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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 16: Dana returns to Washington (search)
r capable soldier in the volunteer army. I am off for Burnside this P. M., and then to Rosecrans. As soon as it beca, as he had reported those of the Army of the Tennessee. Burnside had been sent to repossess east Tennessee, and it was expe secretary's instructions required that Dana should join Burnside first, but not finding that feasible he proceeded to joine best possible condition. Its left flank was secured by Burnside's occupation of east Tennessee, but the broken and difficched Atlanta, and this caused Dana to notify Stanton that Burnside's forces were needed by Rosecrans. At noon, September 18ooga by troops from every quarter that could spare them. Burnside was again ordered down from east Tennessee. On Septemberhould return to Washington or endeavor to make his way to Burnside. On October 16th he reported that although there had beenes to the opinion that they will rather attempt to crush Burnside first. In the foregoing it is painfully manifest that
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 17: campaign of Chattanooga (search)
ith other Confederate forces in an effort to drive Burnside out of east Tennessee. Grant therefore became anxious to know the actual condition of affairs in Burnside's department, and concluded to send Dana and myself tved late at night on the 12th. Calling at once on Burnside, we spent most of the night and the next day in co east Tennessee. It was Dana's first meeting with Burnside, whom he found to be a man of impressive appearan theory of the campaign in east Tennessee was that Burnside should hold fast to Knoxville, which was the centrof his command. This it was not difficult to make Burnside understand as a matter of theory, but we found thaleader as Longstreet, have ended in the capture of Burnside and his whole force, we united in earnest remonstr engineer to the forces detached for the relief of Burnside. Grant had pushed Bragg back from Missionary Ridgem henceforth impossible. But Longstreet had shut Burnside up and was closely besieging him in Knoxville. Th
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 18: Dana in the War Department (search)
ngress and the country at large. As Dana wrote me shortly after his return from the West, the suggestion that Grant should be made a lieutenant-general, and placed in command of all our armies, was under consideration, and seemed to have taken hold of the public mind. The country had been eagerly seeking for some one to lead it to victory. It had hailed McClellan as the Young Napoleon and Halleck as the Old brains of the army. It had had its Fighting Joe, its respectable but incompetent Burnside, and its worthy but unsuccessful Meade. It had lavished its men and money without stint upon the Army of the Potomac, and that army had won a partial success at Antietam, and a still more substantial one at Gettysburg, but as yet it had not gained a complete victory. Lee and his veterans, with their tattered uniforms and bright bayonets, still kept the field and barred the way to Richmond. So long as this continued to be the case, and the Confederacy remained unconquered and defiant, the
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 19: Grant's overland campaign against Richmond (search)
enemy's works with twelve regiments; the failure to support his movement; the transfer of Hancock's corps from the extreme right to a position between Wright and Burnside; his impetuous and successful assault of the enemy's works, and his capture of two generals, with eighteen cannon and many prisoners; the dissatisfaction of Gran of the fighting on the 3d, but it was all costly and abortive. The order of battle from left to right was Hancock, Wright, Smith, Warren (in single line), with Burnside massed in rear of his right wing. Sheridan with two divisions of cavalry was on the extreme left, while Wilson with one division was well beyond and behind the it would be difficult to make much by it, unless Hancock and Smith could also advance. Smith thought he could carry the work before him, but was not sanguine. Burnside also thought he could get through, but Warren, who was nearest him, did not seem to share this opinion. In this state of things General Grant ordered the attack
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
7. Brooks, Preston S., 487. Brown, B. Gratz, 428. Brown, John, 21, 153, 154. Brown, Joseph E., governor, 367. Brown's Ferry, 283, 284, 291. Brownson, Orestes, 453. Bruinsburg, 216. Bruno, 56. Bryan, William J., 490, 492. Bryant, William Cullen, 484. Buchanan, President, 148, 149, 152. Buckner, General, 188. Buell, General, 350. Buffalo, 3, 5, 6, 8-10, 12, 16, 17, 23, 27, 30. Bullard, Ann, 1. Bull Run, 166, 168, 171, 175, 178, 263. Burke, orthodox minister, 22. Burnside, General, 253, 254, 256, 257, 258, 269, 271, 272, 286, 287, 294, 310, 320, 324. Butler, General Benjamin F., 147, 322, 328-332, 334-336, 349, 352, 400, 461, 462, 465, 483, 484. Butterfield, General, 278. C. Caret, 94. Cadwallader, S., 232. Cairo, Illinois, 190-192, 194, 204, 213, 219, 240, 246, 247, 275, 276. Calhoun, John C., 98, 140, 152, 389. California, 120; Lower, 126. Calvin, 59. Cambridge, 9, 12, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22-24, 30, 56. Cameron, Simon, 170, 178. Campbell,