Battles And Leaders Of The Civil War - 4 Volumes

Battles And Leaders Of The Civil War - 4 Volumes

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First-hand accounts from both commanders and enlisted men of important leaders and major battles of the Civil War

These four volumes of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, published in the late nineteenth century, became the best-selling and most

frequently cited works ever published on the Civil War.

"This compendium of battle studies and reports was written by commanders of all levels: Grant, Sherman, Lee and Longstreet down to lieutenants commanding

companies for points of clarification on minor skirmishes or segments of the battlefield.The accounts were set down when the war was still fresh in their

memories, yet when enough time had passed for reflection.

The fact that several viewpoints, some conflicting, are given for each major battle and campaign adds immeasurably to the value of this work. .. you get

the immediacy and vigor of the post-war controversies and the finger-pointing --- the first early exposition of the rift between Longstreet and the Jubal Early

faction for example.

If you have any interest in the Civil War, and lack the time to sift through the voluminous post-war memoirs of the commanders, you'll want to keep

Battles and Leaders handy."


Preface Page X

Preliminary Events 1

Organization of the Two Governments 4

Washington on the Eve of the War 8

With Slemmer in Pensacola Harbor 26

Recollections of the Twiggs Surrender 33

From Moultrie to Sumter 40

Inside Sumter in '61 49

The First Step in the War 74

Notes on the Surrender of Fort Sumter 86

War Preparations in the North 84

The Confederate Government at Montgomery 98

Jackson at Harper's Ferry in 1861 110

McClellan in West Virginia 124

Going to the Front 147

Virginia Scenes in '61 156

McDowell's Advance to Bull Run 166

The First Battle of the Bull Run 195

Responsibilities of the First Bull Run 245

General Ewell at Bull Run 259

The Confederate Commissariat at Manassas 261

The First Year of the War in Missouri 262

In Command in Missouri 278

Wilson's Creek, and the Death of Lyon 289

Arkansas Troops in the Battle of Wilson's Creek 298

The Flanking Column at Wilson's Creek 304

The Siege of Lexington 307

The Pea Ridge Campaign 314

Union and Confederate Indians in the Civil War 335

Recollections of Foote and the Gun-Boats 339

Notes on the Life of Admiral Foote 347

General Polk and the Battle of Belmont 348

The Gun-Boats at Belmont and Fort Henry 358

The Defense of Fort Henry 368

Holding Kentucky for the Union 373

Marshall and Garfield in Eastern Kentucky 393

The Capture of Fort Donelson 398

The Opposing Forces at Fort Donelson 429

The Western Flotilla 430

Ellet and His Steam-Rams at Memphis 453

Sawing Out the Channel Above Island Number Ten 460

The Battle of Shiloh 465

Shiloh Reviewed 487

Albert Sidney Johnson at Shiloh 540

The Campaign of Shiloh 569

Notes of Confederate Staff-Officers at Shiloh 594

Surprise and Withdrawal at Shiloh 604

The March of Lew Wallace's Division to Shiloh 607

The Union and Confederate Navies 611

Early Coast Operations in North Carolina 632

The Burnside Expedition 660

Du Pont and the Port Royal Expedition 670

The First Fight of Iron-Clads 692

Watching the Merrimac 712

The Plan and Construction of the Merrimac 715

Notes on The Monitor/Merrimac Fight 718

In the "Monitor" Turret 719

The Building of the "Monitor" 730

The Loss of the Monitor 745

Negotiations for the Building of the Monitor 748


Siege and Capture of Fort Pulaski 1

New Orleans Before the Capture 14

The Opening of the Lower Mississippi 22

The "Brooklyn" at the Passage of the Forts 56

Farragut's Capture of New Orleans 70

Fighting Farragut Below New Orleans 76

The Ram "Manassas" at the Passage of the New Orleans Forts 89

Incidents of the Occupation of New Orleans 91

Farragut's Demands for the Surrender of New Orleans 95

The Water-Battery at Fort Jackson 99

Confederate Responsibilities for Farragut's Success 101

The Confederate Invasion of New Mexico and Arizona 103

McClellan Organizing the Grand Army 112

Ball's Bluff and the Arrest of General Stone 123

Captain Wilkes's Seizure of Mason and Slidell 135

Early Operations on the Potomac River 143

Operations of 1861 About Fort Monroe 144

Campaigning to No Purpose 153

The Peninsular Campaign 160

Yorktown and Williamsburg 189

Manassas to Seven Pines 202

Two Days of Battle at Seven Pines (Fair Oaks) 220

The Navy in the Peninsular Campaign 264

Stuart's Ride Around McClellan 271

Anecdotes of the Peninsular Campaign 275

West Virginia Operations Under Fremont 278

Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah 282

The Opposing Forces in the Valley Campaigns 299

Fighting Jackson at Kernstown 302

The Opposing Forces in the Seven Days' Battles 313

Hanover Court House and Gaines's Mill 319

The Charge of Cooke's Cavalry at Gainse's Mill 344

Reflections of a Participant in the Charge 346

Lee's Attack North of the Chickahominy 347

Of the Confederate Right at Gainse's Mill 363

Rear-Guard Fighting During the Change of Base 366

McClellan's Change of Base and Malvern Hill 383

"The Seven Days" Including Fraiser's Farm 396

The Battle of Malvern Hill 406

With the Cavalry on the Peninsula 429

The Rear-Guard at Malvern Hill 434

The Administration in the Peninsula Campaign 435

Richmond Scene's in '62 439

The Second Battle of Bull Run 449

In vindication of General Rufus King 495

The Opposing Force at Cedar Mountain, VA 496

Jackson's Raid Around Pope 501

Our March Against Pope 512

The Time of Longstreet's Arrival at Groveton 527

Marching on Manassas 529

Jackson's Foot-Cavalry at the Second Bull Run 530

The Sixth Corps at the Second Bull Run 539

Washington Under Banks 542

From the Peninsula to Antietam 545

In the Ranks to the Antietam 556

The Battle of South Mountain, or Boonsboro 559

Forcing Fox's Gap and Turner's Gap 582

Notes on Crampton's Gap and Antietam 591

The Opposing Forces in The Maryland Campaign 598

The Finding of Lee's Lost Order 603

Jackson's Capture of Harper's Ferry 604

The Surrender of Harper's Ferry 612

Stonewall Jackson's Intentions at Harper's Ferry 616

The Historical Basis of Whittier's "Barbara Frietchie" 619

Stonewall Jackson in Maryland 620

The Battle of Antietam 630

With Burnside at Antietam 661

The Invasion of Maryland 663

Sharpsburg 675

Antietam Scenes 682

A Woman's Recollection of Antietam 686

The Case of Fitz John Porter 696

Canby's Services in the New Mexican Campaign 697

Canby at Valverde 699

Shelby's New Mexican Campaign 700

Operations in North Alabama 701

The Locomotive Chase in Georgia 709

Notes on the Locomotive Chase 716

With Price East of the Mississippi 717

The Battle of Iuka 734

The Battle of Corinth 737


Retreat From Gettysburg

Bragg's Invasion of Kentucky 1

Morgan's Cavalry During Bragg's Invasion 26

The Opposing Forces at Perryville, KY 29

East Tennessee and the Campaign of Perryville East Tennessee and the Campaign of Perryville 31

On the Field of Perryville 52

Notes of a Staff-Officer at Perryville 60

Cumberland Gap 62

The Battle of Fredericksburg 70

The Confederate Left at Fredericksburg 86

Ransom's Division at Fredericksburg 94

A Hot Day in Marye's Heights 97

The Removal of McClellan 102

Sumner's Right Grand Division 105

The Crossing of the Rappahannock by the 19th Massachusetts 121

In Front of the Stonewall at Fredericksburg 122

Why Burnside Did Not Renew the Attack at Fredericksburg 126

Franklin's "Left Grand Division" 128

With Jackson at Hamilton's Crossing 139

In the Ranks at Fredericksburg 142

A Bit of Partisan Service 148

Stoneman's Raid in the Chancellorsville Campaign 152

The Chancellorsville Campaign 154

The Success and Failure of Chancellorsville 172

When Stonewall Jackson Turned Our Right 183

The Charge of the Eight Pennsylvania Cavalry 187

The Eleventh Corps at Chancellorsville 189

Stonewall Jackson's Last Battle 203

Hooker's Comments on Chancellorsville 215

Sedwick at Fredericksburg and Salem Heights 224

Lee's Knowledge of Hooker's Movements 233

The Opposing Forces in the Chancellorsville Campaign 234

Hooker's Appointment and Removal 239

Lee's Invasion of Pennsylvania 244

The Confederate Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign 251

The First Day at Gettysburg 255

Incidents of the First Day at Gettysburg 284

Hancock and Howard in the First Days Fight 287

Citizens of Gettysburg in the Union Army 289

The Second Day at Gettysburg 290

The Council of War on the Second Day 313

The 20th Maine at Little Round Top 314

The 146th New York at Little Round Top 315

The Breastworks at Culp's Hill 316

The Struggle for Round Top 319

Kershaw's Brigade at Gettysburg 331

Lee's Right Wing at Gettysburg 339

The Charge of Pickett, Pettigrew, and Trimble 354

A Reply to General Longstreet 355

The Great Charge and Artillery Fighting at Gettysburg 357

The Third Day at Gettysburg 369

General Hancock and the Artillery at Gettysburg 385

Repelling Lee's Last Blows at Gettysburg 387

Farnsworth Charge and Death 393

The Cavalry Battle Near Gettysburg 397

Meade at Gettysburg 406

The Confederate Retreat From Gettysburg 420

A Prisoner's March From Gettysburg to Staunton 429

The Opposing Forces at Gettysburg 434

The Conquest of Arkansas 441

The Opposing Forces in Arkansas 459

The Assault on Chickasaw Bluffs 462

Jefferson Davis and the Mississippi Campaign 472

The Defense of Vicksburg 482

The Vicksburg Campaign 493

The Vicksburg Mine 539

The Terms of Surrender 543

The Opposing Forces in the Vicksburg Campaign 546

Naval Operations in the Vicksburg Campaign 551

Gulf Operations in 1862 and 1863 571

The Confederate Gun-Boat "Arkansas" 572

The Confederate Torpedoes in the Yazoo 580

Union Vessels in the Vicksburg Operations 581

Military Operations in Louisiana in 1862 582

The Opposing Forces at Baton Rouge, LA 585

The Capture of Port Hudson 586

The Opposing Forces at Port Hudson 598

Bragg's Advance and Retreat 600

The Opposing Forces at Stones River, TN 610

The Battle of Stone's River 613

The Union Left at Stone's River 632

Morgan's Ohio Raid 634

Manoeuvering Bragg out of Tennessee 635

Chickamauga - The Great Battle of the West 638

The Crisis at Chickamauga 663

Reenforcing Thomas at Chickamauga 665

Notes on the Chickamauga Campaign 668

The Opposing Forces at Chickamauga 672

The Little Steamboat the Opened the "Cracker Line" 676

Chattanooga 679

Sherman's Attack at the Tunnel 712

Comments on General Grant's Chattanooga 714

The Army of the Cumberland at Chattanooga 719

Opposing Forces in the Chattanooga Campaign 727

The Defense of Knoxville 731

Longstreet at Knoxville 745

The Opposing Forces at Knoxville 751


The Defense of Charleston 1

The Confederate Defense of Fort Sumter 23

Minor Operations of the South Atlantic Squadron Under Du Pont 27

The Early Monitors 30

Du Pont's Attack at Charleston 32

The Boat Attack on Sumter 47

South Atlantic Blocking Squadron 51

The Army Before Charleston in 1863 52

The "Swamp Angel" 72

The Opposing Land Forces at Charleston 74

The Battle of Olustee 76

From Gettysburg to the Coming of Grant 81

Kilpatrick's and Dahlgren's Raid to Richmond 95

Preparing for the Campaign's of '64 97

From the Wilderness to Cold Harbor 118

General Grant on the Wilderness Campaign 145

Through the Wilderness 152

Hand-to-Hand Fighting at Spotsylvania 170

The Death of General John Sedgwick 175

McAllister's Brigade at the bloody Angle 176

General Edward's Brigade at the bloody Angle 177

The Opposing Forces at the Beginning of Grant's Campaign Against Richmond 179

The Opposing Forces at Cold Harbor 186

Sheridan's Richmond Raid 188

The Death of General J. E. B. Stuart 194

The Defense of Drewry's Bluff 195

Butler's Attack on Drewry's Bluff 206

The Eighteenth Corps at Cold Harbor 221

Notes on Cold Harbor 230

Sheridan's Trevillian Raid 223

The Cavalry Fight at Trevillian Station 237

General Lee in the Wilderness Campaign 240

THe Grand Strategy of the Last Year of the War 247

Opposing Sherman's Advance to Atlanta 260

The Opposing Forces in the Atlanta Campaign 284

The Struggle for Atlanta 293

Hood's Second Sortie at Atlanta 326

The Georgia Militia About Atlanta 331

The Defense of Atlanta 336

The Red River Campaign 345

The Navy in the Red River 362

The Mississippi Flotilla in the Red River Expedition 366

The Opposing Forces in the Red River Campaign 367

The Opposing Forces in Arkansas 368

The Defense of the Red River 369

Farragut at Mobile Bay 379

The Opposing Forces at Mobile 400

The Ram "Tennessee" at Mobile Bay 401

The Lashing of Admiral Farragut in the Rigging 406

The Defense of Fort Morgan 408

Land Operations Against Mobile 410

Closing Operations in the Gulf and Western Rivers 412

Cavalry Operations in the West Under Rosecrans and Sherman 413

The Sooy Smith Expedition 416

Forrest's Defeat of Sturgis at Brice's Cross-Roads 419

John Morgan in 1864 422

The Invasion of Tennessee 425

General Cheatham at Spring Hill 438

Repelling Hood's Invasion of Tennessee 440

The Union Cavalry in the Hood Campaign 465

The Opposing Forces at Nashville 472

Operations in East Tennessee and South-West Virginia 475

The Battle of New Market 480

Sigel in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864 487

The Opposing Forces at New Market 491

The Opposing Forces in the Lynchburg Expedition 492

Early's March to Washington in 1864 493

The Opposing Forces at the Monocacy 499

Sheridan in the Shenadoah Valley 500

Winchester, Fisher Hill, and Cedar Creek 522

The Opposing Forces at Cedar Creek 530

Operations South of the James River 533

Four Days of Battle at Petersburg 540

The Battle of The Petersburg Crater 545

In the Crater 561

The Colored Troops at Petersburg 563

Actions on the Weldon Railroad 568

General Grant on the Siege of Petersburg 574

Gordon's Attack at Fort Stedman 579

The Recapture of Fort Stedman 584

The Opposing Forces at Petersburg and Richmond 590

The Confederate Cruisers 595

Cruise and Combats of the "Alabama" 600

The Duel Between the "Alabama" and the "Kearsarge" 615

First Battle of the Confederate Ram "Albemarle" 625

The "Albemarle and the "Sassscus" 628

The Destruction of the "Albemarle" 634

The Defense of Fort Fisher 642

The Defense at Fort Fisher 655

The Opposing Forces at Fort Fisher 661

Sherman's Advance from Atlanta 663

The Georgia Militia During Sherman's March to the Sea 667

Marching Through Georgia and the Carolinas 671

The Failure to Capture Hardee 679

Sherman's March From Savannah to Bentonville 681

The Opposing Forces in the Campaign of the Carolinas 696

The Battle of Bentonville 700

Closing Operations in the James River 705

Five Forks and the Pursuit of Lee 708

General Warren at Five Forks, and the Court of Inquiry 723

Lee's Report of the Surrender at Appomattox 724

The Fall of Richmond 725

The Surrender at Appomattox Court House 729

General Lee's Farewell Address to His Army 747

The Opposing Forces in the Appomattox Campaign 748

Final Operations of Sheridan's Army 754

Wilson's Raid Through Alabama and Georgia 760

Last Days of the Confederacy 762

Notes on the Union and Confederate Armies 767

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