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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 6 (search)
s in line of battle within sight. These lines were at right angles to the Nashville road. The Federal left rested on Stone's River. The Confederate right, Breckenridge's division, faced this left, and was separated from Polk's corps, forming the centre, by the little river, the course of which there crossed General Bragg's li crossed Stone's River and took possession of a hill in front of the Confederate right, that commanded the right of Lieutenant-General Polk's position. Major-General Breckenridge was directed to drive the enemy from it with his division. He did so with less difficulty than might have been expected, although his troops in advancifederates. The unequal struggle that ensued was soon ended by the defeat of the latter with severe loss, and the recovery of the contested hill by the enemy. Breckenridge's division resumed its former position at dusk. During this engagement, the ground occupied on the 31st by Hazen's brigade was recovered by the enemy. In
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 7 (search)
my in the retreat, after the battle of Baker's Creek, reached Jackson on the 20th, and Maxey's brigade, from Port Hudson, on the 23d. On the 3d of June we had been reenforced, in addition to these, by Evans's brigade from South Carolina, and Breckenridge's division, and about two thousand cavalry from the Army of Tennessee. General Bragg's report. This body of cavalry was commanded by Brigadier-General W. H. Jackson. The Federal army was receiving considerable additions in the mean time, sand infantry and artillery, and two thousand cavalry. was ordered to march next morning toward the Big Black River. In the afternoon of July 1st, Loring's, French's, and Walker's divisions bivouacked near Birdsong's Ferry, on that river, and Breckenridge's, with the floating-bridge, near Edwards's Depot. The cavalry, under General W. H. Jackson, was placed in observation along the river. This expedition was not undertaken in the wild spirit that dictated the dispatches from the War Depart
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 7 (search)
mediate attack-Major-General Loring's division on the right, crossing the Canton road; Major-General Breckenridge's on the left, crossing the New Orleans Railroad; Major-General French's between BreckBreckenridge's and the Clinton road; and Major-General Walker's between that road and Loring's. Brigadier-General Jackson was directed to observe and guard the fords of Pearl River above and below the towne missiles fell in all parts of the town. An assault, though not a vigorous one, was made on Breckenridge's front. It was quickly repulsed, however, by the well-directed fire of Slocomb's and Cobb'snois regiments. The attacking troops did not advance far enough to be exposed to the fire of Breckenridge's line. On the 13th the Federal lines had been so extended that both flanks rested upon ative answer, two divisions would be sent to him. In preparation for the contingency, Major-Generals Breckenridge and W. H. S. Walker were directed to hold their divisions ready to move; and Major Ba
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 9 (search)
and on it had constructed huts for its winter quarters. These divisions formed two corps: one commanded by Lieutenant-General Hardee, composed of Cheatham's, Breckenridge's, Cleburne's, and Walker's divisions; the other, commanded by Major-General Hindman, was composed of his own, Stevenson's, and Stewart's divisions. Major- both sides of the wagon-road from Dalton to Ringgold. Stewart's division had one brigade in front of, one in, and two immediately in rear of Mill-Creek Gap. Breckenridge was between the Gap and Dalton; Hindman's, two miles southwest of Dalton, except a brigade on the Cleveland road; Stevenson's, near Hindman's; Walker's, thre might promptly advance to the place. brigade of cavalry, had, at the same time, marched from Cleveland to Red Clay. To meet these movements, Stewart's and Breckenridge's divisions were posted in the eastern outlet of Mill-Creek Gap, Hindman's in reserve near, and Stevenson's in front of Dalton, on the Cleveland road. This wa
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 12 (search)
efore leaving the room we learned that Maj.-Gen. Breckenridge's arrival was expected in the course of the state of affairs in Virginia. General Breckenridge came as expected, and confirmed the repy was overthrown. In conversation with General Breckenridge afterward, I repeated this, and said thld an opportunity to do so be given me. General Breckenridge promised to make me this opportunity. old Mr. Mallory of my conversation with General Breckenridge. That gentleman fulfilled his engagir opinions on the important question. General Breckenridge, Mr. Mallory, and Mr. Reagan, thought taph to join me as soon as possible. General Breckenridge and Mr. Reagan came to General Hampton'd to. This paper, being unfinished when General Breckenridge and myself set out to the place of meetmet, I proposed to General Sherman that General Breckenridge should be admitted to our discussion, e terms of amnesty. After listening to General Breckenridge, who addressed him six or eight minutes
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
ston, General. Canton, May 31, 1863. His Excellency the President, Richmond: Your dispatch of 30th received. By official returns, troops near Canton, including Gist's and Walker's brigades of Beauregard's army, Ector's and McNair's of Bragg's, and Gregg's of Pemberton's, have effective nine thousand four hundred. Troops near Jackson, including Loring's division and Maxcy's brigade of Pemberton's troops, and Evans's of Beauregard's, have effective seven thousand eight hundred. Major-General Breckenridge reports to-day five thousand eight hundred. Brigadier-General Jackson's cavalry, numbering about sixteen hundred when I was in Tennessee, not included, nor five field-batteries, probably four hundred. General Cooper informs me that no other reinforcements have been ordered to this department. Major-General Gardner is invested in Port Hudson. J. E. Johnston, General. Canton, June 5, 1863. Hon. J. A. Seddon. Dear Sir: I thank you cordially for your kind letter of May 25th,
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Telegrams. (search)
ccess. I have too little knowledge of your circumstances to be more definite, and have exhausted my power to aid you. Jefferson Davis. Jackson, July 12, 1863. To his Excellency President Davis: Your dispatch of 11th received. A heavy cannonade this morning for two hours from batteries east of the Canton and south of the Clinton roads. The enemy's rifles reached all parts of the town, showing the weakness of the position and its untenableness against a powerful artillery. Breckenridge's front, south of the town, was assaulted this morning, but not vigorously. A party of skirmishers of the First, Third, and Fourth Florida, Forty-seventh Georgia, and Cobb's battery, took the enemy in flank, and captured two hundred prisoners and the colors of the Twenty-eighth, Forty-first, and Fifty-third Illinois regiments. Heavy skirmishing all day yesterday. J. E. Johnston. Jackson, July 13, 1863. To his Excellency the President: Your dispatch of the 11th received. I t