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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
staff was Major-General A. A. Humphreys, and Brigadier-General Seth Williams was his adjutant-general. The general plan for the advance was for the main army to make an overland march from the Rapid Anna to the James, with co-operating or auxiliary forces menacing communications with Richmond from different points. For the latter purpose General Butler was to advance from Fortress Monroe with about thirty thousand troops, establish himself in an intrenched position in the vicinity of City Point, at the junction of the Appomattox River with the James, whence he might operate, either against Richmond directly, or its communications, or effect a junction with the Army of the Potomac marching down from the North, as circumstances might require. Another force was organized for the purpose of menacing the westward communications with Richmond. This force was to be composed of the army of General Franz Sigel, then engaged in protecting Western Virginia and the frontiers of Maryland an
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 12: operations against Richmond. (search)
nding that stream for the purpose of seizing City Point. The transports were preceded by three armond or Petersburg immediately after seizing City Point and Bermuda Hundred, he was forced to be govthe Appomattox River, between Petersburg and City Point, and at. the head of navigation for the largirmished sharply at many places, and took to City Point one hundred and fifty prisoners, of whom thi, upon the beautiful Grant's Headquarters, City Point. this was the appearance of Grant's Headquarters when the writer visited City Point, at the close of 1864. the building seen in the center wtox River, about ten miles from its mouth at City Point. That river is navigable to Petersburg for a short one also connected Petersburg with. City Point. the possession of which would be of vast impomattox at Point of Rocks, four miles above City Point. Gillmore marched up the turnpike, while Kaining the state of affairs, was returning to City Point, when he met General Meade on the road, and [7 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
Confederates in front of Deep Bottom. Hancock was joined, for the purpose, by the remainder of the Tenth Corps (to which Foster's division belonged), under Birney, Several changes had been made. General Gillmore was succeeded in the command of the Tenth Corps by General Birney, and General W. F. Smith, of the Eighteenth Corps, was succeeded by General Ord. and Gregg's cavalry division; and for the purpose of misleading the foe, the whole expeditionary force was placed on transports at City Point, and its destination was reported to be Washington City. That night August 12, it went up the James River to Deep Bottom; but so tardy was the debarkation, that an intended surprise of the Confederates was prevented. It was nine o'clock in the morning August 13. before the troops were ready to move, when Hancock pushed out the Second Corps by the Malvern Hills and New Market road, to flank the Confederate defenses behind Baylis's Creek. He sent Barlow with about ten thousand men to
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
d be well provided with means for transportation. He expected to drive Hood, and he desired ample means for following and destroying his fugitive army. His delay was misunderstood and misinterpreted at Washington, and even at the Headquarters of the army. At each there was amazement and perplexity, because of Hood's audacious penetration of Tennessee to its very heart, while the fate, and even the position, of Sherman in Georgia was a hidden fact and problem. Grant finally started from City Point for Nashville, to seek a solution of the riddle that puzzled him; but at Washington City he was met by electrographs from the West that convinced him that Thomas was the right man in the right place, and he returned to his quarters satisfied that all was well in Tennessee. Hood pressed up in full strength to invest Nashville, and on the morning of the 4th of December had formed his line, with his salient on Montgomery Hill, not more than six hundred yards from Wood's, at Thomas's center
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 18: capture of Fort Fisher, Wilmington, and Goldsboroa.--Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--Stoneman's last raid. (search)
w was the dispersion of Johnston's army gathering in North Carolina, and the capture of Lee's at Richmond and Petersburg. Grant went down to Fort Fisher with Schofield, and conferred with General Terry and. Admiral Porter, and on his return to City Point he issued Jan. 31. instructions to Schofield to move on Goldsboroa either from Wilmington (if he should capture it), or from New Berne. Sherman, he said, may be looked for in the neighborhood of Goldsboroa any time from the 22d to the 28th ofould continue. Considering it important to have a personal interview with the General-in-chief, Sherman placed Schofield temporarily in chief command of the army, and hastened by railway to Morehead City, and thence by water to Headquarters at City Point, where he arrived on the evening of the 27th of March. There he met Generals Grant, Meade, Ord, and other leading army commanders, and President Lincoln. He learned, he said, the general state of the military world, and then returned to New B
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
und in its rear, the National Army would thereby be cut in two, and Lee would have control of the military railway from City Point to Hatcheir's Run. This would doubtless open a gate through which the Confederate Army might pass, and, by forced marcpe. at the time of this attempt of Lee to break through the National line, General Meade was on a temporary visit to City Point. President Lincoln was there also, and he and General Grant saw a part of the engagement. Two days afterward, as we have promptly, and notify the commander of their action. all dismounted men were ordered to report to General Benham, at City Point, who was left in charge of the immense depository of supplies at that place. Sheridan crossed the Appomattox from Bech consisted of his own division of A. P. Hill's Corps. So heavily did the Confederates press, that the troops holding City Point, were ordered up to the support of the Ninth Corps. Heth was repulsed, and so ended the really last blow struck for th
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
d Richmond. General Grant and his staff left for City Point on the 11th, leaving General Meade to attend to tfrom the time when Grant broke up Headquarters at City Point, to enter upon the spring campaign, until his retof the Republic. President Lincoln had been at City Point and vicinity, for several days before the fall of open carriage, and, at near sunset, departed for City Point. Two days afterward, April 6, 1865. the Presid Memorandum, see General Sherman's Report, dated City Point, May 4, 1865. Place of Johnston's surrender to elegant little dispatch steamer, Ocean Queen, to City Point, where, after a brief interview with General Granarge of the United States Sanitary Commission, at City Point, and the next morning went down to Fortress Monroel, when he gave an order for a tug to take us to City Point, but finding better accommodations on a transport From that shattered city we went, by railway, to City Point, and thence to Washington in a Government steamer
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)
people from prosecuting the war. It was this horrid fact, that General Merideth, well informed in the matter, alluded to in the letter Aug. 25, 1868. we have cited, when he said: On the 25th of November, 1863, I offered to send immediately to City Point, twelve thousand or more Confederate prisoners, to be exchanged for Union soldiers confined in the South. This proposition was distinctly and unequivocally refused by Mr. Ould. And why? Because the damnable plans of the rebel Government, in ty for a year had given them, to have their hale soldiers back. That such was the relative condition of the respective prisoners--Union skeletons and Confederate men in full vigor — Ould exultingly declared, in a letter to General Winder, from City Point, where exchange had been resumed, in which he said: The arrangement I have made, works largely in our favor. We get rid of a set of miserable wretches, and receive some of the best material I ever saw. On account of this state of things, Ge
mocratic convention at in 1864, 3.447; platform, 3.449. Chickahominy, Army of the Potomac on the, 2.403. Chickamauga, battle of, 3.135-3.140; visit of the author to the battle-ground of, 3.178. Chickasaw Bayou, battle of; 2.577. Chicomicomico, unfortunate expedition to, 2.109. Christian Commission, organization of, 1.575; origin and history of, 3.610. Cincinnati, Democratic convention at in 1856, 1.21; loyal spirit of the people of. 1.351. Cincinnati Platform, 1.21. City Point, occupation of by Gen. Butler, 3.318. Clark, Daniel, resolutions of, in the Senate, 1.221. Clark, John B., expulsion of from Congress, 1.573. Clarkesville, capture of by Commodore Foote, 2.233. Clergy, Northern, appeal of, 1.75. Cleveland, convention at in 1864, 3.444. Cliffe, Mrs. V. C., patriotic services of, 3.423. Clingman, Senator, treasonable speech of, 1.78; rebuked by J. J. Crittenden, 1. 79; reply of Hale to, 1.79. Clouterville, battle near, 3.266. Cobb,