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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 604 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 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 570 8 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 498 4 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 456 2 Browse Search
William A. Crafts, Life of Ulysses S. Grant: His Boyhood, Campaigns, and Services, Military and Civil. 439 3 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) 397 3 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 368 6 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 368 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 334 0 Browse Search
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant 330 0 Browse Search
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Chapter 19. Lincoln Directs cooperation Halleck and Buell Ulysses S. Grant Grant's demonstration- victory at mill River Fort Henry Fort Donelson Buell's tardiness Halleck's activity- victory of Pea Ridge Halleck Receives General command Pittsburg Landing Island no.10 Halleck's Corinth campaign HalGrant's demonstration- victory at mill River Fort Henry Fort Donelson Buell's tardiness Halleck's activity- victory of Pea Ridge Halleck Receives General command Pittsburg Landing Island no.10 Halleck's Corinth campaign Halleck's mistakes Toward the end of December, 1861, the prospects of the administration became very gloomy. McClellan had indeed organized a formidable army at Washington, but it had done nothing to efface the memory of the Bull Run defeat. On the contrary, a practical blockade of the Potomac by rebel batteries on the Virginia s and available troops, a pretty formidable demonstration, but no real attack. In point of fact, Halleck had on the previous day, January 6, written to Brigadier-General U. S. Grant: I wish you to make a demonstration in force ; and he added full details, to which Grant responded on January 8: Your instructions of the sixth were re
rtment having special charge of the duty, and the adjutant-general of the army was personally sent to the Union camps on the Mississippi River to superintend the recruitment and enlistment of the negroes, where, with the hearty cooperation of General Grant and other Union commanders, he met most encouraging and gratifying success. The Confederate authorities made a great outcry over the new departure. They could not fail to see the immense effect it was destined to have in the severe militd cabinet; but the discussion only served to bring out in stronger light the inherent dangers of either course. In this nice balancing of weighty reasons, two influences decided the course of the government against retaliation. One was that General Grant was about to begin his memorable campaign against Richmond, and that it would be most impolitic to preface a great battle by the tragic spectacle of a military punishment, however justifiable. The second was the tender-hearted humanity of th
ect, and I do not expect [that] you can now effect much. Your golden opportunity is gone, and I am distressed immeasurably because of it. Clearly as Mr. Lincoln had sketched and deeply as he felt Meade's fault of omission, so quick was the President's spirit of forgiveness, and so thankful was he for the measure of success which had been gained, that he never signed or sent the letter. Two memorable events are forever linked with the Gettysburg victory: the surrender of Vicksburg to Grant on the same fourth of July, described in the next chapter, and the dedication of the Gettysburg battle-field as a national cemetery for Union soldiers, on November 19, 1863, on which occasion President Lincoln crowned that imposing ceremonial with an address of such literary force, brevity, and beauty, that critics have assigned it a high rank among the world's historic orations. He said: Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived
gg Perryville Rosecrans and Murfreesboro Grant's Vicksburg experiments Grant's May battles Grant's May battles siege and surrender of Vicksburg Lincoln to Grant Rosecrans's March to Chattanooga battle ohat Rosecrans was chosen to succeed Buell. Grant had doubtless given much of his enforced leisute these forces against Vicksburg. But before Grant reached Grenada his railroad communications weadded to his force. For the next three months Grant kept his large army and flotilla busy with foung-endured hunger. The splendid victory of Grant brought about a quick and important echo. Aboied by the long and ineffectual experiments of Grant. But from first to last Mr. Lincoln had givennessee River in a short bend to the north. Grant's plan in rough outline was, that Sherman, wit of November 25. All the forenoon of that day Grant waited eagerly to see Sherman making progress Union assault, and fled in panic and retreat. Grant kept up a vigorous pursuit to a distance of tw[9 more...]
isits Sherman plan of campaigns Lincoln to Grant from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor the movoes my own hearty personal concurrence. General Grant's reply was modest and also very brief: ld the command to any one Grant might prefer. Grant, however, informed Meade that he desired to mac, to execute the personal daily directions of Grant. The two Confederate armies were eight hundrendecisive. No enemy appearing on the seventh, Grant boldly started to Spottsylvania Court House, oadvancing and Lee always retiring. On May 26, Grant reported to Washington: Lee's army is rd nevertheless seized and held City Point, and Grant thus effected an immediate junction with Butleinal defense of Richmond. The plans of General Grant did not neglect so essential a feature of n the afternoon of that day, sent hurriedly by Grant from City Point, saved the Federal capital froailroad, succeeded in practically carrying out Grant's intention of effectually closing the avenue [33 more...]
oldsboro Junction with Schofield visit to Grant While Grant was making his marches, fightinman had received no specific instructions from Grant, except to fight the enemy and damage the war most available points. As agreed upon with Grant, Sherman began his march on May 5, 1864, the day following that on which Grant entered upon his Wilderness campaign in Virginia. These pages do n's further plans had neither been arranged by Grant nor determined by himself, and for a while rems famous march to the sea. His explanations to Grant were so convincing, that the general-in-chief,ext? I suppose it will be safe if I leave General Grant and yourself to decide. Please make my gred and decided the next step of the campaign. Grant sent him orders to fortify a strong post, leavder was soon revoked, and he was informed that Grant wished the whole matter of your future actionsa brief visit for urgent consultation with General Grant at his headquarters before Richmond and Pe[4 more...]
meroy circular Cleveland convention- attempt to nominate Grant meeting of Baltimore convention Lincoln's letter to Schmen who considered Mr. Lincoln too radical, to nominate General Grant for President, instead of Fremont; but he had been denovertheless, whatever may tend to strengthen and sustain General Grant and the noble armies now under his direction. My previous high estimate of General Grant has been maintained and heightened by what has occurred in the remarkable campaign he is neting naturally fell into the hands of the Lincoln men. General Grant neither at this time nor at any other, gave the least c the ambitions of Chase, but received warnings to beware of Grant in the same serene manner, answering tranquilly, If he takee, under positive instructions, as the chairman stated, for Grant. But before the result was announced, John F. Hume of Misswn-four hundred and eighty-four for Lincoln, twenty-two for Grant. Missouri then changed its vote, and the secretary read th
rk Journal of commerce and New York World, in May, 1864, for publishing a forged proclamation calling for four hundred thousand more troops, had caused great excitement among the critics of Mr. Lincoln's administration. The terrible slaughter of Grant's opening campaign against Richmond rendered the country painfully sensitive to such news at the moment; and the forgery, which proved to be the work of two young Bohemians of the press, accomplished its purpose of raising the price of gold, and n the hope that something in the chapter of accidents might arise to the advantage of the opposition. It appeared for a while as if this maneuver were to be successful. The military situation was far from satisfactory. The terrible fighting of Grant's army in Virginia had profoundly shocked and depressed the country; and its movement upon Petersburg, so far without decisive results, had contributed little hope or encouragement. The campaign of Sherman in Georgia gave as yet no positive ass
s, go south and return, as his only credential, set out for Richmond. From General Grant's camp he forwarded two letters to Jefferson Davis: one, a brief request tod admission, in accordance with an understanding claimed to exist with Lieutenant-General Grant. Mr. Lincoln, being apprised of the application, promptly despatched ntime reconsidered the form of their application and addressed a new one to General Grant which met the requirements, were provisionally conveyed to Grant's headquarGrant's headquarters; and on January 31 the President commissioned Secretary Seward to meet them, saying in his written instructions: You will make known to them that three tFebruary i, and simultaneously with his departure the President repeated to General Grant, the monition already sent him two days before: Let nothing which is transpcretary Seward by telegraph, when he was shown a confidential despatch from General Grant to the Secretary of War, stating his belief that the intention of the commi
aling the fire and dignity of the old Hebrew prophecies, may, without violent inference, be interpreted to foreshadow an intention to renew at a fitting moment the brotherly good — will gift to the South which has already been treated of. Such an inference finds strong corroboration in the sentences which closed the last public address he ever made. On Tuesday evening, April 11, a considerable assemblage of citizens of Washington gathered at the Executive Mansion to celebrate the victory of Grant over Lee. The rather long and careful speech which Mr. Lincoln made on that occasion was, however, less about the past than the future. It discussed the subject of reconstruction as illustrated in the case of Louisiana, showing also how that issue was related to the questions of emancipation, the condition of the freedmen, the welfare of the South, and the ratification of the constitutional amendment. So new and unprecedented is the whole case, he concluded, that no exclusive and inflex
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