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Official Records of the Rebellion: Volume Eleven, Chapter 23, Part 1: Peninsular Campaign: Reports

The Document

APRIL 5—MAY 4, 1862.—Siege of Yorktown, Va.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

April
4, 1862
Advance of the Army of the Potomac from vicinity of Fort Monroe
 
5, 1862
Skirmish near junction of the Warwick and Yorktown Roads.
Skirmish near Lee’s Mill
 
11, 1862
Reconnaissances in front of Yorktown
 
16, 1862
Engagement at Lee’s Mill, Burnt Chimneys, or Dam No. 1
 
22, 1862
Franklin’s division arrives in York River
May
4, 1862
Yorktown occupied by the Union forces.

REPORTS, ETC.

  1. Organization of the Army of the Potomac, commanded by Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, during the siege of Yorktown.
  2. Brig. Gen. Oliver O. Howard, U. S. Army, commanding First Brigade, Second Division (Richardson’s), Second Corps, of operations April 4—7.
  3. Brig. Gen. Fitz John Porter, U. S. Army, commanding division, of operations April 4—6.
  4. Brig. Gen. John H. Martindale, U. S. Army, commanding First Brigade, of operations April 4—7.
  5. Col. Charles W. Roberts, Second Maine Infantry, of operations April 4—13.
  6. Col. James Barnes, Eighteenth Massachusetts Infantry, of operations April
    4—14.
  7. Col. Jesse A. Gove, Twenty-second Massachusetts Infantry, of operations April 4—12.
  8. Col. Charles A. Johnson, Twenty-fifth New York Infantry, of operations April 4—13.
  9. Brig. Gen. George W. Morell, U. S. Army, commanding Second Brigade, of operations April 4—9.
  10. Brig. Gen. William F. Smith, U. S. Army, commanding Second Division, Fourth Corps, of operations April 4—12.
  11. Col. Hiram Berdan, First U. S. Sharpshooters, of operations April 4—21.
  12. Lieut. Henry W. Kingsbury, commanding Battery D, Fifth U. S. Artillery, of operations April 5.
  13. Lieut. Charles E. Hazlett, Battery D, Fifth U. S. Artillery, of operations April 5.
  14. Capt. Augustus P. Martin, Battery C, Massachusetts Light Artillery, of operations April 5.
  15. Capt. William B. Weeden, Battery C, First Rhode Island Light Artillery, of operations April 5.
  16. Brig. Gen. John W. Davidson, U. S. Army, commanding Third Brigade, Second Division, Fourth Corps, of operations April 5—12.
  17. Brig. Gen. John J. Peck, U. S. Army, of operations April 5—30.
  18. Brig. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock, U. S. Army, of reconnaissance toward Yorktown, April 6, with indorsements.
  19. Brig. Gen. Fitz John Porter, U. S. Army, as Director of the Siege of Yorktown from April 7—May 5.
  20. Brig. Gen. John G. Barnard, U. S. Army, Chief Engineer Army of the Potomac, of operations during the siege.
  21. Lieut. Cyrus B. Comstock, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, of Confederate works at Gloucester Point, Va.
  22. Brig. Gen. William F. Barry, U. S. Army, Chief of Artillery Army of the Potomac, of the siege.
  23. Col. Henry J. Hunt, commanding Artillery Reserve, of operations April 18— June 25.
  24. Maj. Alexander Doull, Second New York Artillery, Ordnance Officer of Siege Train, of the siege.
  25. Brig. Gen. Erasmus D. Keyes, U. S. Army, commanding Fourth Corps, of operations April 4—15.
  26. Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton, U. S. Army, commanding Third Division, Third Corps, of operations April 11—12.
  27. Col. Charles T. Campbell, Fifty-seventh Pennsylvania Infantry, of skirmish near Yorktown April 11.
  28. Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, U. S. Army, of the engagement of Lee’s Mill, or Burnt Chimneys.
  29. Brig. Gen. William F. Smith, U. S. Army, commanding Second Division, Fourth Corps, of engagement at Lee’s Mill, or Burnt Chimneys.
  30. Capt. Romeyn B. Ayres, Fifth U. S. Artillery, Chief of Artillery Smith’s division, of engagement at Lee’s Mill, or Burnt Chimneys.
  31. Capt. Terence J. Kennedy, First New York Battery, of engagement at Lee’s Mill, or Burnt Chimneys.
  32. Capt. Thaddeus P. Mott, Third New York Battery, of engagement at Lee’s Mill, or Burnt Chimneys.
  33. Brig. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock, U. S. Army, commanding First Brigade, Smith’s division, of engagement at Lee’s Mill, or Burnt Chimneys.
  34. Brig. Gen. William T. H. Brooks, U. S. Army, commanding Second Brigade, Smith’s division, of engagement at Lee’s Mill, or Burnt Chinmeys, with congratulatory order.
  35. Col. Breed N. Hyde, Third Vermont Infantry, of engagement at Lee’s Mill, or Burnt Chimneys.
  36. Capt. Fernando C. Harrington, Third Vermont Infantry, of engagement at Lee’s Mill, or Burnt Chimneys.
  37. Col. Edwin H. Stoughton, Fourth Vermont Infantry, of engagement at Lee’s Mill, or Burnt Chimneys.
  38. Col. Henry A. Smalley, Fifth Vermont Infantry, of engagement at Lee’s Mill, or Burnt Chimneys.
  39. Col. Nathan Lord, jr., Sixth Vermont Infantry, of engagement at Lee’s Mill, or Burnt Chimneys.
  40. Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton, U. S. Army, commanding divisian, of engagement near Lee’s Mill, or Burnt Chimneys.
  41. Maj. Gen. Edwin V. Sumner, U. S. Army, of skirmish near Yorktown April 22.
  42. Brig. Gen. John W. Davidson, U. S. Army, commanding Third Brigade, Smith’s division, of operations April 19—22.
  43. Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, U. S. Army, of an affair near Yorktown, April 26, with congratulatory letter from Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War.
  44. Brig. Gen. Cuvier Grover, U. S. Army, commanding First Brigade, Hookor’s division, Third Corps, of an affair near Yorktown April 26.
  45. Brig. Gen. Daniel Butterfield, U. S. Army, as General of the Trenches, April 27.
  46. Brig. Gen. David B. Birney, U. S. Army, as General of the Trenches, April 25.
  47. Brig. Gen. Erasmus D. Keyes, U. S. Army, commanding Fourth Corps, of operations on the left, April 27—29, with indorsement.
  48. Brig. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock, U. S. Army, commanding First Brigade, Smith’s division, of reconnaissance toward Lee’s Mill April 28.
  49. Col. Hiram Burnham, Sixth Maine Infantry, of reconnaissance toward Lee’s Mill April 28.
  50. Col. Francis L. Vinton, Forty-third New York Infantry, of reconnaissance toward Lee’s Mill April 28.
  51. Brig. Gen. Henry M. Naglee, U. S. Army, of reconnaissance toward Lee’s Mill April 29.
  52. Brig. Gen. Innis N. Palmer, U. S. Army, of reconnaissance toward Lee’s Mill April 29.
  53. Brig. Gen. Charles D. Jameson, U. S. Army, as General of the Trenches, May 3—4, with indorsement.
  54. Col. Jesse A. Gove, Twenty-second Massachusetts Infantry, of occupation of Yorktown May 4.
  55. Col. James McQuade, Fourteenth New York Infantry, as General of the (left wing) Trenches, May 3—4.
  56. Col. Samuel W. Black, Sixty-second Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations May 3—4.
  57. Col. Amor A. McKnight, One hundred and Fifth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations May 4.
  58. Maj. Gen. John B. Magruder, C. S. Army, commanding at Yorktown, &c.
  59. Col. H. C. Cabell, First Virginia Artillery, Chief of Artillery, of actions April 5-16
  60. Brig. Gen. Lafayette McLaws, C. S. Army, commanding Second Division, of engagement at Dam No. 1 (Lee’s Mill).
  61. Brig. Gen. Howell Cobb, C. S. Army, commanding Second Brigade, Second Division, of engagement at Dam No. 1 (Lee’s Mill).
  62. Capt. N. Stanley, commanding Troup Artillery, Cobb’s (Georgia) Legion, of engagement at Dam No. 1 (Lee’s Mill).
  63. Col. Goode Bryan, Sixteenth Georgia Infantry, of engagement at Dam No. 1 (Lee’s Mill).
  64. Col. William M. Levy, Second Louisiana Infantry, of engagement at Dam No. 1 (Lee’s Mill).
  65. Lient. Col. Ross R. Ihrie, Fifteenth North Carolina Infantry, of engagement at Dam No. 1 (Lee’s Mill).

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Official Records of the Rebellion: Volume Eleven, Chapter 23, Part 1: Peninsular Campaign: Reports,

web page Rickard, J (20 June 2006), http://www.historyofwar.org/source/acw/officialrecords/vol011chap023part1/02000_index.html


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