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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.1 (search)
nd for the further reason that there existed several avenues of approach, by any of which, it was thought, the ulterior object aimed at could be attained. That there was ample cause for apprehension on our part became apparent to me upon my first conference with General Pemberton, in which I learned that by his orders a complete abandonment had been made, not only of the system of coast defense devised by me as early as April, 1861, but also of the one said to have been projected by General R. E. Lee while in command of the same department from December, 1861, to March, 1862. For these had been substituted another and an interior system, rendering our lines vulnerable at various points, and necessitating more labor and a greater armament than we could command. The inspection made by me a few days later confirmed that opinion; for the works in and around Charleston, most of which had been badly located, were not in a state of completion, nor was their armament by any means adequat
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Minor operations of the South Atlantic squadron under Du Pont. (search)
e Roads and Wassaw and Ossabaw sounds. Nearly all the fortifications in these waters, with the exception of Fort Pulaski on the Savannah River, were found abandoned. The coast blockade was thus partially converted into an occupation. In March an expedition on a large scale proceeded farther south, to attack Fernandina and the neighboring posts; but before it reached the spot the greater part of the troops garrisoned there had been withdrawn, under an order of February 23d, issued by General R. E. Lee, at that time in command of the district. The expedition therefore met with little opposition, and occupied all important points in the neighborhood of Cumberland Sound and the St. Mary's River, including Fernandina and Fort Clinch, St. Mary's, and Cumberland Island. Subsidiary expeditions were sent out from this new base, and St. Augustine and Jacksonville to the south, and Brunswick and St. Simon's Island to the north, also came into the possession of the Union forces. The remai
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Kilpatrick's and Dahlgren's raid to Richmond. (search)
d that Colonel Dahlgren had submitted to him an address which he had accordingly indorsed in red ink approved over his official signature. This address, he said, conformed to the one published in the Richmond newspapers, save so far as it speaks of exhorting the prisoners to destroy and burn the hateful city and kill the traitor Davis and his cabinet. All this is false, and published only as an excuse for the barbarous treatment of the remains of a brave soldier. A fortnight later, General R. E. Lee sent to General Meade photographic copies of the two documents, with a letter making the extracts already quoted with their context, and requesting to know whether these alleged designs and instructions of Colonel Dahlgren were authorized by the United States Government, or by his superior officer, or were now approved by them. This letter being referred to General Kilpatrick, he replied substantially as in his previous report, adding, however, that the photographic papers do not cont
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 4.14 (search)
north: the Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee commanding, was on the south bank of tn of Washington, even while it was moving on to Lee, so all the forces to the West, and the Army ofnced also gave us possession of stores on which Lee relied. Butler was to advance by the James Riv besieging or assaulting. To get possession of Lee's army was the first great object. With the ca been moved bodily to the James River by water, Lee could have moved a part of his forces back to R rebellion as would the possession of Richmond, Lee and his army. All other troops were employed een him to understand that I should aim to fight Lee between the Rapidan and Richmond if he would stwill briefly mention Sheridan's first raid upon Lee's communications which, though an incident of the Army of the Potomac, pass around the left of Lee's army and attack his cavalry; to cut the two res. This move took him past the entire rear of Lee's army. These orders were also given in writin[6 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., From the Wilderness to Cold Harbor. (search)
n made in the direction of the upper fords, General Lee expressed the opinion that the Federal army General Grant led entirely around the right of Lee's position on the river above. Grant's passage's. When the battle closed at 8 o'clock, General Lee sent an order to Longstreet to make a nightflying across the road among the guns where General Lee himself stood. For a while matters looked lf between it and Richmond. On the other hand, Lee's principal effort had been to strike the head sponded to by a similar movement on the part of Lee. The armies moved in parallel columns separatedlumn. As the division was about to charge, General Lee rode up and joined. General Gordon, evidenich was in the act of retiring from its lines. Lee had the inside track this time, as the Telegrapr column reached the North Anna, and that night Lee's army lay on the south side of the river. We ding corps crossed on the morning of the 27th. Lee moved at once to head off his adversary, whose [19 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Confederate Army. (search)
The Confederate Army. Army of Northern Virginia--General Robert E. Lee. first Army Corps, Lieut.-Gen. James Longstreet. Kershaw's division, Brig.-Gen. Joseph B. Kershaw. Kershaw's Brigade, Col. John W. Henagan: 2d S. C., Lieut.-Col. F. Gaillard; 3d S. C., Col. James D. Nance; 7th S. C., Capt. James Mitchell; 8th S. C., Lieut.-Col. E. T. Stackhouse; 15th S. C., Col. John B. Davis; 3d S. C. Battalion, Capt. B. M. Whitener. Humphreys's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Benjamin G. Humphreys: 13th Miss., Maj. G. L. Donald; 17th Miss.,----; Name not to be found in the Official records. 18th Miss., Capt. W. H. Lewis;. 21st Miss., Col. D. N. Moody. Wofford's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. William T. Wofford: 16th Ga.,----; 18th Ga.,----; 24th Ga.,----; Cobb's Ga. Legion,----; Phillips Ga. Legion,----; 3d Ga. Battalion Sharp-shooters,----. Bryan's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Goode Bryan: 10th Ga., Col. Willis C. Holt; 50th Ga., Col. P. McGlashan; 51st Ga., Col. E. Ball; 53d Ga., Col. James P. Simms. field
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Cold Harbor. June 1st, 1864. (search)
3,019 Cavalry Corps51328 70449 Aggregate18449077 181612,737 The Confederate Army, General Robert E. Lee. The organization of the Army of Northern Virginia at Cold Harbor was substantially tnowhere authoritatively stated. Upon this subject Colonel Walter H. Taylor ( Four years with General Lee, p. 136) remarks: The only reenforcements received by General Lee were as follows: Near HanovGeneral Lee were as follows: Near Hanover Junction he was joined by a small force under General Breckinridge, . . . 2200 strong, and Pickett's division of Longstreet's corps, which had been on detached duty in North Carolina. Hoke's brigad been on detached duty at the Junction, here also rejoined its division; and at Cold Harbor General Lee received the division of General Hoke, also just from North Carolina--the two divisions (Pickand Hoke's) numbering 11000 men. The aggregate of these reenforcements (14,400 men), added to General Lee's original strength [which Colonel Taylor estimates at 64,000], would give 78,400 as the aggr
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Sheridan's Richmond raid. (search)
gton, Clark, Randolph, Brewerton, Randol, Dennison, Martin, all tried men of the horse artillery. The campaign was opened May 3d-4th, 1864, with the crossing of the Rapidan River by the army in two columns: one (Hancock's corps), preceded by Gregg's cavalry division, at Ely's Ford; the other (Warren and Sedgwick), led by Wilson, at Germanna Ford. The enemy's pickets were brushed away, the pontoons laid down, and the troops and immense trains were moved to the south side, apparently before Lee had realized the fact. On the second day Warren was attacked and Wilson found himself, for the time, separated from our infantry and confronted near Todd's tavern by a strong force of cavalry under Hampton, which engaged Wilson vigorously and after some fighting began to press him back. The opportune reenforcement of two regiments from Gregg turned the tables, and the enemy was driven beyond Corbin's Bridge. From the start Lee's cavalry was aggressive, and by its ceaseless activity in that
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., General Lee in the Wilderness campaign. (search)
's, 7 1/2 P. M., 30th May, 1864. General G. T. Beauregard, Hancock's House: If you cannot determine what troops you can spare, the Department cannot. The result of your delay will be disaster. Butler's troops will be with Grant to-morrow. R. E. Lee. Atlee's, 7 1/2 P. M., 30th May, 1864. his Excellency Jefferson Davis, Richmond: General Beauregard says the Department must determine what troops to send from him. He gives it all necessary information. The result of this delay will be disaster. Butler's troops (Smith's Corps) will be with Grant to-morrow. Hoke's division at least should be with me by light to-morrow. R. E. Lee. Indorsement. Operator: Read last sentence by light to-morrow. C. S. V, A. A. G. The battle of the 3d of June was a general assault by Grant along a front nearly six miles in length, and a complete and bloody repulse at all points, except at one weak salient on Breckinridge's line, which the brave assailants occupied A call for
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Opposing Sherman's advance to Atlanta. (search)
most of which, depend on misrepresentations of the strength of the positions I occupied. They were not stronger than General Lee's; indeed, my course was as like his as the dissimilarity of the two Federal commanders permitted. As his had increas those in his oration delivered in Atlanta in 1875. Mr. Hill said in the oration: I know that he (Mr. Davis) consulted General Lee fully, earnestly, and anxiously before this perhaps unfortunate removal. That assertion is contradicted by one whose s above question — for in Southern estimation he has no superior as gentleman, soldier, and civilian--General Hampton. General Lee had a conversation with him on the subject, of which he wrote to me: On that occasion he expressed great regret thevent it. The Secretary of War had recently been at his Headquarters near Petersburg to consult as to this matter, and General Lee assured me that he had urged Mr. Seddon not to remove you from command, and had said to him that if you could not comm
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