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question being where that battle was to be fought It was decided in order to complete our present lines, that the left should be retired some two hundred and fifty yards to a more advantageous ground, the extreme left resting on Stone River, above the lower ford, and extended to Stokes's battery. Starkweather's and Walker's brigades arriving near the close of the evening, the former bivouacked in close column in reserve in rear of McCook's left, and the latter was posted on the left of Sherman near the Murfreesboro pike, and next morning relieved Van Cleve, who returned to his position in the left wing. disposition for January 1, 1863. After careful examination, and free consultation with corps commanders, followed by a personal examination of the ground in rear as far as Overall's Creek, it was determined to await the enemy's attack in that position, to send for the provision train, and order up fresh supplies of ammunition, on the arrival of which, should the enemy not a
men in all their yesterday's firing. This morning firing was heard again in the front, and as we had learned yesterday, while we were at Holly Springs, that Gen. Sherman, with the army from Memphis, was at Chulahoma, only eight miles west of us, we were at first in doubt as to whether he had not reached the Tallahatchie and wasermined upon making a stubborn fight at the Tallahatchie, but let them fight as stubbornly as they will, there can be no result to them but defeat — the armies of Sherman and Grant will overwhelm them. This evening, after Colonel Lee's forces and the two Ohio regiments had withdrawn to camp, some distant firing was heard in the south-west, which must have been Sherman attacking the enemy at Wyatt's Ford. The sky was lowering and the air was thick with mist, and the distant discharges of the guns do not come to us in sharp reports. The sound is like rolls of distant, muttering thunder, premonitions of a storm that will burst against the rebel fortificati
to-day (Wednesday) from Clifton, Wayne County, Tennessee, where they met Gen. Forrest's forces returning from Parker's Cross-Roads, West-Tennessee, where they had a desperate fight with an overwhelming force of the abolitionists. These gentlemen were with Col. Russell's command twenty-four hours, and had a fine opportunity of learning the facts, and report them as follows: On the thirty-first of December, Gen. Forrest was returning from his successful expedition for cutting Grant's and Sherman's communications with the North, and destroying their supplies having destroyed the Mobile and Ohio Railroad bridges and trestles from Jackson to Union City, tearing up the road and burning the cross-ties and iron, and doing the same for the Memphis and Ohio Railroad--capturing and paroling two thousand prisoners, taking four cannon, and a large number of small arms. At Parker's Cross-Roads, about thirty miles north-west of Lexington, he encountered a large body of the enemy, seven full
he following order: The Fifteenth corps, Major-Gen. Sherman commanding, forming the right wing, righ one of the gunboats. Communicating with Gen. Sherman, I suggested to him the elegibility of the or Hammond, Assistant Adjutant-General of General Sherman's corps, brought information from him, thhe ground I wished him to occupy, I ordered Gen. Sherman to move Gen. Stuart's division to the rightabout the cantonments, he had captured. As Gen. Sherman had not yet advanced to the bayou, I hastenwamp, except a detachment of it, left under Gen. Sherman's order, to make a feint in the direction oes A. Smith and T. K. Smith's brigades of General Sherman's corps, had crossed in double-quick timen it was ordered up. Having reenforced General Sherman, at his request, at a quarter-past three action, assigned it to that officer. To General Sherman I gave charge of all the other defences aistrusted. An alteration was needed, and General Sherman was not superseded a moment two soon. Ge[8 more...]
ned. The Admiral sent five iron-clads, and Gen. Sherman was ordered by Gen. Grant to take charge of the opening of the route. General Sherman, with the pioneer corps of Stuart's division and the Eioats up the bayou. General Grant ordered General Sherman, with a division of his army corps, to form the land force. Gen. Sherman started at once with a regiment — the Eighth Missouri--and the pionur men. The Admiral sent a despatch back to Gen. Sherman, stating the condition of affairs, and the o'clock that morning, (the twenty-second,) Gen. Sherman received a despatch from the Admiral, by thw him with the remainder of the division, General Sherman at once marched with the Second brigade, low the gunboats and below the infantry. General Sherman was some six miles distant. The rebels are rebels, who were making a circuit about General Sherman, thus found the whole line occupied, and heir safety would have been hopeless — if Generals Sherman and Stuart, by their utmost exertions and[2 more...]<
There its commandant, Lieut.-Colonel Abel Smith, Jr., by dint of constant drilling and the severest discipline, has made it one of the most efficient corps in the service. The defences of New-Orleans having been placed under the charge of General Sherman, this regiment was added to his command, and has been very highly complimented by him on various occasions and in published orders. Their showy and distinctive uniform, the praise bestowed upon them, their confidence in their officers, (witimprovement in the school of the soldier, gradually begot in the Zouaves an esprit du corps which has evinced itself vividly in the little fight whose details I am about to give you. The defence of New-Orleans required, in the judgment of General Sherman, the construction of a work at Manchac Pass which might prevent any approach of the enemy on the line of the New-Orleans and Jackson Railroad. Some effort on the part of the rebels to repossess the city in the absence of General Banks with
bstructions before and behind, and was only saved by the timely arrival of General Sherman's troops, who drove back the rebel sharp-shooters and relieved our workingments. Several important communications passed between Admiral Porter and General Sherman, which were conveyed by these blacks One only out of three failed to make ouri, arrived most opportunely with eight hundred men, and brought word that Gen. Sherman, with ten thousand men, was within about a day's march of us. Col. Smith's sd was now out of range. One hundred and twenty-five of the sick troops of General Sherman were put on board the Carondelet, and many on other. vessels. Wednesdad Howe, who had been detained, were released and sent ashore. On Wednesday, Gen. Sherman's sick were put ashore at Hill's. Information reached here that the Dew Droplowed as far as Little Deer Creek, six miles distant. Late in the afternoon, Gen. Sherman's force were engaged in skirmishing with a rebel force near by. One of the E
Doc. 165.-fight near Pascagoula, Miss. Colonel Daniels's report. Headquaiters, ship Island, Miss., April 11, 1863. Brigadier-General Sherman, Commanding Defences of New-Orleans: sir: In compliance with instructions from your headquarters to keep you promptly informed of any movements that the enemy might be known to be making up the Mississippi Sound, upon learning that repeated demonstrations had been made in the direction of Pascagoula, by confederate troops ashore, and in armed boats along the coast ; and, furthermore, having reliable information that the greater part of the forces at Mobile were being sent to reenforce Charleston, I determined to make a reconnoissance within the enemy's lines, at or near Pascagoula, for the purpose of not only breaking up their demonstrations, but of creating a diversion of the Mobile forces front Charleston, and precipitating them along the Sound; and, accordingly, embarked with a detachment of one hundred and eighty men of my comma
utenant-Colonel Beckman has shown himself worthy of the position he holds; while promptly assisting in manoeuvring the regiment, his encouraging and cheering words were always heard along the lines. Major Slocum, while with me in the morning, showed that coolness and courage for which he is well known in the army; and while detailed to take charge of the skirmishers of the left flank of the division, did his full duty, to the entire satisfaction of the General commanding the division. Adjutant Sherman, young in years, has truly shown himself a veteran on the field. He possesses all the elements necessary to qualify him for the position he holds. Brave and cool, he became courageous and dashing when the occasion required it. Both officers and men have my sincere thanks for their cheerful cooperation on the field of Thompson's Hill. I have the honor to be, General, Your obedient servant, M. M. Speigel, Col. Com'g One Hundred and Twentieth Regiment, O. V. I. Congratulato
wavered and fell back, rallied again, and finally broke in wild confusion. The brave Union soldiers gained the crest of the hill, and the rebels fled in utter terror. Our boys reloaded their muskets and sent the terrible missiles after the fleeing rebels, adding haste to their terrified flight. They cast muskets and blankets to the ground, unslung their knapsacks and ran like greyhounds, nor stopped to look back until they reached the intrenchments, just within the city. Meantime General Sherman, who had left Raymond the day before and taken the road to the right just beyond the town, came up with the left wing of the enemy's forces and engaged them with artillery. They made a feeble resistance, and they, too, broke and ran, taking the road leading south from Jackson. After a delay of half an hour, to enable our wearied soldiers to take breath, our column moved forward again. We reached the fort, and found a magnificent battery of six pieces, which the enemy had left beh
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