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th side of James River, Richmond being your objective point. To the force you already have will be added about ten thousand men from South Carolina, under Maj.-Gen. Gillmore, who will command them in person. Maj.-Gen. W. F. Smith is ordered to report to you, to command the troops sent into the field from your own Department. Gen. Gillmore will be ordered to report to you at Fortress Monroe, with all the troops on transports, by the 18th instant, or as soon thereafter as practicable. Should you not receive notice by that time to move, you will make such disposition of them and your other forces as you may deem best calculated to deceive the enemy as n the Tennessee Railroad, doing as much damage as he could. Gen. Butler moved his main force up the James River, in pursuance of instructions, on the 4th May, Gillmore having joined him with the Tenth Corps. On the 5th he occupied, without opposition, both City Point and Bermuda Hundred. On the 6th he was in position with his
urg had both to be guarded, not only against the Army of the Potomac, but also that of Butler, who had come up the river in heavy force to co-operate with Grant; while an important detachment of Confederate force, as we shall see, had to be ready to move towards Lynchburg to meet the advance of a third army in that direction. It had been the expectation of Grant to make an easy capture of Petersburg, which Butler had previously failed to take, laying the blame of defeat on his subordinate, Gillmore. But he found that Lee had anticipated him in this new plan of operations; that Petersburg was well able to withstand a siege; that additional fortifications had been promptly erected around it and on the banks of the Appomattox, while Drewry's Bluff, also, afforded a good and strong point of defence. Battles of Petersburg. Grant found it now necessary to hammer at Petersburg, which, properly regarded, was then a mere outpost of the Confederate capital, for even if he took the first
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 10 (search)
numerous than we were; this so far succeeding that General Finnegan-afterwards the victor at Olustee — quadrupled our real numbers in his reports. We fortified the approaches to the town, drove back the enemy's outposts, and made reconnoissances into the interior; and Colonel Rust with his white troops had actually appeared, when General Hunter, with one of his impulsive changes of purpose, altered his whole plan, and decided to abandon Jacksonville. Once again, after the arrival of General Gillmore, we were sent up a Southern river. A night was chosen when the moon set late, so that we could reach our objective point a little before daybreak; thus concealing our approach, and giving us the whole day to work in. It was needed on the South Edisto, for we found across a bend of the river a solid structure of palings which it took the period of a whole tide to remove, and which, had not my lieutenant-colonel (C. T. Trowbridge) been an engineer officer, could not have been displaced a
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
ham, 0. B., 44, 005, 006, 175. Froude, J. A., 272, 277, 278, 279. Froude, Mrs. J. A., 277. fugitive Slav epoch, the, 132-166. Fugitive Slave Law, Passage of, 135. Fuller, Margaret, 12, 77, 91, 92. Gardner, Joseph, 233. Garfield, J. A., 349. Garibaldi, Giuseppe, 220. Garrison, W. L., 97, 116, 125, 126, 127, 135, 139, 242, 327- Gasparin, Madame de, 266. Geary, J. W., 203, 205, 206. German influence on American thought, 188. Gibbon, Edward, 91, 358. Giles, Henry, 175. Gillmore, Q. A., 262. Goethe, J. F. W. von, 15, 42, 194, 348. Goodell, John, 251. Goodhue, J. M., 247. Gosse, Edmund, 289. Graeme, Christie, 233. Grandison, Sir, Charles, 15. Green, J. H., 102. Greene, W. B., 107, 175. Grenville, Tom, 166. Grimes, Mr., 143. Giinderode, Caroline von, 92, 93. Habersham, W. N., 18. Haggard, Rider, 273. Hale, E. E., 53, 175, 193, 194 Hale family, the, 75. Hall, A. O., 108. Hall, Fitzedward, 53. Hamel, M., 321. Hanway, James, 208. Harbinger, the, 101
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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 11 (search)
rce consisted of two corps, respectively under Generals Gillmore and W. F. Smith. In addition to this co-operaroops, under Brigadier-General Hinks. which General Q. A. Gillmore had lately brought from the coast of South verse masses from the south; for the withdrawal of Gillmore's force from South Carolina left Beauregard free td have been difficult to carry by assault; but General Gillmore succeeded in turning it, and held its extreme visible. The prong or arm of the works which General Gillmore had turned ran into this second line at the ba had assigned three regiments of Ames' division of Gillmore's corps to General Smith as a reserve to his line. While these things were passing on Smith's front, Gillmore's corps on the left had been less engaged. His ridition of affairs it would have been fortunate had Gillmore's left been swung forward, for this movement wouldin reverse. When Smith's corps was withdrawn, General Gillmore conformed to the movement. The whole force wa
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 12 (search)
tempt to capture which had been made a few days before by a part of his force. This attempt was made on the 10th of May, two days before the Army of the Potomac began its change of base. The expedition was made by an infantry force under General Gillmore, and a cavalry force under General Kautz. The cavalry carried the works on the south side, and penetrated well in towards the town, but was forced to retire. General Gillmore, finding the works which he approached very strong, and deeming General Gillmore, finding the works which he approached very strong, and deeming an assault impracticable, returned to Bermuda Hundred without attempting one.—Grant: Report of Operations, p. 10. The possession of this place as a point d'appui for the ulterior operations of the Army of the Potomac was of prime importance. Being joined by the cavalry division of Kautz and the division of colored troops under Hinks, Smith's force, during the night of the 14th, passed to the south side of the Appomattox on a ponton-bridge, and pushed forward, on the morning of the 15th, towards
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
vague instructions on James River campaign, 462; difficulties of the campaign, 463; Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, attempts to capture, 464; Bermuda Hundred, Butler forms intrenched line, 464; Beauregard's operations at Bermuda Hundred, 465; Gillmore, General, at Bermuda Hundred, 465; battle of Drury's Bluff 465; losses of both armies at Ber muda Hundred, 468; Butler's force withdrawn within Bermuda Hundred lines, 468; Bermuda Hundred, General Smith's force ordered from to Grant, 482; Grant' observations on the siege, 550; manoeuvres by the left, 551; Grant's change of base to south of the James, 497; Cole's Ferry—the ponton delay, 499; the fortifications of on Smith's arrival, 501; Grant's army all on south side of the James, 500; Gillmore's and Kautz's abortive attempt to capture, 500; partial success of Smith's forces, 503; noncapture-circumstances of Hancock's march, 504; Hancock ordered to assist Smith before, 504; Grant's expectation of easy capture by Smith, and failure to n
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 13: (search)
Operations in South Carolina opening of Gillmore's campaign against Fort Sumter the surprise d upon the capture of Morris island. Brig.--Gen. Q. A. Gillmore took command in place of General Hunmiral J. A. Dahlgren supplanted Du Pont. General Gillmore had confidently expressed his ability to ing reasons had determined the appointment of Gillmore. On quitting the Stono, after the repulse ion, and was certainly never determined until Gillmore developed his force on Stono inlet, when Morrly 10th, it was a surprise and overwhelming. Gillmore had put forty-seven guns and mortars in batteth, from his headquarters at Hilton Head, General Gillmore issued his order for the disposition of tunted to 650 men! Against this defense General Gillmore was to make his attack with forty-seven g south end of Morris island was lost, and General Gillmore immediately reinforced Strong, and Generall be forever commemorated in its history. Gillmore's third demonstration, on July 10th, the atte[3 more...]
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 14: (search)
e ridge with the bayonet. On the 26th, General Gillmore ordered General Terry to take and hold th man mortally and 5 slightly wounded. General Gillmore signaled to Admiral Dahlgren, who had fur get the monitors into action against Wagner. Gillmore. August 17th. Dahlgren: What do you thihave it stopped? Gillmore. August 21st. Gillmore: I will try to do so. Dahlgren. August 2 down that fire? Gillmore. August 21st. Gillmore: I am going in with the ironclads to Sumter, ot be fired into. Dahlgren. August 22d. Gillmore: I have just returned from above. The Passain we first opened. Badger. August 26th. Gillmore: Would it be convenient for you to open a heaat risk I incur. Dahlgren. August 29th. Gillmore: I will let you have either guns or projectilinary accident. Dahlgren. September 2d. Gillmore: I think your fire on Sumter may be omitted te whether I continue firing on Sumter to-day. Gillmore. September 2d. Gillmore: Not to my knowl[52 more...]
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