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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)
se, was a special object of the wrath of the Union soldiers, because, when General Prentiss and his fellow-prisoners were taken to Jackson by railway, after the battlge 525, volume II. and in the summer of 1863 the post was in command of General B. M. Prentiss, whose troops were so sorely smitten at Shiloh. See page 273, volume General Kirby Smith, commander of the Trans-Mississippi Department, to attack Prentiss. He designated Clarendon, on the White River, as the rendezvous of all the avch there until the 30th. June. This delay baffled his plans for surprise, for Prentiss had been apprised of his movement and was prepared for his reception. The ped by the war — was less than eight thousand effective men. He was ignorant of Prentiss's real strength, and when, on the 3d of July, 1863. he and his army were withty per cent. of his entire force. He reported his entire loss at 1,636 men. Prentiss (whose loss was only 250 men) made that of Holmes appear much greater, by stat
e of Gettysburg opened by, 3.59. Hollins, Capt., attacks with the Manassas the blockading fleet at the mouth of the Mississippi, 2.113. Holly Springs, capture of arms and stores at by Van Dorn, 2.574. Holmes, Gen., repulsed at Helena by Prentiss, 3.149. Holt, Joseph, made Secretary of War, 1.131. Honey Springs, battle at, 3.214. Hood, Gen., at the battle of Gettysburg, 3.66; supersedes Johnston in Georgia, 3.383; pursuit of after the battle of Allatoona Pass, 3.398; checked at ates, 2.134. Potomac, Upper, movements on the line of, 2.138-2.149. Powder-ship, explosion of near Fort Fisher, 3.478. Powell, Lewis Payne, his attempt to assassinate Secretary Seward, 3.569. Prairie Grove, battle of, 2.535. Prentiss, Gen. B. M., his defense of Helena, 3.148. Press and pulpit, subserviency of in the South, 1.38. Prestonburg, battle of, 2.191. Price, Gen., driven out of Missouri, 2.183; driven out of Iuka, by Rosecrans, 2.516; his invasion of Missouri in 1