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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 70 0 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. 52 4 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 47 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 19 1 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) 18 0 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 18 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 18 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. 17 1 Browse Search
G. S. Hillard, Life and Campaigns of George B. McClellan, Major-General , U. S. Army 15 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 14 0 Browse Search
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July 6. The steamer Juniata, while aground about four miles from Harrison's Landing, on the James River, was fired into by the rebels, from the opposite shore, and one man wounded. A fight took place at Grand Prairie, near Aberdeen, Ark., between a body of Union infantry, under the command of Col. Spicely, and a superior force of rebel cavalry, resulting in the rout of the rebels with great loss.--(Doc. 146.)
r as Waterloo, on the Rappahannock River, Va.--A band of rebel guerrillas visited the residence of a Unionist named Pratt, in Lewis County, Mo., and murdered him. John Ross, principal Chief of the Cherokee Indians, addressed a letter to Colonel Weer, commanding United States forces at Leavenworth, Kansas, informing him that on the seventh day of October, 1861, the Cherokee Nation had entered into a treaty with the confederate States. --(Doc. 147.) President Lincoln arrived at Harrison's Landing, on the James River, Va., and, accompanied by Gen. McClellan, reviewed the army of the Potomac.--Governors Salomon of Wisconsin, and Olden of New Jersey, issued proclamations calling upon the citizens of their States for their quota of troops, under the call of the President for three hundred thousand men. The letters from Gen. McClellan to the War Department, concerning the occupation of Gen. Lee's residence at White House, Va., were this day laid before Congress.--The removal of
July 9. The National transport steamer Canonicus was fired into by the rebels, a few miles below Harrison's Landing, on the James River, Va.--In the New Hampshire Legislature resolutions were unanimously passed, pledging the State to furnish her full quota of soldiers under the call of President Lincoln. Public meetings were held in England, praying the government to use its influence to bring about a reconciliation between the Northern and Southern States of America, as it was from America alone that an immediate supply of cotton could be expected; and if need there should be, that the British government should not hesitate to acknowledge the independence of the Southern States. A fight occurred near Tompkinsville, Ky., between a body of one thousand five hundred guerrillas, under Morgan, and the Third battalion of Pennsylvania cavalry, numbering about two hundred and fifty men, under the command of Major Jordan, in which the Nationals were routed, with a loss of four
e employment of all available means to crush the rebellion.--At New Orleans, La., all acts of sale by auctioneers who had not taken the oath of allegiance to the United States were declared null and void by the Military Commandant, Gen. Shepley. A skirmish occurred near Pleasant Hill, Mo., between a company of State militia and a band of rebel guerrillas, resulting in a rout of the rebels, with a loss of six killed and five mortally wounded. A despatch from Gen. McClellan, at Harrison's Landing, on the James River, of this date, said: All quiet. We are rested. Enemy has retreated. By order of President Lincoln, Major-General Henry W. Halleck was this day assigned to the command of the whole land forces of the United States, as General-in-Chief. The rebel Gen. Ruggles refused to grant the petition of the inhabitants of Saint Tammany Parish, La., to permit them to exchange their wood, bricks, lumber, etc., for food, with the citizens of New Orleans.--A skirmis
ney which he had collected for taxes, but he having disposed of it, they got none. They took the two clerks to the jail, in a room of which was the Clerk's office, and forced the Clerk of the Circuit Court to deliver such indictments as Joe Thompson wanted. They took from some of the stores such goods as suited them, amounting to hundreds of dollars, pressed a wagon, and then loaded it and drove it off, forced the people to deliver their money, furnish them supper, etc. About night some four hundred joined them, also taking supper. After dark they left, taking off one prisoner. They were followed by a party of the Ninth Pennsylvania cavalry, under Lieutenant-Colonel James, who overtook them, killing twenty-seven and capturing thirty-nine, thirty of whom were wounded.--Louisville Journal. An attempt to capture the steam-tug Achilles, lying off Harrison's Landing, on the James River, Va., was made by a party of rebels from the south side of the river, but they were driven off.
August 1. At about one o'clock this morning the rebels opened fire from their batteries stationed at Coggin's Point, opposite Harrison's Landing, Va., upon the Union army under Gen. McClellan and the gunboat fleet on the James River. After a brisk fire from the fleet, and land batteries, of nearly two hours duration, the rebel batteries were completely silenced. The rebels lost one killed and nine wounded.--Doc. 165. James D. Fessenden, Colonel Commanding the First regiment of Sou The dwelling at Maycocks was one of the handsomest specimens of cottage architecture on James River, nearly new, and cost some fifteen thousand dollars.--Richmond Enquirer, August 5. Six hundred Union troops crossed the James River at Harrison's Landing, and destroyed all the houses at that point. After accomplishing their object they returned to the Landing without losing a man.--The oath of allegiance to the United States was this day administered to the employes in the Government Navy-
. The United States steam-frigate Lackawanna, was launched at Brooklyn, L. I.--Jeff. Thompson, the rebel commander, sent a flag of truce to General Hovey, who occupied Oldtown, thirty miles below Helena, Ark., demanding the surrender of all negroes within his lines, or prepare to fight. Hovey dismissed the flag, and started in pursuit, with ten days rations.--Memphis Bulletin, August 14. General McClellan issued an order from the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac at Harrison's Landing, Va., for the purpose of carrying into effect the views and directions of President Lincoln, as contained in his executive order of the twenty-second July, relative to the seizure of property real or personal, in any of the nine rebellious States, which might be necessary or convenient for the use of the armies of the United States. Recruiting for the Union army was, about this time, promoted with great zeal in all the loyal States. In New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and other larg
public service by a weak and impracticable executive; to look at the reduction of our forces in the field; the decay of military discipline; the demoralization of our armies, and the jeopardy to which our cause has been put by a long course of trifling conduct, childish pride of opinion, unworthy obstinacy, official obtuseness, conceit, defiance of public opinion, imperiousness and despotic affectation on the part of those intrusted with the execution of the war. The evacuation of Harrison's Landing, on the James River, Va., by the army of the Potomac, which commenced on the eleventh instant, was this day completed.--(Doc. 184.) A fight took place near Lone Jack, Mo., between a force of about eight hundred Missouri State militia, under the command of Major Foster, and a body of rebel guerrillas under Colonel Coffee, numbering between three and four thousand men, resulting, after an engagement of four hours, in the defeat of the Nationals with a loss of sixty men killed and on
Letter adopted by that body.--See Supplement. The Bridgeport (Second Connecticut) battery, one hundred and sixty-five men, under the command of Captain John W. Sterling, arrived at New York en route for the seat of war. Of the one hundred and sixty-five men comprised in this corps, one hundred and thirty-seven are from amongst the most active business men of Bridgeport.--General McClellan made a preliminary report of the military operations under his charge since the evacuation of Harrison's Landing, Va.--(Doc. 2.) Drafting in Boston commenced to-day, under the supervision of Judge Russell, Commissioner, aided by Sheriff Clark, and Dr. N. W. Shurtleff, who was blindfolded and drew the names from a box.--At Baltimore, Maryland, the draft was also made, only forty men being required to fill the quota of that city.--A force of rebel troops under the command of Colonels Anderson, Johnson, and Martin, captured the steamer Hazel Dell at Caseyville, Kentucky. An expedition of a