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Doc. 71.-the battle of Chickamauga. Statement of Major-General McCook. Louisville, Ky., February 18, 1864. on the twenty-eighth of September last, an order was issued consolidating with another the Twentieth army corps, which had been my highest honor to command. The order was announced to the army on the eighth of October; I was relieved from command, and have been ever since awaiting the pleasure of the President for the investigation which has just closed. Conscious that my troops had been subjected to unjust reproach, and that my reputation as their commander had been reviled, I was glad to have this opportunity of vindication, the only means open to me; for on every principle binding the soldier silence was imposed upon me, when the same order which relieved me from command directed me to await a Court of Inquiry upon my conduct. I am conscious, too, that the testimony which has been introduced, while it may enable the Court to respond to the questions whi
Doc. 74.-the escape from Libby Prison. Washington, D. C., Feb. 18, 1864. A large number of officers, who escaped from Libby Prison a few days ago, arrived in this city last night, and from them we gather very interesting statements relative to their manner of escape. Over two months ago, the officers confined in Libby Prison conceived the idea of effecting their own exchange, and after the matter had been seriously discussed by some seven or eight of them, they undertook to dig for a distance toward a sewer running into the basin. This they proposed doing by commencing at a point in the cellar, near a chimney. This cellar was immediately under the hospital, and was the receptacle for refuse straw, thrown from the beds when they were changed, and for other refuse matter. Above the hospital was a room for officers, and above that, yet another room. The chimney ran through all these rooms, and the prisoners who were in the secret, improvised a rope, and night after nigh
t on your front and right flank. I have sent word to Colonel Tilghman to be on the alert. I think Tribley had better move forward and join you, but you must judge. The locomotive has not yet arrived. General Gillmore. [G.] Sanderson, February 18, 1864. General: To leave the South-Fork of the St. Mary's will make it impossible for us to advance again. I have no apprehension of the force you mention. If you can push a part of Goss's force to Dug's Ferry, supported by gunboats, there n T. Seymour, Brigadier-General Commanding. Brigadier-General S. W. Turner, Chief-of-Staff: Send me a General for the command of the advanced troops, or I shall be in a state of constant uncertainty. T. S. Hilton head, South-Carolina, February 18, 1864. Brigadier-General T. Seymour, Commanding District of Florida: I am just in receipt of your two letters of the sixteenth and one of the seventeenth, and am very much surprised at the tone of the latter, and the character of your plans as
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 102.-capture of rebel guerrillas. (search)
Doc. 102.-capture of rebel guerrillas. Captain rings's report. headquarters U. S. Forces, Island no.10, February 18, 1864. Captain J. H. Odlin, A. A. G.: sir: I have the honor to report that having received information that four deserters from the Union army were secreted near Tiptonville, Tennessee, I went with forty men of my command and embarked on a steamer at two o'clock A. M., February seventeenth, 1864, and proceeded down the river to Riley's Landing, six miles below Tiptonville. At Riley's house we seized a small amount of Government ammunition and several guns. Being unable to carry away the arms, we destroyed them, and then went to the house of a certain Lewis, where we succeeded in capturing five of a gang of guerrillas, which had been infesting the bend for five months past; and, together with them, captured their arms, shot-guns, revolvers, and eight horses. These men were in bed, having their pistols under their pillows, but being taken completely by sur
Doc. 123.-capture of General Scammon. Richmond Examiner account. Richmond, February 18, 1864. we have the particulars of the gallant exploit recently performed by Lieutenant Verdigan and ten men belonging to the Sixteenth Virginia cavalry, commanded by Colonel J. Ferguson, of Wayne County, in the capture of a Yankee steamer. For two months past, the Colonel and most of his men have been wintering within the enemy's lines in the county above named. They have had several successful skirmishes with the enemy, and had, on a former occasion, sent out sixteen prisoners, who all arrived safely in Richmond. They also killed Denny Coleman, late surveyor of Buchanan County, in a fight at Round Bottom, near Ohio River, one of the vilest Union men and base-hearted traitors that have ever been arrayed against us. The exploit above alluded to happened near Winfield, about twelve days since. Major Nonning was on a scout with a portion of the command, and entered Winfield about