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dopt certain measures for the preservation of this Government — that is to say: First. He did, on the fifteenth day of April last, issue his proclamation calling upon the several States for seventy-five thousand men to suppress such insurrectionary combinations, and to cause the laws to be faithfully executed. Secondly. He did, on the nineteenth day of April last, issue a proclamation setting on foot a blockade of the ports within the States of South-Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Thirdly. He did, on the twenty-seventh day of April last, issue a proclamation establishing a blockade of the ports within the States of Virginia and North-Carolina. Fourthly. He did, by order of the twenty-seventh day of April last, addressed to the Commanding General of the army of the United States, authorize that officer to suspend the writ of habeas corpus at any point on or in the vicinity of any military line between the city of Philadelphia and the city of
n Creek. Two regiments from General Anderson's division picketed the river bank above the town, reporting to the Brigadier-General in charge of the brigade on duty in the city. The orders were, that two guns should be fired from one of my batteries in a central position, which would be the signal that the enemy was attempting to cross. These were the positions of my command and the orders governing them up to the tenth instant. On that day, the brigade of General Barksdale, composed of Mississippi troops, was on duty in the city. About two o'clock A. M., on the eleventh, General Barksdale sent me word that the movements of the enemy indicated they were preparing to lay down their pontoon bridges, and his men were getting into position to defend the crossing. About half past 4 he notified me that the bridges were being placed, and he would open fire so soon as the working parties came in good range of his rifles. I gave the order, and the signal guns were fired about five o'clock
e suspension of the writ a measure proper for the public defence, against invasion and insurrection: now, therefore, The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, that, during the present invasion of the Confederate States, the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus be, and the same is hereby, suspended; but such suspension shall apply only to the cases of persons arrested or detained by order of the President, Secretary of War, or the general officer commanding the Trans-Mississippi Military Department, by the authority and under the control of the President. It is hereby declared that the purpose of Congress, in the passage of this act, is to provide more effectually for the public safety, by suspending the writ of habeas corpus in the following cases, and no others: First. Of treason, or treasonable efforts or combinations to subvert the government of the Confederate States. Second. Of conspiracies to overthrow the government, or conspiracies to resist the
g's army — the fourth being composed of fragments of McCown's and Breckinridge's divisions, and must be much smaller than the average. Deducting the five brigades, and supposing them composed of only four regiments each, which is below the general average, it gives an infantry reduction of twenty regiments, four hundred each,--eight thousand; leaving a remainder of thirty thousand It is clearly ascertained that at least two brigades of cavalry have been sent from Van Dorn's command to Mississippi, and it is asserted in the Chattanooga rebel, of June eleventh, that General Morgan's command has been permanently detached and sent to Eastern Kentucky. It is not certainly known how large his division is, but it is known to contain at least two brigades. Taking this minimum as the fact, and we have a reduction of four brigades. Taking the lowest estimate, four regiments to the brigade, and we have a reduction by detachment of sixteen regiments, five hundred each, leaving his present
posed, whilst his was partially secured by mountains and the river. By the timely arrival of two small divisions from Mississippi our effective force, exclusive of cavalry, was now a little over thirty-five thousand, with which it was determined tos opposite Lee and Gordon's Mills, and Hill's on the extreme left. With Johnson moved two brigades, just arrived from Mississippi, and three of Longstreet's corps, all without artillery and transportation. The following orders were issued on theson's report for the part his brigade took in the action. General Ector is absent, his brigade having been ordered to Mississippi; and I have no report from him, but his brigade acted with the greatest gallantry. I ordered Liddell's division up asnce, checked for the moment in their onward movement. It was at this period that Brigadier-General Anderson's gallant Mississippi brigade came to my assistance, and as my men saw them coming they moved forward again and, in conjunction with this br
Doc. 46.-the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Lieutenant-General Pemberton's report headying them against raids of the enemy in Northern Mississippi, my great deficiency in cavalry leaving On the nineteenth, reports of raids in Northern Mississippi, from several points in Tennessee, reacmbraced all the northern portion of the State of Mississippi; and both were notified of the expectede needed in this department than in that of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and cannot be sent back to the collection of stores from the Trans-Mississippi had gone by; they were undoubtedly abundanttwenty-seventh, 1863: While on my way to Mississippi, where I thought my presence had become neceventh I again asked for reinforcements for Mississippi. I received no further report of the bat, that it could not be usefully employed in Mississippi until late in the spring, and persuaded thansferred about two-thirds of the cavalry of Mississippi to Tennessee. By this transfer from Miss[13 more...]
d gallantly assisted by Major L. A. Maclean, A. A. G. My thanks are due to my Aids-de-Camp, Lieutenant Richard T. Morrison and Lieutenant Celsus Price, for their willing assistance promptly rendered upon this, as upon other hotly contested fields. I commend all these officers to the Lieutenant-General commanding, and through him to the President, for promotion, on account of gallant and meritorious conduct in the field. Acting Engineers, John Mhoon, of Alabama, and D. C. Cage, of Mississippi, not only deserve honorable mention for their gallantry upon the field, but for the skill and energy with which they overcame the difficulties that obstructed my road from Cache River to Helena. I have repeatedly recommended Mr. Mhoon for appointment in the Engineer corps, and again respectfully urge the President to recognize the worth of so excellent an officer. Mr. Cage's services demand a similar recognition. Nor should the less conspicuous, but equally useful, services of Major
he art of war, and attended with inevitable results such as our disasters in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Northern Georgia. 2. We must arrange for a sudden and rap In the Trans-Mississippi Department, say40,000 Department of Alabama and Mississippi, say15,000 Under Hardee (including Longstreet), say60,000 Department of So take possession of Atlanta — thus isolating still more completely the Trans-Mississippi States, and detaching, in a great measure, the States of Mississippi and AlaMississippi and Alabama from the Eastern portion of the Confederacy. It would also be a deplorable injury to the energetic, populous State of Georgia, and cripple the resources of tharters, and added to the army at or about Dalton, namely: From Alabama and Mississippi10,000 From South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida8,000 From North Carolina2,, whether to pursue the routed enemy with vigor to the banks of the Ohio and Mississippi, or to return to the several sources, whence the army was gathered, their re
then soon succeeded in driving the enemy from the field, but not until we had lost many brave and gallant officers and soldiers. During this engagement I was enabled to see the whole length of my brigade, consisting of three Missouri and two Mississippi regiments, and I am proud to say there was no faltering, but all seemed eager for the combat. And nobly did they sustain it; no troops could have done better, nor could I distinguish between the regiments which behaved the most gallantly; eac however, Lieutenant Henry W. Watkins, Company A, Jackson's regiment cavalry; also, Corporal Brochus and Privates Britton and Barton, Company C, same regiment; also, Captain Gadi Herron, Lieutenant Cravens, and Lieutenant Foote, First regiment Mississippi cavalry. The latter (Lieutenant Foote) engaged the enemy's advance and checked them in a most gallant manner. The report from Armstrong's brigade does not mention any one especially by name. They all behaved with coolness and gallantry.
d until such time as the iron-clad steamers Mississippi and Louisiana could be finished, which I wa. Mitchell, Commanding C. S. Naval Forces, Lower Miss. P. S.---The Jackson, with launch No. . Mitchell, Commanding C. S. Naval Forces, Lower Miss. C. S. steamer Louisiana, near Fort JacksoMitchell, Commanding C. S. Naval Forces, Lower Mississippi. (G.) C S. steamer Louisina, off ForMitchell, Commanding C. S. Naval Forces, Lower Mississippi (J.) C. S. steamer Louisiana. Off FoMitchell, Commanding C. S. Naval Forces, Lower Mississippi. (K.) River defence, C. S. Gunboat. Mitchell, Commanding C. S. Naval Forces, Lower Miss. (P.) Port Jackson, Louisiana, April 24,K. Mitchell, commanding C. S. Naval Forces, Lower Miss.: Captain: From all we can see and learn,Mitchell, commanding C. S. Naval Forces, Lower Mississippi: Captain: As I have no boats of any kMitchell, commanding C. S. Naval Forces, Lower Mississippi: Captain: The lower schooner will be [3 more...]
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