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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
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had scored a brilliant victory, won by hard fighting and resolute pluck. Our men had constantly advanced with steadiness, driving the enemy from encampment to encampment. The third and last camp reached, victory had closed the battle. It was still early in the day. A small battle may easily resemble a great battle in partial outlines. Thus it happened that Breckinridge's attack on Williams, at Baton Rouge, was marked by features resembling somewhat Albert Sidney Johnston's surprise of Grant at Shiloh. It was about 4:30 a. m. when each of the Confederate armies burst into attack. At Shiloh the Federals were driven pell-mell by our troops from camp to camp, as at Baton Rouge they were forced back by us from encampment to encampment. At Shiloh the camps were mostly in the woods; at Baton Rouge they were mostly in the suburbs of the town. At Shiloh the nearest camp to the Tennessee was that in which Prentiss and his fighting brigade were captured; at Baton Rouge the last encamp
he discharge of his important duties as such, with one exception, shown capacity with prudence. In the field he was always faithful to the government which he served with far more zeal than ability. It is probable that a statement in one of General Grant's reports Referring to his having been forced back into the intrenchments between the forks of the James and the Appomattox rivers, General Grant said: His army, therefore, though in a position of great security, was as completely shut offGeneral Grant said: His army, therefore, though in a position of great security, was as completely shut off from further operations directly against Richmond as if it had been in a bottle strongly corked. has done more to shape popular opinion as to the military capacity of General Butler than all the success which he strove to win, either in the field or as the director of a strong city captured but never subjugated. Benjamin F. Butler passes forever from the stage of Louisiana. He knew those entrances and those exits which an ordinary actor might learn with ease; but that he never quite reach
le Banks was in possession of Alexandria he was, for a time of doubt, mightily disturbed about what he could do in aid of Grant. On May 12th, he showed anxiety about his inability to join Grant against Vicksburg, lamenting that he was left to move Grant against Vicksburg, lamenting that he was left to move against Port Hudson alone. On the 13th, having reconsidered matters, he was sure that he could add 2,000 men to Grant's column. In consequence of this change of mind, Banks resolved to forego his cherished expedition against Shreveport, in favor oGrant's column. In consequence of this change of mind, Banks resolved to forego his cherished expedition against Shreveport, in favor of aiding in the reduction of Port Hudson. His Red river scheme being a flash in the pan, the government's plan to force an open Mississippi had quickly become his own. The safe enjoyment of the Red river valley, according to him, might be postponed its folds. In the meantime, Banks had come down to the lower Mississippi, with a view of keeping his agreement with General Grant. On June 23d, Taylor, with his usual activity, succeeded in capturing Brashear City with a small and picked comman
Miles, Louisiana legion, commanded in the center; Gen. W. N. R. Beall watched over the right; Col. I. G. W. Steedman defended the left. The main assault by the enemy's line was hurled against the Confederate left. The repulse of the assault upon the left was decisive for that day. Banks, still confiding in his fleet and still leaning upon Grant, continued to invest the works. On June 13th he demanded the unconditional surrender of the Port. He lacked the potently convincing tone of U. S. Grant, and could not command that soldier's appositeness of initials. In lieu of sternness he posed as a Chesterfield-Talleyrand. As a Chesterfield in his courtesy he complimented the endurance of the garrison, while as a Talleyrand, in his diplomacy, he craftily suggested that his army outnumbered Gardner's five to one. On his side, Gardner, not finding this special form of surrender nominated in Johnston's bond, declined altogether to consider the demand. On the next day, an hour before
th was at Shreveport, looking out for Banks' army. He was sure of checking, in due time, its advance. Already in the latter part of August, 1863, that sagacious officer had known that a formidable expedition was preparing, under the auspices of Grant and Banks, up the Red river valley. He had not been ignorant of the collapse of that expedition by reason of Rosecrans' defeat at Chickamauga, and by Grant's transfer to Tennessee. He had never lost the belief, during the ensuing months of inaGrant's transfer to Tennessee. He had never lost the belief, during the ensuing months of inaction, that the frustrated expedition, grown riper for mischief and more dangerously equipped, would be renewed at some future day. This new movement of March, 1864, did not alarm him. What he had been doing in the interim had been to prepare his extensive department from Shreveport, on the shortest line of communication, to Camden, Ark. With permanent headquarters at Shreveport, General Smith knew that that city would be the meeting point of the two columns, advancing from Arkansas (Steele) an
mont, November 7th. As soon as the landing of Grant was observed from the Kentucky shore, Stewart' aggressive movement which resulted in driving Grant to his boats. The regiment lost 12 killed andart of February, 1862, Fort Donelson fell, and Grant's forces pushed on down the Tennessee river toforces. General Johnston knew well that General Grant's army, massed at Pittsburg Landing about , standing expectantly around Prentiss' camp. Grant's men, lying listless by the river where they Tennessee. With the capture of his army, General Grant would have been in danger of suffering mild. Without the knowledge of either Halleck or Grant, therefore, he quietly withdrew his army on thear Iuka by two largely superior columns which Grant designed should close upon him, made a brilliahoped that an attack upon Corinth would thrust Grant back from the public eye, neutralizing his vics hope had acted on the spot. Rosecrans, with Grant as his adviser, was at Corinth with 23,000 men[8 more...]
st 60,000; 200 guns against 350. On May 4th Grant opened his campaign by attempting to turn the r hard hitting. This was an ugly surprise for Grant, unused to checks. Giving himself no rest, hoof the Potomac. Lee stretched no hand to stop Grant's crossing the Rapidan; he was bent on strikinsly wounded and left for dead on the field. Grant renewed his pounding on the 18th, and on the 1tential aids to his army's fighting strength. Grant knew how to fight, to give and to take blows. manner his gift of prevision as in foreseeing Grant's plans, and in meeting his movements with hin Spottsylvania and Cold Harbor. On June 2d Grant ordered an assault along the whole Confederatee defences of Petersburg. On July 12, 1864, Grant began to leave Lee's front and cross the Jamescovered Meade's station, an important point on Grant's supply route from City Point. It was a forl But if success were possible, it might force Grant to pause in the ceaseless pushing of his line [11 more...]
enemy fled before the valor of your charging lines. The record of the services of both Louisiana infantry and artillery is now made out to their last battle. That record cannot be safely impeached. The ceremonies of surrender were simple but most impressive, by reason of their very simplicity. With the carnage of the whole four years behind them stand the representatives of two mighty armies. On this day, April 9, 1865, a chasm long yawning was filled. Between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant rose, supreme, the humanities of God! President Jefferson Davis, having left Richmond on the night of April 2d, proceeded to Charlotte, N. C. While in that city, the news of President Lincoln's assassination came to fill him with horror—a horror which he never ceased strongly to express during the remainder of his long and eminent life. He finally resolved to cross over to the Trans-Mississippi department. On his way to Washington, Ga., he was protected by a bodyguard of honorable
tions in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi. At the call to arms in 1861 he hastened to the defense of the South and entered the field as second-lieutenant of Mississippi State troops. On October 30, 1861, he was commissioned colonel of the First regiment, Louisiana infantry, at Pensacola, brigade of General Gladden. Later he served at Mobile. When, in the spring of 1862, the forces of Albert Sidney Johnston and Beauregard were being concentrated at Corinth for the advance upon Grant, the First Louisiana was in Wither's division of the corps commanded by Gen. Braxton Bragg. On the first day at Shiloh these troops were in the fierce fight with the division of Prentiss which fought so stoutly that day until at last surrounded and captured. Early in the day the able brigade commander, Gladden, was killed, and not long after the gallant Col. Dan. Adams was borne from the field seriously wounded. On May 23, 1862, he was commissioned brigadier-general. He recovered from hi