Story of the Confederate States

Story of the Confederate States

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...and prisoners of 26,530. We had captured 35 cannon, 16,000 stands of arms, millions of rounds of ammunition, 1,700 mules, 300 wagons loaded with military stores and 2,000 horses. We had recovered Cumberland Gap and redeemed Middle Tennessee and North Alabama." 36. When Bragg marched into Kentucky he left Van Dorn and Price in Northern Mississippi to prevent Grant and Rosecrans from reinforcing Buell, and with the hope that Price might be able to move to his aid. At Iuka in Northern Mississippi, Price fought an indecisive battle (September 19th). 37. At Corinth on the 4th of October the united forces of Van Dorn and Price, numbering 22,000, attacked an equal number of Federals under Rosecrans in a strongly fortified position. Notwithstanding the most desperate valor the Confederates failed completely.1 Thus neither Price nor Van Dorn had been able to go to the help of Bragg, while Grant had been able to reinforce Buell. Thus, though the lack of sufficient numbers had prevented complete Confederate success, yet the Kentucky campaign had recovered much lost ground, and also prevented the advance of the Federals all along the line. 1 The Union loss in this battle was 865 killed, 1,841 wounded and 324 captured or missing--2,520. The Confederate loss 505 killed, 2,150 wounded, and 2,183 captured or missing--1,838. CHAPTER IV. Fredericksburg, Second Attempt Upon Vicksburg, Murfreesboro. Fredericksburg. E will now note the closing events of 1862. Let us first turn to Virginia. It was near the end of October before the Union army began to cross the Potomac, and enter upon another invasion of Virginia. Not until November 2d, were they ready to move forward. Lee, whose scouts kept him fully posted, immediately marched with Longstreet's half of the army...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236622030
  • 9781236622037