History of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, Sixtieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, in the American Civil War, 1861-1865, Volume 3, Part 4

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Page 280 - As the charge was ordered the speed increased, every horse on the jump, every man yelling like a demon.
Page 282 - ... surrender, the undaunted replies, and the appeals for mercy, the Confederate column stood its ground. Captain Thomas of the staff, seeing that a little more was needed to turn the tide, cut his way over to the woods on the right, where he knew he could find Hart with his fresh squadron of the First New Jersey.
Page 280 - Chester kept on firing until the enemy was within fifty yards, and the head of the First Michigan had come into the line of his fire. Staggered by the fearful execution of the two batteries, the men in the front of the Confederate column drew in their horses and wavered.
Page 302 - As the two columns approached each other the pace of each increased, when suddenly a crash, like the falling of timber, betokened the crisis. So sudden and violent was the collision that many of the horses were turned end over end and crushed their riders beneath them.
Page 282 - Hart's squadron and the other small parties charged in from all sides, the enemy turned. Then there was a pellmell rush, our men following in close pursuit. Many prisoners were captured, and many of our men, through their impetuosity, were carried away by the overpowering current of the retreat. The pursuit was kept up past Rummel's, and the enemy was driven back into the woods beyond.
Page 218 - Your two officers are well enough to go home where they ought to be. Send an ambulance to Kelly's and you can have them." This was done and the officers went to their homes. It must also be remarked that of the three officers left behind by Lee in his raid on Averell's pickets a few weeks before, two of them died and were placed in coffins and sent under flag of truce across the lines, and the other one recovered and was sent to Camp Chase. Maj. HB McClellan, in the " Life and Campaigns of Maj.Gen....
Page 302 - I have been ordered to hold this position, but, if you will back me up in case I am court-martialed for disobedience I will order a charge.
Page 293 - It has not been the custom among historians to give them credit tor having done anything. So fierce was the main engagement, of which the infantry bore the brunt, that the fighting on the part of the cavalry passed almost unnoticed ; yet this was one of the few battles of the war in which the three arms of the service fought in combination and at the same time, each within supporting distance and within sight of the other, and each in its proper sphere.
Page 491 - He dismounted in the street, and came in through the front gate with long and rapid strides, his face beaming with delight. He seized General Grant's hand as the general stepped forward to greet him, and stood shaking it for some time...
Page 432 - ... checkmate than was here given by Lee ; for after Grant had made the brilliantly successful passage of the North Anna, the Confederate commander, thrusting his centre between the two wings of the Army of the Potomac, put his antagonist at enormous disadvantage, and compelled him, for the reenforcement of one or the other wing, to make a double passage of the river.

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