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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
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Monument to the Confederate dead at the University of Virginia. (search)
purchasing the exemption from military service of men supposed to be worth more at home, but which finally offered accumulated bribes so alluring that even the stay-at-homes rushed to the front to secure them. Near the close of the great conflict I was standing on the roadside, not far from the city of Petersburg, a prisoner of war, and very near General Custis Lee, both of us having been captured in the battle of Sailor's Creek. We were watching the march of the never-ending columns of Grant's infantry. The very earth seemed shaking with their ceaseless tramp. Suddenly, a general officer, whose name and appearance I distinctly recall, left the column and riding up to us, dismounted and greeted General Lee with effusion. They had been classmates, I think, at West Point. When the first salutations and inquiries had been exchanged the Federal officer, calling Lee's attention to the command just then passing, said with evident pride: General, these are my men. Superb soldiers,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Last days of the army of Northern Virginia. (search)
fficial record it appears that in March, 1865, Grant had: Present for duty—officers, 5,288; enlistee sickness in proportion in Lee's army than in Grant's. General Lee himself gives a vivid and satain from every quarter of the globe to add to Grant's magazines; while it floated a powerful navy racy. His design was, if possible, to destroy Grant's left wing, or failing in that, to make him st could leave as strong a force as Lee had, in Grant's works, which were stronger than Lee's, and through the lines to seek an interview with General Grant, and Gordon thereupon sent flags which Shee tree, and the tender by Lee of his sword and Grant's refusal to receive it. Whether he fought d not over fifty thousand men of all arms when Grant commenced operations on the 29th of March. Leume III., page 607. He says Lee, when asked by Grant the number of rations needed for his army, repd ensure the defeat of Sherman. A week before Grant had written Sherman about reinforcing him, con[61 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memorial address (search)
or flanked and captured it, without another obstruction in the road to Chattanooga and on to Nashville. Such might have been the fruits of our victory, which, being lost by delay, the last hope of the tottering Confederacy to regain the prestige and restore the confidence lost at Gettysburg and Vicksburg was gone forever. The petition for Braggs removal. Scattered along the face of Missionary Ridge, waiting for the enemy to make Chattanooga impregnable, and then uniting the forces of Grant and Sherman with the reorganized army of Thomas to overwhelm them, were the disheartened Confederates, daily growing weaker from the desertion of men whose homes were exposed to devastation by the Federals. It was at this juncture that Buckner drew, and Polk, Longstreet, Hill, Buckner, Cleburne, Cheatham, Brown and other Generals signed and sent to the President a petition stating that the Commanding-General had lost the confidence of the army, and asking that he be transferred to another
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
Reoccupation of the Howlett House in 1864. The gallant achievement of Colonel Morrison R. H., in the dispatch of Jan. 14, 1894, whilst admitting that the account is full and accurate in the main, claims that Captain J. D. Waid of the Hanover Grays commanded the skirmish line on that occasion, and not Colonel Morrison who was absent and did not take command until the following morning.—Ed. and Captain Hudgin and their commands without any orders. On the 16th day of June, 1864, when Grant's flank movement across the James river threatened Petersburg, and it was found necessary to send forces to defend that city, which was in imminent peril from an attack on the east, Confederate troops were withdrawn from General Butler's front, on the Bermuda Hundreds line, and hurried across the Appomattox to foil the Federal forces. The exigencies of the occasion were so urgent and unexpected, that no troops could be mustered immediately to replace those sent from the north of the Appomat
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.12 (search)
e two large armies were to act in conjunction, Grant moving down what is known as the Illinois Cent General Van, Dorn, dashed around the flank of Grant's army, attacked and seized his depot of supplo take the city was at once inaugurated by General Grant himself, who, early in January, 1863, movee city was about 75,669 men. Co-operating with Grant's army was the Mississippi river gunboat fleetity of Port Gibson on the Mississippi side. Grant groped to success. Grant with his great armneral Johnson, distant about fifty miles, with Grant's army virtually between them. Grant's moveme no cavalry to observe and report movements of Grant's army. During all this time the rest of Granminated by the surrender of the city July 4th, Grant's army being gradually reinforced by the arrivxposed to the continuous fire day and night of Grant's besieging infantry and artillery, their rank green place in the heart of every veteran. Grant's tribute to the Confederates. True it is t[12 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.15 (search)
incorporated as a city, and was called in service by Governor Richard Yates in response to the first call for troops by President Lincoln. Inside of twenty-four hours all vacancies in the battery were filled by volunteers, and it was at once sent to Cairo under the command of Captain James Smith. It was stationed on the Mississippi river near Cairo for five months, and put in all the spare time it had, perfecting its drill. September 6, 1861, the battery went to Paducah, Ky., with General Grant's forces, and took part in his operations around Columbus and Belmont. Later it played a part in the attack on Fort Donelson, one man being wounded there. March 26, 1862, the battery moved to Pittsburg Landing, and was in the thick of the fight at Shiloh. Here it had its duel with the New Orleans battery, and suffered its first losses. Before it was really in the fight it had lost one man and two horses. By afternoon several more had gone to join their comrade, and when the battery,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The bloody angle. (search)
64,000. We know with definite certainty that Grant had many more than 141,000, and, while it cannbe added to those present for duty we have for Grant on May 4th a grand total of 195,791 men. This burg. The Federal Government then brought General Grant from the West, flushed with victory, to co ask for. On the 4th of May, 1863, when General Grant crossed the Rapidan river, his whole force enemy as soon as he came up with him, and General Grant, instead of following a retreating foe, foix hours. After two days hard fighting, General Grant was no nearer Richmond than when it began, On the afternoon and night of the 7th, General Grant began his first flank movement, and withdr operated on the inner and shorter line, while Grant had the outer and longer line. But this advanander was counterbalanced by the fact that General Grant, by covering his movement with his cavalryGeneral Lee on the night of the 7th discovered Grant's movement, and at once began to bring up his [7 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
fire of the navy, and so closely that three or four men of the picket line ventured upon the parapet and through the sally port of the work, capturing a horse which they brought off, killing the orderly, who was a bearer of a dispatch from the Chief of Artillery of General Whiting, to bring a light battery within the fort, and also brought away from the parapet the flag of the fort. This absurd statement was sent North, has been given a lodgment in current history, and is repeated in General Grant's Memoirs, although General Butler corrected the error in his official report. No Federal soldier entered Fort Fisher during this attack except as a prisoner. The courier was sent out of the fort without my knowledge; was killed and his horse captured within the enemy's lines The flag captured was a company flag which I had placed on the extreme left of the work, and it was carried away and thrown off the parapet by an enfilading shot from the navy. The garrison of Fort Fisher was c
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.31 (search)
toneman and his troopers. William Beaden, who gave the writer the fact while standing at Bordunix's grave, said that a secret organization, whose object was to be revenged on General Stoneman, was formed directly after the surrender of General Lee of all the young men who had not previously taken active part in the war, and of rebel soldiers home on leave of absence. In the meantime Stoneman continued on his raid, which ended at Salisbury, N. C., a rebel prison camp, three days after General Grant's victory. Instead of remaining in North Carolina, as he had been ordered by General Sherman, he left and entered Jonesboroa, in the eastern part of Tennessee, April 18th, where he received the news of Lee's surrender. All this time the ranks of the secret organization in Floyd and Wythe counties had been considerably increased in numbers by the enlistment of discharged soldiers from Lee's disbanded army. When the news arrived that Stoneman and his cavalry would pass through Floyd
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Appomattox Courthouse. (search)
ition proceeded from the sincere desire of General Grant to do all in his power to spare the feelinrman, or call Johnston to his aid in resisting Grant, whichever might be found best. The exhaustedetely surrounded by the swarming forces of General Grant that at first, when I awoke, I thought thedirect General Lee and Colonel Babcock, of General Grant's staff, to the house. They came in pres note of that morning, and he suggested to General Grant to reduce his proposition to writing. Grant, who sat facing General Lee. When General Grant had written his letter in pencil he took iterms of the letter having been agreed to, General Grant directed Colonel Parker to make a copy of nel Parker took the light table upon which General Grant had been writing to the opposite corner of, to Colonel Parker, who proceeded to copy General Grant's letter. Food for starving troops. spondence ought not to appear as if he and General Grant were not in immediate communication. When[29 more...]
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