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Colonel Charles E. Hooker, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.2, Mississippi (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 73 19 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 62 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 61 1 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 47 5 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 34 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 32 4 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 29 1 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 26 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 25 3 Browse Search
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rteenth instant, I was ordered by General Howard (our division commander) to take the First Minnesota and four other regiments (which had been placed under my command) and picket the most exposed portion of the line. Owing to the darkness and proximity to the enemy, and the want of a guide acquainted with the ground, the establishment of this line was a work of considerable difficulty and delicacy. In this work, as indeed on every occasion during the entire affair, Lieut.-Col. Colville, Major Adams, and Adjutant Peller rendered efficient aid. I regret here to note the loss of Corporal Irvine, Corporal Irvine has since returned on parole. of company D, who went by my orders to reconnoitre a point in front of our right, where we could hear the sound of intrenching tools. He did not return, and probably fell into the hands of the enemy. Finding that we were about four hundred yards from the rifle-pits of the enemy, and exposed to his batteries in the front and flank, I sent to t
be discontinued. After forming my advance-line a battery of the enemy, about four hundred yards in front, continued to fire upon us with great rapidity. I ordered the Forty-first Ohio volunteers to fire one volley upon it. No more firing took place on either side, and the weakness of my line prevented my going farther. The next day three caissons and several dead men and horses were found at this point. It was in this fight that the famous rebel Gen. Roger B. Hanson was killed and General Adams wounded, but whether in their advance or retreat I never knew. First Lieut. F. D. Cobb, Forty-first Ohio volunteers, acting aid-de-camp, comported himself with great gallantry on the field. Seizing the colors of the Thirty-sixth Indiana that had been shot down, he galloped forward, rallying many stragglers, who, though going in the right direction, were doing so ineffectively and on their own account. My casualties in this action were slight, and in all, since leaving Nashville, a
and fifty of Wolford's regiment took the advance under that daring officer, Capt. Adams, and the others were to support him--two hundred and fifty from the Second Im their several companies. Lieut.-Colonel Stewart planned the attack and Captain Adams executed it. As the enemy was known to be on the alert and using the utmostLieut. Coppage and Sergeant Humphrey, with twelve men, were sent forward by Captain Adams to attempt this part, and most adroitly and gallantly did they execute it. and no gun fired to alarm the camp, now about a mile distant. The rest of Captain Adams's command was now brought up, and forming by fours, he gave the command formn, now half around their camp, the enemy began to rush for their arms, when Capt. Adams shouted: Halt! And present arms! All with the precision and coolness of veord in command of the Third Georgia cavalry, as he now stepped forward. To Captain Adams, commanding the First Kentucky cavalry, replied the Captain. Give me a few
of my command are — killed, twenty-three; wounded, one hundred and thirty-nine; missing, fifty-eight. Total, two hundred and twenty. Many of the wounds, probably one half, are slight. Among those taken prisoners are Capt. Hungate and Quartermaster Adams, of the Fiftieth Indiana, and Lieut. D. S. Scott, of the Eleventh Illinois cavalry, acting temporarily as my aid. Capt. Hungate had been very unwell for two or three days, but had, with great resolution, kept with his company. The night previous he became, and continued, very sick, and was with the assistant surgeon of his regiment, who, in the rear, had established his headquarters. Lieut. Adams was assisting in arranging the hospital and in making provision for the wounded already being brought in. They, and also the Assistant Surgeon, Hervey, and the hospital steward, were captured by the enemy's cavalry in the charge upon our rear. Dr. Hervey and the hospital steward were detained two hours, our wounded, in the mean time,
e great and good for so doing. You have been one of those who loved to revile her, until by devilish stratagem you involved her in war, and when by her gallant men she saved you from the halter, you have condescended to honor her. Even now, after all her sacrifices and sufferings, she is reviled by one of your secession curs in office at Richmond as a nest of damned traitors! You and I, sir, move in different spheres. I have followed the teachings of Washington and the Yankees Hamilton, Adams, and Webster. You have followed those of the Catilines of the historian and the Captain Bobadils of the poet. I feel honored to know that in my mission of peace I have done something to mitigate the horrors of war; and though no call of duty has required me to bare my bosom to bullets, yet upon occasions, not exempt from danger, I have defied the utmost malice of the evil men whose pernicious doctrines have brought the dreadful calamities of civil war on our land. I have something to be
ed to report to me. They came in detachments of two brigades each, the first arriving near two hours after Donelson's attack, the other about an hour after the first. The commanders of these detachments, the first composed of the brigades of Generals Adams and Jackson, the second under Gen. Breckinridge in person, consisting of the brigades of Gen. Preston and Colonel Palmer, had pointed out to them the particular object to be accomplished, to wit, to drive in the enemy's left, and especially tchments in succession, enabled the enemy to recover his self-possession, to mass a number of heavy batteries and concentrate a strong infantry force on the position, and thus make a successful attack very difficult. Nevertheless, the brigades of Adams and Jackson assailed the enemy's line with energy, and after a severe contest, were compelled to fall back. They were promptly rallied by Gen. Breckinridge, who, having pressed his other brigades, reached the ground at the moment, but as they we
nd repulsed them on every side, and prevented them, with the aid of a few shots from the artillery, from making any further attacks upon the train and the rear. Leading his men in a dashing charge upon the foe, in the streets of Danville, Lieut.-Colonel Adams, of Wolford's regiment, was cut off, and himself and three or four of his men were compelled to surrender. This was a heavy loss to us, but he finally succeeded in making his escape from his guard below Monticello, and has rejoined his coolford's cavalry ever protected, (and as the infantry got no opportunity to assist, though they behaved with great coolness and steadiness throughout,) they and the howitzer battery were especially complimented by their gallant commander. Lieut.-Colonel Adams, Major Owens, Captains Rowland, Alexander, and Carter, Lieuts. Keene, Dick, Carpenter, and Beatty, and many private soldiers of the rear-guard we noticed, and no doubt others whom we did not see, especially distinguished themselves by thei
o fifty thousand, were near Edwards's Depot, which is within a couple of miles of Big Black bridge, and said to be strongly fortified. We have not fought our way to their fortifications yet, and I can only say of them what I hear from others. Wirt Adams's rebel cavalry had been watching our movements since the fall of Jackson, and had probably formed a very correct opinion as to the point at which we were about to strike. I do not think General Grant anticipated a very formidable stand at thi about seven o'clock, General Hovey commenced moving toward Big Black River. A company of cavalry was thrown out as an advance-guard. They had proceeded but a short distance, when they were met by the enemy's cavalry, supposed to be a part of Wirt Adams's regiment. After a little skirmishing, the rebels fell back. Our cavalry did not follow them up. At about nine o'clock, the ground chosen by the rebels was reached. General Hovey's division was halted and formed into line of battle. Skirmi