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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 191 19 Browse Search
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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 85 1 Browse Search
William A. Crafts, Life of Ulysses S. Grant: His Boyhood, Campaigns, and Services, Military and Civil. 67 13 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1 63 5 Browse Search
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana 51 13 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 42 12 Browse Search
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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 11: War between the states (search)
sippi and the Confederate stronghold at Vicksburg. Memphis, the principal commercial mart of the region, was occupied as an advanced base of operations, and during the lull in the campaign which followed the advent of winter and the transfer of Halleck to Washington as General-in-Chief, became the chief point of interest in all that region. While not engaged in the actual work of the commission, Dana spent his time in riding up and down the levees at Cairo, in visiting the military camps, an not hesitate to charge him with drunkenness and inefficiency. The newspapers had from the first been inimical to him, while several of the leading correspondents in the field had done all in their power to prejudice the government against him. Halleck, who should have been his friend, had virtually suspended him from command during the Shiloh campaign, and, before leaving for the East, had not only offered his command to another, but had actually arranged, in violation of all proper principle
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 13: Vicksburg campaign (search)
thought that Sherman's mind was gradually coming around to an agreement with Grant, whose purpose was now firmly set on following the shortest and most direct line to New Carthage or the vicinity, while the transports should run by the batteries, and the supplies should be brought forward by wagon or barge. Dana informed the government in the same despatch that Admiral Porter was heartily in favor of the plan. On April 12th Dana wrote to the Secretary of War that, under orders from General Halleck received two days before, the plans had been changed so as to require Grant with his main force, after the occupation of Grand Gulf, to form a junction with Banks, who was operating north from New Orleans, and move with him against Port Hudson, instead of operating up the Big Black towards Jackson and the bridge in the rear of Vicksburg. This was doubtless to give assurance that the orders from Washington, which must have been known to the secretary, would be carried out. The difficult
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 14: siege and capture of Vicksburg (search)
an overwhelming concentration of the Confederate forces at Chickamauga, was that all-important recommendation carried into effect. Dana from the first took the ground that Grant could not be withdrawn from his advanced position, and that it would be far better for Rosecrans to retreat to Nashville than for Grant to retreat from the hills of Vicksburg. The government at Washington, however, instead of heeding Dana's timely and far-sighted suggestion, yielded to the fatuous determination of Halleck, backed as it was by popular clamor, and forced its reluctant commander to push his widely separated columns into northern Georgia, where, as might have been expected, they were destined to meet disaster. Of course it was always possible, as pointed out in Dana's despatch of June 12th, for Bragg to send his material to Atlanta, fall back upon Bristol and Chattanooga, and detach the larger part of his army to reinforce Johnston. Fortunately this was not done, and Johnston was left with s
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 16: Dana returns to Washington (search)
to abuse of the government, declaring that it had not properly sustained him, that his requests had been ignored and his plans thwarted, and that both Stanton and Halleck had done all they could to prevent his success. This outbreak was of course unexpected, but Dana, who always had control of his own temper, replied that he had n place. That same afternoon Dana reported Jefferson Davis as being present with Bragg's army. On the 12th he asks Stanton if it would not be possible for General Halleck to come to Chattanooga, adding, What is needed to extricate this army is the highest administrative talent, and that without delay. After thirty-six hours ofthe steamboat was a slow one, and did not reach Cairo till the morning of the 16th. Having reported his arrival at once, he received a telegram the next day from Halleck, directing him to proceed to Louisville, where he would meet an officer of the War Department with orders and instructions. As it turned out, the secretary himse
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 18: Dana in the War Department (search)
the President, the Secretary of War, and General Halleck had fully approved his project of a wintence. The difficulty seemed to have been that Halleck could not understand where an army was to be of the case was confirmed by a despatch from Halleck to Grant the next day. It fully justified thebe found in the Army of the Potomac. To this Halleck replied, That is true, but from that army notSmith should be put in command of that army. Halleck's reply to this left but little doubt that SmWashington, both the Secretary of War and General Halleck had come to the conclusion that when a chortant because it also shows, when taken with Halleck's despatch of the next day to Grant, Official Records, Serial No. 56, p. 458, Halleck to Grant, December 21, 1863. that Halleck would not permirip of Hurlbut. I believe, however, that General Halleck sent an order on the subject to General Sad hailed McClellan as the Young Napoleon and Halleck as the Old brains of the army. It had had it[1 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 20: Confederate operations in Northern Virginia (search)
troops in the field. Franklin and Ord are here on a visit. Porter has just gone out on a flag of truce. Nothing important. I was out at Petersburg with a lot of senators this morning. The Official Records show that Grant requested Halleck to obtain an order assigning Smith to the command of the Eighteenth army corps and sending Butler back to Fort Monroe, on July 6th, at 10 A. M., and that the order was issued by the War Department on July 7th. They also show that two days therent of the secretary he ought instantly to be relieved, as he had proved himself far more incompetent than Sigel. In conclusion he added: The secretary also directs me to say that advice or suggestions from you will not be sufficient. General Halleck will not give orders except as he receives them; the President will give none, and until you direct positively and explicitly what is to be done, everything will go on in the deplorable and fatal way in which it has gone on for the past week
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 21: administration of War Department (search)
over the Sixth corps and the cavalry, and now Halleck has telegraphed to him to suggest that Sheridt City Point. Sheridan was here to see General Halleck day before yesterday, and reached his arm to attack Hood, of which Grant, Stanton, and Halleck, in my judgment, quite justifiably complained arms, I do not know what has been done. General Halleck has been of opinion that you were asking have desired. I judge that the views of General Halleck will be likely to prevail, and that you cneral Johnston, and by the publication by General Halleck of orders to General Wright and to Genera as has been reported in the newspapers. General Halleck told me that the letter which Sherman wror-in-chief. He has the same office which General Halleck occupied, and Rawlins and Bowers keep there of you in one way or another. I suppose Halleck will command the Pacific coast; Sheridan wests gone to Albany to celebrate the Fourth. General Halleck is here on his way to San Francisco. Slo[1 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
426, 430-432, 438, 439, 446, 465, 469, 493. Greeley, Horace, 39, 40, 50, 60, 62, 97, 99, 100, 106, 108, 113, 115, 121,122, 127-131,141,142, 144-148, 151, 153, 160-162, 165, 166, 171, 175-177, 179, 213, 314, 397, 401, 408, 428-431. Greeley, Mrs., 40-42. Great Britain, 398, 471. Grenada, Mississippi, 209. Grinnell, Moses H., 407-409. Guildhall, Vermont, 21. Guiney's Station, 320. Gunpowder Bridge, 339. H. Hains, Peter C., 369. Haiti, 402, 419. Hale, John P., Senator, 153. Halleck, General-in-Chief, 191,192, 209, 234, 255, 271, 276, 298, 299, 300, 302, 310, 337, 342, 346, 351, 353, 363, 365, 367, 369. Halpine, Charles G., 194. Hammond, Senator, 153, 180. Hancock, General, 319-324, 328, 348, 450. Hankinson's Ferry, 220, 221. Hanover, 22. Harbinger, the, 34, 42, 47, 50, 51. Hard Times Landing, 217. Harker, Colonel Charles G., 264, 266. Harper's Ferry, 347, 348. Harrison, President, 472, 475, 478. Harvard College, 20, 25, 33, 500. Hawaiian Islands, 4