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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
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 562 2 Browse Search
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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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Bragg's invasion of Kentucky. (search)
d to the army. This was the maximum force General Bragg could expect to concentrate at that point.pon General Smith. Correspondence between Generals Bragg and Smith resulted in an order, dated July. Buell seemed impressed with the belief that Bragg's objective point was Nashville, and that he was 48,776, it would have been as difficult for Bragg and Smith to have concentrated that number as d several times on the 6th and 7th called upon Bragg for reinforcements, and Withers's division of regarding the resources at the disposal of Generals Bragg and Kirby Smith, and our first successes aect of cutting off General Buell. On the 12th Bragg wrote to Smith, at Knoxville, as follows: On Foncert of action between the commanders. Both Bragg and Kirby Smith were men who had, to an eminenport and effective cooperation. On August 8th Bragg writes to Smith: I find myself in your departmecutive, and this limited the authority of General Bragg. Nevertheless the Kentucky campaign was a[86 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Morgan's cavalry during the Bragg invasion. (search)
Basil W. Duke, Brigadier-General, C. S. A. While Bragg was concentrating at Chattanooga, in August, 1862, p his retreat to Louisville. On the 28th of August Bragg crossed the Tennessee River at Chattanooga, and pushving arrived, was marching to effect a junction with Bragg. We left Lexington on the 6th, and until the 10th wf Frankfort, where they were demonstrating to induce Bragg to believe that Buell's at-tack would be delivered fr had in reality marched to Perryville. After General Bragg had moved from Munfordville to Bardstown, the enut to throw his entire army upon Smith at Frankfort, Bragg, on the 2d, ordered Polk to march with the Army of tes under General Smith. It thus happened that General Bragg, completely misled by the mere demonstration upontrated at Harrodsburg, as if for a battle which General Bragg could have won but never meant to fight. When t, whither Buell, having turned aside from pursuit of Bragg through the mountains of south-eastern Kentucky, was
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces at Perryville, Ky., October 8th, 1862. (search)
until the conflict was practically ended, and only parts of Wagner's and Hazen's brigades of his corps became slightly engaged. The Confederate forces. General Braxton Bragg. army of the Mississippi: Maj.-Gen. Leonidas Polk. Right wing, Maj.-Gen. Benjamin F. Cheatham. Cheatham's division, Brig.-Gen. Daniel S. Donelson. Fi 1st Ky. (6 co's), Maj. J. W. Caldwell. Brigade loss (not separately reported). Total Confederate loss: killed, 510; wounded, 2635; missing, 251 = 3396. General Bragg reports ( Official Records, Vol. XVI., Pt. I., p. 1092) that our forces . . . consisted of three divisions of infantry (about 14,500) and two small brigades oclude the cavalry. It is scarcely credible that the three divisions of infantry contained only 13.500. However, the important question is as to the force that Bragg had in the field in Kentucky, for that was the force that was to be expected in a great battle. That question is not fully determined by official reports, but a c
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., East Tennessee and the campaign of Perryville. (search)
her quarters, reached Chattanooga in June. General Bragg arrived on the 30th of July, and by that te 12th, after the movement northward to follow Bragg had commenced. The strength of the two divisicked, but the result was not certainly known. Bragg was reported at Glasgow, and on the 16th I mart the garrison had that morning surrendered to Bragg's entire army, and that night Colonel Wilder r at least only as a later possibility. But as Bragg could not be ready to cross the river from Chance boldly into the rich portion of Kentucky. Bragg was not at first in favor of the latter coursebrigade joined the invaders. The arrival of Bragg at Bardstown gave the Confederates virtual posject was postponed after my arrival; but Polk, Bragg having gone to Frankfort and Lexington, was orre away without the attack, which was awaited, Bragg came upon the ground and ordered an assault. claim to have fought the battle, according to Bragg's report, with 16,000 men. His loss is reporte[20 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 1.5 (search)
rear. General Sheridan's action was according to the sound principles of the profession, and, as he was amply and promptly supported, the operations on this part of the field, in which he had the lead, were fully successful, and his conduct here foreshadowed the exceptionally successful career that lay before him. General McCook was assailed by greatly superior numbers. His brigades, which General Rousseau had put in motion to the front in his absence, were surprised on the march by General Bragg's attack, and were taken in the act of forming, and on ground favorable to the attacking party. Rousseau's right brigade, the extreme right of the left corps, was attacked with great severity and pertinacity. Terrill's brigade on the left, and Starkweather's, which had now arrived, were in turn heavily assailed. Being composed of entirely raw troops, Terrill's brigade in a few moments gave way in confusion, losing Parsons's battery of eight Napoleon guns. General Jackson, who was wit
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 1.6 (search)
that at Washington after the first battle of Bull Run. The belief was entertained by many that Bragg would capture the city, and not a few had removed their money and valuables across the Ohio River,. not over-assured that Bragg might not follow them to the lakes. Nelson had sworn that he would hold the city so long as a house remained standing or a soldier was alive, and he had issued an ordre needed about Cincinnati and Louisville to assist in repelling the invasion of Kirby Smith and Bragg, volunteered his services, and was sent by General H. G. Wright at Cincinnati to report to Nelsortain defensive suddenly gave way to an aggressive attitude, and speculation turned from whether Bragg would capture Louisville to whether Buell would capture Bragg. The country through which BuelBragg. The country through which Buell's army marched is almost destitute of water, but at Perryville a stream flowed between the contending armies, and access to that water was equally important to both armies. Buell accompanied the c
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Cumberland Gap. (search)
ff from my base, he therefore pushed forward toward Lexington, leaving Stevenson still in front of me. The Confederates were invading Kentucky in three columns: Bragg on the left, Smith in the center, Humphrey Marshall on the right, while John H. Morgan hovered like an eagle on the wing, ready to pounce upon any weak point. Theactically no choice. To retreat on Lexington would have placed my division, with its reduced numbers, between Stevenson in our immediate rear, Smith in our front, Bragg on our left, and Humphrey View of Cumberland Gap from the South, Sept. 14, 1862. from a Lithograph. A, Battery No. 1; B, Battery No. 2; C, Fort McClellan; D the 3d we reached the Ohio River at Greenup [see map, p. 6], without the loss of a gun or a wagon, and with the loss of but eighty men. Not only that, but, as General Bragg states in his re port, we had detained General Kirby Smith, and thus prevented the junction of the Confederate armies in Kentucky, long enough to save Louisvil
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania. (search)
ve warranted by good judgment. While General Lee was reorganizing his army he was also arranging the new campaign. Grant had laid siege to Vicksburg, and Johnston was concentrating at Jackson to drive him away. Rosecrans was in Tennessee and Bragg was in front of him. The force Johnston was concentrating at Jackson gave us no hope that he would have sufficient strength to make any impression upon Grant, and even if he could, Grant was in position to reenforce rapidly and could supply his army with greater facility. Vicksburg was doomed unless we could offer relief by strategic move. I proposed to send a force through east Tennessee to join Bragg and also to have Johnston sent to join him, thus concentrating a large force to move against Rosecrans, crush out his Map of the Gettysburg campaign. army, and march against Cincinnati. That, I thought, was the only way we had to relieve vicksburg. General Lee admitted the force of my proposition, but finally stated that he prefe
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 4.47 (search)
early in the engagement on the 2d of July, and, relinquishing the command of the division, could not report its subsequent operations. As senior brigadier, I succeeded to the command of Hood's division, and directed its movements during the engagements of the 2d and 3d of July. But owing to the active and constant movements of our army for some weeks after the battle, I was only able to obtain the reports of brigade commanders a very short time previous to being ordered to the army of General Bragg at Chickamauga. This prevented me from making a report at the time, and it was afterward neglected. The facts stated in this paper are therefore many of them published for the first time. It remains for the impartial reader to decide whether they do not constitute an important part of the history of the most memorable battle of the war; for Gettysburg was the turning-point in the great struggle. Together with the fall of Vicksburg, which occurred simultaneously with the retreat of
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Lee's right wing at Gettysburg. (search)
re lying in front of each other, each waiting a movement on the part of the other, neither victor, neither vanquished. This surrender, taken in connection with the Gettysburg defeat, was, of course, very discouraging to our superior officers, though I do not know that it was felt as keenly by the rank and file. For myself, I felt that our last hope was gone, and that it was now only a question of time with us. When, however, I found that Rosecrans was moving down toward Georgia against General Bragg, I thought it possible we might recover some of our lost prospects by concentrating against Rosecrans, destroying his army, and advancing through Kentucky. General Lee evidently felt severely mortified and hurt at the failure, so much so that at times he was inclined to listen to some of those who claimed to be his friends, and to accept their proposition to find a scapegoat. He resisted them, however, and seemed determined to leave the responsibility on his own hands. For several
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