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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)
of General Longstreet to the author of Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, cited in note on page 877. Davis would not allow it, and Lee contented himself with an attempt to turn Meade's right flank, and get between him and the National capital. His chief object was to cripple Meade, and Operations in North eastern Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. keep him, till winter, near Washington, so that more troops might be sent from Virginia to assist Bragg, Davis's favorite, then below Chattanooga, in need of help. So, on the day before Buford's cavalry marched on the Rapid Anna, Lee crossed it Oct. 9, 1863. in force, and along unfrequented and circuitous roads by way of Madison Court-House, and over Robertson's River, gained Meade's right before that commander suspected the movement. It was first revealed by an attack upon a portion of Kilpatrick's cavalry, who were holding the advanced posts on the National right. These were driven back on Culpepper by Stuart. Oct. 10 Satisf
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)
Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro'to Chattanooga. The opposing armies in Tennessee,ee Unionists, 130. impending struggle near Chattanooga perfidy of the Conspirators, 131. perilouat the main army was below, Bragg abandoned Chattanooga, Sept. 7, 8, 1863. passed through the gaps Chickamauga River crosses the road between Chattanooga and Lafayette. through the passes of which ut Mountain, The summit of Lookout, near Chattanooga, is about 1,500 feet above the Tennessee Riruggle with Bragg for the possession of the Chattanooga region, by cutting off communication betweell his brigades from across the river, near Chattanooga, and leaving one of them there to garrison een flying in disorder toward Rossville and Chattanooga, leaving thousands behind, killed, wounded,ecisive, result. Rosecrans might have held Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, and the Missionaries' Ri and when his operations in the vicinity of Chattanooga became known, there was wide-spread discont[47 more...]
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)
them in the open, broken plain, in front of Chattanooga. More aggravating still was a requirement and its vicinity, when Rosecrans retired to Chattanooga, he gained possession of the left bank of tty miles, and then across the Tennessee, at Chattanooga, on pontoon bridges. This service was mostd from that point Grant's Headquarters at Chattanooga. this was the appearance of Grant's Headnessee, by which supplies might be taken to Chattanooga across the peninsula known as Moccasin Poino surrender. A little steamboat, named the Chattanooga, which had been built at Bridgeport by the n report by letter to General Rosecrans, at Chattanooga. The troops were moved forward, and on Sune extreme point of the mountain overlooking Chattanooga, with cheers that were re-echoed by the tro navigation of the river from Bridgeport to Chattanooga, the needful highway for supplies for the Na Creek, where the road that wound down from Summertown, on Lookout Mountain, crossed it. As soon[52 more...]
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)
im. So soon as he was assured of victory at Chattanooga, on the night of the 25th, Nov. 1863. Gene were in winter quarters in the vicinity of Chattanooga. Bragg had already been relieved of commane Duck River Valley, and from that point to Chattanooga The Union Generals. George W. Childs pubhen in charge of the National Cemetery near Chattanooga, laid out under his directions, into which company us to all places of interest around Chattanooga; and on the morning after our arrival we wethe sketch of Orchard Plan of Cemetery at Chattanooga. Knob and the Missionaries' Ridge, on atta-nooga in time to make Block-House at Chattanooga. a drawing of the superb block-house thereMissionaries' Ridge; the Valley and town of Chattanooga; the winding Tennessee, and the near mountaWe descended to the valley in time to reach Chattanooga before sunset. On the following morning weilway, in the track of Sherman's march from Chattanooga to Atlanta. That journey, and our visit to[13 more...]
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)
la operations are seen; while near the southern extremity of that chain of hills, at and near Chattanooga, Grant lies with a strong, force, watching the army he has lately conquered, under Bragg, whiy farther south. Sherman now reappeared in Mississippi. After the return of his troops to Chattanooga from Knoxville, his command was stationed along the line of the Memphis and Charleston railwaon, then at Dalton, in Northern Georgia (where the railway up from Atlanta forks, the left to Chattanooga and the right to Cleveland), in command of Bragg's army, heard of Sherman's advance on MeridiGenerals Stewart and Anderson, to assist the prelate. The watchful Grant, then in command at Chattanooga, quickly discovered the movement and perceived its aim, and at once put the Fourteenth Army Ct that there would be a great struggle between the opposing troops in Northern Georgia, below Chattanooga, Forrest was charged with the special duty of keeping the National forces then on the line of
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 about one hundred. At the same time, Wheeler, with about twelve hundred mounted men, had come up from Georgia, and was boldly operating between Knoxville and Chattanooga, his most notable achievement being an attack Dec. 28. upon a National supply-train, near Charlestown, on the Hiawassee, which was guarded by only one hundred theater of the simultaneous campaign against Richmond. Having visited the principal places of conflict between Sherman and Johnston on our way to Atlanta from Chattanooga, we now journeyed back without halting until we reached Cleveland, the place of junction of the railways leading into the valley from Chattanooga and Dalton. TChattanooga and Dalton. There, at a little cottage-like inn, embowered in trees, and then sweetly perfumed by its garden of roses, we spent a night and part of a day, a portion of the time with Dr. Hunt, one of the stanch Unionists and patient sufferers of East Tennessee. Cleveland was a pleasant little village before the war, situated in the midst of a b
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 14: Sherman's campaign in Georgia. (search)
's visit to the scenes of the campaign from Chattanooga to Atlanta, 401, 402, 403, 404. At the sppi, marched southward from the vicinity of Chattanooga, May 6. with nearly one hundred thousand mearly to what it was when he moved from the Chattanooga region. By losses in battle and in hospi avowed, in his report of his campaign from Chattanooga to Atlanta, dated September 15, 1864, that estimated as follows:--In skirmishing from Chattanooga to Resaca, 1,200; Battle of Resaca, 4,500; irmly until General Steedman came down from Chattanooga and drove Wheeler off. The latter then push division, of the Fourteenth Corps, back to Chattanooga, and Corse's division, of the Fifteenth CorAtlanta and its railway communications with Chattanooga, and, moving through the heart of Georgia, n-chief. Stanley was ordered to proceed to Chattanooga with the Fourth Corps, and report to Generathe delightful month of May, 1866. We left Chattanooga early on the morning of the 15th, May, 186[5 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
River, from Decatur to Eastport. Morgan's division was moved from Athens to Chattanooga, and Rousseau's troops were concentrated at the latter place. Steedman's dinessee River, and met the one extending westward to Memphis, and eastward to Chattanooga. There General Granger was stationed with a considerable force, when Hood at, also resting on the Cumberland. General Steedman had been called up from Chattanooga, with detachments of Sherman's army, and a brigade of negro troops under Col well-manned and armed. General Thomas was unwilling to relax his hold upon Chattanooga, and endeavored to keep open the railway communication between himself and Gthe writer went to and sketched several places of interest. Among these was Fort Negley, See page 265, volume Il. and the spacious mansion of Mrs. Ackling, the Hent southward to visit Murfreesboroa, and the extended theater of conflict between there and Chattanooga and Atlanta, already mentioned in other pages of this work.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
en been mentioned in this work, and illustrations of signal stations of various kinds have been given, the most common being trees used for the purpose. The value of the signal corps to the service during the civil war, has been hinted at; it can not be estimated. That value was most conspicuously illustrated during McClellan's campaign on the peninsula of Virginia; at Antietam and Fredericksburg; Plate I. at Vicksburg, Port Hudson, Fort Macon, and Mobile; during Sherman's march from Chattanooga to Atlanta, and his approach to the coast, and especially in connection with the attack at Allatoona Pass, mentioned on page 398. the system of signaling by night and by day, on land and on the water, in use during the Civil War,was the invention of Colonel Albert <*>. Myer, of the National Army, who was the chief of the signal corps throughout the conflict. He has written, fully illustrated, and published a volume on the subject, entitled, a Manual of signals, in which may be found a fu
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
ches of the oak and olive, indicative of strength and peace, and the lower of the products of the country--Indian corn, sugar, cotton, tobacco, and wheat. On the obverse is the city of Vicksburg, at the left, and a mountain region, indicating Chattanooga, on the right. Over these, and embracing them and the space between, is a rainbow, on which sits the figure of a beautiful young girl, in a loose, white Torpedo net. dress — the impersonation of Peace--holding the horn of plenty in one hand Judge Emott, of the Circuit Court of New York, to which Colonel Smith replied. The soldiers then partook of a collation, when the war-worn flags which had first been rent by bullets at Gettysburg, had followed Sherman in his great march from Chattanooga to Atlanta, thence to the sea and through the Carolinas, and had been enveloped in the smoke of battle at Bentonsville, were returned to the ladies of Dutchess County (represented by a committee of their number present), from whom the regiment
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