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verty of the intervening section rendered it impossible to transport from Knoxville, a distance of one hundred and thirty miles. The enemy from Columbia commanded the Cumberland River, and only one boat was enabled to come up with supplies from Nashville. With the channel of communication closed, the position became untenable without attack. Only corn could be obtained for the horses and mules, and this in such small quantities that often cavalry companies were sent out on unshod horses whichd by the Federals. We are inclined to think this statement an exaggeration. --Tuscumbia (Ala.) Constitution, Jan. 29. Opinions of the rebel press: another Arnold. If the following statement is true, which we find in a correspondence from Nashville to the Memphis Avalanche of the twenty-seventh, Gen. George B. Crittenden, the commander of our forces at Fishing Creek, is a traitor of the deepest dye, and deserves to be hung up to the nearest tree. We sincerely hope that the charges made a
as one of the most important points in their whole line of defences, and a glance at the map will show it to be such. By obtaining possession of this post, we have reached a point the most southern of any yet attained by our army away from the seacoast. We have an easy and uninterrupted communication with the entire North west, and there is now nothing between us and the Gulf to prevent an army from marching on to Mobile or New-Orleans, or by a flank movement reaching Memphis, Columbus, Nashville, or Bowling Green. An entrance has been effected into the Confederacy at a point where they least expected it, and the backbone of the rebellion is broken. You may be sure that the advantage gained will be immediately followed up. In fact, steps have already been taken to maintain our position, and extend our success. In a few days you will probably hear of more events of interest. Telemaque. Boston journal account. The correspondent of the Boston Journal gives the following inte
esort, to launch the yawl, and make an effort to gain the fleet, whence they expected assistance. Having done this successfully, they asked the captain and pilot to accompany them, but they declining, the second engineer, William Miller, of Nashville, Tenn., Hugh McCabe, of Providence, R. I., fireman, and George Mason, of Staten Island, (the colored steward of the vessel,) resolved to accompany them. They pulled over the bar with the flowing tide, and gave notice to several vessels of the fleen, Joseph W. Nye, of Falmouth, Mass. First officer, J. G. Rogers, of New-York. Second officer, Ward Eldridge, of Falmouth, Mass. Chief engineer, Reuben Carpenter, of Milton on the Hudson, N. Y. Second engineer, William Miller, of Nashville, Tenn. Third engineer, A. Sherman. Coast pilot, J. T. Horton. Stevedore, Mr. Bassett. Purser, Mr. Smith, in charge of stores. Mechanics in the employment of the coast division: John Dye and brother, master masons; William H. Beach, wag
nition having been procured by my order from Nashville, I felt myself prepared to test the effect od and wounded. The latter were carried to Nashville as rapidly as steamboats from Dover could coiment, (since reported dead;) Capt. Many, of Nashville; Capt. Crigier, Fourteenth Mississippi; CaptFederal lines. It was the general belief at Nashville, that fully five thousand of Gen. Floyd's di any force brought against it. The armory at Nashville has been moved to Atlanta, together with muc Certain it is that, up to Wednesday night, Nashville had not fallen into the hands of the enemy, and at twelve o'clock Pillow telegraphed to Nashville: The day is ours; we have repulsed the enemye alluded to, and from thence by steamers to Nashville. The care bestowed upon them was excellent,rolling stock of the railroads converging in Nashville was brought into requisition, and the machinpt at a description of affairs in and around Nashville. It is necessarily meagre, because one pair[12 more...]
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 51.-Gov. Harris's General orders: issued February 19, 1862. (search)
whatever may threaten or imperil the fair fame of either. In view of the exposed condition of your capital, and by authority of a resolution adopted by the General Assembly, I have called the members of the Legislature together at this city. It was a duty I conceived I owed you to remove, whilst it could be done in perfect safety, the archives of the State. This is not a fit occasion to inquire how your capital became so exposed. A series of reverses, not looked for, made the way to Nashville comparatively easy in the enemy. Temporarily and until our armies have made a stand, the officers of state will be located in Memphis. Leaving the officers of state to the immediate discharge of their duties, I repair to the field, and again invoke you to follow me to the battle wherein the fortunes of all are to be lost or won. Orders to the militia will be issued with this proclamation, designating the rendezvous, and giving such other directions as may be necessary and proper. I am
e that this shall be done without reservation. I left Fort Donelson yesterday with the Conestoga, Lieut. Commanding Phelps, and the Cairo, Lieut. Commanding Bryant, on an armed reconnoissance, bringing with me Col. Webster of the Engineer Corps, and chief of Gen. Grant's staff, who, with Lieut. Commanding Phelps, took possession of the principal fort and hoisted the Union flag at Clarksville. A Union sentiment manifested itself as we came up the river. The rebels have retreated to Nashville, having set fire, against the remonstrances of the citizens, to the splendid railroad-bridge across the Cumberland River. I return to Fort Donelson to-day for another gunboat and six or eight mortar-boats, with which I propose to proceed up the Cumberland. The rebels all have a terror of the gunboats. One of them, a short distance above Fort Donelson, had previously fired an iron rolling-mill belonging to Hon. John Bell, which had been used by the rebels. A. H. Foote, Flag-Officer,
is city, for the following reasons: The disaster to our arms at Fishing Creek had turned the right flank of our army, and left the country from Cumberland Gap to Nashville exposed to the advance of the Union army. The fall of Fort Henry had given the enemy the free navigation of the Tennessee River, through which channel he had he small force then under his command, he regarded it as his duty to the army he commanded and the government he represented, to fall back with his army south of Nashville, making no defence of the city, and that he would do so immediately upon the arrival of the army from Bowling Green. The necessity for this retrograde movement, done, and which cannot now do, more. Many weeks before this crisis in our affairs, Gen. Johnston sent a highly accomplished and able engineer, Major Gilmer, to Nashville, to construct fortifications for the defence of the city. Laborers were needed for their construction. I joined Major Gilmer in an earnest appeal to the people
Doc. 63.-occupation of Nashville, Tenn. Official report of Lieut. Bryant. Nashville, Febrll to his soldiers when that officer entered Nashville: General orders, no. 13. headquarterr the balcony of an aristocratic house below Nashville, and shook a delicate white mouchoir and herr with the main outlines of the occupancy of Nashville, but at the risk of repetition I will give arse the virtuous and Christianly traitors of Nashville were highly delighted Sunday morning, to recn, were long miles away from the vicinity of Nashville. No prisoners, save one, were captured, andand to their prestige we owe much in gaining Nashville so easily. Said a citizen an hour since: I dn't have come up, and you wouldn't have got Nashville without a big fight! Doubtless this is pretount of the capture. A gentleman who left Nashville shortly after the battle at Fort Donelson cotollgate, on the top of the hill overlooking Nashville, I strained my eyes to see the white flag on[30 more...]
stion. The last crop is now actually rotting unbaled. We have been taught to believe that England and France were dependent on this staple, and that they would come and get it. Why do they not come? I have begun to doubt whether there are such countries as France and England. The enemy found cotton at Ship Island; some, it is true, they found in flames, but not enough of it. At Florence, they went up and took an inconsiderable quantity. No one seemed to think of setting fire to it. At Nashville they will perhaps get fifty thousand bales, and the owners, to save their property, will have to swear allegiance to that miserable tyrant, Abe Lincoln. And presently they will descend the Mississippi, with, perhaps, fifty gunboats, and compel the negroes to load them with cotton, and send it to Europe, and say, We have opened a cotton port — there is the evidence. I want us to do something manly — something grand. I want the confederate government to buy all the cotton, and, if need be
flag of rebellion involved us in the horrors of civil war. We have restored the Stars and Stripes to Northwestern Arkansas, where I am glad to find many who rejoice to see the emblem of their former glory, and hope for a restoration of the peace and happiness they have enjoyed under its folds. A surrender to such a flag is only a return to your natural allegiance, and is more honorable than to persist in a rebellion that surrendered to the National power at Forts Henry and Donelson, at Nashville and at Roanoke, and throughout the most powerful Southern States. Why then shall the West be devastated to prolong a struggle which the States of Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, North-Carolina and Tennessee cannot successfully maintain? Disband your companies; surrender your arms; for in all instances where men in arms have voluntarily surrendered and taken the oath of allegiance to our common country, they have been discharged. No prisoners have, to my knowledge, been shot or hung, or
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