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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 834 834 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 436 332 Browse Search
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city lights as they faded through the mist and rain; more vainly still peering into the misty future, through driving fancies chasing each other in the brain. The journey south in those days was not a delight. Its components were discomfort, dust and doubt. As we rattled through at gray of dawn, Richmond was fast asleep, blissfully ignorant of that May morning when she would wake to find herself famous, with the eyes of all the civilized world painfully strained toward her. But from Petersburg to Wilmington the country side was wide awake and eager for news. Anxious knots were at every station and water tank, and not overclean hands were thrust into the windows, with the cry: Airy paper? Sometimes yellow faces, framed with long, lank hair, peered in at the doors; while occasional voices indescribably twanged: You'uns got any news from thar ‘nauggeration? Staple's ready, while not very accurate, replies were hungrily swallowed; proffered papers of any date were clutched and
glimpse of the new Capital the Inflowing caravans hotels and boarding-houses city and surroundings a southern poet a warning in Statuary Hollywood Cemetery the Tredegar works their importance in the war ‘T‘ other Consarn! Of course, Petersburg was reached two hours after the train for Richmond had left, but in full time to get half a cold breakfast, at double price. For, about the first development one noted in the South was the growth of an inordinate greed in the class who had anyroceeded with those of the commissary of the Confederacy, pari passu. An odd incident, coming to mind just here, will point the general estimate of the importance of the Tredegar Works. A special train was crossing the bridge, en route for Petersburg, at a time when transportation was rare. A huge negro, blacker than the soot upon his face, sat placidly on the platform of the rear car. What are you doing here? was asked by the officer in charge. Rid'n‘ t‘ Petesbug, was the placid
pork and butter in Richmond reached $35 per pound; when common cloth was $60 per yard, shoes $200 to $800 per pair, and a barrel of flour worth $1,400, it became a difficult problem to fill one's stomach at any outlay. And all this time the soldiers and Government employes were being paid on a gold basis. The private received eleven (afterward twenty-one) dollars per month-amounting at the end of 1863 to just fifty-five cents in coin! At the last payments, before the final actions at Petersburg, the pay of a private for one month was thirty-three cents! Nor were officers of the army and navy better paid. With their rank in the old service guaranteed them, they also received about the same pay, when gold and paper money were of equal value. Later Congress believed it would be a derogation from its dignity to practically reduce the value of its issues, as one member said, by raising officers' pay. Thus a lieutenant in the navy, probably of twenty years experience, and with a
Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death., Chapter 31: the Chinese-Wall blockade, abroad and at home. (search)
my one hundred and fifty miles from its base, to get in rear of Vicksburg and cut off its relief. The very audacity of this plan may blind the careless thinker to its bad generalship; especially in view of the success that at last crowned its projector's hammer-and-tongs style of tactics. His reckless and ill-handled assaults upon the strong works at Vicksburg-so freely criticised on his own side, by army and by press — were but preface of a volume, so bloodily written to the end before Petersburg. Under ordinary combinations, Johnston had found it easy to crush Grant and prevent even his escape to the distant base behind him. But, unhappily, Government would not re-enforce Johnstoneven to the very limited extent it might; and Mr. Davis promoted Pemberton to a lieutenant-generalcy and sent him to Vicksburg. But this is no place to discuss General Pemberton's abilities-his alleged disobedience of orders — the disasters of Baker's creek and Big Black; or his shutting up in Vicksb
so made many and excellent studies of the bold, picturesque scenery of his western campaigning, along the Gauley and Kanawha. Elder's pictures-while, perhaps, less careful in finish than those of his brother student — were nothing inferior as close characterstudies of soldier-life. Their excellence was ever emphasized by prompt sale; and The Scout's prize and the Raider's return --both horse and landscape studies; as well as a ghastly, but most effective picture of the Crater fight at Petersburg, made the young artist great reputation. Washington's Latane had post-bellum reproduction, by the graver; becoming popular and widely-known, North and South. The three of Elder's pictures, named here, were purchased by a member of the British parliament; but, unfortunately, were destroyed in the fire of the Dies irae. The two first were duplicated, after the peace; and they gained praise and successful sale in New York. Mr. Guillam, a French student, worked carefully and industrio
egard bottles Butler Grant sits down before Petersburg Swapping with boot feeling of the southeect to Richmond, or to march into undefended Petersburg, as the case might seem best to warrant. Tht's peculiar strategy had swung him round to Petersburg; and then the bottleimp was released. Se himself, was to strike a resistless blow at Petersburg; and thus with every avenue of supply cut ofupon portions of the Confederate line before Petersburg. The expectation evidently was to drive theinto certain destruction; and the assault on Petersburg had failed utterly, at the cost of 14,000 meagainst her sister city. And staunch little Petersburg braced herself to meet its advancing waves -ks, at some points nearer even than those at Petersburg. At dawn on the 27th, Sherman attacked a And even as they watched and waited, so at Petersburg and Richmond a small but sleepless David watith a vital bond of endurance and endeavor. Petersburg, sitting defiant in her circle of fire, work
Chapter 37: dies irae-dies illa. The lull at Petersburg strain on army and people North and South waiting fears for Richmond after Atlanta peace propositions Mr. Davis' attitude Mr. Stels dead! It is nowise within the scope of these sketches to detail that memorable siege of Petersburg, lasting nearly one year. It were needless to relate here, how — for more than ten months--tht direct attacks in front were not practicable; and such was the state of the roads all around Petersburg, that no movement out of works could be attempted. Therefore more active fighting had for thefor winding-sheet. For the beaux at these gatherings were not only the officers on leave from Petersburg; the lines drawn close to the city furnished many an acquisition, who would willingly do ten mre. Grant had struck that Sunday morning-had forced the lines, and General Lee was evacuating Petersburg! The day of wrath had come. Hastily the few remaining necessaries of the several depar