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Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), April 29-June 10, 1862.-advance upon and siege of Corinth, and pursuit of the Confederate forces to Guntown, Miss. (search)
fficers assure me that they and their men awakened and forced on every straggler they found. Any stragglers left on the road must have left Corinth after the rear guard, or secreted themselves some distance off the road, to avoid being disturbed. On arriving at a point about 1 mile from Tuscumbia River, and finding the brigade too near the main body, I halted and rested about two hours, and then passed on to about a mile this side of said river, where we halted, and were ordered by Lieutenant Ellis to return to the river and await the crossing of the cavalry, which, we were informed, had orders to burn the bridges immediately after passing over. On arriving at the river I placed the main body of the brigade in a position favorable to defend any of the crossings near the road and deployed strong lines of skirmishers on both sides of the road near the bridge. I had one gun of Robertson's battery placed this side of the bridge in battery, with a prolonge attaching it to the limb
ny. These officers and their men rendered me great aid. The timely service of Lieutenant Barbour, on my right wing, may have saved us probably from serious injury. The whole force engaged on our side may be stated as not exceeding thirteen hundred men, whilst the enemy is known to have had not less than five regiments, numbering not less than thirty-five hundred men. Enclosed I have the honor to submit a correct list of the killed and wounded on our side. I regret the absence of Captain Powhatan Ellis, Chief of Staff, during the action. He was engaged at my headquarters in an important business; and I was thus deprived of his valuable services. The same may be said of others of my staff who were absent on duty at various points. Respectfully, your obedient servant, Lloyd Tilghman. Commanding First Division, First Corps, Army West Tenn. Casualties in the Action. First brigade--First division--First corps. W. E. Baldwin, Tw
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
Editorial paragraphs. Our Acknowledgment of contributions to our archives from time to time will indicate the character of the material we are receiving and will also suggest to our friends the propriety of sending us similar contributions. We return thanks for the following: From Major Powhatan Ellis, of Gloucester County, Virginia--A number of official letters and reports relating to the operations at Forts Henry and Donelson, and especially the part borne therein by General Lloyd Tilghman; Colonel A. E. Reynolds' report of operations of First Brigade, First Division, in Battle of Baker's Creek; copies of official letters and telegrams of General S. D. Lee in June and July, 1864; copy of terms of capitulation agreed on between Lieutenant-General R. Taylor and Major-General E. R. S. Canby; orders regulating the uniform and dress of the Confederate Army; articles of war for Government of Confederate States Army. From John F. Mayer, Esq., Richmond--Several war newspapers
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
ins the speeches made in secret session, and many State papers of interest and value, and is a highly prized addition to our library, as well as a renewed evidence of the interest taken in our work by our young friend, Mr. Reufroe. From Major Powhatan Ellis, of Gloucester county, Virginia--Hardee's Tactics (Confederate Edition) published at Jackson, Mississippi, 1861; a bundle of war papers, and a number of issues of the Richmond Whig and other papers for 1865. These papers contain a large number of important official reports, and other matters of great interest and value, and Major Ellis has placed the Society under obligation for these as well as for previous favors. From J. F. Mayer, Richmond--The Unveiling of Divine Justice in the Great Rebellion: A Sermon by Rev. T. H. Robinson, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This production is valuable as a specimen of the barkings of the blood-hounds of Zion. Rifle and light infantry Tactics, an edition of Hardee published at Jackson, Mi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
une 15, 1868 James L. Alcorn, Republican term begins Jan. 1870 R. C. Powers acting Dec. 1870 Adelbert Ames, Republican term begins Jan. 1874 John M. Stone acting,March 29, 1876 Robert Lowry term begins Jan. 1882 John M. Stone term beginsJan. 1890 A. J. McLaurinterm beginsJan. 1896 A. H. Longino term beginsJan. 1900 United States Senators. Name. No. of Congress. Term. Walter Leake 15th to 16th 1817 to 1820 Thomas H. Williams 15th 1817 David Holmes 16th to 18th 1820 to 1825 Powhatan Ellis 19th to 22d 1825 to 1832 Thomas B. Reed 19th to 20th 1826 to 1829 Robert H. Adams 21st 1830 George Poindexter 21st to 23d 1830 to 1836 John Black 22d to 25th 1832 to 1838 Robert J. Walker 24th to 29th 1836 to 1845 James F. Trotter 25th 1838 Thomas H. Williams 25th 1838 John Henderson 26th to 28th 1839 to 1845 Joseph W. Chalmers 29th 1845 Jesse Speight 29th to 30th 1845 to 1847 Jefferson Davis 30th to 32d 1847 to 1851 Henry S. Foote 30th to 32d 1847 to 1851 John I. McRae 32d
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, State of (search)
demonstrations on his front and flanks, Cornwallis commenced a retrograde movement, and did not halt until he reached Wainsboro, S. C., Oct. 27, between the Broad and Catawba rivers. Here he remained until called to the pursuit of Greene a few weeks later. In Civil War days. The popular sentiment in North Carolina was with the Union at the breaking-out of the Civil War, and great efforts were made by the enemies of the republic to force the State into the Confederacy. Her governor (Ellis) favored the movement, but the loyal people opposed it. The South Carolinians taunted them with cowardice; the Virginia Confederates treated them with coldness; the Alabamians and Mississippians coaxed them by the lips of commissioners. These efforts were in vain. Thereupon the disloyal Secretary of the Interior, acting as commissioner for Mississippi, went back to Washington convinced that the Confederates of North Carolina were but a handful. The legislature, in authorizing a convention
pounders, four twelve pounders, and two six pouners. The thirty-two and twelve pounders are heavy guns, and the six pounders light pieces. On the opposite side of the river are three hills, which completely command the fort. Recently some new fortifications were commenced on these hills, where it was intended to mount some very large guns and three rifled cannon. The late rebel garrison was composed as follows: Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman, commanding. Staff. Captain Powhatan Ellis, Assistant Adjutant General. Captain S. C. Morris, Aid-de-Camp. Troops. Fourth Mississippi regiment. Seventh Mississippi regiment. Regiment Louisiana Volunteers. First Kentucky Volunteers. One regiment rebel cavalry. Damage to the gun-boats. The St. Louis and Cincinnati are pierced for thirteen guns each, the Essex for nine guns. The bow guns are heavy eighty-four pound rifled cannon; the others are eightinch columbiads. The sides of the boats, b