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t be held; and in the month of January, 1862, when one day looking with Colonel Bowen upon a map, showing the course of the Tennessee River, these memorable and propletic words fell from his lips when pointing out a spot marked Shiloh Church: Here the great battle of the Southwest will be fought... The present writer, struck by this remarkable incident, applied to Colonel Schaller for more explicit information in regard to it, and received the following statement: Richmond, Virginia, May 22, 1863. Colonel: I give to you, according to your request, with great pleasure the following statement of facts, which occurred during the month of January, 1862, when at the headquarters of General Albert Sidney Johnston, in the town of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and in the presence of then Colonel (now General) John S. Bowen, commanding the forts and the town of Bowling Green, of which former my regiment garrisoned Fort Buckner, a strong position on the extreme left of the fortifications.
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Advance on Cold Harbor-an anecdote of the war- battle of Cold Harbor-correspondence with Lee-Retrospective (search)
en carelessly brought through our lines to the rear, I have not determined whether they will be sent back the way they came, or whether they will be sent by some other route. Regretting that all my efforts for alleviating the sufferings of wounded men left upon the battle-field have been rendered nugatory, I remain, &c., U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General I have always regretted that the last assault at Cold Harbor was ever made. I might say the same thing of the assault of the 22d of May, 1863, at Vicksburg. At Cold Harbor no advantage whatever was gained to compensate for the heavy loss we sustained. Indeed, the advantages, other than those of relative losses, were on the Confederate side. Before that, the Army of Northern Virginia seemed to have acquired a wholesome regard for the courage, endurance, and soldierly qualities generally of the Army of the Potomac. They no longer wanted to fight them one Confederate to five Yanks. Indeed, they seemed to have given up any
errible for an army to move after they had landed safely; but the tireless and undaunted troops of the West were equal to that herculean task. The battles of the Big Black, Champion Hills-one of the most brilliant of the whole war-Raymond, 22d of May, 1863, and other engagements around the beleaguered city, proved the indomitable courage and military skill of the officers and men of the Western army. General Grant, acting upon what he supposed was reliable information from Major-General John A. McClernand, one of his corps commanders, that he had captured a section of the outer works, ordered an assault May 22, 1863. General Logan disagreed with General Grant about the wisdom of this assault, doubting the truth of the information which had been given General Grant, but as General Logan never faltered or hesitated to execute his orders, the First Brigade, Third Division of the Seventeenth Army Corps, with General Logan leading, started up the rugged sides of the hills surrounding Vic
patch, that he might make the diversion requested. Before reaching McPherson I met a messenger with a third despatch from McClernand, of which the following is a copy: headquarters Thirteenth army corps, in the field, near Vicksburgh, Miss., May 22, 1863. General: We have gained the enemy's intrenchments at several points, but are brought to a stand. I have sent word to McArthur to reenforce me if he can. Would it not be best to concentrate the whole or a part of his command on this point?ulted in the increase of our mortality list full fifty per cent, without advancing our position or giving us other advantages. About half-past 3 P. M. I received McClernand's fourth despatch, as follows: headquarters Thirteenth army corps, May 22, 1863. General: I have received your despatch in regard to General Quimby's division and General McArthur's division. As soon as they arrive I will press the enemy with all possible speed, and doubt not I will force my way through. I have lost
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 29: siege of Vicksburg--continued. (search)
vant, I. Mcarthur, Brig.-Gen. Com'ding 6th Division, 17th Corps. Had Gen. McArthur been let alone, and not been prevented from occupying the works from which the Navy had driven the Confederates, he would have kept possession of every fort on the ridge of hills which overlooked Vicksburg, and decided the fate of the city. To show that these attacks of the gunboats were not child's play, the reports of some of the injuries received by them are herewith mentioned: Mound City, May 22d, 1863. A shot struck and lodged in starboard bow near the stern, and five feet under water. . . . . A shot went through the forecastle on port side into the coal bunkers; a shot on starboard side went through the hammock netting and starboard chimney at the lower band, tearing the chimney half off, then through the galley and overboard. A shot in front passed through two heavy thicknesses of boiler iron, the iron of the the pilot-house near the deck, and through the deck, cutting away
present at the siege of Vicksburg. In the assault on Vicksburg, May 22, 1863, the regiment lost 6 killed, 43 wounded, and 2 missing. In Novemhur's Division, Seventeenth Corps. In the assault on Vicksburg, May 22, 1863, it lost 3 killed, 30 wounded, and 9 missing; Colonel Nevins washampion's Hill, Miss. 8 March to the Sea 1 Vicksburg Assault, May 22, 1863 5 Wateree River, S. C. 1 Siege of Vicksburg, Miss. 13 Bentonvy 19, 1863 7 Atlanta, Ga., August 3, 1864 4 Vicksburg, Miss., May 22, 1863 7 Jonesboro, Ga. 8 Vicksburg Trenches, Miss. 2 Siege of Atlanpion's Hill, Miss. 70 Ogeechee Canal, Ga. 1 Vicksburg, Miss., May 22, 1863 10 The Carolinas 2 Siege of Vicksburg, Miss. 3 Guerillas, Marthe charge of Mower's Brigade in the grand assault on Vicksburg, May 22, 1863. In that desperate struggle it was the only entire regiment of th Corps. It took a prominent part in the assault on Vicksburg, May 22, 1863, in which Major Gustavus Lightfoot was killed. After the fall o
2 2 113 Big Black River, Miss.             May 17, 1863.             23d Iowa Carr's (E. A.) Thirteenth 13 70 -- 83 21st Iowa Carr's (E. A.) Thirteenth 13 88 -- 101 assault on Vicksburg.             May 19, 1863.             4th West Virginia Blair's Fifteenth 27 110 -- 137 13th U. S. Inf., 1st Batt'n Blair's Fifteenth 21 49 -- 70 116th Illinois Blair's Fifteenth 6 64 1 71 95th Illinois McArthur's Seventeenth 8 54 -- 62 assault on Vicksburg.             May 22, 1863             22d Iowa Carr's Thirteenth 27 118 19 164 8th Indiana Carr's Thirteenth 22 95 -- 117 12th Missouri Steele's Fifteenth 26 82 -- 108 77th Illinois A. J. Smith's Thirteenth 19 85 26 130 21st Iowa Carr's Thirteenth 16 87 10 113 59th Indiana Quinby's Seventeenth 11 99 1 111 95th Illinois McArthur's Seventeenth 18 83 8 109 7th Missouri Logan's Seventeenth 10 92 -- 102 99th Illinois Carr's Thirteenth 19 77 6 102 Plains's Store
fferent battle-fields. I respectfully ask the attention of the commanding General to the reports of division, brigade, and other commanders, and approve their high encomiums of their officers and men. Reports of killed, wounded, and missing have already been forwarded. I remain, sir, with respect, Your obedient servant, J. Longstreet, Lieutenant-General, commanding. Report of General Jackson of operations from 15th August to 5th September, 1862. Cottage house, N. C., May 22, 1863. Colonel R. H. Chilton, A. A. and I. General, Department N. V.: Colonel: On opening General Jackson's trunk in Lexington, Virginia, we found in it the accompanying report of the operations of his command, from the fifteenth of August to fifth of September, 1862. Also an unfinished report embracing operations of his command from fifth of September to the end of the Maryland campaign. The unfinished report Lieutenant Smith, A. D. C., has. He intends giving it to Colonel Faulkner to fin
59,0812,01812,764 Confederate generals killed in battle--no. 1: army and corps commanders General Albert Sidney Johnson Shiloh April 6, 1862. Lieut.-General Leonidas Polk, Pine Mountain, June 14, 1864. Lieut.-General Ambrose Powell Hill, Petersburg, April 2, 1865. Continued from page 142 Union ArmyCONFEDERATE Army KilledWoundedMissingTotalKilledWoundedMissingTotal Champion's Hill, Miss., May 16, 18634101,8441872,4413811,7691,6703,851 Assault on Vicksburg, Miss., May 22, 18635022,5501473,199Full reports not available Port Hudson, La., May 27, 18632931,5451571,995235 Port Hudson, La., June 14, 18632031,4011881,792222547 Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3, 18633,15514,5295,36523,0493,90318,7355,42528,063 Fort Wagner, S. C., July 18, 18632468803891,515361335174 Chickamauga, Ga., Sept. 19-20, 18631,6579,7564,75716,1702,31214,6741,46818,484 Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 23-25, 18637534,7223495,8243612,1604,1466,667 Mine Run, Va., Nov. 27–Dec. 1, 18631731,0993811,653110570
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battles. (search)
(Ark.)Dec. 7, 1862 Fredericksburg (Va.)Dec. 13, 1862 Holly Springs (Miss.)Dec. 20, 1862 Chickasaw Bayou (Miss.)Dec. 27-29, 1862 Stone River (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)Dec. 31, 1862 and Jan. 3, 1863 Arkansas Post (Ark.)Jan. 11, 1863 Grierson's RaidApril 11 to May 5, 1863 Port Gibson (Miss.)May 1, 1863 Chancellorsville (Va.)May 1-4, 1863 Raymond (Miss.)May 12, 1863 Jackson (Miss.)May 14, 1863 Champion Hill (Miss.)May 16, 1863 Big Black River (Miss.)May 17, 1863 Vicksburg (Miss.)May 19-22, 1863 Port Hudson (La.)May 27, 1863 Hanover Junction (Pa.)June 30, 1863 Gettysburg (Pa.)July 1-3, 1863 Vicksburg (Surrendered)July 4, 1863 Helena (Ark.)July 4, 1863 Port Hudson (Surrendered)July 9, 1863 Jackson (Miss.)July 16, 1863 Fort Wagner (S. C.)July 10-18, 1863 Morgan's Great Raid (Ind. and O.)June 24 to July 26, 1863 ChickamaugaSept. 19 and 20, Campbell's Station (Tenn.)Nov. 16, 1863 Knoxville (Tenn.; Besieged)Nov. 17 to Dec. 4, 1863 Lookout Mountain (Tenn.)Nov. 24, 1863 Mis
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