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erlooked by the enemy. It can be held with part of the garrison of Henry. Lieutenant Dixon, who is familiar with the country, will be able to point out the proper position. No time should be lost. General Johnston wrote to General Polk, October 31st, as follows: Your front, and particularly your right flank, requires incessant watching, and may at any moment demand all the force at your disposal. The Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers afford lines of transportation by which an army madiscretion whether to place him in command at Columbus or not. Though General Johnston had no objection to Tilghman's promotion, knowing that Polk had previously recommended him, he accepted the secretary's letter as a rebuke. Polk urged, October 31st, that Tilghman should be assigned to the command of the defenses of the Tennessee and Cumberland, which General Johnston ordered, as soon as the pending movements by the Federals permitted. As soon as Tilghman took command he stopped the
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 10: (search)
o those tender, rayless blue eyes which gave back no answering glance to my own, and which were yet bent towards me with such seeming intelligence. How little I thought, as I enjoyed the hospitality of these kind people, that nine months later I was to be brought to their house prostrated by a wound which the surgeons declared to be mortal, and that I was to be received by them with an affectionate sympathy such as they could only be expected to manifest for a near and dear relative! 31st October. Our horses stood at the door of Dr Eliason's house at the hour of sunrise, and a short gallop brought us to the bivouac of our horsemen, whom we at once aroused to activity with orders for immediate saddling. As Messieurs the Yankees were so long in finding us out, General Stuart had determined to look after them; and in a few minutes our column, animated by the hope of again meeting the enemy, was in motion along the road leading to the little town of Union, about midway between Up
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 8 (search)
great politicians; and it seems no risks will be run. The battle of Manassas made everybody popular — and especially Gen. Beauregard. If he were a candidate, I am pretty certain he would be elected. October 30 I understand a dreadful quarrel is brewing between Mr. Benjamin and Gen. Beauregard. Gen. B. being the only individual ever hinted at as an opponent of Mr. Davis for the Presidency, the Secretary of War fights him on vantageground, and likewise commends himself to the President. Van Buren was a good politician in his day, and so is Mr. Benjamin in his way. I hope these dissensions may expend themselves without injury to the country. October 31 Mr. Benjamin, it is understood, will be a candidate for a seat in the C. S. Senate. And I have learned from several members of the Louisiana legislature that he will be defeated. They charge him with hob-nobbing too much with Northern friends; and say that he still retains membership in several clubs in New York and Bosto
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XIX. October, 1862 (search)
ndependence. One of the President's personal attendants told me this news was regarded as authentic by our government. I don't regard it so. Yesterday the whole batch of Plug Ugly policemen, in the Provost Marshal's department, were summarily dismissed by Gen. Winder, for malfeasance, corruption, bribery, and incompetence. These are the branches: the roots should be plucked up, and Gen. Winder and his Provost Marshal ought to resign. I believe the President ordered the removal. October 31 If it be not a Yankee electioneering trick to operate at the election in New York, on the fourth of November, the Northern correspondence with Europe looks very much like speedy intervention in our behalf. Winder has really dismissed all his detectives excepting Cashmeyer, about the worst of them. If we gain our independence by the valor of our people, or assisted by European intervention, I wonder whether President Davis will be regarded by the world as a second Washington? Wh
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 32 (search)
Yesterday a set (six) of cups and saucers, white, and not china, sold at auction for $50. Mr. Henry, Senator from Tennessee, writes the Secretary that if Ewell were sent into East Tennessee with a corps, and Gen. Johnston were to penetrate into Middle Tennessee, forming a junction north of Chattanooga, it would end the war in three months. October 30 We have nothing new to-day, except the continued bombardment of Charleston. That city has been besieged over one hundred days. October 31 Letters came to-day from the President (or rather copies in his own handwriting), relieving Lieut.-Gen. Hardee, in Mississippi, and assigning him to a command under Gen. Bragg. He also writes a friendly letter (from Meridian, Miss.) to Gen. Bragg, informing him that Gen. Hardee had been ordered to report to him without delay, and that two brigades might go with him, if needed. This indicates that the President means to sustain Bragg, nothwithstanding the clamor against him; and that B
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXXII. November, 1863 (search)
shes. over the untimely end of hundreds of thousands slain in battle! And thousands yet must fall, before the strife be ended. November 2 A refugee from Portsmouth reports the arrival of 6000 Federal troops at Newport News, and that Richmond is to be menaced again. Brig.-Gen. H. W. Allen, Alexandria, La., reports 8000 deserters and skulking conscripts in that vicinity, and a bad state of things generally. Gen. Lee has written three letters to the department, dated 30th and 31st October. 1st, complaining of the tardiness of the Bureau of Examination, and the want of efficient officers; 2d, complaining of the furloughs given Georgia officers as members of the legislature, causing a brigade to be commanded by a lieutenant-colonel, etc.; 3d, relating to an order from the Secretary to respite certain deserters, condemned to execution. He says executions are necessary to keep the army together, but he feels the painfulness of the sad necessity. Mr. H. D. Whitcomb, Superi
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 44 (search)
! The steamers have brought into Wilmington immense amounts of quartermaster stores, and perhaps our armies are the best clad in the world. If the spirit of speculation be laid, and all the men and resources of the country be devoted to defense (as seems now to be the intention), the United States could never find men and material sufficient for our subjugation. We could maintain the war for an indefinite period, unless, indeed, fatal dissensions should spring up among ourselves. October 31 Bright. Tom's rations came in — worth $200-for a month. Gen. Lee writes that it is necessary for the gun-boats to guard the river as far below Chaffin's Bluffs as possible, to prevent the enemy from throwing a force to the south bank in the rear of Gen. Pickett's lines; for then Gen. P. must withdraw his forces, and the abandonment of Petersburg will follow, with its railroad connections, throwing the whole army back to the defense of Richmond. I should regard this as a great disas
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 1: secession. (search)
under date of October 25th, thought Alabama would not secede alone, but would secede in cooperation with two or more States. The Governor of Mississippi, under date of October 26th, wrote: If any State moves, I think Mississippi will go with her. On the same day the Governor of Louisiana answered: I shall not advise the secession of my State, and I will add that I do not think the people of Louisiana will ultimately decide in favor of that course. The Governor of Georgia, under date of October 31st, advocated retaliatory legislation, and ventured his opinion that the people of Georgia would wait for some overt act. Florida alone responded with anything like enthusiasm, but only after the lapse of a month. Her governor said that Florida was ready to wheel into line with the gallant Palmetto State, or any other Cotton State or States, and thought she would unquestionably call a convention. The discouraging tone of these answers establishes, beyond controversy, that, excepting in
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), Reports etc., of this campaign (search)
Reports etc., of this campaign No. 1Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, U. S. Army, commanding Military Division of the Mississippi. No. 2Organization of the Union forces. No. 3Lieut. Col. Edward D. Kittoe, U. S. Army, Medical Inspector. No. 4Brig. Gen. William F. Barry, U. S. Army, Chief of Artillery. No. 5Capt. Thomas G. Baylor, Ordnance Corps, U. S. Army, Chief of Ordnance. No. 6Capt. Orlando M. Poe, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, Chief Engineer, of operations July 1-October 31. No. 7Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas, U. S. Army, commanding Army of the Cumberland. No. 8Surg. George E. Cooper, U. S. Army, Medical Director. No. 9Brig. Gen. John M. Brannan, U. S. Army, Chief of Artillery. No. 10Capt. John Rziha, Nineteenth U. S. Infantry, Acting Engineer Officer, of operations September 1-2. No. 11Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard, U. S. Army, commanding Fourth Army Corps, of operations May 1-July 27. No. 12Maj. Gen. David S. Stanley, U. S. Army, commanding Fourth Army Corps, of opera
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
Editorial Paragraphs. The Annual meeting of the Southern Historical Society will be held in the Hall of the House of Delegates, in this city, on Wednesday evening, October the 31st. General John T. Morgan, of Selma, U. S. Senator from Alabama, will deliver the annual address, and a pleasant occasion is anticipated. Members of the Society and all others interested in our work are cordially invited to attend. The reunion of the Virginia division of the A. N. V. Association takes place in Richmond on Thursday night, November 1st. Leigh Robinson, Esq., of Washington, a gallant high private in the old Richmond Howitzers, is the orator of the occasion, and has chosen as his theme, The Battle of the Wilderness. The banquet which is to follow the public address will be an occasion of rare enjoyment, when old comrades will share their rations with each other and fight their battles o'er again. The financial statement in our last issue was by no means intended to
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