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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 2: civil and military operations in Missouri. (search)
dred and fifty wounded. Pollard's First Year of the War, page 133. It is believed that the entire loss of the Confederates was at least 800 men. They also lost forty-five men made prisoners, eighty horses, and a considerable number of shot-guns, with which Jackson's cavalry were armed. Being outnumbered by the Confederates, more than three to one, Colonel Sigel did not tarry at Sarcoxie, but continued his retreat by Mount Vernon to Springfield, where he was joined by General Lyon on the 13th, July, 1861. who took the chief command. It was a fortunate movement for Sigel; for within twelve hours after the battle, Jackson was re-enforced by Generals Price and Ben McCulloch, who came with several thousand Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas troops. General Lyon had left Booneville in pursuit of the fugitive Confederates on the 3d of July, with a little army numbering about twenty-seven hundred men, with four pieces of artillery and a long baggage-train. The day was intensely hot. The
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
ght bravely with inferior arms against superior numbers. More than half of their fire-arms were old flint-lock squirrel guns. Of the dead, wrote an eye-witness, not a single one that I saw was dressed in any kind of uniform, the cloth being generally home-made, and butter-nut colored. We have observed that General Fremont had anticipated an interference with his plans when he heard that the Secretary of War and the Adjutant-General were in pursuit of him. They had overtaken him on the 13th, Oct., 1861. at Tipton, the then Western terminus of the Pacific Railway, about thirty miles south of Jefferson City. The interview of the officials was courteous and honorable. The Secretary frankly told him that their errand was to make personal observations of his army, and of affairs in his Department. Complaints concerning his administration of those affairs had filled the mind of the President with painful apprehensions, and the Secretary of War bore with him an order, relieving hi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
the Ohio, had failed. In the encounters during these two or three days, the Nationals lost ten killed, fourteen wounded, and sixty-four prisoners. The Confederate loss was about one hundred killed Among the killed was Lieutenant-Colonel John A. Washington, of General Lee's staff. He was the former owner of the mansion and mansion-farm of the estate of Mount Vernon, which he sold to the Ladies' Mount Vernon Association a few years before the war broke out. He was out on the evening of the 13th, with two other officers, reconnoitering the works at Elk Water, when he was shot dead by three Minie balls, from a picket post of the Seventeenth Indiana. These penetrated his breast, which was covered by a rich white satin vest. In his pocket was found a complete description of the works at Elk Water. His remains were tenderly cared for, and sent to General Lee the next morning. Washington was about forty years of age. and wounded, and ninety prisoners. Report of General J. J. Reynol
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 8: the siege and capture of Fort Donelson. (search)
e 10th of the month, Feb., 1862. and with the aid of Major Gilmer, General Johnston's chief engineer, had worked diligently in strengthening the defenses. On the 13th he was superseded by Floyd, who, as we have observed, had fled from Virginia with his followers. See page 102. He had been ordered from Cumberland City by Generat the fire of the Carondelet did more actual damage to his guns than the heavy bombardment on the following day. A shot from the Carondelet, on the morning of the 13th, killed Captain Dixon, one of the best of the Confederate engineers, and that vessel was specially singled out for injury on the 14th, for, as a Confederate officer (Paymaster Nixon) said, She was the object of our hatred; and added, Many a gun was leveled at her alone. on the 13th, had the honor of opening the assault on Fort Donelson, at three o'clock in the after-noon of Friday, the 14th, February, 1862. and was immediately joined by the armored vessels St. Louis, Pittsburg, and Louis
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
ut he was unable then to get a reply to his question, Where are the seventy-five thousand men yet missing? The President found about 86,000 men with McClellan, leaving 75,000 unaccounted for. This information perplexed him very much, and on the 13th, after his return to Washington, he wrote to the Chief of the Army of the Potomac, asking for an account of the missing numbers. The General replied on the 15th, in which he reported 88,665 present and fit for duty ; absent by authority, 34,472; n the lines of the army to be arrested, and those taking the oath of allegiance, or giving security for good behavior, to be allowed to remain; all others to be sent beyond the lines, and if found within them again, to be treated as spies. On the 13th, General Steinwehr issued an order for the arrest of five of the most prominent citizens of Page County, to be held as hostages, and to suffer death if any of the soldiers under his command should be killed by bushwhackers, as lurking armed citize
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
Pleasanton commanded the cavalry division. Great caution was necessary, for the real intentions of Lee were unknown. Fortunately, these were discovered on the 13th, when McClellan's advance entered Frederick, after a brisk skirmish with the Confederate rear-guard, and found there a copy of Lee's general order issued on the 9t officer, and offered to serve under him. The junction of these forces, with some from Winchester, made the garrison over twelve thousand strong. At noon of the 13th Jackson was in full force in the rear of Harper's Ferry, and at once placed himself in communication with Walker and McLaws. The former was already on Loudon Heig. Ford had only a slight breast-work of trees, with an abatis in front of it, near the crest, for defense. He repelled an assault in force at an early hour on the 13th, but when it was renewed a little later, by Kershaw, some of his troops gave way and fled in great confusion. They were rallied, but the Confederates had secured
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
, fought two hours, and in turn gave up the contest. On the following day March 12, 1863. General Ross, A bow gun. under cover of a forest, erected a land battery tin front of the Confederate works,, and at ten o'clock on the morning of the 13th, its guns and those of both war-vessels opened simultaneously upon Fort Pemberton. The attack was kept up during the day, with considerable damage to the fort, but this. was repaired that night, and the fire of the Nationals the next morning was Jackson, to take the command of the Confederate troops in that region in person. Perhaps he was already there. I therefore determined, Grant said in his report, to make sure of that place, and leave no enemy in my rear. On the morning of the 13th, May, 1863. McPherson pushed on to Clinton, which he entered unopposed at two o'clock in the afternoon, and began tearing up the railway between that town and Jackson. Sherman was marching at the same time on the direct road from Raymond to Jack