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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 299 299 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 215 1 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 198 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 194 194 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 139 1 Browse Search
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War. 128 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 120 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 98 0 Browse Search
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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 75 73 Browse Search
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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 1: the Ante-bellum life of the author. (search)
ent was afterwards known as The Punster. There were sixty-two graduating members of the class of 1842, my number being sixty. I was assigned to the Fourth United States Infantry as brevet lieutenant, and found my company with seven others of the regiment at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, in the autumn of 1842. Of the class graduating the year that we entered were G. T. Beauregard and Irvin McDowell, who, twenty-three years later, commanded the hostile armies on the plains of Manassas, in Virginia. Braxton Bragg and W. J. Hardee were of the same class. The head man of the next class (1839) was I. I. Stevens, who resigned from the army, and, after being the first governor of Washington Territory, returned to military service, and fell on the sanguinary field of Chantilly on the 1st of September, 1862. Next on the class roll was Henry Wager Halleck, who was commander-in-chief of the United States armies from July, 1862, to March, 1864. W. T. Sherman and George H. Thomas, o
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 2: from New Mexico to Manassas. (search)
as brigadier-general, with orders to report at Manassas Junction, to General Beauregard. I reported on the cal director. The regiments were stationed at Manassas Junction. On the 6th they were marched out, formed ing of the direct road between Centreville and Manassas Junction. At the Junction well-constructed battery epaance. Beauregard was subsequently assigned to Manassas Junction, which, under later developments, became the smer had assumed command of the Confederates at Manassas Junction about the 1st of June. McDowell marched on behind Mitchell's Ford on the Centreville and Manassas Junction road. It was proposed that he should engage hout Centreville, his immediate objective being Manassas Junction. From Centreville the Warrenton Turnpike bearing Bull Run at Stone Bridge (four miles). The Manassas Junction road due south crosses at Mitchell's Ford (thr look well to the roads on the direct route to Manassas Junction and via the Stone Bridge, to impress an advanc
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 3: battle of Manassas, or Bull Run. (search)
l Patterson, should stand so surely against the Confederates in that field, under General Johnston, as to prevent the withdrawal of the latter through the Blue Ridge, which goes to show that the concentration was considered, and thought possible, and that McDowell was, therefore, under some pressure to act in time to gain his battle before Johnston could have time for his swoop from the mountains. At Centreville on the 18th, McDowell was within five miles of his immediate objective,--Manassas Junction,--by the route of Tyler's reconnoissance. The Sudley Ford route involved a march of twenty miles and drew him nearer the reach of Johnston's forces. So, if Tyler's reconnoissance proved the route by Blackburn's Ford practicable, it was imperative on McDowell to adopt it. If it was proved impracticable, the route by Sudley's Ford was necessary and justified the delay. But it has been claimed that the Union commander did not intend to have the reconnoissance, and that he could have ma
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 5: Round about Richmond. (search)
ginia at Centreville aggressive action Council with the President and Secretary of War Mr. Davis's high opinion of McClellan operations on the Peninsula engagements about Yorktown and Williamsburg severe toil added to the soldiers' usual labors by a saturated soil. Apropos of the attack upon Richmond, apprehended in the winter of 1861-62, it should be borne in mind that there were four routes supposed to be practicable for the advance of the enemy: 1. The original route by Manassas Junction and the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. 2. By crossing the Potomac near Potomac Creek, thence by Fredericksburg to Richmond. 3. By land,--the shortest,--to go down the Potomac to the Lower Rappahannock, landing at or near Urbana, and thence march for the Confederate capital. 4. By transports to Fortress Monroe, thence by the Peninsula, between the James and York Rivers. General McClellan's long delay to march against General Johnston, when he was so near and accessible at
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 13: making ready for Manassas again. (search)
trike the railway in the enemy's rear at Manassas Junction, his supply depot. Stuart's cavalry waspportunity, Jackson sent a detachment to Manassas Junction (seven miles). The gallant Trimble, withs in his rear were strengthened; that at Manassas Junction by a division. Under assurances fromd a division to reinforce the command at Manassas Junction, so that when Jackson cut in on his reaed for Bristoe Station, Reno's corps for Manassas Junction, and McDowell, from Gainesville, was ord guided by the Manassas Gap Railroad, to Manassas Junction. Ewell made his way along the railro At one A. M., A. P. Hill marched from Manassas Junction, crossed Bull Run, and halted at Centrev At twelve o'clock, General Pope reached Manassas Junction. Misled by the movements of A. P. Hill ed that he should not go farther towards Manassas Junction. These instructions were urgent, with ang the entire force from Centreville and Manassas Junction should be up and in prompt co-operation.[2 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 14: Second battle of Manassas (Bull Run). (search)
ff to the rear, across the Manassas Gap Railroad, to guard against forces of the enemy reported in the direction of Manassas Junction and Bristoe. As formed, my line made an obtuse angle forward of Jackson's, till it approached Manassas Gap Railroa in the event of severe contention. We knew of Ricketts's division in that quarter, and of a considerable force at Manassas Junction, which indicated one corps. At two o'clock Kearny made an earnest opening against Jackson's left, but no informeces of artillery, many thousand small-arms picked up from the field, and many colors, besides the captures made at Manassas Junction by General Jackson. Rebellion Record, vol. XII. part II. p. 558. General Lee's report. A fair estimate of forces the Confederates were in retreat, and planned his movements upon false premises. Jackson's march to Bristoe and Manassas Junction was hazardous, or seemed so, but in view of his peculiar talent for such work (the captured despatch of General Po
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 32: failure to follow success. (search)
ear had failed to manage as well as we might. The country was a perfect waste. A northeast storm broke upon us. There was neither shelter nor food for man or beast. I saw no real good I could accomplish by manoeuvring. The enemy had destroyed the bridge over the Rappahannock and blown up one of the piers. The freshet after we left the Rapidan carried away the railroad bridge over that river. I therefore withdrew to the Rappahannock, destroying the railroad from Cub Run (this side Manassas Junction) to the Rappahannock River. We inflicted some punishment upon the enemy,--captured upward of two thousand four hundred prisoners. But I missed you dreadfully, and your brave corps. Your cheerful face and strong arms would have been invaluable. I hope you will soon return to me. I trust we may soon be together again. May God preserve you and all with you. Very truly yours, R. E. Lee. General Longstreet. The President left the army more despondent than he found it. Gen