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We discovered nine pieces of artillery, apparently waiting impatiently for action. While reconnoitring, a large body of rebel troops, afterward found to be from Morgan's command, moved up and formed a line in rear of the first line of the enemy. General Crook having satisfied himself, turned to Colonel White, handing him his Ohio lost one hundred and eight men, and the Twelfth Ohio eighty-seven men. We pursued the enemy about two miles, when we were met by a body of fresh troops from Morgan, but they were routed in a short time and fled in confusion. We remained over night at Dublin Depot, and the next day fought with artillery across the New RiveTwo pieces of artillery and a great number of small arms were captured on the field. Moving on toward Dublin, we encountered some five hundred or one thousand of Morgan's men, who had just arrived on the cars from Saltville; these were soon driven to a rapid flight after their comrades. At Dublin depot we found no enemy, all had
ents. colored troops, under command of Colonel T. J. Morgan, of the Fourteenth colored; the Sixty-eOrganized as the First Colored Brigade, Colonel T. J. Morgan, commanding. Forty-fourth Colored Inof works, the right section operating with Colonel Morgan's U. S. colored brigade and the left secti and held the position until the infantry, Colonel Morgan's and Colonel Grosvenor's brigades, had pae, immediately behind the skirmish line of Colonel Morgan's brigade, where the section remained, keeery were brought together, and moved, with Colonel Morgan's brigade, across the Nolensville pike, tod the battery in the general pursuit, with Colonel Morgan's brigade. The casualties on the fifteeing of the battle, which was to be done by Colonel Morgan on the left. As soon as his guns were htion, my left connecting with the right of Colonel Morgan's brigade. We halted on the hill east of commanding Second brigade colored troops; Colonel Morgan, Fourteenth United States colored infantry[4 more...]
December 5 and 7. By order of Major-General Thomas I directed a small brigade of colored troops, under the command of Colonel T. J. Morgan, of the Fourteenth United States colored troops, and the Sixty-eighth Indiana volunteers and Sixth Indiana dismounted cavalry, under the command of Colonel Biddle, to reconnoitre the position of the enemy in my front. This force on both days drove the enemy from the left of the works constructed by my command on Raine's farm, which he had taken possession of after my troops abandoned them. These reconnoisances were conducted by the officers in command with prudence, energy, and ability, and were successful in developing the enemy's position. A detailed account of the results will be found in the report of Colonel Morgan, herewith forwarded.
, fully commanding all its approaches, and rendering the public property and supplies secure against sudden attack from either flank, I moved out at half-past 6 o'clock A. M., in obedience to the orders of Major-General Thomas, with the Twelfth, Thirteenth and One Hundredth regiments of colored troops, under the command of Colonel Thompson, of the Twelfth colored; the Fourteenth, Seven-teenth, Forty-fourth and a detachment of the Eighteenth regiments. colored troops, under command of Colonel T. J. Morgan, of the Fourteenth colored; the Sixty-eighth Indiana volunteers, Eighteenth Ohio volunteers, and the Second battalion, Fourteenth army corps, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel C. H. Grosvenor, and the Twentieth Indiana and Eighteenth Ohio batteries to attack the enemy's right, employ his forces at that point, and as far as possible by my movements to mislead him as to real point of attack. The fog was very dense, and delayed, somewhat, movements on the entire line. A few minutes b
command during the entire campaign:   killed. wounded. missing. total.     Officers. Men. Officers. Men. Officers. Men. Officers. Men.   Fourteenth U. S. Colored Infantry   4   41   20   65 Organized as the First Colored Brigade, Colonel T. J. Morgan, commanding. Forty-fourth Colored Infantry 1 2   27 2 49 3 78 Sixteenth Colored Infantry   1   2       3 Eighteenth Colored Infantry   1   5   3   9 Seventeenth Colored Infantry 7 14 4 64     6 78 Twelfth Colored Infantry 3 the mouth of Limestone River. Colonel Felix Prince Salm, Sixty-eighth New York veteran volunteers, commanded a provisional brigade of my troops, and exhibited high qualities as a soldier. I respectfully recommend him for promotion. Colonel T. J. Morgan, Fourteenth United States colored troops, behaved gallantly. I respectfully recommend him for promotion. Lieutenant-Colonel C. H. Grosvenor, Eighteenth Ohio volunteers, behaved nobly in leading a charge on the rebel works,
been remarkable. One shell dismounted Colonel T. J. Morgan and Lieutenant-Colonel Fullerton of thentieth supporting them, moved forward, leaving Morgan's brigade in reserve, to be called upon if it fellow that slumbers in the forest around. Morgan, the old weather-beaten farmer General, who isound, awaiting orders. At 9:20 A. M., leaving Morgan as reserve, with McCook on the left, formed inon the left, and the Second division, Brigadier-General Morgan, joining the Fifteenth corps on the rl. General Govan subsequently stated to General Morgan that this was the celebrated Loomis' Michiy and Lieutenant Knapp, Sixteenth, wounded. Morgan's division, Lum's brigade, three hundred, incl very small proportion of whom were killed. Morgan and Carlin handled their commands with consumm General Davis was sick that day, and Brigadier General Morgan commanded the division which had marcdown on our maps did not exist at all, and General Morgan was delayed thereby. I rode back to make
ded by Major Booth. The garrison fought bravely until about three o'clock in the afternoon, when the enemy carried the works by assault, and, after our men threw down their arms, proceeded to an inhuman and merciless massacre of the garrison. On the fourteenth, General Buford, having failed at Columbus, appeared before Paducah, but was again driven off. Guerrillas and raiders, seemingly emboldened by Forrest's operations, were also very active in Kentucky. The most noted of these was Morgan. With a force of from two to three thousand cavalry, he entered the State through Pound Gap in the latter part of May. On the eleventh of June he attacked and captured Cynthiana, with its entire garrison. On the twelfth he was overtaken by General Burbridge, and completely routed with heavy loss, and was finally driven out of the State. This notorious guerrilla was afterward surprised and killed near Greenville, Tennessee, and his command captured and dispersed by General Gillem. In t
rom Major-General Sherman, I left Atlanta with Morgan's division to take immediate charge of affairsiberty, but made no serious demonstrations. Morgan's division of the Fourteenth corps, which stareing now evident, directions were given to General Morgan, at Athens, to move with his division towarossing the upper shoals with his gunboats. Morgan's division reached Rogersville daring the evenstill moving eastward, and on the same day General Morgan came up with the enemy's rear guard at Shoossings from Decatur down as far as Eastport. Morgan's division of the Fourteenth corps to move witooga by rail, and Steedman's command following Morgan's from Decatur to Bridgeport. General Rousseacomplied with the demand. On the fourteenth,Morgan's division reached Chattanooga, and General St with instructions from Major-General Sherman, Morgan's division, of the Fourteenth corps, and Wagnethe brigade of colored troops commanded by Colonel Morgan (Fourteenth United States colored troops) [3 more...]
nder the immediate direction of Captain Hines, formerly of Morgan's command, composed of one hundred and fifty to two hundre accompanied by Colonel G. St. Leger Grenfell, at one time Morgan's Chief of Staff and afterward Inspector-General on the st of Kentucky; Captains Castleman and Cantrell, formerly of Morgan's command, and other rebel officers. This force was armedharles Walsh, of the Sons of Liberty; Captain Cantrell, of Morgan's command ; and Charles Traverse, rank unknown, probably a the city under an assumed name, and also Captain Hines of Morgan's command, also Colonel G. St. Leger Grenfell, formerly MoMorgan's Adjutant-General, as well as other officers of the rebel army. My force is, as you know, too weak and much overworprisoners of war, and citizens in connection with them: Morgan's Adjutant-General, Colonel G. St. Leger Grenfell, in comparles Walsh, of the Sons of Liberty ; Captain Cantrell, of Morgan's command; Charles Traverse (Butternut). Cantrell and Trav
ure in announcing to the army the series of successes that, by the favor of God, have recently been achieved by our arms. Second--A part of the enemy's force threatening the valley of Virginia has been routed by General Imboden,and driven back to the Potomac, with the loss of their train and a number of prisoners. Third--Another body of the enemy, under General Averell, penetrated to the Virginia and Tennessee railroad at Dublin depot. A portion of his force has been dispersed by Generals Morgan and W. E. Jones, who are in pursuit of the remainder. Fourth--The army of General Banks sustained a severe defeat in Western Louisiana by the forces of General Kirby Smith, and retreated to Alexandria, losing several thousand prisoners, thirty-five pieces of artillery, and a large number of wagons. Some of the most formidable gun-boats that accompanied the expedition were destroyed to save them from capture. Fifth--The expedition of General Steele into Western Arkansas has ended