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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
sville. He took possession of Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky, on the day when Heath fled from before Wallace's lines. Sept. 12. There he organized a city government, and issued a proclamation, telling the inhabitants that they must join his standard or be considered his enemies. Here he awaited an opportunity to join his forces to those of Bragg, which for almost three weeks had been moving northward. Bragg crossed the Tennessee River at Harrison, just above Chattanooga, on the 21st of August, with thirty-six regiments of infantry, five of cavalry, and forty guns. Louisville was his destination. He pushed forward among the rugged mountains around the Sequatchee Valley, that lie well eastward of Nashville, and, sending out a strong cavalry force toward Buell's left at McMinnsville as a feint, had fairly flanked that leader's army, gained his rear, and was well on his way toward the Cumberland before the latter had fairly penetrated the Confederate general's designs. The c
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 4: campaign of the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro'to Chattanooga. (search)
ty, and then prepared for a rapid movement to the new field of active operations, by a way to avoid the principal mountain gaps, where the Confederates might seriously oppose him. His infantry were mostly mounted. All of his cavalry and artillery were furnished with excellent horses, and his supplies were placed on pack-mules, that more facile movements might be made than a wagon-train would allow. Thus prepared, they began the march on the day when Wilder opened his guns on Chattanooga, Aug. 21. with the cavalry brigade of General S. P. Carter, an East Tennessean, in advance. Just after crossing the boundary-line into Scott County, Tennessee, they were joined Aug. 28. by General Hartsuff and his corps; and the combined Pack-mules. this shows the manner of carrying commissary stores on mules, in the mountain regions. A long string of mules were tethered together by rope or chain, in tandem, the leader guided by a soldier or servant. forces pressed forward at the rate of tw
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
sures for organizing regiments of negro troops; and to facilitate the business of recruiting, he issued May 9. a general order, which proclaimed the absolute freedom of all slaves within his Department; and declared that slavery and martial law in a free country were altogether incompatible. This was a step too far in advance of public sentiment and the Government policy at that time, so President Lincoln annulled the order, May 19, 1863. and President Davis outlawed Hunter. On the 21st of August following, Davis issued an order at Richmond, directing that Generals Hunter and Phelps (see page 225, volume II.) should no longer be held and treated as public enemies of the Confederate States, but as outlaws. Such fulminations of the chief Conspirator, who was always ready to raise the black flag when he thought it safe to do so, were quite common during the earlier years of the war. At about that time measures were perfected for seizing Wadmelaw and John's Islands, that the Nat
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 8: Civil affairs in 1863.--military operations between the Mountains and the Mississippi River. (search)
d his steps, and encamped his troops not far from Memphis. There he allowed them to rest about three weeks, when, with ten thousand men, he again moved August 4. for Mississippi. He penetrated that State as far as the Tallahatchie, which he reached on the 17th, but found only a few Confederate cavalry to oppose him. Forrest's men were not there. Where could they be? was a perplexing question. The bold leader himself answered it, by dashing into Memphis at dawn on the morning of the 21st of August, and making directly for the Gayoso House, where, according to information furnished by spies, he might expect to find Generals Hurlbut, Washburne, and Buckland, it being their quarters. He failed to secure his hoped — for prizes, but seized and carried away several of their staff-officers, and about three hundred soldiers as prisoners. He hoped to open the doors of the prison there, in which Confederate captives were confined, but pressing necessity made his stay too short to perform
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
brigades of Wilcox and White, of Burnside's corps, came up, General Wilcox was now in command of the Ninth Corps, General Burnside having been relieved a few days before. Hill hastily withdrew. Then Warren recovered the ground he had lost, re-established his lines, intrenched his position, and prepared for desperate attacks, for he was satisfied that the Confederates would make every possible effort to repossess the road. Warren's expectations were soon realized. Three days later August 21. he was suddenly assailed by a cross-fire of thirty guns, and then by two columns of infantry, one moving against his front, and the other making an effort to turn his flank. He was so well prepared, that the force on his front was easily repulsed; and flanking the turning column, he broke it into wild confusion, and captured five hundred prisoners. The Confederate loss in this affair was full twelve hundred men. In his entire movement for the possession of the road, Warren lost in kille
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 44: battle of Mobile Bay. (search)
mmanding West Gulf Blockading Squadron, Mobile Bay. Fort Morgan remained yet to be captured, and all the necessary steps were being taken to bring about this desired object. The Army, under General Granger, had been transferred from Dauphine Island to its rear. Admiral Farragut had also landed four 9-inch guns in the rear of the fort, under the command of Lieutenant H. B. Tyson, of the Hartford, and manned with crews from the Hartford, Brooklyn, Richmond and Lackawanna. On the 21st of August, General Granger informed him that his guns were all in battery and would be ready to open upon the enemy's works on the morning of the 22d. Farragut, in consequence, directed the Monitors and other vessels carrying suitable guns to move up and be ready to open upon the fort at the same time with the army batteries. At daylight, on the 22d, the bombardment began from the shore batteries, the Monitors and ships inside the Bay of Mobile and those outside. and it presented a most magni
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
Aug. 15. Wagner Racer, Dan Smith. Aug. 17. Batteries on Morris Island to direct fire from the batteries which opened on Sumter. Weehawken, Ironsides, Montauk, Nahant, Catskill, Passaic, Patapsco, Canandaigua Mahaska, Ottawa, Cimmaron, Wissahickon, Dai Ching, Lodona. Aug. 18. Wagner, to prevent assault Ironsides, Passaic, Weehawken, Wissahickon, Mahaska, Dai Ching, Ottawa, Lodona. Aug. 19. Wagner Ironsides. Aug. 20. Morris Island Ironsides, Mahaska, Ottawa, Dai Ching, Lodona. Aug. 21. Sumter and Wagner Ironsides, Patapsco, Mahaska, Dai Ching. Aug. 22. Wagner Weehawken, Ironsides, Montauk. Aug. 23. Sumter Weehawken, Passaic, Montauk, Patapsco, Nahant. Sept. 1. Sumter and obstructions Weehawken, Montauk, Passaic, Patapsco, Nahant, Lehigh. Sept. 5. Between Sumter and Gregg Lehigh, Nahant. Sept. 6. Wagner and Gregg Ironsides, Weehawken, Montauk, Passaic, Patapsco, Nahant, Lehigh. Sept. 7. Batteries on Sullivan's Island Ironsides, Patapsco, Lehigh, Nahant,
s into the ratio of representation as liable to such insuperable objections, etc., etc. Mr. Pinckney [C. C., of South Carolina] considered the Fisheries and the Western Frontier as more burdensome to the United States than the slaves. He thought this could be demonstrated, if the occasion were a proper one. On the question on the motion to insert free before inhabitants, it was disagreed to; New Jersey alone voting in the affirmative.--Madison's Papers, vol. III., p. 1261. Tuesday, August 21st: Mr. Luther Martin [of Maryland] proposed to vary Article VII., Section 4, so as to allow a prohibition or tax on the importation of slaves. In the first place, as five slaves are to be counted as three freemen in the apportionment of representatives, such a clause would leave an encouragement to this traffic. In the second place, slaves weakened one part of the Union, which the other parts were bound to protect. The privilege of importing was therefore unreasonable. And in th
, moved directly on Chattanooga, the remaining Rebel stronghold in Tennessee, the key of East Tennessee and of all practicable northern approaches to Georgia. These movements were so thoroughly prepared and judiciously timed that but four or five days were employed in their execution, despite the ruggedness of the country — the Sequatchie valley cleaving tile heart of the Cumberland mountains for 50 miles, and of course doubling the labor of crossing them — and Chattanooga was wakened Aug. 21. by shells thrown across the river from the eminences north of it by Wilder's mounted brigade, simultaneously with Van Cleve's division emerging from the mountains at Poe's crossing, considerably to our left; while Thomas's corp and part of McCook's prepared to pass the Tennessee at several points below. The Tennessee is here a very considerable river, with its sources 200 miles distant, while the mountains that closely imprison it increase the difficulties of approach and passage. But
s from the State line, far within the Union lines, and while no Rebel flag openly floated within 100 miles, rode stealthily across the border and at early dawn Aug. 21. into the young city of Lawrence, Kansas, where no preparation for defense existed, for no danger of attack was ever dreamed of. The people were surprised in theithem were overtaken and killed in the pursuit; but the greater number escaped, and were soon indistinguishable. Col. Woodson, with 600 Missourians, starting Aug. 21. from Pilot Knob, Mo., dashed into Pocahontas, Aug. 24. Ark., where he captured Gen M. Jeff. Thompson and some 50 others; returning unmolested. The surrendbore a conspicuous part in these butcheries; striking in rapid succession the north-western frontier settlements at Yellow Medicine, Aug. 18, 1862. New Ulm, Aug. 21. Cedar City, Sept. 3. Minn., and a few other feeble outposts; besieging for nine days Fort Ridgeley; Oct. 17-26. beleaguering and twice assaulting Fort Aber
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