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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 1: effect of the battle of Bull's Run.--reorganization of the Army of the Potomac.--Congress, and the council of the conspirators.--East Tennessee. (search)
nnon-ball through the tree. Its place is marked by a black spot, in the picture. This letter, and a visit from General Crittenden (who felt sensitive on this point), brought one from Benjamin December 22. to the a t Knoxville, indicating his wish that Brownlow should be sent out of the Confederacy, and regretting the circumstances of his arrest and imprisonment; only, as he said, because color is given to the suspicion that he has been entrapped. He was finally released and sent to Nashville (then in possession of National troops) early in March. Dr. Brownlow was a type of the Loyalists of the mountain regions of that State, who suffered terribly during a great portion of the war. A minute record of the faithful and fearless patriotism of the people of East Tennessee during the struggle, and the cruel wrongs and sufferings which they endured a greater portion of that time, would make one of the most glorious and yet revolting chapters in the history of the late fierce conflict
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
f the Ohio River. He immediately telegraphed the fact to Davis, at Richmond, and to The Bluff, and Polk's Headquarters, near Columbus. Governor Harris, at Nashville. On the same day General Polk issued a proclamation, in which he gave as a reason for his violation of the neutrality of Kentucky, that the National Governmenn effected, a combined attack will be made on Columbus, and, if successful in that, upon Hickman, while Rousseau and Nelson will move in concert, by railroad, to Nashville, occupying the State capital, and, with adequate force, New Providence. The conclusion of this movement would be a combined advance towards Memphis, on the Misstifies the act. This was denied by some of the partisans of Davis. I have before me an autograph letter, written by Nash H. Burt to Governor Harris, dated at Nashville, September 6, 1S61, in which he says: The following dispatch is received this morning, dated Union City, 12 P. M., Sept. 5, 1861, directed to Governor Harris:--
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)
o the command of the Western Department, with his Headquarters at Nashville. Under the shadow of Johnston's protection, and behind the corntil he reached Livingston and Gainesborough, in the direction of Nashville, in order to be in open communication with Headquarters at the la you? At that instant Zollicoffer's aid, Major Henry M. Fogg, of Nashville, fired at Fry, wounding his horse. Fry turned and fired, killinge-half. Crittenden, as we have observed, had made his way toward Nashville, and left the Cumberland almost unguarded above that city; yet so Confederate troops, and their chief fortifications, were between Nashville and Bowling Green and the Mississippi River, and upon these the cnt a large body of troops by railway from Bowling Green by way of Nashville and Chattanooga to Knoxville, and when the Confederate force was ment of Irish volunteers. Hieman was a German, and a resident of Nashville. He was an architect, and a man of taste, culture, and fortune.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 8: the siege and capture of Fort Donelson. (search)
d River, 226. visit to Fort Donelson, 227. Nashville, 229. The fall of Fort Henry was followedeasily pass out into the open country around Nashville. This plan, promising success, was agreed t o'clock in the morning, and press on toward Nashville. Colonel Forest was ordered, at about twoisses of thousands on the shore, and fled to Nashville. An epigrammatist of the day wrote conceran army has been annihilated; and the way to Nashville and Memphis is opened. and General Halleckn this chapter, early in May, 1866. He left Nashville in the steamer Tyrone, toward the evening ofas occupying the Hermitage, a few miles from Nashville. He warmly espoused the cause of the conspil voyage of twenty-four hours, we arrived at Nashville, where the writer was joined by his former tsee, Georgia, and Virginia. The aspect of Nashville, and especially its surroundings, had materior, who also had the good fortune to meet in Nashville General Ewell, one of the most estimable of [2 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)
reen Bowling Green is about 74 miles from Nashville, and contained a little less than 8,00 inhabuce, in honor of the loyal Colonel Bruce, of Nashville. The engraving shows its situation at the be immense amount of stores and provisions in Nashville. Pillow, the other fugitive from Fort Donelation. A greater portion of the cannon at Nashville were spiked, and many of them were placed uper of his commander's force, who encamped at Edgefield, opposite Nashville, and there awaited the arsuant to previous arrangement, the mayor of Nashville (R. B. Cheatham) and a small delegation of clding was over $1,000,000. The population of Nashville, at the time we are considering, was about 2gal manner, when he was summoned to fly from Nashville. He expressed a belief that the hearts of a would be rejoiced by the fact; Capitol at Nashville. and he assured the inhabitants that the rioodless victory soon followed the capture of Nashville. Six days after the formal surrender of tha[21 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 10: General Mitchel's invasion of Alabama.--the battles of Shiloh. (search)
f the Confederates, civil and military, from Nashville. We left General Grant at the Tennessee cus one, as we shall observe, that Buell left Nashville. A part of his force, under General MitchelS. Negley was left in command of reserves at Nashville, James S. Negley. where he immediately country, commanding the southern approaches to Nashville, as it appeared when sketched by the author red at Bowling Green, his troops had entered Nashville. He was sent forward, and occupied Murfreest railway branching from that which connects Nashville with Chattanooga. This was almost sixty miles from Nashville, and there he made his deposit of supplies. At that point he struck across the cn of the roads leading to Chattanooga and to Nashville, where five locomotives and a considerable ao Decatur Here the railway southward from Nashville connects with the Memphis and Charleston road placed his army midway between Corinth and Nashville, opened communication with Buell, and contro[4 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 11: operations in Southern Tennessee and Northern Mississippi and Alabama. (search)
re as follows: J. J. Andrews, William Campbell, George D. Wilson, Marion A. Ross, Perry G. Shadrack, Samuel Slavens, Samuel Robinson, John Scott, W. W. Brown, William Knight, J. R. Porter, Mark Wood, J. A. Wilson, M. J. Hawkins, John Wollam, D. A. Dorsey, Jacob Parrott, robert Buffum, William Bensinger, William Reddick, E. H. Mason, William Pettinger. led by J. J. Andrews, who had been for several months in the secret service under General Buell. He had proposed the expedition to Buell at Nashville, and that officer directed General Mitchel, then at Murfreesboro, to furnish him with the means for carrying it out. Letter of General Buell to the adjutant-general, August, 1863. Mitchel did so with alacrity, for it promised to be of vast service to him in executing his designs against the Confederates beyond the Tennessee River; and that band of young men left in detachments on their perilous errand at about the time when that daring general commenced his march for Alabama. They pass
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 12: operations on the coasts of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. (search)
at New Berne Mr. Colyer's schools, 309. expedition against Fort Macon the Nashville, 310. preparations to assail Fort Macon, 311. siege and bombardment of the lies for the Confederates. The Confederates owned a war steamer called the Nashville, commanded by Captain R. P. Pegram. At. the beginning of February, 1862, she heavy guns, which had been sent over for the special purpose of watching the Nashville, and capturing her when she should put to sea. The British authorities, symparora would not be allowed to leave the port until twenty-four hours after the Nashville should depart. The British war-ship Dauntless lay near, ready to enforce the should require its presence. The result was, that on the 3d of February the Nashville left Southampton, eluded the chase of the Tuscarora, that commenced twenty-fo exhibitions of the professed neutrality of Great Britain during the war. The Nashville remained in Beaufort until the night. of the 17th of March, when she again r
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 the Army of the Potomac had fairly inaugurated its campaign, in the spring of 1862, the active little army under Grant, and the forces of Buell and Pope, in connection with Foote's gun-boats and mortars, had captured Forts Henry and Donelson, Nashville and Columbus; had driven the Confederates out of Kentucky; had seized the Gibraltar of the Mississippi (Island Number10); and had penetrated to Northern Alabama, and fought the. great battles and won a victory at Shiloh. See Chapters VII., Va general plan of operations under the administration of General Scott; and declared that it was his intention to gain, through the forces in the West, the control of, the Eastern Tennessee Railroad, and then have attacks made simultaneously on Nashville and Richmond. He developed his plan for operations by the Army of the Potomac against Richmond by way of Chesapeake Bay, already mentioned, the base being Urbana, on the lower Rappahannock, and presented a long array of arguments in its favor.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
garrison of Front Royal, of about a thousand men, under Colonel Kenly. These were composed of two companies each of the Twenty-seve Pennsylvania and Fifth New York cavalry, one company of Captain Mapes's Pioneers, and a section of Knapp's battery. Kenly was charged with the protection of the road and bridges between Front Royal and Strasburg. One company each of the Second Massachusetts, Third Wisconsin, and Twenty-seventh Indiana were posted along that road. When the writer was at Nashville, early in May, 1866, he was permitted by General Ewell, then residing there, to peruse and make extracts from the manuscript records of his brigade, kept by his young adjutant. In it was the statement, that when Ewell's force was near Front Royal, a young woman was seen running toward them. She had made a circuit to avoid the Yankees, and she sent word to General Jackson, by officers who went to meet her, to push on — only one regiment in the town, and that might be completely surprised;
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