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The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 182 (search)
lished to all the troops comprising the Army of the Cumberland: For Special Field Orders, No. 66 (here omitted), see p. 87. Nothing of importance occurred to-day. Day cool and cloudy. September 8.-4 a. m., trains started, and 7 a. m. troops started in accordance with orders of the day for to-day. 10.30 a. m., head of column arrived at Atlanta and passed through, out the Decatur street to a point about two miles from town on the south side of and near to the Decatur and Augusta Railroad. Here the right of our line rested. The First and Third Divisions here went into line of battle facing south, the First Division on the right, the Third on the left. The Second Division was put in camp in reserve, in the rear of about the center of the line. Here we will rest until further orders. The headquarters established at Howard's house about two miles from Atlanta. The campaign that commenced May 2 is now over, and we will rest here to recruit and prepare for a new campaign.
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 7: the Peninsula Campaign. (search)
ia army, knowing that some and supposing that all of my cousins were in the armies of the coast defense. It was, of course, well understood by all of us that the Federal commander, having complete control of the navigable rivers, by virtue of his overwhelming naval power, could at any time turn either of our flanks or land a heavy force between us and Richmond, and that therefore our present line could not be a permanent one. We were not surprised, then, at receiving orders, about the 2d of May, to withdraw and march toward Richmond, which we did. The enemy followed, but not vigorously. My recollection is that our company was the rear battery during the next day and that we several times unlimbered our pieces, but never fired a shot; so the evening of the 4th of May found us on the Richmond side of Williamsburg, hitched up and ready to fall in behind our brigade. We heard firing in the rear, but thought little of it until a mounted officer rode up with orders from competent
Monday morning, when they disappeared as mysteriously as they came. Story of a Regiment (Sixth Ohio). On April gth, General H. W. Halleck left St. Louis and proceeded to assume command of the Federal force at Pittsburg Landing. A reorganization was made in which General Grant's divisions formed the right wing; those of General Buell the centre; and those of General Pope the left wing; and an advance on Corinth was commenced on April 28th, with a force exceeding 85,000 effectives. On May 2d he had reached within eight miles of Corinth, and on the 21st his batteries were within three miles. His movements were very slow, and at night his army was protected by an intrenched camp; by day he was assailed by the Confederate skirmishers. At g A. M. of the 29th, Halleck's works were substantially done and the siege train brought forward. The force of Beauregard was less than 45,ooo men. He estimated that of the enemy between 8^,000 to 9 r,000. General Beauregard being unable
cuate Vicksburg and its dependences, and march to the northeast. Relying upon his Government and General Johnston to raise the siege, General Pemberton called a council of war, laid Johnston's communication before them, and requested their opinion. It was unanimous that it was impossible to withdraw the army from this position with such morale and materiel as to be of further service to the Confederacy. He then announced his decision to hold Vicksburg as long as possible. On May 19th two assaults were made, on the left and centre. Both were repulsed and heavy loss inflicted; the enemy then confined himself to gradual approaches and mining. Our loss was small. How to dispose of the women and children during the siege was a problem which could be solved in only one way, viz., they must stay at home. Their fathers, husbands, brothers, or sons were many of them in the army of Northern Virginia, or in the West. The money left with their families was all exhausted; all ind
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 80: General Joseph E. Johnston and the Confederate treasure. (search)
t were the specie assets of the Confederate States at the time of the dissolution of its Government. General surprise has been felt at General Johnston's tardiness in disavowing his connection with the unworthy insinuations against the Confederate President and Cabinet in the article referred to. I will state as briefly as possible my connection with the Confederate Treasury. The President from Danville proceeded to Charlotte, N. C. We arrived at Abbeville, S. C., the morning of May 2d. At Abbeville, S. C., the Treasury officers reported the train at the depot, having been a part of the time under the escort of Admiral Raphael Semmes's little naval force to protect it from the Federal cavalry, who were raiding on a parallel line with our route, between us and the mountains. Mr. G. A. Trenholm, the Secretary of the Treasury, having been left quite ill near the Catawba River, the President appointed the Postmaster-General, Honorable John H. Reagan, acting Secretary of the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Chancellorsville-report of Major-General Stuart. (search)
Battle of Chancellorsville-report of Major-General Stuart. Headquarters Second corps, Army of Northern Virginia, May 6th, 1863. Brig. Gen. R. H. Chilton, A. A. & I. G., Headquarters A. N. V.: General: I have the honor to submit, in advance of a detailed report, the following narrative of events connected with the battle of the Wilderness, May second, and of Chancellorsville, May third, and events following: This corps, under its immortal leader, Lieut.-Gen. Jackson, attacked the enemy on his right, turning his right flank by the turnpike road, at Melzie Chancellor's, two miles above Chancellorsville, making the attack late in the evening, after an arduous and necessarily circuitous march from the plank road, two miles below Chancellorsville. The enemy had a fine position, and if time had been given him to recover from his first surprise and mass troops on that front, it would have been a difficult task to dislodge them; but Jackson's entire corps, both when marching and
ools--10 per cent. The aggregate of the percentage on the salaries will amount to between $12,000 and $13,000.--N. Y. World, May 3. The first cannon was cast in Nashville, Tenn., last Saturday, April 27.--Charleston Mercury, May 3. The members of the New York Yacht Club met, and resolved to offer, through the Commodore, the services of all their yachts to the Government of the United States for any duty compatible with the qualities and dimensions of the vessels.--N. Y. Tribune, May 2. A. H. Stephens, Vice-President of the seceding States, arrived at Atlanta, Georgia, on his return from Virginia. Hie was received by a crowd of citizens, to whom he made a speech.--(Doc. 120.) The New Jersey Legislature met, and Gov. Olden delivered his Message, recommending a loan of $2,000,000 for war purposes, and a State tax of $100,000 per annum; the thorough arming of the State, and the raising of four regiments additional to those called for, to be held subject to the call
or proposed. That sort of business ended on the 4th of March. F. W. Seward. --N. Y. Times, May 2. A large and enthusiastic meeting of the citizens of Wiscasset, Maine, was held, Wilmot Wooby building a fire at an air-hole outside. It was discovered, and extinguished.--N. Y. Tribune, May 2. Gov. Black of Nebraska, issued a proclamation, recommending a thorough volunteer organizatnd seems determined to place Nebraska in the best possible condition of defence.--N. Y. Tribune, May 2. The remains of the three Massachusetts soldiers who were killed in Baltimore, arrived atges, and the rapidly-gathered crowds uncovered as the procession moved past.--Boston Transcript, May 2. The Montgomery (Ala.) Weekly Post of this day, says:--There is no longer any doubt as to tton, Mass., gave ten thousand dollars for the benefit of the volunteers' families.--N. Y. Times, May 2. The South Carolina College Cadets and the Washington Artillery returned to Charleston, S.
May 2. The Sixty-ninth New York Regiment, (altogether composed of Irishmen,) under the command of Col. Corcoran, arrived at Washington, from the Annapolis Junction, Md., where, with the exception of one company which preceded them on Tuesday, they have been on duty for several days past.--National Intelligencer, May 3. Governor Andrew, the Mayors of Lowell and Lawrence, and others, met at the State House, in Boston, Mass., for the purpose of identifying the bodies of the Massachusetts soldiers killed in Baltimore. Several articles which were the property of the deceased were exhibited, but failing to identify the bodies by these, the company proceeded to the vault beneath King's Chapel, where the coffins were opened. The first corpse was at once recognized as Sumner H. Needham of Lawrence, by two of his brothers. The second was recognized as that of Addison 0. Whitney of the Lowell City Guards, by three of his intimate friends. He was reported as among the missing whe
have been on the way to the post assigned them long ago if they had been armed. But up to this time, though the guns have come, the accoutrements are still behind.--Indiana State Journal, May 7. Virginia was admitted into the Southern Confederacy in Secret Session of the Confederate Congress.--N. Y. Times, May 14. The Committee appointed by the General Assembly of Maryland to visit President Lincoln and present him with a copy of the joint resolutions adopted by that body on the 2d of May, presented their report.--(Doc. 135.) The town of Dorchester, Mass., voted $20,000 for the war, besides appropriating $20 per month to every married volunteer, and $15 to every single volunteer. This applies not only to citizens of Dorchester who enlist in the town or out, but to citizens of other towns who may enlist in Dorchester, provided their own towns do not make any provision for them.--N. Y. Express, May 9. General John A. Dix, late Secretary of the Treasury, was appoint
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