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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
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oyed in getting supplies for the Department, and stragglers and deserters from other commands. Every one of these men was put into the ranks, if near a rebel army on the day of a battle, and every one captured was a loss to Early's fighting force. No such deductions were ever made by him in calculating the national numbers. This seems a proper place to point out one of the many devices resorted to by the rebels to minimize the statement of their own numbers. Early, and, among others, Colonel Taylor, of Lee's staff, in his Four Years with General Lee, habitually speak of the numbers of muskets available, when summing up the rebel strength at any particular time. They thus avoid computing the officers (one at least for every twenty men), as well as the cavalry and the artillery; but when the national force is stated, it is never reduced to muskets; officers, cavalry, artillerymen, details, reserves, and all are counted, and the aggregate is compared with the number of musketssaid to
July 30, 1864, when he reported his effective total as 5,357. He states, in his report dated Jan. 24, 1865: On my arrival at Florence [Nov. 17], I was placed in command of the entire cavalry then with our army of Tennessee, consisting of Brigadier-General Jackson's division and a portion of Debrell's brigade, under command of Colonel Biffle, amounting to about 2,000 men, together with three brigades of my former command, making in all about 5,000 cavalry. On the 10th of November, General Richard Taylor returned his effective force at 15,024, and on the 20th, 10,422: in his column of remarks of the latter date appears this note: Forrest's command transferred to army of Tennessee. This would make Forrest's numbers 4,602, in addition to the 2,000 he says he found in the army of the Tennessee. Even allowing for the depreciation of a beaten commander, his force can hardly have been more than 7,000 strong. Schofield and Wilson, however, both estimated it at 10,000. The rule I have
isorganized, shattered beyond recovery, was flying in dismay before its conquerors. Thomas had captured, in the same period, thirteen thousand one hundred and eighty-nine prisoners, and seventy-two pieces of serviceable artillery; two thousand deserters had also given themselves up, and taken the oath of allegiance to the government; and when Hood reached Northern Mississippi, a large proportion of his troops were furloughed, and went to their homes. In January he was superseded by General Richard Taylor, and what was left of the rebel army of Tennessee was shortly afterwards transferred to the Atlantic coast, to oppose the advance of Sherman. In all the region between the Mississippi river and Virginia, there was then no formidable organized force to oppose the national armies. Thomas's entire loss, during the campaign, did not exceed ten thousand men, in killed, wounded, and missing; and half of the wounded were speedily able to return to the ranks. The expedition into Tenness
hat Sherman had burned Atlanta, and was marching in the direction of Macon. We have no force, he said, to hinder him, and must fall back to Macon, where reinforcements should be sent at once. Beauregard, on the same day, telegraphed from Tuscumbia: I would advise all available force which can be sent from North and South Carolina be held ready to move to defence of Augusta or crossing of Savannah river; but he was informed that no troops out of his own department could be sent to him. Richard Taylor, at Selma, however, was ordered to call on the governors of Alabama and Mississippi for all the state troops they could furnish, and to keep himself in readiness to move at a moment's notice, with all his available force; while Wheeler, with thirteen brigades of cavalry, See note to page 299. was instructed to watch the national movements closely, and attack and harass Sherman at all favorable points. On the 17th, Cobb announced from Macon: We are falling back rapidly to this place
oldiers. The misstatements of the rebels in regard to the numbers engaged in the final campaign of the war are more flagrant than can readily be believed. Colonel Taylor, adjutant-general of the army of Northern Virginia, in a work entitled Four Years with General Lee, announces that he has been allowed access to the captured nt of the strength of the army which Lee commanded, extracted from these returns. Omitting any mention of the sick, the extra-duty men, or those in arrest, Colonel Taylor asserts that on the 28th (he should say 20th) of February, 1865, the date of Lee's last return, the rebel general had exactly 39,879 muskets available. But, Steadman on the 25th of March, Lee lost from 2,500 to 3,000 men, and that during the month of March about 3,000 rebels deserted. Thus, on the 31st of March, says Taylor, Lee had only 33,000 muskets with which to defend his lines. This number he contrasts with an effective total, which he ascribes to Grant, of 162,239. But this
ners? Grant, however, informed him that this train had been captured the day before by Sheridan. Thus, at the moment of his surrender, Lee was absolutely dependent for supplies upon his conqueror. Grant of course acquiesced in the request, and asked how many rations Lee required. But the rebel general declared that he could not answer the question. He had no idea of his own strength. No return of a brigade had been made for several days. In spite of this assertion of his chief, Colonel Taylor, Lee's adjutant-general, has dedicated his work, Four Years with General Lee, to the 8,000 veterans (the surviving heroes of the army of Northern Virginia) who in line of battle, on the 9th day of April, 1865, were reported present for duty. There was no report of the army of Northern Virginia made on the 9th of April, 1865. Besides those lost in battle, killed, captured, or wounded, and left on the roadside, the men had been deserting and straggling by thousands. He could not tell wha
, of 180,000 men; Sherman's, of 110,000 at least; Canby's, 60,000—odds of seventeen or eighteen to one. Over 70,000 rebels were surrendered by Johnston and Richard Taylor alone. During these negotiations Grant kept himself carefully in the background. He was not present at any interview with Johnston, remaining at Raleigh enumeration of successive surrenders. On the 14th of April, Johnston made his first overtures to Sherman; on the 21st, Cobb yielded Macon; on the 4th of May, Richard Taylor surrendered all the rebel forces east of the Mississippi. On the 11th of May, Jefferson Davis, disguised as a woman and in flight, was captured at Irwinsvillabsolute the execution of the scheme devised a year before. Lee surrendered because he had nothing else to do. He could not run away. Johnston and Maury and Richard Taylor and Kirby Smith surrendered for exactly the same reason. The various victories were not hap-hazard; it was not that each man chanced to come out right. All
issary General of prisoners to the Secretary of War, December 6, 1865. Paroled armies, rebel. Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General R. E. Lee 27,805 Army of Tennessee, and others, commanded by General J E Johnston31,243 General Jeff Thompson's Army of Missouri7,978 Miscellaneous Paroles, Department of Virginia 9,072 Paroled at Cumberland, Maryland, and other stations9,377 Paroled by General McCook, in Alabama and Florida6,428 Army of the Department of Alabama, Lieutenant-General R. Taylor42,293 Army of the Trans-Mississippi Department, General E. K. Smith17,686 Paroled in the Department of Washington3,390 Paroled in Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas13,922 Surrendered at Nashville and Chattanooga, Tenn5,029 —— Total174,223 Adjutant-General's office, January 3, 1881 General Breck to Author. War Department, Adjutant-General's office, Washington. July 29, 1868. Brevet Brigadier-General Adam Badeau, Headquarters, Armies of the Uni
uisville, III., 191; delay of, 411; cuts off Lee's retreat towards Lynchburg, 637. Stanley, General D. S., in Thomas's army, III., 185; at Pulaski, 186; at Spring hill, 208. Stuart, General J. E. B., at Spottsylvania, II., 145; opposes Sheridan's movement to James river, 238; death, 239. Sturgis, General S. D., defeated at Guntown, II., 401. Sumpter, Fort, attack on, i., 3; fall of, 9. Tallahatchie river, Grant's movement to, 127-140; expedition to, from Yazoo pass 169-173. Taylor, General Richard, supersedes Hood, III.; 270; calls for more troops, 287; surrenders all rebel forces east of Mississippi river, 639. Tennessee, military situation in, November, 1861, i., 23; results in, consequent on capture of Fort Donelson, 55; movements in, after battle of Shiloh, 101-120; occupation and liberation of East, 545; situation in, November, 1864, III., 154-161, 174; Hood's campaign in, 153-280; geography and strategical situation of, 176-178. Tennessee river crossed by