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y. On the 12th there was a heavy cannonade from the Federal batteries, and a feeble assault was made on Breckinridge's line, which was vigorously repulsed, the Federals losing about 500 men, including 200 captured, and the colors of three Illinois regiments. The bombardment was kept up during the following days, the Federals meanwhile extending their lines to Pearl river north and south of the town, and destroying the railroad. On the night of the 16th Johnston withdrew his army toward Meridian, where he subsequently made his headquarters. His loss during the siege was 71 killed, 504 wounded, 25 missing. The Federal loss, 130 killed, 762 wounded, and 231 missing. According to Sherman's account he captured the heavy guns and 400 prisoners. He immediately set to work destroying the town and ravaging the surrounding country, in order to make the place untenable by Confederate forces. On the 18th he reported to Grant: We have made fine progress to-day in the work of destruction.
uction which Sherman will do the roads around Meridian will be of material importance to us in prevebama and East Louisiana, with headquarters at Meridian, and had an effective force of about 16,000, on 6,500 strong, should march from Memphis to Meridian by way of Pontotoc and Okolona. About Januar that Sherman was crossing Pearl river toward Meridian, Lee sent Ferguson to Morton to cover Loring'nvinced that Sherman's object was Mobile, not Meridian, and ordered Lee on the 9th to cover the raild been engaged in the labor of devastation at Meridian and vicinity. It can hardly be better descriesitation in pronouncing the work well done. Meridian, with its depots, storehouses, arsenals, hospers and 4,200 men. At the posts of Demopolis, Meridian and Selma were about 1,900 more. The effectit including Mississippi, with headquarters at Meridian. President Davis immediately telegraphed himive and battery escaped. Reinforcements from Meridian coming up during the fight, Col. W. W. Wier, [8 more...]
ering of the people cavalry organizations battle of Selma General Taylor at Meridian Mississippians in Virginia and the Carolinas capitulation of General Taylor ulloch's, were ordered to Palo Alto. General Clark, writing General Taylor at Meridian, January 28th, proposed to call out the militia of the State, as had already b Sharp's and Brantly's brigades, about 5,000 strong together, were sent from Meridian to Augusta, Ga., early in March, General Taylor having been ordered to send evwick. These troops, with the other remnants of Maury's command, retreated to Meridian after the evacuation of Mobile. Gen. George H. Thomas, with headquarters at, made up of those who were determined to struggle to the bitter end, moved to Meridian and was part of the little army of 8,000 men under Gen. Richard Taylor which ae great war was made at Citronelle, Ala., May 4, 1865. In due time the men at Meridian were paroled, and officers and soldiers who had been up to that time engaged i