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Centreville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
and asks by whose order the deposit was made. Col. Gorgas must answer. October 20 Nothing definite from Lee. I fear his little campaign from the Rapidan to Bull Run was not a glorious one, although Meade did run to the fortifications at Centreville. He may possibly have had a counter-plot, which is not yet developed. Our papers are rejoicing over thousands of prisoners picked up; but Captain Warner, who furnishes the prisoners their rations, assures me that they have not yet arrived; w now the absence of such customers may have a good effect. But I fear the currency, so redundant, is past remedy. October 23 Gen. Lee has retired to the south side of the Rappahannock again, while Meade remains in the intrenchments at Centreville. Gen. Imboden occupies Winchester. From the West we have only newspaper reports, which'may not be true. October 24 To-day we have a cold northwest storm of wind and rain, and we have our first fire in the parlor. The elections i
Knoxville (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
e markets. Campbellites and Methodists. from Gen. Lee. from the Southwest. October 1 We have a rumor to-day that Meade is sending heavy masses of troops to the West to extricate Rosecrans, and that Gen. Hooker is to menace Richmond from the Peninsula, with 25,000 men, to keep Lee from crossing the Potomac. We have absolutely nothing from Bragg; but a dispatch from Gen. S. Jones, East Tennessee, of this date, says he has sent Gen. Ranseur after the rear guard of the enemy, near Knoxville. A letter from W. G. M. Davis, describes St. Andrew's Bay, Florida, as practicable for exporting and importing purposes. It may be required, if Charleston and Wilmington fall — which is not improbable. Nevertheless, Bragg's victory has given us a respite in the East, and soon the bad roads will put an end to the marching of armies until next year. I doubt whether the Yankees will desire another winter campaign in Virginia. The papers contain the following account of suffering
Edgefield (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
o corps of it have not been sent to Rosecrans. Well, we shall know more soon, for Lee is preparing for a movement. It may occur this week. In the West it is said Gen. Johnston is working his way, with a few brigades, from Meridian towards Nashville. Lieut.-Gen. E. Kirby Smith writes for authority to make appointments and promotions in the trans-Mississippi Army, as its communications with Richmond are permanently interrupted. The President indorses that he has no authority to delegatollowed up. On the 21st (day after the battle), Gen. Bragg asked Gen. --‘s advice. which was promptly given: that he should immediately strike Burnside a blow; or if Burnside escaped, then to march on Rosecrans's communications in the rear of Nashville. Gen. Bragg seemed to adopt the plan, and gave orders accordingly. But the right wing had not marched more than eight or ten miles the next day, before it was halted, and ordered to march toward Chattanooga, after giving the enemy two and a h
Branchville (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
the advance of his army has been delayed several weeks for want of commissary stores, while Commissary-General Northrop's or Major Ruffin's agent Moffitt, it is alleged, has been selling beef (gross) to the butchers at 50 cents per pound, after buying or impressing at from 16 to 20 cents. Gen. Lee writes that a scout (from Washington?) informs him that Gen. Gilmore has been ordered to take Charleston at all hazards, and, failing in the attempt, to make a flank movement and seize upon Branchville; which he (Gen. Lee) deems an unlikely feat. What a change! The young professors and tutors who shouldered their pens and became clerks in the departments are now resigning, and seeking employment in country schools remote from the horrid sounds of war so prevalent in the vicinity of the Capitol, and since they were ordered to volunteer in the local companies, which will probably have some sharp practice in the field. They are intent, however, on teaching the young idea how to shoo
Meade (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
rous; that the Tennessee troops will not serve under him, but will mutiny and desert. It is reported to-day by Gen. Elzey (on what information I know not) that Meade's army has been reduced to 30,000 or 40,000 men, by the heavy reinforcements sent to extricate Rosecrans. Be this as it may, there is no longer any doubt that Leef his movements, and are taken quickly (by flag of truce? or Gen. Winder's corps of rogues and cut-throats?) to the enemy. He says he is endeavoring to strike at Meade, and has already captured, this week, some 600 of the enemy (cavalry), including that number of horses. The Secretary sent the requisite notice to the editors. irginia up to 10 o'clock yesterday morning, although there is a constant stream of prisoners being sent to this city daily, taken by our cavalry. At last accounts Meade's army was retreating toward Washington City, hotly pursued by Lee. They were near Manassas, the first battle-field of the war. There is nothing new from the W
Brandy Station (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
days may be decisive of our fate. Hundreds of thousands of Southern men have yet to die before subjugation can be effected; and quite that number of invaders must fall to accomplish it! October 28 No news from the army. We have some 13,000 prisoners here, hungry; for there is not sufficient meat for them. Mr. Memminger, Secretary of the Treasury, is said to be trans. porting his private fortune (very large) to Europe. October 29 Gen. Lee writes (a few days since), from Brandy Station, that Meade seems determined to advance again; that troops are going up the Potomac to Washington, and that volunteers from New York have been ordered thither. He asks the Secretary to ascertain if there be really any Federal force in the York River; for if the report be correct of hostile troops being there, it may be the enemy's intention to make another raid on the railroad. The general says we have troops enough in Southwestern Virginia; but they are not skillfully commanded. A
Arkansas (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
om Maryland, if they ever return, in saddle-bags, while the same kind are landed every week at Wilmington by the cargo! A recent letter from Lieut.-Gen. E. Kirby Smith, transMis-sissippi, fills me with alarm. He says the property-holders in Arkansas and Louisiana--which States we are evacuating-are willing to return to their allegiance to the United States if that government should modify its policy. He says we have but 32,500 in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas-all told-and the enemy twice Arkansas-all told-and the enemy twice that number. Gen. D. H. Hill has been relieved in the West, and ordered to report in this city to Gen. Cooper. It was necessary perhaps to have a scape-goat. Bragg will probably be sustained by the President-but then what will become of----, who is so inimical to Bragg? The President has published, in the West, ah eloquent address to the soldiers. It appears from Gen. K. Smith's letter that the French captured a vessel having on board, for the Confederate States, 12,000 stand of ar
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
Bragg; but a dispatch from Gen. S. Jones, East Tennessee, of this date, says he has sent Gen. Ransesubsist the army; and that when he evacuated Tennessee, the great source of supplies was abandoned.ample supplies was for Gen. Bragg to recover Tennessee, and drive Rosecrans out of the country. October 12 Hon. G. A. Henry, Senator from Tennessee, writes to the Secretary that it is rumored Pemberton is to command Gen. Polk's corps in Tennessee. He says if this be true, it will be disastme skirmishing of cavalry in Central and Western Tennessee, wherein our men have had the advantage,er has taken 700 of the enemy's cavalry in East Tennessee, 6 cannon, 50 wagons, commissary stores, eauction for $50. Mr. Henry, Senator from Tennessee, writes the Secretary that if Ewell were sent into East Tennessee with a corps, and Gen. Johnston were to penetrate into Middle Tennessee, formiMiddle Tennessee, forming a junction north of Chattanooga, it would end the war in three months. October 30 We have n[1 more...]
Chattanooga (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
h we learn that one of Bragg's batteries, on Lookout Mountain, opened fire on the Federals in Chattanooga on the 5th inst., which was replied to briskly. Night before last an attempt was made to more than eight or ten miles the next day, before it was halted, and ordered to march toward Chattanooga, after giving the enemy two and a half days to strengthen the fortifications. Bragg's army rent energy and judgment in that quarter, He says it would be better to send reinforcements to Chattanooga, where it is practicable to conduct a winter campaign. He could drive the enemy from the Pecorps, and Gen. Johnston were to penetrate into Middle Tennessee, forming a junction north of Chattanooga, it would end the war in three months. October 30 We have nothing new to-day, except th will always sustain) is assigned to the Mississippi Department. The latest accounts from Chattanooga show that the enemy are stirring a little, and trying to flank Bragg's left wing. The bom
Appomattox (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
at your children. Such is the power of cupidity — it transforms men into demons. And if this spirit prevails throughout the country, a just God will bring calamities upon the land, which will reach these cormorants, but which, it may be feared, will involve all classes in a common ruin. Beef, to-day, sold in market at $1.50 per pound.. There is no bacon for sale, or corn-meal. But we shall not starve, if we have faith in a beneficent Providence. Our daughter Anne, teaching in Appomattox County, writes that she will send us a barrel of potatoes, some persimmons, etc. next Wednesday. And we had a good dinner to-day: a piece of fat shoulder Capt. Warner let me have at $1 per pound — it is selling for $2.50-and cabbage from my garden, which my neighbor's cow overlooked when she broke through the gate last Sunday. Although we scarcely know what we shall have to-morrow, we are merry and patriotic to-day. Last night I went to hear Rev. Dr. Hobson, Reformed Baptist, or Campbe
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