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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 66 2 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 44 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 39 1 Browse Search
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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 19 1 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. 18 2 Browse Search
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discouragement. sortie agreed on. battle of Dover. the attack. Federal strength. well-matchedcover were constructed, to embrace the town of Dover; and two heavy guns were mounted — the only gu It was about one mile north of the village of Dover, where the commissary and quartermaster's suppent parts of the line. Between the village of Dover and the water-batteries, a broad and deep vall: I have ordered an advance on Fort Henry and _Dover. It will be made immediately. He frequently cnly proposed to take and occupy Fort Henry and Dover, etc. Buell, however, had recommended the sameopposite Pillow, and reaching nearly around to Dover. Smith's brigades, as they came up, drew off t to it, moved to the right, along the road to Dover, keeping up a constant cannonade as they advanhich came into action late. the battle of Dover was so called by General Pillow from its initil Buckner to General Grant. headquarters, Dover, Tennessee, February 16, 1862. sir: The distribut
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The capture of Fort Donelson. (search)
. If there was a little of the romantic in Dover itself, there was still less of poetic qualityways were the chief reliances of the people of Dover for communication with the country, and as theithout an argument. Editors. The town of Dover from Robinson's Hill. From a photograph takenhat date a second battery on the Cumberland at Dover had been completed; that a work on the ridge hcitement at Fort Donelson. The polemicists in Dover became uneasy and prepared to get away. In thved the General commanding as chief-of-staff. Dover was converted into a depot of supplies and ordtime occupied by a Mrs. Crisp. As the road to Dover ran close by, it was made the headquarters of ran the road already mentioned as passing from Dover on the south to Charlotte and Nashville, whichmpletely invested, except that the river above Dover remained to them. The supineness of General Fntion being to charge the breastworks south of Dover about breakfast-time. In the midst of the pre[3 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The Western flotilla at Fort Donelson, Island number10, Fort Pillow and — Memphis. (search)
ors bore their late companions to a lonely field within the shadows of the hills. When they were about to lower the first coffin, a Roman Catholic priest appeared, and his services being accepted, he read the prayers for the dead. As the last service was ended, the sound of the battle being waged by General Grant, like the rumbling of distant thunder, was the only requiem for our departed shipmates. On Sunday, the 16th, at dawn, Fort Donelson surrendered and the gunboats steamed up to Dover. After religious services the Carondelet proceeded back to Cairo, and arrived there on the morning of the 17th, in such a dense fog that she passed below the town unnoticed, and had great difficulty in finding the landing. There had been a report that the enemy was coming from Columbus to attack Cairo during the absence of its defenders; and while the Carondelet was cautiously feeling her way back and blowing her whistle, some people imagined she was a Confederate gun-boat about to land, a
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, General Halleck in command-commanding the district of Cairo-movement on Fort Henry- capture of Fort Henry (search)
p by that time. Fort Henry occupies a bend in the river which gave the guns in the water battery a direct fire down the stream. The camp outside the fort was intrenched, with rifle pits and outworks two miles back on the road to Donelson and Dover. The garrison of the fort and camp was about 2,800, with strong reinforcements from Donelson halted some miles out. There were seventeen heavy guns in the fort. The river was very high, the banks being overflowed except where the bluffs come to of streams. This delay made no difference in the result. On our first appearance [General Lloyd] Tilghman had sent his entire command, with the exception of about one hundred men left to man the guns in the fort, to the outworks on the road to Dover and Donelson, so as to have them out of range of the guns of our navy; and before any attack on the 6th he had ordered them to retreat on Donelson. He stated in his subsequent report that the defence was intended solely to give his troops time t
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Investment of Fort Donelson-the naval operations-attack of the enemy-assaulting the works-surrender of the Fort (search)
le for marching; one leading to the village of Dover, the other to Donelson. Fort Donelson is two miles north, or down the river, from Dover. The fort, as it stood in 1861, embraced about one hed the roads running south and south-west from Dover. His right extended to the back-water up the s, get above the fort and above the village of Dover. I had ordered a reconnaissance made with the view of getting troops to the river above Dover in case they should be needed there. That positiorticularly among the officers of high rank, in Dover during the night of the 15th. General Floyd, ttook possession of all the river transports at Dover and before morning both were on their way to Ne back-water in the little creek just south of Dover. Before daylight General Smith brought to eived the following reply: Headquarters, Dover, Tennessee, February 16, 1862. To Brig. Gen'l U. S. er was received I mounted my horse and rode to Dover. General Wallace, I found, had preceded me an
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Headquarters moved to Memphis-on the road to Memphis-escaping Jackson-complaints and requests-halleck appointed commander-in-chief --return to Corinth — movements of Bragg- surrender of Clarksville — the advance upon Chattanooga-Sheridan Colonel of a Michigan regiment (search)
is very comfortable summer home at Manitou Springs, Colorado. I reminded him of the above incident, and this drew from him the response that he was thankful now he had not captured me. I certainly was very thankful too. My occupation of Memphis as district headquarters did not last long [three weeks]. The period, however, was marked by a few incidents which were novel to me. Up to that time I had not occupied any place in the South where the citizens were at home in any great numbers. Dover was within the fortifications at Fort Donelson, and, as far as I remember, every citizen was gone. There were no people living at Pittsburg landing, and but very few at Corinth. Memphis, however, was a populous city, and there were many of the citizens remaining there who were not only thoroughly impressed with the justice of their cause, but who thought that even the Yankee soldiery must entertain the same views if they could only be induced to make an honest confession. It took hours of
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 8: the siege and capture of Fort Donelson. (search)
mer being chief. They were put in motion from Dover at five o'clock on Saturday morning ; Feb. 15 heights that reached to the river, just above Dover. Buckner was directed to strike Wallace's divl of War was held at Pillow's Headquarters, in Dover, at midnight, to consider the matter. There wn. Wallace immediately sent word to Grant that Dover was surrendered, and his troops were in posses and at three o'clock we landed at the site of Dover. The little village, with its church, court-hnois Battery, who performed gallant service at Dover, in repelling an attack by the cavalry of Forep, a short distance from the road leading from Dover to Fort Henry. Mrs. Crisp, a stout, kind-heartto allow the use of the pencil. So we rode to Dover, supped with Mr. Stewart, and lodged at Cooleyes of these fortifications. Between these and Dover, we visited a strong work on a commanding eminks. Remounting our horses, we hurried back to Dover, reaching there just as the steamer was moored[11 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 9: events at Nashville, Columbus, New Madrid, Island number10, and Pea Ridge. (search)
our. This fearful panic was increased when a portion of the troops, flying from Bowling Green, came rushing into the city across the railway and the Suspension bridges, and a rumor spread over the town that the victors at Fort Donelson were making their way rapidly up the Cumberland. The rumor was true. On the evening of the day after the surrender of Fort Donelson, Feb. 16, 1862. Commodore Foote sent the St. Louis up the Cumberland to the Tennessee Iron Works, six or seven miles above Dover. These belonged, in part, to John Bell, the candidate of the Constitutional Union party for President, in 1860, See page 30, volume I. who, as we have observed, had early espoused the cause of the conspirators. See page 374, volume I. There appeared to be sufficient evidence of these works having been employed in the interest of the rebellion to warrant their destruction, and they were laid. in ashes. Nothing remained of them, when the writer passed by the spot in the spring of 1866
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)
which, it was known, had not been repaired since it was taken by Grant. See page 220, volume II. It had not even been occupied, for it was of little account, excepting as a defense against gun-boats coming up the river. The little village of Dover, near by, had been partially fortified; and when Wheeler approached, the garrison, under Colonel A. C. Harding, consisted of only about six hundred effective men, mostly of the Eighty-third Illinois, with a section of Flood's battery (four guns) chief of staff, who gave the leader his instructions, an independent provisional brigade, created for temporary purposes. In accordance with his instructions, he left Nashville with his command on the 11th of April, in steamers, and, landing at Dover, marched across the country to Fort Henry, on the Tennessee River, See page 203, volume II. where he remained until the boats went around to the Ohio and, came up to that point. Then he went up the Tennessee to Eastport, where he debarked, an
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 14: battle and capture of Fort Henry by the Navy. (search)
ver. Embrasures had also been formed by placing sand-bags on the parapets between the guns. On the land side there was an entrenched camp, and beyond this an extended line of rifle-pits, located on commanding ground. The earthworks covered the Dover road, by which alone communication could be held with Fort Donelson. The heights on the west commanded Fort Henry, but the works at this point were unfinished. Grant's plan was to land and attack the enemy in the rear, while Foote was to attaed General C. F. Smith to seize the heights on the west with two brigades. The rest of Grant's force, under Gen. McClernand, was to move at 11 A. M. on the 6th to the rear of Fort Henry, and take position on the road leading to Fort Donelson and Dover. where they could intercept fugitives and hold themselves in readiness to take the works by storm promptly on the receipt of orders. Commodore Foote's iron-clad gun-boats at Cairo. The fleet got under way at two o'clock on the day of the
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