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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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rded. After the first volume was completed, in the spring of 1866, the writer made a journey of several thousand miles in visiting the historical localities within the bounds of the Confederacy, observing the topography of battle-fields and the region of the movements of the great armies, making sketches, conversing with actors in the scenes, procuring documents, and in every possible way gathering valuable materials for the work. The writer bore a cordial letter of introduction from General Grant to any officer commanding a military post within the late Slave-labor States, asking him to afford the bearer every facility in his power. To General O. O. Howard the writer was also indebted, for a similar letter, directed to any agent of the Freedmen's Bureau. These, and the kind services everywhere proffered by, and received from, persons who had been in the Confederate armies, procured for the author extraordinary facilities for gathering historical materials, and he was enabled to
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
Legislature against the Confederates, 75. General Grant takes military possession of Paducah end Madison County, in Southeastern Missouri. General Grant was in command at Cape Girardeau at that td of his command, Fremont sent an order to General Grant at Cairo, directing him to make some co-ophe was ready to move quickly and effectively. Grant had already sent Colonel Oglesby to Commerce as brigade commander), then holding Belmont. Grant moved forward, with Dollins' cavalry scouring here was desperate fighting for a short time. Grant pushed on in good order toward his landing-plath sides. In a general order, Nov. 8th, General Grant said: It has been my fortune to have been nt and having had his horse shot three times. Grant's horse was also shot under him. Colonel Doughir subordinate officers; private letter of General Grant to his father, Nov. 8th, 1861; Grant's RevGrant's Revised Report, June 26th, 1865; Pollard's First Year of the War. The latter gives the Confederate los[17 more...]
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)
al Halleck had placed under the command of General Grant, in an expedition against Forts Henry and inst Forts Henry and Donelson, arranged by Generals Grant and C. F. Smith, General Smith seems toad given the command over that of Cairo to General Grant. This was enlarged late in December, Dec of Eastern Missouri south of Cape Girardeau. Grant was therefore commander of all the land forcesumber of troops — officers and men — under General Grant's command, who were fit for duty at the mig from their chief for several days afterward, Grant and Foote united, in a letter to Halleck, Janthe 30th an order came for its prosecution. Grant and his Campaigns, by Henry Coppee, pages 89 ailes below Fort Henry. Andrew H. Foote. Grant's army, composed of the divisions of Generals e commodore's flag-ship. When, an hour later, Grant arrived, the fort and all the spoils of victorover that fog, on the heights, the army of General Grant (10,000), deploying around our small army,[4 more...]<
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 8: the siege and capture of Fort Donelson. (search)
. The following named officers composed General Grant's personal Staff at this time: Colonel J. field orders the next morning, Feb. 12, 1862. Grant directed one of McClernand's brigades to move During a desultory fire from the Confederates, Grant rapidly posted his troops for the most vigorouressed on, and at noon the general reported at Grant's Headquarters, and dined with him on crackers the fort and its outworks. He was ordered by Grant to hold that position, and to prevent the enem days before, and made a diversion in favor of Grant That diversion was more in the form of a re he applied to Headquarters for instructions. Grant was away in conference with Commodore Foote. ble force, to attack the left of the center of Grant's line, and produce the confusion as directed speak advisedly, wrote Captain W. S. Hillyer (Grant's Aidde-camp) to General Wallace the next day,or consultation. They were all on horseback. Grant held some dispatches in his hand. He spoke of[17 more...]
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)
l of them along the line of the Charleston and Memphis Railway, that stretches from the Mississippi to the Atlantic seaboard — were made places for the rendezvous of troops from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. And while Johnston was fleeing southward before the followers of the energetic Mitchel, to join his forces to those of Beauregard, the latter was gathering an army at Corinth to confront a most serious movement of the Nationals up the Tennessee River, already alluded to. While Grant and Foote were pulling down, the strongholds of rebellion in Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky, the National troops, under Samuel R. Curtis. Generals Curtis, Sigel, and others, were carrying the standard of the Republic, in triumph into Arkansas,, in the grand movement down the Mississippi Valley toward the Gulf. We have observed how Price was expelled from Missouri and driven into Arkansas. He was closely followed by the National forces under the chief command of General Samuel
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)
pedition up the Tennessee River planned, 261. Grant's Army on transports on the Tennessee skirmisut forty-five thousand. It was this army that Grant and Buell were speedily called upon to fight nssee, and see what was occurring there. General Grant arrived at Savannah on the 17th of March, e and the broad and rapid Tennessee River. General Grant, who was at his Headquarters at Cherry's, evening? --Put my troops across the river, was Grant's reply. But you had not transportation suffiwere pushed back from one position to another, Grant anxiously listened for the noise of Wallace's the river's brink. Yet Wallace did not come, Grant sent one of his staff to hurry him up. He did burg Landing, and constituted the village, General Grant and his staff were grouped at sunset on thed there at about the same time, and requested Grant to send vessels down to bring up Crittenden's cts in a few days, he added: Buell re-enforced Grant, and we retired to our intrenchments at Corint[43 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 11: operations in Southern Tennessee and Northern Mississippi and Alabama. (search)
mediate destruction; but the judgment of General Halleck, the commander of both Grant and Buell, counseled against pursuit, and for about three weeks the combined ar and took command in person of the armies near Pittsburg Landing. He found General Grant busily engaged in preparations for an advance upon Corinth while BeauregardIt had been re-organized with the title of the Grand Army of the Tennessee, and Grant was made his second in command. That General's army was placed in charge of Geone of the houses in the suburbs of the village that survived the war. longer, Grant, left free to act, would have captured Beauregard's army, supplies, and munitio Republic in the place of McClellan, leaving General Thomas at Corinth, and General Grant again in command of his old army, and with enlarged powers. We have justxth Indiana, was appointed Provost-marshal. So it was that General Wallace, of Grant's. army, was permitted to enter and occupy Memphis without resistance. His adv
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 12: operations on the coasts of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. (search)
columbiads but a trifle lighter, were moved in the dead of night over a narrow causeway bordered by swamps on each side, and liable at any moment to be overturned, and buried in the mud beyond reach. Patiently the work was carried on under the supervision of General Gillmore, who was in chief command, and on the 9th of April eleven batteries, containing an aggregate of thirty-six guns, were in Siege of Fort Pulaski. readiness to open fire on the fort. These were batteries Stanton and Grant, three 10-inch mortars each; Lyon and Lincoln, three columbiads each; Burnside, one heavy mortar; Sherman, three heavy mortars; Halleck, two heavy mortars; Scott, four columbiads; Sigel, five 30-pounder Parrott, and one 48-pounder James; McClellan, two 84-pounders and two 64-pounders James; Totten, four 10-inch siege mortars. Totten and McClellan were only 1,650 yards from the fort; Stanton was 8,400 yards distant. Each battery had a service magazine for two days supply of ammunition, and a
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 13: the capture of New Orleans. (search)
e. My greatest fear was that we should fire into each other; and Captain Wainwright and myself were hallooing ourselves hoarse at the men not to fire into our ships. We have observed that the fleet had not fairly passed the river obstructions before the Confederate rams and gun-boats appeared. There were six rams, named Warrior, Stonewall Jackson, Defiance, Resolute, Governor Moore, and General Quitman, commanded respectively by Captains Stephenson, Philips, McCoy, Hooper, Kennon, and Grant. These were river steamers, made shot-proof by cotton bulk-heads, and furnished with iron prows for pushing. The ram Manassas, then commanded by Captain Warley, was an entirely different affair. She was thus described by an eye-witness: She is about one hundred feet long and twenty feet beam, and draws from nine to twelve feet water. Her shape above water is nearly that of half a sharply pointed egg-shell, so that a shot will glance from.her, no matter where it strikes. Her back i
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
estion of the Secretary of the Treasury, to the effect as to what he intended doing with his army, and where he intended doing, McClellan answered, that the movements in Kentucky were to precede any from Washington. McDowell's Notes. This part of the plan of the General-in-Chief (the movements in the West) was soon gloriously carried out, as we have already observed; and before the Army of the Potomac had fairly inaugurated its campaign, in the spring of 1862, the active little army under Grant, and the forces of Buell and Pope, in connection with Foote's gun-boats and mortars, had captured Forts Henry and Donelson, Nashville and Columbus; had driven the Confederates out of Kentucky; had seized the Gibraltar of the Mississippi (Island Number10); and had penetrated to Northern Alabama, and fought the. great battles and won a victory at Shiloh. See Chapters VII., VIII., IX., and X. At that conference, McClellan expressed his unwillingness to develop his plans, always believing
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