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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Averasboro, battle of. (search)
Averasboro, battle of. On his march from Fayetteville to Goldsboro, Sherman's forces were menaced by the Confederates, and Kilpatrick had several skirmishes with Wheeler and Hampton. He had struck the rear of Hardee's column (March 8, 1865) in its retreat towards Fayetteville. He had fought Hampton, and was defeated, losing many men (who were made prisoners) and guns. Kilpatrick barely escaped on foot in a swamp. where he rallied his men. They fell upon Hampton, who was plundering theilan, made movements to distract his adversary. He sent Slocum with four divisions of the left wing, preceded by cavalry, towards Averasboro and the main road to Raleigh; while two divisions of that wing, with the train, took the direct road to Goldsboro. Howard moved with four divisions on the right, ready to assist the left if necessary. It was a terrible march over quagmire roads, made so by incessant rain. They had to be corduroyed continually. Slocum found Hardee intrenched near Averas
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bentonville, battle of. (search)
Bentonville, battle of. After the defeat of Hardee at Averasboro, Sherman believed he would meet with no more serious opposition in his march to Goldsboro. He issued orders accordingly. This sense of security proved almost fatal to Sherman's army, for at that moment, Johnston, who had come down from Smithfield, N. C., on a rvering near in full force. he found the Nationals in a favorable position for him to attack them. Gen. J. C. Davis's corps was encamped (March 18, 1865) on the Goldsboro road, at a point where it was crossed by one from Clinton to Smithfield. Two divisions of Williams's were encamped 10 or 12 miles in the rear of this, in chargeleft of the Nationals. The Confederates prepared for another onset, but when Johnston heard of the actual connection of three National armies in the vicinity of Goldsboro, he perceived that all chance for success against Sherman had vanished. There had been hard fighting all day (March 20, 1865), and that night, after having his
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cape Fear, action at (search)
her and Wilmington. Gen. Alfred Terry did not think it prudent to advance on Wilmington until he should be reinforced. To effect this, General Grant ordered Schofield from Tennessee to the coast of North Carolina, where he arrived, with the 23d Corps, on Feb. 9, 1865, and swelled Terry's force of 8,000 to 20,000. Schofield, outranking Terry, took the chief command. The Department of North Carolina had just been created, and he was made its commander. The chief object now was to occupy Goldsboro, in aid of Sherman's march to that place. Terry was pushed forward towards Hoke's right, and, with gunboats, attacked Fort Anderson (Feb. 18) and drove the Confederates from it. The fleeing garrison was pursued, struck, and dispersed, with a loss of 375 men and two guns. The National troops pressed up both sides of the Cape Fear River, pushed Hoke back, while gunboats secured torpedoes in the stream and erected batteries on both banks. Hoke abandoned Wilmington, Feb. 22, 1865, after des
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Goldsboro, Junction of National armies at. (search)
Goldsboro, Junction of National armies at. The Confederates under Hoke fled from Wilmington northward, towards Goldsboro, towards which the Nationals ruder Schofield were pressing. It was at tGoldsboro, towards which the Nationals ruder Schofield were pressing. It was at the railroad crossing of the Neuse River. General Cox, with 5,000 of Palmer's troops, crossed from Newbern and established a depot of supplies at Kingston, after a moderate battle on the way with Hoke. The Nationals lost about 300. The Confederates fled across the Neuse, and Schofield entered Goldsboro on the 20th. Then Terry, who had been left at Wilmington, joined Schofield (March 22), and thived there. Nearly all the National troops in North Carolina were encamped that night around Goldsboro. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, with the combined and concentrated forces of Beauregard, Hardee, Hoeauregard, Hardee, Hood, the garrison from Augusta, Hoke, and the cavalry of Wheeler and Hampton, was at Smithfield, half-way between Goldsboro and Raleigh, with about 40,000 troops, mostly veterans.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, State of (search)
e aggressive blows that might intimidate his antagonists. Early in November he made an incursion in the interior and liberated several hundred slaves. With a larger force he set out from Newbern, Dec. 11, to strike and break up the railway at Goldsboro that connected Richmond with the Carolinas, and form a junction with the National forces at Suffolk and Norfolk. His passage of a large creek was disputed by General Evans and 2,000 Confederates, with three pieces of artillery. They were routencountered (Dec. 14) about 6,000 Confederates, well posted, and, after a sharp fight, they were driven across the river, firing the bridge behind them. The flames were put out, and 400 of the fugitives were captured. Foster pushed on towards Goldsboro, and near that place was checked by a large Confederate force under Gen. G. W. Smith. Foster destroyed the railroad bridge over the Neuse, 6 miles of the railway, and a half-finished iron-clad gunboat, returning to Newbern at the end of eight
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), entry on-to-washington- (search)
There never was half the unanimity among the people before, nor a tithe of the zeal upon any subject that is now manifested to take Washington and drive from it every Black Republican who is a dweller there. From the mountain-tops and valleys to the shores of the sea there is one wild shout of fierce resolve to capture Washington City at all and every human hazard. On the same day Governor Ellis, of North Carolina, ordered a regiment of State troops to march for Washington; and the Goldsboro (N. C.) Tribune of the 24th, speaking of the grand movement of Virginia and a rumored one in Maryland, said: It makes good the words of Secretary Walker, of Montgomery, in regard to the Federal metropolis. It transfers the lines of battle from the Potomac to the Pennsylvania border. The Raleigh (N. C.) Standard of the same date said: Our streets are alive with soldiers (North Carolina was then a professedly loyal State); and added, Washington City will be too hot to hold Abraham Lincoln and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
and raised the streams that the army was compelled to cross higher up, and did not effect the passage until the first week in February. Savannah and its dependencies were transferred to General Foster, then in command of the Department of the South, with instructions to co-operate with Sherman's inland movements by occupying, in succession, Charleston and other places. Sherman notified General Grant that it was his intention, after leaving Savannah, to undertake, at one stride, to make Goldsboro an open communication with the sea by the Newbern Railway. Feints of attacks on Charleston kept Hardee from interfering with Sherman's inland march. Wheeler had been putting obstructions in his pathway to Columbia: but the movements of the Nationals were so mysterious that it distracted the Confederates, who could not determine whether Sherman's objective was Charleston or Augusta. His invasion produced wide-spread alarm. Sherman's army steadily advanced in the face of every obstacle
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
865 Lincoln inaugurated President......March 4, 1865 twentieth administration—Republican, March 4, 1865, to March 3, 1869. Abraham Lincoln, Illinois, President. Andrew Johnson, Tennessee, Vice-President. Special session of Senate adjourns......March 11, 1865 Battle of Averysboro, N. C.......March 15, 1865 Confederate Congress adjourns sine die......March 18, 1865 Battle of Bentonville, N. C.......March 19, 1865 Armies of Sherman, Terry, and Schofield join at Goldsboro, N. C.......March 23, 1865 Battle of Five Forks, Va.......March 31–April 1, 1865 Richmond evacuated by Confederates and partly burned......April 2, 1865 Selma, Ala., captured with large stores......April 2, 1865 Ewell's division, some 8,000 men, cut off, surrounded, and captured at Sailor's Creek, Va.......April 6, 1865 Correspondence between United States Minister Adams in London and Earl Russell, respecting the Alabama, begins......April 7, 1865 Lee surrenders to Grant at A
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
...April 26, 1862 Edward Stanley, commissioned by President Lincoln temporary governor of that part of North Carolina still under Federal control, arrives at Newbern......May 26, 1862 Battles at Kingston, Dec. 14, White Hall, Dec. 16, and Goldsboro......Dec. 17, 1862 The James City lands settled by negroes......1862 [After the war claimed by James A. Bryan, to whom they were awarded by the Supreme Court. Militia had to be called out to put him in possession—negroes sign leases for crosses the Cape Fear River, March 15; Federals under General Slocum defeat Confederates under Hardee in the battle of Averasboro, March 16; Sherman defeats Johnston at Bentonville, March 19; the armies of Sherman, Terry, and Schofield join at Goldsboro, March 23; Boone, N. C., is captured by Stoneman......March 28, 1865 Stoneman defeats Confederates under Pemberton at Grant's Creek, and captures Salisbury......April 12, 1865 Raleigh occupied by General Sherman......April 13, 1865 She