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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Promoted Major-General of Volunteers-Unoccupied territory-advance upon Nashville-situation of the troops-confederate retreat- relieved of the command-restored to the command-general Smith (search)
nt is altogether inadequate, consisting of only 15,000 men. I have to request you, therefore, to come forward with all the available force under your command. So important do I consider the occasion that I think it necessary to give this communication all the force of orders, and I send four boats, the Diana, Woodford, John Rain, and Autocrat, to bring you up. In five or six days my force will probably be sufficient to relieve you. Very respectfully, your ob't srv't, D. C. Buell, Brigadier-General Comd'g. P. S.-The steamers will leave here at 12 o'clock to-night. General Smith said this order was nonsense. But I told him it was better to obey it. The General replied, of course I must obey, and said his men were embarking as fast as they could. I went on up to Nashville and inspected the position taken by Nelson's troops. I did not see Buell during the day, and wrote him a note saying that I had been in Nashville since early morning and had hoped to meet him. On my ret
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 48 (search)
the outrage being discovered, he broke through the picket line, and fled for your lines. Our soldiers chased him, but were unable to overtake him. I have therefore the honor to request that you will return him, that I may inflict the punishment which his dastardly offense merits. I cannot be responsible for the good conduct of my soldiers, if they are to find protection from punishment by entering your lines. I have the honor to be, your obt. servt., (Signed) B. F. Butler, Major-Gen. Comd'g and Corn. for Exchange. The ladies were Virginians. I got my barrel (2 bags) flour to-day; 1 bushel meal, 1 bushel peas, 1 bushel potatoes ($50 per bushel); and feel pretty well. Major Maynard, Quartermaster, has promised a load of wood. Will these last until--? I believe I would make a go-od commissary. February 5 Clear and cold. Our commissioners are back again! It is said Lincoln and Seward met them at Fortress Monroe, and they proceeded no further. No basis of n
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Kelleysville, March 17th, 1863-Reports of Generals J. E. B. Stuart and Fitz. Lee. (search)
the noble Pelham of his staff — an officer of the brightest promise for the future. Major Terrill of General Stuart's staff, besides being active on the field, assisted the gallant Brethed in the management of the artillery. Captain Gilmer, Twelfth Virginia cavalry, a volunteer for the occasion on the Major-General's staff, I also commend for his marked bravery and cool courage. I append a recapitulation of my loss. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Fitz. Lee, Brig.-Gen'l Comd'q. Recapitulation Of the loss of Brig.-Gen. Fitz. Lee's cavalry brigade, in the engagement near Kelleysville, March 17th, 1863. KilledWounded.Taken prisoners.Horses Officers.Enlisted men.Officers.Enlisted men.Officers.Enlisted men.Aggregate Loss.Killed.Wounded.Taken by enemy.Aggregate Loss. Field and Staff11112 1st Regiment Virginia Cavalry178713121 2nd Regiment Virginia Cavalry12161143462026 3rd Regiment Virginia Cavalry46313442624151 4th Regiment Virginia Cavalry111
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Chancellorsville-report of Major-General Stuart. (search)
painfully wounded, persisted in retaining command to the close of the fight. Their heroic conduct will be specially mentioned in the report proper. The casualties of the corps I have not the means of knowing, as, before the returns were completed, I relinquished the command to Major-General A. P. Hill, in pursuance to the orders of the Commanding-General; but the division and brigade commanders were ordered to submit, through me, their reports of the battle of Chancellorsville. The cavalry was well managed by Brigadier-General Fitz. Lee, who seized Ely's ford and held the road to within two miles of Chancellorsville, driving the enemy's cavalry from the former place. His men, without rations or forage, displayed a heroism rarely met with under any circumstances; and, guarding the two flanks, accomplished an indispensable part of the great success which God vouchsafed to us. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, J. E. B. Stuart, Maj.-Gen. Comd'g.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 2: civil and military operations in Missouri. (search)
the face of the earth, or force them from the soil of our State l Brave sons of the Ninth District, come and join us! We have plenty of ammunition, and the cattle on ten thousand hills are ours. We have forty thousand Belgian muskets coming; but bring your guns and muskets with you, if you have them; if not, come without them. We will strike your foes like a Southern thunderbolt, and soon our camp-fires will illuminate the Merrimac and Missouri. Come, turn out. Jeff. Thompson, Brig.-General Comd'g. Many Missourians who had fled from the State, late in May and early in June, had entered the Tennessee Army. It was desirable to have these and other exiled citizens of that State organized for home duty, and Thompson was sent to Memphis for that purpose. There, on the 14th of June, a meeting of Missourians was held, and in a series of resolutions they asked Pillow for quarters and subsistence, and the release from service in the Tennessee Army, such Missourians as had been en
giment, remained on the field at Centreville until the morning after the battle, and brought into camp, with the aid of a negro, whom he pressed into the service, thirty head of cattle belonging to the Government, and arrived at Alexandria on Tuesday morning. I understand from a deserter, now in my camp, that my old class-mate at West Point, Robert E. Lee, commanded the enemy's forces opposed to me at Blackburn's Ford. I am, sir, very respectfully, your ob't serv't, Thos. A. Davies, Col. Comd'g 2d Brigade, Fifth Division, Army N. E. Virginia. T. H. Cowdrey, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General. Major Barnard's report. Washington,, July 29, 1861. Capt. E. B. Fry, Assistant Adjutant-General: sir: On the 18th of July, at about 9 A. M., I joined the commanding general about two miles beyond Fairfax Court House, on the road to Centreville. He was then about going to Sangster's, and invited me to attend him. Not understanding his journey to have the character of a reconnoi
Ball's Company, was then captured. He had been reconnoitring, and had fallen in with our party unexpectedly. Having examined the country to the left and front without discovering any thing of further importance, we fell back on our line of skirmishers, leaving the open country and the Monroe house occupied by our videttes. Thus closed our movements as a reconnoitring party; but, at their own request, Captain Murphy, Lieutenant Pierce, and Sergeant Chesbrough remained and gathered much important information during the day, and chased several parties who ventured out of the woods back into them. Upon one of these occasions they captured a wooden canteen and saddle-bag, which a scout dropped in his hurried retreat. In conclusion, sir, I cannot but commend in the highest terms the conduct of both officers and men under my command; their coolness and prompt obedience speaks well for their future reputation. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. Mix, Major Comd'g.
ed, with his escort, and was afterward recaptured by our own forces. He arrived this morning. I cannot praise too highly the bravery, fortitude, and untiring energy displayed throughout the march by Lieutenant-Colonel Davis, and the officers and men of Ira Harris's Light cavalry, not one of whom but was willing to lose his liberty or his life, if he could but aid in the great battle now going on, and win for himself the approbation of his chiefs. Respectfully submitted, J. Kilpatrick, Colonel Comd'g First Brigade, Third Division Cavalry. Lieutenant-Colonel Davis's report. headquarters Twelfth Illinois cavalry, Gloucester point, Va., May 10, 1863. To Brigadier-General Rufus King, Commanding at Yorktown: General: In compliance with your request I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the Twelfth Illinois cavalry since leaving the main body of the cavalry corps, on the South-Anna, on the morning of Sunday last. My orders were to penetrate to
ivate G. D. Copeland, Co. B, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. T. Carey, Co. C, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private A. Mallenhawer, Co. C, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private Wm. Reedy, Co. D, 1sComd. Private Wm. Reedy, Co. D, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private T. W. Weeks, Co. E, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private R. Dukes, Comd. Private T. W. Weeks, Co. E, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private R. Dukes, Co. F, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. H. Belcher, Co. G, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. PrivateComd. Private R. Dukes, Co. F, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. H. Belcher, Co. G, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. E. Heise, Co. G, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. R. Harper, Co. H, 1st S. C. Cavalry, ComComd. Private J. H. Belcher, Co. G, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. E. Heise, Co. G, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. R. Harper, Co. H, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private G. D. Haste, Co. K, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. C. Hull, Co. B, 4th Tenn. CComd. Private J. E. Heise, Co. G, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. R. Harper, Co. H, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private G. D. Haste, Co. K, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. C. Hull, Co. B, 4th Tenn. Cavalry. Private S. Manion, Co. C, 5th S. C. Cavalry. Supplementary. Capt. J. F. Mathews, EngiComd. Private J. R. Harper, Co. H, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private G. D. Haste, Co. K, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. C. Hull, Co. B, 4th Tenn. Cavalry. Private S. Manion, Co. C, 5th S. C. Cavalry. Supplementary. Capt. J. F. Mathews, Engineer Corps. Capt. P. R. Proctor, Assistant Quartermaster. Lieut. Jas. P. Proctor, Ordnance OfficerComd. Private G. D. Haste, Co. K, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. C. Hull, Co. B, 4th Tenn. Cavalry. Private S. Manion, Co. C, 5th S. C. Cavalry. Supplementary. Capt. J. F. Mathews, Engineer Corps. Capt. P. R. Proctor, Assistant Quartermaster. Lieut. Jas. P. Proctor, Ordnance Officer. Private Volney Metcalf, Jeff Davis Legion. Private W. H. Ker, Jeff Davis Legion. Private Comd. Private J. C. Hull, Co. B, 4th Tenn. Cavalry. Private S. Manion, Co. C, 5th S. C. Cavalry. Supplementary. Capt. J. F. Mathews, Engineer Corps. Capt. P. R. Proctor, Assistant Quartermaster. Lieut. Jas. P. Proctor, Ordnance Officer. Private Volney Metcalf, Jeff Davis Legion. Private W. H. Ker, Jeff Davis Legion. Private A. Sledge, Jeff Davis Legion. Greensboroa, N. C., May 1st, 1865. In accordance with the[1 more...]
rivate Oliver Rickey, Co. A, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private G. D. Copeland, Co. B, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. T. Carey, Co. C, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private A. Mallenhawer, Co. Comd. Private A. Mallenhawer, Co. C, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private Wm. Reedy, Co. D, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private T. W. WComd. Private Wm. Reedy, Co. D, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private T. W. Weeks, Co. E, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private R. Dukes, Co. F, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. PrivatComd. Private T. W. Weeks, Co. E, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private R. Dukes, Co. F, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. H. Belcher, Co. G, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. E. Heise, Co. G, 1st S. C. Cavalry, CComd. Private J. H. Belcher, Co. G, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. E. Heise, Co. G, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. R. Harper, Co. H, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private G. D. Haste, Co. K, 1st S. Comd. Private J. E. Heise, Co. G, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. R. Harper, Co. H, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private G. D. Haste, Co. K, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. C. Hull, Co. B, 4th Tenn. Cavalry. Private S. Manion, Co. C, 5th S.Comd. Private J. R. Harper, Co. H, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private G. D. Haste, Co. K, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. C. Hull, Co. B, 4th Tenn. Cavalry. Private S. Manion, Co. C, 5th S. C. Cavalry.Comd. Private G. D. Haste, Co. K, 1st S. C. Cavalry, Comd. Private J. C. Hull, Co. B, 4th Tenn. Cavalry. Private S. Manion, Co. C, 5th S. C. Cavalry.Comd. Private J. C. Hull, Co. B, 4th Tenn. Cavalry. Private S. Manion, Co. C, 5th S. C. Cavalry.[1 more...]
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