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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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the enemy's force, to cover or support the place. It fell, with its garrison, on the fourteenth March by a land attack. General Taylor estimated the strength of this column at twenty-three thousand men. Immediately after the fall of Fort De Russy, the enemy occupied Alexandria. General Taylor was thrown off into the Pine hills, and took the road leading up Red River. He halted a short time at McNutt's Hill, twelve miles above Alexandria, but soon moved eighteen miles farther back, to Carroll Jones's, with his infantry. Meanwhile Banks, with twenty-five thousand men of all arms, drove Vincent up the Teche, and joined Sherman (Smith) at Alexandria about the eighteenth March. Every exertion was made to hurry up Green's cavalry from Texas; but it moved very slowly, and did not all reach General Taylor till about fifth April. General Liddell was ordered down into the country north and east of Alexandria, between the Red and Ouachita Rivers, to annoy the enemy's transports passing. O
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations of the artillery of the army of Western Louisiana, after the battle of Pleasant Hill. (search)
ese qualities. These batteries fired on that day 533 rounds ammunition. The artillery, being withdrawn, marched all night, and reached Beasley's, 30 miles distant, at 1 A. M., 24th instant, and at 12 M., same day, were ordered to march to Carroll Jones's, 20 miles distant, which was accomplished by sun-down. The batteries were here halted, by order of General Bee, and did not reach McNutt's hill until the enemy's train had passed, but Major Semmes took McMahon's and West's batteries intoessed even when resting, except at rare intervals, and the barren nature of the pine woods made, in the neighborhood of Beasly's, more barren by fire, gave the scantiest grazing. The march from Monette's Ferry to Beasly's, and then back to Carroll Jones's, fifty miles, was made in about twenty-six hours. Notwithstanding all these privations, I found on the 26th and 27th of April, when personally inspecting this command, the officers and men cheerful, and still eager to be brought to the fron