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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The Union and Confederate navies. (search)
-clads, tin-clads, unarmored boats, mortar-vessels. As the first demand for a flotilla came from the army, its early organization was directed by the War Department, although a naval officer was placed in command. The complications resulting from this arrangement, under which, as Foote said, every brigadier could interfere with him, were obviated, October 1st, 1862, by the transfer of the force to the Navy Department. Launch of the Dictator from the Delamater iron works, New York, December 27, 1863. The first step in the creation of the Mississippi flotilla was taken in May, 1861, by Commander John Rodgers, who, acting under the authority of the War Department, purchased at Cincinnati three river-steamboats, the Conestoga, Lexington, and Tyler, and altered them into gun-boats by strengthening their frames, lowering their machinery, and protecting their decks by heavy bulwarks. In August, the War Department made a contract with James B. Eads [see page 338], the famous enginee
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Exchange of prisoners. (search)
cluded my letter to him by saying, that in no event can we consent that the general release of prisoners, so distinctly required by the cartel, shall be evaded by partial deliveries. Accepting the present delivery as a step toward a general exchange on the principles of the cartel, I trust I may be permitted to express the hope that deliveries on the basis above indicated, will be continued until all the troops in confinement on both sides are released. The date of this letter was December 27th, 1863. Some two or three months afterward, I had a reason to believe that General Butler held views favorable to the restoration of the cartel, though in the interval of these dates very few deliveries were made, and I had no official information that a general release would take place. But I was confident that General Butler and I could discuss controverted questions in better temper than General Meredith, the Federal Agent of Exchange, and myself had manifested. Moreover, the informati
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 13: campaign in Virginia.-Bristol Station.-mine Run.-Wilderness. (search)
e rather than to make the attack, and as he about doubled us in numbers, I wished to have that advantage. I am greatly disappointed at his getting off with so little damage, but we do not know what is best for us. I believe a kind God has ordered all things for our good. In the latter part of December General W. H. F. Lee, still in prison, was overtaken by a great calamity. His wife and his two children died. When General Lee was informed of their death he wrote: Sunday Morning, December 27, 1863. Custis's dispatch which I received last night demolished all the hopes in which I had been indulging during the day of dear Charlotte's recovery. It has pleased God to take from us one exceedingly dear to us, and we must be resigned to his holy will. She, I trust, will enjoy peace and happiness forever, while we must patiently struggle on under all the ills that may be in store for us. What a glorious thought it is that she has joined her little cherubs and our angel Annie [his d
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 4.14 (search)
ies in the field. There were but two such, as we have seen, east of the Mississippi River and facing north: the Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee commanding, was on the south bank of the Rapidan, confronting the Army of the Potomac; the second, under General Joseph E. Johnston, General Johnston was relieved of the command of the Department of Tennessee by General Bragg, July 23d, 1863, and continued in command of the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. On December 27th, 1863, he assumed command of the Army of Tennessee, superseding Bragg.--editors. was at Dalton, Georgia, opposed to Sherman, who was still at Chattanooga. Besides these main armies, the Confederates had to guard the Shenandoah Valley--a great storehouse to feed their armies from — and their line of communications from Richmond to Tennessee. Forrest, a brave and intrepid cavalry general, was in the West, with a large force, making a larger command necessary to hold what we had gained in mi
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 13: occupations in 1863; exchange of prisoners. (search)
he United States, signed with the official signature of Robert Ould, Agent of Exchange, Confederate States, informing me that he was then on board of the Confederate States steamer Roanoke and desired an interview upon the subject of exchange. Deeming this to be an official recognition of the commissioner of exchange of the United States, on behalf of the belligerent authorities at Richmond, and an abnegation of the letter to General Hitchcock, commissioner of exchange, of the date of Dec. 27, 1863, refusing to treat with myself as commissioner of exchange on the part of the United States, I sent Major Mulford with a steamer, to officially inform Mr. Ould that I would confer with him as proposed, and suggested as a matter of comfort to both parties that he should meet me with his assistant at Fortress Monroe. Owing to the darkness and storminess of the weather, he was not able to come down the river until the following day. Upon meeting, Mr. Ould informed me that most of the so
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abert, John James, 1778-1863 (search)
Abert, John James, 1778-1863 Military engineer; born in Shepherdstown, Va., Sept. 27, 1778: was graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1811; soon afterwards resigned; studied law, and was admitted to the bar; served as a private soldier in the defence of the national capital in the War of 1812, and in 1814 was re-appointed to the army as a topographical engineer, becoming chief of the corps in 1838. He was associated with the construction of many of the early national works of engineering, and was one of the organizers of the National Institute of Science, which was merged into the Smithsonian Institution. He died in Washington, D. C., Dec. 27, 1863.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Tennessee, 1863 (search)
lry. MICHIGAN--9th Cavalry. OHIO--2d and 7th Cavalry. WISCONSIN--1st Cavalry. Dec. 27: Skirmish, Grisson's BridgeILLINOIS--117th Infantry (Detachment). INDIANA--89th Infantry (Detachment). Dec. 27: Skirmish near MoscowILLINOIS--9th Cavalry; 117th Infantry (Detachment). INDIANA--89th Infantry (Detachment). Dec. 27: Skirmish, LDec. 27: Skirmish, La FayetteILLINOIS--117th Infantry (Detachment). INDIANA--89th Infantry (Detachment). OHIO--95th Infantry (Detachment). Union loss (including Colliersville, Dec. 27), 2 wounded, 8 missing. Total, 10. Dec. 27: Skirmish, HuntingdonINDIANA--7th Cavalry. Dec. 27: Skirmish, ColliersvilleILLINOIS--6th and 9th Cavalry. IOWA--2d CavalrDec. 27: Skirmish, ColliersvilleILLINOIS--6th and 9th Cavalry. IOWA--2d Cavalry. OHIO--95th Infantry. Loss included in LaFayette, Dec. 27. Dec. 27: Skirmish, Talbot's StationINDIANA--2d and 4th Cavalry; 18th Indpt. Battery Light Arty. KENTUCKDec. 27: Skirmish, Talbot's StationINDIANA--2d and 4th Cavalry; 18th Indpt. Battery Light Arty. KENTUCKY--7th Cavalry. PENNSYLVANIA--9th Cavalry. TENNESSEE--1st Cavalry. WISCONSIN--1st Cavalry. Dec. 28: Skirmish and Action, Charlestown, CalhounKENTUCKY--23d Infantry
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
fayette December 4. Scout from Memphis, Tenn., December 10 (Co. M ). Operations against Forest and Chalmers till February, 1864. Colliersville, Tenn., December 27-28, 1863. Coldwater, Miss., December 29. Scout toward Hernando, Miss., January 3, 1864 (Cos. I, K ). Smith's Expedition from Colliersville, Tenn., to December 3. Wolf Bridge, near Moscow, December 3-4. Lafayette December 4. Operations against Chalmers and Forest till February, 1864. Colliersville December 27-28, 1863. Smith's Expedition from Colliersville to Okolona and West Point, Miss., February 11-26, 1864. West Point February 20-21. Okolona February 21.on November 26. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. March to Columbus, thence to Chattanooga and to Rossville, Ga. Regiment Veteranize December 27, 1863. Veterans on furlough January 11 to February 22, 1864. At Rossville till May 2. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 2-September 8. Demonstrations on Dalto
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Kentucky Volunteers. (search)
t, 1863. Operations against Morgan July 2-26. Burnside's march over Cumberland Mountains and Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. At Loudon September 4 to November 14. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Kingston November 7. Lenoir November 14-15. Campbell's Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Near Kingston November 24-December 4. Mossy Creek, Talbot Station, December 29. (Regiment reenlisted at Mossy Creek December 27, 1863.) Moved to Kentucky January, 1864, and Veterans on furlough February and March. Ordered to Camp Nelson, Ky., April 16; thence march to Knoxville, Tenn., and to Red Clay, Ga., and joined Sherman. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cartersville May 20. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operation
Baldwyn's Ferry May 13. Jackson May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Camp at Big Black till November. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., November 12, and guard Memphis & Charleston Railroad near that city till February, 1864. Lafayette, Tenn., December 27, 1863 (Detachment). Expedition to Wyatt's, Miss., February 6-18. Coldwater Ferry February 8. Near Senatobia February 8-9. Hickahala Creek February 10. Duty at Memphis till June. Sturgis' Expedition from Memphis to Ripley April 30-May 9. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13. Brice's or Tishamingo Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Davis Mills June 12. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Har
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