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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
e two Tennessee forts. Accordingly, on his return, that officer struck the Tennessee River about twenty miles below Fort Henry, where he found the gun-boat Lexington patrolling its waters. In that vessel he approached the fort so near as to draw its fire, and he reported to Grant that it might easily be taken, if attacked soon. The latter sent the report to General Halleck. Hearing nothing from their chief for several days afterward, Grant and Foote united, in a letter to Halleck, Jan. 28, 1862. in asking permission to storm Fort Henry, and hold it as a base for other operations. On the following day Grant wrote an urgent letter to his commander setting forth the advantages to be expected from the proposed movement, and on the 30th an order came for its prosecution. Grant and his Campaigns, by Henry Coppee, pages 89 and 40. The enterprise was immediately begun, and on Monday morning, the 2d of February, 1862. Flag-officer Foote left Cairo with a little flotilla of seven gu
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 12: operations on the coasts of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. (search)
annel having been removed. The scene is near Fort Jackson. On the right are seen earthworks on a small island, and on the left the shore of the main land, while in the distance is the City of Savannah. Davis, was sent to pass up to the Savannah River, in rear of Fort Pulaski, by way of Wassaw Sound, Wilmington River, and St. Augustine Creek. The latter expedition found obstructions in St. Augustine Creek; but the gunboats were able to co-operate with those of Rogers in an attack Jan. 28, 1862. on the little flotilla of five gun-boats of Commodore Tatnall, which attempted to escape down the river from inevitable blockade. Tatnall was driven back with two of his vessels, but the others escaped. The expedition, having accomplished its object of observation, returned to Hilton Head, and the citizens of Savannah believed that designs against that city and Fort Pulaski were abandoned. Yet the Confederates multiplied the obstructions in the river in the form of piles, sunken ve
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
authority. After completing the movements ordered, the troops must be held in order of battle, as they may be attacked at any moment. By command of Brigadier-General Mcdowell. James B. Fry, Adjutant-General. Headquarters, Centreville, January 28, 1862. General S. Cooper, Adjutant Inspector-General. Sir: I am informed that General Order No. 2 has been distributed to the war regiments of the army. A recent order of the Secretary of War directs me to send to Richmond six thousand of t are no arms for recruits. I shall not, under such circumstances, permit the expense of recruiting to be incurred, without additional orders. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, J. E. Johnston, General. Headquarters, Centreville, January 28, 1862. Major-General Jackson, Commanding Valley District, Winchester. General: I have to-day received your letters of 21st and 24th. I regret to be unable to reenforce you. May not your own cavalry--Colonel Ashby's regiment — be concentrate
Doc. 16.-the battle of Mill Springs, Ky. this battle is variously known as the battle of Mill Spring, Logan's cross roads, Fishing Creek, and Somerset. Official report of General Thomas. headquarters Department of the Ohio, Louisville, Ky., Jan. 28, 1862. General orders, no. 40. The General commanding has the gratification of announcing the achievement of an important victory, on the nineteenth inst, at Mill Springs, by the troops under Gen. Thomas, over the rebel forces, some twelve thousand strong, under Gen. George B. Crittenden and Gen. Zollicoffer. The defeat of the enemy was thorough and complete, and his loss in killed and wounded was great. Night alone, under cover of which his troops crossed the river from his intrenched camp and dispersed, prevented the capture of his entire force. Fourteen or more pieces of artillery, some fifteen hundred horses and mules, his entire camp equipage, together with wagons, arms, am munition, and other stores to a large
rom the Speaker's table, and read twice. Mr. Stevens moved the previous question. Mr. Holman, of Indiana, moved that the bill be laid upon the table, but the motion was lost — yeas, thirty; nays, seventy-seven. The previous question was then ordered, and the bill passed. It was approved by the President on the seventeenth of July, 1862. No. Xxxviii.--The Bill to define the Pay and Emoluments of certain Officers of the Army, and for other purposes. In the Senate, on the twenty-eighth of January, 1862, Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, introduced a bill to define the pay and emoluments of certain officers in the army, which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. On the fourth of February, Mr. Wilson reported it back, with an amendment as a substitute. On the fifth, the Senate, on motion of Mr. Wilson, proceeded to the consideration of the bill, the pending question being upon the amendment as a substitute. The amendment provided that officers of the
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 2: (search)
was the more convinced of its feasibility, from a report of a partial reconnoissance of Fort Henry, made by General C. F. Smith, and forwarded to General Halleck on January 24th. Upon reaching Cairo he telegraphed Halleck: Cairo, January 28, 1862. Major-General H. W. Halleck, St. Louis, Mo. With permission I will take Fort Henry on the Tennessee, and establish and hold a large camp there. U. S. Grant, Brigadier-General. On the same day Commodore Foote, then in command of the gun-boats in that section, and in full accord with General Grant, also telegraphed Halleck as follows: Cairo, January 28, 1862. Major-General H. W. Halleck, St. Louis, Mo. Commanding General Grant and myself are of opinion that Fort Henry, on the Tennessee River, can be carried with four iron-clad gun-boats and troops to permanently occupy. Have we your authority to move for that purpose when ready? A. H. Foote, Flag Officer On the 29th General Grant wrote Halleck as foll
ured by plates to these parts, and rigidly held at a distance from the back. Sweeney's knapsack. Baxter's knapsack sling. Baxter, March 17, 1863. This improvement is intended to prevent the pressure of the knapsack upon the small of the back and the cramping of the movement of the arms, and it consists in supporting the sack by strips of wood extending from the shoulder to the hips; also in securing the chest-straps so as to leave the arms free. Short's knapsack. short, January 28, 1862; December 14, 1862. The mode of slinging the knapsack permits it to be loosened so as to fall away from the shoulders and spine of the wearer, as a means of shifting the weight and pressure, and allowing circulation of air against the back of the person. The arrangement also permits it to be raised or lowered in a vertical line according to the convenience of the soldier. The neck and shoulder strap is connected to the upper part of the knapsack by intermediate straps, and the lower
1862.  Col. Z. C. Deas1861.Promoted Brigadier-General. 23dAlabamaRegimentInfantryCol. F. K. BeckMarch 18, 1861.  24thAlabamaRegimentInfantryCol. N. N. DavisJune 2, 1863.  Col. W. A. Buck1862.  25thAlabamaRegimentInfantryCol. J. V. LoomisJan. 28, 1862.  26thAlabamaRegimentInfantryCol. E. A. O'NealApril 2, 1862.Promoted Brigadier-General. 27thAlabamaRegimentInfantryCol. James JacksonNov. 2, 1862.  Col. A. H. Hughes1862.  28thAlabamaRegimentInfantryCol. J. W. FraserNov. 2, 1862.Promoted tand. Watie Promoted Brigadier-General. 2dCreekRegimentInfantryCol. D. M. McIntosh   1stArkansasRegimentInfantryCol. J. W. ColquittJuly 11, 1862.  Col. J. F. Fagan1862.Promoted Major-General. 2dArkansasRegimentInfantryCol. Daniel C. GovanJan. 28, 1862.Promoted Brigadier-General. 3dArkansasRegimentInfantryCol. Van. H. ManningMarch 11, 1862.  4thArkansasRegimentInfantryCol. Henry G. BunnNov. 4, 1862.  Col. E. McNair1862.Promoted Brigadier-General. 5thArkansasRegimentInfantryCol. L.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
s and 166 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 293 Enlisted men by disease. Total 471. 32nd Illinois Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in December 31, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill., January 28, 1862. Attached to District of Cairo, Ill., January to February, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st By Corps, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865. Service. Moved from St. Joseph, Mo., to Cairo, Ill., and Smithland, Ky., January 21-28, 1862. Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6. Capture of Fort Henry February 6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Expedition to Clarksville and Nashville, Tenn., February 19-March 1. Moved to P
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Indiana Volunteers. (search)
e of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12 to May 26. Moved to New Orleans, La., May 26; thence to Shreveport, La., and duty there till October. Mustered out October 23, 1865, and discharged at Indianapolis, Ind., November 2, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 80 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 250 Enlisted men by disease. Total 336. 48th Indiana Regiment Infantry. Organized at Goshen, Ind., December 5, 1861, to January 28, 1862. Left State for Paducah, Ky., February 1, 1862. Attached to District of Paducah, Ky., to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Mississippi, May, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Mississippi, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 7th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 7th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade,
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