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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 14: siege and capture of Vicksburg (search)
an important part. From Dana's despatches it is apparent that he clearly understood the entire situation, not only in Mississippi but in Tennessee as well. At that time Rosecrans, who commanded in the last-mentioned State, was confronted by Bragg with an inferior force, but was slow to move and was also calling for reinforcements. The crisis was an important one and obviously called for a great concentration of the National forces to insure victory on both lines. So profoundly was Dana its reluctant commander to push his widely separated columns into northern Georgia, where, as might have been expected, they were destined to meet disaster. Of course it was always possible, as pointed out in Dana's despatch of June 12th, for Bragg to send his material to Atlanta, fall back upon Bristol and Chattanooga, and detach the larger part of his army to reinforce Johnston. Fortunately this was not done, and Johnston was left with such insufficient means as he could gather up and pu
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 16: Dana returns to Washington (search)
of veteran infantry from Virginia to reinforce Bragg, The earliest notice of this movement receiforces within supporting distance for defence, Bragg had also succeeded in concentrating all the fomore formidable. The mystery which surrounded Bragg's purposes was gradually dispelling itself, anoga in case victory should crown his efforts. Bragg, of course, knew that Longstreet was near at hfensive to the defensive, or that he suspected Bragg of an intention to fight an aggressive battle.king diversion on our right. . . An orderly of Bragg's just captured says there are reports in rebe right, but nothing had yet occurred to reveal Bragg's real plan of battle or where his heaviest atusand men waged there against eighty thousand (Bragg had sixty-seven thousand veterans and fifteen at Ewell's corps from Virginia had also joined Bragg, too late to take part in the battle, that it y had not concentrated all of its forces under Bragg, Dana's vigorous despatches had the immediate [10 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 17: campaign of Chattanooga (search)
through Dana were generally complied with promptly enough. During the first week of November Bragg detached a part of his force, and it was correctly surmised that this was for the purpose of co-er parts of the enemy's line, but a subsequent examination of the Confederate reports shows that Bragg, after Sherman made his lodgement on the south side of the river, drew no troops from his centreDana, who were present with them on Orchard Knoll, thought on the second clay of the battle that Bragg was moving troops to his right against Sherman, and it was to prevent an overwhelming concentrat by Sherman on the left, and Granger [commanding a corps of Thomas's army] in the centre, and if Bragg does not withdraw the remainder of his troops, we shall have a decisive battle. It is to be nt to act as chief engineer to the forces detached for the relief of Burnside. Grant had pushed Bragg back from Missionary Ridge towards Resaca and Atlanta, thus separating him hopelessly from Longs
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 18: Dana in the War Department (search)
Tennessee. Rawlins had gone North to be married. On December 21, 1863, at 6 P. M., Dana telegraphed General Grant in substance that after a detailed explanation the President, the Secretary of War, and General Halleck had fully approved his project of a winter campaign in Alabama, not only because it would keep the army active during the rainy season, but because it appears to have been well conceived and certain of producing the desired effect. If it succeeds, said the Secretary of War, Bragg's army will become prisoners of war without our having the trouble of providing for them. The execution of this plan would have been authorized at once but for the anxiety which existed in reference to Longstreet's continued presence in east Tennessee. With him expelled from that region, Grant could start for Mobile at once. The difficulty seemed to have been that Halleck could not understand where an army was to be got large enough to make Longstreet's dislodgement certain, or even to p
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
t, children's stories, 155. Black Friday, 417, 425, 493. Black, Jeremiah I., 182. Blaine, James G., 462, 483. Blair, General, 246, 295, 296, 363. Blatchford, Judge, 433. Bohemia, 84. Bohme, 56. Bonner, Robert, 417. Borie, Adolf E., 410, 411, 413, 414, 416. Boston, 23, 26, 456. Bottom's Bridge, 328. Boutwell, George S., 190, 353, 410. Bowers, Theodore, 5, 242, 252, 266, 278, 344, 352, 365, 374. Bowker, George H., 346. Bowman, Colonel, 363. Bradley, Justice, 443. Bragg, General, 233, 234, 250, 254-258, 262, 264, 266, 268, 270, 271, 286, 292, 293, 298. Brannan, General, 264, 269, 280, 303. Breckenridge, General, 153, 365. Breck, Major, Samuel, 252. Breeze, Sidney, 104. Bridgeport on the Tennessee, 254, 256, 274, 275, 277, 278, 283, 284, 291. Brisbane, Albert, 45, 48. Bristol, 234. Bristow, Benjamin H., 418, 435, 436. British Guiana, 471. Broderick, Senator, 153. Bronson, candidate for governor, 128. Brook Farm, 26, 30-39, 41, 43-49, 53, 57, 5