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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—the war on the Rapidan. (search)
red to be the only man capable of shouldering Burnside's heavy legacy; and, after giving him some gons, a heavy and useless machinery invented by Burnside, was abolished, and a return was quietly madeebruary the Ninth corps, which had been under Burnside during the preceding summer, was removed fromng, was the first to carry to Lee the news of Burnside's departure for Alexandria: he was then returffice to make him abandon the positions which Burnside has not been able to carry in front. By semined by both parties; the river behind which Burnside had so unfortunately stationed himself in Nov to be expected that it would have failed, as Burnside's march from Warrenton to Fredericksburg had n which it had so heroically defended against Burnside; the brigades of the other division of the Fiwithout striking a blow, the advantages which Burnside had sought in vain to obtain on the 13th of Dme error which had already proved so fatal to Burnside. He began by timidly reconnoitring the posit
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—--the Mississippi. (search)
o a halt in the neighborhood of Owensville and Mount Sterling. At the news of his incursion, Burnside—who, as we have stated, has been invested with the supreme command in Kentucky—prepares to makelocality where he believed himself perfectly safe. In fact, new levies had arrived, increasing Burnside's forces, and the latter was already preparing the expedition he was about to undertake for theberry Plains and at Mossy Creek, and finally re-entered Kentucky by way of Barton village. General Burnside had ordered these reconnoissances in order to pave the way for the army he was to lead durik. But Sanders had found that the forces occupying that section of country were numerous, and, Burnside's army not being sufficiently organized, the projected expedition was postponed. The Confedeabors and success of the Army of the Tennessee. The Ninth corps, organized in Washington under Burnside, was on the way to Kentucky, whence it was to operate against Knoxville. Two divisions were te
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Pennsylvania. (search)
rant's retreat; in the centre, by the indecisive battle of Murfreesborough; and in the East, by Burnside's disaster in front of Fredericksburg. The Confederates, forming one compact state notwithstanlection campaign harangued more vehemently than ever against the policy of the government. General Burnside, who in the command of the territorial department of Cincinnati General Burnside was in General Burnside was in command of the Department of the Ohio, with Headquarters at Cincinnati.—Ed. had found some temporary compensation for the disfavor which had fallen upon him after his defeat, having published an orderrdy but sincere regret for the arrest of Mr. Vallandigham, which, as it appears, was ordered by Burnside without his knowledge. After enumerating the measures adopted by Congress to complete the efries advancing against these formidable positions, those amongst the Federals who fought under Burnside have the same opinion: they are at last to be avenged for the Fredericksburg disaster. The ass
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Third winter. (search)
ective starting-points to take breath. But this repose could not last long. The Federals, having the offensive, were compelled to keep it; they could either directly attack the Confederates at Culpeper or renew, with better chances of success, Burnside's march on Fredericksburg. But the New York riots, which we will relate in the next volume, had occasioned a profound sensation in the North. Far from sending reinforcements to Meade, the Federal government, compelled to concentrate a considerntage of it. Lee, having destroyed the railroad with great care, does not suspect the promptness with which it has been rebuilt; therefore, he can be taken by surprise. Meade can perform anew, with better chances of success, the manoeuvre which Burnside attempted the preceding year on the same ground. While the enemy's army is encamped in dense mass on the upper Rappahannock, he can conceal from it one or two marches by directing his troops on the lower course of the river; he can arrive oppos
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Notes. (search)
s with your profession, in which you are right. You have confidence in yourself, which is a valuable, if not an indispensable, quality. You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm; but I think that during General Burnside's command of the army you have taken counsel of your ambition, and thwarted him as much as you could, in which you did a great wrong to the country and to a most meritorious and honorable brother-officer. I have heard, in such way as to belrom command. McClellan was alone in his tent when Buckingham entered. The latter, although a stranger to the Army of the Potomac, was not unknown. He had many friends in it—among others, the general-in-chief himself. He had been in search of Burnside, and was desirous that the latter should be present at the painful interviews he was about to have. Page 681, line 19. Besides the President, a small number of magistrates and employes take the oath to support the Constitution in the Repub