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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations of the cavalry in Mississippi, from January to March, 1864.-report of General S. D. Lee. (search)
e forces recrossed the Big Black on the 4th of March. Brigadier-General Ross, with his brigade of Texans, was sent to the Yazoo country by Brigadier-General Jackson, and Richardson's brigade of Tennessee and Forrest's cavalry were sent by my order tGeneral Ross, about the 28th of February, while going into camp near Benton, was charged by about 80 negro cavalry from Yazoo City. About an equal number of the Texans charged them, and before they got to Yazoo City (10 miles), 75 of the negroes werYazoo City (10 miles), 75 of the negroes were caught and killed, as they continued to offer resistance and to run. On the 5th of March, Brigadier-Generals Richardson and Ross, cooperating, attacked Yazoo City, drove the enemy from all the redoubts except one, and took possession of the city, cYazoo City, drove the enemy from all the redoubts except one, and took possession of the city, capturing many stores and a few prisoners. The enemy having concentrated in the strongest redoubt, it was not considered prudent to assault it, as it was defended by about 400 infantry and surrounded by a ditch. Generals Ross and Richardson retired
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sherman's advance on Meridian — report of General W. H. Jackson. (search)
ade at Kosciusko to proceed to and protect the Mississippi Central railroad and Yazoo country. February 27th we reached Sharon, Miss., and Starke's brigade encounpecially to that portion of General Ross's report referring to the capture of Yazoo city, which I consider a perfect success. My thanks are also due the members oftection of the public property at that point, and to guard against raids from Yazoo City. I started from Tampica on the morning of the 24th, and hearing that eveniS. Ross, from the vicinity of Benton, indicating the presence of the enemy at Yazoo City. I moved in that direction, and on the evening of the 4th of March formed a as to the position of the enemy, his works of defence, and the typography of Yazoo City and environs. He made full (as I afterwards saw to be), true, and accurate ecount of his superior information as to the defences and approaches of and to Yazoo City, I declined to assume the command, making him my equal in rank, both agreeing
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sherman's campaign in Mississippi in winter of 1864. (search)
would again advance very soon, en route for Yazoo City, I examined the river banks and selected Livpend my last shot in the effort. Arrived at Yazoo City on the evening of the 4th. The enemy did noenton, when a squadron of negro cavalry from Yazoo city came in sight, I immediately ordered detachmw of them got away. The road all the way to Yazoo city was literally strewed with their bodies. ist me in an attempt to drive the enemy from Yazoo city. Being the senior officer, I advised him to evening before, our combined force moved on Yazoo City, the object being to feel the enemy's posities the Plank road, one and a half miles from Yazoo City, leading into the northeast corner of the toorth. We had now undisputed possession of Yazoo city, except a warehouse immediately on the river The following morning the enemy all left Yazoo city, evidently anticipating a renewal of the attady and zealous cooperation in the attack on Yazoo city. This truly gallant officer is an honor to [1 more...]