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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 1,756 1,640 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 979 67 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. 963 5 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 457 395 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 I. 449 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 427 7 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 420 416 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 410 4 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 1: operations in Virginia.--battle of Chancellorsville.--siege of Suffolk. (search)
a large number of Moseby's men were volunteers from the regular Confederate cavalry, whose love of adventure and, lust for plunder made them so much attached to their leader, that a threat to send one of them back to his regiment was sufficient to insure the good behavior of the recusant. The estimation in which Moseby was held; by the Government is shown by the expressions of the Assistant Secretary of War, in the following account. of an exploit in October, 1864:-- War Department, Washington, October 17, 9:40 P. M. Colonel Gansevort, commanding the Thirteenth New York Cavalry, has succeeded in surprising the rebel. camp of the guerrilla and freebooter, Moseby, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, capturing his artillery, consisting of four pieces, with munitions complete. C. A. Dana, Assistant Secretary of War. A few days after Moseby's bold exploit, the first purely cavalry battle of the war occurred, not far from Kelly's Ford, on the Rappahannock, between National troops, u
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
his lordship said, intelligence arrived from Washington which dashed the rising hopes of the Conservby the rebel hordes. Mr. Barclay returns to Washington on important business, after which he proceein view always the importance of covering Washington City and Harper's Ferry. On the 5th of June, Ridge, while intent, himself, upon covering Washington. The National authorities, as well as those of the Potomac in doubt, in the vicinity of Washington, while Ewell's corps pressed to the river, c and store-houses; and then on Baltimore and Washington, to proclaim Jefferson Davis the ruler of thng been re-enforced from the defenses around Washington, under General Heintzelman, and from Schencknstructions were to cover Harper's Ferry and Washington, I have now imposed upon me, in addition, anand then march in triumph upon Baltimore and Washington. He was nervous about fighting so far from arper's Ferry, remove the public property to Washington, and occupy Frederick and the line of the Ba[3 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
l S. H. Lee, I desire to proceed directly to Washington in the steamer Torpedo. Lee referred the maNavy, who refused to allow Stephens to go to Washington, the customary channels for communication benamely, to seek, by an official reception at Washington, a recognition by the Government of the exisephens. It was <*>ll-timed for success. At Washington news had been received of the defeat of Geneuperintendent of the National Observatory at Washington, and one of the most unworthy of traitors to you that I have sent my Adjutant-General to Washington, to confer with the authorities there, and t rights. Wait till my Adjutant returns from Washington, and you shall be satisfied. And then thed Pennsylvania. keep him, till winter, near Washington, so that more troops might be sent from Virgloodiest victories. Let him drive Meade into Washington, and he will again raise the spirits of the atter were occupying when the retreat toward Washington began. See page 103. The railway was soon[5 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 4: campaign of the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro'to Chattanooga. (search)
deliverance. Nobly have these persecuted people stood by their faith, and all loyal men will rejoice with them in their rescue at last from the clutch of the destroyer. They were so glad to see Union soldiers, wrote another, that they cooked every thing they had and gave it freely, not asking pay, and apparently not thinking of it. Women stood by the roadside with pails of water, and displayed Union flags. The wonder was, where all the Stars and Stripes came from. The authorities at Washington, at this time, were greatly perplexed by the military situation. No logic seemed sufficiently subtle to penetrate the real designs of the Confederates in the field. Spies and deserters from Lee's army, reported at the capital that he was receiving re-enforcements from Bragg, and from the Atlantic coast, to enable him to make another and more Union refugees in East Tennessee. this is a careful copy of a photograph presented to the author, at Knoxville, in which is delineated a group
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 5: the Chattanooga campaign.--movements of Sherman's and Burnside's forces. (search)
ers, until further directed, to guard Rosecrans's communications between Nashville and Bridgeport. These troops were moved with marvelous celerity under the wise direction of General Meigs, the Quartermaster-General, and the skillful management of Colonel D. E. McCallum, the Government Superintendent of railways, and W. Prescott Smith, Master of Transportation on the Baltimore and Ohio road. In the space of eight days, the two corps, twenty thousand strong, marched from the Rapid Anna to Washington, and were thence conveyed through West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, to the Tennessee River. Halleck determined to hold Chattanooga and East Tennessee at all hazards. For that purpose he ordered the concentration of three armies there, under one commander, and on the 16th of October, 1863. an order went out from the War Department, saying: By order of the President of the United States, the Departments of the Ohio [Burnside's], of the Cumberland [Rosecrans's], and of the Te
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
ter, 181. Union raiders in North Carolina, 183. siege of little Washington, 184. preparations to attack Charleston, 185. seizure of the pl of lost posts. One of these attempts was made at the village of Washington, on the Little Pamlico River, then held by a small land force und Early in November, 1862. he moved with the bulk of his army to Washington, and thence marched, by way of Williamson (near which he had a skwithin a short distance of the Confederate batteries, and reached Washington in safety. On the 8th of April, General Spinola led an expeditiles. Before morning the little vessel, somewhat bruised, reached Washington April 14. with its precious freight. On her return the next niget about organizing an expedition competent to raise the siege of Washington, but before he could put the troops in motion, Hill abandoned theGeneral O. M. Mitchel, who, as we have observed, was called to Washington City from Tennessee, See page 304, volume II. was appointed to s
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
haw, of Staten Island, New York, and when the war broke-out was a member of the New York Seventh Regiment, so conspicuous in the movement for opening the way to Washington through Maryland. See chapter 18, volume I. He was with his regiment in those opening scenes of the war, and then received a commission in the Second Massachus861, made him his messenger to carry important military papers into the Southern States and to Fort Pickens. He was engaged in laying out the fortifications of Washington in the autumn of that year, when he was appointed Colonel of the Seventh New Hampshire Volunteers. With these he went boldly to the assault of Fort Wagner, andorces, on Mobile, the only place of importance then held by the Confederates on the Gulf eastward of the Mississippi. Influential loyalists from Texas, then in Washington, had the ear of the Government, and were strongly urging an attempt to repossess that State by force of arms. The Government yielded to their desires, and Bank
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 8: Civil affairs in 1863.--military operations between the Mountains and the Mississippi River. (search)
itories. New Mexico.--Francisco Perea. Utah.--John F. Kinney. Washington.--George E. Cole. Nebraska.--S. G. Daily. Colorado.--Hiram P. Beneral willingness, when the question presented itself in action at Washington, to intrust him with almost unlimited powers as a general-in-chie not quite forty-three years of age, or a few months younger than Washington was when the latter took the chief command of the Continental arm. The President immediately summoned the Lieutenant-General to Washington. He arrived there on the afternoon of the 8th of March, and on tf the following order of the President:-- Executive mansion, Washington, November 10, 1864. Under the authority of the Act of Congressthe Army of the Potomac. There will be an office Headquarters in Washington, to which all official communications will be sent, except those On the 1st of April, 1864, Lord Lyons, the British minister at Washington, forwarded to Jefferson Davis, by permission of our Government, a
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 9: the Red River expedition. (search)
for Sterling Price, with a considerable force, was holding a line from that place westward to Washington, the capital of Hempstead County. It was necessary to dispose of this force before marching twhat worn by fatigue, but, after waiting two days for Thayer, he pushed on in the direction of Washington, for the purpose of flanking Camden, and drawing Price out of his fortifications there. He en of April, when he found Price in strong force across his path at Prairie d'anne, not far from Washington, prepared to make a decided stand. Steele had been joined by Thayer, and he readily accepted he next day, and at the dawn of the 12th attempted to turn their flank, when they retreated to Washington, pursued for several miles by cavalry. Steele now heard of the disaster to the Union troops at Sabine Cross Roads, See page 258. and, instead of pursuing Price toward Washington, turned sharply toward Camden. The Confederates quickly perceived his purpose, and, stimulated to stronger ac
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
s practically surrendered to the Confederates. The disloyal Governor called a session of the Legislature, which met at Washington, Sept. 22. and chose a Senator (A. P. Garland) to represent the State in the Congress at Richmond. The condition ofhis Headquarters to be with the Army of the Potomac until further orders. A week afterward he arrived March 23. in Washington City from the West, with a portion of his domestic and military families, and went immediately to the Headquarters of Genhasing Price out of that State. Generals Sykes, Newton, French, Kenly, Spinola, and Meredith, were relieved and sent to Washington for orders. General Burnside, who, since his retirement from the command of the Army of the Ohio, at Knoxville, in Decant-Colonels W. R. Rowley and Adam Badeau, secretaries; Captain George K. Leet, assistant adjutantgeneral, in office at Washington; Captain H. W. Janes, assistant quartermaster, on duty at Headquarters, and First-Lieutenant William Dunn, acting aid-d
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