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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
nnoitered Steele's bayou from Swan Lake to the Yazoo. He was informed by the negroes that there was a channel to be found at that high-water period leading from the bayou into the Sunflower Creek, and so into the Yazoo, between Haines's Bluff and Yazoo City, of sufficient depth for the lighter iron-clads. At the latter place. Commodore Lynch, of Elizabeth City fame, See page 176. had a ship-yard, where he completed the Arkansas; and there, and in the Yallobusha, between Greenwood and Grenada, were moored for safety about thirty steamers and other vessels, which escaped from New Orleans when Farragut approached that city the year before. The destruction of these, and a lodgment behind Vicksburg, were advantages to be gained by a successful movement to the Yazoo, and Grant determined to attempt it. He accompanied Porter in person March 15, 1863. up Steele's Bayou in the ram Price, preceded by several armored gun-boats, and, turning into the Black Fork, that led to Deer Creek an
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 8: Civil affairs in 1863.--military operations between the Mountains and the Mississippi River. (search)
tenant-Colonel J. J. Phillips, of the Ninth Illinois Infantry, and detachments of the former were led by Lieutenant-Colonel W. R. M. Wallace, Fourth Illinois, and Major D. E. Coon, Second Iowa Cavalry. They swept through Northern Mississippi to Grenada, an important railway junction, where, on the 16th of August, they captured and destroyed fifty locomotives and about five hundred cars of all kinds collected there. McPherson had sent word not to destroy this rolling stock, but the messenger ar crossing the Big Black, by a heavy body of cavalry, under General Wirt Adams, with ample infantry supports. After pushing these back some distance, he found himself suddenly confronted by a superior force, some of which had hastened down from Grenada, and some had come even from distant Mobile. Deeming it imprudent to give battle, McPherson retreated October 21, 1863. to Vicksburg by way of Clinton. Forrest, meanwhile, with about four thousand men, had been watching an opportunity to br
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 43: operations of the Mississippi squadron, under Admiral Porter, after the Red River expedition. (search)
tion was, as Sherman had anticipated, the falling back of all the enemy's troops which had been scattered along the Yazoo, Sunflower and Tallahatchie rivers, upon Grenada, to defend it from attack; and he was thus enabled to proceed on his raid to Meridian without molestation in his rear. On the 15th of February the ConfederatesJames A. Seddon, Secretary of War. Names of persons in secret service, to introduce R. W. Dunn, E. C. Singer and J. D. Braman to my friends: B. C. Adams, Grenada; Captain Samuel Applegate, Winona; Colonel H. H. Miller, commanding regiment west of Grenada and Carrollton; W. P. Mellen, Natchez; Major John B. Peyton. RaymondGrenada and Carrollton; W. P. Mellen, Natchez; Major John B. Peyton. Raymond; Judge D. H. Bosser, Woodville; F. A. Boyle, Woodville; Henry Skipwith, Clinton, La.; Conrad McRae, Fordocke, La.; W. Barton, Atchafalaya River, La.; J. J. Morgan, Atchafalaya River, La.; T. G. Calvit, Atchafalaya River, La.; James E. Lindsey, Atchafalaya River, La.; William N. Lindsey, Atchafalaya River, La.; William H. Neilson,
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), June 3-5, 1862.-evacuation of Fort Pillow, Tenn., by the Confederates and its occupation by the Union forces. (search)
Villepigue, Brigadier-General, Commanding. L. D. McKISSICK. General Ruggles, Grenada. No. 4.-report of Brig. Gen. John B. Villepigue, C. S. Army, with instructfrom General Beauregard. Fort Pillow, June 3, 1862. Sir: Am ordered to Grenada, to take command, organize, fortify, &c. My troops have all left; am remainingigadier-General, Commanding. Daniel Ruggles, Brigadier-General, Commanding at Grenada. headquarters Western Department, Corinth, May 28, 1862. General: Wislsewhere, on their way westward, you will immediately evacuate Fort Pillow for Grenada by the best and shortest route. Should you, however, consider it necessaryand ability, not being able to judge from here of your facilities for reaching Grenada. I am of opinion, however, that he will venture slowly and cautiously westwarguns, &c.-that you will not be able to carry off with you; and on arriving at Grenada you will assume immediate command of all troops there assembled, to organize a
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), June 6, 1862.-naval engagement off Memphis, Tenn., and occupation of that city by Union forces. (search)
command of the pickets and patrols. G. N. Fitch, Colonel, Commanding Brigade. No. 6.-report of Brig. Gen. Jeff. Thompson, Missouri State guard. Grenada, Miss., June 7, 1862. General: I am under the painful necessity of reporting to you the almost entire destruction of the River Defense Fleet in the Mississippi Rild do to co operate with him. He requested two companies of artillery to be sent aboard at daybreak. (All of my men were at the depot, awaiting transportation to Grenada.) I at once ordered the companies to hold themselves in readiness. At the dawn of day I was awakened with the information that the enemy were actually in sight oGeneral, Missouri State Guard. General G. T. Beauriegard, C. S. A., Baldwin, Miss. No. 7.-report of Brig. Gen. Daniel Ruqgles, C. S. Army. headquarters, Grenada, June 6, 1862. Memphis surrendered to the enemy at 10 o'clock yesterday morning. Six of Montgomery's gunboats were destroyed by the enemy in front of the c
to establish grand depots at Columbus and Grenada, Miss., for all supplies pertaining to their respnfield ammunition had been sent by mistake to Grenada, and would be returned here immediately. I les and stores of every kind immediately to Grenada, Miss. Hold your command in readiness to move atgg. Memphis, June 1, 1862. General Ruggles, Grenada: We have no defenses at this point. We lost. Memphis, June 1, 1862. General Ruggles, Grenada: The following dispatch was received from emphis, June 3, 1862. General Daniel Ruggles, Grenada: If not already done, for God's sake, ordest. Memphis, June 3, 1862. General Ruggles, Grenada: Fort Pillow is evacuated. I left the forst. Memphis, June 3, 1862. General Ruggles, Grenada: Do you intend to come to Memphis to-morrorrived from Fort Pillow. They are ordered to Grenada. Do you desire me to retain them here? Shou for the protection of the important depot at Grenada, and thereby to be able to render him effecti[17 more...]
e-pits, Unknown to Sherman, Grant's recoil from Oxford had liberated the Rebel army previously confronting him; which had forthwith been apprised Dec. 21. of the cloud gathering on the Mississippi. Gen. Pemberton, who was in chief command at Grenada, had at once faced about; and, three days later, having definite advices that Sherman's gunboats had reached the mouth of the Yazoo, he began to send his men southward by rail; following himself next day. Thus, expeditious as were Sherman's moveaving been misdirected), also shared in the peril and glory of the assault. But what could valor — the valor of half-a-dozen regiments — avail against such impediments Pemberton had been reenforced, during the 27th, by three fresh brigades from Grenada; and more were constantly coming in. His rifle-pits were filled with sharpshooters, whose every bullet drew blood ; his gunners had the range of the ford, such as it was, and poured grape and canister into our dauntless but momently decimated he
Xxvii. Between Virginia and the Mississippi.—from Vicksburg to Abingdon Phillips's raid to Grenada McPherson advances from Vicksburg Forrest's raid to Jackson W. T. Sherman's advance to Meridian Sovy Smith's failure Osband's fight at Yazoo City Palmer's advance to Dalton Forrest takes Union City repulsed by HicJ. J. Phillips, 9th Illinois (infantry), Lt.-Col. W. R. M. Wallace, 4th Ill. cavalry, and Maj. D. E. Coon, 2d Iowa cavalry, raided through northern Mississippi to Grenada; where they captured and destroyed Aug. 16, 1863. over 50 locomotives and about 500 cars of all kinds. At 9 1/2 P. M., Col. Winslow arrived from Gen. Sherman'an's brigades of infantry, until, finally, McPherson found himself confronted by a superior force, comprising Loring's division and other forces hurried down from Grenada and up from points so distant as Mobile ; when he retreated without a battle, via Clinton, to Vicksburg. Oct. 21. Under cover of demonstrations at Colliers
red from him near Jefferson, Va., 395. Gregg, Brig.-Gen. (Rebel), wounded at Antietam, 210; at Gettysburg, 389. Grenada, Miss., cavalry raids to, 615. Grierson, Col. B. H. (since Gen.), raids from Lagrange to Baton Rouge, 301; raids toward M Front Roval,Va., 134. Gallatin, Tenn., 213. Glasgow, Mo., 560. Grand Gulf, Miss., 302. Greensburg. Ky., 687. Grenada, Miss., 615. Gum Swamp, N. C., 463. Harpeth River, Tenn., 787. Harrison, Mo., 557. Harrisonburg, Va., 137. Hartsville, Tavern, Va., 574. Zollicoffer, Tenn., 283. Mississippi, railroads broken in, 71-2; Rosecrans in, 75; cavalry raids to Grenada, 615; desultory expeditions between Virginia and the, 615; Sovy Smith's failure in, 617. Missouri, reoccupied by RebeMissouri, 557; of Kilpatrick and Dahlgren near Richmond, 5.5; of Wilson and Kautz to Burksville, 587; cavalry raid to Grenada, Miss., 615; Morgan's last into Kentucky, 623; of Stoneman to Macon, 633; Davidson's and Grierson's, 695-6; Dana's raid in N
lanks and rear of the raiding column. The cavalry of the Union Armies, including both Eastern and Western, lost 10,596 officers and men killed or mortally wounded in action, and about 26,490 wounded who survived. Cavalry Corps. (Armies of the West.) Stone's River, Tenn. McMinnville, Tenn. Pea Ridge, Ark. lone Jack, Mo. Prairie Grove, Mo. Streight's Raid Middleton, Tenn. Franklin, Tenn. Triune, Tenn. Shelbyville, Tenn. Jackson, Tenn. Sparta, Tenn. Canton, Miss. Grenada, Miss. Grierson's Raid Graysville, Ga. Chickamauga, Ga. Carter's Station, Tenn. Murfreesboro Road, Tenn. Farmington, Tenn. Blue Springs, Tenn. Byhalia, Miss. Wyatt's Ford, Miss. Maysville, Ala. Blountsville, Tenn. Sweetwater, Tenn. Moscow, Tenn. Cleveland, Tenn. Ripley, Miss. Salisbury, Tenn. Bean's Station, Tenn. Morristown, Tenn. Mossy Creek, Tenn. Dandridge, Tenn. Fair Gardens, Tenn. Arkadelphia, Ark. Camden, Ark. Prairie D'ann, Ark. Jenkins' Ferry, Ark. Natchitoche
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