Tagged: 1862

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Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery at the Battle of Antietam

Battery B of the 4th U.S. Artillery often provided artillery support for the regiments of the Iron Brigade. At the battles of Gainesville, Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, and Gettysburg, this Regular Army...

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General Albion P. Howe’s Report on the Battle of Malvern Hill

The Battle of Malvern Hill was the last of the Seven Days battles of Major General George McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign. In May of 1862, McClellan was closing in on Richmond, Virginia, but his advance...

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Colonel Norman J. Hall’s Report for the Battle of Fredericksburg

Major General Ambrose Burnside’s plan for the capture of Fredericksburg, Virginia in November 1862 depended on the timely arrival of pontoon bridge building materials so that his army could cross the Rappahannock River into...

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General Benjamin Butler’s General Order Number 28

On May 1st, 1862, Major General Benjamin F. Butler took over as military governor of The recently captured city of New Orleans. From that day forward until he was replaced by Major General Nathaniel...