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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 457 457 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 39 39 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 14 14 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 13 13 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 13 13 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 12 12 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 11 11 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 10 10 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 10 10 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 9 9 Browse Search
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nds of the Mexicans. The enemy only remained two days, but carried off all the valuables and a number of Mexican citizens who voluntarily accompanied them. Eight days later 3,500 Texan volunteers had assembled at San Antonio under Burleson, and they impatiently demanded to be led in pursuit of the retreating foe. Their commander was equally ready to retaliate upon the Mexicans, but they were restrained by one Executive order after another, until on April 2d they were disbanded. On the 6th of April General Burleson published an address, in which he says: I feel no hesitation in believing that if my orders had permitted me to cross the Rio Grande and retaliate upon our enemy his oft-repeated outrages, by this time 5,000 brave men would have been west of said river, inflicting a chastisement upon him that would result in an honorable peace. But President Houston's order of the 22d of March--in which he says that one hundred and twenty days will be necessary before we can make a
he trial of Colonel Thomas Worthington, Forty-sixth Ohio Volunteers, who had severely criticised General Sherman, the latter testifies: Vide Sherman's historical raid, by Boynton, p. 29; also Shiloh, p. 22, by Colonel Worthington. I will not insult General Smith's memory by criticising his selection of a field. It was not looked to so much for defense as for ground on which an army could be organized for offense. We did not occupy too much ground. .. . But even as we were, on the 6th of April, you might search the world over and not find a more advantageous field of battle, flanks well protected and never threatened, troops in easy support; timber and broken ground giving good points to rally: and the proof is that forty-three thousand men, of whom at least ten thousand ran away, held their ground against sixty thousand chosen troops of the South, with their best leaders. In a letter to the editor of the United States service Magazine, published January, 1865, General Sher
ay the enemy's cavalry was again very bold, coming well down to our front; yet I did not believe they designed anything but a strong demonstration. General Sherman seems to deny with derision that his command was surprised on the morning of April 6th. He says ( Memoirs, vol. i., p. 244): Probably no single battle of the war gave rise to such wild and damaging reports. It was publicly asserted at the North that our army was taken completely by surprise, etc. His denial is not cabase of operations and attack us in ours — mere reconnaissance in force. General Buell says that, so far as preparation for battle is concerned, no army could well have been taken more by surprise than was the Army, of the Tennessee on the 6th of April. Buell's letter, dated January 19, 1865, to United States service Magazine, republished in the New York World, February 29, 1865. Van Horne's Army of the Cumberland, to which General Sherman's special advocate, Mr. Moulton, refers the r
n of battle. It must not stop short of entire victory. First position of troops (morning), April 6. As he rode forward he encountered Colonel Randal L. Gibson, who was the intimate friend ofnessed that scene — the marshaling of the Confederate army for attack upon the morning of the 6th of April-must remember, more distinctly than anything else, the glowing enthusiasm of the men, their bturn the enemy's left. The Hon. Jacob Thompson says, in a letter to the writer: Sunday, 6th of April, between eight and nine o'clock, General Beauregard directed me to seek General Johnston,e nearest enemy; to pass the flank of every stubborn hostile force Third position (Sunday), April 6th. which his neighbors could not move, and, at all hazards, to press forward. General Johnston ng is General Beauregard's telegram to the adjutant-general: The battle commenced on the 6th of April. We attacked the enemy in a strong position in front of Pittsburg; and, after a severe battl
dge fell back about three miles to Mickey's, which position we continued to hold, with our cavalry thrown considerably forward in immediate proximity to the battle-field. Unfortunately, toward night of the 7th instant, it began to rain heavily; this continued throughout the night; the roads became almost impassable in many places, and much hardship and suffering now ensued before all the regiments reached their encampments; but, despite the heavy casualties of the two eventful days of the 6th and 7th of April, this army is more confident of ultimate success than before its encounter with the enemy. To Major-Generals Polk, Bragg, and Hardee, commanding corps, and to Brigadier-General Breckinridge, commanding the reserve, the country is greatly indebted for the zeal, intelligence, and energy, with which all orders were executed; for the foresight and military ability they displayed in the absence of instructions in the many exigencies of the battle on a field so densely wooded a
fty qualities that marked the illustrious dead, when living, than the following beautiful epitaph, which was found pasted on a rough board attached to the tomb, by a lady passing through the St. Louis Cemetery of this city, and which was first published in the New Orleans Times: In Memoriam: by John B. S. Dimitry, of New Orleans: behind this stone is toe laid, for a season, Albert Sidney Johnston, a General in the army of the Confederate States, Who fell at Shiloh, Tennessee, On the sixth day of April, Eighteen hundred and sixty-two. A man tried in many high offices And critical Enterprises, And found faithful in all; His life was one long Sacrifice of Interest to Conscience; And even that life, on a woful Sabbath, Did he yield as a Holocaust at his Country's need. Not wholly understood was he while he lived; But, in his death, his Greatness stands confessed In a People's tears. Resolute, moderate, clear of envy, yet not wanting In that finer Ambition which makes men great and pure;