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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The Union and Confederate navies. (search)
ether over a hundred vessels, of the greatest variety in construction and character,--propellers, side-wheelers, stern-wheelers, rams, iron-clads, tin-clads, unarmored boats, mortar-vessels. As the first demand for a flotilla came from the army, its early organization was directed by the War Department, although a naval officer was placed in command. The complications resulting from this arrangement, under which, as Foote said, every brigadier could interfere with him, were obviated, October 1st, 1862, by the transfer of the force to the Navy Department. Launch of the Dictator from the Delamater iron works, New York, December 27, 1863. The first step in the creation of the Mississippi flotilla was taken in May, 1861, by Commander John Rodgers, who, acting under the authority of the War Department, purchased at Cincinnati three river-steamboats, the Conestoga, Lexington, and Tyler, and altered them into gun-boats by strengthening their frames, lowering their machinery, and pro
propriated the property of others. Mrs.-- looked at her wonderingly! Does she consider these carpets her own? Our parlour curtains were upon the passage-table, ready to be put up. She found them, no doubt, while exploring the third story, for there we left them securely wrapped up to protect them from moths. Ah! there are some species of moths (bipeds) from which bars and bolts could not protect them. This we did not anticipate. We thought that Federal officers were gentlemen! October 1st, 1862. Letters from Winchester, giving cheering accounts of our army. It is stationed at Bunker's Hill, twelve miles from Winchester, greatly increased since our recent fights, and in five spirits. We leave Lynchburg tomor-row, and after spending a few days with our friends at the University, proceed to Richmond and Ashland. October 3d, 1862, University of Virginia. Arrived here yesterday, and met with a glowing reception from the friends of my youth, Professor and Mrs. Maupin. M
e said that the recruits gained were not enough to supply the deficiencies resulting from the recent toilsome marches of the campaign. In the meanwhile Buell had arrived at Louisville, system had been substituted for the chaos which had previously obtained there, and orders were issued for an advance upon the enemy with the purpose of attacking and the hope of destroying him within the limits of the blue grass region, and, failing in that, to drive him from Kentucky. The army moved October 1, 1862, and my division, battle of Perryville (Chaplin hills) Kentucky, October 8, 1862. Eleventh division: (Third Corps, Army of the Ohio.) Brigadier-General Philip H. Sheridan. Thirty-Fifth brigade: Lieutenant-Colonel Bernard Laiboldt. Forty-Fourth Illinois, Captain Wallace W. Barrett. Seventy-Third Illinois, Colonel James F. Jaquess. Second Missouri, Captain Walter Hoppe. Fifteenth Missouri, Major John Weber. now a part of the Third Corps, commanded thought the enemy would make a stan
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The battle of South Mountain, or Boonsboro‘ (search)
to Colonel Taylor, 9900, plus the two reserve brigades of Longstreet, whose strength he does not give.--Editors. General McClellan puts the strength of the two attacking corps at thirty thousand. His figures are substantially corroborated by the reports of his subordinates,--division, brigade, and regimental commanders. They indicate, moreover, that there had been great straggling in the Federal army, as well as in our own. On p. 97, General Ingalls, chief quartermaster, reports, October 1st, 1862, means of transporation for 13,707 men in the First Corps; for 12,860 men in the Ninth Corps . . . and for 127,818 men in the entire Army of the Potomac. The return of the Army of the Potomac for September 30th shows a total present for duty of 98,774 officers and men, including 5714 cavalry and headquarters guard. General Ingalls's statement, partly estimated as shown on its face (he counts cavalry 7000, it being actually 4543), is obviously in error in the figures, 30,926, set do
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
n the arrival of the exchanged prisoners of war, West Tennessee might soon be in possession of the Confederates, and communication with Bragg be established through Middle Tennessee. So reasoned Van Dorn. See Van Dorn's Report, Oct. 20, 1862. Regarding the attack on Corinth as a military necessity, he moved forward Sept. 29, 1862. in command of the combined forces (he ranked Price), numbering about twenty-two thousand men, and struck the Memphis and Charleston railway at Pocahontas, Oct. 1 1862. about half way between Corinth and Grand Junction. On the night of the 2d the Confederate Army bivouacked at Chewalla, only ten miles from Corinth. It was difficult for Rosecrans to determine whether Van Dorn's destination was Corinth, Bolivar, or Jackson. He was prepared for any emergency. His cavalry--the eyes of the army, as Rosecrans called them — were on the alert in every direction, and troops were thrown out toward the foe, to meet his advance. Skirmishing ensued, but it was
1862, with 947 officers and men. Colonel Fowler was forced to resign within a few months on account of ill health, and died before the close of the war. He was succeeded by Penrose, then a Lieutenant in the Third United States Infantry. Lieutenant-Colonel Campbell had served with honor in the Third New Jersey, and, as Colonel Penrose was in command of the brigade much of the time, led the Fifteenth in most of its battles. The regiment joined the Army of the Potomac at Harper's Ferry on October 1, 1862, and was assigned to the First Jersey Brigade, Brooks's (1st) Division, Sixth Corps; it remained in the First Division during its entire term of service. It was under fire at the first battle of Fredericksburg, sustaining a small loss, but in the second battle at that place--Salem Church--it lost 24 killed, 126 wounded, and 4 missing. On May 4, 1864, the regiment crossed the Rapidan with 15 officers and 429 muskets available in action; nearly 300 of these fell at Spotsylvania, the must
Doc. 213.-battle of Newtonia, Mo. General Salomon's report. headquarters First brigade, army of Kansas, Sarcoxie, Mo., October 1, 1862. Brigadier-General Schofield, Commanding: General: I have the honor to report the following: On the twentieth ultimo I sent scouting-parties to Newtonia, Granby, and Neosho. The latter, as per report of Col. Weer, killed two of the enemy's pickets, wounded several, and made one prisoner. Those at Granby reported no enemy there. The scouting-pnor to be, General, your obedient servant, F. Salomon, Brigadier-General, Commanding First Brigade Kansas Vols. Colonel Hall's report. headquarters Fourth brigade, M. S. M., camp near centre Creek, six miles east of Sarcoxie, Mo., October 1, 1862. Brigadier-General E. B. Brown, Commanding Brigade: General: Being left in command of your brigade during your temporary absence at Springfield, Mo., I beg leave to submit the following report: At about eight o'clock A. M. of the thirt
reof. Given under my hand as Governor and under L. S. the seal of the Commonwealth this tenth day of October, 1862, and in the eighty-seventh year of the Commonwealth. John Letcher. By the Governor. George W. Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth. Regulations for obtaining possession of salt in this commonwealth for distribution to the people. Prescribed by the Governor under the act to provide for the production, distribution and sale of salt in this Commonwealth. Passed October first, 1862. 1. No railroad, canal, or other internal improvement company in this State shall undertake to transport any salt beyond the limits of the State unless under some contract already existing with the confederate States or some State of the confederate States. Before said salt shall be removed, the person asking for such transportation, shall make oath or affirmation that the removal asked for is of salt furnished under such existing contract. Without such oath, the salt shall be se
while Reilly sustained his old and well-merited reputation. Lieutenant Sirgling, a gallant young officer, attached to Bachman's battery, fell, seriously (supposed to be mortally) wounded, at his guns, setting an example of cool bravery not often equalled. Enclosed you will find a list of the killed and wounded. I am, Captain, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, B. W. Frobel, Major and Chief of Artillery, commanding. Report of Major Frobel of battle of Sharpsburg. October 1, 1862. Captain W. H. Sellers, A. A. G.: Captain: In compliance with orders to report the participation of the batteries under my command in the recent engagements before Sharpsburg, I would respectfully submit the following: After bringing up the rear on the march from Boonsboroa, Captains Reilly and Bachman's batteries were placed in position by Colonel Walton about noon on Monday, the fifteenth September, on a hill to the right of the turnpike road, and a short distance in front of Sh
Chapter 37: private letters. [ Sept. 15 to Oct. 1, 1862.] Telegram--Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Sept. 15.--We have carried the heights near here after a hard engagement, and gained a glorious victory. All your particular friends well.
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