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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
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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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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 1: the Ante-bellum life of the author. (search)
nstrate the pulleys. The professor thought that I had forgotten my old friend the enemy, but I smiled, for he had become dear to me,--in waking hours and in dreams,--and the cadet passed easily enough for a maximum mark. The cadets had their small joys and sometimes little troubles. On one occasion a cadet officer reported me for disobedience of orders. As the report was not true, I denied it and sent up witnesses of the occasion. Dick Garnett, who fell in the assault of the 3d, at Gettysburg, was one witness, and Cadet Baker, so handsome and lovable that he was called Betsy, was the other. Upon overlooking the records I found the report still there, and went to ask the superintendent if other evidence was necessary to show that the report was not true. He was satisfied of that, but said that the officer complained that I smiled contemptuously. As that could only be rated as a single demerit, I asked the benefit of the smile; but the report stands to this day, Disobedience o
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 18: battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam. (search)
reatest carnage in the campaigns between the North and South. Gettysburg was the greatest battle of the war, but it was for three days, anh battle of the war, Spottsylvania and the Wilderness, as well as Gettysburg, exceeding it in number of killed and wounded, but each of these n battles, the Seven Days Battle (following McClellan's retreat), Gettysburg, and Chickamauga exceeded Sharpsburg, but each of these occupied the Seven Days Battle 19,739,--more, it will be observed, than at Gettysburg (15,298), though the total loss, including 5150 captured or missiproportionally than in the two days at Chickamauga, three days at Gettysburg, or seven days on the bloody Chickahominy. But the sanguinary0), as contrasted with 17,567 killed and wounded in three days at Gettysburg, 16,141 in eight days at Spottsylvania, and 14,283 in the three dlain,--more than two-thirds of the number killed in three days at Gettysburg (3070). And this tremendous tumult of carnage was entirely compas
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 23: battle of Fredericksburg (continued). (search)
charge of Meade's divisions compared with that of Pickett, Pettigrew, and Trimble's columns at Gettysburg forty per cent. Killed in charging lines here, and sixty per cent. At Gettysburg total lossGettysburg total losses peace to be declared because gold had gone to 200 organization of the Army of Northern Virginia. On the morning of the 13th of December the confronting armies, which were destined that day to ge of Meade's division has been compared with that of Pickett's, Pettigrew's, and Trimble's at Gettysburg, giving credit of better conduct to the former. The circumstances do not justify the comparisy's line, strengthened by field-works and manned by thrice their numbers. The Confederates at Gettysburg had been fought to exhaustion of men and munitions. They lost about sixty per cent. of the asmade a brave, good fight is beyond question, but he had superior numbers and appointments. At Gettysburg the Confederate assault was made against intrenched lines of artillery and infantry, where st
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter25: invasion of Pennsylvania. (search)
ee issues orders for a march on Harrisburg municipal authorities of York and Gettysburg surrender to General John B. Gordon. The absorbing study now was the projet flank. The eastern column was to march through Sharpsburg, Emmitsburg, and Gettysburg towards the bridge over the Susquehanna River at Wrightsville, Jenkins's cava. His column, intending to move east of the mountains through Emmitsburg and Gettysburg, had marched parallel to the main column as far as Greenwood, when orders were renewed for it to march east through Gettysburg. General Early, commanding, ordered Gordon's brigade and a detachment of cavalry through Gettysburg; but his other Gettysburg; but his other troops marched north through Mummasburg. The failure of the Imboden cavalry on his left caused General Ewell to send General George H. Steuart through McConnellsburs of flour. He halted at Carlisle on the 27th. The municipal authorities of Gettysburg and York surrendered to General Gordon, who took some prisoners of the State
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 26: Gettysburg-First day. (search)
i. p. 480. As the change of orders made Gettysburg prominent as the point of impact, the positiester, twenty-two miles. Buford's cavalry, Gettysburg. It should be borne in mind that the fief July 1, General A. P. Hill marched towards Gettysburg with the divisions of Heth and Pender, and this division under Early into line nearer to Gettysburg, Gordon's brigade and Jones's battery comingqui peut. As the troops retreated through Gettysburg, General Hancock rode upon the field, and unonfederates following through the streets of Gettysburg. Two other divisions of Confederates were ut army, under General Meade, was approaching Gettysburg. Without information as to its proximity, tof his corps, and consequently did not reach Gettysburg until a late hour. .. The following circul Corps: Headquarters First Army Corps, Near Gettysburg, July 1, 5.30 P. M. Colonel,-- The commanivision camped at Marsh Run, four miles from Gettysburg. Here is Hood's account of his march: While[13 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 27: Gettysburg-Second day. (search)
Chapter 27: Gettysburg-Second day. The Confederate commander reviews the field and decidching from Manchester, twenty-two miles from Gettysburg. Its first order, received near Manchester h the corps marched was three miles east of Gettysburg, the march would have been only twenty-six mng done in either army to reach the field of Gettysburg. The battle was to be opened on the righr designated hour, pending the operations at Gettysburg during the first three days of July, 1863...s not ordered to attack on the 2d of July at Gettysburg at six o'clock in the morning, and did not a Army Corps that the disaster and failure at Gettysburg was alone and solely due to its commander, aeir way from some point north to Cashtown or Gettysburg. How many hours we were detained I am unabltook you about dark at the hill this side of Gettysburg, about half a mile from the town. You had breached the camp, three miles, perhaps, from Gettysburg, and found the column near by. Orders were i[5 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter28: Gettysburg-Third day. (search)
alf (Captain Long, the guide of the field of Gettysburg in 1888, stated that it was a trifle over a ich, by accident, General Meade fell back at Gettysburg. We have good reason for saying that duringaign, which was more blundering than that of Gettysburg. At Sharpsburg, General Jackson left the ficene of human courage and human sacrifice at Gettysburg there arises in the South an apparition, likn, wailing the lament, Some one blundered at Gettysburg! Woe is me, whose duty was to die! Fitzside of his coterie that over the heights of Gettysburg was to be found honor for the South. Genwere, could not have carried the position at Gettysburg. The enemy was there. Officers and men kne Early in 1864. The Confederate chief at Gettysburg looked something like Napoleon at Waterloo. ssertion seems to refer to the operations at Gettysburg, after Jackson had found his Happy Home. LeThe organization of the contending armies at Gettysburg was as follows: Army of Northern Virginia[4 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 29: the wave rolls back. (search)
Chapter 29: the wave rolls back. Confederates retreat from Gettysburg the Federals pursue crossing the Potomac under difficulties Kilpatrick's cavalry dash on Pettigrew's command General Lee thought to rest his army in the Valley of Virginia, but Meade followed too fast engagements that harassed the retreat General Lee wished to be relieved of command, but President Davis would not consent to the appointment of Joseph E. Johnston or General Beauregard. The armies rested on the Fourth, --one under the bright laurels secured by the brave work of the day before, but in profound sorrow over the silent forms of the host of comrades who had fallen during those three fateful days, whose blood bathed the thirsty fields of Gettysburg, made classic by the most stupendous clash of conflict of that long and sanguinary war; while gentle rain came to mellow the sod that marked the honored rest of friend and foe; the other, with broken spirits, turned from fallen comrades to find
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 31: battle of Chickamauga. (search)
Aggregate of cavalry, equipped10,114 Aggregate of artillery, equipped4,192 Total60,867 Confederate losses (estimated; returns imperfect)17,800 Union losses by returns (infantry, artillery, and cavalry)16,550 The exceeding heaviness of these losses will be better understood, and the desperate and bloody character of the Chickamauga battle more fully appreciated, upon a little analysis. The battle, viewed from the stand-point of the Union losses, was the fifth greatest of the war, Gettysburg, Spottsylvania, the Wilderness, and Chancellorsville alone exceeding it, but each of these battles were of much longer time. Viewed by comparison of Confederate losses, Chickamauga occupies similar place-fifth--in the scale of magnitude among the battles of the war. But the sanguinary nature of the contention is best illustrated by a simple suggestion of proportions. Official reports show that on both sides the casualties-killed, wounded, and missing-embraced the enormous proportion
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 32: failure to follow success. (search)
nt to the division, upon application of General Hood, and in consequence there was some feeling of rivalry between him and Brigadier-General Law, the next in rank, who had served with the division since its organization, and had commanded it at Gettysburg after General Hood was wounded, and after his taking off in the battle of Chickamauga. The President referred to the services of General Law with the division, but failed to indicate a preference. I thought it unwise and not military to chooss for the South, saved the eight thousand lost in defending the march for Vicksburg, the thirty-one thousand surrendered there, Port Hudson and its garrison of six thousand, and the splendid Army of Northern Virginia the twenty thousand lost at Gettysburg. And who can say that with these sixty-five thousand soldiers saved, and in the ranks, the Southern cause would not have been on a grand ascending grade with its bayonets and batteries bristling on the banks of the Ohio River on the 4th day o