What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
A. P. Hill advance artillery assault attack Banks batteries battle Bragg bridge brigade Burnside campaign captured cavalry Chattanooga Chickamauga Colonel column command Confederacy corps Creek crossed Culp's Hill D. H. Hill defeat destroyed directed division Early's enemy entrenchments Ewell farther fell field fight fire flank followed force Fortress Monroe Fredericksburg front Gettysburg Gordonsville Grant guns Halleck Hancock Harper's Ferry held Hill Hood Hood's Hooker horses infantry Jackson James River Johnston killed later Lee's army Lincoln Longstreet Lookout Mountain loss McClellan Meade Merrimac miles Missionary Ridge morning Mountain move movement night o'clock occupied officers ordered passed Pope position Potomac prisoners promptly railroad reached rear regiment reinforcements retired retreat Richmond ridge river road rode Rosecrans Schofield sent Sheridan Sherman side soldiers soon Stonewall Jackson Stuart supplies Tennessee Thomas troops turned Union army Union line Valley Virginia Warren Washington withdraw wounded
Page 128 - Who touches a hair of yon gray head Dies like a dog! March on!" he said. All day long through Frederick street Sounded the tread of marching feet: All day long that free flag tost Over the heads of the rebel host.
Page 88 - Your dispatches, complaining that you are not properly sustained, while they do not offend me, do pain me very much. " Blenker's division was withdrawn from you before you left here ; and you know the pressure under which I did it, and, as I thought, acquiesced in it— certainly not without reluctance. " After you left, I ascertained that less than twenty thousand unorganized men, without a single field battery, were all you designed to be left for the defence of Washington and Manassas Junction...
Page 108 - I have come to you from the West, where we have always seen the backs of our enemies — from an army whose business it has been to seek the adversary, and to beat him when found, whose policy has been attack and not defence.
Page 177 - In one word, I would not take any risk of being entangled upon the river, like an ox jumped half over a fence and liable to be torn by dogs front and rear without a fair chance to gore one way or kick the other.
Page 142 - That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State, or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States...
Page 240 - We have now ended the sixth day of very heavy fighting. The result to this time is much in our favor. Our losses have been heavy, as well as those of the enemy. I think the loss of the enemy must be greater. We have taken over five thousand prisoners in battle, while he has taken from us but few, except stragglers. I propose to fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer.
Page 140 - If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.
Page 101 - In addition to what I have already said, I only wish to say to the President that I think he is wrong in regarding me as ungenerous when I said that my force was too weak.