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heard of the sharp-shooters. The daring displayed by both officers and men deserves especial consideration. But one of my men was hurt, Corporal Moneypenny, shot through the leg. The skirmishing in which my command took part on the days succeeding this was of an uneventful character, and I forego the details. Wm. W. Berry, Lieut.-Col. Commanding L. L., Fifth Kentucky Vol. Infantry. Report of Colonel Enyart. headquarters First Kentucky volunteers, camp near Murfreesboro, Tenn., January 8. General: I have the honor to make the following report of the operations of the first regiment Kentucky volunteer infantry, during the late engagement: Pursuant to orders we left our camp near Nashville on the morning of the twenty-sixth ultimo, and proceeded toward Murfreesboro on the direct route. Arriving within one mile of La Vergne about four o'clock that evening, a considerable force of the enemy were discovered on the left of the road, and the First brigade, Second division,
Doc. 92.-General Carter's expedition. General Wright's report. headquarters, Cincinnati, January 8. Major-General Halleck, General-in-Chief: I have just received a despatch from Major-General George G. Granger that the cavalry force about one thousand strong which he sent to East-Tennessee on the twenty-first ultimo, by my order, under Brigadier-General H. Carter, to destroy the East-Tennessee Railroad, bridges, etc., has been heard from. General Granger has just received a despatch from Gen. Carter at Manchester, Kentucky, stating that on the thirtieth ultimo, he entirely destroyed the Union and Watauga bridges, with ten miles of railroad. Five hundred and fifty rebels were killed, wounded and taken prisoners; seven hundred stand of arms, a large amount of salt and other rebel stores, also, a locomotive and several cars, were captured and destroyed. A brisk skirmish took place at the Watauga bridge and another at Jonesville. We lost but ten men. This expediti
to defend the Constitution and support the Government of the United States and this State, not only with words, but by the sacrifice of their lives, as they have so abundantly proved by their conduct on the now still more memorable day, the eighth of January. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, C. B. Holland, Brig.-Gen. Commanding Fourth District, E. M.M. To Col. Wm. D. Wood, Acting Adjutant-General, Mo. New-York times account. Springfield, Mo., Monday, January 12, 1863. On Thursday, the eighth of January, the anniversary of the battle of New-Orleans, a body of rebels under Marmaduke, attacked the city of Springfield, Mo. A battle was fought in the southern suburbs of the town, and the enemy was promptly and effectually repulsed. So much the telegraph informed the readers of the Times, several days ago. If steam will do its work as well as lightning, they shall now have a detailed and authentic account of the fight. General Marmaduke, the commander of the re
al account. United States ship St. Lawrence, Key West, February 17, 1863. Sir: Having seen in several papers an account of the loss, and also the armament of the United States steamship Hatteras, I wish to state these facts. On the eighth of January we received orders in New-Orleans to take a draft of men, who had belonged to the Westfield, to the Brooklyn, the flag-ship at Galveston, and commence operations at that place. We arrived on the tenth, and on that afternoon commenced bombaer of darkness, would be crowned with success, and consequently put an end to or delay for an indefinite time this part of their campaign. The pros and cons of this matter were fully discussed, and pronounced feasible. Accordingly, on the eighth of January we shaped our course for Galveston, and at midday of the eleventh the lookout reported six men-of-war at anchor off the bar. In accordance with our prearranged plans, (for night attacks,) we hauled in shore, taking the bearings of the fleet
A curious will.--John A. Tainter, who died in Hartford, Ct., left all his property, about one million dollars, to his wife and two daughters. In his will he forbids either of his daughters to marry a foreigner, or a native of a Southern or slaveholding State, under penalty of forfeiting her interest in the property.--New-York Tribune, January 8.
Nationals Frightened by A Rooster.--One of the soldiers of General T. R. R. Cobb's brigade has a game-cock, which he had with him on the day of the battle of Fredericksburgh. By a trick, or signal, which they had taught him, the soldiers could make the cock crow whenever they chose. Upon each advance of the enemy, just before our sharp-shooters opened upon them, the cock's clear, shrill clarion rung out on the sulphurous air. This strange defiance, while it cheered and amused our boys, fell with a depressing effect upon the ears of the enemy. When the foe retired to return no more, the cock, with repeated crows, sounded the victory.--Savannah Republican, January 8.
r. Although I had then, for some time, ceased to visit the President, under the impulse of this renewed note of danger to the country I drove immediately to the executive mansion, and for the last time appealed to him to take such prompt measures as were evidently necessary to avert the impending calamity. The result was even more unsatisfactory than that of former efforts had been. On the same day the special message of the President on the state of the Union, dated the day previous (January 8), was submitted to Congress. This message was accompanied by the first letter of the South Carolina commissioners to the President, with his answer, but of course not by their rejoinder, which he had declined to receive. Buchanan, in his memoirs, complains that immediately after the reading of his message, this rejoinder (which he terms an insulting letter) was presented by me to the Senate, and by that body received and entered upon its journal. Buchanan's Administration, Chapt. X, p.
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 11: (search)
hat of enabling the two armies to act as an unit, would be removed. * * * * The same objection will exist probably not to so great an extent, however, if the movement is made in more than one column. This will have to be with an army of the size we will be obliged to use. Heretofore I have refrained from suggesting what might be done in other commands than my own, in cooperation with it, or even to think much over the matter. But, as you have kindly asked me in your letter of the 8th of January, only just received, for an interchange of views on our present situation, I will write you again in a day or two, going outside of my own operations. U. S. Grant, Major-General. Afterward, when General Grant was made Lieutenant-General and ordered East, turning over his command at Nashville to General Sherman, he sent the latter a copy of the above letter for his guidance. Four days after thus unfolding his plan for the Atanta and Gulf campaign to General Halleck, and while G
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
s were victorious. Immediately afterwards the British withdrew to their ships and departed. See Jackson, Andrew; New Orleans. In the legislature of Louisiana, assembled at Baton Rouge in special session, Dec. 10, 1860, the Union sentiment was powerful, yet not sufficiently so to arrest mischief to the commonwealth. An effort was made to submit the question of Convention or no convention to the people, but it failed, and an election of delegates to a convention was ordered to be held on Jan. 8, the anniversary of Jackson's victory at New Orleans. On that occasion the popular vote was small, but it was of such a complexion that the Confederates were hopeful. The convention met at Baton Rouge, Jan. 23. The legislature had convened there on the 21st. The number of delegates in the convention was 130. Ex-Gov. Alexander Mouton was chosen president, and J. Thomas Wheat, secretary. Commissioners from South Carolina and Alabama were there, and were invited to seats in the convention;
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
unt Zion......Dec. 28, 1861 New Madrid captured by General Pope......March 14, 1862 Independence captured by the Confederates......Aug. 11, 1862 Battle at Newtonia, Confederates victorious......Sept. 30, 1862 Andrew Allsman, an aged citizen of Palmyra, taken in a raid by Col. John C. Porter's band in September, and not heard of afterwards; General McNeil in retaliation shot ten of Porter's raiders......Oct. 18, 1862 Confederate Gen. John S. Marmaduke repulsed at Springfield, Jan. 8, and at Hartsville......Jan. 11, 1863 Gen. John H. McNeil repulses General Marmaduke in a battle at Cape Girardeau......April 26, 1863 Ordinance adopted by the State convention, ordaining that slavery should cease, July 4, 1870, subject to provisions with regard to age, etc.......July 1, 1863 Death of Governor Gamble......Jan. 31, 1864 Robbery and general massacre of citizens and Federal soldiers in Centralia by guerilla band under Bill Anderson......Sept. 27, 1864 General Pri
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