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Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 543 7 Browse Search
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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 120 2 Browse Search
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. 110 0 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 93 1 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 88 2 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 73 1 Browse Search
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two gunboats. The force included a section of artillery, two squadrons of cavalry, and five regiments of infantry, to some of whom arms had been issued for the first time only two days before. Grant had but one general officer in his command, McClernand, who at that time had never heard a hostile shot; Logan, who afterwards became so distinguished, also accompanied him, but as a colonel. Grant proceeded nine miles, and made a feint of landing at a point on the Kentucky shore, where he lay tilpartially wooded, and cut up with sloughs and swamps, and the rebels took advantage of these difficulties. There was heavy fighting for nearly four hours; during all this time Grant was with the skirmish line; his own horse was shot under him, McClernand lost three horses, and every colonel set an example of gallantry to his command. Stimulated by this behavior, the green soldiers fought like veterans, and finally drove the rebels foot by foot, through sloughs and fields, and from tree to tree
once moved a force of six thousand men under McClernand, from Cairo and Bird's Point, towards Mayfie The remainder of the national forces, under McClernand, were to move at eleven on the 6th, to the r when the whole command had not arrived, and McClernand was informed in writing, that success might across by land. On the 11th, troops under McClernand moved out three or four miles on the two roh the national line. An attempt was made by McClernand to capture a battery commanding the ridge ro and gave them the centre, between Smith and McClernand; but one brigade (McArthur's) of Smith's divlly obliged to give way with heavy loss, and McClernand's command showed signs of wavering. It helde rebels pay dear for what they had gained. McClernand's men had not retreated until their ammunitivestment. The behavior of the troops in both McClernand and Lewis Wallace's command was all that couront, the moment Smith began his attack. To McClernand, the order was, to push his column to the ri[5 more...]
y consisted of five divisions, under Major-Generals McClernand and C. F. Smith, and Brigadier-Gener of the river, about five miles below; while McClernand and Smith, with about half of the entire comwas therefore left to guard the Purdy road. McClernand was detained a day or two, by lack of transquestion of rank was raised at the front, by McClernand, who claimed command in the absence of Grant. The latter was unwilling to trust McClernand with this responsibility; and as the relative rank o News having arrived of the promotion of General McClernand to the rank of major-general, without thline was forced back, Sherman connected with McClernand on the left, leaving his own right far advan have been, eighteen hours before. Sherman, McClernand, and Hurl but were posted next, from right te report could be prepared of the losses in McClernand and Prentiss's divisions. The above is as nrts. Now, Bragg was in front of Sherman and McClernand, and it is Sherman who is said to have been [6 more...]
command, it is true, but was quite ignored in all the operations of the next two months. The army was reinforced and divided into three corps, the right, left, and centre, of which Thomas, Pope, and Buell were placed in immediate command, while McClernand had the reserve. Grant still ostensibly commanded the District of West Tennessee, including his old army, which, however, was broken up into the right wing and reserve, and was therefore directly under Thomas and McClernand. Although the corpMcClernand. Although the corps commanders were his subordinates, orders were constantly sent direct to them without Grant's being made acquainted with their contents, and movements were even executed by his own troops without his knowledge. In the army his situation was universally regarded as one of disgrace. I joined the army before Corinth, in May, 1862, as aide-de-camp to a division commander, and at once noticed the general impressior among officers that Grant was under a cloud. This was by very far the most disag
or military results, and refused to consider McClernand's plan. He told that general that he had noe President, however, was the warm friend of McClernand, and was accustomed to dictate in purely mil urged on by the President, who was beset by McClernand's political friends, and who, in fact, was fon: It is the wish of the President that General McClernand's corps shall constitute a part of the r the long campaign and siege that followed. McClernand's assumption of the command of the river expppi against attacks from the Arkansas side. McClernand immediately acquiesced in Sherman's proposit not perceptible. Lacking any confidence in McClernand's military judgment, and supposing that the re was not sufficient confidence felt in General McClernand as a commander, either by the army or naSecretary of War. On the 30th of January, McClernand wrote to Grant: If different views are enterue, had submitted promptly to be relieved by McClernand, but he was a man with soldierly instincts, [29 more...]
nt would undoubtedly have been relieved, and McClernand put in command of the expedition against Vicbelow. McPherson and Sherman were to follow McClernand, as rapidly as ammunition and rations could arges were materially damaged. Meanwhile, McClernand's advance had arrived at New Carthage, and wix for order, entire.) Grant's orders to McClernand had been explicit and urgent, to seize and otails. See Appendix for Grant's letter to McClernand of April 18th. Instead of appreciating this, McClernand resented it as interference. Admiral Porter, after the running of the batteries, also eetent commander of the advance. He informed McClernand of opportunities for attacking Grand Gulf, a's bend to Perkins's landing, and there gave McClernand further instructions. The time that had benteenth corps, under McPherson, had followed McClernand closely, and Grant, after consuiting with Adplace. See Appendix for Grant's orders to McClernand for the attack in full, April 27th. Also Gr[9 more...]
emy masses on Hovey Grant reenforces Hovey McClernand repeatedly ordered up, but does not arrive an ordered to Bridgeport with pontoon train McClernand comes up with enemy at Black river bridge baof the rebels there, while a heavy detail of McClernand's troops was set to work, rebuilding the bri in close supporting distance. I shall move McClernand to Fourteen-mile creek, early to-morrow, so ow McClernand is secure in his position. To McClernand, he said: Sherman will probably succeed in fAt thirty minutes past seven, Grant directed McClernand: Move one division of your corps through thild strike the railroad. Grant also informed McClernand of the capture of Jackson, and of Johnston'sHovey's movements himself, in the absence of McClernand. During the battle McClernand sent positibeaten enemy came headlong across his front, McClernand, supposing this an assault, developed his trrouble with Loring that Grant had found with McClernand. He repeatedly ordered Loring to come to th[72 more...]
the ground failure of McPherson's attempt McClernand's assault determined and gallant, but compleuals failure of assault all along the line McClernand's dispatches Grant's replies renewal of th on the right, McPherson had the centre, and McClernand the left of the command. On the northern ann the mean time, the troops of McPherson and McClernand's corps had advanced promptly at ten o'clockity of Port Gibson and the Big Black bridge, McClernand's columns moved to the assault; but, as in t a high and commanding point, the assault of McClernand's corps; had seen a few men enter the worksdered to repeat the attack in his front, and McClernand was directed to order up McArthur to his assis, Grant now sent his chief of staff, with McClernand's note, to McPherson, indorsing on it an ordavailable, except one brigade), to report to McClernand. The dispatch was sent to McPherson, to satr. He bore on his person the dispatch from McClernand, which had occasioned all this added loss, a[17 more...]
g on the 24th of May, was put on the left of McClernand, where it guarded the Hall's ferry and Warrplaining of a congratulatory order issued by McClernand to his corps, on the 30th of May. The orderr to interfere. Grant immediately wrote to McClernand as follows: Enclosed I send you what purportonce to his headquarters, and, the next day, McClernand was relieved of the command of his corps, anproval of the President. See Appendix for McClernand's order, and the letters of Generals Shermanrmination of the troublesome connection with McClernand. It had begun at Cairo, in 1861. McClernan indeed. Though repeatedly urged to relieve McClernand, when that officer wrote letters such as no was authorized to make, made me tolerate General McClernand long after I thought the good of the serat he was relieved. . . . The removal of General McClernand from the command of the Thirteenth army to do it. This is the entire dispatch. To McClernand, June 15th: Should the enemy attempt to get [8 more...]
o of the armored boats, so that they were carried back by the current. The remaining two were very much disabled also, having received a number of heavy shots about the pilothouses and other parts of the vessels. After these mishaps, I concluded to make the investment of Fort Donelson as perfect as possible, and partially fortify, and await repairs to the gunboats. This plan was frustrated, however, by the enemy making a most vigorous attack upon our right wing, commanded by Brigadier-General J. A. McClernand, and which consisted of his division and a portion of the force under General L. Wallace. The enemy were repelled, after a closely contested battle of several hours, in which our loss was heavy. The officers suffered out of proportion. I have not the means of determining our loss, even approximately, but it cannot fall far short of twelve hundred killed, wounded, and missing. Of the latter, I understand, through General Buckner, about two hundred and fifty were taken priso
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