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mouth of Obion Creek, and they had not returned at 12 o'clock to-day. A large force of their cavalry were in Baltimore last night. The bridges between here and Columbus are destroyed, and we cannot scout in that direction. Our forage is out, and Major Hill can explain to you our situation generally, which I consider very exposed. I can get as much information by scouting from Union City as from here. T. H. Logwood Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding. Ed. Pickett, Jr., Colonel, Commanding. Paris, March 7, 1862--9 p. m. Major George Williamson, Assistant Adjutant-General: Scouts just in from the Tennessee River report large bodies of the enemy at Fort Henry Angelo, mouth of Sandy, and Paris Landing. Many transport boats lying at each of those places. The number of boats at Paris Landing is fourteen, and a larger number at the other landings. Three boats loaded with troops passed mouth of Sandy upward bound this morning; the others loading and preparing to leave. Later.--Citi
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, V. (search)
aid that an army of fifty thousand trained soldiers could have ended the matter in six months. But this military man, at that time, had not suppressed the Boers. Such utterances are, of course, merely the voice of English petulance that our house, when divided against itself, did not fall. United, we were a disagreeable competitor for England. Moreover, the Union's triumph might affect England's getting Southern cotton, it was feared; and in Lord Russell's evasions over the Declaration of Paris, and in the sailing of the Alabama, and in the welcome which London gave Benjamin (of Davis's cabinet) when he came there to live after the war, England's hostile undertone to the Union speaks out plainly. We had friends there: the Prince Consort, and through him the Queen; John Bright and the Manchester men. But the rank and file of the aristocracy were full of virtuous rage at our presuming to be a great nation. No more than Grant does Jefferson Davis seem to have looked for a grave st
ing declaration in addition to that heretofore promulgated by us at Knoxville, on the 30th and 31st days of May last: So far as we can learn, the election held in this State on the 8th day of the present month was free, with but few exceptions, in no part of the State, other than East Tennessee. In the larger portion of Middle and West Tennessee, no speeches or discussions in favor of the Union were permitted. An attempt, a short time before the election, to hold a Union meeting at Paris, Tenn., resulted in the death of two Union men — shot by the Disunionists; and a notice that Hon. Emerson Etheridge would speak at Trenton, Tenn., elicited the following correspondence: Trenton, Tenn., April 16, 1861. To J. D. C. Atkins and R. G. Payne: Etheridge speaks here on Friday. Be here to answer him Friday or next day. The following is the answer to the above: Memphis, April 16, 1861. To Messrs.------: I can't find Atkins. Can't come at that time. If Etheridge sp
the Vice-Presidency, etc., 94; supports the Compromise Tariff, 101; his duplicity with the Georgia Indians, 103; his report on incendiary mail-matter, etc., 129; 143-4; 154-5-6; Secretary of State under Tyler, 155; 159; instructs our Minister at Paris with regard to Annexation, 169 to 171; 175; 188; in the Democratic Convention of 1848, 191; 194; 248, his opinions compared with the Dred Scott decision, 259; 265; Reverdy Johnson's recollections of, 357-8; allusion to, 384. California, in Con Carrick's Ford, battle of, 523-4. Carroll, Charles, President of the Colonization Society, 72. Carthage, Mo., Rebels defeated near, 575. Cartter, David K., in Chicago Convention, 321. Cass, Gen. Lewis, 164; opposes, as Minister at Paris, the Slave-Trade-suppression quintuple treaty, 177; 189; his opinion of the Wilmot Proviso, 190; nominated for President, 191; 222, 229; 232; 246; resigns his post at Washington, 411. Cass, the cutter, given up to Rebels, 413. Castle Pinckn
but 5,000; and states his total loss at 400, and ours at 1,000 killed and wounded, 5,000 prisoners, 9 guns, 10,000 small arms, and large spoil of munitions and provisions. It is quite probable that his story, though exaggerated, is nearer the truth than Manson's. Smith set forward directly Sept. 1. for Lexington, which he entered in triumph three days afterward, amid the frantic acclamations of the numerous Rebel sympathizers of that intensely pro-Slavery region. He moved on through Paris to Cynthiana, within striking distance of either Cincinnati or Louisville, which seemed for a few days to lie at his mercy; though considerable numbers, mainly of militia and very green volunteers, had been hastily gathered for the defense of the former, and were busily employed in erecting defenses covering the Kentucky approaches to that city, at some distance back from the Ohio. Gen. Bragg had now completely flanked Buell's left, and passed behind him, without a struggle and without lo
uperior force, meditating an advance into south-western Virginia, in concert with the advance of Crook and Averill up the Kanawha. Morgan had but 2,500 followers, and these not so well mounted as they would have been two years earlier. Still, sending forward small parties to purvey as many good horses as possible, he moved, so swiftly as he might, by Paintville, Hazel Green, Owingsville, Flemingsburg, and Maysville, into and through the richest part of the State ; capturing Mount Sterling, Paris, Cynthiana, and Williamstown, burning trains, tearing up railroads, &c., almost without resistance. The most amazing feature of this raid was the capture of Gen. Hobson, with 1,600 well-armed Unionists, by Col. Giltner, one of Morgan's lieutenants, who had 300 only, by crowding him into a bend of the Licking, and then threatening him from the opposite bank so that he was glad to surrender. It is added that the Rebels were nearly out of ammunition. It is to be hoped that they paroled their
rifle-pits on his left; clearing them and taking 120 prisoners. On that day, one of the batteries on his right was carried and spiked by Col. Morgan's 14th U. S. colored, with some loss; and he drew off westward next evening. The pressure on Decatur was a feint to cover his crossing farther west; which was soon effected near Florence, in spite of resistance by Gen. Croxton's brigade of cavalry, there picketing the river. Meantime, Forrest, moving eastward from Corinth, Miss., through Paris, Tenn., with 17 regiments of cavalry and 9 guns, had struck the Tennessee at Johnsonville, an important depot connected by railroad with Nashville, and a chief reliance of that city for supplies; defended by Col. C. R. Thompson, 12th U. S. colored, with 1,000 men, aided by Lt. E. M. King with three gunboats; and several days' Oct. 28-Nov. 5. sharp fighting ensued; the enemy ultimately drawing off, upon the approach by rail of Gen. Schofield with his 23d corps from Nashville; but not till — ou
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 18: why I was relieved from command. (search)
to him to know what these disappeared despatches were, and got from him the copies, as they have been hereinbefore set out. Grant gives his version of the matter in his Memoirs as follows:-- unclear>Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Vol. I. p. 325. On the 2d of March, 1862] I received orders [from Halleck] dated March 1 to move my command back to Fort Henry, leaving only a small garrison at Donelson. From Fort Henry expeditions were to be sent against Eastport, Mississippi, and Paris, Tennessee. We started from Donelson on the 4th, and the same day I was back on the Tennessee River. On March 4, I also received the following despatch from General Halleck:-- Maj.-Gen. U. S. Grant, Fort Henry: You will place Maj.-Gen. C. F. Smith in command of expedition, and remain yourself at Fort Henry. Why do you not obey my orders to deport strength and positions of your command? H. W. Halleck, Major-General. I was surprised. This was the first intimation I had received that G
g right to enlist negroes, 599, 605; references, 606-607, argument of, 752. P Paine, Hon. Henry W., arbitrator in the Farragut prize case, 1011. Paine, General, reference to, 726; in Roanoke expedition, 781. Palmer, Brigadier-General, repulses attack of Confederates at Beaufort, N. C., 618. Palmerston, Lord, denounces woman order, 420. Palfrey, Captain, reports on Fort Jackson and St. Philip, 369. Parallel, schooner, cargo of gunpowder explodes in Golden Gate, 776. Paris, Tenn., reference to, 874. Parker, Commodore, succeeds Smith in command on James River, 750; the opening of Dutch Gap Canal, 751; runs from Confederate gunboats, 751; court-martialed, 752. Parson, Lieutenant, in Roanoke Expedition, 781. Parton, Jas., 985. Paterson, Rev. Robert B., president Waterville College, 69. Patterson, General, at Harper's Ferry, 293. Peabody, Chas. A., provisional judge at New Orleans, 535-536. Peck, General, reference to, 619, 635. Pegram's Battery
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 9: battle of Shiloh. March and April, 1862. (search)
ers sent with expeditions from the river. General C. F. Smith or some very discreet officer should be selected for such commands. Having accomplished these objects, or such of them as may be practicable, you will return to Danville, and move on Paris. Perhaps the troops sent to Jackson and Humboldt can reach Paris by land as easily as to return to the transports. This must depend on the character of the roads and the position of the enemy. All telegraphic lines which can be reached must Paris by land as easily as to return to the transports. This must depend on the character of the roads and the position of the enemy. All telegraphic lines which can be reached must be cut. The gunboats will accompany the transports for their protection. Any loyal Tennesseeans who desire it, may be enlisted and supplied with arms. Competent officers should be left to command Forts Henry and Donelson in your absence. I have indicated in general terms the object of this. H. W. Halleck, Major-General. Again on the 2d: Cairo, March 2, 1862. To General Grant: General Halleck, February 25th, telegraphs me: General Grant will send no more forces to Clarksville.
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