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Movements of the enemy in West Tennessee. Mobile, Nov. 6. --A special dispatch to the Advertiser and Register, dated Holly Springs, 5th, says: "The enemy have advanced in force to LaGrange, Tenn., and are reported advancing on this place.--Jackson's cavalry had a skirmish to-day at Lamar. It is probable that the enemy will give us battle, as they are about to make strenuous efforts to open the Mississippi by a land force, under Gen. McClernand. He will be supported on land by Gen. Grant, in the river with a gunboat flotilla. The prospect of recognition is hurrying them up."
From the Southwest. Mobile, Nov. 20. --A letter in the Advertiser and Register, dated Abbeville, 15th, says: The army has been on the qui vive for a week past, anticipating an attack from the enemy. To-day information was received that the Abolitionists have retired some distance. From their movements it is difficult to conjecture whether they meditate an attack upon Pemberton's army or not. It is certain they have advanced their forces from Jackson, Bolivar, and a portion from Corinth, to Lagrange and Grand Junction. At the latter place General Grant has established his headquarters. Our army occupy a position of great natural strength, are well fortified, and have been manifesting great impatience to advance upon the invading force. It is not thought probable that the enemy will hazard an engagement.
y that Stonewall Jackson was at Winchester, with an eye to another raid into Maryland. The Herald thinks the condition of his crossing impossible. The estimates of the expenses of the Yankee army for the ensuing year, are put down at $48,000,000. Reports from the U. S. Adjutant-General's office estimates the number of sick soldiers at this moment at 106,000--nearly one-sixth of the entire Yankee army. Dispatches from Cairo state that the main body of the Abolition army is at Lagrange. Bodies of their cavalry have advanced as far as Holly Springs. The Memphis Bulletin, of the 18th, says the rebel General Bragg, with 15,000 men, arrived at Holly Springs last Saturday, and that he was preparing to give Gen. Grant battle. The Herald says, editorially, that the people of the loyal States, as manifested in the late elections, demand an active prosecution of the war, East and West, and expect it, too, from promises held out by Government — from its vast preparations
The Daily Dispatch: April 30, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Programmme against Vicksburg — how Grant was sent back. (search)
The enemy in Northern Mississippi. Jackson, April 27. --The enemy have left the Kosciusko. None were at Louisville, but a few Yankees were at Lagrange. The Yankees have stopped repairing the railroad at Grand Junction and Corinth, but are guarding the lines closely. Jackson Tenn, is reported to have been evacuated by the enemy. They passed Raleigh in the direction of the New Orleans and Jackson Railroad, burned a bridge after passing Leaf river, and were reinforced near Corinth with cavalry.
From Mississippi — movements and Plause the enemy. Jackson, April 29 --Dispatches from Grenade to-day represent all quiet in that direction and along the entire front, from Memphis to Lafayette. The Memphis, Byhalia and four other gunboats have passed Grand Gulf. One gunboat is below that point, shelling both ways, The fitting is heavy, and is board here distinctly. The enemy last evening burnt the Union Church on the Natches and road. Capt. Cleve land, with 100 men from Col Wirt Adam's cavalry, has been skirmishing with the enemy some hours. The Yankee force has not been ascertained. They have four please of artillery, and are probably making towards Matches. The Appeal says that Gen. Smith, commanding at Lagrange, states that be will unite the force at Lagrange Jackson Tenn, Bolivar and Corinth, and advance 20,000 men to Meridian and Mobile necessitating the evacuation of Vicksburg.
The Daily Dispatch: August 29, 1863., [Electronic resource], The great Yankee railroad raid in Mississippi--how it was executed. (search)
re in his stead the fine. Arkansas command of infantry of Gen. McNair, under the control of Colonel Harper, an active and efficient officer. Intelligence of the various raids has been eagerly sought but not until this morning had we learned anything trust worthy from them. My informant left Grenada on Tuesday, and brings an interesting but unusually painful budget of news. From his statement it appears that in addition to the forces from Corinth, an additional column from Memphis or LaGrange, and still another from Yazoo city, were suddenly precipitated upon the line of the Central road by the enemy, for the obvious purpose of destroying an immense amount of railroad property, invaluable to us, and inaccessible to the enemy for his own uses. The column from Memphis encountered Chaimers's command in the vicinity of Panola probably on Sunday or Monday, and owing to its overpowering strength is reported to have defeated that body, and, it is surmised, captured Gen. Chalmers h
Holly Springs, Miss., is the half-way or intermediate point between Lagrange and the Tallahatchie river, and so subject to the enemy's raids that regular business of every kind is suspended.
Shameful. --The Lagrange (Ga.) Reporter says that the gallant and patriotic Major-General S. B. Buckner was in that place week before last hunting a temporary home for his family, but for several days was unable to find one. At last he found a place in the family of Major John E. Morgan.
A duel. --The LaGrange (Ga.) Reporter, of the 8th instant, says: "A duel was fought just without the limits of LaGrange, on Saturday evening last, between Maj. Webb and Capt. Barrett. At the second round Major Webb received a flesh wound in the small of the back, after which the difficulty was amicably adjusted. A duel. --The LaGrange (Ga.) Reporter, of the 8th instant, says: "A duel was fought just without the limits of LaGrange, on Saturday evening last, between Maj. Webb and Capt. Barrett. At the second round Major Webb received a flesh wound in the small of the back, after which the difficulty was amicably adjusted.
Affairs in Mississippi. Mobile, Feb. 2. --A special to the Register and Advertiser, dated Como, Miss., February 1st, says that Colonel James McQuirk, of the 3d Mississippi Cavalry, entered Lagrange yesterday, and occupies it now. No Yankees nearer than Germantown. Mobile, Feb. 2--A special to the Register and Advertiser, from Como, February 2d, says that twenty-seven transports in all, averaging six to eight hundred men each, have passed down the river. An enormous three-tier gunboat passed down on the 29th. A dispatch from Clinton, Miss., says an enthusiastic meeting is going on in Jackson's cavalry, re-enlisting for the war. The Texas troops are re-enlisting to a man.
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