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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 22 0 Browse Search
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: Major Van Antwerp, Inspector-General, and Lieut. Fin. Hill, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General; Lieut. Collier, of the Second Ohio cavalry, Aid-de-Camp; Capt. Haskall, Staff Quartermaster, and Captain Scott, of Leavenworth, Aid-de-Camp. Levinus Harris's account. Cherokee nation, near Maysville, Arkansas, October 28, 1862. Will you be so kind as to allow these few lines to find entrance into your paper? By so doing you will confer a favor upon myself and others here with me, who woly retreated and saved most of his train, our Indians pursuing him a few miles. Since the battle company B has been converted into an artillery company, and commands the pieces taken in the battle. Yours, in love, for our common country, Levinus Harris. Another account. camp on Spannivaw Creek, I. T., Oct. 24, 1862. On Wednesday, the twenty-second instant, the Kansas division of the army of the frontier, forcing a march in pursuit of Cooper, Col. Cloud of the Third brigade came
te of those yet absent, and listen anxiously to the whispering of each breeze which passes over the tide of battle. Yet other thousands rest in unknown graves, and the eyes that weep for them will wait for their coming in vain. The traitors who seduced them, are their murderers. The people of West-Tennessee are, or may be, free again. They are already, practically, repudiating the spurious Southern Confederacy, and denying the authority of those ordinances and acts, which the late Governor Harris and a perjured Legislature imposed upon them. They recognize Tennessee to be, what she has never for a moment ceased to be, one of the United States. They stand by the Constitution and code of Tennessee, as she was in her better days. They are already preparing, by efforts to secure a representation in Congress, and to resume the functions of civil government, to sit down in fraternal communion with the patriotic people of sister States, at the feast of constitutional liberty, which
Doc. 80.-affairs at Trenton and Humboldt, Tennessee. Colonel Jacob Fry's report. Benton barracks, Mo., January 17, 1863. Captain Harris, Assistant Adjutant-General: I herewith transmit a report of the raid of General Forrest, of the rebel army, on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, and the attack upon Trenton and Humboldt, on the twentieth of December, 1862. Some eight days previous to the attack I received a telegraphic despatch from Major-General Grant, giving information from Major-Gen. Rosecrans, that Forrest was moving with his force toward the Tennessee River, and ordering me to be on the look-out. I immediately despatched a detachment of the Second West-Tennessee cavalry to look after the enemy, and to watch his movements. I also prepared this place for defence, by throwing up earthworks and digging rifle-pits, on an elevation completely commanding the depot and other public property. These were completed on the seventeenth, in a most secure manner, of sufficient
nd Napoleons) and fifty men from the Nineteenth Indiana battery, Capt. Harris--in all, one thousand three hundred and twenty-three men and two pike. A slight elevation of ground just below Milton, tempted Captain Harris to test the courage of the enemy. Unlimbering one of his piecehe summit was one of the Napoleons, immediately under command of Capt. Harris, while the other was planted further to the right, just in the rade available for supporting the piece of artillery commanded by Capt. Harris, which was doing terrible execution on the rebel ranks, and whicany effort of the enemy, and resolved at all hazards to prevent Captain Harris's piece of cannon from falling into their hands. Previous toe rebels, enraged beyond bounds at the havoc made among them by Captain Harris's twelve-pound Napoleon, determined to capture it, if possible.whatever to the brave men who held Vaught's Hill. Nevertheless, Capt. Harris trained his piece upon one of their guns, disabled it after a ro