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Caroline E. Whitcomb, History of the Second Massachusetts Battery of Light Artillery (Nims' Battery): 1861-1865, compiled from records of the Rebellion, official reports, diaries and rosters 1 1 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1 1 1 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 1 1 Browse Search
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley 1 1 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 1 1 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 1 1 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 1 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 1 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 1 1 Browse Search
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t selected for fortifications on the Roanoke to secure Weldon. On the twenty-first August, I left Petersburg to join the army in Northern Virginia, and was given Army of Northern Virginia, continuing the series from the morning of the twenty-first August, when the army was near Brandy Station, with my command in front along tard Cunningham's Ford, on the Rappahannock. action at Cunningham's Ford, August 21ST. On approaching this ford, I discovered the enemy on the opposite bank, (n affair with the enemy near Kelley's Ford, on the Rappahannock, on the twenty-first of August last. This skirmish occurred between a portion of General Featherston'e where the Orange and Alexandria Railroad crosses it, on Thursday, the twenty-first of August. The artillery of the enemy here opened on us across the stream, indicached the ford on the Rappahannock, near Brandy Station, on or about the twenty-first August, at which period we found the enemy strongly posted on the opposite bank
Aug. 18Wagner, to prevent assaultIronsides, Passaic, Weehawken; gunboats Wissahickon, Mahaska, Dai-Ching, Ottawa, Lodona. Aug. 19WagnerIronsides. Aug. 20Rebel batteries on Morris IslandIronsides; gunboats Mahaska, Ottawa, Dai-Ching, Lodona. Aug. 21Sumter and WagnerIronsides, Patapsco; gunboats Mahaska, Dai-Ching. Aug. 22WagnerWeehawken, Ironsides; gunboat Montauk. Aug. 23SumterWeehawken, Montauk, Passaic, Patapsco, Nahant. Sept. 1Sumter and obstructionsWeehawken, Montauk, Passaic, Pataper50-pounder rifle on spar deck. Aug. 18118  Fort WagnerUnder way; distance varied from 1,200 to 1,400 yds. Aug. 1950 1,100Fort WagnerAt anchor. Aug. 20158 1,150Fort WagnerAt anchor. Aug. 202 3,400Rebel Steamer50-pounder rifle on spar deck. Aug. 217011,300Fort WagnerAt auchor; hit from Sumter; 11-inch shot, solid. Aug. 22115  Fort WagnerUnder way; distance varied from 1,100 to 1,300 yds. Aug. 23904 Fort WagnerUnder way; distance varied from 1,100 to 1,300 yds. Sept. 2 Night attack.4
ing could have been better than his performance; he is really a fine officer, cool, collected, and intelligent. . . . I have felt every moment that I was conducting a false movement, and which was altogether against my own judgment and that of the army. I have done it without demoralizing the army. . . . Fortress Monroe, Aug. 20 A. M. Arrived here yesterday afternoon. The retreat is successfully accomplished and the troops have commenced embarking; a good many have left already. Aug. 21, 4 P. M. (Fort Monroe).--Have just returned from an examination of this fort and the Rip Raps. . . . The whole of Porter's corps got off last night. Heintzelman from Yorktown to-day. Franklin commences to embark here and at Newport News to-morrow. Sumner will reach here to-morrow and commence embarking as soon as transports are ready, probably in a couple of days. I do not know what they intend doing with me. I still think they will place me on the shelf or do something disagreeable to
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.15 (search)
how me such a girl as you describe, I will use my best judgement, and tell you later what I think of her. And so it was agreed. In the evening I walked in the Square with Evangelides, who suddenly asked me what I thought of his own daughter, Calliope. Though sorely tempted to laugh, I did not, but said gravely that I thought she was too old for me. The fact is, Calliope is not a beauty; and though she is only nineteen according to her father, yet she is not one to thaw my reserve. August 21st. This morning Evangelides proposed his daughter in sober, serious earnest, and it required, in order not to offend, very guarded language to dispel any such strange illusion. Upon my soul, this is getting amusing! It is scarcely credible that a father would be so indifferent to his daughter's happiness as to cast her upon the first stranger he meets. What is there in me that urges him to choose me for a son-in-law? Though he claims to be a rich man, I do not think he has sufficient h
ld start waves rippling across the oozy surface by jumping up and down. It is said that one of the officers detailed for the construction of the plat-forms called for twenty men, eighteen feet long! In spite of these difficulties piles were driven in the marsh at a point that commanded the city of Charleston and a platform at length laid upon it. On August 17, 1863, an 8-inch, 200-pounder Parrott rifle was skidded across the marsh and mounted behind the sandbag parapet. On the night of August 21st, after warning had been sent to the Confederate commander, General Beauregard, the gun was fired so that the missiles should fall in the heart of Charleston. Sixteen shells filled with Greek fire were sent that night. On August 23d, at the thirty-sixth discharge, the breech of the gun was blown out and the barrel thereby thrown upon the sand-bag parapet as the photograph shows. From the outside it looked to be in position for firing, and became the target for Confederate gunners. Two
messages were relayed to the Confederates at New Orleans. Here is pictured the wreckage of private houses torn down by Colonel Halbert E. Paine, in order that the Federal batteries might command the approaches to the town and prevent a surprise. In August, 1862, General Butler, fearing an attack on New Orleans, had decided to concentrate all the forces in his department there and ordered Colonel Paine to bring troops from Baton Rouge. The capital of Louisiana accordingly was evacuated, August 21st. Paine left the Essex and Gunboat No. 7 in the Mississippi with instructions to bombard the city in case the Confederate army, then in the neighborhood, should make any attempt to enter. The citizens promised that Breckinridge's troops would not do so, and thus the town was spared. Douglas, Chicago, was increased to seven thousand. The strength of the allies was deemed insufficient to contend with such a force, and the project was abandoned. The Confederates returned to Canada. Be
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memorandum of information as to battles, &c., in the year 1864, called for by the Honorable Secretary of War. (search)
een estimated at 50,000, the Confederate at 20,000. Confederate Reverses. July 14 Battle of Harrisburg, Mississippi. Enemy attacked in entrenchments. Confederates repulsed with loss of 999 killed, wounded and missing. Enemy's loss probably 500. General Buford in command. May 9 Cloyd's Farm. Confederates driven from the field. Afterwards, the enemy's forces, under Crook and Averill, were repulsed and compelled to abandon their advance. Enemy's loss 800; Confederate 538. August 21 Weldon Railroad. Enemy succeeded in holding the road. Loss on each side about 2,000. August 5 to September Loss of Confederate steamers in Mobile Bay. Evacuation of Fort Powell and surrender of Forts Gaines and Morgan. Confederate loss about 800. July Battle north of Waynesboroa, Virginia. Confederates under General William E. Jones defeated. Enemy's loss about 800; Confederate 800. No official report. August to September Battle of Jonesboroa and fall of Atlanta.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 6.34 (search)
ut not absolutely necessary. Yet was it not yielded without much desperate fighting, as was witnessed by the sharp affair of August 18th, favorable to the Confederates, who were commanded by Gen. Harry Heth; by the brilliant action of Aug. 19th, in which the troops were immediately commanded by Heth and Mahone (the brunt of the fighting falling on Heth's division and Pegram's artillery), and in which the enemy sustained a loss of many standards and above 2,700 prisoners; by the battle of August 21st, in which Mahone failed to dislodge the enemy, for, attacking with six small brigades, and twelve guns under Pegram, he encountered, instead of the weak flank his scouts had led him to expect, a heavily-entrenched front manned by an army corps, the approaches to which were swept by a powerful artillery; In this action, the gallant Saunders, who led the Alabamians at the Crater, was killed. Immediately on the repulse of his first attack, Mahone carefully reconnoitred, under sharp fire,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official diary of First corps, A. N. V., while commanded by Lt.-General R. H. Anderson, from June 1st to October 18, 1864. (search)
t the bulk of the enemy's cavalry. We camp on the Opequon near Frederick's mill, and Wickham is ordered across from the vicinity of Berryville. August 18 Move soon after daylight for Winchester, where we meet General Early. Fitz. Lee's cavalry is thrown out to the front and Kershaw camped in woods to the right of the Berryville road. August 19 No change in the position of our troops. Early moves with his force to the vicinity of Bunker Hill. August 20 Without change. August 21 At daylight we move with Kershaw and Cuttshaw by the old Charlestown road for Charlestown. Lomax's cavalry moves from Bunker Hill in the same direction via Leetown; Early's infantry by Smithfield and Fitz. Lee's cavalry by Berryville. About six miles from Summit Point we encounter the advance of Wilson's division of cavalry and drive it before us, skirmishing as far as Summit Point, where we arrive at 3.30 P. M. and camped, picketing all the roads. Fitz. Lee encounters Torbert's divi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General I. R. Trimble's report of operations of his brigade from 14th to 29th of August, 1862. (search)
Early, Commanding Ewell's Division: General — In compliance with your request, I furnish you a statement of the operation of my (Seventh) brigade from August 14th to August 29th, the day I was wounded. August 14th Marched with army from Liberty mills. August 15th Bivouacked on march. August 16th Encamped at Clark's mountain. August 17th, 18th and 19th Encamped at Clark's mountain. August 20th Marched from Clark's mountain and bivouacked at Stephensburg. August 21st Bivouacked near Rappahannock river. August 22d Marched up south side of river, crossed Hazel river at Welford's mill, near which point my brigade was left to guard the wagon train, which being attacked by the enemy who had crossed the Rappanannock, I had an engagement of two hours with a superior force, and drove it across the river with great slaughter. General Hood's brigade coming up, relieved me, but took no part in the action. See my report of this battle to Lieutenant-Gen
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