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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
Colonel Charles E. Hooker, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.2, Mississippi (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 11.82 (search)
ame day General Walker camped three miles from Dunlop's, on Tensas. I had succeeded in collecting material for a bridge (there being but one flat, the one above mentioned, on the river), and on the morning of the 5th commenced the work, superintending it in person. At 4 P. M. a substantial bridge was completed, when I pushed on to this point, sending notice to General Walker of the completion of the bridge. Arriving at dusk, I soon met Major Harrison from below. He reported the parish of Tensas and Lower Madison clear of the enemy. One of his companies, under Captain McCall, attacked on the morning of the 4th a negro camp on Lake Saint Joseph. He found them some ninety strong; killed the captain (white), twelve negroes and captured the remainder. Some sixty women and children in the camp were also secured. Captain McCall had sixty men. Major Harrison brought off some few arms, medicines, etc., from Perkins, Surget's Basin and Carthage, all of which points he found abandoned by
upon the plantations of Joseph and Jefferson Davis, which he reported as a very tempting view. On April 2d, McClernand occupied Richmond, La., and during the following two weeks moved part of his corps to New Carthage, skirmishing as he advanced with the force which Bowen had thrown across the river under Col. Francis M. Cockrell. On April 8th, Bowen telegraphed Pemberton, asking if he should cross the river with his entire command in case the rumors of the heavy advance of Federals in Tensas Parish proved true, and fight them. To this Pemberton, still deceived by the demonstrations on the Yazoo and the movements of boats to and from Memphis, replied that he did not consider the advance of the Federals in that quarter of such importance as to justify Bowen running the risk of being cut off by the Federal fleet. On the 15th, Cockrell made a considerable demonstration against McClernand at James' plantation, and discovered the great strength of the movement; and on the night of t
The Daily Dispatch: December 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], Attempted Murder of a mother and Daughter. (search)
Attempted Murder of a mother and Daughter. --The Vicksburg Whig, of the 27th says: We learn from Dr. R. A. New, who arrived from Tensas parish yesterday, that a fiendish attempt was made on last Saturday night at the house of the widow of Captain J. J. Tyson, of Kirk's Ferry, to kill her little daughter and herself, and two negro women. The assassin glided into her room late at night, and with an axe or hatchet struck the parties about the head, face and neck, horribly mutilating them. He failed, however, in the work of death, but the physicians say the little child, of about six years of age, will not recover — the others may. The screams of Mrs. T., and the alarm given by the plantation bell, together with the screams of the servants soon brought assistance. The murderer was tracked by the spots of blood to an adjoining room. Dr. New says it is well known to whom belongs the weapon with which the work of death was attempted. It is also believed that the villain
Fiendish. --Whilst widow John J. Tison and her young daughter were asleep at their residence in Tensas parish, La., some few nights ago, their room was entered by some fiend in human shape, who cut the child's throat so shockingly that it has since died, as we learn, and inflicted severe wounds on the head of the mother, fracturing the skull, and also inflicted severe wounds upon two negro women who were asleep in the same room. Mrs. Tison's wounds are not supposed to be mortal. One of the negro women is possibly fatally wounded, the other severely, From the nature of the a large knife was need by