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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The Vicksburg mine. (search)
days previous an order had been issued for all men in the corps having a practical knowledge of coal-mining to report to the chief engineer. Out of those reporting thirty-six of the strongest and most experienced were selected and divided into two shifts for day and night duty, and each shift was divided into Explosion of the mine under the Confederate Fort on the Jackson road. From a sketch made at the time. the foreground shows the Union sap near the White House, where stand Generals McPherson, Logan, and Leggett with three other officers. In the distance is seen Coonskin's Tower, Coonskin's Tower, according to Brevet Brigadier-General William E. Strong, w as built under the direction of Second-Lieutenant Henry C. Foster, of Company B, 23d Indiana Volunteers. A newspaper slip sent to the editors by General Hickenlooper contains the following account of Coonskin (Lieutenant Foster), which W. P. Davis, who was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 23d Indiana, says is substantially c
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The terms of surrender. (search)
een any parties during this interview, as he is represented to have done by Badeau; but General Grant did at this time propose that he and I should step aside, and on my assenting, he added that if I had no objection, he would take with him Generals McPherson and A. J. Smith. I replied, certainly, and that General Bowen and Colonel Montgomery would accompany me. General Grant then sugge sted that these gentlemen withdraw and see whether, on consultation, they could not arrive at some satisfacto say that the statement of the officer to which you refer was correct, and he thinks you are also correct as to your surmises in regard to the delay in receipt of your dispatch. He says the dispatches were brought in our lines and given to General McPherson, and by him immediately brought to headquarters. I have the honor to remain, sir, your obedient servant, Levi P. Luckey, Secretary. General Blair to General Pemberton: St. Louis, January 24, 1874. General J. C. Pemberton, Fauquier Co
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
rce was retreating southward. Rosecrans ordered five days rations and a rest until the next morning for his gallant troops (who had been marching and fighting for forty-eight hours), preparatory to a vigorous pursuit. Just before sunset General McPherson arrived, with five fresh regiments sent by General Grant, and early in the morning he went forward as the advance of the pursuers, and followed the Confederates fifteen miles that day. In the mean time another division from Grant, under Gen, who made a stand at three well-covered places, in succession. His force was inferior, and he did not pursue. The Confederates made a wide circuit, and crossed the Hatchee at Crown's bridge, a few miles farther south, burning it behind them. McPherson, coming up, rebuilt it, and on the following day Oct. 6, 1862. pushed on in pursuit. The greater portion of the National army followed the fugitives to Ripley, and their gallant leader, satisfied that he could soon overtake and capture or des
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
mean time upon the main body of the Confederate troops under Van Dorn, north and eastward of Vicksburg, and, if they should retreat to that place, follow them, and assist Sherman in the reduction of the post. on the 4th of November Grant transferred his Headquarters from Jackson (Tennessee) to La Grange, a few miles West of Grand Junction, on the Memphis and Charleston railway. He had concentrated his forces for a vigorous movement in the direction of Vicksburg. On the 8th he sent out McPherson, with ten thousand infantry, and fifteen hundred cavalry under Colonel A. L. 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,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
f General Logan's division of the advance of McPherson's corps. Another brigade of the same divisiexpectation of soon following McClernand and McPherson down the west side of the Mississippi. On ten the stations of Bolton and Edwards, while McPherson, bending his course more to the east, shoulde most formidable opposition was in front of McPherson, who, two or three miles from Raymond, the c. On the morning of the 13th, May, 1863. McPherson pushed on to Clinton, which he entered unopphe railway bridge over the Big Black River. McPherson was directed to retrace his steps to Clintonrit. In the mean time Logan's division of McPherson's corps (its second brigade, under General Matter commanded by General M. M. Crocker) of McPherson's corps. The National loss in the battle,ing off the Confederates at Haines's Bluff. McPherson followed Sherman's track some distance to thith Sherman occupying the right of his line, McPherson the center, and McClernand the left. Pember[15 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 23: siege and capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. (search)
t a proper time the chief took position near McPherson's front, where he might overlook much of theSmith, in connection with that of Ransom, of McPherson's corps, attempted to carry the parapet by aver them, and asking him to have Sherman and McPherson make a diversion in his favor. See Generae right of the old Jackson road, in front of McPherson, under whose direction it was constructed. their parapets. Mining and counter-mining McPherson's sappers at Fort Hill. this little pictu meet General Pemberton between the lines in McPherson's front at any hour that afternoon which the Confederates. Grant was accompanied by Generals McPherson, Ord, Logan, and A. J. Smith; Pemberton,e o'clock. Pemberton accepted the terms. McPherson's corps was immediately placed under arms asors, heralding war, pestilence, and famine. McPherson made his Headquarters at the fine mansion of Republic was evidently in the ascendant. McPherson's Headquarters. Notwithstanding his tro[6 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 14: Sherman's campaign in Georgia. (search)
ard Richmond, at the beginning of May, 1864. General William T. Sherman, who had succeeded General Grant in the command of the Military Division of the Mississippi, marched southward from the vicinity of Chattanooga, May 6. with nearly one hundred thousand men, His forces were composed as follows: Army of the Cumberland, Major-General George H. Thomas, commanding; Infantry, 54,568; Artillery, 2,377; Cavalry, 3,828. Total, 60,773. Number of guns, 130. Army of the Tennessee, Major-General J. B. Mcpherson, commanding; Infantry, 22,487; Artillery, 1,404; Cavalry, 624. Total, 24,465. Number of guns, 96. Army of the Ohio, Major-General J. M. Schofield, commanding; Infantry, 11,183; Artillery, 679; Cavalry, 1,697. Total, 13,559. Number of guns, 28. Grand aggregate number of troops, 98,797, and of guns, 254. About this number of troops were kept up during the campaign, the number of men joining from furlough and hospitals about compensating for the loss in battle and from sickn
I have scarcely the faintest idea of an attack (general one) being made upon us, but will be prepared should such a thing take place. General Nelson's division has arrived. The other two of General Buell's column will arrive to-morrow and next day. It is my present intention to send them to Hamburg, some 4 miles above Pittsburg, when they all get here. From that point to Corinth the road is good, and a junction can be formed with the troops from Pittsburg at almost any point. Colonel McPherson has gone with an escort to-day to examine the defensibility of the ground about Hamburg, and to lay out the position of the camps if advisable to occupy that place. I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Major-General. Maj. Oen. H. W. Halleck, Commanding Department of the Miss81s8sippi, Saint Louis, Mo. No. 2.-report of Brig. Gen. William T. Sherman, U. S. Army. headquarters Fifth Division, Camp Shiloh, Tenn., April 5, 1862. Sir: I ha
bably taken prisoner. My personal staff are all deserving of particular mention they having been engaged during the entire two days in conveying orders to every part of the field. It consists of Col. J. D. Webster, chief of staff; Lieut. Col. J. B. McPherson, chief engineer, assisted by Lieuts. W. L. B. Jenney and William Kossak; Capt. J. A. Rawlins, assistant adjutant-general; Capts. W. S. Hillyer, W. R. Rowley, and C. B. Lagow, aides-de-camp; Col G. G. Pride, volunteer aide, and Capt. J.displayed, as always heretofore, both skill and bravery. At least in one instance he was the means of placing an entire regiment in a position of doing most valuable service, and where it would not have been but for his exertions. Lieutenant-Colonel McPherson, attached to my staff as chief engineer, deserves more than a passing notice for his activity and courage. All the grounds beyond our camps for miles have been reconnoitered by him and plats carefully prepared under his supervision gi
, with very little rest, Gen. Rosecrans ordered all but those on the skirmish line to lie down, while five days rations should be issued to them, and that they should start in pursuit of the enemy early next morning ; but, just before sunset, Gen. McPherson arrived, with five fresh regiments from Gen. Grant, and was given the advance on the trail of the flying enemy, whom he followed 15 miles next day; Oct. 5. having a skirmish with his rear-guard that night. Meantime, another division, whantage of ground, compelling our men to advance across open fields and up hills against them. Gen. Veatch was among our wounded. Van Dorn crossed the Hatchie that night at Crumm's Mill, 12 miles farther south, burning the bridge behind him. McPherson rebuilt the bridge and crossed next day; Oct. 6. continuing the pursuit to Ripley, followed by Rosecrans with most of his army, gathering up deserters and stragglers by the way. Rosecrans was anxiously eager to continue the pursuit, and tele
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