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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 99 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 89 3 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 70 2 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 4: The Cavalry (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 59 3 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 45 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 42 2 Browse Search
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Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 36 2 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 28 4 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 26 2 Browse Search
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e river, and also advocated an attempt to cut through the investing lines of the enemy. Being overruled on both points, he announced his determination to leave the post by any means available, so as to escape a surrender, and he advised Colonel N. B. Forrest, who was present, to go out with his cavalry regiment, and any others he could take with him through the overflow. General Floyd's brigade consisted of two Virginia regiments and one Mississippi regiment; these, as before mentioned, it wder peculiar circumstances, of which Major Brown, then commanding, gives the following narrative: About twelve o'clock of the night previous to the surrender, I received an order to report in person at headquarters. On arriving I met Colonel N. B. Forrest, who remarked: I have been looking for you; they are going to surrender this place, and I wanted you with your command to go out with me, but they have other orders for you. On entering the room, Generals Floyd and Pillow also informed m
pring Hill, ten miles south of Franklin, by Generals Van Dorn and Forrest. Thirteen hundred prisoners were taken. In April another expeditiia, was captured near Rome by our vigilant, daring cavalry leader, Forrest. This was one of the most remarkable, and, to the enemy, disastroLemore's Cove; to divert his attention from the real movement, General Forrest covered the movement on our front and right; General B. R. Johwn and Johnson's divisions, and Walker's formed the extreme right; Forrest with his cavalry was in advance to the right. He soon became engahat two brigades were sent from Walker's division to his support. Forrest, here fighting with his usual tenacity, desperately held in check on   5,115 Hood's, B. R. Johnson's, and Trigg's troops   8,428 Forrest's and Pegram's cavalry   3,500 ——— Total 33,583 General reckinridge's, Cleburne's, Cheatham's, and Walker's divisions, and Forrest's cavalry—aggregate, 22,471; Longstreet's left wing, of Pre
ales of cotton, to which Admiral Porter added five thousand more as collected by the navy. This was the compensation reported for the loss of many lives, much public property, and a total defeat. Even for the booty as well as for the escape of their fleet, they were probably indebted to the unfortunate withdrawal of a large part of Taylor's force, as mentioned above. Destruction and Reconstruction, Taylor, p. 162 et seq. On April 12, 1864, an attack was made by two brigades of General N. B. Forrest's force, under Brigadier General J. R. Chalmers, upon Fort Pillow. This was an earthwork on a bluff on the east side of the Mississippi, at the mouth of Coal Creek. It was garrisoned by four hundred men and six pieces of artillery. General Chalmers promptly gained possession of the outer works and drove the garrison to their main fortifications. The fort was cresent-shaped, the parapet eight feet in height and four feet across the top, surrounded by a ditch six feet deep and twel
ed upon it. His cavalry was superior to that of the enemy, as had been proved in every conflict between them. Maury and Forrest and Taylor still had armies in the field—not large, but strong enough to have collected around them the men who had leftto the idea of a universal surrender, embracing his own army, that of Dick Taylor, in Louisiana and Texas, and of Maury, Forrest, and others, in Alabama and Georgia. Considering the character of the authority cited, and the extraordinary propositiong discouraged by the surrender in their rear, it would probably have gone on and, when united with the forces of Maury, Forrest, and Taylor in Alabama and Mississippi, have constituted an army large enough to attract stragglers and revive the droopMobile Bay, withdrew his armed vessels and steamers up the Tombigbee River, and planted torpedoes in the Alabama below. Forrest and Maury had about eight thousand men, but these were veterans, tried in many hard engagements, and trained to the high
ape from Mobile harbor, 218-19. Activities, 219. Capture and destruction, 220-21. Floyd, General, 24, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36. Foote, Commodore, 21, 24-25. Ford, Major, 424. Forney, General, 340. Forno, Colonel, 273. Forrest, General, Nathan Bedford, 28, 356, 359, 360,361,458,459, 462, 472, 473, 474, 480, 482, 485, 486, 489, 490, 491, 587, 590, 591. Fort Beauregard, 63. Branch, 175. Caswell, 171. De Russy, 202, 455. Donelson, 15, 19-20, 21, 29, 33, 38, 179, 497, 498; fall, 2Hindman, 21. Jackson, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 185, 186. Lafayette, 403, 405, 406, 408, 413. Magruder, 76, 77. McAllister, 484. McHenry, 391, 392, 406. Morgan, 172-73, 176, 218. Pemberton, 332. Pillow, evacuation, 62; capture by General Forrest, 458-59. Powell, 173. Pulaski, 65. Randolph, evacuation, 62. St. Philip, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185. Steadman, 552; Gordon's report on attack, 552-55. Stevens, 446. Sumter, 63, 171, 352, 533-34. Walker, 63. Warren, 406,