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Alabama (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 10.78
victory; as he pursued Streight in the mountains of Alabama; as he pursued Sooy Smith from West Point; as he pu the earnest solicition of prominent citizens of North Alabama, he was ordered to Chattanooga to take command oo, the workshops at Selma, and all the railroads of Alabama and Georgia; where he would strike, no one could te the streams that make up the Yazoo. nor over into Alabama. Don't let the enemy draw you into minor affairsal Polk, to guard against a threatened raid from North Alabama on Columbus, Mississippi. General Veatch had bees and Neely's brigades was ordered to Monte Vallo. Alabama, to protect the iron works of that region. On the almers, with two brigades, was then at Monte Valle, Alabama; Roddy, with one brigade, near Tuscumbia; Gholson, age of that stream, either to invade Mississippi or Alabama; and on the 18th of March he crossed near Chickasaw station, Alabama, with seventeen thousand men, five thousand of whom were dismounted, according to Andrews' hi
Department de Ville de Paris (France) (search for this): chapter 10.78
Veatch is posted near Purdy to cut off his escape by the headwater of the Hatchie. Hurlbut, with infantry and cavalry, will move towards Bolivar with a view to catch Forrest in flank as he attempts to escape. Brayman will stop a few veteran regiments returning, and will use them as far out as Union City. W. T. Sherman, Major-General. Nashville, April 11, 1864. To General McPherson, Huntsville: If you have at Cairo anything that could go up the Tennessee, and move inland on Jackson or Paris even, it would disturb Forrest more than anything Hurlbut will do from Memphis. W. T. Sherman, &c. Nashville, April 18, 1864. To General McPherson, Huntsville; General Brayman, Cairo; General Hurlbut, Memphis; and General Slocum, Vicksburg: General Grant has made the following orders. . . . General Sturgis has started this morning to assume command of all the cavalry at or near Memphis, with which he will sally out and attack Forrest wherever he may be. General Grierson may seize all t
Columbus (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 10.78
obile and Ohio railroad, disable that road as much as possible, consume or distroy the resources of the enemy along that road, break up the connection with Columbus, Mississippi, and finally reach me at or near Meridian, as near the date I have mentioned as possible. This will call for great energy of action on your.part; but I recruits and supplies. His first division had left him on the 15th, under orders of General Polk, to guard against a threatened raid from North Alabama on Columbus, Mississippi. General Veatch had been posted at Purdy, with ten thousand infantry, to guard the headwaters of the Hatchie, and was ordered away, to General Sherman's inSaint Louis, and four thousand cavalry. On the 4th of August General Sherman telegraphed General Grant: General Washburn is moving from Holly Springs on Columbus, Mississippi. He thinks that Forrest is dead, from the wound he received in his battle with General Smith. If this movement of General Washburn was not a myth, as h
Edgefield (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 10.78
of men held as local garrisons, I went up to Nashville and represented the case to General Grant. Union City. W. T. Sherman, Major-General. Nashville, April 11, 1864. To General McPherson, Hunts will do from Memphis. W. T. Sherman, &c. Nashville, April 18, 1864. To General McPherson, Huntsllowing dispatch from General Sherman: Nashville, April 19, 1864. To General Rawling, Chief oting to General Thomas, at Chattanooga, from Nashville, April 25, he says: The only danger I apprehams from General Sherman. His telegram from Nashville, dated April 4, 1864, to General Rawlings, sroyed railways, reached the Cumberland below Nashville, drove away gunboats, captured and destroyedal Thomas telegraphs to General Sherman from Nashville, October 3d, 1864: Rousseau will continue afcross-roads and drove the most of it towards Nashville, and then turned on the infantry and held threst. When Hood's army had been defeated at Nashville and driven back in almost utter despair to C[7 more...]
Union City (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 10.78
Wolf rivers, and General Hurlbut at Memphis, with twenty thousand troops, watching every probable crossing place of these rivers, while troops were moving from Union City, Fort Pillow and Paducah, on his flank and rear. Loaded down as he was with three thousand unarmed men and a heavy train of supplies, escape would have seemed especially his new Kentucky brigade. In ten days he mounted his new brigade, and on the 15th of March commenced his movement, which resulted in the capture of Union City, with four hundred and seventy-five prisoners, with their arms, ammunition and three hundred horses; the attack on Paducah, where a large quantity of supplies wds Bolivar with a view to catch Forrest in flank as he attempts to escape. Brayman will stop a few veteran regiments returning, and will use them as far out as Union City. W. T. Sherman, Major-General. Nashville, April 11, 1864. To General McPherson, Huntsville: If you have at Cairo anything that could go up the Tennessee,
Black Creek (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 10.78
rest saw at once that the movement of Dodge was a feint, to cover the operations of Streight; and leaving a few regiments to keep up a show of resistance, he fell back that night toward Courtland, to prepare for the pursuit of Streight, which he commenced early on the morning of the 29th March, 1863. The story of that celebrated pursuit, which lasted four days and nights, almost without cessation; the constant skirmishing, amounting often to heavy battles; the flanking of the bridge over Black creek, through the aid of Miss Emma Sanson, who, mounting behind him on his horse, piloted him to an old ford; the courage and simplicity of that same country girl, spreading out her skirts and telling him to get behind her when they dismounted at the ford under fire of the enemy; the fierce fighting at Sand mountain at dusk, where men fought by the flash of their guns, and where Forrest had one horse killed and two wounded under him; the weird midnight attack, when he rolled his guns silently
Arkansas (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 10.78
llant Cleburne and so many brave men fell, would never have been fought. Poor Cleburne! he was a noble specimen of the Irish gentleman. I knew him as a promising young lawyer, and watched with interest his brilliant career in arms. He supplied my division with ammunition on the morning of Franklin, and we parted to meet no more. I shall never forget the solemn scene that occurred when his body passed through Memphis, after the surrender, to its final resting place in his adopted State of Arkansas. Like the burial of Sir John Moore, it was a sad and silent scene as we laid him down on the steamer's deck. Around him stood Jefferson Davis, Isham G. Harris, and the few Confederate generals then in Memphis. Respect for the prejudices of our recent captors prevented a greater demonstration. An Irishman approached, and in humble accents asked permission to kiss the coffin of his dead commander. Mr. Davis nodded a silent assent. Kneeling and making the sign of the cross on his br
Clifton, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 10.78
st was ordered to move with his new brigade of raw cavalry, armed only with shot guns and such weapons as they picked up in the country, across the Tennessee river to destroy the railroad communication between Louisville and Memphis. He called attention to the almost unarmed condition of his command; but, in reply, was ordered by General Bragg to move at once. Sending an agent forward to smuggle percussion caps out of Memphis, he started. By the 15th he had crossed the Tennessee river at Clifton, swimming his horses and ferrying over his men, artillery and train, with a leaky old ferryboat, in a cold, pelting rain, that destroyed most of his small supply of percussion caps. Fortunately, his agent arrived that night with a fresh supply, and he began his arduous task on the 16th, after sinking and concealing his ferryboat to make safe his return. In two weeks time, with about three thousand raw and almost unarmed cavalry, in a small district of country, surrounded on three sides by
Tallahatchie River (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 10.78
t works and a large quantity of corn. McCulloch's and Richardson's brigades were then stretched out from Panola to Abbeville, watching the crossings of the Tallahatchie river, while Jeff. Forrest's brigade was at Grenada, watching the forces at Yazoo City, and Bell, at Oxford, organizing. On the 10th Smith started from Colliervi first on Panola and then on Wyatt, and drew Forrest's forces and attention to those points, while I threw my whole force to New Albany, where I crossed the Tallahatchie river without opposition. Forrest then fell back to Grenada, and I moved on by way of Pontotoc. In his more formal report of his operations made March 4th, he r buggy, though still suffering severely from his wound. On the 18th the enemy had completed the railroad to Abbeville, thrown a pontoon bridge across the Tallahatchie river at that place, and commenced his movement on Oxford. Feeling unable to contend with A. J. Smith, with his largely superior command, he determined to make a
Iowa (Iowa, United States) (search for this): chapter 10.78
on Paducah, where a large quantity of supplies were obtained, and his Kentucky brigade increased to seventeen hundred fighting men; the route of a Federal regiment at Bolivar, and the capture of Fort Pillow. This last fight, for political purposes, has been, by false testimony, and I believe willful perjury, represented as a bloody massacre. The willful and malicious assaults of a partisan press, who have recently revived these slanders for partisan ends, has called forth from Dr. Fitch, of Iowa, who was the Union surgeon at Fort Pillow, a complete vindication of the Confederates, which has been published in your Monthly Papers, and as I have recently published a statement on this subject, I will not detain you now with its repetition. You will pardon me, however, for saying that I regarded one of my highest duties in life well performed when, as a representative in Congress, I placed on the records of the country a refutation of this infamous slander on Forrest and his cavalry. It
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