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ridan keeps fighting them, and I believe they will have to fall back to the Five Forks. If I have to move to-night I shall leave a good many men who have lost their way. Does General Sheridan still hold Dinwiddie C. H.? At 8.40 P. M., I received, by telegraph, the following, marked confidential, from General Webb: The probability is that we will have to contract our lines to-night. You will be required to hold, if possible, the Boydton Plank-road and to Gravelly Run — Humphreys and Ord along the Run. Be prepared to do this at short notice. I regretted exceedingly to see this step foreshadowed, for I feared it would have the morale of giving a failure to our whole movement, as similar orders had done on previous occasions. It would, besides, relieve the enemy in front of General Sheridan from the threatening attitude which my position gave me, and I therefore sent the following, by telegraph, at 8.40 P. M., to General Webb: The line along the Plank-road is very st
l Breckinridge the left. The cavalry, under Brigadier-General Jackson, was ordered to observe and guard the fords of Pearl River above and below the town. The reports that had at various times been made to me by the commanding officers of troops encamped near Jackson, of the scarcity of water, led me to believe that Sherman, who advanced in heavy order of battle from Clinton, could not besiege, but would be compelled to make an assault. His force was represented to consist of his own and Ord's army corps and three divisions in addition. The spirit and confidence manifested by the whole army under my command were such that, notwithstanding this vast superiority of numbers, I felt assured, with the advantages given by the intrenchments, weak as they were, an assault by him would result in his discomfiture. Instead of attacking, the enemy, as soon as they arrived, commenced intrenching, and constructing batteries. On the tenth, there was spirited skirmishing, with slight cannon
was the situation of the Federal army at that time: Sherman at Memphis, with about six thousand men; Hurlbert, afterwards Ord, at Bolivar, with about eight thousand; Grant (headquarters at Jackson), with about three thousand; Rosecrans at Corinth, ld be sudden and decisive, and if unsuccessful, that I should withdraw rapidly from the position between the two armies of Ord and Rosecrans. The troops were in fine spirits, and the whole Army of West Tennessee seemed eager to emulate the armies oents of Maury's division as they could be hastened up, and were kept in check sufficiently long to get everything off. General Ord commanded the forces of the enemy, and succeeded in getting into position before any number of our travel-worn troops The army corps of General Price was withdrawn, and Villepigue filed in and took position as rear guard to the army against Ord's forces. Rust was ordered forward to report to General Price, who was directed to cross the Hatchie at Crumb's mills, an
prise of Corinth from that direction. Major-General Ord was to move to Burnsville, and from therf the railroad, and attack from that side. General Ord having to leave from his two divisions, alro road from Barnett's. On the eighteenth General Ord's command was pushed forward, driving in ththe night of the eighteenth to make it safe for Ord to press forward on the morning of the nineteense as we can tonight and conceal our movements; Ord to advance from Burnsville, commence the attack plans necessary. I immediately despatched General Ord, giving him the substance of the above, and with his return messenger. During the day General Ord returned to my headquarters at Iuka, and in was on the strength of hearing artillery. General Ord, hearing the same, however, pushed on with The country between the road travelled by General Ord's command, to some distance south of the rans; the one to the left commanded by Major-General E. O. C. Ord. On the night of the eighteenth the[6 more...]