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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A. 3 3 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 3 3 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 2 2 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion 2 2 Browse Search
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 2 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 2 2 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 2 2 Browse Search
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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 2 Browse Search
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e from hostile Indians, and recommending them to communicate with General Sully before attempting to pass that way.--A Commission consisting of Captain George P. Edgar, A. D. C., Captain George I, Carney, A. Q. M., and M. Dudley Bean, of Norfolk, were appointed by Major-General Butler, for the purpose of caring for and supplying the needs of the poor white people in Norfolk, Elizabeth City, and Princess Anne counties, Va., who were a charge upon the United States, and employing such as were willing to work and were without employment, etc.--skirmishing occurred at Cheek's Cross-Roads, Tennessee, between Colonel Garrard's National cavalry and Colonel Giltner's rebel troops. The rebels were repulsed. President Lincoln issued an order calling for two hundred thousand men, in order to supply the force required to be drafted for the navy, and to provide an adequate reserve force for all contingencies, in addition to the five hundred thousand men called for February first.--(Doc. 111.)
phia, on the same (fiery) road. She was within two hours sail of her destination, which was Cardenas. We left the Cuban coast for the Banks, and on the twenty-sixth dropped our anchor in the harbor of Nassau. Here we also took in our coal, and our hull looking any thing but Christian-like, we went to Green Keys to paint ship. On the twenty-eighth January, came to an anchor, and for two or three days all hands were busy as bees, scrubbing the whitewash from our sides, and on the first day of February we started on a cruise. But a sail being reported, and proving to be the Yankee gunboat Sonoma, and being of heavier metal than us, we showed our heels; but for forty-eight hours she chased us, but got nothing for her pains, for on the third morning she could hardly be seen from the mast-head. From the time of eluding the Sonoma till the twelfth of February we saw no Yankee vessels, and all the boys were getting impatient for a prize, or even a sail, when we heard the masthead look
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.1 (search)
-pounder Parrott and eight 8-inch heavy Columbiads. Her crew was of 11 officers and 108 men. Upon examination the damage she had sustained was found to be slight. She was thoroughly repaired and, under the name of the Stono, became a guard-boat in the Charleston harbor, with Captain H. J. Hartstene, C. S. N., as commander. Interior of Fort Putnam, formerly the Confederate Battery Gregg, Cumming's Point, S. C. From a photograph. As a corollary to this engagement on the morning of February 1st another Federal iron-clad, afterward ascertained to be the single-turreted monitor Montauk, appeared before Fort McAllister, at Genesis Point, in the Georgia district, and, accompanied by three gun-boats and a mortar-boat, approached to within a South-east angle of the Confederate Fort Marshall, on the eastern end of Sullivan's Island. From a photograph. short distance of the work, and opened a heavy fire upon it. The action was very brisk on both sides. The parapet of the fort was b
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Minor operations of the South Atlantic squadron under Du Pont. (search)
xpended. Lying thus close under the fire of the fort, the The monitor Montauk destroying the Confederate privateer Nashville, near Fort McAllister, Ogeechee River, Georgia, February 28, 1863. monitor was repeatedly hit, and nearly all the enemy's shot that did not hit came within a few feet of her. She was entirely uninjured. On the other hand, it was not apparent that any serious damage had been done to the fort, though its fire gradually slackened. The attack was renewed on the 1st of February, but at a greater distance, owing to the state of the tide. The monitor's shells appeared to do good execution in tearing up the parapets, but the Confederates, by constantly moving their guns, thwarted Worden's attempts to disable them. The Montauk was struck by heavy projectiles forty-six times, but still remained uninjured. At the time of these attacks, the Confederate steamer Nashville, which had already done considerable service as a cruiser and as a blockade-runner, was lying
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Sooy Smith expedition (February, 1864). (search)
bruary, 1864). by George E. Waring, Jr., Colonel, 4TH Missouri cavalry, U. S. V., commanding Brigade. In January, 1864, General Sherman arranged for an expedition from Vicksburg to Meridian with 20,000 infantry, under his own command, and a cooperating cavalry expedition, 7000 mounted men and 20 pieces of artillery, under the command of General W. Sooy Smith, chief-of-cavalry on General Grant's staff. This cavalry force was ordered to start from Collierville, east of Memphis, on the 1st of February, and to join Sherman at Meridian as near the 10th as possible, destroying public property and supplies and the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, from Okolona south. [See map, p. 348.] Sherman's orders to Smith were, Attack any force of cavalry you may meet and follow them south. . . . Do not let the enemy draw you into minor affairs, but look solely to the greater object — to destroy his communications from Okolona to Meridian and then east toward Selma. Reference was made to previous verbal
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 13.93 (search)
s of which were garrisoned by 3000 men under General I. N. Palmer. A flotilla, composed of the steamers Lockwood, Commodore Hull, and Underwriter, under Acting Volunteer Lieutenant G. W. Graves, was stationed in the Neuse and the Trent. General Pickett's force consisted of three brigades of infantry, 14 guns, and 600 cavalry, in all numbering about 4500 men, and a fleet of ten row-boats, manned by 300: men armed with rifles and cutlasses, under Colonel John Taylor Wood. On the night of February 1st Wood's force boarded the Underwriter as she lay at anchor in the Neuse under the guns of Fort Stevenson, killing her commander, Acting Master Jacob Westervelt, and three of the crew, and capturing a third of the remainder. Finding the boilers of the Underwriter cold, Colonel Wood set fire to the vessel. After some skirmishing General Pickett abandoned the enterprise on the 3d. On May 5th, 1864, a third demonstration was made against New Berne, but the Confederates retired without havin
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the campaign of the Carolinas. (search)
on Wood; I, 3d N. Y., Lieut. William Richardson. cavalry: 12th N. Y., Col. James W. Savage; L, 1st N. C., Capt. George W. Graham. Reserve artillery (organized April 5th), Capt. William E. Mercer: C, 3d N. Y., Lieut. E. Barton Wood; D, 3d N. Y., Capt. Stephen Van Heusen; G, 3d N. Y., Capt. Wm. A. Kelsey; I, 3d N. Y., Lieut. Wm. Richardson. The effective strength of General Sherman's army during the campaign is shown in the following table: date.Infantry.Cavalry.Artillery.Total. February 153,9234438171860,079 March 151,5984401167757,676 April 174,1054781226481,150 April 1080,9685537244388,948 The losses of this army in the principal combats of the campaign were as follows: place.Killed.Wounded.Captured or Missing.Total. Rivers's Bridge, S. C.1870 88 Near Kinston, N. C572659351257 Averysboro‘, N. C.77477 554 Bentonville, N. C.19111682871646 The Confederate Army. as constituted after April 9th, upon which date it was partly reorganized. Army of Tennes
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Closing operations in the James River. (search)
and eight on the ends. She carried two 8-inch and two 6-inch Brooke rifles, and was the strongest vessel at any time in the Confederate service. The opening of the year 1864 found the North Atlantic squadron still in Hampton Roads, and without so much as a foothold in the James River. Early in the year two joint expeditions of the army and the navy were made into the country in the neighborhood of the Nansemond, then occupied by scattered forces of the enemy. The first of these, on February 1st, resulted in serious disaster, the principal army detachment and the army transport Smith Briggs being captured by the Confederates. The second expedition, on April 14th, composed of a larger force of troops, supported by the Morris, Perry, and Barney, failed of its main object, and retired without gaining any substantial advantage. The James River campaign opened in May with the landing of the army at City Point and Bermuda Hundred. At daybreak on the 5th the fleet left Newport News
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
nfederacy. These ordinances were passed in the following chronological order:--In Mississippi, on the 9th of January; in Florida, on the 10th; in Alabama, on the 11th; in Georgia, on the 19th; in Louisiana, on the 26th; and in Texas, on the 1st of February. At the same time, large numbers of Minute-men in Virginia, under the control of ex-Governor Henry A. Wise, and others in Maryland, under leaders unknown to the public, were organized and drilled for the special purpose of seizing the City people. But what cared the representatives of the Oligarchy for the rights and privileges of the people? Their — whole movement in the Slave-labor States, since the Presidential election, had been in contravention of those rights. On the 1st of February the Convention, by an almost unanimous vote, passed an Ordinance of Secession. There were one hundred and sixty-six voices for it, and only seven against it. It declared that the National Government had failed to accomplish the purpose of t
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 11: the Montgomery Convention.--treason of General Twiggs.--Lincoln and Buchanan at the Capital. (search)
take into consideration the subject of said correspondence. In their letter to Hayne, signed by the ten Senators, they assure him that they represent States which have already seceded from the United States, or will have done so before the 1st of February next, and which would meet South Carolinians in convention on or before the 15th of that month. Our people, said these conspirators to Mr. Hayne, feel that they have a common destiny with your people, and expect to form with them, in that ctor Clay to the President, February 1, 1861. The President placed Mr. Judge on the same footing with Mr. Hayne, as only a distinguished private gentleman, and not as an embassador; whereupon Senator Clay wrote an angry letter to the President, February 1. too foolish in matter and manner to deserve a place in history. The Sovereign State of Alabama then withdrew, in the person of Mr. Judge, who argued that the course of the President implied either an abandonment of all claims to the National
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