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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 260 6 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 124 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 104 0 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 78 0 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 75 1 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 72 50 Browse Search
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a desperate defence of the river at that point. A sufficient number of transports will be kept near that place for the removal of the garrison therefrom, when no longer tenable, in the opinion of the commanding officer. Island No.10 and Fort Pillow will likewise be defended to the last extremity, aided also by Hollins's gunboats, which will then retire to the vicinity of Memphis, where another bold stand will be made. G. T. Beauregard, Gen. C. S. A., W. J. Hardee, Maj.-Gen. Orders wet of gunboats would prevent, or at least retard, the complete investment of the place, and that the country around Columbus was favorable to its defence. or abandoned altogether, its armament and garrison being transferred, if practicable, to Fort Pillow, which, I am informed, is naturally and artificially a strong position, about fifty miles above Memphis. Island No.10, near New Madrid, could also be held by its garrison, assisted by Hollins's fleet, until the possession of New Madrid by t
any resistance to the united forces of Generals Grant and Pope. Fort Pillow, about fifty miles above Memphis, was not then in as good conditm for transfer to the works at Madrid Bend, and the remainder to Fort Pillow. The dismantling of the fort and embarkation of material and su a garrison thither as he could, including most of the troops at Fort Pillow, if necessary. He was also to aid in hastening the immediate coat the Bend, which were intended for temporary occupation, while Fort Pillow was being strongly fortified and completed for permanent mainten and magazines; after the completion of this duty he repaired to Fort Pillow, to reduce that work and adapt it to a garrison of about three ten. The grave defect in these river defences, at Columbus and Fort Pillow, was in their extended lines, requiring a whole army to hold theennessee to Memphis, and compelling the fall of the latter city, Fort Pillow, New Madrid, Island No.10, and Columbus. The capture of General
under Colonel Gantt reinforced by General McCown with part of the garrison of Columbus. defences at New Madrid to be held until the completion of the works at Fort Pillow. remainder of General Polk's forces assembled upon Humboldt. preparations for an offensive movement by the enemy. danger of isolation for General Johnston. command of all the defenses at Madrid Bend, intended to be held only long enough to permit the completion of the stronger and more important works designed for Fort Pillow, to which the remainder of the heavy armament and ammunition from Columbus had already been sent. This position (Fort Pillow), about fifty-nine miles above MemFort Pillow), about fifty-nine miles above Memphis, which, as yet, was but partly fortified, General Beauregard had determined to strengthen and hold, with a garrison not to exceed four thousand men, as the left of his new defensive line, already referred to, covering Memphis, and the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. What was left of General Polk's forces (about seven thous
iver, eight transports and the gunboat used by General McCown in the evacuation. General Beauregard's instructions to that officer had been to hold those defences to the very last extremity, in order to give time for completing the works at Fort Pillow; to sink some of his transports in the Missouri-shore channel, so as to narrow it still more, or render it impassable; and to anchor a fire-raft in the middle of the wider Tennessee-shore channel, so as to prevent the enemy's gunboats from pasufficiently developed his intentions, General Beauregard ordered an immediate concentration, by railroad, of all troops then available in West Tennessee and North Mississippi. Those at Grand Junction and Iuka he massed upon Corinth; those at Fort Pillow, and General Polk's forces at Humboldt and Lexington, he assembled at Bethel and Corinth, leaving detachments at Union City and Humboldt, to keep open the communications established, with great difficulty, between Island No.10 and Jackson. A
the Mississippi. II. General G. T. Beauregard will be second in command to the Commander of the Forces. III. The Army of their Mississippi will be subdivided into three army corps, and reserves of cavalry, artillery, and infantry, as follows: 1. The First Corps, under the command of Major-General L. Polk, to consist of the Grand Division now under his command, as originally organized, less the artillery and cavalry hereinafter limited, and detached as reserves, and the garrison of Fort Pillow and the works for the defence of Madrid Bend, already detached from that command. 2. The Second Corps, under Major-General Braxton Bragg, to consist of the Second Grand Division of the Army of the Mississippi, less the artillery and cavalry, hereinafter limited, and detached as reserves. 3. The Third Corps, under Major-General W. J. Hardee, to consist of the Army of Kentucky, less the cavalry, artillery, and infantry hereinafter limited, and detached as reserves. 4. The infantry reserv
ation, and restricted supplies of all kinds, General Beauregard had assembled, at and about Corinth, an army of over forty thousand men, exclusive of some nine thousand occupying the Mississippi River defences, at New Madrid, Island No.10, and Fort Pillow. And General Van Dorn, at General Beauregard's request, was moving rapidly from Van Buren, Arkansas, with an army of nearly twenty thousand men, to unite also with our forces at Corinth. He would have arrived in time to take a part in the ba perception resulting from his remarkable strategic powers, his ill-health had not prevented him from advising and effecting the evacuation of Columbus, until then erroneously considered the Gibraltar of the West; fortifying and strengthening Fort Pillow, New Madrid Bend, and Island No.10; urging General Johnston to abandon his retreat towards Stevenson, and march to Decatur, so as to facilitate a junction of the two armies; and, finally, despatching most of his staff, with special messages, t
he detains General Villepigue in command of Fort Pillow. instructions to Captain Harris. surrendeon of the work of armament then going on at Fort Pillow, fifty-nine miles above Memphis, which was l L. M. Walker, with his two regiments from Fort Pillow, was ordered to reinforce Colonel Gantt, atmade glorious the defences of Island No.10, Fort Pillow, Vicksburg, Charleston Harbor, Petersburg, more imperative, by reason of the fact that Fort Pillow was now our only reliance, for the safety oons were undertaken by General Pope against Fort Pillow, he was suddenly ordered to Pittsburg Landi allowed to continue his operations against Fort Pillow, as he had already successfully done againsd upon? Have you given orders to provision Fort Pillow for two or three months for five thousand m Send Captain Owen's Arkansas company to Fort Pillow, to report for heavy artillery service. G. Brigadier-General J. B. Villepigue, Comdg. Fort Pillow: Furnish Mississippi defence expedition [40 more...]
XXII., and their Appendices. Commodore Hollins, on duty near Fort Pillow, was requested, on the 8th, to propose an exchange of prisoners n arriving first. General Rust's brigade was immediately sent to Fort Pillow, as already explained, and General Little's command ordered to Rhe enemy in check and protect the country in his rear as well as Fort Pillow, which still closed the passage of the river. The idea of movintained; but the lack of good water there, and the fear of losing Fort Pillow, fifty-nine miles above Memphis, led to a change of plan. Nor begun, as we have already shown, See Chapter XXIII. and that, Fort Pillow falling, nothing could prevent the enemy from enjoying the free nt of our lines of communication? Answer No. 6.—By fortifying Fort Pillow, as was done, and sending there the best troops and most energetend Memphis, having no forces or guns to send there, was to hold Fort Pillow and Corinth; its fate had necessarily to follow that of those tw
I would concentrate rapidly at Grand Junction Price's army, and all that could be spared from Vicksburg of Van Dorn's. From there I would make a forced march to Fort Pillow, which I would take with probably only a very small loss. It is evident that the forces at Memphis and Yazoo River would then have their line of communication th the North cut off, and they would have either to surrender or cross without resources into Arkansas, where General Holmes would take good care of them. From Fort Pillow I would compel the forces at Corinth and Jackson, Tennessee, to fall back precipitately to Humboldt and Columbus, or their lines of communication would be cut othat he could not leave it. He (the President) further stated the following condition of things existed at that time: Columbus and Island No.10 had surrendered; Fort Pillow was evacuated, Memphis was abandoned, the enemy were taking possession of the line of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, and threatening a descent through Mis
ortified. I would advise the garrison at Fort Pillow (excepting a strong guard) to be sent, for uld be sent, when removed, from Columbus to Fort Pillow, or to any other point on the river (above,on, Grand Junction, Henderson, Corinth, and Fort Pillow. IV. A rear guard of two (2) regiments eavor to save the largest and best guns for Fort Pillow. The country expects us all to do our duainder of your command you will withdraw to Fort Pillow, with all possible celerity, by water, fromce, you will send as many as practicable to Fort Pillow, with orders that the transports shall returon of Logwood's battalion, will be sent to Fort Pillow. A copy of this letter will be left withl Walker. Captain Harris will be sent to Fort Pillow forthwith; and if you deem the services of Villepigue, Brig.-Genl. Comdg. Telegram. Fort Pillow, April 13th, 1832. To Genl. G. T. Beauregar5th, 1862. Brig.-Genl. J. B. Villepigue, Fort Pillow, Tenn.: You will judge when it is necessary [46 more...]