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re hung at Mankato, Minnesota, for participating in the late massacre in that State.--Jefferson Davis delivered an extended address on the subject of the rebellion, before the Legislature of Mississippi, assembled at Jackson.--(Doc. 87.) Major Stevens, of the Fourteenth Kentucky cavalry, with one hundred and fifty men, who were ordered upon a scout to ascertain the whereabouts of a large band of guerrillas in the eastern part of Powell County, Kentucky, after travelling all night over obscure and dangerous bridle-paths, came upon the rebel camps this morning. The Nationals dashed upon them, capturing their leader, a noted guerrilla, and eleven of his band. The remainder, though outnumbering Major Stevens's force, were utterly routed, and escaped into the dense woods, brush, and mountain gorges. Twenty-five horses and a large amount of clothing, blankets, guns, pistols, etc., that were being transported to Humphrey Marshall's camp, were also captured.--General Wright's Despatch.
and a ferry-boat.--(Doc. 90.) Major Foley, commanding an expedition sent by Major-General Granger to Elk Fork, Campbell County, Tenn., composed of two hundred and fifty men of the Sixth and Tenth Kentucky cavalry, surprised a camp of rebels, three hundred and fifty strong, at that place, killing thirty, wounding one hundred and seventy-six, and capturing fifty-one, without the loss of a man. All of their camp equipage was burnt, eighty horses, and a large amount of arms captured.--(General Wright's Despatch. Early this morning the attack on Vicksburgh was resumed, and continued all day, but without any important result. The rattle of musketry and booming of cannon was heard on all sides, but when evening came, the opposing armies were found to be in much the same positions as when they began.--(Doc. 91.) A skirmish took place near Clinton, La., between a party of Stuart's Baton Rouge rebel cavalry and a detachment of National cavalry, resulting in the retreat of the la
sed an act depriving of office in the nation, and disqualifying all who continued disloyal to the Government of the United States; and also an act abolishing slavery.--The yacht Anna was captured in the Suwanee River, Ga., by the National steamer Fort Henry.--New York Journal of Commerce. A very large and enthusiastic meeting of the people of Indiana was this day held at Indianapolis, the capital of the State. Loyal and patriotic resolutions were adopted, and speeches were made by Governor Wright, Governor Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee, General S. F. Carey, of Ohio, T. Buchanan Read, of Pennsylvania, Charles W. Cathcart, Charles Case, and others. A freight train on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, laden with merchandise belonging to private individuals, and a quantity of Government stores, and two hundred and forty mules, were this day captured near Woodburn, Tenn., by a party of rebel guerrillas. After driving off the mules and rifling the cars of their contents, the
ith all their equipage, ammunition, etc.--General Curtis's Despatch. As the National gunboat St. Clair was passing Palmyra, twenty-four miles above Fort Donelson, on the Cumberland River, she was fired into by a section of King's rebel Missouri battery, belonging to the army under General Van Dorn. The third shot struck the supply-pipe of the steamer, rendering her unmanageable, and wounding two of her crew. She was taken in tow by the steamer Luminous, and carried to Cairo, Ill.--General Wright, in command of the National forces in California, issued a proclamation which concluded as follows: Although the great mass of people on the Pacific coast are eminently patriotic and devoted to the Union, yet, fellow-citizens, we must not disguise the fact that we have traitors in our midst, who are doing all in their power to involve this country in the horrors of civil war; to such persons, I say, pause and reflect well before plunging into the yawning abyss of treason. An indignant p
ents for him to engage in the attempt, stating to him the plans and intentions of the secessionists, which were to capture the fort with its arms and ammunition — which, by the way, could have been easily accomplished at that time by a dozen men — and use it as a rendezvous for guerrillas. They struck the wrong man, and the consequence was, that information of their movements was conveyed to the fort, and the parties were arrested, and are now in irons at the fort, awaiting the order of General Wright. Secretary E. M. Stanton sent the following despatch to the Governor of Pennsylvania: The President and the General-in-Chief have just returned from the army of the Potomac. The principal operations of General Hooker failed, but there has been no serious disaster to the organization and efficiency of the army. It is now occupying its former position on the Rappahannock, having recrossed the river without any loss in the movement. Not more than one third of General Hooker's force
f blood, the only terms which I can entertain are those of unconditional surrender. At the same time, myself and men, and officers of this army, are ready to testify to the distinguished gallantry with which the defence of Vicksburgh has been conducted. At eleven o'clock the messengers returned. This afternoon General Grant met General Pemberton between the lines, and after an hour's consultation settled the surrender of the place.--(Docs. 25, 36, and 146.) The National Guards, Colonel Wright commanding, composed of the most substantial citizens of Newbern, N. C., received their arms and equipments and entered upon duty at the garrison of that place. Major-General French sent a force toward Williamsport, Md., which was successful in capturing and destroying the pontoon train of the rebels. The guard, consisting of a lieutenant and only thirteen men, were taken:--General French's Despatch. The following orders were issued at New Orleans, La., by Brigadier-General Em
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 1.6 (search)
is to be a witness to the altercation. In his presence Nelson repeated the reprimand, and ordered Davis to report to General Wright at Cincinnati. Davis replied, You have no authority to order me. Nelson turned to his adjutant-general and said, Caacross the Ohio. Davis was highly incensed by the manner and bearing of Nelson. He withdrew, and that night reported to Wright in Cincinnati. When Buell reached Louisville on September 25th, Wright ordered Davis to return and report to Buell. He Wright ordered Davis to return and report to Buell. He arrived at the Gait House on the morning of September 29th. Nelson, after breakfast, was standing in the hotel office, and was leaning against the counter when he was approached by Davis in company with Governor Oliver P. Morton, of Indiana. Davis y. As no charges were preferred against Davis within the period fixed by military rules, he was released by order of General Wright. On October 27th, 1862, General Davis was indicted by a grand jury for manslaughter, and was admitted to bail in t
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.1 (search)
June, 1862. I deem it necessary to place the facts of this attack in their proper light, because that is the reason assigned by Gillmore for not having attacked by James Island in July, 1863, when he attempted the Morris Island route. The truth of the matter is, that the point attacked by Generals Benham and I. I. Stevens near Secessionville The assault at Secessionville was made by Stevens's division of about 3500 men, supported by General H. G. Wright's division, numbering 3100. Wright's troops were not seriously engaged. The aggregate Union loss was 683, of whom 529 belonged to Stevens's division. According to the report of General David Hunter, who commanded the department, the attack was made by General Benham in violation of his instructions. The Confederate force engaged was commanded by General N. G. Evans, and sustained a loss of about 200.--editors. was the strongest one of the whole line, which was then unfinished and was designed to be some five miles in len
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Through the Wilderness. (search)
Ewell with his whole force. General Sedgwick, with Wright's division and Neill's brigade of Getty's division,by General Griffin of Warren's corps. Ricketts and Wright of Sedgwick were delayed in reaching their position Crawford's right, reached to the Orange turnpike. Wright's division of Sedgwick formed on the right of Griff morning, without success. The same may be said of Wright, of Sedgwick's Sixth Corps, who was attacking Ewelle noted that Griffin's line, before connecting with Wright, extended a short distance parallel with the Orangeal Lee on the way to Richmond. Shaler's brigade of Wright's division of Sedgwick's corps had been guarding ththem, the assailants were prevented from destroying Wright's division. Wright kept his men in order. [See p.Wright kept his men in order. [See p. 127.] This is in fact the end of the battle of the Wilderness, so far as relates to the infantry. Our cavay when Crawford's division of the Fifth and one of Wright's brigades under Penrose assaulted what proved to b
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Cold Harbor. (search)
he Army of the Potomac, the Sixth Corps, under Wright, over roads that were many inches deep in dustsarily fall, consisted of Hancock on the left, Wright in the center, and Smith on the right. Warrens intending to attack. The line of advance of Wright's command holding the center was therefore peron W. F. Smith's corps arrived on the right of Wright, extending the Union line to Beulah Church. At 6 o'clock Smith and Wright drove the enemy through the woods along the road to New Cold Harbor andith. On June 2d Hancock formed on the left of Wright. Hill's corps and Breckinridge's division toofederate left. Hancock's line, connecting with Wright's left, extended obliquely to the left and rea advance until Wright advanced upon his right; Wright, that it was impossible for him to move until Hancock's and Smith's dispatches were sent to Wright and copies of his to each of the others. The rovoked by the other corps reached his lines. Wright adopted the same rule of action. Twelve o'clo[3 more...]
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