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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 2 2 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 2 2 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 2 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 2 Browse Search
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
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
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Maryland--but not including the garrison of Fortress Monroe--of 208,000 men and 488 guns; but to secure this, he calculated, would require an aggregate of 240,000 men on his muster-rolls, including the sick and absent, while he had but 168,318, with 228 field guns, present, and 6 more batteries on the way from New York. Thus his army, which by December 1st had been swelled nearly to 200,000, and for the three months succeeding averaged about 220,000 men, Dec. 1, 198,213; Jan. 1, 219,707; Feb. 1, 222,196; March 1, 221,987. was at no time large enough, according to his computation, to justify a determined offensive, since he persisted in computing the Rebel army confronting him at no less than 1500,000 strong, well drilled and equipped, ably commanded and strongly intrenched. Letter to the Secretary of War. Now, the movement first contemplated, by way of the Rappahannock and Urbana — still more, that ultimately decided on by way of Fortress Monroe and the Peninsula — involved
eant, if it meant any thing, or why force enough was not sent up to take the Rebel battery, if that was deemed desirable, remains among the mysteries of strategy. The foolish, wasteful fight was called by our men The battle of bloody bridge. In North Carolina-our forces here having been slender since Foster's 12,000 veterans were made over to the South Carolina department in 1863--the initiative was taken this year by Gen. Pickett, commanding the Rebel department, who suddenly struck Feb. 1. our outpost at Bachelor's creek, 8 miles above Newbern, held by the 132d New York, carrying it by assault, and making 100 prisoners. Following up his success, he threatened Newbern; and a force under Capt. Wood actually carried, by boarding from boats, the fine gunboat boat Underwriter, lying close to the wharf, and under the fire of three batteries scarcely 100 yards distant. Those batteries opening upon her, while she had no steam up, the captors could do no better than fire and destroy h
useway road, and breaking up Gen. Slocum's pontoon-bridge, compelled a delay of a fortnight; during which, Savannah was made over Jan. 18, 1865. to Gen. Foster: Gen. Grover's division of the 19th corps having been sent by Gen. Grant to form its garrison. Some feints were made from Pocotaligo of an advance on Charleston; Foster's position between the Coosawhatchie and Tullifinny abandoned as no longer of use; and at length — the flood having somewhat abated — Sherman's whole army moved Feb. 1. nearly northward; Slocum, with Kilpatrick, crossing the Savannah at Sister's ferry or Purysburg, and moving on Barnwell and Beaufort's bridge, threatening Augusta; while the right wing, keeping for some distance west of the Combahee and Salkehatchie, should cross at Rivers's and at Beaufort's bridges and push rapidly for the Edisto; thus flanking Charleston and compelling its precipitate evacuation by the enemy, after they should have been kept paralyzed so long as might be in apprehension
the War together. lie did not overrate its decisive importance. Before returning to Sherman — whom we left at Goldsboroa, facing Johnston, who was at Smithfield, north of him, covering Raleigh — we must glance at an effective blow dealt at the scanty resources remaining to the Confederacy by Thomas's cavalry, dispatched, under Stoneman, from East Tennessee. Gen. Stoneman, after his return to Knoxville from his successful Winter expedition into south-western Virginia, was directed Feb. 1. to make a fresh advance with his cavalry, south-west-ward into South Carolina, in aid of Sherman's movement through that State. Before he had started, however, Sherman had made such progress as not to need his assistance; so Grant directed him to advance almost eastward, destroying the Virginia and Tennessee railroad, so nearly to Lynchburg as might be. Moving March 20. eastward to Boone, N. C., he there turned northward down the valley of New river to Wytheville, Va.; whence he swept d
he Tennessee on the Atlanta campaign having been consolidated with the two other corps. Although the three other corps in Sherman's Army marched uninterrupted to the sea, the Fifteenth had a brisk engagement at Griswoldville, in which Walcutt's Brigade, of Woods' Division, repelled a determined attack; and, again, upon reaching the sea, Hazen's Division was the one selected for the storming of Fort McAllister. Savannah was evacuated December 21, 1864, after a short siege, and on the 1st of February, Sherman's Army started on its grand, victorious march through the Carolinas. General Logan having returned, he was again in command of his corps, which now numbered 15,755, infantry and artillery. It encountered some fighting in forcing disputed crossings at some of the larger rivers, and captured Columbia, S. C., General C. R. Woods' Division occupying the city at the time it was burned. The corps was also in line at the battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19, 1865; but General Slo
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, Chapter 13: aggregate of deaths in the Union Armies by States--total enlistment by States--percentages of military population furnished, and percentages of loss — strength of the Army at various dates casualties in the Navy. (search)
ril 29 Benton Greer Grand Gulf 9 19 -- 28 April 29 Tuscumbia Shirk Grand Gulf 6 24 -- 30 April 29 Pittsburg Hoel Grand Gulf 6 13 -- 19 April 29 Lafayette Walke Grand Gulf -- 1 -- 1 May 4 Albatross Hart Fort De Russy 2 4 -- 6 May 27 Cincinnati Sunk in action. Bache Vicksburg 5 14 15 34 July 7 Monongahela Read Mississippi 2 4 -- 6 Sept. 7 Clifton Crocker Sabine Pass 10 9 -- 19 Sept. 7 Sachem Johnson Sabine Pass 7 Wounded not stated. -- 7 1864.               Feb. 1 Underwriter Westervelt Neuse River 9 20 19 48 April 26 Cricket Gorringe Red River 12 19 -- More than half the crew.31 April 26 Hindman Pearce Red River 3 5 -- 8 April 26 Juliet Shaw Red River -- -- -- 15 May 13 Covington Lord Red River -- -- -- 44 May 31 Water Witch Pendergrast Ogeechee River 2 12 -- 14 June 19 Kearsarge Winslow Cherbourg 1 2 -- 3 June 24 Queen City Goudy White River 2 8 -- 10 June 24 Tyler Bache White River 3 15 -- 18 June 24 Naumkeag Rogers W
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 4 (search)
of measures for the exchange of all prisoners taken by the armies of the belligerents, and the Secretary of War instructed me to propose to General McClellan the proper arrangements for that object. These instructions were obeyed on the 1st of February, by transmitting the following letter of that date to General McClellan, by the hands of Lieutenant-Colonel Julian Harrison, of the Virginia cavalry, who was selected to bear it on account of the interest attaching to the subject, and its id fifty car-loads; while by my system there would have been about a million and a half pounds, a hundred car-loads, for removal. In the mean time the Secretary of War continued to pursue the course against which I had remonstrated on the 1st of February, to the great injury of the army. I therefore asked the President's intervention, on the 1st of March, as follows: I ask permission to call your attention to practices prevailing at the War Department, which are disorganizing in their
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 14 (search)
he two armies were equally on the defensive at the time apparently referred to. The result of the conference See pages 75 and 76. at Fairfax Court-House terminated our hope of assuming the offensive, and, in consequence, the army was placed at Centreville and intrenched. So far from expressing satisfaction with the strength and excellence of the army, I urged, at Fairfax Court-House, that it should be increased by at least fifty per cent., and my only letter See those especially of February 1st to the acting Secretary of War, page 91; and March 1st, to the President, page 100. on the subject expressed the strongest dissatisfaction with the condition in numbers and discipline to which the army was reduced by the interference of the War Department with its interior management. The concentration of a vast amount of stores and material of war in and about Manassas was made by the Government itself against my repeated remonstrances, See note page 98, including Colonel Cole's letter
ht per cent. interest, paying the interest semi-annually. It is not a gift or donation, but simply your surplus cotton, as much as you can spare. This is the proposition: We the subscribers agree to contribute to the defence of the Confederate States that portion of our crop set down to our respective names; the same to be placed in warehouse or in the hand of our factors and sold on or before the----next. Fix the day of sale as soon as you please; the first of January, the first of February, or the first of March, if you please; though I am aware the Government wishes you to sell it as soon as convenient; but let each planter consult his interest, andy in the mean while consult the market. But to proceed: And our net proceeds of sale we direct to be paid over to the Treasurer of the Confederate States for bonds for the same amount bearing eight per cent. interest. There is the whole of it. The cotton planter directs his cotton to be sent into the hands of his f
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 8: from Hatteras to New Orleans. (search)
her hold. I relied upon her to be the great transport ship of my expedition. On both voyages she made quick time, landing her troops and provisions with safety. After she had discharged the second time, she lay there some days, under a daily demurrage of three thousand dollars, waiting for me to come. But I was so baffled by the intrigues at Washington, and afterwards by the perils of the sea, that I did not get to Ship Island until the last of March, while I was expected there the first of February. After waiting some time for me to come, General Phelps thought it a pity that the government should be losing three thousand dollars a day and the boat there doing nothing. Accordingly he ordered her home, never once thinking how, in an emergency, he was to get away from there without any steamer,--for she was the only steamboat he had. Sometime before this he had written a proclamation freeing the negroes. He excused himself for sending the steamboat home on the ground that he w
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