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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. 512 6 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 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 508 0 Browse Search
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orage. The same programme was enacted by other batteries in the corps. As Sherman's Bummers achieved a notoriety as foragers par excellence, some facts regarding them will be of interest in this connection. Paragraphs 4 and 6 of Sherman's Special Field Orders 120, dated Nov. 9, 1864, just before starting for Savannah, reador to leave with each family a reasonable portion for their maintenance. As Sherman was among the commanders who believed most heartily in having those who provok the column, turning over their burden to the brigade commissary. Often, says Sherman, would I pass these foraging parties at the roadside, waiting for their wagonsnever reached the commissary; but these acts were exceptional and incidental. Sherman further states that his army started with about five thousand head of cattle a roadside murdered, their bodies stark naked and shockingly mutilated. One of Sherman's men recently related how in the Carolinas one of his comrades was found hang
was yellow, and headquarters wore a badge ineluding the four colors. Logan goes on to say:-- It is expected that this badge will be worn constantly by every officer and soldier in the corps. If any corps in the army has a right to take pride in its badge, surely that has which looks back first and Fifth Corps badges through the long and glorious combined. line of . . . [naming twenty-nine different battles], and scores of minor struggles; the corps which had its birth under Grant and Sherman in the darker days of our struggle, the corps which will keep on struggling until the death of the Rebellion. The following correct description of the badge worn by the Sixteenth Army Corps is given by the assistant-inspector general of that corps, Colonel J. J. Lyon:--The device is a circle with four Minie-balls, the points towards the centre, cut out of it. It was designed by Brevet Brigadier-General John Hough, the assistant adjutant-general of the corps, being selected out of many d
if all of these professional m. d.‘s in the trains of the Army of the Potomac could have been put into the trenches around Petersburg and Richmond, in the fall of 1864, and have been safely advanced to within ear-shot of the enemy, then, at a signal, set to swearing simultaneously at their level-worst, the Rebels would either have thrown down their arms and surrendered then and there, or have fled incontinently to the fastnesses of the Blue Ridge. There may have been devout mule-drivers in Sherman's army, but I never saw one east. They may have been pious on taking up this important work. They were certainly impious before laying it down. Nevertheless, in these later days, when they are living better lives, any twinge of conscience which they may occasionally feel must be relieved by the knowledge that General Grant has given them credit for being able to swear a mule-team out of the mud when it could not be moved by any other process. I have stated that the mule was uncertain
ards,--in fact, whatever conveniences had accumulated about the camps. General Sherman, in his Memoirs (vol. i. p. 178), describes very graphically the troops hes and cooking establishments that would have done credit to Delmonico. General Sherman might have seen much the same situation near Washington even in ‘62 and ‘6y for the same object. In leaving Chattanooga to advance into Georgia, General Sherman reduced his transportation to one baggage-wagon and one ambulance for a reand this we used to call Thomas's circus. In starting on his march to the sea, Sherman issued Special Field Orders No. 120; paragraph 3 of this order reads as follow, followed immediately in the rear of their respective divisions. When General Sherman started for the sea, his army of sixty thousand men was accompanied by abo a brigade or division, was detailed from a corps for the duty. The nature of Sherman's march was such that trains and troops went side by side, as already referred
John D. Billings, Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life, XX.
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they were not used by the engineers of the Army of the Potomac. They were used in the western army, however, somewhat. General F. P. Blair's division used them in the Vicksburg campaign of 1863. Another ponton which was adopted for bridge service may be described as a skeleton boat-frame, over which was stretched a cotton-canvas cover. This was a great improvement over the tin or copper-covered boat-frames, which had been thoroughly tested and condemned. It was the variety used by Sherman's army almost exclusively. In starting for Savannah, he distributed his ponton trains among his four corps, giving to each about nine hundred feet of bridge material. These pontons were suitably hinged to form a wagon A canvas pontoon boat. From a Photograph. body, in which was carried the canvas cover, anchor, chains, and a due proportion of other bridge materials. This kind of bridge was used by the volunteer engineers of the Army of the Potomac. I recall two such bridges. One
out to destroy the railroad communications of Sherman, who was then at Atlanta. The latter soon len advancing upon it in much superior numbers, Sherman signalled a despatch from Vining's Station toingston gives me some anxiety. Tell me where Sherman is. John M. Corse, Brigadier-General. hanged the code. This took place just before Sherman's attack on Kenesaw Mountain (June, 1864), anr the remainder of the war, instead. When Sherman's headquarters were at Big Shanty, there was g the key to the enemy's signals, reported to Sherman that he had translated this signal from Pine m a volley of artillery fired by order of General Sherman. To the men in the other arms of the he found was Hazen's, the latter inquiring if Sherman was there. He was answered affirmatively, and informed that Sherman expected the fort to be carried before night. Finally Hazen signalled thatgnal flags ensued:-- Who are you? General Sherman. Is Fort McAllister taken? Not yet;[4 more...]
Station, Va., 208,325-27 Revere Copper Company, 270 Reynolds, Thomas, 307 Richmond, 57, 139, 198, 230, 286, 313,320,358,364,391 Rip Raps, Va., 156, 162 Robertson's Tavern, Va., 134, 307 Rome, Ga., 400 Roxbury, Mass., 37-38,270 Saint Augustine, Fl., 248 Saint Louis, Mo., 279 Savannah, Ga., 384 Sawtelle, Charles G., 355 Sayler's Creek, Va, 293 Schouler, William, 23 Scott, Winfield, 23,250,252 Seneca, Md., 404 Sheridan, Philip H., 139, 267,293, 372 Sherman, William T., 239-40,246, 263,286,353-54,362,364,366, 384,400,403-4,406 Shiloh, 301,405 Shirks, 101-5,167,175,312 Sibley, Henry, 46-47 Sick call, 172-76 Sickles, Daniel E., 157,406 Smith, Andrew J., 263 Smith, E. Kirby, 160 Soldier's Aid Society, 85 Songs: Abraham's Daughter, 215; The battle Cry of freedom, 38, 42,335; Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean, 38,335; Dead march, 158; John Brown's body, 335; Marching along, 335; Pleyel's Hymm, 158; Raw recruit, 215; The star-spangled