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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 958 6 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 615 3 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 562 2 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 454 2 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 380 16 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 343 1 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 340 20 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 339 3 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. 325 1 Browse Search
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 308 2 Browse Search
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lunteers were asked for and accepted by companies, or regiments, with the privilege of choosing their own leaders; and these regulars were only given commands where vacancies, or the exigencies of the service, seemed to demand it imperatively. Every hour of the day could be heard the tap of the drum, as the new troops from depot, or steamer, marched through the town to their camps in the suburbs; or as the better drilled volunteer companies passed through to Pensacola, where Brigadier-General Braxton Bragg already had a considerable force. And toward that point every eye was strained as the next great theater of action. All day long the churches were open, and crowds of ladies, from town and country, assembled in them and sewed on the tough, ungainly pants and jackets; while their negro maids, collected on the porches, or under the trees, worked as steadily as their mistresses, many a ringing guffaw and not unmusical song rising above them. Great numbers of the interested
ger was the most widely known rebel of them all. Many a man has read, with quickening breath, of the bold deeds of Admiral Raphael Semmes; and some have traced his blazing track to the, perhaps, Quixotic joust that ended his wild sea-kingship, never recalling that impassive fellow-passenger. Yet it was he who, seated on the rail of the Southern Republic, read to the crowd that evening. What's the Washington news? --Anything more from Virginia! --What about Tennessee convention? --Has Bragg commenced business? --and a thousand equally eager questions popped from the impatient crowd, There is news, indeed! answered Captain Semmes. Listen,. my friends, for the war has commenced in earnest. And here, on the quiet southern river, we first heard how Baltimore had risen to drive out the troops; how there had been wild work made in spite of the police, and how hot blood of her citizens had stained the streets of the town. The account ended with the city still in frightful co
tivity and energetic preparation there may have been elsewhere, Pensacola was the first organized camp in the South. General Bragg and his adjutant-general were both old officers, and in the face of the enemy the utmost rigor of discipline prevailetails of camp life; and went through it in as cheerful a spirit as if they had been born there. In popular view, both Bragg and Beauregard were on probation as yet; and it was thought that upon the management of their respective operations depenain for an inspection. They were accompanied only by one or two officers, and had a long and earnest conference with General Bragg at his headquarters. After that there was a review of the army; and the then novel sight was made peculiarly effecti! I stopped and looked at the colonel. Was it the punch? That's what the council this evening meant? Just so. Bragg remains, but part of his garrison goes to Beauregard, in Virginia. Trains to Montgomery will be jammed now, so we'd bett
d and preparing their morning meal — the Federals flew to arms and made a brave resistance, that failed to stop the onward rush of the southern troops. They were: driven from their camp; and the Confederates-flushed with victory,, led by Hardee, Bragg and Polk, and animated by the dash and ubiquity of Johnston and Beauregard-followed with a resistless sweep that hurled them, broken and routed, from three successive lines of entrenchments. The Federals fought with courage and tenacity. Brokenr of the men and the brilliant courage of their leaders. Gladden had fallen in the thickest of the fight-,the circumstances of his death sending a freshened glow over the bright record he had written at Contreras and Molino del Rey. The names of Bragg, Hardee and Breckinridge were in the mouths of men, who had been held to their bloody work by these bright exemplars. Wherever the bullets were thickest, there the generals were foundforgetful of safety, and ever crying-Come! Governor Harris
Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death., Chapter 24: echo of Seven days, North and South. (search)
egheny well conceived Federal programme General Bragg's unpopularity to the Ohio and back woulhis invaluable section was entrusted. General Braxton Bragg-however causeless and unjust their dich, been compelled to retire by ill health; and Bragg was soon sent to take his place, with the underried out, as suggested by Beauregard. General Bragg entered upon his command with a show of grfrom before Cincinnati; and that all action of Bragg's forces would be postponed until Smith's juncductive of any result; for, after the victory, Bragg allowed Buell to escape from his front and ret god so inexorable as the people's voice. General Bragg's last hold upon the southern masses-militn; but it produced the effect of deceiving General Bragg and of causing him to divide his forces. success might have been a crushing defeat, had Bragg's whole army been massed at Perryville. Itmpaign reached them. Unpopular as the name of Bragg had been before, it was now mentioned often wi[2 more...]
cry wrung from the people Mr. Davis stands firm Johnston relieves Bragg the Emancipation proclamation Magruder's Galveston amphiboid theand disaster!-to be reenacted. After its retreat from Kentucky, Bragg's army rested for over a month at Murfreesboro, the men recruiting masses of Federals were hovering upon the track of the ill-starred Bragg, threatening to pounce down upon and destroy him-even while he belenemy struck-heavily and unexpectedly. The first intimation General Bragg had of the movement was cavalry skirmishes with his advance. T the Federals fought with desperation, they were so badly hurt that Bragg believed they would fall back that night, in such confusion as to lsted his artillery most advantageously. It began to look as if General Bragg's telegram to Richmond of the victory he had gained, might requ in October. On the last night of 1862-while the wearied troops of Bragg were sleeping on the bloody field of Murfreesboro-General Magruder,
base!’ Perhaps no pen, or no brush, in all the South limned with bolder stroke the follies, or the foibles, of his own, than did that of Innes Randolph, of Stuart's Engineer staff; later to win national fame by his Good old Rebel song. Squib, picture and poem filled Randolph's letters, as brilliant flashes did his conversation. On Mr. Davis proclaiming Thanksgiving Day, after the unfortunate Tennessee campaign, Randolph versified the proclamation, section by section, as sample: For Bragg did well. Ah! who could tell What merely human mind could augur, That they would run from Lookout Mount, Who fought so well at Chickamauga! Round many a smoky camp-fire were sung clever songs, whose humor died with their gallant singers, for want of recording memories in those busy days. Latham, Caskie and Page McCarty sent out some of the best of the skits; a few verses of one by the latter's floating to mind, from the snowbound camp on the Potomac, stamped by his vein of rollicking s
nemy feel his captors' power. Meantime General Bragg, at Tullahoma, faced by Rosecrans and flanompact force; ours was weak and scattered, and Bragg's urgent appeal for men met the invariable ans movements are scarcely clear to this day. General Bragg's friends declare that he forced Rosecransd then laid himself open to destruction, while Bragg took no advantage of the situation. Howeve engagements, rather than in a general battle; Bragg's object being to gain the Chattanooga road inme to recuperate. Instead of pressing on, General Bragg took position on Missionary Ridge; and crivoice, in a matter of policy. He retained General Bragg, and the people held him responsible for wattanooga, sufficient in his judgment to crush Bragg; and, learning of the latter's detachment of Lretofore. Reasoning from their dislike to General Bragg, people and press declared that the men hastrategic; and the impression went abroad that Bragg and he had affected combinations now, which wo[5 more...]