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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Index. (search)
Index. Aaronsburg, 263 Abbottstown, 264 Abingdon, 466 Abraham's Creek, 242, 420, 421, 423 Adams, Captain, 188 Aquia Creek, 15, 31, 104, 105, 168 Aquia District, 51 Alabama Troops, 3, 21, 27, 51, 60, 61, 162, 185, 192, 468 Alexandria, 2, 39, 44, 45, 48, 75, 118, 131 Alleghany County, 459 Alleghany Mountains, 338, 366 Altodale, 254 Alum Spring Mill, 224, 225, 227, 230 Anderson, General, 68, 105, 132, 135, 147, 149, 151, 152, 155, 156, 158, 159, 163, 196, 198, 211, 212, 216, 227, 231, 234, 236, 322, 323, 324, 352, 362, 363, 364, 404, 407, 408, 409,410, 411, 412, 413 Andersonville, 297, 298 Andrews, Colonel, 197, 199, 206, 211, 220, 221, 222, 224, 323 Antietam, 139, 140, 143, 150, 151, 156, 161, 384, 385, 403 Antietam Creek, 140 Appomattox Court-House, 191 Archer, General, 170, 172, 173, 174, 175 Arendtsville, 264 Arkansas, 468 Arlington Heights, 41 Armistead, General, 83, 84, 149, 153, 156 Army of Northern Virgin
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, April, 1863. (search)
rman, but had served in the French army; and he prepared cocktailsin the most scientific manner. I returned to Matamoros at 2.30 P. M. Captain Hancock and Mr. Anderson (the paymaster) arrived from Bagdad in a most miserable vehicle, at 4 P. M. They were a mass of dust, and had been seven hours on the road, after having been v, whose house is gorgeously furnished, and who has a pretty wife. 7th April, 1863 (Tuesday). Mr. Maloney sent us his carriage to conduct Captain Hancock, Mr. Anderson, and myself to Brownsville. We first called on Colonels Luckett and Buchel; the former is a handsome man, a doctor by profession, well informed and agreeao be spoken to by any one. They were mostly a plain-headed, badly-painted lot, and ridiculously dressed. 9th April, 1863 (Thursday). Captain Hancock and Mr. Anderson left for Bagdad in Mr. Behnsen's carriage at noon. I crossed over to Brownsville at 11.30, and dined with Colonels Luckett, Buchel, and Duff, at about one
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xvii. (search)
Xvii. While sitting one day, Secretary Stantonwhom I usually found quite taciturn — referred to the meeting of the Buchanan Cabinet called upon receipt of the news that Colonel Anderson had evacuated Moultrie, and gone into Fort Sumter, This little incident, said Stanton, was the crisis of our history, the pivot upon which everything turned. Had he remained in Fort Moultrie, a very different combination of circumstances would have arisen. The attack on Sumter — commenced by the South-united the North, and made the success of the Confederacy impossible. I shall never forget, he continued, our coming together by special summons that night. Buchanan sat in his arm-chair in a corner of the room, white as a sheet, with the stump of a cigar in his mouth. The despatches were laid before us; and so much violence ensued, that he had to turn us all outof-doors? The day following, by special permission of Mr. Lincoln, I was present at the regular Cabinet meeting. Judge Bates came i
A Visit to Andersonville in 1880. A correspondent of the Boston Herald who recently visited the site of the prison at Andersonville, writes as follows: Anderson is the name of a station on the Southwestern Railroad, about sixty miles, or two hours ride, from Macon. It is nothing but a railroad station, and the only other thing besides the railroad which characterizes the spot, is the immense Union Cemetery, of some twenty acres, over which floats the Star-Spangled Banner. The Cemetery is located on the spot where the prisoners were buried and the trenches were dug with such precision and regularity that the soldiers were not generally disturbed, but allowed to remain as their comrades interred them, working under the watchful eyes and fixed bayonets of the Georgia Home-Guard. The Cemetery is surrounded by a stout brick wall, with an iron gate, and is under the supervision of a Superintendent, who lives on the grounds. It is a plain spot. There is not much attempt made
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 5 (search)
dd's tavern, reaching there soon after midnight. It was learned afterward that Anderson's (Longstreet's) corps had been marching parallel with us, and at a distance oblindman's-buff; they now became more like the play of pussy-wants-a-corner. Anderson had been ordered by Lee, on the evening of May 7, to start for Spottsylvania Court-house the next morning; but Anderson, finding the woods on fire, and no good place to go into camp, kept his troops in motion, continued his march all night, andheridan had placed at the bridges over the Po River might have greatly impeded Anderson's march; but owing to conflicting orders the movements of the cavalry had been changed, and Anderson occupied a position at Spottsylvania that morning as the result of a series of accidents. When Lee found our wagon-trains were moving in an eaRichmond. That morning, May 8, the troops under Warren encountered those of Anderson's corps, who were intrenched near Spottsylvania. Warren attacked, but was not
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 10 (search)
cements could reach him. With his usual zeal and boldness, he now reoccupied the enemy's breastworks, dismounted his men, and determined to make a desperate struggle to hold the position against whatever force might be sent against him. Darkness set in, however, before the enemy made another assault. In anticipation of a hard fight for the possession of Cold Harbor, General Grant had ordered Wright's corps to make a night march and move to Sheridan's relief. Lee, discovering this, ordered Anderson's corps to Cold Harbor. On Sheridan's front during the night we could distinctly hear the enemy's troops making preparations for the next morning's attack, and could even hear some of the commands given by their officers. Soon after daylight on June 1 the assault began. Sheridan kept quiet till the attacking party came within a short distance of his breastworks, and then opened with a destructive fire, under which the enemy fell back in considerable confusion. He soon rallied, however,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Causes of the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg. (search)
e made the presence of Confederates in it known to the enemy, and it may have been this knowledge that caused Sickles to advance his line so as to rest its right along the Emmettsburg pike. McLaws was opposite Sickles' right; the left of his corps rested at Round Top, a mile or more to our right, and near the left of the Union army, its right being to the east and north of Culps' Hill. McLaws advanced about 6 P. M., and while engaged in a close musketry fight with Sickles, two brigades of AndersOn's division, Wilcox's and Perry's, assailed him in flank and rear, breaking his line at once, and forcing it back with loss and in confusion. Further to the right he fared no better, and his entire corps was driven back to the Ridge in rear. He had been in the meantime heavily reinforced, but all were driven back. The Sixth corps came upon the field at the close of the battle; but one of its brigades became engaged. Longstreet's attack, as all must admit was made too late in the day. Had
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 11: army organization.—Artillery.—Its history and organization, with a brief Notice of the different kinds of Ordnance, the Manufacture of Projectiles, &c. (search)
indispensable part; but it here becomes an auxiliary to the dispositions of the engineers, or at least acts in concert with that arm. The troops of artillery, in all well-regulated army organizations, should equal about two-thirds of the cavalry, or one-seventh of the infantry. To qualify himself for the duties connected with his arm of service, the artillery officer must make himself thoroughly acquainted with-- The instruction for United States field artillery, horse and foot; Capt. Anderson's instruction for garrison artillery ; Kinsley's Notes on Pyrotechny; Knowlton's Notes on Gunpowder, &c. ; and The writings of Thiroux and Piobert on theoretical and practical instruction, and the writings of Jomini, Decker, aind Okouneff, on the use of this arm on the field of battle. The following list of books of reference may be of use to those who wish to make themselves perfectly familiar with all the branches of artillery. Histoire general de l'artillerie. Brunet. L'artillerie
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), The charge of Precipitancy. (search)
per means by Americans. Who plunged first--the United States or the Confederacy? Or did both plunge simultaneously? Can a man who finds a thief in his chamber, and who jumps quickly from his bed, be charged with immoral plunging? Were the measures of the Buchanan dynasty justly answerable to the censure of over-velocity? Did we not diplomatize? debate? hold conventions and propose compromises? Was not this continued long after the Charleston batteries rendered the reinforcement of Gen. Anderson impossible? It is shameful to libel us in this way. No people ever shrunk from a war as we have shrunk from this. The seceding States, by the very act of secession, closed the door of adjustment in our face. The Convention of South Carolina passed the Ordinance of Secession on the 20th of December, 1860, at fifteen minutes past one o'clock in the afternoon; and since that day and hour there has not been a moment when that State would, nay, when she consistently could, diplomatize. It
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Northern Independence. (search)
ion of any measure which may merely postpone the final adjustment of this quarrel, and leave us, mean-while, certainly for more than one generation, the sport of political chances. If there be any philanthropist who shrinks, as well he may, from the butchery of battle, we warn him that the longest war, however bloody, is better for humanity than the smoothest of hollow truces. Do not let us be-deceived! There is no safety for this republic but in its integrity; there is no peace for it but in its indivisibility; there is no economy ill ending one war only that we may begin another; there is no happiness for us, there is none for our children, save in the complete victory of our Government. Five years of war would be better-yes, fifty years of war would be better than a century of imaginary peace and continual collisions. The time to acknowledge the Confederacy, if at all, was when Anderson pulled down the flag of Fort Sumter. That time has gone by forever! September 12, 1862.
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