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r, assistant adjutant-general. Captain N. Wickliffe, assistant adjutant-general. Captain Theodore O'Hara, assistant inspector-general. Lieutenant George W. Baylor, aide-de-camp. Lieutenant Thomas M. Jack, aide-de-camp. Major Albert J. Smith, assistant quartermaster-general. Captain Wickham, assistant quartermaster-general. Colonel William Preston, volunteer aide-de-camp. Major D. M. Hayden, volunteer aide-de-camp. Major Edward W. Munford, volunteer aide-de-camp. Major Calhoun Benham, volunteer aide-de-camp. For the important work of reorganization before him, General Johnston called to his aid General Bragg, who had special qualifications for the task. At General Johnston's earnest request, General Bragg consented to act temporarily as chief of staff, with the understanding that he was to have command of his corps on the approach of a battle. General Bragg played so conspicuous a part in the civil war that this work affords neither scope nor occasion for
his side, or in carrying his orders, shared his exposures to the casualties of a well-contested battle-field. I beg to commend their names to the notice of the War Department, namely: of Captains H. P. Brewster and N. Wickliffe, of the Adjutant and Inspector- General's Department. Captain Theodore O'Hara, acting inspector-general. Lieutenants George Baylor and Thomas M. Jack, aides-de-camp. Volunteer Aides-de-Camp Colonel William Preston, Major D. M. Hayden, E. W. Munford, and Calhoun Benham. Major Albert J. Smith and Captain Wickham, Quartermaster's Department. To these gentlemen was assigned the last sad duty of accompanying the remains of their lamented chief from the field, except Captains Brewster and Wickliffe, who remained, and rendered valuable services as staff officers on the 7th of April. Governor Isham G. Harris, of Tennessee, went upon the field with General Johnston, was by his side when he was shot, aided him from his horse, and received him in his
s. When it was found that General Johnston was dead, General Preston conveyed his body from the field to the headquarters of the night before, and left it in charge of Captain Wickham and Major John W. Throckmorton. He then reported, with Majors Benham and Hayden, and Lieutenant Jack, to General Beauregard, who courteously offered them places on his staff, which were accepted, for that battle. After consultation with General Beauregard, and learning at headquarters that the victory was as complete as it probably would be, and that no attack was apprehended, the staff determined to accompany General Johnston's remains to New Orleans. Preston, Munford, O'Hara, Benham, Hayden, Jack, and Wickliffe, composed this escort. There was no cannonade, and no idea of a general engagement, when they left headquarters at 6 A. M. on Monday morning. But at eight o'clock, between Mickey's and Monterey, they were embarrassed by a stampede occasioned by five horsemen-one, of considerable rank. At
were inacessible. The front was masked with heavy forests and a close jungle. Colonel Lytle's Ohio Tenth regiment of Gen. Benham's brigade was in advance, and drove a strong detachment of the enemy out of camp this side of the position, the site o the battle opened fiercely. The remainder of the Tenth and Thirteenth Ohio were brought into action successively by General Benham, and the Twelfth afterward by Captain Hartsuff, whose object was an armed reconnoissance. The enemy played upon the taken by Floyd at Cross Lane, were recaptured, and Floyd's personal baggage, with that of his officers, was taken by General Benham's brigade, which suffered most. It was commanded by him in person, and Colonel McCook led his brigade. General Rosecrans and General Benham, Colonel McCook, Colonel Lytle, Colonel Lowe, Captain Hartsuff, Captain Snyder, Captain McCullen Burke, of the Tenth Ohio, and the other officers displayed conspicuous personal gallantry. The troops were exclusively from Ohi
the day had far advanced that the National artillery could be brought to bear upon the rebel batteries. The rifled guns were all at the various camps up New River; but when they were once placed in position, it was not long until both the rebel batteries were silenced. A train of wagons, on its way from Gauley Bridge to the encampments above, was fired upon the same day, when five or six miles up the river, by rebel infantry, and two of the Nationals were wounded. Three companies from General Benham's camp, at Hawk's Nest, came to their relief, and soon drove the enemy back of the hills.--Cincinnati Gazette, Nov. 5. An important proclamation relating to the coming election in Maryland, was issued by General Dix. It having been understood that persons formerly residing in the State, but who had recently been bearing arms against the United States Government, had returned with the intention of taking part in the election, with the purpose of carrying out treasonable designs, Gen
designated. Thirteen others were set apart as hostages for the men taken. on the privateer Savannah.--(Doc. 147.) A band of rebels, armed and mounted, broke open and plundered the store of a loyal citizen, at Clark's Station, seven miles east of Tipton, Mo., to-night. Col. Deitzler, on hearing of it, sent a squad of cavalry, under command of Lieut. Shriver, from the First Iowa regiment, in pursuit. All the gang but one were captured, and the property recovered.--(Doc. 148.) Gen. Benham, with his brigade, crossed the Kanawha River near the mouth of Loup Creek, Western Virginia, and marched forward on the road to Fayetteville Court House, to get in the rear of the rebel army under Floyd, on Cotton Hill, at the junction of the New, Gauley and Kanawha Rivers.--Part of Gen. Cox's brigade at the same time crossed the New River near Gauley, and attacked Floyd's force in front. After a slight skirmish, the rebels fell back to Dickenson's Farm, four miles, and at night retreate
Johnson, and Pitt counties, Missouri, in which he said, that every man who feeds, harbors, protects, or in any way gives aid and comfort to the enemies of the Union, will be held responsible for his treason, with his life and property. --N. Y. Commercial, Nov. 16. Gen. Benham, in pursuit of the retreating army of Gen. Floyd, came up with a portion of their rear guard at McCoy's Mills, and defeated it, killing fifteen rebels — among them Col. Croghan. No loss on Benham's side.--(Doc. 163.) Johnson, and Pitt counties, Missouri, in which he said, that every man who feeds, harbors, protects, or in any way gives aid and comfort to the enemies of the Union, will be held responsible for his treason, with his life and property. --N. Y. Commercial, Nov. 16. Gen. Benham, in pursuit of the retreating army of Gen. Floyd, came up with a portion of their rear guard at McCoy's Mills, and defeated it, killing fifteen rebels — among them Col. Croghan. No loss on Benham's side.--(Doc. 1
e barrels of sugar, a quantity of arrowroot, &c.; very acceptable articles just at this time, and no doubt a very large profit will be realized therefrom.--Wilmington Journal, November 16. The Collector of the port of Boston received instructions from Washington, D. C., to stop the exportation of saltpetre and gunpowder from the city of Boston.--New York Herald, November 16. The steamship Champion arrived at New York, from Aspinwall], N. G., with ex-Senators Gwin and Brent, and Calhoun Benham, the Attorney-General of the State of California, under the Administration of Mr. Buchanan, under arrest, by order of General Sumner, who also arrived, together with several companies of regular soldiers, and a considerable quantity of small-arms. The arrested persons took passage from San Francisco to Panama on board the Orizaba, with the intention of making their way to New Orleans from some of the West India Islands. Before arriving at Panama, however, they were placed under arrest
es, containing hay, cutting-machines, platform scales, and other useful apparatus and implements. They set fire to the buildings, which were entirely consumed.--Ohio Statesman, April 3. In accordance with the orders of Major-Gen. Hunter, Gen. Benham this day assumed the command of the northern district of the department of the South, constituting the First division of the army of the South, said district comprising the States of South-Carolina, Georgia, and all that part of Florida north and east of a line extending from Cape Canaveral, north-west to the Gulf coast, just north of Cedar Keys and its dependencies, and thence north to the Georgia line.--Benham's General Orders, No. 1. To-night an armed boat expedition was fitted out from Com. Foote's squadron, and the land forces off Island Number10, in the Mississippi River, under command of Col. Roberts, of the Forty-second Illinois regiment. The five boats comprising the expedition, were in charge of First Master J. V. Joh
ful attentions to the wounded on this as well as on former fields. Especially are they due to Surgeon Ball, Medical Director of Geary's division, and to Surgeon Menzies, Medical Director of Cruft's division. On the twenty-ninth, Major-General Palmer returned to Chattanooga with his command, having in charge such prisoners as remained in Ringgold. On the thirtieth, the enemy, being reassured by the cessation of our pursuit, sent a flag of truce to our advanced lines at Catoosa, by Major Calhoun Benham, requesting permission to bury his dead and care for his wounded abandoned on the field of his last disaster at Ringgold. Copies of this correspondence have heretofore been forwarded. Also on the thirtieth, under instructions from department headquarters, Gross's brigade, Cruft's division, marched for the old battle-field at Chickamauga to bury our dead; and on the first of December, the infantry and cavalry remaining left Ringgold — Geary and Cruft to return to their old camps, and
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