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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of General Patton Anderson of operations of his division from 30th of July to 31st of August, 1864, including the battle of Jonesboro, Georgia. (search)
own and commenced relieving Cheatham's division as soon as the necessary information in regard to the lines, pickets, details, &c., could be obtained from Brigadier-General Maury, in command. About the time that the work of relieving Gen. Maury's command had been completed, or nearly sosay at 9 o'clock P. M.-I received orders to wGen. Maury's command had been completed, or nearly sosay at 9 o'clock P. M.-I received orders to withdraw the troops from the trenches and to follow Cheatham's division in the direction of Jonesboroa. Repairing to General Maury's quarters to ascertain when be would be ready to move, I learned from him that he had received no orders to move to Jonesboroa, but, upon showing him mine, he immediately made preparations to commenceGeneral Maury's quarters to ascertain when be would be ready to move, I learned from him that he had received no orders to move to Jonesboroa, but, upon showing him mine, he immediately made preparations to commence the movement. It was about eleven o'clock before his rear and the head of my column got in motion. Much delay was experienced because of the want of roads and the absence of competent guides. The column was several times halted for an hour or more, because the advance had taken the wrong road, or to remove some obstruction. J
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official report of General R. L. Gibson of the defence and fall of the Spanish Fort. (search)
ree, Assistant Adjutant-General, District of the Gulf: Major: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the forces under my command on the eastern shore of Mobile bay: On the 23d of March, I was ordered by Major-General Maury, commanding District of the Gulf, to report with my brigade to Brigadier-General St. John Liddell, at Blakely, and by him directed to move towards Deer Park, near Fish river, and with two regiments of Holtzclaw's brigade, Colonel Bush. Joscertain this fact either during the night, or beyond all question, at daylight. His lodgment, too, when developed, would have enabled him to cut off retreat. I determined, therefore, to withdraw my troops. My standing orders from Major-General D. H. Maury, commanding District of the Gulf, had been not to hold Spanish Fort for a moment after the garrison was in danger of capture — not to risk in the defence of an outpost forces intended to occupy and defend the stronghold and the works a
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Opposing Sherman's advance to Atlanta. (search)
ty in the passage of Peach Tree Creek, I expected to attack him. If successful, we should obtain important results, for the enemy's retreat would be on two sides of a triangle and our march on one. If we should not succeed, our intrenchments would give us a safe refuge, where we could hold back the enemy until the promised State troops should join us; then, placing them on the nearest defenses of the place (where there were, or ought to be, seven sea-coast rifles, sent us from Mobile by General Maury), I would attack the Federals in flank with the three Confederate corps. If we were successful, they would be driven against the Chattahoochee below the railroad, where there are no fords, or away from their supplies, as we might fall on their left or right flank. If unsuccessful, we could take refuge in Atlanta, which we could hold indefinitely; for it was too strong to be taken by assault, and too extensive to be invested. This would win the campaign, the object of which the country
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 19: the repossession of Alabama by the Government. (search)
d place in the Confederacy. It was garrisoned by about fifteen thousand men, including the troops on the east side of the bay, and a thousand negro laborers, subject to the command of the engineers. These were under the direct command of General D. H. Maury. General Dick Taylor was then in charge of the Department Redoubt and ditch at Mobile. this was the appearance of a portion of the inner line of works, in the suburbs of the city, near Dauphin Street, as it appeared when the writer skaken across the bay, for an attack on Mobile, in connection with the gun-boats, which went from place to place, taking possession of abandoned batteries here and there. But the army found no enemy to fight. On the day after the fall of Blakely, Maury ordered the evacuation of Mobile; and on the 11th, after sinking the powerful rams Huntsville and Tuscaloosa, It is a curious fact that a very large proportion of the most powerful iron-clad vessels constructed by the Confederates, were destro
ly spare, and expedite them, under the command of Wheeler, against Sherman's railroad to Nashville; at the same time, to request of the proper authorities that General Maury, commanding at Mobile, be instructed to strike with small bodies the line at different points, in the vicinity of the Tennessee river, and also that General Fo of the enemy. On the 27th, Major General G. W. Smith's Division was ordered to the left to occupy the position of Stevenson's Division which, together with General Maury's command, was held in reserve. Early the following morning, the enemy were reported by General Armstrong in large force at Fair-burn, on the West Point road.atched to Jones-boroa to co-operate with Armstrong. General Adams, at Ope-lika, was directed to guard the defences of that place with renewed vigilance, while General Maury was requested to render him assistance, if necessary. The chief quarter master, ordnance officer, and commissary, were given most explicit instructions in reg
ee no other means to arrest this calamity. Never, in my opinion, were our liberties in such danger. What can you do for us? (Signed) W. J. Hardee, Lieutenant General. The following reply from His Excellency conveyed no hope of assistance: Richmond, September 5th, 1864. General J. B. Hood:--Your dispatches of yesterday received. The necessity for reinforcements was realized, and every effort made to bring forward reserves, militia, and detailed men for the purpose. Polk, Maury, S. D. Lee, and Jones have been drawn on to fullest extent. E. K. Smith has been called on. No other resource remains. It is now requisite that absentees be brought back, the addition required from the surrounding country be promptly made available, and that the means in hand be used with energy proportionate to the country's need. Jefferson Davis. I hereupon decided to operate at the earliest moment possible in the rear of Sherman, as I became more and more convinced of our inability
ious, by General Chalmers, of two transports on the Cumberland river, with three hundred mules on board. We had in our possession two engines and several cars, which ran as far south as Pulaski. Dispatches were sent to Generals Beauregard and Maury to repair the railroad from Corinth to Decatur, as our trains would be running in a day or two to the latter point. This means of transportation was of great service in furnishing supplies to the Army. Our troops had, when we reached Middle Tenral under whose direction it was made, there can hardly be any question but that the Army, after its arrival at Tupelo, numbered from eighteen thousand (18,000) to nineteen thousand (19,000) effective troops of the infantry and artillery. General D. H. Maury, commanding at that period in Mobile, informs me by letter that about four thousand (4000) of these forces joined him from Tupelo, armed and equipped. General Johnston states in his Narrative that only about five thousand (5000) reached h
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)
W. L. Cabell. Brig. Gen. T. J. Churchill. McCray's Arkansas Regiment Infantry. 4th Arkansas Regiment Infantry. 14th Texas Cavalry, dismounted. 1st Arkansas Riflemen, dismounted. 10th Texas Cavalry, dismounted. 2d Arkansas Riflemen, dismounted. 11th Texas Cavalry, dismounted. 4th Arkansas Battalion Infantry. Andrews' Texas Regiment Infantry. Turnbull's Arkansas Battalion Infantry. Good's battery. Reves' Missouri Scouts.   Humphreys' battery. Third Division. Brig. Gen. D. H. Maury. First Brigade. Second Brigade. Col. T. P. Dockery. Brig. Gen. J. C. Moore. 18th Arkansas Regiment. Hobbs' Arkansas Regiment Infantry. 19th Arkansas Regiment. Adams' Arkansas Regiment Infantry. 20th Arkansas Regiment. 35th Mississippi Regiment Infantry. McCairns' Arkansas Battalion. 2d Texas Regiment Infantry. Jones' Arkansas Battalion. Bledsoe's battery. ----battery.   Third Brigade. Brig. Gen. C. W. Phifer. 3d Arkansas Cavalry, dismounted. 6th Te
; Confed., 5 killed, 22 wounded. August 5-23, 1864: forts Gaines and Morgan, Mobile Bay, Ala. Union, Thirteenth Corps and Admiral Farragut's fleet of war vessels; Confed., fleet commanded by Admiral Buchanan and land forces under Gen. D. H. Maury. Losses: Union, 145 killed, 170 wounded; Confed., 12 killed, 20 wounded, 280 captured. August 7, 1864: Moorefield, Va. Union, 14th Penna., 8th Ohio, 1st and 3d W. Va., and 1st N. Y. Cav.; Confed., McCausland's and Bradley Tkilled and wounded not recorded, 834 captured. March 26, 1865 to April 9, 1865: siege of Mobile, Ala., including Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely. Union, Thirteenth and Sixteenth Corps and Acting Rear-Admiral Thatcher's fleet; Confed., Gen. D. H. Maury's land forces, five gunboats under Commodore Farrand. Losses: Union, 213 killed, 1211 wounded; Confed., 500 killed and wounded, 3000 to 4000 captured. March 29, 1865: Quaker Road, Va. Union, Warren's Fifth Corps and Griffin's
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Defence of Fort Morgan--reports of General R. L. Page. (search)
Defence of Fort Morgan--reports of General R. L. Page. [We are glad to be able to present the following original Ms. reports of General R. L. Page, which have never been in print, and which give a clear statement of the gallant defence of Fort Morgan. They would have appeared most appropriately in immediate connection with General Maury's report of the defence of Mobile, but as they were not received in time for that, they are given here.] headquarters Third brigade, D. G., Fort Morgan, August 6th, 1864. General D. H. Maury, Commanding, &c., Mobile: General — I have the honor to report that at 6 o'clock yesterday morning the enemy's fleet, consisting of twenty-three men-of-war, of which four were monitors, moved up in line to pass this fort — the monitors leading, the wooden vessels, lashed together in twos, following; the sloops-of-war and larger craft on the inshore side protecting their consorts, which could convey them in should they be seriously damaged. The firs
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