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W. F. Smith, who joined me at Boonsboro, just prior to the withdrawal of the confederate army. In conclusion, I desire to return my thanks to my staff, general and personal, to each and all of whom I was indebted for unremitting activity and most efficient assistance. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Geo. G. Meade, Major-General Commanding. Brigadier-General L. Thomas, Adjutant-General U. S. A. General R. E. Lee's report. headquarters army of Northern Virginia, July 31, 1863. General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General, Richmond, Va.: General: I have the honor to submit the following outline of the recent operations of this army for the information of the department: The position occupied by the enemy opposite Fredericksburgh being one in which he could not be attacked to advantage, it was determined to draw him from it. The execution of this purpose embraced the relief of the Shenandoah Valley from the troops that had occupied the lower part of
Doc. 189.-Morgan's invasion of Indiana. A rebel official narrative. Richmond, Va., Friday, July 31, 1863. To the Editors of the Enquirer: Messrs. Editors: As much interest has been manifested in reference to the recent raid of General Morgan, I have thought it but right to add my mite to assist in appeasing the appetite of the public who are eagerly devouring every morsel or crumb of news coming from General Morgan's command. Sincerely sorry that the Federal gunboats cut off the finishing of the account, I shall at once commence. The command of General J. H. Morgan, consisting of detachments from two brigades, numbering two thousand and twenty-eight effective men, with four pieces of artillery--two Parrotts and two howitzers — left Sparta, Tenn., on the twenty-seventh of June, crossed the Cumberland near Burkesville on the second of July, finished crossing at daylight on the third. Means of transportation — canoes and dug-outs, improvised for the occasion. Were met
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 4.53 (search)
one else. Such things sometimes occur to us without any fault of our own. Take it all together, your short campaign has proved your superior generalship, and you merit, as you will receive, the confidence of the Government and the gratitude of the country. I need not assure you, General, that I have lost none of the confidence which I felt in you when I recommended you for the command. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, H. W. Halleck. [Unofficial.] headquarters, A. P., July 31, 1863. Major-General Halleck, General-in-Chief. my dear General: I thank you most sincerely and heartily for your kind and generous letter of the 28th inst., received last evening. It would be wrong in me to deny that I feared there existed in the minds both of the President and yourself an idea that I had failed to do what another would and could have done in the withdrawal of Lee's army. The expression you have been pleased to use in a letter, to wit, a feeling of disappointment, is one
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
re in a strong position on Cemetery Hill, anxiously awaiting the arrival of re-enforcements from the scattered corps of the Army of the Potomac, then on the way. So ended, in the defeat of the Unionists, the severe engagement July 1, 1868. preliminary to the great battle of Gettysburg, for the cautious Lee, ignorant of the number of the troops of his adversary present or near at hand, prudently awaited the arrival of the rest of his Army. see Lee's Report of the battle of Gettysburg, July 31, 1863. in that Report he says he had not intended to fight a General battle so far away from his base, but being unexpectedly confronted by the Federal Army, it became a matter of difficulty to withdraw through the mountains with the large trains. when General Meade, at Taneytown, thirteen miles distant, heard of the death of Reynolds, he ordered General Hancock, the junior of Howard in rank, to leave his corps with General Gibbons, hasten to Gettysburg, and assume the chief command, at t
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
y efforts of the officers and men of the North Atlantic squadron, and to mention all those who in any way distinguished themselves or scored a good point on the enemy, we feel obliged to omit many accounts of expeditions which would take up the place of more important matters having a greater bearing on the war. Therefore, we will confine ourselves to such expeditions as accomplished important results. Our pages are limited, and we desire to make them as bright as possible. On the 31st of July, 1863, the steamer Kate, belonging to the Confederates, while going into Wilmington, was driven on Smith's Island Beach by the gun-boat Penobscot, but was eventually floated off by the enemy, and towed under the batteries at New Inlet. Early in the morning of the 1st of August, the blockading vessels, James Adger, Mount Vernon and Iroquois, approached, and the Mount Vernon, discovering the condition of the Confederate steamer, reported it to Captain Case, of the Iroquois. This officer im
Totals 5 154 159 1 130 131 2,230 Total of killed and wounded, 567; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 39. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. Clark's Hollow, W. Va. 6 Winchester, Va., July 24, 1864 16 Parisburg, W. Va. 1 Strasburg, Va. 1 South Mountain, Md. 44 Halltown, Va. 2 Antietam, Md. 14 Berryville, Va. 5 In action, Nov. 3, 1862, W. Va. 1 Opequon, Va. 10 In action, Dec. 17, 1862, W. Va. 1 Fisher's Hill, Va. 3 Morris's Mills, W. Va., July 31, 1863 2 Cedar Creek, Va. 15 Cloyd's Mountain, W. Va. 35 Cabletown, Va. 1 Lynchburg, Va. 2     Present, also, at Carnifex Ferry, W. Va.; Princeton, W. Va.; Morgan's Raid, O. notes.--A regiment remarkable for the famous names of its various connmanders, while others with brilliant National reputations also appeared on its rolls in subordinate capacities. It was mustered — in for three years, on the 11th of June, 1861, at Columbus, O., leaving the State in July, and proceeding to
n set fire to the houses, and their occupants got bodily, a taste in this world of the flames eternal. The Government of the United States has wisely seen fit to enlist many thousand colored citizens to aid in putting down the rebellion, and has placed them on the same footing in all respects, as her white troops. The orders of the President are so just, full, and clear, that I inclose a copy for your consideration: war Department, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, D. C., July 31, 1863. General orders, No. 252. The following order from the President is published for the information and government of all concerned: Executive mansion, Washington, D. C., July 30, 1863. It is the duty of every government to give protection to its citizens of whatever class, color, or condition, and especially to those organized as soldiers in the public service. The law of nations, and the usages and customs of war, as carried on by civilized powers, permit no distinction a
Moore, Company B, mortally shot in right side. Corporal William B. Hazlep, Company B, in right shoulder joint; recovering. Sergeant James G. Grady, Company L, First Minnesota mounted rifles; flesh wound in thigh. Making eight deaths by wounds or casualties, and two slightly wounded. General Sibley's order. The following order was read on dress parade on the evening of July thirty-first: headquarters District of Minnesota, Department of the North-West, Camp Slaughter, July 31, 1863. To the Officers and Soldiers of the Expeditionary Forces in Camp: General order No. 51: in the field.--It is proper for the Brigadier-General commanding to announce to you that the march to the ,west and south is completed, and that on tomorrow the column will proceed homeward, to discharge such other duties connected with the objects of the expedition, on the way, as may from time to time present themselves. In making this announcement, General Sibley expresses also his high grat
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Gettysburg campaign--official reports. (search)
e remainder of the Confederate reports of the Gettysburg campaign, and propose to publish from time to time the division and brigade reports which we have not yet published, so that our Papers may contain the full official history of the Confederate operations in that great campaign. Report of General Edward Johnson. headquarters Johnson's division, September 30th, 1863. Major — I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my division from June 15th to July 31st, 1863, embracing the campaign in Pennsylvania and battle of Gettysburg. My division comprised the Stonewall brigade, Brigadier-Gen-J. A. Walker, consisting of the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Twenty-seventh and Thirty-third Virginia regiments, commanded respectively by Colonel Nadenbousch, Major Terry, Colonel Funk, Lieutenant-Colonel Shriver and Captain Golliday; J. M. Jones' brigade, consisting of the Twenty-first, Twenty-fifth, Forty-second, Forty-fourth, Forty-eighth and Fiftieth Virginia re
utionize the state. At the same time, no man was allowed to be a candidate or to receive any votes unless he was a well-known advocate of the government of the United States. It will be seen that these measures excluded the largest portion of the former Democratic party, although they might be practically Union men, and placed everything in the hands of the administration party, where, by the use of similar machinery, it remained a great many years after the war closed. Meantime, on July 31, 1863, the commanding general of the Department of the Ohio issued an order declaring the state under martial law, and said, It is for the purpose, only, of protecting, if necessary, the rights of loyal citizens and the freedom of elections. He would have more correctly said, It is for the purpose of enforcing and securing a majority for the candidates of my views. The general in command in the western part of the state issued an order to regulate the election in that quarter, and the colon
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