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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, chapter 2 (search)
n all respects they seem better material for soldiers than I had dared to hope. There is one company in particular, all Florida men, which I certainly think the finest-looking company I ever saw, white or black; they range admirably in size, have remarkable erectness and ease of carriage, and really march splendidly. Not a visitor but notices them; yet they have been under drill only a fortnight, and a part only two days. They have all been slaves, and very few are even mulattoes. December 4, 1862. Dwelling in tents, with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This condition is certainly mine,--and with a multitude of patriarchs beside, not to mention Caesar and Pompey, Hercules and Bacchus. A moving life, tented at night, this experience has been mine in civil society, if society be civil before the luxurious forest fires of Maine and the Adirondack, or upon the lonely prairies of Kansas. But a stationary tent life, deliberately going to housekeeping under canvas, I have never had
lle Sabine Cross Roads Spanish Fort Fort Blakely. The Thirteenth and Fourteenth (corps were the first ones organized in the Western armies. They were created on the same date, October 24, 1862, by General Order No. 168, War Department, which ordered that the troops under the command of Major-General Grant will constitute the Thirteenth Army Corps. As these troops included the whole Army of the Tennessee, it became necessary to subdivide the corps, which was done December 18, 1862, and four organizations, the Thirteenth, Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth corps were accordingly formed, with General John A. McClernand in command of the Thirteenth. In the meantime, General Sherman, with a portion of the Thirteenth Corps, the right wing. embarked at Memphis on the Yazoo Expedition, during which he made an unsuccessful assault on the outer works of Vicksburg, at Chickasaw Bluffs. Loss, 208 killed, 1,005 wounded, and 563 missing; total, 1,776, out of 33 regiments engaged. The
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
. As our troops are now distributed, Vicksburg is in danger. Most respectfully, Your obedient servant, J. E. Johnston, General. Chattanooga, Tennessee, December 4, 1862. General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General. Sir: I have received, this morning, your telegram of yesterday, informing me that Lieutenant-General Pgg's headquarters, which I shall reach to-morrow. Most respectfully, Your obedient servant, J. E. Johnston, General. Telegram. Chattanooga, Tennessee, December 4, 1862. General Cooper, Richmond, Virginia: The map convinces me that General Holmes's troops can reinforce sooner than General Bragg's. Urge him again to press his troops forward. I shall be with Bragg as soon as possible, which will be to-morrow. J. E. Johnston. Telegram.Chattanooga, Tennessee, ) December 4, 1862. General Bragg, Murfreesboro: The enemy is advancing on General Pemberton, who is falling back. Can you delay the advance by throwing cavalry on the enemy's rear?
ifth Ohio, and Medical Director of Second division, and Captain Shannon, of Gen. Jackson's staff. The demand was as follows: Headquarters, ash hollow, December 4, 1862. To the Hon. Mayor, or Chief Officer of the City of Winchester, Va.: sir: I am credibly informed by a large number of citizens, that your city has been rehn W. Geary, Brigadier-General Commanding. In a short time they returned with a reply from Major Myers's cavalry, as follows: near Winchester, Va., Dec. 4, 1862. Brig.-Gen. Geary, Com'g Federal Forces: General: The city of Winchester will be evacuated in an hour's time, by the military forces under my command, which scarce, and was nowhere to be found. The Doctor went on and demanded the surrender from the Mayor of the town, which was given, as follows: Winchester, Dec. 4, 1862. To Brigadier-General J. Geary: The military have all withdrawn from the town, and no resistance will be made, upon your assurance of protection to the pers
Doc. 60.-General Hindman's address. General Hindman issued the following address to his soldiers before making his attack upon the national forces in Arkansas: headquarters First corps, Trans-Mississippi army, in the field, Dec. 4, 1862. soldiers: From the commencement to the end of the battle, bear constantly in mind what I now tell you: First. Never fire because your comrades do, nor because the enemy does, nor because you happen to see the enemy, nor for the sake of firing rapidly. Always wait till you are certainly within range of your gun, then single out your man, take deliberate aim, as low down as the knee, and fire. Second. When occasion offers, be certain to pick off the enemy's officers, especially the mounted ones, and to kill his artillery horses. Third. Don't shout except when you charge the enemy — as a general thing keep silent, that orders may be heard. Obey the orders of your officers, but pay no attention to idle rumors or the words of un
Doc. 61.-operations in Mississippi. Report of General C. C. Washburn. headquarters cavalry division, mouth of cold water River, Miss., Dec. 4, 1862. Captain: I have the honor to report in regard to the operations of the forces placed under my command, in connection with the expedition into Mississippi, that the force was embarked and sailed from Helena at about two o'clock P. M. on Thursday, November twenty seventh. The embarkation was delayed several hours in consequence of insufficient transportation, and negligence on the part of the Quartermaster in not having the boats, which had been long in port, properly coaled and in readiness. In consequence I was not able to make my landing at Delta, and disembark the cavalry forces which composed my command till after dark. The force I had with me was one thousand nine hundred and twenty-five strong, and consisted of detachments from the following regiments, namely:  Commander.No. Men. First Indiana Cavalry,Capt. Wal
Doc. 62.-General Brayman's order. headquarters Post of Bolivar. Bolivar, Tenn., Dec. 4, 1862. Special orders, No. 64. The General Commanding is advised that Rufus P. Neely, Clerk of the Hardeman County Court, late a colonel in the rebel army, and engaged in acts of war against the United States, still persists in treasonable language and acts — giving aid and comfort to armed enemies, and disturbing the peace of this post — he having taken an oath of allegiance to the pretended government of the confederate States, in violation of his oath of office — still adhering to such allegiance, and refusing to take the oath of allegiance to the United States. On the night of November twenty-eighth, he was arrested and brought within the lines, and on that and the two succeeding nights, a party of mounted men, including two commissioned officers, was detailed to guard his premises, and capture guerrillas, who were prowling in the neighborhood, and were said to be entertained at <
s arrested by J. L. McPhail, deputy provost-marshal of Baltimore. Refusing to recognize the authority of the provostmar-shal, and resisting arrest, he was taken by force and beaten about the head and face. After confinement for a time in Fort McHenry, he was transferred to Fort Lafayette, and then to Fort Delaware. He constantly demanded that he be furnished with a copy of the charges against him or be brought to trial. Neither was ever done, but he was unconditionally released on December 4, 1862, and as his place on the bench had not been filled, he returned to his duties. Undaunted by his experiences, he again charged the grand jury to bring indictments against the instruments of these arrests, but the vigorous action of the United States authorities had convinced the people that opposition was useless, and the grand jury returned no indictments. Judge Carmichael, disappointed at this lack of spirit, resigned his position and retired to his farm. Another case of interest
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), General officers of the Confederate Army: a full roster compiled from the official records (search)
ay 31, 1864. Early, Jubal A., May 31, 1864. Stewart, A. P., June 23, 1864. Major-generals, provisional army Anderson, J. P., Feb. 17, 1864. Bate, William B., Feb. 23, 1864. Bowen, John S., May 25, 1863. Breckinridge, J. C., Apr. 14, 1862. Butler, M. C., Sept. 19, 1864. Cheatham, B. F., Mar. 10, 1862. Churchill, T. J., Mar. 17, 1865. Crittenden, G. B., Nov. 9, 1861. Cleburne, P. R., Dec. 13, 1862. Cobb, Howell, Sept. 9, 1863. Donelson, D. S., Jan. 17, 1863. Elzey, Arnold, Dec. 4, 1862. Fagan, James F., April 25, 1864. Field, Chas. W., Feb. 12, 1864. Forney, John H., Oct. 27, 1862. French, S. G., Aug. 31, 1862. Gardner, F., Dec. 13, 1862. Grimes, Bryan, Feb. 15, 1865. Gordon, John B., May 14, 1864. Heth, Henry, Oct. 10, 1862. Hindman, T. C., April 14, 1862. Hoke, Robert F., April 20, 1864. Huger, Benj., Oct. 7, 1861. Johnson, B. R., May 21, 1864. Johnson, Edward, Feb. 28, 1863. Jones, David R., Oct. 11, 1862. Jones, Samuel, Mar. 10, 1862. Kemper, J. L.,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
ana took measures looking to the secession of the State from the Union. A convention assembled, Jan. 8, 1861, and on the 26th passed an ordinance of secession. The public property of the national government was seized by the State authorities. In the spring of 1862 an expedition under General Butler and Admiral Farragut captured all the defences on the Mississippi below New Orleans, and took possession of the city. The State became the theatre of stormy events during the Civil War. On Dec. 4, 1862, two congressional districts, under the control of National troops, were permitted to elect delegates to Congress, and Benjamin F. Flanders and Michael Hahn were chosen and took their seats. Local courts were organized under military rule, and in November, 1862, a provisional court for the State was organized by the President. In April, 1863, he appointed judges of the Supreme Court. Late in 1863 an election of State officers was held in a portion of Louisiana. Michael Hahn was elec
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