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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—eastern Tennessee. (search)
ver from Bridgeport to Guntersville. Another regiment, sent by Martin, kept open his communications with Roddey's outposts near Decatur. The front of the Confederate army was therefore effectually covered only by a brigade of infantry and a regiment of cavalry. This army, as we have said, was much weakened; it had not yet received any of the promised reinforcements. Bragg, seeing himself separated from Rosecrans by an obstacle which he deemed to be insurmountable, had proposed, on the 17th of July, to Johnston to transport all his forces into the State of Mississippi and to combine them with Johnston's to crush Grant. Johnston, who had just evacuated Jackson, had answered him, with good reason, that it was too late: a part of his small army had been brought back to Mobile. This important port, which would have furnished for a campaign in Georgia a base of operations as good as Chattanooga, appeared to be greatly threatened by the fleet. If a landing was effected to attack the pl
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the Third winter. (search)
orted by that of the fleet, would dismantle the enemy's pieces, and, paralyzing the defence, would ensure the success of this coup-de-main. Notwithstanding the bad weather, which often interrupted the work, four batteries were completed on the 17th of July: situated at distances from the fort that varied from thirteen hundred to nineteen hundred yards, they mounted twenty mortars and twenty-seven rifled pieces of artillery, fifteen of which were in position and twelve movable. However, Beaureeat by preventing them from passing over to the right bank of the river. On the 26th of June, Sibley's column reached the borders of Lake Traverse on the western frontier of Minnesota, and, continuing its march, crossed, from the 4th to the 17th of July, the two branches of the Cheyenne River, after having been revictualled on the 9th by a train sent from Abercrombie, one of the posts established on the frontier. On the 20th it was camping on the borders of Devil's Lake. The Sioux, whose p