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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 191 93 Browse Search
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r ammunition exhausted. Our friends, the Blues, fought with great bravery, and could the public fully understand their course of action, they would receive some decided demonstration of approval. The same can be said of Capt. Coles's company, Capt. Dickenson's, the McCulloch Rangers, and other companies — but I am forestalling my letter of to-morrow. And now, Good night. Bohemian. Richmond Enquirer account. While doubt and anxiety pervades the public mind as to the disaster at Fort Donelson, the sad and melancholy affair at Roanoke Island seems temporarily forgotten. We are in possession of facts connected with that fight, which we shall lay before the public for calm and impartial judgment. On the morning of the sixth February, sixty vessels of the enemy appeared to the south of Roanoke Island. All day they were assembling, and early on the morning of the seventh, the signal for their advance was given. The command of Gen. Wise was at Nag's Head, there being no accom
port. U. S. Flag-ship St. Louis, near Fort Donelson, via Paducah, February 15, 1862. To the Horeport of the action of my division before Fort Donelson has been delayed from various causes. I sigade, Second division United States army, Fort Donelson, February 18, 1862. General: I have the headquarters Fifty-Eighth Reg. O. V. I., Fort Donelson, February 18. C. P. Buckingham, Adjutant- MeClellan: The Union flags floats over Fort Donelson. The Carondelet, Capt. Walke, brings the order no. 145.headquarters First division, Fort Donelson, February 18, 1862. Officers and Men oferations of the forces under my command at Fort Donelson, it is proper to state the condition of thrt which is thought to be a black one. Fort Donelson, Tenn., Monday, Feb. 17, 1862. My last lettup the river and opened a vigorous fire on Fort Donelson; but after a severe exchanging of shots foy afternoon instead of our jaded soldiers, Fort Donelson would not have fallen; but the lack of thi[59 more...]
Doc. 47.-the defeat of Quantril. Missouri Democrat account. Kansas City, Mo., February 28. the event which has above all others marked the day, and communicated a joyousness to the Union men of this vicinity--second only to that felt upon the capture of Fort Donelson--was the discomfiture and rout of Quantril and Parker, with seventy-five men, by two companies of the Second Ohio Cavalry under Lieut. Nettleton. The facts are as follows: Learning that Parker, with a company of sixty men from Waverly, Mo., and Quantril, with fifteen men, were at Independence, engaged in their usual amusements of plundering, bragging, etc., Major Purington of the Second Ohio Cavalry, sent out the above-mentioned force to capture them. Starting at three o'clock in the morning, Lieut. Nettleton reached and surrounded Independence by daylight; but after a thorough search, it was found that those marauders had again eluded us. The command left Independence for this place about eight A. M.
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)
e after proper arrangements are made, as ordered herein, the forces hereby called out will be removed to their respective rendezvous. The Commander-in-Chief relies upon your activity and promptness in the execution of this order. It is your attention to duty that will make efficient soldiers of your commands. By command of Isham G. Harris. W. C. Whitthorne, Adjutant-General. Proclamation — to the people of Tennessee. Executive Department, February 19, 1862. The fall of Fort Donelson, so bravely and so gloriously defended, and accomplished only by vastly superior numbers, opened the approaches to your State, which is now to become the grand theatre wherein a brave people will show to the world, by their heroism and suffering, that they are worthy to be, what they have solemnly declared themselves to be, freemen. Tennesseeans, the soil of your State is polluted with the footstep of the invader. Your brethren of the advance guard have fallen — nobly yielding life i
equiring only the military stores and equipments to be given up, and holding the authorities responsible 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 tretreated 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. ats, 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, Commanding Naval Forces, Western Waters.
tion of the Tennessee River, through which channel he had reached the southern boundary of Tennessee, and the fall of Fort Donelson left the Cumberland River open to his gunboats and transports, enabling him to penetrate the heart of the State, and at any time within a few hours, when he should see proper to move upon it. Immediately upon hearing of the fall of Fort Donelson, I called upon Gen. Johnston and rendered to him all the resources of the State which could be made available, with multy in obtaining the laborers, the works were not completed-indeed, some of them but little more than commenced-when Fort Donelson fell. Under the act of May sixth, 1861, I raised, organized, and equipped a large volunteer force, but under the Mitizens. Having bent every energy to fill the requisitions made upon me by the confederate States for troops, when Fort Donelson fell there was not a single organized and armed company in the State, subject to my command, the only force under my
including the gallant struggles at Forts Henry and Donelson, has been engaged in active operations ever since ween Cairo and Fort Henry, on the Tennessee, and Fort Donelson, on the Cumberland, but what claims a friendly ir or more gallant officer never trod a plank. Fort Donelson, as we passed it, seemed more formidable than evmorning, the sixteenth inst., the day upon which Fort Donelson surrendered, the impression was prevalent in Nasy gunboats. We can whip you even-handed, said a Fort Donelson prisoner to me, on land, but d — n your gunboatsa portion of which we append: The fight at Fort Donelson, on the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth of inspire had been well-nigh dispelled by the way Fort Donelson was holding out. It was better located, and stro None since? The latest out, and plenty of it. Fort Donelson has fallen, and Nashville is surrendered! They d by a courier, with the news that our forces at Fort Donelson were surrounded, and must surrender. They are n
l not only burn her crop, but her house itself, and take to the forest, rather than see the enemy possess it. (Applause.) We shall ruin our own interest by letting this crop lie here, and put another crop upon it. Cotton, instead of being ten cents, will not command more than three cents. Suppose the blockade were opened now, we could not get it to market by August. The boats which used to transport our cotton are engaged in making war upon us, and some of them have got well peppered at Fort Donelson. They are to-day planting cotton in Texas, and next week they will begin to plant further North. I needn't enlarge on this to planters. It is evident to them, there will be two crops on the market before next January. Some will say, we will force England to go to India for cotton. I will say to her, Go! England has spent three hundred and fifty million pounds, and gotten Louisiana planters to go to those distant countries, and has been obliged to give it up as. a forlorn hope. But
ity until the 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
ating the latter with a good many musket-balls, but injuring no one except the officer in command of the boat-howitzer on the upper-deck, one of whose legs was shattered by a Minie-ball, rendering amputation necessary. The gunboats reopened their batteries with grape, which caused the rebels to retreat with most undignified rapidity over the hill again. Seeing and hearing no more of them, the gunboats moved down the stream a short distance, and lay at anchor. Having none but fifteen-second fuse shells, the gunboats were unable to do the execution at short range which they could have done with shorter fire. Accordingly the Lexington was despatched to Cairo for a supply of the desired ammunition, while the Tyler remained to look after the new rebel battery. The place where it was found is a sort of natural fortification, the hill furnishing a hollow just over the first ridge, in which the rebel infantry took shelter from our fire. In this particular it resembles Fort Donelson.
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