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Thomas, gain possession of Nashville with its abundant supplies, and thus get the control of Tennessee. The people of the country, in the meantime, were able and willing to furnish our army with supplies, and we had captured rolling stock to put the railroad to Pulaski in successful operation. Hood sent Major General Forrest with the greater part of his cavalry and a division of infantry against Murfreesboro. The infantry did not fulfill expectation, and it was withdrawn. Mercer's and Palmer's brigades of infantry were sent to replace the division. Nothing of importance occurred until the morning of the 15th, and the enemy, having been reenforced by about fifteen thousand men from the transMissis-sippi, attacked simultaneously both flanks of our line. On our right he was repulsed with heavy loss; on our left, toward evening, he carried some of the partially completed redoubts. During the night of the 15th our line was shortened and strengthened, the left being thrown back and
O'Hare, Peter, 201. Old Capitol prison, 418. O'Loughlin, Michael, 417. Oneida (gunboat), 186. Ord, General, 327, 328, 330, 555, 618, 635-36, 637. Oreto (ship), 217-18. Orr, —, 626. Osterhaus, General, 39. Ould, Robert C., 500, 504, 510, 513, 515. Attempt to relieve condition of prisoners, 506. Negotiations with Butler concerning exchange of prisoners, 506-08. Offer to purchase medicine for U. S. prisoners, 509. Owasoo (gunboat), 196. Owens, Col., John, 499. P Palmer, General, 364, 490. Palmetto State (ironclad), 172. Paris, Comte de, 87. Account of occupation of Norfolk, 82. Account of McClellan's action after Johnston's withdrawal across the Chickahominy, 86. Congress of, 11, 315, 316, 317, 318, 322. Parker, Amasa J. Report on imprisonment of New York Agents, 414-15. Lt. W. H., 165, 166-67. Parsons, Lewis C., 633. Patrick Henry (gunboat), 85, 165, 168. Patton, Colonel, 36. Robert M., 633. Payne, Lewis, 417. Pawnee (ship), 164. Pea Ri
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 14: fall of 1862 (search)
ollows:— Grand Divs.corpsDIVISIONSBRIGADESARTILLERY Right Grand Division2d CorpsHancockCaldwell, Meagher, Zook CouchHoward FrenchSully, Owen, Hall, Kimball, Palmer, Andrews8 Batteries Sumner9th Corps WillcoxSturgis GettyPoe, Christ, Leasure Nagle, Ferrero Hawkins, Harland6 Batteries Centre Grand Division3d CorpsBirneyRobintended to the front some 400 to 500 yards from the sunken road at the foot of Marye's Hill. The three brigades of French formed in the order— Kimball, Andrews, Palmer. In close support came Hancock with Zook, Meagher, and Caldwell. Howard's division was also brought out from the town as a further support. There was no specia he was wounded, and his brigade repulsed with a loss of 520 men within 20 minutes. Andrew's brigade followed, and was likewise driven back with the loss of 342. Palmer, who came next, lost 291. The whole loss of the division (including its artillery which fired from the edge of the town) was 1160. About this time Ransom, seein
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 19: battle of Chickamauga (search)
ldwin3 Pres. 13,372SheridanLytle, Laiboldt, Bradley3 21stWoodBuell, Wagner, Harker3 CrittendenPalmerCruft, Hazen, Grose4 Pres. 14,190Van CleveBeatty, Dick, Barnes3 Reserve GrangerSteedmanWhitakeles, with the divisions in the following order from left to right:— Brannon, Baird, Reynolds, Palmer, Van Cleve, Wood, with Negley's division in reserve, and the three divisions of McCook's corps—Dns were in the following order from left to right: Baird of the 14th corps, Johnson of the 20th, Palmer of the 21st, Reynolds of the 14th. These divisions occupied the breastworks above described, whrd, and had been replaced by Wood's division, making the order of the divisions: Baird, Johnson, Palmer, Reynolds, Brannan, Wood, Davis, Sheridan. About this time another message from Thomas reached a new line for their centre and right with the troops remaining on the field, — Baird, Johnson, Palmer, and Reynolds, — whose positions had not been changed, and Brannan, with fragments of Wood, Neg
tial to further military operations. But General Gilmer was of a different opinion, and the War Department, therefore, paid no attention to General Beauregard's suggestion. He likewise appealed to Governors Brown (of Georgia) and Clark (of Mississippi), strongly advising them to use the militia of their respective States, and all other means in their power, to secure the return of deserters and absentees to their commands. To Brigadier-General Mackall, as He passed through Opelika, he gave specific orders concerning Palmer's battalion and the impressment of horses for the artillery on its way to the east. Truly may it be said that, during these trying weeks of depression and anxiety, his presence being called for, simultaneously, at almost every point, he displayed unfailing energy and forethought, spoke words of comfort to the depressed —whose number increased with every additional reverse—and never allowed the minutest details of his multitudinous duties to escape his attenti
ommands. The militia can be used profitably on this duty. Geo. Wm. Brent, Col., and A. A. G. The same despatch sent to Governor Charles Clark, of Mississippi. Telegram. Macon, Miss., Jan. 30th, 1865. Col. G. W. Brent: Am corresponding with General Taylor as to the means of carrying out the recommendations of General Beauregard about militia. Chas. Clark, Gov. of Miss. Telegram. Opelika, Ala., Jan. 30th, 1865. To Brig.-Genl. Mackall, Macon, Ga.: Hold Palmer's battalion in readiness to move on General D. H. Hill's order. General Beauregard desires that you will procure one hundred and fifty horses for the artillery now en route. If they cannot be had from Majors Smith and Wheeler's horse camp at Macon, they must be impressed. General Beauregard will reach Macon to-morrow. Geo. Wm. Brent, Col., and A. A. G. Telegram. Meridian, Miss., Jan. 30th, 1865. Genl. G. T. Beauregard: Sherman's movements render a victory necessary to us a
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, New York Volunteers. (search)
ws, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January. 1864. District of the Albemarle, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to February, 1864. Palmer's Brigade, Peck's Division, District of North Carolina, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to February, 1865. Cavalry, District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. ofC., Dept. of North Carolina, to August, 1863. Subdistrict of the Albemarle District of North Carolina, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. Palmer's Brigade, Peck's Division, 18th Army Corps, April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, to October, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Armynd Brigade, 5th Division, 18th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Unattached, Defenses of New Berne, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January. 1864. Palmer's Brigade, Peck's Division, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. Subdistrict New Berne, N. C., District of North Carolina, Dept. of Virginia
ond battalion of the first Missouri Cavalry came up and captured the whole party, all of whom were subsequently sent to St. Louis as prisoners. From Helena Moore and Blue next went to Columbia, and then to Corinth, where they detected and arrested two counterfeiters, making a great haul of counterfeit St. Louis city treasury warrants and gold dollars, both of which were well executed. Accompanying Colonel Truesdail's police force to Louisville, they there played the rebel, and hunted out Palmer and Estes, who burned the ammunition steamers at Columbus and were afterward sent to Camp Chase. With our army they came on to Nashville, and afterward ran as mail messengers — a very dangerous service. Getting on the track of a band of guerrillas between Bowling Green and Nashville, they piloted a cavalry force to the neighborhood, and captured a considerable number, who were brought to Nashville and were properly dealt with. They next made a successful spy trip to Murfreesboro, going by
up the objects of their search during the night. Morford, however, was informed of this fact by a citizen, and, in consequence, lay concealed all the next day, making his way safely to Murfreesboro, with all of his company, the day after. General Palmer and the hog. Early one morning in 1862, while at Farmington, near Corinth, Mississippi, as Brigadier-(now Major-) General Palmer was riding along his lines to inspect some breastworks that had been thrown up during the previous night, he General Palmer was riding along his lines to inspect some breastworks that had been thrown up during the previous night, he came suddenly upon some of the boys of Company I, Twenty-seventh Illinois Volunteers, who had just shot a two-hundred-pound hog, and were engaged in the interesting process of skinning it. The soldiers were startled; their chief looked astonished and sorrowful. Ah! a body — a corpse. Some poor fellow gone to his last home. Well, he must be buried with military honors. Sergeant, call the officer of the guard. The officer was speedily at hand, and received orders to have a grave dug and t
ich was on her way to Newbern to form a junction with the rebel force then moving upon that place, was beaten with her own weapons, in a fair stand up fight, and driven back with her guns disabled, her hull terribly shaken, and leaking so badly that she was with difficulty kept afloat. Twice, also, had her flag been cut down and trailed in the water which swept over her deck. Her discomfiture proved to be the saving of Newbern, which had already been summoned to surrender by the rebel General Palmer, and undoubtedly it prevented the whole Department of North Carolina from being lost to our Government. The Sassacus, although disabled in guns, machinery, and hull, and suffering severely in killed, wounded, and scalded, was ready, with two months repair, to return again to active duty, staunch and strong as ever. Her exploit, on the 5th of May, 1864, justly ranks as one of the most remarkable on record, while the skill and coolness of her officers, and the indomitable bravery of her
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