14As we neared the bridge the rebels opened a very destructive fire upon us, mowing down our men like grass, and caused even greater confusion than before. Our artillery and baggage wagons became fouled with each other, completely blocking the bridge, while the bomb shells bursting on the bridge made it "rather unhealthy" to be around. As I crossed on my hands and knees, Capt. Smith who was crossing by my side at the same time was struck by a round shot at the same time and completely cut in two. After I crossed I started up the hill as fast as my legs could carry and passed through Centreville and continued on to Fairfax where we arrived about 10 o'clock halting about 15 minutes, then kept on to Washington where we arrived about 2 o'clock Monday noon more dead than alive, having been on our feet 36 hours without a mouthful to eat, and traveled a distance of 60 miles without twenty minutes halt.
2015 minute Art ActivityIn your notes, Draw a detailed picture of the First Battle of Bull Run:Be sure to include:-Bull Run River-Manassas Railroad Junction-Spectators-General McDowell (Union) vs. General Beauregard (Confederacy)-Union Advance stopped by General “Stonewall” Jackson-Union “Skedaddles” back to Washington-Mission to capture Richmond fails-Lincoln fires McDowell and hires McClellan
38New Orleans Falls Union Captured New Orleans on April, 1862 With these Union victories, the North controlled the Mississippi River and split the south!David FarragutUnion Commander at New Orleans
39Union Controls the Miss. River Now, let’s head back east . . .
40War in the East McClellan’s Campaign Union General of the Army of the PotomacDrill, Drill, Drill!Hesitated on the fieldGoal: Capture Richmond (June, 1862)Why Richmond?
41“I had a Sergeant Driscoll, a brave man, and one of the best shots in the Brigade. When charging up Malvern Hill, a company was posted in a clump of trees, who kept up a fierce fire on us. . . Their officer seemed to be a daring, reckless boy, and I said to Driscoll, ‘if that officer is not taken down, many of us will fall . . .’ ‘Leave that to me,’ said Driscoll; so he raised his rifle and the moment the officer exposed himself again bang went Driscoll, and over went the officer, his company at once breaking away. . . I stood looking on. Driscoll turned (the officer) over on his back. He (the officer) opened his eyes for a moment, and faintly murmured ‘Father,’ and closed them forever. I will forever recollect the frantic grief of Driscoll; it was harrowing to witness. He (the officer) was his son, who had gone South before the war.” -Battlefield Tragedy, 1862
42Who was waiting for McClellan in Richmond? June, 1862
43Robert E. Lee & J.E.B. Stuart Confederate CommanderConfederate Cavalry CommanderLee’s “eyes and ears”
44June 1862Lee stopped McClellan from taking Richmond.
54According to the records, the XII Corps, 1st division of General Alpheus Williams, was bivouacked about a mile southeast of Frederick, Maryland, on a meadow occupied the day before by Confederate General D. H. Hill's command. Around 10 a.m. on the 13th of September, 1862, Private Barton W. Mitchell of the 27th Indiana, along with Sergeant John M. Bloss, discovered an envelope containing three cigars wrapped in a piece of paper lying in the grass. The document turned out to be a copy of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's orders for the Invasion of Maryland. The dispatch was addressed to Confederate General Hill. Passed up through the chain of command, the captured order gave Union General George B. McClellan advance notice of his enemy's movements. Holding the paper, McClellan exclaimed, "Here is a paper with which, if I cannot whip Bobby Lee, I will be willing to go home."
56What did McClellan do?He learned that Lee’s army was divided into four parts.He had a great chance to overwhelm Lee’s army one piece at a time.Overly cautious!Waited 4 days to attack.Gave Lee a chance to gather his forces.
64Battle of Antietam September 17, 1862 Single bloodiest day of the war 6,000 Union and Confederate soldiers die17,000 woundedLee is outnumberedLee sends in every soldier.McClellan hesitates.Fight ends in stalemate.Lee’s invasion is over.Lincoln begs McClellan to follow and crush Lee.