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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 8 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 10, 1865., [Electronic resource] 5 1 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. 3 3 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 3 3 Browse Search
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant 2 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 I. 1 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, V. (search)
. It was called Camp Grant. But none of this led to anything. He wrote to his father, I might have got the colonelcy of a regiment possibly; but I was perfectly sick of the political wire-pulling for all these commissions, and would not engage in it. While mustering, he had a few idle days to wait, and, finding himself near St. Louis, waited there. The town was a pot of conspiracy. Claiborne Jackson, the governor, with a Union mask on, was stealing troops and arms for Secession. Francis Blair and Nathaniel Lyon, two most competent patriots, watched him through his mask. At the right moment they captured his entire camp. A rebel flag which had been flying in St. Louis then came down to stay down. Grant looked on at this, and presently, entering a street-car, was addressed by a youth in words that may be dwelt upon. The mouth of Ireland never uttered a bull more perfect. Secession never drew its own portrait with a straighter stroke. The profound self-contradiction betwee
admission — the former wishing their credentials referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Powell, of Ky., also opposed their acceptance as Senators; which was advocated by Messrs. Andrew Johnson, of Tenn., Latham, of Cal., Trumbull, of Ill., Collamer, of Vt., and Ten Eyck, of N. J. Mr. Bayard's motion to refer was voted down: Yeas--Messrs. Bayard, Bright, Polk, Powell, and Saulsbury; Nays 35: And Messrs. Carlile and Willey were then sworn in and took their seats. On motion of Mr. F. P. Blair, the House this day expelled John B. Clark, a member-elect from Missouri (but who had not taken his seat), because he had taken up arms against the Government of the United States, and now holds a commission in what is called the State Guard of Missouri, under the Rebel Government of that State. and took part in the engagement at Booneville against the United States forces. This was adopted (after an attempt to send it to the Committee of Elections), by Yeas 94 to Nays 45, (nea
er no. 3, which sets forth that It has been represented that important information, respecting the number and condition of our forces, is conveyed to the enemy by means of fugitive slaves who are admitted within our lines. In order to remedy this evil, it is directed that no such persons be hereafter permitted to enter the lines of any camp, or of any forces on the march ; and that any now within such lines be immediately excluded therefrom. Gen. Halleck afterward, in a letter to F. P. Blair, explained and justified this order, as follows: Order No. 3 was, in my mind, clearly a military necessity. Unauthorized persons, Black or White, free or slave, must be kept out of our camps, unless we are willing to publish to the enemy every thing we do or intend to do. It was a military, and not a political order. I am ready to carry out any lawful instructions in regard to fugitive slaves which my superiors may give me, and to enforce any law which Congress may pass. But I ca
; a resolve to the same effect having been submitted by Mr. Summer six days before; as one of like nature was this day laid before the House by Mr. James F Wilson, of Iowa. Mr. Wilson, of Mass., soon reported Jan. 6, 1862. his bill; of which he pressed the consideration ten days afterward; but it was resisted with great ingenuity and carnestness by all the Opposition and by a few of the more conservative Administration Senators. Other bills having obtained precedence in the Senate, Mr. F. P. Blair reported Feb. 25. to the House from its Military Committee, an additional Article of War, as follows: All officers are prohibited from employing any of the forces under their respective commands for the purpose of returning fugitives from service or labor who may have escaped from any persons to whom such service or labor is claimed to be due. Any officer who shall be found guilty by courtmartial of violating this article shall be dismissed from the service. This bill was str
igo, and at the railroad crossings of the Coosawhatchie and Tullifinny. Gen. Foster was preparing to operate, under Sherman's orders, against Charleston, when he was relieved — because of his suffering from an unhealed wound — by Gen. Gillmore. Gen. Sherman remained over a month at Savannah, resting and refitting his army preparatory to further and more arduous efforts. He had intended to resume his advance on the 15th of January, 1865; at which time, accordingly, the 17th corps, Gen. F. P. Blair, was taken by water around by Hilton Head to Pocotaligo, whence it menaced Charleston; as the left wing, Gen. Slocum, with Kilpatrick's cavalry, moved up the Savannah to Sister's ferry, threatening an advance on Augusta--Gen. Sherman thus pursuing his favorite strategy of dividing the enemy's forces and. distracting his attention from his real objective, so as to prevent a concentration to resist him in the difficult, inhospitable region through which his course lay. Incessant rains,
ieut. C. M. Murphy. German Volunteers, Savannah. Capt. John H. Steigen, Senior Second Lieut. Henry Warner, Junior Second Lieut. Charles Umback. Oglethorpe light infantry, Savannah. Capt. T. W. Sims, First Lieut. H. C. Truman, Junior Second Lieut. James Ackerman. Wise guard, Macon County, Ga. Capt. M. J. McMullin, First Lieut. T. W. Montfort, Senior Second Lieut. J. D. N. Lullow, Junior Second Lieut. John Blow. Washington Volunteers, Savannah. Capt. John McMahon, First Lieut. Francis Blair, Senior Second Lieut. J. C. Rowland, Junior Second Lieut. A. J. McArthur. Account by a participant. On the eighth of April, Gen. Hunter and staff went ashore on Tybee Island. It was intended to open fire the next morning, but a delay of one day was found necessary. Gen. Hunter did not take up his headquarters ashore, though he visited the batteries, and on the first day of the bombardment remained at them. Gen. Benham was in the action both days, but the command was left w
John B. Hood, who at once initiated an Leaders in the Atlanta campaign—No. 4:prominent leaders in the army of the Cumberland and the Tennessee in Sherman's masterly movement to the heart of Georgia M. D. Legged, division leader in Blair's Corps. William Harrow commanded division in Logan's Corps. John W. fuller, leader of a division in Dodge's Corps. Thomas W. Sweeney led a division in Dodge's Corps. George D. Wagner commanded a division under Howard. William F. BarryAtlanta and Nashville campaigns: General officers conspicuous in Sherman's advance and some who protected the flank and rear of his army Os. A. Cooper commanded a brigade in the Twenty-third Corps. M. F. force commanded a brigade under Blair. John H. King commanded a division in the Fourteenth Corps. Milo S. Hascall, leader of a division in the Twenty-third Corps. David S. Stanley, leader of the Fourth Corps; an all-around soldier. H. M. Judah commanded a division of the Twe
1,24918815.0 17th MaineBirney'sThird1,37120715.0 1st MinnesotaGibbon'sSecond1,24218715.0 93d IllinoisQuinby'sSeventeenth1,01115114.9 36th IllinoisSheridan'sFourth1,37620414.8 8th Penn. ReservesCrawford'sFifth1,06215814.8 126th New YorkBarlow'sSecond1,03615314.7 49th PennsylvaniaWright'sSixth1,31319314.6 9th IllinoisDodge'sSixteenth1,49321614.4 20th IndianaBirney'sThird1,40320114.3 15th KentuckyJohnson'sFourteenth95613714.3 2d MassachusettsWilliams'Twelfth1,30518714.3 55th IllinoisBlair'sFifteenth1,09915714.2 4th MichiganGriffin'sFifth1,32518914.2 15th MassachusettsGibbon'sSecond1,70124114.1 15th New JerseyWright'sSixth1,70224014.1 145th PennsylvaniaBarlow'sSecond1,45620514.1 28th MassachusettsBarlow'sSecond1,77825014.0 1st MichiganMorell'sFifth1,32918714.0 8th New York H. A.Gibbon'sSecond2,57536114.0 7th West VirginiaGibbon'sSecond1,00814214.0 37th WisconsinWillcox'sNinth1,11015614.0 5th MichiganBirney'sThird1,88326313.9 10th Penn. ReservesCrawford'sFifth1,15016
n two divisions, it was on Sherman's Yazoo Expedition and was also known as the Second Corps, McClernand's Army of the Mississippi, from January 4 to January 12, 1863. The commanders of the Fifteenth Corps were Major-Generals W. T. Sherman, F. P. Blair, Jr., John A. Logan, Brigadier-General M. L. Smith, and Major-Generals P. J. Osterhaus and W. B. Hazen. The corps took part in the Vicksburg campaign, the battle of Chattanooga, the relief of Knoxville, the Atlanta campaign, and the last campaigt of the detachment that fought at Nashville. It never rejoined the rest of the corps, which followed Sherman through Georgia and the Carolinas. On August 1, 1865, the corps was discontinued. Besides McPherson, it was commanded by Major-Generals F. P. Blair, Jr., J. A. Mower, Brigadier-Generals T. E. G. Ransom, M. D. Leggett, and W. W. Belknap. Major-General Francis Preston Blair, Jr., was born in Lexington, Kentucky, February 19, 1821, and became a lawyer and editor in St. Louis. He
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chickasaw Bayou, battle of (search)
ly by Generals Morgan, A. J. Smith, Morgan L. Smith, and F. Steele. They moved on Dec. 27, bivouacked without fire that night, and proceeded to the attack the next morning. The Nationals drove the Confederate pickets across the bayou, and everywhere the ground was so soft that causeways of logs had to be built for the passage of troops and artillery. The Nationals were seriously enfiladed by the Confederate batteries and sharp-shooters. The right of the Union troops was commanded by Gen. F. P. Blair, who led the way across the bayou over a bridge his men had built, captured two lines of rifle-pits, and fought desperately to gain the crest of the hill before him. Others followed, and a severe battle ensued. Pemberton, the Confederate chief, had arrived, and so active were the Confederates on the bluffs that the Nationals were repulsed with heavy loss. Blair lost one-third of his brigade. Darkness closed the struggle, when Sherman had lost about 2,000 men, and his antagonists only
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