Today in History:

4 Series I Volume XI-I Serial 12 - Peninsular Campaign Part I


July 30, 1862.-McClellan ordered to remove his sick, etc.

Reconnaissance from Harrison's Landing to Jones' Ford, Chickahominy River.

31-August 1, 1862.-Attack on Union camps and shipping between Shirley and Harrison's Landing.

August 2-8, 1862.-Reconnaissance from Harrison's Landing and reoccupation of Malvern Hill by the Union forces.

3, 1862.-Reconnaissance on south side of James River and skirmish at Sycamore Church.

McClellan ordered to withdraw his forces to Aquia Creek.

4-5, 1862.-Reconnaissance from Coggins Point beyond Sycamore Church.

5, 1862.-Skirmish at White Oak Swamp Bridge.

Engagement at Malvern Hill.

6, 1862.-Skirmish at Malvern Hill.

13, 1862.-Preliminary orders issued for the movement of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Peninsula.

14-15, 1862.-The Third and Fifth Army Corps move from Harrison's Landing for Aquia Creek.

14-19, 1862.-Operations of the cavalry covering the rear of the Army of the Potomac from Harrison's Landing to Williamsburg.

17, 1862.-Reconnaissance toward Forge Bridge.

20, 1862.-The Fifth Army Corps embarked at Newport News.

21, 1862.-The Third Army Corps sail from Yorktown.

23, 1862.-The Sixth Army Corps embarked at Fort Monroe.

26, 1862.-The Second Army Corps left Ford Monroe.


Numbers 1.-Major General George B. McClellan,

U. S. Army, commanding Army of the Potomac.

Numbers 2.-Brigadier General John G. Barnard,

U. S. Army, Chief Engineer, of operations from May 23, 1861, to August 15, 1862.

Numbers 3.-Lieutenant Colonel Barton S. Alexander,

U. S. Army, Engineer Officer, of operations from April 20 to July 12.

Numbers 4.-Brigadier General Daniel P. Woodbury,

U. S. Army, commanding Engineer Brigade, of operations from May 18 to June 30.

Numbers 5.-Brigadier General Andrew A. Humphreys,

U. S. Army, Chief of Topographical Engineers.

Numbers 6.-Colonel Charles P. Kingsbury,

U. S. Army, Chief Ordnance Officer.

Numbers 7.-Brigadier General Stewart Van Vliet,

U. S. Army, Chief Quartermaster,of operations from July 27, 1861, to July 10, 1862.

Numbers 8.-Brigadier General Rufus Ingalls,

U. S. Army, Chief Quartermaster, of operations from August, 1861, to September 2, 1862.

Numbers 9.-Colonel Henry F. Clarke,

U. S. Army, Chief Commissary of Subsistence, of operations from August 1, 1861, to November 9, 1862.

No. 10.-Surg. Charles S. Tripler,

U. S. Army, Medical Director, of operations from March 17 to July 3.

No. 11.-Surg. Jonathan Letterman,

U. S. Army, Medical Director, of operations from July 4 to September 2.

No. 12.-Major Albert J. Myer, Chief Signal Officer,

U. S. Army.

No. 13.-E. J. Allen [Allen Pinkerton], Chief of Secret Service Division.

No. 14.-Colonel Robert O. Tyler, First Connecticut Heavy Artillery,

commanding siege train.

No. 15.-General Joseph E. Johnston,

C. S. Army, commanding Department of Northern Virginia,of operations from April 15 to May 19.