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he command of General Herron, and a large body of rebel guerrillas, resulting, after an hour's duration, in the utter rout of the rebels, leaving eight dead on the field, some wounded, all their baggage and many of their wagons. The United States gunboat Clifton captured a rebel schooner with eighteen bales of cotton on board, in Matagorda Bay, Texas. The cotton was transferred to the gunboat, and the schooner burned.--A fight took place at Putnam's Ferry, Mo., between a force of Union troops under the command of Colonel Lewis, Twenty-third Iowa, and a body of rebels numbering about one thousand five hundred, in which the latter were defeated with a loss of several killed and over forty taken prisoners. A skirmish took place near Labadieville, La., between a force of Union troops under the command of General Weitzel, and a body of rebels under Colonel J. P. McPheeters, resulting in the rout of the latter with great loss. Colonel McPheeters was among the killed.--(Doc. 16.)
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 6.79 (search)
rtile region between the Mississippi and the Atchafalaya. With the funds of the army, four light-draught gun-boats, the Estrella, Calhoun, Kinsman, and Diana, were quickly built, equipped, turned over to the navy, and sent to Berwick Bay, under Commander T. McKean Buchanan. When all was ready Weitzel took transports, under convoy, landed below Donaldsonville, entered the town, and on the 27th of October moved on Thibodeaux, the heart of the district. At Georgia Landing, two miles above Labadieville, he encountered the Confederates under Brigadier-General Alfred Mouton, consisting of the 18th and 33d Louisiana, Crescent and Terre Bonne regiments, Ralston's and Semmes's batteries, and 2d Louisiana Cavalry,--in all reported by Mouton as 1392 strong; they had taken up a defensive position on both sides of the bayou. After a short but spirited engagement, Mouton's force was routed and pursued about four miles. Mouton then called in his other troops, burned the bridges, and evacuated the
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
etake New Orleans, and he sent out some aggressive expeditions. The most important movement of this kind was to repossess the rich district of La Fourche, on the west side of the Mississippi, and for that purpose he sent the gallant Weitzel, .then a brigadier-general, with a brigade of infantry, with artillery and Barnet's cavalry. Late in October, Weitzel landed at Donaldsonville, and traversed the region in its rear and south of it with very little difficulty, after a sharp fight near Labadieville on the 27th. October. The Confederates, under McPheeters, were there on both sides of the Bayou La Fourche, with six pieces of artillery. Weitzel brought up his cannon and moved to the attack, with the Thirteenth Connecticut and Seventy-fifth New York in advance. A battle was soon opened, in which the Eighth New Hampshire and Twelfth Connecticut gallantly co-operated with the other two regiments. The batteries of Thompson and Carruth did eminent service. The Confederates were driven
Doc. 16.-battle at Labadieville, La. Official report of General Butler. headquarters Department of the Gulf, New-Orleans, November 2, 1862. Major-General H. W. Halleck, Commander-inchief United States Army: I have the honor to recount of my floating bridge, and in this order moved down the bayou. At eleven o'clock, when I was about two miles above Labadieville, I received the report that the enemy was in force about one mile ahead, on the left bank, and that they had six piecet communication, I informed you that this brigade had marched on this place, after the spirited and decisive action at Labadieville. This engagement took place at a point three miles below Napoleonville. These is a steamboat landing here called Geoormed that the commander of the confederate forces at Bayou des Allemands, on learning the result of the engagement at Labadieville, or Napoleonville, shot seven prisoners belonging to the Eighth Vermont regiment. The supposed reasons for this act o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1893 (search)
quarters from the St. Charles to a private residence. At the beginning of September, 1862, Butler was satisfied that the Confederates had abandoned all ideas of attempting to retake New Orleans, so he proceeded to repossess some of the rich districts of Louisiana. He sent Gen. Godfrey Weitzel with a brigade of infantry, with artillery, and Barnet's cavalry, late in October, into the region of the district of La Fourche, west of the Mississippi. On Oct. 27 Weitzel had a sharp fight at Labadieville with Confederates under General McPheeters. They were on both sides of the Bayou La Fourche, with six pieces of cannon. These Weitzel attacked with musketry and cannon. The Confederates were driven and pursued about 4 miles. Weitzel lost eighteen killed and seventy-four wounded. He captured 268 prisoners and one cannon. He then proceeded to open communication with New Orleans by the bayou and the railway connecting Brashear (afterwards Morgan) City with it. The whole country was aband
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Louisiana, 1862 (search)
Cavalry (Co's "A," "B," "C"); 1st Native Guard Colored Infantry. MASSACHUSETTS--6th Battery Light Arty. MAINE--1st Battery Light Arty. NEW HAMPSHIRE--8th Infantry. NEW YORK--75th Infantry. VERMONT--8th Infantry. Oct. 25: Capture of DonaldsonvilleCONNECTICUT--12th and 13th Infantry. LOUISIANA--1st Cavalry (Co's "A," "B," "C"). MAINE--1st Battery Light Arty. MASSACHUSETTS--6th Battery Light Arty. NEW HAMPSHIRE--8th Infantry. NEW YORK--75th Infantry. Oct. 27: Action, Georgia Landing, near LabadievilleCONNECTICUT--12th and 13th Infantry. LOUISIANA--1st Cavalry (Co's "A," "B," "C"). MAINE--1st Battery Light Arty. MASSACHUSETTS--6th Battery Light Arty. NEW HAMPSHIRE--8th Infantry. NEW YORK--75th Infantry. VERMONT--8th Infantry. Union loss, 18 killed, 74 wounded, 5 missing. Total, 97. Nov. 1-6: Operations in Berwick BayU. S. Navy. Nov. 3: Action, Bayou TecheINDIANA--21st Infantry (1st H. A.); Gunboats "Diana," "Kinsman," "Estelle," "St. Mary" and "Calhoun." Union loss, 6 killed, 7 wounde
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Louisiana, 1864 (search)
ANA--16th Infantry (Detachment). Loss, 16 missing. Sept. 4: Affair, DonaldsonvilleAttack on Couriers from Plaquemine. Sept. 4: Skirmish, Camp MarengoUNITED STATES--63d Colored Infantry. Sept. 6-7: Exp. from Morganza to Bayou SaraUNITED STATES--62d and 67th Colored Infantry. Sept. 7-11: Expeditions to Grand Lake, Grand River, Lake Fausse Point, Bayou Pigeon and Lake NatchezILLINOIS--12th Cavalry. INDIANA--16th (Mounted) Infantry (Detachment). WISCONSIN--11th Infantry. Sept. 8: Affair, LabadievilleINDIANA--16th Mounted Infantry (Detachment). Sept. 9: Skirmish, Bayou CornINDIANA--16th Mounted Infantry. Sept. 9-12: Expeditions from Fort Pike to Pearl RiverUNITED STATES--74th Colored Infantry. Sept. 11: Skirmish, Hodge's PlantationILLINOIS--118th Mounted Infantry. Sept. 13-17: Exp. from Morganza to Fausse RiverNEW YORK--2d Veteran Cavalry. Sept. 13: Skirmish, Bayou MaringowinNEW YORK--2d Veteran Cavalry. Sept. 14: Skirmish, Bullitt's BayouUNITED STATES--63d Colored Infantry. Loss
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Connecticut Volunteers. (search)
ovington July 27. Operations in District of La Fourche October 24-November 6. Occupation of Donaldsonville October 25. Action at Georgia Landing, near Labadieville, October 27. Duty in District of La Fourche till February, 1863. Expedition to Bayou Teche January 13-15. Action with steamer Cotton January 14. Mo September 14-15. Operations in District of La Fourche October 24-November 6. Occupation of Donaldsonville October 25. Action at Georgia Landing, near Labadieville, October 27. Thibodeauxville October 28. Duty at Thibodeauxville till December 27. Moved to Baton Rouge December 27, and duty there till March, 1863. e till April 1, then at Napoleonville, Terre Bonne; Company K at Tigersville, Company A at Bayou Boeuf till March 1, thence moved to Bayou des Allemands and to Labadieville April 1; Company E at Bayou Romans till March 1, Companies E and I at La Fourche March 1. Duty at these points till June. Company A moved to Bayou Boeuf
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Indiana Volunteers. (search)
y 13-20. Wilson's Landing May 14. Avoyelle's Prairie May 15. Mansure May 16. Morganza May 28. Ordered to report to General Cameron, and assigned to frontier and patrol duty in District of Lafourche, Dept. of the Gulf, till June, 1865. Action at Berwick August 27, 1864. Expedition to Natchez Bayou August 30-September 2. Near Gentilly's Plantation September 1. Expedition to Grand Lake, Grand River, Lake Fosse Point, Bayou Pigeon and Lake Natchez September 7-11. Labadieville September 8. Bayou Corn September 9. Expedition from Terre Bonne to Bayou Grand Caillou November 19-27. Bayou Grand Caillou November 23. Expedition from Morganza to Morgan's Ferry, Archafalaya River, December 13-14. Expedition from Brashear City to Amite River February 10-13, 1865. Expedition to Grand Glaze and Bayou Goula February 14-18 (Cos. B, F, K ). Scout to Bayou Goula March 23-24 (Co. K ). Skirmish Grand Bayou April 4. Expedition to Bayou Goula April 19
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Louisiana Volunteers. (search)
eans, La., till October, 1862. Operations in District of La Fourche October 24-November 6. Capture of Donaldsonville October 25. Georgia Landing, near Labadieville, October 27. Engagement on Bayou Teche and capture of Gunboat Cotton January 14, 1863. Skirmish at Indian Village January 28. Operations on Bayou Plaq 1863. Service. Operations in La Fourche District October 24-November 6, 1862. Capture of Donaldsonville October 25. Action at Georgia Landing near Labadieville October 27. Duty at Baton Rouge and in the District of La Fourche till May, 1863. Advance on Port Hudson May 20-24. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9s to June, 1863. Service. Operations in La Fourche District October 24-November 6, 1862. Capture of Donaldsonville October 25. Georgia Landing near Labadieville October 27. Duty in La Fourche District and Defenses of New Orleans till January, 1863. Garrison at Ship Island, Miss., January 9 to June, 1863. East
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