The Words of War: The Civil War Battle Reportage Of The New York Times and The Charleston Mercury...and What Historians Say Really Happened

By Donagh Bracken

Within the media, political point of view usually alters the view of fact. The phrases of conflict illustrates this by means of putting in juxtaposition the reportage of the hot York instances and The Charleston Mercury's assurance of eighteen battles from castle Sumter to Appomattox court docket condo. Following every one battle's insurance is a synopsis of every conflict because the smooth historian appears again at it.Setting up each one battle's assurance is a remark by means of the writer during which he presents attention-grabbing history details on a few of the participants partaking within the action.Sketches by way of struggle artists despatched via Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated journal lend visible colour to every battle's coverage.The phrases of conflict comprises an index and bibliography.

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Those statements we think to be entitled to fuller attention than may be given to mere highway rumors, yet we don't declare for them the sanction of unquestionable authority. We provide them simply because we expect them certainly not inconceivable. There also are studies of a heavy conflict on Friday, close to BristowStation, 4 miles south of Manassas, among the department of Gen. Ewell and the forces of the enemy, within which it's acknowledged that our forces have been two times pushed from their place, with critical loss, yet receiving reinforcements, ultimately drove the enemy again, taking pictures a number of batteries and a few 5 thousand prisoners.

Walnut Creek Bridge (near Macon) is broken. i'll provide the situation of the remainder of the line as I omit the following day. wish to have the strains operating via then. The Charleston Mercury August three, 1864 Telegraphic legitimate debts from Petersburg and Georgia the newest debts from Georgia ATLANTA, August 2 All is quiet alongside the traces this morning. The enemy shelled the town for a part hour final night. the military is way elated on the defeat of the raiders of their rear. The enemy remains to be massing his forces on our left.

P. (Confederate Army), 89 horses. See additionally cavalry catch of, 244, 245 chilly Harbor and, 203, 206 Gettysburg and, 166 Howard, Gen. (Union Army), 141, 164 Howe, Gen. (Union Army), 143 Hubleburt, Gen. (Union Army), sixty two Hunter, Col. (Union Army), 30, 31 Hunter, Gen. (Union Army), 2 hundred, 203, 223, 226, 268 Hurlburt, Gen. (Union Army), sixty four Hutson, Charles J. C. (Confederate Army), 276 I Imboden (Confederate officer), a hundred and fifty five, 156 Indianola (Union gunboat), 179 Irish Brigade, 125–126, 208 J Jackson, C.

WORDEN, who dealt with the video display so wonderfully, and who used to be the one guy wounded within the engagement, arrived in Washington to-day, and suggested to the military division in individual. WORDEN is injured in regards to the eyes, that are heavily bandaged, and he needs to be led from position to put. He provides many fascinating incidents of the struggle, and is kind of yes that 3 of his heavy shot penetrated the Merrimac. while the inside track used to be bought in Washington of the Merrimac’s boost, and the havoc she was once committing between our war-vessels, there has been a burst of indignation opposed to the army division for no longer having been ready to satisfy her.

All residences and skiffs have been burned at Natchez, through order of Colonel SMITH. The river is emerging. we've lots of rainhere. The plants and climate are positive. Thermometer ninety one levels. newest from the Border WINCHESTER, VA. , July 7. – there was 4 days’ combating in Pennsylvania, starting at the 1st and lasting until the 4th speedy. Our males carried the sizeable fortifications of the enemy by means of attack. Our loss is expected at 10,000. among 3,000 and 4,000 of our wounded arrived the following this night. Generals SCALES and PENDER have been between our wounded, and are the following.

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