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to hold them in readiness to march at two o'clock the following morning. This order was not communicated to the brigades of Generals Alexander and Henry before their horses were turned out to graze. August 2d.-At two o'clock this morning the troops turned out; and, having made hasty preparation, were on the route of the enemy before sunrise, except Henry's and Alexander's brigades, for reasons before mentioned. About one hour after sunrise, a small body of spies, under the command of Captain Dixon, thrown in advance from Dodge's battalion, brought information that the enemy were drawn up in position on the route, and near at hand. We had previous notice of our proximity to the Mississippi, from having seen the fog over it, distant probably five or six miles. General Dodge instructed his spies to reconnoitre the enemy, and occupy his attention; the spies advanced as ordered, and succeeded in killing eight Indians, while they retired through the woods. In the mean time, Genera
entucky, September 26, 1861. The following officers are announced as the personal and departmental staff of General Albert S. Johnston, commanding, viz.: personal staff.-Aide-de-Camp: R. P. Hunt, lieutenant C. S. Army. Volunteer Aides: Colonels Robert W. Johnson, Thomas C. Reynolds, Samuel Tate; Majors George T. Howard, D. M. Haydon, and Edward W. Munford. Department of Orders.-Assistant Adjutant-Generals: Lieutenant-Colonel W. W. Mackall, Captain H. P. Brewster, First-Lieutenant N. Wickliffe (acting). Quartermaster's Department.-Principal Quartermaster: Major Albert J. Smith. Commissary Department.-Principal Commissary: Captain Thomas K. Jackson. Engineer's Corps.-First-Lieutenant Joseph Dixon. By command of General A. S. Johnston. W. W. Mackall, Assistant Adjutant-General. The appointments of volunteer aides were made chiefly to secure intelligent advice on the political affairs of the department, each State of which was represented on the staff.
u took command of the Western Department, Lieutenant Dixon, of the Corps of Engineers, was instructender the supervision of Lieutenant Dixon. Lieutenant Dixon also advised the placing of obstructions 7th of September General Johnston ordered Lieutenant Dixon, a young engineer of extraordinary skill,hief point of attack. On October 8th, Lieutenant Dixon having been temporarily employed elsewherheld with part of the garrison of Henry. Lieutenant Dixon, who is familiar with the country, will bible of a good defense landward, I advised Captain Dixon to retain the position, and construct the ain familiar with the river, concurs with Lieutenant Dixon that the work of obstruction is effectualneral Johnston, on November 21st, ordered Lieutenant Dixon to lay out a field-work on the commanding1,000 were called for at Fort Donelson by Lieutenant Dixon, November 15th, and the same number couldworks on the west side, as contemplated by Captain Dixon and every general who knows anything of th[8 more...]
vacillation. explanation. Floyd's plan. General Johnston's plan. defenses and topography. Confederate troops. Federal troops. design of advance. delay. advance. battle of the trenches. apathy of defenders. gunboat disabled. death of Dixon. battle of the gunboats. repulse. important order. authority and responsibility. a quiet day. abortive sortie. divided counsels. Federal reenforcements. exaggerated reports. discouragement. sortie agreed on. battle of Dover. the attairs. Senator Bailey of Tennessee, then colonel of the Forty-ninth Tennessee Regiment, informs the writer that the restoration of confidence among the men in the power of the garrison to resist the passage of the gunboats was chiefly due to Lieutenant Dixon, who lost his life during the siege. On February 8th Buckner conveyed to General Johnston information, derived from friends in Louisville, that there were not more than 12,000 Federals on the Curberland and Tennessee Rivers. In fact, the s