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. On the 5th General Johnston ordered a regiment, just armed, from Nashville to Donelson, and on the 6th Colonel Smith's regiment from Tuscumbia, Alabama. He also ordered Floyd, on the 6th, to proceed with his command from Russellville to Clarksville, without a moment's delay, and at the same time sent all the rolling-stock he could command to take the troops. Before any concentration could possibly have been made, Tilghman had surrendered. On leaving Fort Donelson Tilghman ordered Colonel Head to hold his own and Sugg's regiment, together about 750 strong, ready to move at a moment's notice, with two pieces of artillery; and on the morning of the 5th he ordered him, if no advance had been made against Fort Donelson, to take position at the Furnace, half-way on the road to Fort Henry. This gave him more than 4,000 men confronting Grant with his column of 12,000 men, on the east bank of the Tennessee; though, of course, it was in Grant's power to draw reinforcements from Smith,
in the valley, was the Thirtieth Tennessee, Colonel Head; and to his left, on the adjoining eminenceth his brigade and the Forty-second Tennessee. Head's regiment, the Thirtieth Tennessee, was to rep pressure, Buckner also shared in the assault. Head's regiment did not reach him at the appointed t for an assault on the Confederate right, where Head had replaced Buckner. But whether he understoo nor why Heiman's command was not dispatched to Head's support or put into the fight. What occurredthe position about the close of the action. Head's regiment, the Thirtieth Tennessee, occupied B, mere militia, and had been at Fort Henry. Colonel Head was patriotic and able in civil affairs, bu dispositions were scarcely completed, when Colonel Head in person galloped into the fort, and direcart of the line was occupied by a small part of Head's regiment, under command of Major Turner. HanBailey's, Quarles's, Sugg's, and the balance of Head's regiments, all of which arrived after the for[1 more...]
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXXII. November, 1863 (search)
the boats landed, and of course it was defeated. Since then some shells have been thrown into the city of Charleston, doing little damage. This morning was bright and warm, the clouds having passed away in the night. November 23 Nothing of moment from the armies, although great events are anticipated soon. On Saturday, Gen. Winder's or Major Griswold's head of the passport office, Lieut. Kirk, was arrested on the charge of selling passports at $100 per man to a Mr. Wolf and a Mr. Head, who transported passengers to the Potomac. W. and H. were in prison, and made the charge or confession. This passport business has been our bane ever since Gen. Winder got control of it under Mr. Benjamin. Lieut. K. is from Louisiana, but originally from New York. Mr. Benjamin sent over to-day extracts from dispatches from Mr. Slidell and a Mr. Hotze, agent, showing how the government is swindled in Europe by the purchasing agents of the bureaus here. One, named Chiles, in the pur
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 9: army organization—Staff and Administrative Corps.—Their history, duties, numbers, and organization (search)
icer was called major-general. In France, if the generalissimo commands in person, a marshal is made chief of staff with the temporay title of major-general; but if a marshal commands the army, a lieutenant-general or marechal-de-camp becomes chief of staff with the title of aide-major-general. The chiefs of staff of corps d'armee and of divisions, are selected in precisely the same way. The position assigned by the commanding general for the residence of his staff, is denominated the General Head-Quarter of the army; that of a corps d'armee staff the Headquarters of [1st or 2d, &c.] corps d'armee; that of a division, the Headquarters of [1st or 2d, &c.] division, [1st or 2d, &c.] corps d'armee. The petty staffs of regiments, squadrons, &c., consisting of an adjutant, sergeant-major, &c., are especially organized by the commandants of the regiments, &c., and have no connection whatever with the general staff of an army. Of course, then, they are not embraced in the present disc
he ninety-one guns captured, fourteen (14) only were found to have been spiked and shotted. The gun-carriages were broken and temporarily disabled, and all the implements were broken and destroyed. Respectfully submitted, Ario Parduck, Colonel One Hundred and Forty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, Commanding Brigade. Report of the amount of provisions captured and issued during the march from Atlanta, Georgia, to Savannah, Georgia, in First brigade, Second division, Twentieth corps: Head beef cattle, two hundred and fifty pounds net each, two hundred and fifty; head sheep, thirty pounds net each, sixty-five; bacon, two thousand pounds; sweet potatoes, six hundred bushels; salt, three barrels; molasses, two barrels; sacks corn-meal, fifty pounds each, two hundred and fifty. Samuel D. Conner, First Lieutenant and Acting Commissary of Sub., First Brigade, Second Division, Twentieth Corps. Report of the number of horses and mules captured, and the number of pounds of corn a
ing Fifth Kentucky Cavalry. Report of Horses and Mules captured or taken in the country, and also number shot, and abandoned, and died during the recent campaign, by the Fifth Kentucky cavalry, volunteers: captured or taken up.Total No. of Head.shot in action.abandoned.died.Total No. of Head. Horses.Mules.Horses.Mules.Horses.Mules.Horses. 10852160282115915169 O. G. Baldwin, Colonel Commanding Fifth Kentucky Cavalry. William D. Mitchell, Adjutant. Station, near King's Bridge, Ga. DatHead. Horses.Mules.Horses.Mules.Horses.Mules.Horses. 10852160282115915169 O. G. Baldwin, Colonel Commanding Fifth Kentucky Cavalry. William D. Mitchell, Adjutant. Station, near King's Bridge, Ga. Date, December 19, 1864. Reports of casualties in fifth Kentucky cavalry, from November thirteenth to December seventeenth, 1864. No.NAMERank.Co.Date.Place.Remarks. 1John W. Forrester,CaptainKNov. 28Buckhead Creek, Ga.Killed in action. 2Burly Willis,CorporalGDec. 1Near Louisville, Ga., or Millen's GroveKilled in action. 1Pierson Hatler,SergeantDDec. mortally. 2John Daisy,PrivateADec. severely. 3T. B. McAlister,PrivateADec. slightly. 4Jam
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, South Carolina Volunteers. (search)
e, Florida, February 6-8. Designation of Regiment changed to 33rd U. S. Colored Troops February 8, 1864, which see. 3rd South Carolina Regiment Infantry (African Descent). Organized at Hilton Head, S. C., June, 1863. Attached to District of Hilton Head, S. C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. South, to January, 1864. Barton's Brigade, District Hilton Head, S. C., to February, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Vodges' Division, District of Florida, to March, 1864. Service. Post duty at Hilton, Head, S. C., till February, 1864. Moved to Jacksonville. Florida, February 6-8, and duty there till March. Designation of Regiment changed to 21st U. S. Colored Troops March 14, 1864, which see. 4th South Carolina Regiment Infantry (African Descent). Organized at Fernandina, Florida, July, 1863. Attached to Post of Fernandina, Florida, Dept. South, to January, 1864. Barton's Brigade, District of Hilton Head, S. C., to February, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Vodges' Division, District o
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 13: results of the work and proofs of its genuineness (search)
old company with which he had originally entered the service, and escorted to the Episcopal Church, when, with solemn services and amid deep emotion, they were interred in the adjacent cemetery. We have spoken of his rare gifts, of his heroic qualities, of his unselfish patriotism, and his devotion unto death. Let us add, in conclusion, that all these were animated by Christian principle and illuminated by Christian faith. The spirit of apostles, prophets, and martyrs, and of Him who is Head over all, had made its abode in him. A Divine Power had tempered into harmony, and had exalted into heroism the natural qualities of the man. That Power has raised him to a glory infinitely transcending the glory of earthly success or human applause. Burditt W. Ashton, of King George county, Virginia, private in Company C, Ninth Virginia Cavalry, was killed on the 3d day of July, at Gettysburg, and a friend thus closes a sketch of his noble young life: But these accomplishments and
, Capt. John McCreless, Surgeon James B. Luckie, Corporal Hutto and Privates Hix, Turner and Tally of Company A; Sergeant Baygents and Privates Jackson, Brooks and Hall of Company B; Private Brown, Company C; Privates Hufham, Quillan and Jesse L. Jackson of Company D; Sergeant Harris and Privates Harris, Lewis, Skinner and Williams of Company E; Privates Simmons, Patrick and Jackson of Company F. (427, 428) Major McLennan of Fourth battalion commends conduct of Privates McCain, Holly, King, Head, of Company A; Corporal French and Privates Anderson, Flournoy, Smith, of Company B; Sergeant Mahone, Sergeant Daniels and Privates Daniel, Hill, Rutledge, Bennett, of Company D; Sergeant Stuckey, Corporal Martin, Corporal Cumbie and Privates Phillips and Lancey, of Company E, for conspicuous gallantry on the field. Roll of honor, Chickamauga, First battalion: Adjt. John Massey, Private John H. Conner, Killed in action. Company A; Private J. E. Wright, Company B; Private James M. Gibson,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fight between the batteries and gunboats at Fort Donelson. (search)
erefore, volunteered to remount the three 32-pounders and place them in the permanent battery; and as the completion of the defence was considered of more importance than the drilling of artillery, I was kept constantly on engineering duty until after the investment. General Tilghman arrived about the middle of December, and took command. He manifested a good deal of interest in forwarding the work. The Fiftieth Tennessee regiment (Colonel Suggs) was organized; the Thirtieth Tennessee (Colonel Head), and the Forty-ninth Tennessee (Colonel Bailey), reported, and these, with Maney's light battery, constituted the garrison, Lieutenant-Colonel McGavock having rejoined Colonel Hieman at Fort Henry. The work for the completion of the defences and for the comfort of the soldiers, was pushed on as rapidly as the means at hand would permit. There was no lagging, nor lukewarmness, nor shirking of duty. As one of the many evidences of the zeal manifested by the garrison, I would state tha
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