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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 958 6 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 615 3 Browse Search
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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 454 2 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 380 16 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 343 1 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 340 20 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 339 3 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 325 1 Browse Search
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 308 2 Browse Search
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entlemen to whom acknowledgments are made in the course of the narrative. Such frequent and important services have been rendered in the preparation of this book by so many friends that their recognition can be made appropriately only in the same way; and, indeed, a large part of the value of this work is due to their unselfish aid. But the writer cannot omit to express here his deep obligations to the Honorable Jefferson Davis, ex-President of the Confederate States; to the late General Braxton Bragg; to Governors I. G. Harris, John C. Brown, and James D. Porter, of Tennessee; to Colonel Edward W. Munford, General William Preston, General W. C. Whitthorne, General William J. Hamby, Dr. William M. Polk, Colonel A. Ridley, Captain G. W. Gift, and Captain N. J. Eaton. His late colleagues, Prof. Edward S. Joynes, now of Vanderbilt University, and Prof. Carter J. Harris, of Washington and Lee University, have given him most acceptable literary assistance. In addition to the write
, as special messengers to obtain arms. See letter of September 16th to the President, p. 808. The following letter was addressed to the Governor of Alabama, a duplicate being sent to the Governor of Georgia, and a similar communication to General Bragg, commanding at Pensacola: Nashville, Tennessee, September 15, 1861. Sir: The condition of the defenses of our northern frontier requires every possible assistance from the South. We have men in large numbers. We are deficient in arms. tes felt that their coasts were more immediately threatened, and that the defense of them was of more vital importance than an obscure and distant danger in Kentucky, and trusted to fortune for the protection of the postern to their citadel. General Bragg's reply discusses the aspects of the situation so well, for the most part, that it is here given entire: headquarters, near Pensacola, Florida, September 27, 1861. dear Sir: Colonel D. P. Buckner called on me yesterday in behalf of yourse
and calculating in victory or defeat. His idea was to hurt the enemy and save his own men. Not anxious to push doubtful points, he was shrewd to see his own advantage, and hammered heavily on a discomfited foe. Some in the old army thought Hardee ambitious. If so, his ambition was well regulated. He doubted his own fertility of original suggestion, and certainly did not value himself more highly than he was valued by others. He did not wish independent command, and, when appointed as General Bragg's successor at Dalton, refused the honor. There was no better lieutenant-general in the Confederate army, Stonewall Jackson excepted. Among the subordinates were many meritorious officers, and some who afterward rose to deserved distinction. Hindman, who commanded the advance, was a man of energy, audacity, and restless ambition. He had been a lawyer at Helena, Arkansas, and a member of Congress. Cleburne, who likewise practised law at Helena, was an Irishman by birth, had served
ur presence is impossible, for God's sake give immediate command to Beauregard, Bragg, or Breckinridge, or all will be irretrievably lost. Save us while it is yet tuthern people-but he ordered, to reinforce him at Corinth, from the Gulf coast, Bragg's fresh, disciplined, splendid army, 10,000 strong. All President Davis's pers, will remove the second; and public confidence will overcome the third. General Bragg brings you disciplined troops, and you will find in him the highest adminis The passage is almost completed, and the head of my column is already with General Bragg at Corinth. The movement was deemed too hazardous by the most experienced this direction by Columbia. He has also forces, according to the report of General Bragg, landing at Pittsburg, from 25,000 to 50,000, and moving in the direction of Purdy. This army corps, moving to join Bragg, is about 20,000 strong. Two brigades, Hindman's and Wood's, are, I suppose, at Corinth. One regiment of Hardee'
February 14th, to take charge in West Tennessee, and made his headquarters at Jackson, Tennessee, February 17th. He was still prostrated by disease, which partially disabled him throughout that entire campaign. He was, however, ably seconded by Bragg and Polk, who commanded his two grand divisions or army corps. Writing to General Johnston March 2d, he says: General Bragg is with me. We are trying to organize every thing as rapidly as possible ; and, again, on the 6th: I am still unwell, buGeneral Bragg is with me. We are trying to organize every thing as rapidly as possible ; and, again, on the 6th: I am still unwell, but am doing the best I can. I nominally assumed the command yesterday. He directed the military operations from his sick-room, and sometimes from his sick-bed, as he informs the writer. On March 23d he went to Corinth to confer with General Johnston there, and on March 26th removed thither permanently. Whether Columbus should be evacuated entirely or stand a siege with a small garrison, when the rest of the army retired southward, was a question which had been left by General Johnston to G
to him on that field, A little more grape, Captain Bragg, made a popular catch-word, which gave him shattered command, and resulted ultimately in Bragg's defeat at Missionary Ridge, November 25th, hEuropean powers. As a commander in the field, Bragg was too much engrossed with the details of movaction. ... But in the matter in which General Bragg has been most criticised and held up to rect place in history. Before his death, General Bragg prepared for the present writer a sketch o advice. The difficulties mentioned by General Bragg of arming the troops were increased by theoon to take place. In a day or two he told me Bragg had consented, but would retain his command [a were submitted by me to Generals Johnston and Bragg, in presence of Colonel Jordan, chief of staffe elaborated details reached the army. General Bragg goes on to say that Johnston's general plans. II.-The Second Corps, under Major-General Braxton Bragg, will assemble on Monterey, and mov[22 more...]
road proved so narrow and bad that the head of Bragg's column did not reach Monterey until 11 A. M.t General Johnston's army was approaching. Bragg says Report of the battle. that, where thit had been provided that Gladden's brigade, of Bragg's corps, should occupy his right. This line ethe afternoon, General Johnston conferred with Bragg, Breckinridge, and other officers. He halted n a little way in its rear. In a little while Bragg's right wing, under Withers, deployed into lint half-past 9, General Johnston sent me to General Bragg to know why the column on his left was not M. His orders were to wait for the passage of Bragg's corps, and to move and form his line in rearof my change.... By the first division General Bragg means Withers's; by the second, Ruggles's.n-chief, General Beauregard, General Polk, General Bragg, and General Breckinridge, are remembered In this order the division bivouacked. General Bragg's left wing was made up of three brigades,[33 more...]
ng assault-wallace killed, Prentiss captured. Bragg's and Hardee's Summaries. the field swept. t to advance by the road to Hamburg, to support Bragg's right; and at the same time Maney's regimentsee broke and retreated. They were rallied on Bragg's line on the opposite hill. Drake continu that Bragg should take command to his right. Bragg says: Here we met the most obstinate resonce more-but again in vain. He never forgave Bragg, and the brigade thought they got hard measurrge of Crews's battalion. Colonel Shorter, of Bragg's corps, was detached with another lot of pris and fell back; but there was little loss. Bragg, having found the Federal position, called Thebuting ammunition, we received orders from General Bragg to drive the enemy into the river. My bris under my command were joined by those of Generals Bragg and Breckinridge, and my fourth brigade, u 134): This was especially the case with Bragg's corps. Yet, oddly enough, General Bragg, in[50 more...]
ant's army. Polk's defense at Shiloh Church. Bragg resists Lew Wallace. the Kentucky brigade. B against every effort the enemy could make. Bragg's Report. Wallace, making no headway in fresperate valor for their weakness in numbers. Bragg had the chief direction here, and his force wad bad, devolved the command of the army on General Bragg, and retired to Mobile for rest and recupee second line, composed of the other troops of Bragg's corps, followed the first at a distance of fto advance by the road to Hamburg, to support Bragg's right; and, at the same time, Maney's regime such corps commanders as Major-Generals Polk, Bragg, and Hardee, and Brigadier-General Breckinridghiloh, in the enemy's encampment, with Major-General Bragg, and directed our troops to sleep on thry. It was under these circumstances that General Bragg had two horses shot under him; that Major-heir duty. Major-General (now General) Braxton Bragg, in addition to his duties of chief of sta[10 more...]
es. There was Beauregard, the favorite son of Louisiana, who immediately succeeded him in command of the army; there was Bragg, his energetic and indefatigable chief of staff; there was Buckner, who so gallantly fulfilled the chieftain's orders by fense at Donelson. It is remarkable, too, that, among this distinguished assemblage, there were three men-Beauregard, Bragg, and Hood — who had each in turn succeeded to the command of the army upon which the life and the death of its first leadho were maimed while serving under the deceased in his last great battle. Among the pall-bearers, besides Beauregard, Bragg, Buckner, and Hood, were Generals Richard Taylor, Longstreet, Gibson, and Harry Hays. All the papers were full of tesal Johnston, and conveyed them by the Opelousas Railroad to Brashear City. At Terrebonne, some fifty ladies, headed by Mrs. Bragg, strewed the coffin with fresh flowers and wreaths, and decorated it with floral emblems; and at Brashear City it was r
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