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Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 64 4 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 23 1 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 19 1 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 15 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 13 3 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 8 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 7 1 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 5: Forts and Artillery. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 4 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 4 0 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
as the reports of the Secretary during the years of the war (a full set of which we are anxious to secure), they are still very important additions to our collection, as they mark the military history of Reconstruction. Report of Major General J. G. Barnard, Colonel of engineers United States army, on the defences of Washington. This book is gotten up in beautiful style; illustrated with maps, plans of fortifications, &c., and gives a very interesting description of the origin, progresthings in it which any intelligent Confederate will detect as mistakes, but it is evidently the work of an able soldier, and is a very valuable contribution to the history of those great campaigns which threatened the capture of Washington. General Barnard falls into the common error of all Federal writers in greatly overestimating the numbers of the several Confederate armies to which he has occasion to allude; but we have come to regard that as almost a necessity with both civilians and sold
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
e for which this famous publisher of military books is noted: 1. The Peninsular campaign and its Antecedents. By General Barnard. 2. Report of the engineer and artillery operations of the army of the Potomac, from its organization to the close of the Peninsular campaign. By General J. G. Barnard and W. F. Barry. 3. General McClellan's report of operations of the army of the Potomac while under his command. 4. The C. S. A. And the battle of Bull run. By General Barnard. 5. Records of General Barnard. 5. Records of living officers of the United States Navy. By Lieutenant Lewis R. Hammersley. 6. Rifled Ordnance. By Lynall Thomas, F. R. S. L. 7. Report of the United States commissioners on munitions of war, exhibited at the Paris Exposition of 1867. 8. Manuat allow us at present to review each one of these books, which make a most valuable addition to a military library. General Barnard's books are very valuable for a study of the campaigns of which they treat — albeit there are many things in them on
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., McDowell's advance to Bull Run. (search)
s's and Griffin's batteries, the men of which were mostly shot down where they bravely stood by their guns. Having become separated from McDowell, I fell in with Barnard, his chief engineer, and while together we observed the New York Fire Zouaves, who had been supporting Griffin's battery, fleeing to the rear in their gaudy unifo brigade was at rest, and stated to Burnside the condition of affairs, with the suggestion that he form and move his brigade to the front. Returning, I again met Barnard, and as the battle seemed to him and me to be going against us, and not knowing where McDowell was, with the concurrence of Barnard, as stated in his official repBarnard, as stated in his official report, I immediately sent a note to Miles, telling him to move two brigades of his reserve up to the Stone Bridge and telegraph to Washington to send forward all the troops that could be spared. After the arrival of Howard's brigade, McDowell for the last time pressed up the slope to the plateau, forced back the Confederate line,
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 14.55 (search)
ime sketch. Fort Sumter broke the spell, after which an almost frantic energy manifested itself at the North in raising troops and in the purchase and armament of vessels to blockade the thousands of miles of Southern coasts. Naturally, the Navy Department sought the advice of Professor Alexander D. Bache, Superintendent of the Coast Survey, and it was at his suggestion that the department secured a board of conference composed of Captain S. F. Du Pont, of the Navy, as President, and Major J. G. Barnard, U. S. Engineers, Professor Bache and Commander Charles H. Davis, U. S. Navy, as members. In a private letter Captain Du Pont wrote, on the 1st of June: It may be that I shall be ordered to Washington on some temporary duty, on a board to arrange a programme of blockade-first suggested by Professor Bache. The first memoir of the conference in the confidential letter-book of the Navy Department is written in pencil, has many erasures and interlineations, and is evidently the origi
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Appendix A. (search)
on herewith for the first time printed the author is indebted to Colonel Robert N. Scott, U. S. A., in charge of the pub lication of the official War Records. Brigadier-General Irvin McDOWELL commanding. Staff. Captain James B. Fry, Assistant Adjutant-General. Major W. H. Wood, 17th Infantry, Acting Inspector-General. Captain O. H. Tillinghast, Assistant Quartermaster. Captain H. F. Clarke, Chief Commissary of Subsistence. Surgeon W. S. King. Assistant Surgeon D. L. Magruder. Major J. G. Barnard, Chief Engineer. Lieutenant Fred. E. Prime, Engineer. Captain A. W. Whipple, Topographical Engineer. Lieutenant H. L. Abbot, Topographical Engineer. Lieutenant H. S. Putnam, Topographical Engineer. Lieutenant George C. Strong, Ordnance Officer. Major A. J. Myer, Signal Officer. Major William F. Barry, 5th Artillery, Chief of Artillery. Major James S. Wadsworth, Volunteer Aid-de-Camp. Majcr Clarence S. Brown, Volunteer Aid-de-Camp. Lieutenant H. W. Kingsbury, 5th Artillery, A
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 12 (search)
nt number of troops to Washington at anytime to hold it against attack. This movement proposed by Halleck would separate the Army of the Potomac by a still greater distance from Butler's army, while it would leave us a long vulnerable line of communication, and require a large part of our effective force to properly guard it. I shall prepare at once to move across the James River, and in the mean time destroy to a still greater extent the railroads north of Richmond. On June 5, General J. G. Barnard, of the United States engineer corps, was assigned to duty as chief engineer at Grant's headquarters. The general-in-chief realized that he was in a swampy and sickly portion of the country. The malaria was highly productive of disease, and the Chickahominy fever was dreaded by all the troops who had a recollection of its ravages when they campaigned in that section of the country two years before. The operations had been so active that precautions against sickness had necessar
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)
nd three brigades a division. Each division had four batteries: three served by volunteers and one by regulars; the captain of the latter commanding the entire artillery of the division. With the assistance of Majors William F. Barry and J. G. Barnard, he organized artillery and engineering establishments; and the dragoons, mounted riflemen, and cavalry were all reorganized under the general name of cavalry. To Major Barry were intrusted the details of the artillery establishment; and Major Barnard was directed to construct a system of defenses for Washington City, on both sides of the Potomac. In the course of a few months every considerable Map showing the defenses of Washington. eminence in the vicinity of the National Capital was crowned with a fort or redoubt well mounted. Early in the following year the number of these works was fifty-two, whose names and locations are indicated on the accompanying map. According to General Orders issued by McClellan on the 30th of Sep
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)
for its defense, and to these sixteen were added in the course of six weeks. See map and foot-note on page 24 of this volume. On the 7th of December, Chief Engineer Barnard reported that the defenses of Washington city consisted of about forty-eight works, mounting over 800 guns, some of which were of very large size, and add the flotilla, gathered his vessels in the vicinity of Matthias Point, to co-operate in an attack on the batteries there. In the mean time the chief engineer (Major Barnard) reported adversely, He referred to the fact that High Point, Freestone Point, and Cock-pit Point, and thence down to Chapawausic Creek, opposite Hooker's qation, was to have a sufficient naval force patrolling the Potomac. See McClellan's Report, page 50. In a review of the. Peninsula Campaign, Major (then General) Barnard, alluding to this project, says (page 16), if it had been attempted a Ball's Bluff affair, ten times intensified, would have been the certain result. and the pr
tery on the right bank of that stream, so as to check the advance of the Rebel right, and prevent their turning our left. Porter was unaccountably in want of axes, where — with to cover his front and right with abatis; his request for them to Gen. Barnard not reaching McClellan till too late. When he next called. they were furnished, but without helves; and, while these were being supplied, the opportunity for using axes was lost. His first call on McClellan for reenforcements likewise miscant wheat-field, and the smoke-stack of the Galena was in sight. Xenophon's remnant of the Ten Thousand, shouting, The seal the sea! were not more glad than we. Gen. McClellan had reached Malvern the preceding day. Early this morning, leaving Gen. Barnard with directions for posting the troops as they arrived, he had gone down the river on the gunboat Galena from Haxall's, to select a position whereon his retreat should definitively terminate. Jackson's corps, consisting of his own, with Whi
or Malcolm McDonnell, who acted as aides. Surgeon W. S. King, and Assistant Surgeon Magruder, Medical Department. Major J. G. Barnard, Engineer, and senior of his department with the army, gave most important aid. First Lieutenant Fred. S. Prime, E quantity of tools he was to receive — my orders being, by the Lieutenant's advice, to intrench Centreville; his from Major Barnard, to throw up works at Blackburn's Ford. No tools came forward but the small amount Lieutenant Brinel had of his own., Col. Comd'g 2d Brigade, Fifth Division, Army N. E. Virginia. T. H. Cowdrey, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General. Major Barnard's report. Washington,, July 29, 1861. Capt. E. B. Fry, Assistant Adjutant-General: sir: On the 18th of July, right and Alexander and Lieut. Prime will be furnished when received. I am, very respectfully, your most obedient, J. G. Barnard, Major Engineers. Major Barry's report. Arlington, Va., July 23, 1861. Capt. J. B. Fry, Assistant Adjutant-G
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