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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 10: Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg. (search)
He threatens to bombard Fredericksburg, and the noble spirit displayed by its citizens, particularly the women and children, has elicited my highest admiration. They have been abandoning their homes night and day during all this inclement weather cheerfully and uncomplainingly, with only such assistance as our wagons and ambulances could afford-women, girls, children, trudging through the mud and bivouacking in the open fields. Again, in a letter to his wife from the same camp, on December 2, 1862, he writes: I am glad you had the opportunity of visiting New Kent; but the sight of the White House must have brought particularly sad thoughts. It will all come right in the end, though we may not live to see it. That is Lieutenant Spangler who addressed me so familiarly. He was orderly sergeant of Captain Evans's company, Second Cavalry, United States Army, and was a good soldier. I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness, and
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, chapter 2 (search)
way of doing the thing. The steamboat captain declared that they unloaded the ten thousand feet of boards quicker than any white gang could have done it; and they felt it so little, that, when, later in the night, I reproached one whom I found sitting by a campfire, cooking a surreptitious opossum, telling him that he ought to be asleep after such a job of work, he answered, with the broadest grin,-- O no, Cunnel, da's no work at all, Cunnel; dat only jess enough for stretch we. December 2, 1862. I believe I have not yet enumerated the probable drawbacks to the success of this regiment, if any. We are exposed to no direct annoyance from the white regiments, being out of their way; and we have as yet no discomforts or privations which we do not share with them. I do not as yet see the slightest obstacle, in the nature of the blacks, to making them good soldiers, but rather the contrary. They take readily to drill, and do not object to discipline; they are not especially dul
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, chapter 14 (search)
onels. Liberty Billings, Civil Life, Nov. 1, 1862; Dismissed by Examining Board, July 28, 1863. John D. Strong, Promotion, July 28, 1863; Resigned, Aug. 15, 1864. Chas. T. Trowbridge, Promotion, Dec. 9, 1864; Mustered out, &c. Majors. John D. Strong, Civil Life, Oct. 21, 1862; Lt.-Col., July 28, 1863. Chas. T. Trowbridge, Promotion, Aug. 11, 1863; Lt.-Col., Dec. 9, 1864. H. A. Whitney, Promotion, Dec. 9, 1864; Mustered out, &c. Surgeons. Seth Rogers, Civil Life, Dec. 2, 1862; Resigned, Dec. 21, 1863. Wm. B. Crandall, 29th Ct., June 8, 1864; Mustered out, &c. Assistant surgeons. J. M. Hawks, Civil Life, Oct. 20, 1862; Surgeon 3d S. C. Vols., Oct. 29 1863. Thos. T. Minor, 7th Ct., Jan. 8, 1863; Resigned, Nov. 21, 1864. E. S. Stuard, Civil Life, Sept. 4, 1865; Mustered out, &c. Chaplain. Jas. H. Fowler, Civil Life, Oct. 24, 1862; Mustered out, &c. Captains. Chas. T. Trowbridge, N. Y. Vol. Eng., Oct. 13, 1862; Major, Aug. 11, 1863.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 5: events in Charleston and Charleston harbor in December, 1860.--the conspirators encouraged by the Government policy. (search)
those purchased by the States and citizens, it was safely estimated that the South entered upon the war with one hundred and fifty thousand small arms of the most approved modern pattern, and the best in the world. The First Year of the War: by Edward A. Pollard, page 67. Pollard was in public employment at Washington during Buchanan's Administration, and was in the secret councils of the conspirators. General Scott afterward asserted Letter on the early history of the rebellion, December 2, 1862. that Rhode Island, Delaware, and Texas had not drawn, at the close of 1860, their annual quotas of arms, and Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Kentucky only in part; while Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kansas were, by order of the Secretary of War, supplied with their quotas for 1861 in advance, and Pennsylvania and Maryland in part. This advance of arms to the eight Southern States was in addition to the transfer, at about the same time,
however, did not begin to cross till the 26th of October, and then at Berlin. The passage occupied several days, and was completed about the 3d of November. What caused him to change his views, or what his plan of campaign was, I am ignorant; for about this time he ceased to communicate with me in regard to his operations, sending his reports directly to the President. This is a curious sentence, and deserves a little examination. The date of the document on which it appears is December 2, 1862, and the general-in-chief says that on that day he was ignorant of General McClellan's plans because the latter, from a date about a month previous, had ceased to communicate with him personally and had sent his reports directly to the President. Are we to understand that the relations between the President and the general-in-chief were such during the whole month of November, 1862, that the latter never saw, never was informed of, the communications addressed to the former by the gene
9 10   12 12 182 Totals 11 108 119   180 180 2,123 Died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 64. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. Suffolk, Va., May 30, 1862 1 Suffolk, Va., June 4, 1863 3 Ream's Station, June 29, 1864 27 Franklin, Va., Aug. 31, 1862 1 South Anna, Va. June 26, 1863 2 Ream's Station, Aug. 25, 1864 11 Cassville, Va., Oct. 15. 1862 1 Guerrillas, Va., Sept. 12, 1863 1 James River, Va., Oct. 3, 1864 1 Beaver Dam, Va., Dec. 2, 1862 1 Blackwater, Va., Nov. 10, 1863 1 Darbytown Road, Oct. 7, 1864 14 Deserted House, Jan. 30, 1863 2 Jarrett's Station, May 7, 1864 4 Richmond, Va., Oct. 30, 1864 1 Norfolk, Va., Feb. 10, 1863 1 Flat Creek Bridge, May 14, 1864 5 New Market Heights, Dec. 10, 1864 2 Suffolk, Va. March 12, 1863 1 City Point, Va., May 17, 1864 3 Guerrillas, Va., Feb. 15, 1865 1 Franklin, Va., March 17, 1863 3 Petersburg, Va., June 9, 1864 5 Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865 7 Suffolk, Va., April 13,
Doc. 49.-expedition to cold Knob, Va. Colonel Paxton's report. headquarters Second Virginia volunteer cavalry, camp Piatt, December 2, 1862. Captain R. P. Kennedy, Asst. Adjt.-Gen., First Division Kanawha, George Cook, Brig.-General Commanding: sir: In obedience to your orders, I my command, consisting of companies G, I, F, A, K, D, E, and H, Second Virginia volunteer cavalry, in all four hundred and seventy-five men rank and file, in good order, on the morning of the twenty-fourth of November, for Summerville, arriving there at ten P. M. the same day; distance fifty-three miles. Left Summerville next morning at seven o'clock, and arrived at the Hinkle farm at four P. M.--thirty-five miles--and being able to obtain some hay there, remained until four o'clock A. M., twenty-sixth, when we took up the line of march, in a blinding snow-storm, for Greenbrier, via Cold Knob Mountain, where we arrived at ten o'clock A. M., same day — distance twenty miles. Met Col. lane's Eleven
Doc. 57.-action near Franklin, Va. in the field of Albert Johnson, two miles from Carsville, Va., December 2, 1862. Yesterday afternoon, a force of three thousand, including one section of Howard's battery, two sections of the Seventh Massachusetts battery, the Eleventh Pennsylvania cavalry, and five regiments of infantry — the Ohio Sixty-second, Illinois Thirty-ninth, Pennsylvania One Hundred and Third, New-York One Hundred and Thirtieth, and Massachusetts Sixth--all under command of Col. Spear, Eleventh Pennsylvania cavalry, left Suffolk, with two days rations, for a little business excursion toward Franklin. Indications of rebel forces were seen during the day on our side of the Blackwater, and their pickets were chased by the scouts of the Eleventh. Soon after sunrise, this morning, the whole force reached Beaver Dam Church, two miles beyond Carsville, and three miles short of Franklin, when the videttes brought in the exciting news that a squad of our pickets, some do
Doc. 58.-General Halleck's report of the operations of the National armies. Headquarters of the army, Washington, Dec. 2, 1862. Sir: In compliance with your orders, I have the honor to submit the following report of military operations since the twenty-third of July last, when, in compliance with the President's order, I assumed the command of the army as General-in-Chief. The first thing to which my attention was called on my arrival here was the condition of the army at Harrison's Landing, on the James River. I immediately visited General McClellan's headquarters for consultation. I left Washington on the twenty-fourth and returned on the twenty-seventh. The main object of this consultation was to ascertain if there was a possibility of an advance upon Richmond from Harrison's Landing, and if not, to favor some plan of uniting the armies of Gen. McClellan and Gen. Pope on some other line. Not being familiar with the position and numbers of the troops in Virginia, and
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 4 (search)
ttached to one of the two new companies, which are to be left at Frederick, under Major Morris, Robert Morris, Jr., of Philadelphia. the rest of the regiment being ordered to join Franklin immediately. So I shall look for George every day, whom I shall really be glad to see. You must have had, from your account, a most dismal Thanksgiving dinner. I did not know it was Thanksgiving Day till I heard some one complain of not having a turkey for dinner. camp near Brooks Station, Va., December 2, 1862. Yesterday I rode over to headquarters and saw General Burnside. As usual, he was very civil and polite. While we were talking he got a telegram announcing the promotion of Reynolds and some half a dozen of brigadiers. He said there were two names on the list ahead of Reynolds; one was Senator Rice, of Minnesota, and the other Brigadier General Berry, of Maine, who has been in service some time. I also understood that only nine appointments to majorgen-eralcies were to be made.
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