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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
n thwarted by a lack of hearty co-operation on the part of Generals Polk and Hardee, Autograph letter of General Pillow to L. Pope Walker, Secretary of War, Sept. 6, 1861. and he now turned his attention to a plan which he had proposed at an early day, in which it is probable he had the active sympathies of the disloyal Governor had brought in a National force, under Major-General Ulysses S. Grant, then in command of the district around Cairo. He took military possession of Paducah, Sept. 6, 1861. at the mouth of the Tennessee River, where he found Secession flags flying in different parts of the town in expectation of the arrival of a Confederate army,o General Grant at Cairo, directing him to make some co-operating movements. That officer, as we have observed, had taken possession of Paducah, in Kentucky, Sept. 6, 1861. on hearing of the invasion of that State by General Polk. He had proceeded to strengthen the position by casting up fortifications there; and by order of Gen
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
rters at Centreville See page 22. We left the Army of the Potomac in a formative state, See page 25. under General McClellan, whose Headquarters were in Washington City, on Pennsylvania Avenue, opposite the southeast corner of President Square. He was busily engaged, not only in perfecting its physical organization, but in making a. solid improvement in its moral character. He issued orders that corn mended themselves to all good citizens, among the most notable of which was one Sept. 6, 1861. which enjoined more perfect respect for the Sabbath. He won golden opinions continually, and with the return of every morning he found himself more and more securely intrenched in the faith and affections of the people, who were lavish of both. General McClellan's moral strength at this time was prodigious. The soldiers and the people believed in him with the most earnest faith. His short campaign in Western Virginia had been successful. He had promised, on taking command of the