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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Memoranda of the operations of my corps, while under the command of General J. E. Johnston, in the Dalton and Atlanta, and North Carolina campaigns. (search)
r color-bearers successively killed within ten paces of line. Fifth bore off colors. Enemy's loss four thousand; Cleburne's, four hundred and fifty killed and wounded. May 28th. Bate's division, on left of army and in front of village of Dallas, ordered to envelop enemy, who not believed to be in force. Bate attacked, and was repulsed with loss of several hundred men. June 27th. At Kenesaw Mountain, in general assault by enemy. Cheatham's and Cleburne's divisions attacked by Blair's corps of the Army of the Cumberland; assault of enemy very resolute; at its close, three hundred Federal dead left in front of Cleburne's line, some lying against his works. Cleburne's loss two killed and nine wounded. Enemy in his front over eighteen hundred. On Cheatham's line enemy's loss still more severe. Cheatham's loss some two hundred and fifty. Fighting in front of Walker's, on right of Cleburne's, confined to skirmish-line held by Mercer's brigade, until many of the men bayon
reliable information from Washington says there are but fifteen regiments of infantry, one light battery of six guns, and one thousand servants on board the Lincoln fleet. The Yankees have fallen back to their intrenchments. Southern merchants in Alexandria are forced to close their stores. There are said to be no more than eighty thousand men in and around Washington. A gentleman just arrived from Manassas says that the Baltimore Sun of Saturday reports the resignation of Seward, Blair, Cameron, Scott, and McClellan. The probable difficulty grew out of the attempt to force McClellan to attack the Confederate forces.--Charleston Mercury, Nov. 5. A note from J. L. Shumate, of New Madrid, Mo., says that after the evacuation of Fredericktown by Jeff. Thompson, the Northern Goths and Vandals burned a portion of the town, pillaged the Catholic Church, arrested some of the ladies of the place, forcibly tore their ear-bobs from their ears and rings from their fingers, and offe
k! Have mercy, Jeff. Davis! Soft — I did but dream. [Loud knocking heard at the door.] Who knocks thus loudly? Seward--[without.] 'Tis I, my Lord! the White House cock; Thrice have I crowed since the day hath broke. [Enter Seward, Chase, Bates, Blair, Cameron, and Welles.] Cameron — How doth my good Lord? Lincoln — Indifferently well, methinks, good Coz, That confection of homminy and hog, which, as my wont, Late on yester eve I ate, did most wofully affect me. Have I no leech among my councincoln — Away with this nostrum — I'll none of it! For know ye, I bought a box from a harum-scarum boy, Whom I encountered on our Western train, and who Cried--God wot!--“Old Abe, buy some Pills?” These I bought, and tried, and got no better fast. Blair — You'd scarce expect one of my age To speak in public on the stage. Yet I can but think 'Tis not the confection, but the defection of the Southern tier, Which pains our Liege's---- Lincoln — Ass! knave! think you so? Know you not, m
119. A welcome to the invader. an ode, addressed to the picked men of Col. Wilson's New York command. I. What! have ye come to spoil our fields, Black hearts and bloody hands! And taste the sweets that conquest yields To those who win our lands? II. Back to your dens of crime and shame, Black hearts and bloody hands! Ye but disgrace a soldier's name, Owning such vile commands. III. Your ribald chieftain is a fool,-- Black hearts and bloody hands! In sneaky Seward's grasp a tool-- In Blair's — a beast he stands. IV. Dare ye with patriot men to strive?-- Black hearts and bloody hands! And can ye hope to ‘scape alive From their avenging brands? V. Thieves, ruffians, hirelings, slaves, Black hearts and bloody hands! Our country will refuse its graves To your polluted bands. VI. The carrion vulture in his flight-- Black hearts and bloody hands! Shall scent you, as you droop in fight, Nor wait your ebbing sands. --Charleston Couri
could be heard, and an impromptu effort was made to recover them by a flag of truce. Being irregular, and perhaps not authorized, and occasional skirmishes still going on, the flag was fired on by the enemy. The wounded and dead of Thayer's and Blair's brigades had to lie there and await the tedious process of official communication. This is one of the most horrible pictures which a battle-field presents, but frequently is unavoidable. It seems to have been so in this instance. While a teaded man off the field. It was restored to the General. The casualties are not as great as at first supposed. The number will not reach one thousand killed, wounded, and missing. The Fourth Iowa, in Thayer's brigade, and Thirteenth Illinois, in Blair's brigade, suffered most. In these two regiments the killed and wounded amount to near three hundred. The Fifty-eighth Ohio is said to have suffered considerably. Colonel Dresler, one of the best officers in the service, is numbered among the
ols. 2.English Grammar, to the completion of Syntax and Prosody, including Rules of Versification and Analysis, and their exemplification. 3.Ancient and Physical Geography.To be pursued conjointly, and by the same geographical divisions. 4.Worcester's General History. 5.Algebra, to succeed Arithmetic. 6.Hitchcock's Book-keeping--3 lessons a week. 7.French Language. 2 lessons a week. class 3. 1.Algebra and book-keeping completed; after which,-- 2.Legendre's Geometry. 3.Whately's or Blair's Rhetoric, with Syntactical and Prosodiacal Exercises, and exemplifications of Rhetorical Rules in Reading and other Lessons. 4.Bayard's Constitution of the United States. 5.Gray's or Parker's Natural Philosophy. 6.French Language, continued. 7.Drawing,--two lessons a week. class 2. 1.Davis's Trigonometry, with its applications to Surveying, Navigation, Mensuration, &c. 2.French Language, continued. 3.Drawing, continued. 4.Natural Philosophy, completed. 5.Olmstead's or Norton's As
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), The birth of the ironclads (search)
The low, rotating monitor-turret of this ironclad and her great guns saved both herself and the transport Black Hawk from capture during the return of the Red River expedition. The Osage was a later addition to the squadron; she and her sister ironclad, the Neosho, were among the most powerful on the rivers. Porter took both with him up the Red River. On the return the Osage was making the descent with great difficulty, in tow of the Black Hawk, when on April 12th she ran aground opposite Blair's plantation. A Confederate force twelve hundred strong, under General Thomas Green, soon appeared on the west bank and, planting four field-pieces, advanced to attack the stranded ironclad. The brisk enfilading fire of the Lexington and the Neosho did not deter them. Lieutenant-Commander T. O. Selfridge waited till the heads of the Confederates appeared above the river bank. Then he let drive at them with his two big guns, pouring upon them a rain of grape, canister, and shrapnel. Gene
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Who burned Columbia?--a Review of General Sherman's version of the affair. (search)
kely to stretch a point in General Hampton's favor. Tenth. Dr. T. J. Goodwyn,the Mayor of Columbia, who surrendered the city to Colonel Stone, in his affidavit testifies that with a number of leading citizens he called upon General Sherman two days after the fire; that in the course of conversation about the burning of the city, General Sherman said that he thought his troops burned the city, but excused them because, as he alleged, the citizens had given them liquor. Generals Howard and Blair and other Federal officers were present at this conversation. It is manifest that General Sherman afterwards forgot about this liquor matter when he talked before the Claims Commission, seven years later, about the discipline of his soldiers and the long-roll's power to bring every man to his ranks at any moment, Eleventh. Colonel Stone, who received the city in surrender, two hours before General Sherman entered it, in a letter to the Chicago Tribune, says: The streets in some instances
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Literary notices. (search)
mies of the State which gave him birth, the section in which he had so long lived, and the people from whom he had received so much kindness. And while deeply regretting that any son of the South should have brought himself to draw his sword against the land of his birth, yet it is a source of a certain sort of pride that the North was compelled to bestow her highest naval honors on this Southron, while she owed so much of her success in the field to Winfield Scott, George H. Thomas, Canby, Blair, Sykes, Ord, Getty, Anderson, Alexander, Nelson, and other Southern officers, and the 400,000 Southern born men (chiefly from Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, West Virginia and Tennessee), not counting the negroes, who served in her ranks. How different the result might have been if all these had been true to their section and the principles of their fathers! General Longstreet's paper in the Philadelphia times of March 13th in reply to Generals A. L. Long and Fitz. Lee will excite atten
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Hardee and the Military operations around Atlanta. (search)
ng south to and along the McDonough road. General Blair's letter, quoted by General Hood at page 1d the McDonough road, for that was occupied by Blair's corps, and across Entrenchment creek at Cobbfinally adopted involved a shorter detour, General Blair, in the letter quoted by General Hood, at s we have seen, and as is further shown by General Blair's letter, quoted by General Hood at page 1on the extension of his line northward, as General Blair points out, prevented the full force of th the letter which General Hood quotes from General Blair, who commanded the left corps of McPhersonon of the railroad, and filled up the gap from Blair's rear left to the head of Dodge's column, nowother commands. The Seventeenth corps, as General Blair's letter shows, though turned and taken ines at others. During the day, however, as General Blair's letter and Federal maps of the battlefiend the two divisions of the Seventeenth corps (Blair) around by his right rear, to get below Jonesb[2 more...]
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