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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 40 (search)
, and this has certainly given umbrage to the President, as the following indorsement, which I found on a paper to-day, will show: No officer has a right to stop troops moving under the orders of superior authority. If he assumes such power, he does it at his hazard, and must be justified by subsequent events rather than by good intentions. Gen. Beauregard has, in this case, by approving and continuing the order (Gen. Colston's) assumed the responsibility of the act. --J. D. June 16th, 1864. June 18 Clear and cool. To-day, heavy firing is heard on the south side of the river. It is believed a general engagement is in progress. It is the anniversary of the battle of Waterloo. If we gain the day, it will end the war. It is now said Gen. Early (with Ewell's corps) has reached Lynchburg, where a battle must occur. Gen. Ewell has been assigned to the command of this department, Gen. Ransom going West. We have advices (4 P. M.) of a terrific battle at P
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 12: operations against Richmond. (search)
le nearly the whole of Lee's Army was crossing the James to the south front of Richmond, and troops were streaming down toward Petersburg and into the lines around it. There, in a few hours, these worked wonders, and on the following morning June 16, 1864. there was a startling apparition of a new line of works around the City, with a cloud of veterans deployed in battle order behind them. The prize so much coveted by Grant was lost. Twenty-four hours before, Petersburg might have been easiloints they were repulsed. Their loss much exceeded that of the Confederates. the danger threatening the Petersburg lines having drawn a large portion of the troops from Butler's front, that officer sent out General Terry on the same day, June 16, 1864. to force Beauregard's lines, and destroy and hold, if possible, the railway in that vicinity. Terry easily passed through those lines, and reached the road without much opposition, and was proceeding to destroy the track, when he was attack
the necessity. The duty is vital and essential, falling back on the fundamental right of self-preservation, and the powers expressed to declare war, raise armies, maintain navies, and provide for the common defense. Power and duty now go hand in land with the extremity, until every available man in the nation is called into service, if the emergency requires it; and of this there can be no judge but Congress. Justices David Davis (Circuit) and S. H. Treat (District) in Illinois, June 16, 1864. and Justice Nathan K. Hall (District) in Northern New York, also pronounced judgments in cases brought before them, affirming the constitutionality of the Enrollment Act and of drafting under it. No Federal Judge ever made a contrary decision. Ohio — by reason of the unrevoked and continuing banishment of Mr. Vallandigham--was the arena of a contest equally earnest and somewhat more heated. The public meetings, especially those of the Democrats, were enormously attended throughout t
h it took part in the storming of Petersburg, June 16-18, 1864. Its losses in those bloody and dis Pinckney Island, S. C. 5 Petersburg, Va., June 16, 1864 16 Morris Island, S. C. 7 Deep Bottom, 1 Fort Fisher, N. C. 4 Petersburg, Va., June 16, 1864 11 Picket, Va., Aug. 25, 1864 1 Picket,renches, Va. 7 Petersburg Va., Assault, June 16, 1864 54     Present, also, at Winchester; Cold Harbor, Va.   5 3 8 Petersburg, Va., June 16-18, 1864 9 43 2 54 Siege of Petersburg, Vaor, Va. 5 31 5 41 Petersburg, Va. (assault June 16-18, 1864) 3 22 18 43 Siege of Petersburg, Va. 4 Boydton Road, Va. 1 Petersburg, Va., June 16-18, 1864 36 Hatcher's Run, Va. 2 PresenIt met with another heavy loss at Petersburg, June 16-22, 1864, where its casualties amounted to 22hancellorsville, Va. 2 Petersburg Assault, June 16, 1864 10 Gettysburg, Pa. 3 Siege of Petersburigade, was severely wounded at Petersburg, June 16, 1864. He rejoined his regiment just as it was [1 more...]
ian Station, Va.             June 11, 1864.             1st N. Y. Dragoons Torbert's Cavalry A. P. 16 61 8 85 1st Michigan Cavalry Torbert's Cavalry A. P. 12 23 64 99 6th Penn. Cavalry Torbert's Cavalry A. P. 6 56 5 67 3d U. S. Cavalry Torbert's Cavalry A. P. 8 38 5 51 2d U. S. Cavalry Torbert's Cavalry A. P. 8 32 5 45 9th New York Cavalry Torbert's Cavalry A. P. 4 41 5 50 4th New York Cavalry Torbert's Cavalry A. P. 6 32 6 44 Pine Knob, Ga.             June 15-16, 1864.             33d New Jersey Butterfield's Twentieth 14 44 1 59 Petersburg, Va.             June 15, 1864. Assault by General W. F. Smith's troops, before the arrival of the Army of the Potomac.             55th Pennsylvania Martindale's Eighteenth 24 124 8 156 1st U. S. Colored Hinks's Eighteenth 17 114 25 156 22d U. S. Colored Hinks's Eighteenth 14 116 8 138 4th U. S. Colored Hinks's Eighteenth 15 110 10 135 2d Penn. H. A. Martindale'
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), IV. Cold Harbor (search)
ates. He is the military genius who recognizes this instant and acts upon it, neither precipitating nor postponing the critical moment. There is thus good reason why great soldiers should be so rare that generations pass without producing a single one. A great soldier must have, in addition to all usual traits of intellect, a courage unmoved by the greatest danger, and cool under every emergency, and the quickness of lightning, not only in conceiving, but in enforcing an order. . . . June 16, 1864 At four in the morning they began to ferry over the 5th Corps; of this, two divisions were loaded from Wilcox's wharf and two from a wharf near the bridge; the bridge itself being in constant use for the passage of the main train. The 5th Corps would then march on Petersburg and take position on the left of the 9th. . . . Our information was that part of Lee's army, quitting Malvern Hill, had crossed at I)rury's Bluff and was moving on Petersburg. About nine o'clock the General, wit
r the summer, my physicians having advised me that I must seek recuperation in a change of climate, as my health was so much shattered that they could do nothing to help me but to recommend such a change. I have no records or reports available here to which to refer, and therefore can only reply to the suggestions contained in Mr. Campbell's communication, herewith returned, from memory. It seems to me to have been of little consequence where the Ninth Corps might have been on the 16th of June, 1864, as far as the operations against Petersburg were concerned, if it could not have been in front of the defences of that place before night on the 15th. The Second Corps, I believe, crossed the pontoon bridge on the 14th of June, and was on the march towards Petersburg on the 15th, arriving within a mile of the portion of the works already captured by my division at about sunset, and at about ten o'clock at night, perhaps later, occupied the captured works, my division being withdraw
70. to President Lincoln. Proudest of all earth's thrones Is his who rules by a free people's choice; Who, 'midst fierce party strife and battle groans, Hears, ever rising in harmonious tones, A grateful people's voice. Steadfast in thee we trust, Tried as no man was ever tried before; God made thee merciful--God keep thee just Be true!--and triumph over all thou must. God bless thee evermore! Great Central fair, June 16, 1864. --Daily Fare, Philadelphia.
June 15-19, 1864: Petersburg, Va., commencement of the siege that continued to its fall (April 2, 1865). Union, Tenth and Eighteenth Corps, Army of the James, Maj.-Gen. B. F. Butler; Second, Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Corps, Army of the Potomac, Maj.-Gen. Geo. G. Meade; Confed., Gen. Beauregard's command, reenforced by two divisions of Lee's army on June 18th. Losses: Union, 1688 killed, 8513 wounded, 1185 missing; Confed. (estimate), 5000 killed, wounded, and missing. June 16, 1864: Otter Creek, near liberty, Va. Union, Hunter's command in advance of the Army of West Virginia; Confed., McCausland's Cav. Losses: Union, 3 killed, 15 wounded. June 17-18, 1864: Lynchburg, Va. Union, Sullivan's and Crook's divisions and Averell's and Duffie's Cav., Army of West Virginia; Confed., Gen. Jubal Early's command. Losses: Union, 100 killed, 500 wounded, 100 missing; Confed., 200 killed and wounded. June 19, 1864: destruction of the Confed. c
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Field telegrams. (search)
river. R. E. Lee, General. Drewry's Bluff, 4 A. M., 16th June, 1864. General B. Bragg, Richmond: Just arrived at this pard. Direct to me here. R. E. Lee. Drewry's Bluff, 16th June, 1864. General A. P. Hill, Riddel's Shops, via Savage StatioMarket roads. R. E. Lee. Drewry's Bluff, 9.40 A. M., 16 June, 1864. General Beauregard, Petersburg: Please inform me ofof Bermuda. R. E. Lee. Drewry's Bluff, 10.30 A. M., 16th June, 1864. General Beauregard, Petersburg: Your dispatch of 9 heard of Grant's crossing James river. R. E. Lee. 16TH June, 1864, 4 P. M. General Beauregard, Petersburg: The transpR. E. Lee. headquarters Drewry's Bluff, 5.30 P. M., 16th June, 1864. Mr. D. H. Wood, Transportation Office, Richmond, Virgal. Official: W. H. Taylor, A. A. G. Drewry's Bluff, June 16th, 1864, 8 P. M. General Wade Hampton, Pole Cat Station: Dihis movements. R. E. Lee. Drewry's Bluff, Midnight, 16th June, 1864. President or Superintendent Richmond and Petersburg R
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