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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 14: siege of Petersburg. (search)
dollars per gallon. In Richmond a relative offered General Lee a cup of tea, and to prevent him from knowing one cup was all she had, filled her own cup with James River water, colored by mud from recent rains, which she unconcernedly sipped with a spoon. The capture of Fort Fisher, North Carolina, on January 15, 1865, closed the last gateway between the Southern States and the outside world. Sherman with a powerful army reached Savannah, on his march from Atlanta to the sea, on December 21, 1864, from which point he could unite with Grant by land or water. On February 1st he crossed into South Carolina, and on March 23d was at Goldsborough, N. C., one hundred and fifty miles from Petersburg. Lee had now been made commander in chief of all the armies of the Confederacy, and assumed charge in General Orders No. 1, February 9th. He could have had practical control of military operations throughout the South before, for his suggestions would have been complied with by the co
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 5.35 (search)
cupy Atlanta first, and had driven Hood off to a divergent line of operations far to the west, it was good strategy to leave him to a subordinate force, and with my main army to join Grant at Richmond. The most practicable route to Richmond was nearly a thousand miles in distance, too long for a single march; hence the necessity to reach the sea-coast for a new base. Savannah, distant three hundred miles, was the nearest point, and this distance we accomplished from November 12th to December 21st, 1864. The army reached the vicinity of Savannah, December 10th, but did not get possession of the city until the 21st.--editors. According to the Duke of Wellington, an army moves upon its belly, not upon its legs; and no army dependent on wagons can operate more than a hundred miles from its base, because the teams going and returning consume the contents of their wagons, leaving little or nothing for the maintenance of the men and animals at the front, who are fully employed in fighti
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
ner Cecilia D 5,399 88 1,009 95 4,389 93 New Orleans May 21, 1864 Antona. Schooner Cassandra 40 00   No proceeds Washington       Canoe, 1; 1 box tobacco 27 30   No proceeds do     Schooner Champion 4,522 37 903 22 3,619 15 New Orleans Nov. 26, 1864 Potomac. Schooner Camille. 32,960 89 2,782 99 30,177 90 do Oct. 7, 1864 Virginia.   Cotton, 50 bales 7,254 19 841 50 6,412 69 New York May, 1864 Vanderbilt.   Cotton, 12 bales and 14 bags $2,834 69 $524 19 $2,310 50 Key West Dec. 21, 1864 Port Royal.   Cotton, 11 bales Waiting for prize list of the Somerset. 3,023 34 287 21 2,736 13 do   Somerset.   Cotton, 1 bale Waiting for prize list of the Lexington. 340 90 107 93 232 97 Springfield   Lexington.   Cotton, 207 bales 80,777 86 3,767 04 77,010 82 do June 19, 1865 Louisville, Romeo, Petrel, Prairie Bird, Exchange, Marmora.   Cotton, 8 bales 2,584 37 197 49 2,386 83 do July 25, 1864 Cricket.   Cotton, 8 bales Waiting for prize list of the M
-2 divisions — which had served with the Army of the Tennessee on the Atlanta campaign having been consolidated with the two other corps. Although the three other corps in Sherman's Army marched uninterrupted to the sea, the Fifteenth had a brisk engagement at Griswoldville, in which Walcutt's Brigade, of Woods' Division, repelled a determined attack; and, again, upon reaching the sea, Hazen's Division was the one selected for the storming of Fort McAllister. Savannah was evacuated December 21, 1864, after a short siege, and on the 1st of February, Sherman's Army started on its grand, victorious march through the Carolinas. General Logan having returned, he was again in command of his corps, which now numbered 15,755, infantry and artillery. It encountered some fighting in forcing disputed crossings at some of the larger rivers, and captured Columbia, S. C., General C. R. Woods' Division occupying the city at the time it was burned. The corps was also in line at the battle of B
y was changed to mounted infantry in June, 1863, and in January, 1864, to the 5th West Virginia Cavalry. The 3d Infantry was changed to mounted infantry in November, 1863, and to the 6th Cavalry in January, 1864. The 8th Infantry was changed to the 7th Cavalry in January, 1864. The 1st Veteran Infantry was formed, November 9, 1864, by consolidating the reenlisted veterans and recruits with unexpired terms belonging to the 5th and 9th Infantry; and the 2d Veteran Infantry was formed, December 21, 1864, by consolidating the veterans and recruits of the 1st and 4th Infantry. The 4th West Virginia Infantry served, also, in Blair's Division of the Fifteenth Corps, and in the assault on Vicksburg--May 19th and 22d--lost 156 in killed and wounded. Ohio.--The quota due from the State of Ohio, under the various calls for troops, was 306,322 men. The quota was not only promptly filled, but several thousand additional troops were furnished. Ohio sent 313,180 men to the war, and paid comm
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 14 (search)
December, 1864, on referring to my report of the campaign of the previous summer in Upper Georgia, I found and read an indorsement on it by the President, to the effect that my narrative differed essentially from statements that he had seen, contemporaneous with the events described I immediately wrote him the following note, through the Adjutant-General, which that officer promised to put into his hands next morning. He also promised to obtain a reply as soon as possible. Richmond, December 21, 1864. General: In referring to my report of October 20th, in your office, I saw and read the President's indorsement upon it. I respectfully ask his Excellency to permit the substance, at least, of the communications referred to by him, to be furnished to me, as well as the names of their authors. My object is to meet, as fully as possible, whatever in those letters differs from the statements in my report. I regret the want of fullness in the report, but am gratified to find t
Savannah, Georgia, January 4, 1865. Lieutenant-Colonel H. W. Perkins, Assistant Adjutant-General: Sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of prisoners of war, captured during the late campaign from November fifteenth to December twenty-first, 1864: Moses White, Colonel, Thirty-seventh Tennessee infantry: J. H. W. Clinch, Colonel, Aid General Hardee; George P. Harrison, Colonel, militia; Thomas F. Wells, Lieutenant-Colonel, Georgia militia; A. D. Taylor, Captain, Post Quartermn took possession of the city early in the morning. The Third and First divisions arrived during the day. Memorandum list of ordnance and ordnance stores captured from the enemy in the campaign from Atlanta to Savannah, ending December twenty-first, 1864: Captured and destroyed by the left wing, at Milledgeville, Georgia. 2300 rifle muskets, calibre, 69; 5000 lances, 1500 cutlasses, 30,000 rounds of small-arm ammunition, 5470 rounds of artillery ammunition, 20,000 pounds of powde
Fourteenth army corps, I beg leave to make the following report of casualties in regiments composing the Third brigade, First division, Fourteenth army corps, from October third, 1864, up to and including the fall of Savannah, Georgia, December twenty-first, 1864: Command.Commander.enlisted men. Killed.Wounded.Prisoners of War.Total. Headq'rs 3d Brigade,Lieut.-Col. D. Miles,     21st Ohio Vol. Inf.,Lt.-Col. A. McMahan,211417 38th Ind. Vol. Inf.,Captain J. H. Low,  22 74th Ohio Vol. Inf.s eight men wounded, three of whom afterward died. The list of casualties by name is appended. List of wounded in Third division, Fourteenth army corps, on the campaign from Kingston, Georgia, November 12th, 1864, to savannah, Georgia, December 21st, 1864. No.Name.Rank.Company.Regiment.Seat of Injury.Nature of Injury.Date of Death. 1.Ragan, Patrick,Private,G,17th Ohio,Face,Gunshot.  2.Ferret, Henry N.,Musician,1st Brig.,Band,Chest,Gunshot.  3.Forbes, John,Private,K,31st Ohio,Ches
that of the occupation of Savannah, December twenty-first, 1864. From the second of September unhe occupation of Savannah, Georgia, December twenty-first, 1864: During the occupation of Atlant the downfall of Savannah, Georgia, December twenty-first, 1864. Respectfully submitted, John Fday of November, 1864, until the twenty-first day of December, 1864: Seventy-third Pennsylvania vifteenth day of November to the twenty-first day of December, 1864, inclusive. November 15th.--Mon, Twentieth army corps, Savannah, Ga., December 21, 1864. Captain W. T. Forbes, Assistant Adjutan864, to the occupation of Savannah, December twenty-first, 1864: September 3d, 1864.--On Septembhe occupation of Savannah, Georgia, December twenty-first, 1864, dividing the same into two parts, 864, to the occupation of Savannah, December twenty-first, 1864. September 2.--A report has alree occupation of Atlanta, to the twenty-first day of December, 1864, so much of said time as the reg[2 more...]
mpaign just closed. expenditure of ammunition. Ten-Pounder. Case Shot.Fuse Shell.Perc. Shell.Total.Date. 294762138December 12, 1864. 13  13December 18, 1864. 3  3December 19, 1864. 10121032December 20, 1864. Thirty-Pounder.  9413December 21, 1864. Casualties, none. All of which is respectfully submitted. Charles E. Winegar, Captain First New-York Artillery. headquarters battery I, First New-York artillery, Savannah, Ga., December 25, 1864. Lieutenant W. H. Mickle, Acting A pontoon-bridge from Argyle Island to the main South-Carolina shore. Worked all night boating my material to the point, and had the bridge half completed, when orders were received to take it up and march into Savannah on the morning, December twenty-first, 1864. My command, consisting of about nine hundred men and six hundred mules, started from Atlanta with four days forage and twenty days rations. My men and mules lived well throughout the whole campaign, and had been in Savannah severa
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