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ed in Confederate prisons (previously included), 31. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. New Madrid, Mo. 2 Missionary Ridge, Tenn. 6 Siege of Corinth, Miss. 1 Madison Station, Ala 1 Iuka, Miss. 62 Milliken's Bend, La. 2 Champion's Hill, Miss. 27 Gillam's Bridge, Ga. 1 Vicksburg, Miss. 11 Place unknown 2 Jackson, Miss. 2     Present, also, at Corinth; Hatchie River; Port Gibson; Raymond. notes.--Organized at Burlington, in July, 1861, leaving the State on August 11th. During the rest of the year and in the following winter it was on active duty in Missouri. In March, 1862, it engaged in the operations around New Madrid, Mo., after which it was stationed for a few months in various places in the Southwest. In August, 1862, it encamped at Jacinto, Miss., leaving there, September 18th, for Iuka, where it fought the next day under Rosecrans. It was then in Sanborn's (1st) Brigade of Hamilton's Division, and sustained the heaviest loss of any regiment
as well as visitors. Before the windows of the upper stories were blinded, the prisoners often appeared at these points, and were viewed by pedestrians on the other side of the way; but since the cake affair of New-Year's Day the prisoners have been forbidden to appear at the windows, and the excitement, instead of being allayed, has been still further increased. The first person incarcerated at the prison was Mrs. Rose O. H. Greenhow, as she signs herself. She was arrested on the eleventh of August of the last year, and has been confined in the prison ever since. Her husband was formerly employed in the State Department in this city. She is a woman of letters, and was born in the South, although brought up in Washington. She is confined in her own house, in one of the upper stories, and has the attendance of a servant, beside the company of her own daughter, an interesting child of some twelve years. Beside these confined here were Mrs. Phillips, her sister, Mrs. Levy, and her
Doc. 178.-fight at Independence, Mo. Lieutenant-Colonel Buell's report. St. Louis, Mo., August 17, 1862. Lieutenant: I have the honor to report that the military post of Independence, Mo., was attacked on the morning of August eleventh, at daybreak, by the rebel forces under command of Col. J. H. Hughes, numbering from seven hundred to eight hundred men. These forces entered the town at two points, namely, by the Big Spring road and the Harrisonville road. The party entering by the Big Spring road divided into two parties, one of which attacked the provost-guard, of twenty-four men, stationed at the jail; the other attacked the bank building, which was occupied as headquarters, also the armory of the volunteer militia, situated on the opposite side of the street, guarded by a detachment of twenty-one men, sixteen of this number being volunteer militia. The main body, entering by the Harrisonville road, proceeded along the two streets leading to the camp, which was si
l Jones. July 28WagnerWeehawken, Catskill, Ottawa, (gunboat.) July 29WagnerIronsides, Patapsco. July 30WagnerIronsides, Catskill, Patapsco, Ottawa, (gunboat.) July 31Rebel batteries on Morris IslandOttawa, (gunboat.) Aug. 1WagnerMontauk, Patapsco, Catskill, Weekawken, Passaic, Nahant, Marblehead, (gunboat.) Aug. 2WagnerOttawa, Marblehead, (gunboats.) Aug. 4WagnerMontauk, Marblehead, (gunboats.) Aug. 6WagnerMarblehead, (gunboat.) Aug. 8WagnerOttawa, Marblehead, Mahaska, (gunboats.) Aug. 11Wagner and vicinityPatapsco, Catskill. Aug. 13Rebel batteries on Morris IslandGunboats Dai-Ching, Ottawa, Mahaska, Wissahickon, Racer. Aug. 14Rebel batteries on Morris IslandGunboats Wissahickon, Mahaska, Ottawa, Dai-Ching, Racer, Dan. Smith. Aug. 15WagnerMortar-boats Racer, Dan. Smith. Aug. 17Rebel batteries on Morris Island, to direct fire from our batteries which opened on SumterWeehawken, Ironsides, Montauk, Nahant, Catskill, Passaic, Patapsco; gunboats Canandaigua, Mahaska, Ottawa,
to give up the idea of my intended attack upon Richmond, and must retrace my steps. Halleck writes that all the forces in Virginia, including Pope, Burnside, etc., are to be placed under my command; I doubt it. They are committing a fatal error in withdrawing me from here, and the future will show it. I think the result of their machination will be that Pope will be badly thrashed within ten days, and that they will be very glad to turn over the redemption of their affairs to me. . . . Aug. 11 .-I am free to chat with you for a few minutes, at least until the impetuous Hatter rushes in and asks the general to be good enough to come to breakfast. Our breakfasts are not very splendid or tempting just now; probably a little ham or beefsteak, coffee, bread and butter; never any ice for breakfast — that is, very seldom, if ever; and hot as blazes. In this climate one needs cool and light food, fruit, etc.; but we don't get much of that sort of thing. . . . Have been hard at work
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 7.61 (search)
mission of this communication, I should submit it to them for some expression of their opinions. As I expect this to reach the Confederate States by a safe hand I do not take the time and labor necessary to put it in cipher — if, indeed, there is anything worth concealing from our enemies. I have the honor to be, &c., &c., C. C. Clay, Jr. Saint Catherine's, C. W., September 12, 1864. Hon. J. P. Benjamin, Secretary of State, Richmond, Va., C. S. A.: Sir — I addressed you on the 11th August last in explanation of the circumstances inducing, attending and following the correspondence of Mr. Holcombe and myself with the Hon. Horace Greeley. Subsequent events have confirmed my opinion that we lost nothing and gained much by that correspondence. It has, at least, formed an issue between Lincoln and the South, in which all her people should join with all their might and means. Even his Northern opponents believed, up to the meeting of the Chicago Convention, that the same issu
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official diary of First corps, A. N. V., while commanded by Lt.-General R. H. Anderson, from June 1st to October 18, 1864. (search)
moves down the river, escorted by two regiments of cavalry, to annoy the enemy's transports. August 4, 5 Quiet and without change. August 6 General Anderson visits Richmond to meet the President and General Lee. Soon after I receive orders to join him with the staff. August 7 Leave Richmond at 7.30 A. M. by rail and arrive at Mitchell's station at dark. August 8 Last of Kershaw's division arrives to-day. August 9, 10 Quiet. Waiting for our transportations. August 11 Cuttshaw's artillery horses and Fitz. Lee's cavalry division arrive. Hear of Early at Bunker Hill. August 12 With Kershaw's division and Cuttshaw's battalion of artillery, we move from Mitchell's station soon after sunrise and halt at Culpeper at midday. At 4. P. M. Kershaw moves for Hazel run, on the Graded road, followed by the artillery battalion, and camped for the night on Hazel river. Fitz. Lee's division moves from Culpeper Courthouse, and passes the infantry at night.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the army of Northern Virginia, (search)
m the privilege of going in), and at the request of Jackson made a reconnoissance which fully developed the fact that Pope had already received large reinforcements, and that others were rapidly coming forward. Jackson determined therefore, to await the attack from the enemy; and we spent the 10th in looking after our wounded, burying our dead, and collecting arms, ammunition, &c., from the battle-field. Old Stonewall announced his victory by the following characteristic dispatch: August 11th--6 1/2 A. M. On the evening of the 9th instant God blessed our arms with another victory. The battle was near Cedar Run, about six miles from Culpeper Courthouse. The enemy, according to statements of prisoners, consisted of Banks's, McDowell's and Siegel's commands. We have over four hundred prisoners, including Brigadier-General Prince. While our list of killed is less than that of the enemy, we have to mourn the loss of some of our best officers and men. * * * We have collected
surrender not only the command, but his life, as a sacrifice to the cause. Bevier, p. 41. He surrendered the command and took a subordinate position, though he felt assured of victory. The second instance was an act of humanity to his bitterest enemy. General Lyon's surgeon came in for his body, under a flag of truce, after the close of the battle, and General Price sent it in his own wagon. But the enemy, in his flight, left the body unshrouded in Springfield. The next morning, August 11th, Lieutenant-Colonel Gustavus Elgin and Colonel R. H. Musser, two members of Brigadier-General Clark's staff, caused the body to be properly prepared for burial. Ibid., pp. 49, 50. After the battle of Springfield, General McCullough returned with his brigade to his former position in Arkansas. John C. Fremont had been appointed a general, and assigned to the command made vacant by the death of General Lyon. He signalized his entrance upon the duty by a proclamation, confiscating the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Benjamin, Judah Philip, 1811-1884 (search)
Benjamin, Judah Philip, 1811-1884 Lawyer; was born in St. Croix, West Indies, Aug. 11, Judah Philip Henjamin. 1811; was of Jewish parentage, and in 1816 his family settled in Savannah, Ga. Judah entered Yale College, but left it, in 1827, without graduating, and became a lawyer in New Orleans. He taught school for a while, married one of his pupils, and became a leader of his profession in Louisiana. From 1853 to 1861 he was United States Senator. He was regarded for several years as leader of the Southern wing of the Democratic party; and, when the question of secession divided the people, he withdrew from the Senate, and, with his coadjutor, John Slidell, he promoted the great insurrection. He became Attorney-General of the Southern Confederacy, acting Secretary of War, and Secretary of State. After the war he went to London, where he practised his profession with success. He died in Paris, May 8, 1884.
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