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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 18.113 (search)
was done in the winter season. We found Goldsboro' already occupied by our troops, the Twenty-third Corps, under General Schofield, and the Tenth Corps, under General Terry, having captured Wilmington and arrived at Goldsboro' a day or two in advance of us. After the fall of Wilmington, Feb. 22d, 1865, General Schofield sent a column, under General J. D. Cox, to open the railway from New Berne to Goldsboro‘. At Kinston (see map, p. 694) Cox encountered, March 8th, Bragg with Hoke's diviseuse, March 8th to 10th. On the night of the 10th Bragg retreated toward Goldsboro‘, leaving a detachment at Kinston. Schofield occupied Kinston on the 14th, and reached Goldsboro' on the 21st.--editors. The railroad to New Berne was soon put in rld.--editors. The Tenth and Twenty-third corps had already been constituted an army known as the Army of the Ohio, with Schofield as commander. On April 5th General Sherman issued a confidential order to the army and corps commanders and the chie
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 2: civil and military operations in Missouri. (search)
ran, in Stone County, twenty-six miles from Springfield, and remained in that vicinity until the next day, when General Lyon called a council of officers, The officers called into the council were Brigadier-General Sweeney, Colonel Sigel, Majors Schofield, Shepherd, Conant, and Sturgis, and Captains Totten and Schaeffer. and it was determined to return to Springfield. The army moved in that direction on the following morning, August 4, 1861. and reached Springfield on the 6th. Correspondis men by brave words and braver deeds. Very early in this fierce engagement his horse was shot. Then he received a wound in the leg; another in the head soon followed, when, partially stunned, he walked a few paces to the rear and said to Major Schofield, despondingly, I fear the day is lost. --No, General, let us try once more, was the reply. The commander soon rallied, and, regardless of the blood still flowing from his wounds, he mounted the horse of one of Major Sturgis's orderlies, and
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
lot Knob on the Northeast, followed by Colonel Carlin with a body of infantry as a support, These consisted of parts of the Twenty-first, Twenty-third, and Twenty-eighth Illinois, the Eighth Wisconsin, Colonel Baker's Indiana cavalry, and Major Schofield's Battery. to engage and occupy Thompson until Plummer's arrival. They formed a junction at Frederickton, with Plummer in chief command, and, starting in pursuit of the Confederates, who they supposed were in full flight, found them about one thousand strong, well posted and ready for battle, partly in an open field and partly in the woods, only a mile from the village, with four iron 18-pounders in position. Schofield opened the battle with his heavy guns. A general engagement ensued, and, after two hours hard fighting, the Confederates fled, hotly pursued by the Indiana cavalry for twenty miles. The Confederate Colonel Lowe was killed early in the action. Their loss was large — how large is not known. The loss of the Nation
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
esently. Since the autumn of 1861, General J. M. Schofield, Lyon's second at the battle of Wilsocted into a separate military district, with Schofield at its head. He was vigilant and active; bunt points in the State. To meet the danger, Schofield obtained authority from the Governor to orgawas very difficult to keep them in check. Schofield's army of volunteers and militia was scattere him, but failed. Totten was directed by Schofield to strike Hughes before he could join Coffeyrs. So threatening was this gathering, that Schofield took the field in person, and General Curtis. in command of the District of Missouri. Schofield had at this time, at and near Springfield, o chased about thirty miles into Arkansas. Schofield moved cautiously on, keeping his communicati County. Blunt was sent after Cooper, while Schofield, with his main army, made a forced march oveoward Fort Gibson, in the Indian Territory. Schofield did not even get sight of the foe at Huntsvi[2 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 14: Sherman's campaign in Georgia. (search)
iven off with considerable loss. Meanwhile, Schofield, with the Army of the Ohio, came down from tm to the main Dalton road, close to Resaca. Schofield came up on Thomas's left, and at that point ed farther to the right by way of Van Wert. Schofield went eastward of both, so as to come in on Tich there were many severe encounters, while Schofield was directed to turn and strike Johnston's red to turn him out of them in the usual way. Schofield was sent, in rapid march, to the National lemiles of the track. At about the same time, Schofield seized Decatur. McPherson entered it on thehis right. For this purpose he brought down Schofield's Army of the Ohio and the Fourteenth Corps lanta, and was too weak to attempt to strike Schofield under the vigilant eye of Slocum. Howard s, caused the chief to order both Thomas and Schofield to the assistance of Howard. At the same tirth Corps, and report to General Thomas, and Schofield was directed to do the same. To General T[26 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
is hands. So, just before the appearance of Schofield, they and the transports were set on fire. t this time, Thomas's effective force, under Schofield, confronting Hood, was only about thirty thog army was to pass. On that day Nov. 28. Schofield had been continually employed in keeping theed the previous year. See page 118. There Schofield halted on the southern edge of the village, k. Within the entire lines around Franklin, Schofield had not to exceed eighteen thousand men, wheepared, the Confederates rushed forward upon Schofield's center (composed of the divisions of Ruger, and should never be forgotten. When General Schofield reached Nashville, Dec. 1, 1864. Generaer; and the Twenty-third Corps, under General J. M. Schofield, on the left, also resting on the Cumnd men; and these were posted on the left of Schofield, to supply the place of the cavalry under Wi, and took some prisoners. Then Thomas sent Schofield, who was held in reserve, rapidly to the rig[23 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
onstructed opposite Savannah, and broken up his pontoon bridge. He was compelled to look higher up the river for a passage, and marched his troops to Sister's Ferry, or Purysburg. The delay caused by the flood prevented Slocum getting his entire wing of the army across the Savannah River until the first week in February. In the mean time, General Grant had sent to Savannah Grover's division of the Nineteenth Corps, to garrison that city, and had drawn the Twenty-third Corps, under General Schofield, from General Thomas's command in Tennessee, and sent it to re-enforce Generals Terry and Palmer, operating on the coast of North Carolina, to prepare the way for Sherman's advance. Sherman transferred January 18. Savannah and its dependencies to General Foster, then commanding the Department of the South, with instructions to follow Sherman's inland movements by occupying, in succession, Charleston and other places. Hardee, with the troops with which he fled from Savannah, was then
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 18: capture of Fort Fisher, Wilmington, and Goldsboroa.--Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--Stoneman's last raid. (search)
01, 502. junction of the armies of Sherman, Schofield, and Terry, 503. Stoneman's great raid in Vorth Carolina, with the Twenty-third Corps. Schofield received the command January 14, 1865. whild communicated Jan. 21. to that leader that Schofield had been ordered to the sea, where he would ty Point he issued Jan. 31. instructions to Schofield to move on Goldsboroa either from Wilmington and crowned with success. For that purpose Schofield sent the divisions of Ames and Cox across thhad lost in the defense of Wilmington, after Schofield began his march upon it, about 1,000 men. Scnd him. During that night Couch arrived, and Schofield pressed on to the Neuse; but, for lack of po the conqueror coming up from Fayetteville. Schofield moved forward on the 20th, March, 1865. and same day, he sent. dispatches to Terry and Schofield, informing them that he should move on Goldsnd hard fighting all day long. Meanwhile, Schofield and Terry, as we have seen, See page 494.[16 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 19: the repossession of Alabama by the Government. (search)
the fire of eight guns, that made lanes through its ranks. At the same time, the Eighty-third Ohio and Ninety-seventh Illinois, pushing forward as skirmishers, were just on the borders of a ditch, when more than a dozen torpedoes exploded under their feet, which threw them into confusion for a few minutes. This was followed by a tempest of grape and canister-shot, but the assault was pressed with vigor and steadiness, not only by the center, but by the right, where the brigades of Pile, Schofield, and Drew, of Hawkins's negro division, were at work, at twilight, fighting Mississippians, as their dusky brethren did at Overton's Hill, in the battle of Nashville. See page 426. At length, when ordered to carry the works at all hazards, their fearful cry of Remember Fort Pillow! ran from rank to rank, and they dashed forward over the Confederate embankments, scattering every thing before them. But these black men were more humane than Forrest and his fellow-butchers at Fort Pillow,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
ith a powerful squadron, in search of her. Godon took her to Hampton Roads, June 12, and handed her over to the Government. The capitulation was followed, the next day, April 27, 1865. by special Field Orders, issued by General Sherman, in which the surrender of the Confederate army was announced; directions given for the cessation of hostilities and relief of the distressed inhabitants near the army, and orders for the return of a greater portion of the soldiers to their homes. General Schofield, commanding the Department of North Carolina, was left there with the Tenth and Twenty-third Corps and Kilpatrick's cavalry. Stoneman was ordered to take his command to East Tennessee, and Wilson was directed to march his from Macon to the neighborhood of Decatur, on the Tennessee River. Generals Howard and Slocum were directed to conduct the remainder of the army to Richmond, Virginia, in time to resume their march to Washington City by the middle of May. We have observed that all
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