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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 25 (search)
linois Mounted Infantry. G Company, 11th Illinois Cavalry. Signal Detachment. Army of Georgia. Major-General H. W. Slocum commanding. Fourteenth Army Corps--Brevet Major-General J. C. Davis commanding first division. Brigadier-General C. C. Walcott. First Brigade. Brevet Brig.-General Hobart. 21st Wisconsin Volunteers. 33d Ohio Volunteers. 94th Ohio Volunteers. 42d Indiana Volunteers. 88th Indiana Volunteers. 104th Illinois Volunteers. Second Brigade. Brevet Brig.-General Buell. 21st Michigan Volunteers. 13th Michigan Volunteers. 69th Ohio Volunteers. Third Brigade. Colonel Hambright. 21st Ohio Volunteers. 74th Ohio Volunteers. 78th Pennsylvania Volun 79th Pennsylvania Volun Second division. Brigadier-General J. D. Morgan. First Brigade. Brigadier-General Vandever. 10th Michigan Volunteers. 14th Michigan Volunteers. 16th Illinois Volunteers. 60th Illinois Volunteers. 17th New York Volunteers. Second Brigade. Brigadier-Gener
ion of the Army of the Potomac--the troops under Gen. Banks were organized as a division. Aug. 28, 1861: Franklin's division, consisting of Kearny's and Franklin's old brigade. A third brigade added Sept. 4. Aug. 30, 1861: F. J. Porter's division, consisting of two brigades. A third brigade added Sept. 27. Sept. 12, 1861: Stone's division, consisting of two brigades, Lander's and Peck's. Baker's brigade was added towards the end of the month or early in October. Sept. 14, 1861: Buell's division, consisting of Couch's and Graham's brigades. A third brigade added early in October. Sept. 16, 1861: McCall's division; on the 25th of that month he received the last two regiments of the Pennsylvania Reserves, so that his division consisted of thirteen regiments in three brigades, under Meade, J. F. Reynolds, and Ord. Sept. 28, 1861: W. F. Smith's division, consisting of the Vermont brigade (afterwards Brooks's), J. J. Stevens's and Hancock's brigades. Oct. 5, 1861: He
ivision was, on the 9th of Oct., brought to the Virginia side to Langley's, and a few days later to Prospect Hill. He was replaced at Tennallytown by a brigade of Buell's division. On the 5th of Oct. Heintzelman's division was formed, and posted at Fort Lyon, south of Alexandria, forming the left of our line on the Virginia sidnd able to afford assistance to every point that could be attacked, and, moreover, in position to advance on Centreville if necessary. On the north of Washington, Buell's division held Tennallytown and the other important points (supported by Casey's provisional brigades), the reserve artillery and the cavalry depots; while Stone'mac should number not less than three hundred thousand men in order to insure complete success and an early termination of the war. I also request that Brig.-Gens. Don Carlos Buell and J. F. Reynolds-both appointed upon my recommendation and for the purpose of serving with me-be at once assigned to duty with this army; also that n
the credit he deserved. His moral character was of the highest, and he was in all respects an admirable corps commander; more than that, he would have commanded an army well. The only reason why I did not send him to relieve Sherman, instead of Buell, was that I could not spare such a man from the Army of the Potomac. Blenker I found, and retained, in command of the Germans. Born in Bavaria, it was said he had served in Greece as a non-commissioned officer, and subsequently as a colonel od most imperturbable men in danger whom I ever knew — like all his race. I shall have occasion to revert to him hereafter, and will now only add that he was treated with the grossest injustice — chiefly, I fear, because of his devotion to me. Buell was in California, a lieutenant-colonel of the adjutant-general's department. I had him appointed a brigadier-general and sent for him at once. He possessed a very high reputation in the Mexican war, and I found him to be an admirable soldier i
roceedings. . . . After that I came back and received quite a number of congratulatory calls; then went to dine with Andrew Porter, where I had a very pleasant time — Andrew and his wife, her brother, her sister-in-law, Seth, and myself. Nov 7. I am very glad to learn that my order changed Gen. Scott's feelings entirely, and that he now says I am the best man and the best general that ever existed. No date. Yesterday I was so busily engaged in getting Halleck off to Missouri and Buell to Kentucky that I had but little time to look about me. Nov. 10. Yesterday worked at the office until noon and then started to review Porter's division. Got soaked and had a chill: all right this morning. Before breakfast the President and Seward came in. Nov. 11, 1.30 A. M.--Went to Chase's at eight P. M. to meet some New York financiers; left them in good spirits. Have just finished Halleck's instructions. Nov. , 1861.--You will have heard the glorious news from Port R
hus enable the loyal citizens of Eastern Tennessee to rise, while you at the same time cut off the railway communication between Eastern Virginia and the Mississippi. It will be prudent to fortify the pass before leaving it in your rear. Brig.-Gen. D. C. Buell. To Gen. Buell.headquarters of the Army, Washington, Nov. 12, 1861. general: Upon assuming command of the department I will be glad to have you make as soon as possible a careful report of the condition and situation of your troops,ty will be best preserved by adhering to the cause of the Union. If the military suggestions I have made in this letter prove to have been founded on erroneous data, you are, of course, perfectly free to change the plans of operations. Brig.-Gen. D. C. Buell, Commanding Department of the Ohio. To Gen. T. W. Sherman.headquarters of the Army, Washington, Feb. 14, 1862. general: Your despatches in regard to the occupation of Dafuskie island, etc., were received to-day. I saw also to-day,
r, I wish them to be under your immediate command, for reasons which it is not necessary to specify. As things now are, with separate commands, there will be no concert of action, and we daily risk being attacked and defeated in detail. I would write you more fully, but nearly all my time is occupied with the new drafts and enlistments. They are doing well, but several weeks must elapse before we can get the troops into the field. Bragg seems to be concentrating a large force against Buell, and the latter is asking for reinforcements. When he will reach Chattanooga is a problem I am unable to solve. Note by the Editor.-In his private diary, Aug. 15 (Warden, p. 452), Mr. Secretary Chase writes: Went to War Department. Stanton said Halleck had sent Burnside to James river to act as second in command, or as adviser of McClellan — in reality to control him. Writing Sept. 2, Mr. Chase (Schuckers, p. 448) says that he saw Gen. Halleck on his return from visiting McClellan, a
hannon, W. Va., 58-60. Buckingham, Gen. C. P., 651, 652, 660. Buckner, Gen. S., interview with McClellan, 49 ; version of interview, 49, 58 ; in West, 201. Buell, Gen. D. C, at Washington, 1861, 81, 96, 107, 138, 139 ; in West, 202, 209, 210, 214, 243 ; Peninsula, 234, 239. Bull Run, Va , battle of, preventable, 47 ; resulto Cameron, 6th Sept., ‘61, 205 ; 8th Sept., ‘61, 106. To Banks, 21st Oct., 61. 186; 29th Oct.,‘61, 148 To Stone, 20th Oct ,‘61, 182; 21st Oct., ‘61, 185, 186. To Buell, 7th, 12th Nov., ‘61, 210. To Burnside, 7th Jan.,‘62, 206. To T. W. Sherman, 14th Feb., ‘62, 211. To Butler, 23d Feb., ‘62, 212. To Lander. 28th Feb., ‘62, 19d maps, 125; opinion of Halleck, Hunter, 137, Heintzelman, Sherman (W. T.), Kearny, Sumner, Franklin, Blenker 138, Stahl, Richardson, Stone, Couch, Porter (F. J ), Buell 139, 215, 243, Sedgwick, Hancock, Reynolds, Meade, Ingalls 140, Williams (L.) 141, Prussian aides 144, French princes 144-146, Hooker 161 ; Blenker's
But in the West it was far different, far more difficult. Almost from the start the armies of the Ohio, the Cumberland, the Tennessee, and the forces beyond the Mississippi, setting forth from such bases as Louisville, Cairo, and St. Louis, pushed far southward through hostile territory, spinning behind them, spiderlike, a thin thread of steel, along which, box by box, car by car, were to roll to them the vast quantities of supplies without which no army can exist. The men of Grant and Buell, trudging on to Shiloh, had the Tennessee for a barge and steamboat route, and so fared well upon their hostile mission; but the men who later marched with Old Mail and newspapers. It was important for the people at home to receive news of the armies that their enthusiasm might be kept high and their purses wide open; but it was also desirable that the soldier boys should receive their news. Whether in swamp, morass, or on a mountain-top, the men in Camp rushed to read their newsp
ed early in 1861, with St. Louis and the Ohio River as primary bases. By the summer of 1862, armies under Halleck in Missouri, under Grant in Tennessee, and under Buell in Kentucky had pushed their way hundreds of miles southward. These operations involved much marching, but, in view of later experiences, were not marked with suc to claim attention here. In September, 1862, occurred a march which alarmed the North much as did Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania the following year. General Don Carlos Buell's troops occupied points in Tennessee. The Confederates, under General Bragg, so threatened his rear that he was obliged to abandon his position. Then ensued a veritable foot-race between the two armies, on practically parallel roads, with Louisville as the goal. Buell reached the city just in advance of his opponent —both armies footsore and jaded from constant marching and frequent skirmishing. An early march, and one well worthy of remark, was that ordered and directed by
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