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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, May, 1863. (search)
on the bank that the gunboats really had retreated; and at 5.30 our doubts were set at rest, to our great satisfaction, by descrying the Confederate flag flying from Fort Beauregard, high above the little town of Harrisonburg. After we had landed, I presented my letter of introduction from General Hebert to Colonel Logan, who commands the fort. He introduced me to a German officer, the engineer. They gave me an account of the attack and repulse of the four Federal gunboats under Commodore Woodford, and supposed to have been the Pittsburg ironclad), the General Price, the Arizona, and another. Fort Beauregard is a much more formidable looking work than I expected to see, and its strength had evidently been much underrated at Munroe. A hill 190 feet high, which rises just in rear of Harrisonburg, has been scarped and fortified. It is situated at an angle of the river, and faces, a long reach of two miles. The gunboats, after demanding an unconditional surrender, which
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Promoted Major-General of Volunteers-Unoccupied territory-advance upon Nashville-situation of the troops-confederate retreat- relieved of the command-restored to the command-general Smith (search)
me to hold this side at every hazard. If the enemy should assume the offensive, and I am assured by reliable persons that in view of my position such is his intention, my force present is altogether inadequate, consisting of only 15,000 men. I have to request you, therefore, to come forward with all the available force under your command. So important do I consider the occasion that I think it necessary to give this communication all the force of orders, and I send four boats, the Diana, Woodford, John Rain, and Autocrat, to bring you up. In five or six days my force will probably be sufficient to relieve you. Very respectfully, your ob't srv't, D. C. Buell, Brigadier-General Comd'g. P. S.-The steamers will leave here at 12 o'clock to-night. General Smith said this order was nonsense. But I told him it was better to obey it. The General replied, of course I must obey, and said his men were embarking as fast as they could. I went on up to Nashville and inspected the p
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 15: (search)
ddess of liberty surrounded by lovely young ladies, each representing a State and bearing a placard Welcome. At the feet of the goddess sat five very small girls representing the territories. On the platform as speakers were General Logan, General Woodford, General Fuller, General Julius White, Reverend G. C. Trusdell, General R. J. Oglesby, Governor Cullom, John C. Barker, Colonel E. B. Sherman, Captain J. S. Curtiss, Colonel Mann, Emery A. Storrs, E. A. Filkins, Judge R. S. Tuthill, Mayor Ha, The Mexican War ; General Wilson, Army of the Cumberland ; General Pope, The other armies ; Robert G. Ingersoll, The volunteer soldiers ; Emery A. Storrs, The patriotic people ; General Thomas C. Fletcher, Woman ; Mark Twain, Our babies ; General Woodford, Army of the Potomac ; General Schofield, The Army. After the cheering, as the speakers concluded, the bands gave some martial air, which frequently started the whole company to singing, and, as among so many there were fine voices, the e
and skill in the intricate details of political management, together with the high sense of honor and manliness which directed his action in such matters. Speaking of the influences of Menard County, he wrote: If she and Mason act circumspectly, they will in the convention be able so far to enforce their rights as to decide absolutely which one of the candidates shall be successful. Let me show the reason of this. Hardin, or some other Morgan candidate, will get Putnam, Marshall, Woodford, Tazewell, and Logan [counties], making sixteen. Then you and Mason, having three, can give the victory to either side. You say you shall instruct your delegates for me, unless I object. I certainly shall not object. That would be too pleasant a compliment for me to tread in the dust. And, besides, if anything should happen (which, however, is not probable) by which Baker should be thrown out of the fight, I would be at liberty to accept the nomination if I could get it. I do, however,
eir approach, or was on the look-out, and escaped from the house just as the party approached. He was pursued, and so hot was the pursuit, that he dropped his blanket and sword, but reaching some thick brush, managed to escape. The party then proceeded to other parts of Andrew and Gentry Counties, and arrested some twenty men whom Edmundson had recruited for his gang. They were all carried to Saint Joseph's and confined.--St. Joseph's Journal, May 8. General Dumont, with portions of Woodford's and Smith's Kentucky cavalry, and Wynkoop's Pennsylvania cavalry, attacked eight hundred of Morgan's and Woods's rebel cavalry at Lebanon, Kentucky, and after an hour's fight completely routed them.--(Doc. 22.) D. B. Lathrop, operator on the United Stated military telegraph, died at Washington, D. C., from injuries received by the explosion of a torpedo, placed by the rebels in the deserted telegraph-office at Yorktown, Va. The rebel guerrilla, Jeff. Thompson, attacked and dispe
Hall and jail at Hampton by the United States troops :-- This is the second time in its history that it has been fired by the enemy. In the war of the first Revolution, the English squadron, annoyed by the gallant exploits of two young officers, Samuel and James Daron, attacked Hampton and put the most of it in flames; not, however, without encountering a most gallant resistance from the Hamptonians, supported by the celebrated Culpepper Minute Men — the united force under command of Col. Woodford, who subsequently fell in one of the battles of the Revolution. No spot in Virginia is invested with more thrilling romance and historic interest than Hampton and its immediate vicinity. It was visited in 1607 by Capt. John Smith, then an Indian town called Kccaughtan. Here Smith and his party were regaled with corn cakes, and exchanged for them trinkets and beads. The locality was settled from Jamestown in 1610, and was incorporated a century afterward as the town of Ye Shire of E
telling him they had heard his beauty complimented. He asked for the compliment, got it, and drily remarked, that it was rather an equivocal recommendation of his pretty face. Almost every officer fought gun in hand, except Cols. Coburn and Woodford, who were armed with navies. Captain Hauser, Adjutant Durham, Capt. Dille, Lieutenants Maze and Scott, more than the men themselves, blazed away at the rebels. What could not men do with such examples set them. When part of the Kentucky boys ack, ran up to the captain's side, saying, Yes, cap., and I'll stay and die with you. He did stay, and others followed his example. In the afternoon when the fighting had ceased, Gen. Schoepff came over to the hill, and taking Cols. Coburn and Woodford by the hand in the presence of the boys, thanked them for saving the hill, for it saved Camp Wildcat and prevented a retreat of our whole force to the other side of the river. Just then a shower of balls whizzed around, and one knocking the dir
and danger, occupying several days. Several gunboats and transports, being unable then to ascend the river, remained at Alexandria, or returned to the Mississippi. While at Alexandria, Major-General McPherson, commanding at Vicksburg, called for the immediate return of the Marine Brigade--a part of General Smith's command — to protect the Mississippi, for which service it had been specially organized. The transports of this brigade were unable to pass above Alexandria. The hospital boat Woodford had been wrecked on the rapids in attempting the passage up. The troops were suffering from small pox, which pervaded all the transports, and they were reported in condition of partial mutiny. It was not supposed, at that time, that a depot or garrison at Alexandria would be required, and this command, being without available land or water transportation, was permitted to return to the Mississippi, in compliance with the demands of General McPherson. This reduced the strength of the advan
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3.27 (search)
mpanies: A, B, C, F, G, H and K. The parts, or smaller companies, were commanded about as follows: Captain Willis S. Roberts, of Scott county; Captain Frank Scott, of McLean county; Captain Ben. I. Monroe, of Frankfort; Captain Thomas Steele, of Woodford; Captain Thomas W. Thompson, of Louisville, and Captain William Blanchard, of Mason county. I think it probable that company H was also made up of two or three parts of companies, commanded respectively by William P. Bramlette, of Nicholas; Joe, of Uniontown; Company D, Captain Willis S. Roberts, of Scott county, which had blended with Captain Scott, of McLean, Scott being made First Lieutenant; Company E, Captain Benjamin I. Monroe, of Frankfort, which blended with Captain Steele, of Woodford, Steel being made First Lieutenant; Company F, Captain John A. Adair, of Green county; Company G, Captain Tandy L. Trice, of Trigg county; Company H, Captain William P. Bramlette, of Nicholas; Company I, Captain Thomas W. Thompson, of Louisville
rt Marshall J. Haringhorst Mason J. S. Chamberlain Mason J. W. Mathews McDon'h J. C. Thompson McDon'h Thos. A. Masteve McDon'h Wm. H. Neece McDon'h R. Caswell McLean J. C. Springer McLean T. Alexander Putnam W. H. G. Burney Putnam H. B. Kays Putnam E. S. Wilson Richland J. W. Barrett Sangamon W. T. Barrett Sangamon Jacob Epler Sangamon B. B. Piper Sangamon W. M. Springer Sangamon E. Edmonston Schuyler P. L. Campbell Schuyler J. Montgomery Schuyler J. C. Fox Schuyler J. N. Ward Schuyler G. W. Mentz Schuyler F. B. Thompson Shelby Reuben Ruessier Shelby W. Friend Wabash C. Z. Landes Wabash C. H. Wright Peoria John Oug Putnam M. Richardson Shelby M. Shallenberger Stark J. B. Smit Stevenson J. L. Carr Vermillion John Donlar Vermillion J. B. McCourtney Warren N. K. Poeffer Warren John Hanna Warren G. W. Aiken Williamson R. M. Hendley Williamson C. A. Richardson Woodford
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