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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 387 13 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 76 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 61 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 51 1 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 48 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 48 0 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 32 0 Browse Search
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.) 30 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 29, 1861., [Electronic resource] 15 1 Browse Search
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he battle of Belmont. Grant's claims. Polk's dispatch. Grant's report. Grant's object. Polk's preparation. Pillow's account of the opening of the battle. Grant's March. the Federal fornder instructions delivered in person by Major-General Polk, on the morning of the 7th inst;, I crosefuge behind this bank, Pillow, who had sent to Polk for an additional regiment, found Knox Walker'snable. At the same time, they learned that General Polk had been crossing reinforcements, and was l merely a parting salute to an escaped foe. Had Polk's force been at that landing half an hour soonecarried off 175 prisoners and two guns. General Polk, writing November 10, 1861, could not be mind but one of his staff escaped untouched. General Polk complimented Pillow and his officers for thhich is doubtless true. Before the battle, General Polk, in the interests of humanity, had proposedNo. 5, after thanks and congratulations to Generals Polk and Pillow, and to the men engaged, conclu[12 more...]
as admitted a member of the Confederate States of America on an equal footing with the other States of this Confederacy. On November 11th a large Dahlgren gun burst at Columbus, killing Captain Reiter, Lieutenant Snowden, and five gunners. General Polk was injured, the shock producing deafness, sickness, and great nervous prostration, which lasted several weeks. In the mean time his duties devolved on General Pillow. Polk offered his resignation, which was declined. He wrote to General JoPolk offered his resignation, which was declined. He wrote to General Johnston, November 28th, I have waived my resignation, as Davis seems very much opposed to it, and shall endeavor to do my duty. A reference to Chapter XXII. will show that General Johnston was earnestly striving to raise troops during November and December, and it was about this time, November 19th, that he called on Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama, to furnish him militia, using the most urgent appeals. On the 27th of November he wrote the Secretary of War, reporting a continued incre
ick up about a hundred prisoners. From this time till the evening of January 3 Bragg's left remained in our front, and continued to show itself at intervals by weak demonstrations, which we afterward ascertained were directly intended to cover the desperate assault he made with Breckenridge on the left of Rosecrans, an assault that really had in view only a defensive purpose, for unless Bragg dislodged the troops which were now massing in front of his right he would be obliged to withdraw General Polk's corps behind Stone River and finally abandon Murfreesboroa. The sequel proved this to be the case; and the ill-judged assault led by Breckenridge ending in entire defeat, Bragg retired from Murfreesboroa the night of January 3. General Rosecrans occupied Murfreesboroa on the 4th and 5th, having gained a costly victory, which was not decisive enough in its character to greatly affect the general course of the war, though it somewhat strengthened and increased our hold on Middle Ten
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 4: campaign of the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro'to Chattanooga. (search)
needed repose. Bragg had likewise made preparations for a vigorous attack at dawn. Longstreet arrived at eleven o'clock in the evening, and immediately received his instructions as commander of the left, where his own troops were stationed; and Polk was ordered to assail the Nationals at daylight, and to take up the attack in succession rapidly to the left. The left wing was to await the attack by the right, and take it up promptly when made, and the whole line was then to be pushed vigorousefore that hour Bragg was in the saddle, and he waited with great impatience for the sound of battle when day dawned, for he had heard the noise of axes and the falling of trees during the night, indicating that his adversary was intrenching. But Polk was silent, and when Bragg rode to the right, he found that the reverend leader had not even prepared for the movement. He renewed his orders, but another golden opportunity for Bragg was passed. Bragg said in his report: The reasons assigned
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 5: the Chattanooga campaign.--movements of Sherman's and Burnside's forces. (search)
t town, under the skillful directions of General James St. Clair Morton, of the engineers, which excited the admiration of all; and within twenty-four hours after the army moved from Rossville, it was strongly intrenched — so strongly that Bragg could not, with safety, make a direct attack upon it. He did not attempt it, but took measures for starving it into a surrender, by cutting off its avenues of supplies. Bragg found himself in a most unpleasant predicament. Regarding the failure of Polk and Hindman to bring on the battle at an earlier hour on the morning of the 20th See page 187. as the chief cause of his inability to secure a substantial victory, he had them placed under arrest, and thereby caused widespread murmuring, and a mutinous spirit in his army. He was severely censured for not securing that victory himself, by pursuing the fugitives when they moved from the Missionaries' Ridge, and striking them in the open, broken plain, in front of Chattanooga. More aggravat
author to tb battle-field of in 1866, 2.439. Seward, Wm. H., declares his adherence to the Union, 1.226; on the Trent affair, 2.163; attempt to assassinate, 3.569. Sewell's Point, attack on rebel works at, 1.486, Seymour, Gen. F., his expedition to Florida, 3.461-3.469,. Seymour, Horatio, on the arrest of Vallandigham, 3.85; anti-war speech of, 3.87; action of during the New York draft riots, 3.89. Shaw, Col., killed in an assault on Fort Wagner, 3.205. Shelbyville, Ten., Gen. Polk at, 3.122; capture of by Stanley and Granger, 3.123. Shenandoah, Confederate cruiser, history of, 3.438. Shenandoah Valley, operations of Gens. Banks and Shields in, 2.368; operations of Banks, Jackson, Ewell, and Fremont in, 2.389-2.399; rapid retreat of Gen. Banks down, 2.392-2.394; visit of the author to. in 1866, 3.372, 400; Sheridan's operations in, to the battle of Cedar Creek, 3.363-3.372; Sheridan's raid in, from Winchester to Lynchburg, 3.534. Shepherdstown, cavalry fight
of the Second Division. By command of Major-General Polk: R. N. Snowden, Assistant Adjutant-Geneauregard. Jackson, Tenn., March 13, 1862. General Polk: Cavalry to occupy new line from Union Cissippi, Jackson, Tenn., March 25, 1862. Major-General Polk, Commanding First Grand Division: GenHe informs me that he is acquainted with Major-General Polk commanding First Corps. Colonel Dowd, ofd Brigadier-General Maney will report to Major-General Polk. Brigadier-General Preston will reporoved. G. T. Beauregard. 2 O'Clock P. M. [General Polk:] Get your troops and those of General Brey and Purdy road with 300 infantry. Major-General Polk will hold the Purdy road with 1,000 infad Ohio Railroad, via Priceville, to Tupelo; General Polk's on the road immediately west of the railrShiloh) in a tent with him, Generals Bragg, and Polk, until they parted, and what was said on the ocat such an event? 4th. At what time did General Polk get back to the battle-field on the 7th? W[28 more...]
Doc. 83. proposed exchange of prisoners. The following is the correspondence which took place between General Polk and General Grant in reference to an exchange of prisoners: Headquarters First Division, Western Department. To the Comm'ng Officer at Cairo and Bird's Pt.: I have in my camp a number of prisoners of tharmy, and am informed there are prisoners belonging to the Missouri State troops in yours. I propose an exchange of these prisoners, and for that purpose send Captain Polk, of the Artillery, and Lieutenant Smith, of the Infantry, both of the Confederate States Army, with a flag of truce, to deliver to you this communication, and my own accordance make none. I recognize no Southern Confederacy myself, but will communicate with higher authorities for their views. Should I not be sustained, I will find means of communicating with you. Respectfully, your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Brigadier-General Commanding. To Major-General Polk, Columbus, Ky.
report of Major Webster: Gen. Grant to Gen. Polk. Headquarters District S. E. Missouri, Cair S. Grant, Brigadier-General Commanding. Gen. Polk to Gen. Grant. Headquarters First Division,me that orders had been recently received by Gen. Polk, respecting the exchange of prisoners, and dGrant, Com. Div. Secession reports. General Polk's despatch. Headquarters, First Div. WI am thoroughly disgusted with the service. Gen. Polk acts more like a priest than a soldier. I d effected, under the immediate direction of General Polk. This movement was intended to cut the enemped opposite Columbus, and communicated to General Polk, who immediately began preparations to sendso joined in the pursuit, which was led by Generals Polk, Pillow, and Cheatham, the slaughter of thious to be led over soon in the morning; but Gen. Polk would not allow it, as he expected an attacklery. Pillow acted with great bravery. So did Polk and Cheatham, but they were not in the fight fo[4 more...]
Secession reports. General Polk's despatch. Headquarters, First Div. West, Department, Columbus, Ky., Nov. 7, 1861. To General Headquarters, through General A. S. Johnson: The enemy came down on the opposite side of the river, Belmont, to-day, about seven thousand five hundred strong, landed under cover of gunboats, and attacked Col. Tappan's camp. I sent over three regiments under Gen. Pillow to his relief, then at intervals three others, then Gen. Cheatham. I then took over twheir boats before us. The road was strewn with their dead and wounded, guns, ammunition, and equipments. Our loss considerable; theirs heavy. L. Polk, Major-General Commanding. Reply of President Davis. Richmond, Nov. 8, 1861. To Major-General Polk: Your telegraph received. Accept for yourself, and the officers and men under your command, my sincere thanks for the glorious contribution you have just made to our common cause. Our countrymen must long remember gratefully to read th
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