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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 141 1 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 II. 120 2 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 94 38 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 54 4 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 46 20 Browse Search
L. P. Brockett, The camp, the battlefield, and the hospital: or, lights and shadows of the great rebellion 42 6 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1 38 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 31 9 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 28 10 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 28 0 Browse Search
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ally hemmed in on the river bank, where he surrendered. The contest was severe, and lasted an hour and a half. The prisoners numbered twenty-one hundred. Late in the month of December General Rosecrans commenced his advance from Nashville upon the position of General Bragg at Murfreesburg. His movement began on December 26th by various routes, but such was the activity of our cavalry as to delay him four days in reaching the battlefield, a distance of twenty-six miles. On the 29th General Wheeler with his cavalry brigade gained the rear of Rosecrans's army, and destroyed several hundreds of wagons loaded with supplies and baggage. After clearing the road, he made the circuit of the enemy and joined our left. Their strength, as we have ascertained, was 65,000 men. The number of fighting men we had on the field on December 31st was 35,000, of which 30,000 were infantry and artillery. Our line was formed about two miles from Murfreesboro, and stretched transversely across Ston
orces were concentrated along the Chickamauga, threatening the opposing force in front. Major General Wheeler, with two divisions of cavalry, occupied the extreme left, vacated by Hill's corps, and Trigg's troops   8,428 Forrest's and Pegram's cavalry   3,500 ——— Total 33,583 General Wheeler with his cavalry had been in observation on the left, and for a fortnight, daily skirmishin front of ours, so that it was no longer needful to hold the passes of the Pigeon Mountain, and Wheeler with his cavalry was called to take position on the left of our line. On the night of the 19t wing, of Preston's, Hindman's, Johnson's (Hood's), Law's, Kershaw's, Stewart's divisions, and Wheeler's cavalry—aggregate, 24,850; grand aggregate of both wings, 47,321. The forces under Rosecransps were subsequently compelled to retire before the heavy reenforcements constantly brought. Wheeler with his cavalry struck boldly at the enemy's extreme right and center, and with such effe
ins his March to the sea vandalism direction of his advance General Wheeler's opposition Sherman reaches Savannah General Hardee's commag occurred at various points of our line. The cavalry attack on Wheeler's force on the 20th, the attack upon Hardee's position on the 24thould you not spare a sufficient number of your present army, under Wheeler or some other, to accomplish this work? He said he could not—th the utter destruction of the enemy's cavalry force engaged by General Wheeler at Newnan, and the defeat of Sherman's design to unite his cavcing with extreme caution, although opposed only by detachments of Wheeler's cavalry and a few hastily formed regiments of raw militia. Partion was made, except at the railroad bridge over the Oconee, where Wheeler, with a portion of his command and a few militia, held the enemy in check for two or three days. With his small force, General Wheeler daringly and persistently harassed, and, when practicable, delayed the e
defend the approaches to Charleston and Augusta, Georgia, withdrew the rest of his command to the first-named city. General Wheeler's cavalry held all the roads northward, and, by felling trees and burning bridges, obstructed considerably the enemyugusta, General Hardee's force, a few thousand men under General Bragg, and the cavalry commands of Generals Hampton and Wheeler, constituted our entire available strength to oppose Sherman's advance. These were collected as rapidly as our broken c at Cheraw, though retarded as much as possible by the vigilant skill of our cavalry under Generals Hampton, Butler, and Wheeler, was steady and continuous. General Johnston's hope that, from the enemy's order of moving by wings, sometimes a day's icuous were General Butler's at Mount Elon, where he defeated a detachment sent to tear up the railroad at Florence; General Wheeler's attack and repulse of the left flank of the enemy at Hornesboro, March 4th; a similar exploit by the same officer
they were found voluntarily traveling with my family to protect them from marauders, were sent with me as prisoners of war, and all incarcerated, in disregard of the protection promised when they surrendered. At Augusta we were put on a steamer, and there met Vice-President Stephens, Hon. C. C. Clay (who had voluntarily surrendered himself upon learning that he was included in the proclamation for the arrest of certain persons charged with complicity in the assassination of Lincoln), General Wheeler, the distinguished cavalry officer, and his adjutant, General Ralls. My private secretary, Burton N. Harrison, had refused to be left behind, and though they would not allow him to go in the carriage with me, he was resolved to follow my fortunes, as well from sentiment as from the hope of being useful. His fidelity was rewarded by a long and rigorous imprisonment. At Port Royal we were transferred to a seagoing vessel, which, instead of being sent to Washington city, was brought to
tson, Dr. James L., 613. Waul, —, 347. Webb, Lt. W. A., 165, 172. Webb (ram). Capture of the Indianola, 202-03. Weber, Gen., Max, 82. Webster, Colonel, 50. Weehawken (ironclad), 172. Wells, Gov. of La., 638-39. Wesley, John, 201. West Virginia. Formation, 255-57. Admission to U. S., 256. Westfield (gunboat), 196, 197. Westover, 130, 261, 269, 270. Wharton, General, 37, 450, 452, 453, 454. Wheaton, —, 227. Excerpt from his book on international law, 138-39. Wheeler, General, 325, 359, 360-61, 470, 472, 475, 483-84, 530, 534, 538, 597. White, Colonel, 370. Jack W., 200. House, Va., 128-29. Whitfield, General, 327. Whiting, General, 79, 101, 106, 109, 110, 116, 126, 131, 133, 134, 270, 430, 431. Death, 548. Whittle, Captain, 192. Wickes, Captain, 229. Wickham, General, 452. Wickliffe, Captain, 33. Wigfall Senator, 472. Wilcox, General, 69, 71, 103, 273,302, 306, 307, 310, 435, 436, 438, 547. Wilderness, Battle of, 427, 433-37. Wilkinson,