Your search returned 349 results in 75 document sections:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
Sanger, Maj. Joseph P., inspector-general, memorandum by, on S.'s work of national defense, 458-460 Savannah, Ga., S. sick at, 26; Sherman's march to, 153, 164, 255, 261, 300, 303, 312, 313, 316, 318, 327, 332-334, 337-339, 343; S. marches toward, 165; Sherman's northward movement from, 256, 330 et seq. (see also Sherman); capture of, 300, 327; designed as base for Sherman, 303, 306; plans for the capture of, 306; Sherman proposes to destroy, 317; cutting through the South at, 337 Savannah River, Sherman's movement to control, 333; Sherman crosses, 338 Schofield, Brig.-Gen. George W., accompanies S. to Paris, 385 Schofield, Mrs., Harriet, marriage, 29; children, 29; death, 29 Schofield, Rev., James, father of the author, 1; moves to Illinois, 1; mission work, 1; on the inspiration of the Bible, 8; perturbed over his son's affluence, 16, 17 Schofield, Lieut.-Gen. John M. (elsewhere in this Index referred to as S.), birth, 1; early education, 1, 2; farm work, 2; survey
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
men, and sent the remainder flying southward.—28. General Gillem defeated the Confederates at Morristown, Tenn., taking 500 prisoners and thirteen guns.—31. Plymouth, N. C., taken by Commander Macomb.—Nov. 5. Forrest, with artillery, at Johnsville, Tenn., destroyed three tin-clad gunboats and seven transports belonging to the Nationals.—8. Gen. George B. McClellan resigns his commission in the National army. A flag-of-truce fleet of eighteen steamers departed from Hampton Roads for the Savannah River, to effect an exchange of 10,000 prisoners. The exchange began Nov. 12 by Colonel Mulford near Fort Pulaski.—13. General Gillem defeated by General Breckinridge, near Bull's Gap, Tenn., who took all his artillery, trains, and baggage.—16. Confederates surprised and captured Butler's picketline at Bermuda Hundred.—19. The President, by proclamation, raised the blockade at Norfolk, Va., and Pensacola and Fernandina, Fla.—22. Hood advances from near Florence, Ala., towards Nash
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
e railway between Millen and Augusta, drove him from his barricades through Waynesboro, and pushed him 8 miles, while a supporting column of Union infantry under Baird were tearing up the railway and destroying bridges. When Sherman reached Millen, the Union prisoners had been removed; and he pushed on, amid swamps and sands, with the city of Savannah, where Hardee was in command, as his chief object. Kilpatrick and Baird covered the rear of the wing columns between the Ogeechee and Savannah rivers. There was some skirmishing, but no Confederates in force were seen until within 15 miles of Savannah. All the roads leading into that city were obstructed by felled trees, earthworks, and artillery. These were turned, and by Dec. 10 the Confederates were all driven within their lines, and Savannah was completely beleaguered; but the only approaches to it were by five narrow causeways. They had broken communications, so that no supplies could be received in Savannah. Sherman sough
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
rvivor of the battle of Bunker Hill, dies at Acton, N. H., aged 104 1/2......Dec. 27, 1860 Castle Pinckney and Fort Moultrie seized by South Carolina State troops......Dec. 27, 1860 United States arsenal, with 75,000 stands of arms, seized by South Carolina State troops at Charleston......Dec. 30, 1860 Edward D. Baker, of Oregon, answers the plea of Judah P. Benjamin, of Louisiana, in the Senate for the right of secession......Jan. 2, 1861 Fort Pulaski, at the mouth of the Savannah River, Ga., seized by Georgia State troops......Jan. 3, 1861 United States arsenal seized at Mount Vernon, Ala., by the Alabama State troops......Jan. 4, 1861 Forts Morgan and Gaines, at the entrance of Mobile Bay, seized by the Alabama State troops......Jan. 5, 1861 Fernando Wood, mayor of New York, recommends secession to the common council......Jan. 6, 1861 United States arsenal at Apalachicola, Fla., seized by the Florida State troops......Jan. 6, 1861 Fort Marion and Fort S
for the present. Respectfully, your obedient servant, G. T. Beauregard, Genl. Comdg. Thinking also of the reinforcements he might have to order from General Walker's district, he, on the same day, instructed the President of the Charleston and Savannah Railroad to keep in readiness, at Pocotaligo Station, a train of cars capable of carrying a thousand men. On the 2d General Walker was written to, and advised as to the course he should pursue to protect the trestlework across the Savannah River and hold the railroad line to Charleston. All your movements, he was told, must look to the final defence of Charleston, where I shall concentrate all my troops when required. The enemy had evidently some design to accomplish up the Ogeechee River, for, on the 28th of February, he again attacked Fort McAllister, with an ironclad, three gunboats, and a mortarboat. The engagement was another disappointment to the naval officer commanding as, after two hours cannonading, which only res
orces in and around Savannah, south of the Savannah River, consisted of about ten thousand effectiveble. 3d. That on the north side of the Savannah River, and along New River, the number of troopserating in rear of the enemy, south of the Savannah River. 5th. That in Savannah there were abou of the enemy's infantry crossed yesterday Savannah River, from Argyle Island to Izard's plantation.s cavalry will guard country thence to the Savannah River. All quiet here. No report from General ointed out the necessity of commanding the Savannah River by his gunboat, as long as possible, from erations. Your defensive lines from the Savannah River would be as already explained to you: 1hie to Barnwell Court-house, thence to the Savannah River. 2d. The Ashepoo and Salkehatchie to Barnwell Court-house, thence to Savannah River. 3d. Edisto to Branchville, thence across towards 's cavalry must protect your front towards Savannah River, and your right flank from Barnwell Court-[1 more...]
e's Bluff Battery from the obstructions in Savannah River is about two miles, and one mile from obst locating the obstructions and defences at Savannah River. The two are too far apart—one mile and oween western limits of Second District and Savannah River. 4th Bounded on southwest by Santee Rivine of the railroad from this point to the Savannah River, exclusive of certain cavalry forces commacavalry corps (that part of it east of the Savannah River) will guard the crossings of the Savannah ansferred to-night to the left bank of the Savannah River, and will proceed thence to Hardeeville. t should come up) will guard crossings of the Savannah and New rivers, and the landings east of Scren guard and defend the country between the Savannah River and the defensive line of the Combahee anding by the shortest defensible line to the Savannah River, covering Augusta. 7. Colonel Gonzales 4:10.30 A. M. It is essential that the Savannah River should be commanded by your gunboat as lon[2 more...]
, instead of such as he might prefer. The blindness of the enemy, however, in ignoring his movement, and sending Hood's army — the only considerable force he had west of Richmond and east of the Mississippi river--north-ward on an offensive campaign, left the whole country open, and Sherman's route to his own choice. How that campaign was conducted, how little opposition was met with, the condition of the country through which the armies passed, the capture of Fort McAllister, on the Savannah river, and the occupation of Savannah on the twenty-first of December, are all clearly set forth in General Sherman's admirable report. Soon after General Sherman commenced his march from Atlanta, two expeditions, one from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and one from Vicksburg, Mississippi, were started by General Canby to cut the enemy's line of communication with Mobile, and detain troops in that field. General Foster, commanding Department of the South, also sent an expedition, via Broad river,
cavalry, to endeavor to make his way to the trans-Mississippi. General Stoneman was directed to send the brigades of Miller, Brown, and Palmer, then in Western North Carolina, to concentrate at Anderson, South Carolina, and scout down the Savannah river to Augusta, Georgia, if possible, in search of the fugitives. General Gillem being absent, Colonel Palmer, Fifteenth Pennsylvania cavalry, took command of the expedition. By rapid marching they succeeded in reaching and crossing the SavannaSavannah river in advance of Davis, and so disposed the command as to effectually cut off his retreat toward Mississippi, and forced him to alter his route toward the Atlantic coast. General Wilson, at Macon, Georgia, was also notified of the action taken at Washington on General Sherman's negotiations with Johnston, and he was directed to resume hostilities at once — especially to endeavor to intercept Davis. Scarcely were the above orders issued and in process of execution, when notification reach
ed? E. Upton, Brevet Major-General United States Volunteers. [Telegraph, Augusta, May 3, 1865.] Major-General Wilson, Commanding Cavalry Corps, Macon I arrived this morning; have sent the torpedo operator who laid the obstructions in the Savannah river down to remove them; will take them four to six days. Will send communication to General Grover to-morrow morning by Captain Lamar, of General McLaws staff. Atlanta has rations enough if the soldiers have not appropriated them to supply the rate of nearly a thousand a day for the past week. Those surrendered by Johnston have begun to arrive. I had also taken precautionary measures to prevent the escape of Jeff Davis, by sending scouts and detectives to watch the line of the Savannah river, and the roads leading through north Georgia. I have ordered troops to Atlanta and Newnan, to care for the public property, and effectually watch and guard the country to the north and eastward, connecting with General Judah's troops. I had
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8