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l campaign. Federal Generals. Buell. Kentucky refugees. John C. Breckinridge. the Kentucky Provisional Government. minor operations. the cavalry. Morgan and Duke. fight at Woodsonville. N. B. Forrest. Texas Rangers. fight at Sacramento. letters to the Secretary of War. anecdotes. It has been seen that the early part of November was a season of hostile activity with the enemy. It was also marked by important changes in the assignment of their generals. On November 1st Mes with a four-pounder and showers of Minie-balls. Little damage was done on either side; and, after six hours firing, the gunboat retired. Forrest was almost constantly on picket until the 28th of December, when he had a heavy skirmish at Sacramento, which further encouraged the Confederates. General T. L. Crittenden was reported at Calhoun, on the north bank of Green River, with a large force, and with designs looking to an advance. General Johnston ordered a cavalry reconnaissance, and
Col. Jackson's regiment, under command of Major Murray, left the camp near Calhoun, on a scouting expedition across Green River, Ky. When they arrived at South Carrollton, the squadrons separated, and the first returned toward Calhoun by way of Sacramento, at which place they were surprised by seven hundred rebels, under command of Colonel Forrest. The troops were fired upon by the rebels before they were aware of their presence, and at first believed they were attacked by Major Megowan, of Col stripped him of his watch and rifled his pockets. The Louisville Courier published the following account of this affair: Hopkinsville, Dec. 29. Yesterday (Saturday) evening a detachment of Colonel Forrest's cavalry met the enemy at Sacramento, nine miles from Rumsey, on Green River, and defeated them, after a sharp engagement of half an hour. The Yankees left ten dead on the field, and we took eighteen prisoners, most of them wounded. They had Captain Bacon and one lieutenant kill
Doc. 241. the fight at Sacramento, Ky. A secession account. A correspondent of the Nashville Banner gives a spirited account of the fight at Sacramento, Ky., between a number of Confederate cavalry, headed by Colonel Forrest, of MississippiSacramento, Ky., between a number of Confederate cavalry, headed by Colonel Forrest, of Mississippi, and three hundred Hessian cavalry, under Major Murray. The writer, after detailing a few preliminaries, says: Our men immediately put off in pursuit toward Calhoun, and in a short time came up with the enemy and opened fire upon his rear. The there passing in the road men whom the unerring aim of our gallant boys had caused to bite the dust. The race through Sacramento was beautiful. As we went through that village in hot pursuit, the men of the village threw up their hats and shouted, boys on to the charge. Lieut.-Col. Love, who had gone out as a guide to the expedition, it is said had to run through Sacramento, and bets of two to one were freely offered that he would be the first to Calhoun. What became of the gallant Major Mu
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
aff 22d Ind., 1st la. Cav., Detach. 4th U. S. Cav., 1st Mo. Cav., 2 Batteries of 1st Mo. Lt. Artil. Confed., Rains' Division. Losses: Union 2 killed, 8 wounded. Confed. 1,300 captured. December 20, 1861: Drainesville, Va. Union, 1st, 6th, 9th, 10th, and 12th Pa. Reserve Corps, 1st Pa. Artil., 1st Pa. Cav. Confed., 1st Ky., 10th Ala., 6th S. C., 11th Va., Cutt's Art. Losses: Union 7 killed, 61 wounded. Confed. 43 killed, 143 wounded. December 28, 1861: Sacramento, Ky. Union, 3d Ky. Cav. Confed., Forrest's Tenn. Cav. Losses: Union 8 killed, 8 captured. Confed. 2 killed, 3 wounded. December 28, 1861: Mt. Zion and Hallsville, Mo. Union, Birge's Sharpshooters, 3d Mo. Cav. Confed. No record found. Losses: Union 5 killed, 63 wounded. Confed. 25 killed, 150 wounded. January, 1862. January 4, 1862: bath, Va. Union, 39th Ill. Confed., Col. Loring's command. Losses: Union 3 killed, S wounded, 8 captured. Co
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), The Confederate cruisers and the Alabama : the Confederate destroyers of commerce (search)
irs. There, during the first week in February, 1865, the frigate Niagara and the sloop-of-war Sacramento found her and attempted to blockade her. On March 24th the Stonewall steamed out of Ferrol andtried in a court of inquiry for his failure to engage the Confederate ram with the Niagara and Sacramento and was exonerated of all blame. By taking the less popular course he undoubtedly saved the Ft the shot from her guns would tumble. The Niagara carried twelve 9-inch smooth-bores and the Sacramento ten guns, but unless both ships could bring their broadsides to bear on their antagonist it waewall. Stopping at Coruña, Spain, she was threatened by the United States warships Niagara and Sacramento. But Commodore Thomas T. Craven of the Niagara decided that the Stonewall in a fight ought to n Minister. While Captain Page was repairing his vessel as best he could, the Niagara and the Sacramento appeared, and after some weeks the Stonewall offered battle in vain. The Confederate ram
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Meeting at the White Sulphur Springs. (search)
will attempt by a plain and simple recital of his most prominent deeds, to raise up the monument he hewed out for himself, and leave to other hands to polish its surface and crown it with appropriate wreaths of beauty. His first battle. After having seen some service in marching and scouting, but with little time or inclination for drill, on the 28th of December, 1861, Forrest, with three hundred men, met the enemy for the first time, about four hundred and fifty strong, near Sacramento, Kentucky. This fight deserves especial notice, not only because of its success and the confidence inspired in the raw Confederate cavalry, but because it displayed at once the characteristics and natural tactics which were subsequently more fully developed and made Forrest famous as a cavalry leader. He had marched his command twenty miles that day, when he found a fresh trail where the enemy's cavalry had passed. Putting his command at a gallop, he traveled ten miles further before he stru
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Kentucky, 1861 (search)
Skirmish. Fishing Creek near SomersetOHIO--35th Infantry. Union loss, 1 killed, 1 wounded, 15 missing. Total, 17. Dec. 8: Skirmish, Fishing CreekKENTUCKY--1st Cavalry. Dec. 12: Skirmish, GradysvilleKENTUCKY--5th Cavalry. Dec. 12: Skirmish, Bagdad, Shelby CoKENTUCKY--6th Infantry. Union loss, 1 wounded. Dec. 17: Action, Rowlett's StationINDIANA--32d Infantry. Union loss, 10 killed, 22 wounded. Total, 32. Dec. 18: Reconn. to Mill Springs(No Reports.) Dec. 23-Jan. 30, '62: Operations in Eastern Kentucky. Garfield's against Humphrey MarshallKENTUCKY--1st Cavalry; 14th and 22d Infantry. OHIO--McLaughlin's Squadron Cavalry; 40th and 42d Infantry. WEST VIRGINIA--1st and 2d Cavalry. Dec. 28: Skirmish, Grider's Ferry(No Reports.) Dec. 28: Action, SacramentoKENTUCKY--3d Cavalry. Union loss, 1 killed, 8 wounded. Total, 9. Dec. 28-31: Expedition to Camp Beauregard and ViolaILLINOIS--2d Cavalry (Detachment). Thielman's Cavalry (Detachment). UNITED STATES--4th Cavalry (Cos. "C" and "I").
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Kentucky Volunteers. (search)
lle, Ky., 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to October, 1863. District of South Central Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to November, 1863. District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to July, 1865. Service. Action at Woodbury, Ky., October 29, 1861. Brownsville, Ky., November 21. Sacramento December 28. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., February 15-March 8, 1862, and to Savannah, Tenn., March 18-April 6. Battle of Shiloh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Buell's Campaign in Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. Columbia and Kinderhook August 11 (Detachment). Mount Pleasant August 14. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Mumfordsville, Ky
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 9: battle of Ossawatomie. (search)
tate men. August 12.--At night three hundred abolitionists, under this same Brown, attacked the town of Franklin, robbed, plundered, and burnt, took all the arms in town, broke open and destroyed the post office, carried away the old cannon Sacramento, which our gallant Missourians captured in Mexico, and are now turning its mouth against our friends. Six men were killed, and Mrs. Crane knocked down by an abolitionist. [All false.] The same day a Mr. Williams, a settler near St. Bernardbut sustains the laws of the Territory. August 15.--Brown, with four hundred abolitionists, mostly Lane's men, mounted and armed, attacked Treadwell's settlement, in Douglass County, numbering about thirty men. They planted the old cannon Sacramento towards the colony, and surrounded them. They, being so largely overpowered, attempted to escape; but as they were on foot, it is feared they have all been taken and murdered. Meet at Lexington on Wednesday, August 20, at 12 o'clock. Bri
nd Navy Journal, vol. 1, p. 92. — – – Design of medal given by Jeff. Davis to each man of the Davis Guards for their action of Sept. 8, against the naval escort of Maj. Gen. Franklin, and troops of 19th Corps. American Hist. Rec., vol. 1, p. 535. — Owasco, U. S. steamer, taking possession of the fort, May 26, 1865. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 2, p. 685. — Galveston, etc., entire war history of Texas. Texas lost and won; illus. J. S. C. Abbott. Harper's Mon , vol. 33, p. 444. Sacramento, U. S. steamer, at Southampton, Eng., Nov. 2, 1864; with account of port regulations, etc. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 2, p. 205. Sailors. See also Navy. — Blue-jackets of 1861, rev. of; with corrections. Willis J. Abbot. N. Y. Nation, vol. 43, p. 458. St. Augustine, Fla. Engagement of Dec. 30, 1863. Lieut. Oliver H. Walker killed; account; from N. Y. Times. Boston Evening Journal, Jan. 20, 1864, p. 4, col. 2. — Occupation of, March, 1862; report of Com. DuPont
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