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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 7: Atlantic coast defenses.-assigned to duty in Richmond as commander in chief under the direction of the Southern President. (search)
eavy conflict ensued between portions of the two armies, resulting in the loss to the Federals of twenty-two hundred and twenty-eight men, and to the Confederates of twelve hundred. Johnston then leisurely continued his retreat. A force under Franklin was sent up York River by Mc-Clellan to make an attempt to get on his flank and rear. When they landed they were attacked and driven back to their boats, and held in that position till the whole of Johnston's force had passed the threatened poihe Virginia — which had been such a protection to James River — as well as the moral effect of a retreat which allowed a vast hostile army to knock at the very gates of Richmond, were undesirable. McClellan, with his five corps under Sumner, Franklin, Porter, Heintzelman, and Keyes, slowly followed the Confederate army as it fell back on Richmond. As he arrived in its immediate vicinity he began to deploy his legions, taking care to extend well his right so that it might reach out for McDow
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 9: Second battle of Manassas. (search)
osition along the Centreville heights. He had been reenforced by the corps of Franklin, which arrived on the 30th, and Sumner on the 31st, and the divisions of Cox aer than Lee's, but there was more or less demoralization in the ranks. General Franklin, who arrived at Centreville on the 30th with his corps, threw out Slocum'sWhile McClellan was attempting the passage of Turner's Gap with his main army, Franklin with the Sixth Corps, supported by Couch's division, was struggling to get thren the fighting, which had been going on from twelve o'clock, ceased at night, Franklin had made such progress that they were withdrawn also. On the morning of the 15th, as McClellan was passing through the mountains near Boonsboroa, Franklin was marching through Crampton Pass at about the same time, and occupying Pleasant Valleyieve Miles at Harper's Ferry, who surrendered about half-past 7 that morning. Franklin declined to attack McLaws after reaching Pleasant Valley, remained there (the
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 10: Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg. (search)
he terrible carnage had progressed six hours. Franklin, with his Sixth Corps from Pleasant Valley, athe center, under Hooker; and the left, under Franklin, consisting of the First and Sixth. Sumner, ed opposite Fredericksburg on November 17th. Franklin was in supporting distance on the 18th, and Hcarry Lee's position by surprise, as he told Franklin he expected to, or hope for success least of having its full effect. He seemed to expect Franklin to get in somewhere on Lee's right and Sumnerhe 13th, the day of battle, he sent orders to Franklin — which he received two hours and a half afteof Federals deploying in A. P. Hill's front. Franklin was about to assault with one division at leaerce, furious and useless combat. Meade told Franklin he found it quite hot, taking off his slouch llery on Stafford Heights, while re-enforcing Franklin with the bulk of Sumner's and Hooker's forcesewton, and relieving from their commands Generals Franklin, W. F. Smith, Sturgis, Ferrero, and Colo[2 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
ers, 303, 304, 306. Ferrero, General, mentioned, 359. Field, Charles, mentioned, 54. Fitzhugh, Major, mentioned, 182. Floyd, John B., 113, 117-119, 123, 125, 134. Fort Brown, Texas, 65, 66. Fort Donelson taken by Grant, 131. Fort Fisher, fall of, 368. Fort Hamilton, 30. Fort Henry captured, 131. Fort Monroe, 75, 135, 137, 308. Fort Moultrie, 87. Fort Sumter, 86, 87, 101. Fourth United States Infantry, 327. Foy, General, quoted, 56. Forrest, General N. B., 24. Franklin, General William B., mentioned, 138, 140, 194, 196, 206, 226, 228. Fredericksburg, battle of 222. Fremont, General John 6., 143, 179. French, General, mentioned, 230. Fry, Colonel D. B., at Fredericksburg, 296. Gaines Mill, battle of, 145, 169. Garland, General, killed, 207. Garnett, General, mentioned, 207, 294, 296; killed at Gettysburg, 294. Garnett, Robert S., mentioned, 102, 113. General Orders No. 1, Lee's, 368. George . mentioned, 79. Germania Ford, 2
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXIII. February, 1863 (search)
bill will pass, as most of the members are agriculturists. It is said and believed that several citizens from Illinois and Indiana, now In this city, have been sent hither by influential parties, to consult our government on the best means of terminating the war; or, that failing, to propose some mode of adjustment between the Northwestern States and the Confederacy, and new combination against the Yankee States and the Federal administration. Burnside has at last been removed; and Franklin and Sumner have resigned. Gen. Hooker now commands the Federal Army of the Potomac--if it may be still called an army. Gen. R --, who knows Hooker well, says he is deficient in talent and character; and many years ago gentlemen refused to associate with him. He resigned from the army, in California, and worked a potatoe patch, Yankee like, on speculation-and failed. February 2 -After the feat at Charleston, Gen. Beauregard and Commodore Ingraham invited the consuls resident to inspe
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXVII. June, 1863 (search)
hird dispatch. Shelbyville, June 19th.-Other dispatches in the Nashville papers say that the rebels advanced six miles beyond Chambersburg. On the 16th Gen. Taylor telegraphs officially his retreat, and the capture of the Federal forces at Winchester. Later in the day the New York Herald of the 17th inst. was received by the flag of truce boat. I now quote from it: Fortifications are being rapidly erected all along the north bank of the Susquehanna, and Gen. McClellan or Gen. Franklin has been called for to head the State troops. Reports from Harrisburg. Harrisburg, Pa., June 16th.-Midnight.-Rebel cavalry today occupied Littletown, eleven miles from Gettysburg, but at last accounts had not advanced beyond that point. The rebel officers at Chambersburg stated that they were only waiting for infantry to move forward. The authorities are inclined to believe, however, that they will not move farther North. The farmers in the valley are sending their horses
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XL. July, 1864 (search)
's Gap, and whipped him. All quiet at Petersburg. Grant must be dead, sure enough. Gen. Bragg left the city some days ago. The following is a verbatim dispatch received from him yesterday: Montgomery, Ala., July 19th, 1864. Col. J. B. Sale :--The enemy still hold West Point Railroad. Forces are moving forward to dislodge them. Gen. S. D. Lee informs me 5000 (13th Army Corps) passed Vicksburg on the 16th, supposed to be going to White River. Reported Memphis, 19th Army Corps, Franklin left New Orleans on the 4th for Fort Monroe, 13,000 strong. Ought not Taylor's forces to cross the Mississippi? I hear nothing from Johnston. Telegraph me to Columbus, Ga. B. Bragg, General. July 22 Bright and dry again. Gen. Johnston has been relieved. It would seem that Gen. Hood has made a successful debut as a fighting general in command of the army, since Gen. Johnston's removal. A dispatch from Gen. Bragg, dated yesterday, states that the enemy is withdrawin
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XLIX. April, 1865 (search)
Cropper (lawyer from the E. Shore) driving a one-horse wagon containing his bedding and other property of his quarters. He said he had just been burnt out-at Belom's Block --and that St. Paul's Church (Episcopal) was, he thought, on fire. This I found incorrect; but Dr. Reed's (Presbyterian) was in ruins. The leaping and lapping flames were roaring in Main Street up to Ninth; and Goddin's Building (late General Post- Office) was on fire, as well as all the houses in Governor Street up to Franklin. The grass of Capitol Square is covered with parcels of goods snatched from the raging conflagration, and each parcel guarded by a Federal soldier. A general officer rode up and asked me what building that was --pointing to the old stone United States Custom House-late Treasury and State Departments, also the President's office. He said, Then it is fire-proof, and the fire will be arrested in this direction. He said he was sorry to behold such destruction; and regretted that there
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xli. (search)
the furrow, I found an enormous chin fly fastened upon him, and knocked him off. My brother asked me what I did that for. I told him I didn't, want the old horse bitten in that way. “Why,” said my brother, “that's all that made him go!” Now, said Mr. Lincoln, if Mr.--has a presidential chin fly biting him, I'm not going to knock him off, if it will only make his department go. On another occasion the President said he was in great distress; he had been to General McClellan's house, and the General did not ask to see him; and as he must talk to somebody, he had sent for General Franklin and myself, to obtain our opinion as to the possibility of soon commencing active operations with the Army of the Potomac. To use his own expression, if something was not soon done, the bottom would fall out of the whole affair; and if General McClellan did not want to use the army, he would like to borrow it, provided he could see how it could be made to do something. Raymond's Life of L
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery., Speech of Hon. Abraham Lincoln, at Springfield June 17, 1858. (search)
t absolutely know that all these exact adaptations are the result of preconcert. But when we see a lot of framed timbers, different portions of which we know have been gotten out at different times and places and by different workmen — Stephen, Franklin, Roger and James, for instance-and when we see these timbers joined together, and see they exactly make the frame of a house or a mill, all the tenons and mortices exactly fitting and all the lengths and proportions of the different pieces exactce too many or too few — not omitting even scaffolding-or, if a single piece be lacking, we see the place in the frame exactly fitted and prepared yet to bring such piece in — in such a case, we find it impossible not to believe that Stephen and Franklin and Roger and James all understood one another from the beginning, and all worked upon a common plan or, draft drawn up before the first blow was struck. It should not be overlooked that, by the Nebraska bill, the people of a State as well <
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