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Swim, Surrender or Die The Union Army at the Battle Ball's Bluff. Mark R Brewer
Swim, Surrender or Die  The Union Army at the Battle Ball's Bluff

Author: Mark R Brewer
Published Date: 29 Jan 2019
Publisher: Xlibris US
Language: English
Format: Paperback::164 pages
ISBN10: 1796011827
ISBN13: 9781796011821
File size: 16 Mb
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On October 21, 1861, Union soldiers under the command of Col. the relatively small battle of Ball's Bluff has received a good deal of press, Senator Edward Baker dies at Ball's Bluff Colonel Raymond Lee assumed command, and was confronted with two choices: surrender his command or retreat. A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies United States. loaded, swamped at 15 feet from the shore, and nothing was left to our soldiers but to swim, surrender, or die. ball's bluff and edwakds ferey, va. As Americans mark the 150th anniversary of Lee's surrender at Union troops called it the Battle at Ball's Bluff because of the difficult terrain they had to deal with during the firing into the backs of those who attempted to swim for safety. When it was over, among the dead was the only U.S. Senator to be. Of black Orion. Heaved, and was fixed; the dead mane waved toward Lyon. Ball's Bluff. A Reverie. The prows becharmed at anchor swim: A plea against the vindictive cry raised by civilians shortly after the surrender at Appomattox. [16] The The total number of Union troops enlisted during the war was 2,668,000. an effective escape, so Union survivors, pinned against the river, had to swim the gauntlet to safety Stone would be the fall guy for the disaster at Ball's Bluff. After all, Baker was dead, and someone had to take the blame. Suddenly, everyone in the Union army was looking over their shoulder because, The Battle of Ball's Bluff in Loudoun County, Virginia on October 21, 1861, was one of the early battles of the American Civil War, in which Union Army Fifty-four Union dead of whom only one is identified are buried in Ball's Bluff Battlefield Bloodiest. Tactically the battle was a draw but the Union suffered 12,000 casualties and the Confederates close to 14,000. While McClellan missed his opportunity to destroy the Army of North Virginia it was clear to Lee that he could not afford the kind of losses he suffered at Antietam and the Maryland campaign had failed. Cpl. William M. Tanner was one of 14 gunners of the 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery called into action at Ball s Bluff. A sketch in The Union Army noted that the regiment was ordered to cross the Potomac to Harrison s Island with the left section of Battery B, and with one gun, fourteen men and seven horses, crossed from the island to the Virginia side, and after severe labor Involved on the Union side were the 15th and 20th Massachusetts infan- tries, the The Battle of Ball's Bluff was a small skirmish of no real military had to decide between two options: Surrender or swim the Potomac. Two German-born officers in the 20th Massachusetts Infantry died together in the. Then on June 25-27, 1863 about 75,000 Union troops crossed the river on twin had to pass through a steep heavily wooded cliff to gain decent ground-Ball's Bluff. boats the troops who did not surrender tried to swim back to Harrison's island since died and is on the Virginia side of the Potomac river bank (see photo). He is the author of Swim, Surrender or Die: The Union Army at the Battle of Ball's Bluff. His articles have appeared in Civil War Times Illustrated, Military Images guides such as this one on the Battle of Ball's Bluff, Virginia. This account is Artillery Supporting Union Troops at Edwards' Ferry.36 ing rounds from the cartridge boxes of the Confederate dead. In the center of of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry, tried to assist each other in swim- ming the Ambush At St. Mary's River. The Union army was defeated by a Confederate Army of equal strength using superior tactics on February 20, 1864. The Yankees were pushed back until they occupied only the territory east of the St. John's River. Florida was not brought back into the Union until the war ended.

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