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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
. General Grant takes military possession of Paducah end of the neutrality flight of secessionisements came from General Ulysses S. Grant, at Paducah, for the Confederates, then in possession of ickman, and Columbus, were preparing to seize Paducah and Cairo, I judged it impossible, without lo Cairo. and Cape Girardeau, to Fort Holt and Paducah, of which places we have taken possession. Anel Rousseau. I have re-enforced, yesterday, Paducah with two regiments, and will continue to strearound Cairo. He took military possession of Paducah, Sept. 6, 1861. at the mouth of the Tennesse have observed, had taken possession of Paducah, in Kentucky, Sept. 6, 1861. on hearing of the invaio, half a mile below the Pontoon Bridge at Paducah. town. A pontoon bridge is a portable strttle resistance to a current. The river at Paducah is 3,600 feet across. The bridge was construier of rare qualities, was. now in command at Paducah. Grant requested him to make. a demonstrati
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
nt that the Confederates were preparing to make an effort to seize Louisville, Paducah, Smithville, and Cairo, on the Ohio, in order to command the most important laimportance at the mouth of one of these streams, so were they in possession of Paducah, a place of equal or greater advantage, at the entrance to another. --History hile a third party, six thousand strong, under General C. F. Smith, moved from Paducah to Mayfield, in the direction of Columbus. Still another force moved eastwardat the time was come. The troops at Cairo, strongly re-enforced, and those at Paducah would very shortly embark. In the mean time I was to go to Smithland, at the troops at the close of the reconnaissance just mentioned, chiefly at Cairo and Paducah, and had directed General Smith to gain what information he could concerning tga, Lieutenant Commanding Phelps. (four of them armored), moved up the Ohio to Paducah, and on that evening was in the Tennessee River. He went up that stream cauti
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 9: events at Nashville, Columbus, New Madrid, Island number10, and Pea Ridge. (search)
l Buford's Twenty-seventh Illinois, and a battalion each of the Fifty-fourth and Seventy-fourth Ohio, and Fifty-fifth Illinois regiments, commanded by Majors Andrews and Sawyer. commanded by Brigadier-General W. T. Sherman (who was in command at Paducah), accompanied by General Cullum, of Halleck's staff. The flotilla left Cairo before daylight on the morning of the 4th, March. and at sunrise was in sight of the fortified bluffs at Columbus. Preparations were made for attack. Rumor had declbering up the steep bluffs with shouts of triumph. Troops were in the fortifications, but they were friends. A detachment of the Second Illinois cavalry, under Lieutenant Hogg, two hundred and fifty strong, who had been sent out as scouts from Paducah, had entered the place at five o'clock the day before, and hoisted the Stars and Stripes over the main work of that stronghold. Report of Commodore Foote to the Secretary of the Navy, March 4, 1862; also of General Cullum to General McClellan