Browsing named entities in The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1864., [Electronic resource]. You can also browse the collection for Smith or search for Smith in all documents.

Your search returned 3 results in 3 document sections:

The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1864., [Electronic resource], Review of the Pennsylvania campaign. (search)
and whether or no they were massing forces in Gettysburg. Heavy columns of the enemy were soon encountered. Davis's brigade, on the left, drove the enemy back and captured his batteries, but was unable to hold the position he had obtained, as the enemy concentrated in over whelming numbers on his front and flank. The brigade, however, gallantly maintained its position under a raking fire until every field and most of its company officers were shot down, and its ranks greatly tainted. Lt. Col. Smith, of the 55th N. C. T. being here killed, and Col. Connelly, of the 55th N. C.; Col. Stone, of the 21 Miss; Lt. Col. Mosby and Major Finney, were severely wounded. The bravery of the brigade and its gallant commander were unsurpassed by any of the many acts of signal gallantry and daring which so richly illustrated those three days of terrible carnage. Individual acts of heroism I might mention without stint, but there is scarcely room for them in the limited space of a daily journa
obile, then Montgomery, and occupy all of Mississippi, and that portion of the State of Alabama, west of the Alabama river. To accomplish this grand object, Sherman was given 70,000 veteran troops. The expedition so largely planned was in angulated by the moving of the two first columns. Sherman left Vicksburg the 1st of February, at the head of thirty five thousand infantry, two or three thousand cavalry, and from sixty to eighty pieces of artillery. Almost simultaneously Grierson or Smith began their march through North Mississippi with twelve or fifteen thousand cavalry and mounted infantry. Mobile, at the same time, was threatened by water with the enemy's fleet of gunboats, and by land from Pensacola and Pascagoula. The question naturally arose with those anxious about the fate of this section what was to be the result ? General Polk had recently been placed in command of this Department. He assumed command late in December, and scarcely had more than familiarized hi
vice. That army has a mission of vast importance, and from the skill with which it is handled by the patriotic and energetic commander, we have every confidence that, its mission will be performed if the infantry force can be augmented so as to enable the General to take the field and drive the enemy out of Mississippi and recover possession of the left bank of the Mississippi. When the fact is known, as we have it from the highest authority, that the recent formidable movement of Sherman, Smith, and Grierson was defeated by Gen. Polk with a force not equal to that of the enemy, and with a loss of not over a hundred killed, wounded and captured, and without the loss of a pound of the Government provisions, munitions, or of any kind of property, or of that of the railroad companies, we think the very highest title to the confidence of the Government and people is afforded that the skill and ability displayed in these difficult and embarrassing circumstances, if properly backed and su