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ithout resistance. On the same day Brigadier-General Lawler, having reported to me for duty underagreeably to your instructions, my corps, save Lawler's brigade, which was left behind temporarily the former and General Carr the latter, holding Lawler's brigade in reserve. At ten o'clock A. M. pushed a charge near the mouth of a battery. Lawler's brigade here cast the trembling balance in omediately formed in obedience to my order, General Lawler's brigade on the right, resting its flank division were ordered to the right and rear of Lawler to support him, and to counteract any approachredit upon the gallant officers and men of General Lawler's and Osterhaus's commands who achieved ittack moved forward, and within fifteen minutes Lawler's and Landrum's brigades had carried the ditchr the bastion. Within fifteen minutes after Lawler's and Landrum's success, Benton's and Burbridgconsiderable part, the advance of Benton's and Lawler's brigades, and materially promoted their part[3 more...]
to the river below. Following the inside line of the bayou the enemy had constructed rifle-pits, with the bayou to serve as a ditch on the outside and immediately in front of them. Carr's division occupied the right in investing this place, and Lawler's brigade the right of his division. After a few hours' skirmishing, Lawler discovered that by moving a portion of his brigade under cover of the river bank, he could get a position from which that place could be successfully assaulted, and ordeLawler discovered that by moving a portion of his brigade under cover of the river bank, he could get a position from which that place could be successfully assaulted, and ordered a charge accordingly. Notwithstanding the level ground over which a portion of his troops had to pass without cover, and the great obstacle of the ditch in front of the enemy's works, the charge was gallantly and successfully made, and in a few minutes the entire garrison with seventeen pieces of artillery were the trophies of this brilliant and daring movement. The enemy on the west bank of the river immediately set fire to the railroad bridge and retreated, thus cutting off all chance of
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), April 29-June 10, 1862.-advance upon and siege of Corinth, and pursuit of the Confederate forces to Guntown, Miss. (search)
e regiment was shelled by the enemy, and 1 man (Sergeant Lawler, Company E) severely wounded in the thigh. Thepunish these annoyances, on the 25th I ordered Col. M. K. Lawler (Eighteenth Illinois), with six regiments of i the space of some 5 miles back. At this camp Col. M. K. Lawler, Eighteenth Illinois, who had been in command relieved of the command of the Third Brigade by Colonel Lawler, his senior in rank. Being visited by His Excel. F. L. Rhoads; Eighteenth Illinois Infantry, Col. M. K. Lawler; Thirtieth Illinois Infantry, Col. E. S. Dennipits and lunettes. On the 25th day of April Colonel Lawler was ordered to take six regiments, three compann the direction of Monterey. I also instructed Colonel Lawler to feel the enemy. The expedition started at dard with the division early on the 4th of May. Col. M. K. Lawler, whom I had previously assigned to the commandcamp, my brigade taking position on the right, Col. M. K. Lawler, who had been assigned to the command of the T
stream, felt secure in making sudden and frequent descents upon our advanced pickets. To arrest and punish these annoyances, on the twenty-fifth I ordered Colonel M. K. Lawler, (Eighteenth Illinois,) with six regiments of infantry, three companies of cavalry, and a section of McAllister's battery, to reconnoitre in front and to twed the old bridge, constructed a new one, corduroyed the valley of the stream, and repaired the road for the space of some five miles back. At this camp, Col. M. K. Lawler, Eighteenth Illinois, who had been in command of the First brigade during the illness of Brig.-Gen. John A. Logan, was relieved by that officer. Brig.-Gen. sence of Col. Marsh, Twentieth Illinois, on sick leave, was in command of the Third brigade. Col. Smith was here relieved of the command of the Third brigade by Col. Lawler, his senior in rank. Being visited by his Excellency, Richard Yates, Governor of the State of Illinois, at this place, the First division was drawn out and p
regard to the above engagements, and for lists of killed and wounded, I beg leave to refer you to the reports of Col. Crocker, Thirteenth Iowa volunteers, and Colonel Lawler, Eighteenth Illinois volunteers, inclosed herewith. In each of these engagements the skill and gallantry of the officers, and the cool determined courage of the men, deserve the highest commendation. Your obedient servant, Leonard T. Ross, Brigadier-General Commanding District. Colonel Lawler's report. see Doc. 195 and the Supplement. Headquarters Commander of the post, Jackson, Tenn., September 6, 1862. To Capt. M. J. Kimball, Aid-de-Camp: sir: I have the honor tthe most veteran courage. Surgeon Goodbrake, of the Twentieth Illinois, was untiring in his attention to the wounded, and for skill is deserving of great praise. Accompanying this report I send a list of the killed and wounded, as furnished by him. I have the honor to be, respectfully, M. K. Lawler, Colonel Commanding Post.
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 13: Vicksburg campaign (search)
aff-officer, as well as an observer, marching in the rain, sleeping in churches and farm-houses, and living off of the country. As he traversed the country he noted the condition of the crops, the abundance of food, and the absence of men of military age. It was at Champion's Hill that he got new and more accurate ideas of the Federal generals, and especially of Logan, Hovey, Crocker, McClernand, and McPherson. It was at the passage of the Big Black that he witnessed the splendid charge of Lawler's intrepid brigade, under the personal leadership of that fearless old soldier and of his young and ardent adjutant-general, Captain Bluford Wilson. It was at that river that he assisted all night in the construction of four separate floating bridges, out of cotton bales, gin-houses, pontoons, and railroad-bridge materials, so that the victorious troops might press on at daylight and close in upon the fortifications of Vicksburg without delay. It is not too much to say that he got a better
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 15: generals and staff, army of the Tennessee (search)
ment, but were finally returned to the writer, where they remained till they were placed in my possession. They are in Dana's well-known hand, and are singularly free from erasures or changes. Having known personally and officially every officer mentioned, I confidently assert that in no case did Dana do injustice or give a false or exaggerated impression. What he says about Grant, Sherman, McPherson, Hovey, Osterhaus, A. J. Smith, William Sooy Smith, John E. Smith, Giles A. Smith, Logan, Lawler, Blair, Steele, Woods, C. C. Washburn, Stevenson, Leggett, McArthur, Crocker, Ransom, and Quimby is a model of perspicuity as well as of fair and judicious portraiture. In every instance, except where death overtook the officer, as in the cases of McPherson, Crocker, and Ransom, Dana's prediction of future usefulness and distinction was fully realized. It is remarkable that in no single instance was he mistaken, and still more remarkable that in no single instance where doubt was cast upon
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 16: Dana returns to Washington (search)
h the adjutant-general here in excellent order — not quite so perfect, indeed, as those of the Army of the Potomac, with its unequalled adjutant, General Seth Williams, of the regular army. but yet altogether satisfactory. A charge against the High Dominie Dudgeon was squelched the other day.... I hastened to say that Michael was a splendid old fighter, with only two grains of discretion, and this must be a blunder and nothing worse. Anyway it's laid to sleep. This refers to General M. K. Lawler, than whom there never was a more honest or capable soldier in the volunteer army. I am off for Burnside this P. M., and then to Rosecrans. As soon as it became certain that Rosecrans, in obedience to the official pressure which had been put upon him, was actually moving against Bragg, the secretary decided to send Dana to report the operations of the Army of the Cumberland, as he had reported those of the Army of the Tennessee. Burnside had been sent to repossess east Tenne
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 17: campaign of Chattanooga (search)
sting and instructive. I did not know then that Dana had delivered a lecture on Early English Poetry, nor that he had compiled The Household Book of Poetry, but on learning those facts later, I frequently tested the accuracy of his memory by reading passages from his book and then asking who wrote them, and I cannot recall a single instance in which he did not answer correctly except where the author was marked Anonymous. It is an interesting circumstance which surprised us both, that General Lawler, the plain, old-fashioned southern Illinois farmer whom Dana called The high Dominie Dudgeon, made it one of his innocent boasts during the Vicksburg campaign, that no man in the army could repeat a line of standard English poetry of which he could not repeat the one preceding and the one following it. We never lost an opportunity to test the accuracy of that remarkable man's memory, and, greatly to our gratification, never failed to find it as good as he claimed it to be. Before leav
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
, W. H., letter to Coffey, t427. Kepler, astronomer, 56. Ketchum, banker, 248. Kibbe, Dolly, 1. Kittoe, E. D., staff surgeon, 276. Know-nothingism, 128, 131. Knoxville, rides to, 286-288, 294, 296, 297, 299-301, 339. Kossuth, 96. Ku-Klux Klan, 424. L. Lafayette station, 257. Laidly, Major, 351. Lake Providence Canal, 207, 209, 210. Lamartine, 72, 73. Lancaster, New Hampshire, 20. Land reform, 103. Languages, 3-7, 15, 20, 24, 36, 42, 62, 500, 501. Lawler, General, 223, 246, 253. Lecompton constitution, 151. Lectures on journalism, 512. Ledru-Rollin, 76, 96. Lee, R. E., 249, 310, 316, 318, 320, 321, 325, 326, 329, 330, 336, 343, 355, 356-358, 373, 386, 387, 409. Leggett, General, 246. Lenoir's Station, 286. Lexington to Louisville, 301. Liberty of the press, 400. Lincoln, 102, 110, 127, 130, 162, 165, 168, 178, 181-183, 190, 197, 198,--200, 203, 210, 219, 227, 238, 245, 249, 277, 285, 290, 296, 300, 303, 309, 311-317, 332, 337,
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