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o brother, but when I hear from my husband and son, I shall accept the whole-souled invitation of a relative in the country, who has invited me to make his house my home; but, she added, as her beautiful eyes filled with tears, when are our visits to end? We can't live with our ruined relatives, and when our visits are over, what then? And how long must our visits of charity last? The question was too sad; neither of us could command our voices, and we parted in silence and tears. April 20th, 1865. The cars on the Central Railroad will run tomorrow, for the first time, under Federal rule, and the day after we will use our passports and free tickets to leave the city-dearer than ever, in its captivity and ruin. It is almost impossible to get current money. A whole-hearted friend from Alexandria met me the other day, and with the straightforward simplicity due to friendship in these trying times, asked me at once, Has your husband any money? I told him I thought not. He repli
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 18.113 (search)
rmy corps, forming parts of the societies of the main armies.--editors. formed during the struggle of more than four years duration, which cost us hundreds of thousands of lives and thousands of millions of treasure, but which has conferred, even upon the defeated South, blessings that more than compensate the country for all her losses. Grand reviewing stand in front of the White House, Washington, May 23-24, 1865. from a photograph. Opposing forces in Wilson's raid, March 22d-April 20th, 1865. the Union forces. Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi.--Brevet Maj.-Gen. James H. Wilson. Escort: 4th U. S., Lieut. William O'Connell. first division, Brig.-Gen. Edward M. McCook; (after April 20th) Brig.-Gen. John T. Croxton. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. John T. Croxton: 8th Iowa, Col. Joseph B. Dorr; 4th Ky. (Mounted Inf'y), Col. Robert M. Kelly; 6th Ky., Maj. William H. Fidler; 2d Mich., Lieut.-Col. Thomas W. Johnston. Second Brigade, Col. Oscar H. La Grange:
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
1, 1865 Mobile. Schooner Albert Edward 44,461 82 4,183 34 40,278 48 do Feb. 14, 1865 Katahdin. Steamer Armstrong 251,382 26 7,321 53 244,060 73 New York April 20, 1865 R. R. Cuyler, Gettysburg, Mackinaw, Montgomery. Sloop Annie Thompson 14,847 96 1,639 50 13,208 46 Philadelphia May 13, 1865 Fernandina. Schooner Ann Lou,700 00 261 45 2,438 55 do Mar. 27, 1865 Commodore. Steamer Bloomer     1,700 00 do Oct. 3, 1865 Potomac. Schooner Belle 26,586 74 3,430 19 23,156 25 do April 20, 1865 Virginia. Steamer Blenheim 55,778 22 3,655 77 52,122 45 New York June 19, 1865 Tristam Shandy, Lillian, Britannia, Osceola, Gettysburg. Schooner Badger 8 1,104 72 Key West   Honeysuckle. Schooner Fly 660 18 201 33 458 85 do Mar. 22, 1865 Honeysuckle. Schooner Flash 7,856 90 1,917 05 5,939 85 New Orleans April 20, 1865 Princess Royal. Steamer Florida 91,672 65 6,760 77 84,911 88 Philadelphia May 13, 1865 Pursuit. Schooner Fannie McRae 4,384 87 293 16 4,091 71 Key West
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 22: campaign of the Carolinas. February and March, 1866. (search)
e his orders to you, which, of course, are all right. You can make reports direct to Washington or to General Grant, but keep me advised occasionally of the general state of affairs, that I may know what is happening. I must give my undivided attention to matters here. You will hear from a thousand sources pretty fair accounts of our next march. Yours truly, W. T. Sherman, Major-General. [letter from Admiral Dahlgren.] South-Atlantic Squadron, flag-ship Philadelphia, Charleston, April 20, 1865. Major-General W. T. Sherman, commanding Armies of the Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi. my dear General: I was much gratified by a sight of your hand-writing, which has just reached me from Goldsboroa; it was very suggestive of a past to me, when these regions were the scene of your operations. As you progressed through South Carolina, there was no manifestation of weakness or of an intention to abandon Charleston, until within a few hours of the fact. On the 11th of February
h of that month he was put in command of the cavalry corps of the Military Division of the Mississippi. He took part in the battles of Franklin and Nashville, and in March, 1865, made his famous Selma raid. In twenty-eight days Wilson had captured 288 guns and 6280 prisoners, including Jefferson Davis. Five large iron works, three factories, numerous mills and immense quantities of supplies had been destroyed. As a reward for these services, he was made major-general of volunteers on April 20, 1865. General Wilson later served with distinction in the Spanish American War, and was also in command of the British and American troops in the siege at Pekin, China. When Streight saw they were barely four hundred, he did rear! demanded to have his arms back and that we should fight it out. I just laughed at him and patted him on the shoulder, and said, Ah, Colonel, all is fair in love and war, you know. . . . Forrest knew nothing about tactics — could not drill a company. When
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Smith, Gustavus Woodson 1822- (search)
Smith, Gustavus Woodson 1822- Military officer; born in Scott county, Ky., Jan. 1, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1842; served in the war against Mexico; and resigned, for the consideration of $10,000 from the Cuban fund, to join a projected expedition against Cuba, under General Quitman, in 1854. He afterwards settled in New York City, and was street commissioner there, when he joined the Confederates under Gen. Mansfield Lovell, at New Orleans. He was commissioned major-general, and after Gen. Joseph E. Johnston was wounded at Fair Oaks he took command of his army temporarily. In 1864 he commanded at Augusta, Ga., and was captured at Marion (April 20, 1865) by General Wilson. After the war he was in business in Tennessee, Kentucky, and New York City.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Johnson......April 15, 1865 Funeral services of President Lincoln at the executive mansion at noon, and appropriate memorial services held throughout the country......April 19, 1865 [Remains of the President, after lying in state at the Capitol through the 20th, conveyed to Springfield, Ill., via Baltimore, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, New York, Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Chicago; buried at Springfield, May 4.] Macon, Ga., occupied by Union forces......April 20, 1865 J. Wilkes Booth, discovered in a barn near Bowling Green, Va., shot by Sergeant Boston Corbett, and his accomplice, Harold, captured......April 26, 1865 Memorandum for a peace, signed by Generals Sherman and Johnston at Durham Station, N. C., April 18, is rejected at Washington April 21. Grant arrives at Raleigh April 24, and General Johnston surrenders to Sherman at Bennett's house, near Durham Station......April 26, 1865 Executive order for trial by military commission of all
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 6 (search)
t, and sagacious statesman has fallen! No greater loss, at this particular moment, could have befallen our Country. Whilst we bow with submission to the unfathomable and inscrutable decrees of Divine Providence, let us earnestly pray that God, in His infinite mercy, will so order, that this terrible calamity shall not interfere with the prosperity and happiness of our beloved Country! Geo. G. Meade, Major General Commanding. To Mrs. George G. Meade: Headquarters army of the Potomac, April 20, 1865. I am glad you were so prompt in putting your house in mourning for the loss of the President, and I am also glad to see the press in Philadelphia take so much notice of you. Lyman, Theodore Lyman, aide-de-camp to General Meade. much to my sorrow and regret, leaves me to-day, he considering the destruction of Lee's army as justifying his return home. Lyman is such a good fellow, and has been so intimately connected personally with me, that I feel his separation as the loss of a
auregard, Comdg., etc. Headquarters, Army of Tennessee, near Greensboroa, N. C., April 19th, 1865. General orders, no. 14: It is announced to the army that a suspension of arms has been agreed upon, pending negotiations between the two governments. During its continuance, the two armies are to occupy their present positions. Archer Anderson, Lieut.-Col., and A. A. G. By command of General Johnston. Official. Kinloch Falconer, A. A. G. Telegram. Charlotte, April 20th, 1865. Genl. G. T. Beauregard: General Duke's brigade is here without saddles. There are none here on this side of Augusta. Send on to this point six hundred, or as many as can be had. Jefferson Davis. Telegram. Greensboroa, April 20th, 1865:6 P. M. President Jefferson Davis, Charlotte, N. C.: Your telegram of this day just received; has been referred to General Johnston, who is now here. G. T. Beauregard. Headquarters, Military division of the Mississippi.
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