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Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 543 7 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 278 4 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 204 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 164 2 Browse Search
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 120 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. 110 0 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 93 1 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 88 2 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 73 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 66 2 Browse Search
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Doc. 13.-the gunboat fight near Columbus, Ky. Commander Porter's report. United States gunboat Essex, Wm. D. Porter, Commanding, Fort Jefferson, Jan. 13, 1861. Flag-Officer A. H. Foote: sir: On the morning of the eleventh, Gen. McClernand sent on board this vessel and informed me that the enemy were moving up the river from Columbus with several vessels, towing up a battery. I immediately signalled Lieut. Commanding Paulding, of the St. Louis, to get under way and prepare for ac could distinctly see our shells explode on his decks. The action lasted over an hour, and terminated, as I think, in a complete defeat of the enemy's boats, superior in size and number of guns to the Essex and St. Louis. On the twelfth, Gen. McClernand requested me to make a reconnaissance toward the Iron Banks. I did so, and offered the enemy battle by firing a round shot at their battery, but they did not respond, nor did I see any thing of their boats. I have since been informed, thro
Doc. 17.-the Cairo expedition. Official report of Gen; McClernand. headquarters, District of Cairo, Cairo, ill., January 24. Major-Gen. Henry W. Halleck, Commanding Department of Missouri: sir: Being in temporary command of this district, it becomes my duty to submit the following report of the expedition which left Cairo, on the tenth inst., under order to penetrate the interior of Kentucky in the neighborhood of Columbus and towards Mayfield and Camp Beauregard. The expeditionzens who hailed us as deliverers, whom I regret our unexpected withdrawal will probably leave victims of rebel persecution and proscription. Although disappointed by the recal from their advance, I am happy to state that the officers and men under my command, from first to last, performed the duties incident to the expedition with ability, fidelity, and rare patience under the most trying circumstances. Your obedient servant, John A. Mcclernand, Brig.-Gen. Commanding District of Cairo.
p in field, near Fort Henry, Feb. 5, 1862. General orders, No. 1: The First division, Gen. McClernand Commanding, will move at eleven o'clock A. M., to-morrow, under the guidance of Lieut.-Col.pendent companies of cavalry and four batteries of artillery, the whole under command of Brig.-Gen. McClernand, were to move across the country to a point on the road leading from the Fort to the towd begun to fortify; and then a portion of the force was to re-cross the river and reinforce Gen. McClernand. Meantime, the gunboats, under command of the veteran Con. Foote, were directed to shell t felled for some distance on every side. I had taken my own position with the advance of Gen. McClernand's column, thinking that the place for obtaining a view of the affair, and by noon the wholeow containing water sufficient to float the boats over all obstructions, while the force under McClernand should gain the rear of the camp. At the same time Gen. Smith was to move upon the other bank
amp at Fort Henry, I received orders from Gen. McClernand to put the infantry and artillery of my but canister range, they were withdrawn by Gen. McClernand's order, and directed Capt. Taylor to thruard the flank. Under instructions from General McClernand, to commence the construction of a small no reenforcements were within reach, and Gen. McClernand having left me to my discretion if I founigade, which had gone on in the direction of McClernand's division. After passing up a mile, the liquick, we were soon between the forces of Gen. McClernand and the enemy, who was rapidly approachinoccupied by Gen. Grant, and south towards Gen. McClernand's position, the country is a succession ods into a little cleared valley, we found Gen. McClernand and staff. Several regiments were drawn of the statement quotes the assertion of Gen. McClernand, that he was daily in receipt of informat city is said to have been very unsound, and McClernand himself confessed that he was in daily recei[15 more...]