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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 18.114 (search)
stores, military school, bridges, foundries, and factories at that place, return toward the main column by way of the Centreville road, and rejoin it at or in the vicinity of Selma. Besides covering our trains and inflicting a heavy blow upon the . Two engagements ensued, and Roddey was driven back. At Randolph General Upton captured a rebel courier just from Centreville, and from his person took two dispatches, one from Brigadier-General W. H. Jackson, commanding one of Forrest's divisison with his division and all the wagons and artillery of the rebel cavalry, marching from Tuscaloosa via Trion toward Centreville, had encamped the night before at Hill's plantation, three miles beyond Scottsboro‘; that Croxton [Union], with the brjoining Forrest in my front, or in the works at Selma. I also learned that a force of dismounted men was stationed at Centreville, with orders to hold the bridge over the Cahawba at that place as long as possible, and in no event to let it fall int
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 19: the repossession of Alabama by the Government. (search)
oxton, and from a subsequent dispatch from the latter to himself, that, instead of going on to Tuscaloosa, he should endeavor to fight Jackson and prevent his joining Forrest, Wilson ordered McCook to move rapidly, with La Grange's brigade, to Centreville, cross the Cahawba there, and push on by way of Scottsville to assist Croxton in breaking up Jackson's column. McCook found Jackson at Scottsville, well posted, with intrenchments covering his column. Croxton had not come up, and he could hear nothing of him. Feeling too weak to attack the Confederates, he skirmished with them a little, burned a factory at Scottsville, and then fell back. He destroyed the bridge over the Cahawba, at Centreville, and rejoined April 5, 1865. Wildon at Selma. Wilson pushed southward from Randolph with the brigades of Long and Upton, and at-Ebenezer Church, near Boyle's Creek, six miles north of Plantersville, he was confronted by Forrest who had five thousand men behind a strong barricade and a
rors he has committed, leaving to his future days a remorse he may feel at the irreparable injury he has inflicted on an old brother officer. The order for retreat from Blackburn's Ford, as communicated by my staff officer, emanated from Gen. McDowell, who directed two of my brigades to march on the Warrenton road as far as the bridge on Cub Creek. I sent my adjutant-general, Captain Vincent, to bring up Davies' and Richardson's brigades, while I gave the order to Blenker's brigade at Centreville to proceed down the Warrenton road. I accompanied these troops a part of the way, endeavoring to collect and halt the routed soldiers. I returned to Centreville heights as Col. Richardson, with his brigade, was coming into line of battle, facing Blackburn's Ford. His position was well chosen, and I turned my attention to the placing of Davies' brigade and the batteries. A part of Davies' command was placed in echellon of regiments, behind fences, in support of Richardson; another port
It will be held in readiness either to support the attack upon Centreville, or to move in the direction of Sangster's Cross-roads, accordinds. It will be held in readiness either to support the attack on Centreville or to move in the direction of Fairfax Station, according to cirosition of attack upon the enemy, on or about the Union Mill and Centreville road. It will be held in readiness either to support the attack on Centreville or to move in the direction of Fairfax Court House, according to circumstances, with its right flank towards the left of Jonerton's brigade, will march via Mitchell's Ford, to the attack of Centreville, the right wing to the left of the Third division, more or less tone Bridge and the fords on the right thereto, to the attack of Centreville; the right wing to the left of the Fourth division, more or lessce. Ninth.--The Fourth and Fifth divisions, after the fall of Centreville, will advance to the attack of Fairfax Court House, via the Brad
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilson, James Harrison (search)
towards Selma, on the Alabama River. Forrest pursued, but the movements of Wilson's troops were erratic, striking a Confederate force here and there, destroying property, and spreading great alarm. At Montevallo they destroyed iron-works, rolling-mills, and five important collieries. Near these the Nationals were attacked by Roddy and Crossland, but the Confederates, after a sharp fight, were routed. Onward the Nationals went. On April 8 they destroyed a bridge over the Cahawba at Centreville. Not far from Plantersville Wilson encountered Forrest, partially intrenched. He was straining every nerve to defend Selma, as it was one of the most important places in the Confederacy, because of its immense foundries of cannon and projectiles. In a fight that ensued the Confederates were routed and fled towards Selma, leaving behind them twenty-nine guns and 200 prisoners. Forrest was driven by his pursuers 24 miles, when the chase ended. 19 miles from Selma. The latter place had
eneral Lovell concerning River obstructions between Forts St. Philip and Jackson. General Johnston orders the troops into winter quarters. our lines formed at Centreville. Drainsville and Ball's Bluff. General Beauregard proposes to intercept General Stone's retreat, and also suggests resolute attack against McClellan's right. ng the movement. General Beauregard, fearing the bad effect upon the army and the people of a retreat to the point held by us before our late victory, proposed Centreville instead of Manassas; and, to overcome the objection that the former place was somewhat commanded by a succession of heights too distant to be embraced within ths report. Such an attack was intended by him about the time the positions were abandoned. The Confederate forces now took up a line of triangular shape, with Centreville as the salient, one side running to Union Mills and the other to the stone bridge, with outposts of regiments three or four miles forward in all directions, and
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Alabama, 1865 (search)
lry. MISSOURI--10th Cavalry. OHIO--1st and 7th Cavalry. UNITED STATES--Battery "I," 4th Arty. April 1: Skirmish, PlantersvilleINDIANA--17th and 72d Mounted Infantry. Union loss, 10 killed, 27 wounded, 6 missing. Total, 43. April 1: Skirmish, CentrevilleKENTUCKY--6th Cavalry. WISCONSIN--1st Cavalry. April 1: Skirmish, TrionIOWA--8th Cavalry. KENTUCKY--6th Cavalry; 4th Mounted Infantry. MICHIGAN--2d Cavalry. Union loss, 3 killed, 10 wounded, 20 missing. Total, 33. April 2: Skirmish near ScottsvilleINDIANA--2d Cavalry. Union loss, 1 killed, 8 wounded, 6 missing. Total, 15. April 2: Skirmish near CentrevilleINDIANA--2d and 4th Cavalry. April 2: Engagement, SelmaILLINOIS--Chicago Board of Trade Battery Light Arty.; 98th and 123d Mounted Infantry. INDIANA--2d and 4th Cavalry; 18th Battery Light Arty.; 17th and 72d Mounted Infantry. IOWA--3d, 4th and 5th Cavalry. KENTUCKY--4th and 7th Cavalry. MICHIGAN--4th Cavalry. MISSOURI--10th Cavalry. OHIO--1st, 3d, 4th and 7th Cavalry. PENNSYLVA
ving far to Sherman's right, he succeeded in reaching the railroad about Big Shanty, and moved north on it. General Sherman, leaving a force to hold Atlanta, with the remainder of his army fell upon him and drove him to Gadsden, Alabama. Seeing the constant annoyance he would have with the roads to his rear if he attempted to hold Atlanta, General Sherman proposed the abandonment and destruction of that place, with all the railroads leading to it, and telegraphed me as follows: Centreville, Ga., October 10--noon. Despatch about Wilson just received. Hood is now crossing Coosa river, twelve miles below Rome, bound west. If he passes over the Mobile and Ohio road, had I not better execute the plan of my lefter sent by Colonel Porter, and leave General Thomas, with the troops now in Tennessee, to defend the State? He will have an ample force when the reinforcements ordered reach Nashville. W. T. Sherman, Major-General. Lieutenant-General Grant. For a full understand
rn toward the main column by the way of the Centreville road, and rejoin it at or in the vicinity oal Upton captured a rebel courier just from Centreville, and from his person took two despatches, oa force of dismounted men were stationed at Centreville, with orders to hold the bridge over the Caengthen the battalion previously ordered to Centreville by a regiment, and to follow at once with Len communication with McCook, expected from Centreville, and, in conjunction with the latter, to brtirely successful in his operations against Centreville, but on reaching Scottsboro he found Jackso hazardous to attempt a march by the way of Centreville, and therefore decided to move toward Eutawipman, was moved at a trot from Randolph to Centreville, made the march of fifteen miles in two houhe determined to order the brigade back via Centreville to rejoin the main column. A demonstratione First brigade, and made a forced march to Centreville, where it was overtaken by a party sent twe[9 more...]
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Battles of the Western army in which Albama troops were engaged. (search)
lson, 12,500; loss 99 k, 598 w, 28 m. Alabama troops, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 11th Cav., and State reserves. Montevallo, etc, Ala., Mar. 31. Gen. Adams; total loss 100.—Federal, Gen. Upton, I division; loss 12 k, 30 m. Alabama troops, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th Cav. Trion, Ala., April 1. Gen. Jackson.—Federal, Gen. Croxton, 1 brigade; loss 3 k, 10 w, 20 m. Alabama troops, 5th Cav. Mt. Pleasant, Ala., April 1. Gen. Forrest, 1,5oo; total loss 63.— Federal, Gen. Wilson; loss 5 w. Centreville, Ala., April 1. Gen. Jackson; total loss 15.—Federal, Gen. Croxton. Alabama troops, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th Cav. Bogler's Cr., Ala., April 6. Gen. Forrest, 7,000: loss 1500 m.—Federal, Gen. Wilson; loss 30 k, 60 w. Alabama troops, 5th Cav. Selma, Ala., April 2. Gen. Forrest, 7,000; loss 1500 m.—Federal, Gen. Wilson, 9,000; loss 42 k, 270 w, 7 m. Alabama troops 4th, 5th, 7th, 11th Cav. Scottsville, Ala., April 2. Gen. Jackson; loss 3 k, 10 w.—Federal, Gen. Wilson; loss 1 k