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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
of Congress, and not incompatible with the. Ordinance, should remain in full force and effect. The fourth, speaking for the people of the State, said, that they would consent to form a Federal Union with such of the States as have seceded or may secede from the Union of the United States of America, upon the basis of the National Constitution, with a qualification. The next step was to assert the sovereignty of Mississippi by acts. That sovereignty was formally acknowledged by Judge Samuel J. Gholson, of the United States District Court, who resigned his office because his State, in the exercise of sovereignty, had cut the bond that held it to the old Union. South Carolina was formally acknowledged as a Sovereign State by the younger but not less ardent sister, who, like herself, had a population of slaves greater in number than her population of freemen — a distinction then not vouchsafed to any other States in the Union. The population of South Carolina, in 1860, was 708,8
ove into Missouri. It was expected that the various independent bands could be organized and bring at least twenty thousand recruits into the Confederate army. Price's force, consisting of the divisions of Fagan, Marmaduke, and Shelby, amounted to nearly twelve thousand men, and is variously called the Army of the Missouri, Price's Expeditionary Corps, and the Army in the Field. After a Confederate generals--no. 12 Mississippi John W. Frazer commanded a brigade. Samuel J. Gholson commanded a brigade. William F. Tucker led a brigade under Hood. Benjamin G. Humphries led a brigade in Virginia. William E. Baldwin, commander of a brigade at Mobile. Jacob H. sharp led a brigade in General Polk's Corps. Claudius W. Sears, originally Colonel of the 46th Regt. Robert Lowry, commander of a brigade. William F. Brantly commanded a brigade in Tennessee. Douglas H. Cooper, leader of Indian troops. very active campaign, Price was driven into Arkansas a
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), General officers of the Confederate Army: a full roster compiled from the official records (search)
, Joseph, April 5, 1862. Finley, Jesse J., Nov. 16, 1863. Floyd, John B., May 23, 1861. Forney, John H., Mar. 10, 1862. Frazer, John W., May 19, 1863. Frost, Daniel M., Mar. 3, 1862. Gano, Rich. M., Mar. 17, 1865. Gardner, Wm. M., Nov. 14, 1861. Garland, Sam., Jr. , May 2, 1862. Garnett, Rich. B., Nov. 14, 1861. Garnett, Robt. S., June 6, 1861. Garrott, I. W., May 28, 1863. Gartrell, Lucius J., Aug. 22, 1864. Gary, Martin W., May 19, 1864. Gatlin, Richard C., July 8, 1861. Gholson, S. J., May 6, 1864. Gist, States R., Mar. 20, 1862. Gladden, A. H., Sept. 30, 1861. Godwin, Arch. C., Aug. 5, 1864. Gordon, James B., Sept. 28, 1863. Govan, Dan'l C., Dec. 29, 1863. Confederate generals no. 24 Virginia David A. Weisinger, defender of the Petersburg Crater. Gabriel C. Wharton, in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864. Philip St. G. Cocke, First defender of Virginia, in 1861. Patrick T. Moore, in command of Reserves defending Richmond. Edwin G. Lee, on spe
as not equal to the task of breaking the Federal lines. Among the Confederates wounded was General Gholson. The total loss of the Federals was 220. About the time that Sherman and Johnston were Colonel Wier from Corinth. Colonel Griffith had been ordered south, but was called back. General Gholson had a camp at Cotton Gin, collecting dispersed cavalry, Captain Pope was at Columbus with ato Corinth December 26th, but found that the enemy was in force near Okolona, confronted by General Gholson with about 200 cavalry without ammunition. Major Hope, scouting with a locomotive, brougkolona and posted just south of that place to protect the railroad bridge. This detachment and Gholson's fell back to Egypt on the 27th, before the advance of the enemy. The fight at Egypt began on the morning of the next day and resulted in severe loss to the Confederates, General Gholson being reported mortally wounded, and several hundred men captured. The train with the troops was also pa