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t savage and brutal soldiery towards a defenceless and alarmed population. All this was done by those who pretend to represent the United States Government. .... I know similar acts disgraced the same brigade when we occupied Bowling Green, (Kentucky,) but the matter was hushed up to save the credit of our army, hoping it would never occur again. The St. Louis (Missouri) Republican, a Federal journal, and the most responsible organ in the West, says: In Monroe County, Missouri, near the Salt River railway bridge, as Mr. Lasley and family were returning from church, together with a party of young ladies and gentlemen, who were visiting them at their countryhouse, they found their dwelling and grounds occupied by Federal troops, who had been stationed at the bridge. Suspecting no harm, though finding the grounds guarded, they advanced towards their residence, when Mr. Lasley was ordered to get down and go to Palmyra. He replied, that they must permit him to enter the house, and get
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Appointed Colonel of the 21st Illinois-Personnel of the regiment-general Logan-March to Missouri-movement against Harris at Florida, Mo. --General Pope in command-stationed at Mexico, Mo. (search)
ed and ran away. I took my regiment to Palmyra and remained there for a few days, until relieved by the 19th Illinois infantry. From Palmyra I proceeded to Salt River, the railroad bridge over which had been destroyed by the enemy. Colonel John M. Palmer at that time commanded the 13th Illinois, which was acting as a guard t little town of Florida, some twenty-five miles south of where we then were. At the time of which I now write we had no transportation and the country about Salt River was sparsely settled, so that it took some days to collect teams and drivers enough to move the camp and garrison equipage of a regiment nearly a thousand strononel Harris. learning of my intended movement, while my transportation was being collected took time by the forelock and left Florida before I had started from Salt River. He had increased the distance between us by forty miles. The next day I started back to my old camp at Salt River bridge. The citizens living on the line of
nd. Previous to joining Colonel Dixon, Black Hawk had visited the lodge of an old friend, whose son he had adopted and taught to hunt. He was anxious that this youth should go with him and his band to join the British standard, but the father objected on the ground that he was dependent upon his son for game, and, moreover, that he did not wish him to fight against the Americans, who had always treated him kindly. He had agreed to spend the following winter near a white settlement, upon Salt River, one of the tributaries of the Mississippi which enter that stream below the Des Moines, and intended to take his son with him. As Black Hawk was approaching his village on Rock River, after his campaign on the lakes with Dixon, he observed a smoke rising from a hollow in the bluff of the stream. He went to see who was there. Upon drawing near the fire he discovered a mat stretched, and an old man of sorrowful aspect sitting under it alone, and evidently humbling himself before the Grea
spy had been arrested there, with maps and plans of the Cumberland valley in his possession. Men then began earnestly to discuss means of defence for Harrisburgh.--The Thirty-seventh regiment of Massachusetts volunteers, under the command of Colonel Oliver Edwards, left Pittsfield for the seat of war. A party of rebels under the command of Captain Bowles, a son of J. B. Bowles, President of the Bank of Louisville, Ky., made a raid upon Shepherdsville, Ky., and burned the bridge over Salt River. A guard of eighty-five of the Fifty-fourth regiment, stationed at that place, were compelled to surrender, but were soon after paroled.--Louisville Democrat, September 8. Major-General Pope, at his own request, was relieved from the command of the army of Virginia, and was assigned to the command of the Department of the North-West.--The Tenth regiment of Vermont volunteers, under the command of Colonel A. B. Jewett, passed through New York, en route for the seat of war. Clarks
ucky cavalry, took command of the whole force, constituting the Eighth and Ninth Michigan cavalry brigade. At half-past 12 o'clock A. M. of the seventh we took up our line of march for Lawrenceburgh, Ky., forty-three miles distant from Danville. Halting at Harrodsburgh for breakfast, feed, and water, we pushed on, reaching Lawrenceburgh at four o'clock P. M. From Lawrenceburgh I sent out Lieutenant J. E. Babbitt, with fifty men, to scout between the Kentucky and Salt Rivers. On the Salt River, near Salvisa, Lieutenant Babbitt came upon Captain Alexander's company, of Morgan's division, and captured thirty, killing fourteen. The command remained at Lawrenceburgh awaiting orders until nine o'clock P. M. on the eleventh instant, when we took up our line of march for Westport via Eminence and Lagrange, reaching Westport at twelve o'clock at midnight, having marched seventy-three miles over a very rough and hilly road, with but four hours halt at Eminence for rest, feed, and wate
course of events there. We have seen how Grant's first expedition in command ended. The second ended in much the same way, and is related by him with the same humour. He was ordered to move against a Colonel Thomas Harris, encamped on the Salt River. As Grant and his men approached the place where they expected to find Harris, my heart, he says, kept getting higher and higher, until it felt to me as if it was in my throat. But when they reached the point from which they looked down into tion I had never taken before, but I never forgot it afterwards. I never forgot that an enemy had as much reason to fear my forces as I had his. The lesson was valuable. But already he inspired confidence. Shortly after his return from the Salt River, the President asked the Congressmen from Illinois to recommend seven citizens of that State for the rank of brigadier-general, and the Congressmen unanimously recommended Grant first on the list. In August he was appointed to the command of a
Doc. 76 1/2.-battle at Monroe Station, Mo., July 10, 1861. The following particulars of the affair at Monroe, being gathered from parties that were present, may be considered substantially correct. On Monday, Colonel Smith, hearing that the State troops, under General Harris, were encamped near Florida, left Monroe Station with a force of 500 men, to disperse them. After passing Florida, and when a short distance north of one of the fords of Salt River, on the other side of which the State troops were encamped, his force was suddenly fired upon from the roadside by about 200 of Harris's command. At this spot there was an open field, lying to the right of the road, and about eighty yards in width. The State troops, who were a mounted scouting party, had left their horses a short distance back in the woods, and fired in ambush from the opposite side of the field. The only person injured by the fire was Capt. McAllister, of the 16th Illinois Regiment, who was mortally wounded
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Korea, War with (search)
let alone, and that the crew of the General Sherman had been killed for committing piracy and murder. Up to that time the Korean authorities had practically denied all official knowledge of the fate of the General Sherman and her crew. Other Korean delegations visited the squadron, all expressing themselves as thoroughly satisfied with the peaceable character of the expedition, and willing that a survey of their coast and rivers should be made. The ships proceeded up the Fleuve de Sel (Salt River), and on passing some of the forts were fired on by the Korean forces, which numbered about 2,000. The fire was returned, and in about ten minutes the forts were silenced and the enemy driven from them. The fire from the forts was severe, but owing to the ignorance of the native gunners, only one man in the squadron was wounded, and the only damage was a leak in the Monocacy, which was soon repaired. In this encounter the Palos and the Monocacy were engaged, together with several steam-
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)
1 Salina, Kans. 119, 1; 161, C2 Saline, Indian Territory 119, 1; 160, E8 Saline Bayou, La. 52, 1; 155, C1, 155, D2, 155, F4, 155, G4; 158, E14 Saline River, Ark. 47, 1; 135-A; 154, C2, 135-A; 154, E3 Salineville, Ohio. 94, 4; 140, A9 Salisbury, N. C. 76, 2; 117, 1; 118, 1; 135-A; 142, E13; 171 Salkehatchie River, S. C. 76, 2; 80, 3 Salt Lake, Utah Ter. 120, 1 Salt Lick, W. Va. 140, G12 Salt Pond Mountain, Va. 141, F12 Salt River, Mo. 152, A6, 152, B4, 152, C5 Salt Springs, Ga. 57, 1; 58, 2; 60, 1 Saltville, Va. 118, 1; 135-A; 141, H9; 142, A9 Salt Works, Ky. 118, 1; 141, C5 Saluria, Tex. 26, 1; 65, 10; 171 Salyersville, Ky. 118, 1; 141, E5 San Antonio, Tex. 43, 8; 54, 1; 135-A; 171 San Bernardino, Cal. 120, 1; 134, 1; 171 San Bois Creek, Indian Territory 119, 1 Fort Sanders, Tenn. 48, 2; 111, 5; 130, 1, 130, 2 Sandersville, Ga. 70, 1; 71, 5, 71, 6; 76, 2
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Dedication of a bronze tablet in honor of Botetourt Battery (search)
enson's Division. Next day camped at Muddy Creek. Water scarce. Country mountainous, wild and barren. The march very toilsome. Water not to be found. Men and horses in dreadful suffering. September 26th. Moved at dawn to creek at the foot of Big Hill to get water to cook with. Here was received orders to join General Bragg. On the 28th marched from Lancaster to Danville. Staid over the 29th to allow the men to wash. Passed in review before General Bragg. Marched on to camp at Salt river, near El Dorado. Passed through Salvisa, and camped at Lawrenceburg, where we spent the entire night serenading the ladies. At Rough-and-Ready, we heard that the enemy was moving out of Louisville, and we promised ourselves a fight. But after running the wagons back to the rear, it all turned out to be nothing —a mere cavalry report! We reached Frankfort on the evening of the second of October. This is the blue grass region-a lovely country and everything in the way of food for man an
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