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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Fire, sword, and the halter. (search)
he was thus a prisoner, General Hunter ordered his elegant mansion to be burned to the ground, with all its contents, not even permitting Mrs. Hunter and her daughter to save their clothes and family pictures from the flames; and, to add to the desolation, camped his cavalry within the inclosure of the beautiful grounds, of several acres, surrounding the residence, till the horses had destroyed them. His next similar exploit was at Shepherdstown, in the same county, where, on the 19th of July, 1864, he caused to be burned the residence of the lion. A. R. Boteler, Fountain Rock. Mrs. Boteler was also a cousin of General Hunter. This homestead was an old colonial house, endeared to the family by a thousand tender memories, and contained a splendid library, many pictures, and an invaluable collection of rare and precious manuscripts, illustrating the early history of that part of Virginia, that Colonel Boteler had collected by years of toil. The only members of the family who wer
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XL. July, 1864 (search)
a victory, he is ruined. This is an unpleasant predicament for a general. Planted some cabbage-seeds given me; no plants are for sale. July 21 Clear and warm. Bought fifty cabbage-plants and set them out before breakfast. Gen. Early met Gen. Hunter at Snicker's Gap, and whipped him. All quiet at Petersburg. Grant must be dead, sure enough. Gen. Bragg left the city some days ago. The following is a verbatim dispatch received from him yesterday: Montgomery, Ala., July 19th, 1864. Col. J. B. Sale :--The enemy still hold West Point Railroad. Forces are moving forward to dislodge them. Gen. S. D. Lee informs me 5000 (13th Army Corps) passed Vicksburg on the 16th, supposed to be going to White River. Reported Memphis, 19th Army Corps, Franklin left New Orleans on the 4th for Fort Monroe, 13,000 strong. Ought not Taylor's forces to cross the Mississippi? I hear nothing from Johnston. Telegraph me to Columbus, Ga. B. Bragg, General. July 22
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)
ine of the Chattahoochee River, with skirmishes at Howell's, Turner's, and Pace's Ferries, Isham's Ford, and other points. July 10-22, 1864.Rousseau's raid from Decatur, Ala., to the West Point and Montgomery Railroad, with skirmishes near Coosa River (11th), near Greenpoint and at Ten Island Ford (14th), near Auburn and near Chehaw (18th). July 18, 1864.Skirmish at Buck Head. General John B. Hood, C. S. Army, supersedes General Joseph E. Johnston in command of the Army of Tennessee. July 19, 1864.Skirmishes on Peach Tree Creek. July 20, 1864.Battle of Peach Tree Creek. July 21, 1864.Engagement at Bald (or Leggett's) Hill. July 22, 1864.Battle of Atlanta. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, U. S. Army, succeeds Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson in command of the Army of the Tennessee. July 22-24, 1864.Garrard's raid to Covington. July 23, 1864.Brig. Gen. Morgan L. Smith, U. S. Army, in temporary command of the Fifteenth Army Corps. July 23-Aug. 25, 1864.Operations about Atlanta, including
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 57 (search)
lanks could have been properly supported. Advanced to within fifteen paces of the enemy's intrenchments, the troops were compelled to desist from the attack by the flank fire of artillery and musketry, not by the direct ones. For the heroism displayed, the commanding general expresses the warmest thanks. By command of Brigadier-General Wood: M. P. Bestow, Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General. General orders, no. 42. Hdqrs. 3D Div., 4TH Army Corps, Near Buck Head, Ga., July 19, 1864. The commanding general congratulates the division on the very brilliant success it achieved to-day. The forced passage of a stream in the presence of an intrenched enemy is justly regarded among military men as one of the most difficult feats of arms. This the division did to-day, effecting a permanent lodgment, with comparatively small loss. Though the Third Brigade enjoyed the good fortune of being the most prominent in the day's operations, the First and Second Brigades are ent
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 182 (search)
cted General Wood to leave a regiment on the north side of the bridge over north fork of Peach Tree. Creek as a guard for the same, and for the trains on Decatur road (Stanley's bridge). 7.20 a. m., directed General Wood to leave his leading brigade in General Stanley's works, facing Hindman's and Cleburne's divisions, until all troops of his division, corps train, &c., have passed. 8.30 a. m., received Special Field Orders, No. 39, Military Division of the Mississippi (Sherman), dated July 19, 1864, as follows : For full text of orders and letter (here omitted) see Part V. 8.30 a. m., received communication from headquarters Department of the Cumberland, of which following is a copy : For full text of orders and letter (here omitted) see Part V. note.-As Wood's division returned to Buck Head (two brigades), and as Newton crossed to south side of the creek, Wood was directed to join Stanley instead of Newton. 8.30, Stanley reaches the south fork of Peach Tree Creek and co
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
er Marion 381 96 235 52 146 44 do June 17, 1864 Aroostook. Schooner Mary Ann 116,544 74 4,188 42 112,356 32 Boston July 19, 1864 Grand Gulf. Schooner Mary Sorley 103,083 46 5,292 18 97,791 28 New Orleans July 28, 1864 Sciota. Schooner Mariactoria. Schooner Nanjemoy 35 00   No proceeds Washington     Sloop Nellie 20,643 24 1,580 90 19,062 34 New York July 19, 1864 South Carolina. Steamer Nutfield 2,219 00 352 60 1,866 40 Washington Oct. 29, 1864 Sassacus. Sloop Neptune 20,0792 40 2,332 89 45,459 51 Boston Mar. 22, 1864 Stettin.   Sugar, 14 bbls., etc. 1,176 07 205 60 970 47 New Orleans July 19, 1864 Cayuga, Owasco. Steamer Southern Merchant 3,000 00 481 30 2,518 70 do Oct. 2, 1865 Diana.   Shoes, 498 pairs er Sylphide 3,050 69 769 95 2,280 74 do June 17, 1864 Virginia. Steamer Scotia 76,448 52 3,009 02 73,439 50 Boston July 19, 1864 Connecticut. Schooner Sophia 1,212 60 359 26 853 34 New York Nov. 12, 1864 Dan Smith, Huron, Midnight. Schooner
included), 36. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. Lewisburg, Va., May 23, 1862 9 Winchester, Va., July 23-24, 1864 21 South Mountain, Md. 11 Strasburg, Va. 1 Antietam, Md. 3 Summit Point, Va. 1 Murfreesboro, Tenn. 1 Berryville, Va. 7 Chickamauga, Ga. 26 Opequon, Va. 8 Mission Ridge, Tenn. 24 Fisher's Hill, Va. 1 Cloyd's Mountain, Va. 7 Cedar Creek, Va. 8 Lexington, W. Va. 2 Cabletown, Va., Nov. 19, 1864 3 Lynchburg, Va. 2 Guerillas 1 Cabletown, Va., July 19, 1864 4     Present, also, at Manassas, Va; Frederick, Md.; Hoover's Gap, Tenn.; Brown's Ferry, Tenn.; Martinsburg, W. Va.; Halltown, Va.; Beverly, W. Va. notes — Organized in August, 1861, at Marietta, and ordered on duty in West Virginia. Arriving there, it was stationed at Summerville, where it made its winter quarters and remained until May 12, 1862; it then moved to Lewisburg, Va., where it was placed in Crook's (3d) Brigade, Cox's Division. While at Lewisburg the brigade was a
138 Fort Stevens, D. C.             July 12, 1864.             98th Pennsylvania Getty's Sixth 8 28 -- 36 43d New York Getty's Sixth 7 29 -- 36 Tupelo, Miss.             July 13-15, 1864.             12th Iowa Mower's Sixteenth 9 53 1 63 7th Minnesota Mower's Sixteenth 9 50 1 60 Carter's Farm, Va.             July 20, 1864.             14th West Virginia Duval's Eighth 10 52 -- 62 91st Ohio Duval's Eighth 8 58 -- 66 Peach Tree Creek, Ga.             July 19-20, 1864.             46th Pennsylvania Williams's Twentieth 25 101 2 128 52d Ohio Davis's Fourteenth 17 59 23 99 33d Indiana Ward's Twentieth 17 67 -- 84 141st New York Williams's Twentieth 15 65 -- 80 61st Ohio Williams's Twentieth 13 66 2 81 5th Connecticut Williams's Twentieth 23 52 1 76 Atlanta, Ga.             July 21-22, 1864. Including slight loss at Nickajack, and Ezra Chapel.             12th Wiscon
oth these corps in the department as before, the headquarters of which is at Fortress Monroe. When the Nineteenth Corps arrives, I will add it to the same department. I will take the liberty of suspending this order until I hear again. I will ask to have General Franklin assigned to the active command in the field under General Butler's orders as soon as he is fit for duty. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. [no. 79. see page 696.] headquarters Army of the United States, City Point, July 19, 1864. Special Orders No. 62. . . . . . . . . . . . III. All troops of the Nineteenth Army Corps arriving at this point will report to Maj-Gen. B. F. Butler, commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina at Bermuda Hundred for orders. IV. Subject to the approval of the President, Maj.-Gen. W. F. Smith is relieved from the command of the Eighteenth Army Corps, and will proceed to New York City and await further orders. His personal staff will accompany him. The corps staff of
ens, and convalescents; Confed., Gen. Early's command. Losses: Union, 280 killed and 319 wounded; Confed. No record found. July 17-18, 1864: Snicker's Gap and Island Ford, Va. Union, Army of West Virginia, Maj.-Gen. Crook and portion of Sixth Corps; Confed., Gen. Early's command. Losses: Union, 30 killed, 181 wounded, 100 missing. July 18, 1864: Ashby's Gap, Va. Union, Duffie's Cav.; Confed. No record found. Losses: Union, 124 killed and wounded. July 19-20, 1864: Darksville, Stevenson's depot, and Winchester, Va. Union, Averell's Cav.; Confed., Cavalry of Gen. Early's command. Losses: Union, 38 killed, 175 wounded, 300 captured; Confed., 300 killed and wounded, 300 captured. July 20, 1864: Peach tree Creek, Ga. Union, Fourth, Fourteenth, and Twentieth Corps, Maj.-Gen. Geo. H. Thomas; Confed., Gen. J. B. Hood's army. Losses (estimates) Union, 300 killed, 1410 wounded; Confed., 1113 killed, 2500 wounded, 118
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