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Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 4 4 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 4 4 Browse Search
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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, May, 1863. (search)
night to join General Johnston, who is supposed to be concentrating his forces at a place called Canton, not far from Jackson. I called on Captain Matthews, the officer who commanded at Brookhavenerton, was near Crystal Springs. General Johnston, with about 6,000 men, was supposed to be near Canton. General Gist's troops, about 5,500 strong, were close by, having arrived from South Carolina ar's division left at 6 A. M. for Yazoo city. The General with his staff and myself rode into Canton, six miles, and lodged in the house of a planter who owned 700 slaves. Dr. Yandell is a wondy the Yankees. 23d may, 1863 (Saturday). General Johnston, Major Eustis, and myself, left Canton at 6 A. M. on a locomotive for Jackson. On the way we talked a good deal about Stonewall Jacn and the Yazoo. I took an affectionate farewell of him and his officers, and he returned to Canton at 3 P. M. I shall be much surprised if he is not heard of before long. That portion of his tro
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Movement against Jackson-fall of Jackson-Intercepting the enemy-battle of Champion's Hill (search)
by the most direct road from wherever they may be on the receipt of this order. And to Blair I wrote: Their design is evidently to cross the Big Black and pass down the peninsula between the Big Black and Yazoo rivers. We must beat them. Turn your troops immediately to Bolton; take all the trains with you. Smith's division, and any other troops now with you, will go to the same place. If practicable, take parallel roads, so as to divide your troops and train. Johnston stopped on the Canton road only six miles north of Jackson, the night of the 14th. He sent from there to Pemberton dispatches announcing the loss of Jackson, and the following order: As soon as the reinforcements are all up, they must be united to the rest of the army. I am anxious to see a force assembled that may be able to inflict a heavy blow upon the enemy. Can Grant supply himself from the Mississippi? Can you not cut him off from it, and above all, should he be compelled to fall back for want of suppl
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Siege of Vicksburg (search)
Big Black, and to observe Johnston. I knew that Johnston was receiving reinforcements from Bragg, who was confronting Rosecrans in Tennessee. Vicksburg was so important to the enemy that I believed he would make the most strenuous efforts to raise the siege, even at the risk of losing ground elsewhere. My line was more than fifteen miles long, extending from Haines' Bluff to Vicksburg, thence to Warrenton. The line of the enemy was about seven. In addition to this, having an enemy at Canton and Jackson, in our rear, who was being constantly reinforced, we required a second line of defence facing the other way. I had not troops enough under my command to man these. General Halleck appreciated the situation and, without being asked, forwarded reinforcements with all possible dispatch. The ground about Vicksburg is admirable for defence. On the north it is about two hundred feet above the Mississippi River at the highest point and very much cut up by the washing rains; the r
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXVII. June, 1863 (search)
uncing the Republican Administration and advocating peace. June 12 A beautiful, bright warm summer day-and yet a little somber. The surprise of Stuart, on the Rappahannock, has chilled every heart, notwithstanding it does not appear that we lost more than the enemy in the encounter. The question is on every tonguehave our generals relaxed in vigilance? If so, sad is the prospect! But Vicksburg is the point of intensest interest and anxieties. Gen. Johnston writes from Canton, Mississippi, on the 5th inst., in reply to the Secretary, that he regrets such confidence is reposed in his ability to save Vicksburg, and fears that such expectations will be disappointed. Grant is receiving reinforcements dailywhile he (Johnston) is not to have more troops. He does not state the number he has, but he says it seems to him that the relief of Vicksburg is impossible. Pemberton will hold out as long as he can; but if Grant's line be not broken, the fall of Vicksburg is only a qu
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), Report of Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, U. S. Army, commanding armies of the United States, of operations march, 1864-May, 1865. (search)
l Canby to cut the enemy's lines of communication with Mobile and detain troops in that field. General Foster, commanding Department of the South, also sent an expedition, via Broad River, to destroy the railroad between Charleston and Savannah. The expedition from Vicksburg, under command of Bvt. Brig. Gen. E. D. Osband (colonel Third U. S. Colored Cavalry), captured, on the 27th of November, and destroyed the Mississippi Central Railroad bridge and trestle-work over Big Black River, near Canton, 30 miles of the road and 2 locomotives, besides large amounts of stores. The expedition from Baton Rouge was without favorable results. The expedition from the Department of the South, under the immediate command of Brig. Gen. John P. Hatch, consisting of about 5,000 men of all arms, including a brigade from the Navy, proceeded up Broad River and embarked at Boyd's Neck on the 29th of November, from where it moved to strike the railroad at Grahamville. At Honey Hill, about three miles fr
October 15. A fight took place at McLean's Ford, on Bull Run, Va., between the rebels and the New Jersey brigade of the Third corps of the army of the Potomac, in which the former lost sixty in killed and wounded, and the latter two killed and twenty-five wounded.--Philadelphia Inquirer, October 22. Canton, Miss., was captured by the Union forces under General McPherson, after a severe engagement, in which the rebels lost two hundred in killed, wounded, and prisoners. At a special meeting of the Richmond, Va., City Council this evening, a report was adopted appointing a board, consisting of five members of the Council and three citizens, to purchase articles for sale at cost, under their direction, at depots to be established by them, one in each ward. The Council also made an appropriation of fifty thousand dollars for the relief of the poor, and authorized the Finance Committee to sell that amount of confederate State bonds in the city treasury.--the British steame
Doc. 138.-Colonel Bussy's expedition. Jackson, Miss., July 20, 1863. On the sixteenth instant, Colonel Bussy, Chief of Cavalry of General Sherman's army, with one thousand of his cavalry, and Wood's brigade of Steele's division, started for Canton, Miss. It was known that Jackson's cavalry division, numbering about four thousand men, had crossed the river, and was supposed to be in the neighborhood of Canton. Our forces reached Grant's Mill, ten miles north of Jackson, at nine o'clock A. M., where the enemy made his appearance and fired on our advance. Colonel Wood sent forward a party of infantry, drove the enemy from their position on the bank of the river, and destroyed the ferry-boat. Our forces proceeded on to Calhoun Station, on the New-Orleans and Jackson Railroad, where Colonel Bussy burned two locomotives, twenty-five cars, the depot building, and a large quantity of cotton, while Colonel Wood's forces tore up and burned two miles of the railroad track. Thi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 14: the great Uprising of the people. (search)
ere two clasped hands and the words, United we stand; divided we fall. The enraged secessionists went to pull it down? but found armed men there to defend it, and it was kept flying until evening, when it was taken down voluntarily. the Union men in the South will take Kentucky hemp, and hang every traitor between the Gulf and the Ohio and Potomac! We left New Orleans for the North on the morning of Wednesday, the 17th, April, 1861. and spent that night at the little village of Canton, in Mississippi. We went out in search of a resident of the place, whom we had met at Niagara Falls the previous summer. He was absent. A war-meeting was gathering in the Court House, on the village green, when we passed, and a bugle was there pouring forth upon the evening air the tune of the Marseillaise Hymn of the French Revolution. This stirring hymn was parodied, and sung at social gatherings, at places of amusement, and in the camps throughout the Confederacy. The following is the clos
ed around the flanks and rear of the raiding column. The cavalry of the Union Armies, including both Eastern and Western, lost 10,596 officers and men killed or mortally wounded in action, and about 26,490 wounded who survived. Cavalry Corps. (Armies of the West.) Stone's River, Tenn. McMinnville, Tenn. Pea Ridge, Ark. lone Jack, Mo. Prairie Grove, Mo. Streight's Raid Middleton, Tenn. Franklin, Tenn. Triune, Tenn. Shelbyville, Tenn. Jackson, Tenn. Sparta, Tenn. Canton, Miss. Grenada, Miss. Grierson's Raid Graysville, Ga. Chickamauga, Ga. Carter's Station, Tenn. Murfreesboro Road, Tenn. Farmington, Tenn. Blue Springs, Tenn. Byhalia, Miss. Wyatt's Ford, Miss. Maysville, Ala. Blountsville, Tenn. Sweetwater, Tenn. Moscow, Tenn. Cleveland, Tenn. Ripley, Miss. Salisbury, Tenn. Bean's Station, Tenn. Morristown, Tenn. Mossy Creek, Tenn. Dandridge, Tenn. Fair Gardens, Tenn. Arkadelphia, Ark. Camden, Ark. Prairie D'ann, Ark. Jenkins' Ferry, A
se in Confederate prisons (previously included), 19. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. Belmont, Mo. 18 Trenton, Tenn. 1 Fort Donelson, Tenn. 58 Canton, Miss. 1 Burnt Bridge, Tenn. 1 Kenesaw Mountain, Ga. 5 Grand Junction, Tenn. 1 Battle of Atlanta, Ga. 49 Thompson's Hill, Miss. 1 Siege of Atlanta, Ga. 3 . & M. W. Monroe, Mo., July 11, 1861 1 Siege of Vicksburg, Miss. 5 Kirkville, Mo., Aug. 20, 1861 1 Jackson, Miss. 36 Shelbyville, Mo., Sept. 2, 1861 1 Canton, Miss. 1 Blue Mills, Mo., Sept. 17, 1861 11 Atlanta, Ga., July 21, 1864 3 Shiloh, Tenn. 40 Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864 16 Metamora, Miss. 7 Ezra Chapel, Ga. erton, Miss.   2   2 Vicksburg, Miss. (assault, May 19) 1 3   4 Vicksburg, Miss. (assault, May 22) 26 82   108 Siege of Vicksburg, Miss. 10 42   52 Canton, Miss. 1 5   6 Barton Station, Miss. 1 3   4 Lookout Mountain, Tenn. 1 23 3 27 Misssionary Ridge, Tenn. Ringgold, Ga. 5 22 1 28 Resaca, Ga. 6 18  
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