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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 30: Longstreet moves to Georgia. (search)
woodlands, failing to reach them until after daylight, when they were further delayed cooking their food. The right wing was formed of D. H. Hill's corps, Breckenridge's and Cleburne's divisions, W. H. T. Walker's corps of Walker's and Liddell's divisions, Cheatham's division of Polk's corps, artillery battalions of Majors Meieutenant R. T. Beauregard, Captain E. P. Howell, Captain W. H. Fowler, and Lieutenant Shannon. As it formed it stood with D. H. Hill's corps on the right, Breckenridge's and Cleburne's divisions from right to left, Cheatham's division on the left of Cleburne's rear, and Walker's reserve corps behind Hill's corps; but when arrorks by two brigades, and reconnoissance found the road between the enemy and Chattanooga open and free of obstructions or troops to defend it. On the right of Breckenridge's division was Armstrong's division of cavalry dismounted, and beyond his right was Forrest's other division of cavalry, Pegram's. Some miles off from our left
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 31: battle of Chickamauga. (search)
to save his line. But he preferred his plan of direct attack as the armies stood, and opened his battle by attack of the right wing at 9.30 A. M. of the 20th. He was there, and put the corps under Lieutenant-General D. H. Hill to the work. Breckenridge's and Cleburne's divisions, Breckenridge on the right, overreached the enemy's left by two brigades, Stovall's and Adams's, but the other brigade, Helm's, was marched through the wood into front assault of the enemy behind his field-works. ThBreckenridge on the right, overreached the enemy's left by two brigades, Stovall's and Adams's, but the other brigade, Helm's, was marched through the wood into front assault of the enemy behind his field-works. This brigade made desperate repeated and gallant battle until the commander, Benjamin H. Helm, one of the most promising brigadiers, was killed, when its aggressive work was suspended. The other brigades crossed the Chattanooga road, changed front, and bore down against the enemy's left. This gave them favorable ground and position. They made resolute attack against Baird's left, threatening his rear, but he had troops at hand to meet them. They had a four-gun battery of Slocum's of the Wa
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 33: the East Tennessee campaign. (search)
nnessee (the latter to give the impression of a westward move), and at the moment of concentration sending a strong force for swift march against General Burnside.-strong enough to crush him,--and returning to Chattanooga before the army under General Sherman could reach there (or, if he thought better, let the detachment strike into Kentucky against the enemy's communications), something worth while could be effected. Presently I was called, with Lieutenant-General Hardee and Major-General Breckenridge, the other corps commanders, to learn his plans and receive his orders. He announced his purpose in general terms to send me into East Tennessee, then paused as if inviting the opinions of others, when I stated that the move could be made, but it would be hazardous to make a detachment strong enough for rapid work while his army was spread along a semicircle of six miles, with the enemy concentrated at the centre, whence he could move in two or three threatening columns, to hold h
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 40: talk of peace. (search)
der of the Confederate armies and the abolition of slavery, which the Confederate President did not care to consider. About the 15th of February, Major-General J. C. Breckenridge was appointed Secretary of War, and Brigadier-General F. M. St. John was appointed commissary-general of subsistence. General Ord, commanding theies, and would give notice in case a reply could be made. General Lee was called over to Richmond, and we met at night at the President's mansion. Secretary-of-War Breckenridge was there. The report was made, several hours were passed in discussing the matter, and finally it was agreed that favorable report should be made as soon as another meeting could be arranged with General Ord. Secretary Breckenridge expressed especial approval of the part assigned for the ladies. As we separated, I suggested to General Lee that he should name some irrelevant matter as the occasion of his call for the interview with General Grant, and that once they were to
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
motion Pillow's designs on Cairo, 71. Kentucky neutrality conference between McClellan and Buckner Magoffin encourages the secessionists, 72. Union military camps in Kentucky Magoffin rebuked by the President, 73. the Confederates invade Kentucky seizure of Columbus, 74 Zollicoffer invades Eastern Kentucky the Kentucky Legislature against the Confederates, 75. General Grant takes military possession of Paducah end of the neutrality flight of secessionists, 76. ex Vice President Breckenridge among the traitors operations of Buckner General Anderson's counter — action, 77. seed of the Army of the Cumberland planted the Confederate forces in Missouri in check Price retreats toward arkansas, 78. Fremont's Army pursues him passage of the Osage Fremont's plans, 79. the charge of Fremont's body-guard at Springfield, 80. Fremont's Army at Springfield success of National troops in Eastern Missouri, 81. Thompson's guerrillas dispersed complaints against Fremont, 82.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
the 5th of September, and made his headquarters at Glasgow, the capital of Barren County, where a railway connects with that between Nashville and Louisville. Breckenridge had been left in Tennessee with a large force of all arms, to retard Buell and invest Nashville, then garrisoned by the divisions of Thomas, Negley, and Palmerthe tyranny of a despotic ruler, and not as conquerors or despoilers. Your gallant Buckner, he said, leads the van; Marshall [Humphrey] is on the right; while Breckenridge, dear to us as to you, is advancing with Kentucky's valiant sons to receive the honor and applause due to their heroism. He told them that he must have suppli whole people held out their hands imploringly to the National Government, which many of them had affected to despise, begging for deliverance from Buckner and Breckenridge, and other native and foreign liberators. To that cry for help Buell responded, but in a manner that seemed to the impatient loyalists and suffering Kentuck
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
ed of about five thousand men, under General J. C. Breckenridge, who expected to be aided by the ramg, and General Charles Clarke his right. Breckenridge's troops consisted of two Louisiana, two Mi crossed, drove the Confederates, and found Breckenridge in strong force on his front, whereupon Crik's first line, and Cheatham's the second. Breckenridge's formed the first line of Hardee's and Clened to throw his left and center heavily on Breckenridge at daybreak, crush him, wheel rapidly and aion of Crittenden's force, was to fall upon Breckenridge and make proposed sweep into Murfreesboroa.spend the operations of Van Cleve against. Breckenridge, and to cover the crossing of the river witBragg's entire army, excepting a portion of Breckenridge's division across the river, was still preskillfully fought the Confederate left under Breckenridge, and repulsed his charges. Wood's batteriepon Van Cleve's force. The assailants were Breckenridge's entire corps, with ten Napoleon 12-pounde
f the Confederate Army, he organized an expedition to capture the post. It was composed of about 5000 men under Gen. J. C. Breckenridge who expected to be aided in his endeavor by the ram Arkansas. With his entire force moving along the two roads wound, and one man was captured. When the conflict was over, General Butler said: Nims' Battery saved the day, and Breckenridge himself was heard to remark: If it had not been for that Light Artillery in front, I would have taken the place, I charged it three times, but was knocked back every time. Boston Journal. Breckenridge had made a speech to his men early that morning promising them to have his band playing in the state house by nine o'clock. It was expected that another attempt, but the next morning it was found that the enemy had retreated, burning their bridges behind them. A few days later Breckenridge marched his troops to Port Hudson, thirty miles above and began there the construction of heavy batteries. Soon aft
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.24 (search)
1, ‘62, 2d Division Hospital. Left in Murfreesboro. Breckenridge, Stanhope P., Assistant Surgeon, passed Board November 31, ‘63, 7th Texas Regiment. Ordered to report to General Breckenridge for duty, as Surgeon, Headquarters A. T., Nov. 30,‘quarters A. T. May 30, ‘63, ordered to report to General J. C. Breckenridge, Stovall's Brigade Hospital. Appointed by Secreec. 31, ‘62, Roberts' Cavalry, Jan. 31, ‘63, Floater in Breckenridge's Division, Feb. 28, ‘63, 41st Alabama Regiment, March Heustis, Jas. F., Surgeon, com'd Nov. 1, ‘61. Chief Surgeon Breckenridge's Division, Hardee's Corps. Dec. 31, ‘62, orderade. Jones, E. Holt, contract. Contract made by Colonel Breckenridge, Dec. 9, ‘62. Feb. 28, ‘63, Colonel Breckenridge's Colonel Breckenridge's Kentucky Cavalry, March 31, ‘63, no change. Jones, James T., Surgeon. Contract made by General Roddy, July 1, ‘62. Ja, Sept. 1, ‘63, ordered to report to General Hill, Inspector Breckenridge's Division, Jan., ‘64, tran