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twenty-sixth, 1812, entitled, An act for the more perfect organization of the army of the United States, enacts that the military establishment authorized by law previous to the twelfth day of April, 1808, and the additional military force raised by virtue of the act of April twelfth, 1808, be, and the same are hereby incorporated, etc. While upon this subject of distinct corps it may be pertinent to make the following observation: The appointments of Generals McClellan, Fremont, Butler, Banks, and Dix were virtually all made in May, and were made generally known in the public journals of that month. At that time, under the law (see ninety-eighth Article of War) and under immemorial usage, officers of the regular army ranked those of the militia or volunteers, and this usage was carried out through all the details. of service. The regular troops as a body were always placed on the right ranking position, the marine corps next in order, and in the extreme left the militia or v
, who had just returned from the headquarters of General Banks, told his staff that they were to be in motion an before stated, planned the whole assault after General Banks's order to advance was received by him. Hence thunder the general plan of attack, as directed by General Banks, Generals Augur and Dwight were to make feints ovices from Port Hudson to the twentieth instant. General Banks on the fifteenth instant issued a congratulatoryn, who promises to reinforce Port Hudson and capture Banks's entire army, if the place would hold out until theing Tuesday. This may be a ruse, however, to induce Banks to make an immediate assault, that he may be repulseen them many tons of iron, the firing ceased, and Gen. Banks sent, by a flag of truce, an order to surrender, to you, but the order inclosed will explain it. [General Banks's call for a thousand volunteers to storm the foe night. On the eighteenth came the call from General Banks for a thousand stormers, and four officers and f
Hard Times, the Ninth, Tenth, and Twelfth divisions disembarked, and together with the Fourteenth division, crossed over the point opposite Grand Gulf that evening and night to D'Schron's. The same night the gunboats, transports, and barges ran the blockade at Grand Gulf, and landed at D'Schron's. If the attack upon Grand Gulf had succeeded, it would have secured either or both of two objects. First, a base for operations against the rear of Vicksburgh; second, safety in reinforcing General Banks at Port Hudson; but failing, it became important to gain a footing at some other favorable point. The reconnoissance made by my cavalry, in pursuance of Major-General Grant's order, indicated Bruinsburgh to be the point. Hence, embarking on the morning of the thirtieth my corps immediately proceeded to that place, and disembarked before noon. Only halting long enough to draw and distribute three days rations, at four o'clock all my corps, except the cavalry on the opposite side of t
sh at New-Orleans, and they are confident that Banks will be compelled to raise the siege of Port He. I think they are in earnest, and I do hope Banks and his advisers are aware of and are equal ton only hear rumors of what is going on between Banks and Taylor, at Vicksburgh, on the Cumberland, ating bag and baggage toward Texas, pursued by Banks's victorious forces. Yesterday and to-day theplace will be entirely evacuated. I only hope Banks comes up before they get through their work hee of our men; and it is this sudden release of Banks's troops, the energy with which they have beenhile the last surrendered on the eighth to General Banks, just as the lists of volunteers for the muld send fifteen thousand men to reenforce General Banks's worn-out army, by which means Banks coulBanks could capture or annihilate Taylor and Sibley, and render his authority secure through the whole departr Meade! General Weitzel, with the advance of Banks's army, is expected here this afternoon. A [1 more...]
sible that a route might be opened in that direction which would enable me to cooperate with General Banks at Port Hudson. By the Yazoo Pass route I only expected at first to get into the Yazoo bynance stores before moving, and, in the mean time, to detach an army corps to cooperate with General Banks on Port Hudson, and effect a junction of our forces. About this time, I received a letter from General Banks giving his position west of the Mississippi River, and stating that he could return to Baton Rouge by the tenth of May; that by the reduction of Port Hudson he could join me with ne, with another division was at Haines' s Bluff, and part of the Ninth army corps, under Major-General Banks, stretching between Haines's Bluff and Osterhaus's position. As there was some anticip of the Mississippi. General Grant has some days since despatched an offer of assistance to General Banks in anticipation of this result. It is probable that a few days more will see a fleet of tra
nnessee, near Vicksburgh, July 4. To Major-General N. P. Banks, Commanding Department of the Gulf: Very respectfully, your obedient servant, N. P. Banks, Major-General Commanding. Port Hudson, July 8. To Major-General Banks, Commanding U. S. Forces: General: I have the honor to acknowledge States service as may be designated by Major-General Banks, with the ordinary formalities of rendiin the bright light of a waning moon, from General Banks's headquarters; and I heard the voice of Cck, General Andrews, Chief of the Staff of General Banks, made his grand entrance into the rebel fol Augur, on his way to the headquarters of General Banks. He and his staff seemed to be quite at harmy — in looking at the gay cavalcade, as General Banks and staff, with a full escort, accompaniedonderful rapidity and dexterity with which General Banks wheeled his army round from Alexandria andagainst them. At this juncture came out General Banks's call for a storming party of one thousan[5 more...]
t is still above. The troops are leaving very fast;----all gone but Lieutenant-General Beale's brigade and the artillery. May 7.--Upper fleet gone. Rumors of fighting in Virginia. Jackson and A. P. Hill seriously wounded; Generals Smith and Banks are said to have fought. Banks lost ten thousand men, and badly whipped. May 8.--Several boats below. A transport is towing mortar-boats behind the point;----five in number. One ship and one sloop below, and the Essex. They commenced a bomBanks lost ten thousand men, and badly whipped. May 8.--Several boats below. A transport is towing mortar-boats behind the point;----five in number. One ship and one sloop below, and the Essex. They commenced a bombardment. May 9.--False alarm last night. Yanks shelled some, and are shelling to-day occasionally. Five mortars are planted behind the point. May 10.--Yanks bombarded the latter portion of the night. Had an artillery skirmish this morning. We had one lieutenant and two privates killed and several wounded. May 11.--Morman found a dead Yankee floating down the river, and secured a gold watch and chain, also thirty-seven dollars in greenbacks. May 12.--I was below last night on th
the enemy made the attack, and their storming party got into the fort; but the gunboats opened a flanking fire above and below the fort, hurling destruction into the rebel ranks and driving back the supporting party, so that they broke and fled, and the twenty who entered the fort were captured. At ten minutes to five A. M., the rebels (Texans) fell back in great rage, vowing vengeance. I had in the mean time ordered up the Monongahela, Commander Read, and General Emory first, and then General Banks sent forward reinforcements. General Stone is now in command there, and the place is perfectly secure. The prisoners arrived from Donaldsonville number one hundred and twenty-four--among which are one lieutenant-colonel, two majors, two captains, and five lieutenants. Our forces have buried sixty-nine rebel dead, and are still employed, calculating there are about one hundred. Colonel Phillips is among the number of the rebel dead. All of which is respectfully submitted by your o
it was reported by the cavalry scouts that General Banks, who had recently completed his Teche campcting any damage. On the twenty-eighth, General Banks sent a flag proposing a cessation of hostiof June, a communication was received from General Banks, demanding the unconditional surrender of despatches were in cipher, it is probable that Banks exaggerated the amount of information he had dnd of that time General Gardner sent a flag to Banks, requesting that he would remove them. Banks Banks replied that he had no dead there. General Gardner then directed General Beale to send a flag to Gblown from head to foot. It was surmised that Banks was unwilling that his men should witness the fit for duty. A communication was sent to General Banks, stating what had been heard from the men,ieutenant-Colonel Smith were appointed. General Banks demanded an unconditional surrender, as infor a parole of the garrison was refused. General Banks said he would grant such terms with the gr[4 more...]
d by Major-General B. F. Butler, U. S. volunteers, over the following officers, or any one of them, namely, Major-General Geo. B. McClellan, U. S. Army; Major-General J. C. Fremont, U. S. Army; Major-General J. A. Dix, U. S. volunteers, Major-General N. P. Banks, U. S. volunteers, have reported that in compliance with said orders they have examined he law and facts involved in the question referred to them, and the arguments submitted thereupon, and find as follows: The Board, after careful nts submitted therefrom, unanimously find, the question having been separately submitted as to the precedence in point of rank of each of them, that Major-Generals Geo. B. McClellan and J. C. Fremont, U. S. A., and Major-Generals J. A. Dix and N. P. Banks, U. S. V., have precedence respectively in point of rank over Major-General B. F. Butler, U. S. V. Jos. G. Totten, Brigadier-General and Chief of Engineers. J. H. Martindale, Brigadier-General and Military Governor, D. C. E. D. Townsend, As
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