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st impression upon them, and I inferred that they were perhaps gipsies or Esquimaux or Chinese. Mr. Seward's policy of making ours a people's war, as he expressed it, by drumming up officers from all parts of the world, sometimes produced strange results and brought us rare specimens of the class vulgarly known as hard cases. Most of the officers thus obtained had left their own armies for the armies' good, although there were admirable and honorable exceptions, such as Stahl, Willich, Rosencranz, Cesnola, and some others. Few were of the slightest use to us, and I think the reason why the German regiments so seldom turned out well was that their officers were so often men without character. Soon after Gen. Scott retired I received a letter from the Hungarian Klapka informing me that he had been approached by some of Mr. Seward's agents to get him into our army, and saying that he thought it best to come to a direct understanding with myself as to terms, etc. He said that he wo
and strategist, which make it a more useful word than War students of two continents What an excellent example of open-air group portraiture — the work of Gardner's camera! But photography can add nothing to the fame of these men, gathered together in an idle hour to chat about the strategy of the war. Seated in the center is Count Zeppelin, of the Prussian Army, later the winner of honors with his airship and then on a visit to America to observe the Civil War. To his left is Lieutenant Rosencranz, a Swedish officer, on leave of absence, observing the war at close range as General McClellan's personal aide-de-camp. He successively served Burnside, Hooker and Meade in the same capacity. His brave and genial disposition made him a universal favorite. The other men are Americans, conspicuous actors as well as students in the struggle. On the ground, to the left, sits Major Ludlow, who commanded the colored brigade which, and under his direction, in the face of a continual bom
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Chickamauga—a reply to Major Sykes. (search)
your Society, as well as through other mediums, both North and South, we still seem to be as far from a satisfactory solution of certain questions as ever. That the Army of the Confederate States, when the battle closed on Sunday, the 20th, had won one of the greatest victories of the war, no one, be he Federal or Confederate, who participated in the fight, will for a moment deny. This fact was patent to all who were on the field the next morning. There is no question that when General Rosencranz determined to give General Bragg battle, he did so in confidence of a great success, or, to use General Thomas's own language, that he would use the rebels up. This assurance was shared by other officers. On September 10th General Cruft writes to his Division Commander, General John M. Palmer: Have skirmished with two regiments of mine and one of Colonel Grose to a point, say 1 1/2 to 2 miles front of Benview, the bald place you see on the Hill from where I left you. The enemy had,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Chickamauga. (search)
which continues south along the base of the ridge on the western side of the cove. Along this road a line of telegraph wires extended from Chattanooga to General Rosencranz's headquarters, and at the gorge of the gap a train of wagons filled the road, while a number of caissons and a battery of artillery, for defence of the traand seven caissons captured. The wagons contained some quartermaster's property, but were mainly loaded with ammunition for artillery and infantry. Two of General Rosencranz's escort, and Captain Hescock, of the First Missouri Federal Light Artillery, Battery G, were captured on the side of the ridge west of Villetoe's house, whest ends of the crest are the most elevated points of the spurs. On the slope north of the west end is Snodgrass's house, at which were the headquarters of Generals Rosencranz and Thomas during the latter part of the battle. Towards the south the slope from the crest is gradual for some distance in several places, and especially
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Heroes of the old Camden District, South Carolina, 1776-1861. an Address to the Survivors of Fairfield county, delivered at Winnsboro, S. C., September 1,1888. (search)
is district, and but 1,578 between the ages of fifteen and fifty; so that the whole armsbear-ing population of the county was in the army. And yet Sherman attempts to cover his brutality by the falsehood and sneer, that these men would not fight. Need those who had chased this same redoubtable hero from the first battlefield of the war desire his encomiums upon their courage? Need they boast that they were men who had fought and defeated McClellan and Pope, and Burnside and Hooker and Rosencranz; who had driven McClellan to his gunboats and chased Pope to Washington; who had slaughtered Burnside at Fredericksburg and routed Hooker at Chancellorsville; who had held Fort Sumter against all comers; who had left their dead from Charleston to Gettysburg, from Gettysburg to Chickamauga, and from Chickamauga to Knoxville, and from Knoxville to the Wilderness; who had defeated a much greater man than Sherman—Grant himself—in every engagement from the Wilderness to Petersburg; had killed
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
olph, 424. Riley, Lt.. 404. Ringgold, Battle of, 370. Rion, Col., Jas. H.. 15, 23, 401: Battalion of, 25. Ripley Guards, 134. Ripley, Gen. R. S, 159, 396. Ritchie, Miss, Jennie, 93. Rives. Hon. W. C., 68, 271. Rives. Lt. W. H , 21 Robertson. Miss Anna, 352. Robertson, Gen., 383, 386. Robinson. Capt.. 114. Rockbridge Battery Roll, 277. Rockbridge Rifles, 42. Rocky Mount, Battle of, 8, 9, 11, 32. Rogers, Major 382. Roman Hon. A. B., 273. Rose, S., 96. Rosencranz, Gen., 31, 89, 349, 386. Ross. 9 Ross Lt. James, 168. Rosser. Gen. T. L.. 215. Rost, Hon. P. A., 273. Rouse, Capt., Milton, his vindication, 35. Royall, W. L. 295 Rucker, Gen. E., 96, 97. Rudgeley's, 11. Ruffin. Lt. E. T., 92. Ruggles, Gen., Daniel, 301, 308. Russell. Col., 312. Russell. Col R. M., 70, 74. Rutledge, Gov., John, 7 St. Francis river, Arkansas, 81. St. John. Gen. I. M., 273. St. Matthews' Rifles, 132, 134. Saltville, Va., 59, 65. Sanders, Hon.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Autobiography of Gen. Patton Anderson, C. S. A. (search)
Alabama and Hindman was assigned to the command of the division. Shortly before evacuating Chattanooga my brigade was withdrawn from Bridgeport by order of General Bragg and rejoined the division in the neighborhood of Chattanooga. I commanded the division in the McLemore's Cove expedition in September—for which Hindman, who commanded the whole expedition, has received much censure. He certainly missed capturing eight orten thousand of the enemy, which would have left the balance of Rosencranz's army at Bragg's mercy. Soon after this, or rather while in McLemore's Cove, Hindman was taken sick and the command of the division again devolved upon me. On the night of the 19th of September, after the division had crossed the Chickamauga creek and while it was getting in position for next day's fight, Hindman resumed command and continued in command of the division till the close of the battle after dark on the night of the 20th. So I commanded my brigade in the battle of Chickam
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), An important Dispatch. (search)
destroy, instead of to head off and surround Rosencranz. General Longstreet says that the delay cauhey did not realise that the delay had given Rosencranz an opportunity such as he prayed he might seplan of attempting to cut off the retreat of Rosencranz. It may be that Longstreet knew that Bragg nto Chattanooga under direct orders from General Rosencranz. No pontoon was being thrown across ther for the purpose of retreating, and, by General Rosencranz's order, the one already in position wase, five miles southeast of Chattanooga, General Rosencranz was in the city, sending out ammunition A. Dana, Assistant Secretary of War, then at Rosencranz's headquarters in the city, under the same dStanton: Chattanooga, September 21st. Rosencranz has issued orders for all our troops to be ce is no time to wait for reinforcements, and Rosencranz is determined not to abandon Chattanooga andd his army to Chattanooga — the objective of Rosencranz's most remarkable campaign. What is here [3 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Review of the Gettysburg campaign. (search)
street's part may possibly be gathered from his account of an interview between himself and Mr. Seddon on his way back to the army, published by the General in his own defence in 1878 in the Philadelphia Times, and republished in the Southern Historical Society Papers, vol. 5, page 35. At that interview, when the situation of the Western armies was being discussed, General Longstreet says he unfolded a plan of his own, which was to concentrate the Western forces under Joe Johnston, against Rosencranz at Tullahoma, and add his two divisions, which would enable Johnston to crush Rosencrans; after which they could turn their faces North, and with this splendid army march through Tennessee and Kentucky and threaten the invasion of Ohio. In the march through those States, he thought the army would meet no organized obstruction, and supplies would be plentiful. Mr. Seddon, he says, did not accede to his views, not, he thought from any want of confidence in them, but from the difficulty of
Ropes, J. C.: I., 282; II., 38; V., 34 seq.; IX., 56. Rorty, J., IX., 217. Rose, T. E.: VII., 60, 137 seq., 145, 152. Rosecrans, W. S.: I., 132, 136; II., 9, 140 seq., 142 seq., 148 seq., 150, 160, 166 seq., 178, 270 seq., 272 seq 288, 294 324, 328, 340, 344; IV., 34, 144, 147, 151; destruction of wagon train by, IV., 158, 159, 160, 162, 164, 214, 254; V., 135, 206, 208, 292, 296; VI., 230; VII., 233; IX., 101; with staff, X., 19, 122, 172, 173; X., 172. 173. Rosencranz, Lieut. Swedish officer on McClellan's staff, I., 113. Roseville, Ark., II., 352. Ross, C., I., 223. Ross, E. W., VII, 57. Ross, J., home of, II., 287. Ross, L. F.: dead body of, II., 145; X., 201. Ross, L. S., II, 330; X., 31. Ross, Texas rangers, Confederates, I., 358. Rosser, T. L.: II., 348; III., 160, 164, 332, 344; IV., 73, 87, 106, 108, 110, 112, 114, 171, 251, 252. Rosser's Battery, Confederate, I., 350. Rossiter, C., VII., 1
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