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owest point on the Missouri shore, where a landing can be effected in security from the rebel batteries. The point of debarkation will be designated by Captain Walke, commanding naval forces. By order of Brigadier-General U. S. Grant. John A. Rawlins, Assistant Adjutant-General. Promptly at the hour designated, we proceeded down the river to a point just out of the range of the rebel batteries at Columbus, and debarked on the Missouri shore. From here the troops were marched, with ski, and among the wounded were Colonel J. G. Lauman, and Major E. W. Rice of the Seventh Iowa. The reports of sub-commanders will detail more fully particulars of the engagement, and the conduct of both officers and men. To my staff, Captain John A. Rawlins Assistant Adjutant-General; Lieutenants C. B. Lagow and William S. Hillyer, Aides-de-Camp; and Captain R. B. Hatch, Assistant Quarter-master, I am much indebted for the promptitude with which they discharged their several duties. Surg
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 54. the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
it failed, undoubtedly contributed somewhat to our success, and certainly nothing could surpass the perfect skill with which the fleet was handled by its commander. Every request which I made to Admiral Porter was most cheerfully complied with, and the utmost harmony has existed between us from the outset to the present time. I forward herewith General Ames' report. I have the honor to be, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Alfred H. Terry, Major-General. Brigadier-General J. A. Rawlins, Chief of Staff, City Point, Virginia. Brigadier-General Comstock's report. headquarters United States forces, Fort Fisher, North Carolina, January 27, 1865. sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of engineer operations in connection with the capture of Fort Fisher, together with a sketch of that work and another of the country in the vicinity. Fort Fisher is situated on the peninsula between the Cape Fear river and the Atlantic ocean, about a mile and
y for self-reliance and fortitude in assaulting strong positions which might well cause hesitation in veteran infantry. Herewith I have the honor to forward the report of Brevet Brigadier-General J. G. Parkhurst, Provost Marshal General of my command, giving the number of prisoners and deserters registered at his office during the period of which the foregoing treats. I am, General, respectfully, your obedient servant, George H. Thomas, Major-General U. S. A., Commanding. Brigadier-General J. A. Rawlins, Chief of Staff, U. S. A. Report of Prisoners of War received at the office of the Provost Marshal General, Department of the Cumberland, from January 21 to May 31, (inclusive,) 1865. captured. Colonels. Lieutenant-Colonels. Majors. Captains. Lieutenants. surgeons. Assistant-surgeons. Chaplains. non-commissioned officers. privates. January 1 to 31     1 2 6       5 85 February     1 2 6   3   17 102 March   2 1 3 6 3 1 1 9 93 April 1   3 17 26       61
my report, I desire to call to the notice of the Lieutenant-General commanding, the services of Captain James, Assistant Quartermaster at Fortress Monroe, who rendered me important aid with the utmost alacrity. I enclose the report of Captain Harris, of the Mosswood, who was sent to patrol the Rappahannock during our operations on the north side of the river. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, S. H. Roberts, Colonel One Hundred and Thirty-ninth N. Y. Vols., Comd'g. Brigadier-General J. A. Rawlins, Chief of Staff to Lieutenant-General Commanding. U. S. A. Gunboat Mosswood, White House, Va., March 14, 1865. Captain: In compliance with orders received from General Roberts, on the eleventh instant, I proceeded up the Rappahannock river as far as Urbanna, where I awaited the arrival of the other gunboats. During the night I picked up a darkey, who informed me that the enemy had three pieces of artillery near Lowry's Point. On the morning of the twelfth instant, I was si
e none of these commanders will ever have reason to reproach me for any orders they may have received from me, and the President of the United States may be assured that all of them are in position, ready and willing to execute to the letter and in spirit any orders he may give. I shall henceforth cease to give them any orders at all, for the occasion that made them subordinate to me is past, and I shall confine my attention to the army composed of the Fifteenth and Seventeenth, the Fourteenth and Twentieth corps, unless the Commanding General of the armies of the United States orders otherwise. At four P. M. of May 9 I reached Manchester, on the James river, opposite Richmond, and found that all the four corps had arrived from Raleigh, and were engaged in replenishing their wagons for the resumption of the march toward Alexandria, I have the honor to be, your obedient servant, W. T. Sherman, Major-General, Commanding. General John A. Rawlins, Chief of Staff, Washington, D. C.
thanks for patriotic, unmurmuring, and soldierly conduct. To Major H. H. Young, of my staff, Chief of Scouts, and the thirty or forty men of his command who took their lives in their hands, cheerfully going wherever ordered, to obtain that great essential of success — information — I tender my gratitude. Ten of these men were lost. Our entire loss during the march did not exceed one hundred men; and some of these we left by the wayside, unable to bear the fatigues of the march. This report should be regarded as the preface of my report of operations in front of Petersburg and Richmond, as my command only rested one day before its commencement. I forward herewith list of prisoners captured, and property destroyed. I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant, P. H. Sheridan, Major-General. Brevet Major-General John A. Rawlins, Chief of Staff, Washington, D. C. Official: E. D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant-General. Adjutant General's office, November 18, 186
General Lee's army. I then separated from him, with an agreement to meet these officers again in half an hour at Appomattox Court-house. At the specified time, in company with General Ord, who commanded the infantry, I again met this officer, also Lieutenant-General Longstreet, and received from them the same assurance, and hostilities ceased until the arrival of Lieutenant-General Grant. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, P. H. Sheridan, Major-General. Brevet Major-General John A. Rawlins, Chief of Staff. cavalry headquarters, Dinwiddie Court-House, March 31, 1865. The enemy's cavalry attacked me about ten o'clock to-day on the road coming in from the west and a little north of Dinwiddie Court-house. This attack was very handsomely repulsed by General Smith's brigade of Crook's division, and the enemy was driven across Chamberlain's creek.Shortly afterward the enemy's infantry attacked on the same creek in heavy force, and drove in General Davies' brigade,
Doc. 117. the Shenandoah campaign. Major-General Sheridan's report. headquarters military division of the Gulf, New Orleans, February 3, 1866. Brevet Major-General J. A. Rawlins, Chief of Staff, Washington, D. C. General — I have the honor to make the following report of the campaign in the Valley of the Shenandoah, commencing August fourth, 1864. On the evening of the first of August I was relieved from the command of the cavalry corps of the Army of the Potomac, to take command of the Army of the Shenandoah, and, on arriving at Washington on the fourth instant. I received directions from Major-General H. W. Halleck, Chief of the Staff, to proceed without delay to Monocacy Junction, on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, and report in person to the Lieutenant-General. At Monocacy the Lieutenant-General turned over to me the instructions which he had previously given to Major-General Hunter, commanding the Department of West Virginia, a copy of which is herewith attache