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Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Lxviii. (search)
t this important document in person. At the time appointed he was received at the White House, in company with Mr. Seward. May it please your Excellency, said Lord Lyons, I hold in my hand an autograph letter from my royal mistress, Queen Victoria, which I have been commanded to present to your Excellency. In it she informs your Excellency that her son, his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, is about to contract a matrimonial alliance with her Royal Highness the Princess Alexandra of Denmark. After continuing in this strain for a few minutes, Lord Lyons tendered the letter to the President and awaited his reply. It was short, simple, and expressive, and consisted simply of the words:-- Lord Lyons, go thou and do likewise. It is doubtful if an English ambassador was ever addressed in this manner before, and it would be interesting to learn what success he met with in putting the reply in diplomatic language when he reported it to her Majesty. The antagonism betwee
September 1. A severe fight took place at Britton's Lane, near Denmark, Tenn., between a force of Union troops, numbering about eight hundred men, under the command of Col. Dennis, Thirtieth Illinois, and a large body of rebels, under General Armstrong, resulting, after an engagement of four hours duration, in the retreat of the rebels, who left one hundred and seventy-nine of their dead on the field. The total rebel loss in this affair was over four hundred, that of the Nationals was only sixty.--(Doc. 198.) The New York Tribune's report of the second battle of Bull Run produced the greatest excitement in Philadelphia, Pa., on being posted on the bulletin-boards. In some cases altercations occurred between the excited friends and opponents of Gen. McClellan. About noon the Tribune's despatches were torn from the boards on information being received that the Government had ordered the Tribune office to be closed.--Charles J. Ingersoll was discharged from arrest by order
ty of our pickets along the line of the railroad, but being driven from Medon and the line of the railroad, and closely pursued, he retired on the road leading to Denmark. When about six miles from Denmark, on the following morning, the enemy's advance was met by the advance forces of Col. Dennis's command, eight hundred strong.Denmark, on the following morning, the enemy's advance was met by the advance forces of Col. Dennis's command, eight hundred strong. Both parties prepared for action. Col. Dennis, selecting a strong position for resisting a cavalry charge, awaited the attack. The forces of the enemy numbered some six thousand. The engagement resulted in a victory to our arms, the most brilliant of the war. The enemy left one hundred and seventy-nine on the field dead; wound from me directing him to march for Medon Station, to intercept the enemy near that point. Colonel Dennis countermarched his command, arriving in the vicinity of Denmark that night. About ten o'clock A. M., on the first of September, his advance-guard reported the enemy in stong force at Britton's lane, near the junction of the D
mentioning General Hancock's name in his account of the operations of July first--a very strange mistake for an eye-witness. When General Sickles arrived at Gettysburgh, General Howard was not the commanding officer, and had not been for some time. He was first superseded by General Hancock, by virtue of the written order of General Meade, and afterward by the arrival of General Slocum, his superior in rank. The account is very much like the play of Hamlet with the part of the Prince of Denmark omitted. The next statement which I notice is, that a conference of leading generals took place, when some insisted on falling back on Taneytown, etc. It would be interesting to know, who the leading generals referred to, were. It is said, indeed, that General Howard, who enjoys in the estimation of the public — I will not say how justly — the honors of the day, had decided to retreat from Gettyburgh. But it is certainly true, that the leading general, Major-General Hancock, entertaine
A force of some five thousand or six thousand men was sent to attack Bolivar and Jackson, Tennessee, and by destroying the railroad to cut off all connection between Memphis and Corinth. The head of the enemy's column was met about four miles south of Bolivar on the thirtieth of August, and a brisk skirmish ensued. On the thirty-first, a portion of the enemy's forces was engaged and repulsed near Meadow Station. On the first of September the fight was renewed at Britton's Lane, on the Denmark road, and continued till night, when the enemy retreated south, across the Hatchie, leaving one hundred and seventy-nine dead and wounded on the field. Our loss was five killed, seventy-eight wounded, and ninety-two prisoners and missing. In the early part of October, General Price advanced with a large force and took possession of Iuka, a small town on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, twenty-one miles south-east of Corinth. The garrison, too weak to attempt resistance, fell back
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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Tennessee, 1862 (search)
d Infantry. July 27: Skirmish near Toone's Station or Lower Post FerryILLINOIS--Stewart's Cavalry Battalion; Dollins' Cavalry Company. July 28: Skirmish near HumboldtILLINOIS--Stewart's Cavalry Battalion. July 29: Affair, Hatchie Bottom, near DenmarkILLINOIS--Stewart's Cavalry Battalion. July 29: Skirmish, BrownsvilleILLINOIS--Dollins' Cavalry Company. Union loss, 4 killed, 6 wounded. Total, 10. Aug. 2-6: Operations about Cumberland GapKENTUCKY--14th and 22nd Infantry. OHIO--16th and 42nd y (6 Cos.). Union loss, 3 killed, 13 wounded. Aug. 31: Action, Toone's Station, Miss. Central R. R.ILLINOIS--45th Infantry (Detachment). Aug. 31: Skirmish, Rogers' GapTENNESSEE--1st Infantry (Detachment). Sept. 1: Action, Britton's Lane, near DenmarkILLINOIS--Battery "E" 2nd Light Arty; 20th and 30th Infantry. OHIO--4th Indpt. Cavalry Company. Union loss, 5 killed, 51 wounded, 52 missing. Total, 108. Sept. 2: Skirmish near MemphisINDIANA--52nd Infantry. Sept. 2: Skirmish near NashvilleTENN
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Tennessee, 1863 (search)
m Pulaski to Florence, Ala.TENNESSEE--12th Cavalry (Detachment). July 29: Skirmish near Fort Donelson(No Reports.) July 30: Skirmish, Grand JunctionILLINOIS--57th Infantry. Aug. 1: Skirmish, Hawkins CountyTENNESSEE--8th Cavalry. Aug. 1: Skirmish, WinchesterPENNSYLVANIA--15th Cavalry. Aug. 2-8: Expedition from Fayetteville to Athens, Ala.KENTUCKY--5th and 6th Cavalry. Aug. 3: Scout from Fort PillowILLINOIS--2d Cavalry (Detachment). MISSOURI--4th Cavalry (Detachment). Aug. 3: Skirmish, DenmarkILLINOIS--2d Cavalry. Union loss, 1 killed, 2 missing. Total, 3. Aug. 4-5: Reconnoissance to Rock Island FerryINDIANA--3d Cavalry. MICHIGAN--4th Cavalry. PENNSYLVANIA--7th Cavalry. UNITED STATES--4th Cavalry. Aug. 5-9: Expedition from Decherd to Nashville, Ala.ILLINOIS--123d Mounted Infantry. Aug. 7-8: Expedition from Fayetteville to Athens, Ala.KENTUCKY--5th and 6th Cavalry. Aug. 9: Skirmish, SpartaINDIANA--3d Cavalry. MICHIGAN--4th Cavalry. PENNSYLVANIA--7th Cavalry. UNITED STATES--4th
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
reek July 7. Bolton's Depot and near Clinton July 8. Near Jackson July 9. Brookhaven July 18. Scout from Fort Pillow, Tenn., August 3 (Detachment). Denmark August 3 (Detachment). Expedition from Fort Pillow to Jackson, Tenn., September 19-25 (5 Cos.). Moved to Dept. of the Gulf August, 1863 (7 Cos.). Sterline Tennessee, to December, 1862. Action at Toone's Station, on Lower Post Ferry, Tenn., July 27, 1862. Near Humboldt, Tenn., July 28. Hatchie Bottom, near Denmark, July 29. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign, November-December. Operations against Forrest in West Tennessee December 18, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Tr30. Moved to Bethel, thence to Jackson, Tenn., June 4-7. Capture of Jackson June 7. Duty there till August 13. March to Estenaula August 13-14, and to Denmark August 31. Medon's Station, Britton's Lane, September 1. March to Jackson September 2-4, and duty there till November 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Camp
o St. Louis, and duty at Headquarters of Gen. Halleck till April 9. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., as escort to Gen. Halleck, and duty at Dept. Headquarters till August. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Scout duty in Western Tennessee, attached to the Commands of Gen. McClernand, Logan and Lawler, till November. Actions at Bolivar, Tenn., August 22; Greenville August 23; Bolivar August 25; Britton's Lane, near Denmark September 1. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November-December. Assigned to duty as escort to Gen. James B. McPherson, Commanding 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, December, 1862, to April, 1864, and as escort to Gen. McPherson, Commanding Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1864, then as escort to Headquarters 17th Army Corps to May, 1865, participating in the movement to Young's Point and Milliken's Bend, La., and operations against Vicksburg, Miss., February to July, 1863.
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