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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 13: campaign in Virginia.-Bristol Station.-mine Run.-Wilderness. (search)
close proximity. Once more General Grant, deeming it impracticable, he said, to make any further attack upon the enemy at Spottsylvania Court House, drew his troops from Lee's front on the night of the 20th and started on another flank march, this time for the North Anna; but when his leading corps, the Fifth, reached that stream on the afternoon of the 23d Lee was there too, still between his capital and his enemy, where he again exclaimed, Check! To Mrs. Lee, from Hanover Junction, May 23, 1864, the general wrote: General Grant, having apparently become tired of forcing his passage through, began on the night of the 20th to move around our right toward Bowling Green, placing the Mattapony River between us. Fearing he might unite with Sheridan and make a sudden and rapid move upon Richmond, I determined to march to this point so as to be in striking distance of Richmond, and be able to intercept him. The army is now south of the North Anna. We have the advantage of being nearer
adfully, and he has not been seen. God grant that he may be only a prisoners We suppose that it would have been known to the fragment of his battery which is left, if he had fallen. May 18th, 1864. W. B. certainly captured. I thank God for it, as the least of casualties. Generals Lee and Grant still fighting. On the south side, Beauregard has driven Butler to Bermuda Hundreds, where he is under shelter of his gunboats. Oh! when will this fearful state of things end? May 23d, 1864. Our young relative, Lieutenant G., a member of General Stuart's staff, who was always near his person, has just been giving us a most gratifying account of General Stuart's habits. He says, that although he considered him one of the most sprightly men he has ever seen, devoted to society, particularly to that of the ladies, always social and cheerful, yet he has never seen him do any thing, even under the strongest excitement, unbecoming his Christian profession or his high position
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 3 (search)
13, 1864.Skirmish at Tilton. May 14-15, 1864.Battle of Resaca. May 15, 1864.Skirmish at Armuchee Creek. Skirmish near Rome. May 16, 1864.Skirmish near Calhoun. Action at Rome (or Parker's) Cross-Roads. Skirmish at Floyd's Spring. May 17, 1864.Engagement at Adairsville. Action at Rome. Affair at Madison Station, Ala. May 18, 1864.Skirmish at Pine Log Creek. May 18-19, 1864.Combats near Kingston. Combats near Cassville. May 20, 1864.Skirmish'at Etowah River, near Cartersville. May 23, 1864.Action at Stilesborough. May 24, 1864.Skirmishes at Cass Station and Cassville. Skirmish at Burnt Hickory (or Huntsville). Skirmish near Dallas. May 25-June 5, 1864.Operations on the line of Pumpkin Vine Creek, with combats at New Hope Church, Pickett's Mills, and other points. May 26-June 1, 1864.Combats at and about Dallas. May 27, 1864.Skirmish at Pond Springs, Ala. May 29, 1864.Action at Moulton, Ala. June 9, 1864.Skirmishes near Big Shanty and near Stilesborough. June 10, 18
Fernandina, Fla. 1 Cold Harbor, Va., 23 Morris Island, S. C., July 10, 1863 3 Petersburg, Va., June 30, 1864 20 Fort Wagner, S. C., July 11, 1863 5 Petersburg Mine, Va. 11 Fort Wagner, S. C., July 18, 1863 24 Petersburg Trenches, Va. 19 Siege of Fort Wagner, S. C. 10 Deep Bottom, Va. 9 Port Walthal, Va. 1 Chaffin's Farm, Va. 16 Arrowfield Church, Va. 1 Darbytown Road, Va. 10 Drewry's Bluff, Va. 10 Guard duty, April 10, 1862 1 Ware Bottom Church, Va. 16 Picket, Va., May 23, 1864 2 Present, also, at Bermuda Hundred; Wilmington, N. C. notes.--The Ninth left the State Sept. 24, 1861, and in the next month sailed from Fort Monroe for Hilton Head, S. C. The year 1862 was spent in garrison duty at Fernandina, Fla.; in January, 1863, it returned to Hilton Head, where it remained on picket duty until June; then it joined the forces operating in Charleston Harbor. Led by Colonel Emery, it participated in the assault of Strong's Brigade on Fort Wagner, and in the
68 21st Wisconsin Johnson's Fourteenth 10 43 -- 53 Ware Bottom Church, Va. Bermuda Hundred.             May 18-20, 1864.             97th Pennsylvania Ames's Tenth 29 186 22 237 8th Maine Ames's Tenth 13 87 -- 100 13th Indiana Ames's Tenth 13 58 19 90 67th Ohio Terry's Tenth 9 60 -- 69 142d New York Turner's Tenth 10 39 2 51 Yellow Bayou, La.             May 18, 1864.             58th Illinois Mower's Sixteenth 12 51 -- 63 North Anna, Va.             May 23-27, 1864             6th New York H. A. ------------ ---------- 17 99 17 133 170th New York Gibbon's Second 22 55 22 99 3d Maine Birney's Second 12 40 18 70 56th Massachusetts Crittenden's Ninth 8 47 19 74 57th Massachusetts Crittenden's Ninth 10 28 8 46 7th Indiana Cutler's Fifth 8 31 4 43 182d New York Gibbon's Second 6 28 6 40 93d New York Birney's Second 6 27 4 37 149th Pennsylvania Cutler's Fifth 7 23 26 56 New Hope Church, Ga.
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 4 (search)
send me back intelligence from time to time. There are some duties that are more honorable than pleasant! As I turned into the pines, the musketry began, a good way in front of me. I pressed past the column that was advancing. Presently the bullets began to come through the pine trees. Then came back a Staff officer, yelling: Bring up that brigade! Bring it up at the double-quick! Doublequick, shouted the officers, and the column started on a run. Headquarters Army of Potomac Monday, May 23, 1864 . . . I asked on all sides for General Wright. One said he had gone this way; another that he had gone that; so finally I just stood still, getting on the edge of the woods, on a ridge, where I dismounted and wrote a short despatch to General Meade, midst a heavy rain that now began to come down. Just before me was a very large field with several undulations, close to me was a battery firing, and in the wood beyond the field was the fighting. I stood there a short time, while the
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), IV. Cold Harbor (search)
is country, after our three-years' war. Of army commanders, two or three. When we had seen enough of the 9th Corps and had found out that Hancock had mistaken Birney's line of battle (down by Milford) for that of the enemy,--whereat there was a laugh on the chivalric H.,--we departed for the Tyler house. In one of Burnside's regiments are a lot of Indian sharpshooters, some full, some half-breeds. They looked as if they would like to be out of the scrape, and I don't blame them. . . . May 23, 1864 It was with regret that early this morning we left the fine clover field of Dame Tyler, and wended our way towards the North Anna. We crossed the Mat (or what is called South River, I am not sure which, at any rate a mere brook), and kept straight on for Garrett's Tavern. Grant, mounted on the purloined black pony, ambled along at a great pace, but General Meade, who got his pride up at Grant's rapidity, set off at a rate that soon raised a cloud of dust and left the Lieutenant-Gener
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 18: why I was relieved from command. (search)
nd had become soured by false representations of political rivalry and enmity on my part. But, I may be asked, what was the motive of Halleck in all this? What had you done to him? Nothing in the world. There were two vacancies in the rank of major-general in the regular army,--which I never thought of or desired,--and Grant had recommended one of his own favorites for appointment. Thereupon Halleck wrote the following letter to Grant:-- headquarters of the Army, Washington, May 23, 1864. Lieutenant-General Grant: What you say in your note of the 20th about the major-generals is correct. There are two vacancies. The law allows five. You filled an original vacancy, and I last year urged Sherman's name for Wool's place, but could not get him appointed. Your promotion makes a second vacancy, and I have urged the names of Meade and Sherman, and Hancock for Meade's place as brigadier. There is some obstacle in the way and I can't remove it. I am not certain what it is,
ount. The three hundred bales of cotton upon the Little Ada belong to the State of Georgia, and I propose to export it on State account to pay for blankets for Georgia soldiers, and if any surplus, to apply it to the purchase of cotton-cards for the people of the State, under an act of the Legislature. I deny your right to repeal the act of Congress by your order, or to refuse clearance to the State under any just rule of construction which you can apply to the plain proviso in the act of Congress. I therefore, again demand clearance as a right, not as a favor, and waiving for the present the question of your right to ask it of the State, offer to pay export duties. Joseph E. Brown. Hon. C. Memminger, Secretary of the Treasury, Richmond, Va. Richmond, May 23, 1864. Governor Joseph E. Brown: Your telegram of the twenty-first instant is received. Clearance cannot be given except in conformity with the regulations of the President. C. G. Memminger, Secretary of the Treasury.
at the House recede from its first amendment, that the Senate agree to the other amendments, except the thirty-first amendment, and agree to it with an amendment. The report was agreed to. On the first of July, Mr. Wilson made a report from the conference committee, which was agreed to; and the bill was approved by the President on the fourth of July, 1864. No. Lxxii.--The Bill to amend the Several Acts for Enrolling and Calling out the National Forces. In the Senate, on the twenty-third of May, 1864, Mr. Morgan, of New-York, introduced a bill to prohibit the discharge of persons from liability to military duty by reason of the payment of money, which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. On the twenty-fifth, Mr. Morgan reported it back with amendments. The Senate, on the eighth of June, on motion of Mr. Wilson, proceeded to the consideration of the bill and amendments. It proposed to repeal so much of the enrolment act as authorized the discharg
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