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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 1: effect of the battle of Bull's Run.--reorganization of the Army of the Potomac.--Congress, and the council of the conspirators.--East Tennessee. (search)
s and guards, and threats of being hung. Nor were these threats idle; for, from time to time, prisoners' were taken out and hung — men as innocent of crime as The County jail at Knoxwile this picture is from a sketch made by the author in May, 1866, and shows the front of the prison. The window that lighted the room on the lower floor, in which Brownlow was confined, is seen on the right of the door. In the upper story are two immense iron cages, into which the worst criminals are put, ond, that I am a bad man, and dangerous to the Confederacy, and that you ports, and I will do for your Confederacy more than the devil has ever done — I will quit the country! The Gallows-tree. this is from a sketch made by the author, in May, 1866. the tree was a vigorous red oak, standing on a slope overlooking the town, a few rods northeastward of the Greenville Station. Some person commenced cutting it down a while after the execution, but was restrained by the consideration offered
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 8: the siege and capture of Fort Donelson. (search)
field of victory. All of that keen wintry night his wearied troops were busy in ministering to the wants of the wounded, and in burying the many Illinois The graves of the Illinois troops. this is from a sketch made by the author early in May, 1866. this burial-place, surrounded by a rude wattling fence, was in Hysmith's old field, in the edge of a wood, near where McArthur's troops were posted. The trees and shrubbery in the adjoining wood showed hundreds of marks of the severe battle.ch so often seduce the less favored soldier to desert; while courage and patriotism were continually stimulated by heroic words from patient and loving ones at home. The writer visited the theater of events recorded in this chapter, early in May, 1866. He left Nashville in the steamer Tyrone, toward the evening of the 5th. Most of his fellow-passengers, as far as Clarksville, sixty miles down the Cumberland River, consisted of about two hundred colored soldiers, who had just been paid off
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 10: General Mitchel's invasion of Alabama.--the battles of Shiloh. (search)
teen Months in the Rebel Army, by an impressed New Yorker. From that point they went across the country in a southwesterly direction, to form a junction with the forces of Beauregard at Corinth. This was effected on the 1st of April, and the united armies lay upon the line of the Mobile and Ohio railway Fort Negley. this is a view of the front of Fort Negley, or the face toward the country, commanding the southern approaches to Nashville, as it appeared when sketched by the author in May, 1866 from Corinth south to Bethel, and on the Memphis and Charleston railway, from Corinth east to Iuka. They were joined by several regiments from Louisiana; two divisions from Columbus, under General Polk; and a fine Pensacola, commanded by General Bragg. In numbers, in discipline, in the galaxy of the distinguished names of its commanders, and in every article of merit and display, the Confederate army in the vicinity of Corinth was one of the most magnificent ever assembled by the South o
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 11: operations in Southern Tennessee and Northern Mississippi and Alabama. (search)
Scott. Eight of their companions afterward escaped from confinement, and six were exchanged as prisoners of war in March, 1863. To each of the survivors of that raid, the Secretary of War afterward presented a medal of honor. This medal was precisely like that presented to naval heroes. Instead of an anchor at the connective between the medal and the ribbon, there was an eagle surmounting crossed cannon, and some balls. When the writer visited tie National cemetery at Chattanooga, in May, 1866, he saw, in the cave that forms the receiving vault, This cave and the National cemetery will be considered hereafter. seven coffins, containing the remains of the seven young men who were hanged at Atlanta, and which had lately been brought from that city for re-interment. For a minute account of the daring adventures of Andrews and his party of young soldiers, see a well-written volume from the pen of one of them (Lieutenant William Pettinger, of the Second Ohio), entitled, Daring
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
yal, of about a thousand men, under Colonel Kenly. These were composed of two companies each of the Twenty-seve Pennsylvania and Fifth New York cavalry, one company of Captain Mapes's Pioneers, and a section of Knapp's battery. Kenly was charged with the protection of the road and bridges between Front Royal and Strasburg. One company each of the Second Massachusetts, Third Wisconsin, and Twenty-seventh Indiana were posted along that road. When the writer was at Nashville, early in May, 1866, he was permitted by General Ewell, then residing there, to peruse and make extracts from the manuscript records of his brigade, kept by his young adjutant. In it was the statement, that when Ewell's force was near Front Royal, a young woman was seen running toward them. She had made a circuit to avoid the Yankees, and she sent word to General Jackson, by officers who went to meet her, to push on — only one regiment in the town, and that might be completely surprised; if we pressed on we
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
when the writer sketched it, at the close of May, 1866. The two great armies were now in closewhen the writer sketched it, at the close of May, 1866. the Confederates were posted on the hills,the writer visited the spot, at the close of May, 1866. six miles from Richmond; The advance to when the writer sketched it, at the close of May, 1866. in the foreground, on the right, is seen awhen the writer sketched it, at the close of May, 1866. the Chickahominy was then up, and overflowhe writer sketched the spot, at the close of May, 1866. the one in the foreground was a flouring-mwhen the writer sketched it, at the close of May, 1866. in the foreground is seen the cellar and fwhen the writer sketched it, at the close of May, 1866. it is a few rods from the scene of the hot the writer made the sketch, at the close of May, 1866. Lee ordered another assault on the tiernts recorded in this chapter at the close of May, 1866. After a delightful railway-journey of abou[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
f the granite steps leading up to the entrance, and near the group of three persons is seen the platform for cannon at an angle of the works. The fine lamp-posts and lamps seen in the picture, which flank the steps at each of the four great entrances, are made of iron, the group of figures being life-size and beautifully modeled. A portion of the city is seen below, and the Cumberland and ranges of hills beyond in the distance. This was the appearance when the writer made the sketch, in May, 1866. Another bold leader of Confederate horsemen at this time was Brigadier-General N. B. Forrest, See page 218. who commanded the Second Brigade of cavalry. While Morgan was spreading consternation in Kentucky, he was operating as boldly in the heart of Tennessee, and, like the former, was preparing the way for a more formidable invasion. On the morning of the 13th of July he suddenly appeared before Murfreesboroa, below Nashville, with about three thousand men, Forrest's force w
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
urial-ground and the monument on the battlefield of Murfreesboroa, as it appeared when the writer sketched it, early in May, 1866. it is on the spot where Hazen's brigade had its struggle — the severest part of the battle on the 31st of December. hville Pike Bridge over Stone's River. this was the appearance of the locality when the writer sketched it, early in May, 1866, when fortifications thrown up by the Nationals were seen on both sides of the Pike, on the Murfreesboroa side of the se Confederates of five hundred men and much property. The writer visited the battle-ground of Murfreesboroa early in May, 1866. He went down from Nashville by railway, on the morning of the 9th, May, 1866. with Messrs. Dreer and Greble, and sooMay, 1866. with Messrs. Dreer and Greble, and soon after their arrival they called at the house of the Post Chaplain, the Reverend Mr. Earnshaw, of the Methodist denomination, whom the writer had met in Washington City a few months before. He was actively engaged in the work of establishing a Nat