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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
rce was retreating southward. Rosecrans ordered five days rations and a rest until the next morning for his gallant troops (who had been marching and fighting for forty-eight hours), preparatory to a vigorous pursuit. Just before sunset General McPherson arrived, with five fresh regiments sent by General Grant, and early in the morning he went forward as the advance of the pursuers, and followed the Confederates fifteen miles that day. In the mean time another division from Grant, under Gen, who made a stand at three well-covered places, in succession. His force was inferior, and he did not pursue. The Confederates made a wide circuit, and crossed the Hatchee at Crown's bridge, a few miles farther south, burning it behind them. McPherson, coming up, rebuilt it, and on the following day Oct. 6, 1862. pushed on in pursuit. The greater portion of the National army followed the fugitives to Ripley, and their gallant leader, satisfied that he could soon overtake and capture or des
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
mean time upon the main body of the Confederate troops under Van Dorn, north and eastward of Vicksburg, and, if they should retreat to that place, follow them, and assist Sherman in the reduction of the post. on the 4th of November Grant transferred his Headquarters from Jackson (Tennessee) to La Grange, a few miles West of Grand Junction, on the Memphis and Charleston railway. He had concentrated his forces for a vigorous movement in the direction of Vicksburg. On the 8th he sent out McPherson, with ten thousand infantry, and fifteen hundred cavalry under Colonel A. L. Lee, to drive a large body of Confederate cavalry from Lamar, on the railway southward of him. It was accomplished, and the Confederates were gradually pushed back to Holly Springs, on the same railway. it was now evident that the Confederates intended to hold the line of the Tallahatchee River, for there Pemberton had concentrated his forces and cast up fortifications. Grant at once prepared to dislodge them,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
f General Logan's division of the advance of McPherson's corps. Another brigade of the same divisiexpectation of soon following McClernand and McPherson down the west side of the Mississippi. On ten the stations of Bolton and Edwards, while McPherson, bending his course more to the east, shoulde most formidable opposition was in front of McPherson, who, two or three miles from Raymond, the c. On the morning of the 13th, May, 1863. McPherson pushed on to Clinton, which he entered unopphe railway bridge over the Big Black River. McPherson was directed to retrace his steps to Clintonrit. In the mean time Logan's division of McPherson's corps (its second brigade, under General Matter commanded by General M. M. Crocker) of McPherson's corps. The National loss in the battle,ing off the Confederates at Haines's Bluff. McPherson followed Sherman's track some distance to thith Sherman occupying the right of his line, McPherson the center, and McClernand the left. Pember[15 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 23: siege and capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. (search)
t a proper time the chief took position near McPherson's front, where he might overlook much of theSmith, in connection with that of Ransom, of McPherson's corps, attempted to carry the parapet by aver them, and asking him to have Sherman and McPherson make a diversion in his favor. See Generae right of the old Jackson road, in front of McPherson, under whose direction it was constructed. their parapets. Mining and counter-mining McPherson's sappers at Fort Hill. this little pictu meet General Pemberton between the lines in McPherson's front at any hour that afternoon which the Confederates. Grant was accompanied by Generals McPherson, Ord, Logan, and A. J. Smith; Pemberton,e o'clock. Pemberton accepted the terms. McPherson's corps was immediately placed under arms asors, heralding war, pestilence, and famine. McPherson made his Headquarters at the fine mansion of Republic was evidently in the ascendant. McPherson's Headquarters. Notwithstanding his tro[6 more...]