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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 355 3 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 147 23 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 137 13 Browse Search
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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 125 13 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 108 38 Browse Search
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ich reenforcements could have been sent to Vicksburg), and waiting to hear from Banks, who had been ordered to move up the river from New Orleans and cooperate in thezvous at Milliken's bend, or some other point convenient for cooperation with Banks, who was daily expected below Vicksburg. It is necessary to a correct unders operations, and due to General Halleck, to keep constantly in mind that Major-General Banks had been sent to New Orleans, by sea, with an army of forty thousand menecially in the capture of Vicksburg. On the 2d of February, Halleck wrote to Banks: General Grant's forces have been for some time operating in the vicinity of Vi it is not my province to investigate or describe, delayed the movements of General Banks, who arrived at New Orleans in December, but did not start from there untilgood policy to combine the four departments at the West —Rosecrans's, Steele's, Banks's, and his own—under one commander, and remarked: As I am the rank. ing depart
had never been supreme above its waters. But Banks, with an army of forty thousand men, and Farrawn, and then cross the river, and combine with Banks to operate against Port Hudson; and, after thaain, below, and thus enable Grant to reinforce Banks (then on either the Red river or the Atchafalaarragut, Grant was enabled to communicate with Banks. All hope of receiving any aid from that offioposed to send an army corps to cooperate with Banks. On the 2d of April, Halleck wrote to Grant object) is, that your forces and those of General Banks should be brought into cooperation as earlPort Hudson could certainly be taken, and then Banks's entire army might be combined with Grant's, at Corinth and Iuka, of the preceding autumn. Banks had achieved no military results, with his mam Hudson. After that place should have fallen, Banks, with his whole army and the corps from Grant, well as from the rebel army in the interior. Banks was the senior of Grant, and upon a junction o[3 more...]
paign reasons for the change dispatches from Banks New plan not divulged to Halleck efforts to headquarters at Cayuga more dispatches from Banks final dispatches to Halleck McPherson ordereother Southern cities. Instead of reenforcing Banks, there was need of Banks to come to the supporBut, at this crisis, he received a letter from Banks, who was now west of the Mississippi, near Aleught you should go down the river and join General Banks; and when you turned northward, east of the sent him orders to return and cooperate with Banks: If possible, the forces of yourself and Bankshis fleet for the Red river, to cooperate with Banks, and left orders with Captain Owens, the naval On the 10th of May, Grant heard again from Banks, who was now earnestly demanding reenforcementispatch to Grant, to return and cooperate with Banks. While the general-in-chief, at Washington, w, ordering him to return and cooper. ate with Banks; but the campaign that seemed so daring had be[6 more...]
cing attitude of Johnston correspondence with Banks Osterhaus sent to the Big Black Blair sent tst you. I have sent dispatch after dispatch to Banks to join you. In such matters Halleck was neven they could command. He, therefore, wrote to Banks, on the 25th: I feel that my force is abundant On the same day, Grant received a letter from Banks, setting forth the necessity of concentration,despondency, either among officers or men. To Banks, on this date, he said, evidently contemplatinhe state. I will send troops to the relief of Banks, and return the Ninth army corps to Burnside. He also notified Banks of the capture of Vicksburg, and, a few days afterwards, offered to send hi fall of Vicksburg, he sent a communication to Banks, who was besieging him: Having received informeration of terms for surrendering this place. Banks thereupon forwarded to Gardner a copy of Grantught you should go down the river and join General Banks; and when you turned northward, east of th
feeling of citizens Thirteenth corps sent to Banks Grant visits New Orleans thrown from his horto be tenable by small garrisons; also, assist Banks in clearing out western Louisiana. When thesed, immediately after the fall of Jackson, sent Banks a division of troops numbering four thousand m He had already sent troops and transports to Banks, with which that officer could find no difficu against Nacogdoches. Grant was informed: General Banks has been left at liberty to select his ownYou will confer on this matter freely with General Banks. The government is exceedingly anxious thleans, notifying Halleck of his departure: General Banks is not yet off, and I am desirous of seeinvement in Arkansas, intended to cooperate with Banks's campaign. General Rawlins, Grant's chief-of reach me before transportation can be had. Banks had just applied to Grant for another division river, excepting such as might be occupied by Banks: the three departments of the Tennessee, the C[2 more...]
g-points, to be all under one command, from the fact that the time it will take to communicate from one to the other will be so great. But Sherman or McPherson, either one of whom could be intrusted with the distant command, are officers of such experience and reliability, that all objections on this score, except that of enabling the two armies to act as a unit, would be removed. Further and interesting discussions occurred, at this time, between Grant and the generalin-chief, relative to Banks's Red river campaign, then in contemplation, and to the operations east of the Alleghanies. But I omit these subjects at present, as they pertain so closely to the themes of a future volume. The grand movements dictated to Sherman, months afterwards, and by him so grandly executed, were already marked out by the chief for himself, thus long in advance. A copy of this letter was sent to Sherman, with the remark: The letter contains all the instructions I deem necessary in your presen
l be the utmost endeavor, on the part of the Government, to give it aid and strength. In conversing with you, I indicated the importance of a coastwise expedition against Texas to aid you, and create a diversion of the enemy's force. Major-General Banks is now organizing an expedition for that purpose, which will be in condition to cooperate with any movement that may be made, after you have succeeded in clearing the Mississippi river. General McClernand to General Grant. headquarters the moment you fell back from Oxford, and the purpose of a front attack upon the enemy's works near Vicksburg was thus deprived of cooperation , the Mississippi river expedition was doomed to eventuate in a failure. I had heard nothing of General Banks when I left Milliken's Bend on the 4th inst.; and if, as you say, Port Hudson has been made very strong, it will be some time before he 39 will be in a situation to receive the cooperation of the Mississippi river expedition, unless he shoul
ibly be got ready. I sent a dispatch to General Banks that I thought I could send an army corps ver. A letter from Admiral Farragut says that Banks has defeated Taylor, and captured about two th63. If possible, the forces of yourself and Banks should be united between Vicksburg and Port Huce in the rear. I sent a special messenger to Banks, giving him the substance of the information Ist you. I have sent dispatch after dispatch to Banks to join you. Why he does not, I do not understune 8, 1863. I send by mail letter from General Banks of June 4th. I am in communication with hs side of the river, either to operate against Banks or myself. He may find difficulty in crossinghe state. I will send troops to the relief of Banks, and return the Ninth Army Corps to Burnside. ir boats and all means for making more. General Banks has made requisition on me for steamers, cattle, two thousand head of which were sent to Banks. The balance have been and will be brought he[15 more...]