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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), How Jefferson Davis was overtaken. (search)
ith the Second Brigade of Upton's Division, was directed by General Winslow to scout the country to the northward as far as Dalton, or until he should meet the troops under General Steedman operating in that region. Beginning his march from Macon, General Alexander, at his own request, was authorized to detach an officer and twenty picked men, disguised as rebel soldiers, for the purpose of obtaining definite information of Davis' movements. This party was placed under the command of Lieutenant Joseph 0. Yoeman, First Ohio Cavalry, and at the time acting inspector of the brigade. Verbal instructions were also given to other brigade and division commanders to make similar detachments. General Croxton was directed to send a small party toward Talladega, by the route upon which he had marched from that place; while Colonel Eggleston was directed to send another party by rail to West Point. By these means it was believed that all considerable detachments of rebels would be apprehend
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
r, 252. Jackson, General H. R., 118, 123. Jefferson, Thomas, 6, 10, 32. Jenkins's cavalry brigade, 263, 265; at Gettysburg, 297. Jesup, General Thomas S., 134. Johnson, General, Bushrod, mentioned, 347. Johnson, General, Edward, 116, 143; captured, 335. Johnson, Marmaduke, 90. Johnson, Reverdy, mentioned, 85; offers to defend Lee, 401. Johnston, Colonel S., mentioned, 300. Johnston, General, Albert Sidney, notice of, 47 ; mentioned, 54, 102, 133, 134. Johnston, General Joseph E., mentioned, 9, 38, 47, 48, 54, 101, 104, 110, III, 116, 132, 133, 134, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 146, 147, 148; promoted, 133; wounded, 149; praised, 369; to oppose Sherman, 372; letter to Mrs. Lee, 416. Johnston, Peter, mentioned, 9. Jones, General J. R., wounded, 212- 214. Jones, General W. E., mentioned, 219, 224, 241. Kautz's cavalry expedition, 364. Kearney, General, Philip, 34, 196. Kelly's Ford, 187. Kelton, General, 197. Keith, Rev., John, 26. Kemper, General
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, May, 1863. (search)
stions, Are the Yanks in Brookhaven? Is the railroad open? At first we received satisfactory replies; but at 6 P. M. we met an officer driving towards Natchez at a great pace; he gave us the alarming intelligence that Jackson was going to be evacuated. Now, as Jackson is the capital city of this State, a great railroad junction, and on the highroad to every civilized place from this, our feelings may be imagined, but we did not believe it possible. On the other hand we were told that General Joseph Johnston had arrived and assumed the command in Mississippi. He appears to be an officer in whom every one places unbounded confidence. We slept at a farm-house. All the males were absent at the war, and it is impossible to exaggerate the unfortunate condition of the women left behind in these farm-houses; they have scarcely any clothes, and nothing but the coarsest bacon to eat, and are in miserable uncertainty as to the fate of their relations, whom they can hardly ever communic
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Siege of Vicksburg (search)
cavalry had already, on Blair's return from the Yazoo, been sent to the same place with instructions to watch the crossings of the Big Black river, to destroy the roads in his (Blair's) front, and to gather or destroy all supplies. On the 7th of June our little force of colored and white troops across the Mississippi, at Milliken's Bend, were attacked by about 3,000 men from Richard Taylor's trans-Mississippi command. With the aid of the gunboats they were speedily repelled. I sent [Gen. Joseph A.] Mower's brigade over with instructions to drive the enemy beyond the Tensas Bayou; and we had no further trouble in that quarter during the siege. This was the first important engagement of the war in which colored troops were under fire. These men were very raw, having all been enlisted since the beginning of the siege, but they behaved well. On the 8th of June a full division arrived from Hurlbut's command, under General Sooy Smith. It was sent immediately to Haines' Bluff, a
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXIX. August, 1863 (search)
has been issued to conscribe all commissary and quartermasters' clerks liable to military service. There will be, and ought to be, some special cases of exemption, where men have lost everything in the war and have women and children depending on their salaries for subsistence; but if this order be extended to the ordnance and other bureaus, as it must be, or incur the odium of injustice, and the thousand and one A. A. G.'s, there will soon be a very important accession to the army. Major Joseph B----, who was lately confined with over 1000 of our officers, prisoners, on Johnson Island, Lake Erie, proposes a plan to the Secretary of War whereby he is certain the island can be taken, and the prisoners liberated and conveyed to Canada. He proposes that a dozen men shall seize one of the enemy's steamers at Sandusky, and then overpower the guards, etc. It is wild, but not impracticable. We hear nothing to-day from the enemy on the Rappahannock or at Fortress Monroe. Our arm
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 3: battle of Manassas, or Bull Run. (search)
. George Cocke, 1st La. Battn., 8th Va. (seven compalies), 18th, 19th, 28th, and 49th Va. (latter, three companies); Sixth Brigade, Col. J. A. Early, 13th Miss., 4th S. C., 7th and 24th Va.; Troops not brigaded: 7th and 8th La., Hampton Legion, S. C., 30th Va. (cav.), Harrison's Battn. (cav.); Independent companies: 10th Cav., Washington (La.) Cav.; Artillery: Kemper's, Latham's, Loudoun, and Shield's batteries, Camp Pickens companies. Army of the Shenandoah (Johnston's division), Brig.-Gen. Joseph E. Johnston:--First Brigade, Col. T. J. Jackson, 2d, 4th, 5th, and 27th Va., Pendleton's Batt.; Second Brigade, Col. F. S. Bartow, 7th, 8th, and 9th Ga., Duncan's and Pope's Ky. Battns., Alburti's Batt.; Third Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Barnard E. Bee, 4th Ala., 2d and 11th Miss., 1st Tenn., Imboden's Batt.; Fourth Brigade, Col. A. Elzey, 1st Md. Battn., 3d Tenn., 10th and 13th Va., Grane's Batt.; Not brigaded: 1st Va. Cav., 33d Va. Inf. The Federal Army, commanded by Brigadier-General Ir
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Index. (search)
vision, 174 Hunter, R. M. T., U. S. Sen.,Va., 25 Huttonsville, 147 I. Illinois, 127 Imboden, General, 185 Indiana, 127; volunteers, 128 Iverson, Secretary, 12 J. Jackson, Camp, 117; captured by General Lyon, 118 et seq. Jackson, Fort, 79 Jackson, General T. J. ( Stonewall ), 187 Jackson, Governor, 115 et seq., 119, 121 et seq., 124 Jackson, murderer of Ellsworth, 113 Jefferson City, 123 Jefferson, Fort, on Tortugas Island, 16 Johnston, General Joseph E, resigns from Federal army, 108; in command at Harper's Ferry, 158; destroys Harper's Ferry, 161; movements of, before Patterson, in the Shenandoah Valley, 162 et seq.; his march to Manassas, 168; in command at Bull Run, 182 et seq.; opinion of, on the battle of Bull Run, 211 Jones, Colonel (of the Massachusetts Sixth), 84 Jones, Lieutenant, 95 K. Kanawha, proposed State of, 146 Kanawha River, the Great, 141; valley, 146 Kane, Marshal, 87, 88 et seq. Kelly, Co
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 23: the War in Missouri.-doings of the Confederate Congress. --Affairs in Baltimore.--Piracies. (search)
H. Baker, of Charleston, and the Petrel, Captain William Perry, of South Carolina; one of which was captured by an armed Government vessel, and the other was destroyed by one. The Savannah was a little schooner which had formerly done duty as pilot-boat No. 7, off Charleston harbor. She was only fifty-four tons burden, carried one 18-pounder amidships, and was manned by only twenty men. At the close of May she sallied out from Charleston, and, on the 1st of June, captured the merchant brig Joseph, of Maine, laden with sugar, from Cuba, which was sen t into Georgetown, South Carolina, and the Savannah proceeded in search of other prizes. Three days afterward, June 3, 1861. she fell in with the National brig Perry, which she mistook for a merchant vessel, and approached to make her a prize. When the mistake was discovered, the Savannah turned and tried to escape. The Perry gave The Savannah. hot pursuit, and a sharp fight ensued, which was of short duration. The Savannah sur
view, 278; 373. Brown, B. Gratz, at Chicago Convention, 321. Brown, Col., (Union,) at Chicamicomico, 600. Brown, Col. Harvey, at Fort Pickens, 601. Brown, David Paul, 126. Brown, Frederick, killed by Martin White, 284. Brown, Gov. Joseph E., of Ga., speech at Convention, 337; his Message, urging Secession, 347. Brown, John, at the battle of Black Jack, 244; 279; his early life, 280 to 282; what Redpath says of him, 282-3; at the battle of Osawatomie, 284; his speech at Law Johnson, Waldo P., of Mo., offers a Peace resolve in the Senate, 571. Johnson, Wm. Cost, of Md., offers resolves to reject Abolition petitions, 146. Johnston, Col. Edward, commands the Rebels at Alleghany Summit, Va., 527. Johnston, Gen. Joseph E., evacuates Harper's Ferry, etc., 535; is left at liberty to reinforce Beauregard, 536; reenforces Beauregard at Manassas, 540; 542; outranks Beauregard, 544; allusion to, 618. Johnston, Josiah S., of La., on Cuba, 268. Jones, Col, (Re
79-80; he attacks Schofield at Franklin, 681; his account of the battle, 683; his position at Nashville, 684; worsted by Thomas. at Nashville, 685; he is chased out of Tennessee, 687; is relieved of command at his own request, 689. Hooker, Gen. Joseph, in the battle of Williamsburg. 122 to 126; extract from his report of battle of Williamsburg, 125; advances on Richmond, 149; ordered to Fair Oaks, 149; commands a division at the battle of Malvern Hill. 165; drives the Rebels from Malvern tot Bragg at Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga Valley, and Mission Ridge, 438 to 442. Johnson, Zachartah, on the Slave-Trade, 233. Johnson's Island, Lake Erie, plot to seize, 624. Johnsonville, Tenn., assaulted by Forrest, 679. Johnston, Gen. Joseph E., succeeds Beauregard in command of Army of Virginia, 112; evacuates Manassas, 112; attacks Casey at Fair Oaks, 142; wounded at Fair Oaks. 145; his report of losses at Fair Oaks, 148; Sherman drives him out of Jackson City, 317; opposed to S
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