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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
Battle of Manassas, July 21st, 1861. Also Official Reports of all the other Battles fought in 1861. Report of Gen. Bragg and Subordinate Reports of the Battle of Chicapjauga. Official Reports of Battles, embracing Defence of Vicksburg by Maj.-Gen. Earl Van Dorn and the Attack upon Baton Rouge by Maj.-Gen. Breckinridge, together with the Reports of Battles of Corinth and Hatchie Bridge; The Expedition to Hartsville, Tennessee; The Affair at Pocotaligo and Yemassee; The Action near Coffeeville, Mississippi; The Action and Casualties of the Brigade of Col. Simonton at Fort Donelson. Reports of the Attack by the Enemy's Fleet on Fort McAllister, February 1st, 1863; Engagement at Fayette Courthouse, Cotton Hill, Gauley, Charleston, and Pursuit of the Enemy to the Ohio; of the Operations of Brig.-Gen. Rodes' Brigade at Seven Pines; and of the Capture of the Gunboat J. P. Smith in Stono River. Report of Maj.-Gen. Polk of the Battle of 7th November, 1861, near Columbus, Ky. Report of Gen.
December 5. A fight took place near Coffeeville, Miss., between a force of Union cavalry, numbering about two thousand, under the commands of Colonels Dickey and Lee, and a body of rebel infantry about five thousand strong, resulting, after a contest of about two hours duration, in a retreat of the Unionists with a loss of about one hundred men killed, wounded, and missing.--(Doc. 63.) To-day the Thirtieth Iowa and Twenty-ninth Wisconsin regiments arrived at Helena, Ark., and after pitching their tents, were attacked by a body of three hundred rebels, whom they repulsed, killing eight and capturing thirty.--General Winfield Scott, through the columns of the National Intelligencer, replied to the letter of James Buchanan.
h Kentucky, to guard some arms, munitions, etc., intended for his regiment, and a force of rebels, estimated at eight hundred men, which resulted in the defeat of the Unionists, and the capture by the rebels of seven hundred muskets, forty thousand rounds of cartridges, several hundred uniforms, and a large supply of provisions. The True Presbyterian and the Baptist Recorder, published in Louisville, Ky., were suppressed, and the editor of the Recorder sent to the military prison.-Coffeeville, Miss., was this day occupied by the Union forces under Colonel Mizner and Colonel Lee. A battle was fought near Kinston, N. C., by the expeditionary forces under General Foster, and a strong body of rebel troops under the command of General Evans, resulting in a retreat of the rebels, and the capture and occupation of the town by the Unionists. In this affair a rebel battery of field-pieces and four hundred prisoners were taken.--(Doc. 73.) At Helena, Ark., a picket-guard, consist
h the greatest success. The force consisted of detachments of the Third Michigan, Second Iowa, Eleventh Illinois, Third Illinois, Fourth Illinois, and Ninth Illinois cavalry, and a part of the Ninth Illinois mounted infantry, all under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Phillips, of the Ninth Illinois infantry. They left the line of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, and proceeded by different routes to Oxford, Miss., where the force united and moved on to Grenada, via Water Valley and Coffeeville, meeting with but little opposition till the seventeenth instant, when within eight miles of Grenada. Here the rebels began to oppose their further progress. But they pushed steadily forward, driving the enemy before them and compelling him to fly from behind his fortifications at Grenada, and the victorious troops entered the town with the loss of but one man. The rebel loss is unknown. Several of their wounded were found in the hospital at that place. The Unionists captured quite a
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
on, just north of Grenada, where the railways from Memphis and Grand Junction meet, and destroyed the road and bridges there. They then went northward to Oakland and Panola, on the Memphis road, and then struck across the country southeast to Coffeeville, on the Grand Junction road. having accomplished the object of their expedition, Hovey and Washburne returned to the Mississippi. this raid, in which the railways on which the Confederates depended were severely damaged, and the rolling stt region, as we have observed on page 524. he pushed on to Oxford, the Capital of Lafayette County, Mississippi, and sent forward two thousand cavalry, under Colonels Lee and T. L. Dickey, to press the rear of Van Dorn's retreating column. At Coffeeville, several miles southward, these encountered Dec. 5, 1862. a superior force of Van Dorn's infantry and some artillery, and, after a sharp struggle, were driven back several miles, with a loss of one hundred men, killed, wounded, and missing.
menced preparations for an advance; transferring, Nov. 4. soon after, his headquarters from Jackson to Lagrange; whence he pushed out Nov. 8. Gen. McPherson, with 10,000 infantry, and 1,500 cavalry, under Col. Lec, to Lamar, driving back the Rebel cavalry. At length, all things being ready, Grant impelled Nov. 28. a movement of his army down the great Southern Railroad from Grand Junction through Holly Springs to Oxford; our eavalry advance, 2,000 strong, being pushed forward to Coffeeville, where it was suddenly confronted and attacked by Van Dorn, Dec. 5. with a superior infantry force, by whom it was beaten back three miles, with a loss of 100 men. Grant was, with his main body, still at Oxford, preparing to move on to Jackson and Vicksburg, when Van Dorn struck Dec. 20. a damaging blow at his communications. The railroad having by this time been repaired and operated to Holly Springs, that village had been made our temporary depot of arms, provisions, and munit
Buckland's Mills, Va., 396. Bushy Creek, I. T., 33. Cabin Creek. I. T., 449. Cache River. Ark., 34. Campbell's Station, 431. Cane River, La., 548. Cannouchee Cr'k, Ga., 692. Cape Girardeau, Mo., 448. Carney's Bridge, La., 328. Carter's Creek Pike, 285. Chariton River, Mo., 35. Charles City Load,Va., 592. Charlestown, Tenn., 622. Charlestown, Va., 396. Chattanooga. Tenn., 638. Cherbourg, France, 646. Chesterfield Br., Va., 577. Clinch's Station, Tenn., 283. Coffeeville, Miss., 286. Columbia, Ark., 551. Columbus, Ga., 719. Congaree River, S. C., 699. Coosawhatchie, S. C., 463. Cosby Creek, Tenn., 623. Cumberland Gap,Tenn.,430. Cynthiana. Ky., 624. Dabney's Mill. Va., 726. Dam No. 1, York R., Va.,112. Dandridge. Tenn., 623. Deatonsville, Va., 740. Decatur, Ala., 678. Deep Bottom, Va., 589. Donaldsonville. La., 338. Dover, Tenn., 283. Droop Mountain, Va., 404. Dublin Station. W. Va., 600. Egypt, Miss., 695. Elizabethtown, Ky., 283. Em
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 13 (search)
leston; and some of General Hovey's cavalry, under General Washburn, having struck the railroad in the neighborhood of Coffeeville, naturally alarmed General Pemberton for the safety of his communications, and made him let go his Tallahatchie line w Sherman's movements to secure the end desired will necessarily be left to his judgment. I will occupy this road to Coffeeville. U. S. Grant, Major-General. I was shown this dispatch before it was sent, and afterward the general drew up for f Gorman will send them, instruct them where to go and how to communicate with me. My headquarters will probably be in Coffeeville one week hence. In the mean time I will order transportation, etc. . . . It would be well if you could have two or th was not coming at all; that his depot at Holly Springs had been captured by Van Dorn, and that he had drawn back from Coffeeville and Oxford to Holly Springs and Lagrange; and, further, that Quimby's division of Grant's army was actually at Memphis
oint where the main road from Abbeville and Coffeeville intersected the road I passed down upon, abGrenada. I felt the importance of striking Coffeeville, and destroying some bridges that I heard ond, on the Mississippi and Tennessee Road. Coffeeville was thirteen miles off, and Oakland thirty;hort time, they proceeded on to Grenada and Coffeeville. Had I taken the other road, via Coffeevilwant of rations, not being able to march on Coffeeville, and knowing that the enemy were in conside force in my rear when I should move toward Coffeeville the following day. I left camp about two P.idity through the town and down the road to Coffeeville. We captured a number of prisoners, horses. When at Oakland I was fifteen miles from Coffeeville. From prisoners captured, and from citizenstrong, and were part of a force which left Coffeeville that morning in pursuit of me; that it was Concluding that they would all fall back on Coffeeville, and being satisfied that more or less forc[6 more...]
Doc. 63.-fight near Coffeeville, Miss. Chicago Tribune account. in camp north of the Taconapatafa, seventeen miles South of Oxford, Miss., December 6, 1862. when I penned my last letter, we were hotly pressing the rear of Gen. Van Dorn's retreating column, and fully expected to encamp to-day at Coffeeville. From here to Grenada is but eleven miles, and here we thought to spend the Sabbath. We did propose to capture Coffeeville, but just as the hand was outstretched which was Coffeeville, but just as the hand was outstretched which was to inclose them within its grasp, they managed to escape, and came near inclosing us within their grip. Not to put too fine a point upon it, they came very near capturing our whole command, and making a muss of the expedition. My narrative left nd brigade in the rear. This order was changed in the morning by Col. Mizener taking a road running parallel with the Coffeeville road, which brought him to the rear of Col. Lee's column when he reached it. The column was thus led by Colonel Lee.
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