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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
ow, oozy earth. It was a formidable barrier to the further progress of the expedition. The Chillicothe, heavily mailed, attempted to run by, but was made to recoil by a blow from a 32-pound shell, when she backed around the point at the sharp bend in the stream, and opened upon the fort with a heavy bow gun. After fighting for an hour in this half-sheltered position, she withdrew, when the De Kalb came forward, fought two hours, and in turn gave up the contest. On the following day March 12, 1863. General Ross, A bow gun. under cover of a forest, erected a land battery tin front of the Confederate works,, and at ten o'clock on the morning of the 13th, its guns and those of both war-vessels opened simultaneously upon Fort Pemberton. The attack was kept up during the day, with considerable damage to the fort, but this. was repaired that night, and the fire of the Nationals the next morning was returned with great spirit. After a short time the struggle ceased, and was. not re
t battle, and his division was cut up so badly that it was consolidated into one brigade, which was transferred to the First Division, where it became tlhe Third Brigade (Campbell's) of that division. The corps lost about 1,200 men at Winchester; at the Opequon it lost 104 killed, 683 wounded, and 7 missing--a total of 794; at Cedar Creek it lost 48 killed, 270 wounded, and 540 captured, or missing; total, 858. General Lew. Wallace was assigned to the command of the Eighth Corps on March 12, 1863, and was in command at the battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864. But that battle was fought chiefly by Ricketts' Division of the Sixth Corps; the only troops of the Eighth Corps which were engaged, were some regiments from the Baltimore garrison, organized as the First Separate Brigade of the Eighth Corps, General E. B. Tyler commanding. On July 11th, General Ord was assigned to the command of the corps, but on the 28th it was restored to General Wallace. In December, 1864, the First and
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, 1863 1 Petersburg, Va., June 15, 1864 1 Deep Creek, Va., April 3, 1863 1 Suffolk, Va., April 15, 1863 2 Staunton Bridge, June 27, 1864 3 Andersonville Prison 1 Carrsville, Va., May 17, 1863 1 Fair Oaks, Va., Sept. 29, 1864 1 Place unknown 9 notes.--The Eleventh was raised originally as
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
n with more troops. Should not our troops in West Virginia follow the movement of the Federals? It seems to me urgent. J. E. Johnston, General. Mobile, March 12, 1863. Hon. J. A. Seddon: I received your dispatch ordering me to Tullahoma here on my way to Mississippi. Shall return as soon as I can. J. E. Johnston, General. Mobile, March 12, 1863. Hon. J. A. Seddon: There are no resources under my control to meet the advance you refer to. On the contrary, I have repeatedly asked for reenforcements for all the departments you mention. As the enemy has certainly sent troops from Virginia to Middle Tennessee, we ought to do the same without delay. Troops will not be likely to move from Corinth until Rosecrans advances. J. E. Johnston, General. Mobile, March 12, 1863. Hon. J. A. Seddon, Secretary of War. Sir: I have had the honor to receive here, being on my way to Lieutenant-General Pemberton's headquarters, two dispatches (telegraphic) from you, by way of C
ict, and will doubtless not long remain inactive. The monitors were originally ordered to Ossabaw to assist in destroying the Nashville, and were preparing to start when the news of her destruction was received. Had she been destroyed a day or two sooner, there would probably have been no attack on the Fort. It was merely ordered afterward to test the vessels; hence the failure is of but little real importance. Yours, etc., C. C. F. Savannah Republican account. Savannah, March 12, 1863. This remarkable engagement is deserving a more extended notice than it has heretofore received from the hands of the press. That one of the most terrible conflicts of the revolution should be disposed of in a few lines of telegraphic reports, embracing only its results, is not just to the noble and heroic spirits who, on that memorable occasion, defended successfully the soil of Georgia against an armament which in force and terror is without a parallel. The Brigadier-General comma
cavalry. In the vicinity of the Court-House one cavalry and one infantry brigade were camped. There were about two hundred just in the town. We easily captured the few guards around the town, as they never dreamed we were any body else but Yankees, until they saw a pistol pointed at their heads, with a demand for a surrender. . . Yours, truly, John S. Mosby. The following is General Stuart's order: General orders. headquarters, cavalry division, army of Northern Virginia, March 12, 1863. Captain John S. Mosby has for a long tine attracted the attention of his generals by his boldness, skill, and success, so signally displayed in his numerous forays upon the invaders of his native State. None know his daring enterprise and dashing heroism better than those foul invaders, though strangers themselves to such noble traits. His late brilliant exploit, the capture of Brigadier-General Stoughton, United States army, two captains, thirty other prisoners, together with
A thrilling incident.--A. Z. Reeve, of the Iowa army, gives the following thrilling incident in a letter to his brother: Germantown, Tenn., March 12, 1863. We have been here about six weeks, protecting the railroad. Colonel Richardson, a rebel guerrilla, has been hovering in the vicinity for some time, capturing forage parties and tearing up the road whenever opportunity offered. When pursued, he retreats to the swamps, and his command, dispersing in small squads, generally evade all attempts to discover them. To make the matter worse, they frequently dress in Federal uniform. On the morning of the ninth of this month, our regiment and the Fourth Illinois cavalry started out with a guide for the retreat of the guerrillas. Before we reached the rebel camp, the Sixth Illinois cavalry, with flying artillery attached, attacked the rebels from the opposite side, killed twenty-five of them, took some prisoners, and burned the camp and garrison equipage. In their headlong
missing, one hundred and five. Most of the wounded are but slightly injured, and about fifty of the missing, being entirely from Lawton's brigade, fell into the hands of the enemy, the greater part being, in all probability, wounded. I am, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, J. A. Early, Brigadier-General, commanding Division. Report of Brig.-General Pendleton. headquarters artillery corps A. N. V., camp near Chesterfield Station, R. & F. R. R., Caroline co., Va., March 12, 1863. General R. E. Lee, commanding: General: Constant pressure of duty since the battle of Fredericksburg has prevented an earlier report of the part which then devolved upon the reserve artillery, and upon the undersigned as its commander and as supervisor of the artillery service in this army. Such report the undersigned has now the honor to submit, as proper in itself, and as part of the history of important transactions. While the army remained in the valley of the Shenandoah, after
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 15: (search)
t has allowed claims for more than the total amount of cotton captured, and that claims have been proved up amounting to three times the whole capture, is without the least foundation. The following is a statement prepared at the Treasury Department in regard to this Savannah cotton: The Treasury Department has not passed upon a single claim for cotton captured at Savannah, nor has it paid out a dollar on such claims, except upon judgments of the Court of Claims, under the act of March 12th, 1863. The following is a statement of the proceeds of said cotton and the claims therefor: No. bales sold at New York 39,358 No. bales allowed by Court of Claims31,657 ——— 7,701 No. bales claimed in cases pending in Court of Claims4,901 ——— 2,800 Net proceeds paid into Treasury$7,259,499 78 Amount allowed by the Court of Claims5,873,159 90 —————— $1,386,339 88 Proceeds claimed in pending cases, 865,678 26 —————— $520,661 62 If all pendin
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 4 (search)
assed, so the old Topographical Corps is defunct, and I shall have the honor of being borne on the register as a Major of Engineers. The bill makes one brigadier general (Totten), four colonels (of which Bache will be one), ten lieutenant colonels, twenty majors (of whom I shall be the tenth), thirty captains, thirty first lieutenants and ten second lieutenants. It don't make much difference to me, if the war lasts as long as I expect it to and I survive it. camp near Falmouth, Va., March 12, 1863. You will see by the papers that we have all been confirmed, with the dates of our appointment. You have never mentioned Reynolds in your letters. He has been off on ten-days' leave, and I presumed he would be in Philadelphia. Did you hear of his being there? I have not seen him since his return to ask. I was invited to his headquarters yesterday to dine, it being the anniversary of the organization of the First Corps; and as I had for a time commanded the corps, and also a divi
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