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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—eastern Tennessee. (search)
an expedition south; but instead of seeking the enemy to fight him, it was content to subsist on the country, to pick up horses, and enroll in its ranks runaway negroes. Two columns, started from the neighborhood of Salem near Winchester, repaired on the 12th and the 13th of July, the one to New Market, the other, via Fayetteville and Pulaski, to Athens, where it met some of the enemy's cavalry, and the two columns united under the orders of General Stanley at Huntsville in Alabama. On the 23d they had returned to their quarters. The strict orders issued by Stanley to forbid pillage on the part of his soldiers would lead one to believe that their previous conduct rendered such orders necessary. The authorities at Washington took no notice of Rosecrans' requests. Grant and Burnside not only did not prepare to support him, but he was receiving no reinforcement either from the army on the Mississippi or the camps of instruction. The superiors of General Rosecrans even denied him
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the siege of Chattanooga. (search)
nity the entire region of country abandoned by the Federals. On the 23d he is with three brigades before Kingston, but he allows himself to ies. Shackelford, being warned of Wheeler's design, hastened on the 23d, in the morning, with some regiments to Boyd's Ferry, above the confreat. It was necessary to act without delay. On the morning of the 23d, Thomas received orders to move out of Chattanooga without waiting fdent, at the head of a considerable force; for in the evening of the 23d, Cruft's division of the Fourth corps, called by the orders of the goker would be in command of seven brigades. In the evening of the 23d, Thomas, who was attaching a great importance to the immediate captuhing all the movements of the Federals during the engagement on the 23d, has ascertained the breaking of their bridge at Brown's Ferry, and r of field officers. Grant's total losses in the engagements on the 23d, the 24th, and the 25th of November amounted to about seven hundred
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the Third winter. (search)
had captured it they would have been exposed to a concentric fire from all the other works, which would not have allowed them to maintain themselves in it. The respite accorded to the besieged in the night by the Union artillery had been employed in carrying away pieces of ordnance and provisions belonging to the fort, which Beauregard no longer considered as being anything more than an advance post for the defence. Gillmore's artillery, having nothing left to destroy, ceased firing on the 23d. The men were exhausted by incessant work; a large number of pieces had burst, making many a victim; the others could be fired only with great precaution. But the results obtained were still more remarkable than the demolition of Fort Pulaski the previous year. Gillmore was counting that the fleet would avail itself of this success to reach up into the inland waters of Charleston. He was expecting from it the investment of the forts on Morris Island, and hoped that it might clear the seco
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the war in the South-West. (search)
se effectually to Banks the direct road to Alexandria. Wharton, for his part, in order to retard Banks' march, had made a spirited attack upon his rearguard on the 23d. If the latter was checked before reaching the ford, he could have made it very difficult for him to retreat on Rigolets du Bon Dieu. In order to cope with Wharto. Smith had to bring into play all his resources, and Wharton, on the other hand, in order to retard Banks' march, had made a brisk attack upon his rearguard on the 23d. If the latter had stranded at the ford, he would have been able to make his retreat upon Les Rigolets de Bon Dieu very difficult for him. In order to hold his ownom each. He is aware that this obstacle will bring the Federal column to a halt. In fact, though it arrived at a place called Marks' Mill, near Bayou Moro, on the 23d, it is not yet entirely across on the afternoon of the 24th. The sappers and miners are repairing the road through the marshy bottoms in which the wagon-train, str