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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The battle of Shiloh. (search)
ps immediately upon my reassuming command, but Buell, with the Army of the Ohio, had been ordered ting. very early breakfast and ride out to meet Buell, and thus save time. He had arrived on the evnd I hastened there, sending a hurried note to Buell, informing him of the reason why I could not mover the river. As we left the boat together, Buell's attention was attracted by the men lying und I have no doubt that this sight impressed General Buell with the idea that a line of retreat wouldchecked their further progress. Before any of Buell's troops had reached the west bank of the Tennas glad, however, to see the reinforcements of Buell and credit them with doing all there was for at the time, I had been so only a few weeks. Buell was, and had been for some time past, a departh more to our men than fortifications. General Buell was a brave, intelligent officer, with as efuted — of disloyalty. This brought from General Buell a very severe retort, which I saw in the N[20 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Shiloh reviewed. (search)
Shiloh reviewed. Don Carlos Buell, Major-General, U. S. V. Twenty-three years ago the banks of the Tennessee witnessedched Savannah on the afternoon of the 5th of April, but General Buell himself did not arrive... You [General Grant] then roden the opposite side of the river; and you there met Maj.-Gen. D. C. Buell, who had arrived at Savannah and taken a steamer anich I have not heretofore chosen to bestow upon it. D. C. Buell. Airdrie, Kentucky, July 10th, 1885. Pittsburg Landirts.) Errors in the original map, as indicated by Gen. D. C. Buell. *Should be 43 Ill. instead of 41 Ill. †Should brces under Maj.-Gen'l U. S. Grant, U. S. Vol., and Maj.-Gen'l D. C. Buell, U. S. Vol., on the 6th and 7th of April, 1862. 'rs, Dept. of the Mississippi. Revised and Amended by Gen. D. C. Buell. The Hornets' Nest--Prentiss's troops and Hickenist. of West Tennessee, Pittsburg, April 7, 1862. Major-General D. C. Buell. Gen.: When I left the field this evening, my
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The opposing forces at Shiloh. (search)
eut.-Com. William Gwin; Lexington, Lieut.-Com. James W. Shirk. Army of the Ohio. Major-General Don Carlos Buell. Second division. Brig.-Gen. Alexander McD. McCook. Fourth Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Lov reported, nor do the Official Records afford any information as to the number of men brought by Buell to Grant's assistance. General Buell speaks in a general way of 25,000 reenforcements, includinGeneral Buell speaks in a general way of 25,000 reenforcements, including Lew Wallace's 5000. General Grant says: At Shiloh, the effective strength of the Union forces on the morning of the 6th was 33,000 men. Lew Wallace brought 5000 more after nightfall. . . . Excludishot, there was not a time during the 6th when we had more than 25,000 men in line. On the 7th Buell brought 20,000 more (Nelson's, Crittenden's, and McCook's divisions). Of his remaining two divisFort Henry to Corinth (Charles Scribner's Sons), says: The reinforcements of Monday numbered, of Buell's army about 25,000; Lew Wallace's 6500; other regiments about 1,400. General Lew Wallace says
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 12.46 (search)
self confronted by Halleck in the West, and by Buell, who had succeeded Sherman, in Kentucky. Withnd make the defense of Nashville at Donelson. Buell was in his front with 90,000 men, and to save Nashville-Buell's objective point-he had to fall back upon it with part of his army. He kept for t by Van Dorn's army, which might arrive before Buell joined Grant, and which did arrive only a day or two later. [see page 277.] but Buell's movements were closely watched, and, hearing of his apprcover, too, of his gun-boats; he was expecting Buell daily; and the ground was admirable for defensWebster's artillery and for Ammen's brigade of Buell's army, which came up at the last moment. Butll who were there confirm this statement. General Buell says of Grant's army that there were not mnds in such an event before the arrival of General Buell's army on the scene. It was never contemposition which during the night was occupied by Buell's twenty thousand fresh troops, who thus regai[14 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 12.47 (search)
ion on me at the time. As he informed me, General Buell's army, fully 75,000 strong, was on the liof the facts that having no pontoon-train, General Buell could not possibly throw his army across tsly pressed to its proper military corollary,--Buell being left to look after the remains of Johnstton's troops were united with mine, but before Buell's junction with the exposed army at Pittsburg,be for some time to come, whereas the union of Buell's forces with Grant, which might be anticipateridge 210 M. 16-126 M. 4-92. R. 18 32. M. 28--Buell 44. M 13-109 M. 6-146. L. 20-(Signed) A. S. ght, but that there was yet time for it before Buell could come up; therefore, he should decide to t, on the ridge, in a position selected by General Buell himself, just at the instant that the Conf brief. It began with daylight, and this time Buell's army was the attacking force. Our widelyred that morning. The Army of the Ohio in General Buell's hands had been made exceptionally well-t[9 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Notes of a Confederate staff-officer at Shiloh. (search)
battle would have been fought with General Grant alone, or without the material and moral help derived from the advent of Buell on the field, as happened on the night of April 6th and morning of the 7th. Iii. General Beauregard with his staff direction of Athens, in Tennessee) was brought me from Corinth by a courier, saying that scouts employed in observing General Buell's movements reported him to be marching not toward a junction with Grant, but in the direction of Decatur, North Alabr. With a laugh, he said: You gentlemen have had your way to-day, but it will be very different to-morrow. You'll see! Buell will effect a junction with Grant to-night, and we'll turn the tables on you in the morning. This was said evidently t of musketry and then of field-artillery roused us, and General Prentiss exclaimed: Ah! Didn't I tell you so! There is Buell! And so it proved. VIII. up to half-past 2 o'clock on the 7th of April, or second day's conflict, General Beaure
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The March of Lew Wallace's division to Shiloh. (search)
en I have wished that Rowley had not overtaken me for another hour that afternoon. The enemy had used the last of his reserves. I would have taken the bluff on which Sherman had been camped in the morning and, Without opposition, effected my deployment. The first of the rebels struck would have been the horde plundering the sutlers and drinking in the streets of the camp. Their fears would have magnified my command, and rushing to their engaged lines they would have carried the word that Buell's army was up and on their lines of retreat. For your sake and my own, general, and for the cause generally, it was unfortunate that Rowley had not lost his way, as it was said I had mine. Finally, general, did you ever ask yourself what motive I could have had to play you falsely that day? It couldn't have been personal malice. Only a few weeks before I had been promoted major-general on your recommendation. It couldn't have been cowardice. You had seen me under fire at Donelson, a
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, General Halleck in command-commanding the district of Cairo-movement on Fort Henry- capture of Fort Henry (search)
ith, embracing the mouths of the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, had been added to my jurisdiction. Early in January, 1862, I was directed by General McClellan, through my department commander, to make a reconnaissance in favor of Brigadier-General Don Carlos Buell, who commanded the Department of the Ohio, with headquarters at Louisville, and who was confronting General S. B. Buckner with a larger Confederate force at Bowling Green. It was supposed that Buell was about to make some move agaiBuell was about to make some move against the enemy, and my demonstration was intended to prevent the sending of troops from Columbus, Fort Henry or Donelson to Buckner. I at once ordered General Smith to send a force up the west bank of the Tennessee to threaten forts Heiman and Henry; McClernand at the same time with a force of 6,000 men was sent out into west Kentucky, threatening Columbus with one column and the Tennessee River with another. I went with McClernand's command. The weather was very bad; snow and rain fell; the
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Investment of Fort Donelson-the naval operations-attack of the enemy-assaulting the works-surrender of the Fort (search)
General Halleck commenced his efforts in all quarters to get reinforcements to forward to me immediately on my departure from Cairo. General [David] Hunter sent men freely from Kansas, and a large division under General [William] Nelson, from Buell's army, was also dispatched. Orders went out from the War Department to consolidate fragments of companies that were being recruited in the Western States so as to make full companies, and to consolidate companies into regiments. General Halleck did not approve or disapprove of my going to Fort Donelson. He said nothing whatever to me on the subject. He informed Buell on the 7th that I would march against Fort Donelson the next day; but on the 10th he directed me to fortify Fort Henry strongly, particularly to the land side, saying that he forwarded me intrenching tools for that purpose. I received this dispatch in front of Fort Donelson. I was very impatient to get to Fort Donelson because I knew the importance of the place
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Promoted Major-General of Volunteers-Unoccupied territory-advance upon Nashville-situation of the troops-confederate retreat- relieved of the command-restored to the command-general Smith (search)
on, my force present is altogether inadequate, consisting of only 15,000 men. I have to request you, therefore, to come forward with all the available force under your command. So important do I consider the occasion that I think it necessary to give this communication all the force of orders, and I send four boats, the Diana, Woodford, John Rain, and Autocrat, to bring you up. In five or six days my force will probably be sufficient to relieve you. Very respectfully, your ob't srv't, D. C. Buell, Brigadier-General Comd'g. P. S.-The steamers will leave here at 12 o'clock to-night. General Smith said this order was nonsense. But I told him it was better to obey it. The General replied, of course I must obey, and said his men were embarking as fast as they could. I went on up to Nashville and inspected the position taken by Nelson's troops. I did not see Buell during the day, and wrote him a note saying that I had been in Nashville since early morning and had hoped to
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