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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 342 4 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 333 11 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 292 10 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 278 8 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 277 5 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 267 45 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 263 15 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) 252 0 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 228 36 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 228 22 Browse Search
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William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 1: Introductory. (search)
surprise and attending disgrace at Shiloh; the ill-judged and fatal assault at Chickasaw Bayou; the protest against the move by which Vicksburg was captured; his failure to carry the point assigned him at the battle of Chattanooga; the escape of Johnston from Dalton and Resaca; the terrible mistake of the assault on Kenesaw; the plunging of his army, marching by the flank, into Hood's line of battle under the supposition that Atlanta was evacuated; the escape of the rebel army from Savannah; the careless and inexcusable periling and narrow escape of his own army at Bentonville; and lastly, the political surrender to Johnston at Raleigh: these are points upon which every reader desires light. But instead of gaining it, he finds that for most, the chief aim of the author seems to be to make the darkness more impenetrable. The succeeding chapters will treat, in their order, of the prominent movements and battles which General Sherman passes in review in his Memoirs, and in each of the
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 3: (search)
sudden popular clamor is well illustrated by this case. The battle of Shiloh, or Pittsburgh Landing, was one of the most fiercely contested of the war. On the morning of April 6, 1862, the five divisions of McClernand, Prentiss, Hurlbut, W. H. L. Wallace, and Sherman aggregated about thirty-two thousand men. We had no intrenchments of any sort, on the theory that, as soon as Buell arrived, we would march to Corinth to attack the enemy. The rebel army, commanded by General Albert Sidney Johnston, was, according to their own reports and admissions, forty-five thousand strong, had the momentum of attack, and beyond all question fought skillfully from early morning till about 2 P. M., when their commander-in-chief was killed by a Minie — ball in the calf of his leg, which penetrated the boot and severed the main artery. There was then a perceptible lull for a couple of hours, when the attack was renewed, but with much less vehemence, and continued up to dark. Early at night the divi
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 6: (search)
ga, and instead of assaulting this he moved to the rear, compelled its evacuation, fought for it in the open field, and occupied it. Sherman, chiefly by flanking Johnston, drove him back upon Atlanta. After many assaults, against the earnest advice of Thomas and others who wished him to go the rear and compel an evacuation, he file dispatch, so as to help General Rosecrans. September 18th.—* * * * A part, at least, of Longstreet's corps is going to Atlanta. It is believed that Bragg, Johnston, and Hardee, with the exchanged prisoners from Vicksburg and Port Hudson are concentrating against Rosecrans. You must give him all the aid in your power. Seheadquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., September 13, 1863. Major-General Grant or Vicksburg. Major-General Sherman, It is quite possible that Bragg and Johnston will move through Northern Alabama to the Tennessee River to turn General Rosecrans' right and cut off his communication. All of General Grant's available force
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 11: (search)
are as follows: Infantry, forty-one thousand eight hundred and fifteen; cavalry, ten thousand five hundred and ninety-six; artillery, three thousand and sixty-one; total, fifty-five thousand four hundred and seventy-two, or twenty-seven thousand two hundred and twenty-eight less than Sherman's lowest estimate. A few extracts from General Thomas' report of his campaign will test all the above statements of Sherman: At this time I found myself confronted by the army which, under General J. E. Johnston, had so skillfully resisted the advance of the whole active army of the Military Division of the Mississippi, from Dalton to the Chattahoochee, reenforced by a well equipped and enthusiastic cavalry command of over twelve thousand (12,000), led by one of the boldest and most successful commanders in the rebel army. My information from all sources confirmed the reported strength of Hood's army to be from forty to forty-five thousand infantry, and from twelve to fifteen thousand caval
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 17: (search)
ory of General Sherman's negotiation with General Johnston, as held by many prominent officers, whos Then came the proposal for a conference from Johnston. While first writing to Johnston that he wouoln's assassination could be divulged, on General Johnston's saying that he thought that, during theh Breckinridge, and he entered the room. General Johnston and I then again went over the whole groured should expire. I had full faith that General Johnston would religiously respect the truce, whiccould do, and they readily assented. General Johnston, in his Narrative, gives the following ach them, and to go wherever it pleased. General Johnston told Sherman that it was more than uselesgeneral and verbose as not to be admissible. Johnston's account (indorsed as accurate by Sherman) sy of the United States in North Carolina. J. E. Johnston, General Commanding Confederate States Ar the field, Raleigh, N. C., April 21. General J. E. Johnston, Commanding Confederate Army. Gener[31 more...]
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 18: (search)
agreement of the 18th inst., between General Joseph E. Johnston, of the Confederate army, and Major-overnment. The army under the command of General Johnston has been reduced to fourteen or fifteen —large and small; it being the opinion of Generals Johnston and Beauregard that with the men and meao the advance of General Sherman's army. General Johnston is of opinion that the enemy's forces now. The military convention made between General Johnston and General Sherman is, in substance, an onference with the Cabinet at Greensboro Generals Johnston and Beauregard expressed the unqualifiedginia, the rapid decrease by desertion of General Johnston's army, which as it retreats south, if reonvinced that both General Beauregard and General Johnston are utterly hopeless of continuing the coed upon on the 18th inst., by and between General Johnston, commanding the Confederate forces, and M made on the 18th inst. by and between General J. E. Johnston, of the Confederate States Army, and M[3 more...]
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 20: (search)
endid fighting, to carry the point assigned to him. While he contends that the failure to bring Johnston to battle at Resaca, was due to the timidity of General McPherson, the records show that this oeign through Buzzard Roost on Dalton, and press the bulk of the army through Snake Creek Gap on Johnston's rear, the records show that for three days he assaulted precipices in front of Dalton, with Thomas' and Schofield's armies, before he allowed McPherson to make more than a diversion on Johnston's rear, so that the latter, being warned in time, withdrew safely. At Kenesaw he assaulted impregnd further than the records show, that, beginning with a proposition to receive the surrender of Johnston's forces upon the same terms Grant had extended to Lee, he ended by surrendering to Johnston uph a proposition to receive the surrender of Johnston's forces upon the same terms Grant had extended to Lee, he ended by surrendering to Johnston upon terms drawn up by a member of the rebel Cabinet?