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Colonel Charles E. Hooker, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.2, Mississippi (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical. (search)
o help the forces in that section make some sort of headway against Sherman. General Wilson was preparing his great cavalry expedition to sweep through Alabama and Georgia. Forrest, with a remnant of his once splendid and invincible cavalry, attempted to make head against the numerous and splendidly equipped body of horsemen led by Wilson. If he could have concentrated his bands, widely scattered for the purpose of guarding many points, he might have repeated the victories of Okolona and Guntown. But the various regiments belonging to his command, with their broken-down horses, could not get together in time to offer effective resistance. Wirt Adams with his brigade formed part of the force with which Forrest tried to stem the tide of disaster. Though the Confederates fought with the old-time spirit, it was all in vain. At last news came of the capitulation of the main armies of the Confederacy. Then Forrest and all the bands led by him laid down their arms also, and peace aga
31, 58; in Red river campaign, 60, 64-74, 80-84, III., 388; at fall of Mobile, 637. Stoneman, General, George, captured by rebels near Atlanta, II., 543; at Louisville, III., 191; delay of, 411; cuts off Lee's retreat towards Lynchburg, 637. Stanley, General D. S., in Thomas's army, III., 185; at Pulaski, 186; at Spring hill, 208. Stuart, General J. E. B., at Spottsylvania, II., 145; opposes Sheridan's movement to James river, 238; death, 239. Sturgis, General S. D., defeated at Guntown, II., 401. Sumpter, Fort, attack on, i., 3; fall of, 9. Tallahatchie river, Grant's movement to, 127-140; expedition to, from Yazoo pass 169-173. Taylor, General Richard, supersedes Hood, III.; 270; calls for more troops, 287; surrenders all rebel forces east of Mississippi river, 639. Tennessee, military situation in, November, 1861, i., 23; results in, consequent on capture of Fort Donelson, 55; movements in, after battle of Shiloh, 101-120; occupation and liberation of East,
ship Vi., 33. Bread weighing Viii., 49. Breastworks: function of, V., 210. Breckinridge, J. C.: I., 132, 196, 200, 208, 235, 360, 367; II., 132, 170, 172, 178, 194, 210, 276, 282, 306, 320; III., 84, 140, 289, 320, 322, 326, 332, 338, 340, 342; IV., 144; V., 46; VI., 226; VIII., 297; X., 251, 270. Breen, R. B., X., 2. Breese, R. K., VI., 257. Brent, J. L., X., 4. Brentwood, Tenn., II., 332. Brevard, T. W., X., 261. Brice's Cross roads, Guntown, Miss. , III., 324. Brickell, W., New Orleans, La., VII., 246. Bridgeford, D. B., X., 103. Bridgeport, Ala.: I., 362; II., 177, 269, 272, 274, 275, 290, 296. IV., 162; bridge at, V., 295. Bridgeport, Miss., II., 191. Bridgeport, Tenn., VI., 233. Bridges: across Armstrong Run, Va., I., 121; building and repairing by the construction corps an important element in warfare, II., 104, 105; trestle, four-tier, completed in 1863, II., 317; bridge building while y
, 128; Confederate supply of, V., 156. Gunpowder Creek, Md., V., 80. Guns: smooth 24-pounder, V., 125; naval Dalhgren 11-inch, V., 133; Rodman, V., 133; Parrot 8-inch, V., 133; Parrott 16-pounder, V., 135; 20-inch smooth bore, V., 137; largest, 137; handling, V., 139; Parrott, V., 139; smooth-bore, V., 140; Napoleon, V., 140; field Parrott rifled, V., 140; V., 141; rifled 8-inch and 10-inch, V., 150; field guns, battery before Sumter, V., 151; Siege, V., 170; sea-cost, V., 17; siege, V., 24 seq.; sea-coast, 24 seq.; Armstrong, V., 62; Blakely, V., 62; Hotchkiss, V., 12: lames, V., 62; Parrott, V., 62; Whitworth, V., 62; captured at Chattanooga, Tenn., by Federal army, V., 69, 163; heavy siege on James River, V., 309. Guntersville, Ala., VI., 233. Guntown, Miss., III., 124. Guthrie Grays, Cincinnati, O., Ohio Sixth Inf., VIII., 82. Guy's Gap, Tenn., II., 340. Guyandotte, W. Va., I., 354. Gwin, W.: I., 203, 204, 205 seq., II., 200; VI., 316.
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
uring his absence on the 3d and 4th, had encountered the enemy's skirmishers between Booneville and Baldwin. Making a feint through the causeway on which the latter village is situated, in order to menace the Confederate right, he prepared to make a serious attack upon their left wing, south of Blackland, on the 8th; but Halleck interfered and again ordered him to remain on the defensive. Beauregard naturally took advantage of this to retire. The Federal cavalry did not pursue him beyond Guntown; and while his several columns were assembling on the 9th in the neighborhood of Tupelo, Pope was ordered to take his troops into comfortable encampments until he should receive further instructions. Finding no drinkable water where they had been brought to a halt, the Federals were soon compelled to fall back upon Corinth; and on the 12th, Pope went into camp on the banks of Clear Creek, only six kilometres from that place. Thus ended the campaign of Corinth, which, properly speaking,
emphis. Their orders were to set fire to them at 6 o'clock Friday morning, by which time it was expected that all the trainagoing in the direction of Grand Junction would pass. Unfortunately, some of the trains, laden with commissary stores, were delayed, and did not reach the bridge over the Hatchie until after it had been fired. No other alternative was left but to destroy the cars and their contents, roughly valued at $1,000.000. The army is now encamped at Boonsville, Baldwin and Guntown, from twenty to thirty-five miles below Corinth, on the Mobile and Ohio road. The supply of water, though better than it was at Corinth, is still limited. It is believed, however, that the health of the army cannot fail to be benefited by the change, especially if the people in the city and along the railroad will continue to furnish the troops with all the vegetables and fresh meats they can spare. The Governor of Louisiana and Picayune Butler. Executive Office, Opelousas, La.
ubsequently removed to — upon the fall of Island 10, there is good ground for these expectations. She is provided with a more formidable ram than that of the Merrimac, and was built to mount eight guns--three on each side, one in the bow, and one in the stern. Her sides and deck were clad with railroad T iron bars, and her machinery and wood work were of the strongest and most approved kind. It is reported that a portion of the army has fallen down to Sallillo, the next station below Guntown, on the Mobile and Ohio road. The supply of water is scant for seventy-five miles below Corinth, though much better and more abundant than of the latter place, and it may be that Gen. Beauregard has extended his encampment with a view to relieving the pressure upon the points first occupied. Indeed, it is doubtful whether Halleck can advance further South in the direction taken by Beauregard, unless he first organize and send forward a corps of well- borers. The wells opened by the Confe
Further of Forrest's victory. Guntown, via Mobile, June 14. --General Forrest's victory is greater than at first supposed. Our loss is 150 killed and 450 wounded. The enemy's loss is 1,000 killed and 3,000 captured. The balance are scattered through the woods, and are still being pursued, having traveled fifty-eight miles in thirty-one hours. Their entire army is destroyed. Fort Pillow was the battle cry during the fight, and hence their anxiety to escape. They are still being pursued, and many more will be captured before reaching Memphis. We have captured about 3,000 prisoners, 250 wagons with supplies and ordnance stores, 3,000 stand of small arms, and about twenty pieces of splendid artillery. The fight was stubborn. The enemy stood till knocked down by the butts of our guns.--We had about--thousand in the fight — the enemy ten thousand two hundred and fifty. [Second Dispatch.] Mobile, June 13. --A special to the Advertiser, dated Tupelo, June 13th
. Another account says that Sheridan was moving on Gordonsville, to destroy railroad communications in that direction, whilst General Kantz was similarly occupied on the Southside, the object being to prevent the movement of supplies and reinforcements. Gen. Storgin's Esp edition. A telegram, dated Memphis 18th instant, says: The expedition of Gen. Sturgis, which left Memphis on the 1st, in coming in. We learn from an officer that they met a large force of rebels at Guntown, said to consist of 10,000 infantry and cavalry, under the command of Generals Forrest, Lee and Roddy. This large force attacked them suddenly, and a most desperate fight ensued, resulting in the death of Sturgis, with the loss of his wagon train and ammunition. The last was a most severe loss, as Sturgis had run out of ammunition and was obliged to destroy and abandon his artillery. Many of his infantry were captured, but the exact number is not known. General Sturgis's force c
t Tupelo, but is perfectly able to manage a horse, and is almost constantly in the saddle, superintending the various movements of the troops. General Wirt Adams is also here, but his authority is completely ignored, Generals Taylor and Forrest assuming the entire control and direction of affairs. Their wagon, pontoon and artillery trains are said to be very extensive, the wagons all bearing the brand of the United States, and are those captured by Forrest from Sturgis in the fight at Guntown. Every movement is said to be conducted with the greatest secrecy, even the changes from one camp to another being made at night. None except the generals are allowed to know the least thing in regard to the contemplated movements, and no expedition of similar strength was ever more secretly collected or more carefully guarded from outside observation. The whole command is said to be in fine condition, the animals in excellent order, the artillery and pontoon trains of the finest
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