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ata from which to form a just estimate of the number of killed and wounded on our side. From the verbal statement of officers who were in the fight, and from my own observation on the field, I think it likely that our entire loss will reach three thousand. The situation last night was about as follows: General Hovey's division held the advance on the main Vicksburgh road, the same road that leads to Edwards's Station; behind them were General Logan's and General Quinby's divisions. General Sherman, with two divisions of his corps, was at Jackson, but was understood to have marching orders for this morning; Generals McArthur, Osterhaus, and Blair, with their respective divisions, were in the vicinity of Raymond, or to the left of Hovey. The rebels, in heavy force, variously estimated at from fifteen to fifty thousand, were near Edwards's Depot, which is within a couple of miles of Big Black bridge, and said to be strongly fortified. We have not fought our way to their fortificat
when, by the aid of glasses, I discerned a company of our artillery advancing, taking position, and driving the rebels before them. I immediately saw that General Sherman's division had come on to the left of Snyder's Bluff, and that the rebels at that place had been cut off from joining the forces in the city. I despatched thr er Ramsay, Romeo, Petrel, and Forest Rose, all under command of Lieut. Commander Breese, up the Yazoo, to open communication in that way with Generals Grant and Sherman. This I succeeded in doing, and in three hours received letters from Generals Grant, Sherman, and Steele, informing me of this vast success, and asking me to sSherman, and Steele, informing me of this vast success, and asking me to send up provisions, which was at once done. In the mean time, Lieut. Commander Walker, in the De Kalb, pushed on to Haines's Bluff; which the enemy had commenced evacuating a day before, and a party remained behind in the hopes of destroying or taking away a large amount of ammunition on hand. When they saw the gunboats, they
g, and to the field at Port Gibson. At the latter place it was the first to attack the enemy and break his force. This battle was determinate of all our following successes. Pursuing the enemy next day, it captured the town of Port Gibson, and drove the enemy from the north bank of Bayou Pierre; thence marching toward Edward's Station, on the Vicksburgh and Jackson Railroad, it encountered and drove back the enemy from one of the crossings of Fourteen Mile Creek, on the same day that General Sherman drove him back from the crossing at Turkey Creek, and McPherson beat him near Raymond. Soon after it led the advance to Bolton on the railroad, and again against the enemy at Champion Hill, first attacking him and achieving a signal victory, with the assistance of McPherson's corps. That my corps bore the brunt here is attested by the conspicuous part borne by General Hovey, and the greater loss sustained by his division. Rapidly pursuing the routed enemy, we captured many prisoners,
n the twenty-third a junction was effected with the advance of Major-General Augur and Brigadier-General Sherman, our line occupying the Bayou Sara road at a distance of five miles from Port Hudson. works on the centre and left of centre by the divisions under Major-General Augur and Brigadier-General Sherman. The enemy was driven into his works, and our troops moved up to the fortifications, ight centre by General Grover; the left centre by General Augur, and the extreme left by General T. W. Sherman--our artillery brigade being under command of General Arnold. The defences of Port Hudsa Augur, who commanded a brigade and was wounded at Cedar Mountain; and last, though not least, Sherman, better known in the army as Tim Sherman, one of the best soldiers in the service. The plan ----, Thirtieth Massachusetts; Captain Hubbard, on General Weitzel's staff. wounded.--General T. W. Sherman, severely, in the leg — amputation probable; General Neal Dow, slightly, in leg; Lieuten
ile Creek toward Raymond. This delicate and hazardous movement was executed by a portion of your number, under cover of Hovey's division, which made a feint of attack in line of battle upon Edwards's Station. Too late to harm you, the enemy attacked the rear of that division, but was promptly and decisively repulsed. Resting near Raymond that night, on the morning of the fourteenth, you entered that place, one division moving on to Mississippi Springs, near Jackson, in support of General Sherman, another to Clinton, in support of General McPherson, a third remaining at Raymond, and a fourth at Old Auburn, to bring up the army trains. On the fifteenth you again led the advance toward Edwards's Station, which once more became the objective point. Expelling the enemy's picket from Bolton the same day, you seized and held that important position. On the sixteenth you led the advance, in three columns, upon three roads against Edwards's Station. Meeting the enemy on the way
r right, General Augur the centre, and General T. W. Sherman the left. The plan of attack contemplg that with the forces proposed --to wit, General Sherman and General Steele, and my own disposable of General Steele, and the assistance of General Sherman, the success of the movements on that lin, as should be assigned to this duty from General Sherman's command, in such a manner as to expel thment of ten thousand from the command of General Sherman, and a force of from fifteen thousand to opinion which I had verbally expressed to General Sherman at New Orleans, that General Smith could eutenant-General Grant, Admiral Farragut, General Sherman, and General Rosecrans. The gunboat Covieneral Steele, which I was informed by Major-General Sherman would be about fifteen thousand men, wm his lines. The northern papers stated that Sherman's force, which had just returned from its exp arms, drove Vincent up the Teche, and joined Sherman (Smith) at Alexandria about the eighteenth Ma[11 more...]
Pensacola, Galveston, etc., were to be attacked and occupied in turn. About the middle of February I instructed Gen. T. W. Sherman to undertake the siege of Fort Pulaski and to occupy Fernandina, also directing him to study the problem of the red-Gen. A. E. Burnside, Commanding Expedition. The following letters of instruction were sent to Gens. Halleck, Buell, Sherman, and Butler; and I also communicated verbally to these officers my views in full regarding the field of operations assig perfectly free to change the plans of operations. Brig.-Gen. D. C. Buell, Commanding Department of the Ohio. To Gen. T. W. Sherman.headquarters of the Army, Washington, Feb. 14, 1862. general: Your despatches in regard to the occupation of Dafarleston. Success attends us everywhere at present. Very truly yours, Geo. B. McClellan, Maj.-Gen. Commanding. Gen. T. W. Sherman, Commanding at Port Royal, etc. To Gen. Butler.headquarters of the Army, Washington, Feb. 23, 1862. general:
, 61. 186; 29th Oct.,‘61, 148 To Stone, 20th Oct ,‘61, 182; 21st Oct., ‘61, 185, 186. To Buell, 7th, 12th Nov., ‘61, 210. To Burnside, 7th Jan.,‘62, 206. To T. W. Sherman, 14th Feb., ‘62, 211. To Butler, 23d Feb., ‘62, 212. To Lander. 28th Feb., ‘62, 195. To Grant, 24th Nov , ‘66, 218; 26th Dec , 66, 219.--Lincoln to McClell, 118, 119; reinforcements needed, 107 ; staff. 112-135, remarks on 120. scheme 122; engineers, no good maps, 125; opinion of Halleck, Hunter, 137, Heintzelman, Sherman (W. T.), Kearny, Sumner, Franklin, Blenker 138, Stahl, Richardson, Stone, Couch, Porter (F. J ), Buell 139, 215, 243, Sedgwick, Hancock, Reynolds, Meade, Ingalls , Capt. (navy), 306. Sharpsburg, Md., 556, 562, 564, 573, 584, 586, 587,590, 608,609, 620. Shenandoah Valley, Va., 47, 54, 58, 113, 239, 240, 509, 643. Sherman, Gen. T. W., 204, 211, 234. Sherman, Gen. W. T., at Washington, 1861, 68, 80, 89, 138; in West, 201, 202. Shields, Gen. J., 347, 350, 351. Ship Point, V
not reach Fredericksburg in time for the battle, and at Chancellorsville was badly routed by Stonewall Jackson, because its commander allowed himself to be surprised. In this battle about twelve thousand troops were present. It was one of the two corps heavily engaged on the first day at Gettysburg. After that battle, one division was sent to Charleston Harbor, and the other two went with Hooker to Tennessee to assist Grant in the Chattanooga campaign. These two divisions then went with Sherman to tle relief of Knoxville, and shared all the great hardships of the march. In April, 1864, these troops were merged in the new Twentieth Army Corps, for the Atlanta campaign. The leaders of the Eleventh Corps were Major-General Franz Sigel, Brigadier-General J. H. Stahel, Major-General Carl Schurz, Brigadier-General A. von Steinwehr, and Major-General O. O. Howard. Federal generals—No. 10 Massachusetts Stephen M. Weld, Jr., leader of Colored troops at the Crater battl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Port Royal Sound, expedition to (search)
ls into shallow water. The National forces took possession of Port Royal Island and the neighboring ones, and found them deserted by the planters and their families. Most of the slaves remained. They refused to follow their masters. Groups of them actually stood upon the shore with little bundles containing all their worldly possessions, ready to go on board the ships of the invaders, who, they had been told, were coming to steal or sell the negroes in Cuba, or to kill and bury them in the sound. In the conflict with the forts at the entrance of the sound Dupont Plan of battle at Port Royal. had lost eight killed and twenty-three wounded. The Confederate officers reported their loss in both forts (Walker and Beauregard) at ten killed and forty wounded. Troops having taken possession of Hilton Head also, General Sherman went vigorously to work to strengthen the position. The Nationals held the islands and controlled Port Royal Sound until the end of the war. Porto Rico
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