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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 318 8 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. 292 2 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. 152 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 114 2 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 92 2 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 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 40 2 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 28 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1 27 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 13 3 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 9 1 Browse Search
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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)
by General Albert Sidney Johnston. That officer had been an able veteran in the army of the Republic, and was then about sixty years of age. He was a Kentuckian by birth, and his sympathies were with the conspirators. He was on duty in California when the war was kindling, and was making preparations, with other conspirators there, to array that State on the side of the Confederacy, Annual Cyclopaedia for 1862. Article — A. S. Johnston. when he was superseded in command by Lieutenant-Colonel E. V. Sumner, of Massachusetts. Johnston then abandoned his flag, joined the conspirators in active rebellion, and was appointed by Jefferson Davis to the command of the Western Department, with his Headquarters at Nashville. Under the shadow of Johnston's protection, and behind the cordon of Confederate troops stretched across the State, the disloyal politicians of Kentucky proceeded to organize an independent government for the commonwealth. They met at Russellville, the capital of Lo
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)
e 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 move until theh the President, in a general order, directed the Army of the Potomac to be divided into four corps, and designated as their respective commanders Generals Keyes, Sumner, Heintzelman, and McDowell. Apprehending, because of some indications, that the General-in-Chief intended to take nearly the entire Army of the Potomac with him, may be so called, ended here. On the following day the main body of the Army of the Potomac, under the mask of a strong reconnoissance of the corps of Howard and Sumner toward the Rappahannock, George Stoneman. moved back to Alexandria. Stoneman's advance retired at the same time, followed some distance, in spite of mud and w
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
h the direction of the pursuit, but the General-in-Chief changed his mind, and directed General Edwin V. Sumner, his second in command, to go forward and conduct the operations of the pursuers. McCls River, and the left on Queen's Creek, near the York River. The principal work was Fort Edwin V. Sumner. Magruder, close by the junction of the Yorktown and Winn's Mill roads. It was an eartd leave of Heintzelman to throw his command on the Hampton or Warwick road; and in the mean time Sumner, with Smith's division, moved on to the point where Stoneman was halting, at five o'clock in thecannon and wagons had to be dragged with almost a snail's pace. Hooker had called repeatedly on Sumner for help, but could get none, for that officer had ordered a large portion of the troops in handred to send them, and each time the order was countermanded just as they were about to move, for Sumner was unwilling, he said, to risk the center by weakening it. So, instead of re-enforcements, Hanc
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
es, 409. battle near Fair Oaks Station, 410. Sumner crosses the Chickahominy, 411. Second battle much scarred by the bullets. McClellan and Sumner. The former was at New Bridge, and the latterft wing was serious, General McClellan ordered Sumner to prepare to move at a moment's warning. Bollowed by Richardson's, and, with the former, Sumner reached the field at the moment when Couch ands darkness came on, and endeavored to outflank Sumner's right, where General Dana had joined Gorman. After fighting heavily for some time, Sumner ordered a bayonet charge by five of his regiments. ay, May 31, ceased. Richardson's division and Sumner's artillery, which had been mired near the Chi beyond, and to place Generals Heintzelman and Sumner in a position to support the attack intended tto attack them. Unfortunately Heintzelman, on Sumner's left, who had been directed to hold the Will left, with Sedgwick's division; Hooker was at Sumner's left, and Kearney was at the right of McCall[8 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
the Second battle of Bull's Run. Pope was joined at Centreville by the corps of Franklin and Sumner, making his force a little more than sixty thousand, and fully equal to that of Lee. The 31st wais movement, had fallen back to, positions covering Fairfax Court-House and Germantown, directed Sumner on the morning of the 1st of September to push forward two brigades toward the little River pike, and ordered Hooker early in the afternoon to Fairfax Court-House, in support of Sumner. he ordered McDowell to move along the road to Fairfax Court-House as far as difficult Creek, and connect wiin to take position on McDowell's left and rear; and Sigel and Porter to unite with the right of Sumner, who was on the left of Heintzelman. Banks, who, with the wagon-train, had, come on from Bristotil Pope was defeated and driven across Bull's Run to Centreville that the corps of Franklin and Sumner were permitted to take a position within supporting distance. It is clear to the comprehension
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)
al of the divisions of Gorman and Williams, of Sumner's corps. Richardson's division had taken posi penetrated the National line at a Gap between Sumner's right and center, and the Unionists were drih. The Right Grand Division, commanded by General Sumner, was composed of the Second Corps, Generalof his troops, had retired to Gordonsville. Sumner led the movement Nov. 15. down the left bank e field of operations. The Grand Divisions of Sumner and Hooker, sixty thousand strong, lay in fronmist from the Stafford Hills, the remainder of Sumner's Right Grand Division crossed to the city sid The Right and Left Grand Divisions, under Sumner and Franklin, were to perform the perilous worupon its results would depend the movements of Sumner; but he did not receive his promised instructi Army signal-telegraph. Let us see what Sumner was doing while a part of Franklin's corps was struggling so fearfully on the left. Sumner was to attack the Confederate front when Franklin sh[15 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
wherein a majority of the qualified voters of such State shall have participated, shall, in the absence of strong countervailing testimony, be deemed conclusive evidence that such State, and the people thereof, are not then in rebellion. against the United States. The President's pen. this is a picture of the pen with which President Lincoln wrote the original draft of his proclamation, a fac-simile of which is given on this and the three pages preceding. The pen was given to Senator Sumner by the President, at the request of the former, and by him presented to the late George Livermore, of Boston, from whom the writer received a photograph and a pencil drawing of it. It is a steel pen, known as the Washington, with a common cedar handle — all as plain and unostentatious as the President himself. the original draft of the proclamation is on four pages of foolscap paper, from which a perfect fac-simile was made for the author of this work by the Government photographer, a