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William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 3: (search)
e other brigade, Stuart's, temporarily at a place on the Hamburgh road. * * * Within a few days Prentiss' division arrived and camped on my left, and afterward McClernand's and W. H. L. Wallace's diviOwl Creek, and had begun the ascent; also sent staff officers to notify Generals McClernand and Prentiss of the coming blow. Indeed, McClernand had already sent three regiments to the support of my lpost accordingly; so did General Hurlbut; so did his own division. The lines of McClernand and Prentiss were selected by Colonel McPherson. I will not insult General Smith's memory by criticizing hi McClernand had as many more, and that with what was left of Hurlbut's, W. H. L. Wallace's, and Prentiss' divisions, we ought to have eighteen thousand men fit for battle. I reckoned that ten thousaercely contested of the war. On the morning of April 6, 1862, the five divisions of McClernand, Prentiss, Hurlbut, W. H. L. Wallace, and Sherman aggregated about thirty-two thousand men. We had no int
fter 6 P. M., when we were in possession of all his encampments between Owl and Lick Creeks but one; nearly all of his field-artillery, about thirty flags, colors, and standards, over three thousand prisoners, including a division commander (General Prentiss), and several brigade commanders, thousands of small-arms, an immense supply of subsistence, forage, and munitions of war, and a large amount of means of transportation, all the substantial fruits of a complete victory—such, indeed, as rarel, one was now an advancing, triumphant host, with arm uplifted to give the mortal blow; the other, a broken, mangled, demoralized mob, paralyzed and waiting for the stroke. While the other Confederate brigades, which had shared most actively in Prentiss's capture, were sending back the prisoners and forming again for a final attack, two brigades, under Chalmers and Jackson, on the extreme right, had cleared away all in front of them, and, moving down the river-bank, now came upon the last point
14, 262, 265, 269, 270, 271, 275, 276, 498-99, 618, 630, 631,633, 634. Orders to devastate Virginia, 262-63. Port Hudson. Siege, 351-52, 353. Port Republic, Battle of, 94-96. Gen. Taylor's description, 95-96. Port Royal, S. C., 8. Porter, General, 114, 275, 283. Admiral, D. D., 23, 182, 184, 185, 332, 333, 347, 455-56, 458, 548, 581. Statement concerning Confederate use of torpedo naval defense, 174. Posey, General, 300. Powers, Maurice, 201. Powhatan (ship), 207-08. Prentiss, General, 48, 50. Preston, General, 361. Prestonburg, Battle of, 15. Price, General, Sterling, 39, 40, 326-27, 328, 329, 496. Prisoners. Treatment, 9-10. Exchange, 11-13, 492-98, 501-13. Pritchard, Colonel, 595. Edward, 200. Private property confiscation, 138-39. Protestant Episcopal Church South, established, 634. Pryor, General, 103, 131. Q Queen of the West (ship). Capture of the Indianola, 202-03. R Rains, Gen. G. J., 68, 354, 481. Description of use of sub-te
Doc. 139.-interview between Colonels Tilghman and Prentiss. Headquarters, Camp defiance, Cairo, Ill., Mapany with Colonel Wickliffe, of Kentucky, upon Colonel Prentiss, commandant at this place. The following is tnd had no stronger wish than to remain so.) Colonel Prentiss--I can hardly express, gentlemen, how gratifyiat there are no hostile menaces toward you. Colonel Prentiss--I want you to understand me that, in designat espionage, which is entirely inadmissible. Colonel Prentiss--I am instructed to seize no property unless Intucky, under her authority, as contraband? Colonel Prentiss--That would depend upon the point whether Coluhave not been and are not, allow me to say. Colonel Prentiss--Then I have been misinformed. Generally, the never consent to the blockade of the Ohio. Colonel Prentiss--But if, as you say, Kentucky is a loyal Statein Western Kentucky, outside of my command. Colonel Prentiss--As soon as our force is completely organized
ere, as soon as the intentions of the enemy become sufficiently developed. success of his plan. Co-operation of the governors of adjacent states. troops poorly armed and equipped. the enemy begins Landing at Pittsburg. arrival of Hurlbut's, Prentiss's, McClernand's, and the two Wallaces' divisions. force of the army opposing us. General Buell. his slow advance on Nashville. is at last aroused by order to unite his forces with those of General Grant. aggregate of Buell's forces in Tenneorinth, in a southwesterly, direction. His fourth brigade was detached to a point more than two miles to his left rear, at the crossing of the Pittsburg and Hamburg road, over Lick Creek. Within a few days, says General Sherman, in his memoirs, Prentiss's division arrived, and was camped on his left, filling the space between his third and fourth brigades, but some distance in advance of the latter; afterwards McClernand's and W. H. L. Wallace's divisions were landed, the first placing itself w
ents well to the front. In his Report, General Prentiss says: . . . This information received, I istance and gave notice of the attack to Generals Prentiss and Hurlbut, the latter of whom despatchbecome general along the entire front of Generals Prentiss and Sherman, though stronger as yet on toblique to the Federals, being nearest to General Prentiss's left and farthest from General Sherman'e striking an unbroken series of blows on General Prentiss's division and on General Sherman's left ht, and on the left of Wallace's division. Prentiss's Report. But here, after the capture of Prenuntil, seeing the Confederates penetrating on Prentiss's rear, he called for support from Hurlbut, wwere warmly engaged with those of Hurlbut and Prentiss. General Johnston had been some three quartell these forces were closing upon Wallace and Prentiss, General Hardee was engaged on the left within the confusion following the capture of General Prentiss, and took no part in the assaults upon th[28 more...]
and honorable retreat. The victorious army of the day before could leave the battle-field in no other way. He carefully kept his own counsel, and, from about noon, issued all his orders accordingly. To show a bold front all along his line; to offer as strong a resistance as the nature of the ground and the condition of his forces would permit; and, if possible, to cross to the south side of the ravines, in front of the Shiloh meeting-house, which had so effectually protected Sherman's and Prentiss's commands, on the preceding morning—such were the objects he now strained every nerve to secure. And the task before him was difficult, because the least symptom of weakness or hesitancy on his part would necessarily increase the boldness of his opponent, and correspondingly depress his new, hardly organized, and worn-out forces. Meanwhile, with feelings of anxiety easily understood, he despatched couriers to Corinth, to hurry forward General Van Dorn's army of about twenty thousand m
ge Sherman's troops shortly after we attacked Prentiss's, which would have given the former less timrly dawn, Sherman was no better prepared than Prentiss to receive an attack. But General Beauregardrman account for the success achieved against Prentiss, in about one hour, and against himself in aban prove. Now, what forces had he and General Prentiss with which to hold and defend their impremaking in all over nine thousand men; and General Prentiss had three brigades of infantry and two bafficial records. But Generals Sherman and Prentiss were not the only commanding officers surpris's camps (and there were many such), on which Prentiss and himself could retire at the proper moment. And when, at about 9 A. M., he judged that Prentiss was falling back, which exposed the left fland, Wallace, and Hurlbut, behind which his and Prentiss's shattered troops could have rallied as a re As it was, in their pursuit of Sherman's and Prentiss's commands, they caught, on the wing and in s
I was engaged with the removal to the rear of a large number of prisoners. captured with General Prentiss, until about sunset or after, and until late at night, giving the best direction I could to right, about eight o'clock, dashed upon the encampments of a division under the command of General Prentiss. At the same time, Cleburne's brigade, with the 15th Arkansas deployed as skirmishers, andowards the point where I had parted with you, and where I had left you in conversation with General Prentiss (Federal prisoner, lately captured) beside the rivulet which flowed at the base of the hilllags, colors, and standards, over three thousand prisoners, including a division commander, General Prentiss, and several brigade commanders, thousands of small arms, an immense supply of subsistence,ny sources, including the newspapers of the enemy, we engaged, on Sunday, the divisions of Generals Prentiss, Sherman, Hurlbut, McClernand, and Smith, of 9000 men each, or at least 45,000 men. This f
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
Bird's Point and Norfolk. Duty at Norfolk till August 14. Moved to Ironton August 14. Prentiss' Expedition toward Dallas and Jackson August 29-September 8. Moved to Cape Girardeau, Fort H A., April 26, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill., and garrison duty there till July. Attached to Prentiss' Brigade. Expedition from Cairo to Little River June 22-23 (Cos. C and H ). Mustered outstered in for three months service by Capt. John Pope, U. S. A., April 29, 1861. Attached to Prentiss' Brigade and on garrison duty at Cairo, Ill., till July. Mustered out July 29, 1861. Lostps, October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to July, 1864. Service. Prentiss' Expedition toward Dallas and Jackson, Mo., August 29-September 8, 1861. Moved to Cape Girarptember 1, participating in numerous expeditions. Action at Totten's Plantation August 2. Prentiss and Bolivar September 24. Friar's Point September 28. Moved to Pilot Knob, Mo., thence to
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