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y, and a strong detachment was immediately sent over the river, which attacked and drove in our pickets. Our work must have been discovered by them, and it would be charging them with gross stupidity not to suppose our plan betrayed; besides, on Friday morning a heavy rain set in, which of itself would have rendered a delay of at least two days necessary in the prosecution of our work. In the mean time rumors were reaching me of the concentration of a strong rebel force in the vicinity of Trenton, for the object, it was reported, of attacking Hickman and Columbus. As these rumors were confirmed by the refugees from the conscription, and as I saw no good that could be accomplished by remaining longer at the flotilla, I started back with my command on Friday afternoon, and the troops are now distributed in the district as they were before the expedition sailed. In conclusion, permit me to express the opinion that with a properlyorganized force of 5,000 men I doubt not the easy, a
rown out to their fronts. If compelled to retire, to fall back on Trenton, Humboldt, Jackson, and thence to Bolivar. G. T. Beauregard. JaColonel Hill has also been instructed to remain for the present at Trenton Respectfully, your obedient servant, Thomas Jordan, Assistant . I have ordered one of my staff officers to go this morning to Trenton to inquire into the surprise of Colonel Pickett's command and the on; Lieutenant-Colonel Miller, Lexington; Colonel Hill's regiment, Trenton; Colonel Travis' regiment, Corinth; Captain Bankhead's battery. Fept the men offered. G. T. Beauregard. Headquarters cavalry, Trenton, Tenn., April 10, 1862. Maj. George Williamson, Assistant Adjutant-Gennstructs me to inform you that your regiment has been assembled at Trenton for an important service, requiring great vigor and secrecy of movlonel Jackson has also been ordered to concentrate his regiment at Trenton for the same purpose. When both regiments shall have arrived an
ces that he had been, upon a careful canvass and comparison of the Electoral votes by Congress, proclaimed February 13th. by Vice-President Breckinridge the duly elected President of the United States, for four years from the 4th of March ensuing. Immense crowds surrounded the stations at which the special train halted wherein he, with his family and a few friends, was borne eastward through Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Erie, Buffalo, Albany, New York City, Trenton, Newark, Philadelphia, Lancaster, and Harrisburg, on his way to the White House. He was everywhere received and honored as the chief of a free people; and his unstudied remarks in reply to the complimentary addresses which he day by day received indicated his decided disbelief in any bloody issue of our domestic complications. Thus, at Indianapolis, where he spent the first night of his journey, he replied to an address of welcome from Gov. Morton, as follows: fellow-citizens of th
of the Union were permitted. An attempt, a short time before the election, to hold a Union meeting at Paris, Tenn., resulted in the death of two Union men — shot by the Disunionists; and a notice that Hon. Emerson Etheridge would speak at Trenton, Tenn., elicited the following correspondence: Trenton, Tenn., April 16, 1861. To J. D. C. Atkins and R. G. Payne: Etheridge speaks here on Friday. Be here to answer him Friday or next day. The following is the answer to the above: Trenton, Tenn., April 16, 1861. To J. D. C. Atkins and R. G. Payne: Etheridge speaks here on Friday. Be here to answer him Friday or next day. The following is the answer to the above: Memphis, April 16, 1861. To Messrs.------: I can't find Atkins. Can't come at that time. If Etheridge speaks for the South, we have no reply. If against it, our only answer to him and his backers must be cold steel and bullets. R. G. Payne. Union papers were not allowed to circulate. Measures were taken, in some parts of West Tennessee, in defiance of the Constitution and laws, which allow folded tickets, to have the ballots numbered in such manner as to mark and expose the Union vote
ith 3,500 cavalry, had been detached Crossing the Tennessee at Clifton, Dec. 13. by Bragg to operate on our communications in West Tennessee, and who had for two weeks or more been raiding through that section, threatening Jackson, capturing Trenton, Humboldt, Union City, &c., burning bridges, tearing up rails, and paroling captured Federals (over 1,000, according to his reports--700 of them at Trenton alone), was struck on his return at Parker's Cross-roads, between Huntingdon and LexingtoTrenton alone), was struck on his return at Parker's Cross-roads, between Huntingdon and Lexington, and thoroughly routed. He first encountered Col. C. L. Dunham, with a small brigade of 1,600; who had, the day before, been pushed forward from Huntingdon by Gen. J. C. Sullivan, and who was getting the worst of the fight — having been nearly surrounded, his train captured, and he summoned to surrender — when Sullivan came up at double-quick, with the two fresh brigades of Gen. Haynie and Col. Fuller, and rushed upon the astonished Rebels, who fled in utter rout, not attempting to make a st
y on his left — or up the Tennessee; so his first point was to make Bragg believe that he should use it on his extreme right. To this end, his divisions were crossed as they arrived at Bridgeport; the foremost (Ewing's) moving by Shell Mound to Trenton, threatening to assail and turn Bragg's extreme right. But the residue of this army, as it came up, moved quietly and screened from Rebel observation to Kelly's ford, recrossing on Smith's pontoons. and marching around Chattanooga to its assigned position on the left of Thomas, where materials had already been noiselessly prepared for throwing a bridge across the river above the town. At the proper time, Hugh S. Ewing's division was drawn bade from Trenton and followed the others to our extreme left; but the roads were so bad, and the over taxed bridges broke so frequently — the river being swelled by heavy rains — that unexpected delays occurred: and Osterhaus's division was left to aid Hooker on the right. Grant, impatient to <
, Miss. 3 Guerrillas 1 Yazoo City, Miss. 14 Place unknown 4 Black River Bridge, Miss. 1     Present, also, at Fort Henry, Tenn.; Siege of Corinth; Trenton, Tenn.; Benton, Miss.; Spanish Fort, Ala. notes.--Mustered in originally as a three months regiment. It was remustered at Bird's Point, Mo., for three years, on l of killed and wounded, 630; died of disease in Confederate prisons (previously included), 19. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. Belmont, Mo. 18 Trenton, Tenn. 1 Fort Donelson, Tenn. 58 Canton, Miss. 1 Burnt Bridge, Tenn. 1 Kenesaw Mountain, Ga. 5 Grand Junction, Tenn. 1 Battle of Atlanta, Ga. 49 Thompsonllas 2 Lake Providence, La. 3 Rebel Prison Guard 1 Cross Bayou, La. 1 Place unknown 3 Alexandria, La. 1     Present, also, at Dug Springs, Mo.; Trenton, Tenn.; Tallahatchie, Miss.; Big Black River, Miss.; Yazoo City, Miss. notes.--Organized at Leavenworth in May, 1861, and in June, was ordered into Missouri where
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
, with which we reached Bridgeport by daylight. I started Ewing's division in advance, with orders to turn aside toward Trenton, to make the enemy believe we were going to turn Bragg's left by pretty much the same road Rosecrans had followed; but wsee River and making a lodgment on the terminus of Missionary Ridge, I should demonstrate against Lookout Mountain, near Trenton, with a part of my command. All in Chattanooga were impatient for action, rendered almost acute by the natural appreh inspire me with renewed energy. I immediately ordered my leading division (General Ewing's) to march via Shellmound to Trenton, demonstrating against Lookout Ridge, but to be prepared to turn quickly and follow me to Chattanooga and in person I re me to fulfill my part in time; only one division (General John E. Smith's) was in position. General Ewing was still at Trenton, and the other two were toiling along the terrible road from Shellmound to Chattanooga. No troops ever were or could be
of the Tennessee River from Whitesburgh to Blythe's Ferry, a distance of one hundred and fifty miles. The Tennessee River was reached on the twentieth of August, and Chattanooga shelled from the on the twenty-first. Pontoon boat, raft, and trestle bridges were rapidly prepared at Caperton's Ferry, Bridgeport, mouth of Battle Creek, and Shellmount, and the army, except cavalry, safely crossed the Tennessee in face of the enemy. By the eighth of September, Thomas had moved on Trenton, seizing Frick's and Stevens's Gaps, on the Lookout Mountain. McCook had advanced to Valley Head, and taken Winston's Gap, while Crittenden had crossed to Wauhatchie, communicating on the right with Thomas, and threatened Chattanooga by the pass over the point of Lookout Mountain. The first mountain barrier south of the Tennessee being successfully passed, General Rosecrans decided to threaten the enemy's communication with his right, while his centre and left seized the gaps and commandi
confirm this, Sherman's advance division will march direct from Whitesides to Trenton. The remainder of his force will pass over a new road just made from Whitesidhitesides--one division threatening the enemy's left front in the direction of Trenton — crossing at Brown's Ferry, up the north bank of the Tennessee to near the morminus of Missionary Ridge, I should demonstrate against Lookout Mountain near Trenton with a part of my command. All on the Chattanooga were impatient for action immediately ordered my leading division (Ewing's) to march via Shell Mound to Trenton, demonstrate against Lookout Ridge, but to be prepared to turn quickly and folivision, General John E. Smith's, was in position. General Ewing was still in Trenton, and the other two were toiling along the terrible road from Shell Mound to Chvalry was despatched to observe the movements of the enemy in the direction of Trenton, and the Illinois company to perform orderly and escort duty. This dispositio
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