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antry, one battery of artillery, and 400 cavalry, and a brigade has just arrived at Big Creek Gap from Knoxville. Kirby Smith is again at the former gap, the defense of which has been increased since our last-received reconnaissance. Two regiments from Virginia, probably forced back by the advance of Cox, have reached Knoxville, and the enemy has withdrawn the bulk of his force from the neighborhood of Chattanooga and Cleveland. I had taken steps to organize a partisan regiment, under Colonel Clift (commissioned by the Secretary of War), in Scott and Morgan Counties, Tennessee, in order to annoy the enemy's rear. During the last three weeks there have been rumors of the intended invasion of Kentucky by Smith. Some of our friends in East Tennessee attach consequencetothese reports. Three of .my brigades threaten the enemy's front. George W. Morgan, Brigadier-General, Commanding. [inclosure no. 4.] Cumberland Ford, June 8, 1862. Major-General Buell: Baird's brigad
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
ove from Memphis eastward, repairing railroads as we progressed, as far as Athens, Alabama, whence I was to report to General Rosecrans, at Chattanooga, by letter. I took passage for myself and family in the steamer Atlantic, Captain Henry McDougall. When the boat was ready to start, Willie was missing. Mrs. Sherman supposed him to have been with me, whereas I supposed he was with her. An officer of the Thirteenth went up to General McPherson's house for him, and soon returned, with Captain Clift leading him, carrying in his hands a small double-barreled shot-gun; and I joked him about carrying away captured property. In a short time we got off. As we all stood on the guards to look at our old camps at Young's Point, I remarked that Willie was not well, and he admitted that he was sick. His mother put him to bed, and consulted Dr. Roler, of the Fifty-fifth Illinois, who found symptoms of typhoid fever. The river was low; we made slow progress till above Helena; and, as we appr
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Black Eagle Company. (search)
dead. Barker, Jesse, color sergeant; killed at Sharpsburg, Md., 1862. Barker, Joce, exempted from service, 1862. Barker,, John, killed at Gettysburg, Pa., 1863. Bootwright, James, killed on picket post near Richmond, Va., 1862. Boston, Solon A., color sergeant, killed at Williamsburg, Va., May 1st, 1862. Bragg, William, exempted from service, 1862. Bryant, Richard A., died in service, 1862. Carroll, John D., lost his life capturing a Federal gunboat, winter, 1864. Clift, M. B., died since the war. Clopton, Walter, wounded at Gettysburg, Pa., 1863. Cosby, Charles, exempted from service, 1861. Cosby, George, corporal; wounded at Gaines' Mill, Va., 1862; dead. Cosby, Richard, killed at Gaines' Mill, Va., 1862. Daingerfield, John, exempted from service, 1861; dead. Daniel, John C., transferred to cavalry 1862; dead. Dawson, Judson, wounded at Gaines' Mill, Va., 1862. Dawson, William, exempted from service, 1861. Dowdy, James, killed a
For the Penitentiary. --At the late term of the Circuit Court for King George county, Va., Shelton who seriously wounded Clift at a fishing shore in that county, was sentenced to the penitentiary for a term of three years.
Stampede among the Tories. Our town has been under martial law and our streets thronged with soldiers for nearly two weeks past, which has had quite a salutary influence on the Lincolnites in the upper end of this county. Col. Clift, the Tory leader of Soddy, who had marshaled his motley clan to the fine of some five or six hundred ragamuffins and outlaws, with the avowed purpose of joining Dan. Trewhitt and his East Tennessee renegades at Jamestown, and marching from thence upon Chattanooga, after covering himself with glory in many prospective battles, upon hearing of the near approach of a detachment of an Alabama regiment, thought it prudent to disband his gallant followers and go home. The pugnacious Colonel and his motley crew all reached their homes in safety, save about fifteen of the less fortunate, whom our boys picked up and brought into camp at Chattanooga. Some of them have been discharged upon taking the oath and giving bond and security for their good behavior
tenden and staff were during the greater part of the fight immediately in the rear of the attacking force and in front of his reserve, and deported himself as a brave and gallant soldier. He it was in person who conveyed to Col. Cummings, of the 19th Tennessee regiment, in the heat of the fight, the news of Gen. Zollicoffer's fall, and that as senior Colonel, the command of the brigade tell upon him. Our loss in the battle is about 100 killed, and 300 wounded and taken prisoners. Drs. Clift, Morton, and Dulaney volunteered to remain in the hospital with the wounded. The enemy appearing in greater force in front of our works on the afternoon, a council of war was again assembled, and it was determined to abandon a position it were madness to attempt to defend. The forces having all crossed during the night, we took up our line of march for Monticello, where the army was halted until Tuesday morning, when order was in a measure again restored, and the march continued on i
sfied, and said the North had done nothing that was not right. I disputed the remark; but we had not met to talk politics, so we said no more. I inquired after our friends from Tennessee generally, and found that they were well. Jim Brownlow is Lieutenant Colonel of Bob Johnson's regiment. Strange for Brownlow's son and Andrew Johnson's to lie down together. I learned that Dan Trewitt, of Hamilton county, and Lieut. Bogard, of Philadelphia, Monroe county, were aids of Brig. Gen. Spear. Clift, from Hamilton, was organizing the 7th regiment. R. M. Edwards was over there, getting up a mounted regiment, to get after McLean's regiment. Young Pickens, who got his hand nearly cut off at Strawberry Plains Bridge, holds an office in one of the regiments. I could hear of but few from my county. Bogard and Jones, from Philadelphia; Rosers, from Fork Creek; John B. Libton's son, from near Morganton; and a few others, were all I could hear of from my county. David Cleveland, from near my
hout interest. The original, which I have seen, was found upon the person of Col. Clift, the chief of the tory bushwhackers in East Tennessee, who was captured by soen. Grant will be here in a few days. Cannot you come down to meet him? Col. Clift will explain to you my situation and prospects, and thanking you for sending aj.-Gen. Burnsides, commanding Department Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Col. Clift, the bearer of this letter or dispatch, is an old man, very shrewd and self- Headq'rs in the Field,Oct. 3d, 1863. Special Orders, No. --. Col. Clift is hereby authorized to proceed to Rhea, Hamilton, and the adjoining countiesw what will the virtuous Burnside say If Gen. Bragg should hang the aforesaid Col. Clift by the neck until he be dead, in retaliation for his execution of Confederateral ox should be gored by the Confederate bull? Another paper found upon Col. Clift is a printed address from Gen. Burnside to the "loyal citizens" of East Tenne
Caught. --The notorious Col. Clift, a renegade East Tennessean, has been caught, and is now safety lodged in the barracks at Atlanta, Ga. He was picked up while bearing dispatches from Gen. Thomas to Burnside.