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d the Colonel felt it to be his duty to invest the price of the sword in beer for the boys. Lieutenant Orr was kind enough to give me a field glass. Hewitt's Kentucky battery has been assigned to me. Colonel Loomis has assumed command of his battery again. His commission as colonel was simply a complimentary one, conferred by the Governor of Michigan. He should be recognized by the War Department as colonel. No man in the army is better entitled to the position. His services at Perryville and Stone river, to say nothing of those in West Virginia and North Alabama, would be but poorly requited by promotion. Hewitt's battery has not been fortunate in the past. It was captured at this place last summer, when General T. T. Crittenden was taken, and lost quite a number of men, horses, and one gun, in the battle of Stone river. May, 28 At midnight orderlies went clattering around the camps with orders for the troops to be supplied with five days provisions, and in rea
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, June, 1863. (search)
uare two deep). They said the country did not admit of cavalry charges, even if the Yankee cavalry had stomach to attempt it. Each regiment carried a battle-flag, blue, with a white border, on which were inscribed the names Belmont, Shiloh, Perryville, Richmond, Ky., and Murfreesborough. They drilled tolerably well, and an advance in line was remarkably good; but General Liddell had invented several dodges of his own, for which he was reproved by General Hardee. The review being over, thehattanooga for Atlanta at 4.30 P. M. The train was much crowded with wounded and sick soldiers returning on leave to their homes. A goodishlooking woman was pointed out to me in the cars as having served as a private soldier in the battles of Perryville and Murfreesborough. Several men in my car had served with her in a Louisianian regiment, and they said she had been turned out a short time since for her bad and immoral conduct. They told me that her sex was notorious to all the regiment, b
eau of a gentleman resident in the rear of their lines. He commanded the enemy's right wing. When he heard the first sound of our attack, he was engaged in shaving. He instantly rose, saying, without addressing any body, in a confused and excited manner: That is contrary to orders! He ordered his horse to be brought without delay, and turning to the gentleman in whose house he was, hurriedly asked: Who is opposing me to-day? Major-General Cheatham. General McCook, turning ashy pale and trembling from some nameless emotion, rejoined: Is it possible that I have to meet Cheatham again! He mounted his horse and rode away, without finishing the interesting operation in which he was engaged at the battle's alarum. That day General Wharton came along with his cavalry, and took charge of all Gen. McCook's baggage, and I really haven't heard whether he is done shaving yet. He had met Cheatham at Perryville, and it is possible he foresaw what was in store for the right wing that day. P.
d, and he was wounded and taken prisoner. About the same time, General Kirk received a severe wound, which disabled him. Seeing the pressure upon my lines, I ordered up my reserve brigade, under the gallant Baldwin. The troops of his brigade advanced promptly, and delivered their fire, holding their ground for some time; but they, too, were compelled to fall back. The troops of this division, for the first time, were compelled to yield the field temporarily, but the heroes of Shiloh and Perryville did not abandon their ground until forced to do so by the immense masses of the enemy hurled against them, and then inch by inch. The ground over which the division passed, covered with the enemy's dead and those of our own men, shows that the field was warmly contested. Several times the lines were re-formed and resistance offered; but the columns of the enemy were too heavy for a single line, and ours would have to yield. Finally the left flank of my division reached the line of Gen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rains, James Edward 1833- (search)
Rains, James Edward 1833- Military officer; born in Nashville, Tenn., April 10, 1833; was a stanch Union man before the war, and, at one time, edited the Daily Republican banner, at Nashville. He was also attorney-general of the State, but resigned, joined the Confederate army, and was for a time in command at Cumberland Gap. He was a brigadier-general; acted with bravery in the battles of Shiloh and Perryville, and was killed in the battle of Stone River, near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1862.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Tennessee, 1863 (search)
tteries Light Arty.; 15th Infantry. March 10: Skirmish near MurfreesboroughINDIANA--2nd Cavalry. March 10-11: Skirmishes, Rutherford CreekINDIANA--4th Cavalry. KENTUCKY--4th, 6th and 7th Cavalry. MICHIGAN--2nd and 4th Cavalry. OHIO--3rd and 4th Cavalry; Battery "D" 1st Light Arty. (Section). PENNSYLVANIA--7th and 9th Cavalry. UNITED STATES--4th Cavalry. Union loss, 5 killed, 7 wounded. Total, 12. March 10-16: Scout to La Fayette and MoscowKANSAS--7th Cavalry. March 12-20: Expedition to Perryville(No Reports.) March 13: Skirmish, RoverConfederate Reports. March 14: Skirmish, Davis' Mills(No Reports.) March 15: Skirmish, La Fayette DepotKANSAS--7th Cavalry. March 15: Skirmish, RoverILLINOIS--15th Cavalry. March 16: Skirmish near MoscowKANSAS--7th Cavalry. March 16-18: Expedition from Jackson to TrentonILLINOIS--18th Infantry. March 18: Skirmish, Spring HillKENTUCKY--7th Cavalry. March 19: Skirmish, Richland StationILLINOIS--129th Infantry. March 19: Skirmish, LibertyConfeder
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 15: (search)
f musketry told that he was at work, while its decreasing sound indicated that he was driving the enemy. The movement was a counterpart of Cheatham's attack at Perryville, on the left instead of the right. Polk's corps had its right resting on Stone's river This river, which is erroneously called by the Federals Stone river,lternate fields and cedar brakes upon ground nearly level. Cleburne had struck Gen. A. D. McCook's corps, the same which suffered so from Cheatham's assault at Perryville, while the men were at breakfast, and driven them in confusion, capturing a number of prisoners, including Brigadier-General Willich, killing General Sill, and esist after serious loss, Gen. D. W. Adams being severely wounded. General Breckinridge was in command of this attack, the losses in which were heavier than at Perryville. This in brief was the battle of Murfreesboro. General Rosecrans' alignment was now somewhat the two sides of an isosceles triangle, with the railroad cut f
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
1864 82, 1, 82, 3 Stuart's Expedition, Oct. 9-12, 1862 25, 6 Pennsylvania Central Railroad, Pa. 136, B2 Pennsylvania, Department of (U): Boundaries 163; 170; 171 Pensacola, Fla. 110, 1; 135-A; 147, E6; 171 Pensacola Bay, Fla. 110, 1; 135-A Peralta, N. Mex. 54, 1; 98, 1; 119, 1 Perryville, Indian Territory 119, 1; 159, B6 Perryville, Ky. 9, 2; 24, 2, 24, 4; 135-A; 150, B10; 151, H11 Battle of, Oct. 8, 1862 24, 2, 24, 4 Perryville, Tenn. 24, 3; 118, 1 Petersburg, Tenn. 24, 3; 30, 2; 118, 1; 135-A; 149, C6; 150, H6 Petersburg, Va. 16, 1; 17, 1; 20, 1; 40, 1; 56, 1; 64, 1; 65, 1, 65, 9; 74, 1; 77, 2; 78, 1, 78, 5; 79, 1; 92, 1; 93, 1; 100, 1, 100, 2; 117, 1; 118, 3; 135-A; 137, G8 Approaches and defenses, 1863 40, 1 Assaults on lines, June 15-18, 1864 65, 9 Engagement, June 9, 1864 56, 1 Expedition from Winchester to Feb. 27-March 28, 1865 72, 3, 72, 7; 74, 1 Field works and l
r; Col. A. D. Gwynne, distinguished at Mill Creek Gap, and called by his comrades the Knight of Gwynne; Lieut.--Col. Luke W. Finlay, severely wounded at Shiloh, Perryville and New Hope church, and Maj. Henry Hampton, dangerously wounded at Perryville. The officers of his staff, Captain Johnston, adjutant-general, Lieut. John H. MPerryville. The officers of his staff, Captain Johnston, adjutant-general, Lieut. John H. Marsh, inspector-general, soldiers of experience and gallantry, were both killed. John C. Carter was a native of Georgia, a citizen of Tennessee, where he was educated, entered the service as a lieutenant in the Thirty-eighth Tennessee, won honorable mention from his colonel at Shiloh, and further promotion and honor until he waat of three 12-pounder Napoleon guns by Turner's Mississippi battery caused infinite regret in Cheatham's division. With other pieces they had been captured at Perryville, and had been served in all the subsequent battles of the Southwest with the greatest distinction by the company of noble Mississippians who manned them. Gen
The Daily Dispatch: October 12, 1863., [Electronic resource], Farewell address of Lieut.-Gen'l Leonidas Polk. (search)
its judgment, I must be permitted to express my unqualified conviction of the rectitude of my conduct, and that time and investigation will amply vindicate my action on the field of Chickamauga. I cannot, however, part, even temporarily, with the gallant officers and soldiers of my old corps, without the deepest feeling of regret, and a heartfelt expression of my gratitude for the courage, conduct, and devotion they have always manifested while under my command. Belmont, Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, and Chickamauga, all attest on your part the very highest soldierly qualities, and are crowded with precious memories. Contending with a numerous, well appointed, and merciless enemy, for all that man holds dear, you have borne unexampled privations with fortitude, fought with undaunted bravery, and ever yielded a ready and cheerful obedience to your officers. Soldiers who struggle in such a cause and with such hearts "can never be conquered. "Clouds and darkness m
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