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abama. Cleburne's division (one of those reported to have gone south) attacked Colonel Hanson's mounted infantry command at daylight on the morning of the twenty-sixth, and forced him to retire from the gap. Being convinced that the rebel army at Dalton largely outnumbered the strength of the four divisions I had opposed to it, and the movement against Johnston being a complete success insomuch as it caused the recalling of reenforcements sent to oppose General Sherman's expedition against Meridian, I concluded to withdraw my troops to the position they had occupied previous to the reconnoissance. Baird's division was to fall back on the evening of the twenty-fifth to Lee's Farm, and on the twenty-sixth take position on a line of hills about a mile north of the town of Tunnel Hill, to cover the retirement of Johnson's and Davis's divisions from Buzzard's Roost; Davis being ordered to take post at his old camp in front of Rossville, leaving one brigade to support Baird, ordered to t
We posted on over all obstacles, and reached Meridian February fourteenth. General Polk, having a r It was by this road that the confederates at Meridian and Mobile got most of their supplies. The tenth our advance encamped within ten miles of Meridian. As Polk was known to have quite a large forearly. After proceeding within four miles of Meridian, we found a bridge burned across a small creeded, in the Forty-fifth Illinois infantry. Meridian was a town made up of supply and railroad dephe hungry soldiers. Nearly every building in Meridian was destroyed, save those which were occupied A number of small expeditions were sent from Meridian in different directions, for the purpose of d burnt, from Jackson to twenty miles east of Meridian to Cuba Station. The Mobile and Ohio road wan locomotives. Another was also destroyed at Meridian, making eighteen in all, inflicting a loss on At Enterprise, which was sixteen miles below Meridian, and one of the most pestiferous nests that t[29 more...]
h he now moved. Description by a Southern woman. Meridian, February 22, 1864. my dear mother: As one of our neigou, madam, as long as I am here. I said: I hear that all Meridian is to be burned down; will my house be burned, too? We tor any one would know the place. There is not a fence in Meridian. I have not one rail left. Some of the ladies about tow can tell you that I got on better than any other lady in Meridian, and I will say that the General and officers who staid aould not go through what I have again, for all that is in Meridian. Mrs.----was grossly insulted. Mrs. D. was cursed Vicksburgh, for the expedition through Mississippi to Meridian, orders had issued for that part of the cavalry, which waugh Mississippi and along the Mobile and Ohio Railroad to Meridian, there joining the army of General Sherman, and affordingrmy of Lieutenant-General Polk, which was retreating from Meridian, or to move eastward into Alabama and destroy the arms, a
their grand raid. All apprehensions of an attack on Mobile or Selma are now dissipated. It turns out that there is no considerable force at Pascagoula, or in that vicinity, and if General Polk had only been reenforced at the critical point, at Meridian, for instance, the whole Yankee force would have been incontinently gobbled up. Richmond despatch account. Richmond, Va., March 9, 1864. The recent victory of General Forrest in Northern Mississippi, by which the grand plan of the d splendidly mounted and equipped men, led by experienced officers, whose march thus far had been uninterrupted, who were buoyant and confident, and were charged with such an important mission. The junction of this cavalry force with Sherman at Meridian was the key of the whole scheme of the Yankee plan for the occupation and subjugation of the South-West. If successful, Sherman would have been in a condition to advance upon Demopolis and Selma, or Mobile; and these important points, as well a
Doc. 121.-expedition up Yazoo River. Report of rear-admiral D. D. Porter. flag-ship Black Hawk, Mississippi Squadron, Cairo, February 17, 1864. sir: Inclosed I send you a report of Lieutenant Commander Owen, in relation to an expedition I sent up Yazoo River to cooperate with General Sherman, (who is marching on Meridian,) and to confuse the enemy with regard to movements on foot. It appears the troops did not consider themselves strong enough to land, and force the position. The vessels will work their way along cautiously until the water is high enough to send an iron-clad or two. This move has had the effect of driving the guerrillas away from the Mississippi, as they are fearful it is intended to cut them off. I don't expect much from the expedition beyond diverting their attention. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, David D. Porter, Rear-Admiral. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C. Report of Lieutenant E. K. Owe