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Warrenton (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
her way up to the station just below Vicksburg; receiving, by the way, salutes that meant mischief from Grand Gulf and Warrenton. The Indianola, Lt.-Com'g. Brown, was one of our finest iron-clads: 174 feet long by 50 broad, with five boilers, se The Rebels in Vicksburg hastened to give warning of this fearful monster to the Queen, lying under their batteries at Warrenton, eight miles below; whereupon, the Queen fled down the river at her best speed. The Indianola was now undergoing repairesponded with grape and shrapnel, firing at the city rather than the batteries, and went by unharmed; opening upon the Warrenton batteries, as it neared them, so furious a cannonade that they scarcely attempted a reply. The passage of the gunboatse Rodney; while the gunboats and transports should run the Grand Gulf batteries, as they had run those of Vicksburg and Warrenton, and be ready to cross his army at a point where little resistance was anticipated. Accordingly, at dark, our gunboats
Bridgeport (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
242 wounded. But the bridges were of course burned by the fugitives; and the deep river, with its forest-covered western bluff lined with sharp-shooters, baffled our advance for hours. Our only pontoon train was with Sherman, now on his way to Bridgeport, several miles farther up; and our attempts to force a passage, under cover of a fire of artillery, were baffled until after dark; when the Rebels, aware that they would be flanked if they attempted to remain here, fell back to the friendly sheVicksburg. Floating bridges having been constructed here and three miles above, during the night, the passage of both McClernand's and McPherson's corps commenced at 8 A. M.; May 18. Gen. Sherman crossing simultaneously on his pontoons at Bridgeport, and pressing on to within 3 1/2 miles of Vicksburg; when, turning to the right, lie took possession, unopposed, of Walnut Hills and the banks of the Yazoo adjacent. McPherson, striking into Sherman's road, followed it to the point where the l
Grand Junction (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
8. Gen. McPherson, with 10,000 infantry, and 1,500 cavalry, under Col. Lec, to Lamar, driving back the Rebel cavalry. At length, all things being ready, Grant impelled Nov. 28. a movement of his army down the great Southern Railroad from Grand Junction through Holly Springs to Oxford; our eavalry advance, 2,000 strong, being pushed forward to Coffeeville, where it was suddenly confronted and attacked by Van Dorn, Dec. 5. with a superior infantry force, by whom it was beaten back three miwere not only 2,000 men and several millions' worth of property sacrificed, but the fair promise of an important expedition utterly blighted. By the loss of his stores and trains, Grant was completely paralyzed, and compelled to fall back to Grand Junction: thence moving westward to Memphis, so as to descend by the river to Vicksburg. Gens. A. P. Hovey and C. C. Washburne, with some 3,000 men, had crossed Nov. 20. the Mississippi from Helena simultaneously with Grant's advance; taking po
Port Gibson (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
's Bluff crosses the Mississippi at Hankinson's Ferry fight at Port Gibson fight at Raymond fight at and capture of Jackson battle of Che hamlet of Bruinsburg, half way down to Rodney, running back to Port Gibson, in the rear of Grand Gulf, the General decided to cross at thisdays rations in their haversacks, and pushing out on the road to Port Gibson, followed by the 17th corps. Meantime, Gen. Sherman, with theed till morning; when McClernand advanced, and, when approaching Port Gibson, was resisted with spirit by a Rebel force from Vicksburg, undernoon, the enemy was defeated with heavy loss, and pursued toward Port Gibson. Our loss was 130 killed, 718 wounded. We captured 3 guns, 4 fll morning; when it was found that the enemy had retreated across Bayou Pierre, burning the bridge behind them, abandoning Port Gibson, and evaPort Gibson, and evacuating Grand Gulf; as our army advanced May 3. in its rear to Hankinson's Ferry on the Big Black, skirmishing and taking some prisoners,
Texas (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
nd 75 to 80 wounded, and thinks ours was from 1,500 to 2,000. McClernand reports his spoils at 5,000 The Missouri Republican has a letter from an eye-witness, dated Arkansas Post, January 12, who makes them 4,500--all of them, but 1,000, from Texas--and adds: Of the entire force garrisoning the Fort, 1,000--mostly Texas cavalry — escaped, taking with them a great portion of the baggage. These effected an exit on the night our forces were surrounding the place, and before it could be Texas cavalry — escaped, taking with them a great portion of the baggage. These effected an exit on the night our forces were surrounding the place, and before it could be fully accomplished. prisoners, 17 guns, 3,000 small arms, beside large quantities of munitions and commissary stores. He makes his losses — killed, 129; wounded, 831; missing, 17: total, 977. Having dismantled the Fort, destroyed whatever was combustible that he could not take away, and forwarded his prisoners to St. Louis, he reembarked, Jan 17. pursuant to orders from General Grant, and returned to Milliken's Bend; having meantime sent an expedition, under Gen. Gorman and Lt.-Com. Walker<
Alexandria (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
fort, it was decided that the canal was an abortion — the Father of Waters having paralyzed it by his veto; while the batteries of Vicksburg frowned grimly, defiantly as ever. Ere this, Gen. Grant--having more hands than work — had had a channel cut from the Mississippi, some 40 to 50 miles above, into Lake Providence; whence there was a continuous water-way, through bayous Baxter and Macon, into the Tensas, and thus into the Mississippi far below Vicksburg, as also into the Washita and Red rivers; while another side-cut, leaving the great river near Milliken's Bend, communicated, through a net-work of bayous and connecting streams, with the eastern (shorter) branch of the Tensas, and thence, through a similar net-work, regained the lower Mississippi near New Carthage. This one had actually been made so far available, by the help of dredge-boats, that a small steamer and several barges had passed through it; when the rapid fall April 10 to 25. of the river closed it for the seas
Vicksburg (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
ment in front of our camps, between them and Vicksburg. Thus the work was proceeding vigorously ane had drifted Night of Feb. 13. nearly by Vicksburg undiscovered; and the batteries finally opense About Feb. 24. by him, unmanned, above Vicksburg; and floated down by the batteries, elicitinJohn A. Ellet, were prepared for running the Vicksburg batteries; which they attempted Night of thousands were sent after his from Jackson, Vicksburg, and other points — were frequently compelleand Gulf batteries, as they had run those of Vicksburg and Warrenton, and be ready to cross his arman, with the 15th corps, had been left above Vicksburg, expecting to follow on the track of the 13tter, had ordered Pemberton to march out from Vicksburg and assail our rear: the Rebels routed in Jaall was about ready for a final assault. Vicksburg was now completely invested; for Porter's guavy trains of ammunition were coming up from Vicksburg to Sherman, who had thus far been constraine[62 more...]
White River (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
ents in all — which, though doubtless sadly wasted by the bloody campaigns of 1862, must — to say nothing of the fleet — have numbered more than 20,000 men — probably 25,000 to 30,000. Directly after assuming command, gen. McClernand moved up White river 15 miles, to the cur-off; thence across (8 miles) into the Arkansas, Jan. 9. and up to Notrib's farm, three moles below the Fort; where his land forces were all debarked by noon of next day; by which time, our gunboats had shelled the enemys Bluff, without resistance. Gen. Grant having reorganized and refitted at Memphis his more immediate command, personally dropped down the Mississippi on a swift steamer and met Jan. 18. McClernand, Sherman, and Porter, near the mouth of White river, on their return from their triumphant incursion into Arkansas, accompanying them to Napoleon, where consultations were held, and a plan of action agreed on. MeClernand's force moved down the Mississippi next day; somewhat impeded by a violen
Louisiana (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
ing the chief outlet for the surplus products of the State of Mississippi, connected with Jackson, its capital, 44 miles cast, by a railroad, and thus with all the railroads which traverse the State, as also with the Washita Valley, in northern Louisiana, by a railroad to Monroe, while the Yazoo brought to its doors the commerce of another rich and capacious valley, Vicksburg, with 4,591 inhabitants in 1860, was flourishing signally and growing rapidly until plunged headlong into the vortex of total, 1,410. effective, whereof the 23d Iowa, Col. Glasgow, numbered 160; the residue were negroes, very recently enlisted, and organized as the 9th and 11th Louisiana and 1st Mississippi. Against this post, a Rebel force from the interior of Louisiana, said to consist of six regiments under Gen. Henry McCulloch, numbering 2,000 to 3,000, advanced June 6. from Richmond, La., driving in the 9th Louisiana and two companies of cavalry who had been out on a reconnoissance, and pursuing them ne
South Carolina (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
13. to Clinton, which he entered unopposed at 2 P. M., and commenced tearing up the railroad thence toward Jackson; Gen. Sherman advancing simultaneously on the direct road from Raymond to Jackson. McPherson's march was resumed at 5 A. M. next day; May 14. and, at 9 A. M., when five miles from Jackson, the enemy's pickets were driven in; and, proceeding 2 1/2 miles farther, their main body was encountered in strong force, under Gen. W. H. T. Walker, whose command consisted partly of South Carolina and Georgia troops, which had only arrived the evening before. A tremendous shower occurred while McPherson was making his dispositions, which delayed his attack for an hour and a half. At 11 A. M., the rain having nearly ceased, our soldiers advanced, preceded by a line of skirmishers, who were soon exposed to so heavy a fire that they were recalled to their regiments, when an order to charge was responded to with hearty cheers. Our whole line swept forward in perfect array, driving
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