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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 7 (search)
had been engaged was covered by Loring with his division; Featherston's and Buford's brigades protecting Stevenson's and Bowen's divisions in their retreat; and Tilghman's resisting the advance of the enemy by the Raymond road. Tilghman himself fell in this duty, while encouraging his troops, when hardest pressed, by his brave Tilghman himself fell in this duty, while encouraging his troops, when hardest pressed, by his brave example. By the time that Stevenson's and Bowen's divisions had crossed Baker's Creek, the Federal troops were so near the stream as to render its passage by Loring's division impracticable; so that officer marched southward, and, after passing entirely beyond the enemy's left, turned to the east and led his division to Jacksohere are so many points by which I can be flanked that I fear I shall be compelled to withdraw; if so, the position at Snyder's Mill will also be untenable. General Tilghman was killed yesterday. I have about sixty days rations in Vicksburg and Snyder's Mill. I respectfully await your orders. Soon after reading this letter,
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
Grand Gulf, directed two regiments and a field-battery of Tilghman's brigade, which had been withdrawn from the Big Black Brnd. At this time, information was received from Brigadier General Tilghman that the enemy was in force opposite Baldwin's Fan's brigade, about fifteen hundred, at Big Black Bridge; Tilghman's brigade, fifteen hundred, now at Baldwin's Ferry, I havin will follow in rear of the entire column. 9. Should Tilghman's brigade arrive after the departure of the column, it wiGeneral Loring, ordering him to move all but one brigade (Tilghman's, which was directed to hold the Raymond road and cover e, and a staff-officer immediately dispatched to Brigadier-General Tilghman, who was directed to hold the Raymond road at alay 11, 1863. General Gregg: From information from General Tilghman, of the enemy being in force opposite the ferry at Bato seventeen thousand five hundred (it must be remembered Tilghman's brigade was west of Big Black guarding the important ap