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dug to prevent the running of mines from the adjacent Federal lines. The man in shirt sleeves standing in the ditch is General Peter S. Michie, acting Chief Engineer for the Union armies about Petersburg. He had directed the construction of Fort Brady, and is now, in April, 1865, investigating the Confederate engineering operations. The 27-foot ditch at Fort Gilmer, guard against Federal mines A well-protected magazine, Fort Brady June 9-30, 1864: Brice's cross roads, near Guntown, Miss. Union, 81st, 95th, 108th, 113th, 114th, and 120th Ill., 72d and 95th Ohio, 9th Minn., 93d Ind., 55th and 59th U. S. Colored, Brig.-Gen. Grierson's Cavalry, the 4th Mo., 2d N. J., 19th Pa., 7th and 9th Ill., 7th Ind., 3d and 4th Iowa, and 10th Kan. Cav., 1st Ill. and 6th Ind. Batteries, Battery F 2d U. S. Colored Artil; Confed., Forrest's Cav. Losses: Union, 223 killed, 394 wounded, 1623 missing; Confed., 96 killed, 396 wounded. June 9-30, 1864: Cynthiana and Kellar's br
neral and assigned to the command of all the cavalry in western Tennessee and northern Mississippi. In March and April, 1864, he advanced from Mississippi with a large force. He captured Union City with its garrison, and attacked Paducah, Kentucky. He fought with Sooy Smith, and retreating to Fort Pillow, captured the garrison there, amid great slaughter on April 12th. He then returned to Mississippi and began to operate against Sherman's lines of communication. He defeated Sturgis, at Guntown, on June 10th, but was put to rout by A. J. Smith, at Tupelo, on July 14th. In January, 1865, he was placed in command of the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and on February 28th was made lieutenant-general. He was defeated at Selma, Alabama, by the Federal cavalry-leader, J. H. Wilson, and surrendered his forces with those of Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor in May. After the war he conducted several large plantations. He died in Memphis, Tennessee, October 29, 1877. Ma
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 8.82 (search)
he country in front of the enemy's lines, so as to unite with the main body of my force, which had been marched the day before from New Albany in the direction of Guntown, to watch and harass the threatened raid on Atlanta, if made. After a short march, Captain Puryear got into the rear of a party of the enemy's cavalry moving fed on the morning of the 18th by my staff officer with Captain Puryear, that they were in pursuit of an enemy moving towards Ripley, I retraced my steps from near Guntown, sending the Second Alabama regiment, under Captain Earle to New Albany, and with the remainder of my troops and guns took the road to Plenitude, to be in positio at Corinth, had stated in his presence that Vicksburg was to be surrendered to the Federal army on the 4th of July proximo. Before leaving the neighborhood of Guntown, on the 18th, Major W M. Inge was ordered from Tupelo with one hundred and twenty-five select men, to be joined by Captain Warren, who had been sent with an equal
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
ay 12; McPherson occupies Jackson, May 14; Grant defeats Pemberton at Champion Hills, May 16, and at Big Black River, May 17; Vicksburg invested by forces under General Grant, May 18; Vicksburg surrendered, July 4; Jackson evacuated by General Johnston, who had occupied it after the advance of the Federals on Vicksburg, and the city is occupied by General Sherman......July 16, 1863 Sherman's Meridan expedition leaves Vicksburg......Feb. 3, 1864 Forrest, Confederate, defeats Sturgis at Guntown......June 10, 1864 Upon the surrender of General Taylor to General Canby, Governor Clarke by proclamation recalls the State officers, with the archives, to Jackson, and convenes the legislature. He recommends a convention to repeal the ordinance of secession and remodel constitution......May 6, 1865 Judge William L. Sharkey appointed provisional governor by President Johnson, the federal government not recognizing Governor Clarke and the legislature......June 13, 1865 Amendments
of Clear Creek, about five hundred infantry and two pieces of artillery, to defend the crossing of said stream, and to effectually destroy the bridge and obstruct the road after the passage of the cavalry. 9th. On arriving in the vicinity of Guntown, the best defensive position will be taken in rear of Twenty-mile Creek, due regard being had to a proper and sufficient supply of wood and water for the troops. G. T. Beauregard, General Commanding. Memorandum of orders. Headquarterse back, in the best position to move either to the rear, to protect the trains, if necessary, or to the front, in case of battle. G. T. B. Corinth, Miss., May 28th, 1862. General B. Bragg, Corinth, Miss.: General,—From information received, Guntown, four and a half miles below Baldwin, is considered a better position for the defensive; hence we will go there. Please give the necessary orders. Small details must be kept in or about old camps, to keep up usual fires, on account of balloons
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Mississippi, 1862 (search)
"E," "I" and "M"). June 6: Reconn. from Booneville toward BaldwynIOWA--2d Cavalry. MICHIGAN--2d Cavalry. June 6: Skirmish near BaldwynIOWA--2d Cavalry. MICHIGAN--2d Cavalry. June 7: Skirmish, BaldwynConfederate Reports. June 9-10: Reconn. to Guntown, Baldwyn, etcIOWA--2d Cavalry. MICHIGAN--2d Cavalry. June 9: Skirmish, BaldwynIOWA--2d Cavalry. MICHIGAN--2d Cavalry. June 9: Engagement, Grand GulfU. S. Navy. June 11: Skirmish near Booneville(No Reports.) June 14: Skirmish, Clear Creek, nel, 41. July 1: Skirmish near Holly SpringsILLINOIS--3d and 4th Cavalry. INDIANA--6th Battery Light Arty. OHIO--48th Infantry. Union loss, 1 killed, 3 wounded. Total, 4. July 5: Skirmish, Hatchie RiverILLINOIS--7th Cavalry. July 10-11: Exp. to GuntownCol. P. H. Sheridan, 2d Michigan Cavalry and Capt. R. O. Selfridge, A. A. G., with flag of truce. July 15: Attempt to destroy Rebel Ram "Arkansas" at VicksburgWISCONSIN--4th Infantry; U. S. Gunboats "Queen of the West," "Tyler," "Essex" and "Car
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Mississippi, 1863 (search)
. MINNESOTA--4th Infantry. OHIO--4th Indpt. Cavalry Company. May 3: Action, Big Black RiverMISSOURI--Battery "M" 1st Light Arty.; 10th and 24th (Co. "F") Infantry. May 3-4: Skirmishes, Forty Hills and Hankinson's FerryILLINOIS--Battery "D" 1st Light Arty.; 30th Infantry, INDIANA--48th Infantry. MICHIGAN--Battery "H" 1st Light Arty. OHIO--3d Indpt. Battery Light Arty.; 20th, 68th and 78th Infantry. May 4: Skirmish, King's Creek, near TupeloILLINOIS--9th Mounted Infantry. May 4: Skirmish, GuntownMISSOURI--10th Cavalry. May 5: Skirmish, Mitchell's CreekMISSOURI--3d Infantry. May 5: Action, Blacklands, King's Creek, near TupeloALABAMA--1st Cavalry. ILLINOIS--15th Cavalry; 9th Mounted Infantry. KANSAS--7th Cavalry. MISSOURI--10th Cavalry; Battery "H" 1st Light Arty. Union loss, 1 killed, 5 wounded, 3 missing. Total, 9. May 5: Skirmish, Big Sandy CreekILLINOIS--2d Cavalry (Detachment). May 6: Skirmish, Bruinsburg LandingDetachment 13 men, 3d Brigade, 7th Division, 17th Corps. May 8
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Mississippi, 1864 (search)
, Luce's PlantationILLINOIS--46th Infantry. May 20: Skirmish, GreenvilleMISS. MARINE BRIGADE--1st Infantry. June 10: Battle of Brice's or Tishamingo Creek, near GuntownILLINOIS--3d, 7th and 9th Cavalry; Battery "E," 1st Light Arty.; Battery "B," 2d Light Arty.; 81st, 95th, 108th, 113th, 114th and 120th Infantry. INDIANA--7th CavaUNITED STATES--55th and 59th Infantry. June 18: Skirmish, Cross RoadsILLINOIS--7th Cavalry. June 23: Skirmish, OkolonaILLINOIS--7th Cavalry. June 24: Skirmish, GuntownMISSOURI--10th Cavalry. June 25: Skirmish, AshwoodUNITED STATES--63d Colored Infantry. June 27: Skirmish, GuntownIOWA--35th Infantry. July 2: Skirmish, SaulsburGuntownIOWA--35th Infantry. July 2: Skirmish, SaulsburyIOWA--3d Cavalry. July 2: Skirmish, Byhalia RoadINDIANA--7th Cavalry (Detachment). July 2-10: Exp. from Vicksburg to Pearl RiverILLINOIS--5th and 11th Cavalry; Battery "L," 2d Light Arty.; 8th, 11th, 46th, 76th and 124th Infantry. WISCONSIN--2d Cavalry. UNITED STATES--3d Colored Cavalry. Union loss, 33 killed, 157 wounded, 30 mi
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
e 1-13. Brice's, or Tishamingo Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo Jul Battle of Brice's or Tishamingo Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Duty at Memphis, Tenn., and in D, Tenn., May 28-30. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown June 1-13. Brice's (or Tishamingo) Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Ripley June 11. Moved to St. Charles, Ark., August 3-6, thence to Duvaune 1-13. Brice's or Tishamingo Creek near Guntown June 10. Ripley June 11. Moved to St. C February, 1865. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13, 1864. Brice's (or Tishaming10. Brice's (or Tishamingo) Creek, near Guntown, Miss., June 10. Ripley June 11. Repulse of April 30-May 9. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13. Battle of Brice's Cross Roaty there till June. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown June 1-13. Brice's (or Tishamingo) Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Ripley June 11. At Memphis, Tenn., till September 30. Repulse of Fo[6 more...]
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Indiana Volunteers. (search)
pley, Miss., April 30-May 9. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13. Ripley June 7. Brice's Cross Roads (or Tishamingo Creek), near Guntown, June 10. Ripley June 11. White's Station June 20 and 26. Byhalia Road, near Collis and duty there till June. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13. Brice's (or Tishamingo) Creek, near GunGuntown, June 10. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Harrh May and June. Sturgis' Expedition from Memphis to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13 (Non-Veterans). Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, near Guntown, June 10. (Guns captured.) Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Harrisburg, near Tupelo,pley, Miss., April 30-May 9. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13. Battle of Brice's Cross Roads or Tishamingo Creek near Guntown June 10. Ripley June 11. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Camargo's Cross Roa
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