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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 342 4 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 333 11 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 292 10 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. 278 8 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 277 5 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 267 45 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 263 15 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) 252 0 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 228 36 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 228 22 Browse Search
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All quiet to day-no firing. Immense Yankee trains are passing from the telegraph and plank roads to Fredericksburg. They can be seen from Hicks's Hill. M. Slaughter. The Danville Railroad. Spears's raiding party has made no further demonstration against the Danville railroad, and accounts of the destruction of property on the Southside road are contradictory. The enemy repulsed in Northern Georgia. A dispatch was received at the War Department yesterday, from Gen. Jos. E. Johnston, dated Dalton, May 15th, in which it is stated that the enemy made several assaults upon his position on Saturday last, and were repulsed. From Southwestern Virginia. We have some further accounts from Southwestern Virginia, though the news is not of so positive a character as that received at the War Department, and published yesterday. It is stated that the greater portion of the raiding party are making their way back, though at last accounts there was still a small forc
me the messenger left, eight iron clad gunboats were above the fails, unable to reach Alexandria on account of low water, and unprotected by land forces. The Eastport had been blown up. Admiral Porter's dispatches, while act going into, so much detail concerning army operations, fully confirm the general conclusions as to the character of the generalship of Gen Banks. The movements of the Federals in North Georgia. Sherman was ready, according to Yankee accounts to move on Gen. Johnston on the first of this month. Orders had been issued allowing no tents for the men, and but two wagons to a regiment. All surplus baggage was to be left behind. The force of Confederates at Dalton was estimated at 35,400, a large number, it was said, having been withdrawn to go to Lee. The Nashville correspondence of the Chicago Journal prospects the advance of Sherman, and says: It will, indeed, be a hazardous advance; not that, any danger is to be apprehended from the result of
d Fredericksburg, and being that on which the telegraph line is built, it now takes the present name. This renewed effort to get to the right of General Lee plainly shows that Grant is tired of his desperate whiskey assaults, and is anxious to get by him. The example of his siege of Vicksburg is possibly shaping his strategy now. He possibly concludes that if he can only get the start of Lee, and reach the fortifications of Richmond, Lee would be as powerless to relieve Richmond as was Johnston to relieve Vicksburg. But the circumstances of the two places are totally different, as is his situation near the Rappahannock from that on the Yazoo. He had no such adversary as Lee in front of him. Pemberton's small force he swept away without effort; Lee's army he has assailed for ten days with all his power, in vain. How can he pass such an army? He is compelled to defeat it before he can move on Richmond. General Lee, of course, is aware of the objects of his adversary, and hi
re Ewell commanded, and that Cordon in his night attack inflicted heavy loss; but they claim that he was successful on his left, (our right.) the first is true, but the latter is not. Our victory was complete on every part of the field. It is reported that Grant, just before opening the battle this morning, issued an order in which he announced to his troops that Butler had taken Petersburg, and was then investing Richmond, with every prospect of reducing it at an early day; also, that Johnston had been defeated at Dalton, leaving his dead and wounded in the hands of Sherman. We have not heard from Dalton for some days, but we know that the order utters a falsehood when it claims that Butler has occupied Petersburg and invested Richmond. The courage of Grant's army, however, like that of the man in the play, is oozing out at their fingers' ends, and it requires to be stimulated. Wednesday, May 11th. Unbroken quiet has reigned to-day. The two armies still confront e