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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 50 0 Browse Search
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rcely had these dispositions been completed, when the enemy, directly in front, driven by the attack of a portion of Kearney's division on their right, and by our fire upon their front, moved off to join the masses which were pressing upon my right. To make head against the enemy approaching in that direction, it was found necessary to effect an almost perpendicular change of front of troops on the right of the Williamsburgh road. By the energetic assistance of Gens. Devens and Naglee, Col. Adams, First Long Island, and Capts. Walsh and Quackenbush, of the Thirty-sixth New-York, (whose efforts I particularly noticed,) I was enabled to form a line along the edge of the woods, which stretched nearly down to the swamp, about eight hundred yards from the fork, and along the rear to theNine-mile road. I threw back the right crochet-wise, and, on its left, Capt. Miller, First Pennsylvania artillery, Couch's division, trained his guns so as to contest the advance of the enemy. I directe
irected Capt. Essington, the officer in command of the troops remaining in the village, to dismount his men, and advancing under cover of the houses and stables on the other side of the street, to maintain a steady fire upon the windows, and when the enemy had been silenced, to demand an unconditional surrender, and in case of refusal to fire the building. This was done, and the enemy laid down his arms and surrendered unconditionally to Lieut.-Col. Parkhurst. His force consisted of fifty privates, ten non-commissioned officers, four lieutenants, a captain, and the field-officer in command, Lieut.-Col. Robert E. Wood, Jr., of Adams's cavalry — in all sixty-six--who were turned over to Gen. Dumont, on his return that afternoon. I enclose you herewith the list of prisoners taken, and an inventory of the captured arms. I remain, Captain, your obedient servant, Wm. W. Duffield, Colonel Commanding Twenty-third Brigade. To Capt. T. P. M. Brayton, Assist. Adjt.-General, Nashville.
ring the enemy's pickets, we succeeded in completely surprising General Adams's command of rebel cavalry, encamped at the foot of the mountais twenty killed and about the same number wounded, among whom is Major Adams, General Adams's brother. We captured twelve prisoners, includiGeneral Adams's brother. We captured twelve prisoners, including two commissioned officers, with a large number of horses. Our loss, which I regret to say was chiefly sustained by my escort, is two killinchester. On reaching Winchester, he learned that the rebel General Adams was in command of a heavy force of rebels at Jasper, some thirtvalry, many badly wounded, and some twenty prisoners, among them Major Adams, brother of the General and also two other commissioned officersefforts used by their officers in trying to stop them. They cursed Adams and their ill-luck, and only stopped in their frightened career wheiverers. To-day four men came in from Chattanooga, and report that Adams's men came into that place in the utmost confusion, many of them on
lle: sir: I have just captured four men, who left Chattanooga this morning. They report the arrival of a portion of Gen. Adams's cavalry, who reached Chattanooga last night. This, with the statements of citizens living along the road, proves theattanooga — a distance of forty-three miles--without stopping. An attempt was made to rally in Jasper, but they cursed Gen. Adams, and rushed on with their foaming horses. Hundreds of Union men have flocked into Jasper from the mountains. The enemuntain, which resulted in surprising and capturing the enemy's pickets at the ferry and preventing the further retreat of Adams's men over the river. My main force came by Anderson's road. Col. Scribner's command is occupying an important point, w stores. The Union people are wild with joy, while the rebels are panic-stricken. Col. Morgan is in Chattanooga, also Gen. Adams. The enemy's force there is about three thousand with ten pieces of artillery. The gunboat has not been heard from as
d a drove of cattle and a large quantity of horses intended for the rebel army. The defeat of Gen. Adams's rebel forces in Sweeden's Cove was much more complete than reported. He escaped without swointh Pennsylvania infantry, under command of Capt. Klein, encountered the pickets of the rebel Gen. Adams's brigade of cavalry, which was encamped on the opposite side of the cove, at a point where thry were clothed in regulation uniforms, others in citizen's dress. The panic was complete. Gen. Adams lost his hat, sword, and horse, as he had to borrow a horse from a negro to escape on, and a hy of the rebels did not stop until they reached Chattanooga, a distance of over thirty miles. Major Adams, a brother of the General, is reported to be severely, probably fatally, wounded, by a sabre-re they had been committing all kinds of robbery and outrage. On Wednesday, the fourth inst., Col. Adams, who is in command of all the cavalry forces here, allowed himself to be surprised with three
I ordered the troops to be so formed on the hedge nearest the works, and the regiments that had suffered most, namely, the Eighth Michigan, the Seventy-ninth Highlanders, and the Seventh Connecticut, to be withdrawn to the second hedge, to be re-formed. It was not until in execution of this order the line at the advanced hedge had been formed, and the regiments at the second hedge were forming, that Col. Williams's advance was to be seen to our left, and soon afterward his Aid-de-Camp, Lieut. Adams, reported to me for orders. My orders to Col. Williams were to maintain the position he had taken on that flank, and do the best, in concert with our attack, the circumstances of the ground permitted. The movement of Col. Williams was, in my judgment, the best thing that could be done, and he executed it in a manner worthy of all admiration. Some time was occupied in establishing the whole line at the advanced hedge. The remains of two or three companies of the Eighth Michigan, and
ble distance, which I did, passing over a fence, across a field, and through the woods, the rebels falling back before us. We still advanced through an open field. Here we advanced in line of battle, when a brigade of troops, dressed in our uniforms, and supposed to be our own, opened a terrific fire on our front and left flank, from which fire I lost my bravest and best men. In connection with this movement, I cannot speak in too high praise of Major Chandler, Capts. Baldwin, Walker and Adams, and Lieuts. Henry and Sutherland, who assisted greatly in cheering on the men. During this encounter, Major Chandler and Lieutenant Sutherland were wounded and fell, and were probably taken prisoners. The officers and men behaved with great courage during the whole time. The following is a list of casualties in the engagement: Major Chandler, missing, and supposed to be wounded and a prisoner. Company A--Killed--Private Julius A. Phelps, of Brookline, Mass. Wounded — H. Finnily, o
em, treated the prisoners very properly, yet many were ruffians of the lowest cast, deserving to be hung as high as Haman. They, the ruffians, cared neither for feelings, person, or property — gloried in insulting defenseless old men, and in stealing horses. All of the men had the most implicit confidence in Morgan. He does not appear to care much for discipline, permitting his men to go as they please. The men had no general uniform, and were armed to suit their own taste. They all had Adams's patent six-shooters, an English pistol, received, they said, from England a short time since. Many of them had shot-guns, a few only had sabres or bayonets. They left many of their guns here and took United States guns with them. They had two pieces of artillery here--two small howitzers. The citizens expected the gang to have committed so very many outrages that they are glad that it is as well as it is with them. True, the county has suffered in loss of horses, forage, etc., but t
istian Ledren, Home Guards, shoulders and ankle; Wm. J. Hill, Home Guards, right thigh; A. J. Powers, Seventh Kentucky cavalry, right leg; Robert Rose, Seventh Kentucky cavalry, left hip; Montgomery W. Rankins, Home Guards, chest, since died; John W. Adams, Home Guards, left side; Wm. Hinman, Co. E, Eighteenth Kentucky, left thigh; Milton A. Hall, Seventh Kentucky cavalry, right side; Captain Jos. B. McClintock, Home Guards, leg and arms; John McClintock, do., right hip; Alfred McCauley, Seventittle, Seventh Kentucky cavalry, right lung. Christian Ledger, Home Guard, shoulder and ankle. W. J. Hill, Home Guard, right thigh. A. J. Powers, Seventh Kentucky cavalry, right leg. R. Rose, Seventh Kentucky cavalry, left hip. John W. Adams, left side. Wm. Hinman, Eighteenth Kentucky, left thigh. Milton A. Hall, Seventh Kentucky cavalry, right side. Joseph McClintock, Home Guard, leg and arm. John McClintock, Home Guard, right hip. Alfred McCauley, Seventh Kentuck
llinois, has my grateful thanks for the coolness and courage which he displayed during the entire engagement. He displayed a patriotism and courage that is highly worthy of imitation. Lieut. West, of the Thirty-ninth Illinois, and A. A.A. G., is entitled to great credit for the timely aid he afforded me, and for the energy and promptness with which he delivered my orders. During the action he was wounded in five different places, but did not quit the field until entirely disabled. Lieut. Adams, Acting Adjutant of the Twenty-second Indiana, is also a worthy young officer. He had his horse shot from under him, and though sounded himself, he remained on the field, preserving great coolness and calmness of mind, and constantly urging his men forward. Also, much praise is due to Orderly Gray, for his courage, promptness, and energy in delivering my orders. Capt. Pinney, of the Fifth Wisconsin battery, cannot be spoken of too highly in this report. He delivered his orders with
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