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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
our hundred cavalry and two pieces of artillery. It was a most perilous march, over icy roads. Vance left the bulk of his force at the foot of the mountain, and led one hundred and seventy-five men on a reconnaissance toward Sevierville, south of Dandridge. On the way he heard of a National wagon-train moving not far off. On this he pounced Jan. 14, 1864. in a fierce charge, and captured seventeen wagons and twenty-six men. With his plunder he attempted to return by way of the head of Cosby Creek, where, on the following morning, he was surrounded by the Fourth Illinois Cavalry, under Major Davidson, who thoroughly dispersed the Confederates and captured General Vance, with a part of his staff and about a hundred men, and recaptured the prisoners and wagons. From that time until the close of January, Sturgis was continually menaced by Longstreet, who appeared to be determined to repossess himself of Knoxville; but his movement was only a mask, behind which his army soon retired i
an. 15, 1864. Dandridge, was attacked there next day, and more determinedly at 3 P. M. the day after; holding the town till after dark, when our men fell back to Strawberry Plains. Gen. Vance, with 500 mounted men and 2 guns, crossed Smoky mountain from North Carolina into East Tennessee, making for Seviersville; near which place he, with 175 picked men, charged and captured a train of 17 Union wagons, making 26 prisoners. Attempting to return, however, he was surrounded Jan. 15. on Cosby creek by the 4th Illinois cavalry, Maj. Davidson, who routed and captured him, with 100 of his men. Sturgis had several further collisions Jan. 16-28. with the Rebel cavalry under Martin and Morgan, wherein he claimed the advantage, with a superior loss inflicted on the enemy ; but, as he began them near Dandridge and Newmarket, and left off at Maryville — some 30 miles farther back — it is not safe to credit his estimates of the respective losses. He claims to have taken 150 prisoners i
on, 431. Cane River, La., 548. Cannouchee Cr'k, Ga., 692. Cape Girardeau, Mo., 448. Carney's Bridge, La., 328. Carter's Creek Pike, 285. Chariton River, Mo., 35. Charles City Load,Va., 592. Charlestown, Tenn., 622. Charlestown, Va., 396. Chattanooga. Tenn., 638. Cherbourg, France, 646. Chesterfield Br., Va., 577. Clinch's Station, Tenn., 283. Coffeeville, Miss., 286. Columbia, Ark., 551. Columbus, Ga., 719. Congaree River, S. C., 699. Coosawhatchie, S. C., 463. Cosby Creek, Tenn., 623. Cumberland Gap,Tenn.,430. Cynthiana. Ky., 624. Dabney's Mill. Va., 726. Dam No. 1, York R., Va.,112. Dandridge. Tenn., 623. Deatonsville, Va., 740. Decatur, Ala., 678. Deep Bottom, Va., 589. Donaldsonville. La., 338. Dover, Tenn., 283. Droop Mountain, Va., 404. Dublin Station. W. Va., 600. Egypt, Miss., 695. Elizabethtown, Ky., 283. Emmnitsburg Road, Md.,389. Falling Waters, Md., 392. Falmouth, Va, 352. Farmington, Tenn., 433. Fayetteville, Ark., 448.
onnoissance. When in about two miles, he heard of a Yankee train of wagons being there. Our small force immediately charged and captured seventeen wagons, one hundred mules, and twenty-six prisoners. The enemy were then within four miles of our force, and General Vance at once started out with the captured property. This was about three P. M. The General thought it was impossible to get back over the Smoky Mountain, and endeavored to make his way to the Cattaloocha road, on the head of Cosby Creek. He immediately despatched to Thomas (who was the senior officer in command) to send Colonel Henry, with the balance of the command and artillery, by the road around the base of the mountain, to meet him on Cosby. The force with General Vance travelled that night until twelve o'clock, when they found the road in their front blockaded. They then had to lay by until daylight, when they cut out the blockade, and reached Cosby about one P. M.; but, instead of finding Henry there, they foun
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Tennessee, 1864 (search)
rryPENNSYLVANIA--15th Cavalry (Detachment). Jan. 11: Scout to LexingtonTENNESSEE--7th Cavalry. Jan. 11-12: Expedition from Maysville up Little Tennessee RiverINDIANA--3d Cavalry. Jan. 12: Skirmish near Mossy CreekINDIANA--2d and 4th Cavalry (Detachments). TENNESSEE--2d and 3d Cavalry (Detachments). WISCONSIN--1st Cavalry (Detachment). Jan. 13: Skirmish near ColliersvilleILLINOIS--9th Cavalry (Detachment). Jan. 13: Skirmish, Seviersville(No Reports.) Jan. 14: Skirmish, Schulz's Mill, Cosby CreekOHIO--10th Cavalry (Detachment). PENNSYLVANIA--15th Cavalry (Detachment). Jan. 14: Scout from ColliersvilleILLINOIS--9th Cavalry. Jan. 14: Skirmish, MiddletownIOWA--35th Infantry. Union loss. 4 missing. Jan. 16: Skirmish, Morristown RoadINDIANA--5th Cavalry. Jan. 16: Skirmish, White CountyMISSOURI--23d Infantry. Jan. 16: Skirmish, Kimbrough's Cross RoadsILLINOIS--14th Cavalry; Colvin's Indpt. Battery Light Arty. INDIANA--5th Cavalry; 65th Mounted Infantry. MICHIGAN--9th Cavalry. OHIO-
and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 30-October 17. McMinnville October 4. Farmington October 7. March to relief of Knoxville November 27-December 8. Near Loudon December 2. Expedition to Murphey, N. C., December 6-11. Near Dandridge December 22-23 (Detachment). Dandridge December 24 (Detachment). Mossy Creek, Talbot Station, December 29. Schulz's Mill, Cosby Creek, January 14, 1864 (Detachment). Near Wilsonville January 22, 1864. Expedition to Quallatown, N. C., January 31-February 7 (Detachment). Quallatown February 5. Scout from Ringgold, Ga., to Lafayette April 24-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Stone Church May 1. Lee's Cross Roads and Ringgold Gap May 2. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Sugar Valley May 11. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome May 17-18. Battles about Da
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Pennsylvania Volunteers. (search)
ember 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Duty in Sequatchie Valley till November. Near Dunlap October 2. Sequatchie Valley October 26. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Gatlinsburg December 10. Near Dandridge Mills December 13. Near Morristown December 14. Near Dandridge December 22-23. Dandridge December 24. Mossy Creek, Talbot Station, December 29. Scout from Dandridge to Clark's Ferry January 10-11, 1864. Schultz's Mill, Cosby Creek, January 14 (Detachment). Near Wilsonville January 22 (Detachment). Indian Creek January 28. Fair Garden January 28-29. Fain's Island January 28. Expedition from Marysville to Quallatown, N. C., January 31-February 7. Quallatown February 5. Moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., arriving February 12. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Scouting till May. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., May
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Tennessee Volunteers. (search)
ry, 1864. Operations about Dandridge and Mossy Creek December 24-28, 1863. Hay's Ferry, near Dandridge, December 24. Mossy Creek December 25. Talbot Station December 27. Talbot Station, Mossy Creek, December 29. Expedition to Cosby Creek, N. C., January, 1864. Cosby Creek January 17. Near Wilsonville January 22. Operations about Dandridge January 26-28. Fair Garden January 26-27. McNutt's Bridge January 27. Scout from Marysville toward Seviersville February 1Cosby Creek January 17. Near Wilsonville January 22. Operations about Dandridge January 26-28. Fair Garden January 26-27. McNutt's Bridge January 27. Scout from Marysville toward Seviersville February 1-2. Moved to Cleveland, Tenn., February 10-March 11. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Catoosa Springs May 4. Varnell's Station May 7-8. Demonstration on Dalton May 9-13. Tilton May 13. Resaca May 14-15. Pursuit to Cassville May 16-19. Near Cassville May 19. Stilesborough May 23. Huntsville or Burnt Hickory May 24. About Dallas. New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Burned Church May 30 and June 11. Ackworth June 3-4. Big Shanty
the brigade, and as Major-General McCown reported, bore himself gallantly. After Bragg had fallen back to Shelbyville, Colonel Vance was taken with typhoid fever, and while in this condition his regiment was ordered to Jackson, Miss., and he never afterward was in command of it. While sick he received his commission as brigadier-general, issued in June, 1863. On returning to duty he was assigned to service in western North Carolina, in which region he was captured January 14, 1864, at Cosby creek, which ended his military career. He experienced the life of the prison camps at Nashville, Louisville, Camp Chase and Fort Delaware. While at the latter place he was appointed to act with General Beale in buying clothing for; Confederate prisoners of war, which occupied his attention until he was paroled March 14, 1865. Since the return of peace he has had a conspicuous career in the Congress of the United States, as representative of the Eighth district, elected first in 1872, and co