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oklyn in the attack upon the batteries below Vicksburgh in 1862. He received two wounds in the leftnder of New-Orleans; fought the batteries of Vicksburgh twice; was in the memorable attack on Port H with the Chalmette battery; batteries below Vicksburgh; and was present at the surrender of New-Orlrleans; Chalmette batteries; batteries below Vicksburgh; and present at the surrender of New Orleansmette batteries; twice with the batteries of Vicksburgh in attempting to pass; and at the siege of P St. Philip; the Chalmettes; batteries below Vicksburgh; and present at the surrender of New-Orleans St. Philip; the Chalmettes; batteries below Vicksburgh; and present at the surrender of New-Orleansboats below New-Orleans; the batteries below Vicksburgh; and present at the surrender of New-Orleansl iron-clads and gunboats below New-Orleans; Vicksburgh; Port Hudson; and present at the surrender o gunboats below New-Orleans; batteries below Vicksburgh; and present at the surrender of New-Orleans[14 more...]
pitulation, which were finally accepted, and Vicksburgh surrendered on the fourth of July. In the261842189 Big Black Railroad Bridge,292422 Vicksburgh,5458638803 Of the wounded, many were bunt of these prisoners. After the capture of Vicksburgh, General Grant reported that his troops wereondition for a small garrison. As soon as Vicksburgh was captured, General Sherman was sent in pud on the eleventh of January. Our loss at Vicksburgh was one hundred and ninety-one killed, nine nly about two hundred and fifty. As soon as Vicksburgh had capitulated, Major-General Steele was seements until the termination of the siege of Vicksburgh. In order to avoid any misunderstanding of into Tennessee. Send to General Sherman, at Vicksburgh, for reenforcements for this purpose. Generl Grant, or from General Sherman's corps, at Vicksburgh, it was determined, on the twenty-third, to port: In the march from Bruinsburgh to Vicksburgh, covering a period of twenty days before sup[21 more...]
g the prisoners are many who were paroled at Vicksburgh. George H. Thomas, Major-General. From . Big Black, about twenty miles east of Vicksburgh, Miss. It consisted of four divisions. The graphic despatch from General Grant, then at Vicksburgh, commanding the department of the Tennessee,me to detach one of my divisions to march to Vicksburgh, there to embark for Memphis, where it was tnd at four P. M. the same day it marched for Vicksburgh, and embarked the next day. On the twenty-third of September, I was summoned to Vicksburgh by the General Commanding, who showed me several dherson, commanding the Seventeenth corps, at Vicksburgh; and that of General John E. Smith, already Second and Fourth divisions were started for Vicksburgh the moment I was notified that boats were in case. General Grant had been called from Vicksburgh and sent to Chattanooga to command the threeaymond, at Jackson, at Champion Hill, and at Vicksburgh, is no longer a matter of question. Tunne
n, we were unable to do much the twenty-eighth. The night of the twenty-eighth, Captain McAllister, of the Eighth Indiana, and Captain Hull, of the Ninety-ninth Illinois, both of whom had had considerable experience in that line in the rear of Vicksburgh, with a fatigue-party from each of the regiments in the brigade, under cover of the darkness, dug a rifle-pit from the sand-hills on the beach, (occupied by us on the first day,) and running parallel with the enemy's works, two hundred and ten our first reconnoissance. My officers and men behaved gallantly, showing that they had lost none of that coolness and bravery evinced by them upon the battle-fields of Pea Ridge, Fredericktown, Port Gibson, Champion Hills, Black River Bridge, Vicksburgh, and Jackson. Colonel Lippincott, of the Thirty-third Illinois, rendered me great assistance in the advance upon the enemy's works, and diplayed both courage and judgment. Major Kinney, of the Eighth Indiana, though but lately promoted to
reported and believed, Burnside permitted Longstreet to cross the river, and drove him on to Knoxville by order of General Grant--thus, on the eve of a battle with Bragg, detaching twenty thousand men — we may rest confident that the hero o<*> Vicksburgh will not permit the manoeuvre to go profitless, or fail to follow up the strategy in his usually prompt and effective fashion. We can hold our own until he is ready. This week will decide Longstreet's destiny and ours. We do not permit ourseents; two more were cut down in another; but not one entered the fort. The three veteran regiments of the Ninth army corps stood up to the work before them unflinching and glorious to a man. The heroes of a dozen campaigns, from the Potomac to Vicksburgh, they found themselves, for the third time, arrayed for trial of courage and endurance with the flower of the Southern army — the picked men of Longstreet's boasted veterans; and saw the sun rise, on that chill Sunday morning in November, on an
y absence from the seat of government, I would have invited you to an earlier meeting than that fixed at the date of your adjournment. Grave reverses-befell our arms soon after your departure from Richmond. Early in July, our strongholds at Vicksburgh and Port Hudson, together with their entire garrisons, capitulated to the combined land and naval forces of the enemy. The important interior position of Jackson next fell into their temporary possession. Our unsuccessful assault on the post nd solace of constant communication with their homes and families. In July last, the fortune of war again favored the enemy, and they were enabled to exchange for duty the men previously delivered to them, against those captured and paroled at Vicksburgh and Port Hudson. The prisoners taken at Gettysburgh, however, remained in their hands, and should have been returned to our lines on parole, to await exchange. Instead of executing a duty imposed by the plainest dictates of justice and good f
dges and trestle-work to be destroyed. This was done except in one case. The officer in command at Lafayette failed to execute the order for some unknown reason, the result of which disobedience of orders will be seen directly. It may be worth while to state that the highlands, which start from the Mississippi River at Randolph, stretch out toward the north boundary of the State of Mississippi, and passing down near the centre of that State, do not touch the river again until they reach Vicksburgh. All the land between these highlands and the river is very swampy and liable to overflow, except the bluffs at Memphis and a few unimportant points below. The reader will now understand why we have so many bridges and so much trestle-work to take care of. When within a mile of Lafayette, the party alluded to discovered five or six cavalry near a farm-house. Their horses were hitched to the fence, and the cavalry were lounging about unconscious of the nearness of the enemy. Leaving
Doc. 63.-treatment of Southerners. General W. T. Sherman's letter. headquarters Department of the Tennessee, Vicksburgh, January 31. Major R. M. Sawyer, A. A. General, Army of the Tennessee, Huntsville: dear Sawyer: In my former letter I have answered all your questions save one, and that relates to the treatment of inhabitants, known or suspected to be hostile, or secesh. This is in truth the most difficult business of our army, as it advances and occupies the Southern country. It is almost impossible to lay down rules, and I invariably leave this whole subject to the local commanders, but am willing to give them the benefit of my acquired knowledge and experience. In Europe, whence we derive our principles of war, as developed by their histories, wars are between kings or rulers, through hired armies, and not between peoples. These remain, as it were, neutral, and sell their produce to whatever army is in possession. Napoleon, when at war with Prussia, Austria,
purpose, under the orders of General Logan, had been fully accomplished. But just at that point the General found himself confronted by a superior force threatening an attack at Lebanon, but really moving to cut off his return — as a captured officer boasted, sure to bag the whole Yankee concern. It has been your correspondent's fortune to accompany the army in one capacity and another upon all the campaigns in which General Smith had a command, up to the time that he was wounded before Vicksburgh. He has had no severer test of his abilities as a general officer, than this expedition. The command left Lebanon on Wednesday, and reached and crossed Town Creek with no opposition. Here they halted for several hours. But the enemy refused to attack — positions were precisely the reverse of their well-laid plans. They expected to occupy the position so that Smith could not escape. Smith occupied it, and they dare not cross. On Thursday the expedition returned to Larkin's Ferry.
el McCaleb, mounted on a large gray horse, was a mark for all the enemy's sharp-shooters, but as cool as on parade, he directed the movements of his men. This is the first action the Second Mississippi artillery has been in, the regiment only being mustered on the twentieth of January; but veterans could not have acted better, and the only trouble the officers had was to keep the men back. It is useless to speak of the Thirtieth Missouri; the bloody fields of Chickasaw, Arkansas Post, and Vicksburgh are their guarantees. If the Twenty-ninth Illinois was not in the fight, it certainly was not their fault, for men never showed more eagerness to be engaged. Strange as it may seem, incredible as it appears to those who witnessed the rapid and incessant firing, not a man on our side was touched. The enemy lost six killed, ten wounded in our hands, and eight prisoners, and how many wounded were taken off in their ambulances it is impossible to say. A negro at whose house General P
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