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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)
as awful as the visible interposition of God. Neither Generals Grant nor Thomas intended it. Their orders were to carry theof Chattanooga, in complete victory for the National arms. Grant modestly summed up the result, in a dispatch to Halleck, saRidge entire, have been carried, and are now held by us. Grant reported the Union loss, in the series of struggles which e prisoners. Of the latter, 239 were commissioned officers. Grant also captured 40 pieces of artillery, with caissons and care fugitives, with which he had a sharp skirmish. There General Grant overtook him. On the following morning he marched on tone fled, ready to press on in pursuit; but there it ended. Grant would gladly have continued it, and would doubtless have cast Tennessee from the grasp of Longstreet. He had informed Grant that his supplies would not last longer than the 3d of December, a week later. This statement was a powerful appeal. Grant was in a condition to respond with vigor, for his foe was u
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
es. He was cheered with hope, because of his confidence in Grant, that aid would come before they were exhausted. Longstreegg's defeat at Chattanooga. He well knew that columns from Grant's victorious army would soon be upon his rear, so he determy at Chattanooga, on the night of the 25th, Nov. 1863. General Grant ordered General Granger, with his own (Fourth) corps, aland the day before; and there Sherman received orders from Grant to take command of all the troops moving to the relief of Kdvancement of the National cause ; and in a brief letter to Grant, Dec. 8. he thanked that soldier and his men for their ski and Knoxville. Congress voted thanks and a gold medal for Grant, Dec. 17. and directed the President of the Republic to cae struck with suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions. Grant was the recipient of other tokens of regard of various kindrn was residing, with his family, in the house not far from Grant's Headquarters, See page 151. which both Thomas and Sher
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 12 (search)
eneral Hancock, to whom, in the absence of Generals Grant or Meade, the command of the field fell, wwhole of his troops. The result convinced General Grant that this hope was now vain, and that furtin of fortifications. The attitude assumed by Grant before Petersburg was somewhat peculiar. As tthout dangerously weakening the front covering Grant's depot at City Point; but they could be operaRichmond. There was, accordingly, open to General Grant a a great variety of tactical combinationsd by the army had been constructed and armed. Grant was then in position either to undertake direche Confederate army. Of this circumstance General Grant determined to take advantage; for, though were killed or captured. Thus ended what General Grant justly called this miserable affair, in wh the Nineteenth Corps from New Orleans enabled Grant to provide a sufficient force to meet Early by expectations. As it was, it required all General Grant's moral firmness to withstand the severe p[9 more...]