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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 58: conclusion. (search)
escape the attention of the reader how persistent were the naval officers who commanded the Western Squadron in keeping open two rivers, which were in all cases the keys to the situation. Only two important points on the seacoast had been maintained by the enemy — Charleston and Wilmington — but, though they flourished for a time, afforded great assistance to the Confederate cause, and kept up the drooping spirits of the infatuated Confederacy, the rebellion received its death-blow on July 4th, 1863. Its after-struggles were only like those of the dying lion, that for a short time exhibits his greatest strength without power to do any injury in his dying throes, no matter how much prolonged. At the end of the war the United States Government had just begun to realize its strength, and those who had the direction of its affairs might well feel proud of the great Army and Navy which stood ready, now that the intestine troubles were over, to take in hand those who had so insolently
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, V. (search)
out cutting him from his base a week after he had no base. Pemberton divided his own strength instead of falling on him with the whole of it, when his was scattered. Pemberton ignored all of Johnston's better recommendations, ending by refusing the advice to let Vicksburg go, and escape with his army at least. All these follies had been committed by Pemberton; but we must also remember that Grant knew Pemberton was the man to commit them, and fought his campaign accordingly. And so on July 4, 1863, Vicksburg surrendered. Pemberton remained seated with his staff as Grant came up on their veranda. None of them seem to have been of the mettle that loses gracefully; but in the words of a gentleman, the Comte de Paris, As victory put Grant in a position to be indifferent to this, he affected not to notice it, and, addressing Pemberton, asked him how many rations were needed for his army. Consideration for people in distress was, after the fact of surrender, his first thought here, as
d the general circulation of journals printed hundreds of miles from the seat of war. by the latter to the popular forum, where — especially in Ohio — it was continued with decided frankness as well as remarkable pertinacity and vehemence. And one natural consequence of such discussion was to render the Democratic party more decidedly, openly, palpably, anti-War than it had hitherto been. Perhaps the very darkest days that the Republic ever saw were the ten which just preceded the 4th of July, 1863--when our oft-beaten Army of the Potomac was moving northward to cover Washington and Baltimore — when Milroy's demolition at Winchester seemed to have filled the bitter cup held to our lips at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville — when tidings of the displacement of Hooker by Meade, just on the eve of a great, decisive battle, were received with a painful surprise by many sad, sinking hearts — when Grant was held at bay by Vicksburg and Banks by Port Hudson; while Rosecrans had for
,245 present for duty. To this should be added Ross's (13th) Division, stationed in Arkansas, which also belonged to the Thirteenth Corps, but which did not take part in the Vicksburg campaign. This division fought the battle of Helena, Ark, July 4, 1863. The battle of Port Gibson, May 1, 1863, was fought almost entirely by the Thirteenth Corps, its losses in that action aggregating 125 killed, 678 wounded, and 23 missing; total, 826. The battle of Champion's Hill was fought by the Thirtee following casualties are worthy of note; they indicate clearly the hard fighting done by this arm of the service.   Killed. Wounded. Captured and Missing. Total. Beverly Ford, Va., June 9, 1863 81 403 382 866 Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-4, 1863 90 352 407 849 Gettysburg campaign, June 12--July 24, not including Gettysburg 219 866 1,471 2,556 Brandy Station, Va., Aug. 1, 1863 21 104 20 145 Mine Run, Va., Nov. 26--Dec. 2, 1863 28 119 77 224 Wilderness, Va., May 5-7, 1864 97 4
1862 4 Todd's Tavern, Va., May 6, 1864 8 Opequon, Va., Sept. 19, 1864 11 Manassas, Va., Aug. 30, 1862 15 Beaver Dam, Va., May 9, 1864 2 Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, 1864 7 Brentsville, Va., Jan. 9, 1863 3 Yellow Tavern, Va., May 11, 1864 14 Picket, Va., Dec. 14, 1864 1 Fort Scott, Va., Jan. 12, 1863 1 Milford Station May 20, 1864 1 Dinwiddie, Va., March 30, 1865 3 Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863 14 Hawes's Shop, Va., May 28, 1864 6 Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865 8 Monterey Md. July 4, 1863 4 Old Church, Va., May 30, 1864 2 Willow Springs, D. T., Aug. 12, 1865 2 Hagerstown, Md,, July 6, 1863 2 Cold Harbor, Va., June 1-6, 1864 5 Place unknown 3 notes.--This regiment, with one exception, sustained the heaviest loss in action of any cavalry regiment in the war. It was organized at Detroit in August, 1861, and left the State on September 29, with 1,144 officers and men. It went into winter quarters at Frederick, Md., but in February, 1862, moved into Virginia, joining B
igan Cavalry Kilpatrick's Cavalry 10 43 20 73 1st Vermont Cavalry Kilpatrick's Cavalry 13 25 27 65 5th Michigan Cavalry Kilpatrick's Cavalry 8 30 18 56 3d Indiana Cavalry Buford's Cavalry 6 21 5 32 Morgan's Raid, Ky.             July 4, 1863.             25th Michigan ------------ ---------- 6 23 -- 29 20th Kentucky ------------ ---------- 5 16 -- 21 Helena, Ark.             July 4, 1863.             33d Iowa Salomon's Thirteenth 19 50 16 85 33d Missouri Salomon'July 4, 1863.             33d Iowa Salomon's Thirteenth 19 50 16 85 33d Missouri Salomon's Thirteenth 16 25 9 50 Hagerstown, Md.             July 6, 1863.             18th Penn. Cavalry Kilpatrick's Cavalry 8 21 59 88 1st Vermont Cavalry Kilpatrick's Cavalry 6 14 63 83 Donaldsonville, La.             July 13, 1863.             174th New York Grover's Nineteenth 18 29 7 54 30th Massachusetts Grover's Nineteenth 8 39 1 48 161st New York Grover's Nineteenth 7 39 7 53 falling Waters, Md.             Ju
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington, Chapter 15: Confederate losses — strength of the Confederate Armies--casualties in Confederate regiments — list of Confederate Generals killed — losses in the Confederate Navy. (search)
37th Georgia Bates's Stewart's 3 45 -- 48 Liberty Gap, Tenn.             June 25, 1863.             2d Arkansas Liddell's Cleburne's 14 35 10 59 5th Arkansas Liddell's Cleburne's 5 10 7 22 Vicksburg, Miss.             May 18--July 4, 1863             3d Louisiana Hebert's Forney's 49 119 7 175 6th Missouri Cockrell's Bowen's 33 133 -- 166 27th Louisiana Shoup's Smith's 58 96 -- 154 2d Texas Moore's Forney's 39 65 -- 104 36th Mississippi Hebert's Forney's 28 72 1 Forney's 20 82 -- 102 2d Missouri Cockrell's Bowen's 17 89 -- 106 3d Missouri Cockrell's Bowen's 18 83 -- 101 38th Mississippi Hebert's Forney's 35 37 -- 72 26th Louisiana Shoup's Smith's 28 44 -- 72 Helena, Ark.             July 4, 1863.             7th Missouri Parsons's Price's 16 124 53 193 36th Arkansas McRae's Price's 21 70 68 158 Gettysburg, Pa.             July 1-3, 1863.             26th North Carolina Pettigrew'
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 14 (search)
to him who she was, and asking him to give her the earliest opportunity to see her son. The distance was fully twenty miles, but off she started, and I afterward learned that my letter had enabled her to see her son, who had escaped unharmed. Later in the day I got by telegraph General Grant's notice of the negotiations for surrender; and, by his directions, gave general orders to my troops to be ready at a moment's notice to cross the Big Black, and go for Joe Johnston. The next day (July 4, 1863) Vicksburg surrendered, and orders were given for at once attacking General Johnston. The Thirteenth Corps (General Ord) was ordered to march rapidly, and cross the Big Black at the railroad-bridge; the Fifteenth by Messinger's, and the Ninth (General Parkes) by Birdsong's Ferry — all to converge on Bolton. My corps crossed the Big Black during the 5th and 6th of July, and marched for Bolton, where we came in with General Ord's troops; but the Ninth Corps was delayed in crossing at Bird
established his line of communication with Old Point, and received large reenforcements. The weather is blazing hot--ninety-six degrees of Fahrenheit in the shade — and a week of such fierce suns acting on the impenetrable morass which protects his flank will probably reduce his army to one half its actual number. But then it will also decimate our own force. Let us hope for the best. Patience, says Sancho Panza, and shuffle the cards. Richmond Examiner account. Richmond, July 4, 1863. The battle of Tuesday was perhaps the fiercest and most sanguinary of the series of bloody conflicts that have signalized each of the last seven days. We have already adverted to the part played in the action by Gen. Jackson and others, but, as yet, have made little mention of the operations upon the occasion of Gen. Magruder and the troops under his command. We now propose to give such particulars as we have obtained on the field after the battle. Early on Tuesday morning the ene
a slight sketch of the part we took in the great battle. It is very imperfect, and many things are left out I should like to have put in; but I think I have taken up space enough any way; so for the rest, if God spares my life, and my memory serves me, you must wait till about nine months from now, and I will try, if agreeable, to favor you. So, for the present, good by. John W. Plummer. Major A. G. Brady's report. headquarters Seventeenth regiment Conn. Vols., Gettysburg, Pa., July 4, 1863. General: In compliance with instructions from headquarters, I have the honor to make the following report of the part taken by the Seventeenth Regiment Connecticut volunteers, in the engagement of the first, second, and third instant. The regiment reached Gettysburg between one and two o'clock P. M. of the first instant, and was marched with the other regiments of the brigade, through, and to the lower end of the town, and then halted for a moment. Four companies were immediately
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