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George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 574 574 Browse Search
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hese was a continuous line completely encircling the town, at a distance of three miles. It consisted of epaulements, arranged generally for field artillery, sometimes in embrasure, sometimes in barbette, and connected by rifletrench. These works were not extended to the southern bank until after Butler's attack on Drury's Bluff in May, 1864, when the rebels, fearing another advance from the same direction, completed the line. It was never attacked except by reconnoitring forces in 1864 and 1865. The third line, starting from the river above the town, and crossing the country at a general distance of six miles from Richmond, reached to the bluffs overlooking the valley of the Chickahominy, the crests of which it followed for a while, and then took an easterly course, striking the James again, at the strong entrenched position on Chapin's Farm, opposite Drury's Bluff. This was the line occupied by the rebel armies during the last year of the war, and attained a high stage of devel
lock P. M. General McArthur sent word that he could carry the hill on his right by assault. Major-General Thomas being present, the matter was referred to him, and I was requested to delay the movement until he could hear from General Schofield, to whom he had sent. General McArthur not receiving any reply, and fearing if the attack should be longer delayed, the enemy would use the night to strengthen his works, directed the first brigade to storm the hill.—A. J. Smith's Report, January 10, 1865. The troops pressed on with splendid ardor, sweeping up the hill, through mud and thickets, and over stone walls and earthworks. Powder and lead, said the rebels, could not resist such a charge. Prisoners were taken by the regiment, and artillery, by batteries. Immediately, Smith and Schofield moved their entire commands, and carried everything before them. A panic seized the rebel left; the line was broken irreparably in a dozen places; literally, all the artillery and thousands of pri
while about eight hundred reserves were at Sugar Loaf, five miles up the peninsula. Whiting's letter to Butler, February 28, 1865.—Report on Conduct of the War, 1865, Vol. II. The arrival of the double fleet, however, was at once discovered, and reinforcements were promptly forwarded from Richmond. On the 19th, General Whitinhing to prevent compliance with it. There would have been difficulties at that season of the year. Weitzel's Testimony. Report of Committee on Conduct of the War, 1865, Vol. II, Fort Fisher Expedition, page 79. and, as he was able to get all his force aboard except Curtis's command, he could certainly have put them ashore. Tho observe the national movements. Pollard's Lost Cause, and Southern History of the War; also, correspondence of the London Times.—Charleston and Wilmington, 1864-5. Porter this day pursued a somewhat different plan from that he had adopted at the first bombardment. At half-past 7 on the 13th, he sent the iron-clads in alon
t even among themselves. But there was always this dark shadow of what was possible hanging over them. There was the absolute destruction of slave property inevitable; there was the anxiety what to do with the slaves, and what the slaves might do with themselves. This condition had existed since the beginning of the war, but as the drain upon the troops became greater, and the demand could no longer be supplied, the arming of the blacks began to be discussed, and, in the winter of 1864 and 1865, it was one of the great questions that agitated the public mind throughout the Confederacy. The blacks had been useful soldiers for the Northern armies; why should they not be made to fight for their masters? it was asked. Of course, there was the immediate query whether they would fight to keep themselves in slavery; and this opened up a subject into which those who discussed it were afraid to look. Nevertheless, it seemed unavoidable that a black conscription should be attempted. Ther
an the risk of exasperating the victors; thus saving his military pride at the expense of his military honor. He did not attempt to protect the miserable wretches whom he abandoned, a prey to all the anguish of expectation and despair. His generals followed his example and his orders; What I did was in obedience to positive orders that had been given to me. . . . I did not exceed, but fell short of my instructions.—Letter of General Ewell, written at Fort Monroe while he was a prisoner. 1865. they withdrew after dark, and set fire to the warehouses in the most crowded part of the city as they fled; and when night came on the rebellion went down under an accumulation of agony and dread such as the world has seldom seen. When the news first spread that Richmond was to be evacuated, it was disbelieved. The citizens, we have seen, had been kept in utter ignorance of their danger, and even supposed a victory had been achieved. But the preparations at the Jefferson Davis house an
,2314,75438778,20681,6326,3535,51945,68557,557 Nov.Army of the James1,01112563231,22230,5192,2872,21813535,15936,3812,2012,44524,52029,166 Total3,726681162794,64892,35313,5186,972522113,365118,0138,5547,96470,20586,723 Dec.Army of the Potomac.3,550786136694,54180,27614,4345,392448100,550105,0916,6146,61060,93874,162 Dec.Army of the James1,22918679181,51236,0943,2422,75821342,30743,8193,3602,97229,87036,202 Total4,779972215776,053116,37017,6768,150661142,857148,9109,9749,58290,808110,364 1865. Jan.Army of the Potomac.3,489825119594,49282,82114,7675,405438103,431107,9236,9847,95765,47280,413 Jan.Army of the James1,24616870211,50535,4782,8023,30518041,76543,2703,4692,80330,36836,640 Total4,735993189805,997128,29917,5698,710615145,196151,19310,45310,76095,840117,053 Feb.Army of the Potomac.3,655804121574,63783,82314,2285,177547103,775108,4126,9067,18266,59580,683 Feb.Army of the James1,21917759141,46934,7302,3891,93914639,20440,6732,9582,38430,48635,828 Total4,874981180716,10611
is important to get the Confederate armies to their homes as well as our own. I am, with great respect, your obedient servant, W. T. Sherman, Major-General commanding. Memorandum, or basis of agreement, made this 18th day of April, A. D. , 1865, near Durham's station, in the state of North Carolina, by and between General Joseph E. Johnston, commanding the Confederate army, and Major-General William T. Sherman, commanding the army of the United States in North Carolina, both present: 213,75119,435 Cavalry Corps, from May 9th, 1864, to April 8th, 18652527070763591,6222,809 This embraces the casualties in various minor engagements, actions, &c., in connection with the operations of the army during the campaigns of 1864 and 1865, such as Black water, Jarrott's Station, Nottaway Bridge, Piney Branch Ford, North Anna, Chola Depot, Milford Station, Ashland, Hawe's Shop, Deep Creek, Roanoke Station, Columbia Grove, Stoney Creek Station, White Oak Swamp, Saint Mary's Church, W
202-210; orders Schofield's retreat to Nashville, 214; further delay of; 215-242; Grant's peremptory orders to, 234; Grant suggests suspension of 239; complaints of, 242; ordered by Grant to be relieved by Schofield, 242: correspondence with Grant and Halleck 244, 245; at battle of Nashville, 249-260; pursuit of Hood 261; congratulated by Grant, Lincoln, and Stanton, 262; promoted to major-generalcy, 268; proposes to go into winter quarters, 270; movement forbidden by Grant, 270; delays in 1865, 392, 411; observations on military character, 274; slowness of, 279, 365,411; breaking up of army of, 365, delays in action embarrassing to Grant, 391, 393. Tilghman, General Lloyd, retreats from Paducah, i., 12, capture of, at Fort: Henry, 30; death at Champion's hill, 271. Tom's brook, battle of, III., 86. Torbert, General A. T. A., in Sheridan's expedition to Trevillian, II., 393, 394; at battle of Winchester, III., 30; at battle of Fisher's hill, 31; sent to Newmarket, 32; at T