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neral Johnston, under the authority granted to him by the government, made a requisition for thirty thousand men from Tennessee, ten thousand from Mississippi, and ten thousand from Arkansas. The Arkansas troops were directed to be sent to General McCulloch for the defense of their own frontier. The governor of Mississippi sent four regiments, when this source of supply was closed. Up to the middle of November only three regiments were mustered in under this call from Tennessee, but by the close of December the number of men who joined was from twelve to fifteen thousand. Two regiments, fifteen hundred strong, had joined General Polk. In Arkansas five companies and a battalion had been organized, and were ready to join General McCulloch. A speedy advance of the enemy was now indicated, and an increase of force was so necessary that further delay was impossible. General Johnston, therefore, determined upon a levy en masse in his department. He made a requisition on the go
an estimated number of seventy thousand. Against these the army of General Price could not hope successfully to contend; he therefore retired toward the southwestern part of the state. The want of supplies and transportation compelled him to disband a portion of his troops; with the rest he continued his retreat to Neosho. By proclamation of Governor Jackson, the legislature had assembled at this place, and had passed the ordinance of secession. If other evidence were wanting, the fact that, without governmental aid, without a military chest, without munitions of war, the campaign which has been described had so far been carried on by the voluntary service of the citizens, and the free — will offerings of the people, must be conclusive that the ordinance of secession was the expression of the popular will of Missouri. The forces of Missouri again formed a junction with the Confederate troops under General McCulloch, and together they moved to Pineville, in McDonald County
nd, 289. Correspondence concerning status of Ken-tucky, 333-35. Benjamin, 139. Loring, General, 374, 391, 392, 395. Louisiana. Admission, 62. Ordinance of secession, 189. Territory, 7. Admission of slaves, 6, 9. Purchase, 8, 60, 154. Lovejoy, —, 66. Lovell, Captain, 271. Lowndes, —, 2. Lyman, Theodore, 62. Lyon, Gen., Nathaniel, 363, 364, 365, 368, 369. Seizure of Camp Jackson, 356. M McClellan, Maj.-Gen. George B., 293, 319, 321, 391,400. McCulloch, General, 351, 368, 369, 371. McDowell, General, 299, 308, 319, 320, 328. McDuffie, —, 431. McGowan, Captain, 251. Macon, Nathaniel, 9. Madison, James, 19, 48, 57, 86, 89, 94, 103, 109, 112, 117, 127, 135, 136, 138-39, 147, 161,219. Advocation of U. S. Constitution, 87, 94, 105-06, 113-14, 144. Remarks on sovereignty, 122. Opposition to armed force against states, 150. Extracts from speech on sectional inter-ests, 158. Drawing of Virginia resolutions, 160-61. Magoffin, G<
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 2: (search)
that movement, which was skillful, successful, and extremely rich in military results; indeed it was the first real success on our side in the civil war. The movement up the Tennessee began about the 1st of February, and Fort Henry was captured by the joint action of the navy under Commodore Foote, and the land forces under General Grant, on the 6th of February, 1862. About the same time General S. R. Curtis had moved forward from Rolla, and on the 8th of March, defeated the rebels under McCulloch, Van Dorn and Price at Pea Ridge. As soon as Fort Henry fell, General Grant marched straight across to Fort Donelson, on the Cumberland River, invested the place, and, as soon as the gun-boats had come round from the Tennessee, and had bombarded the water front, he assaulted; whereupon Buckner surrendered the garrison of twelve thousand men, Pillow and ex-Secretary of War General Floyd having personally escaped across the river at night, occasioning a good deal of fun and criticism at t
part of General Johnston's command west of the Mississippi River. Detached conflicts with the enemy had been fought by the small forces under Generals Price and McCulloch, but no definite result had followed. General Earl Van Dorn had been subsequently assigned to the command, and assumed it on January 29, 1862. General Curtis wak, and instead of taking him in detail Van Dorn was obliged to meet his entire army. By a circuitous route, he led Price's army against the enemy's rear, moving McCulloch against the right flank; his progress was so slow and embarrassed, however, that the enemy heard of it in season to make his dispositions accordingly. The batthousand. Van Dorn, with Price's division, encountered Carr's division, which had already advanced but was driven back steadily and with heavy loss. Meanwhile, McCulloch's command met a division under Osterhaus, and after a sharp, quick struggle, swept it away. Pushing forward through the shrub oak, his wide-extended line met Si
ks 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 twelve feet in width. About this time General Forrest arrived and soon ordered his forces to move up. The brigade of Bell, on the northeast, advanced until it gained a position in which the men were sheltered by the conformation of the ground, which was intersected by a ravine. The other brigade, under McCulloch, carried the entrenchments on the highest part of the ridge, immediately in front of the southeastern face of the fort, and occupied a cluster of cabins on its southern face and about sixty yards from it. The line of investment was now short and complete, within an average distance of one hundred yards. It extended from Coal Creek on the north, which was impassable, to the river bank south of the fort. In the rear were numerous sharpshooters, well posted on commanding ridges, to pick off
8, 433, 443. Commander of Federal army of Potomac, 15. Account of occupation of Centreville and Manassas, 66-67. Preparations for advance on Richmond, 67-68. Advance, the, 68-69, 71-72, 76-78, 84-85. Extract from report of Magruder's strength, 69. Strength of army, April 30. 1862, 87-88. Letter to Lincoln concerning action toward civilians, etc., 263-64. Testimony on battle of Sharpsburg, 286. McClernnand, General, 496. McCook, General, 57, 361. McCowan, General J. P., 41. McCulloch, General, 39-40, 458. Death, 40. McDonnell, Patrick, 200. McDonough, Timothy, 200. McDowell, General, 66, 73, 74, 83, 86, 88, 91, 97, 114, 275,637. Court-martial, 87. Order from Lincoln to crush Jackson, 90. McFarland, —, 100. McGrath, John, 200. McIlhenny, Captain, 424-25. McIntosh, General, 40. McKeefer, John, 200. McKernon, Thomas, 200. McLaughlin, General, 554. McLaws, General, 111, 120, 131, 270, 277, 278, 279-80, 282, 285, 286, 294, 296, 301, 302, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310,
us, Ga.: Make battery at The Narrows for three guns, and put two 32-pounders, from Fort Gaines, in place of the 18-pounder intended for that battery. G. T. Beauregard. Charleston, S. C., Dec. 12th, 1862. Genl. S. Cooper: 10th inst. Banks's fleet, with about 10,000 men, left suddenly its southern course and made directly for Cape Lookout. This is reliable. G. T. Beauregard. Charleston, S. C., Dec. 13th, 1862. Brig.-Genl. J. Hagood, Adams's Run, S. C.: The seven companies of McCulloch, 16th South Carolina Volunteers, at Adams's Run, and the seven of Nelson's battalion, at same place, hold in readiness for transportation, with four days cooked provisions, with forty rounds of ammunition in cartridge-box, and sixty in reserve; in light marching order, with cooking utensils, and two tents per company, and two for field and staff of each battalion. Repeat message. G. T. Beauregard, Genl. Comdg. Charleston, S. C., Dec. 13th, 1862. Brig.-Genl. H. W. Mercer, Comdg. Dist. G
ks for yielding a saccharine juice was recommended in an English magazine of April 1, 1800. The former appears to have been a sorghum or imphee, as the brushy top was farther recommended for brooms. The author also recommends the American green corn, split into quarters and fried in batter like young artichokes. Cob and all it should seem!! The subject of the use of maize-stalks for yielding molasses is considered in the Agricultural Reports of the Patent Office, about 1846; see also McCulloch's Report on Sugar and Hydrometers, 1846. Sor′ghum-strip′per. (Husbandry.) A knife for stripping the blades from cane-stalks. See cane-knife, page 444; sorghum-knife. Sor-ren′to-work. Fret carving, done by a jigsaw. As a lady's employment, it is rather a miniature form of the usual productions of the scroll or fret saw. Brackets, card-cases, and the more delicate articles of household adornment are thus made, the effect being much enhanced by carving. Sort. (Prin
antry, Turnbull's Arkansas battalion infantry, Humphrey's Light battery and Reves' Missouri Scouts. Third division---Brigadier-General D. H. Maury. First brigade Commander: Colonel Dockery---18th Arkansas regiment, 19th Arkansas regiment, and 20th Arkansas regiment, McCairn's battalion and Jones' Arkansas battalion, Light battery. Second brigade Commander: Brigadier-General Moore---2d Texas, 35th Mississippi and Hobbs' Arkansas regiment infantry and Adam's Arkansas regiment infantry, and Bledsoe's Light battery. Third brigade Commander: Brigadier-General Phifer---6th Texas regiment dismounted cavalry and 9th Texas regiment dismounted cavalry and 3d Arkansas dismounted cavalry, Brooks' battalion and McNally's Light battery. Reserved Light Batteries. Hoxton's Light battery, Landis' Light battery, Gaylor's Light battery and Brown's Light battery. Cavalry. Forrest's regiment, Webb's squadron, Savery's company, McCulloch's regiment and Price's Bodyguard.
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