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n over intact my department to my successor. Now, I say it is not true that there was any plot to carry this State out of the Union. I was in constant communication with Mr. Seward and the Secretary of War. I raised all the troops that were required, without an expense of twenty-five cents to the State. The railroad was no factor in this question. No troops came here from the East. I raised them and sent them forward East, all under Democratic officers — the Arizona column, under Generals Carleton and West, and the Utah column, under Generals Conner, Evans, O'Neal, and others. General Johnston did not leave the State in a few days after the arrival of Sumner. He remained in San Francisco a long time, and his house was the centre to which the army-officers tended in a social way. Long after his replacement by General Sumner I met the most of the Federal officers at his house, many of them men who distinguished themselves afterward during the war. It was long after this occurre
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Grand movement of the Army of the Potomac- crossing the Rapidan-entering the Wilderness- battle of the Wilderness (search)
ng. (o) four brigadier-generals reported present for duty; names not indicated. (p) on face of returns appears to have consisted of Hampton's, Fitz-Lee's, and W. H. F. Lee's division, and Dearing's Brigade. Artillery reserve: Brig.-Gen. W. N. Pendleton, Commanding. Brig.-Gen. E. P. Alexander's division. but one General officer reported present for duty in the artillery, and Alexander's name not on the original. Cabell's Battalion. manly's Battery. 1st co. Richmond Howitzers. Carleton's Battery. Calloway's Battery. Haskell's Battalion. Branch's Battery. Nelson's Battery. garden's Battery. Rowan Battery. Huger's Battalion. Smith's Battery. Moody Battery. Woolfolk Battery. Parker's Battery. Taylor's Battery. Fickling's Battery. Martin's Battery. Gibb's Battalion. Davidson's Battery. Dickenson's Battery. Otey's Battery. Brig.-Gen. A. L. Long's division. Braxton's Battalion. Lee Battery. 1st Md. Artillery. Stafford artillery. Alleghany
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 4: up the St. John's. (search)
s frankly took upon themselves the whole responsibility,--and as all the fires were made in the wooden part of the city, which was occupied by them, while none were made in the brick part, where the colored soldiers were quartered. It was fortunate for our reputation that the newspaper accounts generally agreed in exculpating us from all share in the matter; The colored regiments had nothing at all to do with it; they behaved with propriety throughout.--Boston journal Correspondence. (Carleton.) The negro troops took no part whatever in the perpetration of this Vandalism.--New York Tribune Correspondence. (N. P.) We know not whether we are most rejoiced or saddened to observe, by the general concurrence of accounts, that the negro soldiers had nothing to do with the barbarous act.--Boston journal Editorial, April 10, 1863. and the single exception, which one correspondent asserted, I could never verify, and do not believe to have existed. It was stated by Colonel Rust, i
cut, and for a few hours, at any rate, the Capital isolated from the country. We had need to make haste, or it might be difficult to join Hooker's army. It was not to be a solitary trip. Samuel Wilkeson, the well-known brilliant writer on the New-York Tribune, lately transferred to the Times; and U. H. Painter, chief Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer, a miracle of energy in such a sphere, were to go; and Coffin of the Boston Journal, known through all New-England as Carleton, had telegraphed an appointment to meet me in the army. Monday morning Washington breathed freer, on learning that the Baltimore trains had come through. Stuart had failed, then? But we counted too fast. A few hasty purchases to make up an outfit for campaigning along the border, and at eleven we are off. Unusual vigilance at the little blockhouses and embankments at exposed points along the road; soldiers out in unusual force, and every thing ready for instant attack; much chatteri
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 8: our northern frontier defences.—Brief description of the fortifications on the frontier, and an analysis of our northern campaigns. (search)
he two American armies, Quebec was prepared to sustain their attack. The result of that attack is too well known to require a repetition here. Early the next season it was deemed necessary to withdraw the American army from Canada. This retreat of undisciplined troops, in the presence of vastly superior numbers of the enemy, would have been extremely hazardous had it not been effected on a line of forts which were held by our own troops. As it was we sustained no considerable loss. Carleton pursued on rapidly, to co-operate with General Howe, who was now lying at New York with over one hundred ships and about thirty-five thousand troops; but he received a decided check from the guns of Ticonderoga, and retired again to Canada. By the British plan of campaign in 1777, the entire force of their northern army was to concentrate at Albany. One division of fifteen hundred men, including Indians, advanced by Oswego, Wood Creek, and the Mohawk; but Fort Stanwix, with a garrison o
ovely scene. In the distance was the marble Capitol and the unfinished monument to the ever blessed memory of Washington, and the winding Potomac; nearer was the city of Alexandria, the bridges, and groves, and verdant fields red with clover bloom, or waving with milk-white daisies; the tents of the encampments; the moving masses of men; the red legged Zouaves; the dark-blue Pennsylvanians and Michiganders, their arms glistening in the sun as they wheeled and deployed, or rushed across their parade; the hurrahs of the Bunker Hill boys; the roll of distant drums, and up the plain two miles distant were the solid columns of ten thousand men in review, with their banners waving in the air. It was a scene of indescribable beauty and grandeur. Under such auspices and amid such scenes was the ever-memorable day of victory in defeat nobly and fittingly celebrated in the Old Dominion by the ever-loyal sons whose home is beneath the shadow of Bunker Hill.--Carleton, in the Boston Journal.
considerable; but it is impossible to state the exact number. I know of three being killed, several wounded, and thirty-nine prisoners. Our loss, one killed and four missing. We also captured two wagon-loads of gray cloth about to be sent South. The enemy's forces consisted of five companies of the Fifteenth Virginia, and three companies of the Ninth Virginia. I have the honor to be, with great respect, General, your most obedient servant, Ulric Dahlgren, Captain and Aid-de-Camp. Carleton's description. Gainesville, November 11, 1862. To the Editor of the Boston Journal: The charge of Zagonyi at Springfield has been made a theme for an article in the Atlantic Monthly. It was a desperate exploit, an exhibition of courage, bravery, rashness unparalleled, because it was an emergency requiring an exhibition of such qualities. But that affair, although so brilliant, is hardly equal to the charge made on Sunday last at Fredericksburgh by a squadron of the First Indiana ca
iven only the salient points of the fight on the left, saying nothing of Sedgwick's operations, and leaving out details, that you may grasp the main features connectedly. Although not present during the engagement, I am somewhat familiar with the country along the Rappahannock, and by information from official sources am enabled to sift out the prominent and important facts thus imperfectly presented. Further reports and accounts of this battle will be found in the Supplementary volume. Carleton. Richmond Enquirer account. Fredericksburgh, May 6. It cannot be denied that we allowed the enemy to get off too easily. His whole force ought to have been captured, or rather that which crossed at Banks's Ford Why the failure to cut off and capture a larger number than were brought in, it is not in my power to decide. I believe General Lee expected a more brilliant result. It was no fault of his that there was a failure at any point; and whilst the credit belongs in common t
mployed in cutting a road to the top of Maryland Heights, practicable for artillery. Major McLaws, of my staff, had examined the ground, and, reporting a road practicable, was directed to make one, and by two o'clock P. M., Captain Read and Captain Carleton, under the direction of Major Hamilton, chief of artillery, had two pieces from each of their batteries in position, overlooking Bolivar Heights and the town. Fire was opened at once, driving the enemy from their works on the right of Bolivposition on the right of the woods, which we had entered, and did most excellent service; but it was exposed to such a severe fire, General Kershaw ordered it back, after losing fourteen officers and men and sixteen horses. Another battery, Captain Carleton's, which I had ordered into position in the woods, in front of General Ransom's brigade, was so severely cut up in a short time by the direct and cross-fires of numerous batteries, that I ordered it to retire. The enemy did not make an atte
ntucky, a brave and skilful officer of Kelly's brigade, captured two Colonels, one Lieutenant-Colonel, a number of company officers, and two hundred and forty-nine prisoners. The Twenty-second Michigan, the Eighty-ninth Ohio, and part of the Twenty-first Ohio regiments were captured by Trigg's and Kelly's brigades, and five stands of colors were taken by Sergeant Timmons, of the Seventh Florida regiment, and by Privates Heneker, Harris, Hylton, and Carter, of the Fifty-fourth Virginia. Colonels Carleton, Lefebvre, and Lieutenant-Colonel Glenn were among the prisoners. The next morning about four thousand five hundred stands of arms, which had been thrown away by the flying enemy, were secured by my command. I learned that Steadman's division and troops from General Granger's reserve corps held the heights attacked by my division, and from captured artillerists, at Snodgrass' house, that the hill had been occupied by a battery of the regular army and another from Ohio. Among the
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