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the enemy from his position on our left, and thus to pass the troops into the open country lying southward, towards Nashville. The plan of attack was that Gen. Pillow, aided by Brigadier-General Bushrod R. Johnson, with three brigades, should advance to the assault of the enemy on the right, while Gen. Buckner, with his force, chiefly of Kentucky and Tennessee troops, should advance upon the left and centre of the enemy along the Wynn's Ferry road, which led from the river and village of Dover, and was the only practicable route to Nashville. When Gen. Pillow moved out of his position next morning, he found the enemy prepared to receive him in advance of his encampment. For nearly two hours the battle raged fiercely on this part of the line, with very little change in the position of the adverse forces. As the morning advanced, a brigade of Mississippians and Tennesseans was thrown forward, and advanced up a hollow, firing terrible volleys into the enemy's right flank. This
n commanding ground. The outworks covered the Dover road, by which alone communication could be haat the Furnace, half way to Fort Henry, on the Dover road. The country was at this time almost eke position on the roads to Fort Donelson and Dover, where they could intercept either reenforcemeter, took a position north of the forks of the Dover road, in a dense wood (my order being to retre fort. The other brigades were to move by the Dover road, halting at the same distance, and form aand, one brigade was ordered to be thrown into Dover, about two miles south of Donelson. The stret bank of the Cumberland, north of the town of Dover, on a peculiarly rugged and in, accessible se miles from the river, and covered the town of Dover. The slashing was continued between the riflean creek, and the line ran around well towards Dover on the right; on account of the overflow, it dth a view to sending a force above the town of Dover, to occupy the river bank. At three o'clock[1 more...]
If so, you will land and rapidly occupy the road to Dover, and fully invest the place, so as to cut off the re to reenforce Fort Henry, also from Fort Donelson at Dover. If you can occupy the road to Dover, you can preveDover, you can prevent the latter. The steamers will give you the means of crossing from one side of the river to the other. It i sent forward to break up the railroad from Paris to Dover. The bridges should be rendered impassable, but noton on the roads from Fort Henry to Fort Donelson and Dover. It will be the special duty of this command to pHenry, will follow as rapidly as practicable, by the Dover road and will be followed by the troops from Fort Herigade of the Second division should be thrown into Dover to cut off all retreat by the river, if found practi him that my headquarters will be for the present in Dover. Have the white flag hoisted on Fort Donelson, noneral Buckner to General Grant. headquarters, Dover, Tennessee, February 16, 1862. To Brigadier-General Grant
was wounded at Shelbyville and in Georgia. Capt. James M. Robinson was wounded and captured; Capt. John B. Floyd was wounded at Noonday Creek; Capt. William E. Thompson was wounded in Tennessee and at Calhoun; Capt. Robert W. Figg was wounded at Dover; Capt. George Mason, who commanded the regiment in the summer of 1864, was wounded at Atlanta; Capt. James M. Stevenson was killed at Dover, Capt. William E. Wayland at Rome, and Capt. James E. Nance in South Carolina. Extracts from official Dover, Capt. William E. Wayland at Rome, and Capt. James E. Nance in South Carolina. Extracts from official war Records. Fourteenth Battalion cavalry, merged in Ninth cavalry regiment: Vol. XVII, Part 2—(835) Two hundred and ten present for duty, January 14, 1863, headquarters Shelbyville, Wharton's cavalry brigade. Vol. XX, Part 1—(661) Lieut.-Col. James C. Malone, Whartons brigade, Wheeler's corps, Stone's river campaign. (966) Mentioned by General Wharton, Stone's river campaign, in Colonel Cox's charge with First Confederate, etc. (969) Lieutenant-Colonel Malone highly commended by General
Chapter 2: Loss of the line of the Cumberland battle of Fishing creek death of General Zollicoffer fall of Fort Henry battle of Dover and capitulation of Fort Donelson— New Madrid and Island no.10 evacuation of Nashville. Gen. George B. Crittenden, commanding the Confederate forces in east Tennessee, under date of January 18, 1862, advised Gen. A. S. Johnston from his camp at Beech Grove, Ky., on the north side of the Cumberland river, that he was threatened by a superior force of the enemy in front, and finding it impossible to cross the river, I will have to make the fight on the ground I now occupy. He had under his command 4,000 effective men in two brigades: The First, commanded by Brig.-Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer, was composed of the Fifteenth Mississippi, Lieut.-Col. E. C. Walthall; Nineteenth Tennessee, Col. D. H. Cummings; Twentieth Tennessee, Col. Joel A. Battle; Twenty-fifth Tennessee, Col. S. S. Stanton; Rutledge's battery of four guns, Capt. A. M. Rut
all about 800 men. Wharton's brigade was about 2,000 strong; but General Wheeler reports that only about a thousand men from both brigades participated in the action. The fort was defended gallantly and successfully by Col. A. C. Harding, Eighty-third Illinois, with about 750 men of all arms, fighting under cover. The Confederates were dismounted and made several brave assaults, when, seeing the enemy retiring, as he supposed, Forrest mounted his command and charged through the streets of Dover, but was repulsed and forced to retire. Forrest, with his aide, Maj. C. W. Anderson, and a detachment of his escort, charged up to within thirty yards of the enemy's works, leading his command close enough to fire upon the enemy behind his parapets, but success could not be won—the men behind the works were as valorous as his own. Lieut.-Col. D. W. Holman, an officer of great dash and enterprise, was severely wounded. Lieutenants Summers and A. S. Chapman of Holman's battalion were kille
, was elected and commissioned its colonel. The regiment was placed in the army of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, and in February, 1862, was quartered at Clarksville, Tenn. On the 12th of February they received orders from Brigadier-General Pillow to go to Fort Donelson. The order was immediately obeyed, and going on board a transport they arrived next morning under a heavy fire. The companies were formed on the transport and marched off in regular order. In passing through the village of Dover, three men were wounded, one mortally, by the Federal shells. Then, assigned to Colonel Heiman's brigade, the regiment was thrown into the trenches. This was the introduction of these gallant men to the stern realities of war. On the 13th, 14th and 15th of February occurred the severest fighting at Donelson. Both superiors and subordinates bore testimony to the gallantry of Colonel Quarles in the trying ordeal of this first battle. In this attack, says Gen. Bushrod Johnson, speaking of t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fight between the batteries and gunboats at Fort Donelson. (search)
ame very nearly being dismounted by the running back of the carriage against the hurters. It was necessary to increase the inclination of the chassis, which was accomplished by obtaining larger rear traverse wheels from the iron works just above Dover. It was still found, even with a reduced charge of powder, that the recoil of the carriage against the counter-hurters was of sufficient force to cut the ropes tied there as bumpers. There was no alternative but to dismount the piece and lower ped from the lips of every soldier in the fort. It was taken up by the men in the trenches, and for awhile a shout of victory, the sweetest strain to the ears of those who win, reverberated over the hills and hollows around the little village of Dover. While the cannoniers were yet panting from their exertion, Lieutenant-Colonel Robb, of the Forty-ninth Tennessee, who fell mortally wounded the next day, ever mindful of the comfort of those around him, sent a grateful stimulant along the lin
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.58 (search)
conveyed by a steamer to Fort Donelson, leaving all our baggage behind, which we never saw again. We reached our destination Thursday evening, February 13, 1862. Annoyed by shells. Upon our arrival at the wharf, opposite a little village, Dover, situated on a hill, interspersed with small trees and everlooking the river, about six hundred yards east of the fort, the enemy annoyed us considerably at short intervals by shelling our steamer. The quarters were made rather uncomfortable for The troops soon boarded the cars, and were conveyed to Murfreesboroa. Near Murfreesboroa, on the macadamized road, we (four of my battery) were fortunate enough to find two of our company's baggage-wagons. The baggage had been destroyed at Dover, Tenn. One of these wagons was loaded with coffee, and the other with some provisions brought from Nashville, which were subsequently turned over to the commissary at Norristown, Tenn. We were pleased to meet four members of our battery, who were le
9. Donohoe, M. J., II., 327. Doolittle, C. C., X., 215. Doren, D.: VIII., 351, 361, 363, 366, 367. Dorothy Q., O. W. Holmes, IX., 33. Doubleday, A.: II., 88, 241, 243; IV., 235; V., 40; IX., 221; X., 186. Doughty, J., VIII., 281. Douglas, H. K.: quoted, II., 60, 62; X., 103. Douglas, H. T., I., 105. Douglas, R. H., VI., 113. Douglas, S. A., VII., 23; IX., 251. Douglas Landing, Ark., III., 342. Douty, J., III., 200. Dover, Tenn. (see also Fort Donelson, Tenn.), I., 184, 356; VI., 209. Dow, E. C., III., 186. Dow, N., VII., 45, 164; X., 209. Dowdall's Tavern, Va., II., 119. Downie, M., I., 147. Dowson, G. W., I., 87. Draft animals in military service Viii., 50. Draft riots in New York City Ii., 342. Dragon,, U. S. S., VI., 318. Drainesville, Va., I., 34, 356. Drake, J. F., I., 18. Dranesville, Va., IV., 78. Drawings made on field Viii., 31.
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