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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 360 10 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 330 14 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. 292 2 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 178 0 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 166 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 162 2 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 75 5 Browse Search
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 56 4 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 52 4 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 42 0 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in 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.. You can also browse the collection for Fitz-John Porter or search for Fitz-John Porter in all documents.

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ation. General Johnston's own papers have been preserved almost entire since 1836; and these, including his Confederate archives, complete, have supplied ampler and more perfect materials than most biographers enjoy. Gentlemen who were opposed to him in the late Civil War have been both courteous and generous in affording all proper information; and, in this respect, he is especially indebted to the Honorable George W. McCrary, the present Secretary of War, to General D. C. Buell, General Fitz-John Porter, and Colonel George H. Elliott, of the Engineers, and to other gentlemen to whom acknowledgments are made in the course of the narrative. Such frequent and important services have been rendered in the preparation of this book by so many friends that their recognition can be made appropriately only in the same way; and, indeed, a large part of the value of this work is due to their unselfish aid. But the writer cannot omit to express here his deep obligations to the Honorable Jef
rship. in winter-quarters. Fort Bridger. Major Porter's diary. Brigham's Salt embassy. Ornitholoads, softened by the fall rains. General Fitz-John Porter, then major and assistant-adjutant-ge, of which he has freely availed himself. General Porter says: Colonel Johnston entered upon h, and gave support to the supply-trains. General Porter says: Beyond Fort Laramie, rumors ofs close by, at Camp Scott. The diary of Major Porter, assistant adjutant-general, kindly put at vement as early as spring will permit. General Porter, in a letter to the writer, says: Hoout in quantity sufficient for health. General Porter continues: No idleness was permittedg than he had a right to hope. But let General Porter tell the story, of which he had personal kng in this ice-bound desert was very slow. Major Porter's diary says, on March 19th: Stormed eft free to move when and where he chose. General Porter says: Governor Cumming was placed in[1 more...]
e arms and outfits from the Government, and those who wished employment in Utah were hired as wood-choppers and herdsmen. No confusion or trouble ensued. General Porter says: General Johnston's attention was now successfully turned to establishing his command in comfort for the coming winter, to securing the necessary sin for a leave of absence, to take effect in the spring, but without success. In regard to the relations established by General Johnston with the Indians, General Porter makes these remarks: While journeying to Utah, and while at Fort Bridger, Colonel Johnston took every occasion to bring the Indians within knowledge andesentatives, yet such were General Johnston's exact justice and circumspection of conduct that no commander has held this department with less detraction. General Porter says in his letter to the writer: The army had now nothing to do but to maintain discipline and efficiency, and be ready for any emergency. Yet General
this city, may be set down as those of the State, with the exception of a small minority. I send Hennie, Rosa, Mrs. Duncan, and grandpa's little pets, best love. Your affectionate father, A. S. Johnston. The following letter to Major Fitz-John Porter, though in parts nearly identical with that just given, is inserted as corroborative of General Johnston's perfect frankness of dealing. While his son was acting with those in the South who were readiest to meet the issue of war, his lat, and expressive of their fraternal feelings toward all the States, and their duty and interest to bring about harmony. I would that there were no other sentiments within the broad expanse of our country. Please present my kind regards to Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Holbrook, and believe me, very truly your friend, A. S. Johnston. To Major F. J. Porter, no. 66 Union Place, New York City. San Francisco, California, April 9, 1861. My dear son: Yesterday the newspapers of this city announced tha
slow to respond, and as many as fifty-nine of their shot were counted by the Federal officers as striking the gunboats. Where these hit the iron armor they bounded harmless from the surface. One thirty-two-pound shot, entering at the bow of the flagship, ranged its whole length, killing one seaman. In the course of the action, nine more seamen were wounded on this vessel. One man was killed on the Essex by a cannon-ball; and a shot through the boiler caused an explosion that scalded Commander Porter, twenty-eight seamen, and nineteen soldiers, many of whom died. The Essex was thus forced to retire. Five minutes after the fight began in earnest, that is, at twenty-five minutes before one o'clock, the twenty-four-pounder rifle-gun, one of the most prized in the fort, burst, disabling every man at the piece. Then a shell, entering the embrasure, exploded at the muzzle of one of the thirty-two-pounders, ruining the gun, and killing or wounding all the men at the piece. About the
as follows: Hanson's regiment on the extreme right; Palmer's regiment, with its reserve, in position to reinforce Hanson; Porter's battery occupying the advanced salient, sweeping the road which led to the front, and flanking the intrenchments both ts Eighteenth Tennessee, again repulsed the assault. A third time the Federals came to the charge, with the same result. Porter's battery played a conspicuous part in the defense. Buckner says in his report: The fire of the enemy's artillery mn was first discovered by Colonel John C. Brown, who notified Colonel Heiman. Brown ordered the batteries of Graves and Porter to open upon the column, which they did with great effect, contributing materially to the repulse. The Federal regimentserous fire it drove back the supports. Opening at the same time upon the Federal battery with a cross-fire from Maney's, Porter's, and Graves's batteries, it was soon disabled. The guns fell into the hands of the infantry, and Graves galloped forwa