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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 13: Vicksburg campaign (search)
t been opened. The army — was getting farther and farther into the interior, and was engaged in making a series of marches and gaining a series of victories which were destined to make Grant's name immortal. During these busy and exciting days and nights the battle of Raymond was fought, the city of Jackson was captured, the depots of supply, the railroad crossing, and the bridges at that place were destroyed, the railroad to Vicksburg was occupied and broken, the decisive victory at Baker's Creek, or Champion's Hill, was gained, the passage of the Big Black was forced, and the remnant of Pemberton's army was driven into Vicksburg, where it was closely besieged, and finally forced to surrender. During the whole of this time Dana acted as aide-de-camp, and took part in most of the decisive movements. It was my good-fortune to carry Grant's orders to McClernand and McPherson, who were operating in different quarters, to supervise the destruction of the Confederate bridges and the
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
ssistant Treasurer of United States removed, 418. Associated Press, 485, 486. Association of Evangelical Works of Mercy, 45. Athens, Georgia, 295. Atlanta, 234, 257, 258, 294, 300, 343, 350. Atlantic blockade, 195. Auburn, 221, 222. Augur, General, 336, 337, 346. Austria, 74, 79, 81, 83, 84, 85, 89, 96. Authors, 47. B. Babcock-Baez Treaty, 422. Babcock, General, 325. Bache, Professor, Superintendent of the Coast Survey, 377. Badeau, General, 365, 375. Baker's Creek or Champion's Hill, 221, 223, 225. Baltimore, 336, 337. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 337, 347. Bancroft, George, 453. Banks, General, 209, 212, 233, 301, 302, 349. Banks, N. P., Speaker, 142, 144, 147. Baraguay d'hilliers, 67. Barker, Fordyce, 177. Barlow, United States Marshal, 417. Barnard, General, 328. Barrett, James, 18-21, 25, 28-30. Bartlett, Robert, 53. Bates, Attorney-General, 162. Bayard, Secretary, 471, 475. Bayou, Pierre, 220. Bayou, Tensas, 209. Beac
his use of the fire-brand. Grant forces battle upon Pemberton. battle of Baker's Creek. tremendous exertions of Stevenson's division. Gen. Loring fails to suppoompelled to give battle on the ground selected by the enemy. Battle of Baker's Creek. The Confederate line of battle was formed in a bend of what was known as Baker's Creek, across the Jackson and Vicksburg railroad. After a desultory fire, the battle commenced in earnest about noon; Hovey's division attacking the centrlready lost. The retreat of the Confederates was by the ford and bridge of Baker's Creek. As soon as the enemy realized that they were leaving the field, he moved around it. Gen. Johnston so regarded it. When he learned of the disaster at Baker's Creek, he despatched to Pemberton: If Haynes's Bluff be untenable, Vicksburg is o Of this unfortunate situation Gen. Johnston writes: c Had the battle of Baker's Creek not been fought, Gen. Pemberton's belief that Vicksburg was his base, rende
Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), chapter 11 (search)
venson. One section, commanded by Lieut. W. T. Patten, manned the guns of the ram Queen of the West, when the Indianola was captured, and all except four were lost when the Queen was burned. Another detachment under Lieut. Wm. L. Ritter served under Col. G. W. Ferguson on Deer Creek, assisted in capturing a large Federal transport, and was afterwards under General Johnston in the battle before Jackson, Miss. The rest of the battery remained with Pemberton, participated in the battle of Baker's Creek, fought on the Vicksburg lines and were there surrendered. Seventy-seven were paroled, and furloughed after being exchanged. Reorganized in September, 1863; went to the front at Sweetwater, Tenn., served at Lookout mountain, Missionary Ridge, and on the retreat to Dalton, Ga. Under the title of the Stephens (Georgia) light artillery, it participated in the Atlanta campaign and Hood's campaign in Tennessee. At Nashville the battery suffered heavy loss and Captain Rowan was killed by a
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 11: (search)
th, Col. F. W. McMaster; Eighteenth, Col. W. H. Wallace; Twenty-second, Lieut.-Col. J. O'Connell; Twenty-third, Col. H. L. Benbow; Twenty-sixth, Col. A. D. Smith; Holcombe legion, Lieut.-Col. W. J. Crawley—went to Mississippi, and was assigned to the division of Major-General French, in Johnston's little army. On the 20th of May, General Gist, with the balance of his brigade, joined General Johnston at Canton, and was assigned to Walker's division. Meanwhile the disastrous battles of Baker's Creek and the Big Black had been fought and lost by General Pemberton, and Grant was investing Vicksburg, with his army greatly increased. By the 4th of June, General Johnston had collected at Jackson, Canton and Yazoo City, and on the Big Black, a force of 24,000 infantry and artillery, and 2,800 cavalry under Gen. W. H. Jackson. This force was almost without transportation, and was deficient in ammunition for all arms. The Big Black river, impassable except by bridges, interposed between
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 6: (search)
ere it served with distinction to the closing scene at Appomattox. A part of this battalion was at Savannah during Sherman's march to the sea and the siege of that city in December, 1864. The Cherokee Light Artillery, Capts. M. V. D. Corput and John G. Yeiser, was one of the famous batteries of the Western army. It was sent to east Tennessee in 1861; served in that department and in Kentucky in 1862; was in Mississippi in 1863, being highly complimented for its part in the battle of Baker's Creek and the siege of Vicksburg, and participated in the battle of Missionary Ridge and the Atlanta and Tennessee campaigns. White's Artillery was commanded by Capt. B. F. White. The Terrell Light Artillery, Capts. E. J. Dawson and John W. Brooks, served in the department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida and was part of the force engaged in the defense of Savannah in December, 1864. It participated in the campaign of the Carolinas which closed with the capitulation of Johnston, A
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical (search)
uiring brigades to be commanded by officers of their own States, Generals Johnston and Bragg, after vainly seeking a revocation of the order, were compelled to request General Cumming to turn over his brigade to the senior colonel, and report to General Pemberton in Mississippi. There he took command of a brigade composed of the Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth, Thirty-ninth, Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Georgia regiments. These gallant men had their first serious fighting at the battle of Baker's Creek, where a crushing defeat was sustained by General Pemberton, upon whom battle was forced at a time when he did not have his army in position to make even a creditable defense against overwhelming forces. The brigades of S. D. Lee, Barton and Cumming, though they twice rallied and fought with great gallantry, were broken and compelled to leave the field. During the subsequent siege of Vicksburg, General Cumming and his brigade performed their part and endured their share of the sufferin
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical (search)
berton at Jackson, Miss., and by the latter was assigned to Port Hudson, La. In April he was ordered to Jackson with two regiments, and this was the nucleus of the brigade under his command, Loring's division, which took part in the battle of Baker's Creek, Johnston's operations against Grant, and the defense of Jackson. Included in this brigade were the Seventh Kentucky, Colonel Crossland, and part of the Third, Maj. J. H. Bowman. The Eighth Kentucky, mounted, was detached. Buford's command took a prominent part at Baker's Creek, and he was commended for his leadership. Remaining with the army under Johnston and later Polk, his brigade in the early part of 1864 included five Alabama regiments, the Third, Seventh and Eighth Kentucky, and Twelfth Louisiana. But he soon returned to the cavalry service with his three Kentucky infantry regiments, mounted, and was given command of a division of Forrest's command, including the three Kentucky regiments already named, Colonel Faulkner'
The Missouri brigades oppose Grant below Vicksburg death of Colonel William Wade battle of Port Gibson battle of Baker's Creek the Missourians save the army affair at Big Black river siege of Vicksburg provisions fail General Green and Co across that river. The fortifications being completed, the army moved eastward and on the 15th of May bivouacked on Baker's Creek. The Federal and the Confederate armies were camped within a mile of each other, and their camp fires at night showein the redans and on the parapets of the fortifications. Stevenson's guns, although recaptured by the Missourians at Baker's Creek after they had been lost, had been left on the field, because there were no horses to haul them away. At daylight Corinth. His high reputation was increased by the determined fight he made at Port Gibson with a small force, and at Baker's Creek and on the retreat to Black river. He was a strict disciplinarian, but he had the affection as well as the esteem of
es A and C, Pointe Coupee artillery, Capt. Alcide Bouanchaud. This was the nucleus of the brigade subsequently distinguished as Scott's brigade, from Resaca to Franklin. They served under Loring in Mississippi, participated in the battle of Baker's Creek, and had crossed that stream to follow Pemberton into Vicksburg when recalled by Loring to accompany him in a night march that ended in junction with J. E. Johnston at Jackson. At Baker's Creek the Twelfth was distinguished in repelling the Baker's Creek the Twelfth was distinguished in repelling the assaults of the enemy which threatened the capture of the artillery, losing 5 killed and 34 wounded. Awhile after he admitted that the odds were largely against Gardner, frankly adding, I am too much pressed on all sides to spare you troops. In the meantime, a trial was preparing for the batteries of Port Hudson which would test both them and the men behind them. Banks was always active in pushing forward the claims of his department to close alliance with the fleet. Butler had profited by
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