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nston's movement to Nashville. excitement there. retreat of Johnston's command to Murfreesboroa. panic in Nashville. capture of Roanoke Island by the enemy. Burnside's expedition. Gen. Wise's estimate of the importance of Roanoke Island. his correspondence and interviews with Secretary Benjamin. defences of the Island. naaries of the Mississippi to the low and melancholy sea-line of North Carolina. Capture of Roanoke Island by the enemy. About the middle of January, 1862, Gen. Burnside entered Pamlico Sound at the head of an expedition, consisting of more than sixty vessels of all kinds, twenty-six of them gunboats, and with at least fifteen on and the disasters he had already sustained, determined the policy of retreat, and under cover of the night, the squadron was drawn off to Elizabeth City. Gen. Burnside gave orders that a landing should be made on the island the next morning. It was accomplished under cover of the gunboats, about the centre of the western sho
addition of ironclads to the Federal navy. what McClellan thought of the Virginia. capture of Newbern, &c. objects of Burnside's expedition. branch's command at Newbern. the Confederate works on the Neuse River. retreat of branch. Federal occu other naval events belonging to this period of time in our narrative. Capture of Newbern, &c. The objects of Gen. Burnside's expedition were not accomplished with the capture of Roanoke Island. These objects, as stated in a memorandum furns, and large quantities of arms and ammunition, were the immediate fruits of the enemy's victory, at a cost estimated in Burnside's report as 91 killed and 466 wounded. The Confederate loss in killed and wounded was about one hundred and fifty. Sh the Confederacy, but, after all, they were of but little real value, and of scarcely any appreciable weight in the war. Burnside did not dare to pursue his enterprise into the interiour, and to follow out the programme of moving on the Weldon railro
attack that the enemy might make. He asked me particularly in what manner I could do it. I explained to him that I had eleven hundred employees at the navy-yard, good and true men, that they had been exercised at great guns and small arms weekly for several months, and that there were guns mounted in what is called Forrest entrenchments, in lunette-four in all, containing each three or four guns of forty-one hundred weight, 82-pounders, and that I did not apprehend anything disastrous from Burnside's force; that by placing the steamer Virginia in a proper position, I thought she might very well protect the harbour, and even if Gen. Huger's army was taken away, I thought the citizens would all turn out to man the batteries. To this he replied, they would starve us out. I informed him that they could not very well do that for some time to come, that we had four hundred barrels of pork, and four hundred barrels of beef stowed in the yard; that the forage there had been collected for thr
estimated that the enemy's loss was at least two thousand, including four hundred prisoners in our hands. Shortly after the victory at Cedar Run, it became apparent to Gen. Lee that Pope's army was being largely increased. The corps of Maj.-Gen. Burnside, from North Carolina, which had reached Fredericksburg, was reported to have moved up the Rappahannock, a few days after the battle, to units with Gen. Pope, and a part of Gen. McClellan's army was believed to have left Westover for the samoblique direction towards the southwest. The disposition of the enemy's forces was, Gen. Heintzelman on the extreme right, and Gen. McDowell on the extreme left, while the army corps of Gen. Fitz-John Porter and Sigel, and Reno's division of Gen. Burnside's army, were placed in the centre. For a good part of the day, the action was fought principally with artillery. But about three o'clock in the afternoon, the enemy having massed his troops in front of Gen. Jackson, advanced against his p
l of McClellan. the true reasons for it. Gen. Burnside's on to Richmond. his movement towards y the citizen-population. sorrowful scenes. Burnside forces the passage of the Rappahannock. the order to resign the command of the army to Gen. Burnside, and to report himself at Trenton in New Jold the chief command of the main army. Gen. Burnside found at his command a splendid army. It er, and Franklin. It was at once proposed by Burnside to move from Warrenton to a new line of operaimpression that the whole Federal army, under Burnside, was moving towards Fredericksburg. On the mmind. On the 21st it became apparent that Gen. Burnside was concentrating his whole army on the no the river at Fredericksburg, and the mass of Burnside's army was now concentrated in front of Longsg the field covered with dead and wounded. Burnside was now at an appalling extremity. His shattederates with a comparatively small loss. Gen. Burnside, in his official report, stated: Our kille[10 more...]
us charges upon the Richmond administration. Burnside's invasion of East Tennessee. Gen. Frazier iobservation. Rosecrans was in his front, and Burnside, who commanded what was called the Army of thster, was to create an important diversion of Burnside's army, large detachments of which were drawn of August, 1863, the Federal forces under Gen. Burnside, entered Tennessee, and occupied Knoxvilleazier received a summons to surrender from Gen. Burnside himself. He had also received informationuckner had retreated towards Chattanooga. Gen. Burnside's presence at the Gap, so unexpected, was etreated south, and also if they knew that Gen. Burnside had moved north with a large force. He reen. Jones could not cope successfully with Gen. Burnside, and that Gen. Lee could not reinforce himime. About midday of the 9th September, Gen. Burnside sent in a second demand for surrender, staeld, including his reserve, with a portion of Burnside's corps, numbering not less than eighty thous[4 more...]
et's expedition against Knoxville. his pursuit of Burnside. his unsuccessful assault on Fort Sanders at Knox, to follow up the railroad to Knoxville, destroy Burnside, and from there threaten the enemy's railroad command, and Tennessee, in which were the armies of Gens. Burnside, Thomas, and Sherman. It was the first task part of the army, had gone to Knoxville to attack Burnside, and with the visionary project of regaining East rise alone remained to determine Grant to attack. Burnside was instructed to lure Longstreet to Knoxville, aned by Bragg up the valley towards Knoxville, where Burnside was operating. A part of the army of the latter l forty other wagons, laden with sugar and coffee. Burnside continued to fall back upon Knoxville, but was ove a rout. A running fight of two miles ensued, and Burnside reached Knoxville at daylight the next morning; Lo up the valley, pursued by the combined forces of Burnside and Sherman. On the 13th December, he reached Bea
armies under all conditions were supplied. Congress, with unstinting hand, voted large appropriations for recruiting, paying and supplying the troops. Gen. Grant assumed command as Lieutenant-General of the armies of the United States on the 17th day of March, 1864. The distribution of the Federal armies operating in Virginia was as follows: The Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major-General Meade, had its headquarters on the north side of the Rapidan. The Ninth Corps, under Major-General Burnside, was, at the opening of the campaign, a distinct organization, but on the 24th day of May, 1864, it was incorporated into the Army of the Potomac. The Army of the James was commanded by Major-Gen. Butler, whose headquarters were at Fortress Monroe. The headquarters of the Army of the Shenandoah, commanded by Major-Gen. Sigel, were at Winchester. The available strength of the enemy's force on the line of the Rapidan, including the Ninth Corps, was 141,166 men. Besides there were
ral line of battle ran in the following order, from right to left: Burnside, Warren, Smith, Wright, and Hancock. The latter was opposed by Br Lee's extreme right; Ewell's corps held the extreme left opposite Burnside; and Hill's corps was in reserve. The attack was led by Hancock, he two corps on the right of Hancock were repulsed; and Warren and Burnside staggered on the line of the rifle-pits. The fact was that Grant,ured works. An attack was ordered in the evening of the next day, Burnside's corps having also come up and gone into position on the left. T, again assuming the offensive, the Confederates made an attack on Burnside's line of advanced rifle-pits, drove the enemy back upon his supporee parts of the enterprise: an assault on the Federal position on Burnside's front; the explosion of a mine under an angle of the Confederatetion of his troops. In June a plan had been suggested by one of Burnside's officers to excavate a tunnel under an angle of the Confederate