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paign. savage butcheries and skirmishes. General Henry's engagement at Wisconsin Heights. cholerthe command of Generals Posey, Alexander, and Henry; but it was not until the 25th of June that thof July, Generals Dodge, Alexander, Posey, and Henry, were brought into concert on both banks of Roell in with the trail of the Indians ; and General Henry, in obedience to his verbal instructions, n consequence of information received from Generals Henry and Dodge, the command was marched, on Jule a junction was effected on the 24th with General Henry, who had fallen back there for provisions.unteer corps was ordered to Fort Hamilton. Generals Henry, Posey, Alexander, and Dodge, commanded thted to the brigades of Generals Alexander and Henry before their horses were turned out to graze. es before General Posey's command came up. Generals Henry and Alexander promptly obeyed the order towere necessarily two miles or more apart. General Henry in pursuing the trail, which followed the [2 more...]
and by Buell in Kentucky. With the exception of the army sent under Curtis against Price in Southwestern Missouri, about 12,000 strong, the whole resources of the Northwest, from Pennsylvania to the Plains, were turned against General Johnston's lines in Kentucky. Halleck, with armies at Cairo and Paducah, under Grant and C. F. Smith, threatened equally Columbus, the key of the Mississippi River, and the water-lines of the Cumberland and Tennessee, with their defenses at Forts Donelson and Henry. Buell's right wing also menaced Donelson and Henry, while his centre was directed against Bowling Green, and his left was advancing against Zollicoffer at Mill Spring on the Upper Cumberland. If this last-named position could be forced, the way seemed open to East Tennessee by either the Jacksboro or the Jamestown routes, on the one hand, and to Nashville on the other. At the northeastern corner of Kentucky there was a Federal force, under Colonel Garfield, of Ohio, opposed to Humphrey Mar
rland from Nashville to Donelson and thence to Henry, which might prove not only a secure place of retreat in case of disaster, but an effectual barrier to the invader. General Johnston gave him letters to Governor Harris at Nashville and Senator G. A. Henry at Clarksville, explaining his business and invoking their aid and influence, and suggesting the employment of slave-labor on the fortifications, to hasten their construction. Gilmer's orders were: To arrange the works for the defense siege-carriages, and some howitzers for throwing shells. General Johnston sent four more thirty-two-pounders within the next four days. Within the same period the gunboats of the enemy were stopped by the obstructions near Eddyville. General G. A. Henry, Confederate States Senator from Tennessee, a resident of Clarksville, and deeply interested in the defense of the Cumberland, accompanied Major Gilmer on this tour of inspection. He wrote to General Johnston as follows: Fort Henry