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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 123 1 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. 89 1 Browse Search
Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 86 2 Browse Search
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 85 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 56 4 Browse Search
Col. John C. Moore, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.2, Missouri (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 37 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 32 2 Browse Search
Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army . 31 1 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 7 1 Browse Search
John F. Hume, The abolitionists together with personal memories of the struggle for human rights 7 1 Browse Search
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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)
he Confederates ran wildly about the village with blazing firebrands, spreading destruction in all directions. Even the venerable parish church, built in colonial times, and standing out of danger from the conflagration of the village, was not spared; it having been fired, according to testimony subsequently given, by the special order of the drunken Magruder. The troops employed for the purpose were all Virginians, under the respective commands of Captains Goode, Phillips, Sullivan, and Curtis; the whole under the control of Colonel J. J. Hodges. Many of these troops were citizens of Hampton, and set fire to their own property, to prevent, as they said, its being occupied by Northern Vandals. The cruelty of this destruction was at first charged upon the Union troops, but the truth was soon known, and the odium fixed where it belonged. Magruder contented himself with this performance, and withdrew his forces to Big Bethel and Yorktown. It was at about this time that General
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
nd encouraged by a promise of re-enforcements from Arkansas, under General McIntosh, concentrated about twelve thousand men at Springfield, where he put his army in comfortable huts, with the intention of remaining all winter, and pushed his picket-guards fifteen or twenty miles northward. This demonstration caused Halleck to concentrate his troops at Lebanon, the capital of Laclede County, northeastward of Springfield, early in February, under the chief command of General (late Colonel) S. R. Curtis. These were composed of the troops of Generals Asboth, Sigel, Davis, and Prentiss. In the midst of storms and floods, over heavy roads and swollen streams, the combined forces moved on Springfield Feb. 11, 1862. in three columns, the right under General Davis, the center under General Sigel, and the left under Colonel (soon afterward General) Carr. On the same day they met some of Price's advance, and skirmishing ensued; and on the following day about three hundred Confederates atta
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)
e had become fully equal in numbers to that of Curtis. The latter, glancing back over his long linel they were met by re-enforcements sent out by Curtis, when the pursuit ended. In this gallant affa we shall observe presently. In the mean time Curtis had been busy in felling trees to block the av Missouri, bear witness. A little later, when Curtis was satisfied that his left and center were sa now concentrated his whole available force on Curtis's right. He lodged at the Elkhorn Tavern that Sigel a little to the rear of the remainder. Curtis well knew the ground and the relative positionurying the dead and care of the wounded. --General Curtis, in his official report. General Sigel puse-witnesses, and a correspondence between Generals Curtis and Van Dorn, commenced when the latter a to break its force by accusing the Germans in Curtis's army of murdering prisoners of war. We haer accomplishing that humane object, withdrew; Curtis gave his army ample rest on the field of his v[36 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 10: General Mitchel's invasion of Alabama.--the battles of Shiloh. (search)
e intersection of the Charleston and Memphis and Mobile and Ohio railroads, and the seizure of that point, as a strategic position of vital importance, was Grant's design. It would give the National forces control of the great rail. way communications between the Mississippi and the East, and the border slave-labor States and the Gulf of Mexico. It would also facilitate the capture of Memphis by forces about to move down the Mississippi, and would give aid to the important movement of General Curtis in Arkansas. Grant was taking vigorous measures to accomplish this desirable end, when an order came from General Halleck, March 4. directing him to turn over his forces to his junior in rank, General C. F. Smith, and to remain himself at Fort Henry. Grant was astonished and mortified. He was unconscious of acts deserving of the displeasure of his superior, and he requested Halleck to relieve him entirely from duty. That officer, made satisfied that no fault could justly be found wi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 11: operations in Southern Tennessee and Northern Mississippi and Alabama. (search)
ilway station; and when the Nationals entered May 30. they found the smoldering ruins of many dwellings, and warehouses filled with Confederate stores. Thus ended the siege of Corinth; and thus the boastful Beauregard, whose performances generally fell far short of his promises, was utterly discomfited. Beauregard had issued the following address to his combined army on the 8th of May: Soldiers of Shiloh and Elkhorn : The Confederates, as we have observed, called the conflict between Curtis and Van Dorn, at Pea Ridge, the Battle of Elkhorn. We are about to meet once more in the shock of battle the invaders of our soil, the despoilers of our homes, the disturbers of our family ties, face to face, hand to hand. We are to decide whether we are freemen, or vile slaves of those who are only free in name, and who but yesterday were vanquished, although in largely superior numbers, in their own encampments, on the ever-memorable field of Shiloh. Let the impending battle decide our f
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
ment of the Tennessee Grant's position, 524. Curtis's March toward the Mississippi weakness of mis, we left, in former chapters, some under General Curtis, after the battle of Pea Ridge, See page 345. Let us first follow the fortunes of Curtis's army after the battle of Pea Ridge. We leftsas, on the 6th of May, See page 260. where Curtis expected to find gun-boats and supplies, in ch. Charles. This was a great disappointment to Curtis, for he had expected to advance on Little Rockr lost eight killed and forty-five wounded. Curtis was again doomed to disappointment on reachingor summoned militia to defend his capital when Curtis menaced it, the response was so feeble that hes in Missouri and Arkansas. For some time General Curtis, whom we left at Helena, See page 525. ts head. He was vigilant and active; but when Curtis withdrew to the Mississippi, and left Arkansasat Schofield took the field in person, and General Curtis succeeded him Sept. 24, 1862. in command [2 more...]