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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 1,756 1,640 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 979 67 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 963 5 Browse Search
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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 694 24 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 457 395 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 I. 449 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 427 7 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 420 416 Browse Search
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Greeting from President Taft Cannon. The White House Washington We have reached a point in this country when we can look back, not without love, not without intense pride, but without partisan passion, to the events of the Civil War. We have reached a point, I am glad to say, when the North can admire to the full the heroes of the South, and the South admire to the full the heroes of the North. There is a monument in Quebec that always commended itself to me — a monument to commemorate the battle of the Plains of Abraham. On one face of that beautiful structure is the name of Montcalm, and on the opposite side the name of Wolfe. That always seemed to me to be the acme of what we ought to reach in this country; and I am glad to say that in my own alma mater, Yale, we have established an association for the purpose of erecting within her academic precincts a memorial not to the Northern Yale men who died, nor to the Southern Yale men who died; but to the Yale men
to this revelation of The photographic history of the Civil War. As one stands in the library of the War Department at Washington, or before the archives of the American libraries, he feels that the last word of evidence must have been recorded. Neepoch in our national development, have been written — so Dr. Herbert Putnam, Librarian at the Congressional Library at Washington, tells me; while in my home city of Hartford, which is a typical American community, I find nearly two thousand works soped in the upbuilding of American civilization. When Jefferson and Madison construed our constitution in one way, and Washington and Hamilton in another, surely it is not strange that their descendants should have differed. There is glory enough f; to the Honorable Robert Todd Lincoln, former Secretary of War; to James W. Cheney, Librarian in the War Department at Washington; to Dr. Edward S. Holden, Librarian at the United States Military Academy at West Point, for their consideration and ad
Confederates, and strong camps for the defense of Washington were maintained throughout the war. It was the smprague, who became a belle of official society in Washington during the war. She was the daughter of Salmon P.n beneath his linen duster, Brady made his way to Washington and thence to New York. In the picture we see hi their progress was made to be forwarded later to Washington by Captain Poe, with his official report. In thed at or about where you see the chimney standing, Fort Morton of the Union line was constructed, and a little fter in his famous linen duster, as he returned to Washington. His story comes from one who had it from his owt was still there when he finally made his way to Washington three days later. He was a sight to behold after Fair; about the same time he opened an office in Washington; in the fifties he brought over Alexander Gardner were hurried straightway to Secretary Stanton at Washington. Sam A. Cooley was attached to the Tenth Army Co
Volunteer Infantry With the defenders of Washington in 1862; the sally-port at Fort Richardson Hiers and their grandfathers. The fine views of Fort Stevens and Fort Lincoln recall the several periods in wsachusetts Sixth, on its way to the protection of Washington, had been attacked in Baltimore, and connections between Washington and the North were cut off. A few hundred troops represented all the forces that the nationng Early's hurried attack that Lincoln, visiting Fort Stevens, came into direct sight of the fighting by whichways to Baltimore and to Philadelphia, to isolate Washington from the North. The Army of the Potomac would, o Here we see some of the guardians of the city of Washington, which was threatened in the beginning of the war to the withdrawal of many of the garrisons about Washington to reinforce McClellan on the Peninsula. There wn military attaches often visited the forts about Washington. In the center picture we see two of them inspec
t to west, defended by such forces as mentioned, was truly a gigantic proposition, to be measured somewhat by the effort put forth by Great Britain to subdue the comparatively very small forces of the South African republic. It was as far from Washington to Atlanta (which may be considered as the heart of the Confederacy) as from London to Vienna. The frontier of the Confederacy, along which operations were to begin, was fifteen hundred miles in length. Within the Confederacy were railways whe been impossible had not a Federal fleet been ready to receive him when he reached the Atlantic, that the South felt its communications hopelessly involved. To say that at the outset there was any broad and well-considered strategic plan at Washington for army action, would be an error. There was no such thing as a general staff, no central organization to do the planning of campaigns, such as now exists. The commanders of Eastern and Western armies often went their own gait without any ef
testimony. In the East the regions between Washington and Richmond were traversed by streams, smalt lay open the path for sudden approach upon Washington on the part of the Confederates. characterlonger effective against Richmond and Washington. In these two pictures appear the two cap on both sides. The Confederates threatened Washington at the outset of the war, and realizing the true lesson of Napoleon's Defense of Washington. Only once were the elaborate fortifications about Washington seriously threatened. That was when the Confederate General Jubal A. Early, wihe beginning of the war if the troops around Washington had been added to it. Grant demonstrated thetachments from the Veteran Reserve to defend Washington. He then outnumbered Lee in the field. And men away from McClellan; Early's march on Washington, and many cavalry raids. The result of a e him inherited a ready-made army, Lee, like Washington, made his own army. He fought soldiers of t[8 more...]
dependent on communications with the base at Washington. The defender of Washington-General Irv Willis A. Gorman, the regiment proceeded to Washington in June and, attached to Franklin's Brigade,mlet of Centreville, twenty-seven miles from Washington and seven miles from Manassas Junction whereby a young man, a former government clerk at Washington, whose sympathies, however, lay with the caund captured the Union position. The City of Washington was now threatened. another horse and contrs of Congress and others, had come out from Washington to witness a victory for the Grand Army, andnumbers of them traveled all night, reaching Washington in the morning. These raw troops had now e North. As the Federal troops marched into Washington through a drenching downpour of rain, on Julge of the raw dispirited troops huddled near Washington. All during the fall and the winter he appl Scott — the first Lieutenant-General after Washington. Upon Winfield Scott, hero of the Mexican[13 more...]
ents were subordinate to the dramas of these two great theaters, incidental and contributory. The South, on the other hand, except for the early threatening of Washington, the Gettysburg campaign, the raid of Morgan in Ohio, and the expeditions of Bragg and Hood into Kentucky and Tennessee, was on the defensive from the beginningapproaching with the same purpose, could arrive. Grant was impatient to drive back the Confederate lines in Kentucky and Tennessee and began early to importune Washington to be allowed to carry out maneuvers. His keen judgment convinced him that these must quickly be made in order to secure the advantage in this outlying arena oin the art of warfare, declared that he could not hold his position for half an hour in the morning. The situation was hopeless. Floyd was under indictment at Washington for maladministration in the Buchanan cabinet. Two unwilling guests of the North The Captured Commanders of Forts Henry and Donelson.--It requires as m
st, her funnel belching smoke, she swept slowly on into the line of fire. The first division, composed of eight vessels under command of Captain Theodorus Bailey on the Cayuga, was ahead. But every gunner in Fort Jackson and in Fort St. Philip had been told to look out for the Hartford and the Brooklyn. It was dark, but the fire-rafts, the soaring shells, and the flames from the guns afloat and ashore made everything as bright as day. By some mistake, the reports that were first sent to Washington of the passing of the forts contained an erroneous plan. It was the first or discarded drawing, showing the fleet in two divisions abreast. This was afterwards changed into the three-division plan in which Captain Bailey with the Cayuga led. It was not until four years after the closing of the war that this mistake was rectified, and many of the histories and contemporary accounts of the passing of the forts are entirely in error. The center division was composed of only three vessels,
tism — there sprang up as if by magic, in the vacant fields about the capital city, battalions of infantry, batteries of artillery, and squadrons of cavalry. Washington has become a camp. Day after day the trains bring from the shops and farms the inexperienced sons of the Northland. All during the summer and autumn months, tter, near evening, were the deserted fortifications of Manassas reached. McClellan was putting his army to a test. Next morning the two days return march to Washington began. The rain fell in sheets and it was a wet and bedraggled army that sought the defenses of the capital. The strategic eye of the commander had detectedarmy with its entire equipage was transferred in about two weeks a distance of two hundred miles without the loss of a man, from the scene of its preparation at Washington to the Flanders of the Civil War. McClellan's headquarters before Yorktown Camp Winfield Scott, near Wormley's Creek. General McClellan was a stickler for
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