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Napoleon (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
Curtis, after the battle of Pea Ridge, See page 253. and others under General Butler See page 352. and Admiral Farragut. See page 345. Let us first follow the fortunes of Curtis's army after the battle of Pea Ridge. We left it at Batesville, on the White River, in Arkansas, on the 6th of May, See page 260. where Curtis expected to find gun-boats and supplies, in charge of Colonel Fitch. The lowness of the water in the river had prevented their ascent, and one of the war-vesseltis, for he had expected to advance on Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas. Being compelled to depend for his supplies by wagontrains from Rolla, far up in Missouri, he did not feel warranted in making aggressive movements, and he remained at Batesville until the 24th of June, when he moved on toward the Mississippi, crossing the Big Black River on pontoon bridges, and traversing a: dreary country, among a thin and hostile population, until he reached Clarendon, on the White River, a little be
Clifton, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
before the battle of Murfreesboro he had been raiding through that region, much of the time with impunity, destroying railway tracks and bridges, attacking small National forces, and threatening and capturing posts. He crossed the Tennessee at Clifton, in the upper part of Wayne County, on the 13th of December, and, moving rapidly toward Jackson, seriously menaced that post. Sweeping northward, destroying tracks and bridges, he captured Humbolt, Trenton, and Union City, and menaced Columbus, twenty, of whom twenty-three were killed, one hundred and thirty-nine wounded, and fifty-eight missing. Forrest himself came very near being captured. His Adjutant (Strange) was made prisoner. Forrest fled eastward, recrossed the Tennessee at Clifton, and made his way to Bragg's army, below Murfreesboroa. Morgan, the guerrilla, was raiding upon Rosecrans's left and rear, while Forrest was on his right. He suddenly appeared in the heart of Kentucky, where he was well known and feared by a
Campbellsville (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
y, and was compelled to surrender, when Morgan's men, as usual;commenced destroying property, stealing horses, and plundering the prisoners. They even robbed the sick soldiers in the hospital of blankets, provisions, and medicines. See Morgan and his Captors, by Rev. F. Senour, page 85. After destroying the railway for several miles, Morgan made a raid to Bardstown, where he saw danger, and turning abruptly southward, Dec. 30. he made his way into Tennessee by way of Springfield and Campbellsville. A counter-raid was made at about this time, by a National force under Brigadier-General S. P. Carter, the object being the destruction of important railway bridges on the East Tennessee and Virginia railway, which connected Bragg's army with the Confederate forces in Virginia. Carter started from Winchester, in Kentucky, on the 20th of December, and crossed the mountains to Blountsville, in East Tennessee, where he captured one hundred and fifty North Carolinians, under Major McDowe
Springfield, Mo. (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
River. Curtis was joined at Jacksonport June 25, 1862. by General C. C. Washburne, with the Third Wisconsin cavalry, which had made its way down from Springfield, in Missouri, without opposition. Southward the whole army moved, across the cypress swamps and canebrakes that line the Cache, and on the 7th of July the advance (Td took the field in person, and General Curtis succeeded him Sept. 24, 1862. in command of the District of Missouri. Schofield had at this time, at and near Springfield, over ten thousand troops, of whom eight thousand were available for active operations, after providing means for keeping open his communications. This was callway for several miles, Morgan made a raid to Bardstown, where he saw danger, and turning abruptly southward, Dec. 30. he made his way into Tennessee by way of Springfield and Campbellsville. A counter-raid was made at about this time, by a National force under Brigadier-General S. P. Carter, the object being the destruction of
Stone River (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
opening of the battle of Murfreesboroa, or Stone's River, 544. disaster to the right wing of the Nas's corps, skirmished to the West Fork of Stone's River, to within a short distance of Murfreesbor Cross Roads, and fought his way almost to Stone's River, a little west of that town; and before evsed as follows:--The left wing in front of Stone's River, and the right wing in the rear of the stray with Crittenden on the left, resting on Stone's River, Thomas in the center, and McCook on the reathless heritage of fame upon the field of Stone River. Killed at Shiloh, April 7, 1862, Captain d inspires it to greater deeds. Killed at Stone's River, December 31, 1862, Lieutenant-Colonel Geohe Nineteenth Ohio, had been thrown across Stone's River, and occupied an eminence commanding the ue the name to it, which is generally called Stone River. Its name was derived from a man named Stoge by the National troops. After crossing Stone's River we saw marks of the battle everywhere upon[2 more...]
Fayetteville, Ark. (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
tunes of Curtis's army after the battle of Pea Ridge. We left it at Batesville, on the White River, in Arkansas, on the 6th of May, See page 260. where Curtis expected to find gun-boats and supplien three and four thousand Confederate cavalry were encamped on White River, eight miles from Fayetteville. He immediately ordered General Francis J. Herron to march with about a thousand cavalry to attack their rear, and General Totten to advance from Fayetteville and fall on their front. Herron first at the dawn of the 28th. Oct., 1862. His attack was so vigorous that the Confederates fled toickersham, for the immediate relief of Blunt, and, pressing on with the main army, he reached Fayetteville on the morning of the 7th, having marched all night. Resting there only one hour, he marchednth Illinois, and Eighth Missouri. arrived at Cane Hill, and reported that Herron would be at Fayetteville the next morning. Blunt tried to warn Herron of his danger, but failed, because of the vigil
Greenwell Springs (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
er, as Confederate gun-boats had come out of the Red River, and the Arkansas was expected. His forces consisted of only about twenty-five hundred effective men. The regiments were very thin, on account of sickness. He posted the Fourth Wisconsin on Bayou Gros, on the extreme left, with a portion of Manning's battery in the Arsenal grounds on its left. On the right of that regiment was the Ninth Connecticut, with four of Manning's guns, in the Government cemetery. To the left of the Greenwell Springs road was the Fourteenth Maine; and next came the Twenty-first Indiana, posted in the woods in rear of the Magnolia Cemetery, with four guns of Everett's battery. Then the Sixth Michigan was posted across the country road on the right of the cemetery and the Clay Cut road, with two guns. In the rear of the two last-named regiments was the Seventh Vermont, near the Catholic Cemetery, and next the Thirtieth Massachusetts, forming the right, posted about half a mile in. the rear of the S
Chattanooga (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
in and Lebanon Pikes, and caused the opening of the batteries of Forts Negley and Confiscation. The pickets, by order, fell back, so as to bring the Confederates under the guns of Fort Negley. The latter were too, cautious to fall into several hours. Almost at the trap, and Gener its safety was made secure, and the sentinel in his look-out at Fort Negley soon reported that no enemy was to be seen in any direction. men, under Captain Portch, on the Charlotte pike. Look-out at Fort Negley. during the entire war large trees were used by both sides fo the appearance of one of two look-outs close to the ramparts of Fort Negley, at Nashville, and also a sentry-box at an angle of the stockadeg stealthily retreated through Murfreesboroa in the direction of Chattanooga. He had telegraphed cheerily to Richmond on the first, Jan., 1 with Chaplain Earnshaw and his interesting family, and left for Chattanooga with the next morning's train. To that earnest patriot and zeal
Fort Pillow (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
e peninsula opposite Vicksburg, through which his transports might pass in safety, but failed; and such was the result of a bombardment by the floating batteries above and below the town. So, in the course of a few days, the siege was temporarily abandoned. A startling rumor now reached Farragut, to the effect that a formidable ram was lying in the Yazoo River, which empties into the Mississippi above Vicksburg. She had been commenced at Memphis, and two days before the evacuation of Fort Pillow See page 298. she was towed down the river with materials sufficient to finish her. She was now completed, with low-pressure engines possessing in the aggregate nine hundred horse-power, and was named Arkansas. This was a sea-going steamer of 1,200 tons burden, and had a cutwater composed of a sharp, solid beak of cast-iron, sixteen feet in length, covering the bow ten feet, and bolted through solid timber eight feet. She was covered with T-rail iron, with heavy thick timber bulwark
Red River (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 21
scoured by guerrilla bands, who committed the most atrocious crimes, robbing and murdering all who were even suspected of being friends of their country. Great numbers of the loyalists attempted to flee from the State to Mexico, singly and in small parties. The earlier fugitives escaped, but a greater portion were captured by the guerrillas and murdered. One of the organs of the conspirators (San Antonio Herald) said exultingly, Their bones are bleaching on the soil of every county from Red River to the Rio Grande, and in the counties of Wise and Denton their bodies are suspended by scores from the Black Jacks. A notable and representative instance of the treatment received by the Texan loyalists at the hands of their oppressors is found in the narrative of an attempt of about sixty of them, mostly young Germans belonging to the best families in Western Texas, to leave the country. They collected at Fredericksburg, on the frontier, intending to make their way to New Orleans by
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