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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
s accompanied with a statement of the mortality which was hurrying so many Federal prisoners at Andersonville to the grave. On the 22d day of August, 1864, not having heard anything in response, I addressed a communication to Major-General E. A. Hitchcock, United States Commissioner of Exchange, covering a copy of the foregoing letter to General Mulford, and requesting an acceptance of my propositions. No answer was received to either of these letters. General Mulford, on the 31st day of August, 1864, informed me in writing that he had no communication on the subject from the United States authorities, and that he was not at that time authorized to make any answer. This offer, which would have instantly restored to freedom thousands of suffering captives — which would have released every Federal soldier in confinement in Confederate prisons — was not even noticed. Was that because the Federal officials did not deem it worthy of a reply, or because they feared to make one? A
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Grand movement of the Army of the Potomac- crossing the Rapidan-entering the Wilderness- battle of the Wilderness (search)
J. Hunt, commanding Artillery. Reserve, Col. H. S. Burton. First Brigade, Col. J. H. Kitching. Second Brigade, Maj. J. A. Tompkins. First Brig. Horse Art., Capt. J. M. Robertson. Second Brigade Horse Art., Capt. D. R. Ransom. Third Brigade, Maj. R. H. Fitzhugh. General Headquarters Provost Guard, Brig.-Gen. M. R. Patrick. Volunteer Engineers, Brig.-Gen. H. W. Benham. Confederate Army. organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General Robert E. Lee, August 31st, 1864. First Army corps: Lieut.-Gen. R. H. Anderson, Commaanding. [Longstreet until wounded] Maj.-Gen. Geo. E. Pickett's division. Brig.-Gen. Seth M. Barton's Brigade. Brig.-Gen. M. D. Corse's Brigade. Brig.-Gen. Eppa Hunton's Brigade. Brig.-Gen. Wm. R. Terry's Brigade. Maj.-Gen. C. W. Field's division. (b) Brig.-Gen. G. T. Anderson's Brigade. Brig.-Gen. E. M. Law's (c)) Brigade. Brig.-Gen. John Bratton's Brigade. Maj.-Gen. J. B. Kershaw's division. (d) Brig.-Gen. W. T. Wofford
urnalists and party leaders were untiring in their efforts. General Logan was known as a War Democrat, and they expected he would support McClellan. They wrote him earnest letters, and appealed to him, the moment Atlanta had fallen, in such communications as the following, which was from one of the ablest journalists ever in Illinois, and a devoted friend and mentor of Senator Stephen A. Douglas during his eventful life: office of the Chicago post, 93 Washington Street, Chicago, August 31 , 1864. dear General:-- I enclose you a copy of the platform adopted by the convention. I want you, as a Democrat, to write a letter indorsing your fellow soldier, patriot, and Democrat. You never failed yet to meet any demand that the Democratic party or your country ever made upon your talents, or even your life. Will you refuse both when they jointly ask your voice in the election? In God's name, dear Logan, by all your hopes for your country and yourself, let not the Democracy ask y
ix large vessels. I bid it God-speed with all my heart; I want the North to feel the war to its core, and then it will end, and not before. August 22d, 1864. Just been on a shopping expedition for my sister and niece, and spent $1,500 in about an hour. I gave $110 for ladies' morocco boots; $22 per yard for linen; $5 apiece for spools of cotton; $5 for a paper of pins, etc. It would be utterly absurd, except that it is melancholy, to see our currency depreciating so rapidly. August 31st, 1864. The last day of this exciting, troubled summer of 1864. How many young spirits have fled-how many bleeding, breaking hearts have been left upon earth, from the sanguinary work of this summer! Grant still remains near Petersburg; still by that means is he besieging Richmond. He has been baffled at all points, and yet his indomitable perseverance knows no bounds. Sherman still besieges Atlanta. God help us! We are again troubled in mind and body about engaging rooms; we fin
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 3 (search)
9, 1864.Wheeler's raid to North Georgia and East Tennessee, with combats at Dalton (August 14-15) and other points. Aug. 15, 1864.Skirmishes at Sandtown and Fairburn. Aug. 18-22, 1864.Kilpatrick's raid from Sandtown to Lovejoy's Station, with combats at Camp Creek (18th), Red Oak (19th), Flint River (19th), Jonesborough (19th), and Lovejoy's Station (20th). Aug. 22, 1864.Bvt. Maj. Gen. Jefferson C. Davis, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Fourteenth Army Corps. Aug. 26-Sept. 4, 1864.Operations at the Chattahoochee railroad bridge and at Pace's and Turner's Ferries, with skirmishes. Aug. 27, 1864.Maj. Gen. Henry W. Slocum, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Twentieth Army Corps. Aug. 29, 1864.Skirmish near Red Oak. Aug. 30, 1864.Skirmish near East Point. Action at Flint River Bridge. Aug. 31, 1864.Skirmish near Rough and Ready Station. Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 1864.Battle of Jonesborough. Sept. 2, 1864.Union occupation of Atlanta. Sept. 2-5, 1864.Actions at Lovejoy's Station.
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 182 (search)
with roads. Day very hot and clear. No men lost to-day. note.-The following received to-day: headquarters Army of the Cumberland, Poplar Springs, Ga., August 31, 1864. Maj. Gen. D. S. Stanley, Commanding Fourth Army Corps: General: The major-general commanding directs that the following letter of instructions from Mamation and guidance. Yours, respectfully, Wm. D. Whipple, Assistant Adjutant-General. headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, In the Field, August 31, 1864. General Thomas: I send you for perusal Howard's letter of 3 a. m. He did not get the road, though I doubt not he is too close for the comfort of the enemy m., our working parties commenced to destroy the railroad. 4.30 a. m., received note from department headquarters, of which following is a copy: Renfroe's, August 31, 1864. Maj. Gen. D. S. Stanley, Commanding Fourth Army Corps: General: The major-general commanding directs that to-morrow morning early you commence the des
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of General Patton Anderson of operations of his division from 30th of July to 31st of August, 1864, including the battle of Jonesboro, Georgia. (search)
Report of General Patton Anderson of operations of his division from 30th of July to 31st of August, 1864, including the battle of Jonesboro, Georgia. [From the original unpublished Ms. in archives of the Southern Historical Society.] Monticello, Florida, February 9th, 1865. In compliance with circular order from Headquarters Lee's Corps, dated January 24th, 1864-a copy of which reached me by mail on yesterday — I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the division I commanded from the 30th of July to the 31st of August, inclusive: On the 28th of July, 1864, Hindman's division, of Lee's corps, was hotly engaged with the enemy about three miles from Atlanta, on the Lickskillet road and near the poorhouse. In that engagement the division lost in killed, wounded and missing upwards of five hundred men and officers. On the 29th I was assigned to, and on the 30th assumed, the command of the division, consisting of Sharp's and Brantley's brigades o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A correction of General Patton Andersons report of the battle of Jonesboro, Ga. (search)
e to events of the war.] Letter from General Clayton. Clayton, Ala., December 31, 1877. Rev. J. Wm. Jones, Secretary, &c., Richmond, Va.: Dear sir: My attention has been called to a report of the battle of Jonesboroa, Ga., on the 31st August, 1864, by General Patton Anderson, and especially to a statement which, if suffered to pass unnoticed, may do injustice to the officers and men of the Thirteenth Louisiana regiment, of Gibson's brigade. I can best notice it by copying from my own J. Wm. Jones, Secretary, Richmond, Va.: Dear sir: My attention has been called by a member of the Thirteenth Louisiana regiment, writing from New Orleans, to a criticism by General Anderson in his report of the battle of Jonesboroa, Ga., August 31, 1864, published in the November number of the Southern Historical Magazine, that might be construed to reflect upon that regiment. It will be observed, by referring to the report, that General Anderson expresses his own doubt as to the correct
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 14: Sherman's campaign in Georgia. (search)
e from Jonesboroa, approached it at that point. He encountered strong and entirely unexpected opposition, while Schofield felt none. The reason was that Hood, on account of Kilpatrick's raid, had divided his army, and sent one half of it to Jonesboroa, under Hardee, and with the remainder he held the defenses of Atlanta, and was too weak to attempt to strike Schofield under the vigilant eye of Slocum. Howard fought gallantly at the passage of the Flint, and on the following morning Aug. 31, 1864. found himself in the presence of a very formidable antagonist. Placing his army in battle order, with the Fifteenth (Blair's) Corps in the center, and the Sixteenth and Seventeenth on its flanks, while the men, as usual, cast up rude breastworks in front, he awaited an expected attack. It came very soon, for Hardee, hoping to crush Howard before he could receive re-enforcements, threw upon him, as quickly as possible, the weight of his own and Lee's column. He failed to effect his pu
ellton, Ga., Sept. 10, 1864 7 Stone's River, Tenn. 48 Pulaski, Tenn., Sept. 27, 1864 8 Manchester, Tenn. 1 Waynesboro, Ga., Nov. 28, 1864 6 Shelbyville Road, Tenn. 1 Louisville, Ga., Dec. 1, 1864 2 Middleton, Tenn., June 30, 1863 1 Sherman's March, Ga. 3 Winchester, Tenn., Sept. 14, 1863 1 Rockingham, N. C., March 7, 1865 2 Chickamauga, Ga. 14 Fayetteville, N. C., March 9, 1865 1 Fairburn, Ga., Aug. 19, 1864 2 Averasboro, N. C., March 16, 1865 17 Flint River, Ga., Aug. 31, 1864 1 Mount Olive, N. C., March 19, 1865 1 Jonesboro, Ga. 2 Owensburg, N. C., April 6, 1865 2 Atlanta Campaign 5 The Carolinas 3 Guerrillas 3 Place unknown 5 Present, also, at Liberty Gap; Chattanooga; Lovejoy's Station; Reynolds's Farm; Milledgeville; Savannah; Aiken; Bentonville; Raleigh; Morrisville. This regiment was organized as infantry, and it served as such at Shiloh and Stone's River; but, in April, 1863, the men were mounted, after which it served as mounted infan
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