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  Army of the Potomac
General Ambrose Burnside and the Army of the Potomac is soundly beaten by Lee's Army of North Virginia.
Robert E. Lee [CS] and the Army of Northern Virginia crosses the Rapidan in an attempt to outflank the Army of the Potomac.
From its beginning as the Army of Northeastern Virginia, The Union Army of the Potomac was the largest of all armies engaged in The Civil War.
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 Army of the Potomac - Ohio History Central - A product of the Ohio Historical Society
The Army of the Potomac did succeed in stopping the Army of Northern Virginia's invasions of the North at the Battle of Antietam in 1862 and the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, but victories during the conflict's first three years were few for the Army of the Potomac.
The Army of Northern Virginia soundly defeated Burnside's army at the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862.
While the Army of the Potomac lost more men at the Battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, and Cold Harbor in 1864, the North's constant attacks severely weakened the South's ability to wage war, forcing the Army of Northern Virginia to surrender in April 1865.
www.ohiohistorycentral.org /entry.php?rec=2085   (537 words)

  
  The Civil War Zone | Battle Orders
Army of Northern Virginia and Army of the Potomac
Army of the Valley and Army of the Shenandoah
Army of the Tennessee and Army of the Cumberland
www.civilwarzone.com /BattleOrderIndex.html   (106 words)

  
  Army of the Potomac
The Army of the Potomac was the major Union Army in the Eastern Theatre of the American Civil War.
Many people believe that Pope's Army of Virginia was another name for this army; however, during the time that that army existed, the Army of the Potomac was still active, albeit very reduced, on the Peninsula, and General McClellan still had command of it.
The Army of the Potomac was also the name given to General P.G.T. Beauregard's army during the early stages of the war (namely, the Battle of 1st Bull Run).
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/a/ar/army_of_the_potomac.html   (317 words)

  
 NAMED CAMPAIGNS - CIVIL WAR
Samuel Curtis' Army of the Southwest in Missouri and Arkansas, Grant's Army of the Tennessee, Buell's Army of the Ohio, and Maj. Gen.
The Army of the Potomac began sailing from Alexandria to Fort Monroe on 17 March 1862.
As the Army of the Potomac moved north, Hooker became embroiled in an argument with Halleck, and was replaced by Maj. Gen.
www.army.mil /cmh/reference/cwcmp.htm   (6314 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Army of the Potomac: Birth of Command, November 1860-September 1861: Books: Russel H. Beatie
The creation, development, and operations of the Army of the Potomac as experienced through the eyes of its commanders are studied in detail for the first time.
The Army of the Potomac is about the leaders as men--their successes and failures commanding the Union's largest army.
Russel H. Beatie, a former army lieutenant, is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School.
www.amazon.com /Army-Potomac-Command-November-1860-September/dp/0306811413   (694 words)

  
 Army of the Potomac
Mobilization of the Union army marked an unprecedented military build-up that...not only had the U.S. Army never experienced...it was, most likely, beyond their capacity to even imagine.
Mass armies larger then had ever been asmled lead to a large degree by incompetant men and couple with the other factors as mentioned by others earlier it is easy to see how the many defeats of the north happened.
The Army of Northern Virginia was never so close to demolition as it was when Longstreet, D.H. Hill, and precious few others stood in the middle of the line awaiting the Federal advance that thankfully (from my ancestor's perspective) never came.
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 Army of the Potomac
The Army of the Potomac was the major Union Army in the Eastern Theatre of the American Civil War.
Many people believe that Pope's Army of Virginia was another name for this army; however, during the time that that army existed, the Army of the Potomac was still active, albeit very reduced, on the Peninsula, and General McClellan still had command of it.
The Army of the Potomac was also the name given to General P.G.T. Beauregard's army during the early stages of the war (namely, the Battle of 1st Bull Run.
pheeds.com /info/guide/a/ar/army_of_the_potomac.html?indexes   (315 words)

  
 The History Place presents Abraham Lincoln
McClellan as commander of the Department of the Potomac.
- Army of the Potomac suffers a costly defeat at Fredericksburg in Virginia with a loss of 12,653 men.
- The president appoints George G. Meade as commander of the Army of the Potomac, replacing Hooker.
www.historyplace.com /lincoln   (2477 words)

  
 Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg: The Battle
At Gettysburg, the north’s Army of the Potomac fought the south’s Army of Northern Virginia.
The North’s Army of the Potomac was led by Maj. Gen.George Gordon Meade, who had taken command of the army only three days before the battle.
The South’s Army of Northern Virginia was led by Gen. Robert E. Lee.
www.friendsofgettysburg.org /thebattle.html   (685 words)

  
 army potomac
The removal of General McClellan represents a lost for the army of the Potomac and a victory for the interfering politicians in Washington.
Hooker, who was aware of lees movements, shifted the army of the Potomac Northward, using it as shield between Lee and the capitol at Washington.
General Hooker was the supreme commander of the Army of the Potomac during the battle at Chancellorsville which the Confederates lost.
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 George Armstrong Custer
Later that year Major George B. McClellan, Commander of the Army of the Potomac, took notice of him and transferred him to his own staff as aide-de-camp with the rank of brevet captain.
When McClellan was removed from the Army of the Potomac, his staff was disbanded and Custer was sent home to Monroe, Michigan on leave.
Major General Joseph Hooker commanded the Army of the Potomac and advocated an expanded role for it's cavalry units.
www.inn-california.com /Articles/biographic/custer.html   (989 words)

  
 Arlington National Cemetery:: Ceremonies
They liked it, and copying the music, returned to their camps, but it was not until some time later, when generals of other commands had heard its melodious notes, that orders were issued, or permission given, to substitute it throughout the Army of the Potomac for the time-honored call which came down from West Point.
In the western armies the regulation call was in use until the autumn of 1863.
At that time the XI and XII Corps were detached from the Army of the Potomac and sent under command of Gen. Hooker to reinforce the Union Army at Chattanooga, Tenn. Through its use in these corps it became known in the western armies and was adopted by them.
www.arlingtoncemetery.org /ceremonies/originoftaps.html   (705 words)

  
 Army of the Potomac :: Civil War Hats and Revolutionary War Hats for battle re-enactments :: Heritage Hats
Army of the Potomac :: Civil War Hats and Revolutionary War Hats for battle re-enactments :: Heritage Hats
The CSS H.L. Hunley was the first submarine in the history of warfare to sink an enemy ship in combat.
20th Maine l Army of the Potomac l Army of Northern Virginia
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 U.S. Grant, "Taking Command of the Army of the Potomac"
On the 10th [March 1864] I visited the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac at Brandy Station [Virginia]; then returned to Washington, and pushed west at once to make my arrangements for turning over the commands there and giving general directions for the preparations to be made for the spring campaign.
I was a stranger to most of the Army of the Potomac, I might say to all except the officers of the regular army who had served in the Mexican war.
He was commanding an army and, for nearly a year previous to my taking command of all the armies, was in supreme command of the Army of the Potomac -- except from the authorities at Washington.
www.sewanee.edu /Faculty/Willis/Civil_War/documents/GrantCommand.html   (699 words)

  
 Army Of The Tennessee   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Army of the Tennessee's soldiers saw little combat with organized Rebel forces during the March to the Sea and the Carolinas campaign, but they waged horrible war on the South's civilian population and destroyed all public and private property within their reach.
Throughout its existence, the Army of the Tennessee was constantly fighting or campaigning and earned a reputation that was second only to that of the much larger Army of the Potomac, which did all of its fighting on the eastern front of the war.
Fascinating Fact: The Army of the Tennessee never lost any of its major campaigns during the war and amassed what was probably the best combat record of any Union army.
civilwar.bluegrass.net /FamousUnits/armyofthetennessee.html   (268 words)

  
 MEMOIR
In the Army of the Potomac itself, the measures to this end were derived from the existing army regulations of 1861; the Quartermaster’s Department was responsible for the transportation of the wounded and for the establishment of the hospitals in an action.
His Army friends strenuously endeavored to prevent him from taking this step, and even entreaty was used; but be was not to be turned from his purpose, and his resignation from the Army was handed in and accepted by the President, to take effect December 22, 1864.
The Army Corps is the unit of organization for the ambulance corps, and the latter will be organized upon the basis of the Captain as the commandant of the corps, one 1st Lieutenant for each division, one 2d Lieutenant for each brigade, one Sergeant for each regiment.
history.amedd.army.mil /booksdocs/civil/lettermanmemoirs/Bennett_Master.htm   (9803 words)

  
 The Shenandoah Campaign:
His Army of the Potomac was before Petersburg, fought to a standstill by Lee's smaller Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.
When Lee finally was cornered by the Army of the Potomac near Appomattox Court House, Virginia, there were only 25,000 "butternuts" left, and he had to surrender his army.
Since neither the U.S. Government nor the Army of the Potomac would support casualty lists in the numbers created in the battles from the Wilderness to Petersburg, Grant had to find a way to force Lee from his fortifications and out into the open, where the more powerful Army of the Potomac could destroy him.
www.almc.army.mil /ALOG/issues/MarApr01/MS581.htm   (858 words)

  
 Association of the United States Army: Book Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Sword of Lincoln: The Army of the Potomac.
By the time the Union’s victorious armies marched down Pennsylvania Avenue on May 23, 1865, the Army of the Potomac was every bit as effective a military force as its more famous adversary, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia at the height of its efficiency under Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
Wert is to be commended for his provocative analysis of an army that endured unspeakable hardships at the hands of inept commanders.
www.ausa.org /webpub/DeptArmyMagazine.nsf/byid/KCAT-6CPKR7   (1944 words)

  
 Army of the Potomac Basic Training
The army of the Potomac is no longer that undisciplined mob of politicians and office- seekers, who disgraced their country at Bull Run; but it is an excellently disciplined, a well appointed force capable of anything that can be done by soldiers, and in my opinion, competent to cope with the best regulated European armies.
The flower of the regular army and all the regular cavalry, with the exception of a few insignificant squads, are here too, also all our splendid batteries of regular field artillery.
The army of the Potomac is, by far, better disciplined and equipped than the army of the West.
www.jewish-history.com /civilwar/sketch07.html   (1251 words)

  
 Association of the United States Army: Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the Civil War, 36 officers in the Army of the Potomac were assigned corps commands ranging from 10,000 to 30,000 men.
While most histories of the Army of the Potomac focus on that army’s commanding generals, Taaffe looks at the cadre of officers at the corps level, examining who was appointed corps level command, why they were selected and why so many ultimately failed the test of leadership.
Ulysses S. Grant enjoyed opportunities that were unavailable to the Army of the Potomac’s commanders; since Grant commanded all the armies of the republic, he did not have to limit his selections to the eastern army.
www.ausa.org /webpub/DeptArmyMagazine.nsf/byid/KHYL-6RNR5L   (2616 words)

  
 Army of the Potomac
Die Union Army of the Potomac war die größte zusammenhängende Untereinheit der Unionstruppen der Vereinigten Staaten während des Amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs (1861 bis 1865).
Die Army of the Potomac war hauptsächlich rund um Washington, D.C. eingesetzt, weshalb hier der Name des Flusses Potomac gewählt wurde.
Während des Bürgerkrieges hatte die Army of the Potomac fünf verschiedene Befehlshaber, die bis auf den letzten allesamt wegen Unfähigkeit aus dem Amt entfernt wurden.
www.biologie.de /biowiki/Army_of_the_Potomac   (207 words)

  
 The Army of the Potomac  Unlike the Confederate Army
Unlike the Confederate Army, which named its operational army sized units after states, or areas of states in which they operated, the Union Army centered its operations around some of the major rivers of the nation: the Tennessee, the Ohio, the Cumberland, and of course, the Potomac.
In late 1862 the Army of the Potomac (AotP) crossed into Virginia with a well devised plan to invest the city of Fredericksburg, and split Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia in half, thus being in a position to destroy both halves in turn.
The Battle of Chancellorsville had shown that the Army of the Potomac, in spite of "Fightin' Joe" Hooker, was now a fighting force to be reckoned with, while the Battle of Brandy Station demonstrated that the Union Cavalry Corps was no longer the personal punching bag of Jeb Stuart.
www.gbpa.org /UArmy.htm   (1902 words)

  
 The Meade Archive: Biography of Major General Meade
Meade was given command of the Army of the Potomac on June 28, 1863, after Reynolds had taken himself out of competition for the position, Darius N. Couch had been transferred at his own request, and John Sedgwick and Henry W. Slocum had agreed that they would willingly serve under their junior.
In the ensuing Gettysburg campaign, the Army of the Potomac prevailed under his leadership even though on the first day Reynolds was killed and the I and XI Corps were badly mauled and driven through the town to the heights beyond.
Since Burnside had been restored to the command of his old IX Corps, which was to operate with the Army of the Potomac, an awkward arrangement developed: Grant gave orders to Meade governing the movements of his army but separately to Burnside, who ranked Meade by seniority, although he was only a corps commander.
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 PARAMETERS, US Army War College Quarterly - Autumn 1995
He was preparing to pursue an enemy army that he believed at the time still to be superior in strength to that of his own.[5] He displayed no appreciable trepidation about going on the offense under these conditions, but he was determined not to give up the hard-won gains of the Battle of Gettysburg.
The Army of the Potomac had concentrated by 10 July in a defensive posture along the Antietam and Beaver creeks.
A plan of operation for the Army of the Potomac that could defeat Lee would have to appear to be out of character for the Union general.
carlisle-www.army.mil /usawc/parameters/1995/terpeluk.htm   (4063 words)

  
 The Army of the Potomac in Stafford County 1862-1863 A Driving Tour
The whole Army of the Potomac, more than 100,000 men, was crowded upon the barren, ragged strip of ridges and hollows lying between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers.
Upon the army’s return in November, Haupt again rebuilt the bridge across Potomac Creek and the rail-line was able to supply the army throughout the winter 1862-1863.
The landing was abandoned and rebuilt several times by the Federals and was instrumental in supplying the Army of the Potomac during their occupation of the area.
www.rvcwrt.org /stafford.html   (3928 words)

  
 Army Boots by Winslow Homer
The Union’s Army of the Potomac, encamped in close proximity to slavery throughout eastern Virginia, employed hundreds of contrabands as cooks, laundrymen, valets, and teamsters.
Winslow Homer recorded this aspect of camp life in an 1865 painting called Army Boots, of two young boys inside of a tent belonging to the second corps, as noted by the red trefoil emblem painted on the canvas.
Two hands of playing cards lie at their reach, while a dusty pair of army boots and a tin of fl polish lie waiting in front of them.
www.civilwar.si.edu /slavery_armyboots.html   (92 words)

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