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Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 543 7 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 278 4 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 204 2 Browse Search
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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 120 2 Browse Search
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. 110 0 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 93 1 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 88 2 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 73 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 66 2 Browse Search
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B. Fouke-making a brigade, under command of Brigadier-General John A. McClernand. The rear of the column, forming the left and found itself on the left flank of the Confederates. McClernand's other two regiments struck them on the right flank ands corroborated by the reports of the Northern generals. McClernand was disappointed that the movement of the Second Brigade and Thirty-first Illinois and the artillery, led by General McClernand. He says, The struggle, which was continued for halrty-first Illinois, led and encouraged by both Grant and McClernand, thrice attacked, and were thrice driven back by the bayect of the expedition, the victory was complete. General McClernand, with more frankness, says: In passing throughirtieth, who was near me, were severely wounded. General McClernand this day lost three horses. Colonel Dougherty saing to his father soon after the battle, says: General McClernand and myself each had our horses shot under us. Most o
directed Halleck, commanding the Western Department, to make a demonstration in Western Kentucky which should prevent reinforcements being sent to Bowling Green, toward which Buell was still reaching out. Grant, under orders from Halleck, sent McClernand, with 6,000 men, from Cairo to Milburn, to menace Columbus; and C. F. Smith, with two brigades, from Paducah toward Mayfield and Murray, threatening Fort Henry and the country from there to Columbus. McClernand's expedition occupied the timMcClernand's expedition occupied the time from January 10th to January 20th, the infantry marching about seventy-five miles, the cavalry farther. Smith's movement took a little longer. These commands were moved with extraordinary precautions. Although there was no fighting, the soldiers suffered greatly from cold, and from the effects of a violent storm of rain and snow. They subsisted chiefly on plunder. Badeau's Life of Grant, vol. i., p. 25; McClellan's report, Rebellion record, vol. IV., p. 49. General Polk believed that
e day Grant sent forward his vanguard, under McClernand, three or four miles, and, early on the morn and C. F. Smith, each of three brigades. McClernand's first brigade, commanded by Colonel Oglesbh the national line. An attempt was made by McClernand to capture the ridge-road on which Grant mov : As Wallace was moving to the right, McClernand detached Colonel Hayne, with his regiment, tin position on the centre, between Smith and McClernand. These arrangements occupied the whole day.onate loss of time. On the Federal side, McClernand's whole division engaged this line as it advained by an enveloping movement, and crushed McClernand's front back and toward his left. But the bon from them at the price of blood. When McClernand found the crushing process beginning on his two Wallace's division, with the remnants of McClernand's, slowly retired, under orders, over some 8ike Lew Wallace, he mistook for an attack by McClernand. As he rode leisurely to camp, between nine[7 more...]
h from the troops posted there, under G. B. Crittenden, he retired. After consultation with Smith, he again disembarked, on the 16th, at Pittsburg Landing, on the left bank, seven miles above Savannah, and made a reconnaissance as far as Monterey, some ten miles, nearly half-way to Corinth. On the 17th General Grant took command, relieving Smith, who was lying ill at Savannah on his death-bed. Smith died April 25th--a very gallant and able officer. Two more divisions, Prentiss's and McClernand's, had joined in the mean time, and Grant assembled the Federal army near Pittsburg Landing, which was the most advantageous base for a movement against Corinth. Here it lay motionless until the battle of Shiloh. The Federal army was at Shiloh, near Pittsburg Landing, in a position naturally very strong. Its selection has been censured for rashness, on the erroneous presumption that the army there was outnumbered, inferior in discipline to its opponents, and peculiarly exposed to att
loh. Among the multitude of roads and cross-roads, running in every direction over the broken surface of the Shiloh plateau, one principal road diverged to the left in rear of Shiloh Church from the direct Pittsburg and Corinth road, and following the ridge led into both the Bark road and the Corinth road by numerous approaches. Across this to Sherman's left, with an interval between them, Prentiss's division (the Sixth) was posted. Covering this interval, but some distance back, lay McClernand's division (the First), with its right partially masked by Sherman's left. Some two miles in rear of the front line, and about three-quarters of a mile in advance of Pittsburg, were encamped to the left, Hurlbut's (the Fourth), and to the right, Smith's (the Second) division, the latter under General W. H. L. Wallace. The Federal front was an arc or very obtuse angle extending from where the Purdy road crossed Owl Creek to the ford near the mouth of Lick Creek, which was guarded by Stuar
d, Hurlbut, and W. H. L. Wallace, for help. McClernand hurried three Illinois regiments --the Eleveth Illinois. They rallied on the line which McClernand had formed. In the mean time, Wallace ha and Hurlbut had sent him Veatch's brigade. McClernand had also brought up Hare's brigade on his leWhile Sherman was standing up so stubbornly, McClernand, on his left, had to meet the shock of Hindt. While Jackson's brigade was attacking McClernand's left flank, and Hindman his right, Anderso yet all actually engaged. The contest with McClernand and Sherman now grew strenuous and deadly; bere crowding in where they had stood. While McClernand's command was caving in under the stunning bbeen three times fought over. This was with McClernand's troops, and Buckland's brigade of Sherman' was opposed to the remains of Sherman's and McClernand's commands, including McDowell's brigade. Hfterward engaged with part of his command at McClernand's camp. Colonel Sullivan and myself kept to[3 more...]
, was placed soon after midnight on the Federal right, covering the fragments of Sherman's and McClernand's divisions. During the night the entire divisions of Nelson and Crittenden were got across tost disappeared from the contest; but as their residuary legatee, and with part of his own and McClernand's men, after seventeen hours of respite, he was able to muster a formidable force. Awe of thell's progress, and the generous emotions of soldiers striving to recover their lost prestige. McClernand aided in leading the men, and Hurlbut was active in reorganizing the troops, and bringing themgth against the Confederate left, because he did not feel secure of support from Sherman's and McClernand's beaten troops. It was ten o'clock before the combined attack was made in force. The strengapers of the enemy, we engaged on Sunday the divisions of Generals Prentiss, Sherman, Hurlbut, McClernand, and Smith, of 9,000 men each, or at least 45,000 men. This force was reinforced on Sunday nig
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., General Polk and the battle of Belmont. (search)
bsequently, the Confederates were reinforced by 1,000 men with whom they took up the pursuit, thus bringing the total upon the field to 5000 of all arms. A recent revision of the official tables of losses shows that the estimates as given in the official records are under the mark. The official records and the officially revised estimates furnish the following data: The Union forces engaged at Belmont, Mo., under Brig.-Gen. U. S. Grant, were composed of the First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. John A. McClernand: 27th Illinois, Col. N. B. Buford; 30th Illinois, Col. Philip B. Fouke; 31st Illinois, Col. John A. Logan; Dollins' Co. Illinois Cavalry, Capt. J. J. Dollins; Delano's Co. Illinois Cavalry, Lieut. J. K. Catlin; Battery B, 1st Illinois Lt. Artillery, Capt. Ezra Taylor. Second Brigade, Col. Henry Dougherty: 22d Illinois, Lieut.-Col. H. E. Hart, and 7th Iowa, Col. J. G. Lauman,--the whole command numbering 3114 men. The gun-boats Tyler, Capt. Henry Walke, and Lexington, Capt. R.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The gun-boats at Belmont and Fort Henry. (search)
the gun-boats would have involved the loss of our army and our depot at Cairo, the most important one in the West. Soon after we returned to the landing-place our troops began to appear, and the officers of the gun-boats were warned by General McClernand of the approach of the enemy. The Confederates came en masse through a cornfield, and opened with musketry and light artillery upon the transports, which were filled or being filled with our retreating soldiers. A well-directed fire from eferences to my report. It was impossible for me to inform the flag-officer of the general's intentions, which were kept perfectly secret. During the winter of 1861-62, an expedition was planned by Flag-Officer Foote and Generals Grant and McClernand against Fort Henry, situated on the eastern bank of the Tennessee River, a short distance south of the line between Kentucky and Tennessee. In January the ironclads were brought down to Cairo, and great efforts were made to prepare them for im
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The capture of Fort Donelson. (search)
der. The house is said to have been used by McClernand as headquarters. It was near the Wynn's ferlock in the morning, the first division, General McClernand commanding, and the Second, under Generae breastworks. the movement by Smith and McClernand was begun about the same time. A thick wood of fire was yet in store for them. when McClernand arrived at his appointed place and extended , Drake, and Davidson, each with a brigade. McClernand, now well over on the right, keeps the road keep good watch. Oglesby's brigade held McClernand's extreme right. Here and there the musicia one of my brigades to the assistance of General McClernand; in addition to which my orders were to Foote. Upon the turning of Oglesby's flank, McClernand repeated his request, with such a representaon the line of Pillow's defenses in front of McClernand, showing water in the old trenches. From a n the scene of the combat between Pillow and McClernand. If only on account of the results which fo[20 more...]
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