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Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 90 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 84 10 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 78 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 74 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 48 2 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 38 0 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 36 0 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 31 1 Browse Search
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 30 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 29 3 Browse Search
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ready, on the morning of the 30th, to take the troops aboard at De Shroon's. During the night, the Thirteenth corps marched around to that place, on the levee. The gunboats also passed below the batteries. Grant had previously ordered the eastern shore below Grand Gulf explored, to find a landing-place, and hardly hoped to get a footing anywhere north of Rodney; but, that night, information was procured from a negro, that a good road led from Bruinsburg, six miles below Grand Gulf, to Port Gibson, twelve miles in the interior, and on high ground. When the embarkation began in the morning, it was with a view to steam down the river, until hard land should be found, but, this information being relied on, the first transports went direct to Bruinsburg, and found the negro's story correct; a good dry road leading to the bluffs, which were at least two miles from the river. At the same time that the attack on Grand Gulf was ordered, Grant wrote to Sherman, who had not yet started
movement to the high land battle-field of Port Gibson McClernand meets the enemy battle of Portnd sent them in precipitate retreat towards Port Gibson. Before sunset, their right was completelylly gave way, and fell back rapidly towards Port Gibson, leaving his dead and wounded on the field.er dark. It reached to within two miles of Port Gibson, but the nature of the country was such thaeld-guns were captured. Bowen's advance to Port Gibson was bold, and his defence a good one, but thas been going on since daylight just below Port Gibson. Enemy can cross all his army from Hard Ti on the Big Black river, fifteen miles from Port Gibson. Several hundred prisoners were taken in tir forces. But, having beaten the enemy at Port Gibson, and followed him to the Big Black river, G hope of being able to hold the position on Bayou Pierre, upon which the safety of Jackson depends, s advancing with all his disposable force. Port Gibson was lost as a matter of course, and Grand G[9 more...]
oad, on a prominent point close in rear of Carr's right. The field-batteries of the Thirteenth corps, numbering thirty-three guns, were also posted advantageously along the ridges and prominences in the rear. These opened early, and McClernand succeeded in breaching several points of the enemy's works, temporarily silencing one or two guns, and exploding four rebel caissons. See rebel reports. At the precise time appointed, the bugles sounded the charge, and, with all the alacrity of Port Gibson and the Big Black bridge, McClernand's columns moved to the assault; but, as in the case of McPherson and Sherman, by brigade, regiment, or battalion front, in weak order, and without cooperation or unity. The right, under Smith, succeeded in pushing close to the enemy's works, but was met by the destructive fire of musketry, and unable to get further. Lawler's brigade, in Carr's division, which had carried the tete-de-pont on the Big Black river, dashed forward with its old impetuosit
two thousand men at Vicksburg; three thousand were captured at Champion's hill; nearly two thousand at the Big Black bridge, and at least two thousand others at Port Gibson and Raymond, and during the campaign and siege; while those who escaped with Loring, from Champion's hill, could not have been fewer than four thousand. 32,000Surrendered at Vicksburg. 3,000Captured at Champion's hill. 2,000Captured at Big Black bridge. 2,000Captured at Port Gibson, etc. 4,000Loring. 10,000Killed and wounded in Pemberton's command. 3,000Stragglers. —— 56,000Total. There can no longer be a doubt that many rebel officials persistently and designedly misstated never had any faith, except a general hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo pass expedition and the like could succeed. When you got below and took Port Gibson, Grand Gulf and vicinity, I thought you should go down the river and join General Banks; and when you turned northward, east of the Big Black, I feared it was a
of the Tennessee, in the field, April 24, 1863. Major-General J. A. Mcclernand, commanding Thirteenth Army Corps: I would like to have General Osterhaus make a reconnoissance, in person, to a point on the Mississippi, opposite the mouth of Bayou Pierre, and a short distance below, to where there is a road leading from the river to Grand Gulf. The map shows such a road. It is desirable to learn if there is a landing at that point, and, if it can be done by inquiry, to learn also the condition of the road on the opposite side. If a landing cannot be made in front at Grand Gulf, it may be necessary to reach there by this route. The map shows this road, and also a good road from the same point to Port Gibson. It is also important to know if there is a road on the west bank of the river from here to a point below Grand Gulf. Should any of our gunboats get below the Gulf, and not be able to return, it could be used in communicating with them. U. S. Grant, Major-General. Pe
ed, and the march immediately commenced for Port Gibson. General McClernand was in the advance, witriven, however, from point to point towards Port Gibson, until night closed in, under which, it wast by Logan's division, about two miles from Port Gibson. The nature of the country is such that fmy except their wounded. The bridge across Bayou Pierre, about two miles from Port Gibson, on the Gstroyed, and also the bridge immediately at Port Gibson, on the Vicksburg road. The enemy retreateruinsburg, April 30th, moved immediately on Port Gibson, met the enemy, eleven thousand strong, four miles south of Port Gibson at two A. M., and engaged him all day, entirely routing him, with theestroying the bridges over the two forks of Bayou Pierre. These were rebuilt, and pursuit continuedch in time. In the various battles, from Port Gibson to Black river bridge, we have taken near sfford to delay; beating the enemy too, near Port Gibson, I followed him to Hankinson's ferry on the[3 more...]
the advance the same day, you pushed on until you came up to the enemy near Port Gibson, only restrained by the darkness of night. You hastened to attack him on ton. Taking the lead on the morning of the 2d, you were the first to enter Port Gibson, and hasten the retreat of the enemy from the vicinity of that place. During the ensuing night, as a consequence of the victory at Port Gibson, the enemy spiked his guns at Grand Gulf, and evacuated that place, retiring upon Vicksburg and Eand Gulf was solely the result of the victory achieved by the land forces at Port Gibson. The armament and public stores captured there are but the just trophies of that victory. Hastening to bridge the south branch of Bayou Pierre, at Port Gibson, you crossed on the morning of the 3d, and pushed on to Willow springs, Big SanPort Gibson, you crossed on the morning of the 3d, and pushed on to Willow springs, Big Sandy, and the main crossing of Fourteen-mile creek, four miles from Edward's station. A detachment of the enemy was immediately driven away from the crossing, and you