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e latter to a creek within four miles of General McPherson's position, at Clinton. This was the mo to Major-General Grant, requesting that General McPherson's corps, then arrived in rear of Generalmorning of the sixteenth, I rode over to General McPherson's Headquarters and suggested the same thrly notifying Major-General Grant and Major-General McPherson what had transpired on the left, I rethe enemy strongly posted in front; that General McPherson's corps was behind him, that his right f position of affairs, I inquired whether General McPherson could not move forward to the support of and informing me that he was with Hovey and McPherson, and would see that they fully cooperated. n the left. General Logan's division of General McPherson's corps was between the railroad and my cross the open field in the direction of General McPherson, who had handled him roughly on the extr called for the support of a division of General McPherson's corps, hard by, which had not been eng[2 more...]
ogan to send Logan and Quimby's divisions of McPherson's corps to him. I had been on that as wel brigade, under the immediate supervision of McPherson and Logan, a position was soon obtained givibridge was completed, eight miles marched by McPherson's corps to the north fork of Bayou Pierre, t place between Edward's Station and Bolton. McPherson was to move by way of Utica to Raymond, and enemy to get possession of the crossing. McPherson met the enemy near Raymond two brigades stroe the rout of the enemy commenced, I ordered McPherson to move what troops he could by a left flankanded by Brigadier-General M. M. Crocker) of McPherson's corps. Ransom's brigade, of McPherson'ske the diversion requested. Before reaching McPherson I met a messenger with a third despatch fromnth, pushed on to Jackson by the lower road, McPherson's corps following the Clinton road. We cofor I subsequently learned that both his and McPherson's assaults had failed to break through the e[41 more...]
Doc. 36.-the siege of Vicksburgh. McPherson's attack, June twenty-fifth. headquarters Logan's division, centre corps Army Besieging Vicksburgh, Friday, June 26. I Append below a few of the particulars of the most important operation ofve, there being an insufficiency of powder, or it being placed too loosely in the mine. The way in which the fort on McPherson's front was exploded is, as we learn from some of the participants, as follows: After the diggers had cut across the miition was made for the climacteric. The efficient superintendence of this operation is due to Captain Hickenlooper, of McPherson's staff. After the explosion, which, by the way, was either noiseless, or at least not noticeable in the rear of heasession of this end of the fort is regarded as complete as that of the enemy to the rest. It is believed, also, by General McPherson and his engineers that, if not too much pressed, he can in a day or two establish a battery within the work. The c
wing, General Sherman's corps. This battery was worked with marked ability, and elicited the warmest praises from the Commanding General. One thousand shells were fired into the enemy's works from Lieutenant Commander Selfridge's guns. His services being required up the river, I relieved him a few days before the surrender, and Lieutenant Commander Walker supplied his place, and conducted the firing with the same ability. Acting Master Charles B. Dahlgren was ordered to report to General McPherson for duty, and was assigned the management of two nine-inch guns, which were admirably served. Acting Master Reed, of the Benton, had charge of the batteries at Fort Benton, so named by General Herron in honor of the occasion. General Herron generously acknowledged the services of those I sent him, which communication I inclose with this report. I have endeavored to do justice to all who were immediately engaged in the struggle for the mastery of the Mississippi. To the army do
atch of May fourteenth, of which the following is a copy: General: The body of troops mentioned in my note of last night compelled Brigadier-General Gregg and his command to evacuate Jackson about noon to-day. The necessity of taking the Canton road, at right angles to that upon which the enemy approached, prevented an obstinate defence. A body of troops, reported this morning to have reached Raymond last night, advanced at the same time from that direction. Prisoners say that it was McPherson's corps (four divisions) which marched from Clinton. I have no certain information of the other: both skirmished very cautiously. Telegrams were despatched when the enemy was near, directing General Gist to assemble the approaching troops at a point forty or fifty miles from Jackson, and General Maxey to return to his wagons, and provide for the security of his brigade — for instance, by joining General Gist. That body of troops will be able, I hope, to prevent the enemy in Jackson from
uch agent, the Post-Quartermaster will receive all such property, and, at the option of the owner, hold it till the arrival of the agent, or send it to Memphis, directed to Captain A. R. Eddy, A. Q. M., who will turn it over to the properly authorized agent at that place. 4. Within the county of Warren, laid waste by the long presence of contending armies, the following rules to prevent suffering will be observed: Major-General Sherman, commanding the Fifteenth army corps, and Major-General McPherson, commanding the Seventeenth army corps, will each designate a commissary of subsistence, who will issue articles of prime necessity to all destitute families calling for them, under such restrictions for the protection of the Government as they deem necessary. Families who are able to pay for the provisions drawn will in all cases be required to do so. 5. Conduct disgraceful to the American name has been frequently reported to the Major-General commanding, particularly on the pa