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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. 309 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 157 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 150 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 141 1 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 139 23 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 125 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 100 0 Browse Search
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States 96 2 Browse Search
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 93 1 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 93 7 Browse Search
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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)
Notwithstanding the National Capital was filled with fugitives from a shattered army, and it was believed by many that the seat of Government was at the mercy o. its enemies, Congress, on Monday, deliberated as calmly as if assured of perfect safety. Mr. Crittenden's resolution was adopted by a vote of 117 to 2; and two days afterwards, July 24, 1861. one identical with it passed the Senate by a vote almost as decisive. The negatives were Breckinridge and Powell, of Kentucky; Johnson and Polk, of Missouri; and Trumbull, of Illinois. The latter opposed it because of the particular wording of the first clause, and said, the revolt was occasioned, in my opinion, by people who are not here, nor in this vicinity. It was started in South Carolina. I think the resolution limits it to a class of persons [those in arms around the Capital ] who were not the originators of this Rebellion. It was such a solemn declaration of the Government that the conspirators were speaking falsely when
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 2: civil and military operations in Missouri. (search)
federate forces, 61. the Confederates alarmed Polk orders Pillow to fly from Missouri, 62. activi D, end of tube to which the match is applied. Polk was then gathering strength at Randolph and Forw Madrid and Cairo. Autograph letter of Leonidas Polk to Gideon J. Pillow, dated at Memphis, Augs Picayune, writing from Richmond on the day of Polk's appointment as major-general in the Confedera independence, in a measure, of both Pillow and Polk. Pillow and Thompson had set their hearts on t aiming at a similar result in a different way. Polk, at Memphis, alarmed by rumor of an immense arm and Fort Pillow. Pillow demurred, and charged Polk, by implication, with keeping back re-enforcemed to move on Cape Girardeau by the river road. Polk, was annoyed, and wrote him a long letter on ths connnection became so insubordinate, that General Polk submitted a statement of it to the War Depag days changed all plans.--Autograph Letters of Polk, Hardee, Pillow, Thompson, and others, from the[11 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
, and seizing Columbus. On the 30th of August, Polk telegraphed to Pillow, saying: I shall myself b0. This was done, and on the 4th Sept., 1861. Polk seized Hickman and Columbus, and commenced the to Davis, at Richmond, and to The Bluff, and Polk's Headquarters, near Columbus. Governor Hae honor. Walker, the Secretary of War, ordered Polk to withdraw his troops from Kentucky, while Davrn the position of the Confederate forces under Polk, Pillow, Thompson, and Hardee, as to cut off thon hearing of the invasion of that State by General Polk. He had proceeded to strengthen the posititroops from Ironton, and had been informed that Polk was sending re-enforcements to Price from Columon toward Columbus, to attract the attention of Polk, and at the same time he sent a force down the , toward their landing-place in the morning. Polk determined not to allow Grant to escape with hitucky, already alluded to; Zollicoffer, like Polk, made necessity the pretext for scorning the ne[14 more...]
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)
e region which the Nationals abandoned. See page 84. We left Southern Kentucky, from the mountains to the Mississippi River, in possession of the Confederates. Polk was holding the western portion, with his Headquarters at Columbus; General Buckner, with a strongly intrenched camp at Bowling Green, was holding the center; and oncentrated troops at Bowling Green, and General Hardee was called from Southeastern Missouri, to supersede General Buckner in command there. The forces under General Polk at Columbus were strengthened, and Zollicoffer, having secured the important position of Cumberland Gap, proceeded to occupy the rich mineral and agricultural e combined armies of Halleck and Buell prepared to move. These fortifications had been constructed with skill, as to location and form, under the direction of General Polk, and chiefly by the labor of slaves. The principal works, were redoubts on Island No.10, in the Mississippi River, and at Columbus, on its, eastern bank; Fort
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)
f Nashville, 234. expedition against Columbus Polk's preparations to fly from it, 235. capture ofable, the so-called Secretary of War instructed Polk, through Beauregard, to evacuate Columbus, and select a defensive position below. Polk chose that section of the Mississippi and its shores which Number10. So early as the 25th of February, Polk ordered the removal of the sick from Columbus, tary buildings of the post, and, accompanied by Polk and his staff, followed the retiring columns, a the 2d. March, 1862. Report of Major-General Leonidas Polk to Colonel Thomas Jordan, March 18ty. General Cullum's report contradicts that of Polk concerning the removal of nearly all that was v to General McClellan. on the same day. General Polk, in his report, says, The enemy's cavalry, left to hold the post. We have observed that Polk and his confederates, on retiring from Columbus with his fugitive army from Bowling Green, and Polk was trembling in his menaced works at Columbus,[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 10: General Mitchel's invasion of Alabama.--the battles of Shiloh. (search)
ined by several regiments from Louisiana; two divisions from Columbus, under General Polk; and a fine Pensacola, commanded by General Bragg. In numbers, in disciplinender Generals Hardee and Bragg, were massed at Corinth; and his left, under Generals Polk and Hindman, about ten thousand, extended northward from the Memphis and Chive hundred yards. At the distance of about eight hundred yards behind Bragg was Polk's corps; in lines of brigades, deployed with their batteries in rear of each brilry on the left wing. The reserves, commanded by Breckinridge, closely followed Polk's (third) line, its right wing supported by cavalry. In this order the Confedut of the fight. His flanks had been rolled up by fresh troops under Bragg; and Polk, with the third Confederate line, was soon moving toward Sherman's rear, endangeion that the Confederates, commanded by Beauregard in person, assisted by Bragg, Polk, and Breckinridge, made their last decided stand, in the woods beyond Sherman's
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 11: operations in Southern Tennessee and Northern Mississippi and Alabama. (search)
e and Van Dorn had arrived with a large body of Missouri and Arkansas troops; and General Mansfield Lovell, who had fled from New Orleans when Butler's troops and the National gun-boats approached that city, April 28, 1862. had just arrived with his retreating force. In addition to these, the army had been largely increased by militia who had been sent forward from Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, the States immediately threatened with invasion. The organization of the corps of Hardee, Polk, Breckinridge, and Bragg, was continued. The whole number of Beauregard's troops was about sixty-five thousand. Most of them were the best drilled and best tried fighting men in the Confederacy. Bragg was Beauregard's second in rank, and commanded the Army of the Mississippi. Van Dorn was placed at the head of the re-enforcements, and Breckinridge of the reserves. The whole force was within intrenched lines. These defenses were mostly along the brows of the first ridges outside of the
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
d the Ohio. His force was divided into three corps, commanded respectively by W. J. Hardee, Leonidas Polk, and E. Kirby Smith. The latter was sent to Knoxville, and the former two held Chattanooga remained quiet until the 16th, when a large portion of Bragg's main body, under General (Bishop) Polk, appeared upon the hills on the north side of the river, overlooking the National camp, not less ee, and one each under Anderson, Cheatham, and Buckner: the whole immediately commanded by Major-General Polk. Smith was retreating farther to the east, taking with him the Provisional Government in essary expenses, than they gained by this great plundering raid. The retreat was conducted by General Polk, and covered by the cavalry of the active General Wheeler. They fled into East Tennessee by federate Army, General A. S. Johnston's quarters were at the Tishamingo Hotel (which was burned), Polk's were at the house of the widow Hayes, and Hardee's at the house of Dr. Stout. Bragg's Headqua
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
d the principal army officers were at the wedding. General (Bishop) Polk, assuming the cassock of the priest for the occasion, Lieutenant-antle, of the British Coldstream Guards, in giving an account of General Polk,. says (Three Months in the Southern States, page 144) the lattes commanded by E. Kirby Smith, his left by Hardee, and his center by Polk. Bragg's superior cavalry force gave him great advantage, and Moront of Stone's River, and the right wing in the rear of the stream. Polk's corps formed the left wing and Hardee's the right. Withers's division formed Polk's first line, and Cheatham's the second. Breckenridge's formed the first line of Hardee's and Cleborne's the second. The twdiness for an advance or a retreat, and, in the event of the latter, Polk's corps was to move on Shelbyville and Hardee's on the Manchester pi under Wharton and Pegram, aided by a heavy enfilading fire from Bishop Polk's artillery near the center. Beatty's (Van Cleve's) first line