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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
's Ferry road, and not far from the Big Black River; Sherman's, in the center of the forming line, and accompanied by General Grant, was at and beyond Auburn; and McPherson's was eight miles to the right, a little in advance of Utica, in the direction of Raymond. When, early in the morning of the 12th, the troops moved forward, they began to encounter stout resistance. The most formidable opposition was in front of McPherson, who, two or three miles from Raymond, the capital of Hinds County, Mississippi, encountered two Confederate brigades about six thousand strong, under Generals Gregg and Walker (commanded by the former), well posted near Farnden's Creek, with infantry on a range of hills, in timber and in ravines, and two batteries commanding the roads over which the Nationals were approaching. Logan was in the advance, and not ,only received the first heavy blow at about ten o'clock, but bore the brunt of the battle that ensued. Brisk skirmishing had begun sometime before w
Swear them all.--J. M. Martin, a school-teacher by profession, and a native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Zeitzman, a German who taught music, and a Mr. Sabin, a Yankee trafficker, have been compelled to leave Hinds county, Miss. Suspicious-looking characters of every description — blue-skinned Yankees who are trading South on Black Republican capital, and making quarterly dividends in aid of the Lincolnite Abolitionists, living in Yankee-land, should be made to kiss the book in token of allegiance to the Government. And after they have taken the oath, they should be watched more closely than ever, for they are especially tricky people.--N. O. Delta.
icon. The Seventh Texas met the Eighth Illinois on the field, and was repulsed by them. The same regiments faced each other at Donelson. The Seventh Missouri (Union) and Tenth Tennessee, (confederate,) both Irish regiments, had a close-range contest, in which they exchanged compliments with genuine Hibernian accent. The Missouri boys were victorious. We arrived here last evening. Raymond is a small town — an exact copy of all Southern burgs of its size. It is the county-seat of Hinds County, and contains a population (in peace times) of about one thousand five hundred. It is distant eighteen miles from Jackson, and eight from the Jackson and Vicksburgh Railroad, with which it is connected by a branch road. Of course we did not expect to find Unionists in a Mississippi village, and were, therefore, not disappointed at the coolness of our reception in Raymond. We obtained Jackson papers of the eleventh (the day previous) in the town, and were a little amused and a good de
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Raymond, battle of (search)
dson, but circumstances compelled him to move forward from Grand Gulf and Port Gibson. He made for the important railway connecting Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, with Vicksburg. His army moved in parallel lines on the eastern side of the river. These were led respectively by Generals McClernand and McPherson, and each was followed by portions of Sherman's corps. When, on the morning of April 12, the van of each column was approaching the railway near Raymond, the county seat of Hinds county, the advance of McPherson's corps, under Logan, was attacked by about 6,000 Confederates under Generals Gregg and Walker. It was then about 10 A. M. Logan received the first blow and bore the brunt of the battle. Annoyed by Michigan guns, the Confederates dashed forward to capture them and were repulsed. McPherson ordered an advance upon their new position, and a very severe conflict ensued, in which the Nationals lost heavily. The Confederates maintained an unbroken front until Colon
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
tockholder......Feb. 4, 1818 By treaty with Major-General Jackson, of Tennessee, and Maj.-Gen. Thomas Hinds, of Mississippi, commissioners of the United States, the Choctaws relinquish nearly 5,500,000 acres of land, which formed the county of Hinds; known as the new purchase treaty......Oct. 18, 1820 Legislature appoints a committee to locate the seat of government by act of Feb. 12, 1821, and by a supplemental act styles the new capital Jackson......Nov. 28, 1821 Board of internal imevee convention assembles at Vicksburg......Oct. 1, 1883 General local option law passed......1886 Extensive negro emigration from the hill country of Mississippi to the river bottoms along the Mississippi in the Yazoo section commences in Hinds and Rankin counties......November, 1886 Laying the corner-stone of the monument to the Confederate dead on the capitol grounds at Jackson......May 25, 1888 Legislature introduces the Australian ballot system of voting in all except congress
ing and the camp equipage for a tremendous army have been exclusively drawn from the State of Mississippi, and this too, when several of her most populous and productive counties have been under the control of the enemy. Mississippi manufacturers have made nearly all the material used for the army in the whole department. * * * The Jackson manufactory makes 5,000 garments weekly. The material is cut out in the city by experienced and industrious tailors, and distributed over the country in Hinds and adjoining counties to be made up. Soldiers' wives and destitute families are always supplied with work first, thus enabling them to support themselves while lending a helping hand to the cause. Similar factories at Bankston, Choctaw county, Columbus, Enterprise, Natchez and Woodville make up 500 per week, the sewing of which is distributed in the same way. The hat factories at Jackson and Columbus make 200 hats per day. We also have a manufactory at Jackson which turns out 50 blankets p
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.49 (search)
singing birds, the sighing winds and the murmuring crystal waters, as they trickle down the mountain's side, chant a ceaseless requiem to their memory. After our departure from Port Gibson, the Claiborne Guards went to Jackson, where they remained in camp for about a week, and then removed to Corinth, Miss. There, in May, 1861, the 12th Mississippi Infantry Regiment was organized, composed of the following companies: Charles Clark Rifles, from Jefferson county; Raymond Fencibles, from Hinds county; Sardis Blues, from Panola county; Pettus' Relief, from Copiah county; Natchez Fencibles, from Adams county; Vicksburg Sharpshooters, from Warren county; Lawrence Rifles, from Lawrence county; Claiborne Guards, from Claiborne county; Sartartia Rifles, from Yazoo county, and Durant Rifles, from Holmes county. Richard Griffith, who was adjutant of Jeff Davis' Mississippi Regiment during the Mexican war, was elected colonel; W. H. Taylor, lieutenant-colonel; Dickinson, major; W. M. Inge, ad
Affray. --A difficulty occurred at the University of Mississippi, last week, between two students from Hinds co., named Watkins and Miller. Watkins fired six shots at Miller, four of which took effect, doing some very serious damage, but did not prove fatal. Miller fired one shot at Watkins, but missed his aim. The difficulty originated in a ball-room, about a misunderstanding with a young lady, whom both the young gentlemen claimed as a partner for a set.
Hugh McDaniel --Capt. A. G. Brown relates an incident connected with the fight at Leesburg, which as it concerns a man born and raised in Hinds county, we take pleasure in recording. At one time during the battle, Hugh McDaniel, who is a very large and powerful man, found himself in the vicinity of two Yankees whom he determined to capture. Holding his musket in his right hand, he attempted with his left to collar the one nearest to him. Yankee resisted, and Hugh, unwilling to lose a load of powder, let drive with his naked feet and knocked him down. The other Yankee, not relishing the prostrating power of the Mississippian's arm broke to run; when some ten or fifteen steps distant, McDaniel threw his gun muzzle foremost, at him, driving the bayonet entirely through his body, killing him instantly. We mention this incident with the more pleasure from the fact that McDaniel's mother is a poor widow, and has five sons (her all) in the army of the Confederacy.-- Jackson
fore conclude that Gen. Pemberton is still on the east side of the Big Black, with the bridge undestroyed, over which, if compelled to do so, he can cross to the west side of the river and destroy the bridge after him. This would seem to place him in no very hazardous position, particularly as we are assured that Vicksburg is well supplied with provisions. The dispatch of Gen. Johnston is dated Monday, May 18th, at camp between Brownsville and Livingston. Brownsville is a village in Hinds county, twenty miles northwest of Jackson, and Livingston is a village in Madison county, twenty miles north by west from Jackson. Edwards's Depot, where the battle of Saturday was fought, is on the Vicksburg and Jackson Railroad from twenty-two to twenty-five miles west of Jackson, and nearly midway between the latter point and Vicksburg. The mention made of Gen. Loring's position in the dispatch published yesterday is difficult to understand. It says he was "on the left, (which we und
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