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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Exchange of prisoners. (search)
dates of the respective general orders was very material, because General Orders No. 49 and No. 100 declared that if a parole was not approved, the party giving it was bound to return and surrender himself as a prisoner of war. General Order No. 49 contained also this language, to wit: His own government cannot at the same time disown his own engagement, and refuse his return as a prisoner. I then thought and still think these were honest words. The date of General Order No. 49 was February 28th, 1863, that of General Order No. 100 was April 24th, 1863, and that of General Order No. 207 was July 3d, 1863. It thus appears that the Confederate Government was willing to recede from former practice, and only insisted that the matter of paroles on both sides should be determined by the United States general order in force when the paroles were given. Was not this fair? Ought it not to have been acceptable to the United States? Yet they did not consent. It may be asked why? It w
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, chapter 14 (search)
. 13, 1862: Resigned, March 26, 1863. Jesse Fisher, 48th N. Y., Oct. 13, 1862; Resigned, Jan. 26, 1863. Chas. I. Davis, 8th Me., Oct. 13, 1862; Resigned, Feb. 28, 1863. Wm. Stockdale, 8th Me., Oct. 13, 1862; Resigned, May 2, 1863. Jas. B. O'Neil, Promotion, Jan. 10, 1863; Resigned, May 2, 1863. W. W. Sampson, PromotiJan. 27, 1863; Captain, Oct. 30, 1863. R. M. Gaston, Promotion, April 15, 1863; Killed at Coosaw Ferry, S. C., May 27, 1863. Jas. B. West, Promotion, Feb. 28, 1863; Resigned, June 14, 1865. N. G. Parker, Promotion, May 5, 1863; Captain, Feb., 1865. W. H. Hyde, Promotion, May 5, 1863; Resigned, April 3, 1865. Henr Oct. 13, 1862; First Lt., April 15, 1863. W. H. Hyde, 6th Ct., Oct. 13, 1862; First Lt., May 5, 1863. JAs. B. West, 100th Pa., Oct. 13, 1862; First Lt., Feb. 28, 1863. Harry C. West, 100th Pa., Oct. 13, 1862; Resigned, Nov. 4, 1864. E. C. MiERRlTAM, 8th Me., Nov. 17, 1862; First Lt., Nov. 19, 1863. Chas. E. Parker,
is in God's hands: Be still, my heart; these anxious cares To thee are burdens, thorns, and snares. The papers full of the probable, or rather hopedfor, intervention of France. The proposition of the Emperor, contained in a letter from the Minister to Seward, and his artful, wily, Seward-like reply, are in a late paper. We pause to see what will be the next step of the Emperor. Oh that he would recognize us, and let fanatical England pursue her own cold, selfish course! February 28th, 1863. To-day we are all at home. It is amusing to see, as each lady walks into the parlour, where we gather around the centre-table at night, that her work-basket is filled with clothes to be repaired. We are a cheerful set, notwithstanding. Our winding reel, too, is generally busy. L. has a very nice one, which is always in the hands of one or the other, preparing cotton for knitting. We are equal to German women in that line. Howitt says that throughout Germany, wherever you see
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 8.58 (search)
t the brigades of Generals Lawton and Early were near by, and, sending to them, they promptly moved to my front at the most opportune moment, and this last charge met the same disastrous fate that had befallen those preceding. Having received an order from General Jackson to endeavor to avoid a general engagement, my commanders of brigades contented themselves with repulsing the enemy and following them up but a few hundred yards. General J. E. B. Stuart says in his report, dated February 28th, 1863: . . . I met with the head of General Longstreet's column between Hay Market and Gainesville, and there communicated to the commanding general General Jackson's position and the enemy's. I then passed the cavalry through the column so as to place it on Longstreet's right flank, and advanced directly toward Manassas, while the column kept directly down the pike to join General Jackson's right. I selected a fine position for a battery on the right, and one having been sent to me, I
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Minor operations of the South Atlantic squadron under Du Pont. (search)
ats, under Lieutenant-Commander Davis, the Montauk steamed up to a position 150 yards below the obstructions and came to anchor, her attendant gun-boats, the Seneca, Wissahickon, Dawn, and Williams, anchoring a mile astern of her. The bombardment continued for four hours, until all the Montauk's shells had been expended. Lying thus close under the fire of the fort, the The monitor Montauk destroying the Confederate privateer Nashville, near Fort McAllister, Ogeechee River, Georgia, February 28, 1863. monitor was repeatedly hit, and nearly all the enemy's shot that did not hit came within a few feet of her. She was entirely uninjured. On the other hand, it was not apparent that any serious damage had been done to the fort, though its fire gradually slackened. The attack was renewed on the 1st of February, but at a greater distance, owing to the state of the tide. The monitor's shells appeared to do good execution in tearing up the parapets, but the Confederates, by constantly m
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Du Pont's attack at Charleston. (search)
863, sent that officer in the Montauk, supported by the gun-boats Wissahickon, Lieutenant-Commander John Lee Davis; the Seneca, Lieutenant-Commander William Gibson; and the Dawn, Lieutenant-Commander John S. Barnes, to try her powers against the earth-works of Fort McAllister, on the Ogeechee River, behind which the Confederate steamer Nashville was waiting for an opportunity to sail, on a cruise of pillage and destruction, against our ships of commerce upon the high seas. On the 28th of February, 1863, Captain Worden was so fortunate as to find the Nashville, aground, near Fort McAllister, and to approach within twelve hundred yards of her. He was able to set her on fire and destroy her with his shells, while he patiently endured the fire of the batteries, giving his whole attention to the cruiser. The so-called Alabama claims were much diminished by this episode of Worden's, characterized by his usual skill and judgment. The Monttauk, in retiring from the fort, was injured by a
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
ush the Indians, but the latter were too numerous to suffer more than partial disasters here and there. Sibley attacked a large force of Indians, under Little Crow, at Wood Lake, and drove them into Dakota, with a loss of five hundred of their number made prisoners. These were tried by court-martial, and three hundred of them were found guilty and sentenced to be hanged. Their execution was stayed by the President. Finally, thirty-seven of the worst offenders were hanged at Markato, Feb. 28, 1863. and the remainder were released. But the Sioux War was not ended until the following summer, 1863. when General Pope took command of the Department, picketed the line of settlements in the far Northwest with two thousand soldiers, and took vigorous measures to disperse the hostile. bands. In June, Sibley moved westward from Fort Snelling, and General Sully went up the Missouri River to co-operate with him. Both fought and drove the savages at different places, and finally scattered t
Doc. 126.-General Lee's order in reference, to operations in Virginia, in 1862. headquarters army of Northern Virginia, February 28, 1863. General orders, No. 29. The General Commanding announces to the army the series of successes of the cavalry of Northern Virginia during the winter months, in spite of the obstacles of almost impassable roads, limited forage, and inclement weather. 1. About the first of December, General Hampton, with a detachment of his brigade, crossed the Upper Rappahannock, surprised two squadrons of Union cavalry, captured several commissioned officers, and about one hundred men, with their horses, arms, colors, and accoutrements, without loss on his part. 2. On the fourth of December, under the direction of Colonel Beale and Major Waller, with a detachment of sixty dismounted men of the Ninth Virginia cavalry, Gen. William F. Lee's brigade crossed the Rappahannock below Port Royal, in skiffs, attacked the enemy's cavalry pickets, captured f
omplished both, through the zeal and vigilance of my gunboat captains mentioned above, and the quick perception and rapid execution of Commander Worden, who has thus added to his already brilliant services. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, S. F. Du Pont, Rear Admiral, Commanding South-Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C. Commander Worden's report. United States iron-clad Montauk, Ogeechee River, Georgia, February 28, 1863. sir: I have the honor to report that yesterday evening the enemy's steamer Nashville was observed by me in motion, above the battery known as Fort McAllister. A reconnoissance immediately made proved that in moving up the river she had grounded in that part of the river known as the Seven Miles' Reach. Believing that I could, by approaching close to the battery, reach and destroy her with my battery, I moved up at daylight this morning, accompanied by the blockading fleet in thes
Doc. 146.-battle at Murfreesboro, Tenn. Lieut.-General Polk's official report. headquarters Polk's corps D'Armer, army of Tennessee, Shelbyville, February 28, 1863. To Colonel G. W. Brent, A. A.G.: sir: I have the honor to submit the following official report of the operations of my corps in the battles on Stone River in front of Murfreesboro. One of my brigades, that of Gen. Maney, was on outpost duty in front of Stewart's Creek, and, with a cavalry brigade under Gen. Wheeler, was held in observation. The enemy made a general forward movement on the twenty-sixth in their immediate front, and they were ordered to retire slowly upon the line of battle which the General Commanding had decided to adopt on Stone River, a short distance from Murfreesboro. On the evening of the twenty-eighth my brigade struck their tents and retired their baggage-trains to the rear, and on the morning of the twenty-ninth they were placed in line of battle. As the brigades composing
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