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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 185 3 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 172 8 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 153 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 I. 147 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 145 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 121 3 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 114 2 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. 110 0 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 102 2 Browse Search
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epresentatives of the Cotton States, then assembled in Baltimore, in the nomination of candidates representing the views of the South. Their nominees were John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky for President, and Joseph Lane of Oregon for Vice-President. The old Convention, or what remained of it, nominated Stephen A. Douglas of Illcept Missouri; but in the North only a small and feeble minority of the Democratic party gave it their support. In several States, the friends of Douglas, of Breckinridge, and of Bell coalesced, to a certain extent, with a view to the defeat of Lincoln, but without success, except in New Jersey, where they partially succeeded. forms of the Constitution. The entire popular vote for Lincoln was 1,858,200; that for Douglas, giving him his share of the fusion vote, 1,276,780; that for Breckinridge, giving him his share of the fusion vote, 812,500; and that for Bell, including his proportion of the fusion vote, 735,504. The whole vote against Lincoln was
olumbus. his proffer of withdrawal. arrests in Kentucky. despotic and brutal legislation. distinguished refugees. Breckinridge's address. Early military movements in Kentucky. Zollicoffer's operations. Buckner's occupation of Bowling Green. selves and for the cause which they afterwards served, escaped arrest, and came within the Confederate lines, were John C. Breckinridge, late Vice-President of the United States, Col. G. W. Johnson, a prominent citizen, Thomas B. Monroe, Sr., for abo Capt. John Morgan, afterwards the Marion of Kentucky, and one of the most famous cavalry commanders in the West. Messrs. Breckinridge and Marshall proceeded to Richmond, and were appointed Brigadier-Generals in the Confederate service. On assuming his new position, Gen. Breckinridge published an address to the people of Kentucky, some passages of which are of historical interest, as a description of the times, from a pen which, for many years, had been able and conspicuous in every cause
lk,9,186 Second Army Corps, Gen. B. Bragg,13,689 Third Army Corps, Major-Gen. W. J. Hardee,6,789 Reserve, Brig.-Gen. John C. Breckinridge,6,439 Total infantry and artillery38,963 Cavalry, Brig.-Gen. F. Gardner,4,882 Grand Total,40,885 Its in rear of each brigade, moving by the Pittsburg road, the left wing supported by cavalry. The reserve, under Brig.-Gen. Breckinridge, following closely on the third line, in the same order, its right wing supported by cavalry. In the early danfederates rushed on, sweeping the camps of the enemy before them. Gen. Johnston was in advance, before the troops of Breckinridge and Bowen. He had addressed them in a few brief words, and given the order to Charge! when, at two o'clock, a minie- day. Against such an overwhelming force it was vain to contend. At 1 P. M. Gen. Beauregard ordered a retreat. Gen. Breckinridge was left with his command as a rear guard, to hold the ground the Confederates had occupied the night preceding the
cksburg. engagement at Baton Rouge. success of Breckinridge's attack. he waits for the iron-clad Arkansas. ageable and is fired by her crew. withdrawal of Breckinridge from Baton Rouge. Confederate occupation of Porion to support batteries and strike assailants. Breckinridge's division occupied the city. Additional guns w To secure these objects, orders were given to Gen. Breckinridge to move upon Baton Rouge with a force of five s. By epidemic disease the land force under Gen. Breckinridge was reduced to less than three thousand effects Baton Rouge, and counting on her co-operation, Breckinridge, on the morning of the 5th August, determined tok protection under the cover of his gunboats. Breckinridge had listened in vain for the guns of the Arkansanetrate the cover of the enemy's gunboats, Gen. Breckinridge withdrew his troops at ten o'clock in the morninreckless audacity. Advised of the result of Gen. Breckinridge's expedition, Gen. Van Dorn immediately ordere
e Confederates. Bragg's happy New year. Breckinridge attempts to dislodge the enemy. the bloody crossing of Stone River. repulse of Breckinridge. why Bragg determined to retreat. the resulteesboro; Polk's corps and three brigades of Breckinridge's division holding the town. The three cavr left wing. Hardee's corps, consisting of Breckinridge's and Cleburne's divisions, with McCown's dinst our right, and none to be apprehended, Breckinridge was ordered to leave two brigades to supporanuary passed without any important event. Breckinridge had been transferred to the right of Stone given for the concentration of the whole of Breckinridge's division in front of the position to be tck on his right. The instructions given to Breckinridge were to drive the enemy back, crown the hillost only three pieces of artillery, all in Breckinridge's repulse. Rosecrans gave his loss in killdinates; he declared that the remissness of Breckinridge, on the first day of action, checked Hardee[2 more...]
n strengthening his position. It was 10 o'clock when the battle opened on the right wing of the Confederates, and the command forward ran down their ranks. Breckinridge moved forward with his division, but, after a severe contest, was pressed back. Had the reserve ordered forward to Breckinridge's support come up in time, theBreckinridge's support come up in time, the enemy's position might have been carried, and prevented the conflict of the afternoon. As it was, notwithstanding the partial repulse, several pieces of artillery were captured and a large number of prisoners. At the same time each succeeding division to the left gradually became engaged with the enemy, extending to Longstreet's wing. Walker's division advanced to the relief of Breckinridge, and, after an engagement of half an hour, was also compelled to retire under the severe fire of the enemy. The gallant Tennesseans, under Cheatham, then advanced to the relief of Walker, but even they wavered and fell back under the terrible fire of the enemy.
e ridge, from McFarlan's Gap almost to the mouth of the Chickamauga; the position was four to six hundred feet in elevation; and it had been strengthened by breastworks wherever the ascent was easy. The position was such that the enemy was exposed to an artillery fire while in the plain, and to the infantry fire when he attempted the ascent of the hill or mountain. The right wing of the Confederates was held by Hardee, with the divisions of Cleburne, Walker, Cheatham, and Stevenson. Breckinridge commanded on the left his old division, Stewart's, and part of Buckner's and Hindman's. The enemy's first assault was made upon Hardee, who repulsed it with great slaughter. The attack was made here by Sherman, and his bleeding columns staggered on the hill. A second attack on the Confederate left wing was ordered at noon, and repulsed. It was late in the afternoon, when, with an audacity wholly unexpected, Grant ordered a general advance of his lines to the crest of Missionary Ridge.
in cases of ordinary crime. The man who stands by and says nothing when the peril of his government is discussed cannot be misunderstood. If not hindered, he is sure to help the enemy; much more, if he talks ambiguously-talks for his country with buts, and ifs, and ands. Of how little value the constitutional provisions I have quoted will be rendered, if arrests shall never be made until defined crimes shall have been committed, may be illustrated by a few notable examples. General John C. Breckinridge, General Robert E. Lee, General Joseph E. Johnston, General John B. Magruder, General William B. Preston, General Simon B. Buckner, and Commodore Franklin Buchanan, now occupying the very highest places in the rebel war service, were all within the power of the government since the rebellion began, and were nearly as well known to be traitors then as now. Unquestionably, if we had seized and held them, the insurgent cause would be much weaker. But no one of them had then committe
with Crook at Union. Gen. Sigel moved up the Shenandoah Valley, and on the 15th was encountered near Newmarket by Gen. Breckinridge, who drove the enemy across the Shenandoah, captured six pieces of artillery, and nearly one thousand stand of smaEwell's corps, which had been in North Carolina with Hoke, and two small brigades, with a battalion of artillery under Breckinridge. The force under Breckinridge, which Grant estimated at fifteen thousand, did not exceed two thousand muskets. When Breckinridge, which Grant estimated at fifteen thousand, did not exceed two thousand muskets. When he fell back to the lines immediately about Richmond, Gen. Lee was joined there by Hoke's division from Petersburg; but at the same time Breckinridge's force had to be sent back into the Shenandoah Valley, and Ewell's corps, with two battalions of arBreckinridge's force had to be sent back into the Shenandoah Valley, and Ewell's corps, with two battalions of artillery, had to be detached under Gen. Early's command to meet the demonstrations of Hunter upon Lynchburg. This counterbalanced all reinforcements. The foregoing statement shows, indeed, that the disparity of forces between the two armies in the b
rced by McLaws', the Confederates obtained possession of the desired posts. At the same time Breckinridge and Mahone, of Hill's corps, were equally successful in gaining certain advanced positions. emy in flank, drove him from two lines of entrenchments, and inflicted great loss. Meanwhile Breckinridge, supported by Wilcox, proceeded, under orders from Lee, to attack the advanced Federals, now from right to left: Burnside, Warren, Smith, Wright, and Hancock. The latter was opposed by Breckinridge's command on Lee's extreme right; Ewell's corps held the extreme left opposite Burnside; and was in reserve. The attack was led by Hancock, who momentarily carried the position held by Breckinridge's troops, but was severely repulsed, as this part of the line was reinforced by Milligan's Fl a small brigade (Vaughan's) of dismounted troops acting as infantry. To supply the place of Breckinridge, who had gone to the Richmond arid Petersburg lines, McCausland's little force, from Dublin,
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