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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hatchee, battle at. (search)
Hatchee, battle at. After the repulse of the Confederates from Corinth, Oct. 4, 1862, Rosecrans gave his troops rest until next morning, when he ordered a vigorous pursuit of the fugitives. General McPherson, who had arrived with fresh troops, led in the chase, and followed the Confederates 15 miles that day. Meanwhile, a division under General Hurlbut, which had been sent to attack the Confederate rear or intercept their retreat, had met the head of Van Dorn's column, near Pocahontas, on the morning of the 5th, and was driving it back across the Hatchee River, towards Corinth, when General Ord, who ranked Hurlbut, came up and took the command. A severe battle ensued near the waters of the Hatchee, where the Confederates lost two batteries and 300 men. Ord fell, severely wounded. Hurlbut resumed command, but did not pursue, for his force was inferior. The greater portion of the National army followed the fugitives to Ripley, where the pursuit ended.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jackson, (search)
eral Senate Chamber at Jackson, Miss. Grant were skirmishing at Raymond, he learned that Gen. Joseph E. Johnston was hourly expected at Jackson. To make sure of that place, and to leave no enemy in his rear, Grant pushed on towards Jackson. McPherson entered Clinton early in the afternoon of May 13, without opposition, and began tearing up the railway between that town and the capital. Sherman was also marching on Jackson, while McClernand was at a point near Raymond. The night was tempestuous. In the morning, Sherman and McPherson pushed forward, and 5 miles from Jackson they encountered and drove in the Confederate pickets. Two and a half miles from the city they were confronted by a heavy Confederate force, chiefly Georgia and South Carolina troops, under General Walker. General Crocker's division led the van of the Nationals, and a battle began at eleven o'clock, while a shower of rain was falling. The Confederate infantry were in a hollow, with their artillery on the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), La Colle Mill, battle of. (search)
frontier (March 30, 1814) with about 4,000 picked men. They soon encountered British pickets, and drove them back. In the afternoon the Americans came in sight of La Colle Mill, a heavy stone structure, its windows barricaded with timbers, through which were loopholes for musketry. The British garrison at the mill consisted of only about 200 regulars, under Major Hancock. The advance of Wilkinson's troops was commanded by Col. Isaac Clark and Major Forsyth. The artillery was under Captain McPherson, and the reserves were commanded by Gen. Alexander Macomb. Following Clark and Forsyth was Colonel Miller's regiment of 600 men. Aware that reinforcements for the British were near, Wilkinson ordered an immediate attack. The fire upon the stone citadel was harmless, while the whole American line was exposed to a galling fire. For a while the fight was desperate, when Major Hancock made a sortie from the mill, and after a furious contest they were driven back. Reinforcements came to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Logan, John Alexander 1826-1886 (search)
to Bruinsburg, a distance of 8 miles, in the night-time— crossing the river in a boat at daylight— marched to the field of battle, and was on the field, a distance of 12 miles, by twelve o'clock that day. General Grant will remember that General McPherson's corps, after marching the greater part of the day to the sound of General Sherman's guns at the battle of Jackson, moved that night at one o'clock under orders from General Grant, marching 22 miles over a muddy road, and by twelve o'clockrfare? Is he to be excused for everything he failed to do, while others did the things he failed in? I wish to call General Grant's attention to one little thing which occurred during the war, under his command. He remembers the march that McPherson's troops made in the night from Jackson to Baker's Creek. Does he not remember that while Pemberton, with nearly his whole army, was attacking Hovey's division, my division was moved in on the right of Hovey, and Crocker supporting Hovey, thes
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
redit than it usually falls to the lot of one man to earn. General McPherson has been with me in every battle since the commencement of thance through central Mississippi, last November and December, General McPherson commanded one wing of the army with all the ability possible the campaign and siege, terminating in the fall of Vicksburg, General McPherson has borne a conspicuous part. At the battle of Port Gibson, lso was fought by this corps entirely under the management of General McPherson. At Champion Hill, the 17th Army Corps and General McPhersonGeneral McPherson were conspicuous. All that could be termed a battle there was fought by two divisions of General McPherson's Corps and Hovey's division of General McPherson's Corps and Hovey's division of the 13th Corps. In the assault of May 22 on the fortifications of Vicksburg, and during the entire siege, General McPherson and his commanGeneral McPherson and his command won unfading laurels. He is one of our ablest engineers and most skilful generals. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, U. S. Gra