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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)
eneral Kilpatrick was assigned to the command of the cavalry of Sherman's army in Northern Georgia. General Pleasanton was ordered to report to General Rosecrans, in Missouri, where we have just observed him engaged in chasing Price out of that State. Generals Sykes, Newton, French, Kenly, Spinola, and Meredith, were relieved and sent to Washington for orders. General Burnside, who, since his retirement from the command of the Army of the Ohio, at Knoxville, in December, had been at Annapolis, in Maryland, reorganizing and recruiting his old Ninth Corps, was ready for the field at the middle of April. His corps (composed partly of colored troops) was reviewed by the President on the 23d of that month, when it passed into Virginia and joined the Army of the Potomac. With this accession of force, that army, at the close of April, numbered over one hundred thousand men. Re-enforcements had been pouring in during that month, and before its close Grant and Meade had perfected their arran
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
ry and a good battery, should land at Snead's Ferry, at the mouth of New River, forty-one miles from Wilmington. This force should march on Wilmington, while another, composed of 2,500 infantry,--with ten pieces of artillery, should land at Masonboroa Inlet, and push on toward the city. These several bodies would so distract and divide the Confederates, that the capture of the city might be an easy matter.--Written statement to the author, by General Graham. He collected a large force at Annapolis for the purpose, and was nearly ready to go forward, when General Grant arranged for the campaigns in Virginia and Georgia, and Burnside and the Ninth Corps were The New Ironsides the New Ironsides was a very powerful vessel, built in Philadelphia. It had a wooden hull covered with iron plates four inches in thickness. She had eight ports on each side, and carried sixteen 11-inch Dahlgren guns, two 200-pounder Parrott guns, and four 24-pounder boat howitzers. Her aggregate weight o
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
ation was thus to be prevented, or his life was to fall a sacrifice. In fact, she said troops were then drilling on the line of our own road, the Washington and Annapolis line, and other lines of railroad. The men drilled were to obey the commands of their leaders, and the leaders were banded together to capture Washington. As s might be adopted in case the direct route was cut off. One was the Delaware railroad to Seaford, and then up the Chesapeake and the Potomac to Washington, or to Annapolis, and thence to Washington; another to Perryville, and thence by water to Annapolis, and thence to Washington. Mr. Trist left that night, and arrived in WashingtAnnapolis, and thence to Washington. Mr. Trist left that night, and arrived in Washington at six the next morning. He immediately had an interview with General Scott, who, after listening to him, told him he had foreseen the trouble that was coming, and in October previous, had made a communication to President Buchanan predicting trouble at the South, and urging strongly the garrisoning of all the Southern forts an
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)
which such authorities could not control. The Committee visited camps of paroled prisoners at Annapolis and elsewhere, took large numbers of depositions in writing, and otherwise collected informatiter about 12,000 Union prisoners from Andersonville and elsewhere. They were brought to Annapolis, in Maryland, and in them the writer saw the horrible workings of the barbarity of the Conspirators. e kind direction of Dr. Vanderkieft, the Post Surgeon, visited the tents and hospital wards at Annapolis, containing some of these prisoners, soon after their arrival. They were then somewhat recrui the author conversed, was corroborative of the statements made in this chapter. Many died at Annapolis. In the little chapel, there were from two to fifteen coffins each day, with the remains of tfor the purpose, on the morning of the 24th of April, and visited the camps at Havre de Grace, Annapolis, and Washington City. Their numbers were few. Their zeal was unbounded, but their power was in
Andersonville, cruelties inflicted on Union prisoners at, 3.599. Andrews, J. J., secret expedition of against the Chattanooga and Atlantic railway, 2.300. Annapolis, Gen. Butler's operations at, 1.435; march of New York and Massachusetts troops from toward Washington, 1.439. Annapolis Junction, Gen. Butler at, 1.439. AAnnapolis Junction, Gen. Butler at, 1.439. Antietam, battle of, 2.476. Appomattox Court-House, Lee's surrender at, 3.558. Arkansas, a majority of the people of averse to secession, 1.201; how the ordinance of secession was passed in, 1.474; military movements in, 2.250-2.260; cooperative movements of Gen. Steele in, 3.270-3.273; cavalry fights in, 3.274. Arkansas Pen merchants of Northern and Southern States, 1.114. Butler, Gen., Benj. F., his expedition to Maryland, 1.434; saves the frigate Constitution, 1.436; at Annapolis Junction, 1.439; his occupation of Baltimore, 1.446; proclamation issued by, 1.447; recalled from Baltimore, 1.448; put in charge of military affairs at Fortress Mon