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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vicksburg, siege of (search)
to perfect the canal begun by Williams, but failed. Then he sent a land and naval force up the Yazoo to gain the rear of Vicksburg, but was repulsed. Finally Grant sent a strong land force down the west side of the Mississippi, and Porter ran by the batteries at Vicksburg in the night (April 16, 1863) with nearly his whole fleet. Then Grant prepared for vigorous operations in the rear of Vicksburg, on the line of the Black River. On April 27 Porter ran by the Confederate batteries at Grand Gulf, when Grant's army crossed a little below, gained a victory at Port Gibson, and calling Sherman down the west side of the Mississippi and across it to join him (May 8), the whole force pushed forward and captured Jackson, the capital of Mississippi. Then the victorious army turned westward towards Vicksburg, and, after two successful battles, swept on and closely invested the strongly fortified city in the rear (May 19), receiving their supplies from a base on the Yazoo established by Po
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Mississippi, 1862 (search)
d Cavalry. May 15: Reconn. toward Memphis and Charleston R. R.IOWA--2d Cavalry. MICHIGAN--2d Cavalry. May 16: Action, Grand GulfMICHIGAN--6th Infantry. May 17: Action, Russell's House near CorinthILLINOIS--Batteries "B" and "I," 1st Light Arty.; 5 Arty. MISSOURI--11th Infantry. OHIO--39th Infantry. May 26: Skirmish, FarmingtonIOWA--10th Infantry. May 26: Affair, Grand GulfU. S. Gunboat "Kineo." May 28: Skirmish, Bridge Creek, before CorinthINDIANA--31st Infantry. KENTUCKY--1st, 2d, 20th Ind Cavalry. MICHIGAN--2d Cavalry. June 9: Skirmish, BaldwynIOWA--2d Cavalry. MICHIGAN--2d Cavalry. June 9: Engagement, Grand GulfU. S. Navy. June 11: Skirmish near Booneville(No Reports.) June 14: Skirmish, Clear Creek, near BaldwynMICHIGAN--3d Caght Arty.; 30th Infantry. June 22: Exp. to Pass Christian(No detalls.) June 24: Skirmish, Hamilton's Plantation, near Grand GulfCONNECTICUT--9th Infantry. MASSACHUSETTS--2d and 6th Batteries Light Arty.; 30th Infantry. VERMONT--7th Infantry. Batter
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Mississippi, 1863 (search)
antry. March 24: Skirmish, Fort PembertonILLINOIS--2d Cavalry (Detachment). March 24-25: Skirmishes, Black BayouINDIANA--83d Infantry. March 25: Passage of Vicksburg BattysU. S. Ram "Switzerland," Miss. Marine Brigade. March 31: Engagement, Grand GulfU. S. Navy "Albatross," "Hartford" and "Switzerland." April 2-14: Exp. to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer CreekILLINOIS--Kane County Cavalry Company; 3d Cavalry (Co. "D"); 13th Infantry. IOWA--1st Battery Light Arty.; 4th, 9th, 25th, 30th and 6th, 114th and 120th Infantry. WISCONSIN--1st, 6th and 12th Indpt. Batteries Light Arty.; 11th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 23d and 29th Infantry. UNITED STATES--1st Infantry. April 28: Skirmish, Union ChurchILLINOIS--6th Cavalry. April 29: Engagement, Grand Gulf, and passage of the BatteriesILLINOIS--29th Infantry. OHIO--58th Infantry (Co's "A," "B," "D," "F," "G," "H," "K"); U. S. Gunboats "Loulsville," "Mound City," "Tuscumbia," "Carondelet." "LaFayette" and "Benton." Union loss, 26 killed, 54 wounde
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Mississippi, 1864 (search)
geILLINOIS--5th Cavalry. Jan. 16-18: Skirmishes, Grand GulfMISSISSIPPI--Marine Brigade; 1st Cavalry; 1st Infa killed. 2 wounded. Total, 5. Jan. 17: Skirmish, Grand GulfMISSISSIPPI--Marine Brigade; 1st Infantry. Jan. 18: Skirmish, Grand GulfMISSISSIPPI--Marine Brigade, 1st Cavalry. May 22: Skirmish near Mt. PleasantMISSOURI--nfantry. Feb. 15-March 6: Exp. from Vicksburg to Grand GulfLOUISIANA--12th Colored Infantry. MISSISSIPPI--Mar19th Cavalry. July 10-17: Exp. from Vicksburg to Grand GulfILLINOIS--72d Infantry. OHIO--58th Infantry. Julycluded in Tupelo, July 14-15. July 15: Skirmish, Grand GulfNEW JERSEY--2d Cavalry. July 15: Skirmish, Port Gd Cavalry. KANSAS--7th Cavalry. July 16: Action, Grand GulfILLINOIS--72d Infantry. MISSOURI--4th Cavalry. NEWt GibsonINDIANA--7th Cavalry. July 17: Skirmish, Grand GulfPENNSYLVANIA--19th Cavalry. July 19: Skirmish, GrGrand GulfINDIANA--7th Cavalry. July 21: Skirmish, EllistownIOWA--3d Cavalry. July 22: Skirmish, Coldwater Riv
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Mississippi, 1865 (search)
1865 Jan. 2: Skirmish, FranklinILLINOIS--4th and 11th Cavalry. UNITED STATES--3d Colored Cavalry. Union loss, 4 killed, 9 wounded. Total, 13. Jan. 2: Skirmish, LexingtonINDIANA--7th Cavalry. Jan. 3: Skirmish near MechanicsburgIOWA--3d Cavalry. Jan. 4: Skirmish at the PondsIOWA--3d Cavalry. Jan. 9: Exp. from Eastport to IukaILLINOIS--58th Infantry. INDIANA--3d Indpt. Battery Light Arty. IOWA--27th and 32d Infantry. KANSAS--10th Infantry. Jan. 19: Skirmish, Corinth(No Reports.) Feb. 10: Skirmish, Friar's PointILLINOIS--87th Mounted Infantry (Co. "C"). Feb. 17-18: Exp. from Eastport to IukaScouting party. Feb. 19-23: Exp. from Eastport to Russellsville. AlaILLINOIS--9th Cavalry. IOWA--2d Cavalry. March 12-14: Exp. from Vicksburg to Grand GulfUNITED STATES--53d Colored Infantry. May 3-6: Operations about Fort AdamsUNITED STATES--3d Colored Cavalry. May 3-6: Exp. from Rodney to Port GibsonINDIANA--9th Cavalry.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Indiana Volunteers. (search)
of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30, 1862. March to Memphis, Tenn., via Grand Junction, LaGrange and Holly Springs, June 1-July 21, and duty there till September 6. March to Jackson and Bolivar, Tenn., September 6-14. Battle of Metamora, Hatchie River, October 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad November, 1862, to January, 1863. Duty at Colliersville and Memphis till April. Ordered to Young's Point, La., thence to Grand Gulf, Miss., and duty there till June 12. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 15-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Reconnoissance to Pearl River July 15. Duty at Vicksburg till August 15. Ordered to Natchez, Miss., August 15, and duty there till November 24. Expedition to Harrisonburg September 1-8. Near Harrisonburg and capture of Fort Beauregard September 4. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., November 24, and duty there till February, 186
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Missouri Volunteers. (search)
, February 11-26. Prairie Station February 20. Okolona February 21. Ivy's Hill, near Okolona, February 22. Operations against Forest in West Tennessee March 16-April 14. Sturgis' Expedition from Memphis, Tenn., to Ripley, Miss., April 30-May 9. Near Mount Pleasant May 22 (Detachment). Holly Springs, Miss., May 24. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13. Brice's or Tishamingo Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Ripley and Salem June 11. Expedition to Grand Gulf, Miss., July 4-24. Grand Gulf July 16. Smith's Expedition from Lagrange, Tenn., to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Operations against Price in Missouri September-October. Little Blue, Mo., October 21. Big Blue and State Line October 22. Westport October 23. Engagement at the Marmiton or battle of Charlot October 25. Mine Creek, Osage River, Marias des Cygnes, October 25. Grierson's Expedition to destroy Mobile & Ohio Railroad December 21, 1864, to January 15, 1865. V
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, New Jersey Volunteers. (search)
ebruary 23. Operations against Forest in West Tennessee and Kentucky March 16-April 14. Near Memphis April 5. Raleigh April 10. Sturgis' Expedition to Ripley, Miss., April 30-May 9. Bolivar, Tenn., May 2. Holly Springs May 23. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown June 1-13. Brice's Cross Roads or Tishamingo Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Ripley June 11. Duty on Memphis & Charleston Railroad between Moscow and LaGrange June 25-July 5. Expedition from Memphis to Grand Gulf, Miss., July 4-24 (Detachment). Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., July 5-6. Port Gibson July 14. Grand Gulf July 15-16. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Hurricane Creek and Oxford August 9. Tallahatchie River August 14. Waterford August 19. Duty at Memphis, Tenn., August 31, 1864, to December 20, 1864. Hernando October 15. Yazoo City December 2. Chickasawba Bridge December 10. Grierson's Raid to destroy Mobile & Ohio Railroad December 20, 1864, to
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Pennsylvania Volunteers. (search)
arm, Okolona, February 22. Tallahatchie River February 23. Operations against Forest in West Tennessee March 16-April 14. Cypress Creek and near Raleigh April 3. Near Raleigh April 9. Sturgis' Expedition from Memphis to Ripley, Miss., April 30-May 9. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13. Corinth June 6. Ripley June 7. Brice's or Tishamingo Creek near Guntown June 10. Waldron Bridge June 11. Davis' Mills June 12. Expedition from Memphis to Grand Gulf, Miss., July 4-24. Near Bolivar July 6. Blackwater July 10. Port Gibson July 14. Grand Gulf July 16-17. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Hurricane Creek August 9. A detachment moved to Little Rock, Ark., and on expedition against Price, Nonconah Creek, November 20 (Co. F ). Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 26-December 3. Owen's Cross Roads December 1. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Hollow Tree Gap, Franklin and West Harpeth River Dece
Century, vol. 32, p. 131. —Recollections of a private. Century, vols. 29, pp. 107, 279, 767; 30, pp. 130, 478, 633; 31, p. 467; 32, p. 131. —Up the peninsula, May, 1862. In Recollections of a private. Century, vol. 29, p. 767. Grand Gulf, Miss. Capture of, April, May, 1863. Reports of Ad. Porter. Boston Evening Journal, May 9, 1863, p. 4, col. 4. Graham, col. James D., of Massachusetts Coast Defence; obituary and biographical notice. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 3, p. 3ening Journal, March 23, 1863, p. 2, cols. 2, 5, p. 3, col. 6; March 25, p. 4, col. 1. — – March 28. U. S. steamer Diana captured at Pattersonville, La. Boston Evening Journal, April 10, 1863, p. 4, col. 1. — – April, May. Capture of Grand Gulf, Miss.; reports of Ad. Porter. Boston Evening Journal, May 9, 1863, p. 4, col. 4. — – May. Reports of capture of Alexandria, La., and of Haines' Bluff, Miss. Boston Evening Journal, May 25, 1863, p. 4, col. 3; May 26, p. 4, col. 7.
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