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to give them still greater facilities for the exercise of that devotion which to-day led them through the mud of the public streets, unmindful of the inclemency of the weather, and desiring further to obviate the necessity of that public display, which must be repugnant to the retiring dispositions of the softer sex, ordered his medical director to select forty-five of the sick and wounded confederate soldiers, to be brought from the front and quartered as follows: Fifteen at the house of Mrs. McCall, fifteen at the house of Dr. Buchanan, and fifteen at the house of Mr. Sandy Carter, all on Cherry street, immediately below Church street; each family to be held responsible for the safe delivery of the confederate soldiers thus assigned, on the penalty of the forfeiture of their property and personal liberty.--General Mitchell's Order. The second attack on Fort McAllister at Genesis Point, Ga., was made this day, resulting in the retirement of the National fleet without any materia
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., McClellan organizing the grand Army. (search)
lan's orders had been given in entire ignorance of the topography of the environs of Edwards's Ferry (all the maps being inexact) and of the force of the enemy in front of Leesburg. In fact, at that time the organization of the secret service was entirely insufficient to the occasion, in spite of the praiseworthy efforts of Mr. Allen Pinkerton. Usually mentioned in the Official Records under the assumed name of E. J. Allen.--Editors. McClellan, who was established beyond Dranesville with McCall's division, believed himself to be within supporting distance of Baker's brigade. The latter was crushed on the 21st, before any one on the right bank of the Potomac knew of his fate. This disaster, of comparatively little moment by itself, led to the most acrimonious recriminations. It proved, above all, how slight and imperfect were the connections between the head of the army and the parts he was called on to manoeuvre. On that day a fatal hesitation took possession of McClellan. If
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Ball's Bluff and the arrest of General Stone. (search)
and Burns.--R. B. I. was observing the ferries or fords of the Potomac in front of Poolesville. On the 20th of October, McCall's division being at Dranesville, General McClellan telegraphed to General Stone directing Map of the Upper Potomac. him to keep a good lookout on Leesburg to see if the operations of McCall should have the effect of driving the enemy away, adding, perhaps a slight demonstration on your part would have the effect to move them. This slight demonstration resulted in tnorances which followed, that the main body of the Confederates seemed to be in Gorman's front; finally, that he believed McCall to be still reconnoitering beyond Dranesville. General McClellan says he thinks notice was sent to General Stone of McMcCall's withdrawal from Dranesville. He had a right to think so but the fact remains that no such notice was sent. I state this of my own knowledge.--R. B. I. It was thus that General McClellan, no less just than generous to his sub-ordinates, ju
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The Peninsular campaign. (search)
s to their command. First Corps, McDowell — Divisions: Franklin, McCall, and King; Second Corps, Sumner — Divisions: Richardson, Blenker, awest of Richmond), probably as many as I wanted; on the 11th, that McCall's force had embarked to join me on the day preceding, and that it ws burned June 28, during the change of base. Corps, reinforced by McCall's division (which, with a few additional regiments, had arrived on e Charles City road; Kearny from that road to the long Bridge road; McCall on his left; Hooker thence to the Quaker road; Sedgwick at Nelson'sican edition being issued in 1875.--Editors. from a photograph. of McCall and Kearny. The Fifth Corps was at Malvern Hill, the Fourth at Turm's left was attacked in vain on the Charles City road. At about 3 McCall was attacked, and, after 5 o'clock, under the pressure of heavy masil after dark. About midnight Sumner's and Heintzelman's Corps and McCall's division withdrew from the positions they had so gallantly held,
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 7.42 (search)
harles S. Lovell, Maj. George L. Andrews; 11th U. S., Maj. De Lancey Floyd-Jones; 17th U. S., Maj. George L. Andrews. Brigade loss: k, 38; w, 228; m, 93 == 359. Third Brigade, Col. Gouverneur K. Warren: 5th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Hiram Duryea; 10th N. Y., Col. John E. Bendix. Brigade loss: Ik, 47; w, 154; m, 85 == 286. Artillery, Capt. Stephen H. Weed: L and M, 3d U. S., Capt. John Edwards; I, 5th U. S., Capt. S. H. Weed. Artillery loss: k, 4; w, 24; in, 4 == 32. Third division, Brig.-Gen. George A. McCall (c), Brig.-Gen. Truman Seymour. Staff loss: k, 1; w, 1; in, 1==3. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. John F. Reynolds (e), Col. Seneca G. Simmons (k), Col. R. Biddle Roberts: 1st Pa. Res., Col. R. Biddle Roberts, Maj. Lemuel Todd; 2d Pa. Res., Lieut.-Col. William McCandless; 5th Pa. Res., Col. Seneca G. Simmons, Lieut.-Col. Joseph W. Fisher; 8th Pa. Res., Col. George S. Hays ; 13th Pa. Res. (1st Rifles; co's), Maj. Roy Stone. Brigade loss: k, 109; w, 497; nm, 403 == 1009. Second Briga
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Hanover Court House and Gaines's Mill. (search)
General Geo. G. Meade's brigade of General Geo. A. McCall's division of Pennsylvania Reserves wader the command of the brave and able veteran, McCall. These troops were about to engage in their f which they had previously been assigned. General McCall assumed command at Beaver Dam Creek; Meadee enemy's face in case they broke our line. McCall's division formed a second line, near the arti the duty assigned to him, he hastened to join McCall, arriving opportunely in rear of Griffin's lefn the map by an arrow. Of the Union reserves, McCall's division was put in on the line of Morell,--d Emory of Cooke's cavalry, leaving Morell and McCall to hold the other lines in check. Informationbut were immediately renewed by fresh troops. McCall's Pennsylvania Reserves, as needed, were pusheless deserving of praise were the divisions of McCall, Morell, and Slocum in their stubborn resistanis part of the line. Here the greater part of McCall's and Slocum's forces were used. Just precedi
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Lee's attacks north of the Chickahominy. (search)
ll, bending at the bridge over the creek, follows the bed of an old mill-dam (not in use at the time of the fight) for a quarter of a mile, and turns again to the left to Mechanicsville, which is three-quarters of a mile farther, and, from the observer's point of view, directly beyond the Catlin house. The Confederate advance from Mechanicsville was by this road, any by another which strikes the creek nearly a mile farther up. The Union position at this point was held by General Seymour, of McCall's division, with artillery intrenchments, rifle-pits, and abatis. The Confederates came across the open hills and down the slope and along the road (offering their flank to the Union artillery) to the line of the creek (shown by the trees below the bridge), but did not cross it. Their loss in this engagement was frightful. Dr. Catlin's son says that the slope of the hill was fairly covered with dead and wounded. The Catlin farm was occupied chiefly by Ripley's brigade of D. H. Hill's divi
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 7.47 (search)
our left, while the greater portion were running across our rear in the attempt to escape to the Chickahominy swamp in that direction. My rear rank was faced about, and they were called on to surrender. No attention was paid to the first summons, and a few shots were fired into our ranks. A volley from our rear rank, which now faced them, induced them to listen to reason, and they at once threw down their arms in token of surrender. These troops were the 11th Pennsylvania Reserves, of McCall's division, and the 4th New Jersey, Slocum's division. The 11th lost 50 killed, and 634, including wounded, were made prisoners. Colonel J. H. Simpson, of the 4th New Jersey, explains the circumstances of the capture in a letter written from the military prison, Richmond, Va., July 8th, 1862, in which he says: To relieve my friends of all apprehension about my safety, I write to say that I am now here a prisoner of war, with a large portion of my regiment, and in good health and sp
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Rear-guard fighting during the change of base. (search)
his action for the 29th, should nothing unforeseen occur. The relative position of the Sixth Corps was not changed. Smith's division was still to have its right on the Chickahominy, extending down the river, where it was to touch the left of McCall's division (that crossed the Chickahominy during the night of the 27th), which, however, played no part in holding the line on June 29th, as it crossed White Oak Swamp early in the day. The battle of Savage's Station. From a sketch made at thly, and was due to the fertile brain of General Smith, who ordered the exploration. The military results of the defense of White Oak Bridge and the battle of Glendale were: (1) The enemy was repulsed at all points, except in the single case of McCall's division at Glendale, which was overpowered by numbers, after it had captured three of the enemy's colors; (2) The trains and heavy artillery arrived in safety at the James River (except those wagons which were destroyed by the bombardment at W
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., McClellan's change of base and Malvern Hill. (search)
cted by fallen timber. So there were five divisions within sound of the firing, and within supporting distance, but not one of them moved. Longstreet and A. P. Hill made a desperate fight, contending against Sumner's corps, and the divisions of McCall, Kearny, and Hooker; but they failed to gain possession of the Quaker road, upon which McClellan was retreating. That night Franklin glided silently by them. He had to pass within easy range of the artillery of Longstreet and Hill, but they did not know he was there. It had been a gallant fight on their part. General Lee reported: Many prisoners, including a general of division, McCall , were captured, and several batteries, with some thousands of small-arms, were taken. But as an obstruction to the Federal retreat, the fight amounted to nothing. The artillery engagement at White Oak Bridge. From a sketch made at the time. The view is from Franklin's position south of the bridge, Jackson's and D. H. Hill's troops being seen
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