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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Red River campaign. (search)
mith's division, 1700 strong, remained with the transports, under orders to proceed under convoy as far as Loggy Bayou, opposite Springfield, 110 miles by the river above Grand Ecore, while A. J. Smith with Mower's divisions, numbering about 7000, moved by land with the rest of the army, now reduced to less than 26,000 officers and men of all arms, including the 2200 colored infantry and engineers, and 1700 cavalry presently detached for service on the north bank. Franklin marched on the 6th of April, Lee's cavalry in advance, followed by the Thirteenth Corps under Ransom, Emory's division of the Nineteenth, and Dickey's colored brigade. A. J. Smith with Mower marched on the 7th, and the same day Admiral Porter, with Kilby Smith and six light-draught; gun-boats carrying about seventeen guns, got under way for Loggy Bayou. On the night of the 7th, Lee's cavalry, after a sharp skirmish with Major's brigade of Green's division of Texas cavalry, bivouacked on Bayou St. Patrice, seven mi
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the campaign of the Carolinas. (search)
cker; 8th Minn., Maj. George A. Camp; 174th Ohio, Col. John S. Jones; 178th Ohio, Col. Joab A. Stafford. Artillery: 22d Ind. (transferred to First Division, Tenth Corps, April 5th), Lieut. George W. Alexander: F, 1st Mich. (ordered to New Berne April 6th), Capt. Byron D. Paddock; Elgin, Ill. (assigned April 8th), Capt. Andrew M. Wood. Second division, Brig.-Gen. Nathaniel C. McLean, Col. Orlando H. Moore, Maj.-Gen. Darius N. Couch, Brig.-Gen. Joseph A. Cooper. First Brigade, Col. Orlando I-rigade, Col. Thomas J. Henderson: 112th 11., Lieut.-Col. Emery S. Bond; 63d Ind., Lieut.-Col. Daniel Morris, Maj. Frank Wilcox; 140th Ind., Col. Thomas J. Brady; 17th Mass., Lieut.-Col. Henry Splaine. Artillery: 23d Ind. (detached at Wilmington April 6th), Capt. James H. Myers; D, 1st Ohio, Capt. Giles J. Cockerill, Lieut. Cecil C. Reed. division from District of Beaufort (discontinued April 2d, and troops assigned to other commands), Brig.-Gen. Samuel P. Carter. First Brigade, Col. Peter
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the Appomattox campaign. (search)
Lieut.-Col. Joseph Hyde; 126th N. Y. (batt'n), Capt. John B. Geddis, Capt. I. Hart Wilder. Fourth Brigade, Col. John Ramsey: 64th N. Y. (batt'n), Lieut.-Col. William Glenny; 66th N. Y., Capt. Nathaniel P. Lane; 53d Pa., Col. William M. Mintzer; 116th Pa., Maj. David W. Megraw, Capt. John R. Weltner; 145th Pa., Capt. James H. Hamlin; 148th Pa., Capt. A. A. Rhinehart, Capt. John F. Sutton; 183d Pa., Col. George T. Egbert. Second division, Brig.-Gen. Wm. Hays (assigned to Artillery Reserve April 6th), Brig.-Gen. Francis C. Barlow. First Brigade, Col. William A. Olmsted: 19th Me., Col. Isaac W. Starbird, Lieut.-Col. J. W. Spaulding; 19th Mass., Capt. Charles S. Palmer; 20th Mass., Lieut.-Col. Arthur R. Curtis; 7th Mich., Lieut.-Col. George W. La Point; 1st Minn. (2 co's), Capt. Frank Houston; 59th N. Y., Capt. William Ludgate; 152d N. Y., Maj. James E. Curtiss; 184th Pa., Col. John H. Stover; 36th Wis., Lieut.-Col. Clement E. Warner. Second Brigade, Col. James P. McIvor: 8th N. Y. H
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 18.113 (search)
ical nature. Had a copy of this letter been furnished General Sherman, his treaty with Johnston would not have been made. Sherman and all his officers were exceedingly anxious to prevent the Confederate armies from breaking up into guerrilla bands and roaming through the South, keeping the country in a disturbed condition for months, and perhaps for years. There never was the slightest justification for the criticisms that were showered upon him for his course in this matter. On the 2 6th of April General Johnston surrendered his army upon the same terms that General Lee had received. General Grant advised General Sherman to accept Johnston's surrender on the same terms as those made with Lee. The meeting of Johnston and Sherman took place on the 26th, and the following was agreed upon and approved by General Grant: Terms of a Military Convention, entered into this 26th day of April, 1865, at Bennett's House, near Durham's Station, North Carolina, between General Joseph
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 18.114 (search)
litia of the city and surrounding country, at 7000 men; the entire force under my command, engaged and in supporting distance, was 9000 men and eight guns. General Upton's division was dispatched from Selma, on April 3d, to open communications with McCook and Croxton, west of the Cahawba. McCook had found the Confederate Jackson between him and Croxton, and had returned east of the Cahawba. He reached Selma in company with Upton on the 6th. Nothing was learned of Croxton. On the 6th of April, having ordered Major Hubbard to lay a bridge over the Alabama with the utmost dispatch, I went to Cahawba to see General Forrest, who had agreed to meet me there under a flag of truce for the purpose of arranging an exchange of prisoners. I was not long in discovering that I need not expect liberality in this matter, and that Forrest hoped to recapture the men of his command in my possession. During our conversation he informed me that Croxton had had an engagement with Wirt Adams near
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 12: the inauguration of President Lincoln, and the Ideas and policy of the Government. (search)
the expedition (having made some previous preparations) within the space of forty-eight hours. He sailed on the morning of the 9th, with two hundred recruits, in the steamer Baltic, Captain Fletcher.--The entire relief squadron consisted of that vessel, the United States ships Powhatan, Pawnee, Pocahontas, and Harriet Lane, and the tugs Yankee, Uncle Ben, and Freeborn; and all of them were ordered to rendezvous off Charleston. The frigate Powhatan, Captain Mercer, left New York on the 6th of April. The Pawnee, Commodore Rowan, left Norfolk on the 9th, and the Pocahontas, Captain Gillis, on the 10th. The revenue cutter Harriet Lane, Captain Faunce, left the harbor of New York on the 8th, in company with the tug Yankee. The Freeborn and Uncle Ben left on the previous day. The Yankee was fitted to throw hot water. The frigate Powhatan bore the senior naval officer of the expedition, and men sufficient to man the boats for the relief party. Soon after leaving New York, the expedi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the proposed capture of Washington City. (search)
ing out of an expedition for the relief of Fort Sumter was issued a similar order in relation to Fort Pickens. Supplies and munitions for this purpose had been prepared in ample quantity, in a manner to excite the least attention, and between the 6th and 9th of April the chartered steamers Atlantic and Illinois and the steam frigate Powhatan departed from New York for the Gulf of Mexico with troops and supplies. See page 808. In the mean time the Government had dispatched Lieutenant John L.rrington. On the day of Lieutenant Worden's arrival there, Captain Adams had dined with these faithless men, and had returned to his ship. Lieutenant Worden had acted with great energy and discretion. At eleven o'clock on the night of the 6th of April he received orders from the Secretary of the Navy to take dispatches with all possible speed to Captain Adams. He left Washington City early the next morning, arrived at Montgomery late at night on the 9th, and departed early the following
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 10: General Mitchel's invasion of Alabama.--the battles of Shiloh. (search)
ch southward, 265. capture of Huntsville, Alabama, 266. Memphis and Charleston railway seized Grant's Army near Pittsburg Landing, 267. its position on the 6th of April, 268. the Confederate Army at Corinth its forward movement, 269. preparations for battle by the Confederates the Nationals unsuspicious of danger, 270. ophe Tennessee River from across the ravine and creek, at the mouth of which, as we shall hereafter observe, the gun-boats Tyler and Lexington lay on Sunday night, April 6th and 7th. The river had been made brim full by recent rains at the time of the author's visit. without opposition, and held it in quiet until the night of the 20wed Polk's (third) line, its right wing supported by cavalry. In this order the Confederate army was slowly advancing to battle early on Sunday morning, the 6th of April, General Johnston issued a stirring order to his troops when they were about to move, saying: I have put you in motion to offer battle to the invaders of yo
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
, with the Keokuk, The Keokuk was a double-turreted vessel, which had lately been built at New York. The turrets were immovable, the guns being arranged so as to be pivoted from one port-hole to the other. She was both a monitor and a ram, of smaller dimensions than the monitor first constructed by Ericsson. assisted by Mr. Boutelle, of the Coast Survey, commanding the Bibb, Ensign Platt, and pilots of the squadron, had buoyed the bar and arranged guides; and at dawn the next morning, April 6. the monitor squadron moved over it, leaving the Keokuk on the ways. gun-boats, under the general command of Captain Green, outside the bar, as a squadron of reserve, to assist in an attack on Morris Island, should one be made. Dupont had now transferred his flag from the Adger to the New Ironsides from which he intended to direct the movements of his squadron, and in which he determined to share in the labors and dangers of the impending conflict. The works around Charleston harbor
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 9: the Red River expedition. (search)
his front, to the number of about twenty-five thousand, with over seventy guns. But his own troops and those of General Smith were anxious to secure the main object of the expedition, They were stimulated by a successful encounter on the 4th, near Compte, on the north side of the Red River, by fifteen hundred cavalry, under Colonel O. P. Gooding, with an equal number of Marmaduke's cavalry. Gooding drove them from their camp and captured their equipage. and so, on the morning of the 6th of April, 1864. Franklin moved forward, with General Lee's cavalry in the van, followed by two thin divisions of the Thirteenth Corps, under General Ransom. General Emory followed Ransom with the First Division This was a division of picked men, composed of the Third Iowa, Forty-first, Eighty-first, and Ninety-fifth Illinois, Fourteenth and Thirty-third Wisconsin, and the Fifty-eighth Ohio, all infantry. of the Nineteenth Corps, and a brigade of colored troops, which had just come up from Port
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