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862, to January 1, 1863. The Nineteenth brigade, of Nelson's old Fourth division, was organized under its present commander in January, 1862. After reaching Nashville the succeeding month, some change of regiments was made; but, except the addition of the One Hundred and Tenth Illinois last September, it still consists of the same regiments that marched with Nelson to Shiloh on the memorable sixth of April, followed him to Corinth, and through the summer campaign in Western Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama, and later, under less noted leaders, participated in the Kentucky campaign of last fall, fighting the retreating rebels for thirty miles in the passes of the Wild Cat Mountains. The following is the organization: Sixth Kentucky volunteers, Colonel Walter C. Whitaker. Ninth Indiana volunteers, Col. Wm. H. Blake. Eleventh Illinois volunteers, Colonel Thos. S. Casey. Forty-first Ohio volunteers, Lieut.-Col. Aquila Wiley commanding. Colonel Wm. B. Hazen, Forty-first Oh
hundred wagons and teams. Our loss is heavy; that of the enemy much greater. Braxton Bragg, General Commanding. Murfreesboro, January 1, 1863. General S. Cooper: The expedition under General Forrest has fully accomplished its object. The railroads are broken in various places. A large amount of stores has been destroyed, many arms captured, and one thousand two hundred prisoners paroled. Gen. Morgan has done his work, but the full effect is not known. The enemy in Tennessee and Mississippi are without railroad and telegraphic communication with their rear. Braxton Bragg. Murfreesboro, January 1, 1863. The enemy has yielded his strong point and is falling back. We occupy the whole field and shall follow. General Wheeler, with his cavalry, made a complete circuit of their army on the thirtieth and thirty-first. He captured and destroyed three hundred wagons loaded with baggage and commissary stores, and paroled seven hundred prisoners. He is again behind them, and ha
Doc. 35.-retaliation of the rebels. Richmond, October 15, 1862. The following preamble and resolutions, submitted to the House of Representatives by Mr. Barksdale, of Mississippi, were adopted on the eleventh instant, by a vote of thirty-five yeas to twenty-two nays. Three propositions were before the House--one of Mr. Russell, from the Judiciary Committee another from Mr. Foote, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs ; and a third by Mr. Barksdale, in behalf of a minority of the last-named Committee. The measure which was adopted recites the atrocities of the Lincoln Government — declares that justice and humanity alike demand that they should be met by retaliatory measures, and that the President will be sustained by the legislative department of the Government in whatever course he may deem it proper to pursue. There was no division of sentiment in the House upon the question or policy of retaliation, and the difference existed only as to the manner: Whereas, th
opened upon us a fire of canister and shell, we concluded to retire. And so ended what seemed to me one of the most dashing and successful reconnoissances of the war — especially if you remember that it was mainly achieved by our cavalry division, our infantry force remaining near Lamar. The information we obtained may be briefly summed up. On November second, Gen. Mansfield Lovell, in command at Coldwater, fell back through Holly Springs. Gen. Pemberton coming up from the capital of Mississippi, on the fifth, stopped him, and ordered that Coldwater should be again occupied. Since then Lovell has been there with his division; and also Tilghman, with a division composed chiefly of exchanged prisoners from Island No.10 and Donelson. Attached to this force are six four-gun batteries. Price lay with twelve thousand men seven miles below Holly Springs, on the Salem road, while twenty-two miles further south, at Abbeysville, were some thirteen thousand militia, or conscripts. This
en, and was most agreeably surprised when she learned that that was not our line of business. She had heard we had been burning and destroying all within our reach. A number of our troops, while overhauling a wheelwright shop, some miles from the tavern, found an Alabama ambulance, and some twenty-five shot-guns, with patterns for gun-stocks, etc. The guns were rather roughly handled, and the remnants left as mementoes of the past. It is said upon good authority that there are five Mississippi regiments and Major Crutch's rebel cavalry brigade in Fredericksburgh to dispute our crossing. The Thirtieth Virginia, Col. Carey, is also supposed to be there, or ready to come, as houses have been cleared to be used as barracks for them. This regiment has lost a great many men by desertion, as the mass of them are conscripts, who invariably leave at the first opportunity-preferring to live in the bush rather than be soldiers. The mass of the Virginia troops say they will not go out o
for the full period of one hundred days from the day of the first above-mentioned order, and designate, as the States and parts of States wherein the people thereof respectively are this day in rebellion against the United States, the following, to wit: Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, except the parishes of St. Bernard, Plaque mines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption, Terre Bonne, Lafourche St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the City of New-Orleans. Mississippi, Alabama Florida, Georgia, South-Carolina, North-Carolina and Virginia, except the forty-eight counties designated as West-Virginia, and also the counties of Berkeley, Accomac, Northampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Ann, and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth, and which excepted parts are, for the present, left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued. And by virtue of the power and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons he
eld in South-western Missouri. The central army, under Major-Gen. Grant, occupying the line of West-Tennessee and Northern Mississippi, extended from Memphis to Iuka, and protected the railroads from Columbus south, which were then our only channelsces against a coup de main. To give confidence to the new levies, a portion of Gen. Grant's army was withdrawn from Mississippi and sent to Kentucky and Cincinnati. No attack was attempted by the enemy. Major-Gen. Buell left Louisville on thet's army to reinforce Gen. Buell and to occupy Zanesville and Cincinnati, induced the enemy to renew operations in Northern Mississippi and Western Tennessee. A force of some five thousand or six thousand men was sent to attack Bolivar and Jacksons? It is easily understood that in a country like that between Yorktown and Richmond, or the thickly-wooded swamps of Mississippi and Louisiana, that a retreating force, by felling trees across the roads, and destroying bridges over deep and marshy
Doc. 61.-operations in Mississippi. Report of General C. C. Washburn. headquarters cavalry division, mouth of cold water River, Miss., Dec. 4, 1862. Captain: I have the honor to report in regard to the operations of the forces placed under my command, in connection with the expedition into Mississippi, that the force was embarked and sailed from Helena at about two o'clock P. M. on Thursday, November twenty seventh. The embarkation was delayed several hours in consequence of insuMississippi, that the force was embarked and sailed from Helena at about two o'clock P. M. on Thursday, November twenty seventh. The embarkation was delayed several hours in consequence of insufficient transportation, and negligence on the part of the Quartermaster in not having the boats, which had been long in port, properly coaled and in readiness. In consequence I was not able to make my landing at Delta, and disembark the cavalry forces which composed my command till after dark. The force I had with me was one thousand nine hundred and twenty-five strong, and consisted of detachments from the following regiments, namely:  Commander.No. Men. First Indiana Cavalry,Capt. W
c, on the road to Tupelo, and another near Tupelo; and by others just returned from Columbus, that there was a strong rebel force at Okolona. A small party dashed off on the Tupelo road five or six miles, but found no enemy, At Pontotoc, the gentle rain through which we had marched, changed to a violent storm, and the roads were heavy. All our ambulance and prisoners were sent back from Pontotoc, with two wagon-loads of leather, and the Government surveys and township maps of the State of Mississippi, (found at Pontotoc,) under an escort of one hundred men. Major Coon, of the Second Iowa cavalry, with about one hundred men, was sent rapidly forward to strike the railroad at Coonawa station, north of Colona, with orders to destroy the telegraph line and railroad, and especially the railroad bridge north of Okolona. At one P. M. on Monday, with the rest of my command, I took the road for Tupelo, through a terrific rain-storm, and, moving steadily forward, night came upon us ab
ts to flank and cut off his force; but this dashing officer was too wary for them, and succeeded in returning with four hundred head of captured horses and mules, laden with spoils taken from the enemy. The people of Tennessee are represented as having been almost frantic with joy at the appearance of our forces once more upon their borders. They fed our soldiers with a bountiful hand, and wept for joy. Thank God you have come at last! one and all exclaimed. Their hospitality was not a little surprising to our soldiers, who have been so uniformly swindled and extorted from in Mississippi. The people of Tennessee had been induced to believe that General Grant's headquarters were at Jackson, Miss., and that our whole army had been captured. Judge, then, of their surprise, when they were visited by Van Dorn's command. The entire number of prisoners captured and paroled during the raid is two thousand one hundred privates, and one hundred and seventy-five commissioned officers.
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