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October 8. Brig.-Gen. Robert Anderson, in command of the department of the Cumberland, at Louisville, Kentucky, on account of ill health, relinquished his command to Brig.-Gen. Sherman.--Army Order. A party of rebels under the command of Captain Holliday, advancing upon Hillsboro, Kentucky, were attacked and defeated by fifty Home Guards, of Flemingsburg, under the command of Lieut. Sadler and Sergeant Dudley. The rebels were discovered encamped on the premises of Colonel Davis, two miles from Hillsboro, when the Home Guards opened fire upon them. The engagement lasted about twenty minutes, resulting in a loss of eleven killed, twenty-nine wounded, and twenty-two prisoners of the rebels, and three killed and two wounded of the Home Guards.--(Doc. 71.) About five o'clock this afternoon Capt. Barney, of the New York Twenty-fourth regiment, advanced three miles beyond Falls Church, on the Leesburg (Va.) turnpike, with ten men, where he surprised a picket guard of Stewa
July 13. A fight took place at Donaldsonville, La., between the rebels and a force of National troops under the command of Brigadier-General Dudley and Colonel Morgan, resulting in the retreat of the Nationals with a loss of four hundred and fifty killed and wounded, and two guns. President Lincoln wrote the following letter to Major-General Grant: my dear General: I do not remember that you and I ever met personally. I write this now as a grateful acknowledgment for the almost inestimable service you have done the country. I wish to say a word further. When you first reached the vicinity of Vicksburgh, I thought you should do what you finally did, march the troops across the neck, run the batteries with the transports, and thus go below; and I never had any faith, except a general hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo Pass expedition, and the like, could succeed. When you got below and took Port Gibson, Grand Gulf, and vicinity, I thought you should go
to motion from their present locality, (which they so gallantly won on the twenty-seventh of May, and have held ever since,) and advanced round to the left to Colonel Dudley's front, leaving five companies on picket-line. The attack — for assaults these demonstrations can scarcely be called — was made by two columns in two differunder command of General Weitzel, while the left was composed of General Emory's division, under command of General Paine--whose doings I have just recorded. Colonel Dudley's brigade, of Augur's division, was held in reserve. The forces under General Weitzel comprised his own brigade, formed of the Eighth Vermont, Lieutenant-Crierson and Col. Von Petten, of the One Hundred and Sixteenth New-York. The assaulting party was to be supported by General Weitzel's old brigade and that of Colonel Dudley. A rebel bearer of despatches had been captured with, it is said, a despatch from Johnston, who promises to reinforce Port Hudson and capture Banks's entir
in this news is the fact that the renowned Colonel Ellet of the ramfleet is in command of the Switzerland, with Admiral Farragut. The rebel papers up the river trumped up a very ingenious theory some time ago, by which the writers proved — to their own great satisfaction — that Colonel Ellet was lost, with every body else on board the ram Lancaster, while attempting to pass the batteries at Vicksburgh. On Tuesday morning, April fourteenth, Lieutenants H. B. Skinner and C. C. Dean of General Dudley's staff, and Lieutenant Tenney, Quartermaster of the Thirtieth Massachusetts volunteers, went up from Baton Rouge to Port Hudson in the Richmond, they having volunteered to go across the point opposite Port Hudson, and carry despatches from below to the Admiral, who was to be at the mouth of False River on Wednesday morning. Captain Roe. and Lieutenant Herbert of the signal corps accompanied the expedition. During the sail up an additional mast was put above the main topmast of the Ric
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 13: the capture of New Orleans. (search)
the Commanding General and the Twenty-sixth Massachusetts, Colonel Jones; Thirty-first Massachusetts, Colonel Gooding, and Everett's Sixth Massachusetts battery. On the Matanzas, General Phelps, with the Ninth Connecticut, Colonel Cahill, and Holcomb's Second Vermont battery. On the Great Republic, General Williams, with the Twenty-first Indiana, Colonel McMillen; Fourth Wisconsin, Colonel Paine, and Sixth Michigan, Colonel Cortinas. On the North America, the Thirtieth Massachusetts, Colonel Dudley, and a company each of Reed's and Durivage's cavalry. On the Will Farley, the Twelfth Connecticut, Colonel Deming. was ready at the Southwest Pass, just below, to, co-operate On that day the Confederates sent down a fire-ship --a fiat-boat filled with wood saturated with tar and turpentine — to burn the fleet. It came swiftly down the strong current, freighted with destruction; but it was quietly stopped in its career by some men in a small boat that went out from the Iroquois, who
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
liams placed himself at its head, exclaiming, Boys! your field-officers are all gone; I will lead you. They gave him hearty cheers, when a bullet passed through his breast, and he fell dead. He had just issued directions for the line to fall back, which it did in good order, with Colonel T. W. Cahill, of the Ninth Connecticut, in chief command. The Confederates, dreadfully smitten, also fell back, and then retreated. So ended the battle of Baton Rouge. See reports of Colonels Cahill, Dudley, and others, and Lieutenant Weitzel. The National loss was reported eighty-two killed, two hundred and fifty-five wounded, and thirty-four missing. The Confederate loss is not known. The Nationals took about one hundred of them prisoners. The dreaded Arkansas, which was expected to sweep every National vessel from the Mississippi, and drive the Yankees from New Orleans, did not appear in time for the fight. On the following morning, Porter, with the Essex, accompanied by the Cayuga an
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 23: siege and capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. (search)
followed by the regiments of Weitzel's brigade, under Colonel Smith, of the One Hundred and Fourteenth New York, to be supported by the brigades of Colonels Kimball and Morgan, under the general command of General Birge, the whole forming the storming party on the right. In conjunction with these, and on their left, moved a column under General Paine, composed of the old division of General Emory. Both parties were under the command of General Grover, who planned the attack. Acting Brigadier-General Dudley's brigade, of Auger's division, was held in reserve. It was intended to have Weitzel's command Weitzel's command was composed of his own brigade (Eighth Vermont, Twelfth Connecticut, and Seventy-fifth and One Hundred and Fourteenth New York), and the Twenty-fourth Connecticut and Fifty-second Massachusetts, of Grover's division. The Seventy-fifth New York and Twelfth Connecticut, forming a separate command under Colonel Babcock, of the first-named regiment, were detailed as
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
lt. The fort was garrisoned by two hundred and twenty-five men of the Twenty-eighth Maine, under Major Bullen, who were assisted in the fight by the gun-boats Winona, Kineo, and Princess Royal, the latter a captured British blockade runner. The assailants were repulsed with a loss of over three hundred men, of whom one hundred and twenty-four were prisoners. Three weeks later, July 12. General Green, with a superior force, attacked the advanced brigade of General Grover, commanded by General Dudley, about six miles in the rear of Donaldsonville, and drove them back with some loss at first, but the Nationals, in turn, with the assistance of reserves, drove the Confederates, and on the following day the latter commenced their retreat from La Fourche District. History of the One Hundred and Fourteenth Regiment New York State Volunteers, by Brevet-Major E. P. Pellet, page 185. This was almost the last struggle of Taylor's troops in the vicinity of the Mississippi at that time, for B
ded, and 124 prisoners. Among their killed was Col. Phillips. Pollard reports another fight, July 12. six miles from Donaldsonville, between 1,200 Texans, under Green, and the enemy, over 4,000 strong; wherein we were beaten, with a loss of 500 killed and wounded, 300 prisoners, 3 guns, many small arms, and the flag of a New York regiment. Banks's report is silent with regard to this fight; yet it seems that a collision actually took place; the forces on our side being commanded by Gen. Dudley, and our loss considerable--450 killed and wounded, with two guns, says a newspaper report. The affair can not have been creditable to the Union side, or it would not have been so completely hushed up. Gen. Banks's force in the field having been rendered disposable by the fall of Port Hudson, Taylor and his subordinates made haste to abandon the country east of the Atchafalaya; evacuating July 22. Brashear City just one month after its capture; but not till they had carefully strip
ig creek, 554-5. Dodge, Gen., his raid in North Alabama, 285. Donaldsonville, La., 102; fights at, 338. Doubleday, Gen. A., succeeds General Hatch (wounded) at South Mountain, 198; opens his batteries at Antietam, 205; at Gettysburg, 880 to 887. Douglas, Col., killed at Antietam, 210. Dow, Gen. Neal, wounded at Port Hudson, 333. Draft, the Democratic press on, 501; riots in New York, because of, 503; Gov. Seymour on, 507. Drewry's Bluff, attack on batteries at, 140-1. Dudley, Gen., defeated at Donaldsonville, 338. Duffield, Brig.-Gen., taken prisoner, 212. Duncan, Gen. J. R., in command at Forts Jackson and St. Philip, La., 87; 90. Dupont, rear-Admiral Samuel F., preparations for attacking Fort Sumter, 466; his iron-clads assail Fort Sumter, 467; their advance arrested, 469; Union monitors repulsed — the Keokuk sunk, 471; repossesses several coast defenses, 458; his gunboats advance near charleston, 460; failure of his attack on Fort McAllister, 463-4;
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