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William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 942 140 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. 719 719 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 641 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 465 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 407 1 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 319 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 301 1 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 274 274 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 224 10 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 II. 199 1 Browse Search
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l probabilities on their side: they erred only in underrating the potency of those intellectual, moral, and Providential forces, which in our age operate with accelerated power and activity in behalf of Liberty, Intelligence, and Civilization. So long as it seemed probable that our War would result more immediately in a Rebel triumph, I had no wish, no heart, to be one of its historians; and it was only when — following closely on the heels of the great Union successes of July, 1863, at Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and Helena — I had seen the Rebellion resisted and defeated in this City of New York (where its ideas and vital aims were more generally cherished than even in South Carolina or Louisiana), that I confidently hoped for an immediate and palpable, rather than a remote and circuitous triumph of the Union, now and evermore blended inseparably with Emancipation — with the legal and National recognition of every man's right to himself. Thenceforward, with momentary inte<
if his intended point of concentration were Gettysburg also. But, in fact, foreseeing that Lee mus of Pipe creek, some 15 miles south-east of Gettysburg, when an unexpected encounter precipitated tth another division, had moved directly upon Gettysburg; where lie encountered July 1. the van ofn 1820; entering the army in 1846; he had Gettysburg — battle of July 1. served his country in Ming from York under orders to concentrate on Gettysburg, came rapidly into the battle — Rhodes's divard to his fate. Sickles had been moving on Gettysburg till halted by Meade's new circular; and he hurriedly requested Hancock to judge whether Gettysburg afforded us better ground for a battle than ext morning, a General Order of retreat from Gettysburg, prescribing the route of each corps. Meadeattered columns commenced their retreat from Gettysburg, few of his officers can have imagined that Lee recoiled from Meade's unshaken front at Gettysburg. Gen. Buford, with his cavalry division,[24 more...]<
n be expelled from their city. And it has not been. The flight of the Rebel forces from all the points reached by our army in its advance was unexpected, and w.as misconstrued. So many passes, wherein a regiment and a battery might temporarily repel a corps, had been precipitately abandoned without a shot, as Kingston and Knoxville were, that it was fondly fancied that the Rebellion had collapsed — at least, in this quarter — that the recent and signal triumphs of the National arms at Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, &c., had taken the heart out of the remaining disunionists; that we had only thenceforth to advance and bloodlessly reclaim all that had been ruthlessly torn away. East Tennessee. It was a great mistake. Buckner was simply withdrawing the Rebel forces from East Tennessee to reenforce Bragg and enable him to overwhelm Rosecrans; and this facility of recovery should have aroused suspicion, and incited the quickest possible transfer of all but a brigade of Burns
ich separated Burnside's and Sherman's bloody repulses, at Fredericksburg Dec. 13, 1862. and Vicksburg Dec. 28. respectively from the triumphs of Meade at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. Grant in the fall of Vicksburg, July 4. and Banks in the surrender of Port Hudson. July 9. Our intermediate and subordinate reverses at on the night before the 4th, with evident intent to incite an insurrectionary movement on that day; but the tidings received by telegraph of Meade's success at Gettysburg, calling all the supporters of the War into the streets and inclining its opponents to solitude and seclusion, interfered with the execution of the programme. ronted and checked has reached its culminating point; and this one--which would almost certainly have broken out on the 4th, but for the news of Lee's defeat at Gettysburg — was now prosecuted under the heavy discouragement of the full tidings of Grant's triumph at Vicksburg; while the first news of Banks's capture of Port Hudson,
south side; as Wright, following Warren, had done at Jericho ford the night before. The passage of the river thus seemed to be triumphantly and cheaply effected; but the appearance was delusive. The river was barely fordable at different points, with high, rocky banks; and Lee had chosen a strong position, with both flanks drawn back; his right covered by marshes; his left resting on Little river; his front on the North Anna narrow and strong; our army being situated much as his was at Gettysburg, when Meade was able to throw divisions and corps from right to left to breast a coming shock, or strike a return blow, in half the time that Lee required to countervail the movement. So, when Burnside, approaching the river half way between our right and left wings, attempted to cross, his advance division (Crittenden's) was promptly repelled with heavy loss; and when Warren attempted to connect with Burnside by pushing Crawford's division down the south bank of the river, he in turn was
region to bushwhack Hunter's men — that is, fire at them from every covert, )while not embodied as a military force and seeming to be peaceful farmers or artisans. If this burning violated the laws of war, it had already been twice avenged by burning Gov. Bradford's country residence near Baltimore, and ex-P. M. General Blair's, near Washington. It was not in accordance with Lee's orders nor his practice in either of his invasions; for, though he burned Thaddeus Stevens's iron-works near Gettysburg (as we burned manufactories of warlike material, clothing, &c., throughout the South), he sternly forbad wanton devastation; and he was obeyed. Averill, with 2,600 cavalry, perplexed by the enemy's bewildering demonstrations, had fallen back from Hagerstown to Greencastle, and was but 9 miles from Chambersburg while Johnson and McCausland, with but part of the Rebel cavalry north of the Potomac, sacked and burned that town. He arrived that day but they had left; moving westward to McCo
and results.—the Presidential canvass of 1864.< State Electons reflect the varying phases of the War Kentucky Unionism Lincoln to Hodges Lincoln at Gettysburg Fremont nominated for President Radical platform Union National Convention its platform Lincoln and Johnson nominated Johnson's letter a season of Gloom lity of the Government to put down the Rebellion. Those of 1863, on the other hand, had strongly favored the Administration ; because the National successes at Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, Helena, &c., the reopening of the Mississippi, and the recovery of East Tennessee, with a good part of Arkansas, had induced a very gener and clearer for his past skepticism. Hence, at the great gathering which inaugurated Nov. 19, 1863. the National Cemetery carved from the battle-field of Gettysburg for the ashes of our brethren who there died that their country might live, though the elaborately polished oration of Edward Everett was patiently listened to,
I will proceed to designate the proper officers to carry the stipulations into effect. R. E. Lee, General. Lt-General U. S. Grant. The parting of Lee with his devoted followers was a sad one. Of the proud army which, dating its victories from Bull Run, had driven McClellan from before Richmond, and withstood his best effort at Antietam, and shattered Burnside's host at Fredericksburg, and worsted Looker at Chancellorsville, and fought Meade so stoutly, though unsuccessfully, before Gettysburg, and baffled Grant's bounteous resources and desperate efforts in the Wilderness, at Spottsylvania, on the North Anna, at Cold Harbor, and before Petersburg and Richmond, a mere wreck remained. It is said that 27,000 were included in Lee's capitulation; but, of these, not more than 10,000 had been able to carry their arms thus far on their hopeless and almost foodless flight. Barely 19 miles from Lynchburg when surrendered, the physical possibility of forcing their way thither, even at t
ands Jackson's division at Antietam, 206; at Gettysburg, 380 to 387; menaces Washington — is repulseerett, Edward, his speech at Boston, 256; at Gettysburg celebration, 457. Ewell, Gen., checks Fre, 142 to 147. Farnsworth, Gen., killed at Gettysburg, 388. Farragut, Admiral D. G., bombards v.-Gen. (Rebel), wounded at Antietam, 210; at Gettysburg, 389. Grenada, Miss., cavalry raids to, 616 to 120. Hampton, Gen. Wade, wounded at Gettysburg, 389; surprises Kilpatrick near Fayettevillet Antietam, 208; at Fredericksburg. 345; at Gettysburg. 380 to 387; wounded, 387; commands 2d corple, 358. Kemper, BR<*>G.-Gen., wounded at Gettysburg, 389. Kenesaw Mountain, Sherman repulsed ., 408; 404. Paul, Brig--Gen., wounded at Gettysburg, 388. Payne, Col., 2d La., wounded at Porston, 626. Revere, Col., Mass., killed at Gettysburg, 388. Reynolds, Gen. John F., at Gaines'srsville, 361; worsted by Longstreet, 381; at Gettysburg, 380-87. Sieges of, Atlanta, 637; Beaufor[45 more...]