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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 309 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 157 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 150 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 141 1 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 139 23 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 125 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 100 0 Browse Search
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States 96 2 Browse Search
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 93 1 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 93 7 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sherman's Meridian expedition and Sooy Smith's raid to West point. (search)
ustained by the facts of the case. Lieutenant-General Polk was killed in battle. Forrest is deasion of Sherman's Meridian expedition to do General Polk justice. General Chalmers dwells almost enousand (26,000) infantry; and that possibly General Polk, commanding the Department, and directing bwithin the scope of his (Chalmers') vision--General Polk being cognizant of all the surroundings, anolk. General Lee here became convinced that General Polk was mistaken, and ordered Ferguson to returion station. On this date (14th February), General Polk issued an order placing Major-General S. D.y 20th. On the evening of February 17th, General Polk ordered Lee to leave only one regiment to od be near enough to receive assistance from General Polk, if he could furnish it. He could have concee's corps) was at the time in progress. General Polk's orders to Lee, operating against Sherman, were concerned, was completely outgeneraled by Polk and Forrest. There were other objects and re[13 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General W. T. Sherman's visit to the Misses L------at Canton, Miss., in February, 1864. (search)
towards Meridian with twenty-seven thousand infantry, artillery and cavalry. He ordered General Smith, who was at Memphis, to march, with eight thousand cavalry and light artillery, by way of Okalona, Mississippi, and join him at Meridian. General Polk, who was at Demopolis with his infantry corps, on hearing that General Sherman's army had reached Meridian and that General Smith was marching to the same place, ordered General S. D. Lee to march with thirty-five hundred cavalry and unite hisense of their army, General Sherman walked into the parlor without being introduced. He had on his military great-coat, and quietly took his seat after bowing to those present. Miss L------continued: I suppose, gentlemen, you went to call on General Polk. I cannot account for your short stay. I hope you had a pleasant time in the hills of Leake county. It is an interesting country. I suppose you came that way to vary the amusement and to pay your respects to fresh corn-cribs. Stock is dou
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Shiloh--report of L. D. Sandidge, Inspector-General, Louisiana division. (search)
vision on its right, forming Bragg's line, Bragg being in second line of battle; Polk's corps, composed of Breckinridge's and B. R. Johnson's brigades, in reserve to irected me to ride to the rear, and if I could get no support from the reserves (Polk), I was authorized to move one of the left brigades temporarily from left to rig regiment marching by the flank — the first regiment of B. R. Johnson's brigade, Polk's command. I saw General B. R. Johnson, told him the situation in front, and bet onset. His brigade here fired the first gun — say 10 A. M.--that was fired by Polk's command. As soon as the head of the columns of the troops above mentioned a Hardee and Withers on their left and rear, and our left brigade and the head of Polk's reserves on their right and rear, intercepting their march. A portion of PolkPolk's column following the onward march of our left, both swinging to the right as they [moved forward, found themselves simultaneously on the rear and right of the Fede
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Recollections of General Beauregard's service in West Tennessee in the Spring of 1862. (search)
Columbus, Kentucky, the headquarters of Major-General Polk, whom you were to succeed in command. outheastern Kentucky--namely, 5,000 men; Major-General Polk's force at Columbus, nearly 14,000 stronto two nearly equal corps, the one under Major-General Polk, the other under Major-General Bragg, an, General Cheatham, who commanded a division of Polk's corps, posted at Bethel station, on the Mobilagg's headquarters carried these orders to Generals Polk and Hardee, who received them, as well as vement as you proposed it. By this time Major-Generals Polk and Hardee had likewise arrived. I thenot begin at the hour verbally prescribed. General Polk's corps, which was ordered to move with therps at the hour indicated for them, because General Polk's corps was in the way, you sent one of youinexplicable delay in the movements not only of Polk's corps but of Bragg's also, so that on the nigollect, among other things by the fact that General Polk had just reported to you that his corps had[7 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the Powhatan troop of cavalry in 1861. (search)
via Richmond, to the regiment, on the Peninsula. This march was successfully made — halting a few hours in Richmond. Here the connection of the writer with this fine body of men ceased; he was ordered to report to his old commander, General Beauregard, at Corinth, Mississippi--remaining on staff duty until assigned as Colonel of the Second Confederate cavalry--a regiment numbering on its rolls over one thousand men. Assigned to the command of the cavalry of the right wing of the army (General Polk), the march was made from Mississippi to Kentucky, and throughout that campaign (four months of it with General Forrest); then again with General Beauregard in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, to close of war. Lieutenant Charles Old was elected Captain, and so remained until his promotion as Major, when Lieutenant Joseph Hobson succeeded him. The record of the Powhatan troop throughout the war was a brilliant one; but from this date (1862) comes most properly from those officers
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Facts connected with the concentration of the army of the Mississippi before Shiloh, April, 1862. (search)
the day appointed, was due to the delay of General Polk in getting his command up to the point of ct involved it is necessary to see what were General Polk's orders. Section 3 of the Special Orders ing to Corinth. By this it is seen that General Polk was charged with the movements of the Firstd not effect a junction with the command of General Polk till 4 that afternoon. Consequently, up to that time, General Polk was in no way responsible for its movements, nor was he expected to be. So n rode forward. I can confidently say that General Polk's Corps, at least my division of it, could road, and which it will then follow. As General Polk was marching by this same Bark road, just i and Monterey road, south of the Bark road; General Polk's on the Bark road, west of the Savannah anrm line a thousand yards in rear of Hardee; General Polk to halt at mickey's Cross-Roads till Genera to the left of the road was completed. As General Polk had to follow the movements of General Brag[10 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Forrest's operations against Smith and Grierson. (search)
l comply with my wishes and suggestions, in regard to the management of my department in the several communications recently forwarded, as they are indispensable to its efficient and successful management. Respectfully, your obedient servant, L. Polk, Lieutanant-General. Refort of General Forrest.headquarters Starkville, Miss., February 26, 1864. General — I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 20th inst., and am under many obligations for the ordnance stores and traed during Monday night, and his command being comparatively fresh, continued the pursuit, and when last heard from, was still driving the enemy, capturing horses and prisoners. The enemy had crossed the Tallahatchie river on the night of the 23rd, burning the bridge behind them at New Albany, and retreating rapidly towards Memphis, with Gholson still in pursuit. I am, General, Very respectfully, your obedient servant, [Signed] N. B. Forrest, Major-General. To Lieutenant-General L. Polk