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ef quartermaster, with a full complement of assistants. Maj. George W. Cunningham was placed in charge of the depot at Nashville for the accumulation of supplies, and there, and subsequently at Atlanta, Ga., he exhibited extraordinary skill and ene 3,000 pounds of powder were being manufactured daily. Foundries for the manufacture of field guns were constructed at Nashville and Memphis, and by November, guns of good pattern were turned out at both points at the rate of six a week. Capt. W. R. Hunt, of the ordnance department, was the efficient head at Memphis. Nashville soon became a great depot of supplies for the Confederate States. The manufacture of powder was stimulated, fixed ammunition was made in large quantities, large suquired by an army were provided. From these stores supplies were sent to Virginia and all points in the Southwest, and Nashville attained a degree of importance it never before enjoyed and perhaps will not soon again enjoy. Major-General Pillow
battle of Dover and capitulation of Fort Donelson— New Madrid and Island no.10 evacuation of Nashville. Gen. George B. Crittenden, commanding the Confederate forces in east Tennessee, under datese being to turn the enemy's right wing and march out on the Wynn's Ferry road to fall back on Nashville. After several fierce combats in cooperation with the left division he reports that he led thartment. On the 14th he telegraphed General Floyd: If you lose the fort, bring your troops to Nashville, if possible. Roger Hanson in his report said that up to the time (1 o'clock p. m. of the 15tthat 2,000 prisoners, including General Mackall, had surrendered and were prisoners of war. Nashville had been defended at Fort Donelson. The surrender of one made it necessary to abandon the oth the Federal army, who had been in front of Bowling Green with an army of 40,000 men, occupied Nashville as soon as it was abandoned by the Confederate forces, and began the movement of his troops th
Chapter 3: The battle of Shiloh organization of the Confederate army assignment of Tennessee regiments their prominence in the army gallant service in the two days battle Tennessee artillery Lockridge Mill fight. When Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston had united his forces from Nashville with those collected under General Beauregard at Corinth—the latter including the reinforcements from Pensacola and Mobile under General Bragg, and Polk's command from Columbus, which was evacuated—he organized his army with Gen. G. T. Beauregard second in command, and Maj.-Gen. Braxton Bragg chief of staff and in immediate charge of the Second corps. Maj.-Gen. Leonidas Polk commanded the First corps, Maj.-Gen. W. J. Hardee the Third, and Maj.-Gen. John C. Breckinridge the Reserve corps. The Tennesseeans were assigned as follows: In Polk's corps, First division, Brig.-Gen. Charles Clark commanding—the Twelfth, Thirteenth and Twenty-second regiments, and Bankhead's battery, to the Fi<
ssee river, after which the army of Tennessee took up its march over Walden's ridge and the Cumberland mountains for middle Tennessee. It was found upon reaching that territory that the main forces of the Federal army had been concentrated at Nashville, which was strongly fortified. A demonstration was made against that point, and Bragg's army was thrown rapidly to Glasgow, Ky., reaching there on the 13th of September. In the meantime, on the 30th of August, General Smith had met the Fede of artillery, 17,000 small-arms, with ammunition, wagons, teams, and an immense amount of supplies and clothing for the troops. Cumberland Gap was ours, north Alabama and middle Tennessee had been recovered, and General Bragg was in front of Nashville, with his army in good form, and stronger than when the campaign began. Gen. Kirby Smith was in undisputed possession of east Tennessee. He had forced the evacuation of Cumberland Gap, had won the victory at Richmond, Ky., and had traversed t
eved, and Maj.-Gen. W. S. Rosecrans assigned to the command of the army of the Cumberland. The Federal army occupied Nashville, and after months of preparation General Rosecrans began his advance on the 26th of December. The Confederate center weneral Cheatham to advance with Cleburne's division, and the enemy was driven from two of his guns and fell back to the Nashville road, where he was heavily reinforced. Vaughan's brigade, flushed with victory and rushing forward with great spirit, ttery complete. Wharton sent his 1,500 prisoners to the rear, and moved across the country a short distance near the Nashville road, until he found a large body of Federal cavalry facing him. White's battery again opened the ball, and the Second f 28 pieces of artillery, 3 battery wagons and 5 forges was admitted. General Rosecrans reported a reserve of 7,495 at Nashville, 3,550 at Gallatin, and nearly 4,000 at Bowling Green and Clarksville. Maj. W. K. Beard, inspector-general on the staf
nnessee, for the concentration of an army at Nashville strong enough to crush Hood even if he had at of the following note, written in front of Nashville and dated December 3, 1864: My Dear empt it he will withdraw and precede me into Nashville. While his immediate center is very strong,Federal forces were withdrawn and marched to Nashville. After our dead comrades were buried and y of Tennessee moved forward to the front of Nashville, where on the 2d of December a line of battle bridges and blockhouses from that place to Nashville. His three brigades and Slocum's battery dien he was advised by Hood of the disaster at Nashville. He then withdrew at once and rejoined the army of Tennessee rested in position before Nashville from the 2d to the 13th of December. Two brill retake them. In the loss of artillery at Nashville, that of three 12-pounder Napoleon guns by Tnd too enthusiastic. When he retreated from Nashville his only hope was to save the remnant of his[4 more...]
and captured property to McMinnville, a great hue and cry was raised. Troops were hurried to Nashville for its defense, others were sent to Readyville, Statesville, Wilton, and to a point on the olays, the Federal forces having hastily retired. On the 21st he moved to within a few miles of Nashville, destroyed the railroad bridges across Mill creek, skirmished with the garrison at Antioch, captured 97 prisoners, frightened the garrison at Nashville and retired in order. On his return to McMinnville he sent a flag of truce to Murfreesboro. But he could not be found. Gen. Frank C. Armter the surrender, Forrest detached Colonel Lewis, First Tennessee, to make a demonstration on Nashville, and he made important captures and returned safely to headquarters. General Forrest, with thion with General Hood, who was preparing to enter upon his disastrous campaign to Franklin and Nashville. On the 27th of January, 1865, Gen. Richard Taylor, commanding department, assigned General
ge or country. It is idle to attempt to apologize for it or to explain it; the circumstances were such that the question does not admit of discussion. (The Blockade and the Cruisers, Soley, p. 189.) If it had been within his province, he could have added that in the judgment of contemporaneous history, Collins' act was a cowardly one, and his treatment of the prisoners was brutal, not more so, however, than that by the authorities at Fort Warren and Washington. H. M. Doak, Esq., of Nashville, in an interview with a reporter of a city paper in 1896, said: I knew Capt. T. K. Porter at Wilmington, N. C., where he was executive officer of the gunboat North Carolina, a heavy ironclad. He was a graduate of the naval academy, and had resigned to cast his fortunes with his native State and his people. He had served as captain of a battery of artillery in the army of the West, where his battery was known as Porter's battery. I saw it in action, and heard it thunder at Fort Donelson.
that this regiment was sent to Camp Cheatham, near Nashville, in May, 1861, 1,100 strong, and within two monthsdition demanded an immediate hospital service, and Nashville became the chief post of the Southwest. Troops fr named, there were in the hospitals established at Nashville nearly 13,000 sick men under treatment, provision n the fall of Fort Donelson and the abandonment of Nashville, provision for the sick was the greatest care and e of the large number of sick had been provided at Nashville, with all needed appliances. Intelligent medical e authority. When General Johnston retired from Nashville he gave orders to Dr. Samuel H. Stout, already detailed to hospital duty at Nashville, to proceed to Chattanooga to take charge of the small hospital at that poil at Bowling Green, and of the general hospital at Nashville. Soon the sick and wounded accumulated so rapidlyeneficial to the army. Dr. Stout is a native of Nashville, an alumnus of her university, which, in gratitude
James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 15: Tennessee and the Church. (search)
welfare of Tennesseeans in common with others; but the specific work of preaching and holding many and manifold services was done by Tennessee chaplains and missionaries with earnestness and constancy to the day of surrender. The following list of names is given in the alphabetical order of churches as far as is known to the writer. Earnest efforts to procure a fuller list have failed of signal results. Sincere thanks are extended to Rev. J. H. McNeilly, D. D., and Rev. S. M. Cherry, of Nashville, for special favors. There may be errors in initials and church relations in the appended list, and it is not supposed to represent all, or nearly all, the religious influence exerted on the soldiers of the army of the Confederate States from Tennessee, but the names given are those of men who gave themselves fully to the cause of Christ for our men in the awful conflict. Some names are added which represent great religious benefits to the soldiers because of the character of the men wh
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