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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)
cellorsville, 34. the Heights of Fredericksburg captured, 35. battle at Salem Church Sedgwick in peril, 36, 37. the National Army recrosses the Rappahannock, 38. another raid by Stoneman, 39, 40. National troops at Suffolk fortifications there, 41, 42. the siege of Suffolk by Longstreet, 43. Peck's defense of Suffolk Longstreet driven away services of the Army at Suffolk, 44. While a portion of the National troops were achieving important. victories on the banks. of the Lower Mississippi, See the closing chapter of volume. II. those composing the Army of the Potomac were winning an equally important victory, July, 1863. not far from the banks of the Susquehannah, We left that army in charge of General Joseph Hooker, after sad disasters at Fredericksburg, encamped near the Rappahannock; Page 497, volume II. let us now observe its movements from that time until its triumphs in the conflict at Gettysburg, between the Susquehannah and the Potomac rivers. During
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)
to hand him over to Bragg by flag of truce; but as the latter declined to receive him in that manner, he was, as General Hardee expressed it, dumped down in the neutral ground between the lines, and left there. He thus received hospitality from the Confederates in the capacity of a destitute stranger. They do not in anyway receive him officially, and it does not suit the policy of either party to be identified with one another. He told the generals that if Grant was severely beaten in Mississippi by Johnston, he did not think the war could be continued on its present great scale. --Three Months in the Southern States, page 137. Disappointed and disgusted, he soon left their society, escaped from Wilmington, and sailed to Nassau in a blockaderunner, and finally found his way to Canada, where he enjoyed congenial society among his refugee friends from the Confederate States, with whom he was in sympathy. Meanwhile, the Democratic Convention of Ohio had nominated him for Governor.
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)
onfederate iron-works, and the latter the focus of several railway lines. At the same time Dodge also struck off southward in Alabama, and sweeping around into Mississippi, striking Confederate detachments here and there, and destroying public property, returned to the railway at Corinth, from which he departed on his expedition asecrans said he did not believe any troops had been sent to Lee by Bragg. On the contrary, there were indications that Bragg himself was being re-enforced from Mississippi, and was preparing to turn the flanks of the Army of the Cumberland and cut its communications; and he suggested the propriety of ordering some of Grant's troopt to drive Rosecrans back toward the Cumberland or capture his army. Buckner, as we have seen, was ordered to join him. Johnston sent him a strong brigade from Mississippi, under General Walker, and the thousands of prisoners paroled by Grant and Banks at Vicksburg See note 2, page 630, volume II. and Port Hudson, See page 6
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)
arrived at New Orleans on the 2d of September, to visit General Banks, and confer concerning future operations in the Mississippi region. On the 4th he attended a grand review at Carrollton, and on his return to the city, his horse became frighten The enemy, he said, it is at once the duty and the mission of you, brave men, to chastise and expel from the soil of Mississippi. The commanding general confidingly relies on you to sustain his pledge, which he makes in advance, and he will be wi of threatened homes, and the chastisers of an insolent foe, twenty-four thousand strong, were flying over the soil of Mississippi, toward the heart of the State, in search of safety from the wrath of the invaders. Sherman had invested Jackson on ts were occasionally guilty, and soiled, with an indelible stain, the character of the Patriot Army. and the capital of Mississippi, one of the most beautiful towns, in its public buildings and elegant suburban residences, in all that region, was tot
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)
al Humphreys's brigade of Mississippians, and a brigade composed of the remains of Anderson's and Bryant's, consisting of South Carolina and Georgia regiments. The leader of the Mississippi troops was the present (1868) Governor Humphreys, of Mississippi. These were picked men, the flower of Longstreet's army; and, in obedience to orders, one brigade pressed forward to the close assault, two brigades supporting it, while two others watched the National line, and kept up a continual fire. The into the fight, The Augusta, Quaker City, Memphis, and Housatonic when the Memphis towed the Keystone out of danger. The assailants then retreated toward Charleston, where Beauregard, then in command there, Pemberton had been ordered to Mississippi. and Ingraham, flag-officer commanding naval forces of South Carolina, proclaimed, without the shadow of truth, the blockade of Charleston to be raised by a superior force of the Confederate States. Not a single vessel of the blockading squad
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)
tate of Mississipp, 238. operations in Central Mississippi, 239. effect of Sherman's invasion, 24oners at Fort Pillow, 246. expedition into Mississippi, 247. Forrest dashes into Memphis, 248. of the States of Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Soutgency), and started to make his escape into Mississippi. His progress was slow, for the streams weMeridian, on the eastern borders of the State of Mississippi, at the middle of the month, driving Geere called in from Middle Tennessee and Northern Mississippi, and concentrated at Colliersville, twes great raid. He swept rapidly up from Northern Mississippi into West Tennessee, rested a little at across the Wolf River, and was safe in Northern Mississippi with his plunder. Several weeks later,thousand men, he again moved August 4. for Mississippi. He penetrated that State as far as the Ta brilliant one. Informed that Smith was in Mississippi looking for him, and believing that Memphis[3 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 9: the Red River expedition. (search)
d and naval forces for the expedition, at Simms's Port, 253. the expedition to Alexandria Franklin's overland March the rapids at Alexandria, 254. advance from Alexandria threatening dangers, 255. advance upon Shreveport, 256. the Trans-Mississippi Confederate Army approach to Sabine cross Roads, 257. battle at Sabine cross-roads, 258. battle of Pleasant Grove, 259. battle of Pleasant Hill, 261. retreat of the Nationals to Grand Ecore ordered, 262. retreat of the War vessels impedthe modification of previous orders, so that no troops should be withdrawn from operations against Shreveport and on the Red River. But it was too late, and when the fleet was all below the rapids, and found the back-water of the then brimful Mississippi, one hundred and fifty miles distant, flowing up to Alexandria, and thus insuring a safe passage over all bars below, orders were given May 13. for the army to move. The fleet moved like-wise, with the transports laden with cotton, which had
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 14: Sherman's campaign in Georgia. (search)
, and pushed on to Fayetteville. There he captured five hundred of Hood's wagons and two hundred and fifty men, and killed and carried away about a thousand mules. Pressing on, he struck and destroyed the Macon railway at the appointed time and place, but Stoneman was not there. McCook had no tidings of him; so, being hard pressed by Wheeler's cavalry, he turned to the southwest and struck the West Point road again at Newman's Station. There he was met by a heavy body of infantry from Mississippi, on its way to assist Hood at Atlanta. At the same time his rear was closely pressed by Confederate cavalry, and he was compelled to fight great odds. He did so gallantly, and fought his way out, but with the loss of his prisoners, and five hundred of his own men, including Colonel Harrison, who was made a captive. Stoneman, in the mean time, attempting to do too much, failed in nearly all things. At the last moment before leaving, he obtained General Sherman's consent to go farther
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)
ation of Savannah, 413. the National troops in Savannah, 414. raids in the Mississippi region, 415. Forrest in Tennessee, 416. Hood menacing Decatur, 417. Forree a brief glance at some operations by National troops, sent out from the Lower Mississippi, to prevent the concentration of forces west of Georgia against Sherman das the Mobile and Ohio railway. Taking a nearly straight course through Northern Mississippi, they struck that road at Tupelo, and destroyed it to Okolona. On the wrs. Among the Confederates killed in this engagement was General Gholson, of Mississippi. Grierson now moved southwestward, distracting his foe by feints. He fin proper distribution of his troops in winter cantonments at Eastport, in Northern Mississippi, at. Athens and Huntsville, in Alabama, and at Dalton, in Georgia. But ofield and Wilson, at Eastport, to await a renewal of the winter campaign in Mississippi and Alabama. Hood's army, as an organization, had almost disappeared, when,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
(which, with the Broad River, forms the Congaree at Columbia), hearing now and then of the approach of troops from the westward. Beauregard and Bragg had, in turn and in conjunction, tried in vain to thwart Sherman's plans, and the Conspirators, in their despair, had turned to General Johnston as their only hope for the maintenance of their cause below the Roanoke. That able officer was now again in command in that region, and at the time we are considering, Cheatham was moving from Northern Mississippi with the remnant of Hood's army, with orders to get in front of Sherman, and, in co-operation with Hardee at Charleston, arrest his progress through South Carolina. But Sherman's movements were too rapid to allow Cheatham to execute his order, and the National army was at Columbia before any of Hood's men appeared. Slocum had not been molested by them, and he arrived upon the banks of the Saluda, a few miles from Columbia, at almost the same hour when Howard reached it, after the
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