The Battle of Chancellorsville

The Battle of Chancellorsville

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...ford roads, it moved deliberately and without serious molestation, the enemy refusing to follow up, and General Sickles reports having taken "at least four hundred prisoners," while retiring. Lepine's battery of the First corps, however, was furiously assailed on this part of the field, and in thirty minutes lost by death and wounds three out of four officers, forty men, and as many horses, the infantry being obliged to withdraw the pieces by hand. Late at night, or rather early on the morning of the 3d, General Hooker had issued the following order for the posting of troops on the new line: "General Reynolds will post his corps, the right resting on the Rapidan, on the east bank of Hunting run, and extending along that run up to the crossing of the (-hancellorsville and Ely's ford roads, and thence along that road in the direction of Chancellorsville. General Sykes will form on his left along the same road, and this whole line will be supported by the remaining portion of any corps of General Meade. General Reynolds will throw well out to the front a line of skirmishers to give him timely notice of any approach of an enemy. General Howard will throw his corps on to the line now occupied by General Meade, and will also throw his pickets well out along his whole line, for the purpose of keeping himself informed of the movements of the enemy. These lines must be held at all hazards. The Second, Twelfth, and Third corps will hold their present positions until further orders, sending all their wagons and spare batteries immediately to take post in the vicinity of United States Ford." It was in the position indicated by this order that General Hooker's army stood at the opening of the great battle on the morning of the 3d, the fighting being almost...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665929
  • 9781236665928