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nd 1,500 armed Texans surrounded our little band, in the first flush of exultation over their easy triumph. Unable to resist this rapidly augmenting force, Waite had no alternative but to ratify the surrender, dispatching, by permission, messengers to the frontier posts, to apprise the other commanders that they were included in its terms. Collecting and dispatching his men as rapidly as he might, he had some 1,200 encamped at Indianola ready for embarkation, when they were visited by Col. E. Van Dorn, of the Confederate service, recently a captain in our army, who had been sent from Montgomery with authority to offer increased rank and pay to all who would take service with the Rebels. His mission was a confessed failure. A few of the higher officers had participated in Twiggs's treason; but no more of these, and no private soldiers, could be cajoled or bribed into deserting the flag of their country. Col. Waite was still at San Antonio, when news reached Indianola April 17,
ed, when her officers and crew leaped off and ran into the woods, while a shell exploding on her deck, set her on fire, and she was burned down to the water. The crew of the Gen. Bragg and the Sumter escaped in like manner; while the swifter Gen. Van Dorn fled down the river. The battle had lasted a little over an hour, and its result was most decisive. No man was killed on board our fleet. Memphis, whose population had all been interested spectators of the combat, surrendered immediately. attle of musketry told them that their brothers were being slaughtered by the fresh legions of the enemy. He had hitherto been buoyed up, or at least had buoyed up the spirits of his soldiers, by expectations and assurances that Gens. Price and Van Dorn, with some 30,000 men from across the Mississippi, were close at hand, and would reach him in time for this day's battle. But they did not come, and Buell did. The hot fire of musketry and artillery poured in upon his entire front before sunris
ice at Iuka Price retreats to Ripley, Miss. Van Dorn assails Rosecrans at Corinth is beaten off with great slaughter Van Dorn pursued to Ripley losses. The comatose condition into which the waoad, down which the Rebels were advancing. Van Dorn moved at an early hour, and, forming in ordert, was just swinging in on the enemy's left. Van Dorn, supposing Corinth virtually his own, sent ofto get Price in deeply. A Rebel soldier says Van Dorn sat on his horse grimly and saw it all. That'ws where they fell, and how very often. Gen. Van Dorn's attack was to have been simultaneous withical and artificial obstructions interrupted Van Dorn. He was obliged to sweep over a rugged ravinous seven minutes, Price was overwhelmed, and Van Dorn was left with a feat of desperation to be acc them. Gen. Veatch was among our wounded. Van Dorn crossed the Hatchie that night at Crumm's Milined Rebel force of Mississippi, commanded by Van Dorn, Price, Lovell, Villipigue, and Rust in perso[3 more...]
Wheeler raids down the Tennessee to Fort Donelson beaten off by Col. Harding Van Dorn captures 1,500 Unionists at Spring Hill Col. A. S. Hall defeats Morgan at Vaught's Hill Gordon Granger repulses Van Dorn at Franklin Col. A. D. Streight raids into Northern Georgia is overpowered and captured near Rome. Gen. Rosecrans, oanklin; having two or three skirmishes with inferior forces, under Forrest and Van Dorn, who fled, losing in all about 100, mainly prisoners; while our loss was 10. Sheridan returned to Murfreesboroa after an absence of ten days. Meantime, Van Dorn had dealt us a skillful blow at Spring Hill, 10 miles south of Franklin, and 3and artillery, having run away in excellent season, escaped with little loss. Van Dorn's force consisted of six brigades of cavalry and mounted infantry. A fortniklin, being occupied by a Union force of 4,500 men, under Gen. Gordon Granger, Van Dorn, with a superior force, assailed, April 10. with intent to capture it; but
of Vicksburg Grant moves against it from Lagrange advances to Oxford, Miss. Van Dorn captures Holly Springs Murphy's cowardice Grant compelled to fall back Hoveushed forward to Coffeeville, where it was suddenly confronted and attacked by Van Dorn, Dec. 5. with a superior infantry force, by whom it was beaten back three main body, still at Oxford, preparing to move on to Jackson and Vicksburg, when Van Dorn struck Dec. 20. a damaging blow at his communications. The railroad havingt barricaded; not even our men posted to resist an assault; when, at daybreak, Van Dorn burst into the town with his wild cavalry, captured the imbecile or traitorous were Sherman's movements, most of the Rebel forces in all that region, except Van Dorn and his cavalry, were on hand to resist him. Sherman's army was uniquely Weined to retaliate one of the destructive cavalry raids of Morgan, Forrest, and Van Dorn. To this end, Col. B. H. Grierson, with a cavalry brigade, 1,700 strong, comp
tworks, and lost very few in their retreat, it is probable that our killed and wounded were the fewer, as these antagonist reports would indicate. Bragg, had won an unmistakable victory; yet all its fruits were reaped on the battle-field. When he advanced in force, Wednesday, Sept. 23. and appeared before Chattanooga, not even the fiercest fire-eater in his camp was anxious to storm those intrenchments, behind which Rosecrans stood ready to repeat the fearful lesson he gave Price and Van Dorn, at Corinth. The victor had the field and the dead (hundreds of whom he inhumanly left to rot unburied) ; but his defeated antagonist had secured the great strategic object of his campaign, Pollard very fairly says: Chickamauga had conferred a brilliant glory upon our arms, but little else. Rosecrans still held the prize of Chattanooga, and with it the possession of East Tennessee. Two-thirds of our niter-beds were in that region, and a large proportion of the coal which supplied o
ption of the siege of, 227-8; Rosecrans's official report, 229-30; Van Dorn repulsed at, 230; captures and losses, 231. Couch, Gen. D. N., 23; he reenforces Corinth so as to resist the besieging army under Van Dorn, 230; his attempts to flank the Mississippi, 295; he crosses the B 84; superseded by Com. Whittle, 87. Holly Springs, captured by Van Dorn, 286. Holmes, Lt.-Gen., his failure at Helena, 321. Holt, Br; allusion to, 35; 67; attacked by Rosecrans, 223-225; unites with Van Dorn, 225; his charge at Corinth, 227-9; at Prairie d'anne, 522; his laks Price's army at luka, and forces him to retreat, 223-5; defeats Van Dorn at Corinth, 225-9; his winter campaign, 270; moves against Bragg tNolensville, 271; at Stone River, 274; skirmishes with Forrest and Van Dorn, 284; at Chickamauga. 421; at Mission Ridge, 438-442; at the Wildoss-roads, 540. Van Cleve, Gen., killed at Stone River, 277. Van Dorn, Gen. Earl, in Texas, 18; commands trans-Mississippi Department. 2