General John C. Fremont, who had assumed command of the Union armies in the West on the 25th of July,
Major-General David Hunter.
From a photograph. now began to concentrate his forces against Price.
Sending about 40,000 men, with 100 pieces of artillery, to attack him in front, and others to cut off his retreat, he took the field himself.
His plan was magnificent — to capture or disperse Price's army; march to Little Rock and occupy the place; turn the Confederates under Polk, Pillow, Thompson, and Hardee, and compel them to fall back southward; push on to Memphis with his army and Foote's flotilla; capture that city; and then make straight for New Orleans.
Price left Lexington on the 29th of September, after advising his unarmed men to return to their homes, and to wait for a more convenient time to rise.
Marching as rapidly as his long train would permit, he reached the Osage on the 8th of October with about 7000 men. To cross his troops and trains over that diffi
flotilla at Fort Donelson, Island number10, Fort Pillow and — Memphis. Henry Walke, Rear-Admiral, were under cover of their fortifications at Fort Pillow.
I was not aware at the time that we were un-boats.
While he was preparing to attack Fort Pillow, Foote sent his executive officer twice to re ordered away, and the expedition against Fort Pillow was abandoned.
Between the 14th of April ahrowing 13-inch bombs across the point into Fort Pillow, two miles distant. The enemy returned our the river, as usual, at 5 A. M., to bombard Fort Pillow.
The Cincinnati soon followed to protect h firing was kept up until the evacuation of Fort Pillow.
On the 25th seven of Colonel Ellet's re fleet was all astir to take possession of Fort Pillow, the flag-steamer leading.
We found the ca 16. Van Dorn. little Rebel.
the battle of Fort Pillow, May 10, 1862 (looking north). after a sket, having signally failed with those rams at Fort Pillow, now resigned them to their fate.
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