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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 6 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 2 0 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Morgan's cavalry during the Bragg invasion. (search)
o eastern Kentucky, as I have said, to intercept the retreat of the Federal general, George W. Morgan. He did not find Marshall in the vicinity where he was instructed to seek him, nor, indeed, at all. Learning that the Federal column was moving from Manchester via Booneville to Mount Sterling, doubtless to reach the Ohio at Maysville, Colonel Morgan expected to strike the enemy between Booneville and Mount Sterling. But General Morgan concentrated at Irvine on the 21 st, and moved toward Proctor. The Confederate cavalry then moved as rapidly as the mountainous country permitted, and receiving further information that the enemy had turned to the right and was at Campton, in Wolfe County, succeeded in getting directly in his front near Hazel Green. From the 25th of September until the 1st of October every effort was made to arrest or delay the Federal retreat. The roads were barricaded, the column was attacked in front and flank, and the skirmishing was continuous. During that ti
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Cumberland Gap. (search)
m. The sentence, of course, was death, and at the very moment of the execution the firing of our troops could be heard repelling the dash of Stevenson's cavalry on the wagon train of Spears. I fully expected to be met by the enemy in force at Proctor, where the deep and abrupt banks would have rendered the passage of the Kentucky River perilous and difficult if disputed. We accordingly moved by two nearly parallel roads, and the two columns reached Proctor almost simultaneously. I at once threw a brigade, with a battery, across the river, and gave the command half a day's rest. The previous day and night the ever-vigilant John H. Morgan, with his daring followers, had been at Proctor, had burned the steam flouring-mill and its valuable contents, and had then withdrawn to Irvine, thirteen miles away. In order to deceive the enemy as to my intended line of march, I directed Captain George M. Adams, Commissary of Subsistence, to send an officer toward Mount Sterling with writte
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 14: in command of the Army of the James. (search)
e temporarily, I came to the conclusion to take command in person of this movement so that nothing should be lost because of any disagreement between my corps commanders, neither of whom really desired that the other should succeed. At daybreak on the 12th, all the movements were made in conformity with these orders. Brigadier-General Ames' brigade was posted near Port Walthall Junction to cover our rear from the enemy's forces arriving at Petersburg from the South. The enemy met us at Proctor or Mill Creek, and after several severe engagements were forced back into their first line of works around Drury's Bluff. As soon as the roads by Chesterfield Court-House were opened by our advance, in obedience to the instructions of the lieutenant-general, General Kautz was sent with his cavalry by those roads to cut the Danville Railroad and the James River Canal. He was not able to strike the canal, but cut the road near Appomattox Station, and thence marched along the line of the roa
The enemy off the coast of Louisiana. --We take the following from the New Orleans Bulletin, of the 31st ult.: The Lincolnites off the Louisiana coast have been somewhat active during the past few days in taking soundings, etc. We are informed that yesterday a vessel came near Proctor ville and sent out boats, which for a time were engaged in sounding in that vicinity and driving stakes to indicate the channel. This we believe to be merely a ruse to draw off attention from other points upon which the enemy meditate an attack. On Friday last a steamer and two schooners came within a mile and a half of Fort Macomb, when Capt. Capers, commanding that post, threw three shell at them, one of which is supposed to have struck the steamer, where upon the three vessels put to sea in hot haste.
eart his exertion to save our liberties. It comes from a more healthy and durable impulse than the wild, irregular, and spasmodic fervor which the battle of Fort Sumter created, and which Manassas finally quenched by the pride it engendered. We have been quiet in our neighborhood for some days, although little skirmishes occasionally take place when a Federal boat's crew feature to approach too near our lines. Some days since an armed barge was ambushed and most gallantly attacked at Proctor, on Goose Creek, in South Carolina. The enemy beat a hasty retreat, after suffering from a well sustained fire. Again, at Mackay's Point, our pickets gave them a warm reception, at close quarters, and they were compelled to retire without obtaining a flat which they attempted to secure, and with some loss of life, too, judging from the groans which came from the boat. We have still to chronicle the return of the venerable sarkis. Washington, from Fort Pulaski, bringing with him lett