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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 533 533 Browse Search
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 38 38 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 14 14 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments. 13 13 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 12 12 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 11 11 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 10 10 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 8 8 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. 8 8 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 8 8 Browse Search
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ottom's Bridge, with his victorious 20,000? Lee would have had his 45,000 in Grant's front, with Beauregard's 20,000 on his left flank and rear, and Grant would never have reached Harrison's Landing—if, indeed, his army too had not been conquered. Yet Beauregard received for his victory at Drury's Bluff rather more of censure than of commendation. The last telegram sent by General Beauregard to General Whiting on the day of the battle read as follows: Headquarters, Department, May 16th, 1864:11.30 P. M. Major-General Whiting: Your despatch of 7.30 P. M. (sent by the guide Archer), replying to mine of 4.15 P. M., is received. I rely and insist that you shall effect a junction with my right to-morrow morning, as indicated in my despatch of 6.45 P. M., herewith repeated in duplicate. G. T. Beauregard. The foregoing despatch had been sent to General Whiting upon receipt of the following telegram: General Beauregard, Drury's Bluff: I am here for the night near
time it has been a matter of surprise that General Hancock was not immediately reinforced from General Warren's position, or that the troops sent to relieve him were marched by the longer of the two roads leading to him. The Federal loss was reckoned at 2400, killed, wounded, and missing, out of about 8000 men. Swinton's Army of the Potomac, p. 538. Our own loss was severe also, though we have no means now at hand, of ascertaining the exact figures. Since the battle of Drury's Bluff (May 16th) General Beauregard, the first general commissioned by the Confederate Government, had been in command of only two divisions, numbering together less than 10,000 men of all arms; and from and after the arrival of General Lee at Petersburg (June 18th) he had held a subordinate position, very similar but really inferior to that of a corps commander, whose force generally consisted of three divisions of about 5000 men each. His army (so-called) occupied nearly all the new lines he had establi
; yours may conflict with mine. G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. Drury's Bluff, May 16th, 1864:5 A. M. Genl. Braxton Bragg, Richmond, Va.: The battle has just commef our cause. G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. Headquarters, near Fort Stephens, May 16th: 9 A. M. Major-Genl. W. H. C. Whiting: All has been going on well. Ransom nt, and the day will be complete. G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. on turnpike, May 16th, 1864:4.15 P. M. Major-Genl. W. H. C. Whiting: The enemy has been driven ba don't press him in my rear? Whiting, Major-Genl. Comdg. Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16th, 1864:8.30 P. M. Please read over my telegrams of 15th inst., and you will ting, Walthall Junction, near Petersburg, Va. Telegram. Headquarters, etc., May 16th, 1864:9.15 P. M. Genl. Braxton Bragg, Richmond, Va.: The approach of darknemond, Va.: General,—In forwarding my report of the battle of Drury's Bluff, May 16th, 1864, it seems necessary that it should be accompanied by an explanation of