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Tunstall (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
Brandy Station can be used as a base of supplies until another is secured on the York or James Rivers. . . . Should by Lee's right flank be our route, you will want to make arrangements for having supplies of all sorts promptly forwarded to White House, on the Pamunkey. Your estimates for this contingency should be made at once. If not wanted there, there is every probability they will be wanted on the James River or elsewhere. If Lee's left is turned, large provision will have to be maived 7.40 A. M., May 21st.) Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War: Have been fighting all day. Enemy are endeavoring to close in on our lines. We shall hold on. Have captured rebel General Walker, of Texas troops. General Sheridan is at White House, and has sent for a pontoon bridge, which I have forwarded him. Have also sent one of my army gunboats with launches up the Rappahannock, as requested. B. F. Butler, Major-General. [no. 60. see page 669.] near Chester, May 30, 1864, 10 P.
Virginia (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
ge 608.] headquarters Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Army of the James. In the field, Va., Oct. 20, 1864. General Order No. 134. It having been officially certified by General Lee, coA. Gillmore, Major-General. [no. 56. see page 657.] Hdqrs. Dept. Of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, Drury's Bluff, Va., May 14, 1864. Gen. B. Bragg, Commanding C. S. Armies, Richmond, Va.: ter XLVIII., Part II., p. 1024. plan of campaign. Hdqrs. Dept. of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, Hancock's House, 2 1-2 miles North of Walthall Junction, Va., May 18, 1864, 9 P. M. T Major-General Commanding. headquarters Department of Virginia and North Carolina, in the field, Va., May 20, 1864. General Order No. 65. 1. Brig.-Gen. Godfrey Weitzel is hereby announced as chiiend, B. F. Butler. [no. 75. see page 695.] headquarters Eighteenth Army Corps, in the field, Va., June 21, 1864. Brigadier-General Rawlins: General.:--I have the honor to forward to you copie
Jordans Point (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
olumn, it being past noon, I think, when the march was resumed from Baylor's farm towards the Jordan Point road. I should here state that during the affair at Baylor's farm, my horse failed in an attGeneral Smith to move from Baylor's farm towards Petersburg by approaches to the right of the Jordan Point road and Kautz's cavalry being ordered to move to the left of that road. Of the movements of on the forenoon of the 16th I saw nothing and have no personal knowledge. On reaching the Jordan Point road my division moved by it towards Petersburg, General Smith accompanying me; and on the hecer approached and informed me that the commander of the Second Corps wished to see me on the Jordan Point road some distance to the rear. I at once rode to near the intersection of the roadway from Baylor's farm with the Jordan Point road, and there found General Birney (or was it General Gibbons) in command of the Second Corps (General Hancock having, for some reason, remained behind); he said
Missouri (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
in the field, and his generally quarrelsome character. What shall be done with him, has therefore, already been, as I am informed, a matter of consultation. To send him to Kentucky would probably cause an insurrection in that State and an immediate call for large reinforcements. Moreover, he would probably greatly embarrass Sherman, if he did not attempt to supersede him by using against him all his talent at political intrigues and his facilities for newspaper abuse. If you send him to Missouri nearly the same thing will occur there. Although it might not be objectionable to have a free fight between him and Rosecrans, the government would be seriously embarrassed by the local difficulties and calls for reinforcements likely to follow. Inveterate as is Rosecrans' habit of continually calling for more troops, Butler differs only in demanding instead of calling. As things now stand in the West, I think we can keep the peace; but if Butler be thrown in as a disturbing element, I a
Monticello (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
of the enemy were fired, this feu d'enfer driving them all to their bomb-proofs. The small gunboats Kansas, Unadilla, Pequot, Seneca, Pontoosuc, Yantic, and Huron took positions to the northward and eastward of the monitors, and enfilading the works. The Shenandoah, Ticonderoga, Mackinaw, Tacony, and Vanderbilt took effective positions as marked on the chart, and added their fire to that already begun. The Santiago de Cuba, Fort Jackson, Osceola, Chippewa, Sassacus, Rhode Island, Monticello, Quaker City, and Iosco dropped into position according to order, and the battle became general. In one hour and fifteen minutes after the first shot was fired, not a shot came from the fort. Two magazines had been blown up by our shells, and the fort set on fire in several places; and such a torrent of missiles were falling into and bursting over it that it was impossible for anything human to stand it. Finding that the batteries were silenced completely, I directed the ships to keep up
Potomac River (United States) (search for this): chapter 25
ing. [no. 17. see page 636.] Culpepper Court-House, Va., April 8, 1864-8.30 P. M. (Received 9.30 P. M.) Major-General Halleck: It is the intention to operate up the James River as far as City Point, and all the co-operation the navy can give, we want. Two of the iron-clads are wanted as soon as they can be got. . . . U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General Commanding. War Records, Vol. XXXIII, p. 821. Culpepper Court-House, Va., April 9, 1864. Maj.-Gen. G. G. Meade, Commanding Airy of . The Potomac: Gillmore will join Butler with about ten thousand men from South Carolina. Butler can reduce his garrison so as to take twenty-three thousand men into the field directly to his front. The force will be commanded by Maj.-Gen. W. F. Smith. With Smith and Gillmore, Butler will seize City Point and operate against Richmond from the south side of the river. His movement will be simultaneous with yours. Lee's army will be your objective point. Wherever Lee goes, there you will go al
Missionary Ridge, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
wung to the left and successfully assailed the redoubts in flank and rear, the enemy making a brief stand in each and then retiring to the next on the left until we had captured five or six redoubts and their intervening defences, and twelve additional field-pieces, all thoroughly equipped and in excellent condition. General Smith rejoined me a little before sunset, if I remember correctly, and extending his hand his first exclamation was: Why, Hinks, this is a stronger position than Missionary Ridge. He then cautioned me to hold my troops well in hand, and on my asking him if he proposed to move forward he replied: Oh, no; if we attempt to capture more we may lose all we have gained, or words to that effect. I then asked if any further movement should be made towards the left and he replied in substance, rather emphatically: Not at all. We have already captured as much as we can securely hold; and then directed me to set my command at work, reversing the captured works as rapidly
Texas (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
artillery this side Swift Creek; beyond Swift Creek Walker's brigade and two regiments (Dearing's brigade) cavalry. G. T. Beauregard, General Commanding. War Records, Chapter XLVIII., Part II., p. 1025. [no. 59. see page 666.] General Butler's headquarters, May 20, 1864, 10 P. M. (Received 7.40 A. M., May 21st.) Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War: Have been fighting all day. Enemy are endeavoring to close in on our lines. We shall hold on. Have captured rebel General Walker, of Texas troops. General Sheridan is at White House, and has sent for a pontoon bridge, which I have forwarded him. Have also sent one of my army gunboats with launches up the Rappahannock, as requested. B. F. Butler, Major-General. [no. 60. see page 669.] near Chester, May 30, 1864, 10 P. M. Gen. R. E. Lee, at Lee's Station: Hoke's division and Read's battalion of artillery have been ordered to report to you forthwith. I will follow with Johnson's as soon as enemy's movements here will perm
Fort Morgan (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
. Admiral Porter was quite sanguine that he had silenced the guns of Fort Fisher. He was then urged, if that were so, to run by the fort into Cape Fear River, and then the troops could land and hold the beach without liability of being shelled by the enemy's gunboats (or the Tallahassee being seen in the river). It is to be remarked that Admiral Farragut, even, had never taken a fort except by running by and cutting it off from all prospect of reinforcements, as at Fort Jackson and Fort Morgan, and that no casemated fort had been silenced by naval fire during the war. That if the admiral would put his ships in the river the army could supply him across the beach, as we had proposed to do Farragut at Fort St. Philip. That at least the blockade of Wilmington would be thus effectual, even if we did not capture the fort. To that the admiral replied that he should probably lose a boat by torpedoes if he attempted to run by. He was reminded that the army might lose five hundred
Louisville (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 25
et him down before me, and examined him. His story is, as I made him correct it by appealing to my own investigations, as follows: His firm consists of himself, his brother, and the president of the Jeffersonville Railroad, Indiana. He is from Louisville; left there when Governor Morehead was arrested; went to Nashville; left there just before the city was taken by the Union troops; went to New Orleans; left there just before the city was taken ; went to Liverpool; left there; went to Montreal ances, but actually in currency, almost twelve millions (12,000,000) of dollars in gold within the last fortnight, and now is carrying about three millions (3,000,000). This shows that there is something behind him. He confessed that he left Louisville afraid of being arrested for his political offences. During the cross-examination, he confessed he was agent for the People's Bank of Kentucky, a secession concern which is doubtless an agent for Jeff Davis. Having no territorial jurisdiction
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