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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 457 457 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 39 39 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 14 14 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 13 13 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 13 13 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 12 12 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 11 11 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 10 10 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 10 10 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 II. 9 9 Browse Search
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nghold; while two of our heavier gunboats succeeded in passing the island The Carondelet, April 4, and the Pittsburg, April 6. in a heavy fog. Gen. Pope, thus relieved from all peril from the Rebel flotilla, pushed a division April 7. across te was firing along our front, which ought to have incited inquiry, if not alarm, but did not. As day broke, On Sunday, April 6. our pickets in Prentiss's front came rushing into camp, barely in advance of the pursuing Rebels, whose shells wereub-oak thicket in our Pittsburg Landing. Explanations. A positions of Maj.-Gen. Grant's forces on the morning of April 6th. B Positions of Grant, with the divisions of Nelson and Crittenden, on the evening of April 6th. C Positions of GApril 6th. C Positions of Grant and Buell on the morning of April 7th. D Positions of Grant and Buell on the evening of April 7th. E Reserve Artillery. front, whence they could pour volley after volley in comparative security. Soon, our men were flanked on either side,
en explained. Our preparations for this attack were made, so far as possible, at Hilton Head: the iron-clads, so fast as ready, slipping quietly, one by one, to their appointed rendezvous in the mouth of the North Edisto river, half way to Charleston harbor; where they were all finally assembled, April 3. awaiting the conditions of wind and tide deemed most favorable. A calm, clear night, April 5. following a full moon, proffered the awaited conjuncture; and Com. Dupont steamed April 6. in full force up to the harbor bar; shifting there his pennant from the gunboat James Adger to the stately, mailed Ironsides, in which he proposed to direct and share in the bombardment. By 9 A. M. next day, his fleet had all crossed the bar, and was in line along the east shore of Morris island, heading toward the most formidable array of rifled great guns that had ever yet tested the defensive resources of naval warfare. The iron-clads thus pitted against the tremendous ordnance of F
election. The next State to hold her Election was Rhode Island; April 1. where the Republicans triumphed, election g both Representatives in Congress as well as their State ticket; but by a majority For Governor: Smith, Rep., 10,828; Cozzens, Dem., 7,537. considerably reduced from that exhibited on any clear trial of party strength for some years. Connecticut had, by common consent, been chosen as the arena of a determined trial of strength, at her State Election this Spring, April 6. between the supporters and opponents respectively of the War for the Union. The nomination for Governor by the Republicans of William A. Buckingham, the incumbent, who had, both officially and personally, been a strenuous and prominent champion of coercion, was fairly countered by the presentation, as his competitor, of Col. Thomas II. Seymour, an ex-Governor of decided personal popularity, but an early, consistent, out-spoken contemner of the War — or rather, of the National side of it.
s to movement, March 28. 31. Positions held March 31. 1. Positions at battle of Five Forks, April 1. 2. Extension of lines to the Appomattox, April 2. 5. Positions at Jetersville, April 5. 6. Positions at battle of Sailor's creek, April 6. 7. Positions held evening of April 7. 9. Positions held at times of Lee's surrender, April 9. and the 9th corps was rallied to drive the foe out — Hartranft's division making the counter-assault — the Rebels were too few to hold their pattempted to envelop and crush our cavalry, now swelled by Gregg's and Smith's brigades, sent to support Davies; and a spirited fight ensued; but Davies was extricated; falling back on Jetersville; where nearly our whole army was next morning April 6. concentrated, and the pursuit vigorously resumed: Sheridan returning the 5th corps to Meade, and henceforth commanding the cavalry only. Crook, now holding Sheridan's left (facing eastward), advanced to Deatonsville, where Lee's whole army w
were found in Salisbury and destroyed, with 10,000 small arms, 4 cotton factories, 7,000 bales of cotton, the railroads, &c., &c. After spending two days in this work, Stoneman returned thence by Slatersville, N. C., to Jonesboroa, April 18. East Tennessee; in defiance of Sherman's urgent orders to remain in North Carolina, and afford him that aid which his weakness in cavalry required. Sherman remained quiescent at Goldsboroa, reclothing and refitting his army, until electrified April 6. by the news of Grant's successes at Five Forks, with the resulting captures of Petersburg and Richmond. He now impelled a determined advance April 10. against Johnston, who, with 40,000 men, still lay at Smithfield; which was entered, at 10 A. M. next day, by our 14th corps, supported by the 20th: Johnston, burning the bridge over the Neuse, retreating on Raleigh without a struggle; and, having the use of the railroad, which he destroyed behind him, was thus able to keep out of the way