores and of subsistence. Rebellion Record, vol. XIX. part i. p. 961. General Franklin had posted his division under General Couch at Rohrersville on the morning Rebellion Record, vol. XIX. part i. p. 47. the Ninth and Fifth to reinforce Franklin by the Rohrersville road, or move to Sharpsburg. About two o'clock in the
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 19: battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam (continued). (search)
s orders. So it appears that counsels were divided on both sides, General McClellan disapproving the attack proposed by Franklin, and General Lee preferring a flank move. Of the proposed attack from the Union side, General Franklin reported,-- SGeneral Franklin reported,-- Slocum's division arrived on the field about eleven o'clock. Immediately after its arrival two of his brigades (Newton's and Torbert's) were formed in column of attack to carry the wood in the immediate vicinity of the White Church. The other brigades, by Major-General Sumner, and the left wing, comprising the Sixth Corps and Couch's division (Fourth Corps), by Major-General Franklin. Major-General George B. McClellan, U. S. Army. General Headquarters :--Escort, Capt. James B. McIntyre; Indep U. S., Batt. K, Capt. William M. Graham; 4th U. S., Batt. G, Lieut. Marcus P. Miller. Sixth Army Corps, Major-General William B. Franklin. Escort, 6th Pa. Cav., cos. B and G, Capt. Henry P. Muirheid. First Division, Maj.-Gen. Henry W. Slocum:
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 20: review of the Maryland campaign. (search)
the sun's rays of next morning could have lighted their eastern slopes. The Union commander claims to have ordered more vigorous pursuit after the lost despatch was handed him, but there is nothing to support the claim except his call on General Franklin, and in that he only ordered preparation at Crampton's to await events at Turner's Pass. General Pleasonton was at Turner's Pass on the afternoon of the 13th, and made a reconnoissance of the ways leading up the east side of the mountaint that he was battling against seventeen brigades, while there were but five; and, had the battle been held in wait for McClellan, his well-known habit of careful reconnoissance would have consumed the balance of the day. His last orders for General Franklin directed a wait for Couch's division, which joined him at eight o'clock in the evening. It is difficult to find that a quicker move was given the Union army in consequence of the lost despatch ; but one may rather concede General Hill's cla
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 21: reorganization and rest for both armies. (search)
n after assuming command, and while waiting at Warrenton, made a radical change in the organization of the army by consolidating the corps into three Grand divisions as follows: the right Grand division, General Sumner Commanding.-Second Army Corps, General D. W. Couch; Ninth Army Corps, General O. B. Wilcox. centre Grand division, General Joseph Hooker Commanding. --Third Army Corps, General George Stonemall; Fifth Army Corps, General Daniel Butterfield. left Grand division, General W. B. Franklin Commanding. --First Army Corps, General J. F. Reynolds; Sixth Army Corps, General W. F. Smith. cavalry division.--General Alfred Pleasonton. Artillery, siege, and field batteries, 370 guns, General Henry J. Hunt, Chief. At the time of the change of commanders the Confederates were looking for a Federal move north of Culpeper Court-House, and were surveying the ground behind Robertson River for a point of concentration of the two wings to meet that move. General Burnside,
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