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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Cavalry operations in the West under Rosecrans and Sherman. (search)
for all the necessary purposes of the army in position, General Rosecrans organized, in the spring of 1863, for a cavalry raid around the rear of Bragg's army. For this purpose seventeen hundred men were placed under Colonel A. D. Streight, with directions to embark on transports on the Tennessee River at Fort Henry and proceed to Eastport, Mississippi. Colonel Streight reached Eastport and set out thence April 21st. He reached Tuscumbia, Alabama, April 24th, and by May 1st was at Blountsville, Alabama. His objective was Rome, Georgia; but when near Cedar Bluffs, Alabama, twenty-eight miles from Rome, he was attacked and defeated by Forrest. Colonel Streight himself and thirteen hundred men were captured and carried as prisoners to Richmond. While this raid was in progress Colonel J. T. Wilder with a body of 2600 cavalry was destroying the railroads south of Murfreesboro' and capturing a number of prisoners, and other similar movements were being made by Colonels Louis D. Watkin
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Operations in east Tennessee and south-west Virginia. (search)
advanced as far east as Telford's Depot, in Washington County. On the 8th they were attacked by about an equal force, under General Jackson and Colonel Giltner. After a short engagement the Federals retreated to Limestone Depot, where, after a stubborn resistance, 350 surrendered, about 100 escaped, and 60 were killed and wounded. The Federal forces, under Colonel Foster, advancing again into upper east Tennessee, were met by Colonel James E. Carter, of the 1st Tennessee Cavalry, at Blountsville, where a stubborn fight ensued on the 22d of September. The Federal batteries shelled the town, and by superior numbers compelled the withdrawal of Colonel Carter's force. In the latter part of September, 1863, Brigadier-General John S. Williams assumed command of the Confederate forces in east Tennessee and advanced as far as Blue Springs. Burnside's forces occupied Bull's Gap, nine miles in front. Williams was ordered not to give up an inch of ground until driven from it. He had
's headquarters. Also train leaves at 6 a. m. for Bellefonte. Thus my communications are made as perfect as practicable. I have rebuilt the telegraph line from Huntsville to Decatur, and have it in constant use by operators from my own division. I have ordered cavalry scouts from Decatur on the road to Moulton and on the road to Somerville. My scouts from Huntsville are on the short mountain road direct to Bellefonte and on the long road leading to the most southern bend leading to Blountsville and on the road leading to Somerville. I fear the heavy rains now falling will render the streams between this place and Fayetteville impassable. I sent a courier at daylight this morning to meet the train, and in case the water was too deep to ford to have the train move to Athens, to which point I sent a locomotive with cars this morning. On the cars I sent a small detachment of engineers to explore and put in order the road leading from a point near Elk River to the turnpike at El
cker, and the Orderly Sergeant of the same company taken prisoner. At eleven o'clock on Tuesday morning, we entered Blountsville, the county-seat of Sullivan County. As we entered the town, a lady ran to the door, throwing up her hands, exclaimin of the day, when one of them replied that there was a rumor that there was a lot of d-d Yankees within a few miles of Blountsville. Ah! Indeed, says Colonel Carter; who is in command at the station below? Major McDowell, sir, and he is now coming important bridges--one across the Holston, and the other across the Watauga River. The bridge across the Holston, at Blountsville, was guarded by two hundred of our cavalry, who were completely surprised and made prisoners without any resistance. enemy first entered Virginia between Cumberland Gap and Pound Gap, and passing through Estilville, in Scott County, to Blountsville, fulfilled their mission of bridge-burning, and made a demonstration as if it was their intention to visit Bristol. T
ith almost breathless anxiety, and eyes weary with watching, for the approach of tile enemy. Two hours were lost and no enemy appeared. We moved on, reaching Blountsville, the county-seat of Blount County, at noon, May first. Soldiers seldom get more weary and sleepy than did those heroes on that night and morning, after havingf the enemy heavy. Forrest falling back. On the twenty-eighth, Forrest discovered a heavy force of cavalry, under Colonel Streight, marching on Moulton and Blountsville. General Forrest pursued this force with two regiments, fighting him all day and night at Driver's Gap, at Sand Mountain, with the loss of five killed and fifight took place on Sand Mountain on Thursday, when Captain Forrest, a brother of the General, was wounded, and it is feared mortally. On Friday they fought at Blountsville, where Colonel Hathaway, of Indiana, was shot in the breast and fell dead from his horse. We are informed by Mr. Joseph G. Blount that when Colonel Hathaway f
l 24th. General Dodge was to have detained General Forrest, but failed. Streight's command was mounted on mules borrowed from the wagon-trains or impressed from the country, and many of his men were unused to riding. From Tuscumbia he went to Moulton and then to Dug's Gap, where he ambushed some of Forrest's men, wounded his brother, W. H. Forrest, and captured two pieces of artillery. After another skirmish on Hog Mountain, in which the Confederates were repulsed, he proceeded to Blountsville, Alabama, and then toward Gadsden. All of this time there was continuous skirmishing in the rain, and much of his powder became worthless. He attempted to reach Rome, Georgia, but Forrest overtook him and the force was surrendered May 3, 1863. There was much excitement in the South over this raid into the interior of the Confederacy, which was one of the earliest made, and also much indignation over the capture of Negroes for enlistment. The command was charged by the Confederates with ma
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Alabama, 1863 (search)
ty. MISSOURI--10th Cavalry; Batteries "D," "H" and "I," 1st Light Arty. OHIO--27th, 39th, 43d, 63d and 81st Infantry. April 30: Action, Sand MountainILLINOIS--80th Infantry. INDIANA--51st and 73d Infantry. OHIO--3d Infantry. TENNESSEE--1st Middle Cavalry (2 Cos.). April 30: Action, Crooked Creek and Hog MountainILLINOIS--80th Infantry. INDIANA--51st and 73d Infantry. OHIO--3d Infantry. TENNESSEE--1st Middle Cavalry (2 Cos.). Union loss, 3 killed, 23 wounded. Total, 26. May 1: Skirmish, BlountsvilleILLINOIS--80th Infantry. INDIANA--51st and 73d Infantry. OHIO--3d Infantry. TENNESSEE--1st Middle Cavalry (2 Cos.). May 1: Action, East Branch Big Warrior RiverILLINOIS--80th Infantry. INDIANA--51st and 73 Infantry. OHIO--3d Infantry. TENNESSEE, 1st Middle Cavalry (2 Cos.). May 2: Action, Blount's PlantationILLINOIS--80th Infantry. INDIANA--51st and 73d Infantry. OHIO--3d Infantry. TENNESSEE--1st Middle Cavalry (2 Cos.). May 2: Skirmish, Black Warrior Creek, near GadsdenILLINOIS--80th I
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Indiana Volunteers. (search)
Knoxville, Tenn., September 2. Rheatown September 12. Kingsport September 18. Bristol, Va., September 19. Zollicoffer September 20-21. Jonesborough September 21. Hall's Ford, Watauga River, September 22. Carter's Depot and Blountsville September 22. Blue Springs October 10. Henderson's Mill October 11. Rheatown October 11. Blountsville October 14. Bristol October 15. Warm Springs October 20 and 26. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Siege of KBlountsville October 14. Bristol October 15. Warm Springs October 20 and 26. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Log Mountain December 3. Walker's Ford, Clinch River, December 5. Bean's Station December 14 Blain's Cross Roads December 16-19. Clinch River December 21. Morristown Road January 16, 1864. Kimbrough's Mills January 16. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17 and January 26-28. Near Fair Garden January 27. March to Knoxville, thence to Cumberland Gap January 29-February 10. March to Mount Sterling, Ky., February 17-26. Duty at Mou
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 36. General Rousseau's expedition. (search)
country was generally poor, and afforded but a scanty supply of forage for the horses. July 12th.--Descending Sand Mountain in the morning, the expedition forded Black Warrior river, a tributary of the Tombigbee, and at ten o'clock reached Blountsville, the county seat of Blount county. In the jail here were found two deserters from Johnston's army and four negroes, charged with the crime of seeking their liberty. All were released. A prisoner charged with murder was in confinement in the same jail, and was left to await his trial at the hands of the civil authorities. Beyond Blountsville the road crosses Strait Mountain, the descent of which is remarkably steep and rugged, but was passed without accident, and the command halted for the night in a fertile valley, where a good supply of oats was obtained for the horses. On this day's march the first armed rebels were met, a small party of them having fired on the advance guard on the mountain and then fled. Their shots were
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
1; 137, H1, 137, H9; 138, A12 Blair's Landing, La. 53, 1 Blakely, Ala. 61, 6; 71, 13, 71, 14; 110, 1; 135-A; 147, D4 Fort Blakely, Ala. Assault, April 9, 1865 61, 6; 71, 14 Blakeny's Bridge, S. C. 139, B3; 143, B12 Fort Bliss, Tex. 54, 1 Bloomery Gap, W. Va. 100, 1 Bloomfield, Ky. 150, A9; 151, G10 Bloomfield, Mo. 47, 1; 135-A; 153, C10 Bloomington, Tenn. 153, H10 Blount's Creek, N. C. 24, 5; 80, 8; 138, F9, 138, F10 Blountsville, Ala. 76, 1; 117, 1; 135-A; 149, G7; 171 Blountsville, Tenn. 118, 1; 135-A; 142, B7; 171 Blue Bird Gap, Ga. 24, 3; 57, 1; 97, 1; 111, 9; 149, D10 Blue Creek, W. Va. 141, C10 Blue Earth River, Minn. 171 Blue Mountain, Ala. 76, 1 Blue Pond, Ala. 46, 3; 48, 1; 117, 1; 118, 1; 149, F9 Blue Pond, Ga. 57, 1 Blue Ridge Mountains, N. C. 135-A; 142, G7 Blue Ridge Mountains, Va. 29, 1; 81, 4, 81, 6; 85, 1; 135-A; 137, C5, 135-A; 137, F2 B
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