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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
he Confederates, then in possession of Columbus, in Kentucky, were threatening an immediate march uthe 4th Sept., 1861. Polk seized Hickman and Columbus, and commenced the erection of batteries on tto The Bluff, and Polk's Headquarters, near Columbus. Governor Harris, at Nashville. On thLovelaceville, to be in the rear and flank of Columbus, and to occupy Smithland, controlling in its shore of the Mississippi opposite Hickman and Columbus. The foregoing disposition having been effecssity had compelled him to take possession of Columbus, and that, in reporting to Davis, his reply wry action in Kentucky, besides the seizure of Columbus and Hickman, speedily followed that act. Simo They lay at Island No.1, eleven miles above Columbus, that night. There Grant received informatior. for intelligence was continually reaching Columbus of the increase of National forces on the Ohissist in the defense of the important post of Columbus. I deem the safety of our position and force[23 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
n the Tennessee border from Cumberland Gap to Columbus on the Mississippi, that when General Thomas cing neighbor in Norfolk, so had the other in Columbus. What the line of the Kanawha was to Norther and danger. Plan of the fortifications at Columbus. The great body of the Confederate troopssland No.10, in the Mississippi River, and at Columbus, on its, eastern bank; Fort Henry, on the Ten toward the reputed impregnable stronghold at Columbus. One of these minor expeditions, composed ofky far toward the Tennessee line, threatening Columbus and the country in its rear. At the same timnand, menacing New Madrid, and reconnoitering Columbus; while a third party, six thousand strong, unfrom Paducah to Mayfield, in the direction of Columbus. Still another force moved eastward to Smith Mississippi, those on the latter threatening Columbus. These reconnoitering parties all returned tn of their strongholds, and to flank those at Columbus and Bowling Green, in the movement for cleari[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 9: events at Nashville, Columbus, New Madrid, Island number10, and Pea Ridge. (search)
o General McClellan from St. Louis, March 4. Columbus, the Gibraltar of the West, is ours, and Kentis stronghold of Bowling Green first, and now Columbus. The history of the latter event may be tory, Polk ordered the removal of the sick from Columbus, as a preparatory step toward the evacuation nrise was in sight of the fortified bluffs at Columbus. Preparations were made for attack. Rumor hentioned Mrs. Sharpe, wife of the ex-mayor of Columbus, as the only woman he met with in his ramblese garrison at New Madrid was re-enforced from Columbus, it was placed under the charge of General Mct Jackson, Tennessee, after the evacuation of Columbus; and, inspired by an appeal from the Ordnancend Polk was trembling in his menaced works at Columbus, Halleck was giving impetus to a force destiny, March 19, 1862. is harder to conquer than Columbus, as the island shores are lined with forts, ent point at the junction of railways south of Columbus, occupied by a Confederate force composed of [9 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
tnight before the battle of Murfreesboro he had been raiding through that region, much of the time with impunity, destroying railway tracks and bridges, attacking small National forces, and threatening and capturing posts. He crossed the Tennessee at Clifton, in the upper part of Wayne County, on the 13th of December, and, moving rapidly toward Jackson, seriously menaced that post. Sweeping northward, destroying tracks and bridges, he captured Humbolt, Trenton, and Union City, and menaced Columbus, the Headquarters of General Sullivan. At Trenton Forrest captured and paroled seven hundred troops, Dec. 20, 1862. under Colonel Jacob Fry, making the number of his paroled prisoners since he crossed the river about one thousand. On his return he was struck at Parker's Cross Roads, between Huntington and Lexington, first by a force of sixteen hundred men, under Colonel C. L. Dunham, and then by General Sullivan, Dec. 31. who came suddenly upon the raiders with two fresh brigades unde