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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Vicksburg during the siege. (search)
arallel roads, northeast; but the Thirteenth shortly turned off toward Edwards' Depot; while the Seventeenth, followed by the Fifteenth, kept their faces toward Jackson. The latter column, on the 12th, encountered the single brigade of Gregg at Raymond and drove it away — not till after a stout resistance. McPherson then moved on Clinton-a station on the railroad ten miles west of Jackson-interposing between Vicksburg and General Joseph E. Johnston (who had arrived in Jackson on the 13th andaign illustrated, that this answer reached General Johnston before the note previously sent. Meanwhile, no grass was growing under Sherman's feet. On the 14th, Johnston, hearing that the Fifteenth Corps was twelve miles from Jackson, on the Raymond road, and that both it and McPherson were moving on Jackson, sent out one-brigade to meet each corps, and evacuated the city, which was promptly entered. McClernand, who had been near Edwards' Depot, having received orders to that effect, joine
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, May, 1863. (search)
sensible arrangement, both sides have agreed to treat doctors as noncom-batants, and not to make prisoners of war of them. The chief surgeon in Johnston's army is a very clever and amusing Kentuckian, named Dr. Yandell. He told me he had been educated in England, and might have had a large practice there. My friend Major --very kindly took we to dine with a neighboring planter, named Harrold, at whose house I met General Gregg, a Texan, who, with his brigade, fought the Yankees at Raymond a few days ago. After dinner, I asked Mr. Harrold to take me over the quarters of his slaves, which he did immediately. The huts were comfortable and very clean; the negroes seemed fond of their master, but he told me they were suffering dreadfully from the effects of the war-he had so much difficulty in providing them with clothes and shoes. I saw an old woman in one of the huts, who had been suffering from an incurable disease for thirteen years, and was utterly useless. She was ev
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Capture of Port Gibson-Grierson's raid-occupation of Grand Gulf-movement up the Big Black- battle of Raymond (search)
iles advanced from Utica. May 12th, McClernand was at Fourteen Mile Creek; Sherman at Fourteen Mile Creek; McPherson at Raymond after a battle. After McPherson crossed the Big Black at Hankinson's ferry Vicksburg could have been approached and and crossings effected by McClernand and Sherman with slight loss. McPherson was to the right of Sherman, extending to Raymond. The cavalry was used in this advance in reconnoitring to find the roads: to cover our advances and to find the most prline was now nearly parallel with the Jackson and Vicksburg railroad and about seven miles south of it. The right was at Raymond eighteen miles from Jackson, McPherson commanding; Sherman in the centre on Fourteen Mile Creek, his advance thrown acro McPherson encountered the enemy, five thousand strong with two batteries under General Gregg, about two miles out of Raymond. This was about two P. M. [May 12]. Logan was in advance with one of his brigades. He deployed and moved up to engage
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Movement against Jackson-fall of Jackson-Intercepting the enemy-battle of Champion's Hill (search)
When the news reached me of McPherson's victory at Raymond about sundown my position was with Sherman. I decirdered to start at four in the morning and march to Raymond. McClernand was ordered to march with three divisidestroying the railroad. Sherman's advance reached Raymond before the last of McPherson's command had got out e order; but he was to move by the direct road from Raymond to Jackson, which is south of the road McPherson wa equally available to reinforce Sherman; the one at Raymond could take either road. He still had two other divproved to be the troops that had been driven out of Raymond. Johnston had been reinforced during the night by with a start of four miles. One (Osterhaus) was at Raymond, on a converging road that intersected the other ned faced about and moved promptly. His cavalry from Raymond seized Bolton by half-past 9 in the morning, drivinsouth, but abreast, facing west; Smith was north of Raymond with Blair in his rear. McPherson's command, wi
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Siege of Vicksburg (search)
ecessary. The country is admirable for defence, but difficult for the conduct of an offensive campaign. All their troops had to be met. We were fortunate, to say the least, in meeting them in detail: at Port Gibson seven or eight thousand; at Raymond, five thousand; at Jackson, from eight to eleven thousand; at Champion's Hill, twenty-five thousand; at the Big Black, four thousand. A part of those met at Jackson were all that was left of those encountered at Raymond. They were beaten in deRaymond. They were beaten in detail by a force smaller than their own, upon their own ground. Our loss up to this time was: AtKilledWoundedMissing Port Gibson13171925 South Fork Bayou Pierre..1 Skirmishes, May319 Fourteen Mile Creek624[7] Raymond6633937 Jackson422517 Champion's Hill4101,844187 Big Black392373 Bridgeport..1 Total6953,425[266] Of the wounded many were but slightly so, and continued on duty. Not half of them were disabled for any length of time. After the unsuccessful assault of the 22d
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Johnston's movements-fortifications at Haines' Bluff-explosion of the mine-explosion of the second mine-preparing for the assault-the Flag of truce-meeting with Pemberton-negotiations for surrender-accepting the terms- surrender of Vicksburg (search)
No restraint was put upon them, except by their own commanders. They were rationed about as our own men, and from our supplies. The men of the two armies fraternized as if they had been fighting for the same cause. When they passed out of the works they had so long and so gallantly defended, between lines of their late antagonists, not a cheer went up, not a remark was made that would give pain. Really, I believe there was a feeling of sadness just then in the breasts of most of the Union soldiers at seeing the dejection of their late antagonists. The day before the departure the following order was issued: Paroled prisoners will be sent out of here to-morrow. They will be authorized to cross at the railroad bridge, and move from there to Edward's Ferry, Meant Edward's Station. and on by way of Raymond. Instruct the commands to be orderly and quiet as these prisoners pass, to make no offensive remarks, and not to harbor any who fall out of ranks after they have passed.
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Advance on Cold Harbor-an anecdote of the war- battle of Cold Harbor-correspondence with Lee-Retrospective (search)
f Cold Harbor seemed to have disappeared. There was more justification for the assault at Vicksburg. We were in a Southern climate, at the beginning of the hot season. The Army of the Tennessee had won five successive victories over the garrison of Vicksburg in the three preceding weeks. They had driven a portion of that army from Port Gibson with considerable loss, after having flanked them out of their stronghold at Grand Gulf. They had attacked another portion of the same army at Raymond, more than fifty miles farther in the interior of the State, and driven them back into Jackson with great loss in killed, wounded, captured and missing, besides loss of large and small arms: they had captured the capital of the State of Mississippi, with a large amount of materials of war and manufactures. Only a few days before, they had beaten the enemy then penned up in the town first at Champion's Hill, next at Big Black River Bridge, inflicting upon him a loss of fifteen thousand or m
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xli. (search)
the furrow, I found an enormous chin fly fastened upon him, and knocked him off. My brother asked me what I did that for. I told him I didn't, want the old horse bitten in that way. “Why,” said my brother, “that's all that made him go!” Now, said Mr. Lincoln, if Mr.--has a presidential chin fly biting him, I'm not going to knock him off, if it will only make his department go. On another occasion the President said he was in great distress; he had been to General McClellan's house, and the General did not ask to see him; and as he must talk to somebody, he had sent for General Franklin and myself, to obtain our opinion as to the possibility of soon commencing active operations with the Army of the Potomac. To use his own expression, if something was not soon done, the bottom would fall out of the whole affair; and if General McClellan did not want to use the army, he would like to borrow it, provided he could see how it could be made to do something. Raymond's Life of L
14, 1863. I shall move as early to-morrow morning as practicable, with a column of seventeen thousand men, to Dillon's, situated on the main road leading from Raymond to Port Gibson, seven and a half miles from Edward's Depot. The object is to cut the enemy's communications and to force him to attack me, as I do not consider force sufficient to justify an attack on the enemy in position, or to attempt to cut my way to Jackson. At this point your nearest communication would be through Raymond. The movement commenced at I P. M. on the 15th. General Pemberton states that the force at Clinton was an army corps, numerically greater than his whole availof the 16th, about 6.30 o'clock, Colonel Wirt Adams, commanding the cavalry, reported to General Pemberton that his pickets were skirmishing with the enemy on the Raymond road, in our front. At the same moment a courier arrived and delivered the following despatch from General Johnston: Canton Road, Ten Miles from Jackson, May 1
arily to garrison Port Gibson, marched on the Raymond road to Willow Springs; on the sixth to Rockyto the right. The flight of the enemy from Raymond left the way open to Jackson, the capital of Baker's Creek a mile eastward, on the road to Raymond, and halted. Hovey's division followed in su to Old Auburn, to guard and bring forward to Raymond the army's trains. That night the same divisrteenth found General Osterhaus's division in Raymond, which, in pursuance of Major-General Grant's Carr's and Hovey's divisions marched through Raymond in a heavy rain-storm — the former to Forest ion. It was found three roads led from the Raymond and Bolton road to Edwards's Station-one diverging a mile and a half north of Raymond, a second three miles and a half, and a third seven and a up during the night, and bivouacked north of Raymond, near General Carr's. General Blair's divisioat the enemy was moving in large force on the Raymond road with the hope of turning my left flank a[3 more...]
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