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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 6 (search)
raid entirely through Mississippi. Leaving Lagrange April 1th, with a brigade of cavalry, and passing through Pontotoc and Decatur, he reached the Southern Railroad at Newton on the 24th, where he destroyed some cars and engines, and small bridges. Crossing Pearl River at Georgetown, he struck the New Orleans and Jackson Railroad at Hazelhurst, where cars were destroyed, and some ammunition. At Brookhaven, the railroad-depot and more cars were burned, and the party arrived at Baton Rouge May 2d. In the night of April 16th the Federal fleet, of gunboats and three transports towing barges, passed the batteries of Vicksburg, and ran down to Hard times, where the land-forces were; and in the night of the 22d six more transports and barges followed. The whole effect of the artillery of the batteries on the two occasions was the burning of one transport, sinking of another, and rendering six barges unserviceable. General Grant's design seems to have been to take Grand Gulf by a
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 7 (search)
rfare he was directing. He would have observed those principles by assailing the Federal troops with at least three divisions, instead of two or three brigades, on the 1st of May, when they were divided in the passage of the Mississippi; or, after that time, by attacking McPherson's and McClernand's corps with all his forces, near Hankinson's Ferry, General Grant's report. where they waited for Sherman's until the 8th; This would have been obedience, too, to my instructions of May 1st and 2d. (See page 170.) or, having failed to seize those opportunities, by falling upon McClernand's corps on the 12th, General Grant's report. when it was between Fourteen-mile Creek and his camp, near Edwards's Depot, and Sherman's and McPherson's corps were at and near Raymond. On all those occasions, the chances of success would have been decidedly in his favor, and the consequences of victory much greater, and of defeat much less, to him than to his adversary. It was evident, after the 1
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 10 (search)
resentations led to any action on the part of the Executive-none, at least, that concerned the Army of Tennessee. This correspondence between the Administration and myself has been given fully, because I have been accused of disobeying the orders of the President and the entreaties of General Bragg to assume the offensive. As there was no other correspondence between the Administration and myself on the subject, the accusation must have this foundation, if any. In the morning of the 2d May, a close reconnaissance of our outpost at Tunnel Hill was made under the protection of a strong body of infantry, cavalry, and artillery. The reports received on the 1st, 2d, and 4th, indicated that the beginning of an active campaign was imminent. They showed that the enemy was approaching our position, and repairing the railroad from Chattanooga to Ringgold. The intelligence received on each day was immediately transmitted to General Bragg. That officer suggested to me, on the 2d, tha
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 12 (search)
eat suffering would have ensued, both of the troops and the people on their routes, if General Sherman, when informed of our condition, had not given us two hundred and fifty thousand rations, on no other condition than my furnishing the means of transporting them by railroad from Morehead City. This averted any danger of suffering or even inconvenience. The preparation and signature of the necessary papers occupied the officers of the two armies intrusted with that business until the 2d of May. On that day the three corps and three little bodies of cavalry were ordered to march to their destinations, each under its own commander. And my military connection with those matchless soldiers was terminated by the following order: General orders no. 22. Comrades: In terminating our official relations, I earnestly exhort you to observe faithfully the terms of pacification agreed upon; and to discharge the obligations of good and peaceful citizens, as well as you have performed
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 25 (search)
the captured steamer Jeff. Davis to be loaded with stores, to proceed at once up the Savannah River to Augusta, with a small detachment of troops to occupy the arsenal, and to open communication with General Wilson at Macon; and on the next day, May 2d, this steamer was followed by another with a full cargo of clothing, sugar, coffee, and bread, sent from Hilton Head by the department commander, General Gillmore, with a stronger guard commanded by General Molineux. Leaving to General Gillmore, who was present, and in whose department General Wilson was, to keep up the supplies at Augusta, and to facilitate as far as possible General Wilson's operations inland, I began my return on the 2d of May. We went into Charleston Harbor, passing the ruins of old Forts Moultrie and Sumter without landing. We reached the city of Charleston, which was held by part of the division of General John P. Hatch, the same that we had left at Pocotaligo. We walked the old familiar streets — Broad, King
manly brow yearn for the laurels that wave On the tree that is nursed by the blood of the brave? “Oh, no! 'tis not glory that calls on my soul, Where the black cannons roar, and the red banners roll; Though 'tis there that the bold, gallant hand may entwine A green wreath for his name on a world-worshipped shrine!” III. O soldier! O soldier! then why is your hand With such eagerness clasped on that sharp battlebrand? While the flush on your brow, and the flash in your eye, Show that storms of deep passion are thundering by? “'Tis the Right! 'Tis the Right! God's own high, holy Right, That has called me, and armed for the terrible fight! O ye shades of my fathers! O ye, to whose hand We have owed the great Union that blesses our land, Lo, the traitors have struck! They would rend the Star-fold That for Freedom, and Honor, and Truth, ye unrolled! How your grand eyes look on me! I rush to the strife, Not for fame or revenge, but--the National Life!” --N. Y. Tribune, May 2<
Col. Pinckney, of the Sixth Regiment of New York, on setting out from Annapolis to Washington, made a stirring address to his men:--If any of you falter, said the Colonel, you will be instantly shot down; and if I falter, I hope you will put a thousand bullets through my heart at once. Every officer and soldier responded with a most enthusiastic Aye to these remarks, which were delivered in a calm, inflexible, and determined way. Col. Pinckney evidently meant all he said, and at each telling-point every soldier's heart throbbed audibly beneath his cross-belts.--Independent, May 2.
he fire of the furnace, and recast the compound. That process is now in our midst. Does any man suppose we are to be fused in just such party shape again? Differ we shall — but the gold has been tried, and the great fact established, that those dwelling in the Northern States have that devotion to the country at whose call the mother gives her son to the battle, the capitalist his treasure to the cause, and men blend as a Nation. Were we ever a Nation before? All lineages — the Mayflower man is in the front rank only to be met in line by those who look back to Delft Haven. I have found the warmest thought and act in those who but a month since were doubtful of the patriotism of those of us who could not see the merit of compromise. The voice of Edward Everett rings out its call to arms — the men who have risked to offend the North by their ultra Southern views, have thrown all aside as the call for Union for the country's honor reached them.--N. Y. Courier & Enquirer, May 2
Washington, May 2.--Some two or three months since, seven negroes, who had been slaves, effected an escape from their masters, and appeared at Fort Pickens, then commanded by Lieutenant Slemmer. That officer returned them to the rebel troops, by whom they were given up to their owners, by whom they were mercilessly punished for the attempt to gain their liberty. At the time of their surrender, Fort Pickens was greatly in need of men to defend it, and down to this moment there has been no day when these negroes would not have been of great use in the various labors about the fort. Just such laborers have since been carried thither at a great expense to the Government. Their fidelity was guarantied by every circumstance, and was beyond question. When General Jackson defended New Orleans, he pressed every thing that had any fighting quality about it,--Barataria pirates, free negroes, whatever came to hand, into the service. One of the Secessionists is reported to have said,
ents, according to this authority, are pouring over the North in such vast numbers, as to induce the idea that the descendants of the men who refused to go out of their own State to fight the battles of the Revolution, were really a fighting race. But those who know these Puritan fanatics will never believe that they intend to take the field against Southern men. They may muster into service to garrison posts comparatively free from attack, and when they can be sheltered within impregnable walls, but the hereafter will have little to tell of their deeds in the tented field, or the imminent deadly breach. It has been wittily and very truthfully observed, in reference to Massachusetts' share in the Revolution, that she built the Bunker Hill Monument, and went on the Pension List. The history of the coming struggle will not be quite so brilliant even as that, for the achievement of her arms will win no monuments-except those that commemorate her slain. --Boston Transcript, May 2.
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