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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The battle of Corinth. (search)
d without rifle-pits. To meet emergencies, Hamilton's and Stanley's divisions, which had been watgradually drawn in pretty close Stanley's and Hamilton's divisions. They had been kept watching to f the 3d found my troops disposed as follows: Hamilton's division, about 3700 strong, on the Purdy rided that it was a main attack of the enemy. Hamilton's division had been sent up the railroad as fthe line of the old Confederate works. Hence Hamilton's movement, the brigades advancing en ├ęchelonwest and had to rectify its position; so that Hamilton's division thus far had only given the enemy uld have crushed the enemy's right and rear. Hamilton's excuse that he could not understand the ordat lack of daylight, which would have brought Hamilton's fresh and gallant division on the Confederag away. At this time, while going to order Hamilton's division into action on the enemy's left, Id and dying were left on the porch. Reaching Hamilton's division I ordered him to send Sullivan's b
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Hamilton's division at Corinth. (search)
Hamilton's division at Corinth. by Charles S. Hamilton, Major-General, U. S. V. The following order, issued about 9 A. M. on the first day of the battle of Corinth, fixed the position of my division: Corinth, Oct. 3d, 1862. Brigadier-General Hamilton, Commanding Third Division. General: The general commanding directs that you cover with your division the Purdy road, from the swamp on the railroad to where the road runs through the rebel works. By command of Major-General Rosecrans.--Goddard, A. A. A. General. P. S. You may perhaps have to move farther out, as Davies does not find good ground until he gets near the old rebel works, and he proposes to swing his right still farther around. By order of Major-General Rosecrans.--Goddard, A. A A. General. Again at 2 P. M. the same day the following circular was sent to both Hamilton and Davies: For fear of a misunderstanding in relation to my orders, I wish it distinctly understood that the extreme position is not to b
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 2.21 (search)
With Jackson at Hamilton's crossing. condensed from an article in the Southern bivouac for August, 1886. by J. H. Moore, C. S. A. The morning of the 13th [of December] dawned with a dense fog enveloping the plain and city of Fredericksburg, through which the brilliant rays of the sun struggled about 10 in the morning. In front of the right of the Confederate army was displayed the vast force of Franklin, marching and countermarching, hastily seeking the places assigned for the coming con suddenly retreated to the protection of the railroad embankments. The struggle was kept up by sharp-shooters for some time, when another general advance was made against a furious cannonade of Hays's Brigade of Stonewall Jackson's Corps, at Hamilton's crossing. See map, P. 74. small-arms and artillery. Again the scene of destruction was repeated; still the Federals crossed the railroad, when a gap in Jackson's line between Archer's and Thomas's brigades was discovered by some of the assa
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Morgan's Ohio raid. (search)
Hobson followed, leading the advance of Judah's forces in pursuit. But Indiana and Ohio were now in arms, and at every step their militia had to be eluded or overcome; to do either caused delay. Map of Morgan's Ohio raid. Turning to the east, Morgan rode through Corydon, Salem, Vienna, Lexington, Paris, Vernon, Dupont, Sumansville, and Harrison, Ohio, detaching to burn bridges and confuse the pursuit, impressing fresh horses, his men pillaging freely. Under cover of a feint on Hamilton, Ohio, he marched by night unmolested through the suburbs of Cincinnati, and at last, after dark on the evening of July 18th, reached the bank of the Ohio, near Buffington Bar and Blennerhassett's Island, where from the first he had planned to escape. Morning found his pursuers closing in from all directions. Morgan, with about half his men, eluded the net. Of these many were drowned, but about three hundred escaped across the river. All the rest were killed or captured. About 120 were
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 11: the Montgomery Convention.--treason of General Twiggs.--Lincoln and Buchanan at the Capital. (search)
them to join the insurgents. In this they were mistaken. In all the vicissitudes to which they were afterward exposed, the private soldiers and most of the officers remained true to the old flag. The writer saw some of them at midsummer in Fort Hamilton, at the entrance to New York Bay; and never was a curse by bell, book, and candle, more sincerely uttered, than were those that fell from the compressed lips of these betrayed soldiers. These troops were the first who left Texas. They came from posts on the line of the Rio Point Isabel, Texas, in 1861. Grande, and embarked in the Daniel Webster at Point Isabel, a place of much note in the history of the war with Mexico. 1846-1848. They arrived at Fort Hamilton on the 30th of March, 1861. At five o'clock on the evening of the 16th, February, 1861. the little band of National troops in San Antonio marched sullenly out of the city, to the tune of The red, white, and Blue, and encamped at San Pedro February, Springs, two
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the proposed capture of Washington City. (search)
while at the same time General Fort McRee and Confederate Battery opposite Fort Pickens. Scott held three hundred troops in readiness for the purpose, at Fort Hamilton, in New York harbor, where they were not needed. Statement of Lieutenant-General Scott, dated at Washington City, March 30, 1861, and published in the Natiofrom New York, in duplicate, by two naval vessels. From that time unusual activity was observed in the Navy Yard at Brooklyn; also on Governor's Island and at Fort Hamilton, at the entrance to the harbor of New York. There was activity, too, in the arsenals of the North, for, while the Government wished for peace, it could scarce Brown assumed the command, and Lieutenant Slemmer and his little band of brave men, worn down with fatigue, want of sleep, and insufficient food, were sent to Fort Hamilton, at the entrance to New York harbor, to rest. They shared the plaudits of a grateful people with those equally gallant defenders of Fort Sumter. Lieutenant Sl
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
until the morning of the 3d October. that Rosecrans felt assured that Corinth was Van Dorn's objective. Then, before dawn, he disposed his troops to meet him. Hamilton's division formed the right, Davies's the center, and McKean's the left; and a brigade of three regiments, under Colonel Oliver, with a section of artillery, wasivision was accordingly drawn back to the ridge next beyond the inner intrenchments, in front of the town, with orders to close with his right on Davies's left. Hamilton's division was moved so as to touch Davies's right, and Stanley took position in close ├ęchelon with McKean, near Corinth. While these movements were going on,g five guns, and called Fort Richardson, was constructed during the dark hours by sappers and miners, composed of negro slaves, under Captain Gau, at the left of Hamilton's division. The batteries of the new fortifications constructed by Major Prime extended from a point near the railway, close to the southern borders of Corint
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
Lee, to drive a large body of Confederate cavalry from Lamar, on the railway southward of him. It was accomplished, and the Confederates were gradually pushed back to Holly Springs, on the same railway. it was now evident that the Confederates intended to hold the line of the Tallahatchee River, for there Pemberton had concentrated his forces and cast up fortifications. Grant at once prepared to dislodge them, and on the 20th of November he moved toward Holly Springs with his main body, Hamilton's division in the advance. In the mean time Generals A. P. Hovey and C. C. Washburne had crossed the Mississippi Nov. 20, 1862. from Helena, landed at Delta, and moved in the direction of Grant's Army. Their cavalry was distributed. That of Washburne pushed rapidly eastward to the Cold water River, where they captured a Confederate camp. Moving swiftly down that stream and the Tallahatchee, they made a sweep by way of Preston, and struck the railway at Garner's. Station, just north of
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
ance, and drew the first fire. It was an eccentric one, and very destructive. Finding his men falling rapidly, Hawley ordered up the Seventh New Hampshire, Colonel Abbott, to its support, and the batteries. of Hamilton, Elder, and Langdon moved into action. The Nationals had. sixteen guns; the Confederates had only four left. Unfortunately, the former were placed so close up to the concealed foe, that the sharp-shooters of. the latter easily shot the artillerists and artillery horses. Hamilton's battery went into the fight within one hundred and fifty yards of the Confederate front, and, in the space of twenty minutes, forty of its fifty horses were slain, and forty-five of its eighty-two men were disabled. Then the remainder fell back, leaving two of their four guns behind them. The fight raged furiously, and Seymour was seen everywhere, at points of greatest peril, directing it on the part of the Nationals. The Seventh New Hampshire was soon losing so heavily, that Hawley
le oii the evening of the 7th instant, I learned from reliable sources that the citizens had driven this marauding band from Clinton County, and that a number of Hamilton's and Ferguson's men had been wounded. I spoke to the gentleman who dressed their wounds. Hearing that this marauding band had taken refuge in Celiia, I directole neighborhood, and next to Hamilton is the most important and dangerous man in that region. The others are very bad men, and were recognized as active men of Hamilton's band through the whole route to this place. There were no men in Celina except those we captured, and they made desperate attempts to escape. I ordered Mamer John A. Fisher, as well as some Confederate stores, and, having no means of transportation, destroyed them by throwing them into the river. He also captured Hamilton's celebrated race-horse. Returning to Tompkinsville, I found the citizens much in dread of an attack from the predatory bands said to be marching into Overto
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