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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 58 58 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 46 46 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 28 28 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 17 17 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 12 12 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 8: Soldier Life and Secret Service. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 11 11 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 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 11 11 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 10 10 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 9 9 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
the Potomac while under his command. 4. The C. S. A. And the battle of Bull run. By General Barnard. 5. Records of living officers of the United States Navy. By Lieutenant Lewis R. Hammersley. 6. Rifled Ordnance. By Lynall Thomas, F. R. S. L. 7. Report of the United States commissioners on munitions of war, exhibited at the Paris Exposition of 1867. 8. Manual for Quatermasters and Commissaries. By Captain R. F. Hunter, U. S. A. 9. Osborn's Hand-book of the United States Navy, from April, 1861, to may, 1864. 10. Manual of military surgeons. By Dr. John Ordronaux. 11. The war in the United States. By Ferdinand Lecomte, Lieutenant-Colonel Swiss Confederation. 12. Our naval school and naval officers. Meade. 13. How to become a successful engineer. By Bernard Stuart. 14. The hand-book of artillery. By Major Joseph Roberts, United States Artillery. 15. Company drill and bayonet Fencing. By Colonel J. Monroe, United States Army. 16. General Todleben's History of the defenc
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
s. valuable contributions to our archives are constantly coming in. A patriotic lady of this city (Mrs. Catharine P. Graham) has recently presented us with war files of several Richmond papers. She refused to sell them for a large price, and insisted on giving them to our Society. John McRae, Esq., of Camden, S. C., has placed us under the highest obligations by presenting the following newspaper files: Charleston Courier from May 1856 to February 1865. Richmond Dispatch from April 1861 to April 1864. Charleston Mercury from July 1859 to February 1865 and from November 1866 to November 1868. Columbia Daily Carolinian from 1855 to October 1864. Charleston Daily News and News and Courier from June 1866 to this date. Camden Journal from January 1856 to this date. Southern Presbyterian from June 1858 to this date. And Dr. J. Dickson Bruns, of New Orleans, has sent us a bound volume of the Charleston Mercury for 1862. We have received recently other valuab
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of a narrative received of Colonel John B. Baldwin, of Staunton, touching the Origin of the war. (search)
n history as an illustration of what a brave people can do in defence of their liberties, after having exhausted every means of pacification. ] In March, 1865, being with the army in Petersburg, Virginia, I had the pleasure of meeting Colonel Baldwin at a small entertainment at a friend's house, where he conversed with me some two hours on public affairs. During this time, he detailed to me the history of his private mission, from the Virginia Secession Convention, to Mr. Lincoln in April, 1861. The facts he gave me have struck me, especially since the conquest of the South, as of great importance in a history of the origin of the war. It was my earnest hope that Colonel Baldwin would reduce them into a narrative for publication, and I afterwards took measures to induce him to do so, but I fear without effect. Should it appear that he has left such a narrative, while it will confirm the substantial fidelity of my narrative at second hand, it will also supersede mine, and of th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
Report of the Pennsylvania Campaign (dated January 1864), copied by Michael Kelly, Clerk to General S. Cooper. R. S. Hollins, Baltimore, Maryland.--One bound file of Baltimore Sun, from October, 1860, to December 31st, 1865.--T. Ditterline's sketch of the battles of Gettysburg.--M. Jacobs' Invasion of Pennsylvania and Battle of Gettysbnrg. John McRae, Camden, South Carolina.--Complete file of Charleston Courier from May 1856 to February 1865.--Complete file of Richmond Dispatch from April 1861 to April 1864. James T. Bowyer, Fincastle, Virginia.--Lot of miscellaneous Confederate newspapers. Miss Kate McCall, Louisiana, through Colonel G. W. Terrell, New Orleans.--Five Scrap Books filled with clippings from newspapers printed during the war. Cassius F. Lee, Jr., Alexandria, Virginia.--1 volume Confederate Battle Reports of 1861 and 1862.--Report of Major-General John Pope, U. S. A., of his campaign in Virginia.--Majority and Minority Report U. S. Senate on John Brown's H
Pegram was in Western Virginia, watching the Federals in that direction, who, under General McClellan, were threatening to advance circuitously and take us in the rear. Such, in brief, might be said to be the state of things in the middle of April, 1861. I now proceed to a simple narration of facts, of which, for the most part, I was an eye-witness, throughout most of the engagements of the war. And in the first place let me observe, that prior to the proclamation of April, 1861, in whicApril, 1861, in which President Lincoln warned us to disperse to our homes in thirty days, there were many who fondly expected that common-sense would rule in the councils of the North, and that the Government would not force a war upon their brethren of the South. We were all mistaken; and when the proclamation was read on the bulletin boards of the telegraph offices in every town, crowds perused the document with roars of laughter, and derisive cheers for the great rail-splitter Abraham! Companies were formed
e left nipple: death must have been almost instantaneous. Major-General Nathaniel Lyon was a Connecticut Yankee of the abolition type; not more than forty-five years of age, small in stature, wiry, active, with dark hair and complexion, small black eyes; fond of military pomp, but an excellent, though restless, and ambitious officer. He entered the United States army as Second Lieutenant, July first, 1841; was made Captain by brevet, August twentieth, 1847; and arrived in St. Louis in April, 1861, having been sent from his post far in the South-West to stand a court-martial on the charge of peculation. His great activity in aiding the suppression of Southern feeling in St. Louis endeared him to the abolitionists; he seized the arsenal, erected defences round the city, disarmed the Camp Jackson Southern sympathizers, and rapidly rose from the rank of captain to that of Major-General in two months. His cruelty to all suspected of Southern sentiment, and in the administration of aff
all agreed that it was now impossible to surround McClellan, for he was near his transports, and had a large flotilla of gunboats, with ports open and ready to bombard our army, should we approach too near. Had we but possessed gunboats on the river, we might have achieved wonders; but destitute of this arm, we could only follow as far as practicable, and do our best. From an officer among the prisoners, I heard an incident related, which may be considered worthy of remembrance. In April, 1861, when General Scott made a great fuss in the papers about the peril of Washington, among the first to volunteer their services was the celebrated Seventh regiment of New-York City--a corps that was the pet of the whole country, being, perhaps, better drilled than any other volunteer regiment in the world. They mustered about eight hundred bayonets; had four or five fancy suits; the best of arms; the best blood of New-York was enrolled in their rank and file-in short, the men of this regi
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The first step in the War. (search)
early forty hours. Congratulations were exchanged on so happy a result. Major Anderson stated that he had instructed his officers only to fire on the batteries and forts, and not to fire on private property. The terms of evacuation offered by General Beauregard were generous, and were appreciated by Major Anderson. The garrison was to embark on the 14th, after running up and saluting the United States flag, and to be carried Fort Sumter after the bombardment, from a sketch made in April, 1861. Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. From a photograph. to the United States fleet. A soldier killed during the salute was buried inside the fort, the new Confederate garrison uncovering during the impressive ceremonies. Major Anderson and his command left the harbor, bearing with them the respect and admiration of the Confederate soldiers. The officers, under General Beauregard, of the batteries surrounding Fort Sumter were: Sullivan's Island, B
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., McDowell's advance to Bull Run. (search)
etely demoralized, and McDowell thought that the depression of the repulse was felt throughout his army and produced its effect upon the Pennsylvania regiment and the New York battery which insisted (their terms having expired) upon their discharge, and on the 21st, as he expressed it, marched to the rear to the sound of the enemy's cannon. Even Uniform of the 11th New York (fire Zouaves) at Bull Run. From a photograph. the 11th New York, or the first fire Zouaves, was recruited in April, 1861, from among the firemen of New York City by Colonel E. Elmer Ellsworth, a young man of twenty-four, who, before the war, had organized in Chicago a fine body of Zouaves and exhibited the Zouave drill in several cities of the North. President Lincoln,who had been escorted to Washington by Ellsworth, appointed him to a second lieutenancy in the regular army. on the morning of May 24th, when the Union forces crossed into Virginia, Ellsworth's Zouaves occupied the City of Alexandria. Th
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 12.46 (search)
veillance; while at the same time there came across mountain and desert the voice of the Southern people calling to him for help in their extremity. The following statement was written in response to an inquiry by the editors as to the details of the offer of high command referred to by Colonel Johnston: The circumstances which gave rise to the expressed desire of the Administration in 1861 to retain General Albert Sidney Johnston in the Federal army were as follows: Early in April, 1861, while on duty in the adjutant-generals office in Washington, I learned that Colonel Sumner had been dispatched incog. to California, with secret orders to assume command of the Department of the Pacific, and that this unusual course had been prompted by the fear that the forts and arsenals and garrisons on that coast would be placed in the hands of the secessionists by General Johnston, the then commander, who was reported to be arranging to do so. I had just received a letter from
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