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Wheeler's (John J.) Infantry. See New York Troops, 56th Regiment.

Wheeler's (S. J.) Cavalry. See North Carolina Troops, Confederate, 12th Battalion.

Whipple's (Charles) Infantry. See Wisconsin Troops, 19th Regiment.

White's (Alvin) Infantry. See New York Troop, 117th Regiment.

White's (David B.) Infantry. Se New York Troops, 81st Regiment.

Whitford's (John N.) Partisans. See North Carolina Troops, Confederate.

Whitney's (Stephen) Artillery. See Frederick M. Follett's Artillery.

Whiton's (John C.) Infantry. See Massachusetts Troops, 43rd Regiment.

Whitty's (Jasper M.) Infantry. See New York Troops, 69th Regiment.

Wiestling's (George B.) Infantry. See Pennsylvania Troops, 117th Regiment.

Wilkins' (Edward) Infantry. See Maryland Troops, Union, 2nd Regiment, Eastern Shore Home Guards.

Williams' (Augustus H. D.) Cavalry. See Pennsylvania Troops, 11th Regiment.

Williams' (Robert) Cavalry. See Massachusetts Troops, 1st Regiment.

Willson's (John M.) Cavalry. See S. H. Mix's Cavalry.

Wilson's (William R.) Artillery. See New York Troops, 1st Regiment, Battery F.

Winans' (Ira) Infantry. See New York Troops, 99th Regiment.

Woodford's (Stewart L.) Infantry. See New York Troops, 127th Regiment.

Wren's (John F.) Cavalry. See Virginia Troops, 40th Battalion.

Wright's (C. G.) Infantry. See North Carolina Troops, Confederate.

Wright's (S. T.) Artillery. See Virginia Troops.

Wyatt's (James W.) Artillery. See Virginia Troops.

Young's (W. L.) Artillery. See North Carolina Troops, Confederate, 10th Battalion.

Zabriskie's (Abram) Infantry. See New Jersey Troops, 9th Regiment.

FREDERICKSBURG

THE WAR OF THE REBELLION:

A COMPILATION OF THE

OFFICIAL RECORDS

OF THE

UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES.

A

H-BAR ENTERPRISES

PRODUCT

COPYRIGHT 1995

PREPARED, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, BY

The late Lieutenant Colonel ROBERT N. SCOTT, Third U. S. Artillery.

PUBLISHED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF

Lieutenant Colonel HENRY M. LAZELLE, Twenty-third U. S. Infantry.

PURSUANT TO ACTS OF CONGRESS.

SERIES I.

VOLUME XXI.

WASHINGTON:

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1888.

Reprinted 1985 by Historical Times, Inc.

Distributed by Broadfoot Publishing Company

Historical Times, Inc.

Morningside House

THE REPUBLICATION, in its entirety, of the War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, is a service project undertaken by the National Historical Society in the interest of libraries and scholars who have long needed a reissue of this indispensable work. Each of the 128 volumes is published in full, including the Index, and all are heavily bound in buckram for long and continued use. This and other volumes of the set are available only from the National Historical Society.

ISBN 0-918678-07-2

LC No. 72-176712

Copyright 1971 by

THE NATIONAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Harrisburg, PA 17105

Printed on 45 lb. Glatfelter Acid-Free

Paper by Edwards Brothers, Ann Arbor, MI 48106

The National Historical Society seeks to expand and enrich knowledge of the American past and, through its programs and services, to bring its members a fuller appreciation and deeper understanding of the people and events that came together to create the great history that is our heritage.

P R E F A C E .

By an act approved June 23, 1874, Congress made an appropriation "to enable the Secretary of War to begin the publication of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, both of the Union and Confederate Armies," and directed him "to have copied for the Public Printer all reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders not heretofore copied or printed, and properly arranged in chronological order."

Appropriations for continuing such preparation have been made from time to time, and the act approved June 16, 1880, has provided "for the printing and binding, under direction of the Secretary of War, of 10,000 copies of a compilation of the Official Records [Union and Confederate] of the War of the Rebellion, so far as the same may be ready for publication, during the fiscal year"; and that "of said number, 7,000 copies shall be for the use of the House of Representatives, 2,000 copies for the use of the Senate, and 1,000 copies for the use of the Executive Departments."*

This compilation will be the first general publication of the military records of the war, and will embrace all official documents that can be obtained by the compiler, and that appear to be of any historical value.

*Volumes I to V distributed under act approved June 16, 1880. The act approved August 7, 1882, provides that-

"The volumes of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion shall be distributed as follows: One thousand copies to the Executive Departments, as now provided by law. One thousand copies for distribution by the Secretary of War among officers of the Army and contributors to the work. Eight thousand three hundred copies shall be sent by the Secretary of War to such libraries, organizations, and individuals as may be designated by the Senator shall designate not exceeding twenty-six, and each Representative and Delegate not exceeding twenty-one of such addresses, and the volumes shall be sent thereto, from time to time as they are published, until the publication is completed. Senators, Representatives, and Delegates shall inform the Secretary of War in each case how many volumes of those heretofore published they have forwarded to such addresses. The remaining copies of the eleven thousand to be published, and all sets that may not be ordered to be distributed as provided herein, shall be sold by the Secretary of War for cost of publication with ten per cent, added thereto, and the proceeds of such sale shall be covered into the Treasury. If two or more sets of said volumes are ordered to the same address the Secretary of War shall inform the Senators, Representatives, or Delegates, who have designated the same, who thereupon may designate other libraries, organizations, or individuals. The Secretary of War shall report to the first session of the Forty-eighth Congress what volumes of the series heretofore published have not been furnished to such libraries, organizations, and individuals. He shall also inform distributee at whose instance the volumes are sent."

PREFACE.

The publication will present the records in the following order of arrangement:

The 1st Series will embrace the formal reports, both Union and Confederate, of the first seizures of United States property in the Southern States, and of all military operations in the field, with the correspondence, orders, and returns relating specially thereto, and, as proposed is to be accompanied by an Atlas.

In this series the reports will be arranged according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations [in the chronological order of the events], and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts. The correspondence, &c., not embraced in the "reports" proper will follow [first Union and next Confederate] in chronological order.

The 2nd Series will contain the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns, Union and Confederate, relating to prisoners of war, and [so far as the military authorities were concerned] to State or political prisoners.

The 3rd Series will contain the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Union authorities [embracing their correspondence with the Confederate officials] not relating specially to the subjects of the first and second series. It will set forth the annual and special reports of the Secretary of War, of the General-in-Chief, and of the chiefs of the several staff corps and departments; the calls for troops, and the correspondence between the national and the several State authorities.

The 4th Series will exhibit the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Confederate authorities, similar to that indicated for the Union officials, as of the third series, but excluding the correspondence between the Union and Confederate authorities given in that series.

ROBERT N. SCOTT,

Major Third Art., and Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel

WAR DEPARTMENT, August 23, 1880.

Approved:

ALEX. RAMSEY,

Secretary of War.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER XXXIII.

Operations in Northern Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

November 15, 1862-January 25, 1863................... 1-1152

CONTENTS OF PRECEDING VOLUMES.

VOLUME I.

CHAPTER I. Page

Operations in Charleston Harbor,

South Carolina. December 20, 1860- April 14, 1861.........1-317

CHAPTER II.

The secession of Georgia. January3-26, 1861..............318-325

CHAPTER III.

The secession of Alabama and Mississippi. January 4-20, 1861...............................................326-330

CHAPTER IV.

Operations in Florida. January 6- August 31, 1861........331-473

CHAPTER V.

The secession of North Carolina. January 9-May 20, 1861.................................................474-488

CHAPTER VI.

The secession of Louisiana. January 10-February 19, 1861.................................................489-501

CHAPTER VII.

Operations in Texas and New Mexico.

February 1-June 11, 1861................................502-636

CHAPTER VIII.

Operations in Arkansas, the Indian

Territory, and Missouri. February 7-May 9, 1861.........637-691

VOLUME II.

CHAPTER IX. Page

Operations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West

Virginia. April 16-July 31, 1861.........................1-1012

VOLUME III.

CHAPTER X. Page

Operations in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Indian

Territory. May 10-November 19, 1861........................1-749

VOLUME IV. Page

CHAPTER XI.

Operations in Texas, New Mexico,

and Arizona. June 11, 1861-February 1, 1862............... 1-174

CHAPTER XII.

Operations in Kentucky and Tennessee.

July 1-November 19, 1861.................................175-565

CHAPTER XIII.

Operations in North Carolina and

South-eastern Virginia. August 1, 1861-January 11, 1862....................................................566-721

VOLUME V.

CHAPTER XIV. Page

Operations in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and West

Virginia. August 1, 1861-March 17, 1862..................1-1106

VOLUME VI.

CHAPTER XV. Page

Operations on the coasts of South

Carolina, Georgia, and Middle and East Florida. August 21, 1861- April 11, 1862.................................... 1-435

CHAPTER XVI.

Operations in West Florida, Southern Alabama, Southern Missi-

ssippi, and Louisiana. September 1, 1861-May 12, 1862.....436-894

VOLUME VII.

CHAPTER XVII. Page

Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, N. Alabama, and

S. W. Virginia. November 19, 1861-March 4, 1862...............1-946

CONTENTS OF PRECEDING VOLUMES.

VOLUME VIII.

CHAPTER XVIII. Page

Operations in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and

Indian Territory. November 19, 1861-April 10, 1862..........1-834

VOLUME IX.

CHAPTER XIX. Page

Operations in Southeastern Virginia.

January 11-March 17, 1862................................ 1-71

CHAPTER XX.

Operations in North Carolina. January

11-August 20, 1862..................................... 72-480

CHAPTER XXI.

Operations in Texas, New Mexico, and Arkansas. February 1-September 20, 1862.................................... 481-730

VOLUME X-IN TWO PARTS.

CHAPTER XXII.

Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862.

Page

Part I-Reports.......................................... 1-927

Part II-Correspondence, etc.............................. 1-642

VOLUME XI-IN THREE PARTS.

CHAPTER XXIII.

The Peninsular Campaign, Virginia. March 17-September 2, 1862.

Page

Part I-Reports, March 17-June 24.......................1-1073

Part II-Reports, June 25-September 2.................... 1-994

Part III-Correspondence, etc............................ 1-691

VOLUME XII-IN THREE PARTS.

CHAPTER XXIV.

Operations in Northern Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. March

17-September 2, 1862.

Page

Part I-Reports, March 17-June 25........................1-818

Part II-Reports, June 26-September 2.....................1-820

Part III-Correspondence,etc...............................1-966

VOLUME XIII.

CHAPTER XXV. Page

Operations in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, the Indian Territory, and the Department of the Northwest, April 10-November 20, 1862.................................................. 1-981

VOLUME XIV.

CHAPTER XXVI. Page

Operations on the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and

Middle and East Florida. April 12, 1862-June 11, 1863... 1-1025

VOLUME XV.

CHAPTER XXVII.

Operations in West Florida, Southern Alabama, Southern Mississippi [embracing all operations against Vicksburg, May 18-July 27, 1862], and Louisiana, May 12, 1862-May 14, 1863; and operations in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona

September 20, 1862-May 14, 1863 ........................ 1-1135

CONTENTS OF PRECEDING VOLUMES.

VOLUME XVI.

CHAPTER XXVIII.

Operations in Kentucky, Middle and East Tennessee, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. June 10-October 31, 1862.

Page

Part I-Reports......................................... 1-1168

Part II-Correspondence,etc.............................. 1-1017

VOLUME XVII.

CHAPTER XXIX.

Operations in West Tennessee and Northern Mississippi. June 10, 1862- January 20, 1863.

Page

Part I-Reports.......................................... 1-807

Part II-Correspondence, etc.............................. 1-916

VOLUME XVIII.

CHAPTER XXX. Page

Operations in North Carolina and Southeastern Virginia.

August 20, 1862-June 3, 1863............................. 1-1104

VOLUME XIX.

CHAPTER XXXI.

Operations in Northern Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. September 3-November 14, 1862.

Page

Part I-Reports, September 3-20......................... 1-1108

Part II-Reports, September 20-November 14; Correspondence,

etc., September 3-November 14................... 1-739

VOLUME XX.

CHAPTER XXXII.

Operations in Kentucky, Middle and East Tennessee, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. November 1, 1862-January 20, 1863.

Page

Part I-Reports.......................................... 1-997

Part II-Correspondence,etc............................... 1-516