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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 27 27 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 10 10 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 9 9 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 4 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 22, 1861.., [Electronic resource] 4 4 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 3 3 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 3 3 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 3 3 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 I. 2 2 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 2 2 Browse Search
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time as usual. Knitting for the soldiers is our chief employment. Several suits of clothes for them are in progress in the house. Sunday, July 9th, 1861. About to go to church. I trust that this Sabbath may be instrumental of much spiritual good, and that the hearts of the people may be busy in prayer, both for friends and enemies. Oh, that the Spirit of God may be with the soldiers, to direct them in keeping this holy day! We are in the Lord's hands-He alone can help us. July 18, 1861. During the last ten days we have been visiting among our friends, near Berryville, and in Winchester. The wheat harvest is giving the most abundant yield, and the fields are thick with corn. Berryville is a little village surrounded by the most beautiful country and delightful society. Patriotism burns brightly there, and every one is busy for the country in his or her own way. It is cheering to be among such people; the ladies work, and the gentlementhe old ones — no young man is
To General J. E. Johnston, Winchester, Va. General Beauregard is attacked. To strike the enemy a decisive blow, a junction of all your effective force will be needed. If practicable, make the movement, sending your sick and baggage to Culpepper Court-House, either by railroad or by Warrenton. In all the arrangements exercise your discretion. (Signed) S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General. To this telegram General Johnston replied: headquarters, Winchester, Va., July 18, 1861. General: I have had the honor to receive your telegram of yesterday. General Patterson, who had been at Bunker Hill since Monday, seems to have moved yesterday to Charleston, twenty-three miles east of Winchester. Unless he prevents it, we shall move toward General Beauregard to-day. Joseph E. Johnston. After Johnston moved to join Beauregard, he telegraphed an inquiry to Mr. Davis, regarding his relative rank to Beauregard, and the following answer was returned: Rich
ee Grant: He was in full uniform, with handsome embroidered belt and dress-sword, tall black army hat, and buff leather gauntlets. His horse, old Traveller, was finely groomed, and his equipments, bridle-bit, etc., were polished until they shone like silver; he was accompanied by Colonels Marshall and Taylor, of his staff. Colonel Miller Owen; In Camp and Battle. Generals Grant and Lee met at the farmhouse of Mr. McLean, a gentleman, who before and during the battle of Manassas, July 18, 1861, had resided at McLean's Ford, over Bull Run, and moved thence to Appomattox to be free from war's alarms. Fate directed the steps of both armies to his fancied secure and quiet retreat, and there the end was to come. A suitable room having been prepared, and the two generals being seated, General Lee opened the interview by saying: General Grant, I deem it due to proper candor and frankness to say, at the very beginning of this interview, that I am not willing even to discuss any t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A review of the First two days operations at Gettysburg and a reply to General Longstreet by General Fitz. Lee. (search)
in Lexington, (referring to a letter he had received from General Longstreet, asking an endorsation of his political views,) that General Longstreet has made a great mistake, I concede the conscientious adoption of such opinions by General Longstreet. The fact that he differs widely, and has not acted politically with the great majority of his old comrades since the war, has nothing to do with his undoubted ability as a soldier during the contest. I saw him for the first time on the 18th of July, 1861, at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run, and was impressed with his insensibility to danger. I recollect well my thinking, there is a man that cannot be stampeded. For the last time I saw him the night before the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, and there was still the bull-dog tenacity, the old genuine sang froid about him which made all feel he could be depended upon to hold fast to his, position as long as there was ground to stand upon. These solid characteristics were always
d and for a time resisted, but soon fell back, and our cavalry pushed on in pursuit, General Ewell following with his infantry. General Fitz Lee's division of cavalry had gone round by New-Baltimore and Buckland's, and reached Bristoe on the evening of the fight there, just as it was over. General Stuart came up at the same time, and taking command of the corps, advanced on the next morning to Manassas. Fitz Lee attacked the enemy at Blackburn's Ford — the scene of the battle of July eighteenth, 1861--and drove them off, after an artillery and sharp-shooters' fight of an hour or two. General Stuart, with the other division, then proceeded toward Yates's Ford below to cut off their wagon train, and coming up with the enemy, had a brief but severe fight with them, which terminated in their retreat across Bull Run. They had hurried off their trains, however, and no part of Meade's baggage felt into our hands. The entire command bivouacked that night in the waste and desolate cou
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 22: the War on the Potomac and in Western Virginia. (search)
, formed of felled trees; also numerous rifle-pits, the earth thrown up so as to make a breastwork for each man. These works extended up the slopes on each side of the narrow valley; and on the summits of two elevations were two redoubts made of logs and earth, with embrasures for six cannon, and also loopholes for musketry. See map on page 536. These were chiefly East Virginians, Georgians, Tennesseans, and some Carolinians. General McClellan's Dispatch to Adjutant-General Townsend, July 18, 1861. In front of these intrenchments continual and heavy skirmishing was carried on daily, chiefly by the Seventh and Ninth Indiana Regiments, commanded respectively by Colonels E. Dumont and Robert H. Milroy. The troops were so eager for conflict that Morris found it difficult to restrain them. The scouting parties were so earnest, vigilant, and bold, that when McClellan approached Beverly, each position of the insurgents and their works in all that region was perfectly known. A thousand
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 25: the battle of Bull's Run, (search)
an the public then possessed, the question may now be answered, with the sanction of official and semi-official records, in these few words:--Because his force was greatly inferior in numbers and appointment to that of Johnston; because he was positively instructed not to fight without a moral certainty of success; See page 520. because his army had commenced dissolving, by the expiration of the terms of enlistment of the three-months regiments, and when Johnston started for Manassas July 18, 1861. Patterson could not have brought ten thousand effective men into action; and because, by some strange mischance, he was for five days, at the most critical time, namely, from the 17th to the 22d of July, when McDowell was moving upon Manassas and fighting the Confederates, without the slightest communication from the General-in-chief, whilst he (Patterson) was anxiously asking for information and advice. He had been informed by General Scott on the 12th, July. that Manassas would be a
f the disaster at Bull Run, he fell back hastily to Harper's Ferry; On the day of McDowell's advance to Centerville, and of the collision at Blackburn's Ford, Gen. Scott telegraphed complainingly to Patterson as follows: Washington, July 18th, 1861. Major-Gen. Patterson, etc.: I have certainly been expecting you to beat the enemy. If not, to hear that you have felt him strongly, or, at least, had occupied him by threats and demonstrations. You have been at least his equal, and, I suppose, superior, in numbers. Has he not stolen a march and sent reenforcements toward Manassas Junction? A week is enough to win a victory. * * Winfield Scott. To this, Patterson responded as follows: Charlestown, July 18th, 1861. Col. E. D. Townsend, A. A. G., etc.: Telegram of to-day received. The enemy has stolen no march upon me. I have kept him actively employed, and, by threats and reconnoissances in force, caused him to be reinforced. I have accomplished more in this
aggregate of casualties. list of battles, with the regiments sustaining greatest loss in each. Regiment. Division. Corps. Killed. Wounded. Includes the mortally wounded. Missing. Includes the captured. Aggregate. great Bethel, Va.             June 10, 1861.             5th New York Pierce's ---------- 6 13 -- 19 Rich Mountain, W. Va.             July 11, 1861.             13th Indiana Rosecrans's ---------- 8 9 -- 17 Blackburn's Ford, Va.             July 18, 1861.             1st Massachusetts Tyler's ---------- 10 8 14 32 12th New York Tyler's ---------- 5 19 10 34 First Bull Run, Va.             July 21, 1861.             1st Minnesota Heintzelman's ---------- 42 108 30 180 69th New York Tyler's ---------- 38 59 95 192 79th New York Tyler's ---------- 32 51 115 198 Wilson's Creek, Mo.             August 10, 1861.             1st Missouri Lyon's ---------- 76 208
iles, 2d Infantry, commanding. First Brigade.--Col. Blenker, New York Volunteers, commanding. 8th & 29th Regiments New York Volunteers; Garibaldi Guard; 24th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. Second Brigade.--Colonel Davies, New York Volunteers, commanding. 16th, 18th, 31st, & 32d Regiments New York Volunteers; Company G, 2d Artillery, (Light Battery.) By command of Brig.-Gen. McDowell. James B. Fry, Assistant Adjutant-General. Boston Transcript narrative. Washington, July 18, 1861. It was a glorious sight, and a rarely interesting privilege, to witness the moving of the advance of General McDowell's vast column of troops towards the land oa Dixie, on Wednesday morning; and I send you the following details, devoid of all attempts at sensation news, directly from the seat of war. The evening of Tuesday, July 16th, 1861, will long be remembered by all who were in this region on that day, as one of the finest in the whole season — warm, but clear and delightfull
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