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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 243 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 240 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 229 3 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 188 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 179 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 130 2 Browse Search
James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 110 0 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 102 4 Browse Search
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he center, and took command of their united forces, when a chargee was made by Forrest's cavalry on our infantry supporting a battery of six pieces, which was taken. As all would naturally wish to go, it is probable that all went who could. Col. Forrest, with some 800 cavalry, escaped by the road up the immediate bank of the riv partly overflowed, and therefore deemed impracticable for infantry, but which Forrest's troopers appear to have traversed without difficulty or loss. During the ough the acts of the cowardly and ravenous mob of Nashville. Gen. Floyd and Col. Forrest exhibited extraordinary energy and efficiency in getting off Government stores. Col. Forrest remained in the city about 24 hours, with only 40 men, after the arrival of the enemy at Edgefield. the positive Union gain was inconsiderable. Corinth ; and Gen. Breckinridge, strengthened by three regiments of cavalry — Forrest's, Adams's, and the Texas Rangers, raising his effective force to 12,000 men —
uent throughout Kentucky and Tennessee--the Confederate leaders, especially those of cavalry regiments, on finding that they were not needed in our front, transferring their assiduous and vehement attentions to our flanks and rear. The names of Forrest and John Morgan began to be decidedly notorious. Horse-stealing — in fact, stealing in general — in the name and behalf of Liberty and Patriotism, is apt to increase in popularity so long as it is practiced with impunity; and the horses of Kentlutching whatever property could be made useful in war, had been for some time current; when at length a bolder blow was struck in the capture July 5, 1862. of Lebanon, Ky. [not Tenn.], and almost simultaneously of Murfreesboroa, Tenn., which Forrest surprised; making prisoners of Brig.-Gens. Duffield and Crittenden, of Ind., with the 9th Michigan, 3d Minnesota, 4 companies of the 4th Ky. cavalry, and 3 companies of the 7th Pa. cavalry, after a spirited but brief resistance. Henderson, Ky.,
ry raids on our rear Innes's defense of Lavergue losses Forrest routed by Sullivan at Parker's Cross-roads Morgan captureso inferior in numbers and efficiency that the troopers of Forrest and John Morgan rode around us at will, striking at posts e day Dec. 31. of the great struggle at Stone river, Gen. Forrest, who, with 3,500 cavalry, had been detached Crossinot attempting to make a stand, nor hardly to fire a shot. Forrest himself narrowly escaped capture; losing 4 guns, over 400 perate on Rosecrans's commnunications, simultaneously with Forrest's doings in West Tennessee, passing the left of Rosecrans'r, in chief command of Bragg's cavalry, 4,500 strong, with Forrest and Wharton as Brigadiers, passing Rosecrans's army by itshaving two or three skirmishes with inferior forces, under Forrest and Van Dorn, who fled, losing in all about 100, mainly pragazineo. He was hardly well on his road, however, before Forrest and Roddy, with a superior force of Rebel cavalry, were af
fety; but the Tigress received a shot below her water-line which disabled her, so that she drifted helplessly down and sank near the Louisiana bank, some distance below. Of the barges, three, with five of the transports, were soon made ready for further usefulness. The effective Rebel force in the States bordering on the Mississippi being now mainly engaged in the defense of Vicksburg and the Yazoo valley, Grant had determined to retaliate one of the destructive cavalry raids of Morgan, Forrest, and Van Dorn. To this end, Col. B. H. Grierson, with a cavalry brigade, 1,700 strong, composed of the 6th and 7th Illinois and 2d Iowa, starting April 17. Lagrange, Tennessee, swept rapidly southward, through Ripley, New Albany, Pontotoc, Clear Spring, Starkville, Louisville, Decatur, and Newton, Miss.--thus passing behind all the Rebel forces confronting and resisting Grant — until, having passed Jackson, he turned sharply to the right, and made his way W. S.W. through Raleigh, Westvi
horses so fast as they were worn out or lost through the superior activity, vigor, or audacity, of the Rebel partisans, Forrest, Wheeler, and Morgan. But, at length — Morgan having departed on his great raid into the Free States, and Rosecrans havp and took post on Baird's right. By 10 A. M., Croxton's brigade of Brannan's division had become engaged, driving back Forrest's cavalry; when Ector's and Wilson's infantry brigades were sent in by Walker to Forrest's support. Croxton, of course,Forrest's support. Croxton, of course, was brought to a dead halt; but now Thomas sent up Baird's division, and the Rebel brigades were hurled back, badly cut up. Hereupon, Walker in turn sent up Liddell's division, making the odds against us two to one; when Baird was in turn driven: tility to improve it by routing what remained of our army and chasing it into and through Chattanooga. Pollard says that Forrest climbed a tree, just as the fighting closed; and, seeing our army in full retreat, urged a general advance; and that Lon
o Grenada McPherson advances from Vicksburg Forrest's raid to Jackson W. T. Sherman's advance to butchery after surrender Sturgis routed by Forrest at Guntown A. J. Smith worsts Forrest at Tupcovering the Memphis and Charleston railroad, Forrest, rest, with 4,000 mounted men, slipped throug but 6 miles distant when Hawkins gave up. Forrest now occupied Hickman without resistance, and Paw-Paw, Capt. Shirk. and whence he answered Forrest's summons with quiet firmness. Two assaults or their White officers as prisoners of war, Forrest, not three weeks before, had seen fit to summorm your worts, you may expect no quarter. N. B. Forrest, Maj.-Gen. Com'ding. Both Booth and Brto surrender, after having been informed by Gen. Forrest of his ability to take the fort, and of histo fight, save a very small body of cavalry. Forrest's main body had been drawn off for service elcity, it was not practicable to do more ; and Forrest left not a moment too soon. He made his way [25 more...]
iency of our chief army. It had extinguished the last hope of culling Lee north of the James, and of interposing that army between him and the Confederate capital. The failure to seize Petersburg when it would easily have fallen, and the repeated and costly failures to carry its defenses by assault, or even to flank them on the south — the luckless conclusion of Wilson's and Kautz's raid to Staunton river-Sheridan's failure to unite with Hunter in Lee's rear-Sturgis's disastrous defeat by Forrest near Guntown — Hunter's failure to carry Lynchburg, and eccentric line of retreat-Sherman's bloody repulse at Kenesaw, and the compelled slowness of his advance on Atlanta-Early's unresisted swoop down the Valley into Maryland, his defeat of Wallace at the Monocacy, and his unpunished demonstration against the defenses of Washington itself — the raids of his troopers up to the suburbs of Baltimore, on the Philadelphia Railroad, and even up into Pennsylvania; burning Chambersburg and alarmin<
Xxxi. Hood's Tennessee campaign. Forrest's last raid captures Athens, Ala. is chased rought by rail from the banks of the Ohio. Forrest, with a large body of light cavalry, preludede that an assault would have been madness; so Forrest drew off eastward and struck the Chattanooga enveloping and crushing him. All in vain. Forrest turned on his track, and pushed south-east top the Tennessee to join in the hunt; and Lt.-Com'r Forrest, with several gunboats, was patroling tht. 3. over the Tennessee at Brown's ferry. Forrest had now enemies enough encircling him to haveavalry, there picketing the river. Meantime, Forrest, moving eastward from Corinth, Miss., through mariners having been worsted in a fight with Forrest's cavalry — our commanders had fired their guere he arrived just in time to save them from Forrest's cavalry, which was close upon them, but whid buried — we moved forward toward Nashville: Forrest with his cavalry pursuing the enemy vigorousl[7 more...]<
A third and more important mounted expedition was dispatched Dec. 21. by Gen. Dana from Memphis, 3,500 strong, led by Gen. Grierson, south-eastward through north Alabama to Tupelo on the Mobile railroad, which was thoroughly broken up southward to Okolona; Col. Karge, by the way, surprising Dec. 25. a Rebel camp at Verona, dispersing the force holding it, capturing 32 cars, 8 warehouses filled with ordnance and supplies, which were being loaded for Hood's army on 200 wagons taken by Forrest from Sturgis at Guntown. All were destroyed. At Okolona, Grierson intercepted Dec. 27. dispatches from Dick Taylor, at Mobile, promising reenforcements, which deserters said would arrive at 11 A. M. next day. he decided, therefore, to attack at daylight, and did so: the Rebels being intrenched at a little station known as Egypt, with 4 guns on platform cars, and some 1,200 to 2,000 men. While the fight was in progress, two trains came up the road with reinforcements for the enemy; bu
southward routs Roddy at Montevallo Hurries Forrest from Boyle's creek charges over the defensesus, Miss., Tuskaloosa, and Selma, Alabama. Forrest, commanding the chief Rebel force left in thiourier, from whose dispatches he learned that Forrest was now in our front; that W. H. Jackson, with one of Forrest's divisions, was moving E. S. E. from Tuskaloosa; and that his rear had been strucuth of Tuskaloosa; and all were moving, under Forrest's direction, to concentrate upon and defend Sson, with intent to prevent his junction with Forrest. Wilson hereupon directed McCook to move rapa; but the fugitives could not be overtaken. Forrest had been driven 24 miles that day. Long's and all, by 4 P. M., were in sight of Selma. Forrest had here a motley force of perhaps 7,000 men; a southward-going train directly afterward. Forrest, with a doubting heart, prepared to do his be700 prisoners, and vast stores of all kinds. Forrest, Roddy, Armstrong, and perhaps 3,000 of their[1 more...]
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