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or his men. General Villepigue had asked for reinforcements as soon as he no longer doubted the truth of the report of the fall of Island No. 10; but, though expecting troops from Memphis, he had not been apprised of the name or rank of the officer who was to accompany them. He soon learned, however, that General Rust ranked him, and wrote for instructions to army headquarters. General Beauregard authorized him to retain the immediate command of the Works until the arrival of Major-General Samuel Jones, spoken of as the next commander of the fort, but who never came, his services being required at Mobile. On the 24th, the whole of General Rust's command—less one regiment left at Randolph—was ordered to Corinth via Memphis. The object was to counteract, as much as possible, by additional forces, whatever movement was planned by the enemy, in consequence of the withdrawal of General Pope's forces from the Mississippi River. A few days before, General Beauregard being of opinio
by the following telegrams: 1. Corinth, April 18th, 1862. Major-General M. Lovell, New Orleans, La.: Have seen Lieutenant Brown. Have ordered a work at Vicksburg. Please hold ready to send there sand-bags, guns, carriages, platforms, etc., when called for by Chief-Engineer, Captain D. B. Harris. Have you constructed traverses and blindages at your forts? G. T. Beauregard. 2. Corinth, April 23d, 1862. General S. Cooper, Adjutant-General, Richmond, Va.: Services of General Sam. Jones are absolutely required here as soon as practicable. Having obtained guns for Vicksburg, am going to fortify it. But require engineers. I recommend John M. Reid, Louisiana, as captain, and J. H. Reid, Louisiana, as lieutenant. Am well acquainted with them, they having worked many years under my orders. G. T. Beauregard. 3. Corinth, April 24th, 1862. Major-General M. Lovell, New Orleans, La.: Two 10-inch and four rifled guns are under orders to you from Mobile. Do you want t
, Winchester, Va. Appendix to Chapter VIII. General Sam. Jones's statement concerning strategic portion of General of the then impending battle. Very faithfully yours, Sam. Jones, Brig.-Genl. Genl. G. T. Beauregard, C. S. A. lle, Va., Nov. 9th, 1861. The above statement of General Sam. Jones agrees perfectly well with my recollections of the mermaster. Surgeon T. H. Williams, Medical Director. Col. Samuel Jones, C. S. A., Chief of Artillery and Ordnance. Voluntministration of my Chief of Artillery and Ordnance, Colonel Samuel Jones. At one time, when reports of evil omen and dis no one here to recommend. Bragg recommends Ruggles and Sam. Jones for major-generals; Colonels Slaughter, Villepigue, and Brig.-Genl. J. B. Villepigue, Comdg. Fort Pillow: General Sam. Jones will take command at Fort Pillow. Meantime retain irks. General Rust will encamp his troops near by until General Jones shall arrive. G. T. Beauregard, Genl. Comdg. Telegr
neral Finegan's report. what General Beauregard says of the battle. his difficulties in sending troops to Florida. he leaves for Camp Milton. his despatches to the War Department.— cavalry withdrawn from South Carolina and Georgia. General Beauregard returns to Charleston. his instructions left with General Anderson. he demands leave of absence. telegram from War Department desiring his co-operation with General Lee. he accepts. he turns over the command of the Department to General Samuel Jones. his parting address to the troops.> Without placing implicit faith in the telegram received from Richmond, through Major Norris, Chief of the Signal Corps, wherein an immediate heavy attack upon Charleston was predicted, General Beauregard took every precaution to be prepared for such a contingency. He had a force of two hundred infantry held in readiness, nightly, at Fort Johnson, to be thrown as a reinforcement into Fort Sumter, and had secured, for that purpose, from Flag-off
and of northwest Georgia. he is ordered to Charleston, to examine into a difficulty between Generals Jones and Ripley. finds the department much disorganized. his interview with President Davis at and, while awaiting further orders there, to inquire into the difficulty existing between General Sam. Jones, commanding the Department, and General R. S. Ripley, commanding the First Military Distrihem; and Lieutenant-General W. J. Hardee was accordingly assigned to that command, vice Major-General Sam. Jones, who took charge of the Military District of South Carolina; while Major-General Howellth Carolina, in case of Colonel Harris's death. But, in the end, neither General Hardee nor General Jones removed the commander of that subdistrict. General Hardee was one of the finest corps commae Confederate service; but, determined and intrepid as he was on the battlefield, he, like General Sam. Jones, was given to hesitation and procrastination when dealing with matters of importance in ad
stopping on his way at Pocotaligo, to confer with Major-General Sam. Jones. He strongly advised the driving back of the eneth, and after spending several hours in conference with General Jones as to the state of affairs in that vicinity, I proceede Savannah, arriving there on the morning of the 9th. General Jones informed me that, after collecting all that could be saat I would return at once to Pocotaligo, to advise with General Jones relative to re-opening, without delay, the communicatioat Pocotaligo, early the next morning, I conferred with General Jones as intended, and came on to Charleston, to furnish him circumstances, of maintaining his communications with General Jones at Pocotaligo; explained his views as to the best metho the best. He promised, however, to leave that day for General Jones's headquarters, and immediately afterwards for Savannahch, added to those under the immediate command of Major-General Sam. Jones, on the line of the Savannah and Charleston Railr
nd the local force, with Dearing's cavalry and Jones's artillery. At the most critical time the caor the defence of the C. and S. Railroad. General Jones, on plea of pressing necessity, is stoppinrtillerists, for which last I have ordered General Jones. W. J. Hardee, Lieut.-Genl. Hehe service. I deem it also important that General Jones shall not leave the threatened points on t Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Sam. Jones, Major-Genl. Genl. G. T. Beauregard, Comdg.atteries will, under the direction of Lieutenant-Colonel Jones, Chief of Artillery, be withdrawn by ly proceed to Pocotaligo and relieve Major-General Samuel Jones, and take the immediate command of tbeing relieved by Major-General McLaws, Major-General Jones will proceed to Charleston and resume hgo, S. C., Dec. 21st, 1864:10.30 A. M. General Jones reports no transportation available to senas received last evening. I have not seen Colonel Jones's book on The Siege of Savannah in 1864, t[1 more...]
d of the Army of the West; in 1864 division composed of the brigades of Drayton, Churchill, Tappan and Parsons. 19Benjamin F. CheathamTennessee March 14, 1862.March 10, 1862. March 14, 1862. Division composed of the brigades of Maney, Smith, Wright and Strahl; in January, 1864, in command of Hardee's corps; division afterwards composed of the brigades of Maney, Wright, Strahl and Vaughan; at another time, of the brigades of Jackson, Maney, Smith, Wright and Strahl; Army of Tennessee. 20Samuel JonesVirginia March 14, 1862.March 10, 1862. March 14, 1862. In 1864 in command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida; in 1862 commanding Second corps, Army of the Mississippi, composed of the brigades of Anderson, Richard and Walker; again in command of the Department of West Virginia and East Tennessee. 21John P. McCownTennessee March 14, 1862.March 10, 1862. March 14, 1862. Commanding Army of the West, composed of the divisions of Little, McCown and Maury; again, in comma<
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.), Brigadier-Generals of the Confederate States Army, alphabetically arranged. (search)
iments, Adams' Arkansas infantry regiment, and Jones' Arkansas infantry battalion; assigned, in 186vens. 69Chestnut, James, Jr.S. CarolinaMaj. Gen. Sam. JonesApril 23, 1864.April 23, 1864. June 9, 1ts and the Arkansas battalions of McCairns and Jones. 110Doles, GeorgeGeorgiaGen. LongstreetNov. inia regiments. 134Forney, John H.AlabamaGen. Sam. JonesMarch 14, 1862.March 10, 1862.March 14, 18and Alburt<*>s Virginia Light Battery. 239Jones, SamuelVirginia Aug. 28, 1861.July 21, 1861. 240Dorn; commanded a brigade attached to Major-General Sam. Jones' division, Army of the West. 361Roby battalions of Colonels McCarver, Lemoyne and Jones, and a Light Battery; attached to Major-GeneraMajor-General Samuel Jones' division, Army of the West. 375Saunders, J. C. C.AlabamaGen. R. E. LeeJune 7, 1864. the Old Stonewall brigade and the brigades of Jones and Stuart; thus constituted, this brigade incthern Virginia. 456Wharton, G. C.VirginiaGen. Sam. JonesSept. 25, 1863.July 8, 1863. Feb. 17, 1864
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.), Organization of the Confederate States Forces stationed near Tupelo, Miss., June 30, 1862. (search)
ee regiment, 15th Tennessee regiment, 16th Tennessee regiment, and 51st Tennessee regiment, and Carnes' Light battery. Second brigade Commander: Brigadier-General Manney---1st Tennessee regiment, 6th Tennessee regiment, 9th Tennessee regiment, and 27th Tennessee regiment, and Smith's Light battery. Detached brigade Commander: Brigadier-General Maxey---41st Georgia regiment, 24th Mississippi regiment and 9th Texas regiment, and Eldridge's Light battery. Second corps---Major-General Samuel Jones. First brigade Commander: Brigadier-General Anderson---25th Louisiana regiment and 30th Mississippi regiment, 37th Mississippi regiment, and 41st Mississippi regiment, Florida battalion and Confederate battalion and Slocumb's Light battery. Second brigade Commander: Colonel Reichard---11th Louisiana regiment, 16th Louisiana regiment, 18th Louisiana regiment, 19th Louisiana regiment, and 20th Louisiana regiment and 45th Alabama regiment, and Burnett's Light battery. T
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