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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Kentucky (search)
ir forces beyond the town, on the north bank of the Hatchie. Armstrong, seeing the impossibility of taking the enemy by surprise, and that the Federal brigade of Crocker was ready to receive him, made a detour to the west of Bolivar, and crossed the Hatchie lower down, in order to threaten the village of Jackson and cut the railwaerates attacked the positions that Rosecrans had occupied a short distance outside of Corinth, near some of the old works. McKean, with the two small brigades of Crocker and McArthur, posted himself across the Memphis Railway; the division of Davies deployed on his right, between this railway and that of Jackson; farther to the riole Federal line to abandon the positions it occupied, with two of the twenty pounders that defended them. In the mean while, the extreme Federal left, formed by Crocker's brigade, was holding Jackson's cavalry in check, while on the right Hamilton's division was exchanging shots with Hebert's soldiers, who were massed in the wood
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
after taking possession of the works, established themselves in the town. Unfortunately for them, they found the yellow fever there, which made their apparently easy success cost them very dear. The merit of this little expedition was due to Mr. Crocker, a merchant captain, who, like many others, had temporarily passed into the service of the United States with the title of acting master. He resolved to finish the work he had so successfully begun, by going in search of and destroying all thef Taylor's Bayou by the fire; and understanding how important it was for them to retain possession of this bridge, so as to be able at all times to menace Sabine City, they stationed there a garrison of three hundred men. On the 15th of October, Crocker, with a steamer recently captured, on board of which he had placed a twelve-pounder howitzer and a twenty-pounder Parrott gun, penetrated into the lake and took a position bearing upon the entrance of Taylor's Bayou. The railroad at this place