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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Strength of General Lee's army in the Seven days battles around Richmond. (search)
the 30th of April, 1862, he had 4,725 officers and 104,610 men for duty — in all 109,335; and that on the 26th of June he had 4,665 officers and 101,160 men — in all 105,825 for duty. Dix's command never joined him. It was the same command which Wool had at Fortress Monroe when we were at Yorktown. The only change made in its status was the assignment of Dix to the command, on the 1st of June, 1862, in the place of Wool, with orders to report to McClellan; but no part of Dix's command joined Wool, with orders to report to McClellan; but no part of Dix's command joined McClellan. The only accession McClellan had after Seven Pines and before the battles was McCaul's division, 9,514 strong; and it did not make up for the losses in battle and by sickness. General Lee certainly received accessions, including Jackson's command, to the extent of about 23,000 men; and when the Seven Days battles began, the disparity between the forces had been diminished, as well by the decrease of McClellan's army as by the increase of General Lee's. One strong reason why the a
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The First iron-clad Monitor. (search)
atches received, Mr. Watson, Assistant Secretary of War, hastily entered with a telegram from General Wool, at Fortress Monroe, stating that the Merrimac had come down from Norfolk the preceding day, in Hampton Roads, and destroyed the Cumberland and Congress. Apprehensions were expressed by General Wool that the remaining vessels would be made victims the following day, and that the Fortress itsquested my immediate attendance at the Executive Mansion. The Secretary of War, on receiving General Wool's telegram, had gone instantly to the President, and at the same time sent messages to the otwith some of the best and most powerful vessels in the navy, but judging from the dispatch of General Wool, they could be of little avail against this impregnable antagonist. I had expected that our and my main reliance was upon her. We had, however, no information, as yet, of her arrival. General Wool made no allusion to her in his telegram, which, it happened, was the first received over the
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The draft riots in New York. (search)
. Shortly afterward a mounted orderly from General Wool's headquarters made his appearance, bearingt. Nicholas Hotel, where I was ushered into General Wool's office, in one of the parlors. The apart admitted by Major Christensen prevailed at General Wool's headquarters without interruption througher General Sanford when ordered to do so by General Wool, he had, at his own request, been relieved eved also, but he requested me to report to General Wool, which I did. A more arbitrary piece of absatter held higher rank by State commission. General Wool, however, was firm in spite of the earnest assume the position. On the following day, General Wool was superseded by Major General John A. Dix between capacity and titled incompetency. General Wool, in his temporary office at the St. Nicholae innumerable incidents of a campaign. Yet General Wool, in a letter written July 20th to Governor n order to accomplish this very thing which General Wool's order practically forbade. A similar [6 more...]
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Baltimore riots. (search)
formants. Quiet had for some days been completely restored in Baltimore. A number of the prominent agitators had gone South, and the riotous element — what there was left of it — was without leaders. On the night of the 13th of May, General Butler, with a strong force of volunteers, moved from the Relay House to Federal hill — an elevation commanding the harbor of Baltimore-and took possession. The civil authority was, of course, deposed; the administration of affairs was handed over to the military, and for several weeks General Butler reigned supreme. Subsequently, he was removed to new fields of activity, and was succeeded in turn by Generals Dix, Wool, and Wallace. The only trouble which the government had, subsequently, in Baltimore, was with the women — they did not yield as soon as the men. A number of the most obstreperous were imprisoned; fortifications, barracks, and hospitals were erected, and Baltimore, for the remainder of the war, was practically a Federa
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Autobiographical sketch. (search)
n garrisoning Monterey, but was going home, and for two months I acted as miltary governor of the city. It was generally conceded by officers of the army and Mexicans that better order reigned in the city during the time I commanded there, than had ever before existed, and the good conduct of my men won for them universal praise. Some time in the month of June, the whole regiment, under the command of the Colonel, moved to Buena Vista, a few miles from Saltillo, and joined the forces of General Wool, at that point. It remained near that locality for the balance of the war, for the most part inactive, as all fighting on that line, except an occasional affair with guerillas, ceased after the battle of Buena Vista. I had, therefore, no opportunity of seeing active service. For a short time I was attached, as acting Inspector General, to the staff of Brigadier General Caleb Cushing, who commanded the brigade to which my regiment was attached, until he was ordered to the other line. D
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 6: manoeuvring on the Peninsula. (search)
posed this state of things added nothing to the efficiency of the army or its morals. In the meantime the enemy's army had been greatly augmented by reinforcements, and by the last of April his approaches in our front had assumed very formidable appearances. McClellan, in his report, states the strength of his army as follows: present for duty, April 30, 1862, 4,725 officers, and 104,610 men, making 109,335 aggregate present for duty, and 115,350 aggregate present. This was exclusive of Wool's troops at Fortress Monroe. General Johnston's whole force, including Magruder's force in it, could not have exceeded 50,00C men and officers for duty, if it reached that number, and my own impression, from data within my knowledge, is that it was considerably below that figure. After dark on the night of Thursday the 1st of May, General Hill informed his subordinate commanders that the line of Warwick River and Yorktown was to be abandoned, according to a determination that day made,
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXIII. February, 1863 (search)
ite wheat, per bushel$1.50 Flour, per barrel7.50 Corn, per bushel70 Hay, per hundred1.00 Hides, per pound7 Beef, per pound8 Bacon, per pound13 Lard, per pound15 Butter, per pound30 Irish potatoes1.00 Sweet potatoes1.00 Apple brandy1.00 Wool, per pound30 Now. White wheat, per bushel$4.50 Flour, per barrel22.00 Corn, per bushel3.50 Hay, per hundred3.50 Hides, per pound40 Beef, per pound50 Bacon, per pound60 Lard, per pound1.00 Butter, per pound1.50 Irish potatoes6.00 Sweet potatoes6.00 Apple brandy15.00 Wool, per pound2.00 Manufactures. Bar iron, per pound 4 Nails, per pound4 Leather, sole, per pound25 Leather, upper, per pound33 Bar iron, per pound 20 Nails, per pound60 Leather, sole, per pound2.50 Leather, upper, per pound3.50 cotton goods. Osnaburgs, per yard10 Brown cotton, per yard10 Sheeting, per yard 15 Osnaburgs, per yard75 Brown cotton, per yard75 Sheeting, per yard1.25 woolen goods. Coarse jeanes45 Crensh
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, XXXV. (search)
e and Stanton, said Mr. Lincoln, had accompanied me to Fortress Monroe. While we were there, an expedition was fitted out for an attack on Norfolk. Chase and General Wool disappeared about the time we began to look for tidings of the result, and after vainly waiting their return till late in the evening, Stanton and I concluded ard them rap at Stanton's door and tell him to get up, and come up-stairs. A moment afterward they entered my room. No time for ceremony, Mr. President, said General Wool; Norfolk is ours! Stanton here burst in, just out of bed, clad in a long nightgown, which nearly swept the floor, his ear catching, as he crossed the thresholatching, as he crossed the threshold, Wool's last words. Perfectly overjoyed, he rushed at the General, whom he hugged most affectionately, fairly lifting him from the floor in his delight. The scene altogether must have been a comical one, though at the time we were all too greatly excited to take much note of mere appearances.
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xxxviii. (search)
ntitled Parrhasius. In the spring of 1862, the President spent several days at Fortress Monroe, awaiting military operations upon the Peninsula. As a portion of the Cabinet were with him, that was temporarily the seat of government, and he bore with him constantly the burden of public affairs. His favorite diversion was reading Shakspeare. One day (it chanced to be the day before the capture of Norfolk) as he sat reading alone, he called to his aide Colonel Le Grand B. Cannon, of General Wool's staff. in the adjoining room,--You have been writing long enough, Colonel; come in here; I want to read you a passage in Hamlet. He read the discussion on ambition between Hamlet and his courtiers, and the soliloquy, in which conscience debates of a future state. This was followed by passages from MacBETHeth. Then opening to King John, he read from the third act the passage in which Constance bewails her imprisoned, lost boy. Closing the book, and recalling the words,-- And
d by a provost-marshal as soon as it touched the wharf, who, after examining passports, took hers, and some others, to General Wool. An answer from this high officer was long delayed, but at last it was brought. She could not land, but must returnext morning. She poured out her griefs to the officer, who, sympathizing with her story, said he would again apply to General Wool. He soon returned to say that she might land, and her case would be examined into next morning. Next day she was requested to walk into General Wool's office. He asked why she wanted to go to Virginia. The story was soon told. Then the stereotyped question: Is your son in the rebel army? with the usual answer. Then, he replied, you cannot go. Despair took po, and, with the eloquence of a mother, almost frantic with anxiety, she pleaded her cause. Even the obdurate heart of General Wool was moved. He asked her what she knew of the army at Washington. She replied, that she knew nothing; she had only se
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