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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, July, 1863. (search)
ch is the Great Officer? Our milch cows are now going. To all which expressions Longstreet replied, shaking his head in a melancholy manner--Yes, madam, it's very sad-very sad; and this sort of thing has been going on in Virginia more than two years-very sad. We all slept in the open, and the heavy rain produced no effect upon our slumbers. I understand it is impossible to cross the lines by flag of truce. I therefore find myself in a dilemma about the expiration of my leave. 6th July, 1863 (Monday). Several horses were stolen last night, mine nearly so. It is necessary to be very careful, in order to prevent this misfortune. We started at 6.30, but got on very slowly, so blocked up was the road with wagons, some of which had been captured and burnt by the enemy yesterday. It now turned out that all Ewell's wagons escaped except thirty-eight, although, at one time, they had been all in the enemy's hands. At 8.30 we halted for a couple of hours, and Generals Lee, Lo
that the enemy are driven back. Mr.-- came home this evening; the other gentlemen are absent. We are going to bed, feeling that we are in God's hands. The wires are cut between this and The Junction, and there is every indication that the Yankees are near. The telegraph operator has gone off, and great anxiety is felt about the village. There are no Government stores here of any sort; I trust that the Yankees know that, and will not think us worth the trouble of looking after. July 6, 1863, Monday morning. The hope I expressed in my last line on Saturday night was delusive. About one o'clock I was awakened by E. leaning over me, and saying in a low, tremulous tone, Mother, get up, the Yankees are come. We sprang up, and there they were at the telegraph office, immediately opposite. In an instant the door was broken down with a crash, and the battery and other things thrown out. Axes were at work cutting down the telegraph-poles, while busy hands were tearing up the ra
valuable auxiliary. I remain, General, Your obedient servant, B. M. Prentiss, Major-General. Colonel Benton's official report. Helena, Arkansas, July 6, 1863. Editor Nonlpareil: Council Bluffs (Iowa) Nonpareil, August 1, 1863. I send you herewith, for publication a copy of my official report of the part taken byavorable treatment. Yours truly, Thomas H. Benton, Jr. Official report. headquarters twenty-Ninth regiment Iowa volunteer infantry, Helena, Ark., July 6, 1863. Colonel: I have the honor to make the following report of the part taken in the engagement of the fourth instant, by my regiment. My men were drawn up in Commanding Second Brigade, Thirteenth Division of Thirteenth Army Corps. Lieut.--Colonel Pase's report. headquarters First Indiana cavalry, Helena, July 6, 1863. M. W. Benjamin, A. A. A. G., Headquarters Colonel Clayton, Commanding Cavalry Brigade, Helena, Arkansas: sir: In obedience to orders, I herewith transmit
Doc. 25.-the siege of Vicalb Ksburgh, Miss. General Grant's official report. official reports of the various battles, etc., mentioned in this report will be found under their proper dates in the previous volumes of the record. headquarters Department of the Tennessee, Vicksburgh, Miss., July 6, 1863. Colonel: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the army of the Tennessee, and cooperating forces, from the date of my assuming the immediate command of the expedition against Vicksburgh, Mississippi, to the reduction of that place. From the moment of taking command in person, I became satisfied that Vicksburgh could only be turned from. the south side, and, in accordance with this conviction, I prosecuted the work on the canal, which had been located by Brigadier-General Williams, across the peninsula, on the Louisiana side of the river, with all vigor, hoping to make a channel which would pass transports for moving the army and carrying
Doc. 111.-the battle of Helena. see Doos. Page 185, ante. Report of Lieutenant-Colonel Heath. headquarters Thirty-Third Missouri volunteers, Helena, Ark, July 6, 1863. Colonel: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the Thirty-third Missouri volunteers in the action of the fourth inst. Companies D and F manned the heavy guns in Fort Curtis; company A the guns in battery A; company C the guns in battery B; company E the guns in battery C, supported by company H, acting as sharp-shooters; company B the guns in battery D, supported by companies G, I, and K, acting as sharp-shooters. The first assault of the enemy in force was made at four o'clock A. M. upon batteries A, C, and D simultaneously. In front of batteries A and D they were handsomely checked before any advantage had been gained, but the entire Missouri brigade of Parsons (said to have been personally directed by Major-General Sterling Price) charging furiously upon battery C,
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Du Pont's attack at Charleston. (search)
anding should be made at Sullivan's Island, for the defense of whose long line only about six hundred Confederate troops could be made available. Upon the failure to carry Battery Wagner by assault, General Gillmore besieged it until it was at last taken by regular approaches, the enemy evacuating it and the whole island on the 7th of September, when our engineers had pushed their trenches up to its ditch. During all the operations against Wagner, Admiral Dahlgren [succeeded Du Pont, July 6th, 1863] gave the army his most vigorous support by the fire of his monitors and the Ironsides. On the 17th of August, in one of the many engagements with this fort, Commander George W. Rodgers, Admiral l)ahlgren's chief-of-staff, was killed, while temporarily commanding the Catskill, the same monitor he had commanded under Admiral Du Pont in the action of the 7th of April. He had taken his ship very close to the enemy, resolved that no one should be closer than he, when a heavy shot struck th
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 23: siege and capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. (search)
cClernand. He also made the diversion in his favor already mentioned, which, Grant said, resulted in the increase of our mortality list full fifty per cent., without advancing our position or giving us other advantages. See Grant's Report, July 6, 1863. Two hours later, McClernand informed Grant that he had lost no ground; that some of his men were in two of the forts, which were commanded by the rifle-pits in the rear, and that he was hard pressed. He had really gained no substantial advanmissing. Of the wounded, he said, many were but slightly wounded, and continued on duty; many more required but a few days or weeks for their recovery. Not more than one-half of the wounded were permanently disabled. --General Grant's Report, July 6, 1863. The 37,000 prisoners were not all captured at Vicksburg. The number there paroled, including 6,000 of the sick and wounded in the hospitals, was 27,000, of whom only 11000 were reported fit for duty. The generous terms of surrender, and
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
ons in Charleston harbor, or made his way past the batteries (thus verifying the assertion of Admiral DuPont, that the force of Monitors was not equal to the occasion), he had shown great pertinacity in sticking to the work assigned him, and had given all the aid in his power to the land-batteries under General Gillmore. The following review of the services of Admiral Dahlgren when in command of the South Atlantic squadron will give a fair insight into the value of his work: On the 6th of July, 1863, Rear-Admiral DuPont delivered to Rear-Admiral Dahlgren the command of the forces occupying the coast of South Carolina, Georgia, and part of Florida. This force, which consisted of 70 vessels of all classes, was scattered along the coast for a distance of 300 miles; there was no concentration, the object being rather to distribute the vessels in such amanner as to enforce an efficient blockade. When Dahlgren took command, the Navy Department was much more liberal towards him than i
ings, Nov. 12, 1864 4 Cashtown, July 5, 1863 1 In action, June 12, 1864 1 Waynesboro, Mch. 2, 1865 1 Hagerstown, July 6, 1863 8 White Oak Swamp, June 14, 1864 1 Petersburg, April 3, 1865 2 Boonsboro, July 9, 1863 2 Malvern Hill, June 15, 186tysburg, Pa., July 1, 1863 6 Meadow Bridge, Va., May 13, 1864 2 Deep Creek, Va., April 3, 1865 1 Williamsport, Md., July 6, 1863 2 Cold Harbor, Va., June 2, 1864 3 Namozine Church, Va., April 3, ‘65 3 Boonsboro, Md,, July 8, 1863 5 White Oak SwMonterey 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 hetysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863 1 Meadow Bridge, Va., May 12, 1864 2 Winchester, Va., Nov. 18, 1864 2 Williamsport, Md., July 6, 1863 1 Hawes's Shop, Va., May 28, 1864 18 Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865 1 Boonsboro, Md., July 8, 1863 3 Cold Harbor, V
alry 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'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.             July 14, 1863.             6th Michigan Cavalry Kilpatrick's Ca
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