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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketch of General Richard Taylor. (search)
issippi Department till the day of his promotion to command of the Department of Mississippi and Alabama, his history was a brilliant record of incessant activity and unfailing success, culminating in the remarkable victories of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, which are distinguished above all others by the fact that they afford the most conspicuous instance in which a Confederate commander having won a victory followed it up. Taylor having beaten Banks one day at Mansfield, pursued him twenty-three miles next day, encountered his reinforced army at Pleasant Hill, and beat it again. His operations alone in that Department gave the gleams of hope which redeemed the four years of defeats, inactivity and despondency of the Confederate armies of the Trans-Mississippi Department. When he recrossed to this side of the river, nothing was left to him to do but to provide for the decent obsequies of the corpse of the Confederacy, and in executing this sad duty he evinced the highest capacities
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Pleasant Hill--an error corrected. (search)
nd respectfully offer the following observations. He says: Our rear guard did not leave Pleasant Hill until day was breaking. During the forenoon, while our surgeons (who were left on the battland by a march for the infantry of twenty miles that day (the distance between Mansfield and Pleasant Hill), actually attacked a force of 25,000 men entrenched in line of battle. That he was unsuccethem. I retired from the field after dark to the hill on the road leading from Mansfield to Pleasant Hill, from which the Confederate batteries, it may be recollected, first opened fire, which positock that night, and that the place was not more than eight hundred yards from the village of Pleasant Hill, and I thus contradict the assertion that the Confederate force were routed and driven from quiet. At dawn of day the pickets advanced with due caution, and at sunrise I was myself in Pleasant Hill, at the house of a kind lady, whose name I forget, whence General Banks left at eight o'cloc
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Tribute to the Confederate dead. (search)
hat said that pair of scales set there in silent but expressive beauty? Weighed in the balances they were not found wanting. Comrades, I know that as the words of our toast arrest our ears, tender memories are awakened in our hearts — memories of men whose hearts were knit to ours in the camp, the march, the bivouac, the siege and the battle. And as Shiloh, and Murfreesboro, and Chickamauga, and Chattanooga, and Vicksburg, and Atlanta, and Franklin, and Nashville, and Mansfield, and Pleasant Hill, pass before us, familiar forms and faces appear instinct with the life and bright with the light that was the strength and the joy of those camping and campaigning days. And some of them, alas I we see bathed in their blood, shrouded in their blankets and laid away in their nameless graves. Well do I recall our charges up Franklin's fatal slope, and remember how, the day after, as their chaplain, with Scripture and prayer, I buried seventy of the best and bravest of my brigade, placed
31. Pettus, Col. E. W., 336, 347. Phelps, Gen. 499, 500. Pierce, Franklin, Pres. U. S., 227-28. Pierpont, Francis H., 256, 257, 258, 612. Pierrepont, Edwards, 406. Pickett, General, 131, 296, 309, 373, 441, 561. Pillow, General, 24, 25, 26, 27-28, 32, 34, 35,496. Piracy. Term applied to Confederate naval operations, 9-10. English discussion of Lincoln's piracy proclamation, 10. Pitcairn, Major, 514. Pittsburg (gunboat), 25. Pittsburg Landing, 39, 41-42, 58. Battle, 43. Pleasant Hill, Battle of, 457. Poindexter, Doctor. 122. Point Comfort, 7 Polignac, General, 455. Polk, General, Leonidas, 20, 40-41, 43, 44, 46, 47, 55, 192, 324, 359, 360, 361, 460, 466, 468, 496. Extract from report on battle of Shiloh, 51. Death, 469. Pope, Gen. John, 58, 59, 61, 114, 262, 265, 269, 270, 271, 275, 276, 498-99, 618, 630, 631,633, 634. Orders to devastate Virginia, 262-63. Port Hudson. Siege, 351-52, 353. Port Republic, Battle of, 94-96. Gen. Taylor's description, 9
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fenton, Reuben Eaton 1819-1885 (search)
Fenton, Reuben Eaton 1819-1885 Statesman; born in Carroll, Chautauqua co., N. Y., July 4, 1819; was educated at Pleasant Hill and Fredonia academies, in his native county; and was admitted to the bar in 1841. Finding the practice of law uncongenial, he entered business, and acquired a moderate fortune. Meanwhile, he became interested in politics, and in 1843-51 served as supervisor of Carroll. In 1852 he was elected to Congress by the Democrats, and there opposed the further extension of slavery. This action resulted in his defeat, in 1854, for a second term, and he united with the Republican party, by whom, in 1856, he was elected to Congress, where he remained till 1864, when he resigned to become governor of New York, in which office he served two terms. In 1869-75 he was in the United States Senate, and in 1878 was chairman of the United States commission to the International Monetary Conference in Paris. He died in Jamestown, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pleasant Grove, battle of. (search)
es from Sabine Crossroads, La., General Emory, advancing with his corps, halted on April 8, 1864, when the Nationals, defeated at the Crossroads, were retreating. Across the road along which the fugitives and their pursuers were advancing General Dwight formed his brigade, and on his left was another brigade, commanded by Col. Lewis Benedict. Another was held in reserve. Their ranks were opened to receive the flying columns, which passed through to the rear, the Confederates close upon their heels. In strong force they assailed Emory's troops. A severe battle ensued, which lasted an hour and a half, the Confederates making the most desperate efforts to turn the National left, firmly held by Benedict. The assailants were repulsed, and very soon the battle ceased on that part of the field. Everywhere else the Confederates were thrown back, with great slaughter. Then the Nationals retired to Pleasant Hill, 15 miles distant, followed by the Confederates. See Red River expedition.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pleasant Hill, battle of. (search)
Pleasant Hill, battle of. When it was discovered that the Confederates were following the Nationals in strong force after the battle at Pleasant Grove, Banks formed a battle-line at Pleasant Hill, 15 miles east of the latter place, with Emory's division in the front, the right occupied by Dwight's brigade, another, under General Millan, in the centre, and a third, under Colonel Benedict, on the left. A New York battery was planted on a commanding hill. The army trains, guarded by Lee's cPleasant Hill, 15 miles east of the latter place, with Emory's division in the front, the right occupied by Dwight's brigade, another, under General Millan, in the centre, and a third, under Colonel Benedict, on the left. A New York battery was planted on a commanding hill. The army trains, guarded by Lee's cavalry, a brigade of colored troops, and Ransom's shattered columns, were sent some distance on the road towards Grand Ecore. Towards noon (April 9), the Confederate advance appeared, and between 5 and 6 P. M. a furious battle began. The assailants fell heavily on Emory's left, held by Benedict's brigade, with crushing force, and pushed it back. At the first onset, and while trying to rally his men to charge, Benedict was slain by a bullet which passed through his head. While the left was
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Colorado Volunteers. (search)
ting from Kansas City, Independence, Westport, Hickman's Mills, Pleasant Hill and Harrisonville. Skirmish at Dayton, Mo., April 27. Ski 29 and May 21. Affair at Blue River May 21 (Detachment). Pleasant Hill May 28. Scout on the Osage June 8-19 (Cos. I and L ). Scout from Pleasant Hill June 14-16 (Cos. D, I, K and M ). Expedition from Kansas City into Missouri June 18-20 (Cos. I, K and M ). Opewn July 20. Camden Point July 22. Union Mills July 22. Pleasant Hill July 25. Near Independence August 1 (Detachment). Scout okson and Cass Counties August 25-29 (Co. D ). Skirmish near Pleasant Hill August 26 (Co. D ). Operations against Price's Invasion Aug 2-10 (Co. A ). Walnut Creek September 25. Skirmish near Pleasant Hill September 26. Regiment concentrated at Pleasant Hill OctoberPleasant Hill October 1, and cover Independence and front of the Army of the Border. Near Lexington October 17 (C03. C, E, G, K and L ). Lexington October 19.
y, May 26. Monaghan Springs May 27. Deep Water June 11. Guerrilla Campaign against Quantrell's, Porter's and Poindexter's forces July to September. Pleasant Hill July 8 (Co. K ). Expeditions in Cass County July 9 (Detachment). Lotspeach Farm July 9 (Cos. E, G, H and L ). Clinton July 9. Sears House and Big Creek Bluff, near Pleasant Hill, July 11 (Cos. H and L ). Clear Creek, near Tabersville, August 2 (Cos. A, G, H and L ). Kirksville August 6 (Cos. A, G, H and L ). Near Stockton August 9 (Detachment). Regiment reunites at Clinton, Mo., August 8. Big Creek September 9. Newtonia October 4 and 7. Oxford Bend, Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Veterans on furlough March to May. Non-Veterans on Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Pleasant Hill April 9. Pleasant Hill Landing April 12-13. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. At Alexandria April 30-May 13. Boyce's and Wells' Plantation May 6.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Kansas Volunteers. (search)
stbrook to Salem, thence to Rolla May 7; thence to Fort Scott June 21-July 4. Webber Falls, Cherokee Nation, April 21-23 (3rd Battalion). Big Creek, near Pleasant Hill, May 15 (Co. E ). Fort Gibson May 22 and 25. Greenleaf Prairie June 16. Cabin Creek July 1-2. Elk Creek, near Honey Springs, July 17. Perryvill Taylor's Farm, Little Blue, August 1. Brooklyn, Kansas, August 21 (Co. K ). At Trading Post (Cos. E and G ), Harrisonville, Aubrey County (Co. K ), Pleasant Hill (Co. D ) and Westport (Co. H ) operating against guerillas. Company C rejoin from Fort Riley August, 1863. Pursuit of Quantrell August 20-28. Brooklyn August 28. Scout from Coldwater Grove to Pleasant Hill and Big Creek and skirmishes September 4-7 (Cos. D, E and G ). Jackson County September 15. Baxter Springs October 10. Pursuit of Shelby toward Warrensburg. Harrisonville October 24 (Co. G ). Carthage October 18. Regiment assembled and ordered to Fort Smit
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