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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
l Wentz, of the Seventh Iowa, Captains Brolaski and Markle, and Lieutenant Dougherty. The Twenty-second Illinois lost 28 killed and 74 wounded; and the Seventh Iowa had 26 killed and 80 wounded, including nearly all of its field officers. The loss of property was estimated at 25 baggage wagons, 100 horses, 1,000 overcoats, and 1,000 blankets. One man was killed and two wounded on the gunboats. Among the Confederates killed was Colonel John V. Wright, of the Thirteenth Tennessee, and Major Butler, of the Eleventh Louisiana. Wright was a Democratic Congressman, and an intimate friend of Colonel Philip B. Fouke, of the. Illinois Volunteers. When they parted at the close of the session of 1860-61, says Mr. Greeley, (American Conflict, i. 597), Wright said to his friend, Phil, I expect the next time we meet it will be on the battle-field. Their next meeting was in this bloody struggle. The gun-boats had performed most efficient service in engaging the Confederate batteries, prote
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
after the disastrous Battle of Bull's Run, General Butler, in command at Fortress Monroe, was compelorktown. It was at about this time that General Butler was relieved of his command at Fortress Mots, guarded the Inlet. Stringham informed General Butler of these facts, and the latter sent the rethrough quite heavy breakers, with orders from Butler to Colonel Weber. He entered the Fort, and fors expressed their surprise at the accuracy of Butler's information on the previous day, being ignor fresh troops. But Fort Clark was not held by Butler's troops. They were well and cautiously handlnd the firing ceased. The tug Fanny, with General Butler on board, moved into the Inlet to take pos or army was in the least degree injured, said Butler, in his report to General Wool. He added, thaled and thirty-five wounded. Reports of General Butler, August 30th, and of Commodore Stringham, ned for five days, were immediately supplied. Butler was now commissioned by the Secretary of Wara [9 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
implored them to pause, and warned them that they would bring great evils upon their State. He assured them that he and his troops would respect any constitutional obligations to them, and begged them <*>o believe that if, in the performance of their duty in enforcing the National authority, some of those obligations should be neglected, such neglect came only because of the necessities of the case. The general had been specially instructed by the War Department to treat all slaves as General Butler had been authorized to treat them at Fortress Monroe, and to assure all loyal masters that Congress would provide just compensation to them for the loss of the labor of their slaves taken into the public service. Indeed, it was difficult to get them to notice it at all Messengers were sent with it, under a flag of truce, first to Port Royal Island, and thence to the main. The Confederate officers they met told them there were no loyal citizens in South Carolina, and that no others wante
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 6: the Army of the Potomac.--the Trent affair.--capture of Roanoke Island. (search)
oats, transports, and tugs, and about sixteen thousand troops, mostly recruited in New England, composed the expedition. General Ambrose Everett Burnside, an Indianian by birth, a West Point graduate, 1847. and a resident of Rhode Island when Louis M. Goldsborough. the war broke out, was appointed the commander-in-chief and the naval operations were intrusted to flag-officer Louis M. Goldsborough, then the commander of the North Atlantic naval squadron. the military force which, like Butler's, see page 106. had been gathered at Annapolis, was composed of fifteen regiments and a battalion of infantry, a battery of artillery, and a large number of gunners for the armed vessels, who were able, to render service on land if required. The whole force was divided into three brigades, commanded respectively by Generals John G. Foster, of Fort Sumter fame, Jesse L. Reno, and John G. Parke. the first brigade (Foster's) was composed of the Twenty-third, Twenty-Fourth, Twenty-Fifth,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 9: events at Nashville, Columbus, New Madrid, Island number10, and Pea Ridge. (search)
s bell. Court-houses, factories, public institutions, and plantations, sent theirs. And the people furnished large quantities of old brass of every description — andirons, candlesticks, gas-fixtures, and even door-knobs. I have seen wagon-loads of these lying at depots, waiting shipment to the foundries. --See Thirteen Months in the Rebel Army, by an impressed New Yorker (William G. Stevens), page 84. These brazen contributions were all sent to New Orleans, where they were found by General Butler, who sent the bells to Boston, to be used for a more peaceful purpose. They were sold at auction there in August following, by Colonel N. A. Thompson, who prefaced the sale by a patriotic speech. Ten days before Beauregard's appeal for bell-metal, his Surgeon-General, Dr. Choppin, whom he had sent to New Orleans, after the fall of Fort Donelson, for the purpose, issued in that city the following characteristic address to his Creole brethren: soldiers of New Orleans: You are awa
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 11: operations in Southern Tennessee and Northern Mississippi and Alabama. (search)
he center. The reserves, composed of his own and Wallace's divisions, were in charge of General McClernand. The whole force now slowly approaching Corinth, and cautiously casting up breastworks, numbered about one hundred and eight thousand men. Beauregard prepared to meet Halleck. He too had been re-enforced, and his army was re-organized. Price and Van Dorn had arrived with a large body of Missouri and Arkansas troops; and General Mansfield Lovell, who had fled from New Orleans when Butler's troops and the National gun-boats approached that city, April 28, 1862. had just arrived with his retreating force. In addition to these, the army had been largely increased by militia who had been sent forward from Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, the States immediately threatened with invasion. The organization of the corps of Hardee, Polk, Breckinridge, and Bragg, was continued. The whole number of Beauregard's troops was about sixty-five thousand. Most of them were the best dr
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 12: operations on the coasts of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. (search)
se men ensued, and at one time it seemed as if Butler's mission would be fruitless. To give him mor constituted a Military Department, and Major-General Butler was made its commander while engaged inand men embarked, when an electrograph said to Butler, in Boston, Don't sail. Disembark. The Gov13, 1862. and a conference between him and General Butler resulted in a decision to make vigorous efs were eagerly flocking to the standard of General Butler, who asked for only fifteen thousand of ithe Department of the Gulf was created, and General Butler was placed in command of it. On the 23d of the day after receiving his instructions, General Butler left Washington and hastened to Fortress Mton's General Butler in New Orleans, page 194. Butler embarked at Hampton Roads, Feb. 25, 1862. accety, at the last, for the arrival of General. Butler and the remainder of his command, who, at one Fo<*> that purpose Major George C. Strong, General Butler's chief of staff, too<*> her, in a sloop, [10 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 13: the capture of New Orleans. (search)
44. National troops in New Orleans, 345. General Butler and the absurd Mayor Monroe Butler's procButler's proclamation, 346. rebellion rebuked and checked, 347. martial law proclaimed concessions to the peopman order its effects, 350. a traitor hung Butler's administration, 351. effect of the capture rts from their supplies and supports, when General Butler should land his troops in the rear of Fortnd Butler, with about nine thousand troops, Butler's troops, borne on five transports, consisted ford, when that measure was decided upon. General Butler, who had arrived with his staff, had been ssigned work without regard to the forts. General Butler and his staff went on board the Saxon, andthe concussions. Combine, said Major Bell, of Butler's staff, all that you have ever heard of thundfor the capture and delivery of the said Benjamin F. Butler, dead or alive, to any proper Confederat order of our noble President, Davis, when old Butler is caught, and my daughter asks that she may b[2 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
etic remarks from McDowell, in explanation of the position in which he and Franklin were placed, the General-in-Chief curtly remarked, You are entitled to have any opinion you please. When the President asked McClellan C what and when any thing could be done, the latter replied, with more force than courtesy, that the case was so clear that a blind man could see it; and then spoke of the difficulty of ascertaining what force he could count upon; that he did not know whether he could let General Butler go to Ship Island, See page 324. or whether he could re-enforce Burnside. See page 315. To the direct question of the Secretary of the Treasury, to the effect as to what he intended doing with his army, and where he intended doing, McClellan answered, that the movements in Kentucky were to precede any from Washington. McDowell's Notes. This part of the plan of the General-in-Chief (the movements in the West) was soon gloriously carried out, as we have already observed; and befor
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
Grant in Tennessee, 512. capture of Iuka by the Confederates, 513. battle of Iuka, 514. movements of General Ord, 515. a visit to the luka battle — ground, 516. graves of Ohio soldiers, 517. the Confederates approaching Corinth, 518. battle of Corinth, 519. fierce contest at Fort Robinett repulse of the Confederates Rosecrans pursues them, 522. Buell superseded by Rosecrans, 523. We left the Lower Mississippi, from its mouth to New Orleans, in possession of the forces under General Butler and Commodore Farragut, at the beginning of the summer of 1862; See the latter part of chapter XIII. and at the same time that river was held by the National forces from Memphis to St. Louis. General Thomas was at the head of a large force holding Southwestern Tennessee, See page 296. and Generals Buell and Mitchel were on the borders of East Tennessee, where the Confederates were disputing the passage of National troops farther southward and eastward than the line of the Tennesse
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