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Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 40 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 34 0 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) 33 1 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 4: campaign of the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro'to Chattanooga. (search)
n. At past midnight the court found them guilty, and between nine and ten o'clock next morning they were hanged on a gallows attached to a wild cherry-tree, on the slope of the hill on which Fort Granger stood, three-fourths of a mile from Franklin. The spies were young men, and were relations, by marriage, of General Lee, the chief of the Confederate armies. Autun was Colonel Orton Williams, about twenty-three years of age, son of a gallant officer of the National army and graduate of West Point, who was killed in the war with Mexico. Dunlap was Lieutenant W. G. Peter. Young Williams was, at that time, on the staff of General Bragg, and Peter on that of General Wheeler. Williams resigned a lientenancy of cavalry in 1861, and joined the rebels. He is represented as an excellent young, man; but, influenced by the example of his kinsman, General Lee, he took sides with the enemies of hi country, and lost his life in trying to serve them. He had lately married a young widow, form
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
man's; of a native refinement that brooked nothing coarse; and of a clear moral insight that no evil association could tarnish. Because he commanded negro troops the Confederates hated him; and they foolishly thought they had dishonored him when, as it was savagely proclaimed, his body had been buried in a pit under a heap of his niggers. Colonel Haldimand S. Putnam, who was about the same age as Shaw, was a young man of most exemplary character and great promise. He was a graduate of West Point Military Academy, and had reached the rank of captain in the army when the war broke out. He shared the unlimited confidence and respect of General Scott, who, in the spring of 1861, made him his messenger to carry important military papers into the Southern States and to Fort Pickens. He was engaged in laying out the fortifications of Washington in the autumn of that year, when he was appointed Colonel of the Seventh New Hampshire Volunteers. With these he went boldly to the assault of
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 14: Sherman's campaign in Georgia. (search)
e crossed the stream on a pontoon bridge, tore up the track of the railway between Atlanta and West Point, near Palmetto Station, and pushed on to Fayetteville. There he captured five hundred of Hoodof him; so, being hard pressed by Wheeler's cavalry, he turned to the southwest and struck the West Point road again at Newman's Station. There he was met by a heavy body of infantry from Mississippiousand cavalry, and to move from his camp about Sandtown, during the night of the 18th, to the West Point road, and break it good near Fairborn; then to proceed across to the Macon road and tear it uphe enemy. The Army of the Tennessee (Howard's) drew out and moved rapidly in a circuit to the West Point road at Fairborn, where the Army of the Cumberland (Thomas's) came into position just above Horoops northward. On the 8th they were all encamped around Atlanta, Howard in the direction of West Point, and Schofield near Decatur. The commander-in-chief made his Headquarters at the fine brick m
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 19: the repossession of Alabama by the Government. (search)
nd Columbus, 519. La Grange's expedition to West Point capture of Fort Tyler, 520. Croxton's destFort Tyler, 520. Croxton's destructive raid, 521. the author's journey from Savannah to Montgomery, 522. a day at Montgomery the page 248), and then they were sent to West Point, in Georgia, for the support of General Hood, wher, Colonel La Grange was detached and sent to West Point at the crossing of the Chattahoochee River bIn the mean time, La Grange had pushed on to West Point, April 16, 1865. where he found a strong banting four guns, on a commanding hill, named Fort Tyler, in honor of its then commander, who built iattahoochee River, and the little village of West Point. This work La Grange assaulted on three sidh his men dismounted, at a little past one Fort Tyler. this is from a sketch made by the authore we dined, and had time to visit and sketch Fort Tyler, the scene of Colonel La Grange's achievemenurtesy toward all non-combatants. Between West Point and Montgomery we saw several fortifications[3 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
the method of proceeding there), entitled A Narrative of Andersonville. From the beginning of the war, the charge and disposition of the Union prisoners were committed to John H. Winder, formerly of the National army, whose acquaintance we have already made. See page 26, volume II. He appears to have been, according to the testimony of friend and foe, an exceedingly bad man; cruel in his nature; repulsive in features; rude in manners; and foul and profane in speech. While a cadet at West Point, he engaged in a conspiracy, and was saved from punishment by an adroit construction of law by John C. Calhoun, then Secretary of War. He was an inciter of the mob at Baltimore, who attempted to prevent Massachusetts troops passing through that city to Washington, in April, 1861. Then he went to Richmond, and was appointed a brigadier-general in the insurgent army, but never had command in the field. The Arch-Conspirator, Davis, who knew his character well, made him Chief Commissary of
le, 2.501; routed at Parker's Cross-Roads, 2.552; raid of in Tennessee as far as Jackson, 3.237; escape of into Mississippi, 3.238; repulses Gen. W. S. Smith at West Point and Okolona, 3.239; raid of through Tennessee into Kentucky, 3.248; his capture of and massacre at Fort Pillow, 3.244-3.246; defeated at Tupelo by Gen. A. J. Smillmore, 3.207; unsuccessful boat expedition against,.2.210; old flag raised on by Gen. Anderson, 3.465. Fort Taylor, re-enforcements thrown into, 1. 363. Fort Tyler, capture of by La Grange, 3.520. Fort Wagner, unsuccessful assaults on by Gen. Strong, 3.202-3.204; evacuated by Confederates, III. .210. Fort Walker, capin the Red River expedition, 3.253. Smith, Gen. William F., reconnaissance under toward Lewinsville, 2.135. Smith, Gen. W. S., driven back by Forrest from West Point and Okolona, 3.289. Somerset, Pegram driven from by Gillmore, 3.127. South Carolina, secession movements in, 1.46; action of the legislature of on the ele