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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 176 0 Browse Search
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Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 26 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 21 1 Browse Search
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forces of the enemy are maneuvered as I think they may be, I may be compelled to retire from this place to cover Nashville with the aid of the volunteer force now being organized, which could in that way be brought in cooperation. It is understood that General Halleck, who will command at Columbus, and General Buell, who is in command on this line, will make a simultaneous attack. I doubt if Buell will make a serious attack on my position here. I hope he may. I have requested General Crittenden to send a portion of his force to Nashville, if in his judgment it can be done without weakening his force too much. .... We still have a great many sick, but the measles which so afflicted our troops spreads much more slowly. The workmen of the enemy are rebuilding the railroad-bridge over Green River. At daybreak, on the 4th of December, a body of forty or fifty Federal Home Guards, under Captain Netter, attacked Whippoorwill Bridge, five or six miles from Russellville, on
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 30: Longstreet moves to Georgia. (search)
neral Longstreet narrowly escapes capture when seeking Bragg's Headquarters General Bragg assigns Longstreet to command of the left instructions for the battle of Chickamauga the armies in position Federals in command of Generals Rosecrans, Crittenden, McCook, and George H. Thomas. While the army was lying idle on the south bank of the Rapidan my mind reverted to affairs in the West, and especially to the progressive work of the Union army in Tennessee towards the northern borders of Georvisions,--Jefferson C. Davis's, R. W. Johnson's, and P. H. Sheridan's,--on the right, General A. McD. McCook commanding the corps. Next was the Twenty-first Corps, three divisions,--T. J. Wood's, J. M. Palmer's, and H. P. Van Cleve's,--General T. L. Crittenden commanding the corps. It was in position on the east slope of Mission Ridge, ordered to be prepared to support the corps of the right or left, or both; one of its brigades had been left to occupy Chattanooga. Wilder's mounted infantry,
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 32: failure to follow success. (search)
his lines for victims. Lieutenant-General Polk was put under charges for failing to open the battle of the 20th at daylight; Major-General Hindman was relieved under charges for conduct before the battle, when his conduct of the battle with other commanders would have relieved him of any previous misconduct, according to the customs of war, and pursuit of others was getting warm. On the Union side the Washington authorities thought vindication important, and Major-Generals McCook and Crittenden, of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Corps, were relieved and went before a Court of Inquiry; also one of the generals of division of the Fourteenth Corps. The President came to us on the 9th of October and called the commanders of the army to meet him at General Bragg's office. After some talk, in the presence of General Bragg, he made known the object of the call, and asked the generals, in turn, their opinion of their commanding officer, beginning with myself. It seemed rather a str
preparation to go into winter-quarters, and to hold which town it was hoped he would accept battle. General Thomas moved by the Franklin and Wilson pikes, General Crittenden by the Murfreesboroa pike, through Lavergne, and General McCook by the Nolensville pike-Davis's division in advance. As McCook's command neared Nolensville Wilkinson's crossroads, from which point to Murfreesboroa, distant about six miles, there was a good turnpike. The enemy had sullenly resisted the progress of Crittenden and McCook throughout the preceding three days, and as it was thought probable that he might offer battle at Stewart's Creek, Thomas, in pursuance of his origine. The centre, under Thomas, had already formed to my left, the right of Negley's division joining my left in a cedar thicket near the Wilkinson pike, while Crittenden's corps was posted on the left of Thomas, his left resting on Stone River, at a point about two miles and a half from Murfreesboroa. The precision that had
armies were in close proximity, and orders received during the night revealed the fact that Rosecrans intended to attack by throwing his left on the enemy's right, with the expectation of driving it in toward Murfreesboroa, so that the right of Crittenden's corps could attack Bragg's centre in reverse, while Thomas supported Crittenden by a simultaneous front assault; and from the movements of the enemy at daylight next morning, it was plainly indicated that Bragg had planned to swing his left oCrittenden by a simultaneous front assault; and from the movements of the enemy at daylight next morning, it was plainly indicated that Bragg had planned to swing his left on our right by an exactly similar manoeuvre, get possession of the railroad and the Nashville pike, and if possible cut us off from our base at Nashville. The conceptions in the minds of the two generals were almost identical; but Bragg took the initiative, beginning his movement about an hour earlier than the time set by Rosecrans, which gained him an immense advantage in execution in the earlier stages of the action. During the evening of the 30th, feeling keenly all the solicitude which
ese movements were completed by McCook's and Crittenden's corps on the sixth, and by Thomas's corps nth of September. The reconnoissance of General Crittenden on the ninth developed the fact that thee enemy was in the proximity of that road on Crittenden's right, and open communication with Thomas'position at Crawfish Springs and protect General Crittenden's right while holding his corps mainly intre in a sheltered position. I found General Crittenden's two divisions massed at the foot of th Negley, I found to my astonishment that General Crittenden had not relieved him, Wood's division hat the enemy's cavalry in considerable force, Crittenden's corps reached Ringgold, Georgia, fifteen mrps had bivouacked, and at once apprised General Crittenden of the close proximity of the formidablee found insufficient to force the enemy, and Crittenden's left division (Palmer's) was ordered to thback. The last division at hand (Wood's, of Crittenden's corps, which formed the right of the line)[49 more...]
g commissioners to the Peace Congress at Washington City, and also to the Convention which assembled at Montgomery, Alabama, in February, 1861, for the purpose of adopting a constitution, and establishing a provisional government for the confederate States of America. On the motion of the writer of this, the resolution appointing commissioners to Montgomery was amended so as to instruct them to act only as mediators, and use every effort possible to restore the Union upon the basis of the Crittenden propositions as modified by the Legislature of Virginia. The commissioners under these instructions were the Hon. D. L. Swain, General M. W. Ransom, and John L. Bridgers, Esq., who, upon their return, submitted a report to his Excellency, Governor Ellis, which was by him laid before the Legislature, and was printed among the legislative documents of that year, where it may be consulted. In this report they say that they had the most ample opportunities of ascertaining public opinion in t
chell, crossed the Tennessee at Bridgeport, marching over Sand Mountain into Will's Valley, and from thence down McLemore's Cove in the direction of Lafayette. Crittenden's corps had crossed above Chattanooga at Harrison's, and was moved in the direction of Ringgold. A portion of Park's corps, of Burnside's army, and a brigade ond Ector's brigade was in front of Reid's Bridge on our right. While our army was thus advancing toward Lafayette to check the main body of Rosecrans's army, Crittenden's corps was vainly dreaming of a triumphant march toward Atlanta. The enemy's cavalry had advanced as far as Tunnel Hill, from where they were driven back, on a dash on Ringgold, shelling the town, but were driven back by our cavalry with considerable loss. It is stated that at this time, some of our people informed Crittenden that we had received large reinforcements from Virginia, which caused him to make a precipitate retreat. On the same day, Brigadier-General Hodge's Kentucky ca
road, so that McCook and himself could be within supporting distance of each other. Major-General Crittenden was to leave Van Cleve's division of the Twenty-first army corps at Murfreesboro, conce Fourteenth corps, near Fairfield, the orders for June twenty-fifth were as follows: Major-General Crittenden to advance to Lannon's Stand, six miles east of Beech Grove, and open communication winty-ninth, troops and animals much jaded. The terrible rains and desperate roads so delayed Crittenden, who on the twenty-sixth got orders to march to Manchester with all speed, that it was not unteffect of the rains on the passage of our troops may be inferred from the single fact that General Crittenden required four days of incessant labor to advance the distance of twenty-one miles. Whilel position at Tullahoma, and who reported favorably thereon, preparations were completed, and Crittenden's Second division was moved into position. July first, I received a despatch from General T
y had been marching in three great columns — Crittenden, followed by Granger, by way of Chattanooga;a matter of the first importance that, while Crittenden's main body was moving to form a junction wit. This made an immense opening between General Crittenden's corps and the left wing of General Tho from Wilder, bearing despatches to Wood, or Crittenden, or Rosecrans, the general tenor of which waport immediately to the rear and left of General Crittenden, General Gordon Granger, with the reservt the movement of Thomas's corps continued. Crittenden's was already in the position it was intendethe left, so as to connect with the right of Crittenden, and thus complete the line, which would be etween Baird and Reynolds. Two divisions of Crittenden's corps held the centre of the line, Palmer rigade, and here were also such fragments of Crittenden's corps as could be induced to venture upon eaders, emboldened by the rout of McCook and Crittenden, were gathering their hosts to hurl them in [3 more...]
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