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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 30: (search)
General Ellet's command was not popular with the Confederate inhabitants, as the former did not trouble themselves much about the amenities of war. They saw so many irregularities committed by the enemy that they retaliated in many instances by destroving the property of disloyal persons, and often returned from an expedition with sufficient stores captured from the enemy to last the command a month. On the morning of April 25, 1863, the Marine Brigade was attacked at a place called Duck River by a Confederate force of seven hundred men and two field-pieces under Colonel Woodward. It seems the enemy mistook the Marine Brigade vessels for transports and were quite unprepared for the reception they encountered. As soon as possible a landing was effected and the enemy pursued for twelve miles. Major White, of the 6th Texas Rangers, was found mortally wounded in a house four miles from the field of battle where eight of the Confederates were killed. The water in the Tennessee R
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 55: operations of the Mississippi Squadron in the latter part of 1864 and in 1865. (search)
expressed his thanks for the aid the Army had received from the naval flotilla on the Tennessee: United States Military Telegraph, Paducah, Kentucky, Dec. 30, 1864. [By telegraph from Headquarters Department Cumberland, Pulaski, Dec. 29, 1864.] Sir — Your two telegrams have been received. We have been pressing the work as hard as the condition of the roads would permit, and have succeeded in taking some few prisoners — probably some five or six hundred--since the enemy crossed Duck River. From the best information I have at this time, Hood's losses since he invaded the State of Tennessee sum up as follows: Six (6) general officers killed, six (6) wounded and one (1) taken prisoner at Franklin--thirteen in all, and about six thousand (6,000) men killed, wounded and taken prisoners at same battle. On the 8th instant, at Murfreesboroa, he had one (1) general officer wounded, about one thousand (1,000) men killed, and two hundred and seven (207) taken prisoners, losing two (