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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
tersville operations on the Seacoast, 104. burning of Hampton by Magruder General Wool at Fortress Monroe, 105. expedition to Hatteras Inlet, 107. captures of theral Butler was relieved of his command at Fortress Monroe, and MajorGeneral John E. Wool was put in his place. Butler was not assigned to any other duty; but he was not long idle. The generous and sagacious Wool gave him the command of all the volunteer troops outside of the fortress. This service was a temporary one. Weeks bfleet or army was in the least degree injured, said Butler, in his report to General Wool. He added, that the loss of the Confederates. was twelve or fifteen killedy the women of New Berne, North Carolina, to the North Carolina defenders. --General Wool's General Order, No. 8, August 31st, 1861. The capture of the forts at Hresults, beneficial to the National cause, as we shall observe hereafter. General Wool issued a stirring order, announcing the victory, and Secretary Welles congra
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
ont of the National army, at short notice, 103,000 men. General Wool, who had excellent means for obtaining correct informate in all Virginia. It was afterward clearly shown that General Wool's estimate was not too low, and that from October to Ma McClellan's Report, pages 56 and 57. At the same time General Wool at Fortress Monroe, and General Wadsworth, back of Arlie too was completed at the beginning of March, and when General Wool, at Fortress Monroe, and Captain Marston, the commandernto that camp. Aware of the danger that threatened it, General Wool had early forwarded re-enforcements, by land, from Fortand twenty-one thousand men (exclusive of the forces of General Wool), which had been sent thither within a little more thanas refused the control of the ten thousand troops under General Wool at Fortress Monroe, he was alarmed. The use of all theumber of his entire army on the Peninsula, exclusive of General Wool's force at Fortress Monroe, which was fully co-operatin
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
reparations to attack Norfolk vigilance of General Wool, 387. he leads troops against Norfolk surrear by the Confederates at Norfolk, and by General Wool at Fortress Monroe. Wool, who saw the eminWool, who saw the eminent advantage of the James River as a highway for the supplies of an army on the Peninsula, had, eves later revived it. On the following day General Wool, with Colonel T. J. Cram (his Inspector-genessful; and at eight o'clock in the morning General Wool, accompanied by the President and the two S National troops; and when he was informed that Wool had landed at Ocean View, he turned over Norfolhmond. Norfolk was formally surrendered to General Wool; and from the City Hall he issued an order he skillful and gallant movements of Major-general John E. Wool, and the forces under his command, sommunicated by the War Department to Major-general John E. Wool, and the officers and soldiers of hih; Narrative of Henry J. Raymond; Letter of General Wool to the author, May 28, 1862. The Confederat[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
This information perplexed him very much, and on the 13th, after his return to Washington, he wrote to the Chief of the Army of the Potomac, asking for an account of the missing numbers. The General replied on the 15th, in which he reported 88,665 present and fit for duty ; absent by authority, 34,472; absent without authority, 3,778; sick, 16,619; making a total of 143,580. A week later July 20. the Adjutant-general's office reported the total of the Army of the Potomac, exclusive of General Wool's command, and a force under Burnside that had been ordered from North Carolina, 158,314, of whom 101,691 were present and fit for duty. The Government was much disturbed by one fact in General McClellan's report of his numbers, namely, that over 34,000 men, or more than three-fifths of the entire number of the army which he had reported on the 8d, were absent on furloughs, granted by permission of the commanding General, when he was continually calling for re-enforcements, and holding