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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 191 93 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 185 3 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. 182 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 156 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 145 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 128 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 106 18 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 103 3 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 84 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 80 0 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: October 21, 1862., [Electronic resource], Confederate account of the battle of Perryville. (search)
On the evening of the 7th a portion of the right wing of the army of the Mississippi (Cheatham's division, composed of Donelson's, Stuart's, and Maney's brigades,) moved from Harrodsburg to Perryville, where they rested on their arms in line of baty at Columbus, Ky.) Cheatham's division was now about three-fourths of a mile from the enemy and in line of battle, Donelson's brigade being in advance. The ground between us and the enemy was broken, but without timber. It was found necesason and because of the superiority of their guns — Carnes was ordered to advance, and was in this movement supported by Donelson's brigade. We advanced about one-fourth of a mile, and the enemy finding their position untenable retired to another. n eighty yards they opened on us with musketry, and now the fight became general. About this time Maney's Brigade, with Donelson's, were sent round to the enemy's extreme left to capture a battery which had been so destructive to us. The battery was
d East Tennessee to follow him rapidly and defeat him in a great battle, when we would be able to resume our march as before indicated. We must, however, as soon as practicable, construct strong works to command the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, for otherwise our communication would be cut off by the enemy as soon as these two rivers shall have risen sufficiently to admit the entrance of their gunboats and transports. The best positions for said works are about forty miles below Forts Donelson and Henry, not far from Eddysville, where those two rivers come within one and a half miles of each other. I am informed there is at that point a commanding elevation, where a strong field work could be constructed for a garrison of about twenty five hundred or three throusand men, when could hold out (with ample provisions and ammunition) against a large armay. Under the guns of this work and along the bank of each river a series of batteries armed with the heaviest guns (eight, nine,