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assistant, etc. They searched the provost-marshal's office, and finding him absent, went to the post hospital, and there made diligent search for him, offering a reward for him. The provost-marshal had just left the street, say ten minutes before they entered, and went across some vacant lots to ascertain from one of his videttes if he had caught any horses, or horse-thieves. Another party, ten in number, proceeded to Colonel Stoughton's headquarters, taking him, and one of his aids, named Prentiss, (who afterward made his escape,) prisoners. They then proceeded to Colonel Wyndham's headquarters, and took Captain Barker, of the Fifth New-York cavalry, and also Baron Vardner, who was stopping at the Colonel's. In the mean time, another party of them entered the residence of Colonel Johnson, and searched the house for him. He had, previous to their entering the town, heard of their movements, and believing them to be the patrol, went out to halt them, but soon found out his mistake.
n the morning of the thirteenth, and the Fifth came in that night. Colonel Clayton drove the rebels back at Taylor's Creek and made good his retreat to Helena. Altogether this is the most important scout ever made from Helena — so says General Prentiss. Marmaduke has been again repulsed with loss, and General Prentiss has received certain information of his whereabouts. He destroyed over one hundred thousand bushels of corn for the enemy, and brought a good many negroes out of slavery. General Prentiss has received certain information of his whereabouts. He destroyed over one hundred thousand bushels of corn for the enemy, and brought a good many negroes out of slavery. Excuse the length of this letter; but as this has made quite a stir, I thought you would like some items. Orderly Sergeant. P. S.--Our surgeon, who was left with two wounded men, we having no ambulances, has just returned, and reports that he saw two captains and two lieutenants who were killed, and two lieutenants severely wounded. Also, eighteen privates so severely wounded as to have beds; they admit they were beaten. Colonel Clayton defeated them at Taylor's Creek, with the First Ind
time is it, Doctor Austin!” --“Nearly twelve:” --“Then don't you go! Can it be that all this happened — all this — not an hour ago! “There was where the gunboats opened on the dark, rebellious host, And where Webster semicircled his last guns upon the coast-- There were still the two log-houses, just the same, or else their ghost-- And the same old transport came and took me over — or its ghost! “And the whole field lay before me, all deserted far and wide-- There was where they fell on Prentiss — there McClernand met the tide , There was where stern Sherman rallied, and where Hurlbut's heroes died-- Lower down, where Wallace charged them, and kept charging till he died! “There was where Lew Wallace showed them he was of the cannie kin-- There was where old Nelson thundered and where Rousseau waded in-- There McCook sent them to breakfast, and we all began to win-- There was where the grape-shot took me just as we began to win. “Now a shroud of snow and silence
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 1.4, chapter 1.12 (search)
ets. Meantime, a series of other camps lay behind the first array of tents. The resistance we had met, though comparatively brief, enabled the brigades in rear of the advance camp to recover from the shock of the surprise; but our delay had not been long enough to give them time to form in proper order of battle. There were wide gaps between their divisions, into which the quick-flowing tide of elated Southerners entered, and compelled them to fall back lest they should be surrounded. Prentiss's brigade, despite their most desperate efforts, were thus hemmed in on all sides, and were made prisoners. I had a momentary impression that, with the capture of the first camp, the battle was well-nigh over; but, in fact, it was only a brief prologue of the long and exhaustive series of struggles which took place that day. Continuing our advance, we came in view of the tops of another mass of white tents, and, almost at the same time, were met by a furious storm of bullets, poured o
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royal race of men, these brothers face to face, Their fury speaking through their guns, their frenzy in their pace; The sweeping onset of the Gray bears down the sturdy Blue, Though Sherman and his legions are heroes through and through. Though Prentiss and his gallant men are forcing scaur and crag, They fall like sheaves before the scythes of Hardee and of Bragg; Ah, who shall tell the victor's tale when all the strife is past, When, man and man, in one great mould the men who strive are castn their left until they were driven away from the Landing and huddled in the angle between the Tennessee River and Snake Creek. The onset of the Confederates was full of dash. Sherman was at length driven from Shiloh Church, and the command of Prentiss was surrounded and forced to surrender. It looked as if Johnston would crush the left. Just at this point he was struck down by a minie-ball from the last line of a Federal force that he had victoriously driven back. The success of the day no
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Meeting at the White Sulphur Springs. (search)
d efficient service. Our army had been withdrawn early Sunday evening, and when officers and men were sleeping, fondly dreaming that their victory was complete, Forrest, without any orders from any superior officer, had pressed his scouts to the river and discovered that reinforcements of the enemy were arriving. I was then in command of an infantry brigade, which, by some oversight, had not received the order to retire, and having continued the fight until dark, slept on the ground where Prentiss surrendered. About midnight, Forrest awoke me, inquiring for Generals Beauregard, Bragg and Hardee, and when I could not tell him the headquarters of either, he said, in profane but prophetic language, If the enemy come on us in the morning, we will be whipped like hell. With promptness he carried the information to headquarters, and, with military genius, suggested a renewal at once of our attack; but the unlettered Colonel was ordered back to his regiment to keep up a vigilant and stron
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Shiloh--report of L. D. Sandidge, Inspector-General, Louisiana division. (search)
f our left, both swinging to the right as they [moved forward, found themselves simultaneously on the rear and right of the Federal position. Here being assaulted in front by you with infantry and artillery, as stated, and hemmed in, 2,500 with Prentiss surrendered. It was at the point above mentioned, when we were getting this artillery together, I first heard of General Sidney Johnston's death on our right. The Federals by this time were concentrating along the river front all their remaining artillery and every infantry organization that could hold together, and were fighting for existence. The advance and attack continued--General Bragg issuing orders to bring everything forward, and in less than an hour after Prentiss laid down his arms we rode over the ground his brigade stood in our advance. But now Leu Wallace was on our flank with 10,000 fresh troops from Pittsburg Landing. Nelson, leading Buel's army, 25,000 strong, was crossing the river in our front, and we were beg
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Recollections of General Beauregard's service in West Tennessee in the Spring of 1862. (search)
A. by his pert and self-sufficient informant, and since the broad-cast dissemination of the untruth, I think it proper to ask space for a brief statement. General Prentiss did not deceive the Commander-in-Chief of the Confederate forces at Shiloh by any shallow invention, either in regard to the movements of General Buell's armanded me on the battlefield, which encouraged the hope that the main part of Buell's forces had marched in the direction of Decatur. But further in proof that Prentiss could not have attempted any such device as that represented, I can add he publicly said to me that Buell's forces would effect a junction during the night, and ell you, gentlemen? they are at it again. As for the utter absence of defensive works at Pittsburg landing, our information was complete, and no words of General Prentiss could bave shaken General Beauregard's convictions, even had he asked him any questions in that conversation, which I know he did not. General Beauregard
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3.27 (search)
afterwards by experienced soldiers. We advance across the field just spoken of, and halt, while the right wing of the army came swinging around toward the river, thundering heavily as it drove the enemy into the river. At this point, Governor George W. Johnson, our Provisional Governor of Kentucky, joined Company E, and shouldered a musket. He was killed the next day at his post, like a true patriot and soldier as he was. We were then moved by the left flank, meeting as we marched, Prentiss's fine brigade coming out as prisoners, almost, if not quite, intact. On again, until we formed a line facing the river. But our victories on that field had ceased. Disaster was to be our fortune the next day. It was now late in the evening, and, after remaining under the fire of the gunboats for a while, we went into the Forty-sixth Ohio's camp and sought rest. The next morning, after supporting the artillery for a time, General Bragg ordered the Fourth Kentucky and a small part of t
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