hide Sorting

You can sort these results in two ways:

By entity
Chronological order for dates, alphabetical order for places and people.
By position (current method)
As the entities appear in the document.

You are currently sorting in ascending order. Sort in descending order.

hide Most Frequent Entities

The entities that appear most frequently in this document are shown below.

Entity Max. Freq Min. Freq
U. S. Grant 2,686 0 Browse Search
William T. Sherman 907 5 Browse Search
John A. McClernand 543 7 Browse Search
Henry W. Halleck 511 7 Browse Search
James B. McPherson 400 2 Browse Search
Pemberton 351 3 Browse Search
A. E. Burnside 308 0 Browse Search
W. T. Sherman 300 0 Browse Search
Braxton Bragg 251 1 Browse Search
W. S. Rosecrans 246 0 Browse Search
View all entities in this document...

Browsing named entities in a specific section of Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1. Search the whole document.

Found 1,316 total hits in 144 results.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ...
Huntsville (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
e month. Grant, however, was instantly informed of the movement, and, on the 7th, he telegraphed to Halleck: In addition to the forces threatening Burnside from the east, there is but little doubt that Longstreet is moving to join them. I have ordered Thomas to attack the north end of Missionary ridge, and, when that is carried, to threaten or attack the enemy's line of communications between Cleveland and Dalton. This movement will be made by Monday morning. I expect Sherman will reach Huntsville to-day. Cleveland and Dalton are on the railroad between Tennessee and Georgia. As early as the 26th of October, three days after his arrival at the front, Grant had foreseen the chance of such a movement as the enemy had now undertaken, and telegraphed to Burnside: Do you hear of any of Bragg's army threatening you from the southwest? Thomas's command is in bad condition to use, for want of animals of sufficient strength to move his artillery, and for want of rations. If you are th
Tennessee Valley (Nebraska, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
must inevitably make the former take to the mountain-passes by every available road, to get to his supplies. The whole campaign which followed could hardly be better deascribed than it was thus mapped out in advance. Sherman would have been here before this, but for high water in Elk river, driving him some thirty miles up that river, to cross. On the same day, he again telegraphed to Burnside: Can you hold the line from Knoxville to Clinton, for seven days? If so, I think the whole Tennessee valley can be secured from present danger. And again, at ten o'clock that night: It is of the most vital importance that East Tennessee should be held. Take immediate steps to that end. Evacuate Kingston, if you think best. As I said in a previous dispatch, I think seven days more will enable us to make such movements as to make the whole valley secure, if you hold on that time. On the 15th, he said again: I do not know how to impress on you the necessity of holding on to East Tennessee, i
Eastport (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
om Nashville, he also telegraphed to Admiral Porter, at Cairo: General Sherman's advance was at Eastport, on the 15th. The sooner a gunboat can be got to him the better. Boats must now be on the waycommand of the military division, he at once ordered supplies from St. Louis to meet Sherman at Eastport, on the Tennessee. These were sent up the river on transports, Grant requesting Admiral Portersupplies of food and clothing and ammunition were pushed on. But when Sherman's advance reached Eastport, he found that Grant's prevision had secured supplies. The same remarkable relations which hntinued all along the route, but, about the middle of October, Sherman struck the Tennessee, at Eastport, where the river is nearly a mile wide. The gunboats Grant had asked for, and a coal-barge, atroad; but, dropping every thing, Sherman now reversed this column, and turned all his troops to Eastport, the only place where he could cross the Tennessee. The work of crossing was pushed with all t
Newmarket, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
commissary, and direct him to secure transportation, and send one hundred thousand rations to-morrow morning. He watched over Sherman carefully, not only providing supplies to meet him along the route, and sending him ferry-boats with which to cross the Tennessee, and requesting Admiral Porter to order up gunboats to protect the crossing, but even studying and directing the routes by which he wished Sherman to march. On the 10th, he instructed that commander: I learn that, by the way of Newmarket and Maysville, you will avoid the heavy mountains, and find abundance of forage. If a part of your command is now at Winchester and a part back, that portion behind had better be turned on the Newmarket route. It was important indeed to him that Sherman should arrive in good condition, and as speedily as possible. He could not move Thomas, the wheels of whose cannon were heavy and held him fast; Burnside could not be relieved until Sherman came up; and the completion of the design whi
Cleveland, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
receive further orders. The enemy are evidently moving a large force towards Cleveland, and may break through our lines and move on Nashville, in which event your t with East Tennessee; he first moved one division, under Stevenson, as far as Cleveland and Sweetwater. At the same time, Halleck, who had always felt the greatest is carried, to threaten or attack the enemy's line of communications between Cleveland and Dalton. This movement will be made by Monday morning. I expect Sherman were to carry Missionary ridge, and to threaten or attack the railroad between Cleveland and Dalton. This must have the effect to draw the enemy back from your weste; besides which, Stevenson's division of the rebel army had certainly been at Cleveland, for more than a week, in advance. In addition to all this, indications were be great suffering in this command, unless we are fortunate enough to occupy Cleveland, and the line of railroad from here to Chattanooga. This did not look like f
Cumberland Gap (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
nd Knoxville. On the 2d of September, he seized Knoxville, a hundred and ten miles from Chattanooga, where the Tennessee river, the railroad, and many important country roads converge. Possession of the entire region of East Tennessee, from Cumberland gap to Loudon, was speedily secured, without any heavy fighting. Burnside was then ordered to concentrate his troops on the Tennessee, west of Loudon, and to connect with Rosecrans. This junction was repeatedly urged upon him by Halleck, but alhe spirit of one man was dominant. On the 14th of November, Halleck telegraphed Advices received from East Tennessee indicate that Burnside intends to abandon the defence of Little Tennessee river, and fall back before Longstreet, towards Cumberland gap and the upper valley. Longstreet is said to be near the Little Tennessee, with from twenty to forty thousand men; Burnside has about thirty thousand in all, and can hold his position; he ought not to retreat. I fear further delay may result
Abingdon, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
land and Sweetwater. At the same time, Halleck, who had always felt the greatest uneasiness about Burnside, telegraphed to Grant that the rebels had sent a corps of twenty thousand or twenty-five thousand men into East Tennessee, by way of Abingdon, Virginia. As Burnside will be obliged to move all his forces up the valley, you must guard against Bragg's army getting into East Tennessee, above Chattanooga. But, Grant had already foreseen this emergency, and replied: I have sent orders to Shermthe cavalry of the Army of the Cumberland, east of Bear creek. The possibility of the enemy's breaking through our lines east of this, and present inability to follow him from here, if he should, is the cause of this. The rebel movement from Abingdon proved not to be important, but that from Bragg was more threatening; the column dispatched to Cleveland and towards Loudon was promptly reported to Grant, who announced it to Halleck, on the 1st of November, and at the same time remarked: At pr
Alabama (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
st where the three great states of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama approach nearest to each other; the mountains crowding clr of the cotton region, from Mississippi, and Georgia, and Alabama, and South Carolina, centred at Atlanta, and reached up ald beef, from the prolific regions of Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. In a word, they became interior strategic lines for all f North Carolina, and the northern portions of Georgia and Alabama, were never false to the Union. They were hunted by rebelssee, North Carolina, South Carolina, northern Georgia and Alabama—results that I feel assured would ere long follow from thel, with more than forty thousand men, across the states of Alabama and Tennessee, to Chattanooga. But, Bragg started for thses, another lofty and wooded ridge, reaching far off into Alabama. The Nashville and Chattanooga railroad, by which all sup and on the other by the mountains of northern Georgia and Alabama. In its front, but a hundred and fifty miles south, lay A
Edgefield (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
from Memphis and Charleston and Richmond and Nashville and Atlanta meet, a town sprang up, of cours miles to the right, where the railroad from Nashville strikes the Tennessee, and formed his solitated from Louisville, by rail. He arrived at Nashville the same night, and, at half-past 11, he telg was reduced to eight miles. The road to Nashville was thus opened in five days after Grant's acentre; don't hesitate. By your presence at Nashville you will unite all discordant elements, and and may break through our lines and move on Nashville, in which event your troops are the only forion of Sherman's command will remain on the Nashville and Decatur road, till that is finished. With two roads from Nashville, I think there can be no difficulty about supplies. He now directed Busked: Have you sent any stores via river, to Nashville? I wish you to send all you can, while the is of vast importance that the railroad from Nashville to Decatur should be opened as soon as possi[15 more...]
Louisville (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
to assume command of the Department of the Cumberland, he sent him the following dispatch from Louisville: October 19, 11.30 P. M. Hold Chattanooga at all hazards. I will be there as soon as possible annihilation, at the battle of Chickamauga. On the morning of the 20th, Grant started from Louisville, by rail. He arrived at Nashville the same night, and, at half-past 11, he telegraphed to Burorseback. At Jasper, there was a halt, and, from there, he telegraphed to Burnside, by way of Louisville and Lexington: Every effort should be made to increase your small-arm ammunition to five hundrgain to the manager of the railroad: Complaints are made of stores not coming fast enough over Louisville and Nashville road. If stores do not come up the Cumberland in steamers, the Louisville road mred for immediate use. To Anderson, the railroad superintendent: There are now six bridges at Louisville, belonging to government, ready made, that can be brought forward. I have ordered three locom
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ...