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Knoxville (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
en, bending a little near the Kentucky border, it traverses that State in a northwesterly direction, and falls into the Ohio seventy miles above its mouth. It drains an area of forty thousand square miles, and is navigable for small vessels to Knoxville, five hundred miles from its mouth. The Cumberland River rises on the western slopes of the Cumberland Mountains, in Eastern Kentucky, sweeps around into Middle Tennessee, and turning northward, in a course generally parallel to the Tennesseblasted. The movement was only a feint to deceive the Confederates, and was successful. To save East Tennessee from the grasp of Thomas, Johnston sent a large body of troops by railway from Bowling Green by way of Nashville and Chattanooga to Knoxville, and when the Confederate force was thus weakened in front of Buell, Thomas was recalled. The latter turned back, marched westward, and joined Nelson at Glassgow, in Barren County, on Hardee's right flank. In the mean time, Mitchel, with his
Norfolk (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
of the Ohio. Looking at a map of Kentucky and Virginia, and considering the attitude of the contending forces in each at that time, the reader may make a striking parallelism which a careful writer on the subject has pointed out. If Washington was threatened in the one quarter, Louisville was the object of attack on the other. As Fortress Monroe was a great basis of operations at one extremity, furnishing men and arms, so was Cairo on the west; and as the one had a menacing neighbor in Norfolk, so had the other in Columbus. What the line of the Kanawha was to Northern Virginia, penetrating the mountainous region, the Big Sandy, with its tributaries emptying also in the Ohio, was to the defiles of Eastern Kentucky. What Manassas or Richmond was, in one quarter, to the foe, Bowling Green, a great railway center, was to the other. As Virginia was pierced on the east by the James and the Rappahannock and the York, so was Kentucky on the west by the Cumberland and Tennessee; and as
Fishing Creek (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
nfederates were partially dispersed among the hills on the borders of Kentucky and Tennessee, while seeking both. Crittenden retreated first to Monticello, and then continued his flight until he reached Livingston and Gainesborough, in the direction of Nashville, in order to be in open communication with Headquarters at the latter place, and to guard the Cumberland as far above it as possible. Thus ended the battle of Mill Spring (which has been also called the Battle of Beech Grove, Fishing Creek, and Somerset), with a loss to the Nationals of two hundred and forty-seven, of whom thirty-nine were killed, and two hundred and eight were wounded; and to the Confederates of Army Forge. three hundred and forty-nine, of whom one hundred and ninety-two were killed, sixty-two were wounded, and eighty-nine were made prisoners. Among the killed, as we have seen, was General Zollicoffer, whose loss, at that time, was irreparable. Zollicoffer was killed by Colonel Fry, of the Fourth Ke
Clinton (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
he Missouri River and beyond to join Price. To prevent this combination was Pope's chief desire. He encamped thirty or forty miles southwest from Booneville, at the middle of December, and after sending out some of the First Missouri cavalry, under Major Hubbard, to watch Price, who was then at Osceola with about eight thousand men, and to prevent a reconnaissance of the main column of the Nationals, he moved his whole body Dec. 16, 1861 westward and took position in the country between Clinton and Warrensburg, in Henry and Johnson counties. There were two thousand Confederates then near his lines, and against these Lieutenant-Colonel Brown, of the Seventh Missouri, was sent with a considerable cavalry force that scattered them. Having accomplished this, Brown returned to the main army, Dec. 18. which was moving on Warrensburg. Informed that a Confederate, force was on the Blackwater, at or near Milford, North of him, Pope sent Colonel Jefferson C. Davis and Major Merrill to
Alabama (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
rland Mountains, having tributaries coming out of North Carolina and Georgia. It sweeps in an immense curve through Northern Alabama for nearly three hundred miles, from its northeast to its northwest corner, and then entering Tennessee, passes thros composed of his own troops under Major Adair; Fifteenth Arkansas, Colonel Gee; Fifty-first Tennessee, Colonel Browder; Alabama battalion, Major Garvin; light battery of three pieces, Captain Clare; Alabama battalion of cavalry; an independent compAlabama battalion of cavalry; an independent company of horse, under Captain Milner; Captain Padgett's Spy Company, and a detachment of Rangers, commanded by Captain Melton. The heavy artillery manned the guns of the fort, and were in charge of Captain Jesse Taylor.--Report of General Tilghman tog Green. There was also nothing left to obstruct the passage of gunboats up the Tennessee to the fertile regions of Northern Alabama, and carrying the flag of the Republic far toward the heart of the Confederacy. Tail-piece — delivery of a swor
Kentucky (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
ston in the West a Provisional Government in Kentucky, 189. War in Southern Kentucky, 190. battleew up a manifesto, in which the grievances of Kentucky were recounted, and the action of its Legisla Confederate Government, for the admission of Kentucky into the league; The Commissioners were: Hson Davis. While these political events in Kentucky were in progress, military movements in that ing columns of the South, or is the spirit of Kentucky dead? At this time General Buell had underin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and loyalists of Kentucky and Tennessee, with about one hundred and twey dispersed among the hills on the borders of Kentucky and Tennessee, while seeking both. Crittendeons for nearly four hundred miles across Southern Kentucky, and within the Tennessee border from Cumes and the Rappahannock and the York, so was Kentucky on the west by the Cumberland and Tennessee; ld be broken, and the immediate evacuation of Kentucky by the invaders would be made an inexorable n[30 more...]
Missouri (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
slaves excluded from military camps Pope in Missouri Price's appeal to the Missourians, 181. actteresting. We left the National army in Southern Missouri, at the middle of November, dispirited bhe new Department of Missouri. It included Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Arkansr clearing the States of Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, and Arkansas of armed insurgents, and securise the encampments of these guerrillas in Western Missouri. Pope had been acting with vigor during untry. I will ask for six and a half feet of Missouri soil in which to repose, for I will not live the month of December, 1861, the Nationals in Missouri captured 2,500 prisoners, including 70 commisyette, Cass, Johnson, and Pettis Counties, in Missouri: For four months our armies have marched throen, and General Hardee was called from Southeastern Missouri, to supersede General Buckner in commaConfederate cause in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri must be ruined. The first great step toward [8 more...]
Pettis County (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
Jennison's regiment will be intrusted with the execution of this order. Jennison, who was the commander of the First Kansas cavalry, was well known to the people as an ardent anti-slavery champion during the civil war in Kansas in 1855, See note 2, page 181. and a man ready to execute any orders of the kind. That letter, the power given to Jennison, and a proclamation issued by the latter a short time before, Jennison had said to the inhabitants of Lafayette, Cass, Johnson, and Pettis Counties, in Missouri: For four months our armies have marched through your country. Your professed friendship has been a fraud; your oaths of allegiance have been shams and perjuries. You feed the rebel army, you act as spies while claiming to be true to the Union. . . . . Neutrality is ended. If you are patriots, you must fight; if you are traitors, you must be punished. . . . . He told them that the rights and property of Union men would be everywhere respected, but traitors, he said, will
South Dakota (South Dakota, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
the 19th took the command, with Brigadier-General George W. Cullum, an eminent engineer officer, as his chief of staff, and Brigadier-General Schuyler Hamilton as assistant chief. Both officers had been on the staff of General Scott. The Headquarters were at St. Louis. General Hunter, whom Halleck superseded, was assigned to the command of the Department of Kansas. This included the State of Kansas, the Indian Territory, west of Arkansas, and the Territories of Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota. General Don Carlos Buell had superseded General Sherman, and was appointed commander of the Department of the Ohio; This included the State of Ohio, and the portion of Kentucky lying eastward of the Cumberland River, which had formed a part of Sherman's Department of the Cumberland. and the Department of Mexico, which included only the territory of New Mexico, was intrusted to Colonel E. R. S. Canby. Such was the arrangement of the military divisions of the territory westward of the All
Las Cruces (New Mexico, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
an opportunity to warn Captain Hatch, the commander at Albuquerque, and Captain Morris, who held Fort Craig (both on the Rio Grande), as well as other loyal officers, of the treachery of their superiors. The iniquity of Loring and Crittenden soon became known to the little army under them, and they found it necessary to leave suddenly and unattended. Of the twelve hundred regular troops in New Mexico, not one proved treacherous to his country. Loring and Crittenden made their way to Fort Fillmore, not far from El Paso and the Texas border, then commanded by Major Isaac Lynde, of Vermont. They found a greater portion of the officers there ready to engage in the work of treason. Major Lynde professed to be loyal, but, if so, he was too inefficient to be intrusted with command. Late in July, while leading about five hundred of the seven hundred troops under his control toward the village of Mesilla, he fell in with a few Texas insurgents, and, after a slight skirmish, fled back t
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