hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 5 3 Browse Search
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 5 1 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 4 2 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 14 results in 9 document sections:

hat you must exercise your own judgment. All these commands were obeyed. On the 26th orders were sent to all the corps commanders on the right bank of the Chickahominy to be prepared to send as many troops as they could spare on the following day to the left bank of the river. Gen. Franklin received instructions to hold Gen. Slocum's division in readiness, by daybreak of the 27th, and, if heavy firing Gen. Morell. Col. Colburn. Gen. McClellan. Col. Sweitzer. Prince de Joinville. Comte de Paris. Gen. McClellan at Gen. Morell's headquarters, Minor's Hill, Va. should at that time be heard in the direction of Gen. Porter, to move at once to his assistance without further orders. At noon on the 26th the approach of the enemy, who had crossed above Meadow bridge, was discovered by the advanced pickets at that point, and at 12.30 P. M. they were attacked and driven in. All the pickets were now called in, and the regiment and battery at Mechanicsville withdrawn. Meade's brigad
1, 183. Davies, Maj., talk with Stanton, 150. Davis, Maj. N. H., 124. De Chartres, Duc--see Chartres. Defences of Washington, 69-70, 72-74. De Joinville, Prince-see Joinville. Dennison, Gov., 40, 46, 225, 250. De Paris, Comte-see Paris. Departments: of Potomac, 225, 238, 252 ; Maryland, 79 ; Mississippi, 225; Missouri, 202 ; Mountain, 225, 239 ; Rappahannock, 241 ; Shenandoah, 97, 241 ; Virginia, 67, 252 ; Washington, 67. Devens, Gen. C., at Ball's Bluff, 189, 190; Fair Oill-treated in the South, 29, 37 ; loyalty, 30. 31, 33 ; enthusiastic over W. Va. campaign, 56. Occoquan river, Va., 106, 231-233. Old Tavern, Va., 392, 405. Ord, Gen. O. C., 81, 165. Osborn, Capt., 428. Palmer, Gen. I. N., 379, 380. Paris, Comte de, 145, 146, 311, 575. Parke, Gen. J. G., 244, 245. Patrick, Gen. M. R., 133, 581. Patterson, Gen. R., 40, 47, 54, 74. Peck, Gen. J. J., 81; at Fair Oaks, 379, 380, 382 ; Maryland, 625. Pegram, Col. J., 55, 62. Pelissier, Gen. A., mess
shell, and the expedition was countermanded. Two more days were consumed in waiting. Finally, on the morning of the 10th, Weber disembarked east of Sewell's Point. This time the enemy's artillery was silent. There was found an intrenched camp mounting a few guns, but absolutely deserted. General Wool reached the city of Norfolk, which had been given up to its peaceful inhabitants the day previous, and hastened to place a military governor there. History of the Civil War in America, Comte de Paris, Vol. II, p. 30. Reposing on these cheaply won laurels, the expedition returned to Fortress Monroe, leaving Brigadier General Viele, with some troops brought from the north side of the river, to hold the place. The navy yard and workshops had been set on fire before our troops withdrew, so as to leave little to the enemy save the glory of capturing an undefended town. The troops at Fortress Monroe were numerically superior to the command of General Huger, and could have been readi
e from the enemy, and covered by a few demonstrations along the upper Chickahominy, offered him great advantages without involving any risk. . . . If McClellan could have foreseen how deceptive were the promises of reenforcement made to him at the time, he would undoubtedly have declined the uncertain support of McDowell, to carry out the plan of campaign which offered the best chances of success with the troops which were absolutely at his disposal. History of the Civil War in America, Comte de Paris, Vol. II, pp. 32-34. Without feeling under any obligations for kind intentions on the part of the government of the North, it was fortunate for us that it did, as its friend the Comte de Paris represents, deceive General McClellan, and prevent him from moving to the south side of James River, so as not only to secure the cooperation of his gunboats in an attack upon Richmond, but also to make his assault on the side least prepared for resistance, and where it would have been quite p
on of these states resulted in the establishment of a separate Confederacy or in the restoration of the Union, was there any authority by virtue of which it could either restore a disaffected state to the Union by force of arms, or make any change in any of its institutions. I refer especially for the verification of this assertion to the dispatches addressed by the Secretary of State of the United States, under direction of the President, to the ministers of the United States at London and Paris, under date of the 10th and 22d of April, 1861. This proclamation was therefore received by the people of the Confederate States as the fullest vindication of their own sagacity in foreseeing the uses to which the dominant party in the United States intended from the beginning to apply their power. For what honest purpose were these declarations made? They could deceive no one who was familiar with the powers and duties of the federal government; they were uttered in the season of inv
chael, 417. Oneida (gunboat), 186. Ord, General, 327, 328, 330, 555, 618, 635-36, 637. Oreto (ship), 217-18. Orr, —, 626. Osterhaus, General, 39. Ould, Robert C., 500, 504, 510, 513, 515. Attempt to relieve condition of prisoners, 506. Negotiations with Butler concerning exchange of prisoners, 506-08. Offer to purchase medicine for U. S. prisoners, 509. Owasoo (gunboat), 196. Owens, Col., John, 499. P Palmer, General, 364, 490. Palmetto State (ironclad), 172. Paris, Comte de, 87. Account of occupation of Norfolk, 82. Account of McClellan's action after Johnston's withdrawal across the Chickahominy, 86. Congress of, 11, 315, 316, 317, 318, 322. Parker, Amasa J. Report on imprisonment of New York Agents, 414-15. Lt. W. H., 165, 166-67. Parsons, Lewis C., 633. Patrick Henry (gunboat), 85, 165, 168. Patton, Colonel, 36. Robert M., 633. Payne, Lewis, 417. Pawnee (ship), 164. Pea Ridge, Battle of (see Elkhorn, Battle of). Peabody, Charles A.
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XVI (search)
explained, with the art of which he was master, clearly, logically, and convincingly, the reasons for the operations of his army from the fall of Atlanta down to the time of his writing, by which he had completely defeated his adversary's designs, closing with the following language: Now, as to the second branch of my proposition, I admit that the first object should be the destruction of that army; and if Beauregard moves his infantry and artillery up into that pocket about Jackson and Paris, I will feel strongly tempted to move Thomas directly against him, and myself move rapidly by Decatur and Purdy to cut off his retreat. . . . These are the reasons which have determined my former movements. General Sherman then continues by explaining the reasons which induced him not to carry out the movement above suggested. Now come the reasons for the future movements upon which Sherman had then fully decided, after having obtained General Grant's consent, and which he was about t
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XX (search)
high French officials with whom free conversation was held. The fidelity with which Prince Napoleon and others reported to the Emperor the character of the unofficial message which I had to deliver rendered it quite unnecessary that it be delivered in person, and quite impossible that the Emperor should be willing to receive it in that way. Hence, though I received several intimations that I would be invited to a private interview, no invitation came, and none was sought. My letters from Paris to Mr. Seward, to General Grant, and to Señor Romero, reported the progress made, and the nature of the situation as it then appeared to me. On January 22 I was present at a dinner given by Prince Napoleon in the Palais Royal. Every shade of political opinion in Paris was represented among the guests. Political discussion seemed to be entirely unrestrained, with one exception, when a remark which savored of disloyalty to the empire was rebuked by the prince. In the Emperor's address
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
, movement before Atlanta, Aug. 4-5, 1864, 149; mistakes, 149, 150; his national services, 150; S.'s esteem for, 150, 151; Thomas's opinion of, 151 Palmetto Station, Ga., Hood's movement from, 316 Paola, Kan., Lane's scheme of retaliatory movement from, 81-84 Paper money, 532 Paris, France, S.'s mission to, 384-393; speech by S. at the American Thanksgiving dinner, 386, 387; courtesies to S. in, 392 Paris, Tenn., possible movement by Beauregard to, 311; Forrest at, 319 Paris, Comte de, on S.'s services in the southwest, 62 Parke, Maj.-Gen. John G., attempts to drive Longstreet from Tennessee, 114. Parrott guns, 50 Parsons, Col. Lewis B., conducts transport arrangements for the Twenty-third Corps, 345 Partizanship, dangerous, 540, 543 Party politics, a detriment in the War Department, 407 et seq. Patriotism, of the American soldier, 183; a valuable kind of, 360; true, 481; professional, 539, 540 Peabody Fund, Grant at meeting of trustees of, 413