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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battle of Murfreesboro, or battle of Stone River, (search)
als Thomas, McCook. Crittenden, Rousseau, Palmer, Sheridan, J. C. Davis, Wood, Van Cleve, Hazen, Negley, Matthews, and others; and Bragg had Generals Polk, Breckinridge, Hardee, Kirby Smith, Cheatham,federate batteries were playing fearfully upon him, fought the victors over Sheridan and Davis. Negley's division was in the thickest of the battle. His ammunition began to fail, his artillery horseusseau led his reserves to the front and sent a battalion of regulars under Major Ring to assist Negley. These made a successful charge, and checked the Confederates, but with heavy loss. The brunin his rear, but was attacked with great fury on his front and right flank, which was exposed by Negley's retirement while the new line was being formed. Craft's brigade was forced back, when the Con guns cut fearful lanes through the Confederate ranks. At the same time the troops of Davis and Negley pushed forward to retrieve the disaster. A fierce struggle ensued. Both sides had massed their
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Negley, James Scott 1826- (search)
Negley, James Scott 1826- Military officer; born in East Liberty, Pa., Dec. 26, 1826; served in the war against Mexico, and when the Civil War broke out raised a brigade of three months volunteers, and was commissioned a brigadier-general in April, 1861. He assisted in organizing and disciplining volunteers; commanded a brigade of them under General Patterson on the upper Potomac. He served under General Mitchel in the West, and afterwards commanded a division of the Army of the Ohio. For his services in the battle of Stone River he was promoted majorgeneral, and was distinguished in the Georgia campaign and in the battle of Chickamauga. He was a member of Congress from Pittsburg in 1869-75 and 1885-87, and afterwards removed to New York City
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
ergetic General Mitchel made an effort to seize Chattanooga. His force was too small to effect it, for E. Kirby Smith was watching that region with a strong Confederate force. Mitchel asked Buell for reinforcements, but was denied. Finally General Negley, after a successful attack upon Confederates near Jasper, having made his way over the rugged ranges of the Cumberland Mountains, suddenly appeared opposite Chattanooga (June 7). Towards evening he had heavy guns in position, and for two hours he cannonaded the town and the Confederate works near. The inhabitants and Confederates fled from the town. With a few more regiments Negley might have captured and held the place, and Mitchel could have marched into east Tennessee. But Buell would not allow it. The Confederates had already evacuated Cumberland Gap voluntarily, and the inhabitants of east Tennessee were jubilant with hope of deliverance. But they were again disappointed and compelled to wait. The cautious Buell and the