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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 8 8 Browse Search
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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 2: Two Years of Grim War. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 8 8 Browse Search
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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 7 7 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Leading Confederates on the battle of Gettysburg. (search)
rranged by order of General Longstreet, the guns of every battery opened the tremendous cannonade. On the 4th of July, at 1 o'clock A. M., I seceived the following, addressed to me as Chief of Artillery, First corps: General Longstreet directs that you have your artillery in readiness to resist an attack by daylight, remembering you have no ammunition to spare except for the enemy's infantry, etc., and the following order before day on the 4th July: headquarters First army corps, July 4th, 1863. Colonel: The Lieutenant-General directs that such of your wagons as can be spared from your command be sent to Cashtown during the day as quietly as possible, reporting to Colonel Corley and Major Mitchell about dark. Let there be as little confusion as possible. Have the wagons which are to accompany the troops parked on the Fairfield road, so that they can file in with the column as it passes. Will you please send Colonel Alexander to see the General at this point at light.
f A. H. Stephens. The following is the correspondence relating to the mission of Alexander H. Stephens and Robert Ould at Fortress Monroe: Fortress Monroe, July 4, 1863, U. S. Steamer Minnesota, two P. M. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: The following communication is just received from Alexander H. Stephens, who all inform Mr. Stephens that I await your instructions before giving him an answer. S. H. Lee, Admiral, etc. confederate States steamer Torpedo, James River, July 4, 1863. sir: As a military commissioner, I am the bearer of a communication in writing from Jeff Davis, Commander-in-Chief of the land and naval forces of the confd but the Hon. Mr. Ould, myself, the boat's officers and crew. Yours most respectfully, Alexander H. Stephens. To S. H. Lee, Admiral etc. Navy Department, July 4, 1863. To Acting Rear-Admiral Lee, Hampton Roads: The request of Alexander H. Stephens is inadmissible. The customary agents and channels are adequate for all ne
ice, Commanding Second Brigade, Thirteenth Division of Thirteenth Army Corps. Lieut.--Colonel Pase's report. headquarters First Indiana cavalry, Helena, July 6, 1863. M. W. Benjamin, A. A. A. G., Headquarters Colonel Clayton, Commanding Cavalry Brigade, Helena, Arkansas: sir: In obedience to orders, I herewith transmit a list of killed and wounded of my command, First Indiana cavalry, together with a statement of the part the regiment took in the attack on Helena on the fourth of July, 1863. A little before four o'clock on the morning of the fourth of July, two messengers came in from the picket-post on the Little Rock road, bringing word that the enemy were advancing, driving in the pickets before them. I immediately ordered the bugle to sound to horse, and, forming the regiment, moved up the levee near town, and awaited orders. Soon received orders from you, through your Adjutant, to move tents and baggage within the line of fortifications as rapidly as possible
of the city and garrison of Vicksburgh at ten o'clock A. M., July fourth, 1863, on the following terms: The entire garrison, officers and mellows: headquarters Department of Tennessee, before Vicksburgh, July 4, 1863. Lieut.-General Pemberton, Commanding Forces in Vicksburgh: Ganswer this moment has been received: headquarters, Vicksburgh, July 4, 1863. Major-General U. S. Grant, Commanding U. S. Forces: General: U. S. Mississippi Squadron, flag-ship Black Hawk, Vicksburgh, July 4, 1863. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: sir: I have the henth army corps, Department of the Tennessee, Vicksburgh, Miss., July 4, 1863. soldiers of the Seventeenth army corps: Again I rejoice withall riches to have been of the Seventeenth army corps on the fourth of July, 1863. Jas. B. Mcpherson, Major-General. W. T. T. Clark, Assistt-General John C. Pemberton, C. S. A., commanding, on the fourth day of July, 1863, do, in pursuance of the terms of said capitulation, give
The little town was overflowing with patriotism and thankfulness at the arrival of their preservers. While these things were detaining the column, the band struck up Hail Columbia, followed by the Star-spangled banner. many eyes unused to tears were wet then. The kind reception met with here did the command more good than a week's rest. Even the horses — faithful animals — seemed to be revived by the patriotic demonstration. No one who participated in the raid of Saturday night, July fourth, 1863, can ever forget the reception met with at Smithsburgh. It was like an oasis in the desert — a green spot in the soldier's life. May God prosper the people of Smithsburgh! The battle at Smithsburgh. Here General Kilpatrick decided to let his command rest until evening. But the enemy were on the alert, and seemed determined not to let the troops rest. At about two o'clock P. M., Assistant Adjutant-General Estes, accompanied by scout McCullough and a correspondent, started out <
Doc. 37.-Colonel Wilder's expedition. Indianapolis Journal narrative. Wartrace, Tenn., July 4, 1863. friend Terrell: You have doubtless heard before this of the evacuation of the rebel strong-hold, Tullahoma. As Wilder's command had a hand in it, I will write you some particulars. He started from Murfreesboro on the twenty-fourth of June. His brigade had the advance of the centre on the Manchester road. At nine o'clock A. M. he met the rebel pickets eight miles from Murfreesboro and drove them and all their reserves on a run through Hoover's Gap, a long, narrow, winding hollow through a chain of hills dividing the waters of Stone and Duck Rivers, and about seventeen miles from Murfreesboro. Two thirds through the gap the rebels had fortified a strong position, but his brigade was so close on their heels that they had not time to deploy into their works before it was inside also. They immediately skedaddled, losing forty-two prisoners and the battle-flag of the First
ing despatch: headquarters Morgan's division, in the field in front of Green River stockade, July 4, 1863. To the Officer Commanding Federal Forces at Stockade near Green River Bridge: Sir: In therder: headquarters twenty-Fifth Michigan infantry, battle-field of Tebb's Bend, Green River, July 4, 1863. special orders no. 42. My brave, my noble men! It is with pride and pleasure that I ct. headquarters twenty-Fifth Michigan infantry battle-field of Tebb's Bend, Green River, July 4, 1863. Colonel: I have the honor to report that I have had a fight with the rebel General, John the enemy, under the rebel General, John Morgan, at Tebb's Bend, on Green River, on the fourth of July, 1863, in which they killed one fourth as many of the enemy as their own little band amounted t Official Report of killed and wounded at the battle of Tebb's Bend, Green River, Ky., July fourth, 1863 : Company D, killed, Rosewell Beebe, Third Corporal, Morgan Wallace, Sixth Corporal, So
my command over to Captain Walker. It gives me pleasure to bear testimony to the good conduct of my officers and men. The labor imposed upon them was very arduous-working their guns under a hot sun, and frequently employed half the night repairing the damage inflicted during the day. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Thos. J. Selfridge, Lieutenant Commander. Acting Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, Commanding Mississippi Squadron. Headquarters Expeditionary army, Black River, July 4, 1863. Admiral D. D. Porter, Commanding Fleet. dear Admiral: No event in my life could have given me more personal pride or pleasure than to have met you to-day on the wharf at Vicksburgh — a Fourth of July so eloquent in events as to need no words or stimulants to elevate its importance. I can appreciate the intense satisfaction you must feel at lying before the very monster that has defied us with such deep and malignant hate, and seeing your once disunited fleet again a unit, and bette
six hundred and seven hundred prisoners yesterday. I will capture Morgan himself to-morrow. Shackleford, Brigadier-General. Report of Lieut.-Colonel Warner. headquarters Eighth Michigan cavalry, in the field, July 20, 1863. John Stockton, Colonel Eighth Michigan Cavalry, Commanding Post Hickman Bridge, Ky.: Colonel: I have the honor to submit the following report of the marches, etc., of the Eighth Michigan cavalry, under my command, since leaving Hickman Bridge, Ky., July fourth, 1863, to this time: Receiving orders on the evening of July fourth to make a forced march with my command to Lebanon, Ky., and there support the garrison threatened by John Morgan, I broke camp at nine o'clock pursuant to said orders. I ordered all tents and baggage left behind, and but two days rations in the men's haversacks. At two o'clock A. M. of the fifth I halted my command for two hours, four miles beyond Danville, having marched twenty-four miles. At this place I fell in wit
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces in Arkansas, December 7th, 1862--September 14th, 1863. (search)
lfred Johnson; La. Cav., Capt. L. M. Nutt; Tex. Cav., Capt. Samuel J. Richardson. General Churchill says ( Official Records, Vol. XVII., Pt. I., p. 782): My loss will not exceed 60 killed and 75 or 80 wounded. He also states (ibid, p. 780) that the whole force under his command numbered about 3000 effective men. General McClernand (ibid, p. 708) reports 5000 prisoners captured, and General Sherman (ibid, p. 757) says that 4791 prisoners of war were embarked on transports. Helena, July 4th, 1863. Union: District of eastern Arkansas.--Maj.-Gen. B. M. Prentiss. Thirteenth division (Thirteenth Army Corps), Brig.-Gen. Frederick Salomon. First Brigade, Col. William E. McLean: 43d Ind., Lieut.-Col. John C. Major; 35th Mo., Lieut.-Col. Horace Fitch; 28th Wis., Lieut.-Col. Edmund B. Gray. Brigade loss: k, 9; w, 28; m, 5 = 42. Second Brigade, Col. Samuel A. Rice: 29th Iowa, Col. Thomas H. Benton, Jr.; 33d Iowa, Lieut.-Col. Cyrus H. Mackey; 36th Iowa, Col. Charles W. Kittredge; 33
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