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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., In command in Missouri. (search)
y 50,000 men was already on the Southern frontier: Pillow, with 12,000, advancing upon Cairo; Thompson, with 5000, upon Girardeau; Hardee, with 5000, upon Ironton; and Price, with an estimated force of 25,000, upon Lyon, at Springfield. Their movemifornia, to be placed at El Paso, to operate against Texas troops moving into Arkansas. On the 5th Marsh reported from Girardeau that the enemy was close upon him, 5000 strong, and would attack him before morning. At midnight a heavy battery of 6 olla, which was the receiving-place for troops destined for the South-west. The plan of defense adopted was to fortify Girardeau and the termini of the railroads at Ironton, Rolla, and Jefferson City, with St. Louis as a base; holding these places river. September 4th I sent heavy guns and an artillery officer to Cairo, where General Grant had just arrived from Girardeau. I telegraphed the President informing him that the enemy was beginning to occupy, on the Kentucky shore, every good
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
communion plate — often a massive and venerable set, the donation of an English or Colonial ancestor,--and that clergy and parishioners alike had been so robbed and despoiled that they were reduced to absolute want.) The record of Fort Sumpter during the Administration of Governor Pickens, compiled by W. A. Harris; address of Major Theo. G. Barker at the anniversary of the Washington Artillery Club, February 22d, 1876; Reinterment of the South Carolina Dead from Gettysburg, address of Rev. Dr. Girardeau, odes, &c.; Oration of General Wade Hampton, and poem of Rev. Dr. E. T. Winkler, at the unveiling of the monument of the Washington Light Infantry of Charleston, June 16th, 1870; South Carolina in arms, arts, and the Industries, by John Peyre Thomas, Superintendent of Carolina Military Institute; Map of the Siege of Vicksburg; Map of the Seat of War in Mississippi; Marginalia, or Gleanings from an army note book, by Personne, army correspondent, &c., Columbia, S. C., 1864; The burning
nklin. But as the enemy's movements appeared to tend westward, on the third General Smith was advanced to Gray's Summit, and General Pike moved to Franklin. On the fourth General Smith pushed his cavalry toward the Gasconade, advanced his infantry to Union, followed up by General Pike's militia. On the fifth Price's command took Herman, burned the Gasconade bridge, and was crossing that stream at the old State road ford. General Smith followed him. General Mower reported his arrival at Girardeau, out of supplies, his teams worn down, part of his cavalry dismounted, and many horses unshod. Transports and supply-boats were at once despatched, and on the eighth and ninth his command reached St. Louis, from whence the infantry was pushed forward by water as rapidly as the low stage of the river would permit, to join General Smith. The cavalry under Winslow re-shod and started by land from St. Louis on the tenth, toward Jefferson City, which point it reached on the sixteenth instant,
r. He had been sent with a small reconnoitering party to the vicinity of Jacksonville, and was killed after capturing a Federal post. The two Jefferson companies, under Capt. D. B. Bird, were ordered during the winter of 1861-62 to New Smyrna, to protect the government stores which were brought into Halifax river from Nassau. On March 26, 1862, a detachment made up mostly from these two companies, while on duty at the beach on Amelia island, under Captain Strain, who had succeeded Captain Girardeau in command of Company H, attacked some launches which were attempting to land from the blockading fleet to destroy our stores. The fight resulted in the loss of several of the boats, and most of the occupants were killed, wounded or captured. After the evacuation of Fernandina the companies not engaged in the Smyrna expedition were stationed at Cedar Keys, where, by their experience in the hardships and discipline of camp life, they were prepared for the arduous service which awaited
of the killed, wounded and missing of the Oglethorpe Light Infantry, which we append. The company fought with desperation and suffered severely. Killed.--W. H. Crane, head; Julius Ferrill, face; George Butler, body; Bryan Morel body.; Thos. Purse, head. Wounded.--John A. Belvin, hip, severe; Frank Lenz, thigh severe.; L. Lipman, ankle, leg, and shoulder, severe.; Frank B. Bevill, breast, severe; James E. Carolan, hip, severe; R. Q. Baker, arm, severe; -- Estelle, arm, severe; -- Girardeau, face, severe; -- King, hip, severe; William Shellman, chin, slight; A. Holmes, wounded and prisoner; John Fleming, arm, severe; -- Rayzor, shoulder, slight; Martin, leg, slight; C. Hardwicke, leg, slight; Usena, leg, slight; J. Hunter, neck, slight; McDonald, body, severe; M. Franklin, arm and thigh, slightly; A. Tinsley, both arms, severe; Joe Godfrey, wrist, slight; E. Davis, shoulder, slight; Ivey, shoulder, severe; B. Donevan, leg, severe; S. Dasher, slight; Cole, arm, slight. Ta
Lincoln's Generals Quarreling. --The Cairo correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial writes, under date of the 3d: A difficulty has sprung up between General Grant and General Prentiss, which is much to be regretted. The circumstances, I believe, are these; General Prentiss was ordered from here to take command of the expedition. At that time he had not received from Washington his appointment for the war, but held over on his three months appointment, General Grant, before Colonel, received his appointment first, and was ordered to take command. He consequently outranked General Prentiss, and ordered him to the command at Caps Girardeau, General Prentiss refused to obey, and was placed under arrest by order of General Grant, and sent to Cape Girardeau, where he now is. It is said that General Prentiss has sent in his resignation.