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vate property and no shells struck the town. --They came on Saturday night, made arrangements to remain, but left Monday night. The Yankees thought their getting Marye's Hill was a trick, and said so in town. They were much frightened, and that officers had hard work to get their men up to the work. They boast of driving Barksdale's men back, though it took ten to one to do it. I'll give you the real facts as soon as they can be got--294 Mississippians killed., wounded, and missing — but they slaughtered the Yankees awfully, and rallied in half a mile to fight again. It was a compliment to expect them and the Washington Artillery to perform impossibilities. The charge of our whole line — Early, Anderson, and McLaw — on Monday evening, was magnificent and decisive. The Yankees retreated, and the survivors escaped across the river. It is reported that Hooker lost a leg. It is a wonderful victory and triumphant repulse of the dastard foe. We occupy our old position once m
on the part of the enemy; and indeed, if reports of those who participated be correct, the stubborn fighting of the enemy did not commence until Sunday morning, when they seemed to have acquired some knowledge of their situation.--Our gallant men, undaunted by the rugged face of the country, and undismayed by the shower of iron and lead that rained around them, pressed forward, driving the enemy before them in the direction of Chancellorsville, where the two divisions of Longstreet's corps --McLaw's and Anderson's — which have borne so conspicuous a part in many of the hard-fought battles of this war, were engaging them from the front, and driving them by way of the old turnpike road, in the direction of United States ford. This fight, which continued through the afternoon of Saturday and forenoon of Sunday, wound up gloriously about noon of the latter day, though the army and country are called to mourn the loss of many a gallant Southerner. The enemy fought well, contesting the fi
fight, but they were a host within themselves. They were Benning's, Law's, and Robertson's brigades, of Hood's division, and Kershaw's and Humphrey's brigades, of McLaw's. But let us proceed with the battle. It is already known that General Bragg deemed it prudent to withdraw his forces from Chattanooga and East Tennessee, anhat part of the field and to seek a position on a high ridge. They had not more than formed their lines, however, before the brigades of Kershaw and Humphreys, of McLaw's division, under command of Kershaw, (McLaw not yet having arrived with the remainder of his division,) were ordered to assault the ridge. Here a desperate strugMcLaw not yet having arrived with the remainder of his division,) were ordered to assault the ridge. Here a desperate struggle ensued.--Kershaw carried the position again and again, and lost it as often. It was evident that the enemy had the advantage both in position and numbers, but the brave Carolinians and Mississippians did not stop to consult the odds against them. Gen. Longstreet very properly, however, sent Gracie's, Kelley's, and Trigg's bri
The siege of Knoxville. There is nothing really definite or reliable with reference to the operations of General Longstreet in East Tennessee. It was yesterday stated on the street that information had been received that Gen. McLaw's division had made an assault on the enemy's works, and had been repulsed with severe loss. The time at which the reported assault was made was not given. The latest reliable intelligence received represents the siege as still progressing.
possession of the Valley as soon as they did, no alternative would have been left them but retreat or starvation. Previous to the events here related Stevenson had been sent into East Tennessee to observe the movements of Burnside, and preventin junction of his forces with those at Chattanooga. Subsequently, on the 5th of November, Gen. Longstreet being an experienced officer, was sent to relieved Stevenson, who returned with his forces to the main army. Longstreet took with him McLaw's and Hood's divisions, and two divisions of Wheeler's cavalry, Wheeler himself accompanying and commanding his troopers. Of the operations in East Tennessee I shall not here speak, not being sufficiently informed of what has been done in that quarter. It may be stated however, that the expedition was undertaken with the knowledge and approbation of the President, who visited the Army of Tennessee a short time after the battle of Chickamauga. Opinion is divided as to the wisdom of this di
Re-Enlisting in the army. New Market, Feb. 17. --Humphrey's Mississippi brigade, McLaw's division, re-enlisted to-day for forty years or the war.--Other brigades are following their example. The 9th Georgia regiment, Anderson's division, has also re-enlisted. Dublin, Feb. 16, 1864. To Genl S. Cooper: The Forty Fifth (45th) Virginia infantry, one of the best regiments in the service, has unanimously re-enlisted for the war. No inducement other than the need for their services was held out to induce them to re-enlist. Sam. Jones, Maj. Gen.
The Daily Dispatch: April 18, 1864., [Electronic resource], Yankee vessel Blown up by a Torpedo. (search)
roops are reported to be sweeping a broad swath along every frequented and unfrequented road, their only object being to live.--To "let live" does not seem to be in all their thoughts, for they literally take everything, leaving nothing for families or animals to subsist upon. The enemy's force, which has so recently evacuated Butis Gap, consists of four divisions, viz: Fields's, formerly Hood's old division, the latter having been promoted and being absent — this division covers the rear — McLaw's division, which, having been mounted for the purpose of making the contemplated raid into Kentucky, now that project has been abandoned, has again been dismounted, and is acting as infantry; Bushrod Johnson's or Backner's division, and Ransom's — total about 120,000 men, so called. Among these were about 2,500 cavalry, lately under command of Martin, which were sent to Georgia about three weeks ago under Wheeler. Armstrong has gone home, and his command is now under Col. Dibrell, say 3,5<
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