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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 103 27 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 57 9 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 46 2 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 40 4 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2 40 2 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 33 13 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 28 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 27 1 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 22 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 22 0 Browse Search
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ere uninjured, and not a man in them killed. The repulse of the gunboats closed the operations of the day, except a few scattering shots along the land defenses. In consequence of reenforcements to the enemy, the plan of operations for the next day was determined by the Confederate generals about midnight. The whole of the left wing of the army, except eight regiments, was to move out of the trenches, attack, turn, and drive the enemy's right until the Wynn's Ferry road, which led to Charlotte through a good country, was cleared, and an exit thus secured. The troops, moving in the small hours of the night over the icy and broken roads, which wound through the obstructed area of defense, made slow progress, and delayed the projected operations. At 4 A. M. on the 15th, Pillow's troops were ready, except one brigade, which came late into action. By six o'clock Baldwin's brigade was engaged with the enemy, only two or three hundred yards from his lines, and the bloody contest o
army as to make a junction with it practicable. In this state of affairs I was informed that General Beauregard, after his troops had entered North Carolina, had decided to march to the eastern part of that state. This would leave the road to Charlotte open to Sherman's pursuing column, which, interposing, would prevent the troops coming from the west from joining Beauregard, enable him to destroy our force in detail by the joint action of his own army and that of Schofield, commanding the dince felt, but which his campaigns in Mississippi and Georgia had impaired. With the understanding that General Lee was himself to supervise and control the operations, I assented to the assignment. General Johnston, on February 23d at Charlotte, North Carolina, relieved General Beauregard and assumed command. General Lee's first instructions to General Johnston were to concentrate all available forces and drive back Sherman. The first part of the instructions was well executed; the last par
transportation afforded, there could readily have been sent about three hundred thousand rations, with due regard to the demand upon this post. During the retreat, supplies were found at Pamphlin's Depot, Farmville, Danville, Salisbury, and Charlotte. Major B. P. Noland, chief commissary for Virginia, wrote to General St. John, April 16, 1874. After saying that he had read with care the report of General St. John, and expressing the opinion that it was entirely correct, of which no one insupplies sufficient for the support of the Army of Northern Virginia under General Lee was solved and surmounted, for I know that abundant supplies were in reach of transportation on the Richmond and Danville Railroad, being massed in Danville, Charlotte, and at other points; and, from the increased motive power above referred to, they could have been deliverd as fast as they were required. . . . At the time of the evacuation of the city, there were ample supplies in it, as well as on the railr
d so full and supplied so well in hand, from Charlotte southwest, that the commissary-general was aprivate property. I found some cavalry at Charlotte, and soon had the satisfaction to increase t General Johnston as follows: Charlotte, North Carolina, April 24, 1865. General J. E. Johnshe cavalry of Johnston's army, came to me at Charlotte, told me that he feared the army was to be se expiration of the armistice, I rode out of Charlotte, attended by the members of my Cabinet (exceot recollecting to have met Colonel Mason at Charlotte, I wrote to him, calling his attention to threasury, Trenholm, was ill before we reached Charlotte, and quite so during our stay there, but he l Johnston obeyed the order sent to him from Charlotte, and moved on the route selected by himself,His force, united to that I had assembled at Charlotte, would, it was believed, have been sufficien River. Had the cavalry with which I left Charlotte been associated with a force large enough to[6 more...]
4. Message to Lincoln concerning treatment of prisoners, 494-95. Letters concerning treatment of prisoners and non-combatants, 501-03. Blair's attempts to negotiate peace, 517. Withdrawal of Confederate government from Richmond, 566-68. Proclamation to people of Danville, 574. Establishment of Confederate government at Greensboro, 575. Conference in Greensboro with generals, 576-79. Remark of Sherman to J. E. Johnston, 582. Statements of J. E. Johnston, 585-86. Journey South from Charlotte, 585, 588-91, 593-94. Capture and imprisonment, 594-97. Objects of book, 645. Mrs. Jefferson, 419. Davis Guards, 199. Dayton, —, 320. Deagan, Hugh, 201. Deane, Silas, 229. Deerhound (yacht), 216. Delaney, Michael, 201. Dibrell, General, 466. Dix, General John A., 8, 87, 134, 264, 406, 413. Correspondence with Governor Seymour concerning New York conscription, 411-12. Dixon, Captain, 20, 24. Donaldsonville, La., Battle of, 351. Donovan, Daniel, 201. Dougherty, Thomas,