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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 604 2 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 570 8 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 498 4 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 456 2 Browse Search
William A. Crafts, Life of Ulysses S. Grant: His Boyhood, Campaigns, and Services, Military and Civil. 439 3 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 2: Two Years of Grim War. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 397 3 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 368 6 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 368 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 334 0 Browse Search
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant 330 0 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in 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.. You can also browse the collection for Ulysses S. Grant or search for Ulysses S. Grant in all documents.

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een his retreat to Harrison's bar and Pope's defeat at Groveton; also, those given in my account of his movements from the hour of his arrival at Frederick to that of Lee's retreat from Sharpsburg across the Potomac. I trust it will be observed by candid critics that, while I seek not to disguise the fact that I honor and esteem some of our commanders as I do not others, I have been blind neither to the errors of the former nor to the just claims of the latter — that my high estimation of Grant and Sherman (for instance) has not led me to conceal or soften the lack of reasonable precautions which so nearly involved their country in deplorable if not irremediable disaster at Pittsburg Landing. So with Banks's mishap at Sabine Cross-roads and Butler's failure at Fort Fisher. On the other hand, I trust my lack of faith in such officers as Buell and Fitz John Porter has not led me to represent them as incapable or timorous soldiers. What I believe in regard to these and many more of
ear, and a wide abatis encircling all. It was defended by Gen. Lloyd Tilghman, of Kentucky, with 2,600 men. To Brig.-Gen. U. S. Grant, of Illinois, was assigned the task of its reduction, with the powerful aid of Commodore A. H. Foote and his flee 12 o'clock to-day. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, S. B. Buckner, Brig.-Gen. C. S. Army. To Brig.-Gen. U. S. Grant, commanding U. S. forces near Fort Donelson. The reply was hardly so diplomatic, but quite lucid — as followsr, can be accepted. I propose to move immediately on your works. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Brig.-General Commanding. Gen. Buckner's response closed the correspondence thus: headquarters Dover (Tenn.), Feb. 16 1862. Brig.-Gen. U. S. Grant, U. S. Army: Sir: The distribution of the forces under my command incident to an unexpected change of commanders, and the overwhelming force under your command, compel me, notwithstanding the brilliant succe
bar; so that Gen. Butler was obliged to disembark his troops and wear out another fortnight as patiently as he might. Meantime, the Rebels alongshore, who had by this time become satisfied that New Orleans was aimed at, resorted to the expedients which had proved effective with most of our commanders up to that time, and which stood them in good stead with several for many months afterward. Having been compelled nearly to deplete the Gulf region of soldiers in order to make head against Grant and Buell on the Tennessee, they supplied their places with imaginary regiments and batteries The New Orleans journals, frequently brought over from Biloxi. bristled with such awe-inspiring paragraphs as the following: The Mississippi is fortified so as to be impassable for any hostile fleet or flotilla. Forts Jackson and St. Philip are armed with 170 heavy guns (63-pounders, rifled by Barkley Britton. and received from England). The navigation of the river is stopped by a dam ab
tucky--Mississippi—Buell — Bragg — Rosecrans — Grant — Van Dorn.. Bragg crosses the Tennesnsfer of Gen. Halleck to Washington had left Gen. Grant in command of the district of West Tennessee advised, About Sept. 1. by telegram from Gen. Grant, that a considerable Rebel force was moving Gen. Price now occupied luka, he so advised Gen. Grant; who there-upon resolved on a combined attacntration was duly effected; Sept. 18. and Gen. Grant, who had now reached Burnsville, was advised. 19. in light marching order, duly advising Gen. Grant; and was within 7 1/2 miles of Iuka at noon, 4 P. M., Sept. 19. when he was directed by Grant to move his entire force — which had been swel it struck the line of his communications with Grant, he supposed its object to be Bolivar or Jacksrson arrived, with five fresh regiments from Gen. Grant, and was given the advance on the trail of ter to continue the pursuit, and telegraphed to Grant for permission to do so, He gives these rea[2 m
on stopped at Greenwood compelled to return Grant tries the Sunflower route baffled again the e Porter attacks the batteries at Grand Gulf Grant crosses at Bruinsburg Sherman feints on Haineeld. Having been dispatched from Memphis by Gen. Grant to Vicksburg, he, on his arrival, acquiesced. 22. and work on the canal recommenced; while Grant's corps was brought down on transports to theiwned grimly, defiantly as ever. Ere this, Gen. Grant--having more hands than work — had had a cha tedious but would have to be repeated below. Grant now decided to march around the bayou, avoidinthe defense of Vicksburg and the Yazoo valley, Grant had determined to retaliate one of the destruc by McPherson's corps, rapidly coming up. Gen. Grant now reached the front, and found Hovey's skiy having repeated his call for reenforcements, Grant ordered McPherson to advance whatever of his che 16th, now reopened communication hence with Grant and Sherman, sending them much needed provisio[47 more...]
al guns in position; while a canal covering their left, with the bridges all taken up, increased the difficulty of carrying the hill by assault. One attempt to clear the enemy's rifle-pits at the foot of the hill was repulsed; and it was nearly 11 A. M., before Sedgwick had completed such dispositions as he deemed requisite to storm the heights; when, advancing resolutely, those heights were quickly carried; Gen. Howe's (2d) division forming three storming columns, under Gen. Neill and Cols. Grant and Seaver, and carrying Cemetery hill under a heavy fire of artillery, pushing thence to Marye's hill, which was likewise carried with little loss; our columns having scarcely been checked in their advance: the Rebel force (the 19th and 20th Mississippi, under Barksdale) being too light. Among the trophies of this success were 200 prisoners, some guns, camp equipage, &c. Having reformed his brigades, Sedgwick, leaving Gibbon at Fredericksburg, moved out on the Chancellorsville road o
venient and inspiring neighborhood of Cedar Mountain and Bull Run for one more remote, and which invoked ominous recollections of South Mountain and the Antietam? Grant was beginning to be triumphant in Mississippi, and would soon be thundering at the gates of Vicksburg; Dick Taylor, chased almost out of Louisiana by Banks, could do little toward the rescue of threatened Port Hudson: why not spare Longstreet to needy, beseeching Jo. Johnston, enabling him to overwhelm Grant and then to crush out Banks, restoring the Confederate ascendency on the Mississippi, while simply holding on along the Rappahannock, trusting to the great advantages afforded to the deftermined leader, who would not have fallen back without knowing why, was badly needed. A spirited, resolute dash might have given us Richmond on the same day that Grant took possession of surrendered Vicksburg and Lee recoiled from Meade's unshaken front at Gettysburg. Gen. Buford, with his cavalry division, pushed Aug. 1.
lled a diversion of the 9th corps to reenforce Grant, then in the crisis of his struggle for Vicksbhomas. But was about 100; only 15 of these in Grant was now sick in New Orleans, the fort. out ofr had done so, and escaped without loss. Gen. Grant, having assumed Oct 18. at Louisville comig Black, had been telegraphed Sept. 22. by Grant, on his assuming command of this department, tr having long since arrived on the Tennessee — Grant had become impatient for more decisive operati13. whence lie forthwith reported in person to Grant at Chattanooga, Nov. 15. being at once madeort to expedite the movement of his troops. Grant had resolved to put in Sherman's force mainly ever means were at hand, that lie sent word to Grant that his position was impregnable. At 5 1/4rs firing from the crest of the ridge. Says Gen. Grant, in his official report: These troops moer, ultimately exceeded the number reported by Grant; while Bragg's loss by stragglers must have be[17 more...]
congenial spirits throughout the surrounding region. Perhaps 100 of them were overtaken and killed in the pursuit; but the greater number escaped, and were soon indistinguishable. Col. Woodson, with 600 Missourians, starting Aug. 21. from Pilot Knob, Mo., dashed into Pocahontas, Aug. 24. Ark., where he captured Gen M. Jeff. Thompson and some 50 others; returning unmolested. The surrender of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, with the retreat of Jo. Johnston from Jackson, having left Gen. Grant's army at leisure, Maj.-Gen. F. Steele was sent to Helena, July 31. to fit out and lead an expedition for the capture of little Rock. The force assigned him for this task numbered 6,000 men of all arms, including 500 cavalry, with 22 guns; but Gen. Davidson, with nearly 6,000 more men, mainly mounted, and 18 guns, soon joined him from Missouri; swelling his aggregate to 12,000 men and 40 guns. Steele soon moved out, Aug. 10. Davidson's cavalry in advance; crossing White river Au
nd Sherman's bloody repulses, at Fredericksburg Dec. 13, 1862. and Vicksburg Dec. 28. respectively from the triumphs of Meade at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. Grant in the fall of Vicksburg, July 4. and Banks in the surrender of Port Hudson. July 9. Our intermediate and subordinate reverses at Galveston, Jan. 1, 1863.dings of the displacement of Hooker by Meade, just on the eve of a great, decisive battle, were received with a painful surprise by many sad, sinking hearts — when Grant was held at bay by Vicksburg and Banks by Port Hudson; while Rosecrans had for half a year stood still in Middle Tennessee. At this hour of national peril and depost certainly have broken out on the 4th, but for the news of Lee's defeat at Gettysburg — was now prosecuted under the heavy discouragement of the full tidings of Grant's triumph at Vicksburg; while the first news of Banks's capture of Port Hudson, of Holmes's bloody repulse at Helena, and of Gillmore's initial success on Morris i
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