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structed to return the day after moving out. On the evening of the 6th, Grant started down the river in person, with thirty-one hundred and fourteen men on transports, and under convoy of two gunboats. The force included a section of artillery, two squadrons of cavalry, and five regiments of infantry, to some of whom arms had been issued for the first time only two days before. Grant had but one general officer in his command, McClernand, who at that time had never heard a hostile shot; Logan, who afterwards became so distinguished, also accompanied him, but as a colonel. Grant proceeded nine miles, and made a feint of landing at a point on the Kentucky shore, where he lay till daybreak, with a view to distract the enemy, and, in conjunction with Smith's demonstrations, to give the idea that an attack on Columbus was contemplated. At two o'clock on the morning of the 7th, he received intelligence that the rebels had been crossing troops from Columbus to Belmont, the day befor
he whole object and aim of war to get the enemy. In a word, it was to hazard every thing, for if failure came, it was sure to be overwhelming; only the most complete and speedy victory could insure him against absolute annihilation. These considerations were urged upon Grant by the most accomplished soldiers of his command; those who have since acquired reputations of the most brilliant character, strove to divert their chief from what they considered this fatal error. Sherman, McPherson, Logan, Wilson, all opposed—all of course within the proper limits of soldierly subordination, but all with energy. Even after the orders for the movement had been issued, Sherman rode up to Grant's headquarters, and proposed his plan. He asserted, emphatically, that the only way to take Vicksburg was from the north, selecting some high ground on the Mississippi for a base. Grant replied that such a plan would require him to go back to Memphis. Exactly so, said Sherman, that is what I mean; a
Willow Springs in person, with one brigade of Logan's division, and a cavalry escort of twenty meningly, on the 12th, at three and a half A. M., Logan's division moved towards Raymond, followed by ains out of the road, and for the remainder of Logan's division to advance as rapidly as possible, lock, about a mile and a half from Bolton; and Logan went into camp on Baker's creek, within supporker bivouacked on the Clinton road, in rear of Logan. On the 15th, Grant reported to Halleck, seine, from Hovey's extreme left to the right of Logan; but Hovey pushed steadily on, and drove the rger. At this crisis, Stevenson's brigade of Logan's division was moved forward at a double quickfore the result of the final charge was known, Logan rode eagerly up to Grant, declaring that if onr cartridge-boxes. Explaining the position of Logan's force, he directed them to use all dispatch s had already broken and fled from the field. Logan's attack had precipitated the rout, and the ba[29 more...]
en made clear. In the mean time, the troops of McPherson and McClernand's corps had advanced promptly at ten o'clock. McPherson's line extended from Sherman's left to within half a mile of the railroad, Ransom on the right and in the ravines, Logan on the main Jackson road, and Quimby in the valleys towards the south. The rebel works here followed the line of the ridge, running nearly north and south; they were about two miles from the river, and three hundred and twenty-nine feet above lo constructed, and well arranged to sweep the approaches in every direction. The road follows the tortuous and uneven ridge separating two deep ravines, and was completely swept at many points by direct and cross fires from the enemy's line. In Logan's division, John E. Smith's brigade, supporting Leggett's, was on the road, and Stevenson in the ravines and on the slopes to the south; all moved forward under cover of a heavy artillery fire. Their order of battle, however, was weak, from th
ti Tuttle's approach Blair's approach Ransom's approach Logan's approach A. J. Smith's approach Carr's approach Hovey'ion for artillery had been selected on the Jackson road, by Logan's division, but the guns were not put in position till the tively good ground with the heads of columns. Batteries on Logan's, Ransom's, Blair's, Tuttle's, and Steele's fronts were ab lay on the lower ground and in the ravines, on the left of Logan, and was employed erecting batteries and constructing rifleers. On the 26th, he reported the explosion of the mine in Logan's front, and said: The fight for it has been incessant, andlonel Montgomery. With Grant were Generals Ord, McPherson, Logan, and A. J. Smith, and several members of Grant's staff. Thy down its arms.—Alison's History of Europe, chap. XL. Logan's division was one of those which had approached nearest th Grant rode into the town, with his staff, at the head of Logan's division. The rebel soldiers gazed curiously at their co
The force which Sherman had brought from Vicksburg, was now distributed, under Logan, between Stevenson and Decatur, guarding the railroad, while Dodge's division, ndicated in my letter to General Halleck. I will have, however, both Dodge and Logan ready, so that, if the enemy should weaken himself much in front, they can advatanooga. It may be necessary even to move a column as far as La Fayette. . . . Logan will also be instructed to move at the same time what force he can from Bellefoe front. On the 24th, he was at Chattanooga, and gave orders to Thomas, and to Logan, who was at Scottsboro, Alabama, to keep up a threatened advance on Rome, with rward at this time, but the movements of the enemy might change this.. . . . To Logan he said: Should General Thomas inform you, at any time, that he is going to maknd at least ten thousand men, besides Stanley's division, into East Tennessee. Logan was also ordered to hold himself in readiness to move, with all the force in hi
r miles from Port Gibson, he met the enemy. Some little skirmishing took place before daylight, but not to any great extent. The Thirteenth corps was followed by Logan's division of McPherson's corps, which reached the scene of action as soon as the last of the Thirteenth corps was out of the road. The fighting continued all dayGibson, until night closed in, under which, it was evident to me, they intended to retreat. The pursuit was continued after dark, until the enemy was again met by Logan's division, about two miles from Port Gibson. The nature of the country is such that further pursuit, in the dark, was not deemed prudent or advisable. On the 2ere to the Big Black with one division, and General McClernand, on his arrival, to join him in this duty. I immediately started for this place with one brigade of Logan's division and some cavalry (twenty men). The brigade of infantry was left about seven miles from here; contrabands and prisoners taken having stated that the last
lower, you were the first to cross the river at Bruin's landing, and to plant our colors in the state of Mississippi below Warrenton. Resuming the advance the same day, you pushed on until you came up to the enemy near Port Gibson, only restrained by the darkness of night. You hastened to attack him on the morning of the 1st of May, and, by vigorously pressing him at all points, drove him from his position, taking a large number of prisoners and small-arms, and five pieces of cannon. General Logan's division came up in time to gallantly share in consummating the most valuable victory won since the capture of Fort Donelson. Taking the lead on the morning of the 2d, you were the first to enter Port Gibson, and hasten the retreat of the enemy from the vicinity of that place. During the ensuing night, as a consequence of the victory at Port Gibson, the enemy spiked his guns at Grand Gulf, and evacuated that place, retiring upon Vicksburg and Edward's station. The fall of Grand Gu