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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 16 (search)
nd men in boats up Red River from Vicksburg, and that a junction should occur at Alexandria by March 17th. I therefore had no time to wait for the grand pageant of tie 4th of March, but took my depar, and the whole fleet then proceeded up to Alexandria, reaching it on the day appointed, viz., March 17th, where it waited for the arrival of General Banks, who, however, did not come till some days aa hard blow. 2d. To return to Red River and ascend it, aiming to reach Alexandria on the 17th of March, to report to you. 3d. That, as this command is designed to operate by water, it will no undertaken with General Banks that you will be at Alexandria, Louisiana, on or before the 17th day of March; and you will, if time allows, cooperate with the navy in destroying Harrisonburg, up Blacshed before you reach Red River; but, in any event, be careful to reach Alexandria about the 17th of March. General Banks will start by land from Franklin, in the Teche country, either the 5th or
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 17 (search)
e worst of it, and he still lingers about the place. I hope that he will remain thereabouts till General A. J. Smith can reach his destined point, but this I can hardly expect; yet I want him to reach by the Yazoo a position near Grenada, thence to operate against Forrest, after which to march across to Decatur, Alabama. You will see that he has a big job, and therefore should start at once. From all that I can learn, my troops reached Alexandria, Louisiana, at the time agreed on, viz., March 17th, and I hear of them at Natchitoches, but cannot hear of your troops being above Opelousas. Steele is also moving. I leave Steele's entire force to cooperate with you and the navy, but, as I before stated, I must have A. J. Smith's troops now as soon as possible. I beg you will expedite their return to Vicksburg, if they have not already started, and I want them if possible to remain in the same boats they have used up Red River, as it will save the time otherwise consumed in transfe
on the morning of the eleventh of March, making three vessels on this blockade. The State of Georgia was compelled to leave for reasons already stated. She left on the six-teenth. The Nashville had steamed down from her former position in the harbor, and on the day previous to running out was lying close under the guns of Fort Macon. We kept a sharp lookout for her fore and aft, and with good glasses, to watch her movements. Between the hours of seven and eight P. M., on the seventeenth of March, a dark object was noticed coming out of the channel. She had chosen the darkest part of the night to elude us, and it was only the utmost vigilance that enabled us to see her as quick as we did. Capt. Cavendy, of this vessel, at once got her ready for action, sent up a signal to the Cambridge, lying some distance south of us, and hoisting the foretopsail and jib, swung the ship, by a spring on the cable, broadside to the channel where she must come out. We lay about one mile from
a monument of enterprise and skill. We have crossed this great river with a large army, the banks of which were lined with batteries of the enemy to oppose our passage; have pursued and captured all his forces and material of war, and have not lost a man, nor met with an accident. John Pope, Major-General. Record of the siege. March 15.--Commodore Foote, with several gunboats and a part of the mortar-fleet, left Hickman for Island Number10. March 16.--Bombardment commenced. March 17.--Rifled gun on board the St. Louis exploded, killing and wounding fourteen men. March 18.--General Pope repulsed the gunboat fleet at New-Madrid. A rebel transport, loaded with cannon, reported sunk by the fire from the fleet. March 19.--Commodore Foote reports the island harder to conquer than Columbus. Firing continued night and day. March 20.--Cannonading continued all day. All the guns but one in the upper battery reported dismounted. Hollins's ram sent from Memphis. Mar
through the swamps and overflow of the river, to ascertain whether it were possible to dig or cut a canal across the peninsula from some point above Island No.10 to New-Madrid, in order that steam-transports might be brought to me, which would enable my command to cross the river. The idea of the canal was suggested to me by Gen. Schuyler Hamilton, in a conversation upon the necessity of crossing the river and assailing the enemy's batteries, near Island No.10, in the rear. On the seventeenth of March I suggested to Com. Foote, by letter, that he should run the enemy's batteries with one of his gunboats, and thus enable me to cross the river with my command — assuring him that by this means I could throw into the rear of the enemy men enough to deal with any force he might have. This request the Commodore declined, on the ground of impracticability. Col. Bissell having reported a road impracticable, but that a route could be found for a channel sufficient for small steamers, I
Stone Ammunition.--At the battle of Pea Ridge, Ark., the confederates fought desperately, using stone in their cannon when their shot gave out. New-York Herald, March 17.
rne; Osage, Lieutenant Commander T. O. Selfridge; Neosho, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Samuel Howard; Ouachita, Lieutenant Commander Byron Wilson; Fort Hindman, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant John Pearce. And the lighter boats: Lexington, Lieutenant George M. Bache; Cricket, Acting Master H. H. Gorringe; Gazelle, Acting Master Charles Thatcher; Black Hawk, Lieutenant Commander K. R. Breese. I received communications from General Banks, informing me that he would be in Alexandria on the seventeenth March, and I made my dispositions to meet him there. On the eleventh instant, part of General Sherman's command, ten thousand men, under the command of Brigadier-General A. J. Smith, joined me in transports at the mouth of Red River, and next morning early the gunboats started up the river, followed by the transports. There was just sufficient water to allow the larger boats to pass. By previous arrangement, Lieutenant Commander Phelps, in the Eastport, was ordered to push on up with his
r the night. On Monday proceeded to Hill's house and captured all whom we found there — some sixty or seventy blacks, men, women, and children — and with the assistance of negroes for guides, the land party proceeded to Fore's plantation, destroying the bridge over the bayou. A guard was placed over Fore and his overseer, to prevent either from escaping to give information of the approach of the expedition. The Admiral took a tug and pushed far ahead during Monday to reconnoitre. Tuesday, March 17.--The gunboats were under weigh as soon as it was light enough to see, and were all day butting at large trees in Black Bayou. They reached Hill's plantation at half-past 11 A. M., at the mouth of Deer Creek. Ensign Amerman was put in charge of a tug with howitzer, a gun's crew, and seventeen marines, with a sergeant to keep ahead and reconnoitre. Upon nearing Massa Ben's (Watson's) plantation the bridge over the bayou was destroyed. Here two men were observed to cross over on horse
honor to enclose herewith the very graphic report of Brigadier-General Fitzhugh Lee, of the battle of Kelleysville, March seventeenth, between his brigade and a division of the enemy's cavalry. There is little to be said in addition. The dispositievere wound; on the very efficient staff of General Lee, enumerated in his report, and the many others to whom the seventeenth of March will ever be the proudest of days. Brigadier-General Fitz Lee exhibited in the operations antecedent to and conth of Major John Pelham, commanding the horse artillery. He fell, mortally wounded, in the battle of Kelleysville, March seventeenth, with the battle-cry on his lips, and the light of victory beaming from his eye. To you, his comrades, it is needing. Recapitulation of the Loss of Brigadier-General Fitz Lee's Cavalry Brigade in the Engagement near Kelleysville, March 17th, 1864.  killed.wounded.taken prisoners.Aggregate Loss.horses.Aggregate Loss of Horses. Officers.Enlisted Men.Offic
be a raid in the Shenandoah. I therefore The following memoranda were found lying with the manuscript at this point: memoranda.--On the 5th of March there were no transports of importance at Annapolis, some at Perryville and Washington, and many engaged and fitting up in New York. On March 12 there were at Alexandria transports for 15,000 infantry and one squadron, but they were not coaled or ready to receive the troops. The pontoon trains and engineers' tools were loaded up. March 17 the leading division — Hamilton's — embarked. March 20 there were eight to ten horse-transports at the wharves of Alexandria and as many more at anchor. Artillery — transports ready at the wharves. March 21--Porter's artillery in Alexandria, but no sufficient accommodation for the horses and no arrangement of vessels for infantry and artillery. March 22--Porter's division moved off in splendid style and well provided; reached Fortress Monroe on the 23d. March 23--Only 150 horse<
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