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Doc. 17.-the Cairo expedition. Official report of Gen; McClernand. headquarters, District of Cairo, Cairo, ill., January 24. Major-Gen. Henry W. Halleck, Commanding Department of Missouri: sir: Being in temporary command of this district, it becomes my duty to submit the following report of the expedition which left Cairo, on the tenth inst., under order to penetrate the interior of Kentucky in the neighborhood of Columbus and towards Mayfield and Camp Beauregard. The expedition consisted of the Tenth, Eighteenth, part of the Twenty-fifth, the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, Thirty-first and Forty-eighth regiments of infantry, Schwartz and Dresser's batteries of light artillery, Dollin's, O'Harnett's and Carmichael's companies of cavalry, attached to regiments; Schwartz's cavalry company, attached to my brigade, and five companies of Col. T. Lyle Dickey's Fourth regiment of cavalry, numbering of infantry, three thousand nine hundred and ninety-two, of cavalry one thousand and
s plenty of muskets were found in the deserted camp of the rebels, we presume their wishes will be gratified. One man, residing on the Cumberland, had been robbed of six hundred bushels of corn, and he is willing to give the marauders a receipt in full for it, if he can only get a few cracks at them. Capt. Noah, of the Second Minnesota, informs us that a large number of the dead rebels were shot through the head, which shows the precision of the aim of our marksmen. Capt. Kinney's Ohio battery of four rifled and two smooth-bore six-pounders, threw elongated shells charged with shrapnel, which did terrible execution, filling the forest with rebel dead like cordwood. A confederate flag, which was taken from Zollicoffer's intrenchments, was constructed of silk, and bore the following: Presented to the Mountain Rangers, Captain Ashford, by Mrs. W. V. Chardovagne. The banner was exhibited at the Galt House, and was subsequently taken to headquarters. Louisville Journal, Jan. 24.
about the second, ready to cross the Combahee, at Rivers Bridge, on the confines of the Barnwell district. Here it necessarily awaited the left wing, under General Slocum, which had been delayed in passing up along the banks of the Savannah, by the effect of the freshets on the roads, which in many places required to be corduroyed. I had sent the Pontiac to cover these troops and their crossing, at Sister's Ferry, forty-one miles from the city, where this vessel arrived on the twenty-fourth of January, about three days in advance of the column of General Davis. By the seventh of February, the last man of the rear division was over, without molestation; and the Pontiac dropped down the river, anchoring near the city, by reason of a request from the General, to the effect that he considered the presence of some vessel of war necessary. As the left wing had about thirty-five miles to march for its position with the army, it is fair to presume that by the tenth or eleventh, Gen
eventy-five pounds, New England currency. It was acknowledged before Stephen Sewall, Esq., of Salem, his father-in-law; and on the back is this-note: Sold to Stephen Hall, on the 7th of June, 1739. We regret that so little is on record concerning this beloved minister of Christ. With respect to his decease, we have the two following records:-- 1722, Jan. 23: The reverend minister of Meadford dies, Mr. Porter, which married Unkle Sewall's daughter. --S. Sewall's Ms. 1722, midweek, Jan. 24: Just about sunset, Mr. Brattle told me that Mr. Aaron Porter, the desirable pastor of the church in Meadford, was dead of a fever, which much grieved me. --Judge Sewall's Journal. In the burying-ground is a marble slab, with this inscription: Sacred to the memory of Rev. Aaron Porter, the first settled minister of Medford. June 18, 1722: By the advice of the President and Fellows of Harvard College, the town held a fast, to seek divine guidance in procuring a minister; and Rev. Mess
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 6.35 (search)
sburg, proposing to send me a box of eatables. Miss Annie R------u, of Martinsburg, now on a visit to Washington, also wrote to me. January 19th to 22d Sunday.--Lieutenant Bryde and Captain Rankin received boxes of eatables, and generously invited us all to partake of the good things. The chickens, cheese, butter and biscuits were eaten with great relish. January 23d Superintendent Wood gave me a permit to receive clothing from Mr. Coulter of Baltimore, which I forwarded. January 24th and 25th Received a letter from Mr. Alfred Bennett, of Baltimore, telling me a friend of his in Washington would furnish me with any clothing I might need. January 26th to 30th A sentinel summoned me to the Superintendent's office, where I found Mr. Clark, who directed me to receipt for a box of clothing, just forwarded by express by my excellent friend, Mr. J. M. Coulter, of Baltimore. The box had been opened and its contents examined by Clark, who ordered the guard to carry it
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Jackson's Valley campaign of 1862. (search)
tention of advancing further. He aimed at Cumberland. Preparations were at once begun for a movement on New Creek (now called Keyser), but when the orders to march were given, the murmuring and discontent among his troops, especially among those which had recently come under his command, reached such a pitch that he reluctantly abandoned the enterprise and determined to go into winter-quarters. Leaving Loring and his troops at Romney, he returned with his own old brigade to Winchester, January 24th, and disposed his cavalry and militia commands so as to protect the whole border of the district. This expedition, though it had cleared his district of the foe and effectually broken up all plans of the enemy for a winter campaign against Winchester, was disappointing to Jackson, as well as to the public. Though believing that results had been obtained which outweighed all the suffering and loss, he was conscious that the weather, and the lack of cordial support, had prevented the ac
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Captain Irving and the steamer Convoy --supplies for prisoners. (search)
g to the attention of the Federal authorities, but without avail. It was perhaps too just and humane to be formally declined, and therefore resort was had to silence. I have always believed that the reciprocity feature of the proposal prevented its acceptance. Deliveries of food and clothing, except perhaps in the case now and then of individual prisoners, practically ceased after this date, until October, 1864, when, on the 6th day of that month, I varied the form of the proposal of January 24th, hoping that the modification would receive the approval of the Federal authorities, especially as the number of prisoners on both sides had greatly increased, and the Confederate resources had been more than correspondingly diminished. On the 6th of October, 1864, I wrote the following letter: Confederate States of America, war Department, Richmond, Virginia, October 6th, 1864. Major John E. Mulford, Assistant Agent of Exchange: Sir,--As it appears to be more than probable that
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 2: (search)
im so quickly and sharply that Grant said no more on the matter, and went back to Cairo with the idea that his commander thought him guilty of proposing a great military blunder. Grant, however, had been quietly engaged for three weeks in preparing for this move, had studied it carefully, and quite set his heart upon it. He was the more convinced of its feasibility, from a report of a partial reconnoissance of Fort Henry, made by General C. F. Smith, and forwarded to General Halleck on January 24th. Upon reaching Cairo he telegraphed Halleck: Cairo, January 28, 1862. Major-General H. W. Halleck, St. Louis, Mo. With permission I will take Fort Henry on the Tennessee, and establish and hold a large camp there. U. S. Grant, Brigadier-General. On the same day Commodore Foote, then in command of the gun-boats in that section, and in full accord with General Grant, also telegraphed Halleck as follows: Cairo, January 28, 1862. Major-General H. W. Halleck, St.
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XX (search)
satisfactory to the United States, and received the unreserved reply that it would, as I believed, be accepted as satisfactory. In my report to Mr. Seward of January 24, I expressed the belief that even his enemies in France would not be disposed to embarrass the Emperor in respect to Mexico, well satisfied to see him get out o. Bigelow's comprehension of the French view of the Mexican question proved to be perfectly exact. While awaiting further instructions in reply to my report of January 24, I occupied my time in visits to the south of France, Italy, Switzerland, and England. Among the personal incidents connected with my stay in Paris which seeretary Seward in his treatment of the French violation of the Monroe doctrine. Early in May, 1866, I received from Mr. Seward his final reply to my report of January 24, in which he said: The object for which you were detailed to visit Europe having been sufficiently accomplished, there is considered to be no further occasion f
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emucfau, battle of. (search)
s for 2 miles with much slaughter. Then a party was despatched to destroy the Indian encampment at Emucfau, but it was found to be too strongly fortified to be taken without artillery. When Coffee fell back to guard approaching cannon, the Indians, thinking it was a retreat, again fell upon Jackson, but, after a severe struggle, were repulsed. Jackson made no further attempt to destroy the encampment at Emucfau. He was astonished at the prowess of the Creek warriors. In their retrograde movement (Jan. 24), the Tennesseeans, were again threatened by the Indians, near Enotochopco Creek. A severe engagement soon ensued; but the Tennesseeans, having planted a 6-pounder cannon on an eminence, poured a storm of grape-shot on the Indians, which sent them yelling in all directions. The slaughter among the Indians was heavy, while that among the white troops was comparatively light. In the two engagements (Emucfau and Enotochopco), Jackson lost twenty killed and seventy-five wounded.
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