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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 119 15 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 96 0 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. 85 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 55 5 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 37 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 36 0 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 33 7 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 32 0 Browse Search
William A. Crafts, Life of Ulysses S. Grant: His Boyhood, Campaigns, and Services, Military and Civil. 23 1 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 16 4 Browse Search
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above Blue Mounds. The Indians rose the crest of a hill on horseback, set up a yell, and fired, when they discovered the whites. The mounted men formed, yelled as dreadfully as the enemy, dismounted, and charged on them. There was one man killed, and eight wounded, but none badly. Between thirty-five and forty Indians were killed, and it was supposed that numbers were wounded. They were pursued till night, when they escaped, much shattered, to an island in the Wisconsin; leaving (as Captain Smith writes) many old men, and sick and dead children, on their march. They also abandoned all their heavy baggage. The whites had but one day's provisions, and were, consequently, compelled to return for more. Though the volunteers had marched that day forty miles, and were drenched with a six hours rain, they attacked the Indians with great spirit. Black Hawk, however, made a gallant stand, to enable his women and children to get across the river, which they succeeded in doing; and
nted men to watch the enemy, guard against forays by the Indians, and aid in collecting provisions. The President frequently promised him this aid; but, on the 31st of March, wrote, All my efforts to get you cavalry appear to be in vain. The small force of this arm at General Johnston's disposal was kept actively employed watching the roads. Wells, Seguin, Cook, and Karnes, with small parties of rangers, reconnoitred the frontiers with vigilance and secrecy; and that daring partisan, Deaf Smith, penetrated to the Rio Grande with twenty men, and defeated a superior force of the enemy near Laredo. A secret traffic in ardent spirits added greatly to the difficulty of enforcing discipline. President Houston was very uneasy on this point, and issued stringent orders for the destruction of liquor intended for the camps. General Johnston shared in the President's solicitude, and wrote that he would enforce his orders to the letter. Having apprehended and confined some men, while the
gathered some 200 mounted men on the route, with whom he reinforced Lieutenant-Colonel C. F. Smith, and gave support to the supply-trains. General Porter says: fficient force for their protection. To this end he hastened the march of Lieutenant Smith and Colonel Cooke by all means possible, and enrolled in military companiee night of the 17th there was a snowstorm, and the thermometer fell to 16°. Colonel Smith lost eleven mules by cold, and as many more in the next few days, and the tn the 13th. It was nine days before the rear of these trains came up with Lieutenant Smith's command, so much were the draught-animals reduced by want of grass. Theafter slaughtering as many as would serve until April, have been distributed on Smith's and Henry's Forks, and most of them will get through the winter. We have, of the ravines of the mountains pour down the streams that form Henry's, Black's, Smith's, Muddy, and Sandy Fork, and other tributaries of Green River. These small ri
nally. Writing August 5, 1858, he says: I shall be obliged to remain here another winter, at least. We cannot avoid our destiny; so I will try to be contented, and hope always. This is the most sterile country I have ever seen or imagined. Again, September 15th, he says: I bear my exile here badly. My philosophy sometimes gives way. I try to be content, and hope for better times. Finally his request to be relieved was granted, and on February 29, 1860, he turned over his command to Colonel Smith. Gladly obeying his orders, he proceeded to San Francisco, and thence by sea to New York. The army of Utah was, for the most part, withdrawn from the Territory, and the Saints were left to their own devices. As soon as the pressure of the troops was removed, the voice of the Prophet resumed its earlier tone of truculent defiance, blackguardism, and blasphemy. The following from an officer at Camp Floyd, August 11, 1860, gives the changed aspect of affairs: The same game has
t attack, the North embarrassed at home, menaced with war by England, will shrink foiled from the conflict, and the freedom of the South will be forever established. If, however, the battle of independence is to be fought here, the history of Mississippi and the character of her gallant people compel me to believe that they would be among the first and stanchest to stand by their brethren in arms. I have intrusted this letter to the care of the lion. the Chief-Justice of your State, Judge Smith, to deliver, with my request to inform your Excellency of all such details as are of importance, and to urge upon you the necessity of sending forward to this place every armed man that can be spared from Mississippi at the earliest moment. With great respect, your obedient servant, A. S. Johnston, General C. S. A. His Excellency J. J. Pettus, Governor of Mississippi. A letter to the same purport was addressed to Governor Harris, with a full recognition of the energetic and eff
ng out reinforcements to Price's army in Missouri, and also from cutting off columns that I had been directed to send out from this place and Cape Girardeau, in pursuit of Jeff Thompson. Knowing that Columbus was strongly garrisoned, I asked General Smith, commanding at Paducah, Kentucky, to make demonstrations in the same direction. He did so by ordering a small force to Mayfield, and another in the direction of Columbus, not to approach nearer, however, than twelve or fifteen miles. I also hem between Grant and his transports, but the haste of the retreat saved the Federal column. On coming up with Pillow, Polk ordered the pursuit to be renewed, himself taking command and directing the movement. The troops he had brought up were Smith's One Hundred and Fifty-fourth Tennessee Militia Regiment, Neeley's Fourth Tennessee, and Blythe's Mississippi Battalion. These were part of Cheatham's command. As the Confederates advanced, they found the road strewed with abandoned plunder an
the Federal army, which had been frustrated in November, was renewed with better success early in January. General Johnston was now confronted by Halleck in the West, and by Buell in Kentucky. With the exception of the army sent under Curtis against Price in Southwestern Missouri, about 12,000 strong, the whole resources of the Northwest, from Pennsylvania to the Plains, were turned against General Johnston's lines in Kentucky. Halleck, with armies at Cairo and Paducah, under Grant and C. F. Smith, threatened equally Columbus, the key of the Mississippi River, and the water-lines of the Cumberland and Tennessee, with their defenses at Forts Donelson and Henry. Buell's right wing also menaced Donelson and Henry, while his centre was directed against Bowling Green, and his left was advancing against Zollicoffer at Mill Spring on the Upper Cumberland. If this last-named position could be forced, the way seemed open to East Tennessee by either the Jacksboro or the Jamestown routes, on
Halleck and Buell's views. Federal demonstrations. Grant, Smith, and Foote. Federal advance. River-defenses. letter of Hest officers in the service of the United States: Grant, C. F. Smith, and Foote. These enterprising officers, finding by due,000 men, from Cairo to Milburn, to menace Columbus; and C. F. Smith, with two brigades, from Paducah toward Mayfield and Murry marching about seventy-five miles, the cavalry farther. Smith's movement took a little longer. These commands were movedrdships of a winter campaign. In this demonstration, C. F. Smith moved his column in concert with the gunboats, returningk command on the east bank, with the main column; while C. F. Smith, with two brigades — some 5,000 or 6,000 men-landed on t just armed, from Nashville to Donelson, and on the 6th Colonel Smith's regiment from Tuscumbia, Alabama. He also ordered Flourse, it was in Grant's power to draw reinforcements from Smith, who was on the west bank. The Confederate force was raw,
recall of troops. Grant's advance. Grant and Smith. assault by Federal left. capture of Outworksions, commanded by Generals McClernand and C. F. Smith, each of three brigades. McClernand's fiposition, heard of (or saw) preparations by C. F. Smith for an assault on the Confederate right, whof McClernand's straits. Grant, being near C. F. Smith, found him, and bade him hold himself in re condition of things there, he rode back to C. F. Smith, whose pupil he had been, and who was a mansault was this: Grant, in consultation with C. F. Smith, determined on it, and assigned the duty to soldier. Whose suggestion it was, Grant's or Smith's, has been made subject of dispute. No matte own career in it was brief but brilliant. Smith's assaulting column consisted of the six regimhooters. The Second Iowa led the assault. Smith formed the regiment in two lines, with a frontecond line. In this last engagement, while Smith was attacking with Lauman's brigade, the Twelf[3 more...]
nt with the expedition from the river. General C. F. Smith, or some very discreet officer, should he expedition up the Tennessee was begun by C. F. Smith, on the 10th of March, with a new division der Sherman in advance. On the 13th of March, Smith assembled four divisions-Sherman's, Hurlbut's,ittenden, he retired. After consultation with Smith, he again disembarked, on the 16th, at Pittsbuthe 17th General Grant took command, relieving Smith, who was lying ill at Savannah on his death-bed. Smith died April 25th--a very gallant and able officer. Two more divisions, Prentiss's and lection was the dying gift of the soldierly C. F. Smith to his cause. That the strength of ShilColonel Worthington. I will not insult General Smith's memory by criticising his selection of aanuary, 1865, General Sherman says: It was General Smith who selected that field of battle, and it . General Buell, on the information of General C. F. Smith, estimated it at 60,000 men. His aggreg