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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Red River expedition. (search)
, frequently stopping to skirmish with the vanguard. From Grand Ecore Banks pushed on tow- The fight between the gunboats and the sharp-sher of about 25,000, with more than seventy cannon. So outnumbered, Banks would have been justified in proceeding no farther, but he and Smithe Nationals (see Pleasant Grove, Battle of.). Although victorious, Banks thought it prudent to continue his retreat to Pleasant Hill, 15 milvening of the 8th. The Confederates, in strong force, had followed Banks, and another heavy battle was fought (April 9) at Pleasant Hill, whle of.). Then, strengthened in numbers and encouraged by victory, Banks gave orders for an advance on Shreveport; but this was countermande. Thomas Green, the Confederate commander, was killed. Meantime, Banks and all the land troops had returned to Grand Ecore, for a council orter resumed the service of patrolling that stream. The forces of Banks were placed under the charge of Gen. E. R. S. Canby, on the Atchafa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sabine cross-roads, battle of. (search)
Sabine cross-roads, battle of. The Confederates made a stand at Sabine Cross-roads, La., during the Red River expedition under General Banks, in 1864. Franklin's troops moved forward, with General Lee's cavalry in the van, followed by two thin divisions under General Ransom. General Emory followed Ransom. Among his troops wae was ordered to attack the Confederates wherever he should find them, but not to bring on a general engagement. Franklin advanced to Pleasant Hill (q. v.), where Banks joined him. Near Sabine Cross-roads, Lee found the trans-Mississippi army, fully 20,000 strong, under several Confederate leaders. Waiting for the main army to come up, Lee and Ransom were attacked (April 8), by the Confederates. At a little past noon, General Banks arrived at the front, and found the skirmishers hotly engaged. Orders were sent to Franklin to hurry forward, but he did not arrive in time to give needed assistance, for at 4 P. M. 8,000 infantry and 12,000 cavalry had fallen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Smith, Edmund Kirby 1824- (search)
in St. Augustine, Fla., May 16, 1824; graduated at West Point in 1845; entered the field under General Taylor, at the beginning of the war with Mexico, and after the war was assistant Professor of Mathematics at West Point (1849-52). He resigned his commission in April, 1861; joined the Confederates, and became a brigadier-general in the > army under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. Promoted to major-general, he was placed in command of the Department of East Tennessee early in 1862. Leading the advance in Bragg's invasion of Kentucky, and behaving gallantly, he was made lieutenant-general (October, 1862), and was in the battle at Stone River. Early in 1863 he was put in command of the Trans-Mississippi Army, which he surrendered to Gen. Edward R. S. Canby (q. v.), May 26, 1865, at Baton Rouge. In 1864 he defeated General Banks in the Red River campaign. He was chancellor of the University of Nashville in 1870-75, and then became Professor of Mathematics in the University of the South.