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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 13 1 Browse Search
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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)
its walls had begun to crumble fearfully. The firing.was renewed every morning until the 24th, August when Gillmore sent a dispatch to Halleck, saying, I have the honor to report the practical demolition of Fort Sumter, as the result of our seven days bombardment of that work, including two days of which a powerful northeasterly storm most seriously diminished the accuracy and effect of our fire. Fort Sumter is to-day a shapeless and harmless mass of ruins. My chief of artillery, Colonel J. N. Turner, reports its destruction so far complete that it is no longer of any avail in the defenses of Charleston. In the mean time the Swamp angel had been ready for business, and Gillmore sent a summons to Beauregard to evacuate Morris Island and Fort Sumter within four hours after the reception of his message, on penalty of a bombardment of Charleston, from which, as we have seen, the non-combatants had been requested by Mayor Macbeth to retire. See page 202. Gillmore knew this, and h
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 12: operations against Richmond. (search)
oint. and began its destruction. They soon found a strong Confederate force, under D. H. Hill, on their front, for, on the previous night, nearly all of Beauregard's troops had reached Petersburg. Heavy skirmishing ensued, and the Nationals, after gaining some advantages, were. compelled to withdraw, with a loss of about two hundred and fifty men. Another advance upon the railway was made early on the morning of the 9th, by a force composed of the divisions of Generals Terry, Ames, and Turner, of the Tenth Corps, and of Weitzel and Wistar, of the Eighteenth. General Gillmore commanded the right of the column, and General Smith the left. They struck the railway at different points, and destroyed it without molestation, and then, with Weitzel in the advance, they moved on Petersburg. They were confronted by a heavy Confederate force at Swift Creek, within three miles of that city, where a sharp action ensued. The Confederates were driven across the stream; and that evening Butle
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 14: Sherman's campaign in Georgia. (search)
mistake or failure, so he at once began a vigorous turning movement, after he had buried his dead and cared for his wounded. Schofield was working strongly on the Confederate left, and McPherson, having been relieved by Garrard's cavalry in front of Kenesaw, was ordered to rapidly throw his whole force by his right down to and threaten Nickajack Creek and Turner's Ferry, across the Chattahoochee River. Stoneman was directed to push on, at the same time, with his cavalry, to the river below Turner's, and thus seriously threaten Johnston's rear. The movement was begun at near the evening of the 2d of July, and the intended effect was instantaneous. Johnston abandoned Kenesaw and all his works that night, and when, at dawn, July 8, 1864. Sherman's skirmishers stood on the top of that mountain, they saw the Confederate hosts flying through and beyond Marietta, in hot haste, toward the Chattahoochee, in the direction of Atlanta. Thomas's corps pressed closely upon the heels of the fug
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
hief executive officer in the exercise of cruelty toward the captives in Richmond, and especially in Libby Prison, was Major Turner; and Captain Henry Wirz, who was hanged Nov. 10, 1865. for his crimes, at the National Capital, was his most trusted e ragged and filthy, and, in spite of all precautions, filled with vermin. The captives were subjected to the caprices of Turner, who, among other cruelties, ordered that no one should go within three feet of the windows, a rule that seems to have befired. A nail turned the bullet upward, and it passed through his ear and hat-brim. The officer reported the outrage to Turner, who merely replied:--The boys are in want of practice. The culprit guard said he had made a bet that he would kill a daty. To the testimony concerning that premeditated act, already given in this work, See page 291. may be added that of Turner, the commandant of the prison, who said, in answer to the question of a captive officer, Was the prison mined? Yes, and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Terry's Brigade, formerly John M. Jones's. (search)
vate S. Dickey, C. C. Diggs, G. F. Hines, B. Lassiter, R. A. Palmer, M. Proctor, J. W. Sanford, R. T. Saxton, C. B. Wilkerson, J. T. Baynes, J. W. Bazeman, W. C. Branan, James Elliot, J. J. Hansford, J. A. Hawkins, J. W. Hawkins, C. F. Hearn, W. J. Holliman, Private N. T. Whitaker, W. R. Whitaker, J. W. Stephens, W. M. Brand, M. Brown, D. Campbell, W. B. Freeman, W. A. Fielder, C. J. Kendall, J. McDade, Ransom Smith, E. Thomas, J. Wydner, J. F. Wheeler, J. N. Turner, J. G. Anderson, J. C. Anderson, W. H. Bailey, T. T. Barnes, W. Bird, J. R. Bird, J. C. Camp, J. W. Davis, F. J. Day, C. C. Epps, T. K. Harrolson, H. C. Harrolson, J. D. Harris, D. S. Harris, J. H. Harris, C. L. Harris, E. J. Horton, A. M. Hayes, M. J. Jones, E. L. Jennings, F. Kircher, J. M. Levi, J. A. Maharry, J. F. Neely, W. E. Nix, J. Russell, Private P. T. Hollis, H. G. Jones, Joseph Knowles, S. G. Marsh, W. F. Marsh, W. T. O'Neil, W. C. Parham,