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nd others, were still further back, perhaps eight or ten miles off. New orders were sent for the advance to come up rapidly, which it did accordingly — had been doing, in fact, all the time since the dawn of day. The Sixth, headed by its gallant Colonel, Judson, came galloping over the four miles of prairie between Maysville and the point where the fight was going on. The horses of Rabb's battery under trot, and the men of the splendid new Eleventh regiment at double-quick, under the lead of Ewing, Moonlight, and Plumb, until they were nearly exhausted, and made the distance in admirable time — Moonlight himself, by the way, on foot at the head of his men. Arrived upon the ground, Rabb's battery was placed in position with the customary promptitude of its youthful commander, and at once the six mouths of the fierce spiteful pieces were heard barking away at the foe who had retired into the woods — giving forth music that was truly inspiring. The Eleventh and the Sixth were formed <
(Cherokees) under the command of Col. Phillips and its other field-officers, Lieutenant-Col. Downing and Major Foreman, voluntarily assisted by Major Van Antwerp, of my staff, and the Eleventh Kansas, under the command of its field-officers, Colonel Ewing, Lieut.-Col. Moonlight, and Major Plumb. The resistance of the rebels was stubborn and determined. The storm of lead and iron hail that came down the side of the mountain, both from their small arms and artillery, was terrific, yet most of he morning of the twenty-eighth the column was put in motion, the Third brigade in the advance, under Col. Cloud, in the following order: The Kansas Second cavalry, Colonel Basset, Captain Rabb's Indiana battery, the Kansas Eleventh infantry, Colonel Ewing, the rebel taken at Fort Wayne, the Third Indian regiment, commanded by Major Elithorpe; next Colonel Weer's brigade, and the rear brought up General Salomon with his brigade. The column moved as rapidly as possible over the mountain roads;
e's Bayou, the infantry was ordered to cross by this route to the bayou. On reaching Eagle Bend, a personal examination of the ground, made by Generals Stuart and Ewing, disclosed the fact that two long bridges were necessary to the movement of troops. The levee near the plantation of Senator Gwin had been carried away by a crevaaithful contraband, (who came along through the rebel lines in the night,) stating his perilous condition. Leaving a despatch for Gen. Stuart, who was bringing up Ewing's brigade, and orders to Stuart to follow him with the remainder of the division, General Sherman at once marched with the Second brigade, Lieut.-Colonel Rice comm the rebels was to pass around our lines in the afternoon and night, and throw their whole force still further below us. General Stuart, with four regiments of General Ewing's brigade, marched on Hill's plantation the same morning, having run his transports in the night, and immediately advanced the Fourth Virginia up Deer Creek, a
n. Sherman's sick were put ashore at Hill's. Information reached here that the Dew Drop, with one thousand two hundred rebel soldiers, had followed as far as Little Deer Creek, six miles distant. Late in the afternoon, Gen. Sherman's force were engaged in skirmishing with a rebel force near by. One of the Eighty-third Indiana was killed. The rebels had three regiments of infantry and one of cavalry. Thursday, 26.--At Hill's plantation half of the Thirty-seventh Ohio regiment, with Brig.-General Ewing, embarked; the pickets were called in, bringing one prisoner, and at six P. M. the boats reentered Steele's Bayou. After pausing to bury seaman Long, who died of pneumonia on board the Carondelet, the vessel passed on down to the Yazoo, rather glad to get out of the wilderness. It must be confessed the boats as they made their appearance again at their old rendezvous, excited no little attention from their dilapidated appearance. Most of them were minus one or both smoke-pipes, a
lly your command. In case the demand is not immediately complied with, I request that you will inform all non-combatants in the town to provide for their safety, as I will immediately proceed to attack your position and storm the works. Major Henry Ewing, Adjutant-General, is intrusted as the bearer of this flag of truce. I am, General, very respectfully, J. Marmaduke, Brigadier-General Commanding. Brigadier-General McNeil, Commanding U. S. Forces in Cape Girardeau. General McNeil, place, he should defend it to the last extremity. Pending this flag of truce the firing was not discontinued, the General being determined that the rebels should not, under the palpable hypocrisy of a flag of truce, steal a march on him. Major Henry Ewing appeared somewhat disconcerted at not being allowed to see the preparations for Sir Marmaduke's reception, and remonstrated against the non-cessation of hostilities, pending the reception of his contemptible mission. The General coolly tol
full of dash, Walker, when told that a movement of his command had been censured, only laughed. When persuaded that the charge was having an injurious effect, he grew serious, then angry and demanded an apology. Marmaduke, to whom the criticism was attributed—cool, precise and unyielding —declined to apologize for words not written by him. Explanations could not be made, and in the whirl of the pressing moments Walker challenged, through Colonel Crockett; Marmaduke accepted, through Maj. Henry Ewing. Then, in the edge of the prairie, on the morning of the 6th of September, the principals exchanged shots with revolvers, at a few paces, and Walker fell, mortally wounded. There was much bitterness of feeling over the event. Walker's friends were slow to be appeased. More trouble would have arisen, but the messengers of death flew about them too swiftly from other hands—those of the enemy—for private animosities to take much depth. Excitement of the hour and the assuaging effect
y require. General Smith had been notified that 25,000 stand of arms were at the Mississippi, to be crossed for his troops, and General Mouton was directed to use his division, aiding Col. L. F. Harrison, and reinforced by Dockery's 900 unarmed mounted infantry—paroled Vicksburg prisoners—to cover and protect their transportation to Monroe. General Marmaduke, who was to lead the advance to the Arkansas river, and had reached Camden, in his letter of the 28th to his adjutant-general, Maj. Henry Ewing, wrote, The whole program is changed. He set forth the new plan, which was for the cavalry to operate on the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers. Therefore Marmaduke did not move except for forage. Shelby remained in the passes of the Little Missouri around Murfreesboro, in Pike county, Cabell in the black lands of Hempstead, on the Ozanne and Plum creek, amidst impassable black mud, but where there is corn in abundance, only 12 miles from Washington. His brigade of about 3,000 men made
e day after our night's march we met the regiment of Col. McIntosh, and found an excellent body of warriors, well mounted, and anxious for duty in the Confederate army. To-day we are en route for Camp Jackson, and expect in two days more to be inspected by Gen. McCulloch. We have no sickness of any seriousness. Yours truly, B. Warren Stone,Colonel Commanding. The skirmish at Rockcastle, Ky. The following particulars of the fight at Rockcastle, Ky., from a letter written by Capt. Henry Ewing to a relative in the city of Nashville, Tenn., are brief but interesting: Headquarters Camp Buckner, October 26, 1861. We arrived last night from our battle at and retreat from Camp Wildcat, 56 miles beyond this. We went forward with 5,000 men, arrived there last Saturday night. worn out, wet, and hungry, attacked the enemy, 7,000 strong, entrenched and fortified to resist an attack of 15,000 safely, drove them from one of their entrenchments, and were preparing to drive the
found a mile beyond. Their graves are seen by the roadside. Flag of truce to Recover Zollicoffer's body. Captain Henry Ewing, of Nashville, Aid to the late General Zollicoffer, accompanied by a Captain Speller and twenty-five men, appearedhed, and placed in a substantial wooden box. Your, &c., M. D. Manson.Commanding at Mill Spring." Statement of Capt. Ewing. The writer gained the following information in sundry conversations with Captain Ewing and Captain Spiller. Captain Ewing and Captain Spiller. Captain Ewing is a young man who has just arrived at the dignity of biting a delicate mustache of a saffron hue. He was aid to General Zollicoffer, an Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, and appears to have been a great favorite with the rebel GeneraCaptain Ewing is a young man who has just arrived at the dignity of biting a delicate mustache of a saffron hue. He was aid to General Zollicoffer, an Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, and appears to have been a great favorite with the rebel General. He is, a son of one Orville Ewing, of Nashville, and a nephew of the notorious Andrew Ewing, who early became a proselyte to secessionism, and prominent as a Breckinridge elector. Captain Ewing is the aid who fired on Col. Fry, who, in returnin
The Daily Dispatch: February 14, 1862., [Electronic resource], Address from a South Carolina (?) lady at Albany in Denunciation of the South. (search)
Justice to Gen. Crittenden. We had an interview yesterday with Capt. Henry Ewing, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, and Ald to Gen. Zollicoffer in the late battle at Fishing Creek. It will be remembered that we published, on the 8th inst., extracts from a letter which appeared in the New York Herald, of the 5th, purporting to give the substance of Capt. Ewing's statements to the Federals, when he went with a flag of truce to recover Gen. Zollicoffer's body. We place but little faith iacious journal, for its correspondents and editors generally distort facts to suit their own purposes; and we now have Capt. Ewing's assurance that the account, so far as it reflected upon Gen. Crittenden, is a sheer fabrication of the writer. His r thus to put the seal of contradiction upon all statements impeaching his courage or his conduct in the battle. That Capt. Ewing made any such admissions to the Federals as the New York Herald claims, would be improbable even in the absence of his