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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.1 (search)
the 17th of June, 1862, General Beauregard had gone from Tupelo for his health, on a certificate of his physicians, leaving General Bragg in temporary command of the Western Department and of the army which had been withdrawn from Corinth before Halleck. Beauregard having reported this action to the War Department, Bragg's assignment was made permanent by Mr. Davis on the 20th of June. On the 25th of August General Beauregard officially reported for duty in the field.--editors. and contained y the Federal land and naval forces were mere incidents in the drama. These did not cause the fall of the much hated and much coveted rebel city; and General Gillmore, though he had overcome difficulties almost unknown in modern sieges, General Halleck's report of November 15th, 1863. did not achieve the ultimate object in view. The fact is that on or about the 10th of July, 1863, the Confederate forces available for the defense of the exterior lines of Charleston did not exceed 6500 me
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Du Pont's attack at Charleston. (search)
rnished by the Secretary of War. Very respectfully, Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. Dear-Admiral S. F. Du Pont, commanding South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, Port Royal, S. C. It was impossible for an admiral to decline the responsibility which the Secretary offered to share, or to consider discretionary what the Secretary told him was imposed, or to abandon what the Secretary told him was imperative. On the 26th of March Assistant Secretary Fox wrote to Admiral Du Pont: General Halleck told the President that you had serious doubts as to the capture of Charleston. In our department, where we know best your character and the skill and judgment you bring to bear upon the great undertaking, there does not exist a doubt of your complete success. Fox had always favored a purely naval attack, with the army looking on, as at Port Royal. The attack was delivered as the Navy Department wished. That it was earnestly and loyally delivered, those accomplished and well-trie
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 4.14 (search)
nter, Atlanta, the second. At the time I wrote General Halleck giving my views of the approaching campaign, anheld conversations over the wires at night. He and Halleck both cautioned me against giving the President my plans to the President or to the Secretary or to General Halleck. On the 26th of March, with my headquarters rom City Point, Virginia, addressed a letter to General Halleck, chief-of-staff, from which the following extraed the very best man in the army for that command. Halleck was present and spoke up, saying: How would Sheridahe East, also, the rebels were busy. I had said to Halleck that Plymouth and Washington, North Carolina, were it was the order of my superior at the time. General Halleck's instructions for this movement were promulgatnuary and February, 1864.--editors. By direction of Halleck I had reenforced Banks with a corps of about ten th I received instead the following announcement from Halleck: Sigel is in full retreat on Strasburg. He will do
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., General Grant on the Wilderness campaign. (search)
I asked his removal from command, and Major-General Hunter was appointed to supersede him. His instructions were embraced in the following dispatches to Major-General H. W. Halleck, chief-of-staff of the army: near Spotsylvania Court House, Va., May 20th, 1864. . . . . . . . The enemy are evidently relying for supplies grs not meet too much opposition. If he can hold at bay a force equal to his own, he will be doing good service . . . . U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. Major-General H. W. Halleck. Jericho Ford, Va., May 25th, 1864. If Hunter can possibly get to Charlottesville and Lynchburg, he should do so, living on the country. The rr weeks. Completing this, he could find his way back to his original base, or from about Gordonsville join this army. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. Major-General H. W. Halleck. General Hunter immediately took up the offensive, and, moving up the Shenandoah Valley, met the enemy on the 5th of June at Piedmont, and, after a
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Through the Wilderness. (search)
oad, and intrenched. General T. G. Stevenson, commanding one of his divisions, was killed in making this assault. On the 10th of May the Second, Fifth, and Sixth corps lost 4100 men killed and wounded. Not many were missing. The Confederates lost probably two thousand men. On the 11th It was at this time that General Grant sent his famous all summer dispatch, in these words: headquarters, armies of the U. S., near Spotsylvania Court House, May 11th, 1864, 8:30 A. M. Major-General Halleck, Chief-of-Staff of the Army. General: We have now ended the sixth day of very heavy fighting. The result to this time is much in our favor. But our losses have been heavy, as well as those of the enemy. We have lost to this time eleven general officers killed, wounded, or missing, and probably twenty thousand men. I think the loss of the enemy must be greater, we having taken over four thousand prisoners in battle, whilst he has taken but few, except stragglers. I am now sendi
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Georgia militia about Atlanta. (search)
hort lines of trenches for infantry extended on each side, but not far enough to give cover to more than five hundred men. In a very short time after the troops were formed in this defensive position, the Federals, in large force, advanced against our front. The situation of the militia on the afternoon of the 4th will be better understood by reference to the movements that had been previously made in other portions of the theater of operations. July 1st, General Sherman reported to General Halleck: Schofield is now south of Olley's Creek. To-morrow night I propose to move McPherson from the left to the extreme right . . . The movement is substantially . . . straight for Atlanta. One of McPherson's divisions moved on the 2d, the rest of his army followed that night, and on the 4th the armies of Schofield and McPherson were concentrated in front of the militia, four or five miles west and a little south of the position then occupied by General Johnston's army strongly intrenched
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Red River campaign. (search)
bile as urged by General Grant, General Banks, Banks to Halleck, July 23d, 30th, and August 1st, 1863. And see General Grstore the flag in Texas. General Banks was informed by General Halleck that the Government fully appreciated the importance of the proposed operations against Mobile, Halleck to Banks, July 24th, August 6th, 10th, and 12th. There is some reason fat the views of the Government must be carried out. General Halleck's own opinion of the relative value of the Mobile and at idea out of the question, and the route proposed by General Halleck being at that moment quite impracticable, because the ositions at Galveston and the mouth of the Brazos when General Halleck on the 4th of January renewed his instructions of the tors. General Banks replied, expressing his concurrence in Halleck's plan. This may have been a mistake. Yet, though a sold it should lead to the abandonment of the expedition. Yet Halleck's orders for the expedition were not revoked; it was to go
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Repelling Hood's invasion of Tennessee. (search)
le General Sherman established his headquarters at Gaylesville,--a position, as he wrote to General Halleck, very good to watch the enemy. In spite of this watch, Hood suddenly appeared on the 26th o General Thomas, and he did not know of its existence until told of it some years later by General Halleck, at San Francisco. He felt, however, that something of the kind was impending. General HaGeneral Halleck dispatched to him, on morning of the 9th: Lieutenant-General Grant expresses much dissatisfaction at your delay in attacking the enemy. His reply shows how entirely he understood the situationafter having laid his plans before his corps commanders, and dismissed them, he dictated to General Halleck the telegram, The ice having melted away to-day, the enemy will be attacked to-morrow mornito bed. The ice had not melted a day too soon; for, while he was writing the telegram to General Halleck, General Logan was speeding his way to Nashville, with orders from General Grant that would
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
warning of the advance of the enemy. We have already seen how Sheridan took advantage of like conditions at Fisher's Hill. Early was now contemplating the surprise of his antagonist. On the 12th of October Sheridan received a dispatch from Halleck saying that Grant wished a position taken far enough south to serve as a base for operations upon Gordonsville and Charlottesville. On the 13th and the 16th he received dispatches from the Secretary of War and from General Halleck pressing him General Halleck pressing him to visit Washington for consultation. On the 15th General Sheridan, taking with him Torbert with part of the cavalry, started for Washington, the design being to send the cavalry on a raid to Gordonsville and vicinity. The first camp was made near Front Royal, from which point the cavalry was returned to the army, it being considered safer to do so in consequence of a dispatch intercepted by our signal officers from the enemy's station on Three Top Mountain, and forwarded to General Sherida
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Operations South of the James River. (search)
sand men. . . The principal object of the expedition was to draw out supplies for our army. I shall confine myself to this unless I find a fair opportunity for something more. On the 30th of April Longstreet was ordered to rejoin Lee with his command, and on the 4th of May he withdrew his whole force across the Blackwater. There is no report by General Longstreet on file. General John A Dix, commanding the Department of Virginia, which included General Peck's command, reported to General Halleck on the 23d of May: On April 11th the enemy suddenly advanced with a large force commanded by Lieutenant-General Longstreet, which lad been quietly assembled on the Blackwater, intending to take Suffolk by assault; but finding the place well prepared for defense, after repeated unsuccessful attempts on our lines, in all of which he was signally repulsed, he sat down before it and commenced an investment according to the most improved principles of military science. The chief enga
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