Browsing named entities in Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3.. You can also browse the collection for Macon (Georgia, United States) or search for Macon (Georgia, United States) in all documents.

Your search returned 31 results in 6 document sections:

Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 14: Sherman's campaign in Georgia. (search)
man on the railway south of Atlanta leading to Macon, at Lovejoy's Station, on the night of the 28tat Lovejoy's, and sweeping southward, capture, Macon, the capital of Georgia, and pushing on to Ande thousand in number, he pressed directly upon Macon. There he was met so stoutly by Confederate ce not only abandoned all thoughts of capturing Macon, or becoming the liberator of the prisoners atd near Fairborn; then to proceed across to the Macon road and tear it up thoroughly; to avoid, as ftrict fidelity to orders. When he reached the Macon road, a little above Jonesboroa, he was confrod on the 29th he threw his army forward to the Macon road. Schofield moved cautiously, because he rgia to view the situation, and in a speech at Macon, on the 23d of September, he talked to them wioctrine of State supremacy. Davis's speech at Macon, already noticed, did not help his cause. Theoa, twenty-one miles south of Atlanta, on the Macon road. It was a little village of seven hundre
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
ered and alarmed by Sherman's movements, 407. Macon and Augusta threatened, 408. the Army crosses Macdonough for Gordon, on the railway east of Macon, and Slocum's by the town of Decatur, for Madilace his army in the heart of Georgia, between Macon and Augusta, and so compel his foe to divide hlpatrick swept around to, and strongly menaced Macon, Nov. 22, 1864. while Howard moved steadily frdon, on the Georgia Central railroad, east of Macon, on the 23d. Meanwhile, Slocum moved along thry of the Great March, page 58. excepting near Macon, and no serious obstacle, excepting such as wrnticello to Clinton, and then made a dash upon Macon, driving in some of Wheeler's cavalry there, tfederates came upon them from the direction of Macon. Nov. 22, 1864. These consisted of several br while the assailants, who finally fled toward Macon, left three hundred dead upon the field. The erely wounded. Howard could easily have taken Macon, after this blow upon its defenders, but such
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 19: the repossession of Alabama by the Government. (search)
at West Point, La Grange crossed the river, burned the bridges behind him, and moved on April 17. due east toward Macon, in Georgia. On the same day, Minty's (late Long's) division moved from Columbus for the same destination, and Upton's marched the next day. Minty, accompanied by Wilson, arrived at Macon on the 20th, when the Confederate forces there surrendered without resistance; and Wilson was informed by Howell Cobb, of the surrender of Lee to Grant, and the virtual ending of the war. Sherman and Johnston, which we shall consider presently. La Grange rejoined the main column soon after its arrival at Macon, but Croxton's brigade was still absent, and Wilson felt some uneasiness concerning its safety. All apprehensions were eestroying iron-works and factories in the region over which he raided, and then turned southeastward, and made his way to Macon. With his little force he had marched, skirmished, and destroyed, over a line six hundred and fifty miles in extent, in
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
patrick's cavalry. Stoneman was ordered to take his command to East Tennessee, and Wilson was directed to march his from Macon to the neighborhood of Decatur, on the Tennessee River. Generals Howard and Slocum were directed to conduct the remainderes. When he reached them, they were approaching Irwinsville, the capital of Irwin County, Georgia, nearly due south from Macon. They had pitched tents for the night, and in one of these the wearied husband and father lay down to rest, intending to retrace his steps before the dawn. Vigilant eyes were now looking for the notable fugitive. General Wilson, at Macon, had been informed of Davis's flight toward the Gulf, and sent out two bodies of horsemen to attempt his capture. One was led ured by Pritchard and his men, and with the rest of the fugitive party, was conveyed to General Wilson's Headquarters, at Macon. The method of Davis's capture, and the account of his disguise, are related by two persons as follows:-- When the
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)
Andersonville Prison, the most extensive, as it was the most infamous, of all the prisoner-pens into which Union captives were gathered. It was in an unhealthy locality, It is said to be the most unhealthy part of Georgia, and was probably selected as a depot for prisoners, on account of this fact. --Report of Captain James M. Moore to the Quartermaster-General. on the side of a red-clay hill, near Anderson Station, on the Southwestern railroad, in Georgia, about sixty miles south from Macon, and surrounded by the richest of the cotton and corn-growing regions of that State. The site was selected, at the suggestion it is said of Howell Cobb, the commander of the District, by Captain W. S. Winder, son of the Confederate Commissary of prisoners. It comprised twenty-seven acres of land, with a swamp in its center. A choked and sluggish stream flowing out of another swamp, crawled through it, while within rifle-shot distance from it flowed a large brook fifteen feet wide and thre
he Potomac, 2.23. McDowell, Va., battle at, 2.390. McLean, Wilmer, Lee's capitulation signed at the house of, 3.558. McMinnsville, cavalry fight at, 2.505; Gen. Reynolds's descent on, 3.119; supply train captured at by Wheeler, 3.150. Macon, Gen. Stoneman's expedition against, 3.388. McPherson. Gen., corps of in the assault on Vicksburg, 2.618; receives the surrender of Vicksburg from Pemberton, 2.628; appointed to command the Department of the Tennessee, 3.235; movement of from Fort Lafayette, 2.146; letter of Superintendent Kennedy, detailing important services of(note), il. 147. Stoneman, Gen., his raid against Lee's communications with Richmond, 3.283; details of his raid, 3.39; his unfortunate expedition against Macon, 3.388; operations of in East Tennessee, 3.429; his great raid from. Knoxville in 1865, 3.503. Stone's River, battle of, 2.544-2.550. Stoughton, Col., carried off from Fairfax Court-House by Moseby, 3.21. Strasburg, Gen. Banks at, 2.392