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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 4: campaign of the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro'to Chattanooga. (search)
ne's River, at the beginning of 1863, where he established a fortified depot of supplies. General Bragg, his opponent, had taken a strong position north of the Duck River, Bragg's army was in three divisions, one of which was cavalry, under the command of General J. H. Wheeler. The First Corps was commanded by Lieutenant-Gene 1864) for his young widow, in the form of a pension. The former still lay at Murfreesboroa and vicinity, and the latter stretched along the general line of the Duck River, as we have observed, See page 115. with the mountain passes well fortified. Bragg's position was a very strong one for defense, and few outside of the Armyops. The spoils were three guns and a quantity of corn, and the trophy, five hundred prisoners. Wheeler and his cavalry escaped by swimming their horses across Duck River, but another troop of horsemen were killed or captured. Rosecrans pressed through the mountain passes he had seized, and on the 27th June. his Headquarters
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 5: the Chattanooga campaign.--movements of Sherman's and Burnside's forces. (search)
alry, under Colonel Long. Wheeler's force greatly outnumbered Long. They dismounted, and fought till dark, when they sprang upon their horses and pushed for Murfreesboroa, hoping to seize and hold that important point in Rosecrans's communications. It was too strongly guarded to be quickly taken, and as Wheeler had a relentless pursuer, he pushed on southward to Warren and Shelbyville, burning bridges behind him, damaging the railway, capturing trains and destroying stores, and crossing Duck River pressed on to Farmington. There Crook struck him again, cut his force in two, captured four of his guns and a thousand small-arms, took two hundred of his men, beside his wounded, prisoners, and drove him in confusion in the direction of Pulaski, on the railway running north from Decatur. Wheeler's shattered columns reached Pulaski that night, and made their way as speedily as possible into Northern Alabama. He crossed the Tennessee near the mouth of Elk River, losing two guns and seven
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
afety by flight across the Tennessee, at Brown's Ferry. Forrest, in the mean time, had pushed on to Columbia, on the Duck River, with his three thousand horsemen, but did not attack that place, for Rousseau was coming down from Nashville with fourwrenceburg, driving General Hatch from the latter place. Nov. 22. Thomas had hoped to meet Hood in battle south of Duck River, but the two divisions under General A. J. Smith, coming from Missouri, See page 280. had not arrived, and he did nono disposition to attack Schofield in front of that town. But he made movements so indicative of an intention to cross Duck River on one or both of Schofield's flanks, that the latter withdrew Nov. 27-28. to the north side of the stream, and sent hto pass. On that day Nov. 28. Schofield had been continually employed in keeping the Confederates from crossing the Duck River at Columbia, driving them back, with great loss on their side, whenever they advanced. When, late in the afternoon, he
1.354. V. Vallandigham, Clement L. amendment to the Constitution proposed by, 1.88; speech of in Congress against the coercion policy, 1.571, 573; factious conduct of, 3.83; sent within the Confederate lines, 3.84; <*>atio Seymour on the arrest of, 3.85. Van Dorn, Major EA<*>E, appears in Texas with a commission as colonel from Davis, 1.271; receives the surrender of Major Sibley, 1.272, and of Col. Reese, 1.273; in command of Confederate troops in Arkansas, 2.251; driven over the Duck River by Sheridau, 3.117; repulsed at Franklin, 3.118; death. <*>note), 3.118. Vicksburg, <*>lockade of the Mississippi at 1.164; strongly fortined by the Confederates, 2.524; batteries at bombarded by Farragut, 2.527; operations of Grant and Sherman against, 2.572-2.582; slege of, 2.583-2.591; operations of Grant in the vicinity of, 2.603-2.613; investment of by Grant's forces, 2.614; assault on the works at by Sherman's troops, 2.616; unsuccessful general assault on the defenses of, 2.617;