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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 3: the White Oak Road. (search)
oad as near to the enemy as possible, so that Sheridan could double up the enemy and drive him north enterprise. I am not sure that we can blame Sheridan or Grant for this if it were so. But it was afor the White Oak Road since the new plan for Sheridan and the Fifth Corps. Let us recall: at eightaten the rear of the enemy then pressing upon Sheridan. That took away our best brigade. Bartlett loundering through the mire and dark, to help Sheridan stay where Pickett and Fitzhugh Lee had put hd a brigade to menace the enemy's rear before Sheridan. But he had already of his own accord senville Roads, until our infantry struck them,--Sheridan, however, contributing in his own way to thisad passed for the very sufficient reason that Sheridan had no staff-officer there to guide him where the inquiry whether this was postponed until Sheridan should have done something; my point is that ve had trouble. Or had they, after repulsing Sheridan towards evening, left the cavalry deployed ac[66 more...]
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 4: Five Forks. (search)
d mustn't tell. We were glad to be united to Sheridan, too, after the broken engagements of the day was a time to put on a warmer manner towards Sheridan,--for a voice of doom was in the air. Thaof the Fifth Corps column had reported to General Sheridan, an officer of the artillery staff had ocs not the reason, of his authorization of General Sheridan to depose General Warren from his commander. We remarked how these things must affect Sheridan: Grant's censure of his failures the day befoscontent. In about two hours we get up where Sheridan wants us, in some open ground and thin woods quarreling about. I afterwards learned that Sheridan did order his cavalry to cease firing in the bring them in on the line. Thereupon one of Sheridan's staff officers came across Kellogg standingprisoners. This message met scant courtesy. Sheridan's patience was exhausted. By G-, sir, tell Gevening chill that was creeping over us. Then Sheridan, rising in his stirrups, hat in hand waving a[40 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
s: Acting-First-Assistant, T. N. Hall; Acting-Second-Assistant, Charles McMillan. Steamer Taylor. Lieutenant-Commander, James M. Prichett; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Wm. P. Baird; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Geo. H. Holt; Acting-Ensigns, G. L. Smith, Charles Ackley, John Hill and J. W. Lalor; Acting-Master's Mates, W. H. C. Michael, G. H. Williamson and H. S. Allen; Engineers: Acting-Chief, James Fleming; Acting-First-Assistant, J. R. Ramsey; Acting-Second-Assistants, Wm. Finch and Philip Sheridan; Acting-Third-Assistant, E. M. Bumpas; Acting-Carpenter, J. M. Peabody. Iron-clad steamer Mound City. Lieutenant-Commander, Byron Wilson; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Thomas Rice; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, B. J. Donahoe; Acting Master, F. T. Coleman; Acting-Ensigns, S. B. Coleman, D. Stebbins and W. H. Decker; Acting-Master's Mate, R. T. Lamport; Engineers: Acting-Chief, Edw. Merriman; Acting-First-Assistant, E. R. Clemens; Acting-Second-Assistant, J. M. Hartnett; Acting-Third-Assi
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 51 (search)
aymaster, J. Porter Loomis; Acting-Ensign, W. H. Hand; Acting-Master's Mates, G. G. Bachelder, Thomas Seager and George Thomas; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, Levi Sweetzer; Acting-Third-Assistants, Harvey Brown and F. T. Clark. Steamer Tulip. Acting-Ensigns, S. G. Sluyter and D. Stevens; Acting-Master's Mates, J. Roffenterg and C. H. McClellan; Engineers: Acting-Third-Assistants, G. H. Parks, H. P. Gray and John Gordon. Steamer Primrose. Acting-Ensign, James H. Jackson; Acting-Master's Mates, H. L. R. Woods and John Shields; Engineers: Acting-Second Assistant, L. B. Leland; Acting-Third-Assistant, H. C. Marrow. Steamer Teaser. Acting-Ensign, Philip Sheridan; Acting-Master's Mates, Charles Case, Thomas Power and Louis Reinberg; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, John Johnson; Acting-Third-Assistant, G. C. Steadman. Steamer Dragon. Acting-Ensign, J. W. Turner; Acting-Master's Mates, David Hall and S. M. Carey; Acting-Second-Assistant Engineer, G. E. Riddle.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 51: effects of the fall of Fort Fisher, and criticisms on General Badeau's military history of General Grant. (search)
ness to be sent to you if required. All others supplies can be drawn from Beaufort as you need them. Keep the fleet of vessels with you until your position is assured. When you find they can be spared, order them back, or such of them that you can spare, to Fort Monroe, to report for orders. In case of failure to effect a landing, bring your command back to Beaufort, and report to these headquarters for further instructions. You will not debark at Beaufort until so directed. General Sheridan has been ordered to send a division of troops to Baltimore, and place them on, sea-going vessels. These troops will be brought to Fort Monroe, and kept there on the vessels until you are heard from. Should you require them, they will be sent to you. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. Brevet-Major-General A. H. Terry. Lieutenant-Colonel C. B. Comstock, aide-de-camp (now Brevet-Brigadier-General), who accompanied the former expedition, was assigned, in orders, as chief-engineer of
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 55: operations of the Mississippi Squadron in the latter part of 1864 and in 1865. (search)
ond-Assistant, N. Conner; Acting-Third-Assistant, G. M. Hayiman. Taylor--Fourth-rate. Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, Fred'k S. Hill; Acting Masters, W. T. Power and Charles Ackley; Acting-Ensigns, J. W. Lalor and W. H. C. Michael; Acting-Master's Mates, W. P. Eakle and H. S. Allen; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Samuel Mendenhall; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Geo. H. Holt; Engineers: Acting-Chief, James Fleming; Acting-First-Assistant, J. R. Ramsey; Acting-Second-Assistants, Wm. Furck and Philip Sheridan; Acting-Third-Assistants, Walter Mossington and S. H. Lancaster; Acting-Carpenter, J. M. Peabody. Vindicator--Third-rate. Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, Henry H. Gorringe; Acting-Masters, J. F. Reed and D. P. Slattery; Acting-Ensigns, W. Zimmerman, B. C. Wheeler and J. W. Foster; Acting-Master's Mates, L. C. Ball, John Davis, Lewis Lehman, Henry Kane and A. A. King; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, C. E. Vaughn; Actin-Assistant Paymaster, F. W. Hanson; Engineers: Acting-Chief, Thomas Cook;
y lived in constant warfare with the Indians. One of them was married in the Fort of Boonsboroa,the first fortification constructed in that State, the land of my nativity. I entered the Military Academy in 1849, and graduated in the Class of Sheridan, McPherson and Schofield, in 1853, when I was appointed Brevet Second Lieutenant in the Fourth Infantry. I sailed from New York in November of that year to join my regiment in California, via Panama. On my arrival at San Francisco-at that time Lieutenant in the Second Cavalry, a new regiment organized in accord with an Act of Congress, in 1855, and commanded by Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston, with R. E. Lee as Lieutenant Colonel, George H. Thomas and W. J. Hardee as Majors. Lieutenant Philip Sheridan relieved me, and I returned to San Francisco en route to Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, the rendezvous of the regiment. At the former place I met, for the first time, in his bank, W. T. Sherman, who possessed as at present the same pier
wn in this valley, and we could see the rebel main line strongly manned, with guns in position at intervals. Schofield was dressing forward his lines, and I could hear Thomas further to the right engaged, when General McPherson and his staff rode up. We went back to the Howard House, a double frame building with a porch, and sat on the steps, discussing the chances of battle, and of Hood's general character. McPherson had also been of the same class at West Point with Hood, Schofield, and Sheridan. We agreed that we ought to be unusually cautious and prepared at all times for sallies and for hard fighting, because Hood, though not deemed much of a scholar, or of great mental capacity, was undoubtedly a brave, determined, and rash man; and the change of commanders at that particular crisis argued the displeasure of the Confederate Government with the cautious but prudent conduct of General Joe Johnston. At dawn on the morning of the 22d Cheatham, Stewart, and G. W. Smith, had, by
move two or three corps south from Atlanta, I think it would be the best thing that could happen for our general good. General Beauregard agrees with me as to my plan of operation. Would like to be informed if any forces are sent from Grant or Sheridan, to Nashville. J. B. Hood, General. At this juncture, I was advised of the President's opposition to the campaign into Tennessee previous to a defeat of Sherman in battle, as is clearly indicated by his reply: Richmond, November 7th, I864. Via Meridian. General J. B. Hood. No troops can have been sent by Grant or Sheridan to Nashville. The latter has attempted to reinforce the former, but Early's movements prevented it. That fact will assure you as to their condition and purposes. The policy of taking advantage of the reported division of his forces, where he cannot re-unite his Army, is too obvious to have been overlooked by you. I therefore take it for granted that you have not been-able to avail yourself of that adva
rk that day drove Wheeler out of Lavergne — Wheeler himself being wounded. Phil. Sheridan, on another road, pressed the enemy back to Nolensville, without loss on ouainder of the fight. McCook's remaining divisions, under Jeff. C. Davis and Sheridan, had repulsed several resolute attacks on their front, when the disappearance men again up to the work, their fighting did not amount to much thereafter. Sheridan's division fought longer and better; but of his brigade commanders, Gen. J. W. Rebel attack had by this time fallen wholly on Thomas, commanding our center; Sheridan, entirely out of ammunition, falling still farther to the rear, and the triump man who saved it was William S. Rosecrans. Thousands had done nobly — Thomas, Sheridan, Wood, Rousseau, Palmer, Van Cleve, and others, eminently so-but the day mightor masses which were, in consequence, brought to bear upon the narrow front of Sheridan's and Negley's divisions, and a part of Palmer's, coupled with the scarcity of
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