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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
rd, for his army, and to communicate with the Union fleet outside. The latter was soon effected. Fort McAllister, near the mouth of the Ogeechee, was in the way, and, on the 13th, Slocum ordered General Hazen to carry it by assault. It was a strong, enclosed redoubt, garrisoned by 200 men. It was carried, and this was the brilliant ending of the march from Atlanta to the sea. It opened to Sherman's army a new base of supplies. Sherman communicated with the officers of the fleet, and, on Dec. 17, he summoned Hardee to surrender. Hardee refused. Perceiving the arrangements made to cut off his retreat to Charleston, Hardee secretly withdrew on the dark and stormy night of Dec. 20, and, with 15,000 men, escaped to that city. The National army took possession of Savannah on Dec. 22, 1864. On the 26th Sherman wrote to President Lincoln: I beg to present to you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savanah, with 150 heavy guns and plenty of ammunition, and also about 25,000 bales of co
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
remained in the Senate until the end of the previous session.] Senate resolves that a joint committee of three members from the Senate and four from the House be appointed to inquire into the conduct of the war, with power to send for persons and papers, and to sit during the session (33 yeas to 3 nays)......Dec. 9, 1861 House concurs......Dec. 10, 1861 This committee consists of Senators Benjamin F. Wade, of Ohio; Zachariah Chandler, of Michigan; and Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee, Dec. 17; and Congressmen Daniel W. Gooch, of Massachusetts; John Covode, of Pennsylvania; George W. Julian, of Indiana; and Moses F. Odell, war Democrat, of New York.. Dec. 19, 1861 Committee convenes; Mr. Wade, chairman......Dec. 20, 1861 Affair at Dranesville, Va......Dec. 20, 1861 Government suspends specie payment......Jan. 1, 1862 Department of North Carolina established, Gen. A. E. Burnside commander......Jan. 7, 1862 Burnside's expedition arrives at Hatteras Inlet, N. C....... J
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Carolina, (search)
n of a Southern Confederacy ......Nov. 30, 1859 Democratic National Convention meets at Charleston, and adjourns to Baltimore after delegates from Southern States had withdrawn......April 23, 1860 Seceding Southern delegates to the Democratic convention organize a Southern convention, electing Senator Bayard, of Delaware, president, but adjourn to meet at Richmond without making any nominations......May 1, 1860 A convention called by the legislature, Nov. 7, assembles at Columbia, Dec. 17, but adjourns to Charleston, Dec. 18, where they pass an ordinance of secession......Dec. 20, 1860 Major Anderson evacuates Fort Moultrie and retires to Fort Sumter, on night of......Dec. 26, 1860 Fort Pinckney, in Charleston Harbor, seized by State troops......Dec. 27, 1860 State troops seize the arsenal at Charleston, lower the Federal flag, after a salute of thirty-two guns, and run up the Palmetto flag with a salute of one gun for South Carolina......Dec. 31, 1860 Fort Johns
or Charleston. he again Presses General E. K. Smith to forward his troops. the latter Considers the attempt impracticable. no steps taken to carry out the movement. General Beauregard arrives in Charleston. he visits Savannah on the 9th of December, and Consults with General Hardee as to the defence of the City. returns to Charleston. letter to President Davis. detailed orders to General Hardee. second visit to Savannah. General Sherman demands the surrender of the City on the 17th of December. his demand refused. preparations for evacuation. General Beauregard's confidential circular. he goes to Pocotaligo. Sends memorandum of orders to General Hardee. successful evacuation of Savannah. want of transportation for troops. General Beauregard in Charleston on the 22d of December. Prepares new defensive lines. his presence required by General Hood. he applies to be relieved of the command of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. request granted. his last letter to G
ecember, General Thomas, having collected all his available troops at Nashville, while General Hood had, unfortunately, divided his own, He had sent General Forrest and some infantry towards Murfreesboroa, to watch or capture a small force of Federals. commenced his attack, which was, at first, handsomely repulsed. It was renewed the next day with great vigor, when, at about 3.30 P. M., a portion of our line, to the left of the centre, suddenly gave way, General Hood's telegram of December 17th. See Appendix. creating no small confusion among the Confederates, and resulting in the loss of fifty pieces In his book (Advance and Retreat, p. 303) General Hood says fiftyfour pieces. of artillery, with other materials of war, and a hasty retreat—by many termed a rout—to the south side of Duck River. It was there that S. D. Lee's gallant corps protected the retreating Confederate columns until Franklin was reached, There it was that General S. D. Lee was severely wounded in t
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Connecticut Volunteers. (search)
n to Goldsboro December 11-20. Kinston December 14. Whitehall December 16. Goldsboro December 17. Moved from Newberne to Hilton Head, S. C., January 26-29, 1863. Camp at St. Helena Islr 17, thence sailed for Ship Island, Miss., and New Orleans, La., November 29, arriving there December 17. (Part of Regiment did not reach New Orleans until January 16, 1863, having been stranded November 18, thence sailed for New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., November 29, arriving there December 17. Attached to Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th D November 14, thence sailed for New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., November 29, arriving there December 17. Attached to Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Dork November 17. Sailed for Ship Island, Miss., and New Orleans, La., December 3, arriving December 17. Duty at Camp Parapet, Carrollton, La., till February, and at Fort Barrancas, Florida, til
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Florida Volunteers. (search)
rancas August 13-14. Expedition from Barrancas to Mariana September 18-October 4. Euche Anna C. H. September 23. Mariana September 27. Vernon September 28. Expedition up Blackwater Bay October 25-28. Milton October 26. Expedition from Barrancas to Pine Barren Creek November 16-17. Pine Barren Creek and Bridge November 17. Expedition to Pollard, Ala., December 13-19. Bluff Springs and Pollard December 15. Escanabia Bridge December 15-16. Pine Barren Ford December 17-18. Expedition from Barrancas to Milton February 22-25, 1865. Milton February 23. Campaign against Mobile and its defenses March 18-April 9. March to Blakely, Ala., March 18-31. (Dismounted men remain at Barrancas.) Expedition to Alabama & Florida R. R. March 18-25. Near Evergreen March 24. Muddy Creek, Ala., March 26. Siege of Fort Blakely March 31-April 9. Near Blakely April 1. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty there
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
ashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood December 17-28. West Harpeth River December 17. R. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. West Harpeth River December 17. Sber 17-28. West Harpeth River, Franklin, December 17. Spring Hill December 18. Rutherford . Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Duty at Pulaski till July, 1865. . Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Franklin and West Harpeth River Dece. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-19. West Harpeth River December 17. Rcember 6-13. March to Chattanooga December 13-17, thence to Bridgeport, Ala., December 19, and to. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty t March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 17. At Whiteside, Tyner's Station and Blue . Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty [54 more...]
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Indiana Volunteers. (search)
. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. West Harpeth River and Hollow Tree G. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty t Pursuit of Hood, to the Tennessee River, December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 16, Action at Rowlett's Station, Woodsonville, December 17. Regiment specially complimented by Gene. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty . Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty . Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Columbia December 21. Duck River . Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty . Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., January 1,. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 15, [36 more...]
Hood December 17-29. West Harpeth River December 17. Spring Hill December 18. Rutherford October 18. Expedition to Natchez December 4-17 (Detachment Cos. C, H, I, K, L and M ). Near ashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood December 17-28. Franklin and West Harpeth River Deceashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood December 17-28. At Eastport, Miss., till February, 1 March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 17. Duty at Bridgeport and Huntsville, Ala. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 17. At Scottsboro, Ala., till April, 1864. . Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton and Eastport, Miss., tilla till December 17. Moved to New Orleans December 17, thence to Madisonville January 7, 1864, an, Tenn., December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood December 17-28. At Eastport, Miss., till February, 1vember 15, 1862. Moved to Columbus, Ky., December 17. Attached to District of Columbus, Ky., [7 more...]
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