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present position, form in echelon with General A. J. Smith's left, slightly refusing his own left, Fourth corps to do. until the cavalry and General Smith had made the long swing from our right whi of the enemy's position. At 12:30 P. M., General Smith having swung up his right so that his commerve in rear of the Fourth corps and Major-General A. J. Smith's command; but shortly after the ass move his command to the right, to prolong General Smith's front, and directing me to move my reser previous part of the day, been in rear of General Smith's left to support it, passed in front of ihe Granny White pike, its right resting on General Smith's left, and its left on the most northern de to connect General Elliott's right with General Smith's left. The interval being too great to ais division and occupy the space between. Generals Smith and Elliott's commands. This was promptlyrt of his line as to insure the success of General Smith's attack. After withdrawing and re-post[1 more...]
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nel Nixon, Ninety-ninth New. York; of Captain Morris, Lieutenants Hasbrouck, Hunt, Whitney and Beecher, of the artillery; Lieutenants James, Grant, Macardle, Soederquist, Burleson, Engineers; of Lieutenant Butts, Assistant Provost Marshal, and of Major Wetherell, was conspicuous. Major Stuart, of the Engineer corps, joined for a few days, evincing the same lively interest which characterized his valuable services on the Peninsula. The command is mainly indebted to the Provost Marshal, Major Smith, of the One Hundred and Twelfth New York, for the good order and cleanliness which has prevailed in the town and camp. The co-operation of the gunboats, under Lieutenants Cushing, Samson and Harris,United States Navy, sent by Admiral Lee, has been very effective, and I take great pleasure in acknowledging the gallant services of their officers and crews. The army gunboats, Smith Briggs. and West End, commanded by Captain Lee and Lieutenant Rowe, proved invaluable. The Smith Briggs w
cks, and patrol and garrison the Iron Mountain railroad--reporting to Major-General A. J. Smith, who was to follow next day with the other brigade of the division. At De Soto, leaving the rest of the brigade to await further orders from General Smith, I went on with the Fourteenth Iowa infantry, strengthening the garrisons atn my staff as Aide-de-Camp, and given general control of the artillery. Major-General Smith, whose immediate command was at De Soto and Mineral Point, was kept fillning, at the time when telegraphic communication ended, two regiments of Major-General Smith's command were at Mineral Point, twenty-three miles north of us, and fouheld the same opinion, and he ordered Ewing to Pilot Knob, with a brigade of A. J. Smith's command, but for some reason not apparent now, these troops were detained on and — laughed. The column headed for Potosi, confident that the force of A. J. Smith was still at Mineral Point, but this turned out incorrect, for as soon as Ew
about thirteen thousand. The whole commanded by Major-General A. J. Smith. The expedition left Lagrange, Tennessee, July f), and battery I, Second United States light artillery, Captain Smith, four pieces, was in the rear, charged with covering itTwelfth Iowa, Colonel Stibbs, of Colonel Wood's brigade. Dr. Smith, of the Seventh Minnesota, who was near the advance of thad one man killed. The Seventh Minnesota, besides losing Dr. Smith, had fifteen wounded, two dangerously. The Fourth brigh what casualties, but not many. Captain O'Donnell, of General Smith's staff, had a horse killed under him while he was givimy at short range. The battery lost several horses. General Smith selected a grove on the east of the cluster of houses te enemy. The superior generalship and good judgment of General Smith, in selecting this position, were fully attested by the afterwards told by prisoners, were led to believe that General Smith's army was composed entirely of one hundred days troops
g about fifty men, most of whom were struck early in the day. The rebel firing was unusually spiteful and effective. Colonel Smith, of the One Hundred and Second Illinois, went out with an escort of ten men to inspect the ground where the cannons wces in Mississippi upon our communications. The manner in which this object was accomplished reflects credit upon Generals A. J. Smith, Washburn, Slocum, and Mower; and, although General Sturgis' expedition was less successful than the others, it asl times assaulted vigorously, but each time with like result. The most of the fighting occurred on Generals Harrow's and Smith's fronts, which formed the centre and right of the command. The troops could not have displayed more courage nor greaterto yield. Had they shown less they would have been driven from their position. Brigadier-Generals Wood's, Harrow's, and Smith's division commands are entitled to equal credit for gallant conduct and skill in repelling the assaults. My thanks are
repairs necessary. In the mean time Major-General A. J. Smith, with the troops of the Army of the accomplished the object of his expedition, General Smith returned to Memphis. During the months of the troops sent by General Sherman under A. J. Smith, I am unable to give the date of its startithe enemy with skirmishing and demonstrations, Smith pushed forward to Fort De Russey, which had bens he then occupied. Before starting General A. J. Smith's troops back to Sherman. General Caubon-port, on his way to invade Missouri, General A. J. Smith's command, then en route from Memphis tgeneral engagement until the arrival of General A. J. Smith's command from Missouri, and until Genehe twenty-sixth he was directed to send General A. J. Smith's command and a division of cavalry to nsist of about twenty thousand men, besides A. J. Smith's command. The cavalry you have sent to Caieth of March. The Sixteenth corps, Major-General A. J. Smith commanding, moved from Fort Gaines b[3 more...]
e. Two divisions of infantry, under Major-General A. J. Smith, were reported on their way to join position in the following order: Major-General A. J. Smith, commanding detachment of the Army onipe in reserve, moving on the right of General A. J. Smith's troops, first struck the enemy along ber of prisoners. Connecting with the left of Smith's troops (Brigadier-General Garrard's division following the effort of the Fourth corps, Generals Smith and Schofield's commands moved against theed the enemy simultaneously with Schofield and Smith, striking him in reverse, and, gaining firm poped near him on the banks of the Harpeth. Generals Smith and Schofield marched with their corps aloing the foregoing operations with the advance, Smith's and Schofield's troops were in motion towardand transports with provisions, I directed General Smith to march overland from Pulaski to Clifton,or the disposition of the command, as follows: Smith's corps to take post at Eastport, Mississippi;[21 more...]
to make any impression on him. On the evening before the army moved, a gentleman by the name of Smith, who had resided in that neighborhood, and was a loyal man, was in our employ, and who knew the he did so he would get his army into trouble as there was no road at that point. I persuaded Mr. Smith to go and see General Meade, and tell him what he knew of the country; and Mr. Smith afterwardMr. Smith afterward told me that he had done so, but that the General had not paid much attention to him. Two corps-French's and Sedgwick's — were put in where General Meade imagined there was a road, and they floundercavalry were stationed. Price then moved up toward Franklin, and threatened Saint Louis. General A. J. Smith's command was thrown out to Franklin to cover that place, when Price turned off to Jeffer it is not too much to assert that this addition General Thomas received to his forces in General A. J. Smith's corps, rendered him victorious in one of the crowning achievements of the war. The m
They then dismounted, set fire to the railroad depot, destroying rolling stock, stores and supplies in great quantities; also tearing up miles of the track of the Fredericksburg and Richmond railroad. As they left the town they saw several of the enemy make their appearance, and it was decided to make another charge into the town to drive them off. The rebels retreated into the houses, and as our men passed through poured a murderous volley into their ranks, wounding Captain Motley, Lieutenant Smith and Lieutenant E. Payson Hopkins, son of Professor Hopkins, of Williams College, Massachusetts, who was left motionless in the road, and all fell into the hands of the enemy. We also lost about twenty-five men in killed and wounded, who likewise fell into the hands of the rebels. It was at first intended by General Davies to shell the town in retaliation, but having accomplished everything for which he had started, and aware of the approach of J. E. B. Stuart, with a large force, reti
ons of my command from the date of the last report made by me, January 20, as follows : See page 359, ante. General A. J. Smith's corps, at that period, was with me at Eastport, Mississippi; four divisions of General Wilson's cavalry were ency in Mississippi and Alabama, I received an order by telegraph from Major-General Halleck, Chief of Staff, to send General A. J. Smith's command and five thousand of General Wilson's cavalry by river, to report to Major-General Canby, at New Orleans, for the purpose of taking part in an expedition at that time preparing to operate against Mobile. Smith's corps started from Eastport on the sixth of February, and Knipe's division of cavalry left Nashville on the twelfth. About the period of the departure of Smith's corps information was received, through various sources, to the effect that part of the shattered remnants of Hood's army, viz., Cheatham's and Lee's corps, where on their way from Mississippi to South Carolina, moving via S
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