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de for resisting any invasion through Kentucky and Tennessee. But, toward the close of 1861, the government of Mississippi by not much more than the width of Tennessee. Vicksburg, the key to the Mississippi valley, wade of the attack which must be met in Kentucky and Tennessee; but it was not so fully comprehended by all the at body telegrams received from Governor Harris of Tennessee and Generals Pillow and Polk at Columbus, Ky., inff General Zollicoffer, which had advanced from Eastern Tennessee toward Mill Springs, on the Cumberland river. ht by the two regiments, mainly supported by a few Tennessee regiments, against Thomas' division. In his reporown boundaries to meet the Federal advance through Tennessee. After the fall of Fort Henry, which opened the T General Beauregard was assigned to command in West Tennessee and of the army of the Mississippi, after Johnsby the garrisons extending up to the north line of Tennessee, and the Tennessee river itself was the army's out
ral South. Van Dorn came across the Mississippi with his army of the West. Kirby Smith sent all he could spare from East Tennessee, and Pemberton a considerable force from the Atlantic coast. The governor of Mississippi was notified by President Din-chief, and Grant was put in command of all troops west of the Tennessee river, with instructions to send Thomas into Tennessee to reinforce Buell, who had previously left Corinth to operate against Chattanooga. The latter town was now the objeche same time Gen. Joseph Wheeler, who had succeeded Chalmers in command of the cavalry brigade, was sent on a raid into Tennessee. He took with him parts of Jackson's, Wade's, Pinson's and Slemon's regiments, in all about 1,000 men. General Villepisippi to an excellent condition, and restricted the Federals pretty closely to Corinth, as well as clearing them from West Tennessee. During this period of the summer, while the attention of the South was mainly directed to the aggressive movement
f whom absolutely endured to the end. In the fall of 1861, the construction had been begun at Memphis of two ironclad rams, the Tennessee and Arkansas, to be completed December 24th; but as they were unfinished at the fall of Island No.10,he Tennessee was burned and the Arkansas was brought down the Mississippi and taken up the Yazoo river to Greenwood for completion. About the time the bombardment of Vicksburg began, the work of completing the boat was put in charge of Lieut. Isaac N. Broe State's most famous sons, well said: The power which baffled the enemy resided in the breasts of the soldiers of seven States, marshaled behind the ramparts at Vicksburg. Mississippians were there, but there were also the men of Kentucky, of Tennessee, of Alabama, of Arkansas, of Louisiana and of Missouri, as ready to defend the emporium of Mississippi as to strike down the foe at their own hearthstones. According to the report of General Smith, the report of the struggle at Vicksburg wou
rant's campaign on the Central railroad invasion from Arkansas Forrest in West Tennessee Van Dorn at Holly Springs President Davis Visits Mississippi Sherman defhe enemy intrenched at Corinth, but he sent Armstrong with his cavalry into West Tennessee. With 1,600 men he reached Holly Springs, August 26th, and was reinforced ccording to Van Dorn's official report he was on his way advancing north into Tennessee, driving back Hurlbut to Bolivar, Tenn., which was precisely what Grant soughston. Pemberton again called for reinforcements, and suggested that Bragg in Tennessee move against Grant's communications, and Holmes send over 10,000 men from Arkansas. Bragg replied that he would order Forrest to make a diversion in West Tennessee, and Holmes positively refused to lend any assistance, on the ground that suchJoseph E. Johnston to command of the region embracing western North Carolina, Tennessee, northern Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and eastern Louisiana, Lieutenant-Gen
ville Murfreesboro Yorktown Seven Pines Shenandoah Valley Seven days battles Second Manassas Harper's Ferry Sharpsburg Fredericksburg. The course of events in this State having been followed to the close of 1862, a brief account should be given of the part which was being taken by Mississippi soldiers in the other States of the Confederacy. In the army which Bragg marched toward Louisville were a number of famous Mississippi commands, which gained distinction in Kentucky and Tennessee while their fellow citizens were fighting at Iuka, Corinth and Vicksburg. The distinctive Mississippi brigade of Bragg's army was that commanded by General Chalmers, including the Fifth regiment, Lieut.-Col. W. L. Sykes; Seventh regiment, Col. W. H. Bishop; Ninth regiment, Capt. T. H. Lynam; Tenth regiment, Col. Robert A. Smith; Twenty-ninth regiment, Col. E. C. Walthall; Blythe's regiment, Lieut.-Col. James Moore; Ninth battalion of sharpshooters, Maj. W. C. Richards. This brigade was i
ere had been frequent raids in northern Mississippi from the Federal posts in Tennessee and Corinth, and to meet such inroads, the Confederate cavalry being insuffic that direction. Rosecrans and Bragg were assuming hostile attitudes in Middle Tennessee, and Grant and Pemberton were both being called upon for help. A movementinth, Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh. Fourth brigade, Col. A. W. Reynolds—Four Tennessee regiments: Third, Thirty-first, Forty-third, Fifty-ninth. Artillery—Waddel's brigade, Brig.-Gen. S. B. Maxey—Louisiana regiments: Fourth and Thirtieth; Tennessee regiments: Forty-second, Forty-sixth, Fifty-fifth, Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth,alvit Roberts' Mississippi battery. Gregg's brigade, Brig.-Gen. John Gregg—Tennessee regiments; Third, Tenth, Thirtieth, Forty-first, Fiftieth, Fifty-first; Chinnto strike the Federal rear after battle was joined. General Gregg with his Tennessee brigade, about 3,000 strong, reached Raymond from Jackson on the evening of
e had been various raids and reconnoissances in northern Mississippi from the Federal posts in Tennessee and at Corinth. General Chalmers was also active in the northeast, embarrassing the enemy's te Tallahatchie. The most formidable incursion was under Colonel Mizner and Major Henry from Tennessee. Chalmers, who had been bombarding the Federal steamers as they passed Dale's Point, promptlyh to Memphis, fighting at the Coldwater with some of Chalmers' force, and Phillips returned to Tennessee, reporting a large amount of destruction in spite of Winslow's interference. After this no s, advanced to the east and united with General Forrest, who had been assigned to command in West Tennessee. The movement began on December 1st, and on the 4th McCulloch's brigade moved to support Roe career of those who served in the army of Northern Virginia. In the cavalry operations in Tennessee early in 1863, the First and Twenty-eighth Mississippi cavalry regiments and the Fourth, Col.
5th he reported that he brought 3,100 out of Tennessee and had since received several hundred more.ned to command in northern Mississippi and west Tennessee; and Lee in southern Mississippi and east l Forrest made a famous expedition through west Tennessee, transferring the theatre of raids and dep garrison to surrender. Returning then to west Tennessee, he was in undisputed possession of the te of property, and relieved the patriots of West Tennessee from the hourly dread in which they have burned to Memphis. During Forrest's stay in Tennessee a force of negro soldiers marched from VicksBrig.-Gen. James R. Chalmers— First brigade, Tennessee cavalry, Col. James J. Neely —Second brigadetroy Sherman's railroad communications in middle Tennessee, but being informed of Sturgis' approach nd six pieces of artillery into middle and west Tennessee he could do some good and recruit his commepared in October for another sojourn in western Tennessee, on the 16th ordering Colonel Bell to mo[5 more...]<
ly illustrated than on that gloomy November evening when the army of George H. Thomas, brought to bay on the Harpeth river, was fiercely assailed by the Confederates. At this battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864, the armies of Mississippi and Tennessee lost so many brave officers and men that the fact they were afterward able to besiege Nashville, rather than their defeat there, is a matter of wonder. The Mississippi brigades of Cheatham's and Stewart's corps went forward in the general assa the James, until they filed off exhausted and intrenched south of Petersburg. Here, also, Mississippians did their full share of the desperate fighting. Humphreys brigade, after spending the winter and early spring amid great privations in East Tennessee and sharing the military operations in that region, joined Lee's army at Orange Court House, and subsequently fought with its division, commanded by General Kershaw. The brigade still included the Thirteenth Mississippi, Maj. G. L. Donald, L
on to lieutenant-general, assumed command of the district of Mississippi, East Louisiana and West Tennessee. From his headquarters at Verona he issued a circular giving notice of his authority and ind, Gen. Marcus J. Wright was assigned by General Forrest to command of north Mississippi and west Tennessee, and south Mississippi and east Louisiana were put under charge of Gen. Wirt Adams. General s' brigade had 33 officers and 339 men. Meanwhile the Mississippi infantry of the armies of Tennessee and Mississippi had joined the forces under Gen. J. E. Johnston for the defense of the Carolinttalions State Troops. 8 Battalions State Cavalry. 1 Mixed Regiment, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee. 1 Mixed Battalion, Mississippi and Tennessee. I Mixed Mississippi and Alabama Cavalry BTennessee. I Mixed Mississippi and Alabama Cavalry Battalion. 1 Regiment Partisan Rangers. 1 Battalion Partisan Rangers. 5 Battalions Sharpshooters. 1 Artillery Regiment. 1 Artillery Battalion. 1 Artillery Battery. Jeff Davis Legion, mixed M
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