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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 360 10 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 330 14 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. 292 2 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 178 0 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 166 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 162 2 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. 75 5 Browse Search
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 56 4 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 52 4 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 42 0 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 8: the siege and capture of Fort Donelson. (search)
a line, assailed the Confederate works. Remounting our horses, we hurried back to Dover, reaching there just as the steamer was moored at the gravelly bank. It was the Emma Floyd, one of the most agreeable boats on the Cumberland, and with its intelligent pilots, John and Oliver Kirkpatrick, and their wives and children, the writer spent most of the day in the pilot-house, listening to the stories of the adventures of these men while they were acting as pilots in the fleets of Farragut and Porter, during those marvelous expeditions on the Mississippi, its tributaries, and its mysterious bayous, carried on in connection with the armies of Grant and Banks. After a delightful voyage of twenty-four hours, we arrived at Nashville, where the writer was joined by his former traveling companions, Messrs. Dreer and Greble, of Philadelphia, with whom he afterward journeyed for six weeks upon the pathways and battle-fields of the great armies in Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia. The aspect
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)
at and around Fortress Monroe, the Army of the Potomac, the Army of Western Virginia, the army near Mumfordsville [Buell's] in Kentucky, the army and flotilla [Grant's and Foote's] at Cairo, and a naval force in the Gulf of Mexico [Farragut's and Porter's] to be ready to move on that day. He also declared that the heads of executive departments, and especially the Secretary of War and of the Navy, with all their subordinates, as well as' the General-in-Chief, with all commanders and subordinatconsented to submit the matter to a council of twelve officers, which was held at Headquarters on the 27th of February. The decision was made in favor of McClellan's plan, by a vote of eight against four. The council was composed of Generals Fitz-John Porter, Franklin, W. F. Smith, McCall, Blenker, Andrew Porter, Naglee, Keyes, McDowell, Sumner, Heintzelman, and Barnard. The first eight voted in favor of McClellan's plan, Keyes qualifying his vote by the condition that the army should not
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
ellan telegraphed to the Secretary of War that Porter had gained a truly glorious victory with his mhe right wing, consisting of the corps of Fitz-John Porter, about twenty-seven thousand strong, was valry. This made the artillerists recoil, and Porter's whole force was pressed back to the river. nd to take off all of his guns and wounded. Porter's troops were now pressing toward the bridge, e the reports of General McClellan, and of General Porter and his subordinates; also, of General Lee and a part of Wise's, appeared on the left of Porter (he having changed front, with his face toward The Pennsylvania Reserves were in the rear of Porter and Couch, as a reserve. The left, where the ion, charged through a dense wood nearly up to Porter's guns; and a similar dash was made by Wright,s a view from crew's house, near which some of Porter's batteries were planted, overlooking the fiel H. Kemp. Crew's, near which the artillery of Porter and Couch was planted, had been a fine mansion[33 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
had been reported as near Bealton Station, Porter had but a small supply of provisions, and bareht still further secure from a flank movement, Porter was ordered to move forward to Bristow Station ordered McDowell to march for that place, and Porter to come up to Manassas. Unfortunately McDowelretreat northward toward Leesburg, and ordered Porter, whom he supposed to be at Manassas Junction, d to assail their left and front in support of Porter's movement. But that movement was not made, ifive o'clock on the afternoon of the 29th, General Porter had in his front. No considerable force okson's right as early as noon that day, and if Porter had received the order at the time Pope thougher he could have carried it out successfully. Porter says, as we have observed in the text, that heor in any way took part in the campaign. . . . Porter's corps, he said, from unnecessary and unusualgainst Porter of misconduct before the enemy. Porter was tried by a Court-martial, which, in Januar[18 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)
er General Mansfield, who had not before taken the field. Porter's corps remained in Washington until the 12th, and did not on the left of that road, was Sykes's regular division of Porter's corps, protecting bridge No. 2. Farther down the streameasant Valley, near Brownsville, and Morrell's division of Porter's corps was approaching from Boonsborough, and Humphrey's bout two hours, when he mounted his horse and rode away to Porter's position, on the right, where he was greeted, as usual, severe conflicts of the day, until late in the afternoon, Porter's corps, with artillery, and Pleasanton's cavalry, had remhe bridge and the advance movement an hour earlier, or had Porter been sent a few hours sooner to the support of the hard-sting pursuers. That evening Sept. 19, 1862. at dusk General Porter ordered General Griffin, with his own and Barnes's bri captured. On the following morning, Sept. 20. a part of Porter's division made a reconnoissance in force. When a mile fr