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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 388 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 347 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 217 51 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 164 0 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 153 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 146 0 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 132 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 128 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 128 0 Browse Search
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A. 122 0 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: November 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], Arms of precision in Inexperienced hand. (search)
f arms of precision, remarked to the writer, that Sharp's rifle was a superior weapon in the hands of one who was skilled in its use, but of little value in the hands of most Kansas settlors; and instanced their (the Missourians') attack upon a of them advantageously posted in the timber; and yet hardly any of the attacking party were killed. But the most serious objection to this arming men indiscriminately with the rifle is, that men will stand out of harm's way and blaze away to no purpose, when they should rush up and decide the contest with the bayonet. This was our great difficulty at Bull Run. Louis Napoleon told his soldiers, in his Italian campaign, that the French soldier's weapon was the bayonet; and upon occasions they were required to wet their guns on going into action. When Minute rifles were first introduced the soldiers were divided into squads, with one sharp-shooter to a squad, who did all the firing. Thus Berdan's sharp-shooters should be placed.--Cin Itmes.
The Daily Dispatch: November 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], Arms of precision in Inexperienced hand. (search)
n into the hands of the family of Cornwallis, and when his lordship of revolution times was about to leave England for this country, it was presented to him with great ceremony, and brought over in two ships. After the battle of Yorktown it was surrendered to General Washington, on the 19th day of Oct., 1781. From thence it got into the hands of Gen. Scott, (not the one he left in a drinking-house in Richmond,) and was worn by him at Manassas, and left in his carriage just before the great Bull Run races began. --From a gentleman who now lives near Yorktown, the company, as before said, purchased it at great cost. You perceive, sir, from the scars and other evidences of age and hard usage, that it has done serious work in its time, and I trust, sir, that with a strong arm and valiant heart, you will with it hew your enemies and the enemies of your country in pieces." This old relic, whose interesting history Mr. Daily sketched so briefly, looked very much like the upper half of a scy
n a line of defence which would render the capital of Virginia secure. Have they failed in that? They undertook to hold the important key of Manassas, and has that been wrested from their hands? They never did undertake to capture the city of Washington, or to do more than compel the enemy to "let us alone," to prevent them from striking a fatal blow at our independence, and from bringing us under the dominion of Lincoln. Have they failed in that? A failure! Was Bethel a failure? Was Bull Run a failure? Was the battle of Manassas a failure? Were Carnifax Ferry and Greenbrier River failures? Was Leesburg a failure? Is the possession of Norfolk and its immense Navy-Yard a failure? Look back at the hour when the Pawnee was expected to come up the James River, and could have come up without passing one fortification; when the York River had not a gun upon it: when five hundred men was the extent of our force on the Peninsula, and fifteen hundred the whole army at Manassas; when
ours which they hold; and the superiority of numbers of paroled prisoners is not less in our favor. It would be a great saving of money to convert 8,000 or more idle and expensive prisoners to profitable laborers, either in our coal mines, or at different mechanical employments in our different States-prisons. Another reform would serve to save much expense, and which also would be in imitation of the designed practice of the enemy, if they had been as successful in making captives at Bull Run and Manassas, as the results were opposite. This is to use hand-cuffs and chains for the safe transportation of prisoners, instead of soldiers as guards sufficiently numerous to prevent the escape of men subjected to no other mode of constraint and confinement. In the transportation of the Yankee prisoners, they are conveyed in first-class passenger cars, and as much at their case as any voluntary and full-paying passengers. And to prevent their otherwise perfect facility for escape, the