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on to its full capacity, as did Pope, Fremont, Grant, and the other Union leaders who participated center, and formed the keystone of the arch. Grant saw their value, and directed himself to their After some delay, the orders were issued, and Grant moved up the Tennessee with seventeen thousandnext objective. On the 8th of February, 1862, Grant telegraphed to Halleck that he proposed to tak 20-and 24-pounders, rifles, and howitzers. Grant's fifteen thousand men found themselves confro back, and a part of the garrison escaped, but Grant received the unconditional surrender of about an easy time at first. But in 1864, when General Grant took command of the armies in the field, tding and cut off Buell's army from crossing to Grant's assistance. At the battle of Murfreesborothe tide of battle. In assailing Vicksburg, Grant made four serious attempts to get on the flankt the river and were moving against Pemberton, Grant's guns assumed their full importance. His arm[3 more...]
nabled them to render aid to the engineers in modifying and strengthening the forts and in developing the lines. Such was the confidence felt by everyone in General Grant that when, in 1864, he withdrew practically the entire garrison of Washington for his field-army — a thing that McClellan had wanted to do and was prevented — by sending Early to threaten, and, if possible, to capture Washington. This ruse of threatening the national capital had been successful before, and he hoped that Grant also might be influenced by it. Early left Lee's army under orders to attack and destroy General Hunter's army in the Shenandoah and then to threaten Washington. ceived from General Bradley T. Johnson, from near Baltimore, informing me that he had received information, from a reliable source, that two corps had arrived from Grant's army, and that his whole army was probably in motion. This caused me to delay the attack until I could examine the works again, and, as soon as it was light eno
ar of a mighty cataract, and it seemed almost as if the earth were being destroyed by violence. The shells howled like demons as they sailed over the heads of the troops lying close to their improvised The day after the explosion that reached Grant's quarters: danger ever present with millions of pounds of powder On the 9th of August, 1864, the quiet of noon at City Point was shattered by a deafening roar. Shot and shell were hurled high in the air. Fragments fell around the headquarters of General Grant. Only one member of his staff was wounded, however--Colonel Babcock. The lieutenantgeneral himself, wrote Major-General Rufus Ingalls in his official report, seems proof against the accidents of flood and field. A barge laden with ordnance stores had blown up, killing and wounding some 250 employees and soldiers, throwing down over 600 feet of warehouses, and tearing up 180 feet of wharf. Seventy men were killed and 130 wounded, according to contemporary report. This view
t Petersburg, to be placed in position against Grant's attack The development of the use of earneer Corps. General John Gross Barnard was General Grant's chief of engineers in the East. The acc Bragg, attacking Constructing gabions for Grant's attack on Petersburg The basket-like objee Federal army before it could be relieved. Grant attacked Bragg to drive him off. Hooker was surmy, being checked before the heavy trenches. Grant ordered Thomas' men to take the works at the fral defeat at Chickamauga, it is reported that Grant feared that the men of Thomas' army could not ascended. Seeing the line disobeying orders, Grant turned to Thomas, who was near, and inquired bept the gallant men of both sides who fell. Grant went East, turning over the command of the Wes final campaign started from the Rapidan under Grant, in 1864. We already have noted how, in the Wigns of the war was tremendous. The losses in Grant's army from the time he crossed the Rapidan un[4 more...]
of brigadier-general and chief engineer of General Grant. General Barnard had graduated from the Mierman in the West what General Barnard did for Grant in the East. He labored constantly in the con John Gross Barnard: the chief engineer of General Grant and the Fortifier of New York Brigadier-ce as being shot at. The appointment of General Grant to the command of all the armies of the Unw words recall important events. At this time Grant was in the midst of his unsuccessful attempt tith the undertaking just one month later, when Grant finally decided to cross the James. One hour rison's Landing, which was used by part of General Grant's army in the march from Cold Harbor to Pettack on Petersburg. Pontoon-bridge where Grant crossed the James in June, 1864 Pontoon-bridham, of the Engineer Corps, was ordered by General Grant to prepare a pontoon bridge across the Jamexecuted by his own men. General Meade and General Grant sanctioned the project, and plans were ado[3 more...]
il after the battle of Spotsylvania Court House, when it was turned by the flank movement of General Grant; and General Lee retired to the line of the North Anna River. During General Grant's demoGeneral Grant's demonstration against Richmond, the engineer troops were used to strengthen the works which withstood his attacks at Cold Harbor; but anticipating the necessity at any time for a prompt movement across t point. Of the eleven companies of engineer troops which remained north of the James during General Grant's first operations against Petersburg, one company was in charge of the pontoon bridge at Ch30, 1864, the Federal mine was exploded. The most lasting effect of this demonstration by General Grant was to produce a feeling of impending danger at every salient point of the Confederate line of Flat Creek as possible, emphasizing his instruction by saying that a captured order from General Grant to General Ord, who was at Jetersville, indicated an attack early next morning. Timber wa
prit de corps, and the high bearing of their distinguished predecessors. General Grant spoke very enthusiastically of the work of the railroads and wagon roads opts that had seen Major-General D. C. McCallum: an officer praised by General Grant On September 14, 1863, General Haupt was relieved from further duty in t the Army of the Potomac continued, and received the enthusiastic praise of General Grant. Engines for the military railroad at City Point had to be transported by construction men at work on the wharves which formed the City Point terminal to Grant's military railroad, connecting it with the army in front of Petersburg. This he Army of the Potomac continued, and received the enthusiastic praise from General Grant which already has been noted. Extensions aggregating nearly twenty-two miles in length were built to the railroad from City Point, in order to supply Grant's forces in the lines before Petersburg. After the repulse of General Rosecrans
and the Plank Road, four miles up the James from the outskirts of the city. The completion of this line resulted in there being three strong lines of defense. The weary ten months which followed tested the strength of the gradually weakening defense. All realized that the fall of Petersburg meant the fall of Richmond, and that the patient toil on the miles of entrenchments around the capital finally had had the effect of causing the blow to fall elsewhere. Two expeditions were sent by Grant against the lines to the north of Richmond, but not in sufficient strength to test the works. The principal object was to weaken the forces defending Petersburg so as to permit a successful assault to be delivered. The Federal army, under able leaders tested in the furnace of war, exhausted every device to break through the Petersburg lines. They tried them by assault, by mining, by flanking, and by bombardment. Lee's genius, seconded by that of his officers, and maintained by the gall
The captured map of the defenses of Richmond This map of the defenses of Richmond was found on the body of the Confederate Brigadier-General John R. Chambliss, by Federal cavalrymen under Gregg. Chambliss had been killed in an engagement with these troopers near White Oak Branch, seven miles from Richmond, on August 16, 1864. Early that month Grant heard that reinforcements were being sent to General Early in the Shenandoah for the purpose of threatening Washington. In order to compel the recall of these troops, and to cause the weakening of the Confederate lines before Petersburg, Hancock took the Second and part of the Ninth Corps and Gregg's cavalry to the north side of the James, threatening the works of Richmond. On the morning of August 16th, Gregg advanced on the right of the Federal line toward White's Tavern, near White Oak Branch. It was here that the action, the death of Chambliss, and the capture of the map took place. Even with the plans of the Southerners thu