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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 740 208 Browse Search
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f Corinth evacuation of Corinth by the rebels ineffectual operations of Halleck Halleck made General-in-chief he offers command of army of the Tennessee to Colonel Allen Allen declines it Grant then placed again in command military situation in September, 1862 Grant's force depleted enemy threatening Price seizes Iuka Grant's preparations to fight orders to Rosecrans and Ord battle of Iuka Rosecrans neglects Grant's orders rebels escape in consequence Grant's headquarters at Jackson rebels threaten Corinth strategy of Grant battle of Corinth rebels drive Rosecrans into Corinth final victory of Rosecrans enemy struck in flank by Ord Rosecrans does not follow up his success, although repeatedly ordered by Grant to pursue he finally obeys pursuit ineffectual return of Rosecrans results of Iuka and Corinth Rosecrans relieved and promoted relations of Grant with other officers Reflections Grant suggests movement against Vicksburg. The results of the battle
into West Tennessee, and cut the railroad to Columbus, at several points between that place and Jackson. This completely severed Grant's only line of communication with the North, and even with moste advance of Forrest, and taken every precaution to meet it. General Sullivan, who commanded at Jackson, was reinforced rapidly, and directed to move out towards the enemy. All of the available cavaonly long enough to complete the destruction of the stores; but the cutting of the line between Jackson and Columbus at once demonstrated what Grant had foretold, the impossibility of maintaining so ck, and to act in concert with General Grant against Pemberton's forces, supposed to have Jackson, Mississippi, as a point of concentration. In the same paper: It may be necessary (looking to Grant'stake time and men, but can be accomplished. He determined, now, to abandon the railroad from Jackson to Columbus, and to move all his troops south, except those absolutely necessary to hold the li
on is for some of the naval fleet to run the batteries of Vicksburg, whilst the army moves through by this new route. Once there, I will move to Warrenton or Grand Gulf, probably the latter. From either of these points, there are good roads to Jackson and the Black river bridge, without crossing Black river. I will keep my army together, and see to it that I am not cut off from my supplies, or beat in any other way than a fair fight. Grant himself had long believed that he should eventuland over the miserable, muddy roads. As early as the 13th of February, Grant had written to Hurlbut: It seems to me that Grierson, with about five hundred picked men, might succeed in cutting his way south, and cut the railroad east of Jackson, Mississippi. The undertaking would be a hazardous one, but it would pay well if carried out. This road was the principal avenue of communication for the rebels with Vicksburg. Circumstances prevented the execution of the plan until the 9th of March
lies as the country affords. Reconnoitre the Jackson road, and ascertain if the enemy has retreatety-five miles from the ferry, and thence into Jackson, twenty miles further, destroying the railroahin range of the artillery of the defences of Jackson. Here he wheeled two batteries into the firsreport contains no statement of his losses at Jackson. Sherman was but lightly engaged; his loss wa effectually the railroad tracks in and about Jackson, and all the property belonging to the enemy.will be able, I hope, to prevent the enemy in Jackson from drawing provisions from the east, and th. If prisoners tell the truth, the forces at Jackson must be half of Grant's army. It would decid hill was so called from being midway between Jackson and Vicksburg. Champion was the name of the . McPherson crossed the Big Black, above the Jackson road, early in the day, and came into the sam foolish confidence, even ordered troops from Jackson and Raymond to fall on the flank and rear of [43 more...]
ch rendered rapidity of movement and unity of effort in an assault, impossible. North of the Jackson road, the hills are higher, and covered with a denser growth of timber, and here, in consequencmy had been able to make his line exceedingly strong, and difficult of approach. But, from the Jackson road to the river, on the south, the country was cleared and cultivated; the ridges also were lheast. This order reached Pemberton on the 18th of May, while Grant was still advancing on the Jackson road. Pemberton, as usual, called a council of war, to deliberate on the propriety of obediencartillery, was higher than the ground occupied by the national troops, and nowhere, between the Jackson road and the Mississippi on the north, could it be reached without crossing a ravine a hundred fficult about Vicksburg. Three ravines cover the entire distance between the Graveyard and the Jackson roads, and, opening into one still larger, rendered this portion of the line almost unapproacha
ded to strengthen the main approach along the Jackson road, and to prevent sorties. The positionty-five feet of our redan, also very close on Jackson and Baldwin's ferry roads. I hope you will a, by both besiegers and besieged, and, on the Jackson road, Grant fired a heavy mine on the 25th ofattack Johnston and destroy the road north of Jackson. I cannot say where you will find the most e and artillery force, was now falling back on Jackson. He reached that place on the 7th, and on th, and the lines extended so as to reach the Pearl river, both above and below Jackson. No sooner dne flank or the other, threatening to cross Pearl river, and operate on the enemy's only line of co commanders were instructed to approach the Pearl river. The work of railroad destruction went on th, both flanks of the army extended to the Pearl river, and Sherman sent back for ammunition for attles outside of Vicksburg, the occupation of Jackson, and the capture of Vicksburg and its garriso[7 more...]
se Reenforcements ordered to Rosecrans a corps sent to Rosecrans Grant ordered to Cairo meets the Secretary of war Proceeds to Louisville placed in command of military division of the Mississippi. Immediately after the second capture of Jackson, Grant recommended both Sherman and McPherson for the rank of brigadier-general in the regular army. During the entire war, the regular and volunteer armies of the United States remained distinct organizations, many officers holding commissioumber expressed a strong anxiety to enter the national service; but this, of course, was not allowed. Johnston's army also was greatly demoralized, and the men deserted by thousands. Even a political movement was started by citizens, west of Pearl river, to bring Mississippi back into the Union. This state of affairs, however, was not destined to last long. On the 7th of August, in obedience to orders from Washington, Grant sent Ord's entire command, the Thirteenth corps, to Banks, and w
rom Vicksburg to Meridian, one hundred and fifty miles. Sherman left Vicksburg, on the 3d of February, with two columns under Hurlbut and McPherson; he reached Jackson on the 5th, after continuous skirmishing for eighteen miles, driving a force estimated at twelve thousand soldiers, under Loring and French. This command was marching to form a junction at Jackson All my statements of the rebel strength and movements, as well as of Sherman's operations, during the Meridian raid, are taken from Sherman's report. I have seen no rebel official report of the campaign. with Lee's cavalry, supposed to be four thousand strong; but the rapidity of Sherman's moour the whole region in search of Smith. On the 23d, the two infantry columns came together, at Hillsboro, after which, they marched, by separate roads, to the Pearl river. On the 26th, they bivouacked at Canton, to which place Winslow had been directed to lead Sooy Smith's command. Winslow was there, but had got no tidings of S
. That a force be left in this vicinity, not to exceed ten thousand men, with only enough steamboats to float and transport them to any direct point. This force to be held always near enough to act with the gunboats, when the main army is known to be near Vicksburg, Haine's bluff, or Yazoo City. 6. I do doubt the capacity of Willow bayou (which I estimate to be fifty miles long and very tortuous) for a military channel, capable of supporting an army large enough to operate against Jackson, Mississippi, or Black river bridge; and such a channel will be very valuable to a force coming from the west, which we must expect. Yet this canal will be most useful as the way to convey coals and supplies to a fleet that should navigate the reach between Vicksburg and Red river. 7. The chief reason for operating solely by water, was the season of the year and high water in Tallahatchie and Yallabusha. The spring is now here, and soon these streams will be no serious obstacle, save the ambu
rkansas, to the date of the second capture of Jackson. The only omitted portions of this corresponither of these points there are good roads to Jackson and the Black River bridge, without crossing up at was Newton, about thirty miles east of Jackson. From there he has gone south, touching at H will be this evening as far advanced towards Jackson as Fourteen-mile creek, the left near Black rnt to General Halleck.—(Cipher telegram.) Jackson, Miss., May 15, 1863. This place fell into ourear. With the railroad destroyed to beyond Pearl river, I do not see the hope that the enemy can e. The railroad is effectually destroyed at Jackson, so that it will take thirty days to repair i Canton. This is the force that escaped from Jackson, augmented by a few thousand men from the coa 1863. Sherman has Jackson invested from Pearl river, on the north, to the river on the south. cksburg, July 18, 1863. Johnston evacuated Jackson the night of the 16th inst. He is now in full[4 more...]
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