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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Murfreesboro. (search)
very report of various battles in which the regiment has been engaged-Shiloh, Farmington, Perryville — and having lost his leg in this action, I would especially commend him to the favorable consideration of our superior officers. To Captains King, Bishop, and Ryan, the praise of having borne them themselves with great efficiency and marked courage is especially due. Adjutant Hugh H. Bein acted with becoming coolness and efficiency, and to the color-bearer, Sergeant Roger Tammure, and Sergeant-Major John Farrell, great credit is due for their disregard of personal danger and soldierly conduct. We moved to the rear of our artillery and were no longer, on that day, under the infantry fire of the enemy. Lieutenants Hepburn and Smith were killed in this action — they were brave and devoted soldiers. A reference to the list of casualties will show the heavy loss sustained in this action. I have the honor to remain, your obedient servant, R. L. Gibson, Colonel Commandi
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Sooy Smith expedition (February, 1864). (search)
the greater object — to destroy his communications from Okolona to Meridian and then east toward Selma. Reference was made to previous verbal instructions covering all points. Sherman left Vicksburg with his force February 3d, reached Meridian on the 14th, remained there until the 20th, and in Canton until the 28th, hoping to receive word of Smith's whereabouts. None coming, he then returned to Vicksburg. Smith's command comprised three brigades of cavalry: First, Waring's; Second, Hepburn's; Third, McCrillis's; and a battalion of the 4th (regular) Cavalry, commanded by Captain Bowman. The main command was ready to start at the appointed time. The First Brigade had left Union City, Tenn., January 22d, but was prevented from reaching Collierville until February 8th by the flooded condition of the difficult country, with its broad swamps and overflowing rivers. Sherman says that Smith, under his orders, was not justified in waiting for the First Brigade, as he had a suffic
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 8: Civil affairs in 1863.--military operations between the Mountains and the Mississippi River. (search)
a punishment equal would not be unjust. General Sherman had made arrangements for a junction of his forces at Meridian with a division, chiefly of horsemen, that was to be sent from Memphis, under General W. S. Smith, then chief of cavalry in the Division of the Mississippi. His troops consisted of about seven thousand cavalry, The cavalry consisted of three brigades. The First was commanded by Colonel G. E. Waring, Jr., of the Fourth Missouri Cavalry; the Second was under Lieutenant-Colonel Hepburn, of the Second Iowa Cavalry; and the Third was led by Colonel McCrellis, of the Third Illinois Cavalry. a brigade of infantry, and a respectable Jeff. Davis's Neck-Tie. artillery force. Brigadier-General Grierson was placed under his command. These troops were called in from Middle Tennessee and Northern Mississippi, and concentrated at Colliersville, twenty-four miles east of Memphis. Smith was ordered to be at Meridian on the 10th of February, but for some reason he did no
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), April 29-June 10, 1862.-advance upon and siege of Corinth, and pursuit of the Confederate forces to Guntown, Miss. (search)
e, Colonel Hatch divided his force sending Major Hepburn, with the First Battalion, to charge the lground over which the charge was ordered. Major Hepburn found his ground entirely impracticable, hrmed at his charge, suspended their fire. Major Hepburn then retired his command to the foot of thpbell and one battalion Second Iowa, under Major Hepburn, encountered the enemy's pickets near FarmColonel Elliott. Lieutenant-Colonel Hatch, Majors Hepburn, Coon, and Love, and Captain Kendrick, of [to charge] the battery on our right, and Major Hepburn, with First Battalion, the battery on our rst Battalion, led in the finest manner by Major Hepburn, rode through the hottest fire, and were rallied by Major Hepburn on the right, when retiring in fine style, and formed in good order in the with four battalions, two of the Second Iowa (Hepburn's and Love's), Lieutenant Colonel Hatch, Secoight wing, the left wing, under command of Major Hepburn, held in reserve, to move up the moment he[1 more...]
ock to Gen. Palmer, who ordered me to throw out two companies to the left of the Farmington road, and hold the balance of command in reserve. Our infantry, who had held the field above us, being driven in to the brow of the hill, Gen. Paine ordered the regiment to charge the enemy's batteries. Moving the column to the top of the hill, ordered Major Kuhen, with companies H, G, and C, of the Second battalion, and Major Love, with the Third battalion, to charge the batteries on our right; Major Hepburn those on our left, in echelon of squadrons, deploying the columns to the right and left. When we passed the infantry columns we attacked their skirmishers and supports, driving them in, killing and wounding some. No effect was produced on the battery on our left. Near the main Farmington road the battery and supports were protected by a rail fence. Major Kuhen gallantly attacked the battery near the building known as the cotton-mill, company F, Lieut. Reilley, alone attacking two g
out noon the rebels made an attack on the place with a force of about one thousand five hundred strong. A portion of the Seventh Illinois cavalry occupied a small earthwork, with one small gun. The Second Iowa cavalry, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Hepburn, was dismounted on the north side of the railroad, and formed in line along the railroad, there being a slight cut at that place. The two mountain howitzers, under the command of Lieutenant P. S. Reed, of company K, took a position jus on the field. Their loss must have been near one hundred. After being repulsed, the enemy fled, hotly pursued by our regiment, and reached the Coldwater at night, where they had reinforcements and artillery posted on the opposite side. Colonel Hepburn formed line and attacked, and had quite a brisk engagement — firing only by the flashes from the enemy's guns. It being night, and the rebels with reinforcements, our troops fell back, and rested for the night. At this place Captain Horton
y. The Second brigade, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Hepburn, of Second Iowa cavalry, and the Thiairie. Within a short distance from Okolona, Hepburn's and Waring's brigades encamped, a part of twhole force arrived near West-Point Station. Hepburn's brigade, which was in the advance, skirmishh great vigor, but were constantly checked by Hepburn's brigade, in which the Second Iowa cavalry aight of the railroad. General Grierson, with Hepburn's brigade, had now closed up to the column, an the narrow, hilly road leading to Pontotoc, Hepburn's brigade leading, followed by the train, andfar as possible, the disorganized regiments. Hepburn's brigade was placed in the rear and the marcad crossed the Tippah River. McCrellis's and Hepburn's brigades marched to Germantown, on the Mempssing of the Tombigbee. On the next morning, Hepburn's brigade, commanded by General Grierson in pg of the whole Second brigade, under Lieutenant-Colonel Hepburn, of the Second Iowa cavalry, was exc[1 more...]
killed. I carried into this action seventy men, exclusive of officers. At twelve M., having received a supply of ammunition, I followed the division, and overtook it at Cold Harbor. During the afternoon you ordered a section of the battery into action. The first section was carried in; but, after firing two or three rounds, and finding no artillery opposed to me, and the smoke too great to tell friend from foe, and reporting the same to you, I was ordered to retire. In this action Sergeant Hepburn was wounded in the arm. In the battles of Monday and Tuesday, I was frequently, with the battery, under fire, but took no part in either action. Respectfully submitted. D. G. Mcintosh, Captain. Report of Captain Carpenter. The following is respectfully submitted as a report of the movement of Carpenter's battery, from twenty-seventh of June to first of July, inclusive: On the morning of the twenty-seventh, the battery moved with the brigade until we reached Gaines's f
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nicaragua Canal. (search)
ould be well to understand what that term means. When the canal has been pronounced feasible it simply means that with time and money it can be built. Whether it should be built, when, and how, and by whom, are the questions which depend upon other considerations as well as upon cost, though that is an important element. The Clayton-Bulwer treaty, it is claimed. gives to England at least the right to demand the same privileges we have. If so, we cannot use the canal, as suggested by Mr. Hepburn, to subsidize indirectly our merchant marine by giving them lower tolls or making the canal free to them alone. In time of war, a blown — up dam or embankment might shut up a war vessel. In time of peace, however, there would be but small chance of damage. As to the possible tonnage which would pass through, the subject has not been studied by any persons who were at once competent and unprejudiced. The estimates, or, rather, prognostications, run from 300,000 tons to 5,300,000 tons
egiment New York Volunteers, or First Scott Life Guard: Col., Alfred W. Taylor; Lieut.-Col., John D. McGregor; Major, Wm. Jameson; Adjt., Wm. Henriques; Quartermaster, James M. Bayles. Company A--Capt., Joseph Henriques; First Lieut., I. Lenoske; Second Lieut., James Walker. Company B--Capt., John S. Downs; First Lieut., Fogarty; Second Lieut., Thornton. Company C--Capt., James Mooney; First Lieut., Henry Rasco; Second Lieut., T. C. Shiblee. Company D--Capt., Cruger; First Lieut., Smith; Second Lieut., Schafer. Company E--Capt., Wm. B. Pariesen; First Lieut., Moulton; Second Lieut., Wynne. Company F--Capt., J. H. H. Camp; First Lieut., McDonald; Second Lieut., Bosworth. Company G--Capt., John B. Brahams; First Lieut., Seaton; Second Lieut., Parker. Company H--Capt., John Quinn; First Lieut., Metcalfe; Second Lieut., Bowers. Company J--Capt., Houstani; First Lieut., Wm. Walsh; Second Lieut., Godfrey. Company K--Capt., Constantine; First Lieut., Rodman; Second Lieut., Hepburn.
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