Your search returned 64 results in 49 document sections:

1 2 3 4 5
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 4.27 (search)
Drewry's bluff. taken by permission from the North American review for March, 1887, and condensed. by G. T. Beauregard, General, C. S. A. On the 23d of April, 1864, at Weldon, N. C., I assumed command of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia. It included Virginia, south of the James and Appomattox, and all that portion of North Carolina east of the mountains. General Beauregard was succeeded in command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida (April 19th, 1864) by Major-General Samuel Jones.--editors. The War Department was closely engaged at that time with certain operations against Plymouth and New Berne, from which great results were expected at Richmond, but about which the enemy was not much concerned, as the main object of his campaign could in no wise be affected or seriously disturbed by such a diversion. I did not consider this move judicious on the part of the Government, because, irrespective of other considerations, it occasi
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 5.35 (search)
had resolved themselves by reason of preceding events, and in due time with wonderful precision laid out the work which each one should undertake. His written instructions to me at Nashville were embraced in the two letters of April 4th and April 19th, 1864, both in his own handwriting, which I still possess, and which, in my judgment, are as complete as any of those of the Duke of Wellington contained in the twelve volumes of his published letters and correspondence. With the month of May c turn with a feeling of extreme delicacy to the conduct of that other campaign from Chattanooga to Atlanta, Savannah, and Raleigh, which with liberal discretion was committed to me by General Grant in his minute instructions of April 4th and April 19th, 1864. To all military students these letters must be familiar, because they have been published again and again, and there never was and never can be raised a question of rivalry or claim between us as to the relative merits of the manner in whi
Brigade of Casey's Division, and on March 30, 1862 embarked at Alexandria for the Peninsula campaign. The Ninety-third was detailed, May 21, 1862, as a guard at General Headquarters, and was retained on that duty successively by Generals Burnside, Hooker and Meade. The regiment was among the first to reenlist, going home in January, 1864, on the usual thirty days furlough allowed to veteran or reenlisted regiments. After nearly two years service at Army Headquarters, it was ordered on April 19, 1864, to report to General Birney's Division for duty, where it was assigned to Hays's (2d) Brigade. Under command of Colonel Crocker, the regiment earned new laurels at the Wilderness, in which it lost 17 officers and 243 men killed and wounded, out of 433 who were engaged, its gallantry in battle eliciting the hearty thanks of its division commander. The Ninety-third was a great favorite at headquarters on account of its superior discipline, drill, and general efficiency. Having reenlist
ave but little fear of the result. The rains have now continued so long that it will be impossible to move earlier than the 25th, so I will set that date for making your concentration. All men afloat could then be sent up York River as you proposed, to conceal our real design, if you were not then ready to move. I am, General, very truly, your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. [no. 20. Seepage 637.] Headquarters armies in the field. Culpepper Court-House, Va., April 19, 1864. Maj.-Gen. B. F. Butler, Commanding Department of North Carolina and Virginia: General:--I send Lieutenant-Colonel Dent, of my staff, with this, not with the view of changing any instructions heretofore given, but more particularly to secure full co-operation between your command and that of General Meade. I will, as you understand, expect you to move from Fortress Monroe the same day General Meade starts from here. The exact time I will telegraph as soon as it can be fixed. At pre
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 17 (search)
s, I will be absolved from all obligations to subsist on our own resources, and will feel perfectly justified in taking whatever and wherever we can find. I will inspire my command, if successful, with the feeling that beef and salt are all that is absolutely necessary to life, and that parched corn once fed General Jackson's army on that very ground. As ever, your friend and servant, W. T. Sherman, Major-General. Headquarters Armbes in the field, Culpepper Court-house, Virginia, April 19, 1864. Major-General W. T. Sherman, commanding Military Division of the Mississippi. General: Since my letter to you of April 4th I have seen no reason to change any portion of the general plan of campaign, if the enemy remain still and allow us to take the initiative. Rain has continued so uninterruptedly until the last day or two that it will be impossible to move, however, before the 27th, even if no more should fall in the mean time. I think Saturday, the 30th, will probably be the da
Doc. 138.-secret rebel circular. Proofs of Plotting in 1860. Huntsville, Ala., Tuesday, April 19, 1864. I have to-day come in possession of a secret circular, issued in Charleston five months before the firing on Sumter. The document is genuine. It is signed by one of the wealthiest and ablest lawyers of South-Carolina, and the copy which I inclose to the Tribune was addressed to one of the most prominent and influential citizens of Alabama--a Huntsville rebel whom General Logan ordered south of our lines. It should be borne in mind that this circular was issued before the meeting of the Congress of the of 1861-62--before the introduction of the Crittenden resolutions — before the Peace Congress. Yet now, after nearly three years of unparalleled war, you find incompetent officers and unworthy citizens proposing these same disclaimers and overtures. Executive chamber, the 1860 Association, Charleston, Nov. 10, 1860. In September last, several gentlemen of Cha
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), Naval chronology 1861-1865: important naval engagements of the Civil war March, 1861-June, 1865 (search)
mp, arms, and flag on Atchafalaya River, La. April, 1864. April 1, 1864. U. S. Army stmr. Maple Leaf blown up by torpedo in St. John's River, Fla. April 5, 1864. Fight betweeen gunboats and guerrillas at Hickman, Ky. April 12, 1864. Adml. Porter's Red River fleet attacked at Blair's Plantation by 2000 Confed. infantry on shore, who are beaten off. April 14, 1864. Gunboat expedition from Butler's army captures prisoners and stores at Smith-field, Va. April 19, 1864. Attack on Federal vessels under Lieut.-Comdr. C. W. Flusser by Confed. ram Albemarle, Comdr. J. W. Cooke, at Plymouth, N. C.; sinking of U. S. S. South-field and death of Flusser. April 23, 1864. U. S. gunboat Petrel captured by Confederates on the Yazoo River. April 25, 1864. Confederates in strong force attacked 3 of Adml. Porter's gunboats on the Red River. May, 1864. May 6, 1864. U. S. gunboat Commodore Jones blown up by Confed. torpedo in James Riv
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Meeting at the White Sulphur Springs. (search)
ill sally out and attack Forrest wherever he may be. General Grierson may seize all the horses and mules in Memphis to mount his men and be ready for the arrival of General Sturgis, and Buckland's brigade of infantry should be ready to move out with the cavalry. W. T. Sherman, Major-General Commanding. To further show the great danger apprehended from Forrest at this time and the number of troops held to watch him, I cite the following dispatch from General Sherman: Nashville, April 19, 1864. To General Rawling, Chief of Staff, Washington, D. C.: . . . At Memphis are Buckland's brigade of splendid troops (two thousand), three other white regiments, one black artillery at Fort Pickering, twelve hundred strong; about, one thousand men floating, who are camped in the fort; near four thousand black troops; three thousand enrolled and armed militia, and all Grierson's cavalry, ten thousand nine hundred and eighty-three, according to my last returns, of which surely not over th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Expedition to Hardy and Hampshire. (search)
I am, Major, most respectfully, Your obedient servant, Thos. L. Rosser, Brigadier-General. Major H. B. McClellan, A. A. General Stuart's Cavalry Corps. Endorsements. Headquarters cavalry corps A. N. V., April 7th, 1864. Respectfully forwarded. The bold and successful enterprise herein reported furnishes additional proofs of General Rosser's merit as a commander, and adds fresh laurels to that veteran brigade, so signalized for valor already. J. E. B. Stuart, Major-General. Headquarters Army Northern Va., 19th April, 1864. Respectfully forwarded for the information of the War Department. General Rosser acquitted himself with great credit in this expedition. R. E. Lee, General. Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War, by order, Samuel W. Melton, Major & A. A. G. A. & I. G. O., 30th April, 1864. A. G.--Noted General Rosser exhibited both judgment and valor, and accomplished valuable resulsts in this expedition. J. A. S., Sec'y. 4th May, 1864.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shafter, William Rufus 1835- (search)
Shafter, William Rufus 1835- Military officer; born in Kalamazoo county, Mich., Oct. 16, 1835; received a common school education; entered the National army as first lieutenant in the 7th Michigan Infantry, Aug. 22, 1861; became major of the 19th Michigan Infantry, Sept. 5, 1862; was promoted lieutenant-colonel, June 5, 1863; colonel of the 17th United States Colored Infantry, April 19. 1864; and was brevetted brigadier-general of volunteers. March 13, 1865. He was commissioned lieutenantcolonel in the regular army in January, 1867, and was promoted brigadier-general in May, 1897. When the American-Spanish War began he was appointed major-general of volunteers and ordered to Tampa, Fla., to command the invading William Rufus Shafter. army of Cuba. He conducted the military operations which ended in the surrender of Santiago de Cuba in July, 1898. Shafter was selected to lead the American troops in Cuba, according to General Corbin, on account of his rank and conceded abili
1 2 3 4 5