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Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 63 3 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 12 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 6 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 6 0 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 2 0 Browse Search
James Redpath, The Roving Editor: or, Talks with Slaves in the Southern States. 2 0 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The defense of Knoxville. (search)
l they could get into position and make some progress in the construction of defensive works. Slowly falling back as the enemy advanced on the 17th, he finally made a stand with one brigade of about 700 men under his immediate command, upon a hill just north of the Loudon road, a mile from Fort Sanders and about 800 yards west from where that road crossed Third Creek; while the other brigade (two regiments of mounted infantry), commanded by Colonel C. D. Pennebaker, turned at bay where the Clinton road crossed the ridge about a mile north-west from Fort Sanders. For the remainder of the 17th these commands stubbornly held their ground, in full view of our lines, the principal Confederate attacks being directed upon the position of Sanders, who kept up a fierce and gallant contest with Longstreet's infantry and Alexander's guns, ceasing only with the darkness. About 11 P. M. General Burnside sent for me, and upon reporting to him at his headquarters at Crozier's house, I found him
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
he Missouri River and beyond to join Price. To prevent this combination was Pope's chief desire. He encamped thirty or forty miles southwest from Booneville, at the middle of December, and after sending out some of the First Missouri cavalry, under Major Hubbard, to watch Price, who was then at Osceola with about eight thousand men, and to prevent a reconnaissance of the main column of the Nationals, he moved his whole body Dec. 16, 1861 westward and took position in the country between Clinton and Warrensburg, in Henry and Johnson counties. There were two thousand Confederates then near his lines, and against these Lieutenant-Colonel Brown, of the Seventh Missouri, was sent with a considerable cavalry force that scattered them. Having accomplished this, Brown returned to the main army, Dec. 18. which was moving on Warrensburg. Informed that a Confederate, force was on the Blackwater, at or near Milford, North of him, Pope sent Colonel Jefferson C. Davis and Major Merrill to
headquarters District of Tennessee, Knoxville, March 15, 1862. General: I have the honor to report that the enemy, having passed the Cumberland Mountains, yesterday surprised and captured, without the fire of a gun, I believe, the larger number of two companies of the First East Tennessee Cavalry near Jacksborough. Their force consisted of a regiment of infantry. Couriers who arrived last night bring the intelligence that they are moving in this direction. I have ordered forward to Clinton two Alabama regiments, the Third Regiment Tennessee Volunteers, a battalion of North Carolina Volunteers a section (two pieces) Third Maryland Artillery, and a portion First East Tennessee Cavalry (an aggregate of 2,000 men), the whole under the command of Col. D. Leadbetter, who has received such instructions from me as I thought necessary for the exigency. From what I have learned of the character of the troops from East Tennessee in our service, of their strong Union proclivities, gr
k a. m. He reports the enemy's force at Cumberland Gap at over 5,000. At Big Creek Gap there are 8,000, with troops at Clinton and Knoxville. Should their forces concentrate the enemy will outnumber us nearly three to one. What is General Negleyng as they go. They threatened this place, and say the stores, &c., left here shall be destroyed. The loyal citizens of Clinton are almost in despair, &c. G. H. McKINNEY. My command, already reduced by sending the Forty-ninth Indiana Regimens, but they were generally used as bridle-paths, and were now strongly blockaded. In order at the same time to threaten Clinton, one of the enemy's depots of subsistence, and to divert his attention from my real plan, I established Brigadier-Generawishes him (Colonel Allston) to dispatch to General Barton the same thing immediately. The dispatch should go by way of Clinton, if possible, as General Barton will soon move by that route. This post will not be evacuated-at least not now. By
m as consent for service in South Carolina, or elsewhere except in East Tennessee. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, H. L. Clay, Assistant Adjutant-General. First Lieut. Julius M. Rhett. No. 2.-report of Capt. H. M. Ashby, Company C, Fourth Battalion Tennessee Cavalry. Knoxville, Tenn., April 26, 1862. Sir: According to your order of the 16th I left Knoxville at 4 p. m., with about 40 men from my company and the same number of Captain Bradley's, and proceeded to Clinton, where I was joined by 40 men of Captain Gillespie's company, under Lieutenant King. I marched all night, reaching Jacksborough about sunrise next morning. Five miles above Jacksborough, at Big Creek Gap, I left Captain Bradley, with his command, to reconnoiter the country between that point and Fincastle, 5 miles above Big Creek Gap. there to await furother orders. With the remainder of my command I pressed on to Woodson's Gap, 6 miles beyond Fincastle, where I detached Lieutenant
by frequent reconnaissances of the road from Clinton to Priceville and other roads in the vicinity mountains, and that he had sent 2,000 men to Clinton, while he would go immediately to Cumberland giment, are ordered to reenforce the force at Clinton. There are no other troops except those wht with the utmost dispatch to operate between Clinton and the north valley of Powell's River and inollect all the ferry-boats in the vicinity of Clinton, and keep them securely at that place, on thil Barton directed to move with his command to Clinton, where he will await further orders. It iswithout excitement to direct the removal from Clinton to the terminus of the Kentucky Railroad of a Barton's command, just ordered to proceed to Clinton. You will, of course, keep this communicatioery, which was ordered yesterday to remain at Clinton. It is expected that you will arrive at the (a regiment or battalion) of your command at Clinton, which, with a cavalry force, will be suffici[22 more...]
continue. The late flood carried away the bridges over the little currents; they are rebuilt. Rained all last night. I appreciate the importance of getting into East Tennessee and will soon do so. I sent a letter to Kirby Smith, signed by Carter, in order to ascertain his locality, but in reply he simply dated his letter Department of East Tennessee, April 19. I believe that he is at Corinth. It is represented that the enemy has four regiments at Knoxville, two at Morristown, one at Clinton, and a force at Kingston, as well as small parties along the railroad. Morgan, Brigadier-General. headquarters, May 4, 1862. Major-General Halleck: We have now reached that proximity to the enemy that our movements should be conducted with the greatest caution and combined method. I shall therefore make no further advance until I receive your orders. The roads through the country are somewhat numerous, but narrow and in many places bad, and the ground is densely wooded and difficult,
p us often, and fed us well. Nobody but an old villain would have treated poor old mother so, after she had worked for him so long and faithful. Campbell would always make us take our own part, even against his own young one, or anybody else's: he would n't allow anybody to whip us except himself. Maria was sold to a man named Phelps. The Congressman? I asked. No, she said, sneeringly, not that old Phelps: he was not smart enough: this Phelps lived north of Estelle's Mills, near Clinton. She was not treated like human-she was treated like a dog by both of them. I saw her once at Phelps's; she was twenty-one or twenty-two then. But we did not get much chance to talk; I staid there only a few minutes. She told me she was treated very badly; she looked broken-hearted, poor thing; she was n't clad decent; she had not a shoe to her feet. I saw the marks of the whip on her neck, and shoulders and arms. Poor child! it made me sad to see her. She had two young ones: but I d
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
uford receives General Pemberton's orders. Do it at Atlanta, as well as Chattanooga. J. E. Johnston, General. Jackson, May 13, 1863. Hon. J. A. Seddon, Richmond: I arrived this evening, finding the enemy in force between this place and General Pemberton, cutting off the communication. I am too late. J. E. Johnston, General. Jackson, May 13, 1863. Lieutenant-General Pemberton: I have lately arrived, and learn that Major-General Sherman is between us, with four divisions, at Clinton. It is important to reestablish communication that you may be reenforced. If practicable, come up on his rear at once. To beat such a detachment would be of immediate value; the troops here could cooperate. All the strength you can quickly assemble should be brought. Time is all-important. Your obedient servant, J. E. Johnston, General. War Department, May 27, 1863. General J. E. Johnston, Commanding, etc. General: Brigadier-General G. J. Rains having been detailed for duty
y lost his opportunity, and should he have procrastinated his departure, will probably be lost himself, since we have tolerably sure evidence that we shall be relieved within thirty-six hours from our present predicament. Dec. 3.,--No attack last night. The rebel pickets are still vigilant, but nothing further can be ascertained. We begin to wonder what he means and why he goes not. No news of our reenforcements. One rumor comes to us that Granger had an engagement with the enemy near Clinton, and captured three guns. A deserter reports a battle near Loudon, between our reenforcements and Longstreet. A party of citizens from Sevierville report no appearance of the enemy in that direction. It is rumored to-day that Lee is advancing with the bulk of his army — having abandoned Richmond and removed the capital to Montgomery. Amid all these rumors we are quietly awaiting orders. The desperate straits to which rebeldom is driven by the summer and fall campaigns, give plausibilit
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