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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 1: operations in Virginia.--battle of Chancellorsville.--siege of Suffolk. (search)
ordinary march of thirty-seven miles in two days, with artillery and baggage, over heavy roads and across two rivers, with a loss of not more than half a dozen men. Meanwhile portions of Couch's corps (Second) had been waiting in concealment near Banks's and United States Fords, leaving the remainder, under General Gibbon, at Falmouth, in full view of the Confederates, so as to conceal the movement. So soon as the other three corps were making their way toward the Rapid Anna, the detachment ofhing, until about six Region of military operations from the 27th of April to the. 6th of May, 1863. o'clock, when the Confederates made a general attack. Sedgwick's forces, after a short but obstinate defense, gave way, and he retired toward Banks's Ford, pursued as vigorously as the nature of the country (hilly, furrowed by ravines, and thick-wooded) allowed, until dark, when the chase ended. Before morning, Sedgwick, with the remnant of his corps, passed to the north side of the Rappaha
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
the commission of Lieutenant-General. Recent events had greatly inspirited the Confederates, and given a buoyant tone to the feelings of the army. Richmond seemed secure from harm for at least a year to come. Its prisons (especially the Libby, which became both famous and infamous during the war) were crowded with captives. Charleston was defiant, and with reason. Vicksburg and Port Hudson, on the Mississippi, though seriously menaced, seemed impregnable against. any force Grant and Banks might array before them; and the appeals of Johnston, Libby Prison. this was a large store and warehouse belonging to a man named Libby, who, it is said, was a friend of the Union, and the conspirators gladly ordered his property to be used for public purposes. It stands on the corner of Carey and Nineteenth streets. near Jackson, for re-enforcements, See page 615, volume II. were regarded as notes of unnecessary alarm. The friends of the Confederates in Europe encouraged the la
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 4: campaign of the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro'to Chattanooga. (search)
comprehend the necessity for the wise caution that governed its commander. As June wore away the public became impatient because of his delay, and the Government, considering the facts that Grant and Porter were then closely investing Vicksburg; Banks and Farragut were encircling Port Hudson with armed men; Lee was moving in force toward the Upper Potomac, and rumor declared that Bragg was sending re-enforcements to Johnston, in Grant's rear, See page 620, volume II. thought it a favorable to drive Rosecrans back toward the Cumberland or capture his army. Buckner, as we have seen, was ordered to join him. Johnston sent him a strong brigade from Mississippi, under General Walker, and the thousands of prisoners paroled by Grant and Banks at Vicksburg See note 2, page 630, volume II. and Port Hudson, See page 637, volume II. who were falsely declared by the Confederate authorities to be exchanged, and were released from parole, were, in shameful violation of the terms of the
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 5: the Chattanooga campaign.--movements of Sherman's and Burnside's forces. (search)
to Grant and Sherman, and other commanders in the West, to give all possible aid to Rosecrans. See page 131. Grant was then in New Orleans, disabled by a fall from his horse, Grant arrived at New Orleans on the 2d of September, to visit General Banks, and confer concerning future operations in the Mississippi region. On the 4th he attended a grand review at Carrollton, and on his return to the city, his horse became frightened by the noise of a steam-whistle, and, springing against a vehGeneral T. J. Hood. for the information contained in this note. See note 1, page 616, volume II, and sent out expeditions to other places. We have observed, that, on the fall of Vicksburg, Grant was about to send General Herron to the aid of Banks, then besieging Port Hudson, See page 631, volume II. when he heard of the surrender of that post. Herron had already embarked with his troops, when the order was countermanded, and he was sent July 12, 1863. in lighter draft vessels up the
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)
ion west of the Mississippi, over which General N. P. Banks held control, as commander of the Gulf Department. When Banks suddenly withdrew from Alexandria, on the Red River, and marched to inves draw Banks from Port Hudson, to defend it. Banks's outposts were drawn into Brashear City, wher vicinity of the Mississippi at that time, for Banks's forces, released by the fall of Port Hudson,nd retired to Opelousas and Alexandria. General Banks now turned his thoughts to aggressive moveding to Houston, the capital of that State. Banks felt certain that by a successful movement at r to mask his expedition against Texas by sea, Banks ordered General C. C. Washburne to advance fro Brownsville, thirty miles up the river, which Banks's advance entered on the 6th. November. Pointsession of on the 8th; and as soon as possible Banks, who made his Headquarters at Brownsville, sen armed Confederates; and when, by order of General Banks, he left the Rio Grande and took post at P[9 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 8: Civil affairs in 1863.--military operations between the Mountains and the Mississippi River. (search)
rd, we observe almost absolute quiet in North Carolina. Gillmore and Dahlgren are seen besieging Charleston very quietly. Mobile is held by the Confederates, and Banks, at New Orleans, anxious to attempt its capture, is restrained by superior authority. His hold on Texas is by a feeble tenure, and the confining of Taylor westwarir re-enforcing the army opposed to Johnston. In the performance of this duty, Forrest, taking advantage of the withdrawal of troops from Vicksburg, to assist General Banks in another expedition against Texas, started March 14, 1864. on another raid into Tennessee a few days after Palmer fell back from before Dalton. He extendedfull regiment was organized. A second was soon in arms, and very speedily a third; and these were the colored troops whom Butler turned over to his successor, General Banks, as we have observed on page 352, volume II. Another year passed by, and yet few of the thousands of negroes freed by the President's Proclamation were foun
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 9: the Red River expedition. (search)
eration, together with gun-boats. He informed Banks that both Grant and Steele had been written toof War. Not one of these suggestions, said General Banks, in his report, so necessary in conqueringitary family, reached Alexandria on the 19th. Banks followed, and made his Headquarters there on teedily as possible. Perceiving the situation, Banks sent back orders to Franklin to hurry forward under Colonel Dickey, was also there, so that Banks was ready to meet an attack with about fifteenoften performed it. When, on the 15th of June, Banks called for one thousand volunteers to storm thition were now all at Alexandria. What next? Banks found General Hunter there, April 25, 21864. elieve in damming the river, except by words. Banks did, and ordered Colonel Bailey to do it. He we been chiefly derived, are the Reports of General Banks and his subordinates; of Admiral Porter anDrake. The latter was the Adjutant-General of Banks's forces engaged in the Red River expedition, [54 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
places of interest at and around Harper's Ferry, we left that picturesque place in the afternoon of the 3d, for Winchester, where we arrived in time to ramble over the hills and among the fortifications on the northern side of the town, before nightfall. We spent the following morning in visiting Kernstown, and places of interest in the city of Winchester; Among these were the quarters of different commanders during the war. Sheridan and Milroy occupied Mr. Logan's house (see page 366). Banks's was at the house of George Seavers, on Water Street. Stonewall Jackson occupied the house of Colonel Moore. We visited the site of old Fort Frederick, on Loudon Street, at the northern end of the city, and drank from the fort well, which is one hundred and three feet deep, where, during the French and Indian war, Washington often appeased thirst. We also visited the grave of General Daniel Morgan, the Hero of the Cowpens: it is in the Presbyterian church-yard, covered by a broken marble
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
out even the form of a trial. With such a high hand did the Conspirators exercise their horrid rule at that time, and so utterly perfidious was their conduct in the matter of paroled prisoners, as in the case of Grant's captives at Vicksburg and Banks's at Port Hudson, already mentioned, See page 131. that justice interposed between humanity and policy, and demanded a cessation of all exchanges until the Conspirators should act in accordance with the common usages of civilized nations. Wheurself. Subsequently to my coming on duty here, the events of the war threw upon your hands a large body of paroled officers and men (over 30,000) captured by General Grant at Vicksburg. and not long afterward some 6,000 or more captured by General Banks at Port Hudson. Suddenly, and without any proper conference or understanding with me, and but a few days prier to the important events at Chickamauga, as if for the express purpose of increasing the force of General Bragg against General Ros
S. M. Felton's account (note), 3.565. Banks, Gen. N. P., stand taken by against secession, 1.203y, Gen. Weitzer's expedition against, 2.530: Gen. Banks's forces concentrated at, 2.599; capture of ut by from New Orleans, 2.530; superseded by Gen. Banks, 2.530; his plan for surprising Richmond, 3.Frank K., his defense of Port Hudson against Gen. Banks, 2.631. Gauley Mountain, Rosecrans at the and abandonment of, 2.138; occupation of by Gen. Banks, 2.368; surrender of by Col. Miles to a forcght of from Nashville, 2.231. Harrisburg, Gen. Banks at, 2.390; approach of Confederate troops toss the batteries at, 2.598; investment of by Gen. Banks, 2.601; investment of, 2.631; general assaul Weitzel to, 2.599. Red River expedition, Gen. Banks's, 3.251-3.269. Reese, Col., surrender of 2.325-2.328. Shreveport expedition under Gen. Banks, 3.251-3.269. Sibley, Col. Henry H., move of Jackson and Shields, 2.369; battle at, and Banks's retreat from, 2.393; Gen. Milroy compelled t[12 more...]