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. from his present position. Having halted seven weeks, wholly unmolested, at Batesville, he again set forth, June 24. crossing the Big Black by a pontoon-bridge, and pursuing a southerly course through a generally swampy, wooded, and thinly settled country, where none but negroes made any professions of Unionism, and, being joined at Jacksonport June 25. by Gen. C. C. Washburne, with the 3d Wisconsin cavalry, which had come through from Springfield alone and unassailed, proceeded to Augusta, where he took leave July 4. of the White, and, assuming a generally S. W. direction, took his way across the cypress swamps and canebrakes of the cache, where his advance (the 33d Illinois, Col. Hovey), which had been struggling over roads heavily obstructed by fallen trees, was attacked July 7. by some 1,500 Rebel cavalry, mainly Texas, led by Gen. Albert Rust, who held him in check for an hour, until he was joined by the 1st Indiana cavalry, Lt.-Col. Wood, with two howitzers, when
y very heavy earthworks, and all bearing on the approach up the river. The fort itself had but 8 heavy guns mounted in addition to the field batteries of its garrison. Gen. Gideon J. Pillow Of Nashville, Tennessee. had been in command there Since Jan. 18. until the arrival Feb. 13. of Gen. John B. Floyd, Of Virginia. when the number of its defenders had been swelled by successive reenforcements to about 15,000 The Richmond Dispatch has a letter from one of the officers, dated Augusta. Ga., Feb. 22, who says: Our troops number about 18,000. The Nashville Patriot, of about Feb. 19, gives a list of the regiments present, with the strength of each, which foots up 13,829, and is evidently incomplete. men. Most of them were Tennesseans, with about 2,000 Mississippians, 1,200 Virginians, 1,000 Kentuckians, and a thin regiment each from Alabama, Arkansas, and Texas. The fort was commanded by two or three points farther inland, within cannon-shot; the country rolling to the b
to give the impression that he was making for Augusta rather than toward the coast, lest the prisonast; Sherman's object being still to threaten Augusta and bewilder the enemy as to his purpose. Thas to his objective, and paralyzed, at Macon, Augusta, Savannah, &c., forces which should have been to Sister's ferry, threatening an advance on Augusta--Gen. Sherman thus pursuing his favorite stran Barnwell and Beaufort's bridge, threatening Augusta; while the right wing, keeping for some distaBarnwell and Blackville to Aiken, threatening Augusta. Thus, by the 11th, our whole army was on thand holding apart the enemy's forces covering Augusta on one hand and Charleston on the other. Os being kept quite busy by Kilpatrick alone. Augusta was full of Rebel stores; and, in painful appmbuing the enemy with the fullest belief that Augusta was Sherman's objective, and causing Wheeler't of the 14th corps, struck the Lexington and Augusta road 9 miles north-west of Lexington, when b
-3; captures gunboats near Fredericksburg, 394; worsted by Stuart and Fitz Hugh Lee, 396; his raid on Richmond. 565-6; is wounded at Resaca, 626; with Sherman in his great march, 689 to 695; advances to Waynesboroa, 691; threatens an advance on Augusta, 697; skirmishes with Wheeler. 697; surprised by Wade Hampton near Fayetteville, N. C., 705. Kimball, Brig.-Gen., at Antietam, 208. Kimball, Gen. Nathan, at Franklin, Tenn., 682. King, Gen. Rufus, his information, 151; on Virginia Cent Rebel attempt to arm, 725. Slidell, John, allusion to, 81. Slocum, Gen. Henry W., at Antietam, 207; at Chancellorsville, 356; at Gettysburg, 380-7; with Sherman in his great march from Atlanta to Savannah, 689-695; threatens an advance on Augusta, 697; crosses the Edisto, 689; fights Hardee at Averysboroa, 706; attacked by Jo. Johnston at Bentonville, 707. Smith, Gen. Gustavus W., 81; at Fair Oaks, 143-5; disabled by paralysis, 145. Smith, Gen. Preston, killed at Chickamauga,417.