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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 834 834 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 436 332 Browse Search
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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies. 130 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 126 112 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 116 82 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 110 0 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) 76 6 Browse Search
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e year 1864, and the spring of 1865. At Trevillian's, Sheridan was driven back and Charlottesville saved; on the Weldon railroad the Federal cavalry, under Kautz and Wilson, was nearly cut to pieces, and broke in disorder, leaving on the roads their wagons, cannons, ambulances, their dead men and horses; near Bellfield the Federal column sent to destroy the railroad was encountered, stubbornly opposed, and driven back before they could burn the bridge at Hicksford; at Burgess' Mill, near Petersburg, where General Grant made his first great blow with two corps of infantry, at the Southside railroad, Hampton met them in front and flank, fought them all an October day nearly, lost his brave son Preston, dead from a bullet on the field, but in conjunction with Mahone, that hardy fighter, sent the enemy in haste back to their works; thus saving for the time the great war artery of the Southern army. Thenceforward, until he was sent to South Carolina, Hampton held the right of Lee in the
am to present. The first great dramatic scene of the war, the attack on Sumter, the stubborn and victorious combat of Shiloh, the defence of Charleston against Gilmore, the assault upon Butler near Bermuda Hundred, and the mighty struggles at Petersburg, will not enter into this sketch at all. I beg to conduct the reader back to the summer of the year 186 , and to the plains of Manassas, where I first saw Beauregard. My object is to describe the personal traits and peculiarities of the great Centreville? Did he, or did he not, counsel an advance upon Washington after the battle-an advance which events now known show to have been perfectly practicable? Were his movements on Corinth, in the West, judicious? Were his operations at Petersburg in accordance with the views of the government? All these questions remain unanswered; for the dispatches containing the solution of the whole were destroyed or are inaccessible to the world. One fact is unfortunately very well known — that t
y Corps, under General Early's command, from the time the Second Corps was detached from the Army of Northern Virginia, June 1864, to the time it was ordered to Petersburg, December, 1864. I was present at the battles of Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek. I know from the official reports that I myself made, and from actey. By his movements preceding the battle of Opequon, Early, with eight or ten thousand men, kept between forty and fifty thousand from General Meade's army at Petersburg. That he could meet the Federal force in his front, in a fair pitched battle, was not probably believed by himself or by General Lee. His command was essentiimself before the bar of history. It is the letter of General Lee, to him, dated March 30, 1865, three days before that beginning of the end, the evacuation of Petersburg. The clamour against Early had accomplished the object of many of those who raised it. His ability was distrusted; he was regarded as unfit for command; remove
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War., On the road to Petersburg: notes of an officer of the C. S. A. (search)
On the road to Petersburg: notes of an officer of the C. S. A. 1. So June wears on in this good or bad year 1864, and our friend General Grant is leaving Cold Harbour for a new base, I think. He has had a hard time of it since he crossed the Rapidan, and we also; fighting in the Wilderness, (I came near going under there); fighting at Spotsylvania Court-House (our Po is more famous now than the classic stream of Virgil); fighting on the North Anna, a maiden who stretched her arms betearthworks with their bayonets in twenty minutes, whenever they stop; sun rising and setting; wind blowing; woods reverberating with shots; column still moving toward James river. Then the question is settled; General Grant is going to try the Petersburg line of advance on Richmond, with his base at City Point. Judicious! General Lee said a year ago, I am told, that this was the quarter from which Richmond was most exposed. That terrible question of our communications --the Southern railr
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War., A family rifle-pit: an incident of Wilson's raid (search)
amily rifle-pit before June, 1864. I am going to give the reader the benefit of the knowledge I acquired on that occasion. General Grant was then besieging Petersburg, or Richmond rather, if we are to believe the military gentlemen who edited the New York newspapers; and having failed to drive Lee from his earthworks, where tre successful in their object, so far as the destruction of a large part of the railroads went; but when they attempted to return to their infantry lines, below Petersburg, they came to grief. Hampton and the Lees assailed them, forced them to abandon their artillery and ambulances on the old stage road near Reams' Station, and it all at once her pride was aroused — the Southern woman flamed out! Take it if you choose, she said, with sarcasm; I can easily send word to General Lee at Petersburg, and meat will be supplied me! There are twelve months rations for the whole army in Richmond (I hope the recording angel blotted out that statement!); and if
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War., General Pegram on the night before his death. (search)
f the Weldon Railroad as far south as Hicksford, fifty miles from Petersburg, the cavalry was obliged to repair to that distant point for fora the infantry lines were closing in the death-grapple in front of Petersburg, the blue and gray horsemen were hunting each other in the Dinwid scout; and on the next morning the line of march was resumed for Petersburg by way of Malone's. Two hundred yards to the left of Halifax agreeable to myself personally. Kirby's was on the only road to Petersburg, except by way of Malone's — for the time rendered impracticable- this rate it seemed probable that I would be forced to return to Petersburg by way of Lynchburg and Richmond! Malone's-Kirby's-Dinwiddie — tturned within their lines; and I determined to continue my way to Petersburg, where duty called me. There was reason to doubt, however, th intimated, it was necessary to follow this Boydton road to reach Petersburg that night. I determined to try, and so informed General Lee, wh
, of his own choice, to occupy a position at Petersburg from which, as events soon showed, he could e given by General Lee for the evacuation of Petersburg, and, consequently, of the State of Virginiament cotton and tobacco was hauled away from Petersburg; hundreds of the inhabitants left the place;successful. At the same time the lines near Petersburg were broken by a great force, and the affaird, he had continued to hold the works around Petersburg, and protect the capital; and to him, amid t General Lee in his inner intrenchments near Petersburg. When the present writer reached the vicinirdon was meanwhile thundering on the left of Petersburg, and holding his lines with difficulty, and des, though thinned by their heavy losses at Petersburg, still presented a defiant front; and the lo marched almost day and night since leaving Petersburg; their strength was slowly drained from themthat short week succeeding the evacuation of Petersburg. He had done his best, and accepted his fat[2 more...]