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4, with Brevet Major-General J. H. Wilson at its head. There were seven divisions, of which four took part in the battle of Nashville, December 15th and 16th. Wilson entered Alabama in March, 1865, and the corps fought its last engagement with Forrest at Columbus, Georgia, on April 16th. One division of this corps, under Brigadier-General Judson Kilpatrick, consisting of four brigades, accompanied Sherman's army through Georgia and the Carolinas, and was present at Bentonville and Johnston's (U. S.M. A. 1853) was born in Albany, New York, March 6, 1831. After service in the West he became captain in May, 1861. He was on the staff of Halleck at Corinth, and in May, 1862, was made colonel of the Second Michigan Cavalry. Defeating Forrest's and repulsing Chalmer's superior force at Booneville, he was made brigadier-general of volunteers. In August, he defeated Falkner in Mississippi, and in September commanded a division in the Army of the Ohio, at Perryville and another in the
Alexander peter Stewart a leader in every great campaign from Shiloh to Bentonville. Nathan Bedford Forrest, the American Murat and the King of mounted Raiders. Joseph Wheeler, Masterful as wellam R. Johnson led a brigade of Morgan's Cavalry. Hyland B. Lyon led a brigade of Cavalry in Forrest's division. Joseph H. Lewis led a brigade in the Army of Tennessee. George B. Hodge commandnominated the Army of Middle Tennessee. There were three brigades, with cavalry under Brigadier-General Forrest, who was shortly relieved by Brigadier-General Wheeler. When Bragg advanced from Chat Nathaniel H. Harris, Colonel of the 19th regiment. Peter B. Stark led a Cavalry brigade in Forrest's Corps. Samuel W. Ferguson commanded a Cavalry brigade. George D. Johnston led a brigade uanta campaigns until he was killed at Decatur, near Atlanta, July 22, 1864. Lieutenant-General Nathan Bedford Forrest was born near the site of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, July 13, 1821, and becam
teran The organization known as the United Confederate Veterans was formed in New Orleans, June 10, 1889. The inception of the idea for a large and united association is credited to Colonel J. F. Shipp, a gallant Confederate, commander of N. B. Forrest Camp, of Chattanooga, Tennessee—the third organized—who was in successful business for years with a Union veteran. Colonel Shipp had gone to New Orleans in the interest of the Chattanooga and Chickamauga Military Park, and there proposed a ge previously existing organizations became the first numbers in the larger association. The Army of Northern Virginia, of New Orleans, became Camp No. 1; Army of Tennessee, New Orleans, No. 2; and LeRoy Stafford Camp, Shreveport, No. 3. The N. B. Forrest Camp, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, became No. 4; while Fred. Ault Camp, of Knoxville, is No. 5. There are other camps, not among the first in the list, which are among the most prominent in the organization. For instance, Tennessee had an org
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), General officers of the Confederate Army: a full roster compiled from the official records (search)
erring such rank. Generals, regular Beauregard, P. G. T., July 21, 1861. Bragg, Braxton, April 6, 1862. Cooper, Samuel, May 16, 1861. Johnston, A. S., May 30, 1861. Johnston, J. E., July 4, 1861. Lee, Robert E., June 14, 1861. General, provisional army Smith, E. Kirby, Feb. 19, 1864. Generals, provisional army (with temporary rank) Hood, John B., July 18, 1864. Lieutenant-generals, provisional army Buckner, S. B., Sept. 20, 1864. Ewell, Richard S., May 23, 1863. Forrest, N. B., Feb. 28, 1865. Hampton, Wade, Feb. 14, 1865. Hardee, Wm. J., Oct. 10, 1862. Hill, Ambrose P., May 24, 1863. Hill, Daniel H., July 11, 1863. Holmes, T. H., Oct. 13, 1862. Jackson, T. J., Oct. 10, 1862. Lee, Stephen D., June 23, 1864. Longstreet, James, Oct. 9, 1862. Pemberton, J. C., Oct. 10, 1862. Polk, Leonidas, Oct. 10, 1862. Taylor, Richard, April 8, 1864. Lieutenant-generals, provisional army (with temporary rank) Anderson, R. H., May 31, 1864. Early, Jubal A., May
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
19, that they were introduced into the army shortly before the rebellion, by General McDowell, for the protection of our officers and men in Indian fighting against lances, arrows and armes blanches generally. He had borrowed the idea from the French Cuirassicrs, during a trip to Europe for purposes of inspection.--Ed. Nation. We may add that our Southern papers have teemed with proofs that the aforesaid breastplates were frequently worn by Federal soldiers during the war, and if any one is still skeptical, if he will call at the office of the Southern Historical Society we will take him across the hall to our Virginia State Library and show him several beautiful specimens of these protective devices, which were taken from the persons of Federal soldiers and have been preserved as war relics. General J. R. Chalmers' address on Forrest and his campaigns will be published in our next issue, and will be found a most valuable contribution to the history of the war in the West.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Meeting at the White Sulphur Springs. (search)
urn over what might have been. Lieutenant-General N. B. Forrest and his campaigns. I have seleon this occasion the campaigns of Lieutenant-General N. B. Forrest, who was my immediate commander dttalion. On the 14th of June, 1861, Nathan Bedford Forrest was enrolled as a private in a Confedeion for drill, on the 28th of December, 1861, Forrest, with three hundred men, met the enemy for th where Prentiss surrendered. About midnight, Forrest awoke me, inquiring for Generals Beauregard, fantry and Dickey's Fourth Illinois cavalry. Forrest, with three hundred cavalry, was watching thefteen killed and twenty-five prisoners, while Forrest was severely and his horse mortally wounded. valry came down boldly at a charge led by General Forrest in person, breaking through our lines of th about eight thousand infantry; and just as Forrest opened an artillery fire on him, a scout repo public estimation when it was thrust on him. Forrest, though a great strategist, trusted largely f[35 more...]
e river, and also advocated an attempt to cut through the investing lines of the enemy. Being overruled on both points, he announced his determination to leave the post by any means available, so as to escape a surrender, and he advised Colonel N. B. Forrest, who was present, to go out with his cavalry regiment, and any others he could take with him through the overflow. General Floyd's brigade consisted of two Virginia regiments and one Mississippi regiment; these, as before mentioned, it wder peculiar circumstances, of which Major Brown, then commanding, gives the following narrative: About twelve o'clock of the night previous to the surrender, I received an order to report in person at headquarters. On arriving I met Colonel N. B. Forrest, who remarked: I have been looking for you; they are going to surrender this place, and I wanted you with your command to go out with me, but they have other orders for you. On entering the room, Generals Floyd and Pillow also informed m
pring Hill, ten miles south of Franklin, by Generals Van Dorn and Forrest. Thirteen hundred prisoners were taken. In April another expeditiia, was captured near Rome by our vigilant, daring cavalry leader, Forrest. This was one of the most remarkable, and, to the enemy, disastroLemore's Cove; to divert his attention from the real movement, General Forrest covered the movement on our front and right; General B. R. Johwn and Johnson's divisions, and Walker's formed the extreme right; Forrest with his cavalry was in advance to the right. He soon became engahat two brigades were sent from Walker's division to his support. Forrest, here fighting with his usual tenacity, desperately held in check on   5,115 Hood's, B. R. Johnson's, and Trigg's troops   8,428 Forrest's and Pegram's cavalry   3,500 ——— Total 33,583 General reckinridge's, Cleburne's, Cheatham's, and Walker's divisions, and Forrest's cavalry—aggregate, 22,471; Longstreet's left wing, of Pre
ales of cotton, to which Admiral Porter added five thousand more as collected by the navy. This was the compensation reported for the loss of many lives, much public property, and a total defeat. Even for the booty as well as for the escape of their fleet, they were probably indebted to the unfortunate withdrawal of a large part of Taylor's force, as mentioned above. Destruction and Reconstruction, Taylor, p. 162 et seq. On April 12, 1864, an attack was made by two brigades of General N. B. Forrest's force, under Brigadier General J. R. Chalmers, upon Fort Pillow. This was an earthwork on a bluff on the east side of the Mississippi, at the mouth of Coal Creek. It was garrisoned by four hundred men and six pieces of artillery. General Chalmers promptly gained possession of the outer works and drove the garrison to their main fortifications. The fort was cresent-shaped, the parapet eight feet in height and four feet across the top, surrounded by a ditch six feet deep and twel
ed upon it. His cavalry was superior to that of the enemy, as had been proved in every conflict between them. Maury and Forrest and Taylor still had armies in the field—not large, but strong enough to have collected around them the men who had leftto the idea of a universal surrender, embracing his own army, that of Dick Taylor, in Louisiana and Texas, and of Maury, Forrest, and others, in Alabama and Georgia. Considering the character of the authority cited, and the extraordinary propositiong discouraged by the surrender in their rear, it would probably have gone on and, when united with the forces of Maury, Forrest, and Taylor in Alabama and Mississippi, have constituted an army large enough to attract stragglers and revive the droopMobile Bay, withdrew his armed vessels and steamers up the Tombigbee River, and planted torpedoes in the Alabama below. Forrest and Maury had about eight thousand men, but these were veterans, tried in many hard engagements, and trained to the high
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