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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 21 (search)
Corps was commanded by its senior majorgeneral present, P. J. Osterhaus, in the absence of General John A. Logan; and the Seventeenth Corps was commanded by Brigadier-General T. E. G. Ransom, the senior officer present, in the absence of General Frank P. Blair. General Ransom was a young, most gallant, and promising officer, son of the Colonel Ransom who was killed at Chapultepec, in the Mexican War. He had served with the Army of the Tennessee in 1862 and 1863, at Vicksburg, where he was seman's at Chattanooga, with strong railroad guards at all the essential points intermediate, confident that by means of this very railroad he could make his concentration sooner than flood could possibly march up from Florence. Meantime, General F. P. Blair had rejoined his corps (Seventeenth), and we were receiving at Kingston recruits and returned furlough-men, distributing them to their proper companies. Paymasters had come down to pay off our men before their departure to a new sphere of
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 22 (search)
Fifteenth Corps, Major-General P. J. Osterhaus commanding, and the Seventeenth Corps, Major-General Frank P. Blair commanding. The left wing was composed of the Fourteenth Corps, Major-General Jeffhe pontoon-train, during the 18th and 19th of November. Thence, with the Seventeenth Corps (General Blair's) he (General Howard) had marched via Monticello toward Gordon, having dispatched Kilpatriclumber in the bottom of the well, which corroborated the negro's description. From this point Blair's corps, the Seventeenth, took up the work of destroying the railroad, the Fifteenth Corps folloillen and near it. On the 3d of December I entered Millen with the Seventeenth Corps (General Frank P. Blair), and there paused one day, to communicate with all parts of the army. General Howard wthen resumed the march directly on Savannah, by the four main roads. The Seventeenth Corps (General Blair) followed substantially the railroad, and, along with it, on the 5th of December, I reached
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 23 (search)
t on the ocean. By the 10th General Howard had collected the bulk of the Seventeenth Corps (General Blair) on Beaufort Island, and began his march for Pocotaligo, twenty-five miles inland. They cro The weather was rainy and bad, but we reached Beaufort safely on the 23d, and found some of General Blair's troops there. The bulk of his corps (Seventeenth) was, however, up on the railroad about nd, and thence rode by Garden's Corners to a plantation not far from Pocotaligo, occupied by General Blair. There we found a house, with a majestic avenue of live-oaks, whose limbs had been cut awayof a letter, dated December 31, 1864, in answer to one from Solomon Cohen (a rich lawyer) to General Blair, his personal friend, as follows: Major-General F. P. Blair, commanding Seventeenth Army CoMajor-General F. P. Blair, commanding Seventeenth Army Corps. General: Your note, inclosing Mr. Cohen's of this date, is received, and I answer frankly through you his inquiries. 1. No one can practise law as an attorney in the United States without
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 22: campaign of the Carolinas. February and March, 1866. (search)
y. Seventeenth Corps, Major-General Frank P. Blair, Jr. First Division, Major-General Joseph was deep and impassable. I then directed General Blair to send a strong division below the town, s soon put out, and the Seventeenth Corps (General Blair) occupied the place during that night. I ostile property, a thing to be destroyed. General Blair was ordered to break up this railroad, forng for our wagons to come up, I staid with General Blair in a large house, the property of a blocka that we all kept in-doors; and about noon General Blair invited us to take lunch with him. We pass good that I inquired where it came from. General Blair simply asked, Do you like it? but I insisto Cheraw for safety, and heard afterward that Blair had found about eight wagon-loads of this wineunch, as we passed out of the dining-room, General Blair asked me if I did not want some saddle-blaear by, I sent my orderly (Walter) over to General Blair, and he came back staggering under a load
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 25 (search)
fantry. 66th Illinois Infantry. 81st Ohio Infantry. Third Brigade. Colonel F. J. Hurlbut. 7th Illinois Infantry. 39th Iowa Infantry. 50th Illinois Infantry. 57th Illinois Infantry. 110th U. S. Col'd Inf. detachments. Artillery Brigade. Lieutenant-Colonel William H. Ross. H, 1st Illinois Artillery. 12th Wisconsin Battery. H, 1st Missouri Artillery. B, 1st Michigan Artillery. 29th Missouri Infantry. Signal Detachment. Seventeenth Army Corps--Major-General F. P. Blair commanding. first division. Brigadier-General M. F. Force. First Brigade. Brig.-General J. W. Fuller. 18th Missouri Infantry. 27th Ohio Infantry. 39th Ohio Infantry. 64th Illinois Infantry. Second Brigade. Brig.-General J. W. Sprague. 25th Wisconsin Infantry. 35th New Jersey Infantry. 43d Ohio Infantry. 63d Ohio Infantry. Third Brigade. Licut.-Colonel J. S. Wright. 10th Illinois Infantry. 25th Indiana Infantry. 32d Wisconsin Infantry Third division. Brev
e Fifteenth corps, under command of Major-General Frank P. Blair, of his army. The pontoon-bridge divisions under the general command of Major-General Blair. John E. Smith's division covered thd the repairs of the railroad, and ordered General Blair, with his two leading divisions, to drive Hurlbut as to West-Tennessee, and assigned General Blair to the command of the Fifteenth army corpsrd. On the twenty-seventh October, when General Blair with two divisions was at Tuscumbia, I ordaving the rear division to be conducted by General Blair, and marched to Rogersville and the Elk Riad from Columbia to Decatur. I instructed General Blair to follow with the Second and First divisieneral Davis by way of McDaniel's Gap, and General Blair, with two divisions of the Fifteenth army daylight of the fifth the Fifteenth corps, General Blair, was over, and General Granger's corps anddge broke, causing delay. I had ordered General Blair to march out on the Marysville road five m[1 more...]
, with one portion of it, to proceed south-east, in the direction of Huntsville, and Cooper and Standwaite with the other west, through Bentonville to Maysville, into the Indian country; our forces were therefore divided to meet the emergency. Gens. Schofield and Totten, with the Missouri division, went in pursuit of Marmaduke and company, while Gen. Blunt, with the brigades of Weer and Cloud, followed Cooper and Standwaite, leaving Gen. Salomon, with his command, including Stockton's and Blair's batteries, at Pea Ridge, to keep open communication with the rear, protect the trains, etc. We marched from there on Monday night at nine o'clock, and by two o'clock had reached Bentonville, a distance of some tewlve or thirteen miles, where the command halted and remained through the following day for the trains to come up. At sundown started again and marched during most of the night. The road was rough and rocky, up hill and down much of the way, and a great deal of it through timber.
s, and this too with only about eight hundred infantry, three hundred cavalry, and two pieces of artillery. All the officers and men are highly elated with the success, and well they may be. On our side there were three killed and nine wounded, and about thirty taken prisoners. Not a man of our regiment was either killed or wounded, but nine were taken prisoners while on picket. Their names are as follows: Corporal G. B. Light; privates L. W. Bryan, Chidister, and Stokes, company A; privates Blair, Hendershot and Kesocker, company D; privates — Beightler and Constant, company F. Gen. Slocum, commanding Twelfth army corps, came in last evening. He had heard of the attack, and feared that we had been taken prisoners, and so started with a strong force for our relief. He reviewed us this morning. He said that he could not leave without thanking us for our gallant conduct; that he was ordered to leave his best troops here, when we first occupied the place, and he believed he had
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 91.-General Sherman's expedition. (search)
roops got ashore and brought into line, were Gen. Blair's brigade, of Gen. Steele's division, and a These were ordered out on a reconnoissance, Gen. Blair on the left, and the other brigades on the rt the same time a masked battery opened on General Blair's brigade. He ordered Hoffman's battery tcould not be regained. In the mean time General Blair's brigade was busily engaged in building ah, but it was not brought into requisition. Gen. Blair had already got a bridge across at Mrs. Lake supported by Generals Blair and Thayer, but Gen. Blair having already crossed the bayou, led the asr under-estimated. The heaviest loss was in Gen. Blair's brigade, consisting of the Thirteenth Illiry. This brigade acted most heroically, and Gen. Blair showed himself an able and brave commander. him. When I got to the bayou I found said General Blair safely ensconced (and very excited) under bank. W. E. W., not content with bespattering Blair with indiscreet praise, proceeds to bespatter [18 more...]
division. Brigadier-General F. Steele, commanding. First brigade, Brig.-Gen. Frank P. Blair, commanding--Thirteenth Illinois, Twenty-ninth Missouri, Thirty-firstccessfully done. After the rear of Gen. Steele's division, consisting of General Blair's brigade, had crossed the swamp, Major Hammond, Assistant Adjutant-GeneralSteele's division. The First Missouri horse artillery was in reserve, with Gen. Blair's brigade; and the Eighth Ohio battery was posted in the rear of the centre ohe enemy's works, they boldly resumed and continued their advance, supported by Blair's brigade, as a reserve, until they had approached within short musket-range ofas an impassable ravine in the way. Col. De Courcy's brigade, which with General Blair's had borne the brunt of the repulse near Vicksburgh, was left near the travision, Gen. Hovey's brigade holding the right, Gen. Thayer's the centre, and Gen. Blair's the left. In Gen. Stuart's division, Acting Gen. G. A. Smith's brigade t
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