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862, McClellan, to whom Pinkerton was sincerely attached, was removed. Indignant at this treatment, the detective refused to continue longer at Washington. He was, however, afterward employed in claim investigations, and at the close of the War returned to Chicago. later on, when Hooker took command of the Army of the Potomac, Colonel George H. Sharpe was placed at the A locomotive that hanged eight men as spies in April, 1862, J. J. Andrews, a citizen of Kentucky and a spy in General Buell's employment, proposed seizing a locomotive on the Western and Atlantic Railroad at some point below Chattanooga, and running it back to that place, cutting telegraph wires and burning bridges on the way. General O. M. Mitchel authorized the plan and twenty-two men volunteered to carry it out. On the morning of April 12th, the train they were on stopped at Big Shanty station for breakfast. The bridge-burners (who were in citizens' clothes) detached the locomotive and three box-cars and
the soldier, there was no lack of the training or experience of the soldier. If not a brilliant student, according to the standards of West Point, he made a faithful use of the opportunity which that institution gave him for a military training. In his class-standing he held a middle place with others of the graduates most distinguished in our Civil War; a relatively higher place than Jefferson Davis, James Longstreet, William J. Hardee, and others of the South; and than Sheridan, Hooker, Buell, and other leaders of the Northern armies. no soldier of like rank was more distinguished in the War with Mexico than Grant, then a lieutenant. It is no small achievement for a subaltern to be brought into the lime-light Grant in June, 1864—a summer day at City Point while great events were hanging in the ballance Third from the left sits General Grant at his headquarters at City Point, on a high bluff at the junction of the James and the Appomattox rivers. At this moment his repu
ed into the Army of the Ohio, with Major-General Don Carlos Buell in command. Although the departme the Army of the Cumberland. On October 30th, Buell was Major-generals Thomas Logan Howard he reorganized Twentieth Corps. Major-General Don Carlos Buell (U. S. M. A. 1841) was born Mamission. An adverse report was handed in, and Buell resigned from the Army June 1, 1864. He then e forces at Iuka and Corinth. He now replaced Buell in the Army of the Cumberland. As general commber, 1862, including Second Bull Run. Don Carlos Buell, commander of the Army of the Ohio in theers. William Nelson, commanded a division in Buell's Army at Shiloh. Jeremiah T. Boyle, defendgiven a division in the Army of the Ohio under Buell, and was made major-general of volunteers for neral of volunteers, he commanded a brigade in Buell's Division and the First Corps of the Army of Gilbert, Corps commander at Perryville under Gen. Buell. Jacob Ammen, originally Colonel of the 24[1 more...]
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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 1: from the U. S.A. Into the C. S.A. (search)
s a military measure which utterly changed the status quo. Both the S. C. authorities and President Buchanan were earnestly anxious to maintain this status, and the War Department, in its anxiety, had sent a specially detailed officer, Maj. Don Carlos Buell (afterward Maj.-Gen.) to impress the importance of it upon Maj. Anderson in command. His instructions were to be delivered verbally, which is, surely, always a mistake in a matter of grave importance. Conversations are too often and too matter, it may be said that the war was precipitated by giving important orders verbally. Another example will be found in the story of the battle of Seven Pines which Gen. Joseph E. Johnston lost by trusting to instructions given verbally. Maj. Buell's memorandum of the verbal instructions given is a paper of over 300 words, and is a fair sample of explicit language. Here is the sentence especially referring to any change of position of the garrison of Fort Moultrie: — You are to caref
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 12: Boonsboro or South Mountain, and Harper's Ferry (search)
ville; the design being to drive the Federals from Kentucky. Kirby Smith, with an army of about 15,000, from Knoxville, had opened the road through Cumberland Gap, and on Aug. 30 had won a victory over a Federal force at Richmond, Ky., and on Sept. 2 had occupied Lexington. Bragg, with about 30,000 men, from Chattanooga had moved northward up the Sequatchie Valley, and, crossing the Cumberland Mountains, was, on Sept. 5, at Sparta, Tenn., turning the Federal position at Murfreesboro, where Buell was in command with about 50,000 men. Such a movement by Lee would have been utilizing our Interior Lines, the one game in which the Confederacy had an advantage over the Federals. On a small scale it had been played both at Bull Run and in the Richmond campaign; the troops from the valley in both cases leaving the Federal armies opposite them, and quickly doubling on the point of attack. Opportunities to do the same upon a larger scale were repeatedly offered between the Confederate
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 19: battle of Chickamauga (search)
ThomasNegleyBeatty, Stanley, Sirwell3 Pres. 22,758BrannonConnell, Croxton, Van Derveer3 ReynoldsWilder, King, Turchin3 20thDavisPost, Carlin, Heg3 McCookJohnsonWillich, Dodge, Baldwin3 Pres. 13,372SheridanLytle, Laiboldt, Bradley3 21stWoodBuell, Wagner, Harker3 CrittendenPalmerCruft, Hazen, Grose4 Pres. 14,190Van CleveBeatty, Dick, Barnes3 Reserve GrangerSteedmanWhitaker, Mitchell, McCook3 Pres. 5,489 Total Inf. and Art., 33 Brigades, 204 Guns, Pres. 53,919. Effective 50,144 Cavtreet has been given great credit for it, which, however, he never claimed. It was entirely accidental and unforeseen, but in a very brief period it threw the entire left flank of the enemy in a panic. Longstreet's advance cut off the rear of Buell's brigade of Wood's division, and two brigades of Sheridan's advancing to fill the gap being opened behind Wood. These brigades did not make enough resistance to check the Confederates, whose triple lines could be seen advancing and who now foll
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bragg, Braxton, -1876 (search)
d; but Wilder was compelled to yield to General Polk a few days later. Bragg joined Smith at Frankfort, where the combined armies numbered about 65,000 effective men. He now expected to make an easy march to Louisville, but was confronted by General Buell, who had been marching abreast of Bragg. Buell suddenly turned upon Bragg with about 60,000 troops, and a fierce battle ensued near Perryville (Oct. 8, 1862), in which the invaders were so roughly handled that they fled in haste towards eastBuell suddenly turned upon Bragg with about 60,000 troops, and a fierce battle ensued near Perryville (Oct. 8, 1862), in which the invaders were so roughly handled that they fled in haste towards eastern Tennessee, followed by their marauding bands, who had plundered the inhabitants in every direction. Bragg soon afterwards abandoned Kentucky. The armies of Rosecrans and Bragg confronted each other for several months in Tennessee after the battle of Stone River (q. v.). Rosecrans remained on the scene of the battle; Bragg was below the Duck River. Finally the Army of the Cumberland, in three divisions, commanded respectively by Generals Thomas, McCook, and Crittenden, began its march (
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Buell, Don Carlos, (search)
Buell, Don Carlos, Military officer; born near Marietta, O., March 23, 1818; was graduated at West Point in 1841; engaged in the war with Mexico, in which he won the brevets of captain and major, and was severely wounded; became lieutenant-colonel in the regular army, and brigadier-general of volunteers in May, 1861; major-general of volunteers in March, 1802; and, with an army, arrived on the battle-field of Shiloh (q. v.) in time to assist in the defeat of the Confederates. In command of the District of Ohio, he confronted Bragg's invasion of Kentucky and drove him out of the State. On Oct. 24 he transferred his command to General Rosecrans; was mustered out of the volunteer service May 23, 1864; and resigned his commission in the regular Army June 1, 1865, when he became president of the Green River Iron Company. in Kentucky. He died near Rockport, Ky., Nov. 19, 1898.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
artial. Engagement at Donaldsonville, La.—25. Commodore Wilkes's squadron arrived at Bermuda, and he was ordered to leave in twenty-four hours.—27. Augusta, Ky., attacked by Confederates, who captured the garrison and destroyed the town.—29. General Buell ordered to turn over the command of his troops to General Thomas. Warrenton, Va., taken by the Nationals.— 30. Retaliatory resolutions introduced into the Confederate Congress on account of the Emancipation Proclamation.—Oct. 1. General Hallwn, Ky., and at daylight they captured another train there.—21. Confederates near Nashville attacked and dispersed. —22. The governor of Kentucky called on the people of Louisville to defend the menaced city.—24. General Rosecrans succeeded General Buell in command of the army in Kentucky. Skirmish at Morgantown, Ky.—27. Confederates attacked and defeated at Putnam's Ferry, Mo.—28. Battle near Fayetteville, Ark., where the Confederates were defeated and chased to the Boston Mo
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