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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 1: effect of the battle of Bull's Run.--reorganization of the Army of the Potomac.--Congress, and the council of the conspirators.--East Tennessee. (search)
movable alarm of the conspirators, 22. General McClellan at the head of the Army of the Potomac ent now acted with decision and energy. General McClellan, who, with able subordinates and brave tgestion, relieved from active duties. General McClellan turned over the command of the army in Wlerymen, and thirty pieces of cannon. General McClellan's Report to the Secretary of War, Augustndations for an efficient army organization, McClellan proceeded with skill and vigor to mold his map. According to General Orders issued by McClellan on the 30th of September, 1861, in which ther active operations. The entire force under McClellan's command, at that time, including those undsick or absent. In a Memorandum which General McClellan submitted to the President, on the 4th or. The creation of such an army, said General McClellan, in so short a time, will hereafter be rration of these preparations, and whilst General McClellan is preparing the grand Army of the Potom[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
airo, 71. Kentucky neutrality conference between McClellan and Buckner Magoffin encourages the secessionistse were at that time seventy thousand men under General McClellan in camp near the National Capital, while Fremo placed it. He had sent Buckner to confer with General McClellan (then June 10, 1861. in command at Cincinnatiough support of that neutrality. He declared that McClellan agreed that his Government should respect it, evenmplished the National forces should be withdrawn. McClellan promptly denied ever making any such agreement witffin to make an oral report of his conference With McClellan, determined to aid Kentucky in preserving that neu St. Louis, Missouri, November 11, 1861. Maj.-Gen. George B. Mcclellan, Commanding-in-Chief, Washington, D. C.:ry rule of military propriety. Please reply. Geo. B. McClellan, Com.-in-Chief. General Fremont tried to , in order that the truth might be discovered, General McClellan made no reply. The Guard was mustered out of
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
was intended to expel the National troops from Western Virginia, and menace Ohio. Floyd was to sweep down the Kanawha Valley, and drive General Cox, of Ohio, beyond the border, while Lee should scatter the Union army, under General Rosecrans (McClellan's successor), See page 5387, volume I. in Northern Virginia, and, planting the Confederate flag at Wheeling, threaten Western Pennsylvania. Floyd took a strong position between Cox and Rosecrans, at Carnifex Ferry, Carnifex is a Latin re he had the Thirteenth Indiana, Colonel Sullivan, with two pieces of artillery, and a small cavalry force. These were disposed along the approaches to the Pass, to guard against surprise. On the Summit of the Cheat, as we have observed, General McClellan had left Colonel Kimball with the Fourteenth Indiana as an outpost, See page 586, volume I. which that officer had strengthened, and where he now had the aid of about forty cavalrymen. General Lee's Headquarters, at this time, were at
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
f the Army of the Potomac French Princes on McClellan's staff, 131. position of the Army of the Pople. It was on his recommendation that General McClellan, his junior by forty years, was made the capture of Beaufort. and the appointment of McClellan to fill his place, imposed new duties and refollowing officers composed the staff of General McClellan soon after taking the command of the Armuly, 1862, and acquitted themselves well. McClellan had organized every necessary department thosistant Secretary Fox, upon inquiring of General McClellan why the troops had not been sent, accorder and Adjutant Ireland, and dispatch of General McClellan, all dated September 11th, 1861. General from Leesburg. McCall had also reported to McClellan the previous evening that he had not encountting for later information from Drainsville, McClellan notified Oct. 20. General Stone of the moveeral hundred troops and munitions of war. McClellan had not ordered more than a demonstration by[21 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 6: the Army of the Potomac.--the Trent affair.--capture of Roanoke Island. (search)
s fleet, the Fort is ours. this was followed by the most joyous cheers. In the mean time the Confederate steamer Curlew, which, as we have observed, had been beached under the guns of a battery on Redstone Point, on the main, had been fired by the insurgents, together with the barracks at that place, and the remainder of the flotilla had fled up Albemarle Sound. So ended, in triumph for the National cause, the conflict known as the battle of Roanoke. Report of General Burnside to General McClellan, Feb'y 10th, 1862; of Generals Foster, Reno, and Parke; of Commodore Goldsborough to Secretary Welles, Feb'y 9th, 1862; of Commander Lynch to R. S. Mallory, Feb'y 7th, 1862; and accounts by other officers and eye-witnesses on both sides. it disappointed the prophets of evil at home and abroad, and spread consternation throughout the Confederacy. There, on Roanoke Island, where the first germ of a privileged aristocracy had been planted in America, there, in the year 1587, Manteo, a
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)
two others, wounding about fifty, and losing eight killed and ten wounded themselves. Report of General Buell to General McClellan, December 18, 1861. General Hindman, in his report on the 19th, said General Terry and three of his regiment were kColonel Wood's Sixteenth Alabama was in reserve. Cavalry battalions in the rear; Colonel Branner on the right, and Colonel McClellan on the left. Independent companies in front of the advance regiments. Following the whole were ambulances, and ammunition and other wagons. Following these as a reserve were the Sixteenth Alabama, Colonel Wood, and Branner's and McClellan's battalions of cavalry. The whole force was between four and five thousand strong. At early dawn, Zollicoffer's advance ar, the fall of Fort Henry caused the most profound satisfaction among the loyal people. Halleck announced the fact to McClellan with the stirring words, Fort Henry is ours! The flag of the Union is re-established on the soil of Tennessee. It wil
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 8: the siege and capture of Fort Donelson. (search)
The victory at Fort Donelson was of the greatest importance to the National cause, and the official announcement of it, Commander Walke, in the Carondelet, carried the first news of the victory to Cairo, from which it was telegraphed to General McClellan by General George W. Cullum, Halleck's Chief of Staff, then at Cairo, saying: The Union flag floats over Donelson. The Carondelet, Captain Walke, brings the glorious intelligence. The fort surrendered at nine o'clock yesterday (Sunday) moublic. Soldiers in camp or on the march, and even under the fire of the enemy, received letters from home with as much regularity as if they had been residents of a large city. That system was not introduced into the Army of the Potomac while McClellan commanded it. One much less perfect and efficient, which he found in operation, was continued. That was established when the troops under the first call began to assemble around Washington, in April and May, 1861. The chaplain of each regimen
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)
ollowed the capture of Nashville. Six days after the formal surrender of that city, General Halleck telegraphed to General McClellan from St. Louis, March 4. Columbus, the Gibraltar of the West, is ours, and Kentucky is free, thanks to the brilliahat stronghold. Report of Commodore Foote to the Secretary of the Navy, March 4, 1862; also of General Cullum to General McClellan. on the same day. General Polk, in his report, says, The enemy's cavalry, the first of his forces to arrive aftConfederate States. On the same day, General Halleck sent a thrill of joy to every loyal heart, by telegraphing to General McClellan, The flag of the Union is floating in Arkansas . . . The army of the Southwest is doing its duty nobly. Curtis pnd soldiers of the Fifth Missouri cavalry partook. Several of them died, and all suffered much.--Halleck's dispatch to McClellan, Feb. 27, 1862. and, setting fire to Confederate stores and buildings at Fayetteville when they left it, went over the
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 11: operations in Southern Tennessee and Northern Mississippi and Alabama. (search)
rhaps, at Vicksburg, the next Gibraltar of the Valley. Little was to be feared from troops coming from the East. They could not be spared, for at that time General McClellan was threatening Richmond with an immense force, and the National troops. were assailing the strongholds of the Confederates all along the Atlantic coast andictorious guns be re-echoed by those of Virginia on the historic battle-field at Yorktown. It so happened that the Confederates had fled from Yorktown, before McClellan, on the day this address was issued. He staggered at Shiloh and fell at Corinth. The fugitives were pursued by the brave Gordon Granger from Farmington to Gun and very soon afterward Halleck was called to Washington, to occupy the important position of General-in-Chief of all the armies of the 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 just observed that Wallace made his
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)
y of his troops, and gave to the general-in-chief (McClellan) the credit of planning the expedition. I beg t once to further carry out the instructions of General McClellan by leading a force against Fort Macon, that cocessary to reduce Fort Macon and open that port. --McClellan's Instructions, January 7th, 1862. That fort, with the Potomac, on the Virginia Peninsula, under General McClellan, was then apparently in great danger. Generalfive 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 yardm the three breaching batteries (Sigel, Scott, and McClellan) fell, was crumbling. A yawning breach was visiblissippi. When that decision was referred to General McClellan, the latter thought such an expedition was notFebruary 1862. he received minute orders from General McClellan to co-operate with the navy, first in the capt
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