hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
View all matching documents...

Browsing named entities in Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2.. You can also browse the collection for Henry Wager Halleck or search for Henry Wager Halleck in all documents.

Your search returned 104 results in 15 document sections:

1 2
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
t is said, a General-in-Chief was appointed. Halleck was called July 11, 1862. from the West Se army there. McClellan at first demanded of Halleck fifty thousand new troops to enable him to tahe withdrawal of the army from the Peninsula, Halleck hastened back to Washington, and there receivr a movement toward Washington in full force, Halleck ordered him to withdraw his army from the Penject in view. To this extraordinary dispatch Halleck simply answered, that it was expected that Mcnd caution.--McClellan's Report, page 155. Halleck's orders for the transfer of the army to Aquining influence of the kind-hearted President, Halleck wrote a long reply, rebutting McClellan's prosuperior authority by saying in a dispatch to Halleck on the 27th of August: I am not responsible fpe greatly needed assistance on the 29th, and Halleck had telegraphed to him, saying, I want Franklerican conflict, II. 192. by order of General Halleck, the broken and demoralized Army was with[8 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
nd these, with the garrison at the Ferry, were under the direct control of General Halleck. McClellan now possessed the rare advantage of knowing his opponent's plling for re-enforcements. Four days after he took the field he again advised Halleck to order Miles to leave Harper's Ferry and join his army; and on the same day,o luck for the recapture of it. To this portion of his extraordinary letter Halleck replied:--You attach too little importance to the capital. I assure you that ollected there, which must be sacrificed if the garrison should be withdrawn. Halleck determined to hold it until McClellan should succor the garrison, and orders wcularly, were groundless, and that every requisition was promptly met. See General Halleck's letter to the Secretary of War, October 28th, 1862. In reading the corrd the enemies of the Government were too ready to use. In his report to General Halleck on the 19th, be declared that he owed every thing to the brave officers an
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
an the line of the Tennessee River. Beauregard's army was at Tupelo and vicinity, under General Bragg. See page 294. Halleck had just been called to Washington to be General-in-Chief, and Mitchel was soon afterward transferred to the command of ging for several hours, when he received from McCook a request for re-enforcements. See General Buell's Report to General Halleck, October 10, 1862. Buell at once sent them, and also orders for Crittenden, who was approaching, to hurry forward. rla d. We have said that Rosecrans had won substantial victories in Mississippi. Let us look at the record. When Halleck was called to Washington City, as we have observed, General Grant was left in command of his old army, and of the distri Graves of the Eleventh Ohio battery-men. and the region around it. The earth-works constructed there by Beauregard and Halleck had been strengthened under the direction of General Cullum but they were modified, and new ones were constructed by Maj
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
intention to introduce a bill for a, similar purpose. Perceiving the general lack of knowledge of the laws of war, particularly as touching the subject of the, slaves of the country, Dr. Francis Lieber, the eminent publicist, suggested to General Halleck when he became-General-in-Chief, in July 1862, the propriety of issuing, in some form, a code or set of instructions on international rules of war, for the use of officers of the army. Dr. Lieber had already issued an important pamphlet on the subject of Guerrilla Warfare, which had attracted much attention. Halleck pondered the suggestion, and finally summoned its author to Washington City, when Secretary Stanton, by a general order, appointed a commission for the purpose, of which Dr. Lieber was chairman. Their labor resulted in the production of the celebrated code written by the chairman, which was published in April, 1863, by the War Department, as General order no. 100. It was a new thing in literature, and suggested to
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
wards, while McPherson, bending his course more to the east, should march rapidly upon Jackson by way of Raymond and Clinton, destroy the railway and telegraph lines, seize the capital, commit the public property there to the flames, and then push westward and rejoin the main force. Very little serious opposition to the Nationals was experienced until the morning of the 12th of May, when the van of each column was approaching the railway. On the previous evening Grant had telegraphed to Halleck that he was doubtless on the verge of a general engagement; that he should communicate with Grand Gulf no more, unless it should be necessary to send a train with a heavy escort, and that he might not hear from him again in several weeks. He and his army were now committed to the perilous but extremely important task of capturing Vicksburg. That night McClernand's corps was on and near the Baldwin's Ferry road, and not far from the Big Black River; Sherman's, in the center of the forming
1 2