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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
s name to the Senate for the sanction of that body, up to the latest moment of his own official existence. the effect was a great decrease in production, for the producer was not certain that the fruits of his labor would not be taken from him without reward. Viewing the situation calmly, Lee saw no hope for the preservation of his Army from starvation and capture, nor for the existence of the Confederacy, except in his breaking through Grant's lines and forming a junction with Johnston, in North Carolina. He knew that the attempt to do so, would be perilous, but the least of two evils. He chose it, and prepared for a retreat from the Appomattox to the Roanoke. on the 24th of March, Grant issued instructions to Meade, Ord, and Sheridan, these were commanders of three distinct and independent armies,--the Potomac, under Meade — the James, under Ord (who had succeeded Butler after the failure to capture Fort Fisher), and the cavalry, under Sheridan; but all acted as a unit un
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
Mr. Cameron in the War Department, early in 1862; and President Lincoln, satisfied that the public good required the removal of Montgomery Blair, the Postmaster-General, asked him to resign. The request was granted, and Mr. Dennison was put in his place. Caleb Smith had died, and Mr. Usher had taken his place. With the surrender of Lee, the war was virtually ended. Although he was general-in-chief, he included in the capitulation only the Army of Northern Virginia. That of Johnston, in North Carolina, and smaller bodies elsewhere, were yet in arms; but in the space of about a month after Lee's surrender, the last gun of the Rebellion was fired. Let us see what these hostile forces were about. We left Sherman's army around Goldsboroa, resting and refitting for a further prosecution of the campaign. See page 503. Sherman intended to push northward, feign an attack on Raleigh, and make a lodgment at Burkesville, at the junction of the South Side and Danville railways, be
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnston, Joseph Eccleston 1809- (search)
ng his adversaries gathering in force larger than his own, and learning that the object of his expedition had been accomplished, in the calling back of Hardee by Johnston, fell back and took post (March 10) at Ringgold. In this short campaign the Nationals lost 350 killed and wounded; the Confederates about 200. With the surrender of Lee, the Civil War was virtually ended. Although he was general-in-chief, his capitulation included only the Army of Northern Virginia. That of Johnston, in North Carolina, and smaller bodies, were yet in the field. When Sherman, who confronted Johnston, heard of the victory at Five Forks and the evacuation of Petersburg and Richmond, he moved on Johnston (April 10, 1865), with his whole army. The latter was at Smithfield, on the Neuse River, with fully 30,000 men. Jefferson Davis and the Confederate cabinet were then at Danville, on the southern border of Virginia, and had just proposed to Johnston a plan whereby they might secure their own perso
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
Governor Martin issues a proclamation from the British ship-of-war Cruiser, denouncing the Mecklenburg declaration of independence......Aug. 8, 1775 One hundred and eighty-four delegates meet at Hillsboro, Aug. 21, 1775; choose Samuel Johnston president; declare that the people of North Carolina would pay their due proportion of expenses in forming a Continental army and establish a State government......Aug. 24, 1775 First meeting of the provincial council at the court-house in Johnston county......Oct. 18, 1775 Donald McDonald, a Scottish Highlander, commissioned by Governor Martin, raises a force of about 1,500 loyalists, who, under Col. Donald McLeod, attack the Continental troops, 1,000 strong, under Cols. James Moore, Caswell, and Lillington, but are routed, and General McDonald taken prisoner......Feb. 27, 1776 Provincial Congress assembles at Halifax, April 4, 1776; resolves that the delegates from this colony in Congress be empowered to concur with the delegat
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3 (search)
march, but I have already detained you too long, and I must hasten on. The next morning, having been up all night, we presented anything but a martial appearance, and, if the truth must be told, our enthusiasm was at a low ebb, for we were pretty well satisfied that ours was a wild goose chase. Nothing but a sense of duty, and a reluctance to turn back as long as we were called upon to go forward, carried us on. For two days we wandered on over the hills and through the woods of Franklin, Johnston and Wake counties. On one of these days we passed through Louisburg, worn out and hungry. The good citizens of the town received us enthusiastically, and treated us most hospitably. It must have been an amusing sight to see us straggling through the streets, with flowers in one hand and something to eat in the other. It made a deep impression on me at the time, and I shall never forget the scene. About sundown on the 16th we reached Arpsboro and halted. There the general informed us
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.29 (search)
a court, when asked for my license before qualifying, I had to plead the vandalism of Phil. Sheridan, as my excuse for not producing the license. Governor Smiths Entreaties. At Howardsville my young relative and I encountered Governor William Smith, venerable nomen. He had left Richmond before the enemy entered and was then stopping at the house of Mr. Zack Lewis. The old man came out to see us and expostulated with us on returning home. He begged us to turn back and go to Johnston, in North Carolina. He insisted that the end was not yet, that hope had not departed and we would yet gain our independence. This and much to the same effect he said. I had the uttermost respect and admiration for this loyal old Virginian. The whole army had been filled with praises of his superb courage, and laughed at the stories of his ignorance of and bitter contempt for military tactics, but I knew the game was up, and I bade the heroic and undaunted old Governor good-bye, and continued my
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.20 (search)
d from what I gathered from them and saw myself, the loss of Company F, on the first day was about twenty-five killed and sixty wounded. Also, after the second and third day, there was not a single man left, all being killed or wounded. In addition to the above, the writer has before him the muster and pay roll of the Company, giving its condition on June 30, 1863, as it rested in bivouac that day about three miles from Gettysburg. Captain Joseph J. Young, now residing at Polenta, Johnston county, was the Quartermaster of the regiment from the beginning to the end of the war. He has preserved duplicate copies of the muster and pay roll of the regiment which he values as among his greates treasures; and the writer has been privileged to inspect the same for the pupose of this verification. This muster and pay roll state that there were present for duty, three commissioned officers, three sergeants, two corporals, one musician, and eighty-four privates; and present on extra or
Elder, Lunenburg, Va. 16. Mungo P. Harvey, Westmoreland, Va. 17. Frederick Griffith, Westmoreland, Va. 18. John Gnerrant. Goochland, Va. 19. W. Davis Chapman, Gloucester, Va. 20. Powhatan B. Moore, Hanover, Va. 21. Richard A. Christian, Middlesex, Va. 22. John B. Coakley, Stafford, Va. 23. Edmund P. Taylor, Caroline, Va. 24. John C. Griffin, Southampton, Va. 25. James B. Gardner, Hanover, Va. 26. Benj. C. Maxwell, Henrico, Va. 27. Edward D. Snead, Johnston, N. C. 28. Milton A. Ish, Fairfax, Va. 29. Adolphus E. Smith, Wake. N. C. 30. John G. Trevilian, Goochland, Va. 31. Nicholas Johnson, Louisa, Va. 32. Robert S. Ellis, Jr., Orange, Va. 33. Henry H. Turner, Isle of Wight, Va. 34. Robert E. Moore, Wythe, Va. 35. Seabrook Jenkins, Colleton Dist., S. C. 36. Geo. E. Waller, Henry, Va. 37. Henry C. Reamey, Henry, Va. 38. Wm. P. Campbell, Monroe, Va. 39. Thos. A. Bohanon, Madison, Va. 40. Henry E. Jennings, Hal
a well-known citizen of St. Louis, was accidentally drowned a few days ago. A member of the Richmond Grays was slightly wounded by a bayonet while practising with arms, at Norfolk, a day or two since. It is reported on pretty good authority that the Federal archives have been sent to Philadelphia in sealed cars. Hon. John Janney, President of the Virginia Convention, reached his home in Londoun county, last Sunday, quite sick. Two sons of James M. Whitley, Esq., Johnston county, N. C., were drowned on the 22d inst., while bathing. It is now thought that Mr. Riley, who was accidentally wounded by a pistol shot, in Columbus, Ga., may recover. Texas has an organized force of 8,050 mounted troops in the field and ready for immediate service. Rev. Malcolm Johnston, a devoted and esteemed Baptist clergyman, died at Cartersville, Ga., on the 17th inst. J. H. Brenner has been appointed superintendent of the telegraph from Wilmington, N. C., to Macon,
In Johnston county, N. C. on the 17 by the name of by the name of Simm W different parts of his person, one of who tered and split his heart, almost instantly. The Leesburg Mirror says:"The enemy still moves along the back of the Potomac opposite Loudoun, but we are no in saying the not one of them has the daring to come across." Vernon H. Lind Berger, lately arrested at Port Tobacco, Md. upon suspicion of to join the Confederate to Army has taken the oath of allegiance to the Lincoln Government and procured his discharge. The Baltimore Exchange positively denies the statement that Gen. Tench man is raising troops on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and intends taking a command in Virginia. The Holliday Street Theatre, Baltimore, has reopened, under the management of B. Phillips. Captain A. J. W head, late Sheriff of Pittsylvania county, Va., died last Monday, after a brief illness. Lieut. Jullan McAllister, who has been promoted to a cont
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