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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 13: campaign in Virginia.-Bristol Station.-mine Run.-Wilderness. (search)
like Murat, was not averse to the pomp of war. The cavalry chief was in all his glory with his fighting jacket and dancing plume. The cavalry corps numbered-by the returns of the day before-seven thousand nine hundred and seventeen. Many squadrons were absent on picket and other detached duty, but at least five thousand sabers passed his front. It was an inspiring sight. The privates, who were graceful riders, owned the horses, which were generally good. From Camp Rappahannock, November 1, 1863, he wrote Mrs. Lee: I have just had a visit from my nephews, Fitz, John, and Henry. They looked very well. The former is going on a little expedition. As soon as I was left alone I committed them in a fervent prayer to the care and guidance of our heavenly Father. I think my rheumatism is better to-day. I have been through a great deal with comparatively little suffering. I have been wanting to review the cavalry for some time, and appointed to-day with fear and trembling. I had
Doc. 146.-report of General Joseph E. Johnston. Rebel operations in Mississippi and Louisiana. Meridian, Miss., Nov. 1, 1863. General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General: sir: The following report of my operations in the Department of Mississippi and East-Louisiana is respectfully offered as a substitute for the imperfect one forwarded by me from Jackson on May twenty-seventh, 1863. While on my way to Mississippi, where I thought my presence had become necessary, I received, in Mobile, on March twelfth, the following telegram from the Secretary of War, dated March ninth: Order General Bragg to report to the War Department for conference. Assume yourself direct charge of the Army of Middle Tennessee. In obedience to this order I at once proceeded to Tullahoma. On my arrival I informed the Secretary of War, by a telegram of March nineteenth, that General Bragg could not then be sent to Richmond, as he has ordered, on account of the critical condition of his
assigned them. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Joseph Hooker, Major-General Commanding. Colonel Wood's report. headquarters one hundred and Thirty-Sixth N. Y. V., in the field, Lookout Valley, near Chattanooga, Tenn., November 1, 1863. Captain B. F. Stone, A. A. A. G., Second Brigade: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the regiment under my command, since and including the twenty-sixth day of October, ultimo. On that day I was relie gained your badge, a proud distinction. Let your valor preserve unsullied the honor of the White Crescent. By command of Brigadier-General A. Von Steinwehr. Frederick W. Stone, A. A. G. headquarters Eleventh corps, Lookout Valley, Tenn., November 1, 1863. General orders, no. 5. It is with extreme pleasure that the Major-General Commanding communicates to the troops composing the Eleventh corps, and to the Second division of the Twelfth corps, the subjoined letter from the Major-General
Doc. 216.-the pursuit of Shelby. Gen. John McNeil's report. headquarters Frontier District, Fort Smith, November 1, 1863. General: I have the honor to report the following facts as the result of the expedition, to the command of which I was verbally ordered at St. Louis on the ninth of October: I arrived at Lebanon on the twelfth, and finding that Lieutenant-Colonel Quin Morton had marched to Linn Creek with a detachment of the Twenty-third Missouri infantry volunteers, and another of the Second Wisconsin cavalry, and that he expected to be joined by a detachment of the Sixth and Eighth cavalry, Missouri State militia, I ordered Major Eno, in command, to fall back on Lebanon, and proceeded to Buffalo, where I found Colonel John Edwards, Eighteenth Iowa volunteers, in command, with a few cavalry and some enrolled militia. I at once addressed myself to the work of concentrating force enough for pursuit when the enemy should cross the Osage on his retreat south. With
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 9.96 (search)
practicable to Kelley's; also appreciated the importance of the little steamboat, which will be ready for launching to-morrow or Saturday. General Meigs . . . approved of the Jasper branch scheme and gave me a message ordering the iron forwarded at once. 23d.--Steamboat ready to launch to-morrow. Railroad work progressing. 24th.--Steamer launched safely. 26th.--Work on boat progressing favorably; as many men are at work on her as can be employed. Extract from a letter dated Nov. 1st, 1863: I had urged forward the construction of the little steamer day and night, and started her with only a skeleton of a pilot-house, without waiting for a boiler-deck, which was put on afterward as she was being loaded. Her cabin is now being covered with canvas. On the 29th she made her first trip, with two barges, 34,000 rations, to Rankin's Ferry, and returned. I loaded two more barges during the night, and started at 4 o'clock A. M. on the 30th for Kelley's Ferry, forty-five miles
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 23: siege and capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. (search)
low yourself to be invested. At every risk save the troops, and if practicable move in this direction. Frank K. Gardner. This did not reach Gardner, for before he could receive it Port Hudson was invested, and the sad fruits of Jefferson Davis's interference with Johnston's orders were fast ripening. And all that Johnston could do for Pemberton, at that time, was to send him, by smugglers, about forty thousand percussion caps. General Joseph E. Johnston's Report to S. Cooper, November 1, 1863. When the victory at Champion Hills was won, Grant declared that the capture of Vicksburg was then secured. Yet he relaxed no vigilance or efforts. Now, when he felt certain that the post must soon fall into his hands, he made that event doubly sure by calling re-enforcements to his army. His effective men, after the assault, did not exceed twenty thousand in number, but to these were very soon added the divisions of General Lauman and four regiments from Memphis, with the divisi
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), I. First months (search)
bout putting guards over houses of Rebels; but, 1st, it is very wrong to punish a people en masse, without regard to their degree of guilt and without properly measuring the punishment; and, 2d, nothing so utterly and speedily demoralizes an army as permission to plunder. It is our custom to put guards over the houses that are inhabited; but, despite that, the cavalry and advanced guard take a good slice of the live-stock; forage, and vegetables. . . . Headquarters Army of the Potomac November 1, 1863 Buford was here last night, and said he thought he could just boolge across the river and scare the Rebels to death; which would certainly be a highly desirable event, for we should have quite a chance of a visit home. As it is, no resignations are accepted and scarcely a soul is allowed to go home, even for a visit of two or three days. The life here is miserably lazy; hardly an order to carry, and the horses all eating their heads off. The weather is fine, to be sure, and everybod
of the battle of Baker's Creek. Captain Barclay and Lieutenant Wilkinson, of Bowen's division, with fifty brave fellows of that command, are entitled to special mention for their gallant conduct on the night of the thirtieth of May, in burning the sunken gunboat Cincinnati, which they accomplished as far as practicable. I have the honor to be, General, Your obedient servant, J. C. Pemberton, Lieutenant-General. General Joseph E. Johnston's report. Meridian, Mississippi, November 1, 1863. General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General: Sir: The following report of my operations in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, is respectfully offered as a substitute for the imperfect one forwarded by me from Jackson on May twenty-seventh, 1863: While on my way to Mississippi, where I thought my presence had become necessary, I received, in Mobile, on March twelfth, the following telegram from the Secretary of War, dated March ninth: Order General Bragg to re
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 11.82 (search)
erify the original words used, I respectfully ask the Lieutenant-General Commanding to convey to the War Department the statement that nothing in the report was intended to reflect directly or indirectly on General Walker. The plan was mine, and the position held by General Walker was strictly in accordance with my orders. The misconception existing at Richmond is calculated to injure unjustly a meritorious officer, and I ask that this communication be forwarded. Respectfully, your obedient servant, R. Taylor, Major-General. First endorsement: Headquarters Department Trans-Mississippi, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1st November, 1863.--Respectfully forwarded. E. Kirby Smith, Lieutenant-General Commanding. Second endorsement. Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office, December 4th, 1863.--Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War. H. L. Clay, Assistant Adjutant-General. Third endorsement: Noted-File with report, 8th December, 1863. J. A. S., Secretary.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Lookout Valley, October 28, 1863. (search)
nth Alabama, five wounded, two officers and nine men missing; Forty-fourth Alabama, one killed, ten wounded, eleven missing; Forty-seventh Alabama, none; Forty-eighth Alabama, one mortally wounded, Capt. Eubanks, and three privates wounded. The loss of the enemy was evidently very great, much more so than ours. I am captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Jas. L. Sheffield, Col. Commanding Law's Brigade. Colonel Bratton's report. headquarters Jenkins's brigade, November 1st, 1863. Captain,--I have the honor to make the following report of the action of General Jenkins's brigade on the night of the 28th October. Having passed from our regular position on the line to the other side of Lookout mountain, in accordance with orders crossed Lookout creek near the railroad bridge and formed line of battle. The Sixth regiment (Major White) was sent to occupy a hill on the right of the road, and the Palmetto sharpshooters --one on the left. The rest of the brigade,
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