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he resolved to evacuate Mobile, and save his army. On the morning of the 10th, the operations of the evacuation commenced. Many steamers were in the port prepared for this contingency; upon them were hastily thrown such ordnance stores as remained fit for troops in the field, all of the light guns, and the best of the quartermaster's and commissary stores. The garrisons of the redoubts and batteries about the city were also embarked on these steamers, and sent up the Tombigbee river to Demopolis. The infantry forces accompanied the wagon train by the dirt road to Mendina or were sent up on the cars. The large depots of commissary stores were turned over to the mayor of Mobile, for the use of the people of the city. In the morning of the 12th April, the evacuation was completed. Gen. Maury, with his staff, and the rear-guard of three hundred Louisianians, under Col. Lindsay, moved out of the city at daylight. Gen. Gibson remained to see to the execution of the orders, relati
d almost without clothes, need not be recounted here. January 10. The battery reached Columbus, Mississippi. January 31. Ordered to Mobile. Remained there as heavy artillery till 11th of April, when it was evacuated; go up the river to Demopolis; from there to Cuba Station, Meridian, where, on the 10th of May, arms are laid down and the battery with the rest of General Taylor's army. A member of the battery, who was an exceptional soldier, and who still cherishes and venerates everhad to leave two of our pieces stuck in the mud, the other side of Columbus; the third piece was thrown in the river; the fourth piece, the one I am interested in, was saved and represents the battery. And here is the last, written from Demopolis, Alabama, April 15, 1865: Dear mother,—You have heard ere this of the evacuation of Mobile, which happened on the day of the eleventh. After the fall of Spanish Fort and Blakely, all hope of holding Mobile was given up. The works around th
hat of the Federals at 300 killed and wounded. The prisoners were afterward exchanged and returned to their commands at Demopolis after the fall of Vicksburg. Col. Elijah Gates escaped two days after his capture, but could not reach his command at trs. On the 13th of September, 1863, notice of the exchange of the prisoners surrendered at Vicksburg was received at Demopolis, where they were quartered. Col. F. M. Cockrell had in the meantime been promoted to brigadier-general. The regimentsmnant General Cockrell as diligently drilled and disciplined and perfected in the duties of the soldier, in the camp at Demopolis, as if they had been that many recruits. On the 16th of October the brigade won a premium for the greatest proficiencythe prize, which was a silk flag presented by the ladies of Mobile. After this the brigade returned to its old camp at Demopolis, was rearmed with the finest guns and the best equipments the Confederacy could afford, re-enlisted for the war, and wa
Chapter 15: The Missouri brigade in the Georgia and Tennessee campaigns service at New hope church at Kenesaw Mountain it Captures one of the forts at Allatoona disaster at Franklin rear Guard in the retreat from Nashville Bledsoe's battery General Maury's opinion of the brigade. Early in April, 1864, the Missouri brigade, which had been in camp at Demopolis, and during the time had re-enlisted for the war, marched to Lauderdale Springs and then to Tuscaloosa, and, on the 8th of May, took its place in the army of Tennessee, under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, in French's division of Polk's corps. It first became engaged on the 25th, when the army was posted on the line of New Hope church. It was ordered to the support of Stewart's division, and held the line while he removed his dead and wounded. During the time the army occupied the New Hope church line, Col. A. C. Riley, of the First Missouri infantry, was killed while asleep in the rear of the line. He was an ac
k bridge they retired into the Vicksburg lines, where during a large part of the six weeks siege Colonel Cockrell and his brigade fought in the trenches, making a stubborn defense against the persistent attacks of the enemy. In the explosion of one of the mines, he was blown into the air and severely injured. After the close of this historic siege, made memorable by the heroic endurance of the garrison, he was upon parole until September 13, 1863, when notice of his exchange found him at Demopolis, Miss., still holding with him his faithful Missourians. In the meantime he had been promoted to brigadier-general, and in this rank he entered the army of Mississippi, then under the command of Johnston and later of Polk, his brigade forming a part of French's division. In March, 1864, all Missourians east of the Mississippi, not in actual service, were ordered to report to him for assignment to duty. At this critical juncture, when all the resources of the Confederacy in the departme
round Corinth, Colonel Moore was promoted to brigadier-general, being commissioned on the 26th of May, 1862. In the assault on Corinth his brigade went further than any other, according to General Maury, and at the Hatchie river it did heroic deeds. In the Vicksburg campaign Moore led his brigade in the marching and fighting that preceded the siege, and shared the hardships and dangers and final disaster of the surrender. After the troops were paroled, they were gathered into camp at Demopolis, Ala., and as fast as they were exchanged were sent where most needed. Moore, with the Alabama regiments of his old command, was sent to Bragg in time to participate in the battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, in Cheatham's division of Hardee's corps. Afterward General Moore was sent with his brigade to report to Gen. Dabney H. Maury at Mobile, Ala. On February 3, 1864, he resigned his commission in the Confederate army. Brigadier-General Allison Nelson Brigadier-General
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
ve lines 65, 6; 67, 7 Deep Creek, Va. 18, 1, 18, 2; 26, 4; 74, 1; 76, 5; 86, 11; 93, 1; 100, 1; 137, E6, 137, E7, 137, F6, 137, G6, 137, H11 Deep Run, Va. 16, 1; 23, 4; 31, 4; 33, 1; 39, 2, 39, 3; 41, 1; 63, 7; 91, 1; 100, 1; 137, C5 Deepwater, Mo. 161, F11 Deer Creek, Miss. 36, 1; 154, G7; 155, A7, 155, B7 Deer Creek, Mo. 152, F2; 161, G13 Delaware (State) 136; 137; 162-171 Fort Delaware, Del. 136, D12; 171 Delhi, La. 155, C6 Demopolis, Ala. 117, 1; 135-A; 148, E3; 171 Denmark, Tenn. 135-A; 153, H12 Denver City, Colo. Ter. 119, 1; 120, 1; 171 Departments and Divisions: Union and Confederate 162-171 Fort De Russy, La. 52, 1 Des Allemands Station, La. 156, E9 Des Arc, Ark. 135-A; 154, B6 Deserted House, Va. 26, 4; 28, 3 Engagement, Jan. 30, 1863 28, 3 De Soto, Mo. 47, 1; 135-A; 152, F9 Devall's Bluff, Ark. 47, 1; 117, 1; 154, C6 Deveaux's Neck, S. C.:
ontrol a more valuable and important section of country than that by the Savannah. There is a section of country, from fifty to one hundred and fifty miles wide, extending from Selma west to Meridian, and thence north on both sides of the Tombigbee to Columbus, Aberdeen, and Okalona, more rich in agricultural products than any equal extent of country in the Confederacy. Slave labor has been but very little disturbed in this section, and the large crops of this year are being collected at Demopolis, Selma, Montgomery, and other points for the use of the rebel army. By moving on that line they will be converted to our use or be destroyed; by moving on Augusta they will be left for the use of Hood's forces. I do not write this for the purpose of influencing your adoption of a particular plan of campaign, or of changing your decision, if you have adopted any plan, but simply to urge on you an early decision, if you have not already made one. It is proper, however, to remark that I
ain attacked the Chickasaws, only to meet another disaster. The Chickasaws are described as the bravest and most warlike of all the Indian inhabitants of Alabama They finally dwindled away before the advance of civilization, but were never conquered by armed forces. The aggressive English finally, in 1765, established themselves in Alabama, an agreement being made by which the territory then included under the name of Illinois was extended as far south as 32° 28′, about the latitude of Demopolis. The claim of the Spaniards to Florida was based upon their treaty with England of 783, and for many years there was incessant border warfare between the Spaniards and their Indian allies on one side and the colonists (mostly from Georgia) and their native allies on the other. This subjected our early settlers to almost constant Indian incursions for booty and massacre. During this period the French were carrying on trade near the site of the present cities of Tuscumbia and Florence,
59) In Lee's brigade, Stevenson's division, army of Vicksburg, Demopolis, Ala., August 29th. No. 55—(662) In Pettus' brigade, Stevenson's are from 5,000 to 7,000 strong. (623) Mentioned by General Polk, Demopolis, March 14th. (669) Engaged at Moulton, March 21st. (726) Coloneawhile, after being exchanged, the regiment was in parole camp at Demopolis. Later it was transferred to the army of Tennessee, and took pa where it lost heavily and was captured. From the parole camp at Demopolis, it went to join the army of Tennessee, and served in the battle with the fort. Exchanged, the regiment was in the parole camp at Demopolis, and was reorganized under General Lee; and under Pettus, as brig45 wounded. No. 38—(1059) Lee's brigade, army of Vicksburg, Demopolis, Ala., August 29, 1863. No. 55—(662) Pettus' brigade (reassigned was on duty at Mobile and Pollard until January, 1864. Moved to Demopolis, it was attached to Scott's brigade, and joined the army
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