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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. 314 2 Browse Search
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 231 1 Browse Search
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid 164 2 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 157 1 Browse Search
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 138 0 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) 133 7 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 106 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 96 2 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 73 1 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 64 0 Browse Search
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im with valuable information. General Johnston's own papers have been preserved almost entire since 1836; and these, including his Confederate archives, complete, have supplied ampler and more perfect materials than most biographers enjoy. Gentlemen who were opposed to him in the late Civil War have been both courteous and generous in affording all proper information; and, in this respect, he is especially indebted to the Honorable George W. McCrary, the present Secretary of War, to General D. C. Buell, General Fitz-John Porter, and Colonel George H. Elliott, of the Engineers, and to other gentlemen to whom acknowledgments are made in the course of the narrative. Such frequent and important services have been rendered in the preparation of this book by so many friends that their recognition can be made appropriately only in the same way; and, indeed, a large part of the value of this work is due to their unselfish aid. But the writer cannot omit to express here his deep obligati
Chapter 17: California. General Johnston's ideas of Government. the right of resistance. the alternative presented. resigns and is relieved. imaginary plot. slander refuted. General Buell's letter. Governor Downey's statement. General MacKALLall's letter. incidents of resignation. attempted reparation by the Administration. Hon. Montgomery Blair's letter. Los Angeles. advice to citizens. writer's recollections. General Johnston's correspondence. General Johnston haas turned over to me in good order. General Johnston had forwarded his resignation before I arrived, but he continued to hold the command, and was carrying out the orders of the Government. Having applied for information on this topic to General Buell, who was Sumner's chief of staff, in California, he replied, in a letter of April 2, 1873: I did not accompany General Sumner to California in the spring of 1861, and was not there when your father turned over the command to him. I arri
Chapter 25: the fall campaign. Federal Generals. Buell. Kentucky refugees. John C. Breckinridge. the Kentucky Pst of the Cumberland River), and Tennessee; and Brigadier-General D. C. Buell was assigned to its command, which he assumed N the great political influence of his family to remove. Buell, Sherman's successor, had sterling qualities-integrity, abi formation. It was to General Johnston's advantage that Buell knew him only as an officer cautious and provident in militedge that General Johnston regarded what he conceived to be Buell's opinion of him as one of the considerations to be weighedthat General Halleck, who will command at Columbus, and General Buell, who is in command on this line, will make a simultaneous attack. I doubt if Buell will make a serious attack on my position here. I hope he may. I have requested General Critarious sources shows that every effort has been made by General Buell to concentrate all his strength for a movement upon Ten
now confronted by Halleck in the West, and by Buell in Kentucky. With the exception of the army sth their defenses at Forts Donelson and Henry. Buell's right wing also menaced Donelson and Henry, ame time that Marshall advanced into Kentucky, Buell organized an expedition up the Big Sandy, undeield was at Paintsville, he was ordered by General Buell to advance, and got as far as Piketon in Fwas defensive. On the 29th of December General Buell ordered Thomas to advance against Zollicofed, carried around by Lebanon, and sent by General Buell through his lines under flag of truce. A for an exchange of prisoners was begun by General Buell, during which he accepted a proposal of Getivity surgeons in charge of the wounded. General Buell's conduct and this correspondence evince td on another field, and he was recalled by General Buell to take part in a combined movement againster, in the early days of March, to Nashville, which, by that time, had fallen into Buell's hands.
ott's share. Sherman's picturesque narrative. Halleck and Buell's views. Federal demonstrations. Grant, Smith, and Foote.respective advocates of Grant, Sherman, Foote, Halleck, and Buell, have debated with considerable heat the question, Who is eo General Grant; but also shows, from the correspondence of Buell and Halleck, that, on the 3d of January, Buell proposed a cBuell proposed a combined attack on the centre and flanks of Johnston's lines. Buell estimated the Confederate force at double its actual streBuell estimated the Confederate force at double its actual strength, and concluded his note, The attack upon the centre should be made by two gunboat expeditions, with, I should say, 20,00nt reinforcements being sent to Bowling Green, toward which Buell was still reaching out. Grant, under orders from Halleck, son Forts Donelson and Henry. This was the plan proposed by Buell to Halleck, which the latter did not feel strong enough to etachment above named, to 14,000. With this force he faced Buell's army, estimated at 80,000 men, for three weeks longer.
biographer, Badeau, at 15,000 men, was receiving accessions from Halleck, while Buell was also reinforcing him. Forrest had reported the enemy concentrating 10,0000 men in all. General Johnston retained 14,000 men to restrain the advance of Buell. Floyd was sent to Russellville, with orders to protect the railroad line fromrmy, ably commanded. Even after reinforcing Grant with thirteen regiments, General Buell, had left seventy regiments of infantry, besides artillery and cavalry-full between the two commanders. This statement is erroneous. Halleck telegraphed Buell, January 31st: I have ordered an advance on Fort Henry and _Dover. It will be m February 2d, It is only proposed to take and occupy Fort Henry and Dover, etc. Buell, however, had recommended the same movement to Halleck, as early as January 3d,y the War Department (see Appendix, Chapter XXXI.), it is placed at 27,113. General Buell, in his letter of August 31, 1865, published in the New York World, Septemb
table of probabilities-and led against either Buell or Grant, what would have been the chance of success? Buell had an army 75,000 strong. Grant could not be assailed in his fortifications on thetacked, he had his fleets and 25,000 men, with Buell and Halleck to draw upon for any required rein have ensued, for there was nothing to prevent Buell's advance, except the interposition of the forwer of water-communication enabled Halleck and Buell to cooperate fully, and practically to place wf possible, a crushing blow should be dealt to Buell's army, which was regarded at the time as the ohnston desired, but did not expect, and which Buell was too wary to make. General Johnston's l to him the positions and relative strength of Buell's army and his own, and read to him a good deabattle was raging at Donelson, he assumed that Buell might attack his rear, and placed Bowen's brigtiate, and the formal surrender of the city to Buell took place on Tuesday, the 25th. Nashville pa
ly a division of the command, by which General Johnston should face Buell and cover East and Middle Tennessee, while General Beauregard shoul of operation, your army, threatened in front and on right flank by Buell's large army, will be in a very critical condition, and may be forc effective men were left under my command to oppose a column of General Buell's of not less than 40,000 troops moving by Bowling Green, whileo as to enable the Confederate army to intercept and give battle to Buell, in case he should advance by any of these three roads. The moveme 3r. next day. Here he seized the telegraph-office, with several of Buell's dispatches, and burned all the rolling-stock and water-tank of th to restore public confidence. Mr. Davis is motionless as a clod. Buell's proclamation to the people of Nashville has disposed the young mector's report. Had I wholly uncovered my front to defend Donelson, Buell would have known it and marched directly on Nashville. There were
ry and persistence worthy of commendation. Buell seems to have advised General Halleck with verrigin of this plan of campaign. McClellan and Buell were in conference about it; and Halleck adoptnders was set on foot. Halleck telegraphed Buell, March 26th: I am inclined to believe th of next week, via Fort Henry and Savannah. Buell's letter to Grant, New York World, April 6, 18ncinnati Commercial, strongly corroborates General Buell's statement that Grant delayed Nelson's maalculations of the Confederate commanders, but Buell's orders, by two days. There is no reason army, which, under the personal command of General Buell, was to join General Halleck in the projecry Belknap, December 17, 1875, was 68,175; and Buell's aggregate was 101,051. Buell, on March 20thBuell, on March 20th, reported to the adjutant-general that he had 73,472 present for duty. Thus we have present for dn the commands of Generals Sherman, Grant, and Buell, at the dates hereinafter specified. Gene[23 more...]
intent of striking Grant before the arrival of Buell. The strategic importance of this point can sight the Federal armies in detail-Grant first, Buell afterward-this had been the cherished object tote previous to the battle. It was known that Buell was advancing, and the time taken for reorgani The attack was ordered within two hours after Buell's advance was reported. This work of reorgld be spared from your army in the presence of Buell's army. The event showed that you had sent en movement, and to be able to strike him before Buell's arrival, he had made that race of life and das never his intention to permit a junction of Buell with Grant. Buell's advance was to be the sigBuell's advance was to be the signal for action. As soon as the intelligence of it was received, his resolution was taken. The infwing telegram: Corinth, April 8, 1862. General Buell in motion 30,000 strong, rapidly from Coluckinridge the reserve. Hope engagement before Buell can form junction. To the President, Richm
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