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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 218 12 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 170 2 Browse Search
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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 115 1 Browse Search
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Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 108 12 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 106 10 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 81 5 Browse Search
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in a full roster. I am particularly indebted to Colonel Rector for the ability displayed during the engagement; to Commissary-General Grace, who was with me when I led the Third into action, and remained in the thickest of the fight, aiding and urging the men on to victory; also to my aid, Major Cline, who was by my side in the thickest of the fight; also to Mr. Samuel Mitchell, Messrs. Brown, Taylor and Dawson, for conveying orders during the engagement as volunteer aides; also to Surgeon-General Smith and to the surgeons of the regiments for their kind attention to the wounded. Our loss has been heavy, but a great victory is ours. Peace to the ashes of the dead, and immortality to the names of the defenders of the lovely South. Early in the action Captain Jefferson was sent to reconnoiter the enemy and was taken prisoner and is still in their hands. I respectfully call the attention of the general to the praiseworthy conduct of Colonels Gratiot, Carroll and Dockery; also to Li
rses and fled. Captain Hunt, of the Thirteenth Arkansas, and a quartermaster of the same regiment, went to the assistance of the other Hunt and brought the piece back. The Thirteenth lost 12 men killed, 45 wounded and 25 missing. Subsequently, the Thirteenth Arkansas regiment was engaged in the bloody battle of Shiloh, April 6 and 7, 1862, Colonel Tappan joining it after the battle had opened and Lieutenant-Colonel Grayson had been killed; participated in the invasion of Kentucky by Kirby Smith, fighting gallantly under Cleburne in the battle of Richmond, August 30, 1862, and took a conspicuous part in the battles of Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and Ringgold Gap. With the Arkansas troops under the lead of Cleburne, it stood by that gallant leader unflinchingly to the close of his career. Colonel Tappan, after the battle of Shiloh, was promoted to brigadier-gen-eral and was transferred to the Trans-Mississippi department, where he commanded a brigade composed of
s completely routed, and the battery taken, by the enemy. General Cooper at the time was sick. Douglas H. Cooper, May 25, 1861, had been adopted a member of the Chickasaw tribe of Indians by legislative enactment, under the Chickasaw constitution. He was brave and genial, and trusted by the Indians, who endorsed him, by petitions and addresses, to President Davis before and after the disaster at Old Fort Wayne, or Maysville. Governor Colbert and others, of the Chickasaws, wrote to Gen. Kirby Smith, in April, 1863: With feelings of deep regret, I learn that false representations have been made to you or to General Holmes as regards the feelings of the Chickasaws toward Gen. D. H. Cooper. Having the utmost confidence in General Cooper, both as an Indian agent and as a general whom they have unanimously placed at the head of their forces to be raised in defense of their country and the South, no one can stand higher in the opinion of the Chickasaws. He was commended in similar ter
you, or in the case of the fall of Vicksburg, secure a great future advantage to the Confederacy, by the attack on and seizure of Helena, while all the available forces of the enemy are being pushed to Grant's aid. This letter forwarded to Gen. Kirby Smith, at Shreveport, was sent on by him, with the indorsement, To Lieutenant-General Holmes, to act as circumstances may justify. To which General Holmes replied from Little Rock, after consulting Price, I believe we can take Helena. Please let me attack it. General Smith gave his assert in a Caesarian dispatch, dated June 16, 1863: Most certainly do it. General Holmes believed he could take it. Like another noble visionary, he would have accepted any challenge of emulation. He made investigations and based his opinion upon information considered reliable, but he afterward confessed, The place was very much more difficult of access and the fortification much stronger than I had supposed before undertaking the expedition, the fe
of affairs similar to that of the humbler soldiers. Gen. Kirby Smith, on July 10, 1863, wrote to General Holmes, from Shre As early as May 9th, before the capitulation at Vicksburg, Smith had given similar advice, suggesting a concentration in the Red river valley against Banks. To the same purpose General Smith issued a circular letter, containing advice to citizensof advice, we offer the following suggestions, and hope General Smith will find something in them worthy of consideration: To Our opinion is against calling out the State militia. General Smith should rigidly enforce the Confederate conscription whid armies of sufficient strength, Generals Price, Holmes, Kirby Smith or Robert Lee could win victories. Success attends upon. Circumstances over which he had no control prevented General Smith from making Little Rock the center, and Arkansas the grn, and 5 wounded. It was rumored among the Federals that Kirby Smith was in command at Little Rock. On the 23d, Steele, oc
l Holmes, having returned from a visit to Gen. Kirby Smith at Shreveport, La., resumed command of thpi department. On the 7th of October, Gen. Kirby Smith wrote to General Holmes, instructing him y and Brig.-Gen. S. B. Maxey assigned. Gen. Kirby Smith, on December 20th, left Shreveport for CaHolmes combined. But after reaching Camden, Smith wrote Taylor, on the 23d, that on investigatioady to move as circumstances may require. General Smith had been notified that 25,000 stand of arms in support of the movements of infantry, General Smith prepared to concentrate against the invasich 5, 1864, General Holmes was notified by General Smith of the opening of the to-be famous Red rivta. By Northern dates of February 18th, wrote Smith, the arrival at Little Rock of one of General umed command of his division, and wrote to General Smith advising him to concentrate 20,000 men andnth at Marshall, Tex., west of and behind Gen. Kirby Smith's army and depots near Red river. This r[7 more...]
in his laconic criticism of the purposes of Kirby Smith in making headquarters at Shreveport. He sct, except it was to avoid being hurt. Gen. Kirby Smith's selection of Shreveport as his base of ns, carried to immediate achievement. Neither Smith nor Fagan dreamed of striking McLean's brigade struck on Red river had done its work, as General Smith intended, and destroyed Steele already. H an enemy at either Camden or Shreveport. General Smith went to Arkansas the next day and ordered division was now ordered forward, of which General Smith took command in person. He assigned to Gee army remained under the chief command of General Smith. On the 28th of April, a raft having beenThe reoccupation of the Red river valley by Kirby Smith closed the campaign in Louisiana. By gentember 30, 1864, President Davis wrote to Gen. Kirby Smith urging the sending of a division east of st of the river had surrendered, and before Kirby Smith and Canby had entered into terms, but the l[10 more...]
time General Churchill, by a determined and unexpected charge against the enemy's flank with McCray's brigade, completed a victory already partially gained. Gen. Kirby Smith ordered the cavalry to make a detour rapidly so as to intercept the retreat of the fugitives, and also ceased the firing of his artillery. The enemy, rallyiond, Ky. The Arkansas troops all shared the honors as they had the dangers of the battle, and now becoming better equipped were ready for the field again. Gen. Kirby Smith moved on Lexington, September 1st, with three divisions, Cleburne's, Churchill's and Heth's, and entered that city on the 4th, welcomed with demonstrations derals there, and proceeded to Georgetown, Mount Sterling and Frankfort. General Bragg, with his army of the Mississippi, was on his way to join the army of General Smith, having marched with Hardee's and Polk's commands from Chattanooga by the eastern route, passing the flank of Buell, causing the evacuation of middle Tennessee
was commissioned brigadier-general. Ordered with his brigade to Kirby Smith, on that officer's advance into Kentucky in August, he and Clebuedition of General Steele at Camden. He was highly successful, General Smith reporting that Fagan's destruction of Steele's entire supply trul fleet were besieging Vicksburg, General Holmes was ordered by Kirby Smith to create a diversion, if possible, in favor of Pemberton, by atnsas troops formed a part of his force. On July 31st, Bragg and Kirby Smith met at Chattanooga and planned the Kentucky campaign. Price andting of the brigades of McCray and McNair, and then sent them to Kirby Smith, who with his wing of the army pushed rapidly into the bluegrass1863, General Holmes, being ordered by the department commander, Kirby Smith, to make a diversion in favor of Vicksburg, boldly undertook theolonel of his regiment. This command was part of the army under Kirby Smith in east Tennessee and Kentucky in 1862, and with Bragg until tha