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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—eastern Tennessee. (search)
me name and on the north by Lake Erie, was the only link between the Eastern section of the Union and the Western. Lee was then marching toward Pennsylvania. If the Army of the Potomac were conquered, Washington City invested, New York and Baltimore given over to the insurgents, a few thousand mounted men would suffice to isolate Grant's and Rosecrans' armies, which, being far away in the South, depended for their supplies entirely upon the depots at Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, and Cairo; they would suffice to ensure the dismemberment of the Union, either by occupying the State of Ohio or by reaching Pittsburg in advance of Lee's victorious army. This dream, fantastical in appearance, had in it, however, nothing unlikely. Therefore, Morgan insisted that Bragg should authorize him to cross the Ohio. The permission to do so having been denied, he determined to dispense with it. He purposed rapidly to reach the banks of the river, so as to cross it below Louisville, and t
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the siege of Chattanooga. (search)
y response returning either from Memphis or Vicksburg: the telegraph-wire does not extend beyond Cairo, and official messages are forwarded by water. But important orders might easily be carried wit this strange silence. The urgency of Halleck's despatches has doubtless not been made known at Cairo, nor understood by those who have received them. Whether they were mislaid or have been entrustThat of the 13th is handed to him only on the 25th: it took ten days to carry this despatch from Cairo to Memphis. This neglect may compromise the safety of a large army, and it is incredible that Hrating between the great river and the Alleghanies. On the 3d of October, Halleck called him to Cairo: despite the precautions he had taken, Grant received the despatch only on the 10th, when he immxaggeration, as being on the eve of ordering a disastrous retreat. Meantime, Grant arrives at Cairo. On the following day the Secretary of War, who has come as far as Indianapolis to meet him, ha
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the war in the South-West. (search)
fore being cut has informed General Brayman at Cairo of their situation, and that they will soon bes General Veatch's brigade was passing through Cairo on its way to Tennessee, General Brayman had true that the military and naval authorities at Cairo, promptly informed of the attack, have done evender. Although the ammunition asked for from Cairo cannot arrive before evening, Hicks declines antier of Tennessee, on returning in haste from Cairo, where he happened to be by chance, he orderedthe renewal of hostilities in the direction of Cairo, on the advice given by Marshall, doubtless onboard: the greater part arrived still alive at Cairo, while Chalmers, on his part, withdrew from thttee on the Conduct of the War sent at once to Cairo, Memphis, and Fort Pillow itself, a sub-commitions of the maritime code. A court sitting at Cairo, and which appears to have been impartial, dec be carried by it down Red River and either to Cairo or to New Orleans. This strange inaction perm