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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Department (search)
ol. Geo. W. Munford, Lt. Col. Archer Anderson, Maj. Robert Stiles, George L. Christian, Esq. Vice-Presidents of States.--Gen. Isaac R. Trimble, Maryland; Gov. Zebulon B. Vance, North Carolina; Gen. M. C. Butler, South Carolina; Gen. A. H. Colquit, Georgia; Admiral R. Semmes, Alabama; Col. W. Call, Florida; Gen. Wm. T. Martin, Mississippi; Gen. J. B. Hood, Louisiana; Col. T. M. Jack, Texas; Hon. A. H. Garland, Arkansas; Gov. Isham G. Harris, Tennessee; Gen. J. S. Marmaduke, Missouri; Gen. S. B. Buckner, Kentucky; W. W. Corcoran, Esq., District of Columbia. The secretary elected by the society (Col. Geo. W. Munford) faithfully carried out his instructions until other public duties constrained him to resign, and the present incumbent was elected. The legislature of Virginia passed a bill giving the society such quarters in the State capitol as the Governor and Superintendent of Public Buildings might assign them, and we have thus secured an excellent office where our archives ar
General S. B. Buckner, as already stated. Buckner, after his resignation, and after some ineffean fiercer spirits; but the man who questions Buckner's integrity invites doubt of his own honesty confident you will be wanting in neither. Buckner moved on the 17th of September by rail, and ee, and arrested a whole plan of campaign. Buckner's movement produced an excitement out of all and that the enemy was on the watch for him, Buckner, who had already reached the suburbs of Eliza under Polk, 11,000 troops (estimated); under Buckner, 4,000 men; and under Zollicoffer, 4,000 mores a base of operations, and I had ordered General Buckner, in the first place, not to advance to thn the rear of any force at Muldrough's Hill. Buckner's force was small, was illy armed, had no traemy's forces increased much more rapidly than Buckner's; and the ratio of increase was fully preseree corps already mentioned: Polk at Columbus, Buckner at Bowling Green, and Zollicoffer at Cumberla[8 more...]
erved during the war as chief of artillery to Buckner, and afterward to Cleburne, and was wounded ahis opinion at first, but to have deferred to Buckner's representation of the condition of the men,se to know when this point has been reached. Buckner was satisfied that it had been reached. He wy would not surrender; they would die first. Buckner said that after the resistance that had been I agreed to hand over the command to Brigadier-General Buckner through Brigadier-General Pillow, anrsonal or not, such is my determination. General Buckner then said that, being satisfied that nothe its fate. Floyd immediately asked him: General Buckner, if I place you in command, will you alloe conveyed to Buckner, then said, I pass it. Buckner assumed the command, sent for a bugler, pen, y have been held as to the correctness of General Buckner's judgment as to the necessity of surrend situation. General Grant personally treated Buckner with the decency due to an honorable foe; but[17 more...]
a check to their progress, the Federals reduced and passed Fort Henry on the 4th of February, pressing on to Donelson, into and supporting which work, General Johnston had thrown General J. B. Floyd with some ten thousand troops under Pillow and Buckner. After three days hard fighting, Floyd found the position untenable and further resistance impossible. He, therefore, turned over the command to Buckner — who refused to abandon the part of the garrison that could not escape — and, with GeneraBuckner — who refused to abandon the part of the garrison that could not escape — and, with General Pillow and some five thousand men, withdrew in the night and made good his escape. During the siege of Donelson, Johnston evacuated Bowling Green and awaited its issue opposite Nashville. The result being known, it: naturally followed that this city-undefended by works of any description and with an army inadequate to its protection-had to be abandoned. The retreat was at once commenced; and it was on that: gloomy march that Forrest first made the name that now stands with so few riva
Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death., Chapter 21: the conscription and its consequences. (search)
unfurl over her. Like Maryland, Kentucky had early formed a corps d'elite, called the State guard, which numbered many of the best-born and most cultured young men of the state, with headquarters at Louisville. This was commanded by General S. B. Buckner and under the general control of Governor Magoffin. This corps was supposed to represent the feelings of all better citizens in its opposition to the Union cause. But when the action of political schemers-aided by the designs of a mo declaring all bonds with the Union dissolved, passed a formal Ordinance of Secession and sent delegates to ask admission from the Richmond Congress. A month later Kentucky was formally declared a member of the Confederacy; but before that time Buckner and Breckinridge had received the commissions, with which they were to win names as proud as any in the bright array of the South; a Kentucky brigade-whose endurance and valiant deeds were to shed a luster on her name that even the acts of her r
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)
that the junction with Smith was effected at Frankfort. Then followed a Federal advance upon that town, which proved a mere diversion; but it produced the effect of deceiving General Bragg and of causing him to divide his forces. Hardee's and Buckner's divisions were sent to Perryville; and they with Cheatham's — who joined them by a forced marchbore the brunt of the battle of Perryville on the 8th of October. Notwithstanding the great disparity of numbers, the vim of the barefooted boys pr Kentucky campaign was illumined by flashes of brilliance, dash and enduring courage, surpassed by no theater of the war. Disastrous as it was in result, it fixed more firmly than ever the high reputation of Kirby Smith; it wreathed the names of Buckner, Hardee, Cheatham and Adams with fresh bays; and it gave to Joseph Wheeler a record that the people of that country will long remember. In the events first preceding the disaster, too, as well as in his independent raid during July, John H.
massed troops in Chattanooga, sufficient in his judgment to crush Bragg; and, learning of the latter's detachment of Longstreet's corps, determined to strike early and hard. On the 25th he attacked with his whole force, in two grand columns under Thomas, Sherman and Hooker. The little southern army of less than forty thousand was judiciously posted; having advantage of being attacked. The terrible shock of the double attack was successfully repulsed on the right by Hardee, on the left by Buckner. Broken, reeling-shattered-he was hurled back, only to form again with splendid courage. Once more checked and driven back, after desperate fighting on both sides, the Federals made a third advance with steady, dogged valor. Then constancy was rewarded; they broke the Confederate center; swung it in disorder upon the wings; and, holding the ground so hotly won, had the key to the position. Still the day was not wholly lost to the South, had her men not given way to causeless panic.
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Treaty of peace-mexican Bull fights-regimental quartermaster-trip to Popocatepetl-trip to the caves of Mexico (search)
leave to visit Popocatapetl [Popocatepetl], the highest volcano in America, and to take an escort. I went with the party, many of whom afterwards occupied conspicuous positions before the country. Of those who went south, and attained high rank, there was Lieutenant Richard Anderson, who commanded a corps at Spottsylvania; Captain [H. H.] Sibley, a major-general, and, after the war, for a number of years in the employ of the Khedive of Egypt; Captain George Crittenden, a rebel general; S. B. Buckner, who surrendered Fort Donelson; and Mansfield Lovell, who commanded at New Orleans before that city fell into the hands of the National troops. Of those who remained on our side there were Captain Andrew Porter, Lieutenant C. P. Stone and Lieutenant Z. B. Tower. There were quite a number of other officers, whose names I cannot recollect. At a little village (Ozumba) near the base of Popocatapetl, where we purposed to commence the ascent, we procured guides and two pack mules with f
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, General Halleck in command-commanding the district of Cairo-movement on Fort Henry- capture of Fort Henry (search)
as directed by General McClellan, through my department commander, to make a reconnaissance in favor of Brigadier-General Don Carlos Buell, who commanded the Department of the Ohio, with headquarters at Louisville, and who was confronting General S. B. Buckner with a larger Confederate force at Bowling Green. It was supposed that Buell was about to make some move against the enemy, and my demonstration was intended to prevent the sending of troops from Columbus, Fort Henry or Donelson to BucknBuckner. I at once ordered General Smith to send a force up the west bank of the Tennessee to threaten forts Heiman and Henry; McClernand at the same time with a force of 6,000 men was sent out into west Kentucky, threatening Columbus with one column and the Tennessee River with another. I went with McClernand's command. The weather was very bad; snow and rain fell; the roads, never good in that section, were intolerable. We were out more than a week splashing through the mud, snow and rain, the
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Investment of Fort Donelson-the naval operations-attack of the enemy-assaulting the works-surrender of the Fort (search)
would be impossible to hold out longer. General Buckner, who was third in rank in the garrison busured that Johnston was already in Nashville, Buckner too agreed that surrender was the proper thinllow, who declined it. It then developed upon Buckner, who accepted the responsibility of the posith brought to me the following letter from General Buckner: Headquarters, Fort Donelson, February 1 Camp near Donelson, February 16, 1862 General S. B. Buckner, Confederate Army. Sir: Yours of thpropose. I am, sir, Your very ob't se'v‘t, S. B. Buckner, Brig. Gen. C. S. A. General Buckner, General Buckner, as soon as he had dispatched the first of the above letters, sent word to his different commanders er the fort. As soon as the last letter from Buckner was received I mounted my horse and rode to D I had been at West Point three years with Buckner and afterwards served with him in the army, shat division, and were buried or cared for by Buckner after the surrender and when Pillow was a fug[4 more...]
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