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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 2: civil and military operations in Missouri. (search)
wounded. Pollard's First Year of the War, page 133. It is believed that the entire loss of the Confederates was at least 800 men. They also lost forty-five men made prisoners, eighty horses, and a considerable number of shot-guns, with which Jackson's cavalry were armed. Being outnumbered by the Confederates, more than three to one, Colonel Sigel did not tarry at Sarcoxie, but continued his retreat by Mount Vernon to Springfield, where he was joined by General Lyon on the 13th, July, 18Army, such Missourians as had been enlisted. The autograph letter to Pillow inclosing these resolutions is before me, and is signed by M. Jeff. Thompson, B. Newton Hart, Thomas P. Hoy, N. J. McArthur, James George, and Lewis H. Kennerly. one of Jackson's Missouri brigadiers, with the same power; and he and Pillow, and W. J. Hardee (who had abandoned his flag, joined the insurgents, and was commissioned a brigadier in the Confederate Army), now held military possession of the southeastern distr
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
der Lee prevented any ill consequences. Reynolds now resolved to act on the offensive. At the beginning of October he moved with about five thousand men upon Jackson's intrenched camp, on the Greenbrier, near a noted tavern, called Travelers' repose, on the Staunton pike. His forces, composed of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Vsign, were prepared at that point, and with a terrible storm of grape and canister they repulsed the assailants. Reynolds lost ten killed and thirty-two wounded. Jackson's loss in the picket-firing and in the trenches was estimated at over two hundred. The engagement had lasted about seven hours. Reynolds fell back to Elk Water. n immediately, and take an oath of allegiance to the National Government. For a while that region of the State enjoyed repose. Soon after Reynolds's attack on Jackson, at Travelers' rest, a large portion of the Cheat Mountain troops were sent to Kentucky, and Colonel Robert H. Milroy, who had been commissioned a Brigadier-Gener
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 9: events at Nashville, Columbus, New Madrid, Island number10, and Pea Ridge. (search)
he Mississippi River. under General Cheatham. The removal of special articles of value to Jackson, Tennessee, had been accomplished at that time. Then the cavalry set fire to the military buildings the Department of Mississippi, was in immediate command of the troops, and the property at Jackson, Tennessee, after the evacuation of Columbus; and, inspired by an appeal from the Ordnance Department and had called General Bragg from Pensacola to his aid. He issued a, stirring order, from Jackson, Tennessee, March 5. addressed to the inhabitants of his department, announcing his assumption of ththe southern march of the Nationals; and conscriptions and impressments were commenced. Jackson, in Tennessee, and Grand Junction, Grand Junction was a very important point, being at the junction of the Charleston and Memphis Railway and the railway from New Orleans to Jackson, in Tennessee. It was only about two miles northward of the State of Mississippi. During all the time that the Con
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 11: operations in Southern Tennessee and Northern Mississippi and Alabama. (search)
The cavalry and artillery pushed on to Glendale, a little east of Corinth, and destroyed the railway track and two important trestle-bridges there. In the mean time, General Wallace had sent out April 30. Colonel Morgan L. Smith, with three battalions of cavalry and a brigade of infantry, upon the Mobile and Ohio railway, who fought the Confederates in a wood, and destroyed an important bridge and the track not far from Purdy, by which supplies and re-enforcements for Beauregard, at Jackson, Tennessee, were cut off. This was a timely movement, for, while the bridge was burning, an engine that had been sent up from Corinth to help through three trains heavily laden with troops from Memphis, and hurrying forward by the longer way of Humbolt and Jackson, because the direct road was of insufficient capacity at that time, came thundering on. The Nationals, who lay in ambush, captured it, and ran it off at full speed Into the ravine under the burning bridge. The re-enforcements for Be
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
re. Lander also occupied Romney, but fell back on the approach of Jackson's superior force, when the latter took post at Winchester. Land and drawing Jackson from his supports. He was closely pursued by Jackson's cavalry, under Turner Ashby, one of the most dashing of the Confthe time when the National scouts saw nothing but Ashby's cavalry, Jackson's whole force was strongly posted in battle order, with artillery er to employ all of his disposable infantry in an attempt to carry Jackson's batteries, and then to turn his left flank and hurl it back on i shelter, where a desperate James Shields. struggle ensued with Jackson's famous Stonewall brigade. For a little while the result was doue dead found on the battle-field after the conflict, and estimated Jackson's entire loss at nearly 1500. The National loss, according to hisates up the valley almost to Mount Jackson. This demonstration of Jackson's, and information that he might instantly call re-enforcements to
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
, 398. battle of Port Republic and escape of Jackson's Army, 399. a visit to the Shenandoah regiondependent command in Southwestern Virginia. Jackson's entire force was now about fifteen thousanded, as nearly destroyed. In the mean time Jackson's whole force had been ordered up, The bat and quarter-master's stores were destroyed. Jackson's reported loss, including that at Front Roya fugitives after the battle at Winchester. Jackson's Report to the Confederate Secretary of War.near Port Republic almost simultaneously with Jackson's advance. On Saturday, the 7th, Carroll hadsten to that point, destroy the bridge, seize Jackson's train, and fall on his flank. With less thmiles of Port Republic. He was informed that Jackson's train was parked there,. with a large drovef capturing the June 8. coveted prize; drove Jackson's cavalry-guard out, and took possession of tisoners. So overwhelming was the number of Jackson's troops that Tyler was compelled to retreat.[5 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
e whole of the enemy is concentrating on Richmond, I think cannot be certainly known to you. Saxton at Harper's Ferry informs us that large forces, supposed to be Jackson's and Ewell's, forced his advance from Charlestown to-day. General King telegraphs us from Fredericksburg, that contrabands give certain information that 15,000 severe and successful fighting, gaining his destined point on the extreme left. of the Confederate line. Ewell's division, in the mean time, came into action on Jackson's right, and two of the latter's brigades were sent to assist A. P. Hill. The Confederate line was now in complete order, and made a general advance. Porter, cover the withdrawal of the trains from that point. The pursuit was in two columns: one, composed of the corps of Longstreet and A. P. Hill, which was joined by Jackson's command, followed directly on the track of the fugitive army; the other, under Magruder and Huger, pushed along the Charles City road to the right of the retrea
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
rmies, 454. failure of an attempt to capture Jackson's force at Manassas, 455. battle near Grovetfire on Crawford's batteries, while a part of Jackson's corps, under General Charles S. Winder, was and fell almost simultaneously upon Early on Jackson's right, and upon his left, commanded by Geneshed on according to orders. Kearney drove Jackson's rear-guard out of Centreville late in the aet's rapid march, quickened by a knowledge of Jackson's danger, defeated the plan. He had passed tlle from Manassas, for the purpose of turning Jackson's flank at the junction of that highway and trigade of Hooker's division penetrated two of Jackson's lines by a bayonet charge, and after a seveOf its force. Kearney, meanwhile, had struck Jackson's left at the point occupied by A. P. Hill, df Jackson until about sunset, and he supposed Jackson's right to be the extreme of that wing of theon of Alexandria. just before sunset Reno met Jackson's advance (Ewell and Hill) near Chantilly. A[7 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
direction; and near that point, in the rear, Jackson's exhausted troops were posted in reserve, hit in the vicinity of the Dunker Church, where Jackson's line lay. The contest was obstinate and sevof Lawton and Trimble, of Ewell's corps, with Jackson's Stonewall brigade under D. R. Jones, supporyond. They were met by a murderous fire from Jackson, who had just been re-enforced by Hood's refr fresh troops under McLaws and Walker came to Jackson's support, seconded by Early on their left. boats, which had appeared there. The rest of Jackson's division was disposed so as to support HillAnderson, Ransom, and McLaws. A. P. Hill, of Jackson's corps, was post ed be tween Hood's right a he divisions of Early and Taliaferro composed Jackson's second line, and D. H. Hill's was his resertween the heights and the city. The plain on Jackson's right was occupied by Stuart, with two brigwere hastily withdrawn. He still pressed on. Jackson's advanced line, under A. P. Hill, was driven[2 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
tery. In this engagement a part of the Ninth Pennsylvania cavalry performed gallant service. Thus ended the preliminary battle of that eventful day. Mitchell and Sheridan were ordered to advance and hold the ground until the two flank corps should arrive. The head of that of McCook, under General Rousseau, moving up from Macksville, on the Harrodsburg road, reached a designated point on Gilbert's left at ten o'clock in the morning. Only two of McCook's three divisions (Rousseau's and Jackson's) were present, that of Sill having been sent toward Frankfort. Rousseau advanced with his cavalry to secure the position, and the batteries of Loomis (Michigan) and Simonson (Indiana) were planted in commanding positions, when a reconnoissance was ordered to Chaplin's Creek, with the view of obtaining, if possible, a better position, where water for the troops might be Lovell H. Rousseau. had. This was done, and when McCook returned to his command, at about noon, his batteries were eng
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