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n us officially, but private information is received that he is in hot pursuit down the Valley. The croakers roll their gloomy eyes, and say, Ah, General Jackson is so rash! and a lady even assured me that he was known to be crazy when under excitement, and that we had every thing to fear from the campaign he was now beginning in the Valley. I would that every officer and soldier in the Southern army was crazed in the same way; how soon we would be free from despotism and invasion I May 14, 1862. The anxiety of all classes for the safety of Richmond is now intense, though a strong faith in the goodness of God and the valour of our troops keeps us calm and hopeful. A gentleman, high in position, panic-struck, was heard to exclaim, yesterday: Norfolk has fallen, Richmond will fall, Virginia is to be given up, and tomor-row I shall leave this city, an exile and a beggar. Others are equally despondent, and, as is too frequently the case in times of trouble, attribute all our di
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The Confederate invasion of New Mexico and Arizona. (search)
these unfortunate men, nearly a year after, I not infrequently found a piece of a gun-carriage, or part of a harness, or some piece of camp or garrison equipage, with occasionally a white, dry skeleton of a man. At some points it seemed impossible for men to have made their way. During this retreat the Confederates were unmolested by the Union troops, with the exception of the ubiquitous Captain Graydon, Captain James Graydon's laconic report of the pursuit is dated Polvadera, N. M., May 14th, 1862. He says: Last night I reached here from Salada. On the 8th I reached Nugales Spring. From there the road ran between the hills for about 15 miles, then took toward the Magdalene Mountain, where they found water; distance from Nugales about 29 miles; road very rough. On the road they deserted 1 wagon and a camp and left 3 dead bodies half buried. . . . I had all buried. From there the road took to Feather Springs,--I called it so on account of feather-beds being strewed around;
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 11: operations in Southern Tennessee and Northern Mississippi and Alabama. (search)
rgia. Colonels Turchin and Lytle were sent northward along the line of the Nashville and Decatur railway, while General Negley was operating in that vicinity, and farther eastward, dispersing the Confederate forces at various points. On the 13th of May, the latter went out from Pulaski on that railway, and, supported by Colonel Lytle, at Athens below, drove a gathering force of Confederates from Rogersville, in Alabama, across the Tennessee River. Reports of Generals Mitchel and Negley, May 14th and 18th, 1862. Later, Colonel Turchin, who was at Athens, was attacked by Confederates June 4. and driven away. In the assault and pursuit, many of the citizens of that village joined. With re-enforcements Turchin returned, and drove the Confederate troops out of the town, when his exasperated soldiers sacked and pillaged the houses of secessionists there, because of their active complicity in the hostile movements. For this Colonel Turchin was tried by a court martial, and acquitt
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), April 29-June 10, 1862.-advance upon and siege of Corinth, and pursuit of the Confederate forces to Guntown, Miss. (search)
his works. A severe battle will probably be fought. H. W. Halleck, Major-General. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Seoretary of War. Moneterey, May 13, 1862. (Received May 14, 2. p.m.) By last advices General Curtis' forces had passed Searcy, and were rapidly approaching Little Rock. If the gunboats can reach Memphis from either dilker, C. S. Army, commanding Third Brigade, of engagement at Farmington, Miss., May 9. headquarters Third Brigade, Ruggles' Division, Near Corinth, Miss., May 14, 1862. General: In obedience to your order I have the honor to submit for your consideration the following report of the part taken in the battie of the 9th instThirty-fourth Regiment. Mississippi Infantry, of engagement at Farmington, Miss., May 9. Hdqrs. Thirty-Seventh Regiment Mississippi Vols., Corinth, Miss., May 14, 1862. Captain: In obedience to orders requiring it, I have the honor to present the following report of the part my command took in the action near Farmington on
May 13-14, 1862.-occupation of Rogersville and skirmish at Lamb's Ferry, Ala. Reports, etc. No. 1.-Maj. Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchel, U. S. Army, with abstract from the Record of events in his division for month of May. No. 2.-Brig. Gen. James S. Negley, U. S. Army. No. 3.-Col. John Adams, C. S. Army, including operations of his brigade May 9-30. No. 1.-reports of Maj. Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchel, U. S. Army. headquarters Third Division, Camp Taylor, Huntsville, Ala., May 15, 1862. Aof the 24th. After a skirmish, dispersed a body of rebel cavalry, and occupied the town, and returned to Huntsville May 24. No. 2.-report of Brig. Gen. James S. Negley, . S. Army. headquarters United States forces, Rogersville, Ala., May 14, 1862. General: I have the honor to report the result of an expedition to this point. The command-consisting of the Seventy-ninth and a detachment of the Seventy-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Lieutenant Sypher's section of artillery, from Stan
  17 17 186   G 1 8 9 1 18 19 229   H   10 10   14 14 229   I 2 11 13   16 16 242   K   10 10   21 21 248   L 1 9 10   17 17 246   M 3 8 11   14 14 233 Totals 12 116 128 4 185 189 2,846 Total of killed and wounded, 457; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 35. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. Picket, Va., Feb. 25, 1862 1 Guerrillas, Va., Dec. 17, 1863 1 Bellefield Station, Va., Dec. 10, 1864 4 Rappahannock, Va., May 14, 1862 1 Warrenton, Va., Jan. 15, 1864 1 Hatcher's Run, Va., Feb. 6, 1865 3 Strasburg, Va., June 1, 1862 1 Todd's Tavern, Va., May 5, 1864 21 Picket, Va., March 4, 1865 1 Woodstock, Va., June 2, 1862 1 Beaver Dam, Va., May 9, 1864 1 Dinwiddie C. H., March 30, 1865 2 Harrisonburg, Va., June 6, 1862 3 Richmond Raid, Va., May--, 1864 2 Chamberlain's Creek, March 31, ‘65 1 Cedar Mountain, Va., Aug. 9, 1862 2 Hanovertown, Va., May 26, 1864 1 Burke's Station, Va., April 4, 1865 2
ion to other commands, and do not wish to do injury to them by mentioning them now. Had I had the full information I now have in regard to the troops above named when I first telegraphed, they would have been specially mentioned and commended. I spoke only of what I knew at the time, and I shall rejoice to do full justice to all engaged. Geo. B. Mcclellan, Major-General Commanding. Order of Brig.-General Couch. headquarters Couch's division, camp near New-Kent Court-House, Va., May 14, 1862. General order no. 37. The Brigadier-General Commanding desires to express his thanks to the division for the heroic courage and fortitude displayed by them at the battle of Williamsburgh, Va., on the fifth inst. Gen. Peck, with his brigade, consisting of the Sixty-second New-York, Ninety-third Pennsylvania, One Hundred and Second Pennsylvania Fifty-fifth New-York, and Ninety-eighth Pennsylvania, had the good fortune to be in advance: and arriving on the battle-ground at a critical
rigade, on the twelfth, on our side, and four or five of the enemy killed by our shells. The approaches were so guarded as to prevent the enemy from getting his artillery into any commanding position, and on the night of the thirteenth he withdrew back along the turnpike road to the southward. I am, very respectfully, your ob't servant, Robert C. Schenck. Brigadier-General Commanding. Colonel N. C. McLean's report. headquarters Seventy-Fifth regiment O. V. I., camp Franklin, May 14, 1862. General: I have the honor to submit to you a report of the battle of Bull Mountain, which occurred on the eighth instant, near McDowell. This report would have been sooner made, but for the constant duty upon which I have been engaged up to last night. This has rendered it impossible, until the present moment, for me to devote any time to this report, and is my excuse for the delay. Under your orders, on the afternoon of the eighth instant, I marched to attack the confederate for
Doc. 12.-the destruction of the Merrimac. Official report of Commodore Tatnall. Richmond May 14, 1862. sir: In detailing to you the circumstances which caused the destruction of the confederate States steamer Virginia, and her movements a few days previous to that event, I begin with your telegraphic despatches to me of the fourth and fifth instant, directing me to take such a position in the James River as would entirely prevent the enemy's ascending it. Gen. Huger, commanding at Norfolk, on learning that I had received this order, called on me and declared that its execution would oblige him to abandon immediately his forts on Craney Island, at Sewell's Point, and their guns to the enemy. I informed him that, as the order was imperative, I must execute it, but stated that he should telegraph you and state the consequences. He did so, and on the sixth instant you telegraphed me to endeavor to afford protection to Norfolk as well as the James River, which replaced me
ish it most distinctly understood that, in order to be respected, the consul, his office and the use of his flag, must each and all be respected. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Benj. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. On the thirteenth of May, a committee of the Associated Banks of New-Orleans requested per-mission to restore their specie to their vaults. The General's reply was as follows: headquarters Department of the Gulf, New-Orleans, May 14, 1862. Messieurs: I have given very careful consideration to the matter of the communication handed me, through you, from the banks of the city. With a slight variation, to which I called your attention, you were correct in your understanding of the interview had by me with the banks. Specie or bullion, in coin or ingot, is entitled to the same protection as other property under the same uses, and will be so protected by the United States forces under my command. If, therefore, the banks
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