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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
Confederate control. Port Hudson was thus temporarily relieved. It was at this crisis that Griersons raid was undertaken, under direction of General Grant. The entire Confederate force in the State bordering on the Mississippi was then being gathered together to meet the terrific blow which Grant was preparing to strike at Vicksburg. Thus the way was open for one of those bold cavalry raids for which heretofore only the Confederates had distinguished themselves; Van Dorn, Forrest and Morgan had set the example which was to be followed by Colonel Grierson, in a bold movement from LaGrange, Tennessee, through the State of Mississippi to Baton Rouge, La. The forces placed under Colonel Grierson consisted of a brigade 1,700 strong, composed of the Sixth and Seventh Illinois and second Iowa Cavalry. Colonel Grierson, after leaving LaGrange, Tenn., proceeded due south, between the New Orleans and Jackson Railroad (now the Illinois Central Railroad) and the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, u
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army. (search)
William Dickens, James Ryan, Samuel Loggee, John Monday, L. Dondero, Pat Lanaham, A. Knorr, Robert Seville, George Krebbs, all seriously; N. Rainey, Joseph Gambonie, both mortally—total 13. Company B—Killed—Privates R. A. Mitchell, W. K. Blake, ——Epperson, J. D. Findlayson,——Harman, C. Lipsey, J. Massengale, J. C. Thomas, W. B. Whitfield, J. T. Bice—total 10. Wounded—J. Corby,——Irwin, J. J. Smith, W. H. Veazey, all slightly; A. J. Gauron, A. Hollinshead, T. M. Kennedy, F. G. Little, F. J. Morgan, A. S. Martin, W. S. Phillips, A. G. Smith, H. C. Thomas, J. V. Wilkinson, all severely-total 14. Company C—Killed—Privates J. D. Font, Thomas Pedue, F. Hullien, H. C. Reelen, B. Johnson—total 5. Wounded—Sergeant Schermer, Corporal Husier, Privates Werneth R. Chapman, ——–Siegel,——Zundler,——O'Brien, D. Rainey, M. Rainey, Y. Thompson,——Stickney—total 11. Company D—Killed—Privates R. M. Dyap, W. M. Cardwell, ——Grimes, R. W. T. Horn,