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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 1: effect of the battle of Bull's Run.--reorganization of the Army of the Potomac.--Congress, and the council of the conspirators.--East Tennessee. (search)
arnard was directed to construct a system of defenses for Washington City, on both sides of the Potomac. In the course of a few months every considerable Map showing the defenses of Washington. eminence in the vicinity of the National Capital was crowned with a fort or redoubt well mounted. Early in the following year the number of these works was fifty-two, whose names and locations are indicated on the accompanying map. According to General Orders issued by McClellan on the 30th of September, 1861, in which the names and locations of these forts were designated, thirty-two of them were then completed. At the beginning of December forty-eight were finished. This system of works was so complete, that at no time afterward, duing the war did the Confederates ever seriously attempt to assail them. At no time was the Capital in danger from external foes. The work of organization was performed with such energy, that in the place of a raw and disorganized army of about fifty thou
burg Mine, Va. 4 Antietam, Md. 5 Petersburg Trenches, Va. 15 Blue Springs, Tenn. 1 Weldon Railroad, Va. 8 Campbell's Station, Tenn. 2 Poplar Spring Church, Va. 3 Siege of Knoxville, Tenn. 2 Fall of Petersburg 5 On Picket, Dec. 9, 1864; Feb. 18, 1865 2 Place unknown 2 Present, also, at Fred'ksburg; Vicksburg; Jackson; Lenoir Station; N. Anna; Hatcher's Run; Ft. Stedman. notes.--Rightly named The wandering regiment. It arrived at Washington, 915 strong, on the 30th of September, 1861. It encamped on Meridian Hill for five weeks, and then went to Annapolis, where it embarked with Sherman's Expedition for Hilton Head, S. C. In the assault on the earthworks at Secessionville (James Island), June 16, 1862, the regiment signally distinguished itself. The brigade — in Stevens's Division — was commanded in that action by Colonel Fenton, and the regiment by Lieutenant-Colonel Graves. Supported by the Seventy-ninth New York (Highlanders), the Eighth gained the parapet
Doc. 62. fortifications around Washington, D. C. The following general order was issued by General McClellan. It will be seen by the eleventh section that the fortified works thrown up by the Federal army in the vicinity of Washington, thirty-two in number, were designated by titles: Headquarters army of the Potomac, Washington, September 30, 1861. General Order No. 18. I. The attention of the division and brigade commanders is called to the requirements of General Orders No. 2, from the Headquarters of the division of the Potomac, of July 30, 1861, which have of late been to a certain extent disregarded. No officer or soldier can absent himself from his camp and visit Washington except for the performance of some public duty, or for the transaction of important private business, for which purposes written permits will be given by brigade commanders. The permit will state the object of the visit. The number of passes granted at present is far too great. Brigade comm
Doc. 62 1/2. Colonel Taylor's proclamation. Headquarters post at Springfield, September 30, 1861. Applications having been made to me for passes for persons going South with their families and property, have caused me to issue the following suggestions and orders, which, I trust, will fully explain the position I shall take upon the question: The time has now arrived when each man must be considered as a friend or a foe to the interest of the State; when avarice, timidity, and duplicity can no longer be excuses for inaction. The rapid and brilliant victories which have crowned the army of Missouri, since its organization, the enthusiastic enlistment of the volunteer force for the defence of the State; the unparalleled magnanimity which has been shown by their Commander-in-Chief, General Price, to those taken in arms against the State of Missouri; the faithful manner in which the proclamation of Gen. Price, made after the battle of Wilson's Creek, has been carried out;
Chapter 5: private letters. [July 27 to Sept. 30, 1861.] July 27, 1861, Washington, D. C. I have been assigned to the command of a division composed of the departments of northeastern Virginia (that under McDowell) and that of Washington (now under Mansfield). Neither of them like it much, especially Mansfield; but I think they must ere long become accustomed to it, as there is no help for it. . . . I find myself in a new and strange position here: President, cabinet, Gen. Scott, and all deferring to me. By some strange operation of magic I seem to have become the power of the land. I see already the main causes of our recent failure; I am sure that I can remedy these, and am confident that I can lead these armies of men to victory once more. I start to-morrow very early on a tour through the lines on the other side of the river. It will occupy me all day long, and a rather fatiguing ride it will be, but I will be able to make up my mind as to the state of things. Refu
1865. Reid, Hugh T., Mar. 13, 1863. Reilly, James W., July 30, 1864. Revere, J. W., Oct. 25, 1862. Rodman, Isaac P., April 28, 1862. Ross, Leonard F., April 25, 1862. Rowley, T. A., Nov. 29, 1862. Rice, Americus V., May 31, 1865. Rice, James C., Aug. 17, 1863. Rice, Samuel A., Aug. 4, 1863. Richardson, W. A., Sept. 3, 1861. Rutherford, F. S., June 27, 1864. Sanders, Wm. P., Oct. 18, 1863. Scammon, E. P., Oct. 15, 1862. Schimmelpfennig, Alex., Nov. 29, 1862. Schoepf, Albin, Sept. 30, 1861. Seward, W. H., Jr. , Sept. 13, 1864. Shackelford, J. M., Jan. 2, 1863. Shepard, Isaac F., Oct. 27, 1863. Shepley, Geo. F., July 18, 1862. Sherman, F. T., July 21, 1865. Shields, James, Aug. 19, 1861. Sill, Joshua W., July 16, 1862. Slough, John B., Aug. 25, 1862. Smith, G. A., Sept. 19, 1862. Smith, Morgan L., July 16, 1862. Smith, T. C. H., Nov. 29, 1862. Smith, Wm. S., April 15, 1862. Spears, James G., Mar. 5, 1862. Spinola, F. B., June 8, 1865. Sprague, John W., July 2
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), General officers of the Confederate Army: a full roster compiled from the official records (search)
23, 1861. Forney, John H., Mar. 10, 1862. Frazer, John W., May 19, 1863. Frost, Daniel M., Mar. 3, 1862. Gano, Rich. M., Mar. 17, 1865. Gardner, Wm. M., Nov. 14, 1861. Garland, Sam., Jr. , May 2, 1862. Garnett, Rich. B., Nov. 14, 1861. Garnett, Robt. S., June 6, 1861. Garrott, I. W., May 28, 1863. Gartrell, Lucius J., Aug. 22, 1864. Gary, Martin W., May 19, 1864. Gatlin, Richard C., July 8, 1861. Gholson, S. J., May 6, 1864. Gist, States R., Mar. 20, 1862. Gladden, A. H., Sept. 30, 1861. Godwin, Arch. C., Aug. 5, 1864. Gordon, James B., Sept. 28, 1863. Govan, Dan'l C., Dec. 29, 1863. Confederate generals no. 24 Virginia David A. Weisinger, defender of the Petersburg Crater. Gabriel C. Wharton, in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864. Philip St. G. Cocke, First defender of Virginia, in 1861. Patrick T. Moore, in command of Reserves defending Richmond. Edwin G. Lee, on special service. James B. Terrell led Pegram's old brigade at the Wilderness.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
erate Secretary of the Treasury. Letter file containing letters received in 1861 at Register's office Confederate Treasury Department. From Colonel Charles Ellis, Richmond--A package of war newspapers carefully selected and preserved because of something valuable in each. Ordinances adopted by the Convention of Virginia in secret session in April and May, 1861. Virginia: Ordinance of secession. Report of the Chief of Ordnance of Virginia (Colonel C. Dimmock), for the year ending September 30th, 1861. Message of the Governor of Virginia (Hon. John Letcher), December 7th, 1863. Letter from General C. F. Henningsen in reply to the letter of Victor Hugo on the Harper's Ferry invasion. Discourse on the life and Caracter of Lieutenant-General Thomas J. Jackson, by General F. H. Smith, Superintendent Virginia military Institute, read befor the Board of Visitors, Faculty and cadets, July 1st, 1863, together with proceedings of the Institution in honor of the illustrious deceased. fro
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 4 (search)
all bodies hovering around him. To-day being the day set apart by the President for fasting, humiliation and prayer, all duties were suspended and the day observed as Sunday. I have a letter from Willie, William Sergeant, brother of Mrs. Meade, captain 12th U. S. Inf. Afterward wounded at Gravelly Run, Va., March 29, 1865. Died April 11, 1865. written in good spirits, and saying he expects to take the field in a few weeks, with the First Battalion of his regiment. Tenallytown, September 30, 1861—3 P. M. We have been under arms all day, and once started for up river, believing the enemy were crossing some fifteen miles above us. The report proved erroneous, but we keep all ready to move at a moment's notice. They have retired from our front on the other side of the river, and are showing themselves above and below. We cannot tell what they are about, but I believe we are ready for them, let them come in what direction they choose. Tenallytown, October 6, 1861. I h
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.), Brigadier-Generals of the Confederate States Army, alphabetically arranged. (search)
1864; in command of a brigade composed of the 16th and 24th South Carolina, the 46th and 65th Georgia regiments infantry, the 8th Georgia infantry battalion and the 1st battalion Georgia Sharpshooters. 158Gladden, A. H.LouisianaGen. B. BraggSept. 30, 1861.Sept. 30, 1861.Dec. 13, 1861. Killed at Shiloh; brigade at Pensacola composed of Lieutenant-Colonel Adam's Louisiana battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Coppen's battalion of Zouaves, Major Lary's Georgia battalion, Colonel Anderson's 1st Florida rSept. 30, 1861.Dec. 13, 1861. Killed at Shiloh; brigade at Pensacola composed of Lieutenant-Colonel Adam's Louisiana battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Coppen's battalion of Zouaves, Major Lary's Georgia battalion, Colonel Anderson's 1st Florida regiment and Captain Lee's artillery company. 159Godwin, A. C.N. CarolinaGen. R. E. LeeAug. 9, 1864.Aug. 5, 1864.  First Provost-Marshal of Richmond; afterwards in command of Hoke's brigade, composed of the 6th, 54th and 57th North Carolina regiments, Early's division, Army of Northern Virginia. 160Gordon, G. W.TennesseeGen. J. B. HoodAug. 16, 1864.Aug. 15, 1864.  Brigade composed of the 11th and 29th, 12th and 47th, 13th and 154th Tennessee regiments. 161Gordon, James B.N. CarolinaGen. R. E. <
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