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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 536 12 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 446 0 Browse Search
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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 155 7 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 118 2 Browse Search
John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 46 0 Browse Search
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz) 42 0 Browse Search
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uished bystanders, grasping his manuscript in both hands, stands Abraham Lincoln. Of all the occasions on which he talked to his countrymen, this was most significant. The time and place marked the final and lasting approval of his political and military policies. Despite the bitter opposition of a majority of the Northern political and social leaders, the people of the Northern States had renominated Lincoln in June, 1864. In November, encouraged by the victories of Farragut at Mobile, Sherman in Georgia, and Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley, they had reflected him President of the United States by an electoral vote of 212 to 21. Since the election, continued Northern victories had made certain the speedy termination of the war. Not long since, his opponents had been so numerous and so powerful that they fully expected to prevent his renomination. Lincoln himself, shortly after his renomination, had come to believe that reelection was improbable, and had expressed himself as
is carrying a pair of field glasses. Less than four months later Grant was commissioned lieutenant-general and placed in general command of the Union armies. The man of all men who knew General Grant best, his friend and chief ally, General W. T. Sherman, declared that Grant more nearly than any other man impersonated the American character of 1861-65, and was the typical hero of our great Civil War. It is an anomaly of history that a man so distinguished in war should be so unwarlike place, July 4, 1863, followed a march overland to its rear from Bruinsburg, April 30, 1863, without supplies for his troops, other than those obtained from the country as he advanced, Grant carrying no personal baggage himself but a toothbrush. Sherman, who protested most vigorously against this hazardous movement, nevertheless later on applied the lesson it taught him when on his march to the sea, in 1864, he broke through the hollow shell of the Confederacy and closed it in from the South, w
Chapter 3: William Tecumseh Sherman Walter L. Fleming, Ph.D. Professor of History, Louisiana Statrs of the West. When sixteen years of age, Sherman secured an appointment to West Point, where h He was cautious and Sherman in 1865 If Sherman was deemed merciless in war, he was superbly brother-in-law formed the law firm of Ewing, Sherman and McCook. Sherman in 1876 a soldier to Sherman in 1876 a soldier to the end The tall figure of Old Tecumseh in 1876, though crowned with gray, still stood erect and com an overdose of Democracy. It is clear that Sherman, while appreciating both the Northern he sections apart. When Louisiana seceded, Sherman announced publicly what was already generallythe gravity of the situation in the West, but Sherman insisted that to hold Kentucky sixty thousand thousand men, under the immediate command of Sherman, carried to suchcess conclusion, in 1864-65, est generals, the one best qualified to check Sherman's march. But Johnston, with his smaller forc[51 more...]
bloody Chickamauga, September 19 and 20, 1863, its killed and wounded were more than 54 per cent. of the regiment—surpassed by few organizations in history. It suffered again at Missionary Ridge, and in the spring of 1864, when it stood against Sherman through the Atlanta campaign. The regiment fought on through the campaigns from Savannah, Georgia, up to North Carolina, and in the last combat at Bentonville, North Carolina. It surrendered at Greensboro, April, 26, 1865. battle, but indicata total of 212. this was its heaviest blow in any one battle. It fought at Pea Ridge, an early engagement in the West, at Chaplin Hills, at the bloody battle of Chickamauga, and on the corpse-strewn slopes of Missionary Ridge. It fought under Sherman from Resaca to Atlanta, and when that general marched away on his expedition to the coast, the Thirty-sixth turned back to suffer its fourth largest loss in killed at the battle of Franklin, and to help Thomas crush Hood at the battle of Nashvil
ally called the Army of the Tennessee, was successively commanded by Major-Generals W. T. Sherman, James B. McPherson, John A. Logan, and O. O. Howard. This army toocommission of brigadier-general of the regular army. He succeeded Major-General William T. Sherman in the command of the Army of the Tennessee, March 12, 1864, and wregion (over whom McClellan, Rosecrans, O. M. Mitchel, Robert Anderson, and W. T. Sherman had, at different times and places, control) were now organized into the Ar sent to the relief of Knoxville, and took part in the Atlanta campaign. When Sherman turned back toward Atlanta from Gaylesville, Alabama, the Fourth Corps went in Major-General Grant, were designated the Thirteenth Army Corps, and Major-General W. T. Sherman was put in command. The troops were scattered in many districts. Sy 4 to January 12, 1863. The commanders of the Fifteenth Corps were Major-Generals W. T. Sherman, F. P. Blair, Jr., John A. Logan, Brigadier-General M. L. Smith, and
Rey. While governor of Louisiana, 1853 to 1856, he appointed his classmate, W. T. Sherman, to the head of the Louisiana Military Academy. When the Civil War broke orength of about twenty thousand. This is the force that contended with Major-General Sherman in Mississippi during the winter of 1864. In May, Polk joined the Army of Tennessee to oppose Sherman's advance to Atlanta, and he then denominated his troops the Army of Mississippi. Polk was killed on Pine Mountain, Georgia, June 14r on April 12th. He then returned to Mississippi and began to operate against Sherman's lines of communication. He defeated Sturgis, at Guntown, on June 10th, but As major-general, he had a division with Pemberton's forces in the battle with Sherman at Chickasaw Bayou, December 26, 1862. In 1863, he was placed at the head of l J. H. Wilson's lines. General Butler was sent to resist the onward march of Sherman through North Carolina, and he participated in the battle of Bentonville. He
restricted to officers who had served with the old Army of the Tennessee. The object was declared to be to keep alive that kindly and cordial feeling which has been one of the characteristics of this army during its career in the service. General Sherman was elected president in 1869, and continued to hold the office for many years. After the war, many other veteran societies were formed, composed not only of officers but of enlisted men of the various armies, corps, and regiments, as wel and of late years have been adopted by Congress to a very great extent. Aid Confederate generals--no. 18 Tennessee William A. Quarles, wounded in Hood's charge at Franklin. Op George G. Dibrell, leader of Cavalry opposing Sherman's March. Alfred E. Jackson commanded a District of East Tennessee. George Maney, active organizer and leader of Tennessee. Bushrod R. Johnson, conspicuous in the West and in the East. John P. McCown; at Belmont, in 1861. later led a d
the next grade above was given. The date is that of the appointment. Lieutenant-General, United States army (full rank) Grant, Ulysses S., Mar. 2, 1864. Lieutenant-General, United States army (by Brevet) Scott, Winfield, Mar. 29, 1847. Major-generals, United States army (full rank) Fremont, J. C., May 14, 1861. Halleck, H. W., Aug. 19, 1861. Hancock, Winfield, July 26, 1866. McClellan, G. B., May 14, 1861. Meade, G. G., Aug. 18, 1864. Sheridan, P. H., Nov. 8, 1864. Sherman, Wm. T., Aug. 12, 1864. Thomas, Geo. H., Dec. 15, 1864. Wool, John E., May 16, 1862. Major-generals, United States army (by Brevet) Allen, Robert, Mar. 13, 1865. Ames, Adelbert, Mar. 13, 1865. Anderson, Robert, Feb. 3, 1865. Arnold, Richard, Mar. 13, 1865. Augur, Chris. C., Mar. 13, 1865. Averell, Wm. W., Mar. 13, 1865. Ayres, R. B., Mar. 13, 1865. Baird, Absalom, Mar. 13, 1865. Barnard, John G., Mar. 13, 1865. Barnes, Joseph K., Mar. 13, 1865. Barry, Wm. F., Mar. 13, 1865. Be