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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 2: civil and military operations in Missouri. (search)
ivil affairs in Missouri, 55. promises of protection to slavery movements of the Missouri traitors a military despotism proclaimed, 56. operations of Hardee, Thompson, and Pillow, 57. measures for annexing Missouri to the Confederacy, 58. General Fremont in command in the Western Department his embarrassments, 59. aspect ome without them. We will strike your foes like a Southern thunderbolt, and soon our camp-fires will illuminate the Merrimac and Missouri. Come, turn out. Jeff. Thompson, Brig.-General Comd'g. Many Missourians who had fled from the State, late in May and early in June, had entered the Tennessee Army. It was desirable to have these and other exiled citizens of that State organized for home duty, and Thompson was sent to Memphis for that purpose. There, on the 14th of June, a meeting of Missourians was held, and in a series of resolutions they asked Pillow for quarters and subsistence, and the release from service in the Tennessee Army, such Missou
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
oward Bird's Point and Cape Girardeau; and Jeff. Thompson, the guerrilla, contented himself with eccof the Confederate forces under Polk, Pillow, Thompson, and Hardee, as to cut off their supplies froed a signal victory over the guerrilla chief, Thompson (who was called the Swamp Fox, and his comman command at Cape Girardeau at that time. General Thompson and Colonel Lowe had been roaming at willjor Schofield's Battery. to engage and occupy Thompson until Plummer's arrival. They formed a juncthis defeat and dispersion completely broke up Thompson's guerrilla organization for a time, which wae next day by a dispatch, Nov. 2. saying, Jeff. Thompson is at Indian Ford of the St. Fran901s Riveand Bird's Point, to assist Carlin in driving Thompson into Arkansas, he was ready to move quickly al Oglesby to Commerce and Sikeston, to pursue Thompson in conjunction with some troops from Ironton,interfering with Grant's troops in pursuit of Thompson. General Charles F. Smith, a soldier of ra[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 6: the Army of the Potomac.--the Trent affair.--capture of Roanoke Island. (search)
protest against the act, and demands their release, we must give them up, apologize for the act as a violation of our doctrines, and thus forever bind her over to keep the peace in relation to neutrals, and so acknowledge that she has been wrong for sixty years. For more than a hundred years Great Britain had denied the sanctity of a neutral ship, when her interests seemed to require its violation. That Power had acquired full supremacy of the seas at the middle of the last century, and Thompson had written that offering to British pride, the song of Rule Britannia, boastingly asserting that--When Britain first, at Heaven's command, Arose from out the azure main, This was the charter of the land, And guardian angels sung the strain-- Rule Britannia! Britannia rules the waves I Britons never shall be slaves! Conscious of its might, Great Britain made a new law of nations, for its own benefit, in 1756. Frederick the Great of Prussia had declared that the goods of an enemy canno
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 9: events at Nashville, Columbus, New Madrid, Island number10, and Pea Ridge. (search)
capture Columbus, with its troops and munitions of war. When Foote returned to Cairo from Clarkesville, he collected a flotilla of six gun-boats, commanded respectively by Captains Davis, Walke, and Stembel, and Lieutenants-commanding Paulding, Thompson, and Shirk; four mortar-boats, under the general command of Lieutenant-commanding Phelps, assisted by Lieutenant Ford, of the Ordnance Corps, and Captain George Johnson, of Cincinnati; and three transports. The latter bore a small land force of is about ten miles above it. The islands in the Mississippi, from the mouth of the Ohio River downward, are distinguished by numbers, this, as its name implies, being the tenth. to which many of the troops went, had been much strengthened by Jeff. Thompson, See page 58. who had occupied it for some time, and had strong military works there, one of which was called Fort Thompson. This was an irregular bastioned work, mounting fourteen heavy guns, and situated about half a mile below New Ma
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 10: General Mitchel's invasion of Alabama.--the battles of Shiloh. (search)
e Twentieth, Sixty-eighth, Seventy-sixth, and Seventy-eighth Ohio. To the division were attached Thurber's Missouri and Thompson's Indiana Batteries; also the third battalion of the Fifth Ohio, and third battalion of the Eleventh Illinois cavalry. w in battle order at a little past midnight, and formed the extreme right of the newly established line of the army. Captain Thompson's field guns first awakened the echoes of the forest and brought both armies to their feet. These shelled the Confeon a bluff across a stream and a deep wooded ravine in front of Wallace. The response was vigorous, and Thurber came to Thompson's aid. The conflict was brief. One of the rifled guns of the Confederates was speedily silenced, and its supporters wertory there, and he was now seeking it on the National right. But there he found as determined a foe. Wallace ordered up Thompson's battery, which played upon the moving column with terrible effect until its ammunition was exhausted, when Thurber's w
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 11: operations in Southern Tennessee and Northern Mississippi and Alabama. (search)
. There Memphis was to be defended from invasion by the river from above. Jeff. Thompson was there, with about three thousand troops, and Hollins had collected ther were shielded by bales of cotton, behind which there was a large number of Jeff. Thompson's sharp-shooters, to pick off the officers of the National vessels. The rans's flagship), General Price, General Bragg, General Lovell, Little Rebel, Jeff. Thompson, Sumter, and General Beauregard. now commanded by Commodore Montgomery, in short time after this, when the Confederates, having only four vessels afloat (Thompson, Bragg, Sumter, and Van Dorn), and these badly injured, made for the shore, whnd wounded, is not known. About one hundred of them were made captives. Jeff. Thompson, then in command in Memphis, after providing for the safe flight of his troh to repress the secessionists, or guard the city against the incursions of Jeff. Thompson's guerrillas. All Kentucky, Western Tennessee, and Northern Mississippi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
h 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 and pursued about four miles. Weitzel lost eighteen killed and seventy-four wounded. He captured two hundred and sixty-eight prisoners and one piece of artillery. Weitzel now marched on through the country to open communication with the city by the bayou, and the railway connecting Brashear City with New Orleans. It was almost entirely abandoned by the white people, and the negroes received the victor joyfully as their deliv