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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, The Army at Pittsburg landing-injured by a fall --the Confederate attack at Shiloh-the first day's fight at Shiloh-General Sherman-condition of the Army-close of the first day's fight --the second day's fight-retreat and defeat of the Confederates (search)
ollowed in person with an entire regiment, and General Sherman followed Buckland taking the remainder of a brigade. The pursuit was kept up for some three miles beyond the point where the picket guard had been captured, and after nightfall General Sherman returned to camp and reported to me by letter what had occurred. At this time a large body of the enemy was hovering to the west of us, along the line of the Mobile and Ohio railroad. My apprehension was much greater for the safety of Crump's landing than it was for Pittsburg. I had no apprehension that the enemy could really capture either place. But I feared it was possible that he might make a rapid dash upon Crump's and destroy our transports and stores, most of which were kept at that point, and then retreat before Wallace could be reinforced. Lew. Wallace's position I regarded as so well chosen that he was not removed. At this time I generally spent the day at Pittsburg and returned to Savannah in the evening. I
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 28 (search)
e was presented to Sheridan by the Second Michigan Cavalry in the little town of Rienzi, Mississippi, in 1862. After the famous ride he was sometimes called Winchester. He was of Blackhawk blood. He bore Sheridan in nearly all his subsequent battles. When the animal died in 1878, in his twentieth year, his body was stuffed, and now stands in the museum on Governor's Island. The surviving veterans often decorate his body with flowers on Memorial Day. Mackenzie had been ordered up the Crump road, with directions to turn east on the White Oak road, and whip everything he met on that route. He encountered a small cavalry command, and whipped it, according to orders, and then came galloping back to join in the general scrimmage. Soon Ayres's men met with a heavy fire on their left flank, and had to change directions by facing more toward the west. As the troops entered the woods, and moved forward over the boggy ground, and struggled through the dense undergrowth, they were
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Five Forks and the pursuit of Lee. (search)
rse Rienzi that had carried him from Winchester to Cedar Creek, and which Buchanan Read made famous for all time by his poem of Sheridan's ride. The roads were muddy, the fields swampy, the undergrowth dense, and Rienzi, as he plunged and curveted, dashed the foam from his mouth and the mud from his heels. Had the Winchester pike been in a similar condition, he would not have made his famous twenty miles without breaking his own neck and Sheridan's too. Mackenzie had been ordered up the Crump road with directions to turn east on the White Oak road and whip everything he met on that route. He met only a small cavalry command, and having whipped it according to orders, now came galloping back to join in the general scrimmage. He reported to Sheridan in person, and was ordered to strike out toward Hatcher's Run, then move west and get possession of the Ford road in the enemy's rear. Soon Ayres's men met with a heavy fire on their left flank and had to change direction by facing
Price's division8,52012,399 McCown's Division. Maj. Gen. J. P. McCown commanding. Organisations. Aggregate. Present. Present and absent. Hogg's Brigade.   Brig. Gen. J. L. Hogg commanding.   McCray's battalion Arkansas Infantry376514 Crump's regiment Texas Dismounted Cavalry472909 Diamond's regiment Texas Dismounted Cavalry599910 Locke's regiment Texas Dismounted Cavalry5651,052 Good's battery (Texas) artillery92102  2,1043,487 Churchill's Brigade.   Brig. Gen. T. J. Churchilard (Missouri). Battery. Third Division. Maj. Gen. J. P. Mccown commanding. First Brigade.Second Brigade. Brig. Gen. J. L. Hogg commanding.Brig. Gen. T. J. Churchill commanding. McCray's battalion (Arkansas).Johnson's battalion (Arkansas). Crump's regiment Texas Dismounted Cavalry.McNair's regiment (Arkansas). Diamond's regiment Texas Dismounted Cavalry.Embry's regiment Arkansas Dismounted Cavalry. Locke's regiment Texas Dismounted Cav.Harper's regiment Arkansas Dismounted Cavalry. G
a useless demonstration, but one which confirmed General Beauregard in the opinion that Corinth would be the final objective point of the Federal movement. On the 13th, General McClernand's division of C. F. Smith's forces was crossed over to Crump's (or McWilliams's) Landing, on the west bank of the river, five or six miles above Savannah, to destroy the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, between Corinth and Jackson. But no more was effected than the burning of a small bridge near Bethel Station, ered in a campaign. Another division, under Lew. Wallace, about seven thousand strong, with twelve guns, had also landed, and occupied a position, five or six miles from Sherman's right, on the north side of Snake Creek, on a road leading from Crump's (McWilliams's) landing to Purdy, a small village half-way to the railroad station of Bethel, on the Mobile and Ohio road. The five divisions in front of Pittsburg Landing were accompanied by twelve batteries of field artillery, of six pieces
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.54 (search)
ty acres, scattered occasionally here and there. Pittsburg landing, a warehouse and a house or two by the water's side, lay three miles below the mouth of Lick Creek. Two roads leading from Corinth, crossing Lick Creek about a mile apart, converge together about two miles from the landing. Other roads also approach from all directions, one crossing Owl Creek by a bridge, before its junction with Snake Creek, branches, the one way trending westward toward Purdy, the other northward toward Crump's landing, six miles below Pittsburg. Another road nearer the river bank, crossing Snake Creek by a bridge, also connects the two points. Though completely veiled at the moment from the sight of their approaching enemy, it appears a Federal force of five strong divisions occupied the space we have described, and were thus disposed: Three brigades of Sherman's Division, or nine regiments, supported by eighteen guns and eight companies of cavalry, stood directly across the upper Pittsbu
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the war in the South-West. (search)
lonel Debray, who had started on the Fort Jesup road. The latter was attacked by Lee on his march: the cavalry, which covered his right, taking advantage of the woods in order not to allow itself to be attacked, beat an orderly retreat as far as Crump's plantation, a point situated eighteen miles from Natchitoches on the road from Fort Jesup to Mansfield, where Debray, with the help of a few troops of Mouton's division sent to his assistance, succeeded in intimidating the Federals, who fell bahief of the expedition. This condition of things was calculated to aggravate considerably the difficulties of the campaign in a country where the scarcity of water imposed very long marches on the army. General Lee, after having bivouacked at Crump's Corner, reached Pleasant Hill on the morning of April 7th. Taylor had directed Green, under whose command all the cavalry had been united into three brigades, to watch and defend, inch by inch, the road from this point to Mansfield. This cava
be ready for sea before Saturday or Sunday. The Warning of danger. We have already given several Yankee descriptions of the great battle of Shiloh yet the following, from a correspondent of a Cincinnati paper, is interesting, inasmuch as it contains a fresh admission of the cowardice of the Northern troops in the first day's fight: The sun never rose on a more beautiful morning than that of Sunday, April 6. Lulled by the general security, I had remained in pleasant quarters at Crump's, below Pittsburg Landing, on the river. By sunrise I was roused by the cry, "They're fighting above." Volleys of musketry could sure enough be distinguished, and occasionally the sullen boom of artillery came shooing down the stream.--Momentarily the volume of sound increased till it became evident that it was no skirmish that was in progress, and that a considerable portion of the army must be already engaged. Hastily springing on the guards of a passing steamboat, I hurried up. The
The battle of Shiloh.Gen Beauregard's official report. Headq'rs Army of the Mississippi, Corinth, Miss, April 11, 1862. Generals — On the 2d ultimo, having ascertained conclusively, from the movements of the enemy on the Tennessee river, and from reliable sources of information, that his aim would be to out off my communications in West Tennessee with the Eastern and Southern States, by operating from the Tennessee river, between Crump's, Landing and Eastport, as a base, I determined to fall his designs by concentrating all my available forces at and around Corinth. Meanwhile, having called on the Governors of the States of Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana, to furnish additional troops, some of them, chiefly regiments from Louisiana, soon reached this vicinity, and, with: two divisions of General Polk's command from Columbus, and a fine corps of troops from Mobile and Pensacola, under Maj. Gen. Bragg, constituted the Army of the Mississippi. At the same t
liss bore a conspicuous part in this engagement, particularly the 9th and 10th Va cavalry, and received for their gallant services the thanks and congratulations of the general commanding for their conduct. The following is a correct list of the casualties, kindly furnished me by our Adjutant in the 10th Virginia cavalry. J S H. Headqr's 10th Va cavalry,June 28th, 1864. Report of the casualties in the late engagement (June 24th) at Samaria Church: Company A.--Killed: Trooper J L Davis, Jr Wounded: Troopers J Ketes, D N Morris, G N Crump. Company B.--Killed: Trooper J L Wagner. Wounded: Troopers J H Henbee, P Koonts, J Clodfelter. Company F.--Wounded: Capt J H Dettor, Trooper J R Herndon. Company H.--Wounded: 1st Lt S K Newham, Corp J R Foltz. Killed: Trooper P Calhoun. Company H.--Wounded: Trooper H Blackmare, Company I.--Killed: Trooper J N Gary. Recapitulation: Killed4 Wounded11 M J Dimmock, Adj't 10th Virginia cavalry.