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r loss in the battles, in killed, wounded, and missing, will not exceed twenty-five. The enemy's loss is not far off one hundred and fifty. General Armstrong was severely wounded, some prisoners say killed, and Starnes is among their missing. A flag of truce approached our outposts this morning to inquire if he had fallen into our hands. Kentucky. Another narrative. camp Ninth Pennsylvania cavalry, Triune, June 7, 1863. Major-General Gordon Granger having been ordered by General Rosecrans to move the main portion of the right wing, of the army of the Cumberland from Franklin to Triune, we marched there on June third, leaving a small force at Franklin under Colonel Baird, of the Eighty-fifth Indiana, to hold the fortifications. The rebel forces in front, at Spring hill, having been foiled in their two attacks under Van Dorn, thinking that now or never was their time to capture it, made a desperate dash, with some five or six thousand cavalry and some artillery under Gen
which means Banks could capture or annihilate Taylor and Sibley, and render his authority secure through the whole department. Second. He should advance with the remainder of his army to attack Bragg in his rear, acting in cooperation with Rosecrans. Together they should be able to finish up Bragg, and then, while Grant was left to protect the Tennessee frontier and finish up the States of Mississippi and Alabama, Rosecrans should advance through West-Tennessee with all the troops that coRosecrans should advance through West-Tennessee with all the troops that could be spared into Virginia, and, in cooperation with Dix and Hooker, put an end to the war there. Meanwhile, Grant, advancing through Alabama, could communicate by a cavalry raid with Hunter, and together they could overcome Georgia and South-Carolina, and take Savannah and Charleston. This would be the final stroke. Isn't that a fine plan? I only hope some part of it may be accomplished. Our rebel friends are telling us strange stories about the annihilation of Hooker, the capture of Phi
ff Johnston, and already Sherman is on the way to meet him with a strong army. We entertain no doubt but that Johnston will be obliged to fall back beyond Canton. All the rolling stock now collected between Jackson and Panola must fall into our hands or be destroyed. The six locomotives and fifty cars captured at Vicksburgh will be put to use, and it would not be astonishing if Jackson were held. After Port Hudson shall have fallen, Mobile will probably be invested from the land side. Rosecrans by that time may have reached the Tennessee River; the area of the rebellion will thereby be reduced to one third of its dimensions. Johnston is shown to be an ordinary mortal, and Sherman is quite able to take care of him. The conclusion of so brilliant a campaign naturally suggests the idea that it is due in great part to. the superior management and energy of the superior commander. It is true that General Grant is one of the steadiest and hardest workers in the army. For two year
n, their horses revelling in a wheat-field, and started early enough to just escape from Forrest, who, with ten regiments of cavalry, was waiting to intercept the force. Wilder got back to Manchester at one o'clock P. M., and reported to General Rosecrans, who was just betting two thousand dollars with General Stanley that they would get back, which they did, without the loss of a single man; having marched one hundred and twenty-six miles in two days and a half, swam four streams, tore up three railroads, and got back safely — the tiredest set of mortals you ever saw. General Rosecrans seemed delighted with the trip, and ordered the brigade here to feed and rest their horses preparatory to more of the same sort. If it had not been for the incessant rains and consequent high water, we would as certainly have had Bragg's whole army as that we have Tullahoma now. As it is, he will escape across the Tennessee River, with the loss of nearly all his Tennessee troops, who are dese
es special praise, is also herewith sent. W. S. Rosecrans, Major-General. Report of Major-Genert day. Although informed by note from General Rosecrans that Negley's division would be sent immskirmishers, and that he was directed by General Rosecrans to hold his position until relieved by srns, and Lieutenant George Burroughs, of General Rosecrans's staff, for valuable assistance in rallief had gone to Chattanooga to report to General Rosecrans. I then decided to report to General RoGeneral Rosecrans at once for instructions, as my last orders from his headquarters required. Finding the e afforded the tempting prospect of securing Rosecrans's line. To allow the enemy to bring across line, was ordered to the extreme left by General Rosecrans, to support that portion of the line. Wty-five thousand, exclusive of cavalry. General Rosecrans had very nearly the same number of men i the former place. In other words, that General Rosecrans, having compelled the evacuation of Chat[14 more...]
respondence on the subject which passed between Colonel Baird, commanding at Franklin, and General Rosecrans. The two men were in reality, first, Colonel Lawrence A. Williams, formerly Second UnitBaird. After further conversation with them, Colonel Baird sent the following despatch to General Rosecrans: No. 1.--telegram from Colonel Baird to General Rosecrans. Franklin, June 8, 1863. To BGeneral Rosecrans. Franklin, June 8, 1863. To Brigadier-General Garfield, Chief of Staff: Is there any such Inspector-General as Lawrence Auton, Colonel United States army, and Assistant-Major Dunlap? If so, please describe their personal appBaird, Colonel Commanding Post. The possession of the order said to have been given by General Rosecrans at once established the fact in General Rosecrans's mind that the men were spies, and he iGeneral Rosecrans's mind that the men were spies, and he instructed his Chief of Staff to order a court-martial of them. The following is the order: No. 4. headquarters Department of the Cumberland, Murfreesboro, June 8,12 P. M. Colonel J. P. Baird, Fra
rains all concentrated at this point. The corps of General Thomas was yesterday thrown forward, and his advance is within four miles of the enemy. We shall probably advance to-day; and if so, the chances are in favor of a great battle to-morrow. It seems likely that Bragg intends to make a stand at Tullahoma. Tullahoma is a strong position naturally; its artificial defences are respectaable. and the troops are laboring day and night strengthening them. While sitting to-day with General Rosecrans and a number of the members of his staff, under the General's marquee, General Stanley, Chief of Cavalry, with General Mitchell and his division of horse, reached headquarters — being just back from his brilliant expedition to Shelbyville, the headquarters of the rebel army. I have already sent by telegraph the leading points of the affair; but, in the course of an afternoon's gossip, there are many details which may be of interest. Our force, all of which was under command of Gene
nstant are these attacks that we cease to think of them as of any importance, though there has been much gallantry displayed on many occasions. Lieutenant Commanders Phelps and Fitch have each had command of these rivers, and have shown themselves to be most able officers. I feel no apprehension at any time with regard to movements in that quarter. Had it not been for the activity and energy displayed by Lieutenant Commander Fitch, Captain Pennock, and Lieutenant Commander Phelps, General Rosecrans would have been left without provisions. To Captain Walke, Commander Woodworth, Lieutenant Commanders Breese, Greer, Shirk, Owen, Wilson, Walker, Bache, Murphy, Selfridge, Prichett, Ramsay, and acting volunteer Lieutenant Hoel I feel much indebted for their active and energetic attention to all my orders, and their ready cooperation with the army corps commanders at all times, which enabled them to carry out their plans successfully. The Benton, Lieutenant Commander Greer, Mound
ed.Missing.Total. Eleventh Corps,8814814200 Second Division, 12th Corps,841748216 Brig.-Gen. Smith's command,417--21 Total,437 Report of Brigadier-General W. F. Smith. headquarters Department of. The Cumberland, Office Chief Engineer, Chattanooga, Nov. 4, 1863. General: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations for making a lodgment on the south side of the Tennessee River, at Brown's Ferry. On the nineteenth of October, I was instructed by General Rosecrans to reconnoitre the river in the vicinity of Williams Island, with a view of making the island a cover for a steamboat landing and storehouses, and began the examination near the lower end of the island. Following the river up, I found on the opposite bank, above the head of the island, a sharp range of hills whose base was washed by the river. This range extended up the river nearly to Lookout Creek, and was broken at Brown's Ferry by a narrow gorge, through which ran the road to the
. This movement was being effected, when it became apparent that Rosecrans was crossing his army at Bridgeport, having previously shelled Ch not made, and the enemy escaped. To understand the advance of Rosecrans's army, it would seem that Thomas's and McCook's corps, with Stanrmy was thus advancing toward Lafayette to check the main body of Rosecrans's army, Crittenden's corps was vainly dreaming of a triumphant maes occupying the ridge back of the railroad tunnel. To show that Rosecrans. had no idea of being attacked by Bragg, on the eighteenth, whilf daylight, which, as the sequel will show, proved very lucky for Rosecrans's army. The enemy had worked like beavers during the night, and k when the enemy's right wing had been driven back in dismay, and Rosecrans, to check our further advance and save his army, attempted to reethe night perched on the ill-starred banner of the vain, boasting Rosecrans, now crestfallen, defeated, and humiliated. Polk's wing captured
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