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John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 374 14 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 130 4 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 113 13 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 74 8 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 65 15 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) 61 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 59 7 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 52 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 42 2 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 37 7 Browse Search
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urance of victory, and had marshaled his forces for a decisive battle, he was, when making a preliminary reconnaissance, killed by a chance shot; then his successor, instead of attacking, retreated, and all which the one had gained for France, the other lost. To take another example, not quite so conclusive, it was epigrammatically said by Lieutenant Kingsbury, when writing of the battle of Buena Vista, that if the last shot, fired at the close of the second day's conflict, had killed General Taylor, the next morning's sun would have risen upon the strange spectacle of two armies in full retreat from each other, the field for which they had fought being in the possession of neither. What material consequences would have flowed from the supposed event—how the Mexican people would have been inspired by the retreat of our army, how far it would have brought out all their resources for war, and to what extent results might have been thereby affected— are speculative inquiries on a sub
vered by a dwelling house and a large peach orchard which extended to within a few hundred yards of our works. On April 11th General Magruder ordered sorties to be made from all the main points of his line. General Wilcox sent out a detachment from Wynne's Mill which encountered the advance of the enemy in his front and drove it back to the main line. Later in the day General Early sent out from Redoubt No. 5 Colonel Ward's Florida regiment and the Second Mississippi Battalion, under Colonel Taylor. They drove the sharpshooters from their rifle pits and pursued them to the main road from Warwick Court House, encountered a battery posted at an earthwork, and compelled it precipitately to retire. On the approach of a large force of the enemy's infantry, Colonel Ward returned to our works, after having set fire to the dwelling house above mentioned. These affairs developed the fact that the enemy was in strong force, in front of both Wynne's Mill and Redoubts Nos. 4 and 5. On the
pinion that they could not be stopped by land batteries, or resisted on water by anything else than vessels of their own class. Against the first opinion General Richard Taylor, commanding in Louisiana south of Red River, stoutly contended, and maintained his opinion by the repulse and capture of some of the enemy's vessels by laf keeping open this communication, always great, became vital from the necessity of drawing commissary's stores from the trans-Mississippi. Major Brent, of General Taylor's staff, proposed, with the towboat Webb, which had been furnished as a ram, and the Queen of the West, which had been four or five days before captured by thh was met on the river, turned back and followed them, but, like the tender, could be of no service in the battle. For these particulars I am indebted to General Richard Taylor's book Destruction and Reconstruction, pages 123-125. The ram Arkansas, which had been previously noticed as being under construction at Memphis, was r
Virginia show that on December 10, Map: battle of Fredericksburg. 1862, General Lee had present for duty 78,228, and, on December 20th, 75,524 of all arms. Taylor's Four Years with General Lee. Upon being asked what causes he assigned for the failure of his attack, General Burnside replied to the Committee on the Conduc of Hood's and Pickett's divisions is deducted, there would remain 41,358 as the strength of the commands that participated in the battles of Chancellorsville. Taylor's Four Years with General Lee. The Army of the Potomac numbered 120,000 men, infantry and artillery, with a body of 12,000 well-equipped cavalry, and an artillery force of four hundred guns. Swinton's Army of the Potomac, p. 269. A brief and forcible account of this battle is given by Taylor: Four Years with General Lee. A formidable force under General Sedgwick was thrown across the river below Fredericksburg, and made demonstrations of an intention to assail the Confedera
ith our troops on the east side. From General Richard Taylor's work, Destruction and Reconstructionsed the Mississippi on the 1st of May. General Taylor states that his view was that this force m the Mississippi until the fall of Vicksburg. Taylor had left Mouton's and Green's brigades in theordered to Morgan's Ferry on the Atchafalaya. Taylor then proceeded to the camps of Mouton and Greethe Federals had constructed at Berwick's Bay, Taylor returned to join Colonel Major's command on thon and Green would attack at dawn on that day. Taylor then hastened to the camp of Mouton and Green.en, as promptly as circumstances would permit, Taylor, with three thousand men of all arms, proceedemy were in sufficient force not only to arrest Taylor's movements, but to require a withdrawal from l arms, and two guns. Undisturbed thereafter, Taylor continued his march, removed all the stores frs only reached the bay twenty-four hours after Taylor's troops had withdrawn. In the recital of t[1 more...]
oon encountered the Ninth Corps, under Burnside, advancing to the attack. They captured over three hundred prisoners and three battle flags, and their attack on the enemy's flank, taking him by surprise, contributed materially to his repulse. Taylor, in his Four Years with General Lee, says that Lee, having detected the weakness of the salient occupied by the division of General Edward Johnson, of Ewell's corps, directed a second line to be constructed across its base, to which he proposed tof General Lee. Our troops were protected by temporary earthworks, and while under cover of these were assailed by the enemy: But in vain. The assault was repulsed along the whole line, and the carnage on the Federal side was fearful. I Taylor, Four Years With General Lee. well recall having received a report, after the assault, from General Hoke—whose division reached the army just previous to this battle—to the effect that the ground in his entire front, over which the enemy had char
an expedition against our forces under General Richard Taylor, not so much to get possession of the eneral Steele, in Arkansas, was to Cooperate. Taylor's forces at this time consisted of Harrison's force at seven thousand men. The force of General Taylor at this time had increased to five thousan31st Banks's advance reached Natchitoches, and Taylor moved toward Pleasant Hill, arriving on the ne was arrested by a body of our cavalry. General Taylor then selected his position in which to waied by this Sabine crossroad. On the 8th General Taylor disposed, on the right of the road to Pleabattery was held in reserve on the main road. Taylor's force amounted to 5,300 infantry, 3,000 mounmenced about 4:30 P. M. It was the plan of General Taylor, as no offensive movement on the part of t the unfortunate withdrawal of a large part of Taylor's force, as mentioned above. Destruction and Reconstruction, Taylor, p. 162 et seq. On April 12, 1864, an attack was made by two brigades of [1 more...]
ersal surrender by a district commander, it may be well supposed to require confirmation. I therefore quote from General Richard Taylor: Destruction and Reconstruction, p. 224. Intelligence of the Johnston-Sherman convention reached us, and Caned by the surrender in their rear, it would probably have gone on and, when united with the forces of Maury, Forrest, and Taylor in Alabama and Mississippi, have constituted an army large enough to attract stragglers and revive the drooping spirits oained to the highest state of efficiency. Before Maury withdrew from Mobile, news had been received of Lee's surrender. Taylor says the news was soon disseminated through his army, but that the men remained steadfast, and manifested a determination The total number in the Department of Alabama and Mississippi paroled by General Canby, under the agreement with General Richard Taylor of May 8, 1865, as reported, was 42,293, Annual Cyclopaedia, 1865, p. 77. to which may be added of the navy a sm
umber of the enemy's forces in the war number of the enemy's troops from Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee cruel conduct of the war statements in 1862 statements in 1863 emancipation proclamation statements in 1864 General Hunter's proceedings near Lynchburg cruelties in Sherman's March through South Carolina. On April 25th, at Raleigh, North Carolina, General J. E. Johnston capitulated to General Sherman, as has been stated, and his army was disbanded. On May 4th General R. Taylor capitulated with the last of our forces east. The number of men brought into the field by the government of the United States during the war, according to the official returns in the Adjutant General's office, Washington, was 2,678,967. In addition to these, 86,724 paid a commutation. The rapidity with which calls for men were made by that government during the last eighteen months of the war, and the number brought into the field, were as follows: Men furnished Calls of Oct
of battle of Shiloh, 50-51. Chambersburg, Pa., burned, 448. Chancellorsville, Battles of, 300-08, 309. Account of Taylor, 309-10. Charleston, S. C., 174-75. Harbor defense, 171-72. Evacuation, 533. Chase, Judge, 518, 635. Chattanooga3, 634. Orders to devastate Virginia, 262-63. Port Hudson. Siege, 351-52, 353. Port Republic, Battle of, 94-96. Gen. Taylor's description, 95-96. Port Royal, S. C., 8. Porter, General, 114, 275, 283. Admiral, D. D., 23, 182, 184, 185, 33269, 272,296. Tallahassee (warship), 222, 237. Taney, —, 291. Tatnall, Commodore, Josiah, 73, 82, 169, 170,172. Taylor, General, 54, 271. Gen. Richard, 72, 91-92, 95, 202, 349, Taylor, Gen., Richard. 350, 351, 352-53, 438, 455, 456, 457, 458,Taylor, Gen., Richard. 350, 351, 352-53, 438, 455, 456, 457, 458, 587, 590, 591-92, 598. Comment on Jackson, 94. Description of battle near Port Republic, 95-96. Account of the battle of Sharpsburg, 285-86. Account of battle of Chancellorsville, 309-10. Account of battle of Cold Harbor, 441-42. Statement con