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er campaign. Only 500 were in hospital at Bowling Green; but, before the army reached Nashville, 5,400, out of the 14,000, fell under the care of the medical authorities. Medical Director D. W. Yandell, in making this report at Nashville, February 18, 1862, says this large number is to be accounted for by the immense number of convalescents and men merely unfit for duty or unable to undertake a march. On February 11th, everything being in readiness, the troops began their retreat, Hindman'r of his own deepest distress, he was vigilant and solicitous for the welfare of citizens and non-combatants. The following extract is from General Johnston's letter to the Secretary of War: headquarters, Western Department, Nashville, February 18, 1862. sir: In conformity with the intention announced to the department, the corps under the command of Major-General Hardee completed the evacuation of Bowling Green on the 14th inst., and the rear-guard passed the Cumberland at this point y
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The Confederate Government at Montgomery. (search)
vil.officers of the executive department may be removed at any time by the President or other appointing power, when their services are unnecessary, or for dishonesty, incapacity, inefficiency, misconduct, or neglect of duty; and when so removed, the removal shall be reported to the Senate, together with the reasons therefor. R. B. R. The permanent constitution was adopted on the 11th of March, 1861, and went into operation, with the permanent government, at Richmond, on the 18th of February, 1862, when the Provisional Congress expired. Those men who had studied the situation felt great anxiety about the keeping open of the ports of the Confederacy. Much was said and published about the immediate necessity of providing gun-boats and shipping suitable for that purpose. In the winter of 1861 Mr. C. K. Prioleau, of the firm of John Fraser & Co., of Liverpool, found a fleet of ten first-class East Indiamen, available to a buyer at less than half their cost. They belonged t
ey bore his coffin into the church, with sword, cap, and cloak resting upon it, I turned away in sickness of heart, and thought of his father and family, and of his bleeding country, which could not spare him. We went to St. Paul's, and heard an excellent sermon from the Rev. Mr. Quintard, a chaplain in the army. He wore the gown over the Confederate gray — it was strange to see the bright military buttons gleam beneath the canonicals. Every thing is strange now! Tuesday morning, February 18th, 1862. The wires are cut somewhere between this and Tennessee. We hear nothing farther West than Lynchburg; rumours are afloat that Donelson has fallen. We are too unhappy about it to think of any thing else. Evening, 1862. It is all true. Our brave men have yielded to overpowering numbers. The struggle for three days was fearful. The dread particulars are not known. Wild stories are told of the numbers captured. God in his mercy help us! Wednesday, February 19th, 1862.
ssion at Frankfort, Kentucky, adjourned, having found indictments for treason against thirty-two prominent citizens, among whom were Robert J. Breckinridge, jr., J. C. Breckinridge, Humphrey Marshall, Ben. Desha, and Harry T. Hawkins. Nineteen persons were also indicted for high misdemeanor.--Baltimore American, Nov. 13. Electors for President and Vice-President were chosen throughout the revolted States, and also members of Congress. The Congress is to meet at Richmond on the 18th of February, 1862, and the votes for the two highest offices in the Government will be counted next day.--New York Tribune, November 18. One hundred and twenty Federal troops, under Capt. Shields, were captured by the rebels near Little Santa Fe, Mo., this morning. The Federals were on their way to join Gen. Fremont's column. The force of the enemy was five hundred men.--N. Y. World, Nov. 8. The Thirteenth Indiana regiment, under the command of Col. J. J. Sullivan, and a portion of Capt. R
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 8: the siege and capture of Fort Donelson. (search)
Buckner was directed to strike Wallace's division, which lay across the Wynne's Ferry road, at about the same time, so that it should not be in a condition to aid McClernand. Pillow expected, he said, to roll the enemy in full retreat over upon General Buckner, when, by his attack in flank and rear, they could cut up the enemy and put him completely to rout. Pillow's report to Captain Clarence Derrick, Assistant Adjutant-General, written at his home in Columbia, Tennessee, on the 18th of February, 1862. McClernand's division was well posted to resist the assailants, had they been on the alert; but the movement of the Confederates appears not to have been even suspected. Reveille was just sounding, and the troops were not under arms; and so sudden and vigorous was Pillow's attack, that the whole of Grant's right wing was seriously menaced within twenty minutes after the presence of the Confederates was observed. Then vigor and skill marked every movement, and Pillow's attempt
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
spirators were doing at Richmond while their armies were in the field. The Confederate Congress, so called, reassembled in Richmond on the 18th of November, 1861, and continued in session, with closed doors most of the time, until the 18th of February, 1862, when its term as a Provisional Congress, made up of men chosen by conventions of politicians and legislatures of States, expired. On the same day a Congress, professedly elected by the people, In most instances these elections were a Palermo, Sicily. Mr. Adams, the American minister in London, was so well satisfied from information received that she was designed for the Confederates, that he called the attention of the British Government to the matter so early as the 18th of February, 1862. But nothing effective was done, and she was completed and allowed to depart from British waters. She went first to Nassau, and on the 4th of September suddenly appeared off Mobile harbor, flying the British flag and pennants. The bloc
; and their arrest as fugitives from service or labor should be immediately followed by the military arrest of the parties making the seizure. Copies of this communication will be sent to the Major of the City of Washington and to the Marshal of the District of Columbia, that any collision between the civil and military authorities may be avoided. I am, General, your very obedient, William H. Seward. Maj.-Gen. Burnside, having established himself on Roanoke Island, issued, Feb. 18, 1862. conjointly with Com. Golds-borough, a Proclamation, in which he said: The Government asks only that its authority may be recognized; and we repeat, in no manner or way does it desire to interfere with your laws, constitutionally established, your institutions of any kind whatever, your property of any sort, or your usages in any respect. Maj.-Gen. Buell, soon after establishing himself at Nashville, Tenn., thus demonstrated his undoubted devotion to the constitutional guaranties
a, Ga., July 22d 8 Jackson, Miss. 2 Siege of Atlanta, Ga. 10 Missionary Ridge, Tenn. 9 Jonesboro, Ga. 6 Guerrillas, Tenn., Dec. 11, 1863 1 Lovejoy's Station, Ga. 3 Resaca, Ga. 1 Cedar Bluff, Ga. 2 Dallas, Ga. 2 Sherman's March 1 Noonday Creek, Ga. 2 Bentonville, N. C. 5 Present, also, at Siege of Corinth; Vicksburg; Knoxville; Griswoldville, Ga.; Siege of Savannah; The Carolinas. notes.--Recruited at Worthington, Ohio, in September, 1861. It left Camp Chase, February 18, 1862, and proceeded to Paducah, Ky., where it was assigned to Sherman's Division. In March it embarked for Pittsburg Landing, encamping there until the battle of Shiloh, in which it lost 37 killed, 185 wounded, and 24 missing; total, 246. After taking part in the siege of Corinth the regiment spent the ensuing twelve months of 1862-63 in doing guard duty along the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, and on provost duty in Memphis; in the spring of 1863, it served a while as mounted infantry
Doc. 35.-gallantry of Lieut. Phelps. The Secretary of the Navy sent the following letter to Flag-Officer Foote: Navy Department, February 18, 1862. sir: Your letter of the seventh instant, communicating the details of your great success in the capture of Fort Henry, is just received. I had previously informed you of the reception of your telegraphic despatch announcing the event, which gave the highest satisfaction to the country. We have to-day the report of Lieut. Commanding S. L. Phelps, with the gratifying results of his successful pursuit and capture and destruction of the rebel steamers, and the dispersion of the hostile camps, as far up the river as Florence. I most cordially and sincerely congratulate you and the officers and men under your command, on these heroic achievements, accomplished under extraordinary circumstances, and after surmounting great and almost insuperable difficulties. The labor you have performed, and the services you have rendered in
, Department West-Tennessee, Fort Henry, February 18, 1862. To Capt Fred. Knefler, Assistant Adjutatucky Reg., camp cloak, near Fort Henry, February 18, 1862. Col. Cruft, Commanding First Brigade, Tky Volunteers. [B.] Fort Henry, February 18, 1862. Colonel: On the morning of the fifte-First Reg. Ind. Vols., Fort Henry, Tenn., Feb. 18, 1862. Col. Charles Cruft, Commanding First Brigision United States army, Fort Donelson, February 18, 1862. General: I have the honor to report epartment of West-Tennessee, Fort Henry, February 18, 1862. Captain: I have the honor herewith tuarters Fifth brigade, Fort Heiman, Ky., February 18, 1862. sir: I have the honor to report thatrs Twelfth Iowa regiment, Fort Donelson, February 18, 1862. Thomas J. Neushon, A. A. General: sdquarters First division, Fort Donelson, February 18, 1862. Officers and Men of the First Divisillow's report. Columbia, Tennessee, February 18, 1862. Captain Clarence Derrick, A. A. General
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