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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 1,756 1,640 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 979 67 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. 963 5 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 742 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 694 24 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 457 395 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 I. 449 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 427 7 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 420 416 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 410 4 Browse Search
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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)
p of the victors at Manassas, the streets of Washington were crowded with discomfited and disheartene so speedily transferred from Harrisburg to Washington, See note 2, page 520, volume I. and gave press on after the fugitives and capture Washington City, the great and coveted prize? The immobi and organizing, and drilling in front of Washington City. Johnston made his Headquarters at Grigsthe young chieftain, with headquarters at Washington City. Other changes had already been determted to construct a system of defenses for Washington City, on both sides of the Potomac. In the coring the seven months that it remained at Washington City and in the vicinity we may fairly look foilst the National Congress was in session at Washington, and armies were contending along the borderto go into the Yankee lines. he hastened to Washington, and thence to New York, where he had a sealuld find advocates in Richmond as well as in Washington. He opposed these schemes of disorder which[8 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 2: civil and military operations in Missouri. (search)
it as a brilliant victory, achieved upon a hard-fought field, and said the Confederates had scattered far and wide the well-appointed army which the usurper at Washington had been for more than six months gathering. The Confederate Congress, at Richmond, on the 21st of August, in the preamble to a resolution of thanks tendered t in the whole West; and instead of shouting Ho I for Richmond! and Ho! for New Orleans! there will be hurrying to and fro, among the frightened magnates at Washington, and anxious inquiries of what they shall do to save themselves from the vengeance to come. Indeed, McCulloch, in his first official report, only said of the red at New York were detained for the use of the Army of the Potomac. Indeed, the National authorities were so absorbed in taking measures for the defense of Washington City, that the care of the Government was little felt in the West, for a time. Fremont. perceived that he could be useful only by assuming grave responsibilitie
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
ral Scott Sept. 14, 1861. to forward five thousand well-armed infantry to Washington City, without a moment's delay. There were at that time seventy thousand men ue Union, and the atrocious despotism which he alleged had been established at Washington; and he charged his own State Legislature with abject submission to every dem with discretionary powers to use it or not. The Secretary carried it back to Washington, and the Adjutant-General made a report highly unfavorable to the commanding i, November 11, 1861. Maj.-Gen. George B. Mcclellan, Commanding-in-Chief, Washington, D. C.:-- I would regard it as an act of personal courtesy and kindness to me the army. J. C. Fremont, Maj.-Gen. U. S. A. Headquarters of the Army, Washington, Nov. 11, 1861. Maj.-Gen. J. C. Fremont:-- Before receiving your dispatch,pre-cautionary movement, until it was evident that the despotic Government at Washington had determined to subjugate first Kentucky and then Tennessee, whom he regard
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
est. In his pocket was found a complete description of the works at Elk Water. His remains were tenderly cared for, and sent to General Lee the next morning. Washington was about forty years of age. and wounded, and ninety prisoners. Report of General J. J. Reynolds to Assistant Adjutant-General George L. Hartsuff, Septemberssed with the importance of preserving them, that, after consultation with Stringham and Stellwagen, he returned immediately to Fortress Monroe, and hastened to Washington with the first news of the victory, to explain his views to the Government in person. It was determined to hold them, and the troops, which had only been provirgents. The assailants fled back to Roanoke, and after that left Hatteras in the undisputed possession of the National forces. General Mansfield was sent from Washington with five hundred troops, to still further strengthen the position. He was soon relieved by Brigadier-General Thomas S. Williams, of the Regular Army. While
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
ral McClellan, whose Headquarters were in Washington City, on Pennsylvania Avenue, opposite the sou Abraham Lincoln. General Scott left Washington city immediately after he retired from active &c., on the left bank of the river; Casey at Washington; Stoneman's cavalry at Washington; Hunt's arng opposite his camp, when he was ordered to Washington, and placed before the Committee on the Condully endeavored to obtain justice for him at Washington. When his brother-in-law, on his way thither meritorious services in Mexico). was in Washington City, General Scott desired him to rally arounhis military cloak. All the outposts around Washington were under his command until the passage of ollowing Wednesday, January 9th, troops from Washington took possession of the fort, under orders frecessary for him to take the first train for Washington. Before going, he posted a letter to me, brthat evening from Philadelphia, and so reach Washington early the next day. General Scott said that [29 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 6: the Army of the Potomac.--the Trent affair.--capture of Roanoke Island. (search)
statesmen of the time of George III. called Washington and Franklin by that name. Lord Stanley, whughter of Corcoran, the eminent banker of Washington City. The Theodore touched first at Nassau, Nn was Abraham Lincoln. The author was in Washington city when the news reached there of the capturr), to Lord Lyons, the British Ambassador at Washington, authorizing his Lordship to demand from thernment, your lordship is instructed to leave Washington, with all the members of your legation, brinmes (see page 858, volume L), was then in Washington City, and remained there for some time. He ha to the censor of the press and telegraph at Washington, to suppress all communication concerning thdemand was communicated to the Government at Washington. It produced much indignation in the publicthe flame of discord between the Cabinets of Washington and London. In England, Liverpool was the funt Mercier, the representative of France at Washington, a desire Count Mercier. that the captives[2 more...]
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)
active part in the war, was appointed to the command of the new Department of Missouri. It included Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Arkansas, and that portion of Kentucky lying west of the Cumberland River. He had arrived in Washington on the 5th, Nov., 1861. and on the 19th took the command, with Brigadier-General George W. Cullum, an eminent engineer officer, as his chief of staff, and Brigadier-General Schuyler Hamilton as assistant chief. Both officers had been on the sissippi and along its borders. James H. Lane, then a member of the United States Senate, was to command that army. Owing to some difficulties, arising from misapprehension, the expedition was abandoned, and Lane took his seat in the Senate at Washington. The general plan of his treatment of the rebellion, which was rife on the Missouri border, was set forth in a few words addressed to the Trustees of Platte City, Dec. 2, 1861. concerning an outlaw named Gordon, who, with a guerrilla band, was
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 8: the siege and capture of Fort Donelson. (search)
e Army mail service, 224. the Army mail at Washington, 225. a voyage on the Cumberland River, 226eadquarters Armies of the United States, Washington, D. C., July 30th, 1866: -- Dear Sir :--nder the first call began to assemble around Washington, in April and May, 1861. The chaplain of eapost-master, and he usually called at the Washington City Post-office for the army mail. When the rmy mail after it left the post-office at Washington City. During the Peninsula campaign, the mar the Army of the Potomac was forwarded from Washington by way of Baltimore and Old Point Comfort, tere all distributed in the Post-office at Washington City, where they were assorted into regiments,sters, for the guidance of the postmaster at Washington, were furnished when troops changed localiti, says Mr. S. J. Bowen, the postmaster of Washington City, in a letter to the author, on the 22d ofthis time till we left Raleigh, en route for Washington, all mail matter was regularly received, and
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)
ain Stevens, that were not brigaded. There was also a battalion of cavalry under Major Bowen, acting as General Curtis's body-guard. The advent of General Van Dorn in the Confederate camp was a cause for great rejoicing. Forty heavy guns thundered a welcome, and the chief harangued his troops in a boastful and grandiloquent style. Soldiers, he cried, behold your leader! He comes to show you the way to glory and immortal renown. He comes to hurl back the minions of the despots at Washington, whose ignorance, licentiousness, and brutality are equaled only by their craven natures. They come to free your slaves, lay waste your plantations, burn your villages, and abuse your loving wives and beautiful daughters. Van Dorn had sent forth a characteristic address to the young men of Arkansas, Texas, and Northern Louisiana. We have voted to be free, he said. We must now fight to be free, or present to the world the humiliating spectacle of a nation of braggarts, more contemptible
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 11: operations in Southern Tennessee and Northern Mississippi and Alabama. (search)
ath of Johnston, and of his loss as irreparable. had reason to change his tone of triumph; while the orders that went out from the War and Navy Departments at Washington The order from each Department directed that, on the Sunday next after receiving it, chaplains should offer in each behalf a prayer, giving thanks to the Lor Memphis and Ohio railway between Hum-bolt and the City of Memphis. He made his Headquarters at the latter place; and very soon afterward Halleck was called to Washington, to occupy the important position of General-in-Chief of all the armies of the Republic in the place of McClellan, leaving General Thomas at Corinth, and Generaly, so they fled while a way of escape was yet open. The cautious Buell and the fiery Mitchel did not work well together, and the latter was soon called to Washington City and assigned to the command of the Department of the South, with his Headquarters at Hilton Head, leaving his troops in the West in charge of General Rousseau
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