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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 5 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 4 Browse Search
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 18, 1862., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 3 3 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 3 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 2 2 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 2 2 Browse Search
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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
d by a wall and strengthened by forts, the castle of San Juan de Ulloa, its fortress, was defended by four hundred guns and five thousand men under General Morales. The soldierly genius of Scott at once told him there were but two ways to capture the city-either by storming or by the scientific principles of regular siege approaches. In his Little Cabinet, as he called it (it appears he was even then thinking of a future presidency)-consisting of Colonel Totten, Chief Engineer; Lieutenant-Colonel Hitchcock, Acting Inspector General; Captain R. E. Lee, Engineer; First-Lieutenant Henry L. Scott, Acting Adjutant General-these questions were taken up. A deathbed discussion could hardly have been more solemn, the army commander tells us. To his Cabinet he said: We, of course, gentlemen, must take the city and castle before the return of the vomito, and then escape by pushing the contest into the healthy interior. He was strongly inclined to attempt to capture the place by laying siege t
find that I was too late; that all the candidates had been admitted in June or the first of September; that the classes were engaged in their studies; and that the rule was absolute as to the time of admission. But Captain (afterward General) Hitchcock, then on duty in the Academy, had known my family when he was on recruiting duty in Natchez, and asked a special examination for me. Chance favored me. There was just then a Mr. Washington, who had been permitted, on account of his health, to l and asked to be examined on the full course. The staff were in session examining Mr. Washington. This chance caused me also to be examined, and to be admitted out of rule. As soon as permission was given to appear before the staff, Captain Hitchcock came and told me that I would be examined, particularly in arithmetic. He asked, I suppose you have learned arithmetic? To which I had to answer in the negative. But I added that I had learned some algebra and some geometry, and also so
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
f procuring it. A more forlorn, neglected set of human beings I never saw. --Story of the Great March, page 58. excepting near Macon, and no serious obstacle, excepting such as wretched roads presented. Each Wing had its separate pontoon train; and during the march to the sea, Sherman accompanied first one wing, and then the other, with his personal staff of only five officers, none of them above the rank of major. These were Major McCoy, aid-de-camp; Captain Audenried, aid-de-camp; Major Hitchcock, assistant. adjutant-general; Captain Dayton, aid-de-camp, and Captain Nichols, aid-de-camp. Attached to his Headquarters, says Brevet-Major G. W. Nichols, in his Story of the Great March, but not technically members of his staff, were the chiefs of the separate departments for the Military Division of the Mississippi. These were General Barry, chief of artillery; Lieutenant-Colonel Ewing, inspector-general; Captain Poe, chief of engineers; Captain Baylor, chief of ordnance; Dr. Moor
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
eful pursuits by officers and men hitherto composing said armies. Not being fully empowered by our respective principals to fulfill these terms, we, individually and officially, pledge ourselves to promptly obtain authority, and will endeavor to carry out the above programme. That memorandum, drawn up, it is said, by Breckinridge, in a very adroit manner, was signed by the commanding generals, in duplicate, and Sherman immediately sent a copy of it to his Government, by the hands of Major Hitchcock. In his anxiety to end the war and restore the Union, Sherman, with the purest motives, and most earnest desire to do right, made a grave mistake. It occurred at a time when such a mistake could hardly be excused by the loyal people. The Memorandum arrived at Washington when the excitement, occasioned by the murder of the President, was at its height, and the friends of the Government felt little disposed to be lenient, or even merciful, much less unnecessarily magnanimous toward t
of the recommendations contained in General McClellan's letter of July 7 to the President was adopted, by the appointment of Major-General Halleck to the post of General-in-Chief of the entire army of the United States. This was the position held by General McClellan before he left Washington to conduct the Peninsular campaign. Its duties had subsequently been performed by the President and Secretary of War; and it was understood that they had a military adviser, in the person of Major-General Hitchcock. The disposition to be made of the Army of the Potomac was one of the first subjects to which the attention of the general-in-chief was called on his arrival in Washington; and, in order to observe for himself its condition, he made a visit to Harrison's Landing, leaving Washington on the 24th of July and returning on the 27th. The result of this visit was that General Halleck, after full consultation with his officers, came to the conclusion that it would not be possible to str
ed. Even excluding these, he computes the whole number available for the defense of Washington, including 35,467 under Banks in the Valley of the Shenandoah, at 67.428 men, with 85 pieces of light artillery. Yet he had barely departed when Gens. Hitchcock and L. Thomas, who had been instructed to investigate the matter, reported, April 2. that the requirement of the President, that this city [Washington] shall be left entirely secure, has not been fully complied with. Gen. Wadsworth, Milins on their way to the Peninsula, and another for service at Budd's Ferry; while a further order directed him to send 4,000 men to Manassas and Warrenton to relieve Gen. Sumner, so as to enable him to embark for Yorktown. Upon the report of Gens. Hitchcock and Thomas, the President gave orders April 3. that either McDowell's or Sumner's corps should remain in front of Washington until otherwise directed. Gen. McClellan, from his camp in front of Yorktown, remonstrated; April 5. saying
n explanation simply. He had seen Gen. Weitzel's permission to the Rebel Legislature of Virginia to reassemble at Richmond; he was not aware that President Lincoln's authorization of it had been recalled and the permission annulled. And he — neither cherishing nor affecting decided anti-Slavery convictions — unquestionably believed and felt that his arrangement with Johnston was one that ought to be, and probably would be, accepted at Washington; whither he immediately dispatched it by Maj. Hitchcock, of his staff. He had very gravely miscalculated. There were many in the North who had deemed Grant quite too generous in fixing the terms of Lee's capitulation; but their hesitating utterances had been drowned in the general burst of gladness and thanks-giving over the virtual collapse of the Rebellion. That other Rebel chiefs — now that their ablest commander and most formidable army had surrendered — should exact and secure better terms than were accorded to Lee, was not imagine
ed, 153; at Malvern Hill, 165; commands the right division at second Bull Run, 188; at South Mountain, 196; his report of the battle, 197; at Gettysburg, 380 to 387; Foster repels him at Washington. N. C., 483; at Chickamauga, 415; at the Wilderness, 567 to 571. Hill, Major, 2d Indiana, defeats raiders, 271. Hindman, Gen. T. C., 36; 37; in command at Prairie Grove. 38 to 41; retreats from Prairie Grove, 40; at Chickamauga, 422. Hinkley, Col. (Rebel), killed at Hartsville, 447. Hitchcock, Gem., his report of strength of force reserved for defense of Washington, 130. Hobson, Gen., his surrender in Kentucky, 623. Hoke, Gen., besieges Plymouth, N. C., 533-4. Hollins, Com. (Rebel), 55: in command of fleet at New Orleans, 84; superseded by Com. Whittle, 87. Holly Springs, captured by Van Dorn, 286. Holmes, Lt.-Gen., his failure at Helena, 321. Holt, Brig.-Gen. (Rebel), killed at Benton, Ark., by scouts under Capt. Inez, 554. Honey Springs, Cooper defeated a
ur attacks upon the enemy, and averted the dangers of a final overthrow. Major Palmer, and the cavalry officers under him, who, by their daring intrepidity, made the effectiveness of that corps all that it could be upon such a field in supporting batteries, feeling the enemy's position, and covering our retreat. Major Reynolds of the marines, whose zealous efforts were well sustained by his subordinates, two of whom, Brevet-Major Zulin and Lieutenant Hale, were wounded, and one, Lieutenant Hitchcock, lost his life. Colonel H. W. Slocum, who was wounded while leading his gallant 27th New York to the charge, and Major J. J. Bartlett, who subsequently commanded it, and by his enthusiasm and valor kept it in action, and out of the panic. His conduct was imitated by his subordinates, of whom two, Capt. N. O. Rogers and Lieutenant N. C. Jackson, were wounded, and one ensign, Asa Park, was killed. In the last attack, Colonel H. M. Wood, of the 14th New York State Militia, was wou
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 13: occupations in 1863; exchange of prisoners. (search)
Butler, agent for the exchange of prisoners on behalf of the United States, signed with the official signature of Robert Ould, Agent of Exchange, Confederate States, informing me that he was then on board of the Confederate States steamer Roanoke and desired an interview upon the subject of exchange. Deeming this to be an official recognition of the commissioner of exchange of the United States, on behalf of the belligerent authorities at Richmond, and an abnegation of the letter to General Hitchcock, commissioner of exchange, of the date of Dec. 27, 1863, refusing to treat with myself as commissioner of exchange on the part of the United States, I sent Major Mulford with a steamer, to officially inform Mr. Ould that I would confer with him as proposed, and suggested as a matter of comfort to both parties that he should meet me with his assistant at Fortress Monroe. Owing to the darkness and storminess of the weather, he was not able to come down the river until the following day.
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