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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 9.64 (search)
Dalton, via Sugar Valley Post-Office. Lieutenant-General Lee moved upon Resaca, with instructions tsed with victory, to send reinforcements to General Lee, in Virginia, or to march through the gaps , I believed, would defeat Grant, and allow General Lee, in command of our combined armies, to marcnfer apart with the corps commanders, Lieutenant-Generals Lee and Stewart and Major-General Cheathaessee. On the morning of the 30th of November, Lee was on the march up the Franklin pike, when theeth, eighteen miles from Spring Hill. Lieutenant-General Lee had crossed Duck River after dark the ch; Cheatham followed immediately, and Lieutenant-General Lee in rear. Within about three miles of e, prevented the formation and participation of Lee's entire corps on the extreme left. This, it m with equal assurance, assert that had Lieutenant-General Lee been in advance at Spring Hill the pred line of battle formed in front of Nashville. Lee's corps was placed in the center and across the[15 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Repelling Hood's invasion of Tennessee. (search)
tunately intercepted while on his way to join Sherman. The Confederate army in three corps (S. D. Lee's, A. P. Stewart's, and B. F. Cheatham's) began its northward march from Florence on the 19th stantly busy, while his third was held in reserve; thus one Confederate corps was disposed of. S. D. Lee's corps, next on Cheatham's left, after sending two brigades to the assistance of Stewart, on ition of the garrison troops, and did not fire a shot during the day. Indeed, both Cheatham's and Lee's corps were held, as in a vise, between Steedman and Wood. Lee's corps was unable to move or toLee's corps was unable to move or to fight. Steedman maintained the ground he occupied till the next morning, with no very heavy loss. When, about 9 o'clock, the sun began to burn away the fog, the sight from General Thomas's positwas moved from his right to his left; Stewart's was retired some two miles and became the center; Lee's also was withdrawn and became the right. The new line extended along the base of a range of hi
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Nashville, Dec. 15-16, 1864. (search)
gate, including artilery, of 43,260. General J. H. Wilson says the cavalry numbered 12,000. The Confederate Army. Army of Tennessee.--General John B. Hood. Lee's Corps (Hood's), Lieut.-Gen. S. D. Lee. Johnson's division, Maj.-Gen. Edward Johnson. Deas's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Z. C. Deas: 19th Ala., Lieut.-Col. 1. KimbrLieut.-Gen. S. D. Lee. Johnson's division, Maj.-Gen. Edward Johnson. Deas's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Z. C. Deas: 19th Ala., Lieut.-Col. 1. Kimbrough; 22d Ala., Capt. H. W. Henry; 25th Ala., Capt. N. B. Rouse; 39th Ala., Lieut.-Col. W. C. Clifton; 50th Ala., Col. J. G. Coltart. Manigault's Brigade, Lieut.-Col. W. L. Butler: 24th Ala., Capt. T. J. Kimball; 28th Ala., Capt. W. M. Nabors; 34th Ala., Lieut.-Col. J. C. Carter; 10th S. C., Lieut.-Col. C. Irvin Walker; 19th S. C.,403. On November 6th his strength was 44,729. By the arrival of Forrest's cavalry, on November 15th, the army aggregated 53,938. Exclusive of Palmer's brigade of Lee's corps, Mercer's brigade of Cheatham's corps, and Sears's and Cockrell's brigades of Stewart's corps, and Forrest's cavalry (not included in Hood's return), the pr
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The battle of New Market, Va., May 15th, 1864. (search)
resources of the entire district. After General Lee retired to the Upper Rappahannock in the laew miles from it. In this state of quietude General Lee shortly ordered General Wharton with his brtrength and designs and report the facts to General Lee. I had with me the 62d Virginia Infantry, romptly reported by wire from New Market to General Lee. I also made the most earnest appeals to hng Sigel's movements to cooperate with him. General Lee's reply was to the effect that he was sorel troops, except my little band, nearer than General Lee's army, it was manifestly important to attahan that of New Market. The necessities of General Lee were such, that on the day after the battle again reported the perils of the valley to General Lee. Over eleven thousand men were driving me ce to defeat one or both of these columns. General Lee replied, as he had done in May, that he coully the latter. On hearing of our defeat General Lee again sent Breckinridge to our aid. He brou[2 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the campaign of the Carolinas. (search)
Blanchard's Reserves), Col. John B. Davis. artillery, Maj. A. Burnet Rhett: Ga. Battery, Capt. R. W. Anderson, Lieut. H. S. Greaves; Ga. Battery, Capt. John W. Brooks; La. Battery, Capt. G. Le Gardeur, Jr.; S. C. Battery, Capt. Ed. L. Parker; S. C. Battery, Capt. H. M. Stuart; Ga. Battery, Capt. J. F. Wheaton. Lee's Corps, At Bentonville consisted of Stevenson's, Clayton's, and Hill's divisions, commanded by Maj.-Gen. D. H. Hill. Col. J. G. Coltart commanded Hill's division.Lieut.-Gen. S. D. Lee. Escort, Capt. G. G. Ragland. Hill's division, Maj.-Gen. D. H. Hill. Sharp's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. J. H. Sharp: 24th Ala. (consolidated 24th, 28th, and 34th Ala.), Col. John.:C. Carter; 8th Miss. Batt'n (consolidated 5th, 8th, and 32d Miss., and 3d Miss. Batt'n), Capt. J. Y. Carmack; 9th Miss. (consolidated 9th Batt'n Sharp-shooters and 7th, 9th, 10th, 41st, and 44th Miss.), Col. W. C. Richards; 19th S. C. (consolidated 10th and 19th S. C.), Maj. James O. Ferrell, Lieut.-Col.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The battle of Bentonville. (search)
ng the condition of affairs, General Johnston realized that unless the advance of the enemy could be checked it would be only a question of time before Sherman would effect a junction with Grant, when their united armies would overwhelm the depleted and exhausted Army of Northern Virginia. Under these circumstances, but two alternatives were presented to the Confederate general: one was to transport his infantry by rail rapidly to Virginia, where the reenforcements he could thus bring to General Lee might enable these two great soldiers to strike a decisive blow on Grant's left flank; the other was to throw his small force on the army confronting him, with the hope of crippling that army, if he could not defeat it. As we could hope for no reenforcements from Virginia, or indeed from any quarter, my judgment was that the first-named plan held out the best promise of success, and if my memory serves me right, I think that General Johnston mentions in his Narrative that he suggested it.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Closing operations in the James River. (search)
guerrilla warfare was chiefly intrusted to the Potomac flotilla, under Commander F. A. Parker, while several raids were made upon Matthews county, the principal base of operations of the guerrillas, by gun-boats of the North Atlantic squadron. The most striking operation in the James River and adjacent waters in 1863 was the defense of the Nansemond, April 12-26. A sudden movement in force was made by the Confederates to cross the river and thereby reach Suffolk to attack General Peck. Admiral Lee hastily dispatched two flotillas to hold the line of the river: one composed of the Stepping Stones and seven other gun-boats under Lieutenant R. H. Lamson, in the upper Nansemond, and the other of four gun-boats under Lieutenant William B. Cushing, in the lower waters. Of special importance were the capture on the 19th of April of the battery at Hill's Point, by Lieutenant Lamson's flotilla, in conjunction with three hundred men under General Getty, and a landing expedition on the 22d t
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Five Forks and the pursuit of Lee. (search)
Five Forks and the pursuit of Lee. by Horace Porter, Brevet Brigadier-General, U. S. A. It wason against Sherman and force our army to follow Lee to a great distance from its base. General Grato permit an army to move comfortably, for fear Lee would himself take advantage of the good roads foree him with a corps of infantry, and cut off Lee's retreat in the direction of Danville, in case would remain with the armies operating against Lee, and end matters right here. This made him hapre added to his command he would strike out for Lee's right and either crush it or force him so to rks and to a point about a mile west of there. Lee had been as prompt as Grant to recognize that Fmorning and cut off the whole of the force that Lee had detached. He said: This force is in more drom the Army of the Potomac, it is cut off from Lee's army, and not a man in it should ever be allowed to get back to Lee. We at last have drawn the enemy's infantry out of its fortifications, and t[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 23: siege and capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. (search)
uccess would crown the efforts of the Unionists. The wish was father to the thought, and her patriotism was rewarded with the possession of the heart and hand of the gallant Colonel (afterward General) Eaton, of the National army. At the time of our visit she was a young bride. From Mrs. Shirley's we rode to the Headquarters of General Grant, in the cane-brake, and then over the rough Walnut Hills to Chickasaw Bayou, passing on the way the house of Dr. Smith, who acted as guide to General S. D. Lee, in the fight with Sherman. He accompanied us to the theater of strife, and pointed out the various localities of interest connected with that conflict. After making a drawing of the battle-ground on the bayou, delineated on page 579, in the presence of the doctor, we left him and passed on to the Valley road, along the bottom, between the hills and the bayou, sketching the Indian Mound (see page 577) on the way, and rode into Vicksburg from the north through the deep cuts in the hil
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)
k was one of the first fruits. With his escort Sherman helped beat off the assailants, and then, moving on, reached Corinth that night. Sherman's troops engaged in repairing the road were continually annoyed by Confederate cavalry under General S. D. Lee, whose force, about five thousand strong, was composed of the brigades of Roddy and Ferguson. With these, Osterhaus's division, supported by M. L. Smith's (J. E. Smith's covering the working parties), was constantly skirmishing. Finally, Lee attempted, near Tuscumbia, to dispute the further advance of the Nationals, when General Frank Blair took the advance divisions and soon swept away the opposing force. October 27, 1863. On that day Sherman received a dispatch from Grant, then at Chattanooga, who, fearing the Confederates, reported to be gathering in force at Cleveland on his left, might break through his lines and make a dash on Nashville, ordered Sherman to drop all work on the railway and move with his entire force to St
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