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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)
army. This was the maximum force General Bragg could expect to concentrate at that point. General Halleck, immediately confronting Bragg with the armies of Grant, Pope, and Buell, had in and about boro‘, and other points in middle Tennessee. Buell soon started en route to north Alabama, General Halleck remaining at or near Corinth with seventy thousand men for duty, a force strong enough to hs of Confederate reverses, both States were virtually under the control of the armies under General Halleck, and the Federal flotilla sailed unmolested from St. Louis to Vicksburg. The Federal rightthat they could not expect to cope success-fully with the combined armies then commanded by General Halleck. Already the army had suffered much from sickness, and we could hardly expect any improvartment of the Ohio, went from Cincinnati to Louisville to confer with him, and on the 27th General Halleck issued an order placing Buell in command of the troops of both departments, then in Louisvi
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., East Tennessee and the campaign of Perryville. (search)
osition of the now unoccupied force under General Halleck soon pointed the way. As soon as the ts. About 65,000 men were retained under General Halleck's immediate command to occupy the line frn the 9th of June, I received notice from General Halleck that my army was to resume its separate a I received my instructions verbally from General Halleck. I was to move as diligently as possible still detained on the Corinth road under General Halleck's orders, and did not join at Huntsville June 29th], when I received. a dispatch from Halleck, saying that my progress was not satisfactorylaxed. On the 7th of August I informed General Halleck of the condition which the campaign was alaced in arrest, and the case reported to General Halleck, with the request that a court might be oe then prepared the following dispatch to General Halleck: Colonel McKibbin handed me your displ Records, Vol. XVI., Part II., p. 557). Halleck replied to Thomas that the order had not been
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 1.6 (search)
rounded Davis and arrested him in the name of General Buell. Fry took Davis's arm, and they went to Davis's room on an upper floor. When the door was closed Davis said he wanted to relate the facts while they were fresh in his mind, and among other details mentioned the flipping of the paper into Nelson's face. General Gilbert was appointed to succeed Nelson, and two days afterward the army marched for Perryville. Buell could not then spare officers for a court-martial, and suggested to Halleck that a trial by commission appointed from Washington should take place immediately. As no charges were preferred against Davis within the period fixed by military rules, he was released by order of General Wright. On October 27th, 1862, General Davis was indicted by a grand jury for manslaughter, and was admitted to bail in the sum of five thousand dollars. The case was continued from time to time until May 24th, 1864, when it was stricken from the docket, with leave to reinstate.--edit
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Cumberland Gap. (search)
e 11th of April, 1862, with the Seventh Division of the Army of the Ohio under my command, I arrived at Cumberland Ford with orders from General Buell to take Cumberland Gap, fourteen miles to the southward, and occupy east Tennessee, if possible; if not, then to prevent the Confederates from advancing from that direction. [See map, p. 6.] This movement and Mitchel's advance into northern Alabama formed detached parts of the general-plan of operations arranged between General Buell and General Halleck. The division under my command consisted of four brigades, commanded by Brigadier-Generals Samuel P. Carter and James G. Spears, Colonel John F. De Courcy, 16th Ohio regiment, and Colonel John Coburn, 33d Indiana regiment. (Coburn's brigade was afterward commanded by Brigadier-General Absalom Baird.) During the preceding winter, Carter, who joined me here, had occupied a position near the ford and threatening the Gap. The condition of Carter's brigade was deplorable. The winter'
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The battle of Fredericksburg. (search)
47 guns to cover the bottoms upon which the infantry was to form for the attack, and at the same time play upon the Confederate batteries as circumstances would allow. Franklin and Hooker had joined Sumner, and Stafford Heights held the Federal army, 116,000 strong, watching the plain where the bloody conflict was soon to be. In the meantime the Federals had been seen along the banks of the river, looking for the most available points for crossing. President Lincoln had been down with General Halleck, and it had been suggested by the latter to cross at Hoop-pole Ferry, about 28 or 30 miles below Fredericksburg. We discovered the movement, however, and prepared to meet it, and Burnside abandoned the idea and turned his attention to Fredericksburg, under the impression that many of our troops were down at Hoop-pole, too far away to return in time for this battle. It is more than probable that Burnside accepted the proposition to move by Hoop-pole Ferry for the purpose of drawing s
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The removal of McClellan. (search)
he [Pope] would lead. The same evening (September 3d) the President gave General Halleck an order, which never became known to General McClellan, to organize an ared on p. 105. However, on the 6th, two days after Mr. Lincoln's departure, General Halleck telegraphed to General McClellan: The President directs that you crosstelegraph, for further orders. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief. This order was inclosed: War Department, Adjutecretary of War: E. D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant-General. If we except Halleck's report of October 28th, obviously called for and furnished as a record, and eciating it, they threw away such an opportunity for any cause that appears in Halleck's letter. General C. P. Buckingham, the confidential assistant adjutant-genorning of the 12th. From that time he never again saw Lincoln, or Stanton, or Halleck.--editors. In all that these brave men did, in all that they suffered, and
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 2.15 (search)
ve to recommend itself. If the weather had happened to turn cold, possibly he might have surprised Lee and gotten across the river, above Fredericks-burg, but it was a hazardous move, with the army out of confidence with its commander and the enemy elated with brilliant success. The general demoralization that had come upon us made two or three months of rest a necessity. In the course of a correspondence, relating to their several controversies with General Burnside, Franklin wrote to Halleck, under date of June 1st, 1863: I was of your opinion with regard to the honesty and integrity of purpose of General Burnside, until after his relief from the command of the Army of the Potomac. I lost all confidence in his ability at the first Fredericksburg battle. There was not a man in my command who did not believe that everything he would undertake would fail, and General Hooker informed me that that was the general feeling in his command. General Sumner's feelings were not so decid
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The pontoniers at Fredericksburg. (search)
golden opportunity passed — a blunder for which we were in no way responsible, but for which we were destined to suffer. We did not receive the order to leave Berlin, six miles below Harper's Ferry, until late on the seventh day after it was issued. The Official Records show that this order, issued by Captain J. C. Duane, Chief-Engineer of the Army of the Potomac at Rectortown, on the 6th of November, did not reach Major Spaulding, at Berlin, until the afternoon of November 12th. General Halleck's report exonerates the engineers from all blame.--editors. We took up two bridges, each 1100 feet long, loaded and moved them by canal and land transportation to Washington, where we received 500 unbroken mules. We then fitted up two trains, moved through the mud to Occoquan, where we divided the trains, part going by water and part by land to Aquia Creek, where we again reloaded the entire equipment, and arrived at the Lacy house but six days behind Longstreet's advance, which had ma
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Hooker's comments on Chancellorsville. (search)
n Cochrane, commanding First Brigade, Third Division, Sixth Corps; Lieutenant-Colonel J. H. Taylor, Assistant Adjutant-General, Right Grand Division. By command of Major-General A. E. Burnside. Lewis Richmond, Assistant Adjutant-General. In the Official Records the above order is accompanied by the following note of explanation: This order was not approved by the President, and was, therefore, never issued. It appeared in the public prints, is referred to in the correspondence between Halleck and Franklin, and in Burnside's testimony before the Committee on the Conduct of the War. editors. were prepared on the 23d of January, 1863, and would have been immediately promulgated had not General Burnside been counseled first to lay them before President Lincoln, of whom he asked that they be approved, as drawn, or that his own resignation be accepted. The President refused to accept his resignation, but relieved him of the command of the Army of the Potomac; and so little effect ha
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Hooker's appointment and removal. (search)
and from Burnside. Subject to this conclusion, General Halleck and Secretary Stanton favored the transfer of R The first-named had a strong popular lead, but General Halleck, backed by the Secretary of War, contended thatf the military department of affairs, and thereupon Halleck confidentially inquired of Reynolds if he was prepa at Chancellorsville, President Lincoln grasped General Halleck and started for the front post-haste. He would went back to Washington that night, enjoining upon Halleck to remain till he knew everything. Halleck was a kHalleck was a keen lawyer, and the reluctant generals and staff-officers had but poor success in stopping any — where short ofo answer it that I have turned the task over to General Halleck. He promises to perform it with his utmost caro be controlled by the judgment of yourself and General Halleck. A. Lincoln.--editors. But Mr. Stanton was deteliberate decision of the council of war, held after Halleck's return from the front, should not be set aside, a
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