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g at Iuka, Corinth and Vicksburg. The distinctive Mississippi brigade of Bragg's army was that commanded by General Chalmers, including the Fifth regiment, Lieut.-Col. W. L. Sykes; Seventh regiment, Col. W. H. Bishop; Ninth regiment, Capt. T. H. Lynam; Tenth regiment, Col. Robert A. Smith; Twenty-ninth regiment, Col. E. C. Walthall; Blythe's regiment, Lieut.-Col. James Moore; Ninth battalion of sharpshooters, Maj. W. C. Richards. This brigade was in Withers' division, Polk's corps. In J. K. Jackson's brigade of the same corps was the Eighth regiment, Lieut.-Col. A. McNeill, also the Twenty-seventh regiment, Col. T. M. Jones, but the latter was transferred to Patton Anderson's division of Hardee's corps, and given command of a brigade including his own and the Thirtieth and Thirty-seventh regiments. With Anderson's division, in addition to Jones' brigade, were the Forty-first regiment in John C. Brown's brigade, and the Twenty-fourth, Col. William F. Dowd, in Samuel Powell's briga
pi cavalry regiments and the Fourth, Col. James Gordon, took a prominent part in Van Dorn's defeat and capture of Coburn's brigade at Thompson's Station, March 5th. Later in the same month the Fourth cavalry shared in the brilliant capture of the Federal force at Brentwood, by Forrest's command. At the organization of Bragg's army preceding the battle of Chickamauga, the Fifth Mississippi, Lieut.-Col. W. L. Sykes, and the Eighth, Col. John C. Wilkinson, formed part of the brigade of John K. Jackson, Cheatham's division, Polk's corps. The artillery of this division, under command of Maj. Melancthon Smith, included Smith's battery, under Lieut. W. B. Turner, and Stanford's battery, Capt. Thomas J. Stanford. The Thirty-second and Forty-fifth Mississippi, under Col. M. P. Lowrey, and the Fifteenth battalion sharpshooters, Maj. A. T. Hawkins, were part of Wood's brigade, Cleburne's division, D. H. Hill's corps. In Breckinridge's division Mississippi was represented by the headquart
of 1,813. Among the killed were Lieuts. J. S. Fielder and T. H. Patterson, Twelfth Tennessee; Capt. J. H. Sinclair, Forty-seventh; Lieut.-Col. C. S. Hall, One Hundred and Fifty-fourth; Lieuts. A. M. Burch and J. R. J. Creighton, Allin's sharpshooters. The gallant Capt. John R. Duncan, Twelfth, was mortally wounded. After the capture of the guns of the First Missouri battery, General Stewart drove the enemy steadily before him. While moving through the cedar forest the brigade of Gen. John K. Jackson came up, and the Fifth Georgia on his right, uniting with the Fourth and Fifth Tennessee, advanced beyond the general line and delivered a heavy and well-sustained fire upon the retreating ranks of the enemy, doing great execution. Referring to the assault made on the, Federal line, Maj.-Gen. Withers says that at the critical moment, Brig.-Gen. A. P. Stewart was ordered forward to the support. In splendid order and with a cheer this fine brigade moved forward under its gallant and a
centration of his army that culminated in the great battle of Chickamauga. For this greatest battle of the West, more Tennessee organizations were united on the field than ever before. The flower of the State were there, resolved upon victory and the redemption of their homes. General Cheatham's division was now composed of his four Tennessee brigades, commanded by Brig.-Gens. Preston Smith, George Maney, Marcus J. Wright and Otho F. Strahl, the Georgia and Mississippi brigade of John K. Jackson, and the artillery battalion of Maj. Melancthon Smith. Smith's brigade included the Eleventh regiment, Col. George W. Gordon; Twelfth and Forty-seventh, Col. William M. Watkins; Thirteenth and One Hundred and Fifty-fourth, Col. A. J. Vaughan; Twenty-ninth, Col. Horace Rice, and Maj. J. W. Dawson's battalion of sharpshooters. In Maney's brigade were the First and Twenty-seventh, Col. Hume R. Feild; Fourth (Confederate), Col. James A. McMurry; Sixth and Ninth, Col. George C. Porter,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 39 (search)
of the army of Tennessee, General Braxton Bragg, Confederate States army, Commanding, at the battle of Chickamauga. compiled from the reports when not otherwise indicated. Compiled by the War-Records Office. [Corrections earnestly solicited.] Right wing. Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk. Cheatham's division. of Polk's corps. Major-General B. F. Cheatham. Escort. Second Georgia cavalry, Company G Captain T. M. Merritt. Jackson's brigade. Brigadier-General John K. Jackson. First Georgia (Confed.), Second Georgia battalion, Major J. C. Gordon. Fifth Georgia, Colonel C. P. Daniel. Second Georgia Battalion (S. S.), Major R. H. Whiteley. Fifth Mississippi, Lieutenant-Colonel W. L. Sykes and Major J. B. Herring. Eighth Mississippi, Colonel J. C. Wilkinson. Maney's brigade. Brigadier-General George Maney. First and Twenty-seventh Tennessee, Colonel H. R. Feild. Fourth Tennessee (Prov. Army), Colonel J. A. McMurry, Lieutenant- C
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The siege and evacuation of Savannah, Georgia, in December, 1864. (search)
ier-General Hugh W. Mercer, commanding his right from the Telfair swamp to a point near Lawton's house, and Brigadier-General John K. Jackson, commanding his left from the vicinity of Lawton's barn to the Atlantic and Gulf railroad crossing over theswamps. It was held by about 2,700 men, twelve hundred under Brigadier-General Mercer and the rest under Brigadier- General Jackson. General Mercer's command consisted of Colonel Browne's local brigade (composed of Major Jackson's Augusta battalionMajor Jackson's Augusta battalion, Major Adams' Athens battalion and a regiment of local troops under Colonel Nisbet), Brooks' foreign battalion, a detachment of the 55th Georgia regiment and Captain Barnes' company of artillerists from Augusta This force was disposed as follows: Lrists under Captain George T. Barnes. Brooks' foreign battalion was posted near the left of Battery Barnes. Brigadier-General Jackson's command was composed of Colonel Von Zinken's local troops, drawn from the Confederate arsenals and work-shops
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Shiloh. (search)
ose actually engaged at 30,773, so that either estimate would put the entire Federal force more than twice that of the Confederate. The battle. Brigadier-General John K. Jackson was placed in command of my brigade, which, on April 6, consisted of the 2d Texas and the 17th, 18th, and 19th Alabama Regiments of infantry, and Genn. General Chalmers' Report, vol. 10, page 550, says: After a severe firing of some duration, finding the enemy stubbornly resisting, I rode back for General Jackson's Brigade. I did not see General Jackson, but, finding Colonel Wheeler, called upon him to take up the fight, which he did with promptness and vigor. I sentGeneral Jackson, but, finding Colonel Wheeler, called upon him to take up the fight, which he did with promptness and vigor. I sent a staff officer to command my brigade to lie down and rest until they received further orders. The Nineteenth Alabama was the earliest to meet and check the enemy, but the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Alabama soon came upon my left. The Second Texas was on the right of the brigade, and as my movement had been something in the n
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fight at front Royal. (search)
th river after they had crossed it. Too slow for Jackson. In referring to what transpired at Front Royal, General Jackson, in his official report, says: But in the meantime, Wheat's Battalion, Major Wheat, and the Fie bridge. This was slow work, and too slow for General Jackson, who as soon as four companies had crossed, ordh a motion towards his companion, said: This is General Jackson. This was like a thunder-bolt to Baxter and thest of us, as we were not then as familiar with General Jackson's appearance as we became afterwards during hishat around his head, led us in three cheers for General Jackson, given in genuine Confederate style. General JGeneral Jackson immediately wheeled his horse, and ordered Captain Baxter to take his company and Company A and form hisping. * * * There was no surrender about it. General Jackson says: Delayed by difficulties at the bridal Ewell, under whose immediate command he was, General Jackson says: There is good reason for believing tha
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—eastern Tennessee. (search)
another enemy is in their way. Hobson left Jackson on the 18th early in the morning, and, proceeied by the enemy. Hearing of this bold dash, Jackson set out to cut off their retreat. He reachedelieves the weary soldiers of Preston Smith. Jackson yields under Johnson's redoubled blows, but ts the offensive equally dangerous to both. Jackson, pressed on all sides, at last gives way. For orders to bear to the right so as to support Jackson. In the midst of this dangerous flank movemeo experience a disaster similar to that which Jackson inflicted on the Eleventh corps upon the fielthey form a right angle with the alignment of Jackson and of Polk. Gist, who during the progress oree remaining brigades—Maney's in the rear of Jackson, with the two others more to the left. Finalcks Polk, penetrates the line between him and Jackson, who has leaned to the right, falls upon PolkPolk, and also sharply pressed on the left by Jackson, runs much risk of being surrounded. He fall[11 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the siege of Chattanooga. (search)
f Johnston's army has remained between Meridian and Jackson; his cavalry is overrunning the northern part of thrces by a vigorous demonstration against Canton and Jackson. On the other hand, Grant takes measures to prevenate of Mississippi he has only the two divisions of Jackson at Canton and Loring at Grenada, with Ector's and Mof Cheatham's corps, under the orders of Stevenson, Jackson, and Walker, occupied the extremity of Lookout Mound the top of the mountain; Cheatham's, commanded by Jackson, was posted on the western slope; the third, under rs. General Cumming with his brigade and that of Jackson has before daylight relieved Walker on the eastern entrance to the Summertown and Rossville roads. General Jackson, separated from his own troops, becomes in the It is too late to repair this unforeseen disaster. Jackson, who is still unaware of it, has just sent Walthall of the mountain, and being at a loss how to succor Jackson, forms the project of moving down Smith's Trail and
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