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d by some of Forrest's forces, but who, with other conscripts, had succeeded in making his escape. He testifies that while two companies of rebel troops, with Major Bradford and many other prisoners, were on their march from Brownsville to Jackson, Tennessee, Major Bradford was taken by five rebels--one an officer — led about fifty yards from the line of march, and deliberately murdered in view of all there assembled. He fell — killed instantly by three musket-balls, even while asking that hiser I took command, Colonel Hicks, at Paducah, and Colonel Hawkins at Union City, advised me by telegraph of the presence in their neighborhood of armed bands, both fearing an attack. At night of the same day, Colonel Hawkins reported Forrest at Jackson, sixty-one miles south, with seven thousand men; and again that he expected an attack within twenty-four hours. He wanted reinforcements. Question. Had you the means of reenforcing him? Answer. Of my own command, I had not one hundred and
Eighteenth, Nineteenth, Twentieth, Edgar's battalion, Derrick's battalion, four companies partisan rangers, one section Jackson's battery, Chapman's battery, Colonel Jackson's battery of four guns, and the militia from part of Pocahontas and Green ere was stationed the First brigade, commanded by Brigadier-General Echols, and Chapman's battery, with two regiments of Jackson's cavalry brigade and two pieces of Jackson's battery. On the night of the fourth instant, General Echols received a Jackson's battery. On the night of the fourth instant, General Echols received a despatch from Colonel Johnson, stating that the enemy was advancing in force. It was determined to reinforce him at once, and the First brigade, with Chapman's battery, with one regiment of cavalry, (the Fourteenth Virginia,) and the two pieces of Jackson's battery, started at once for that purpose. The Sixteenth Virginia cavalry was left to scout and guard the roads leading from the Kanawha Valley. The command reached a point about fourteen miles from Lewisburgh, on the fifth instant. The
fences, he resorted to the slower but more effective way of a regular siege. By the third of July his sappers were so far advanced as to render his success certain, and on that day General Pemberton proposed an armistice and capitulation, which were finally accepted, and Vicksburgh surrendered on the fourth of July. In the language of General Grant's official report, the results of this short campaign were: The defeat of the enemy in five battles outside of Vicksburgh; the occupation of Jackson, the capital of the State of Mississippi, and the capture of Vicksburgh and its garrison, and munitions of war; a loss to the enemy of thirty-seven thousand prisoners, among whom were fifteen general officers, at least ten thousand killed and wounded, and among the killed Generals Tracy, Tilghman, and Green, and hundreds, perhaps thousands, of stragglers, who can never be collected and organized; arms and munitions of war for an army of sixty thousand men have fallen into our hands, beside
unt, that they did not fight as bravely. Their bold attack upon Tunnel Hill drew upon them the concentrated might of half the rebel army, and, although some of them gave way in confusion, it was simply because they were assailed by overwhelming numbers. This was particularly the case with General John E. Smith's division. But they need not even this explanation at my hands. That the courage of the men and the ability of the officers who bore the American flag in triumph at Raymond, at Jackson, at Champion Hill, and at Vicksburgh, is no longer a matter of question. Tunnel Hill had been abandoned by the rebels in the night; and when I left the summit of the Ridge about noon, the right and left wings of our army were advancing, while the centre still held its position. No enemy was visible, but columns of smoke rising from various points told that the enemy was burning the bridges over the Chickamauga, and such of his stores as he could not carry away. Sherman was throwing a s
Colonel Moore. The train was guarded by two companies of Jackson's ragged chivalry, and loaded with clothing, shoes, and amo prevent its being burnt. On this road we met a party of Jackson's cavalry, and skirmished with them, pressing them close. sed by the guard that we had left there; and next morning, Jackson's force, with artillery, infantry, and cavalry, made an atregiment and an entire wagon train — were held in check by Jackson's detachment of fifty men during the entire night. Soon a off from the bridge by the detachment under Jackson. Had Jackson's order to attack the Yankees furiously not been so tardilg so, however, many of them were drowned. The result of Jackson's operations was the complete capture of the Yankee ambulaven. Jackson also captured a number of mules and wagons. Jackson's loss was small. Another account. To the Editor gstreet at Suffolk or Knoxville, Tubal Early at Staunton. Jackson's blunt response to some parlor or bar-room strategist in
rior, who accompanied General Forrest on his late expedition to Jackson, Tenn., and back again. He was conscripted by Forrest, near Medon, about fifteen miles south of Jackson, and deserted with several others at the crossing of the Tallahatchie on the enemy's return trip to Missiforts to conceal the movement were ineffective, and his arrival at Jackson, and the fact that he was using nearly every muscle in his army todispositions made by General Hurlbut to capture the rebel force at Jackson. Brigadier-General A. L. Smith, with six thousand men, one third eastward from Columbus, and then to take a position south-east of Jackson. This was the demonstration mentioned above as having been discovset himself to work to effect his escape. Abandoning the works at Jackson, he sent a part of his command in a south-east direction to work o, he moved down toward Bolivar, the point at which the railroad to Jackson crosses the Hatchie River, and, while Richardson's men were engagi
to-day fifteen miles, and camped two miles west of Jackson. Had sharp skirmishing with the enemy's cavalry, l heavier than ours. February sixth, marched into Jackson. The Iowa brigade cross Pearl River, and take the is the case only in a less marked degree as far as Jackson. After crossing the Big Black, both columns had he enemy's cavalry at intervals until we arrived at Jackson. The cavalry belonged to S. D. Lee and Ferguson's intention to make a stand at the fortifications of Jackson. These fortifications consist of earthworks and rifine pontoon-bridge which they had erected across Pearl River, except to cut the ropes; and it was used the nex city by our forces one year ago. Our march from Jackson to Brandon was mostly free from skirmishing, the enr clothing than any thing else. The country from Jackson to Brandon is very good, and there are many fine plh occurred in the vicinity of Clinton, this side of Jackson, as the expedition was starting out, the small squa
Doc. 139.-the Fort Pillow massacre. Report of General Forrest. see document 1, page 1, ante. headquarters Forrest's cavalry Department, Jackson, Tenn., April 26, 1864. Colonel: I have the honor respectfully to forward you the following report of my engagement with the enemy on the twelfth instant, at Fort Pillow: My command consisted of McCullock's brigade of Chalmers's division, and Bell's brigade of Buford's division, both placed, for the expedition, under command of Brigadier-General James A. Chalmers, who, by a forced march, drove in the enemy's pickets, gained possession of the outer works, and by the time I reached the field, at ten o'clock, A. M., had forced the enemy to their main fortifications, situated on the bluff or bank of the Mississippi River, at the mouth of Coal Creek. The fort is an earthwork, crescent-shaped; is eight feet in height and four feet across the top, surrounded by a ditch six feet deep and twelve feet in width; walls sloping to the