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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of General Forrest of operations against W. Sooy Smith in February, 1864. (search)
headquarters Forrest's cavalry Department, Columbus, Miss., March 8th, 1864. Colonel — I have the honor to submit the following report of the movements and operations of my command against the Federal forces under command of General Smith, in the engagements of the 20th, 21st and 22d ultimo. Learning on the 14th ultimo at Oxford that the enemy was moving in heavy force in the direction of Pontotoc, and believing his destination to be the prairies, and from thence a junction with Sherman, I withdrew all my forces from the Tallahatchie and Yazoo rivers and moved rapidly to Starkville, which place I reached on the evening of the 18th ultimo. On the 19th the enemy were reported at Okalona, but his movements or intended course was not developed; and fearing he might cross the Tombigbee, I ordered Bell's brigade to Columbus, and also dispatched General Ruggles to use all his effective force to prevent them from doing so. At the same time, I ordered Brigadier-General Chalmers, c
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sherman's Meridian expedition and Sooy Smith's raid to West point. (search)
graph alluded to reads as follows: Thus ended Sherman's effort to crush Forrest and set free the lad (7,000) picked troops. The expedition of Sherman from Vicksburg to Meridian, Mississippi, in F enemy and taking twenty wagons. The last of Sherman's forces recrossed the Big Black on March 4thmmand, and of course could have rendered him (Sherman) no assistance. Again: Information since obte before Forrest's force from West Point. General Sherman's expeditionary force had withdrawn from onsiderably reinforced. He determined to let Sherman expend himself in the piney woods, unless he neral Polk's orders to Lee, operating against Sherman, plainly showed he did not want Sherman maternto the trap set for me by the Rebels. While Sherman, to cover his discomfiture, protests in his b expeditions not deemed fit for record in General Sherman's book. The track of Sherman and Smith wears before been brothers, and among whom General Sherman had lived and derived his livelihood? [38 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)
General W. T. Sherman's visit to the Misses L------at Canton, Miss., in February, 1864. By Geners of interest in the conversation between General Sherman and the young ladies clearly intelligiblesition. After several desperate charges, General Sherman's army was repulsed with considerable los with his infantry corps, on hearing that General Sherman's army had reached Meridian and that Gene paid your respects to General S. D. Lee. General Sherman got slightly acquainted with him at Chickasaw bayou. General Sherman arose abruptly, drew himself up to his full height, threw the collarg the company good evening. As soon as General Sherman left Canton Lee's cavalry entered the towies this account of the interview. After General Sherman left the parlor, the Federal officers infies that the person who had just left was General Sherman, and seemed much amused at the occurrence the occurrence, and enjoyed a hearty laugh as soon as General Sherman was out of hearing. Surgeon.[3 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The burning of Columbia, South Carolina-report of the Committee of citizens appointed to collect testimony. (search)
woman and child may dread us there. Of General Sherman himself the same witness informs us that,the surrender of our town the soldiers of General Sherman, officers and privates, declared that it (February 16, 1865) some of the forces of General Sherman appeared on the western side of the Congants until communication could be had with General Sherman and the terms of surrender arranged. By ry license was allowed to the soldiers by General Sherman. On the afternoon of the 17th of Februafternoon, between six and seven o'clock, General Sherman said to him: You must know a great many lrrest them, but in vain. The soldiers of General Sherman, with bayonets and axes, pierced and cut s during the night he saw the soldiers of General Sherman take from females bundles of clothing andce, and added the following words: Though General Sherman did not order the burning of the town, yehe universal testimony of our people was that Sherman's troops burned the town. Since then I have [44 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Chalmers' report of operations of cavalry division on line of Memphis and Charleston R. R., from 5th to 18th October, 1863. (search)
. The garrison proper was composed of the Sixty-sixth Indiana infantry and detachments of the Sixth and Ninth Illinois cavalry, but they had been unexpectedly reinforced a few moments before our arrival by a train from Memphis containing Major-General Sherman and Brigadier-General Smith, with their staffs, escorts and the Thirteenth regiment United States regulars, on their way to Corinth, who were compelled to stop by the injuries to the road. There were also a few men from other regiments tng been one hundred and nineteen killed, of whom thirty-nine were negroes, and one hundred and seventy wounded. The locomotive and train were damaged, and a house said to contain commissary stores was damaged by our artillery. The horses of General Sherman and Smith and their staff officers were on the train and many of them were killed. On the following morning (12th), having heard nothing of any movement of the enemy, my own brigade was moved back to Pigeon Roost creek, and Colonel Richar
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Hardee and the Military operations around Atlanta. (search)
protect Atlanta from an apprehended attack by Sherman's army, which General Hood, with a marvelous the army formed a junction with my corps, and Sherman withdrew to Atlanta. General Hood sums up operation was based upon the hypothesis that Sherman was moving only a detachment to Jonesboro, whon with at least two of his corps entrenched (Sherman's Memoirs, volume II, pages 72-73), and I canad weight in determining the plan of attack. Sherman's soldiers during this campaign, it may be san him before Cheatham was ordered to advance (Sherman's Memoirs, volume II, page 80). General Hood s our loss at some six or seven thousand men (Sherman's Memoirs, volume II, pages 88-91). These clais report (supra), and he is confirmed by General Sherman, who shows, among other things, that Howaas not captured, are matters of history. General Sherman's says of it: Being on the spot, I ch (Memoirs, volume II, pages 107-108). General Sherman might have spared these regrets; for Hard[17 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Lookout mountain — report of General John K. Jackson. (search)
General Moore was in command of that portion of the line, under General Walker's orders, from 10th to 14th November. The command I found General Walker exercising — extending over all the troops west of Chattanooga creek — was under the general supervision of Lieutenant-General Hardee; and upon General Walker's going away on a short leave on the 12th November, which he informed me he had some weeks before applied for, and upon the assurance of General Bragg that he would telegraph him when Sherman came up, before which time he anticipated no trouble, this command devolved on me. I at once asked for written instructions from the corps commander as to the mode of defence of the line, but received none. The command was a unit, and was doubtless intended to be handled as such. I continued to exercise it, and gave orders subject to the approval of Lieutenant-General Hardee, until his headquarters were removed from the extreme right of the army to a point a little east of Chattanooga cre
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Cleburne and his division at Missionary ridge and Ringgold gap. (search)
detachment of Longstreet's corps and Johnson's division, and of Grant's strength about being increased by the arrival of Sherman's fresh corps, no doubt induced General Bragg's recall of Cleburne's division to take part in the battle now evidently iof the rising ground near the mouth of Chickamauga river. The troops moved at double quick, and arrived none too soon. Sherman's advance was endeavoring to occupy the ground, and Cleburne bad to fight for position — the men firing by file as they the reduction of General Bragg's force by the detachments referred to, the increase of General Grant's by the arrival of Sherman, and the loss of Lookout Mountain, that General Bragg would not attempt longer to hold the extended line of Missionary Rharge again in gallant but vain effort. Cleburne's veterans found foeman worthy of their steel in the army commanded by Sherman and led by such lieutenants as Corse, Ewing, Leightburn, and Loomis. Almost the entire day was thus consumed. The enem
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Forrest's operations against Smith and Grierson. (search)
r from General Polk.headquarters, Demopolis, March 4, 1864. General Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond: I send by Captain Vanderford accompanying dispatches, among them a communication from Major-General Forrest, containing account of his operations in checking and defeating the enemy's cavalry forces, intended to form a junction with his infantry at Meridian. You will perceive that it was a brilliant affair, and that it accomplished my wishes in effectually preventing General Sherman availing himself of his cavalry in his contemplated operations. That success destroyed his campaign. Dispatches from General Lee's forces, just received, are of a very gratifying character. He has overtaken the enemy, on the west of Pearl river, in a very exhausted state, from a want of provisions and forage, and a long and hurried march, and is cutting up the rear of his column. I have hopes of destroying also some of his boats that have gone up the Yazoo towards Grenada. Ross's