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  • Emily Bauer (wife) letter to Pvt Jacob Bauer, 16th Connecticut Infantry

    Transcribed and posted online by William Griffing at Spared & Shared, used here with permission
  • The Antietam Journal, Volume 4

    Table of Contents The Editor’s Column Kevin R. Pawlak . . . . . . 6 Antietam Institute Announcements . . . 9 Feature Articles Confederate Defeat at South Mountain: Robert E. Lee’s Moment of Hesitation on the Morning of September 14, 1862 Alexander B. Rossino . . . . . 12 Caution East of Frederick: George B. McClellan in the Early Part of the Maryland Campaign Darin Wipperman . . . . . 28 Who’s the Boss? Command Turnover in Two Maryland Campaign Regiments Frank E. Bell III . . . . . 56 In Their Own Words “I Could Scarcely Recognize the Place” Steven Cowie . . . . . . 74 Antietam Artifacts Reunion Ribbons of the 130th Pennsylvania Infantry Jon Tracey . . . . . . 77 In Antietam’s Footsteps J.E.B. Stuart’s Pennsylvania Raid J.O. Smith . . . . . . 83 Institute Interview Sitting Down with Dr. Thomas G. Clemens Laura Marfut . . . . . . 87 Book Review . . . . . . 95 On Potomac’s Waters John Schildt . . . . . . 99 Contributor Biographies . . . . 101 Antietam Institute Membership Honor Roll . ...103
  • The Antietam Journal, Volume 3

    Table of Contents The Editor’s Column Kevin R. Pawlak . . . . . . 6 Antietam Institute Announcements . . . 8 Feature Articles Interpretive Themes for Experiencing Antietam National Battlefield Richard P. D’Ambrisi . . . . . 10 Deception in the Forty-Acre Cornfield? Kevin R. Pawlak . . . . . 18 Very Much Diminished: Straggling in the Army of Northern Virginia in the Maryland Campaign Russell Rich . . . . . . 34 In Their Own Words The Lost Passages of Brig. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton’s Report of the Battle of Antietam Kevin R. Pawlak . . . . . 61 Antietam Artifacts Thomas Cutter, 35th Massachusetts Infantry Joseph Stahl . . . . . . 63 In Antietam’s Footsteps Crampton’s Gap Loop Trail J.O. Smith . . . . . . 68 Institute Interview Sitting Down with Keith Snyder Laura Marfut . . . . . . 72 Book Review . . . . . . 77 Contributor Biographies . . . . 80 Antietam Institute Membership Honor Roll . 81
  • The Antietam Journal, Volume 2

    The Editor’s Column - Kevin R. Pawlak . . . . . . . 6 Antietam Institute Announcements . . . 9 Feature Articles Davis’s “Valiant Coup”: Breaking the Union Cavalry Out of Harpers Ferry, September 14, 1862 - Sharon A. Murray . . . . . . 10 Ezra Carman’s Missing Fight - Bradley M. Gottfried . . . . . . 32 “The Bravest of the Brave…Under So Much Dirt”: Floridians in the Maryland Campaign - Phillip S. Greenwalt . . . . . . 44 In Their Own Words John Delaney to John Gould, March 27, 1891 - Darin Wipperman . .. . . . 54 Antietam Artifacts Mansfield’s Hat for a Sword: The Collection of Capt. George Nye, 10th Maine Infantry - Nicholas P. Picerno . . . . . . 58 In Antietam’s Footsteps Goodbye Letters from the Battlefield - J.O. Smith . . . . . . . 63 Institute Interview Sitting Down with Dr. Gordon Dammann. - Laura Marfut . . . . . . . 68 Book Review . . . . . . . 75 16th Connecticut: A Valediction. - Judi McHugh . . . . . . . 78 Contributor Biographies . . . . . 79 Antietam Institute Membership Honor Roll . . 80
  • The Antietam Journal, Volume 1

    The Editor’s Column An Introduction to The Antietam Journal Kevin R. Pawlak . . . . . . 5 Antietam Institute Announcements. . 6 Feature Articles “Perceptions, not Realities…”: The Army of the Potomac in the Maryland Campaign Daniel J. Vermilya . . . . . 7 The Loudoun Valley Campaign of 1862 Matt Borders . . . . . . 51 Antietam Artifacts Private Charles L. Perry’s Identification Tag Joseph Stahl . . . . . . 88 In Antietam’s Footsteps From Fox’s Gap to Antietam National Cemetery, the 45th Pennsylvania Infantry J.O. Smith . . . . . . 91 Institute Interview Sitting Down with Rev. John Schildt Laura Marfut . . . . . . 94 Book Reviews . . . . . . 102 Contributor Biographies . .. . 106
  • Confederate Military History: a library of Confederate States history, in twelve volumes, written by distinguished men of the South (Vol. 12)

    One of 12 volumes TABLE OF CONTENTS. CAPT. WILLIAM HARWAR PARKER. ⁠The Confederate States Navy 1-115 CHAPTER I. Personnel of the Confederate Navy-Injustice of the Federal Naval Secretary-Sacrifices of the Confederate Naval Officers 3 CHAPTER II. The Genesis of the Confederate Navy-Organization of the Navy Department-Assignment of Officers Early Operations in Virginia Waters 8 CHAPTER III. Hollins' Attack on the United States Vessels at the "Head of the Passes"-Hatteras Inlet-Hilton Head 15 CHAPTER IV. The James River Squadron-Evacuation of the Norfolk Navy Yard by the Federals- Construction of the Merrimac-Officers of the Merrimac-The Patrick Henry, Jamestown, Teaser, Beaufort and Raleigh. 28 CHAPTER V. Battle of Hampton Roaás Sinking of the Cumberland-Destruction of the Congress-The Work of the Wooden Gunboats. 36 CHAPTER VI. Battle of the Merrimac and the Monitor--The Monitor Declines a Renewal of Combat- Evacuation of Norfolk-Destruction of the Merrimac-Battle of Drewry's Bluff. 47 CHAPTER VII. The Mississippi River Fleet-Defenses of New Orleans—Farragut Runs the River Forts-Part of the Navy in the Combat. 55 CHAPTER VIII. The Ram Arkansas-Her Completion on the Yazoo River-Her Daring Dash through the Federal Fleet. 63 CHAPTER IX. The Ironclads Palmetto State and Chicora New Orleans-Their Fight off Charleston-Attack on Fort Sumter-Torpedo Expedition The Ram Atlanta. 67 CHAPTER X. Capture of the Satellite and Reliance-Torpedo Attack on the U. S. Ironclad New Ironsides-Capture of the U. S. S. Underwriter-Torpedo Attack on the U. S. S. Minnesota Capture of the U.S.S. Waterwitch. 74 CHAPTER XI. The Ram Albemarle-Her Battles and Victories Wreck of the Raleigh. 81 CHAPTER XII. Defense of Mobile Bay-The Ram Tennessee-Her Gallant Battle with Farragut's Fleet-First Attack on Fort Fisher. 86 CHAPTER XII. Operations on the James River, 1864-65-Attempted Expedition against City Point-The Naval Brigade The Ram Webb 92 CHAPTER XIV. The Confederate Naval Academy–The Corps of Instructors–Splendid Service of the Midshipmen–Character of the Young Officers. 96 CHAPTER XV. The Cruisers–Their Status in War. 99 CHAPTER XVI. Conclusion–The Confederate States Ironclad Fleet–Memorable Achievements. 107 APPENDIX. Register of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the Confederate States of America. 110 J. WILLIAM JONES, D. D. ⁠ The Morale of the Confederate Armies 117–193 Enthusiasm of all Classes for the Southern Cause–College Students in the Front–Great Campaigns and Valorous Achievements–Humanity toward the Enemy–Religion in the Camp–Incidents of Personal Heroism–The Veteran in Civil Life 119 BRIG.-GEN. CLEMENT A. EVANS. ⁠ An Outline of the Confederate Military History 195–265 LIEUT.-GEN. STEPHEN D. LEE. ⁠ The South Since the War 267–568 DOCUMENTAL AND STATISTICAL APPENDIX 369–Constitution of the Confederate States, 371–Members of the Provisional and Regular Congresses of the Confederate States, 384–Chronological List of Engagements by States, 389–Statistics, 499–Index, 513–Illustrations 547 LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. facing page. Barron, Samuel 112 Brooke, John M. 112 Brown, I. N. 112 Buchanan, Franklin 112 Cooke, J. W. 112 Flags, Confederate 369 Hollins, George N. 112 Ingraham, D. N. 112 Jones, J. William 117 Lee, Stephen D. 267 Maffitt, J. N. 112 Parker, William H. 1 Semmes, Raphael 112 Tattnall, Josiah 112 Tucker, John R. 112 Wood, John T. 112
  • Confederate Military History: a library of Confederate States history, in twelve volumes, written by distinguished men of the South (Vol. 11)

    One of 12 volumes CONTENTS—TEXAS. CHAPTER I. The State of Texas in 1860—Unfavorable Political Conditions—Election of Governor Runnels in 1857—Secession and the African Slave Trade Agitated—Election of Governor Houston in 1859—His Opposition to Separate State Action 5 CHAPTER II. The Agitation and Action after the Election of Abraham Lincoln, President—Calls upon Governor Houston to Convene the Legislature—Speeches For and Against State Action—Call for a Convention by Citizens—Governor Houston Convenes the Legislature—Co-operation of States Advocated as a Diversion from Separate State Action—The Legislature and Convention Meet—Ordinance of Secession Passed—Committee on Safety Appointed to Take the Federal Property 12 CHAPTER III. The Committee on Public Safety Appoints a Sub-Committee to Confer with General Twiggs—Col. Ben McCulloch to Raise a Force for the Northwestern Frontier—Col. John S. Ford to Raise a Force to Go to the Lower Rio Grande—Instructions Given Them, and They Set About Their Duties—Secession Submitted to a Vote of the People—Delegates Elected to the Convention at Montgomery—General Twiggs Issues an Order of Surrender—Thanks by the Convention 20 CHAPTER IV. Convention Reassembles—Returns of Election Counted—Independence Declared—Governor Houston Posts the Vote March 4th—Provisional Constitution Ratified—Committee Sent to the Governor—His Answer—A Resolution Continuing the State Government—All Officers to Take Official Oath—Governor and Secretary Refuse to Take It—Ed Clark Declared Governor—Governor Houston Retires—He Publishes His Protest Effect of the Vote on Secession—General Houston Disclaims Intention to Resist Colonel Waite—Convention Adjourns—Leading Men that Went to the Army 27 CHAPTER V. Proceedings of the Legislature—The Expedition of Colonel Ford to the Rio Grande—Colonel Van Dorn Comes to Texas—He Finishes the Capture and Surrender of Federal Troops—Their Embarkation—Other Commanders Go to New Mexico and to Indian Territory—Governor Clark Assists in Raising Troops 38 CHAPTER VI. Brigadier-General Hébert Assumes Command—Troops Raised for the Defense of the Coast—The Blockade—Troops for Arkansas—Troops at Arkansas Post—Battles of Oak Hills and Elkhorn—Forces Transferred to Mississippi—Troops Sent to Tennessee and to Virginia, to the Lower Rio Grande, and to New Mexico and Arizona—Organization of Confederate Government—Members of Congress Elected—Message of Governor Clark 49 CHAPTER VII. Francis R. Lubbock, Governor—His Message Recommends Appropriation for Raising Troops—Reorganization of the Militia—Military Board Created—Hospital Fund—County Court to Levy Taxes—Effort to Have a Northeast Sub-District—Brig.-Gen. H. E. McCulloch Assumes Command in It—Difficulty of Raising Infantry—Cavalry Easily Raised—A Number of Infantry Regiments Sent to Arkansas and Form a Division—Capture of Arkansas Post—Regiment Sent to Indian Territory—Battle at Poison Spring—Troops Sent to Mississippi and Tennessee—Regiments and Battalions Retained in Texas—State Troops—Martial Law—Conscription—Troops for Rio Grande 58 CHAPTER VIII. Frontier Protection—Galveston Shelled—Conscription—Evacuation of Sabine Pass—Yellow Fever—Evacuation of Galveston, October, 1862—Defense of Port Lavaca 71 CHAPTER IX. Military Condition Explained—General Magruder Assumes Command of the District of Texas—The Battle of Galveston—Signal Defeat of the Enemy 78 CHAPTER X. A Famous Naval Exploit—Capture of Federal Vessels off Sabine Pass—A Lady s Description—Engagement at Lighthouse, Sabine Pass—Defense of St. Joseph's Island 97 CHAPTER XI. Movement of Troops from Arkansas to Northern Louisiana—The Engagements There—Gen. E. Kirby Smith Assumes Command of the Trans-Mississippi Department—Headquarters Moved to Shreveport—Mails Superintended by Dr. J. H. Starr—Sabine Pass—Federal Preparations to Capture It—Splendid Naval Battle in its Defense 105 CHAPTER XII. Home Supplies by Home Industry—The Collection of Army Supplies—Salt Manufacture—Iron Works—Penitentiary Cloth—Its Distribution—A New Military Board—Purchase and Importation of Cotton—Gunshops and Armory—Large Prison Camp near Tyler—Operations of Military Board—Disposition of Hospital Fund 112 CHAPTER XIII. Fort Brown Evacuated—General Banks' Expedition on the Texas Coast—Occupation of Corpus Christi and Other Ports—Departure of Banks—August Election, 1863—Military and Other Operations Continued—Frontier Protection—Expedition Against the Federals on the Rio Grande—"The Last Battle of the War" 119 CHAPTER XIV. Texas Troops in Service in Other Southern States—The Battles of Shiloh, Vicksburg and Chickamauga—Texas Troops in Louisiana and Arkansas—Engagements at Camp Bisland, Berwick's Bay, Fordoche, Bayou Bourbeau, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, and Jenkins' Ferry 130 CHAPTER XV. Texas Troops in Arkansas and Louisiana Move Southward—Changes and Promotions—No More Battles—Camp Grice—News of the Surrender of Gen. R. E. Lee—Gens. Kirby Smith, Magruder, and Forney Address the Soldiers—The "Break Up" and Travel Home—Surrender—Its Terms—Texas Generals and Colonels—Albert Sidney Johnston a Texas Officer 137 PAGE CHAPTER XVI. The Texas Citizen Soldier His Education as a Soldier Indian Fights Early Combats in Texas and Mexico The Texas Yell Its Effect A Statue of a Texas Soldier The Significance of the War Between the States The Two Reconstructions The Present National Government How Another War may be Averted 144 APPENDIX 150-221 BIOGRAPHICAL 223 ILLUSTRATIONS TEXAS. FACING PAGE. BAGBY, ARTHUR P 252 BEE, HAMILTON P 225 DEBRAY, XAVIER B 233 ECTOR, MATTHEW D 252 GANG, RICHARD M 233 GRANBURY, HIRAM B 252 GREEN, THOMAS 233 GREER, ELKANAH 233 GREGG, JOHN 252 HARDEMAN, W. P 233 HARRISON, JAMES E 252 HARRISON, THOMAS 252 HOGG, JOSEPH L 233 LANE, WALTER P 233 MAXEY, SaMUEL B 233 McCuLLocH, BEN 233 MCCULLOCH, HENRY E 233 MOORE, JOHN C 225 ROBERTS, ORIN M 1 ROBERTSON, FELIX H 225 ROBERTSON, JEROME B 233 Ross, LAWRENCE S 233 STEELE, WILLIAM 225 SCURRY, WILLIAM R 225 TEXAS AND TRANS MISSISSIPPI (Map) Between pages 222 and 223 WATERHOUSE, RICHARD 252 WAUL, THOMAS N 252 WHARTON, JOHN A 225 WHITFIELD, JOHN W 252 WIGFALL, Louis T 252 YOUNG, WILLIAM H 225 CONTENTS—FLORIDA. PAGE. CHAPTER I. Secession of the State Proceedings of the Convention Early Events at Pensacola Union with the Confederate States First Preparations for War 3 CHAPTER II. Federal Strength in Florida Reinforcement of Fort Pickens Confederate Troops Called Out for Pensacola Destruction of the Judah Fight on Santa Rosa Island-Bombardment of Fort McRee Evacuation of Pensacola Other Events of the Period 21 CHAPTER III. Organization of Regiments Second Infantry Third Infantry Fourth Infantry First Cavalry Second Cavalry Marion Light Artillery Events of 1862 and 1863. 42 CHAPTER IV. The Olustee Campaign Formidable Federal Movement Design to Establish a New State Government Concentration of Confederate Forces Crushing Defeat of the Enemy Operations Following the Battle 56 CHAPTER V. Organization of the District of Florida in the Spring and Summer of 1864 Palatka, Welaka and Fort Butler Withdrawal of Troops to Virginia Fights with Gunboats on the St. John s Renewed Federal Activity Battle of Palatka Evacuation of Camp Milton and Baldwin Battle of Gainesville 82 CHAPTER VI. Further Operations in the Fall of 1864 Federal Incursion to Marianna Green Cove Springs Raid to Milton Fight near Braddock Farm Near Cedar Keys-Natural Bridge The Closing Scenes 114 CHAPTER VII. Florida Troops in the Army of Northern Virginia Second Regiment on the Peninsula Perry’s Brigade Battle of Gettysburg Finegan s Brigade 142 CHAPTER VIII. Florida Troops in the Western Army The First Infantry Third Infantry Fourth Infantry Stovall’s Brigade at Chickamauga First Cavalry Sixth Infantry-Seventh Infantry Trigg s Brigade at Chickamauga Finley’s Brigade 164 APPENDIX 188 BIOGRAPHICAL 193 ILLUSTRATIONS FLORIDA. FACING PAGE. ANDERSON, J. PATTON 205 BREVARD, THEODORE W 205 BULLOCK, ROBERT 205 DAVIS, W. G. M 205 DICKISON, J. J 1 FINEGAN, JOSEPH 205 FINLEY, JESSE J 205 FLORIDA, MAP OF Between pages 192 and 193 LORING, WILLIAM W 205 MILLER, WILLIAM 205 OCEAN POND, BATTLEFIELD OF (Map) 65 PERRY, EDWARD A 205 SHOUP, FRANCIS A 205 SMITH, MARTIN L 205 WALTER, WILLIAM S 205
  • Confederate Military History: a library of Confederate States history, in twelve volumes, written by distinguished men of the South (Vol. 10)

    One of 12 volumes
  • Confederate Military History: a library of Confederate States history, in twelve volumes, written by distinguished men of the South (Vol. 9)

    One of 12 volumes CONTENTS— KENTUCKY. PAGE. CHAPTER I The "Dark and Bloody Ground"—Battle Ground of Northern and Southern Indians— Importance of a Correct History- of the South in the War— The Principles Involved in the Struggle—Mr. Jefferson's Views—Attitude of Other Statesmen North and South— State Rights and Nullification in the North—Blood not Shed in Vain 3 CHAPTER II. Attitude of Kentucky Before and During the War—Origin of the Doctrine of Neutrality—Why the Southern Men Acquiesced—How They Were Deceived and Overreached—Violation of Neutrality by Union Party—Last Efforts of the Southern Element — Response of President Davis and President Lincoln— Occupation of Columbus by General Polk—Action of the Legislature— General Anderson Takes Command —Reign of Terror— Flight of Southern Leaders 16 CHAPTER III. First Confederate Troops-Ge n. S, B. Buckner—Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston—The Confederate Line in Kentucky—John H. Morgan—General Sherman Succeeds Anderson—"War Must be Carried to Southern Firesides"—Sherman Superseded by Buell—First Engagement in Kentucky—Confederate Organization ac Bowling Green—Kentucky Commands. 33 CHAPTER IV. Political Movements-John C. Breckinridge Enters Confederate Army-Organization of Provisional Government-George W. Johnson Chosen Governor—Confederate Senators and Congressmen— Kentucky Admitted as a State in the Southern Confederacy—Confederate Defeat at Fishing Creek—Fall of Fort Henry 51 CHAPTER V. General Grant Invests Fort Donelson— Sortie in Force by the Confederates—Its Success -Troops Ordered Back to the Trenches—Gallant Fighting of Second and Eighth Kentucky—General Buckner Surrenders to Grant 57 CHAPTER VI. Effects of the Surrender of Fort Doneslon—Reorganization of Confederate Army at Murfreesboro—Johnston's Junction with Beauregard:, Bragg and Polk—Grant at Pittsburg Landing—Johnston Advances— Battle of Shiloh—Part Taken by Kentucky Confederate Troops—Death of General Johnston and Governor Johnson 63 CHAPTER VII. Reorganization of the Army at Corinth—General Breckinridge Sent to Vicksburg— Battle of Baton Rouge—Bragg Asks for Breckinridge to Command a Division in Kentucky Campaign—He Marches from Knoxville for Kentucky 74 CHAPTER VIII. Summer Campaign in 1862— Buell's Campaign for the Reduction of East Tennessee — The Occupation ⁠of Cumberland Gap—Gen. E. Kirby Smith in East Tennes-see—General Bueil Threatens Chattanooga— Confederate Plans of Campaign 83 CHAPTER IX Two Great Cavalry Leaders— John Hunt Morgan and Nathan B. Forrest—Morgan's First Raid through Kentucky—Capture of Murfreesboro by General Forrest-Capture of Gallatin Tenn., by General Morgan— Destruction of Buell's Lines of Communication—Battle of Hartsville, Tenn. 91 CHAPTER X. Bragg's Kentucky Campaign— Its Conception Due to Gen. K. Kirby Smith—Transfer of Bragg's Army from Tupelo to Chattanooga— Organization of the Forces—General Smith's Bold Advance—Great Confederate Victory at Richmond— Occupation of Lexington and Frankfort-Enthusiastic Reception by the People 114 CHAPTER XI. Bragg's Advance from Chattanooga— Bueil Moves to Bowling Green—Chalmers' Defeat at Munfordville—Its Surrender with 4,000 Men—Proclamation of Thanksgiving 127 CHAPTER XII Bragg's Situation at Muufordville— Disappointments of the Army—Necessity for Co-operation with General Smith—Inauguration of Governor II awes -Buells Arrival in Louisville-Bragg's Fatal Misinterpretation of Buell's Movement—Movements Preceding Battle of Perryville 132 CHAPTER XIII. Battle of Perryvillc— Topography of the Surrounding Country— Relative Position of Opposing Forces—Confederate Victory but Virtual Defeat — Bragg Falls Back to Harrodsburg—Beginning of Retreat from Kentucky—Gen. Humphrey Marshall 140 CHAPTER XIV. The Retreat from Kentucky— Confederate Forces Pass through Cumberland Gap— Breckinridge with his Kentuckians Sent to Murfreesboro— Buell Superseded by Rosecrans— Condition of Kentucky after Evacuation — Increased Persecution of Southern People 147 CHAPTER XV. Occupation of Middle Tennessee — Reorganization of Kentucky Troops — The Kentucky Brigade— Cavalry Organizations— Brilliant Operations of General Morgan—Battle of Murfreesboro — Bragg's Order of Battle— Some Details of the Bloody Engagement— Second Battle — Death of General Hanson — Breckinridge's Report 151 CHAPTER XVI. Bragg's Army in Winter Quarters— Death of Colonel Trabue— Breckinridge's Division Sent to Mississippi — Fall of Vicksburg — Operations in Mississippi and Alabama— Federal Advance in Tennessee — Morgan's Great Raid through Ohio 160 CHAPTER XVII. Rosecrans Flanks Chattanooga and Bragg Evacuates— Buckner Joins Bragg — Movements of Opposing Armies— Battle of Chickamauga — Important Part Played by Kentucky Officers and Soldiers — Death of Gen. Ben Hardin Helm— Great Confederate Victory — Breckinridge, buckner and Preston. 174 CHAPTER XVIII. Investment of Chattanooga by Bragg—Battle of Missionary Ridge—Separation of the Kentuckians—Gen. Joseph E, Johnston Succeeds Bragg—His Compliment to the Orphan Brigade—Breckinridge's Service in Virginia—His Victory at New Market—Ovation from Lee's Army—At Cold Harbor and Monocacy—His Department of Southwest Virginia—Secretary of War 182 CHAPTER XIX. Opening of the Atlanta Campaign— Rocky Face Gap—Resaca—New Hope Church—Service of the Kentucky Brigade—Battles around Atlanta—Battle of Jonesboro—Severe Losses—The Kentucky Brigade is Mounted—Its Subsequent Services—Other Kentucky Commands-Return of the Kentuckians to Their Homes—Restoration to Citizenship 193 CHAPTER XX. Kentucky Commands in Confederate Service—Approximate Number of Kentuckians in Federal and Confederate Service — Kentuckians as Soldiers — Professor Shaler'a Estimate— Words of Wisdom from the Leader Whose Destiny We Followed 201 APPENDIX A 213 APPENDIX B 216 BIOGRAPHICAL 225 ILLUSTRATIONS— KENTUCKY. FACING PAGE. Burord, A. 236 Cosby, George B. 248 "ClUTTENpEN, Geo. B 236 Duke, Basil W 248 Field, Charles W 236 H Anson, R W 248 Hawes, J. M 236 Helm, B H. 248 Hodge, G. B. 248 Johnston, J. S. 1 Kentucky, State (Map) Between pages 234 and 225 Lewis, Joseph H 236 Lyon, H. H 235 Marshall, Humphrey 248 Morgan, John H 236 Perryville, Battle (Map) 140 Preston, William 236 Smith, Gustavus W 248 Williams, John S 248 CONTENTS—MISSOURI. PAGE. CHAPTER I. Introductory— The Admission of Missouri to the Union— The Beginning of the Contest Between the North and the South--The Missouri Compromise—The Kansas-Nebraska Bill — New England Emigrant Aid Societies—The National Election in 1860—The Southern Element Divided—Dangerous Position of the State—New Party Organizations and Leaders—The Southwest Expedition 3 CHAPTER II The Legislature Meets— Governor Stewart's Farewell Message—Governor Jackson's Inaugural—Bills to Call a State Convention and to Organize the State Militia—The Convention Bill Passed —Vest's Resolution—Election of Delegates to the State Convention—Fate of the Bill to Arm the State 11 CHAPTER III. The State Convention— Sterling Price Elected President—Committee on Federal Relations Reports Against Secession—The Convention Adopts the Report and Adjourns—The House Again Refuses to Arm the State—St. Louis Police Bill—Home Guards and Minute Men—General Frost Authorized to Take the Arsenal—Blair Appeals to the President—Capt Nathaniel Lyon at St Louis— The Liberty Arsenal Seized—Military Organizations under Frost and Lyon 20 CHAPTER IV. President Davis Sends Siege Guns— Blair and Lyon Prepare to Take the Camp and the Guns— Frost Surrenders—Home Guards Fire on the Crowd — The Legislature Acts Promptly — Reign of Terror in St. Louis — The Legislature Provides a Military Fund— Sterling Price Commander of the State Guard—The Price-Harney Agreement— Harney Supplanted by Lyon—The Planter's House Conference 31 CHAPTER V. Governor Jackson Calls Out the Militia—Jefferson City Abandoned— Concentration at Boqnville—Railroad Bridges Destroyed— Colonel Holloways Death—Price Goes to Lexington—Lyon Occupies the Capital—Skirmish at Booneville—The Governor Starts Southwest — A Federal Regiment Routed at Cold Camp — Junction of Jackson and Rams— Victory at Carthage. 42 CHAPTER VI Lyon Leaves Boonville for the Southwest—Fnce Reinforced by McCulloch and Pearce— They Start to thir Governor's Rescue — The Rendezvous at Cowskln Prairie—The Combined Force Moves toward Springfield—Lyon Advances to Meet Them— The Battle ot Wilson's Creek-Death of Lyon— A Fruitless Victory 50 CHAPTER VII. Sigel Retreats to Kolla — McCulloch and Pearce Return to Arkansas — Federal Defeat at Dry wood—Price Invests the Federal Works at Lexington— The Moving Breastworks— Mulligan Surrenders — An Affair at Blue Mills ⁠—General Thompson and His Operations— Price Compelled to Retreat—The Legislature at' Neosho Passes an Act of Secession—Members of the Confederate Congress Chosen—Fremont's Bodyguard Defeated at Springfield—Hunter Succeeds Fremont and Retreats—Reorganization of the State Troops—First and Second Confederate Brigades 63 CHAPTER VIII Price Falls Bark to Arkansas—Affair at Sugar Camp— Price and McCulloch Disagree—Van Dorn Takes Personal Command—The Battle of Pea Ridge—McCulloch and Mcintosh Killed—Van Dorn Retreats—Van Dorn's Opinion of the Missourians— The Army of the West Ordered East of the Mississippi— General Price's Address to His Troops 75 CHAPTER IX. The Missouri Troops at Corinth— Reorganization Continued—The First Missouri Infantry—Affair at Farmington—Beauregard Evacuates Corinth—Price in Command in Northern ^Mississippi— Fighting at Iuka— -Van Dorn and Price Attack Corinth— Price Successful—Van Porn Fails—The Missourians Complimented— The Retreat—Bowen's Stubborn Fighting—Price Finds a Way Out 65 CHAPTER X. The Trans-Mississippi Department Open to Federal Occupation—Hindman Takes Command—Shelby Goes into Missouri to Raise a Regiment—Battle of Lone Tack—Three Regiments Organized at Newtonia— A Brigade Formed with Shelby Commanding—The Fight at Newtonia— Hindman Superceded—Holmes Orders Troops Out of Missouri—The Desperate Fight at Cane Hill. 95 CHAPTER XI. Hindman Prepares for a Campaign— The Battle of Prairie Grove—Both Armies Retreat—Holme; Abandons the Upper Arkansas Valley—Hindman Relieved of Command in the West—Marmaduke Moves into Missouri—Repulse at Springfield—A Hard Fight at Hartville 107 CHAPTER XII. The Missoari Brigades Oppose Grant Below Vicksburg—Death of Col. William Wade— Battle of Port Gibson— Battle of Baker's Creek— The Missourians Save the Army—Affair at Big Black River—Siege of Vicksburg—Provisions Fail— General Green and Colonel Irwin Killed—Surrender of the City and of the Army—Peath of General Bowen—The Missouri Brigade 116 CHAPTER XIII. Operations in the Trans-Mississippi Pepartment— General Kirby Smith Assumes Command— Marmaduke Makes an Expedition into Missouri— The Affair at Bloom field—Battle of Helena— Steele Moves on Little Rock—Battle of Bayou Meto—Evacuation of Little Rock —Shelby Prepares for an Expedition into Missouri 130 CHAPTER XIV Shelby's Raid through Missouri—The Fight near Marshall— Brilliant Exploits of Shelby's Command—Marmaduke Attacks Pine Bluff 141 CHAPTER XV. The Missouri Brigade in the Georgia and Tennessee Campaigns- -Service at New Hope Church—At Kcncsaw Mountain— It Captures One of the Forts at Allatoona—Disaster at Franklin—Rear Guard in the Retreat ⁠from Nashville—Bledsoe's Battery—General Maury's Opinion of the Brigade 152 CHAPTER XVI. General Price Commands the District of Arkansas—Parsons' Division Sent to General Taylor in Louisiana—The Battle of Pleasant Hill—Marmaduke Opposes Steele's Advance—Steele Goes to Camden—Poison Spring—Marks' Mill— Steele Evacuates Camden—Battle of Jenkins' Ferry—Steele Returns to Little Rock 158 CHAPTER XVII. Marmadukc and Greene's Brigade on the Mississippi River—The Kattle ot Ditch Bayou—Shelby Goes to North Arkansas—Rids the Country of the Robber Bands—Captures a Gunboat—An Engagement with Carr—Capture of an Illinois Regiment—Fights at Big Cypress —Price Crosses the Arkansas at Dardauelle 169 CHAPTER XVIII General Price's Expedition in Missouri—The Southern Women of Missouri—Clark and Jackman Take Glasgow— Fight at Little Blue—Guerrilla Warfare in Missouri—A Retaliation of Federal Outrages—General Halleck's Order—Lawrence Burped in the Retaliation for the Burning of Osceola 173 CHAPTER XIX. Price's Army Encounters Severe Fighting—Shelby Comes to the Rescue—The Battle of Ncwtonia—Hardships of the Retreat—The Court of Inquiry 189 CHAPTER XX. The Missouri Brigade Sent to the Defense of Mobile—General Canby Declines an Open Field Fight—The Troops West of the Mississippi Despondent—Magruder and Shelby—General Lee's Surrender—Shelby Issues an Address to His Troops—Goes to Shreveport and Proposes a Plan of Action—It is Adopted, but Miscarries—The Missouri Troops Stand Firm—Shelby Goes to Mexico—The End 197 BIOGRAPHICAL 301 ILLUSTRATIONS— MISSOURI. FACING PAGE. Missouri (Map) Between pages 202 and 203 Wilson's Creek, Battle (Map)
  • Confederate Military History: a library of Confederate States history, in twelve volumes, written by distinguished men of the South (Vol. 8)

    One of 12 volumes TABLE OF CONTENTS. PAGE. CHAPTER I. Formal Secession from the United States—Union with the Confederate States—Preparation for War—Organization of Troops—General Polk in Command—Occupation of Columbus—Battle of Belmont 3 CHAPTER II. Loss of the Line of the Cumberland—Battle of Fishing Creek—Death of General Zollicoffer—Fall of Fort Henry—Battle of Dover and Capitulation of Fort Donelson—New Madrid and Island No. 10—Evacuation of Nashville 15 CHAPTER III. The Battle of Shiloh—Organization of the Confederate Army—Assignment of Tennessee regiments—Their Prominence in the Army—Gallant Service in the Two Days' Battle—Tennessee Artillery—Lockridge Mill Fight 33 CHAPTER IV. Bragg and Kirby Smith in Kentucky—Victory at Richmond—The Battle of Perryville—Important Service of Tennesseeans—Fruits of the Campaign 45 CHAPTER V. The Battle of Murfreesboro—Tennessee Commands Engaged—Operations of the Cavalry—McCown Opens the Battle—Heroic Deeds of the Tennessee Brigades—Severe Losses—Cheatham and His Division 57 CHAPTER VI. Tennesseeans in Mississippi—At Chickasaw Bayou—Gregg's Brigade at Raymond—One Tennessee Brigade Combats an Army Corps—The Brigades of Reynolds and Vaughn at Vicksburg—The First Regiment Heavy Artillery—The State's Representation at Port Hudson, La 78 CHAPTER VII. Campaign in Middle Tennessee—Bragg Retires to Chattanooga—Battle of Chickamauga—Part of Tennesseeans in the Great Victory—Oppression of the People 90 CHAPTER VIII. The Fatal Pause on Missionary Ridge—Changes in Command—Cheatham's Division—The Fight at Lookout Mountain—Disaster on Missionary Ridge—Gallantry of Tennessee Commands—Battle at Ringgold—The Knoxville Campaign 113 CHAPTER IX. The Atlanta Campaign—Johnston takes Command—Reunion of Cheatham's Division—Tennesseeans at Resaca—New Hope Church—Dallas—Kenesaw Mountain—Losses of the Army—Battles about Atlanta—Jonesboro 125 CHAPTER X. The Campaign Against Sherman's Base—Allatoona and Dalton—Hood's Campaign in Tennessee—Spring Hill—Responsibility for the Lost Opportunity—The Battle of Franklin—Siege of Murfreesboro—Siege and Battle of Nashville—Retreat to Mississippi 143 CHAPTER XI. Tennesseeans in Virginia—Records of Archer's and Johnson's Brigades 179 CHAPTER XII. Tennessee Cavalry—West Tennessee Expedition—Streight's Raid—Forrest's New Command at Jackson—Battles of Okolona and Yazoo—West Tennessee Again—Fort Donelson, Fort Pillow and Other Battles—Forrest in North Alabama and Tennessee 217 CHAPTER XIII. Tennessee and the Navy 254 CHAPTER XIV. Tennessee and the Medical Department 265 CHAPTER XV. Tennessee and the Church. By Rev. M. B. DeWitt, Chaplain of the Eighth Tennessee 269 BIOGRAPHICAL 283 LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. FACING PAGE. ADAMS, JOHN 288 ANDERSON, SAMUEL R 288 ARMSTRONG, FRANK C 288 BATE, WILLIAM B 288 BELL, TYREE H 288 BROWN, JOHN CALVIN 288 CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER W 336 CARROLL, WILLIAM H 288 CARTER, JOHN C 336 CHATTANOOGA, MAP OF BATTLEFIELDS ABOUT. 121 CHEATHAM, BENJAMIN F 336 DAVIDSON, HENRV B 336 DIHRELL, GEORGE G 288 DONELSON, DANIEL S 336 FRANKLIN, MAP OF THE BATTLEFIELD 153 FRAZER, JOHN W 288 GORDON, GEORGE W 336 HATTON, ROBERT 336 HILL, BENJAMIN J 336 HUMES, W. Y. C 336 JACKSON, ALFRED E 288 JACKSON, WILLIAM H 336 JOHNSON, BUSHROD 304 MANEY, GEORGE 304 McCoMB, WILLIAM 304 McCowN, JOHN P 304 MURFREESBORO, PLAN OF BATTLE Between pages 64-5 NASHVILLE, MAP OF THE BATTLEFIELD 164 PALMER, JOSEPH B 328 PILLOW, GIDEON J 328 PORTER, JAMES D 1 QUARLES, WILLIAM A 304 RAINS, JAMES E 304 SHILOH, MAP OF THE BATTLEFIELD 41 SHILOH, MAP OF THE FIELD OF, NEAR PITTSBURG LANDING. 33 SMITH, PRESTON 328 SMITH, THOMAS B 304 STRAHL, OTHO F. 328 WALKER, L. M.. 328 WILGOX, CADMUS M. 328 WRIGHT, MARCUS J 328 ZOLLICOFFER, FELIX K 328
  • Confederate Military History: a library of Confederate States history, in twelve volumes, written by distinguished men of the South (Vol. 7)

    One of 12 volumes CONTENTS—ALABAMA. CHAPTER I. Introductory—The First Spanish Occupation of Alabama—Battles Fought by De Soto—Settlement at Mobile—French and Spanish wars—English Control—Indian Wars—War of 1812–Seminole and Florida Wars —Alabamians in the War with Mexico ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 3 CHAPTER II. Secession and Its Causes—The Slavery Question—Alabama's Declaration Prior to the Nomination of Lincoln—The Charleston Convention—Result of the Election—Hope of Peaceable Secession—Expressions of Adams and Webster—Greeley Opposed to Coercion ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 16 CHAPTER III. The State Convention—Variance of Opinion on Secession—Adoption of the Ordinance of Secession—Organization of Military Forces–Campaigns and Battles in Alabama—Some of Alabama's Distinguished Soldiers ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 34 CHAPTER IV. The Alabama Infantry Regiments—Brief History of Each Organization–Their Service as Shown by the Official Records ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 52 CHAPTER V. The Alabama Cavalry Commands—Regiments, Battalions and Detached Companies—References to Their Services in the Official Records ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 249 CHAPTER VI. Batteries Composed of Alabama Troops—Their Organization and Officers—Records from the Official Reports ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 309 BIOGRAPHICAL ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 383 ILLUSTRATIONS—ALABAMA. Alabama, Map of ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Between pages 382 and 383 Allen, William W. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 412 Baker, Alpheus ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 392 Battle, Cullen A. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 400 Bowles, Pinckney D. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 392 Bulger, Michael J. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 412 Cantey, James ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 400 Clanton, James H. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 400 Clayton, Henry D. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 392 Deas, Zachariah C. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 400 Deshler, James ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 400 Forney, John H. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 412 Forney, William H. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 392 Fry, Birkett D. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 400 Garrott, Isham W. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 400 Gorgas, Josiah ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 400 Gracie, Archibald ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 412 Hagan, James ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 392 Holtzclaw, James T. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 392 Johnston, George D. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 392 Law, Evander M. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 392 Leadbetter, Danville ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 392 Mobile, Map of the Defenses of ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 45 Moody, Young M. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 400 Morgan, John T. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 392 O'Neal, Edward A. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 460 Perry, William F. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 400 Pettus, Edmond W. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 412 Roddey, Phillip D. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 392 Rodes, Robert E. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 412 Sanders. John C. C. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 412 Shelley, Charles M. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 400, 444 Tracy, Edward D. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 412 Wheeler, Joseph ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 1 Withers, Jones M. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 392 Wood, S. A. M. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 412 CONTENTS—MISSISSIPPI. CHAPTER I. Civil Action of the State in Seceding from the Federal Union—Review of the Reasons for Secession–Legislature Provides for Convention–Proceedings of the Same ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 3 CHAPTER II. Purchase of Arms—Organization of State Troops—Jefferson Davis Commander-in-Chief–Troops at Corinth—First Hostilities on the Mississippi ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 10 CHAPTER III. Mississippi Troops Without the State, 1861—At Pensacola—Fight at Santa Rosa Island—The Regiments in Virginia—Their Service at First Manassas and Leesburg ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 19 CHAPTER IV. Defense of the Mississippi River—Albert Sidney Johnston's Army—State Troops in Kentucky—Battle of Belmont—Fishing Creek—Fort Henry—Fort Donelson—Reorganization at Corinth—Battle of Shiloh ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 31 CHAPTER V. Siege of Corinth—Engagements at Farmington and Serratt's House—Evacuation of Corinth—Affair at Booneville–Organization at Tupelo—Patriotism of the People—Bragg Moves to Chattanooga ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 52 CHAPTER VI. Blockade of the Mississippi River—Ship Island—Biloxi and Pass Christian—Fall of New Orleans—First Attack on Vicksburg—Exploits of the Ram Arkansas—Battle of Baton Rouge ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 67 CHAPTER VII. Campaigns of Price and Van Dorn—Battle of Iuka—Mississippi Commands in Van Dorn's Army—Battle of Corinth—Hatchie Bridge—Grant's Campaign on the Central Railroad—Invasion from Arkansas—Forrest in West Tennessee—Van Dorn at Holly Springs—President Davis Visits Mississippi—Sherman Defeated at Chickasaw Bayou. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 83 CHAPTER VIII. Service of Mississippians Without the State in 1862—Munfordville—Perryville—Murfreesboro—Yorktown—Seven Pines–Shenandoah Valley—Seven Days' Battles—Second Manassas—Harper's Ferry—Sharpsburg—Fredericksburg ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 108 CHAPTER IX. Operations in Mississippi—January to July, 1863—Federal Forces at Young's Point—Expeditions North of Vicksburg — Organization of Confederate Forces—Grierson's Raid—Grant at Bruinsburg–Battles of Fort Gibson and Raymond—Plans of Johnston and Pemberton—Battle of Baker's Creek—Big Black Bridge—Siege of Vicksburg—Pemberton's Capitulation ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 122 CHAPTER X. Operations in Mississippi—July to December, 1863—Siege of Jackson—Minor Operations in the State—Service of Mississippians Outside the State—Battle of Chickamauga—Knoxville—Chancellorsville—Missionary Ridge—Ringgold—Gettysburg ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 161 CHAPTER XI. Events of 1864—Federal Plans of Campaign—Organization under General Polk—Sherman's Meridian Expedition–Federal Defeat at Sakatonchee Creek and Okolona—Destruction of Meridian—Forrest in West Tennessee–Organization under Gen. S. D. Lee—Victory at Tishamingo Creek–Battle of Harrisburg–Raid to Memphis–Raid on the Tennessee River–Minor Operations ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 186 CHAPTER XII. Mississippi Commands Without the State, 1864—Atlanta Campaign—Nashville Campaign—Eastern Virginia Campaign—Shenandoah Valley Campaign ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 211 CHAPTER XIII. Events of 1865—Forrest in Command—Deplorable Suffering of the People—Cavalry Organizations—Battle of Selma—General Taylor at Meridian—Mississippians in Virginia and the Carolinas—Capitulation of General Taylor—Summary of Mississippi's Contribution of Soldiers—Inauguration of Governor Humphreys ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 223 BIOGRAPHICAL ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 233 —————— ILLUSTRATIONS—MISSISSIPPI. Adams, Wirt ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 236 Alcorn, James L. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 236 Baker's Creek, Battlefield of (Map) ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 144 Baldwin, William E. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 236 Barksdale, William ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 252 Benton, Samuel ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 252 Brandon, William L. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 252 Brantly, William F. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 236 Chalmers, James R. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 236 Clark, Charles ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 252 Cooper, Douglas H. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 252 Davis, Joseph R. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 236 Davis, Reuben ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 252 Featherston, Winfield S. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 252 French, Samuel G. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 236 Griffith, Richard ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 252 Gholson, Samuel J. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 236 Harris, Nathaniel H. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 252 Harrisburg, Battlefield of (Map) ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 201 Hooker, Charles E. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 1 Humphreys, Benjamin G. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 252 Lowrey, Mark P. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 236 Lowry, Robert ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 273 Martin, Will T. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 236 Mississippi, Map of ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 232 Posey, Carnot ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 273 Sears, Claudius W. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 273 Sharp, Jacob H. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 273 Smith, James A. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 273 Starke, Peter B. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 273 Tucker, William F. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 273 Van Dorn, Earl ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 273 Vicksburg Campaign, Map of ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 160 Walthall, Edward C. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 273
  • Confederate Military History: a library of Confederate States history, in twelve volumes, written by distinguished men of the South (Vol. 6)

    One of 12 volumes TABLE OF CONTENTS. PAGE. CHAPTER I. The Legislature of 1860—Convention Provided For—Occupation of Port Pulaski—The Secession Convention—Seizure of the Augusta Arsenal and Oglethorpe Barracks 3 CHAPTER II. Organization and Other Events in the State, from Spring until Close of 1861—Early Record of Georgians Outside the State, Previous to Manassas—Coast Operations in Georgia in 1861 (including Port Royal) 18 CHAPTER III. Georgia Troops in Virginia—Laurel Hill, Carrick’s Ford and First Manassas—Death of Bartow—Cheat Mountain, Greenbrier River and Camp Alleghany—Georgians in North Carolina—Events at Pensacola 64 CHAPTER IV. Events of 1862—Naval Operations Below Savannah—Organization for Defense—Lee Succeeded by Pemberton—The State Troops—Fall of Fort Pulaski—Hunter’s Orders—Skirmish on Whitemarsh Island 82 CHAPTER V. Battle of Shiloh—Andrews’ Raid—The Third Infantry at South Mills—The Conscript Act and State Troops—Georgians under Bragg and Kirby Smith—Naval Affaire—Depredations in the Coast Region—War Legislation—Chickasaw Bayou and Murfreesboro 94 CHAPTER VI. Sketches of Georgia Commands 112 CHAPTER VII. Georgia Troops in Virginia in 1862—York town—Seven Pines—The Valley Campaign—Seven Days’ Battles 159 CHAPTER VIII. Cedar (Slaughter’s) Mountain, Second Manassas, South Mountain, Harper’s Ferry, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg 177 CHAPTER IX. Georgia in 1863—Fort McAllister—Destruction of the Nashville—Organization on the Coast in March—The Defenses of Savannah—Loss of the Atlanta—Straight’s Raid and Capture—Distress in the State 201 CHAPTER X. The Battle of Chancellorsville 212 CHAPTER XI. Battle of Champion’s Hill—Siege of Vicksburg—The Gettysburg Campaign 220 CHAPTER XII. The Coast of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, July to December, 1863 236 CHAPTER XIII. The Chickamauga Campaign—Rosecrans’ Advance in Northwest Georgia—Bragg Evacuates Chattanooga—The Maneuvers in the Mountains—The Two Days’ Battle on Chickamauga Creek—Rosecrans Defeated and Penned in at Chattanooga 241 CHAPTER XIV. The Knoxville Campaign—Battle of Missionary Ridge—Battle of Ringgold (Jap—Retreat to Dalton—Gen. J. E. Johnston Given Command—Close of 1863 264 PAGE. CHAPTER XV. The Campaigns of 1864—Battle of Olustee—Operations near Savannah—The Wilderness to Cold Harbor—Georgia Troops Engaged—Early’s Valley Campaign 283 CHAPTER XVI. The Atlanta Campaign—February Fighting near Dalton—Organization of Johnston’s Army—Campaign from Dalton to the Chattahoochee—Resaca, New Hope Church and Kenesaw Mountain—Battles about Atlanta—Wheeler’s Raid—Jonesboro and the Evacuation 296 CHAPTER XVII. The Fate of Atlanta—Hood's Advance in North Georgia—Attack on Allatoona—Sherman's March to the Sea—Fall of Fort McAllister—Evacuation of Savannah —Georgians in the Nashville Campaign 353 CHAPTER XVIII. Final Campaign in Virginia—Georgia Commands at Appomattox—Campaign of the Carolina—Wilson’s Raid 376 BIOGRAPHICAL 387
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