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e; to the right of this is the enceinte called Marye's Hill. Hazel Creek runs between this latter position and Lee's Hill, which, from its altitude, was selected for Headquarters. The Richmond railway divided our left under Longstreet from our right under Jackson, the latter being strongly posted on a series of hills and well fortified; the extreme right and right flank being in charge of Stuart. The force of Longstreet on the left included the divisions of Ransom, McLaws, and Picket, Anderson being on Marye's Hill; Cobb being posted behind a strong stone wall at the right base of the latter, commanding all approach up the open lands of the Hazel Creek, while Hood and others filled up the space to the railroad where our right commenced under Ambrose Hill, Early, and others, up to Stuart, who, with his mounted division, light artillery, and infantry, held the extreme right and right flank. D. H. Hill was held in reserve. Heavy batteries protected our extremes, right and left. T
John D. Billings, Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life, I. The tocsin of war. (search)
one says, How are you, Mike? How are you, Pat? says the other. But my name is not Pat, said the first speaker. Nather is mine Mike, said the second. Faix, thin, said the first, it musht be nayther of us. Nothing could better illustrate the attitude of the North and South towards each other than this anecdote. Nothing could have been more perfect than this mutual misunderstanding each displayed of the temper of the other, as the stride of events soon showed. The story of how Major Anderson removed his little band of United States troops from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter, in Charleston Harbor, for reasons of greater safety, is a familiar one; likewise how the rebels fired upon a vessel sent by the President with supplies intended for it; and, finally, after a severe bombardment of several days, how they compelled the fort to surrender. It was these events which opened the eyes of the Northern Doughfaces, as those who sympathized with the South were often called, to the rea
Index. Albany, N. Y., 162 Alexander, E. Porter, 406-7 Alexandria, Va., 48,121,331 Allatoona, Ga., 400-401 Ambulances, 302-15 Anderson, Robert, 22 Andrew, John A., 23, 25 Antietam, 71,176,253, 286,287, 378 Ashby, Mass., 274 Atkinson, D. Webster, 392 Atlanta, 400,403,405 Avery House, 402 Baltimore, 116 Banks, Nathaniel P., 23, 71 Beale, James, The Battle Flags of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg, 338-39 Beats, 94-102, 174,312 Bell, John, 16 Belle Plain, Va., 369 Benham, Henry W., 391 Big Shanty, Ga., 404 Birney, David B., 157,255-56,261, 345,353 Blair, Francis P., 264, 383 Borden's Milk, 125 Boston, 25,29-30,51, 199,226 Bounty-jumpers, 161-62,202 Bowditch, Henry I., 315 Boxford, Mass., 44 Boydton Plank Road, 313 Bragg, Braxton, 262 Brandy Station, Va., 113, 180,229, 352-53 Bristoe Station, Va., 367 Brown, Joseph W., 403 Buchanan, James, 18-19,395 Buell, Don Carlos, 405 Bugle calls, 165-66
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Recollections of the Twiggs surrender. (search)
out to engage, he made use of these words: I fear the liberties of our country will be buried in the tomb of a great nation. --editors. During the next two days the Rangers were drinking and shouting about the streets, recklessly shooting any one who happened to displease them. From this time on, Union men were in danger, and Northerners sent their families away. Some who were outspoken were imprisoned and barely escaped with their lives; among them, Charles Anderson, brother of Robert Anderson. On the 26th of February a dozen men of the State troops were stationed on guard over the offices of the disbursing officers, and the occupants were ordered to leave, but forbidden to take away papers or effects, though allowed to keep the keys to their safes. Colonel Waite had now arrived and assumed command, and the secessionist commissioners made a second demand for a statement of the amount of indebtedness and funds on hand and required a promise from each officer that he woul
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., From Moultrie to Sumter. (search)
olutionary time of which the father of Major Robert Anderson had been a defender. The sand had dried orders; he had to obey or leave the army. Anderson was a Union man and, in the incipiency, was p Surgeon S. W. Crawford. Capt. J. G. Foster. Anderson and his officers. Process reproduction ofe his men back. It became evident, as I told Anderson, that we could not defend the fort, because tin their manner. The problem was solved when Anderson walked up to me and said: Captain, in twenty ur arrived with the rest of the men. Meantime Anderson had crossed in one of the engineer boats. Asre deceived by the celerity and secrecy of Major Anderson's movement. Lieutenant Davis and some othlittle boys. Mrs. Foster was already there. Anderson thought there was going to be trouble, so he oached so near that Moultrie opened fire. Major Anderson would not allow us to return the fire, so firing under like circumstances. I think Major Anderson had received an intimation that the Star o[20 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Inside Sumter: in 1861. (search)
artillery defense, and mounting guns in them, Anderson closed the rest. This was the work of many dn Washington that fourteen days previously Major Anderson had spiked the guns and burned the carriagff, the officers in the center. Presently Major Anderson, with Chaplain Harris of Fort Moultrie, whBeauregard, perhaps with the hope of tying Major Anderson's hands in the expected fight with that flno signal to that effect was intended. Major Anderson had given orders that only the casemate baf his danger. He supposed, no doubt, that Major Anderson had determined to open his barbette batterelieved that the vigor of his fire induced Major Anderson to change his mind. But the contest was mcrecy to each other; and it is doubtful if Major Anderson ever knew how that ten-inch gun came to beo carry the fire into the powder chamber. Major Anderson, his head erect as if on parade, called thce. Once inside, the bearer asked to see Major Anderson. The major was soon on the spot and opene[15 more...]
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)
complete, and on April 11th he demanded of Major Anderson the evacuation of Fort Sumter. He offered same aides bore a second communication to Major Anderson, based on the above instructions, which wanstration on their part against his flag. Major Anderson made every possible effort to retain the aad it and, finding it unsatisfactory, gave Major Anderson this notification: Francis W. Pickens, Gsted through an embrasure and conducted to Major Anderson. Our mission being made known to him, he ained to General Beauregard, and requested Major Anderson to reduce to writing his understanding withe casemates, almost causing suffocation. Major Anderson, his officers, and men were blackened by sovering during the impressive ceremonies. Major Anderson and his command left the harbor, bearing wed again over Sumter, by Major (then General) Anderson, on April 14th, 1865, the day President Lincoln was shot. Of Major Anderson's former officers, Generals Abner Doubleday and Norman J. Hall and C[14 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Notes on the surrender of Fort Sumter. (search)
hisolm, Colonel, C. S. A. Very soon after Major Robert Anderson moved with his command into Fort Sumter fromee with the demand for its surrender, and heard Major Anderson say in conversation with us, I shall await the g nearly two hours for a reply, we sent word to Major Anderson that our orders did not admit of our waiting an authority from General Beauregard, called upon Major Anderson to surrender. Major Anderson did not realize tMajor Anderson did not realize the unauthorized nature of Wigfall's mission until the arrival of Captain Stephen D. Lee, William Porcher Milesthe one General Simons was authorized to make. Major Anderson was about to renew the action, when Major Davidhe fort, which were virtually almost anything that Anderson might ask, in order that we might get possession bson. I have always been of the opinion that Major Anderson should not have surrendered when he did. The fieamer furnished by General Beauregard to transport Anderson's men to the fleet. My duty often required that I
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., War preparations in the North. (search)
o be borne only in preference to yielding what was to us the very groundwork of our republicanism, the right to enforce a fair interpretation of the Constitution through the election of President and Congress. The next day we learned that Major Anderson had surrendered, and the telegraphic news from all the Northern States showed plain evidence of a popular outburst of loyalty to the Union, following a brief moment of dismay. That was the period when the flag-The Flag-flew out to the wind f Captain George B. McClellan was requested by Governor Dennison to come to Columbus for consultation, and, by the governor's request, I met him at the railway station and took him to the State House. I think Mr. Lars Anderson (brother of Major Robert Anderson) and Mr. L'Hommedieu of Cincinnati were with him. The intimation had been given me that he would probably be made major-general of the Ohio contingent, and this, naturally, made me scan him closely. He was rather under the medium height,
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., In command in Missouri. (search)
from Washington he would send five regiments made up of river boatmen, well adapted for the Mississippi expedition. In answer to my request they were ordered to me. But the order was changed, and instead of joining me they were sent to General Robert Anderson, then in command at Louisville. The same day I asked Senator Latham, at Washington, to aid my application for three thousand men from California, to be placed at El Paso, to operate against Texas troops moving into Arkansas. On the 5thhe counties of Kentucky between the Mississippi and Tennessee rivers, as well as those along the latter and the Cumberland, are strongly secessionist, it becomes imperatively necessary to have the cooperation of the loyal Union forces under Generals Anderson and Nelson, as well as of those already encamped opposite Louisville, under Colonel Rousseau. I have reenforced, yesterday, Paducah with two regiments, and will continue to strengthen the position with men and artillery. As soon as Genera
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