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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXX. September, 1863 (search)
fallen back toga strong position; and at this distance we know not whether it be practicable to flank him or to cut his communications. It is said Gen. Breckinridge commanded only 1600 men, losing 1300 of them! Gen. Cooper and the Secretary of War have not been permitted to fill up his division; the first probably having no desire to replenish the dilapidated command of an aspiring political general. A Mr. G. Preston Williams, of Eden, Chatham County, Ga., writes to the President, Sept. 7th, 1863, saying he has lost three sons in the war, freely given for independence; His fourth son is at home on furlough, but he shall not return unless the President gives up his obstinacy, and his favorites-Bragg, Pemberton, Lovell, etc. He charges the President with incapacity, if not wickedness, and says our independence would have been won ere this, but for the obstacles thrown by him in the way. He threatens revolution within a revolution, when Congress meets, unless the President reforms,
McReynolds at the time of the engagement, on the morning of the fifteenth June last. I respectfully ask that they may be examined, together with some officer of the Thirteenth Pennsylvania cavalry. R. H. Milroy, Major-General U. S. Vols. September 7, 1863. The Court is of the opinion that the testimony above alluded to is not requisite to enable it to comply fully with the orders under which it is now acting. Robert N. Scott, Captain Fourth U. S. Infantry, Judge-Advocate. September 7, September 7, 1863. To the Court of Inquiry convened by Order No. 346. Major-General Milroy supposing that the change of order under which the Court is acting may in some measure modify its views of the testimony to be received, again asks that Major-General Hooker may be summoned to give evidence upon the points already stated. He also asks that Major-General Halleck, General-in-Chief of the army, may be summoned for the purpose of explaining the telegrams introduced at the beginning of the examinati
Doc. 131.-expedition to Monroe County, Ky. Captain Stone's official report. Glasgow, Kentucky, September 7, 1863. Major Samuel Martin: sir: I have the honor of reporting to you the result of my expedition into Monroe County, Kentucky, having received orders from yourself, on the third instant, to take all the men who had serviceable horses, of your battalion, and proceed to Monroe County, Kentucky, for the purpose of bringing into Glasgow for safety some Government property, said to be deposited on Peters Creek, in Monroe County, Kentucky. I started on the evening of the third instant from Glasgow, Kentucky, with eleven men beside myself. We <*>ravelled fourteen miles that evening and camped for the night. On the morning of the fourth instant we rode into Tompkinsville, where we had some horses shod; then riding out of town two miles, we camped for the night. On the morning of the fifth instant we went to Bethlehem meeting-house; then went to the Widow Lane's, and
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
not been secured. A fall campaign into Pennsylvania, with the hands of our soldiers untied, not for indiscriminate plunder — demoralizing and undisciplining the army — but a campaign for a systematic and organized retaliation and punishment, would arouse the popular mind to the uncertainty and insecurity of Pennsylvania. This would react upon the representatives in Congress, strengthening the Democrats, and mollifying even to the hard shell of fanaticism itself. --Richmond Enquirer, September 7, 1863. When the railway from Warrenton to the Rappahannock was repaired, Meade asked permission of the General-in-Chief to move rapidly upon Fredericksburg and seize the heights there, so as to make that point a base of operations against Richmond. Halleck opposed the project, and Meade was compelled to go forward from Warrenton in the beaten track, if at all. He did so early on the morning of the 7th of November, General Sedgwick, with the Fifth and Sixth Corps, composing the right win
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 4: campaign of the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro'to Chattanooga. (search)
to them. In earlier times it was the habitation of a band of robbers, who murdered and plundered emigrants and traders when descending the Tennessee River. through the Lookout Mountain passes, and with his cavalry on his extreme right, threaten Bragg's railway communications between Dalton and Resaca Bridge, while his left and center should move through other passes upon the Confederate front Anticipating this, when he discovered that the main army was below, Bragg abandoned Chattanooga, Sept. 7, 8, 1863. passed through the gaps of the Missionaries' Ridge The writer was informed by the late John Ross (see page 476, volume I.), the eminent Cherokee chief that this undulating ridge, which passes three miles east of Chattanooga and rises about three hundred feet above the Tennessee River, was named the Missionaries' Ridge because missionaries among the Cherokees had a station on the southeastern slope of it. The site of Chattanooga was known as Ross's Landing, the chief having a w
16 1 10 11 125   C 1 9 10   19 19 111   D 1 10 11 1 7 8 125   E   8 8 1 10 11 126   F 1 7 8   7 7 121   G 2 11 13 1 17 18 121   H   13 13 1 15 16 120   I 1 12 13   13 13 121   K   16 16   14 14 112 Totals 8 114 122 6 129 135 1,216 122 killed == 10 per cent. Total of killed and wounded, 448, died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 19. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. Stone's River, Tenn. 52 Marietta, Ga. 4 Will's Valley, Ga., Sept. 7, 1863 1 Peach Tree Creek, Ga. 1 Chickamauga, Ga. 24 Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864 1 Train-guard, Tenn., Oct. 8, 1863 1 Siege of Atlanta 2 Missionary Ridge, Tenn. 3 Spring Hill, Tenn. 9 Resaca, Ga. 6 Franklin, Tenn. 6 Dallas, Ga. 2 Nashville, Tenn. 6 Kenesaw Mountain, Ga. 4     Present, also, at Shiloh; Siege of Corinth; Rocky Face Ridge; Adairsville; Jonesboro. notes.--Organized at Mansfield, in October, 1861, the recruits coming from the State at large. It
ison minimum to-morrow morning, just about two o'clock? Respectfully, your obedient servant, Thomas Jordan, Chief of Staff. Report of the evacuation of Morris Island, with endorsed remarks of the commanding General. Charleston, September 7, 1863. Captain William F. Nance, A. A. G., First Military District, Dept. S. C., Ga., and Fla.: Captain: I have the honor to make the following report of the evacuation of Morris Island, including Batteries Wagner and Gregg, by the troops undely that they should be ultimately destroyed, with as much of the works as practicable, when further defence was abandoned. The conference was then adjourned until an answer should be received to application for oarsmen. Charleston, S. C., September 7, 1863. On the morning of the sixth instant, the despatches herewith, marked A, and subsequently a letter, marked B, from Colonel L. M. Keitt, commanding Confederate States forces on Morris Island, having been received, reporting that Battery W
alton, Georgia, holding the railroad to Atlanta. Longstreet had failed at Knoxville, and after a winter of hardship in the unfriendly mountain regions was to make his way back to Lee for the final struggle. This bridge was the last link in the connection by rail between Nashville and Chattanooga, and the Federal engineers at once set about rebuilding it so that trains might be run into the latter city, which was now made a military post. The original structure was destroyed by Bragg September 7, 1863, when he withdrew from Chattanooga, outflanked by Rosecrans. Grant had saved the Army of the Cumberland and Chattanooga, and Sherman had pressed forward to the relief of Burnside at Knoxville, driving off Longstreet. Chattanooga and Knoxville, now occupied by the Federals, were to become new bases for still greater and more aggressive operations by Sherman against the Confederate Army in Georgia the following year. Country hard to hold Whiteside Valley, Tennessee. Over such d
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), The actions with the forts (search)
strongest fleet, in the point of efficiency, weight of metal, and actual fighting qualities, that existed in that day. Month after month, Charleston was assailed both by water and land. Under the direction of General Gillmore and General Terry, breaching batteries were erected in the marshes, and although most of the outlying earthworks and batteries were taken, many determined assaults were repulsed. Fort Wagner, on Morris Island, continued its brave and determined resistance until September 7, 1863, when it was evacuated just as a strong force of three thousand troops was ready to make the third assault. Although reduced to nothing but a pile of brick dust and debris, Sumter did not surrender, though day and night the fire of heavy guns from both the war-ships and the heavy artillery of the army was kept up. Charleston's defense was something for her citizens to look back upon with pride. It was neither the Federal army nor navy that caused her downfall, but, as a contempora
f its honored ancestors lie shattered where the ruins of fair mansions look down upon the scene. The cannonading that wrought this havoc was conducted by the Federal army under General Q. A. Gillmore after the failure of Admiral S. F. Du Pont's attack of April 7, 1863. The bombardment of the city was begun on August 21, 1863, by the famous gun, the ‘Swamp Angel,’ to enforce the evacuation of Fort Sumter. But Sumter, though reduced to a shapeless mass of ruins, did not surrender. On September 7, 1863, however, Gillmore succeeded in capturing Battery Wagner and Battery Gregg, on the northern part of Morris Island. One 30-pounder Parrott gun sent 4,523 shells toward the city, many of them landing within it destructively. Shall the spring dawn, and she, still clad in smiles, And with an unscathed brow, Rest in the strong arms of her palm-crowned isles, As fair and free as now? We know not; in the temple of the Fates God has inscribed her doom: And, all untroubled in her faith, she w
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