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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 285 3 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 278 2 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. 276 2 Browse Search
Allan Pinkerton, The spy in the rebellion; being a true history of the spy system of the United States Army during the late rebellion, revealing many secrets of the war hitherto not made public, compiled from official reports prepared for President Lincoln , General McClellan and the Provost-Marshal-General . 269 1 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 269 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 254 4 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 253 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 232 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 214 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 171 1 Browse Search
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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)
will be out of the whole affair; and, if General McClellan does not want to use the army, I would ler-General (Montgomery Blair) strongly urged McClellan's plans of moving at some future time by way with his army, and where he intended doing, McClellan answered, that the movements in Kentucky wer, VIII., IX., and X. At that conference, McClellan expressed his unwillingness to develop his py. Secretary Stanton at the same time urged McClellan to take immediate steps to secure the reopenistrict of Columbia. In the mean time General McClellan had been forwarding his forces to Fortret along a line of thirteen miles in front of McClellan's great army, there were only about five thosoldiers behind incomplete earth-works. General McClellan estimated Magruder's force at from fifteto the James River. In front of these lines McClellan's continually augmenting army remained a mongnificant question. The President then urged McClellan to strike a blow instantly. By delay, he sa[66 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
amsburg. Early the next morning May 4. General McClellan telegraphed to the Secretary of War that off above the ankle. The rebels, wrote General McClellan, have been guilty of the most murderous ntil Smith sent re-enforcements, by order of McClellan, who had arrived near the field of action, a, for Hancock held the key of the position. McClellan reported the entire National loss in this bay, in a rapid march toward the Chickahominy, McClellan telegraphed to the War Department, from Bivominy, did not exceed 30,000 in number, while McClellan's present and fit for duty (within a distancExperts on both sides (among them several of McClellan's Generals) declared their belief that,. hadops took possession of Williamsburg, and General McClellan, from the house of Mr. Vest, Johnston's Army of the Potomac. As we have observed, McClellan's pursuit of Johnston nearly ended at Williamovement toward Richmond, to co-operate with McClellan. He reached McDowell's camp with eleven tho[11 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
advance to this position had been ordered by McClellan a few days before, contrary to the opinion athe attack on his left wing was serious, General McClellan ordered Sumner to prepare to move at a ma few pickets. On hearing of this temerity, McClellan ordered him back to Casey's camp, His ord the divisions of Huger and Magruder between McClellan's left, at Fair Oaks, and Richmond. The pof only twenty-five thousand men, opposed to McClellan's sixty thousand, well intrenched, and was tn misrepresentation of its owner, which made McClellan say, officially, I have taken every precautithe artillery parks were on Malvern Hills. McClellan's Headquarters on Malvern Hills. This poe battle of Malvern Hills. Reports of General McClellan and his subordinate officers; also of Ge arrived at Harrison's Bar at noon, when Generals McClellan and Franklin went ashore and remained ab's Landing, it increases to a perfect roar. McClellan, though quietly smoking a cigar on the quart[87 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
rnment was much disturbed by one fact in General McClellan's report of his numbers, namely, that ovm before Richmond began, and all chances for McClellan to be re-enforced by land were thus destroyel at Washington, General Halleck visited General McClellan July 25. at Harrison's Landing, to obta satisfied that he need not fear attack from McClellan, Lee sent the corps of A. P. Hill to Jacksonrity. On the following day Halleck informed McClellan of the battle between Pope and Jackson, at Cl in his power to carry out his orders. See McClellan's Report, pages 159-160. Still it was cominge down the south side of the James to assail McClellan's camp. He appeared suddenly at Coggin's Pobear on him, he ceased firing and withdrew. McClellan sent a force across the James that drove thet where the enemy is; I am tired of guesses, McClellan telegraphed to the President, saying: I am ce testimony, and especially of that given in McClellan's Report, it does not seem to be a harsh jud[35 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
ely, these were discovered on the 13th, when McClellan's advance entered Frederick, after a brisk se Humbug of the Confederacy. In pursuance of McClellan's instructions, Franklin appeared at Burkitteir forces. This stratagem was successful. McClellan was so impressed with the idea, that overwhetionals at dawn, but it was afternoon before McClellan was ready to put his troops in position for ed fatal. General Richardson was taken to McClellan's Headquarters (Pry's), where he died after attle of Sharpsburg), see the reports of Generals McClellan and Lee, and their subordinate commanderhe most reliable statements, it appears that McClellan's army was in round numbers 87,000 men, and t, for some purpose, toward Harper's Ferry. McClellan reported his entire loss on that day at 12,4s rear to cover that retreat, and to deceive McClellan by a show of numbers and vigor. Stuart recrarshal had given excuses similar to those of McClellan for inaction. Napoleon said:-- What! Six[47 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
ce of life. At two o'clock in the morning Sept. 17, 1862. Wilder surrendered, and his troops marched out at six o'clock with all the honors of war. Report of Colonel J. T. Wilder, September 18th, 1862. Wilder reported his entire loss during the siege at thirty-seven killed and wounded. The enemy, he said, admit a loss of 714 killed and wounded on Sunday alone. Bragg was greatly elated by this event, and, counting largely on the usual tardiness of Buell, as Lee had done on that of McClellan, he felt assured of soon making his Headquarters in Louisville, or, at least, of plundering rich Kentucky as much as he desired. On the 18th he issued a proclamation from Glasgow, in which he repeated the declarations of his subordinates, that the Confederate Army had come as the liberators of Kentuckians from the tyranny of a despotic ruler, and not as conquerors or despoilers. Your gallant Buckner, he said, leads the van; Marshall [Humphrey] is on the right; while Breckenridge, dear to
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
deputation from a Convention of Christians of all of the denominations of Chicago, waited upon him, Sept. 13, 1862. and presented him with a memorial, requesting him at once to issue a proclamation of Universal Emancipation. The President, believing that the time had not yet come (though rapidly approaching) when such a proclamation would be proper, made an earnest and argumentative reply; saying, in allusion to the then discouraging aspect of military affairs under the administration of McClellan in the East and Buell in the West, What good would a proclamation of emancipation from me do, especially as we are now situated? I do not want to issue a document that the whole world would see must necessarily be inoperative, like the Pope's bull against the Comet! Would my word free the slaves, when I cannot even enforce the Constitution in the rebel States? He concluded by saying:--I view this matter as a practical war measure, While there was great doubt and perplexity in the min
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