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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)
ithdrew, and on the 25th of July, the Adjutant-General announced the creation of a Geographical Division, formed of the Departments of Washington and of Northeastern Virginia, under the young chieftain, with headquarters at Washington City. Other changes had already been determined upon. On the 19th, July. an order was issued from the War Department for the honorable discharge from the service of Major-General Robert Patterson, on the 27th, when his term of duty would expire; and General N. P. Banks, then in command at Baltimore, was directed to take his place in charge of the Department of the Shenandoah, he being relieved by General John A. Dix. There was a new arrangement of Military Departments, The counties of Washington and Alleghany, in Maryland, were added to the Department of the Shenandoah, created on the 19th of July, with Headquarters in the field; and the remainder of Maryland, and all of Pennsylvania and Delaware, constituted the Department of Pennsylvania, Head
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
at Washington; Hunt's artillery at Washington; Banks at Darnestown, with detachments at Point of Roed in the engraving, in which Generals Kenley, Banks, and Miles were afterward quartered. It was ice. On the following morning, Oct. 20. General Banks telegraphed to General McClellan from Darnes had abandoned the town. On the strength of Banks's dispatch, and without waiting for later infondition of the troops of that commander. He Banks's Headquarters at Edwards's Ferry. had receiveowever, and at four o'clock telegraphed to General Banks for a brigade of his division, to place on across the river. There he was joined by General Banks, at three o'clock in the morning, Oct. 22he field, when he was ordered to report to General Banks, then the commander of the Department of tts should arrive. At the same time he ordered Banks to remove the remainder of his division to Edwo recross the river to the Maryland side. Generals Banks and Stone, and the troops under their comm[2 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 8: the siege and capture of Fort Donelson. (search)
was the Emma Floyd, one of the most agreeable boats on the Cumberland, and with its intelligent pilots, John and Oliver Kirkpatrick, and their wives and children, the writer spent most of the day in the pilot-house, listening to the stories of the adventures of these men while they were acting as pilots in the fleets of Farragut and Porter, during those marvelous expeditions on the Mississippi, its tributaries, and its mysterious bayous, carried on in connection with the armies of Grant and Banks. After a delightful voyage of twenty-four hours, we arrived at Nashville, where the writer was joined by his former traveling companions, Messrs. Dreer and Greble, of Philadelphia, with whom he afterward journeyed for six weeks upon the pathways and battle-fields of the great armies in Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia. The aspect of Nashville, and especially its surroundings, had materially changed since the author was there in 1861. The storm of war had swept (over the country in its v
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 13: the capture of New Orleans. (search)
General Twiggs, and his private residence in the fine mansion of Dr. Campbell, on the corner of St. Charles and Julia Streets, which was afterward occupied by General Banks. The Common Council having accepted a generous proposition of the General, the civil city government was allowed to go on as usual. The troops were withdraundations of the National Government were laid. Of the details of General Butler's administration in the Department of the Gulf, until he was superseded by General Banks, at the middle of George F. Shepley. December following — how he dealt with representatives of foreign governments; with banks and bankers; with the hol and toward the close of summer he took the first step in the employment of negroes as soldiers, which the enemies of the Government had practised there. When General Banks arrived to take command of the Department, there were three regiments of these soldiers, with two batteries manned by them, well drilled for his use, under the
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
troops of the latter. In the mean time General Banks, commanding the Fifth Corps, had sent a foho had occupied Ad places directly in front of Banks, was pushed back to Winchester, where he was pcuation was followed by the retirement Nathanibl P. Banks. of Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley, os in that region. Exodus of slaves. To Banks had been assigned the duty of covering the lin Spies informed Jackson of the weakening of Banks's army in the Valley, and he immediately movedately in front, excepting Ashby's cavalry, General Banks believed General Jackson to be too weak orwith his skirmishers; and within an hour after Banks left Winchester, Confederate cannon opened uposion, then far on its way toward Centreville. Banks, who was informed by telegraph of the battle, forcements to his aid, caused the retention of Banks's forces in the Shenandoah Valley, and the app withdrawn, pointed to the necessity that held Banks in the Shenandoah Valley, and reminded the Gen
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
ll, 390. Kenly attacked at front Royal, 391. Banks's retreat toward the Potomac difficulties in f Harrisonburg, with fifteen thousand men; General Banks was at Strasburg, in the Valley, with aboucavalry so perfectly masked this movement that Banks was not aware of it, and almost without a warnorcements and capture or disperse his troops. Banks had perceived his danger too soon, and with hid fugitives, refugees, and wagons, which, says Banks, came tumbling to the rear in wretched confusiille road, to prevent re-enforcements reaching Banks from Harper's Ferry, and regiments were heavilmost destructive fire. , One regiment, says Banks in his report, is represented, by persons presttle. Jackson attributed his failure to crush Banks to the misconduct of Ashby and his cavalry, wh 80, 1862. as hasty a retreat up the Valley as Banks had made down it, for he was threatened with in, on which Jackson had a signal-station while Banks lay near him, arose like a huge buttress above[26 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
nandoah Valley, telegraphed to him, saying--I think the time is near when you must either attack Richmond, or give up the job and come to the defense of Washington. On the following day May 26. he informed McClellan of the successful retreat of Banks, and asked him if he could not cut the railway between Richmond and Fredericksburg; and also what impression he had of the intrenched works for the defense of Richmond. The General replied that he did not think the Richmond works formidable, and the Shenandoah Valley as to be moving toward Richmond. That he was somewhere between the Rappahannock and Shenandoah, and the city of Richmond, with thirty or forty thousand troops, no one could doubt. Neither McDowell, who is at Manassas, nor Banks and Fremont, who are at Middletown, the Secretary of War telegraphed to McClellan, so late as the 24th of June, appear to have any accurate knowledge on the subject. The fact was, that on the 17th Jackson commenced a march of his main body to wa
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
rther loss. He accordingly withdrew Sigel and Banks from the Shenandoah Valley, and placed them at several places. This being accomplished, General Banks was ordered forward with an infantry brigauarters, and on the morning of the 9th he sent Banks forward to Cedar Run with his whole corps, cone, very strongly posted. Against these odds Banks moved at five o'clock across the open fields ad late in the afternoon was so desultory, that Banks reported he did not expect an attack, and suppe Confederates in his front was unsuspected by Banks. When, towards evening, the sounds of a heavy morning, but was detained by the knowledge of Banks's re-enforcements. and artillery-firing was ke had become reduced to about 9,000 effectives; Banks's to 5,000; McDowells's, including Reynolds's horoughfare Gap. Sigel with his supporters (Banks and Reno), moved slowly up the left side of threached him. Pope's entire Army (excepting Banks's force at Bristow's Station) and a, part of M[12 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
the 3d, and immediately put his troops in motion to meet the threatened peril. His army was thrown into Maryland north of Washington, and on the 7th, leaving General Banks in command at the National capital, he hastened to the field, making his Headquarters that night with the Sixth Corps at Rockville. His army, composed of his s, under General Franklin. The First Corps (McDowell's) was placed under General Hooker; the Ninth, of Burnside's command, was under General Reno; the Twelfth was Banks's, which was now under General Mansfield, who had not before taken the field. Porter's corps remained in Washington until the 12th, and did not join the army untin communicated by traitors in his army to secessionists in Washington, and by them to Lee, and he abandoned that movement and proposed to cross the Rappahannock at Banks's and United States fords, above Fredericksburg, and endeavor to flank his foe and give him battle. For that purpose his army was speedily put in motion. The Gra
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
brief siege of Vicksburg, 527. the ram Arkansas bombardment of Donaldsonville, 528, Battfe at Baton Rouge, 529. the La Fourche District repossessed, 530. Generals Banks and Butler in New Orleans military operations in Missouri, 531. War on its Western borders, 532. Confederates driven into Arkansas, 533. battle on Boston a thousand the number of votes cast for secession. General Butler was superseded in the command of the Department of the Gulf late in the autumn Nov 9. by General Banks. The latter arrived at New Orleans on the 14th of December, and was received by the commanding general with great courtesy. Banks formally assumed his new duBanks formally assumed his new duties on the 16th, and on the 24th, Butler, after issuing an admirable farewell address to the citizens, See Parton's Butler in New Orleans, page 603. embarked in a steamer for New York. His administration had been marked by great vigor and justice, as the friend and defender of the loyal and the oppressed, and the uncompromisin
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