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rn States were invaded by unlawful conspiracies and combinations to destroy their property and disturb their domestic tranquillity, what was more natural than that they should declare, as they acceded to the Union of their own right and free will to secure liberty and the peaceable possession of their property, when this was denied them they had the right of secession? When the war closed we surrendered by capitulation, with arms in our hands. What were the terms of the capitulation with Grant at Appomattox and Sherman in North Carolina? They were that the Confederates should furl their flags, stack their arms, return to their homes and yield obedience to the Constitution and laws of the Union then existing; and it was stipulated on the other side, that they should have the protection of the Constitution and laws of the Union. That the Confederates kept the terms of their capitulation, no one will be heard to deny. The question soon arose as to how the seceded States were to
l be remembered that on the morning of the 7th Grant landed about 3,500 men on the Missouri shore tnts to Tappan, making his force about equal to Grant's. In the resistance to Grant's advance the caGrant's advance the cavalry companies of Montgomery and Bowles, of Miller's battalion, took an active part. But Tappan won's right being thus rendered hors de combat, Grant prepared to sunder his center and left by movi skirmishing became more active and constant. Grant wrote to headquarters, There will be no diffic campaign to concentrate at Corinth and strike Grant before he could be reinforced by Buell's army and it was the skirmish on his front which led Grant to say that he had scarcely the faintest idea ot sought for any other purpose than to strike Grant alone and crush him before Buell could arrive., to completely carry out his plan of crushing Grant's army. The operations of the second day werus position in front of the combined armies of Grant and Buell which it had never been the intentio[4 more...]
enter of the Federal lines, resulting from the advance of the Confederates in that direction, which if pushed would have thrown us between Thomas' command, lately Grant's, and the corps of Buell and Pope. At the same time Polk and Breckinridge took position fronting the Purdy road. But Van Dorn, having been sent on a circuitous anges in the Federal army. Halleck, having achieved fame through the occupation of Corinth, was called to Washington to take the position of general-in-chief, and Grant was put in command of all troops west of the Tennessee river, with instructions to send Thomas into Tennessee to reinforce Buell, who had previously left Corinth to operate against Chattanooga. The latter town was now the objective of the Federal armies, and Grant and Rosecrans contented themselves with occupying Corinth. Hardee started for Chattanooga on July 21st with the army of the Mississippi, the infantry being sent by rail via Mobile, leaving the army of the West at Tupelo under
pi, where General Price, at Tupelo, confronted Grant and Rosecrans at Corinth. On July 27-29th, unt of stores. Rosecrans was at Corinth and Grant at Burnsville. The latter feared that Price w. In his report of the battle which followed, Grant candidly stated that his object was to destroyfeint toward Pocahontas, threatening Bolivar. Grant reported on October 1st, For several days ther had promptly followed Van Dorn, as ordered by Grant, the Confederate army could hardly have escapehen he had reached Ripley, was ordered back by Grant, who ordered an expedition to cover his returnnth battalion. With the 1st of November General Grant began a movement on Grand Junction with thwith his State troops put on guard at Oxford. Grant brought his army up to Holly Springs about twosuggested that Bragg in Tennessee move against Grant's communications, and Holmes send over 10,000 he estimated at a million and a half dollars. Grant reported the loss at $400,000 in property and [14 more...]
nsports on the Mississippi led to a rumor that Grant was about to abandon his campaign and transfervement; and on the night of the day following, Grant's plan was revealed beyond doubt by the passag of which the empty transports were run past. Grant was now beyond the last Confederate fortificat to the planters in that part of Mississippi. Grant supplied his army with three days rations of hs apparently approves Pemberton's move against Grant's communications. But Pemberton did not recein of Jackson and conveying the impression that Grant intended to keep his main forces there, and hef the couriers, a traitor, had delivered it to Grant on the evening of the 14th. Consequently the bank of the river; but nothing came of it. Grant's statement of his condition on June 14th was erior numbers, from the river front. When General Grant commenced the landing of his force at Younlished in Vol. XXIV, part 3, War Records, General Grant said, I have this day received 8,000 men i[43 more...]
ravaging the surrounding country, in order to make the place untenable by Confederate forces. On the 18th he reported to Grant: We have made fine progress to-day in the work of destruction. Jackson will no longer be a point of danger. The land isund. After sending an expedition against Canton, the troops started back to Vicksburg. On the 21st Sherman sent word to Grant that he had promised 200 barrels of flour and 20,000 pounds of pork, or equivalents, to the inhabitants, as there were about 800 women and children who would perish unless they received some relief. Grant promptly honored the requisition. On July 13th a Federal expedition under General Herron arrived at Yazoo City in transports, accompanied by a gunboat flotilla. Mississippi, October 23d, General Johnston retaining his position at the head of the department. Early in November, when Grant, now in supreme command of the United States forces between the Mississippi and the Alleghanies, was making a desperate e
ssissippi, to learn the plans of the enemy. These are clearly stated in a letter of so early date as January 5th, by General Grant, who, until March 12th, when he was given command of the armies of the United States, remained in charge of operationspared east of the river. The Washington authorities desired to divert the Federal forces toward the Red river, but this Grant strongly opposed. I shall direct Sherman, he wrote, to move out to Meridian with his spare force (the cavalry going fromco, was detailed for the duty of again attacking Forrest, whose name had become a terror, and orders came to Sherman from Grant before Petersburg that Smith must find Forrest, whip him and follow him as long as his command held together. While thhe total loss of the Federals was 220. About the time that Sherman and Johnston were maneuvering on the Chattahoochee, Grant was attacking Lee at Petersburg, and Early was making his dash at the United States capital, Gen. A. J. Smith's expeditio
at Richland creek, King's hill and Sugar creek. During much of the time General Chalmers had practically independent command of a large part of the cavalry, and after Buford was wounded had charge of that division as well as his own. Armstrong's Mississippi brigade lost more heavily than any other cavalry command, its total casualties being 147. Let us turn now to that desperate struggle in Virginia, in which the army of the immortal Robert E. Lee had held the vastly superior numbers of Grant always in its front, from the Rapidan to the James, until they filed off exhausted and intrenched south of Petersburg. Here, also, Mississippians did their full share of the desperate fighting. Humphreys brigade, after spending the winter and early spring amid great privations in East Tennessee and sharing the military operations in that region, joined Lee's army at Orange Court House, and subsequently fought with its division, commanded by General Kershaw. The brigade still included the
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under the reconstruction acts, he was the nominee of the regular Republican convention of the State for governor, and defeated Lewis Dent, a brother-in-law of General Grant, who was the candidate of the Democrats. Alcorn had joined the Republican party in the hope of building up a white Republican party in the State and with the of those hurled by Longstreet with such telling force on the Federals on the 7th of May, 1864. Through all the subsequent battles of the campaign between Lee and Grant—Spottsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, and the various successes and failures of the campaigns around Richmond and Petersburg—Davis led his men, encouraging them d while he was vindicated from certain charges made against him, he was transferred to command of cavalry. At the head of the force which he organized he defeated Grant's formidable invasion of Mississippi in December, 1862, by the surprise and capture of the garrison at Holly Springs, and the destruction of the stores accumulated