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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 2 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1 2 2 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2 1 1 Browse Search
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 12, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 1 1 Browse Search
A. J. Bennett, private , First Massachusetts Light Battery, The story of the First Massachusetts Light Battery , attached to the Sixth Army Corps : glance at events in the armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah, from the summer of 1861 to the autumn of 1864. 1 1 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 1 1 Browse Search
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William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington, Chapter 14: the greatest battles of the war — list of victories and defeats — chronological list of battles with loss in each, Union and Confederate. (search)
Wilson's Creek, Mo. Chancellorsville, Va. Island Ford, Va. Pocotaligo, S. C. Winchester, Va. (1863). Deep Bottom, Va. Maryland Heights, Md. Chickamauga, Ga. Ream's Station, Va. Shepherdstown, Va. Olustee, Fla. Hatcher's Run, Va. New Market, Va. Sabine Cross Roads, La.   In the following assaults the Confederates successfully repulsed the attacks of the enemy: Chickasaw Bluffs, Miss. Vicksburg, Miss. (May 19). Cold Harbor, Va. Secessionville, S. C. Vicksburg, Miss. (May 22). Petersburg, Va. (June 17-18). Fort Wagner, S. C. Port Hudson, La. (May 27). Petersburg Mine, Va. Kenesaw Mountain, Ga. Port Hudson, La. (June 14).   In the following assaults, or sorties, the Confederates were the attacking party, and were repulsed: Helena, Ark. Wauhatchie, Tenn. Peach Tree Creek, Ga. Fort Sanders, Tenn. Allatoona Pass, Ga. Ezra Chapel, Ga. Franklin, Tenn. Fort Stedman, Va.   Other instances on each side could be mentioned, but they would invite
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 7 (search)
for other troops sent from Virginia. XXX. The troops subsequently sent to you from Bragg were forwarded by him under the following dispatch from me of the 22d of May: The vital issue of holding the Mississippi at Vicksburg is dependent on the success of General Johnston in an attack on the investing force. The intelligenceppi or Tennessee, that is for the Government to determine; without some great blunder by the enemy, we cannot hold both. Had I received a copy of your orders of May 22d, directing General Bragg to send troops from his army to Mississippi, my error would have been corrected then; but it was not sent to me, and I have its evidence o which you refer, when the enemy had crossed the river and driven back his advanced troops. In paragraph XXXI., in explaining your orders to General Bragg of May 22d, you say, I knew from your own orders that you thought it more advisable to draw troops from Mississippi to reenforce Bragg than to send troops from the latter t
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 5: Baltimore and Fortress Monroe. (search)
is something unusual at least, and I am so poor a soldier as not to understand it otherwise than in the light of a reproof. At least, I desire a personal interview with you and with the President before I accept further service. This will be handed to you by my friend and aide-de-camp, R. S. Fay, Jr., who knows its contents, and is able to represent me fully to you. Very truly yours, Benj. F. Butler, Brigadier-General Commanding. After I got to Fortress Monroe I waited from the 22d of May till the 4th day of June, when, the order not arriving making North Carolina a part of my department, I wrote General Scott as follows:-- headquarters Department of Virginia, Fortress Monroe, Va., June 4, 1861. Lieutenant-General Scott, Washington, D. C.: General:--I beg leave further to call the attention of the lieutenant-general to the fact that from some oversight, probably in the adjutant-general's office, the orders creating the Department of Virginia, North and South Carolin
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 15: operations of the Army of the James around Richmond and Petersburg. (search)
ps being withdrawn from Bermuda Hundred. Those sixteen thousand men under Smith were of no earthly advantage to Grant. It would have been very much more to his advantage if he had not had them, as without them he probably would not have made the fight at Cold Harbor. That fight was simply an indiscriminate slaughter of our men to the number of eighteen thousand, and more than three thousand were of the troops I had sent,--and better officers and soldiers never stood in line. On the 22d of May, Fitzhugh Lee was sent to capture Wilson's Wharf, Fort Pocahontas. As has been already stated, the place was seized when we went up the river, so that our transports should not be stopped. Fitzhugh Lee thought that with his cavalry, infantry, and artillerymen, amounting to some twenty-five hundred men, he could easily capture that place, which was held only by two regiments of negroes under General Wilde. Accordingly, before he began, he sent a summons to surrender, informing the comm
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 14 (search)
ile to our right, toward the river. All our field-batteries were put in position, and were covered by good epaulements; the troops were brought forward, in easy support, concealed by the shape of the ground; and to the minute, viz., 10 A. M. of May 22d, the troops sprang to the assault. A small party, that might be called a forlorn hope, provided with plank to cross the ditch, advanced at a run, up to the very ditch; the lines of infantry sprang from cover, and advanced rapidly in line of bated that he had actually succeeded in making a lodgment in Vicksburg, but had lost it, owing to the fact that McPherson and Sherman did not fulfill their parts of the general plan of attack. This was simply untrue. The two several assaults made May 22d, on the lines of Vicksburg, had failed, by reason of the great strength of the position and the determined fighting of its garrison. I have since seen the position at Sevastopol, and without hesitation I declare that at Vicksburg to have been t
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 25 (search)
oa, in wagons, as fast as possible. I suggest that orders be telegraphed, through General Thomas, that Wilson obey no orders from Sherman, and notifying him and Canby, and all commanders on the Mississippi, to take measures to intercept the rebel chiefs and their plunder. The specie taken with them is estimated here at from six to thirteen million dollars. H. W. Halleck, Major-General commanding. Subsequently, before the Committee on the Conduct of the War, in Washington, on the 22d of May, I testified fully on this whole matter, and will abide the judgment of the country on the patriotism and wisdom of my public conduct in this connection. General Halleck's measures to capture General Johnston's army, actually surrendered to me at the time, at Greensboroa, on the 26th of April, simply excited my contempt for a judgment such as he was supposed to possess. The assertion that Jeff. Davis's specie-train, of six to thirteen million dollars, was reported to be moving south from
Rebellion Record: Introduction., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Contents of Thie first volume. (search)
h Regiment, (Brooklyn,)260 177.Attack on Sewell's Point by U. S. Steamer Star,261 178.New York Bible Society Meeting, May 19,262 179.North Carolina Ordinance of Secession,263 180.New York 2d Regiment, S. Militia,264 181.Gov. Magoffin's Proclamation in Kentucky, May 20,264 182.Tennessee 2d Regiment,265 183.Confederate Act on Debtors to U. S. Creditors,265 184.American Affairs in Germany,265 185.Sam Houston's Speech at Independence, Texas,266 186.Howell Cobb's Speech at Atlanta, Ga., May 22,268 187.Secretary Cameron's Letter on Volunteers,269 188.New York Volunteers, 2d Regiment,269 188 1/2.Dr. McClintock's Speech at Exeter Hall, London,269 189.A. H. Stephens' Speech at Atlanta, Ga., May 23,270 190.New York Volunteers, 5th Regiment, (Duryea's Zouaves,)270 190 1/2.Ohio 1st and 2d Regiments,271 191.Connecticut 3d Regiment,272 192.Toombs' Instructions to Privateers,272 193.New York Volunteers, 7th Regiment,273 194.Jeff. Davis' Fast-Day Proclamation,274 195.The March int
hstand. I mind me when the honored dead in solemn pomp came home; How our starry banner drooped half-mast on the high State House dome; How minute-guns spoke sharply out, and sad the bells were tolling, And mournfully upon the breeze the funeral dirge was rolling. O there was that within the looks, within the eyes of men, A stern determination, I never saw but then; With hard-pressed lips and swimming eyes they watched the funeral train, With bowed, uncovered heads, they stood amid the falling rain. In vision yet I seem to see the biers with flags entwined; The memory of that solemn dirge will never flee my mind; And Massachusetts lifts her head more proudly at this day, That twice in Freedom's battles her sons have led the way. O children, guard your heritage; be to your country true; Be proud of Massachusetts, and let her be proud of you! Be ready in her cause to fight, and for her sake to fall! But cherish in your heart of hearts the Union above all. --Boston Transcript, May 22.
A bold soldier boy, belonging to the Thirteenth New York Regiment, writes from Washington to his sister:--I have grown two feet in two days, prefer gunpowder to butter on my bread, and have made arrangements to sleep forever hereafter in a cannon. --Boston Transcript, May 22.
nd in the interior of the vault, and the party received from Mr. Williamson, who was one of the scouts, and a member of the Loudon Cavalry, a certificate that they had visited the tomb, and telling pickets to pass them, as they were from the South, and were going to Washington to contradict the infamous libel on the State of Virginia They also visited the grounds. They met a carpenter who was engaged in repairing the house, and he stated that there had been no soldiers there. The party then left, and took the outskirts of Alexandria on their way home. They were at last met by the picket near the Long Bridge, and showed the scout's pass, after being ten hours and a half in the saddle, and having ridden over forty-six miles. What will the Virginians think, when they learn that Mr. Frost, a member of the Sixth Company New York Seventh Regiment, Captain Van Nest, New York Seventy-first Regiment, and Dr. A. Rawlings, of Sickles's Brigade, were the party?--N. Y. Evening Post, May 22.
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