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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 1,604 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 760 0 Browse Search
James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 530 0 Browse Search
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. 404 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 382 0 Browse Search
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.) 346 0 Browse Search
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Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 3 312 0 Browse Search
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frequent and important services have been rendered in the preparation of this book by so many friends that their recognition can be made appropriately only in the same way; and, indeed, a large part of the value of this work is due to their unselfish aid. But the writer cannot omit to express here his deep obligations to the Honorable Jefferson Davis, ex-President of the Confederate States; to the late General Braxton Bragg; to Governors I. G. Harris, John C. Brown, and James D. Porter, of Tennessee; to Colonel Edward W. Munford, General William Preston, General W. C. Whitthorne, General William J. Hamby, Dr. William M. Polk, Colonel A. Ridley, Captain G. W. Gift, and Captain N. J. Eaton. His late colleagues, Prof. Edward S. Joynes, now of Vanderbilt University, and Prof. Carter J. Harris, of Washington and Lee University, have given him most acceptable literary assistance. In addition to the writer's unusual opportunities for arriving at the truth, there were certain exceptional
very much, the opportunity to select one's own acquaintance from congeniality of tastes, which was denied to the officer in barracks. The subsequent careers of his friends is the best justification of his discrimination. Leonidas Polk, of Tennessee, subsequently Bishop of Louisiana, and a lieutenant-general in the Confederate service, was his room-mate and intimate friend; and General Johnston never slackened in his affection for him, which was based upon a perfect confidence in his nobilderson, afterward famous for his defense of Fort Sumter, was another close friend at West Point. Some of their correspondence yet remains. Among his friends at the Military Academy were William Bickley, his townsman, Daniel S. Donelson, of Tennessee, afterward a gallant general in the Confederate service; Berrien, of Georgia; the veteran Maynadier; Bradford, a grandson of the first printer in Kentucky; W. H. C. Bartlett, already mentioned; and Lucien Bibb, the son of Hon. George M. Bibb, a
it. General Houston tried once and again to secure the constitutional approval to his action; but even his great personal popularity and political power failed in this. It is not improbable that his peculiar relations to the Cherokees had something to do with the rejection of the treaty by the Senate. A friendly biographer says that he passed the moulding period of his life, between fourteen and eighteen, with the Cherokees. When he abandoned his family, his home, his high office, in Tennessee, and the habits of civilized life, in 1829, it was to seek a refuge in this tribe, which adopted him into full citizenship. He lived with them, as an Indian, three years, and is supposed to have entered Texas on some mission connected with their interests. Ho then located himself at Nacogdoches, near the Texas branch of the Cherokees, and always showed for them an interest and affection which, if it clouded his judgment, was at least creditable to his heart. When this treaty was made
nal, diabolical, and cannot be complied with. Harris, of Tennessee, said, Tennessee will not furnish a single man for coerciTennessee will not furnish a single man for coercion, but 50,000, if necessary, for the defense of our rights or those of our Southern brethren. All acted with vigor, except in Kentucky and Maryland. Arkansas and Tennessee seceded May 6th, and North Carolina May 20th. The popular vote, to which th submitted, ratified them by overwhelming majorities. In Tennessee, which had a little before refused by a large popular majss frankness and zeal, and notably the Hon. John Bell, of Tennessee, the late Union candidate for the presidency; and party dion was in the mountain-region of Western Virginia and East Tennessee, in which prevailed the spirit of unconditional submisnal and revolutionary, to establish it as a State. In East Tennessee, a sedition was organized by Andrew Johnson, T. A. R. numbers to the counter-current of Union refugees from East Tennessee and other disaffected localities. Deducting, then, 5,
artment No. 2, which will hereafter embrace the States of Tennessee and Arkansas, and that part of the State of Mississippi wipulations, and, on the 11th, engaged Governor Harris, of Tennessee, to consent to the same terms, and give assurances on thel Pillow, who was about to seize Columbus, Kentucky, with Tennessee troops. The inhabitants of this commanding site were strtered the Confederate army. Camp Boone was established in Tennessee, near the State line, not far from Clarksville. The Soutpeople of its eastern section, from the Ohio River to the Tennessee line, Democratic at the opening of the contest, and Southslaveholding like their neighbors of West Virginia and East Tennessee, had been won over to the Unionists. Hence the Southember. Major-General Polk, the Confederate commander in West Tennessee, having information that the Federal force at Cairo waeneral Assembly, that Kentucky expects the Confederate or Tennessee troops to be withdrawn from her soil unconditionally. Th
f the conflict. But the centre, the line of Tennessee from Cumberland Gap to the Mississippi Riverngth the troops designed for the invasion of Tennessee. General Johnston, therefore, determined, whhad some 4,000 men, about 3,000 of whom were Tennessee troops from Camp Trousdale, near Nashville, more Tennesseeans were already in camp in Middle Tennessee, but not half of them were armed, and the there were also some unarmed Kentuckians in Tennessee. On taking possession of Bowling Green, d Alabama, and embracing Western Virginia, East Tennessee, and Eastern Kentucky. Its population, thn's line, and a barrier to the invasion of East Tennessee. the water-lines of the West were a sotively the northern and Southern portions of Tennessee, and finally emptying close together into thd at camp Dick Robinson four Kentucky, two East Tennessee, and several regiments from Ohio and India, the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, and East Tennessee. These four approaches were covered, as f[9 more...]
e Bishop-soldier. appearance. anecdotes. command in West Tennessee. services. force. occupation of Columbus. River-de the mouth. In 1783, he was made Surveyor-General of Middle Tennessee, and removed to where Nashville now stands. He returof the South, at Sewanee, on the Cumberland Mountains, in Tennessee. He secured 5,000 acres of land, and subscriptions for $na troops in his episcopal capacity. Governor Harris, of Tennessee, had asked him to call upon Mr. Davis, and urged upon himGeneral Johnston. When General Polk took command in West Tennessee, his department extended from the mouth of the Arkansa the Confederate Government, that portion belonging to West Tennessee coming under General Polk's jurisdiction. He at once lk's command were chiefly the State troops transferred by Tennessee to the Confederate service — the equivalent of about ten lk Bluffs. While it was expected to make the campaign in Tennessee defensive, the intention was to carry on active operation
rgely increased. The State government of Tennessee cooperated with the Confederate authorities ederate States to call upon the Governor of Tennessee for troops for the defense of the Mississippade. Colonel Hamby, the Adjutant-General of Tennessee in 1876, estimated that his State contributeerate Government has no use for them, I know Tennessee will soon need every one of them, and not a on not to have perceived that the defense of Tennessee was vital, and that it was in more immediatendezvous under the call upon the Governor of Tennessee; so far as heard from, I believe, not a largevents the invasion and possible revolt of East Tennessee. Notwithstanding these adverse circumstaither the Confederate Government nor the State of Tennessee was in possession of public arms to put ering, arms in their hands. The Governor of Tennessee is using every exertion to arm all the men wforks near Somerset, all the way down to the Tennessee line, and seems able to guard your right fla[33 more...]
the roads to Jamestown and Jacksboro, in Central Tennessee, and reported to Zollicoffer. In Easterined until after a little organization. Two Tennessee regiments (Stanton's from Overton County, ar the call of last month on the Governors of Tennessee and Mississippi. The men will doubtless pree the war has been twice elected Governor of Tennessee in successive terms, and President of the Cothe war attained distinction on the bench of Tennessee. He says: The hill which the enemy haumed, and the angry and elated Unionism of East Tennessee broke into open revolt. Zollicoffer, ivember, in concert with an insurrection in East Tennessee. Although the various combats and enterprLondon. At the same time the Unionists of East Tennessee burned the railroad-bridges and took up arwas considerable ferment and disloyalty in East Tennessee, requiring the presence of troops, its disive measures of repression. The Governor of Tennessee, by his firm, judicious, and temperate condu[8 more...]
607; but this is far below the truth. According to this account they had 64 killed, while it is certain more than 200 of their dead were found on the battle-field. According to the usual proportion, their total loss was probably not less than 1,200. Those interpreters of Scripture who find in every event of their own time a fulfillment of prophecy, noted a curious verbal coincidence in the fact that the troops of Southern Illinois, popularly known as Egypt, were slain and buried by Tennessee soldiers, many of whom were recruited at Memphis: Egypt shall gather them, and Memphis shall bury them. Grant showed his usual bravery and coolness on the field. On the other side, Pillow displayed conspicuous gallantry, and but one of his staff escaped untouched. General Polk complimented Pillow and his officers for their courage. A member of Taylor's battery (Federal), writing home next day, Rebellion record, vol. III., p. 293. tells his friend: We returned home last n
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