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The Daily Dispatch: March 19, 1864., [Electronic resource], Pennsylvania campaign--second day at Gettysburg. (search)
From the Southwest. Demopolis, March 17. --A dispatch from Canton reports that a large number of Sherman's troops have gone up the river on furlough from Vicksburg. McPherson is left in command of that place. Sherman and Hurl but have gone down the river with a large part of the army on forty-two boats. They are said to be going up Red river to Shreveport.--McPherson reports the spring campaign, which was inaugurated by Sherman, Banks, Thomas, and Smith, a failure. Gen. Forrest says that seven- eights of Smith's cavalry have gone to Nashville. Another dispatch says that Sherman went to New Orleans, and returned to Vicksburg on the 5th. On the 6th inst. large numbers of re-enlisted men went up the river on furlough. From fifteen to twenty boat loads of troops came down the river up to the 9th or 10th. On the 1st inst. seven boat loads of troops are said to have gone up the river on furlough. One-third were left in Vicksburg, under McPherson, and the remainder hav
The execution of M. Gibson --A correspondence of the Selma Mississippian, writing from Demopolis, Ala., March 12, furnishes the following account of the execution of McGibbon a Federal spy: David McGibbon the Federal spy the particulars of whose arrest you published a short since, was executed here yesterday. Such an event, of course, attracted an immense crowd to the ground where the scaffold was erected, which was about one mile northeast of the town, in a beautiful pine grove. Four companies of the 5th Missouri, Lt. Col. McDowell, having been detailed as guard, were placed in a circular line around the platform from which the doomed man was to descend to death. Inside the ring were the workmen who had constructed the scaffold, the executioner, and a few other officials. The condemned was conveyed to the place of execution in a wagon, seated on his coffin, and accompanied by his spiritual advisers, and escorted by a company of cavalry. He appeared to be about forty
Gen. Polk's Army. --Officers and men in his department disabled for field service are ordered by Lt. Gen. Polk to report forthwith at Demopolis, and those who have been assigned to duty on surgeon's certificates of disability are ordered to report in writing at the same rendezvous.
Gen. Forrest's expedition to Paducah. [Official dispatches.] Demopolis, April 2d, 1864. To Gen. S. Cooper: The following dispatch from Gen. Forrest has just been received. L. Polk, Lieut.-Gen. Dresden, Ten., March 27. via Okolona, April 2. --To Lieut.-Gen. Polk:--I left Jackson on the 23d ult, and capturef the 2d Tennessee, slightly wounded. The enemy's loss at Paducah was fifty killed and wounded. The prisoners in all five hundred. N. B. Forrest. Demopolis, April 3. To Gen. S. Cooper: The following dispatch just received from Gen. Forrest: "Jackson, Tenn, via Waterford, April 2.--Six hundred Federal prisprisoners will arrive at Ripley, Miss, to-day, en route for Demopolis. Colonel Neely engaged Hunt (?) on the 29th March, near Bolivar, capturing his entire wagon train, routing and driving him to Memphis, killing thirty and capturing thirty-five prisoners, killing two Captains and capturing one." L. Polk, Lieut-General.
The capture of Fort Pillow. The following official dispatch with reference to the capture of Fort Pillow, sixty miles above Memphis, was received at the General's office last night: Demopolis Ala., April 19. To Gen. S. Cooper: The following dispatch has just been received from Gen. Forrest, dated Jackson, Tenn., April 15th. L. Polk, Lieutenant General. "I attacked Fort Pillow on the morning of the 12th inst., with a part of Bell's and McCulloch's brigades, numbering--, under Brig. Gen. J. R. Chalmers. After a short fight we drove the enemy, seven hundred strong, into the for, under cover of their gunboats, and demanded a surrender, which was declined by Major L. W. Booth, commanding U. S. Forces. I stormed the fort, and after a contest of thirty minutes captured the entire garrison, killing five hundred and taking one hundred prisoners, and a large and just of quartermaster stores. --The officers in the fort were killed, including Major Booth. I sus
The Daily Dispatch: April 25, 1864., [Electronic resource], Capture of a gunboat — official Dispatch. (search)
Capture of a gunboat — official Dispatch. The following official dispatch was received at the War Department yesterday: Demopolis, Ala., April 23d. To Gen. S. Cooper: Brig. Gen. Wirt Adams, Commanding Cavalry on the Yazoo River, telegraphs me from Yazoo City, on the 22d inst., to this effect: I have the honor to report the capture of a gunboat to-day, near the city, while lying near the shore. She was attacked by a section of artillery and a detachment of sharpshooters under Col. Griffith, who drove the men from the guns and finally the crew from the boat. I removed her fine armament of eight twenty-four pounder guns and the most valuable stores, and had her burned to the water's edge. The captain and pilot are prisoners in my hands, and a number of the crew. My casualties are small. L. Polk, Lieut. General.
The Daily Dispatch: April 25, 1864., [Electronic resource], Additional particulars from the Plymouth fight. (search)
From Trans Mississippi. Mobile, April 23. --Western dispatches report that Banks is retreating on Natcher, and Gen. Taylor pursuing. Transports are coming out of Red river loaded with wounded. It is reported that we captured fourteen gunboats that were aground above the Red river falls. Official news has been received of the capture of a gunboat on the Yazoo river carrying eight 24 pounders. Her guns and stores were removed, and the boat burnt. [Second Dispatch.] Demopolis, April 23. --A dispatch from Canton, 22d, says: Gen. Taylor captured 7,000 prisoners, 400 negroes, and 19 pieces of artillery in Louisiana. Two hundred and twelve Federal prisoners, captured by Forrest at Fort Pillow, and by Cols. Ives and Jackson near Florence, were brought here to-day.
Railroad Accident. Demopolis, April 27. --This morning a locomotive belonging to the Selma and Demopolis Railroad, and three freight cars loaded with corn, became unmanageable and plunged down the river grade, throwing one car in the Bigbee and the others off the track, causing a general break up. No lives lost.
The Daily Dispatch: May 3, 1864., [Electronic resource], From the Peninsula.--the enemy Landing at West Point. (search)
From the Southwest and Trans Mississippi. Demopolis. May 1. --A special dispatch to the Meridian Clarion, from Jackson the 30th ult, says the enemy have fallen back from Big Black, after partially destroying the bridge, burning all the sutlers' and traders shanties and the soldiers' huts. Considerable alarm prevails within the fortifications at Vicksburg, apprehending an attack from Wirt Adams. A dispatch from Brookhaven to the same paper says: "Information from trans- Mississippi reports that Banks has been defeated a second time, but has escaped to the north side of Red river, and was falling back on Natchitoches. Gen. Price whipped Steele badly, capturing 200 wagons, a large quantity of prisoners and arms. Marmaduke was also in pursuit of Steele, who was falling back on Little Rock."
The prisoners. Demopolis May 3. --Twenty-nine Yankee prisoners, including the captain, pilot, and part of the crew of the gunboat Petrol, captured by Wirt Adams's command, passed through here to-day on their way to Cahawba.
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