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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 35 1 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 17 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 1 1 Browse Search
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sent out on the first of last month, commanded by Colonel James H. Coates, of the Eleventh Illinois infantry. The force cond and captured five rebel pickets. On the eleventh, Colonel Coates reembarked, and proceeded up the river to Greenwood, am their bodies, and all were shot through the head. Colonel Coates established his headquarters in the town, and eight cohe treatment of prisoners if taken by negro soldiers. Colonel Coates replied that they would be treated with the respect du, and entered the town, and came within twenty feet of Colonel Coates's headquarters before they received a check from our mrs, and completely silenced the guns which had riddled Colonel Coates's headquarters with shot and shell at a range of only e fight, over fifty shells exploded inside the works. Colonel Coates's fighting force was seven hundred men; that of the enthe Tennessee troops, was killed within twenty feet of Colonel Coates's door. The loss of the enemy is not known, but it wa
ed of the Eleventh Illinois, Colonel Schofield, Colonel Coates's Eighth Louisiana, (colored,) and two hundred ed Yazoo City, on our way down from Greenwood. Colonel Coates received orders while at Sulon to proceed to Yaevery night. A flag of truce was received by Colonel Coates from General Ross, on the fourth of March, askind on the low ground to the north of the city. Colonel Coates ordered company A out to meet them and check tho headquarters to see what was going on there. Colonel Coates was in the street giving orders as cool as thouh instant, from Brigadier-General Richardson to Colonel Coates, stating that he had sent an ambulance surgeon and take care of the wounded, and proposing to Colonel Coates that each of them send a commissioner between teneral Richardson, confederate States army, nor Colonel Coates, United States volunteers, were named as such pnt from this regiment, and the determination of Colonel Coates to hold the place as long as he had a man to fi
irectly opposite Liverpool, and in the narrowest part of the river. To the right of her, however, there is plenty of water. The river is high and rising. I forgot to mention the land forces lost eight killed and twenty-two wounded in the attack of the third. We understand that there are about eight thousand men, under Stark, Ross, and Loring, at Yazoo City. Our spies and scouts have failed to return. To-morrow will probably develop the strength of the enemy. I am happy to say that Colonel Coates, commanding the land forces, and myself, get along together very well, nor have any of the crews of the vessels touched any property of any description without sanction of the owners, and paying the full value in money. I issued stringent orders in relation to pillaging, etc. The Exchange was struck twice out of four shots to-day in the first reconnoissance, but no one hurt. One shot struck within two feet of the boilers, without doing any damage. I am, sir, very respectfully, your