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Rienzi (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 8.84
ake some 1200 or 1500 cavalry, and to cover the movement of this infantry by making a feint upon Rienzi. In executing this order Chalmers encountered Sheridan (July 1st), and a stubborn engagement tond Stanley's divisions, which had been watching to the south and south-west from near Jacinto to Rienzi, were closed in toward Corinth within short call. Railway Station and Tishomingo Hotel, Corition of my report of Price's movement to Ripley, adding that I should move Stanley's division to Rienzi, and thence to Kossuth, unless he had other views. Two days later I again telegraphed to Generaontas, except against heavy forces, and that Hamilton would then move at least one brigade, from Rienzi. I asked that a sharp lookout be kept in the direction of Bolivar. October 1st, I telegraphed and all seemed to be about ended when a heavy fire from fresh troops from Iuka, Burnsville, and Rienzi, who had succeeded in reaching Corinth, poured into our thinned ranks. Exhausted from loss of s
Iuka (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 8.84
erates. Price learned as soon as he got into Iuka that though Rosecrans had sent three divisions bout 6500 men was advanced to within 6 miles of Iuka and directed to be ready to attack the next mor. by C. S. Hamilton, Major-General, U. S. V. Iuka is a little village on the Memphis and Charlest Iuka. A regiment of Union troops stationed at Iuka evacuated the place, leaving a considerable quaile Ord, with a similar column, was to approach Iuka from the west. This he did, taking position wiere he was to await Rosecrans's attack. From Iuka southward ran two parallel roads, some two milefield of Corinth. The opposing forces at Iuka, Miss. September 19th, 1862. The composition, lat 5 A. M., with 9000 men, on Price's forces at Iuka. After a march of 18 miles attacked them at 4:t 8000 men, was marching from Corinth direct on Iuka, and was within four or five miles of the battlds. This was before the battle of Iuka. After Iuka I was ordered to command the district, and Gene[24 more...]
Baton Rouge (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 8.84
eration of a large land force, and had caused him to return to New Orleans with his fleet, and Davis's and Ellet's to retire up the river, and on July 27th, the very day on which Farragut withdrew, he ordered Breckinridge to proceed at once to Baton Rouge with five thousand picked men and occupy that place. For accounts of operations about Vicksburg see Vol. III. of this work.--Editors. A series of misadventures had followed that expedition, and Van Dorn, far from being able to cooperate wiral Hardee was leaving Tupelo on the 29th of July he sent for me (I being at that time chief of staff of the District of the Tennessee), and said that he had just learned of Van Dorne's expedition Map of the Corinth and Iuka region. against Baton Rouge; that he feared that it would lead Van Dorn into other adventures which would overtask his strength, and that Van Dorn would then call on General Price to help him. Now, said he, when this happens, as it surely will, I want you to say to Gener
Atlanta (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8.84
d sent him secretly with eight men to burn the bridges west of Chattanooga; but the failure of expected cooperation defeated the plan, and Andrews, after visiting Atlanta, and inspecting the whole of the enemy's lines in that vicinity and northward, had returned, ambitious to make another attempt. His plans for the second raid wer and Georgia were thrown. Of the remaining fourteen, eight succeeded, by a bold effort,--attacking their guard in broad daylight,--in making their escape from Atlanta, Ga., and ultimately in reaching the North. The other six, who shared in this effort, but were recaptured, remained prisoners until the latter part of March, 1863, authority and direction (as the report says) of General O. M. Mitchel, the object of which was to destroy the communication on the Georgia State railroad between Atlanta and Chattanooga. The expedition was set on foot under my authority, the plan was arranged between Mr. Andrews, whom I had had in employment from shortly after as
Grand Junction (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 8.84
t off his retreat. Hurlbut, who was at Bolivar, was at the same time ordered to make a strong demonstration toward Grand Junction, near which place Van Dorn had at last arrived with about 10,000 effectives. In order to deceive Van Dorn, and to kessissippi Central, leaving the Mobile and Ohio at Jackson, Tennessee, runs nearly south, passing by Bolivar and Grand Junction, Tennessee, and Holly Springs, Grenada, etc., to Jackson, Mississippi. All this region of west Tennessee and the adjoininr 2d, while Van Dorn was at Pocahontas, General Hurlbut telegraphed the information, from an intelligent Union man of Grand Junction, that Price, Van Dorn, and Villepigue were at Pocahontas, and the talk was that they would attack Bolivar. Evidence Corinth occupied by the 52d Illinois Volunteers during the winter of 1862-3. from a War-time photograph. occupy Grand Junction to-morrow, with reinforcements rapidly sent on from the new levies. I can take everything on the Mississippi Central
Washington (United States) (search for this): chapter 8.84
, were received by telegraph for him to repair to Washington, and he started immediately. The day after his ding of the account which Mitchel after he went to Washington was called upon to render of his administration izing effect of his surreptitious intercourse with Washington, encouraged by Secretary Stanton, and some of it July, probably the next day after his arrival in Washington. It does not appear among the published war reco-in-chief, and ordered him to repair forthwith to Washington. Halleck, before leaving, put Grant in command oliott, and Asboth telegraphed to Halleck (then in Washington): The undersigned respectfully beg that you will the middle of July General Halleck was called to Washington to discharge the duties of General-in-chief. He rrying of the Army of the, Potomac northward from Washington, to get between Lee and the cities of Washington,Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. The suspense lest McClellan should not be in time to head off Lee — lest Buell
Burnsville (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 8.84
er to prevent such a catastrophe, and began at once to concentrate his forces against Price. Ord was pushed forward to Burnsville, where Grant established his own headquarters, and Rosecrans was ordered to concentrate his two divisions at Jacinto, ay safely. Maury's division left the town about 8 A. M., and Armstrong brought up the rear with the cavalry. Between Burnsville, where Grant was on the 19th, and the battle-field of that day, there lay a densely wooded country, much of it an impasng circuit that Rosecrans could communicate with him. The wind, too, happened during the battle to be blowing away from Burnsville. It was, therefore, not till half-past 8 o'clock the next morning that Grant knew that a battle had been fought. Inhe town. The heavy guns were silenced, and all seemed to be about ended when a heavy fire from fresh troops from Iuka, Burnsville, and Rienzi, who had succeeded in reaching Corinth, poured into our thinned ranks. Exhausted from loss of sleep, weari
Fayetteville, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 8.84
wo latter objects were chiefly intrusted to General O. M. Mitchel. Only the instructions to him, Page 71. and his action under them, can here be remarked upon. These instructions placed General Mitchel, in the beginning, mainly at Fayetteville, Tennessee, twenty-eight miles north of Huntsville, Alabama, and explained to him how his position was to be used according to circumstances; among other things to concentrate his force at Huntsville or Decatur — the occupation of the Memphis and o the President and Secretary of War against the defenseless condition in which he considered that I had left him. Under the instructions given to Mitchel, that officer, after hearing of the victory at Shiloh (April 7th, 1862), marched from Fayetteville at noon on the 10th of April, and reached Huntsville at 6 A. M. on the 11th, capturing, as he reports, about 200 prisoners, 15 locomotives, and other rolling-stock and Map of Kentucky and Tennessee.public property. On the 12th, expeditions
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 8.84
ommand. Morgan was promptly succeeded in Middle Tennessee by small bands of cavalry, which gave Mitavy force that is supposed to be invading Middle Tennessee from Chattanooga. Sometimes it is to att pp. 708, 716], commanded Union forces in Middle Tennessee, consisting of a division of Buell's Armyther to reinforce Corinth or to return to Middle Tennessee. Buell had received but little benefit fmaking such disposition of his forces in western Tennessee as would assure the safety of that part lena to reenforce Curtis, and Thomas into middle Tennessee to rejoin Buell. As soon as Beauregardthe success of General Bragg's movement into Tennessee and Kentucky depends greatly upon his (Priceas to send Armstrong with his cavalry into west Tennessee to harass Grant, and bring back such infortimate purpose being to take possession of east Tennessee, in cooperation with General G. W. Morgan.arrival of the exchanged prisoners of war, west Tennessee would soon be in our possession, and commu[36 more...]
Corinth (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 8.84
nts of the civil war. At that time General O. M. Mitchel, under whose authority it was organized [see pp. 708, 716], commanded Union forces in Middle Tennessee, consisting of a division of Buell's Army. The Confederates were concentrating at Corinth, Miss., and Grant and Buell were advancing by different routes toward that point. Mitchel's orders required him to protect Nashville and the country around, but allowed him latitude in the disposition of his division, which, with detachments and gaolonel J. W. Fuller, 27th Ohio, commander of the brigade during the heat of the battle, gave the order for his own and the 1th Missouri regiments to charge with the bayonet. San Antonio, Texas, January 19th, 1888. The opposing forces at Corinth, Miss., October 3d and 4th, 1862. The composition, losses, and strength of each army as here stated give the gist of all the data obtainable in the Official Records. K stands for killed; w for wounded; m w for mortally wounded; m for captured or
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