The Story of the Civil War; The Campaigns of 1863 to July 10th, Together with Operations on the Mississippi from April, 1862 Book I. Chancellorsville, Operations Against Vicksburg, Etc. Book II. Vicksburg, Port Hudson, Tullahoma, and

The Story of the Civil War; The Campaigns of 1863 to July 10th, Together with Operations on the Mississippi from April, 1862 Book I. Chancellorsville, Operations Against Vicksburg, Etc. Book II. Vicksburg, Port Hudson, Tullahoma, and

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...wing of the Federal army, Hooker can remain on the defensive there until he is reinforced. At 6 P.m. on the 28th, a detachment from Howard's corps crossed the Rappahannock in boats, and drove off the Confederate pickets. The ponton Rappa-8 bridge was completed at 10 P.M. Slocum1 was hannock. directed to assume command of the XI and XII Corps, to cross the Rappahannock with all possible rapidity, and march without delay to the Rapidan, and seize the bridges at Germanna Ford if they were standing. Meade with the V Corps was to follow immediately and cross the Rapidan at Ely's Ford, if possible, on the 29th. A regiment of cavalry was assigned to each corps. If Meade's passage were disputed, Slocumwas directed to "knock away" the enemy to enable him to cross, and when the V Corps was across, to push orders. on 'o Chancellorsville, at which point the three corps would come together and Slocum would command by virtue of his seniority. Hooker's order to Slocum said2: The enemy have a brigade holding United States Ford which they will abandon as soon as they hear of your approach. This will open the United States Ford to us, when a bridge will at once be thrown across the river, and afford direct communication with headquarters.... If your cavalry is well advanced from Chancellorsville you will be able to ascertain whether or not the enemy is detaching forces from behind Fredericksburg to resist your advance. If not in any considerable force, the general desires that you will endeavor to advance at all hazards, securing a position on the plank road, and uncovering Banks Ford, which is also defended by a brigade of rebel infantry and a battery. If the enemy should be greatly reinforced you will then select a strong position, and compel him to...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 123662095X
  • 9781236620958