My will is absolute law“ General Robert H. Milroy and
... became a staunch supporter of it and an ardent abolitionist. Throughout the Civil War,
Milroy’s strong convictions as an abolitionist and strong advocate of union manifested
themselves through his tyrannical decrees. The 110th Ohio’s Joseph Warren Keifer, who
would himself earn a reputation as a bat ...
A Mainer From Rockland: Adelbert Ames in the Civil War.
... navy continued to bombard Fort Fisher, half the landing force, a division from the TwentyFourth Corps, captured the Fourth and Eighth North Carolina reserve battalions and a battery of
Confederate artillery, then quickly established a defensive line, while moving a brigade forward
to attack. However ...
a PDF version of the guide to Virginia`s Civil War.
... Virginia Infantry Regiment. The first letter, 11 April 1864, concerns camp life near
Kinston, N.C., and an impending advance of a Confederate ironclad on the Neuse River
against New Bern, N.C. The second letter, 11 June 1864, includes family news, a
description of life in the trenches on Turkey Hill ...
“`REBELS AGAINST A REBELLION`: SOUTHERN UNIONISTS IN
... among southern historians as the Dean of Appalachian history, what is less known is his tireless
work on behalf of his graduate students. Simply put, John’s consistent support and brilliant
critiques of my work, including advising the master’s thesis that became my first book Executing
Daniel Brigh ...
gettysburg to appomattox: the south`s critical
... and I found them at the battle of Gettysburg. My studies led me to analyze the elements
which clearly showed the failure mode of the Confederacy, and place them in my book.
The battle of Gettysburg was only part of the series of failures for the
Confederates. Other battles, near the conclusion of th ...
John Bell Hood: Extracting Truth from History
... Nashville, he could not afford to wait for his third corps. It would have arrived after
dark, and placing artillery under those conditions would have been problematic and time
consuming. By daylight, as Hood knew, Schofield would have been gone.
Historian Thomas Connelly condemns Hood’s aggressivene ...
MAINTAINING ORDER IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS: ROBERT E
... I suppose that at this date there are some hundreds of men in the South who call themselves
members of Lee’s staff, and so they were if teamsters, sentry men, detailed quartermasters
(commissary men), couriers and orderlies, and all the rest of the following of a general
headquarters of a great army ...
GEORGE G. MEADE AND HIS ROLE IN THE GETTYSBURG
... determined though cautious, and a good judge of men. He was
personally brave and had the moral courage which is so often
lacking to men who never fear for their own safety."2 3 David M.
Gregg, who knew him well, states that "in his intercourse with
those he knew but slightly, [Meade] was reserved; w ...
General Daniel Edgar Sickles, Storm at the Peach Orchard
... least, a success in Pennsylvania would offset any failure at Vicksburg. At the most, a great
victory on enemy soil might put peace within Richmond’s reach. Secretary Of State for the
Confederacy, James Seddon said it well: Such a movement by the Army of Northern Virginia “is
indispensable to our saf ...
Meeting paper Feb 2002 - Grant – the uncaring drunken butcher?
... death in 1885, Grant has been variously portrayed as a pedestrian commander who did not care for his
troops, a man of slovenly demeanour, a drunkard and a butcher. He has been portrayed in over 50
movies and television dramas mainly as a rough, crude man, a drunkard and someone devoid of dignity
The South at War: Five Battles of Selma, Ramparts Magazine, June
... statutes, which were intended to grant national citizenship to Negroes, were allowed
to lapse, victims of the political ambitions of Northerners and Southerners alike.
The choice that faced the political manipulators in the 18 70s and '80s lay between
full integration of the Southern states in the A ...
The Knight in Shining Armor Joshua Lawrence
... fortifications atop Rives Salient. No sooner had Chamberlain and his men seized the forward
artillery post than a hailstorm of shells came raining down on their new position, this time from
the big guns behind the enemy’s main entrenchments. Ushering his men behind the cover of the
crest, Chamberlai ...
McClellan at Fairfax Court House
... formed United States Balloon Corps had been gathering
intelligence on the position and movement of the Confederate
forces in Northern Virginia. On March 6th & 7th he and Col.
Hiram G. Berry, of General Heintzelman’s staff ascended high
above Pohick Church in Fairfax County and discovered what
they b ...
The Ingenuity, Proficiency, and Versatility of Union Citizen Soldiers
... battlefields, and they always encouraged my interest. I was surrounded by history growing up.
My grandfather, George Army, played minor league baseball in the 1920s, and I was filled with
stories of old ballplayers and teams, and I learned to appreciate my own connections to the
past. I also want t ...
Read Act 1… - Loch Willow
... Once back in Virginia, Jackson moved his headquarters just south of
Winchester. As the troops rested and refitted, Jackson kept Hotchkiss busy
making maps of the region and finishing the just completed Maryland campaign.
General Lee also requested maps from Hotchkiss. And being confident in
View - OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center
... in terms of his supporters, detractors, and those choose to portray him in a neutral light. Initially,
historians were very sympathetic toward Lee for the losses incurred by him during the latter half
of the Civil War, including the Battle of Gettysburg. Seldom was Lee attacked for his failures at
106844660 - BORA
... turn, and researchers have themselves, with enthusiasm, flocked to do so in appropriately vast
multitudes. Finding new stones to turn - and indeed, determining which stones have been turned and
which ones haven't is, to say the very least, a challenge. And yet historians, professionals and
1 - Petersburg Area Regional Tourism
... By the spring of 1865, the last remaining
supply line into Petersburg was the
South Side Railroad. On March 29, 1865,
Grant sent his forces on a westward
movement to cut this major artery,
knowing that it would cause Lee to
abandon Petersburg and Richmond.
Countering this move, Lee sent 10,000
... progressed. 7 While Gallagher raised a valid point, the examples that he cited were
micro-histories, which only looked at single counties. Moreover, Gallagher did not take
into account statements by Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, and Jefferson Davis, who
all believed that desertion was crippling ...
Yazoo County Civil War History - Visit Yazoo County, Mississippi
... perfect shape. The Union fleet reversed engines and tried to back away into the broader Mississippi.
The Condeferate ironclad continued to forge straight for the enemy. There were two reasons for this:
(1) because despite her weaknesses she was a first class fighting ship and (2) because she couldn ...
The Union Army Had Something to Do With It
... On page 200 of his Military Memoirs of a Confederate he makes the following
very interesting statement regarding the stand of a small portion of the Union Army of
the Potomac that had a brief but intense struggle with elements of Stonewall Jackson's
wing on August 28, 1862, on the eve of the Second ...
George E. Pickett - Essential Civil War Curriculum
... that he had come to believe in as a cadet at West Point. At the Battle of Williamsburg,
Pickett complained of “dastardly subterfuges of an enemy pretending to surrender in
order to stop fire to allow their reinforcements to come up and enable them to pour in a
deadly volley upon an honorable and too ...
America`s Last Civil War Veterans and Participants
... While most texts and websites are productive, some sites and book titles, while
not openly racist, have a sinister edge and give an impression of a hidden
political agenda from the far right waiting to be revealed. These works fall into
two broad categories: the first is a glorification of war and o ...
... parcel. In preserving this site we have perhaps, the best chance at demonstrating everyday life in
old Virginia, as most of these more modest places have disappeared long ago. The present owner
ofBuckJand HaJI has formed a non-profit foundation (Buckland Preservation Society) for the
purpose of cond ...
Battle of Appomattox Station
The Battle of Appomattox Station was fought between a Union Army (Army of the Potomac, Army of the James, Army of the Shenandoah) cavalry division under the command of Brigadier General (Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer and Confederate Army of Northern Virginia artillery units commanded by Brigadier General Lindsay Walker with support from some dismounted cavalrymen, artillerymen armed with muskets and some stragglers on April 8, 1865, at Appomattox Station, Virginia during the Appomattox Campaign of the American Civil War.Following the withdrawal of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia from their defenses at Petersburg, Virginia after the Battle of Five Forks, Third Battle of Petersburg and Battle of Sutherland's Station, the Union Army closely pursued the Confederates westward on parallel and trailing routes. The Confederates, short of rations and supplies, suffered numerous losses from desertion, straggling and battle, especially the Battle of Sailor's Creek on April 6, 1865. After the Battle of Cumberland Church on April 7, Lee's army made a third consecutive night march in an effort to stay ahead of the Union forces. Union cavalry under the command of Major General Philip H. Sheridan made a long ride of about 30 miles (48 km) on April 8, 1865 in order to capture Confederate supply trains at Appomattox Station and get ahead of the Confederates, cutting off their routes of retreat.At the start of the action at Appomattox Station, between about 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on April 8, the leading troopers of Company K, 2nd New York Cavalry Regiment rode up to three unguarded Confederate trains that had been sent from Lynchburg, Virginia with rations, ordnance and other supplies for the Army of Northern Virginia and forced them to surrender. The rest of the regiment and other troopers from the brigade of Colonel Alexander Pennington, Jr. soon rode into the station in support. Troopers with railroad experience ran the three trains east about 5 miles (8.0 km) to the camp of the Union Army of the James. A fourth locomotive and one or two cars escaped toward Lynchburg and at least one remaining car from that train was burned.The reserve artillery of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, under the command of Third Corps artillery chief, Brigadier General Lindsay Walker was parked near the station and the Lynchburg stage road. The artillery was guarded by about 500 cavalrymen commanded by Brigadier General Martin Gary, supported by artillerymen of Captain Crispin Dickenson's Ringgold Battery and Captain David Walker's Otey Battery, who had been re-armed with muskets, and some stragglers gathered up in the vicinity by Lieutenant W. F. Robinson of the Ringgold Battery. Walker began to shell the station soon after he learned of the presence of Union cavalry there. Custer's men soon discovered the source of the firing about 2 miles (3.2 km) away and attacked Walker's artillery park near the Lynchburg stage road. Walker's men were concentrated there with about 25 guns arrayed in a semi-circle to defend themselves and another 35 to 75 guns parked in reserve.After capturing the supply trains, the Union cavalry attacked the Confederate artillery batteries and their supporting dismounted cavalrymen, armed artillerymen and engineers and infantry stragglers. After making several futile charges in gathering darkness, the Union cavalry broke the Confederate defenses as the Confederates began to withdraw, taking as many guns and wagons with them as they could. After their breakthrough, Custer's men followed the fleeing Confederates in a running battle to the Lynchburg stage road, on which the Union troopers seized an important foothold.Sheridan relieved Custer's tired men with the division of Major General George Crook after the fighting died down. Sheridan advised Union General-in-Chief Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant of the favorable outcome of his raid at the station and fight at the artillery park. Sheridan expressed his opinion that the Union forces could surround and crush the Confederates the next morning with infantry support. He urged Major General Edward Ord, who had been pushing and encouraging his men of the XXIV Corps and two brigades of the 2nd Division (Brigadier General (Brevet Major General) William Birney's division, temporarily under Gibbon's command) of the XXV Corps (African-Americans) of the Army of the James to keep as close as possible to the cavalry. He also ordered Brigadier General (Brevet Major General) Charles Griffin, whose V Corps was moving just behind Ord's men, to close up so the Confederates could not escape in the morning.