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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 I. 88 2 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 2: Two Years of Grim War. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 48 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 36 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 26 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 24 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 18, 1861., [Electronic resource] 19 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: April 2, 1863., [Electronic resource] 17 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 12, 1861., [Electronic resource] 16 2 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 14 0 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 13 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bragg, Braxton, -1876 (search)
led in haste towards eastern Tennessee, followed by their marauding bands, who had plundered the inhabitants in every direction. Bragg soon afterwards abandoned Kentucky. The armies of Rosecrans and Bragg confronted each other for several months in Tennessee after the battle of Stone River (q. v.). Rosecrans remained on the scene of the battle; Bragg was below the Duck River. Finally the Army of the Cumberland, in three divisions, commanded respectively by Generals Thomas, McCook, and Crittenden, began its march (June 23, 1863) from Murfreesboro to Chattanooga. General Burnside, in Kentucky, was ordered to move through the mountains into eastern Tennessee to co-operate with Rosecrans. At that time Bragg's left wing, under General (Bishop) Polk, lay at Shelbyville, behind formidable intrenchments about 5 miles in length, cast up by legally emancipated slaves drawn from northern Georgia and Alabama. General Hardee, with 12,000 men, was at War Trace, on the railway between Murfree
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chattanooga, abandonment of. (search)
ng Bragg's troops. The latter was startled by a sense of immediate danger; and when, soon afterwards, Generals Thomas and McCook crossed the Tennessee with their corps and took possession of the passes of Lookout Mountain on Bragg's flank, and Crittenden took post at Wauhatchie, in Lookout Valley, nearer the river, the Confederates abandoned Chattanooga, passed through the gaps of Missionary Ridge, and encamped on Chickamauga Creek, near Lafayette in northern Georgia, there to meet expected Nataps of Missionary Ridge, and encamped on Chickamauga Creek, near Lafayette in northern Georgia, there to meet expected National forces when pressing through the gaps of Lookout Mountain and threatening their communications with Dalton and Resaca. From the lofty summit of Lookout Mountain Crittenden had seen the retreat of Bragg. He immediately led his forces into the Chattanooga Valley and encamped at Ross's Gap, in Missionary Ridge, within 3 miles See Chickamauga, battle Mauga National Park.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chickamauga, battle of (search)
charge the National right wing was so shattered that it began crumbling, and was soon seen flying in disorder towards Chattanooga, leaving thousands behind, killed, wounded, or prisoners. The tide carried with it the troops led by Rosecrans, Crittenden, and McCook; and the commanding general, unable to join Thomas, and believing the whole army would speedily be hurrying pell-mell to Chattanooga, hastened to that place to provide for rallying them there. Thomas, meanwhile, ignorant of the disown, when he began the withdrawal of his troops to Rossville, for his ammunition was almost exhausted. General Garfield, Rosecrans's chief of staff, had arrived with orders for Thomas to take the command of all the forces, and, with McCook and Crittenden, to take a strong position at Rossville. It was then that Thomas had the first reliable information of disaster on the right. Confederates seeking to obstruct the movement were driven back, with a loss of 200 men made prisoners. So ended th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Congress, National (search)
on the subject, and said that a Senator from Texas had told him that a good many free debaters were hanging up by the trees in that country. The venerable Senator Crittenden, of Kentucky, arose and rebuked Clingman, and said: I rise here to express the hope, and that alone, that the bad example of the gentleman will not be folloe also expressed the hope that there was not a Senator present who was not willing to yield and compromise much for the sake of the government and the Union. Mr. Crittenden's mild rebuke and earnest appeal to the patriotism of the Senate were met by more scornful words from other Senators, in which the speakers seemed to emulate thirteen was appointed to consider the condition of the country and report some plan, by amendments to the Constitution or otherwise, for its pacification. Senator Crittenden offered a series of amendments and joint resolutions. These did not meet with favor on either side. On receiving news of the passage of the ordinance of s
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas 1815- (search)
Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas 1815- Military officer; second son of John J. Crittenden; born in Russellville, Ky., May 15, 1815; studied law with his father, and became commonwealth's attorney in 1842. He served under General Taylor in the war against Mexico, and when the latter became President of the United States he sent Crittenden to Liverpool as United States consul. He returned in 1853, and in September, 1861, was made a brigadier-general and assigned a command under General Buell. For gallantry in the battle of Shiloh he was promoted to major-general of volunteers and assigned a division in the Army of the Tennessee. He afterwards commanded the left wing of the Army of the Ohio under General Buell. Then he served under Rosecrans, taking part in the battles at Stone River and Chickamauga. His corps was among the routed of the army in the last-named battle. He commanded a division of the 9th Corps in the campaign against Richmond in 1864. In March, 1865, he was brevett
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Earle, Pliny, 1762-1832 (search)
Earle, Pliny, 1762-1832 Inventor; born in Leicester, Mass., Dec. 17, 1762; became connected with Edward Snow in 1785 in the manufacture of machine and hand cards for carding wool and cotton. Mr. Earle had first made them by hand, but afterwards by a machine of his own invention. Oliver Evans (q. v.)had already invented a machine for making card-teeth, which produced 300 a minute. In 1784 Mr. Crittenden, of New Haven, Conn., invented a machine which produced 86,000 cardteeth, cut and bent, in an hour. These card-teeth were put up in bags and distributed among families, in which the women and children stuck them in the leather. Leicester was the chief seat of this industry, and to that place Samuel Slater (q. v.)of Rhode Island, went for card clothing for the machines in his cotton-mill. Hearing that Pliny Earle was an expert card-maker, he went to him and told him what he wanted. Mr. Earle invented a machine for pricking the holes in the leather—a tedious process by hand —a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Filibuster, (search)
Filibuster, Originally a freebooter; subsequently applied to one who delayed legislation by dilatory motions or similar artifices. Narcisco Lopez with an expedition of armed men sailed from New Orleans, Aug. 3, 1851, and landed near Havana on the 11th. Unable to bring about a rise of the people he was obliged to surrender and on Sept. 1, 1851, was garroted at Havana. Colonel Crittenden, who was associated with Lopez, was also captured and with fifty others was shot at Havana, Aug. 16, 1851. William Walker led a filibustering expedition into Lower California in 1853, but was obliged to retreat and surrendered to the United States authorities of Santiago. He was tried under the neutrality laws and acquitted May 15, 1854. The next year Walker was invited to Nicaragua by one of the local factions. He landed on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, May 4, 1855, and defeated the Nicaraguans in a battle at Virgin Bay, Sept. 1, 1855. Walker forced his election as President of Nicaragua
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hoover's Gap, battle at. (search)
Hoover's Gap, battle at. The 14th Army Corps under General Thomas, the 20th Corps under General McCook, and the 21st Corps under General Crittenden, of the National Army of the Cumberland, attacked the Confederate Army of the Tennessee at Hoover's Gap, Tenn., June 24, 1863. Thomas succeeded in driving the Confederates from Hoover's Gap, and McCook secured possession of Liberty Gap. General Bragg, not feeling strong enough to meet Rosecrans in battle, retreated across the Tennessee River to Chattanooga. The campaign, in which this engagement was one of several, lasted from June 23 to July 7; resulted in putting the Army of the Cumberland in control of the country from Murfreesboro to Bridgeport; and is known officially as the Tullahoma campaign. See Bragg, Braxton; Rosecrans, William Starke.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
urated President of the Confederacy......Feb. 18, 1861 Territorial government established in Colorado......Feb. 28, 1861 Gen. D. E. Twiggs dismissed from the army......March 1, 1861 Territorial government established in Dakota and Nevada......March 2, 1861 [No restrictions as to slavery in the acts establishing these governments.] Gen. Winfield Scott, in a letter to Mr. Seward, submits four plans of dealing with the seceding States: First, by coneiliation, as proposed by Mr. Crittenden or the peace convention; second, collect duties on foreign goods outside the ports of the seceding States and blockade them; third, conquer the seceding States (which will take 300,000 men) and hold them as conquered provinces; or, fourth, say to the seceding States, Wayward sisters, go in peace ......March 3, 1861 Thirty-sixth Congress adjourns......March 4, 1861 nineteenth administration—Republican, March 4, 1861, to March 3, 1865. Abraham Lincoln, Illinois, President. Hann