Warren H Bright

Warren H. Bright was born around 1842. He was born in Massachusetts. He was a white male. His mother was born in Maine and his father was born in Massachusetts. Warren H. Bright lived in Franklin and Norfolk Massachusetts. There he worked as a farmer. He was also married.

            Warren H. Bright was a member of the Eleventh Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery. There duty was to defend Washington D.C. until April ninth, 1864. Battles of the wilderness during may fifth through the seventh. There were many names for this battle. Some names included, Combats at Parker’s Store, Craig’s Meeting House, Todd’s Tavern, Brock Road, the Furnaces. This took place in Spotsylvania country. The many leaders of this battle were Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Maj. Gen. George G. Meade for the united states and Gen. Robert E. Lee for the confederate side. There were 162,920 in the battle. 101,895 us soldiers and 11,400 confederate soldiers. Approximate dead 29,800 total. 18,000 us soldiers 11,400 confederate soldiers. Grant continued on.

            The second battle was Spotsylvania Court House and it went from May 8-21, 1864. Other Names include Combats at Laurel Hill and Corbin’s Bridge. The location was Spotsylvania County. Some famous leader are Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Maj. Gen. George G. Meade for the United States and Gen. Robert E. Lee for the confederate side. 152,000 people fought in the war. 100,000 US soldiers and 52,000 confederate soldiers fought. 30,000 people died, 18,000 US soldiers and 12,000 confederate soldiers. This battle happened when Grant and Meade advanced on Richmond at Spotsylvania Court House on May 8. then Grant continued.

North Anna was the next battle. It happened on may 23 through the 26th. Other names include   Telegraph Road Bridge, Jericho Mill ,Ox Ford, Quarles Mill and Hanover Junction. This battle took place in Caroline county and Hanover county. Some leaders are Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Maj. Gen. George G. Meade for the United States and Gen. Robert E. Lee for the confederate side. Armies were fighting and there were 4,000 deaths. After he fought at Spotsylvania Court House. Grant went to fight Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. This battle was Inconclusive.

Totopotomoy Creek   was next. Other names include Bethesda Church, Crump’s Creek, Matadequin Creek, Shady Grove Road, Hanover town . this was located in Hanover county. This happened between may 28th through the 30th in 1864. The leaders were Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Maj. Gen. George G. Meade for the United States and Gen. Robert E. Lee for the confederate side. 2,200 died.  1,100 US and 1,100 confederates.  The Battle was inconclusive.

            Cold Harbor   was the next battle. Other names were Second Cold Harbor this was in Hanover county. This took place form May 31st through June 12th , 1864. Some leaders are Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Maj. Gen. George G. Meade for the United States and Gen. Robert E. Lee for the confederate side. There were 170,000 troops. 108,000 US troops and 62,000 confederate troops. 15,500 died 13,000 us and 2,500 confederate. On May 31st.  Sheridan’s cavalry seized Old Cold Harbor and this was a Confederate victory.

            Petersburg  was the next battle. In took place in the city of Petersburg June 15th through the18th 1864. Other names were Assault on Petersburg The leaders were Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Maj. Gen. George G. Meade for the us and Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard for the confederates. 104,000 total fought 62,000 US soldiers and 42,000 confederate fighters. 11,386 total deaths. 8,150US and 3,236 confederate. They marched from Cold Harbor. Meade’s Army crossed the James River on transports and a 2,200-foot long pontoon bridge at Windmill Point. This was a Confederate victory.

            Crater was next. This happened in Petersburg on July 30th 1864. Other names include The Mine. The leaders were Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside for the US and Gen. Robert E. Lee for the confederate army. 5,300 accepted deaths. On July 30 the Federals exploded a mine this was a Confederate victory.

             Globe Tavern was another battle in Dinwiddie county on august 18th through the 21st. some other names include Second Battle of Weldon Railroad, Yellow Tavern, Yellow House and Blick’s Station. The leaders in this battle were Maj. Gen. G.K. Warren for the US and Gen. Robert E. Lee, Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill, Maj. Gen. Henry Heth, and Maj. Gen. William Mahone for the confederates.  5,879 deaths.4,279 US and 1,600 confederate deaths. The union won.

            Peebles’ Farm  was the next stop. This took place in Dinwiddie county from September 30th through October 2, 1864. other names include Poplar Springs Church, Wyatt’s Farm, Chappell’s House, Pegram’s Farm, Vaughan Road, Harmon Road. The leaders here were Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, Maj. Gen. John G. Parke, and Maj. Gen. G.K. Warren for the US and Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill and Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton for the confederate side. Total deaths was 3,800. this was a union victory.

Hatcher’s Run took place in   Dinwiddie County in February 5th through the 7th 1865. other names for this battle were  Dabney’s Mill, Rowanty Creek, Armstrong’s Mill, Vaughan Road. The leaders were Commanders: Maj. Gen. A.A. Humphreys and Maj. Gen. G.K. Warren for the US and Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon for the confederate side there were 48,352 people fighting 34,517 US and 13,835 confederate fighters. 2,200 people died. The union gained more ground.

 

            Fort Stedman was another battle. Located in Petersburg on March 25th 1865. Major leaders are Maj. Gen. John G. Parke for the US and Gen. Robert E. Lee and Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon for the confederate soldiers. 3,850 people died 950 US and 2,900 confederate soldiers. This was a Union victory.

           

Petersburg was yet again another battle in the city of Petersburg on April 2nd 1865. Other names include Petersburg. The leaders were Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant for the US and Gen. Robert E. Lee for the confederate side. This was armies fighting. 7,750 died 3,500 US and 4,250 confederate soldiers. After defeating confederate five forks< Grant and Meade ordered general assault against the Petersburg lines. This was a union victory.

Warren H. Bright has truly been in a lot of battles. He went form being a farmer to being a soldier and supporting his country. Warren H. Bright deserves a lot more credit then he gets.