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  Battle of White Oak Swamp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of White Oak Swamp took place on June 30, 1862 in Henrico County, Virginia as part of the Seven Days Battles (Peninsula Campaign) of the American Civil War.
William B. Franklin stopped Stonewall Jackson's divisions at the White Oak Bridge crossing, resulting in an artillery duel, while the main Battle of Glendale raged two miles farther south around Frayser's Farm.
White Oak Swamp is generally considered to be part of the Glendale engagement.
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 Thomas T. Munford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prior to the Civil War, Munford was a cotton planter in Mississippi and farmer in Bedford County, Virginia.
During the Peninsula Campaign, he led his men at the Battle of White Oak Swamp and served with efficiency in the 2nd Manassas Campaign.
They participated in several of Stuart's cavalry battles during the 1863 Gettysburg and Bristoe Campaigns, as well as in cavalry actions in the spring of 1864 under Fitzhugh Lee.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Thomas_T._Munford   (452 words)

 BPCA: Swamp White Oak Reforestation
The Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor) is a very valuable hardwood tree found growing in the Mississippi River Floodplain.
Swamp White Oak Seedlings planted using the tree tubes on sites that were prepared for planting have shown remarkable growth.
The swamp white oak is truly well adapted to the floodplain environment.
www.briceprairieconservation.org /swamp_oak   (462 words)

 WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK - Original Member of the Aztec Club of 1847   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
He was breveted to 1st Lieutenant on August 20, 1847 for gallant and meritorious conduct in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco.
Hancock was also engaged in Battle at Molina del Rey and the Assault and Capture of Mexico City, after which he was assigned in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, MO, 1848.
In the course of the Battle of Sharpsburg, Hancock succeeded to the command of the 1st Division of the II Corps after the mortal wounding of Gen. Israel E. Richardson.
www.aztecclub.com /bios/hancock.htm   (670 words)

 Stonewall Jackson
On the 27th the Federals commenced the battle, and on the 28th Jackson's entire command of 18,000 men was concentrated north of the Warrenton turnpike, the left wing resting on Bull Run.
The battle was delayed by the Federals until late in the afternoon and continued till 10 P.M., the Federals retreating to the heights of Centerville.
Jackson reached the field of battle September 16, and the next day fought one of the most desperate engagements of the war, where his masterly provision for retreat enabled the entire Confederate force to re-cross the Potomac, and he was the last to retire after seeing every man and gun safely on Virginia soil.
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 CV 1893 Pg 10
Kirby Smith at the battle of Richmond, Ky. After Bragg's retreat from Kentucky I was transferred to the cavalry, and was with Gen. Forrest in West Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama until the close of the war, when I was paroled at Gainesville, Ala., May 11, 1865.
Battle flag of Sumter Flying Artillery, in the battle of Appomattox Station, April 8, 1865, by Chief Bugler Charles Shorn, 1st Va. Vet.
Battle flag of Sumter Heavy Artillery, in the battle of Sailor's Creek, April 6, 1865, by Sergt.
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 Third Maine Regiment Infantry
On the 14th of July they left Washington and participated in the battle of Bull Run on the 21st, in which engagement their loss was 8 killed, 29 wounded, and 12 taken prisoners.
They also took a prominent part in the battle of Williamsburg on the 5th of May; and at the battle of Seven Pines on the 31st, made a successful charge on the enemy's lines, losing nearly one-third of their number present in the engagement.
The regiment was engaged in the skirmishes at Kelly's Ford on the 7th of November, and took part in the engagements at Orange Grove on the 27th, and at Mine Run on the 30th, their loss in the several actions being 1 killed, 8 wounded, and 23 missing.
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 7th Regiment Infantry History Maine State Museum Historic Flags and Banners
Confined at Richmond, Virginia on July 13, 1862 and was admitted to a hospital at Savage Station, Virginia with a wound in the leg.
Many of the Union wounded, to include Anthony Plant from the battle of White Oak Swamp, and those Soldiers from the battle of the Crater, were brought to field hospitals that had been established at City Point.
The convoluted battle is now known by several names: Glendale (the name of the R. Nelson farm), White Oak Swamp, Frayser's Farm, Nelson's Farm, Charles City Crossroads, New Market Crossroads, and Turkey Bridge.
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 37th Indiana Infantry Field and Staff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Pursuit, at least with artillery, was utterly impossible, the whole country being a swamp, and the soil a mixture of sand and clay on a substratum of clay perfectly saturated with water.
Batteries A and C, Fourth U.S. Artillery, of engagement at Peach Orchard, or Allen's Farm, battle of Savage Station, engagement at White Oak Swamp Bridge, and battles of Glendale, or Nelson's Farm (Frazier's Farm), and Malvern Hill.
by Wheeler’s Cavalry at the Battle of Anderson Crossroads,
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 Map Collections: Subjects: 87
Winchester, 1st Battle of, Winchester, Va., 1862 (May 25)
Winchester, 2nd Battle of, Winchester, Va., 1863--Maps, Manuscript.
Winchester, 3rd Battle of, Winchester, Va., 1864--Maps, Manuscript.
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During the battle of White Oak Swamp, Scott was wounded by a mine ball; he was hospitalized at Long Island Sound.
Even in crowded battle scenes, the soldiers whose faces he painted were often the same people who actually were present at the events depicted.
The commission required that he depict the battle that had employed the largest number of Vermont regiments - the 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
www.ettc.net /njarts/details.cfm?ID=127   (586 words)

 Vermont Civil War
During the second day of the battle of Fair Oaks, (June 1), the corps marched to cross the Chickahominy at New Bridge to re-enforce the troops engaged, but were met at the pontoon bridge by countermanding orders.
The regiment left the field at 10 o'clock, and with the balance of the command marched to the rear and crossed the white Oak Swamp at daylight on the morning of the 30th.
Added to the severe losses in battle were the many cases of sickness and death from fever and malaria, caused by the swamps of the Chickahominy, so that when the regiment arrived on the James River its ranks were sadly depleted.
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 William Farrar Smith (1824-1903)
He was brevetted lieutenant colonel in the Regular Army for his gallantry at the Battle of White Oak Swamp on June 30, 1862, in the Seven Days Battles.
When his corps commander, William B. Franklin, was reassigned to a superior command, Smith was placed at the head of the VI Corps of the Army of the Potomac, which he led at the disastrous Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862.
For the Overland Campaign of 1864, Smith was assigned by Grant to command the XVIII Corps in Benjamin Butler's Army of the James, which he led in the Battle of Cold Harbor and the first operations against Petersburg.
www.thelatinlibrary.com /chron/civilwarnotes/smith.html   (766 words)

 Battle Summary: White Oak Swamp, VA
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William Franklin stopped Jackson’s divisions at the White Oak Bridge crossing, resulting in an artillery duel, while the main battle raged two miles farther south at Glendale or Frayser’s Farm.
White Oak Swamp can be considered part of the Glendale engagement.
www.cr.nps.gov /hps/abpp/battles/va020a.htm   (80 words)

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Whiting could not muster his entire artillery battalion and only had sixteen of his fifty guns ready.
Whiting sat there horrified at the barrage his cannon were undergoing.
Whiting's lines slowly began to move forward ranks closing as one soldier would lose his arm from shot, another his leg, and yet another having his crown carried away as it passed.
www.us-civilwar.com /malvernhill.html   (8533 words)

 2nd R.I. Volunteer Infantry, Co.D, Unit History Page
At the hight of the 1st Battle of Bull Run, Burnside’s Brigade nearly broke the rebel line, but the arrival of Rebel reinforcements under General Joe Johnston prevented a Union victory at a critical moment that would determine the outcome of the battle.
After the 1st Battle of Bull Run, the defeated Union Army retreated back to their encampments around Washington D.C. In August, the 2nd was reassigned to Couch's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, until October, 1861.
After the horrific Battle of Cold Harbor in June 1864, the enlistments ran out for about 1/3 of the men who were still left in the 2nd Regiment.
www.angelfire.com /ri2/GARvets/2ndRIhistory.html   (2466 words)

Wounded in the hip and arm at the Battle of White Oak Swamp, he remained in command on the field until he was physically unable to continue.
He later took part in the Battle of Chancellorsville in May of 1863, and was placed in command of the Army of the Potomac.
In 1866, he was made commissioner of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, and remained in the post until his death, which occurred because of a combination of old war wounds and pneumonia, on November 6, 1872.
www.multied.com /Bio/UGENS/USAMeade.html   (675 words)

 Seven Days Retreat
At the start of the Battle of Oak Grove on June 25, 1862, George McClellan thought he was begining the final phase of his campaign for Richmond.
Since the Battle of Seven Pines McClellan had been preparing for a series of small struggles to take Richmond, not the single, grand "American Waterloo" he had originally envisioned.
Although Boatswain Swamp is not a wide creek, the land falls quickly to the creek, then rises almost as quickly on the other side.
blueandgraytrail.com /event/Seven_Days_Retreat   (1421 words)

 Full Index to Illustrations, The Soldier in Our Civil War Volume I
Battle of Pittsburg Landing, 254, 263, 264, 265, 266-267, 268, 269, 270,
Battle of Wilson's Creek, or Oak Hill, near Springfield, Mo....
Cedar Mountain, Battle of, Gordon and Crawford driving the Confederates out of the woods, 364; Captain Knapp's Battery engaging the Confederates, 365; Shelling of the Federal position at...........
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 88th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers
Based on different battle records given for the 88th, the 88th was involved in action at two battles that were considered part of the Richmond-Petersburg campaign, and the Appomattox campaign.
The gap between Pickett's left and Anderson's right (along White Oak Road) was supposed to be covered by an understrength North Carolina cavalry brigade under William P. Roberts, the youngest general in the Confederate army.
To compound the problem, Warren had decided that withdrawing from close contact with the Confederates along White Oak Road required the corps commander's personal attention, and so he he was at the rear of the column of march, decidedly not where Sheridan thought he should be.
www.horseshoe.cc /pennadutch/history/american/88th.htm   (8082 words)

 Martin Thomas McMahon, Major General, United States Army
For bravery at the battle of White Oak Swamp he received the Medal of Honor from Congress.
John was born in Waterford, Ireland, in 1834, was educated at St. John's College, Fordham, and died at Buffalo, New York, in 1863, from injuries received in the army; James was born in Waterford, 1836, and was killed while leading his regiment at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia.
He served throughout the war, was Chief of Staff of the VI Army Corps and participated in all of the great battles of the Army of the Potomac.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /mtmcmaho.htm   (687 words)

 Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: Dwyer
John Dwyer was a soldier in the British army under command of Wellington and fought in the Penninsula campaign against the French.
His regiment marched to reinforce Wellington at Waterloo, but was too late to engage in that momentous battle.
In 1863 the Irish Brigade, in consequence of losses in battle, was consolidated into a battalion of six companies, total strength of battalion two hundred and fifty men.
www.schenectadyhistory.org /families/hmgfm/dwyer.html   (1038 words)

 Three Paths to Gettysburg
During the time shortly after the battle of First Bull Run, especially when they were in Washington, the discontent of the men in the regiment was at a peak, especially when they were in Washington for about two weeks.
The months of hard work and exposure in the swamps; the drinking of impure water, additionally polluted by the drainage from the camp and the battlefield, where thousands of dead were buried (not to mention dead horses and mules everywhere) – had done their work, a more deadly work than the enemy’s bullets.
But the brunt of the battle had then passed, and although firing was kept up between our line at the edge of a wood and the rebel line within the wood, no further serious attack was made by the rebels, and darkness soon substantially closed the conflict.
gfisher.org /three_paths_to_gettysburg.htm   (17467 words)

 Virtual Cemetery -Page 13
He was wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor on June 1st 1864.
He was wounded at the battle of White Oak Swamp in June 1862.
At the Battle of Spotsylvania he was wounded on May 10th 1864.
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 Battle Summary: Glendale, VA
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“Stonewall” Jackson’s divisions were delayed by Franklin at White Oak Swamp.
T.H. Holmes made a feeble attempt to turn the Union left flank at Turkey Bridge but was driven back by Federal gunboats in James River.
www.cr.nps.gov /hps/abpp/battles/va020b.htm   (206 words)

 Dabney Family Papers - Dwinelle, Justin: Civil War Manuscripts at the Virginia Historical Society
In vivid detail, Daniel describes the approach to battle on 1 July 1863, the fight in the town of Gettysburg, the Confederate assaults on Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill of 2–3 July 1863, and the withdrawal of the Army of Northern Virginia from Gettysburg on 4 July 1863.
Entries in the diary discuss her job as a teacher in the county, social life and family news, and her reactions to war news.
Franklin Dyer concerning wounds and injuries received in action at the battle of Spotsylvania Court House by the 2d Division of the 2d Corps, Army of the Potomac.
www.vahistorical.org /cwg/d.htm   (2276 words)

 Find 1st Minnesota Soldiers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
On Monday, June 30, 1862, at the Battle of White Oak Swamp he received the first of his wounds.
This was shortly after the Battle of Fredericksburg, when Colonel George Morgan was promoted to brigadier general.
After the battle attempts were made to house all officers with the rank of colonel and above in the homes of local townspeople.
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 Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska - York Co. Part 6
   At the point known as Porcupine Bluffs, near the line of Hamilton County, it is believed by the writer, the first dwelling of the white man in York County was erected.
Gilmore harvested the first wheat raised in York County, in 1867, and the total crop throughout the county for 1868, amounted to five hundred bushels.
He was the third white settler in York County, preceded by Nerva Fouse, Henry Chatterton and George Anderson, but the two latter gentlemen have moved away, making Mr.
www.kancoll.org /books/andreas_ne/york/york-p6.html   (5145 words)

 The second hundred years
Conn was wounded at the Battle of Olustee in 1864.
Later, at the Battle of White Oak Swamp, Beatty was severely wounded but stayed with his men throughout the fighting.
Such was Beatty's courage that the Regimental Commander, Col. Sickles, wrote a letter of commendation to Gov. Curtin citing the Bristol captain's devotion and spirit.
www.bristolborough.com /Hist200.htm   (1514 words)

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