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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Opposing forces in the Chattanooga campaign. November 23d-27th, 1863. (search)
, Col. William Grose: 59th Ill., Maj. Clayton Hale; 75th Ill., Col. John E. Bennett; 84th Ill., Col. Louis H. Waters; 9th Ind., Col. Isaac C. B. Suman; 36th Ind., Maj. Gilbert Trusler; 24th Ohio, Capt. George M. Bacon. Brigade loss: k, 4; w, 60==64. Second division, Maj.-Gen. Philip H. Sheridan. First Brigade, Col. Francis T. Sherman: 36th Ill., Col. Silas Miller, Temporarily in command of a demi-brigade. Lieut.-Col. Porter C. Olson; 44th 111., Col. Wallace W. Barrett; 73d Ill., Col. James F. Jaques; 74th Ill., Col. Jason Marsh; 88th Ill., Lieut.-Col. George W. Chandler; 22d Ind., Col. Michael Gooding; 2d Mo., Col. Bernard Laiboldt, Temporarily in command of a demi-brigade. Lieut.-Col. Arnold Beck; 15th Mo., Col. Joseph Conrad (w), Capt. Samuel Rexinger; 24th Wis., Maj. Carl von Baumbach. Brigade loss: k, 30; w, 268; m, 3==301. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. George D. Wagner: 100th Ill., Maj. Chas. M. Hammond; 15th Ind., Col. Gustavus A. Wood, Temporarily in command of a demi-
best calculated to strengthen the National cause and invigorate the arm of its supporters. In other words, it was felt that — since the overture originated with them — they should have been allowed to make their own proposition, and not required in effect to make one dictated to them from our side, however inherently reasonable. But, happily, another negotiation-even more irregular and wholly clandestine — had simultaneously been in progress at Richmond, with a similar result. Rev. Col. James F. Jaques, 73d Illinois, with Mr. J. R. Gilmore, of New York, had, with President Lincoln's knowledge, but without his formal permission, paid a visit to the Confederate capital on a Peace errand; being allowed to pass through the lines of both armies for the purpose. Arrived in Richmond, they addressed a joint letter to Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary of State, requesting an interview with President Davis, which was accorded; and a long, familiar, earnest colloquy ensued, wherein the Confeder<
near Petersburg, Va.: General: I would request that Colonel Jaques, Seventy-third Illinois volunteer infantry, and J. R. the presence of the Secretary of War and myself, that Messrs. Jaques and Gilmore had not said anything to him about his duterate States of America. dear sir: The undersigned, James F. Jaques of Illinois, and James R. Gilmore, of Massachusetts, mst truly and respectfully, Your obedient servants, James F. Jaques, James R. Gilmore. The word official is underscond in passing through his lines into the Confederacy. Colonel Jaques then said that his name was not put on the card for thvening, and Colonel Ould came a few moments later, with Messrs Jaques and Gilmore. The President said to them that he had het day. This account of the visit of Messrs. Gilmore and Jaques to Richmond, has been rendered necessary by publications mation of the truth of the statement of Messrs. Gilmore and Jaques, that they came as messengers from Mr. Lincoln, is to be f