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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 27 (search)
our own men in quest of the enemy. May 8 To-day the city is in fine spirits. Hooker had merely thrown up defenses to protect his flight across the river. The following dispatch was received last night from Gen. Lee: Chancellorsville, May 7th, 1863. To his Excellency, President Davis. After driving Gen. Sedgwick across the Rappahannock, on the night of the 4th inst., I returned on the 5th to Chancellorville. The march was delayed by a storm, which continued all night and the followihe scene of devastation to their own homes. Perhaps Lee may follow up this blow until he enters Pennsylvania. May 9 The papers contain the following order from Gen. Lee: General orders no. 59. headquarters army of Northern Virginia, May 7th, 1863. With heartfelt gratification, the General Commanding expresses to the army his sense of the heroic conduct displayed by officers and men, during the arduous operations in which they have just been engaged. Under trying vicissitudes of
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Union vessels in the Vicksburg operations. (search)
o River, December, 1862), Lieut.-Com. J. A. Greer (Vicksburg, Grand Gulf), 16 guns; Essex, Com. W. D. Porter, Com. C. H. B. Caldwell (Port Hudson), Com. R. Townsend, 5 guns, 1 howitzer; July, 1862, 7 guns, 1 howitzer; June 10th, 1863, 8 guns, 2 howitzers; August 1st, 1863, 8 guns, 4 howitzers. Eads iron-Clads.--St. Louis (Baron De Kalb), Lieut. W. McGunnegle (St. Charles), Lieut.-Com. J. G. Walker (Yazoo River, Arkansas Post, Yazoo Pass, Haynes's Bluff, Yazoo City), 13 guns (reduced to 7, May, 1863); Cairo, Lieut.-Com. T. O. Selfridge, 13 guns, 1 howitzer; Carondelet, Com. Henry Walke (action with Arkansas, July 15th, 1862), Lieut. J. M. Murphy (Steele's Bayou, Vicksburg, and Grand Gulf), 13 guns, 1 howitzer; May 15th, 1863, 11 guns; Cincinnati, Lieut.-Com. B. Wilson (Vicksburg, July, 1862), Lieut. George M. Bache (Arkansas Post, Steele's Bayou, Vicksburg, May 27th), 13 guns, 1 howitzer; Louisville, Com. B. M; Dove (Vicksburg, July, 1862), Lieut.-Com. E. K. Owen (Arkansas Post, Stee
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
ning, he ordered Stevenson's brigade of ten thousand men to be detached from Bragg's command, and sent, without sufficient transportation, six hundred miles, to re-enforce Pemberton. Johnston had earnestly protested against the measure, but in vain, and Davis, stimulated by his inordinate conceit, and reveling in power, treated Johnston's opinions almost with contempt. And now, when Johnston was more intent upon saving Pemberton's army than Vicksburg or Port Hudson, and directed him to unite his forces and beat Grant, saying, Success will win back all you will abandon to gain it, Davis, without Johnston's knowledge, telegraphed to Pemberton (May 7, 1863) to hold both Vicksburg and Port Hudson. It was this order that made Pemberton so weak that he could not avoid being finally shut up in Vicksburg by Grant. was compelled to remain and see the commencement of a close siege of his position, when he had only sixty days rations for his troops. Tail-piece — grave on the battle-fiel
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 31: operations of Farragut's vessels on the coast of Texas, etc. (search)
kades Red River in the Hartford. capture of the Diana by the Confederates. loss of the union gun-boat Barrataria. destruction of the Queen-of-the-west by Lieutenant-Commander A. P. Cooke. Farragut relieved from command in the Mississippi, May 7th, 1863. expedition up Red River under Lieutenant-Commander Hart. Farragut arrives below Port Hudson, and commences active operations against that place. attack on Donaldsonville by Confederate General Green. his retreat under the fire of the gunfrom Colonel C. R. Ellet), and after a fight of twenty minutes destroyed her. He also, a short time after, destroyed two other steamers, the Diana and Hart. Farragut was relieved by Acting-Rear-Admiral Porter at the mouth of the Red River, May 7th, 1863, and crossing overland, joined his squadron below Port Hudson. He might have run by the batteries at night, but the old Hartford he thought had been subjected to enough of that kind of work, and it was scarcely worth while to expose her offi
olled during the war; 226 killed == 15.8 per cent. Total of killed and wounded, 839; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 19. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. Fredericksburg, Va. 4 Charlestown, W. Va. 2 Salem Heights, Va. 97 Opequon, Va. 3 Rappahannock Station, Va. 6 Cedar Creek, Va. 17 Wilderness, Va. 20 Siege of Petersburg, Va. 1 Spotsylvania, Va. 60 Hatcher's Run, Va. 1 Cold Harbor, Va. 1 Petersburg, Va., March 25, 1865 1 Skirmish, Va., May 7, 1863 1 Fall of Petersburg, Va. 1 Petersburg, Va., June 23, 1864 1 Sailor's Creek, Va. 10 Present, also, at Crampton's Gap; Gettysburg; Funkstown; Mine Run; Fort Stevens; Fisher's Hill; Appomattox. notes.--Organized at Herkimer, N. Y., from companies raised in the Twentieth Senatorial District--Otsego and Herkimer counties. It was mustered into service on August 23, 1862, and the next week started for the scene of active operations. It was immediately ordered to join General McCle
ing Sixty-sixth New-York State Volunteers. Lieutenant-Colonel Broady's report. headquarters Sixty-First regiment, N. Y. Vols., camp near Falmouth, Va., May 7, 1863. To Captain G. H. Caldwell, Assistant Adjutant-General, Caldwell's Brigade: Captain: I have the honor of transmitting to you the part this regiment took on t, camp near Falmouth, Va., May 8, 1863. Captain: I have the honor to report in compliance with Special Orders, No. 77, issued from Brigade Headquarters of May seventh, 1863, that my command, the One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Pennsylvania volunteers, with the other regiments of the brigade, was ordered to the support of the Third a more desirable reputation than it now has — and this I confidently expect. Weir. One of General Howard's Staff. Boston Journal account. Washington, May 7, 1863. Elated and depressed. Cheered and chagrined. Exultant and desponding. The rebels were between two fires. Hooker had them just where he wanted them. The
Doc. 188.-General Stoneman's raid through Virginia, April 29 to May 7. Yorktown, May 7, 1863. To Major-General Halleck: Colonel Kilpatrick, with his regiment, the Harris Light cavalry, and the rest of the Illinois Twelfth regiment, have just arrived at Gloucester Point, opposite the fort. They burned the bridges over the Chickahominy, destroyed three large trains of provisions in the rear of Lee's army, drove in the rebel pickets to within two miles of Richmond, and have lost only one lieutenant and thirty men, having captured and paroled three hundred prisoners. Among the prisoners was an aid to General Winder, who was captured, with his escort, far within the intrenchments outside of Richmond. This cavalry have marched nearly two hundred miles since the third of May. They were inside of the fortifications of Richmond on the fourth, and burned all the stores at Ayle's Station, on the Mattapony. On the fifth they destroyed all the bridges over the Pamunkey and Mattapon
. Artillery,28,of which 2 are missing.     1,889  My Inspector-General reports over twelve hundred prisoners taken. Very respectfully, L. Mclaws, Major-General. Report of Major-General Early. headquarters Early's division, May 7, 1863. Major W. H. Taylor, A. A. G., Army Northern Virginia: Major: About daylight, on the twenty-ninth ultimo, the enemy crossed at the mouth of Deep Run, and later near Pratt's house, below. On receiving information of the first movement, I imAlfred Iverson, Brigadier-General. Report of Brigadier-General Ramseur. headquarters Ramseur's brigade, camp near Hamilton's crossing, May 23, 1863. Major G. Peyton, A. A. General: In obedience to general orders, No.----, dated May seventh, 1863, I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my brigade in the series of skirmishes and battles, opening at Massaponax Creek and ending in the splendid victory at Chancellorsville: Wednesday, A. M., April 29th.--
on needed for the purpose after the struggle had begun. The admiration which the valor of the Confederate soldiers fighting against superior numbers and resources excited in Europe; the dazzling genius Major-generals commanding divisions and Corps: Federal generals killed in battle group no. 2 Philip Kearny Chantilly September 1, 1862. Isaac I. Stevens, Chantilly September 1, 1862. Israel B. Richardson, Antietam November 3, 1862. Amiel W. Whipple, Chancellorsville May, 7, 1863. Hiram G. berry, Chancellorsville May 3, 1863. Jesse L. Reno, South Mountain September 14, 1862. of some of the Confederate generals, and, in some measure, jealousy at the power of the United States have ranged the sympathies of the world during the war and ever since to a large degree on the side of the vanquished. Justice has hardly been done to the armies which arose time and again from sanguinary repulses, and from disasters more demoralizing than any repulse in the field, beca
e Virginia Military Institute at Lexington in 1848, and was a professor there until appointed captain of the Mobile Cadets early in 1861. He was made colonel of the Fifth Alabama and in October, 1861, was appointed brigadier-general. He served at the First Battle of Bull Run and at the battles of Seven Pines and Gaines' Mills, and distinguished himself in command of Rodes' Brigade, which was composed of Alabama troops in Hill's Division of Jackson's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. On May 7, 1863, General Rodes was appointed major-general and he commanded a division at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg in Ewell's Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. He also participated in the Wilderness campaign and in the operations in the Shenandoah valley, where he was killed in action at Winchester, September 19, 1864. Major-General George Edward Pickett (U. S.M. A. 1846) was born at Richmond, Virginia, June 28, 1828. He served in the Mexican War, receiving the brevet of first
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