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Doc. 72.-fight at Pittsburgh, Tenn. Commodore Foote's report. Cairo, March 3, 1862. Hon. Gideon Welles: Lieut. opsis of which is, that the two gunboats proceeded up to Pittsburgh, near the Mississippi line, where a rebel battery was ope rebels had occupied and were fortifying a place called Pittsburgh, nine miles above, on the right bank of the river, (the eeded up the river. When within twelve hundred yards of Pittsburgh we were opened upon by the rebel batteries, consisting, at I left at Clifton. I shall remain about here, paying Pittsburgh a daily visit, which I hope will prevent the rebels fromvessel up the river to a landing on the west side called Pittsburgh, distant about nine miles from this place. When we had arrived within twelve or thirteen hundred yards of Pittsburgh we were fired upon by a rebel battery, consisting, as well aght miles above Savannah we came to a little town called Pittsburgh, a miserable-looking little hamlet, as they nearly all a
brethren have been prone to style what will be better known as Columbus, Ky., with such details connected therewith as have come under my observation after a residence of six hours. The steamboat Lexington arrived at Cairo on Monday morning from the Tennessee River, where she had been engaging the enemy to a small extent. It was rumored that she came down for reenforcements, and that several iron-clad gunboats would be sent back with her. In the afternoon the St. Louis, Carondelet, and Pittsburgh got up steam, and toward evening anchored in the river. The belief up to this time was that the destination of the fleet was Florence, Alabama. At ten o'clock at night, however, it leaked out, despite the efforts at secrecy on the part of military officers, that Columbus was to be attacked in the morning. Before twelve o'clock Cairo was alive with excitement on the subject, and the old rumors of evacuation, reenforcement, conflagration and occupation were again in circulation. At about
purpose of intercepting communication on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, started about six o'clock, on the evening of the sixteenth, and proceeded from Pittsburgh Landing, on the road toward Corinth, in the following order: Major S. M. Bowman having the right in command of a detachment of the Fourth Illinois cavalry, eightoads, leaving the evidences of his flight scattered for miles around. It was further ascertained that he contemplated a night attack on our encampment at Pittsburgh Landing, which design was thus completely frustrated. We recovered several horses at least four miles from the battle-ground, which had been mired down in a swamD. Sunger, Major Fifty-fifth Illinois. Aid-de-Camp to Gen. W. T. Sherman. To Brig.-Gen. S. A. Hurlbut, Commanding, etc. A correspondent writing from Pittsburgh Landing, Tenn, March twenty-first, gives the following account of this affair: On Sunday last Major Bowman, with about seventy of his battalion, reconnoitred westwa
lity of the battery. The boats were manned as follows: St. Louis cutter, John V. Johnson, commander. Cincinnati cutter, John Pierce, commander. Benton cutter, Geo. P. Lord, commander. Mound City cutter,----Scoville, commander. Pittsburgh cutter,----, commander. Each of the cutters also carried a coxswain, and was manned by ten men. The boats were all in charge of First Master Johnson, of the St. Louis. The soldiers were picked men of company A, each man armed with a five-shooter Colt rifle. The following was the plan laid out: The boats were to approach the battery in line, pulling slowly till at the point of the bar, after which, when five hundred yards, the St. Louis, Benton, and Pittsburgh, should run abreast, the Cincinnati and Mound City in the rear as reserves; and this plan was carried out to the very letter. With muffled oars, and under cover of the friendly darkness, the boats advanced cautiously along the edge of the bank. Owing to the furious vio
. headquarters Dist. Western Tennessee, Pittsburgh, April Zzz, 1862. To Capt. N. H. McLean, A. ck, the order was delivered to move it up to Pittsburgh, but owing to its being led by a circuitous on the steamer John J. Roe. We reached Pittsburgh Landing at near eleven o'clock, and at once hasttwo o'clock P. M., and to advance toward Pittsburgh Landing in advance of the trains, at four o'cloche part taken by my brigade in the battle of Pittsburgh. Early on the morning of Sunday, sixth inteenth regiment Iowa infantry, camp near Pittsburgh, Tenn., April 8, 1862. C. Cadel, Jr., A. A. A.Grant, on the west bank of the Tennessee, at Pittsburgh and in the direction of Savannah, before he utter disorder to the immediate vicinity of Pittsburgh, under the shelter of the heavy guns of his erstanding, in the event of an attack at Pittsburgh Landing, Major-Gen. Lew. Wallace was to come in g up from Savannah to the point opposite Pittsburgh Landing and being ferried across, or were coming[44 more...]
se, and the current striking the cumbersome barge, sheered the vessel, and carried it toward a neighboring bar. The first glare of light, however, disclosed our situation, and the current, and rapid commands, Hard-a-port, Hard-a-port, admonished us of danger. The boat nevertheless soon regained the channel, and our fears were dispelled by remarks on deck that all was going well, and the anxiously awaited reports as they came from the forecastle: No bottom. Just at this time the Benton, Pittsburgh, and several mortars, opened upon the rebels, who were so industriously storming the Carondelet, and it gave us great satisfaction to know that our friends were returning a fire which we could not. When we got well out of range of the enemy's main land batteries, past the first shock which greeted us from the head of the Island, and were, gliding down the north bank, the exultation began, and the most disparaging comments were made upon the enemy's wild firing. This, though, we think
zens, who in a moment left the streets bare and deserted. A squad was despatched in pursuit of the four specimens of departed worth, one of whom was finally caught, being, as is affirmed, the worst scared man ever seen in this district. The other three took to the thicket and escaped. In the mean time the remainder of the troops had taken peaceable possession of the town. The report proved to have been the firing of an anvil in token of their rejoicing over the confederate victory at Pittsburgh, of which the news had just been received. The officers informed them that their men were hungry and had nothing to eat; whereupon a plentiful supply of the best the town could afford was brought out and spread before them. None of the inhabitants seemed to feel any very hostile sentiments, while many of them appeared rather glad of the change of occupants. The troops captured, among other items, thirty prisoners, one hundred and fifty bushels of corn, and one hundred and sixty barrels
Doc. 139.-Halleck's General orders. headquarters Department of the Mississippi, Pittsburgh, Tenn., April 18, 1862. 1. The Major-General commanding this department thanks Major-Gen. Grant and Major-Gen. Buell, and the officers and men of their respective commands, for the bravery and endurance with which they sustained the general attacks of the enemy on the sixth, and for the heroic manner in which, on the seventh inst., they defeated and routed the entire rebel army. The soldiers of the great West have added new laurels to those which they had already won on numerous fields. 2. While congratulating the troops on their glorious successes, the Commanding General desires to impress upon all, officers as well as men, the necessity of greater discipline and order. These are as essential to the success as to the health of the army, and without them, we cannot long expect to be victorious; but with them, we can march forward to new fields of honor and glory, till this wicked
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 153.-the Tennessee expedition. (search)
Doc. 153.-the Tennessee expedition. Cincinnati Commercial account. camp Shiloh, five miles from Pittsburgh Landing, April 30, 1862. on Sunday morning, twenty-seventh instant, Gen. Grant ordered Gen. Wallace to make a demonstration in the. We passed a number of very respectable residences, the first of the kind seen by this army since its occupation of Pittsburgh. They are all owned by wealthy men, every one of whom, we learned, are more or less identified with the rebel cause; shich resulted in the revelation that a son of the hostess had been drafted for Beauregard's army; that he had fought at Pittsburgh, and was dangerously wounded on the first day of the battle. He was conveyed to Corinth. His mother became apprized oer the maternal roof, but will not survive his injuries. At about six o'clock we halted in the woods, midway between Pittsburgh and Purdy. After an hour's delay Gen. Wallace ordered the infantry and artillery to bivouac for the night, and the cav