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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 81 3 Browse Search
John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 67 1 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 67 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 62 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 41 5 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 37 5 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 36 4 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 35 7 Browse Search
William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 30 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 23 3 Browse Search
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Diana breast the waters of the Atchafalaya. On March 28, 1863, Dick Taylor was watching her somewhere from the bank near Berwick bay. He sitions, therefore, were an advance in force of a powerful army. Dick Taylor was on the Teche awaiting him with 4,000 men all told. For the held in reserve during the morning of the 12th, was ordered by General Taylor to proceed to Verdun's landing to prevent a gunboat of the enemnew masters by steaming down the bayou along the west bank. It was Taylor's idea that, by moving on a line with an attacking column, the vesssault the whole line. This was a feint, for it was soon evident to Taylor that his left flank was the serious point of assault. A struggle og Franklin 10 miles distant on Tuesday, April 14th, reported to General Taylor; and Taylor, with an eye to brave and loyal service, placed himTaylor, with an eye to brave and loyal service, placed him in command of the troops holding the enemy in check in our rear. A most important duty this, in a small army, which, falling back before ove
n upon our little river boats. It was now that Dick Taylor caught Major Brent's idea. Quickly seizing the o the Webb had been hidden away in Red river. There Taylor had seen her, and her transfer to this debatable grhe starving garrison of the Port. In a campaign, Dick Taylor always seemed to deal in surprises, even to his furg was sure to bring with it that of Port Hudson. Taylor's plan of relief had thus received an immediate quiKirby Smith. Returning to the Atchafalaya country, Taylor resolved to fight the enemy on his first advanceā€”a Lafourche, as narrated in the previous chapter. Taylor himself was absolutely without illusions. He felt on July 12th, had ex-pressed his satisfaction with Taylor's operations up to that date. Smith rather took the sugar-coating from his praise, adding that Taylor's only course was to proceed with his troops to Niblett's reaten the enemy's communication with Texas; but in Taylor's eye, single to his State's interest, one acre of
but with greater pride, Diogenes. For with Dick Taylor were the Louisianians of Mansfield and Pleaery in a strategic position below Alexandria. Taylor had been at the pains to gather considerable othe situation. At that time, two months after Taylor's triumphant campaign, Shreveport was still a vital importance. All the infantry, not with Taylor, opposed to Banks, was directed to Shreveport.his own advance. In the closing days of March Taylor had been impatiently expecting reinforcements nhalted up the whole valley of the Red river. Taylor had been falling back steadily before the enemeld the road just ahead. This held good until Taylor found himself at Mansfield, almost at the doors at his call, and relieved about his cavalry, Taylor was to make sure of his weak play. In Mouton'lion; Fournet's battalion; Faries' battery. Taylor did not count numbers. It mattered little to en. Kirby Smith, stating his purpose. Fearing Taylor's impetuosity, Smith had the day before Mansfi[2 more...]
Chapter 14: The battle of Mansfield Taylor's Formation for battle Mouton's gallant charge rout of the Federal army battle renewed at Pleasant Hill Monett's Ferry death of General Green official reports. In the road between Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, in early April, 1864, history was preparing a trophy of arms for the honor of Louisiana Leaving Green, of the cavalry, in command of the front, Taylor hastened to the village of Mansfield, three miles away, to perfect his plans for the next day. On the morning of the 8th, the Thirteenth army corps Decidedly, on that particular April 7th, the hills of De Soto were echoing with the musided in capturing the gun, six horses and seven prisoners. He was resolved to fight a general engagement on the 8th, if the enemy advanced in force. As a soldier, Taylor loved to meet large masses in battle, provided only his own force was well in hand. It was a phase of his military mind, an inheritance, doubtless, from his fath
atching the movements of the enemy and thwarting his plans by gallantly defending every foot of the soil of their beloved State. An enterprising commander like Dick Taylor kept his own troops, and those of the enemy as to that matter, on the tramp all the time. When they were not attacking him, he was making hostile demonstrationmany fierce encounters which tried the endurance and valor of the troops as sorely as did the great battles in other parts of the Confederacy. These movements of Taylor's troops greatly helped to secure to the Confederacy, to the very last, the possession of their great Trans-Mississippi department. Along the Teche there were mahe Confederacy lost in him a modest, unselfish and patriotic citizen and soldier. He possessed the spirit that dwelt in his father, Governor Mouton, of whom Gen. Dick Taylor says: Past middle age he sent his sons and kindred to the war and was eager to assist the cause in all possible ways. His eldest son and many of his kinsme