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Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 59 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 52 4 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 52 12 Browse Search
John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 36 0 Browse Search
Colonel Charles E. Hooker, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.2, Mississippi (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 30 2 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 30 4 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 23 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 19 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 19 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 16 0 Browse Search
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hing Creek-Fort Henry Fort Donelson reorganization at Corinth battle of Shiloh. While, as we have seen, Mississippi soldiers were fully maintaining the honor of the State on the Gulf coast and the Potomac river, the State itself reposed in confident security. The enlistment of more troops was not thought necessary after the victory at Manassas, and though it soon became apparent that more soldiers were needed, the immense possibilities of the war were far from being realized. Gen. Mansfield Lovell, in command of the coast as well as New Orleans, felt supreme confidence in his ability to defeat any attempt to ascend the river, and the people placed great reliance in the strength of the plans made for resisting any invasion through Kentucky and Tennessee. But, toward the close of 1861, the government at Washington had arranged for an expedition against New Orleans, and with its land forces had occupied most of Kentucky; while Grant, with an army of 20,000 men was at Cairo and
n the island as the last Confederate boat was leaving. The enemy shelled quite vigorously what they supposed was a masked battery. On December 8th the island was occupied by a brigade from the department of New England, to which Gen. Benjamin F. Butler had been assigned. Several gunboats of the Federal squadron also made this island their base, while they attacked Confederate shipping and harassed the Mississippi coast. On April 3d, a force of 500 Federals was landed at Biloxi, and General Lovell, in command of the department, arranged for an attack upon them by seven companies of the Third Mississippi, Colonel Deason, stationed at Handsborough and Pass Christian, while Commodore Whittle with the Carondelet, Pamlico and Oregon should engage the Federal vessels; but the enemy's fleet was reinforced by two ships, the troops were re-embarked and the Confederate boats repulsed. The expedition then landed 1,200 men at Pass Christian, who overpowered the three companies there and burn
e West, and Van Dorn's command under Maj.-Gen. Mansfield Lovell. Price's corps included two divishe two regiments of Slemons and Wirt Adams. Lovell's division included three infantry brigades—th. W. H. Jackson's cavalry brigade, attached to Lovell's command, consisted of the First Mississippi & Charleston and Mobile & Ohio railroads, and Lovell on his right, after some heavy skirmishing. ntrenchments, and the attack was soon begun by Lovell's division, and extended gradually along the wrmost works around the town. At the same time Lovell drove the enemy across Indian creek, made an ipreparations were at once made for retreat. Lovell's division, which had not attacked on the mornduced from 10,000 to between 5,000 and 6,000. Lovell has not suffered a great deal. The enemy's foon, 246 killed, 832 wounded and 1,449 missing; Lovell's division, 77 killed, 285 wounded, 208 missif the army of West Tennessee, which was mainly Lovell's division, and Price in command of his army o[4 more...]