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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 13, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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er Stairs, John Eiphart, John Perkins, and William Gregg. The prisoners were all taken from town as rapidly as they could march. Some have been paroled and have returned home. The conduct of the gunboats seemed to us cowardly in the extreme. Just above our town is a large sand-bar, and so soon as the rebels could move across the bottom, they ran out on this bar, one hundred or one hundred and fifty strong, drew up in line of battle, and fired volley after volley at the Belfast and Florence Miller, and not one shot was fired in return. With one fire of grape, the whole band of rebels could have been mowed down; but the gallant commanders fled — fled, ay — and when they got to Higginsport, actually hoisted their cannon ashore, and moved off up the river with their boats. Much of our town is destroyed; the loss will reach one hundred thousand dollars. The principal sufferers are Thomas Myers, J. B. Ryan, W. H. Diltz, W. P. Taylor, Mrs. Hooker, S. F. Marshall, V. Weldin, J. T. McK
s, have been rapidly concentrating a large rebel force at La Vergne, fifteen miles east, with the avowed intention of assaulting Nashville. Deeming it a favorable opportunity to check this project by a sudden blow, a concerted movement was made on the night of the sixth instant, by a force of four hundred infantry and four hundred cavalry, and four pieces of artillery, under command of General Palmer, sent via Murfreesboro road. At the same time one thousand eight hundred infantry, under Col. Miller, marched by a circuitous route to the south of La Vergne. The enemy's pickets and vedettes were in considerable force on the roads, and skirmished with our advance ten miles, enabling the main force, consisting of one regiment, the Thirty-second Alabama infantry, with one steel rifled cannon, and three thousand cavalry, to assume a position, forming their lines in anticipation of our entire force advancing on the Murfreesboro road, which was part of our object. The enemy commenced the a
. George W. O Jr. 2d Lieutenant, Wm. B. Maxwell. Company G.--Captain, Wm. F. Gordon; 1st Lieutenant, Frank A. Langley; 2d Lieutenant, Eldridge Morris; Jr. 2d Lieutenant, John McDonald. Company H--Captain, John H. Greaner; 1st Lieutenant, James. T. Vaughan; 2d Lieutenant, Wm. E. Tysinger. Jr 2d Lieutenant, Oscar R. Hough. Company I.--Captain, J. W. Tabb; 1st Lieutenant, Benj. F. Howard; 2d Lieutenant, John A. Tyree; Jr. 2d. Lieutenant, Wm. W. McKaig. Company K.--Captain, Florence Miller; 1st Lieutenant, F. W. E. Loman; 2d Lieutenant, Fred. W. Hagemeyer; Jr. 2d Lieutenant, Herman Paul. The following is a statement of the changes that have taken place among the commissioned officers: Company B--Randolph Harrison, elected Captain, vice James K Lee, died August 2d, from a wound received July 18th. Wm. W. Harrison, promoted, vice J. W. Archer, promoted to a captaincy and assigned to Brig. Gen. Anderson's staff. Company C.--Wm. English, promoted, vice Capt