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for a moment forget their propriety. They admitted it to be the most serious danger that has yet threatened them, but they were all hopeful that it would not be sustained in the North with sufficient unanimity to enforce it. Their conversation on this point bore a striking similarity to the speeches of Frank Hughes and Charles J. Biddle; and had you heard them converse, without seeing them, you would have supposed that I was having a friendly confab with a little knot of Pennsylvania Breckinridge politicians. Of the two, I am sure, you would have respected the rebels the most; for they are open foes, and seal their convictions with their lives, and they openly avow their greater respect for open, unqualified supporters of the war over those who oppose every war measure, profess fraternal sympathy with the South, and yet say they are in favor of preserving the Union. They all declared themselves heartily sick of the war, but determined never to be reunited with the North. At f
e to cross the river at a ford on his left, where he surprised a regiment of Breckinridge's division, and drove it back on its main lines, not more than five hundred Gen. Crittenden was advised, by prisoners captured by Harker's brigade, that Breckinridge was in force on his front, when, it being dark, he ordered the brigade back wer ford, covered and supported by the sappers and miners, and to advance on Breckinridge. Wood's division to follow by brigades, crossing at the upper ford and moeesboro. This would have given us two divisions against one; and as soon as Breckinridge had been dislodged from his position, the batteries of Wood's division, taki 220  62,490 Their average loss, taken from the statistics of Clayburn, Breckinridge, and Withers's divisions, was about two thousand and eighty each; this, for ed up on a foaming steed, bearing information that Kirby Smith, supported by Breckinridge, had concentrated on our left. Tell Gen. McCook, said General Rosecrans, th
ine on Polk's corps; Cheatham's the second; Breckinridge's division forms first line in Hardee's corlows: Polk's corps and three brigades of Breckinridge's division, Hardee's corps at Murfreesboro.sult of necessity — left me no reserve; but Breckinridge's command on the right, not now threatened,, and in a short time our whole line except Breckinridge's command was warmly engaged. From this tiforcements for him were ordered from Major-General Breckinridge, but the orders were countermanded, ement. The orders from the two brigades of Breckinridge were countermanded, whilst dispositions werfor the concentration of the whole of Major-Gen. Breckinridge's division in front of the position tforward, Anderson found himself in front of Breckinridge's infantry, and soon encountered the enemy'lost only three pieces of artillery, all in Breckinridge's repulse. A number of stands of colors, nvision and brigade suffered, and in case of Breckinridge's division, the losses are reported separat[12 more...]
e Indians and put an end to hostilities in that quarter for the present season. It is quite possible that these hostilities will be renewed in the coming spring, and preparations will be made accordingly. In the department of the Gulf, the withdrawal of our flotilla from Vicksburgh enabled the enemy to concentrate a considerable force on Baton Rouge, which was then held by Brig.-Gen. Williams. The attack was made on the fifth of August with greatly superior forces, under the rebel Gen. Breckinridge. Gen. Williams gained a most signal victory, but fell in the fight. Our loss was ninety killed, and two hundred and fifty wounded. We buried three hundred of the enemy's dead, left upon the field. On the sixteenth of August, the garrison of Baton Rouge was withdrawn to New-Orleans. On the twenty-fourth of October, Gen. Butler sent a force, under Brig.-Gen. Weitzel, to operate on the west bank of the Mississippi, in the La Fourche district. He engaged a considerable body of the enem
be required on either side. I also telegraphed Gen. Boyle all the information of importance and asked him for additional ammunition for infantry, and sponges, rammers, sights, elevating screws, etc., for the siege-guns. On the twenty-fourth, I had taken all pains to learn the real strength of the enemy, which I found variously estimated at from three thousand to four thousand five hundred, commanded by Major-Gen. Morgan, the regiments by Duke, Gano, Cluke, Chenault, Bennett, Stoner, and Breckinridge, with White's battery of eight guns, the largest a twelve-pounder. White's name is supposed to be Robinson, formerly of Kentucky. At five o'clock A. M., December twenty-fifth, I again ordered the Twelfth Kentucky cavalry, Col. Shanks, to Cave City and beyond to Bear Wallow, with the first and second battalions; the third, under Major Stout, being ordered on the Greensburgh road to Burnt Bridge Ford, north of (Green River, and two companies each, Fourth and Fifth Indiana cavalry, Col.
ill more, these worthies had three regiments of Tennessee mounted infantry to assist them. And here were Colonel W. C. P. Breckinridge, and Duke, and Gano, and Grigsby, and heaven knows how many rebel heroes besides. Would A. S. Hall, a mere politent from the cedars, he was moving along the lane I have before mentioned, when he was suddenly set upon by Duke's and Breckinridge's regiments. He immediately formed his men in line along the lane, and met the rebel onset with determined courage. extreme left, where Col. Doan was gallantly contending with the Second and Fourth Kentucky, (the regiments of Duke and Breckinridge,) and was momentarily in danger of being overwhelmed. Redoubling his fire for a few minutes, and seeing the enemy temalloped past our left flank, passed entirely round the southern base of the hill, and actually joined the column under Breckinridge which was assailing our left. The left of the Eightieth, the extreme right of the One Hundred and Twenty-third, and o
ee's corps, as its supporting force. Major-Gen. Breckinridge's division of Lieut.-Gen. Hardee's cot upon my right brigade as a pivot. Major-General Breckinridge, on the extreme right and across theaving been exhausted, the brigades of Major-Gen. Breckinridge's division and a small brigade of Genrals Adams and Jackson, the second under Gen. Breckinridge in person, consisting of the brigades ofall back. They were promptly rallied by Gen. Breckinridge, who, having pressed his other brigades, river, and ordered me to relieve two of Gen. Breckinridge's brigades, which were still in my frontposed to make the attack with the troops of Breckinridge's division. I issued the necessary orders line, to distract the enemy at the time of Breckinridge's attack, and to shell out of the woods whiing ordered, which was to be the signal for Breckinridge's advance, was promptly executed, and the wd. Of the particulars of this movement, Gen. Breckinridge will speak in his own report. When th
ky, and more especially the part taken by Wolford's cavalry in the battle of Somerset. We were in camp near Stanford, when our scouts announced the approach of a large force of the enemy by way of Monticello. From the fact that they had a long wagon-train, and the advance was composed of cavalry and artillery as they passed through Wayne County from the direction of Knoxville, we all concluded that they told the truth for once when they announced a formidable invasion of the State under Breckinridge, Morgan, and Pegram. They left their wagon-train beyond the river with Chenault, Hamilton, and Champ Ferguson, with their commands, to protect their crossings on the Cumberland, and to press wagons, horses, negroes, and cattle in that vicinity, while the rest made an invasion of the central parts of the State. A printed handbill was also found by our scouts, signed by Morgan's Adjutant-General, giving all Union men of conscript age three days to leave the State or be conscripted into th