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rance of advantage was generally on the side of the Unionists. Even in North Missouri, nearly a hundred miles of the railroad crossing that section was disabled and in good part destroyed Dec. 20. by a concerted night foray of guerrillas. Gen. Halleck thereupon issued an order, threatening to shoot any Rebel caught bridge-burning within the Union lines — a threat which the guerrillas habitually defied, and President Lincoln declined to make good. Gen. John Pope, commanding the district osingle train of 40 wagons, laden with supplies, being wholly unguarded, was captured by Rebel guerrillas in Missouri, within 30 miles of Rolla, its starting-point. Gen. John M. Schofield had at an early day Nov. 27, 1861. been placed by Gen. Halleck in command of all the Missouri militia — a force then visible only to the eye of faith. By the middle of April following, he had an array of 13,800 men in the field, mainly cavalry; to which was intrusted the defense of the State, while our o
rne back Buell and Lew Wallace arrive the Rebels driven losses Halleck takes Corinth Mitchel repossesses Huntsville and most of North Al the Tennessee. General Charles F. Smith had been designated by Gen. Halleck to direct this movement, but was soon disabled by the sickness ohey could carry off but little of it — and the prisoners. Maj. Gen. Halleck, commanding the Department of the Mississippi, left St. Louis, even Monterey was not occupied by us till the 1st of May, when Gen. Halleck's army had been increased by accessions from various quarters tods and bridges beyond, and blocking the approaches with abatis. Gen. Halleck saw fit not to flank these formidable defenses, but to overcome he 26th. Beaurefgard had held Corinth so long as possible against Halleck's overwhelming force, and had commenced its evacuation by sending to the command at Port Royal, S. C., where he died. Oct. 20. Gen. Halleck was likewise summoned July 23. from the West to serve as Gene
them. The main body of our army had commenced its return to the Potomac on the 11th; on which day the President issued War Order No. 3, relieving Gen. McClellan from the command of all military departments but that of the Potomac; extending Gen. Halleck's department in the West so as to include all the Mississippi Valley northward of the Gulf States and west of a north and south line drawn through Knoxville, Tenn.; and creating a new Mountain Department, consisting of the country between McClellan's and Halleck's, to be commanded by Gen. Fremont. Undoubtedly, this order indicated a diminution, if not absolute failure, of the President's confidence in his senior General; and, while it is very obvious that the commander of a great army operating from the Peninsula against Richmond could not properly and safely direct the movements of other armies, scattered all over the country, and with which his telegraphic communications would probably be often interrupted, it is certain that
ent for your consideration the propriety of detailing largely from Halleck's army, to strengthen this; for it would seem that Halleck has nowHalleck has now no large organized force in front of him, while we have. If this cannot be done, or even in connection with it, allow me to suggest the movovernment. Your suggestions will be immediately communicated to Gen. Halleck, with a request that he shall conform to them. At last advice, see to be in a critical condition, demanding immediate attention. Halleck says the main body of Beauregard's forces is with him at Okolona. or near Fortress Monroe. Upon a suggestion July 30. from Gen. Halleck at Washington that deserters had reported the Rebels moving soutred him from Pope's army on the Rappahannock and from the West. Gen. Halleck--assuming the correctness of McClellan's own mistaken assumptiond reported at Acquia creek next day; coming up to Alexandria, by Gen. Halleck's request, on the 26th. Thus ended the unfortunate Peninsular
upport Pope his correspondence with Lincoln, Halleck & co. Gen. John Pope, having been summonedand given orders accordingly. He requested Gen. Halleck to push Franklin with all speed to Gainesvioving to Alexandria on the 27th; on which day Halleck telegraphed him: Porter reports a generalll be carried out. To these dispatches, Gen. Halleck, at 8:40 P. M., responded as follows: Te; and, at 1 P. M. this day, he telegraphed Gen. Halleck as follows: I shall endeavor to hold a ircumstances, to advance beyond Anandale? Halleck, at 3 P. M., replied: I want Franklin's cI wish not to control. That I now leave to Gen. Halleck, aided by your counsels. A. Lincoln. B instead of toward the enemy. At 7:50 P. M., Halleck telegraphed him thus: You will immediatelas. McClellan, at 8 P. M., telegraphed to Halleck: It was not safe for Franklin to move bey to Pope with the least possible delay. Gen. Halleck, at 9:40 A. M. on the fatal 30th, telegraph[6 more...]
Rappahannock is relieved by Burnside. Gen. Mcclellan had already Sept. 1. been verbally charged with the command of the defenses of Washington; and was, upon fuller advices of Pope's disasters, invested Sept. 2. by the President and Gen. Halleck with the entire control, not only of those fortifications, but of all the troops for the defense of the capital, in obedience to the imperious demand of a large majority of the surviving officers and soldiers. Pope's original army had in grea the desperately wounded. Gen. McClellan sent four successive dispatches to Gen. Halleck concerning this affair; whereof the following is the latest and most erroneous: headquarters army of the Potomac, Bolivar Sept. 15--10 A. M. To H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief: Information this moment received completely confirms the rout and demoralization of the Rebel army. Gen. Lee is reported wounded and Garland killed. Gen. Hooker alone has over a thousand more prisoners; 700 having bee
in favor of a cause for which their people had a mere preference, without any attachments to it higher than those of selfish calculation. The transfer of Gen. Halleck to Washington had left Gen. Grant in command of the district of West Tennessee, with his headquarters at Jackson or at Bolivar, while Gen. Rosecrans was left ians had in and about Corinth not far from 20,000 men — too few to man the extensive works constructed around it by Beauregard, when lie held that position against Halleck's besieging army. Realizing this, Rosecrans had hastily constructed an inner line of fortifications, covering Corinth, especially toward the west, at distances ontimely stampede. Riddled and scattered, the ragged head of Price's right storming columns advanced to near the house, north side of the square, in front of Gen. Halleck's former headquarters; when it was greeted by a storm of grape from a section of Immell's battery, soon reinforced by the 10th Ohio, which sent them whirling b
Seward Gen. Butler Gen. Frement Gen. T. W. Sherman Gen. Wool Gen. Dix Gen. Halleck Gen. Cameron his report revised by President Lincoln Seward to McClellan instructed not to permit any such persons to come within their lines. Maj.-Gen. Halleck, soon after succeeding Gen. Fremont in command in Missouri, issued his fa ; and that any now within such lines be immediately excluded therefrom. Gen. Halleck afterward, in a letter to F. P. Blair, explained and justified this order, aain at the first fair opportunity, is well known. Yet no commander prior to Gen. Halleck ever directed deserters to be repelled from his front and thrown back on theas as palpable as noonday; yet Gen. Halleck's No. 3 repelled Blacks only. Gen. Halleck's order No. 13 sheds no further light on this subject; but. in a subsequent were not there captured. In the West, especially within the commands of Gens. Halleck and Buell, slave-hunters fared much better; as one of their number about th
er dispatched an agent, with instructions to seize the slaves, and convey them within the Rebel lines: whereupon, tie Iowa officer seized them, and reported the circumstances to headquarters. The slaves. soon understanding the full import of Gen. Halleck's celebrated Order No. 3, two of them attempted an escape. This was regarded as an unpardonable sin. The Iowa officer was immediately placed under arrest; and a detachment of the Missouri State Militia--men in the pay of this Government, and under the command of Gen. Halleck--were sent in pursuit of the fugitives. The hunt was successful. The slaves were caught, and returned to their traitor master; but not until one of them had been shot by order of the soldier in command of the pursuing party. Mr. Sumner followed in an able speech in advocacy; butt the subject was overlaid by others deemed more urgent; and the bill was not conclusively acted on. At an early period Dec. 14. of the session, Gen. Wilson had proposed a ref
iate object being accomplished; while he judged the force holding the Port entirely too strong He says, in his official report, citing Brig.-Gen. W. W. R. Beall, of the garrison, as his authority: The strength of the enemy at Port Hudson was then believed to be from 18,000 to 20,000. It is now known, with absolute certainty, that the garrison. on the night of the 14th of March. 1863, was not less than 16,000 effective troops. to be besieged by his little army — a point whereon Gen. Halleck deems him in error. Our columns were again impelled westward to Brashear City and thence across Berwick's Bay; April 9-10. the main body moving thence on Franklin, while Gen. Grover's division was sent by transports up the Atchafalaya and Grand Lake to Irish Bend, above Fort Bisland, where lie effected a landing with great difficulty — the water being, shallow for over a mile from shore, precluding his expected cooperation in Gen. Banks's movement. Here he was soon attacked with vigo
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