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ns in the Teche region. Starting Jan. 11, 1863. from Thibodeaux, Gen. Weitzel embarked his infantry next day at Brashear, on the gunboats Calhoun, Diana, Kinsman, and Estrella, Com. McKean Buchanan, who moved slowly up the bayou to Pattersonville; the artillery and cavalry going by land. Encountering formidable obstructions at a place known as Carney's Bridge, a few miles above, Com. Buchanan, after reconnoitering, dropped down a short distance for the night; returning next morning Jan. 14. to attack; while the 8th Vermont was sent around to flank the defenses on the north. The obstructions were found vexatious rather than formidable: consisting of a steamboat filled with brick and sunk across the channel, with the great iron-clad gunboat Cotton behind it; a battery on either flank, and some torpedoes in the bayou below. One of these was exploded under the Kinsman; lifting her stern into the air, but not crippling her; when she fell back to avoid another just ahead, where
ying thence, sharply pursued, by Elizabethtown and Glasgow to Burkesville, where he recrossed the Cumberland, and raced southward by McMinnville and Winchester, Tenn., to Larkinsville, Alabama; thence moving east and attacking Jan. 10, 1865. a petty post at Scottsboroa, where he was repulsed and his command scattered: getting over the Tennessee with a remnant of 200 men, but losing his last gun. Being still pursued, he fled to a place known as Red hill; where his bivouac was surprised Jan. 14. by Col. W. J. Palmer, 15th Pa. cavalry, and 100 of his men taken. Lyon escaped, after surrendering, by seizing a pistol, shooting a sentinel, and vanishing in the darkness. This was the final blow given to Hood's army. Thomas expected now to put his forces into well-earned Winter-quarters; but he soon received advices from Washington that this did not meet the views of Gen. Grant, who proposed to crush what was left of the Rebellion first and then rest. Accordingly, Gens. Smith's, Sc
from Wilmington. This was effected, after some hours necessarily given to examinations; the first line being, at 9 P. M., drawn across some three miles above the fort; but a better was finally found a mile nearer; where a position was taken Jan. 14. at 2 A. M., and where a good breastwork, stretching from river to sea, partially covered by abatis, had been constructed by 8 A. M. And now the landing of the lighter guns was commenced, and by sunset completed; the guns being placed in batteryess, to which its destruction is generally attributed. Gen. Schofield, whom we left Jan. 8. at Clifton, on the Tennessee, under orders to embark his 23d corps ( Army of Tennessee ) for Eastport, Miss., while preparing to obey, received Jan. 14. an order from Gen. Grant to report forthwith at Annapolis, Md.; whither he proceeded next day: moving by steamboats to Cincinnati, thence by rail to Alexandria, Va.; where he was for some time detained by the freezing of the Potomac: being then