Browsing named entities in Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865. You can also browse the collection for O. M. Mitchell or search for O. M. Mitchell in all documents.

Your search returned 3 results in 3 document sections:

n effective force for the field of 73,472 men, of which 60,882 were infantry, 9237 cavalry, and 3368 artillery, with twenty-eight field and two siege batteries of six guns each. See Van Horne's Army of the Cumberland, vol. i. p. 99. On the 15th Buell commenced his march, with five divisions, as already stated, to effect leisurely the junction ordered by General Halleck; while one division, the 7th, under General G. W. Morgan, went to East Tennessee, and another, the 3d, under General O. M. Mitchell, to pursue General Johnston and destroy the Memphis and Charleston Railroad south of Fayetteville. Neither of these last-named operations was performed with much celerity. On arriving at Columbia, forty miles south of Nashville, General Buell found the bridge across Duck River destroyed, and the water too high to ford. He was delayed there until the morning of the 29th, when, the bridge having been rebuilt, he again started for Savannah, thence to Pittsburg Landing, a distance
s, fully sixty field-pieces, many thousand small arms and accoutrements, and ammunition enough for another day's battle. General Beauregard's promise, that the Confederate army should sleep in the enemy's camps, was fulfilled; and, reorganized for the next day, it would undoubtedly have given the finishing stroke to the entire Federal forces, had Buell marched towards Florence, Colonel Helm had telegraphed to General Beauregard that Buell's army was marching on Florence; it proved to be Mitchell's division, and not Buell's army. as it had just been reported that he had done, instead of effecting his junction with Grant, on the evening and night of the 6th, as was actually the case. A despatch was sent to Richmond, announcing the day's victory and the hope of its completion on the morrow, and the corps commanders were dismissed with instructions to reorganize their respective forces as thoroughly as possible, and hold them in readiness to take the offensive at break of day. Th
ure us the Valley of the Mississippi, but our independence. G. T. Beauregard. Corinth, April 9th, 1862. Genl. S. Cooper, Richmond, Va.: What shall I do with prisoners now on hand—about three thousand?— Meanwhile, I have ordered to Tuscaloosa, via Mobile. G. T. Beauregard. Corinth, April 13th, 1862. Maj.-Genl. E. K. Smith, Chattanooga, Tenn.: Six regiments from Pemberton on way to join you; add to them three of yours which failed to get by Huntsville, and with your forces dash at Mitchell and take him in reverse. G. T. Beauregard. Headquarters army of the Mississippi, Corinth, Miss., April 13th, 1862. Maj.-Genl. U. S. Grant, Comdg. Forces of United States, Pittsburg, West Tenn.: General,—Your communication of yesterday, by flag of truce, enclosing the application of Colonel Battle for exchange, has been received, and I hasten to answer as soon as my pressing engagements have permitted. Although Colonel Battle may be disabled for active service, I will nevertheless <