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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 19 1 Browse Search
James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 9 1 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Raid of Forrest's cavalry on the Tennessee river in 1864. (search)
rps, which I had the honor to command, namely, Walton's and Morton's, the former composed of two tenor below. Lieutenant W. O. Hunter's section — Walton's battery — of twenty-pounder Parrotts under the personal command of Captain E. S. Walton, was placed in the upper fort at Fort Heiman. Lieutenants Landing, and Lieutenant Trantham's section — Walton's battery--Sergeant Crozier commanding, was ord open upon her. This was promptly followed by Walton's heavy Parrotts, and with such effect that he. Not to be outdone, private Dick Clinton, of Walton's battery, and private T. H. Sack Moore, of Moawl, pulled for the boat, and on boarding her, Walton's Confederate battery flag was nailed to the fl-directed shots from Brown's Rodmans and from Walton's 6-inch Parrotts caused her to raise the whitenemy by Colonel D. C. Kelley, attended by Captain Walton) and Rice's battery were placed at the mouon which the two twenty-pounder Parrott guns — Walton's battery — had been placed as armament.
First Mississippi Rangers (Seventh regiment later), Lieut.-Col. Samuel M. Hyams, Jr.; Fifth Mississippi, Lieut.--Col. Nathaniel Wickliffe; Second Missouri; Crew's Tennessee battalion; Willis' Texas battalion; Hudson's Mississippi battery, Lieut. E. S. Walton—Sixth brigade, Col. Edmund W. Rucker: Eighth Mississippi, Col. William L. Duff; Eighteenth Mississippi, Lieut.-Col. Alexander H. Chalmers; Seventh Tennessee, Col. W. L. Duckworth. Division of Brig.-Gen. Abraham Buford—Third brigade, Kentua loss to the enemy of 3,360 men, a number equal to his own command, 800 horses, a great amount of arms and artillery, and the destruction of the railroad from Decatur to Spring Hill. In this expedition, the Pettus Flying artillery, under Lieut. E. S. Walton, did valuable service. During the same period there was some Federal activity in southwest Mississippi, in the district commanded by Hodge, and Scott's brigade had an opportunity for some effective skirmishing in the vicinity of Woodvil
nd at 7 o'clock the next morning an assault was ordered. Hudson's battery, commanded by Lieut. E. S. Walton; a section of Morton's battery, Lieut. Jo. M. Mayson commanding; the other section of Morthe Tennessee river, Col. D. C. Kelley's brigade, with a section of Hudson's battery under Lieutenant Walton, was moved to Eastport. On the 10th the enemy moved up the river with two gunboats and thsked his forces until the enemy landed a brigade of infantry and three pieces of artillery, when Walton opened upon them with his guns. Two shots penetrated one gunboat, and a shell was exploded in oennesseeans. No artillery officer with two guns ever rendered more effective service than Lieutenant Walton. Every shot was a successful one, and it is not surprising that the discomfited Hoge magnoralized command, 100 or more miles distant, at Johnsonville, doubtless listening to the echo of Walton's guns. The fruits of the expedition to north Alabama and Tennessee were 3,360 of the enemy,