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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sabine Pass. (search)
ns of the day I have obtained the main facts, as they were then printed in the Texas newspapers, and, being unwilling to summarize the reports, give them at length: Captain F. H. Odlum's official report. headquarters, Sabine Pass, September 9, 1863. Captain A. N. Mills, Assistant Adjutant-General. Sir,—I have the honor to report that we had an engagement with the enemy yesterday and gained a handsome victory. We captured two of their gunboats, crippled a third, and drove the rests fleet, comprising twenty-three vessels in all. I have the honor to be, your obedient servant, Leon Smith, Commanding Marine Department of Texas. (special Order.) headquarters District of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, Houston, Texas, September 9, 1863. Another glorious victory has been won by the heroism of Texans. The enemy, confident of overpowering the little garrison at Sabine Pass, boldly advanced to the work of capture. After a sharp contest he was entirely defeated, one gunbo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Bragg and the Chickamauga Campaign—a reply to General Martin. (search)
the official reports. Hindman, although commanding one of the divisions in General Polk's corps, having been assigned to it just before the campaign, was, with his division, on September 9th, detached from Polk's corps in order that he might make the movement into McLemore's Cove, under the direct supervision of army headquarters, it being understood that General Bragg was then quite partial to him. The order detaching him was this: headquarters army of Tennessee, Gordon's Mills, Sept. 9th, 1863. General: Orders have been given to Major-General Hindman detaching him from your corps. He is directed to move at once. Respectfully, your obedient servant, Kinlock Falconer, A. A. G. Lieutenant-General Polk. This placed him outside General Polk's jurisdiction for that movement; consequently I do not now ask for any discussion of the McLemore's Cove affair. What I wish to bring out is the history of what General Martin—and General Bragg before him—calls General Polk's fail