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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. 132 128 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 82 28 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 76 0 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 73 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 44 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 44 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 42 0 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 40 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 40 0 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) 39 1 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: June 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], Butler's operations on the Southside. (search)
ndon the position, and effect a retreat under, perhaps, greater difficulties; as the result shows he had not a sufficient number of men to force his way to Richmond, and there is no position on the Petersburg and Richmond railroad where he could have fortified himself, in a short time, so that he could have remained with safety more than a day or two--He would have been exposed continually to attack in front and rear and on the left flank. The fact is, that General Butler's retreat from Drewry's Bluff to his fortifications near Bermuda Hundred was clearly the part of wisdom and prudence, and probably what saved his army from destruction. Gen. Butler deserves great praise for his firmness in not yielding his better judgment to the wishes of these who urged his stay, and for his foresight and skill in effecting his retreat at the right time and in so successful a manner as he did; but the trouble lies in this, the folly of forcing a body of men of the number of Gen. Batler's army into
stful than usual in regard to the prospect of a speedy downfall of the rebel capital. The knowledge of Grant's change of base seems to have put the coveted prize farther off than ever, and the paper has not even an editorial comment on the "situation." Indeed, its leading article is on "Taxing bachelors and widows." According to one correspondent, Grant has a full appreciation of the calibre of his opponent. A released prisoner from Richmond, who has arrived at Baltimore, tells some mendacious stories of the situation of affairs here. Among other things, he says that only four hundred Yankees were captured with Gen. Heckman in the battle near Drewry's Bluff on the 16th of May With regard to their prospects in Northern Georgia the enemy profess to be exceedingly hopeful. A prediction is made that their army would be in Atlanta on Sunday last. What a disappointment it must have been to the Yankees when they learned that this grant project came far short of its fulfilment.