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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
rt Holt and Paducah, of which places we have taken possession. As the rebel forces outnumber ours, and the counties of Kentucky, between the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers, as well as those along the Cumberland, are strongly Secessionist, it becomes imperatively necessary to have the co-operation of the Union forces under Generrces, he will have to take and hold Mayfield and Lovelaceville, to be in the rear and flank of Columbus, and to occupy Smithland, controlling in its way both the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers. At the same time Colonel Rousseau should bring his force, increased, if possible, by two Ohio regiments, in boats, to Henderson, and takider Major-General Ulysses S. Grant, then in command of the district around Cairo. He took military possession of Paducah, Sept. 6, 1861. at the mouth of the Tennessee River, where he found Secession flags flying in different parts of the town in expectation of the arrival of a Confederate army, nearly four thousand strong, report
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
ry, 201. operations of gun boats on the Tennessee River torpedoes, 202. attack on Fort Henry, 2ch we are about to consider, occurred on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers. These are remarkabrd, in a course generally parallel to the Tennessee River, falls into the Ohio. It is navigable fo on its, eastern bank; Fort Henry, on the Tennessee River, and Fort Donelson, on the, Cumberland Riallow them to navigate the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers, into whose waters they were speedily sumrce moved eastward to Smithland, between the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers; and at the same time his grate, he painted glowingly the whole Tennessee River campaign. I recollect distinctly his sto land on the eastern or righ tbank of the Tennessee River, in Stewart County, Tennessee, was to be y, on his return, that officer struck the Tennessee River about twenty miles below Fort Henry, whero Paducah, and on that evening was in the Tennessee River. He went up that stream cautiously, beca[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 8: the siege and capture of Fort Donelson. (search)
Chapter 8: the siege and capture of Fort Donelson. Gun boat expedition up the Tennessee River, 206. Commodore Foote in the pulpit, 207. preparations for marching against Fort Donelson, 208. character and 8trepngth of Fort Donelson, 2eparations for an attack on Fort Donelson, on the Cumberland River. Preparatory to this was a reconnoissance up the Tennessee River. Lieutenant-Commander S. L. Phelps was sent up that river on the evening of the day of battle, Feb. 6, 1862. with ath City, which it found evacuated and burned by the Southern troops. From there a detachment advanced as far as the Tennessee River, and thus occupies the principal road between Memphis and Columbus. This movement establishes the troops of General Burnside in the rear of the great army of the Potomac. Elizabeth City, on the Atlantic coast, and the Tennessee River, at the point indicated, are fully 750 miles apart, in an air line, and at least 1,200 miles by any route troops might be taken.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 9: events at Nashville, Columbus, New Madrid, Island number10, and Pea Ridge. (search)
nth, in Upper Mississippi, there to prepare to check a formidable movement of the Nationals toward Alabama and Mississippi, by way of Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee River, which we shall consider presently. On assuming command, McCall issued a flaming order announcing it, The following is a copy of the order which was fouarty in the conflict could scarcely be estimated. The announcement of it went over the land simultaneously with that of the hard-won triumph at Shiloh on the Tennessee River, April 7, 1862. which we shall consider presently, and was followed, a few days afterward, by that of the capture of Fort Pulaski, at the mouth of the Savannic Mitchel, to join his forces to those of Beauregard, the latter was gathering an army at Corinth to confront a most serious movement of the Nationals up the Tennessee River, already alluded to. While Grant and Foote were pulling down, the strongholds of rebellion in Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky, the National troops, u
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 10: General Mitchel's invasion of Alabama.--the battles of Shiloh. (search)
nd his victorious Army expedition up the Tennessee River planned, 261. Grant's Army on transportsberland, and a part of it was sent up the Tennessee River, while its commander, as we have observedg in the forest, about two miles from the Tennessee River, that belonged to the Methodists. Genera given, the spectator is looking down the Tennessee River from across the ravine and creek, at the y called upon to fight near the banks of the Tennessee. General Mitchel performed his part of thps. Let us turn again to the banks of the Tennessee, and see what was occurring there. Genera Confederate line and the broad and rapid Tennessee River. General Grant, who was at his Headquarteo rush upon Hurlbut and push him into the Tennessee River, was speedily closed by General W. H. L. y huddled in great peril on the banks of the Tennessee, when the seemingly tardy General arrived. vening. April 6, 1862 It had reached the Tennessee River, at Savannah, on the previous day; and, o[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 11: operations in Southern Tennessee and Northern Mississippi and Alabama. (search)
sts around Cabin of a hospital steamer on the Tennessee River. Shiloh hundreds of loved ones were buriedns (forty thousand rations), he fled across the Tennessee River April 27. at Decatur, his rear-guard under Colt which point a fine railway bridge crossed the Tennessee River. When Turchin fled from Decatur, he was ordeect security, while in all Alabama north of the Tennessee River floats no flag but that of the Union. Let usfense, and as the heat of summer would make the Tennessee River too shallow for transportation for his suppliesemployed in keeping open communication with the Tennessee River, was now broken up, and General Wallace was senerates from Rogersville, in Alabama, across the Tennessee River. Reports of Generals Mitchel and Negley, Mayhis designs against the Confederates beyond the Tennessee River; and that band of young men left in detachmentsffering on the shores and little islands of the Tennessee River, was re-captured, taken to Atlanta with eight o
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
t was power yet untried. It was immediately put forth. Her invulnerable citadel began to move, and from it her guns hurled ponderous shot in quick succession. These were answered by broadsides from her antagonist; and in this close and deadly encounter, in which the blazes of opposing guns met each other, these strange combatants struggled for some time, each thoroughly illustrating the wonderful resisting power of armored ships, which had just been manifested in a less degree on the Tennessee River. Neither of the mailed gladiators was damaged in the terrible onset. The Monitor now withdrew a little, and each commenced maneuvering for advantage of position. The Monitor sought her antagonist's port-holes, or some vulnerable part of her armor, that she might send a shot through to her vitals, The following description, by Captain Ericsson, will explain the way in which the guns of the Monitor were made to bear on her antagonist: On one side of the turret there is a telescope
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
isputing the passage of National troops farther southward and eastward than the line of the Tennessee River. Beauregard's army was at Tupelo and vicinity, under General Bragg. See page 294. Hallearched in nearly parallel lines eastward toward Chattanooga, the former on the north of the Tennessee River, and the latter south of it. Bragg moved with the greatest celerity, and won the race, and hose of Bragg, which for almost three weeks had been moving northward. Bragg crossed the Tennessee River at Harrison, just above Chattanooga, on the 21st of August, with thirty-six regiments of in It was the wealth of Kentucky, and Southern Ohio and Indiana, which they marched from the Tennessee River to secure, and not the hope of subjugation or permanent occupation. and he appealed to the artment, he took position, accordingly, not far south of Grand Junction. to move toward the Tennessee River at the beginning of September; not, however, without the knowledge of the vigilant Grant, w
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
. important cavalry raids, 552. a visit to the Murfreesboroa battle — field, 553. The repulse of the Confederates at Corinth was followed by brief repose in the Department over which General Grant had command, and which, by a general order of the 16th of October, was much extended, and named the Department of the Tennessee, The newly organized Department included Cairo, Forts Henry and Donelson, Northern Mississippi, and those portions of Tennessee and Kentucky lying west of the Tennessee River. with Headquarters at Jackson. He made a provisional division of it into four districts, commanded respectively by Generals W. T. Sherman, S. A. Hurlbut, C. S. Hamilton, and T. A. Davies--the first commanding the district of Memphis, the second that of Jackson, the third the district of Corinth, and the fourth the district of Columbus. Vicksburg, a city of Mississippi, situated on a group of high eminences known as the Walnut Hills, on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, at a