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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the first conflict. (search)
rrassment when those armies are large and depend upon a single line for their supplies. Frequent examples of this will appear in our narrative; consequently, the organization of the railway service, and the skill with which all its details were regulated, contributed essentially to success during this difficult war. We will only cite one instance at present—that of Hooker's army, 23,000 strong, which in 1863 was transported with all its materiel, its horses and wagons, from the Rapidan to Stevenson in Alabama, a distance of nearly 2000 kilometres, by rail in seven days. This shows the great services railways were able to render by concentrating an army on any given point of the continent; but it was much easier to accomplish a movement of this kind than to supply a large army daily with provisions at the terminus of one of those long single-track lines which run through the Southern States; in fact, their rude construction required constant repairs, and consequently occasioned freque
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
orm a correct estimate of the number of those forces. According to Confederate historians, the total number could not have exceeded thirty thousand men, all included; the War Department at Richmond rated them at more than sixty thousand men. Mr. Stevenson, an impartial writer, whom we have already quoted, and who was employed in the administrative branches of that army, states that in the month of January they received one hundred and twenty thousand rations. Taking all deficiencies into constopped at Murfreesborough, about fifty-two kilometres from Nashville, where he was joined by Crittenden, and found himself at the head of an army able to make head against the Federals. Pollard only gives Johnston seventeen thousand men, but Stevenson, who was present, ciphers up nearly sixty thousand men; it is probable that the truth lies between the two figures, and that he could muster nearly forty thousand effective men. The latter took good care not to go in search of him. In the me
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 8 (search)
t. Louis152,000 inhabitants. * Louisville70,000 inhabitants. * Washington61,000 inhabitants. Charleston51,000 inhabitants. Richmond38,000 inhabitants. Mobile29,000 inhabitants. Memphis23,000 inhabitants. Savannah22,000 inhabitants. Wilmington21,000 inhabitants. Petersburg18,000 inhabitants. Nashville17,000 inhabitants. Note D, page 105. These details, with many others relative to the Confederate army, are taken from a book entitled Thirteen Months in the Rebel Army, by W. G. Stevenson, published in 1863. It describes most vividly the situation of the South at the commencement of the war. The author relates, with a degree of simplicity which saves him from all suspicion of exaggeration, his forced enlistment in the Confederate army, the positions he filled, willingly or unwillingly, in the infantry, the administrative departments, the cavalry, the hospitals, and finally the adventures through which he escaped from those who compelled him to fight against relatives a
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Bibliographical note (search)
volume has appeared; the two books of Mr. Swinton, entitled, respectively, History of the Army of the Potomac, one volume, and The Twelve Decisive Battles of the War, one volume. To continue the list of works written from a Union point of view, we will mention, without attempting to classify them, History of the Rebellion, by Appleton, one volume; Life of General Grant, by Coppee, one volume; Life of General Sherman, by Bowman and Irwin, one volume; Thirteen Months in the Rebel Army, by Stevenson, one volume; The Volunteer Quartermaster, one volume; History of the United States Cavalry, by Brackett, one volume; a large number of technical papers in the American Cyclopaedia, a work in four volumes; Political History of the Rebellion, by McPherson, one volume; Life of Abraham Lincoln, by Raymond, one volume; The American Conflict, by Horace Greeley, two volumes. Among the Confederate publications to which we are indebted, we must mention, above all, the works of Mr. E. Pollard: Th