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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 132 128 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 82 28 Browse Search
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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 15 (search)
the fate of the city. Is there no turning point in this long lane of downward progress? Truly it may be said, our affairs at this moment are in a critical condition. I trust in God, and the chivalry and patriotism of the South in the field. The enemy's fleet of gun-boats are ascending James River, and the obstructions are not completed. We have but one or two casemated guns in battery, but we have brave men there. May 15 The enemy's gun-boats, Monitor, Galena, etc. are at Drewry's Bluff, eight miles below the city, shelling our batteries, and our batteries are bravely shelling them. The President rode down to the vicinity this morning, and observed the firing. The guns are heard distinctly in the city, and yet there is no consternation manifested by the people. If the enemy pass the obstructions, the city will be, it is true, very much at their mercy. They may shell us out of it, and this may occur any hour. South of the city the enemy have no forces, and we can
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 17 (search)
July 20 I am back again, signing passports to the army. But yesterday, during the interregnum, the Beaverdam Depot was burnt by the enemy, information of its defenseless condition having been given by a Jew peddler, who obtained no passport from me. July 21 A Marylander, a lieutenant employed by Gen. Winder to guard the prisoners (the generals and other high Yankee officers), came to me to-day, with a friend who had just arrived from Baltimore, and demanded passports to visit Drewry's Bluff, for the purpose of inspecting the defenses. I refused, fearing he might (I did not like his face) have been corrupted by his prisoners. He said very significantly that he would go in spite of me. This I reported to the Assistant Adjutant- General, and also wrote a note to Gen. Wise, to examine him closely if he came within his lines. July 22 To-day Gen. Winder came into my office in a passion with a passport in his hand which I had given, a week before, to Mr. Collier, of Peters
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 22 (search)
l, the colonels could no longer restrain their regiments; and the men ran into the ranks of the enemy, and, animated with a spirit of desperation, slaughtered the foe in great numbers with their bayonets, pistols, and knives. Preparations are being made here for the reception of the wounded. The request was to provide for a large number. Last night, at nine o'clock, a number of regiments which had been encamped among the fortifications northwest of the city, were marched down to Drewry's Bluff. It is probable Gen. Smith has heard of the enemy's approach from that quarter. I hope he may prove the right man in the right place. It is rumored that we were repulsed yesterday, this side of Suffolk. At this critical moment the President is away. A dispatch from Gen. Lee says Gen. Wade Hampton dashed into Dumfries, the other side of the Rappahannock, and in the rear of the enemy, capturing some wagons, and taking a few men. This seems most extraordinary. If he be not ta
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXIII. February, 1863 (search)
eping a diary, and that some space in it may be devoted to the history of martial law. He said to Capt. Warner, his commissary of prisons, that he would patronize it. The captain asked me if Gen. Winder's rule was not dwelt upon in it. I said doubtless it was; but that I had not yet revised it, and was never in the habit of perusing my own works until they were completed. Then I carefully corrected them for the press. Major-Gen. Pickett's division marched through the city to-day for Drewry's Bluff. Gen. Lee writes that this division can beat the army corps of Hooker, supposed to be sent to the Peninsula. It has 12,000 men — an army corps 40,000. Brig.-Gen. Hood's division is near the city, on the Chickahominy. Gen. Lee warns the government to see that Gens. French and Pryor be vigilant, and to have their scouts closely watching the enemy at Suffolk. He thinks, however, the main object of the enemy is to take Charleston ; and he suggests that every available man be sent thither
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 27 (search)
precarious) writes the Secretary to consult Gen. Lee before detaching Gen. Jenkins's cavalry brigade from the West. It would have been better if Gen. Lee's advice had been taken in regard to Gen. Longstreet. The men from the garrison at Drewry's Bluff, and the crew from the steamer Richmond, were taken away to man the batteries around the city. The President requests the Secretary to order them back at the earliest moment practicable. It would be an ugly picture if our defenses at DrewryDrewry's Bluff were surprised and taken by a sudden dash of the enemy up James River. The raid of the enemy's cavalry, after all, did little or no permanent injury to the roads or canal. They are all in operation again. It is said Lincoln has called for 500,000 more men. Numbers have now no terror for the Southern people. They are willing to wage the war against quadruple their number. May 10 Detachments of Federal troops are now marching into the city every few hours, guarded by (most
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXXII. November, 1863 (search)
ht, and it may be a decisive battle. I met Mr. Foote, of Tennessee, to-day. He asked me if I did not think our affairs were in a desperate condition. I replied that I did not know that they were not, and that when one in my position did not know, they must be bad enough. November 29 The clerks were marched out into the muddy street this morning in a cold rain, and stood there for hours, while the officers were making up their minds when to start for the boat to convey them to Drewry's Bluff, whence they are to march to Chaffin's Farm, provided the officers don't change their minds. There are reports of a repulse of the enemy by Lee yesterday, and also of a victory by Bragg, but they are not traceable to authentic sources. At 3 o'clock P. M. it is cold, but has ceased to rain. The want of men is our greatest want, and I think it probable Congress will repeal the Substitute Law, and perhaps the Exemption Act. Something must be done to put more men in the ranks, or
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 35 (search)
low price of $1 per pound. Engaged to pay $250 hire for our servant this year. January 2 Gen. Longstreet writes that it will be well to winter in East Tennessee (Rogersville), unless there should be a pressing necessity for him elsewhere. But his corps ought to. be at least 20,000. He says provisions may be got in that section; and if they be collected, the enemy may be forced to leave. The Secretary of the Navy has requested the Secretary of War to open the obstructions at Drewry's Bluff, so that the iron-clads, Richmond and Fredericksburg, may pass out. This he deems necessary for the defense of Richmond, as our iron-clads may prevent the enemy from coming up the river and landing near the city. The Lynchburg Virginian has come out for a dictator, and names Gen. Lee. The Raleigh (N. C.) Progress says we must have peace on any terms, or starvation. I think we can put some 200,000 additional men in the field next year, and they can be fed also. January 2 Ye
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 39 (search)
alion. Two Tennessee regiments marched down to Drewry's Bluff yesterday, and Hunton's brigade, that left therthe railroad. Troops have been marching toward Drewry's Bluff during the day. If the attack be delayed 24 houn the field. It is reported that the attack on Drewry's Bluff, or rather on our forces posted there for its dently cannon could be heard in the direction of Drewry's Bluff. The tocsin has been sounding all day, for avy reports of cannon heard in the direction of Drewry's Bluff, supposed to be our battery shelling the countrwas rumored this morning that our right wing at Drewry's Bluff had been flanked, but no official information hbt the monitors are engaged with the battery at Drewry's Bluff. It may be a combined attack. Gen. PembertThe tremendous cannonading all day yesterday at Drewry's Bluff was merely an artillery duel-brought on by the , who fell in battle day before yesterday, near Drewry's Bluff. By the merest accident his relatives here lea
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 42 (search)
to Atlanta. My daughter Anne, after ten months residence in the country, returned to-day (with Miss Randolph, of Loudon Co.) in perfect health. She brought apples, eggs, a watermelon, cucumbers, etc. Mr. Davies sold my reel (German silver) to-day for $75, or about $3.20 in gold-enough to buy a cord of wood. I parted with it reluctantly, as I hope to catch fish yet. August 6 Hot and dry. The booming of cannon heard yesterday evening was from one of our batteries below Drewry's Bluff. The enemy answered from their batteries, the existence of which we had no knowledge of before. No one was hurt. About the same time Gen. Beauregard sprung a mine under the enemy's mine, and blew it up, no doubt destroying many lives. This was succeeded by heavy, but, perhaps, harmless shelling along the lines. Another raiding party has been defeated and dispersed at Madison, Ga. But we have been unfortunate in a naval engagement in the lower bay, at Mobile. We have lost
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 46 (search)
re moving against Weldon, where I am concentrating all the depot guards I can. R. E. Lee, General. Petersburg, Dec. 8th, 1864. There are rumors of the enemy having effected a lodgment on the south side of the river, between Howell and Drewry's Bluff. This may be serious. I do not learn (yet) that the Dutch Gap Canal is finished; but the enemy landed from barges in the fog. Gen. Lee, some weeks ago, designated such a movement and lodgment as important and embarrassing, probably involvinving. The papers contradict the report that Howlett's Battery has been taken. The opinion prevails that a battle will occur to-day. It appears that but few of the enemy's forces were engaged in the demonstration on the south side, below Drewry's Bluff, and no uneasiness is felt on account of it. We have nothing so far to-day from the enemy's column marching toward Weldon. Gov. Smith, in his message to the Legislature now in session, recommends the employment of negro troops, even i