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C. F. Smith (search for this): chapter 32
recall of troops. Grant's advance. Grant and Smith. assault by Federal left. capture of Outworksions, commanded by Generals McClernand and C. F. Smith, each of three brigades. McClernand's fiposition, heard of (or saw) preparations by C. F. Smith for an assault on the Confederate right, whof McClernand's straits. Grant, being near C. F. Smith, found him, and bade him hold himself in re condition of things there, he rode back to C. F. Smith, whose pupil he had been, and who was a mansault was this: Grant, in consultation with C. F. Smith, determined on it, and assigned the duty to soldier. Whose suggestion it was, Grant's or Smith's, has been made subject of dispute. No matte own career in it was brief but brilliant. Smith's assaulting column consisted of the six regimhooters. The Second Iowa led the assault. Smith formed the regiment in two lines, with a frontecond line. In this last engagement, while Smith was attacking with Lauman's brigade, the Twelf[3 more...]
Nathaniel Lyon (search for this): chapter 32
next commands in order were the Fifty-first Virginia, Lieutenant-Colonel Massie; Third Mississippi, Lieutenant-Colonel Wells; first division of Green's battery, Captain Green; four pieces of light artillery, Captain Guy; Eighth Kentucky, Lieutenant-Colonel Lyon; Seventh Texas, Colonel Gregg; Fifty-sixth Virginia, Captain Daviess; First Mississippi, Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton; second division of Green's battery, Lieutenant Perkins; Twenty-sixth Mississippi, Colonel Reynolds. Besides the Forty-d their flank, and forced their horses through the thick undergrowth. Simonton pushed in between McCausland and Wharton, arrayed in the following order from right to left: the Third Mississippi, Lieutenant-Colonel Webb; Eighth Kentucky, Lieutenant-Colonel Lyon; Seventh Texas, Colonel Gregg; and First Mississippi, Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton. To the left of Wharton, Drake put into action his brigade — the Fourth Mississippi, Major Adair; Fifteenth Arkansas, Colonel Gee; two companies of the Tw
John A. McClernand (search for this): chapter 32
e day Grant sent forward his vanguard, under McClernand, three or four miles, and, early on the morn and C. F. Smith, each of three brigades. McClernand's first brigade, commanded by Colonel Oglesbh the national line. An attempt was made by McClernand to capture the ridge-road on which Grant mov : As Wallace was moving to the right, McClernand detached Colonel Hayne, with his regiment, tin position on the centre, between Smith and McClernand. These arrangements occupied the whole day.onate loss of time. On the Federal side, McClernand's whole division engaged this line as it advained by an enveloping movement, and crushed McClernand's front back and toward his left. But the bon from them at the price of blood. When McClernand found the crushing process beginning on his two Wallace's division, with the remnants of McClernand's, slowly retired, under orders, over some 8ike Lew Wallace, he mistook for an attack by McClernand. As he rode leisurely to camp, between nine[7 more...]
E. L. Drake (search for this): chapter 32
d ran between my left wing and the brigade commanded by Colonel Drake. These two valleys united about half a mile in the rea, Colonel Head; and to his left, on the adjoining eminence, Drake's brigade was posted in the following order: Fourth Mississ brigades supporting. His left, composed of Simonton's and Drake's brigades and Forrest's cavalry, was confided to Bushrod J left, and consequently over greater spaces, Simonton's and Drake's brigades, while Forrest's cavalry covered their flank, anippi, Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton. To the left of Wharton, Drake put into action his brigade — the Fourth Mississippi, Majore commanders. B. R. Johnson, finding himself alone with Drake's brigade and some cavalry, and unsupported on the right, sack, but, after a conference, Floyd directed him to display Drake's brigade for a time before the enemy, while the other troohe battle-field; but the contest must have been slight, for Drake's brigade and Forrest's cavalry alone remained on the field
rom them at the price of blood. When McClernand found the crushing process beginning on his right flank, about eight o'clock, he sent for aid. Grant was absent, at the river, with Foote; and as McClernand's messages became more urgent, General Lew Wallace, commanding the central division, finding himself unoccupied in front, moved Cruft's brigade up to the right, ill support of the retreating Federals. Cruft's brigade was composed of four regiments — the Thirty-first Indiana, Lieutenant-Colonel Osborn; Seventeenth Kentucky, Colonel McHenry; Twenty-fifth Kentucky, Colonel Shackleford; and Forty-fourth Indiana, Colonel Reed--in all about 2,300 strong. They came into position about ten o'clock, and found W. H. L. Wallace retiring in comparatively good order. But the regiments farther to their right were badly broken. The Twenty-fifth Kentucky, which was carried forward rather heedlessly, on the extreme right, and attempted to stem the tide of battle, was broken into fragments by
in the valley, was the Thirtieth Tennessee, Colonel Head; and to his left, on the adjoining eminenceth his brigade and the Forty-second Tennessee. Head's regiment, the Thirtieth Tennessee, was to rep pressure, Buckner also shared in the assault. Head's regiment did not reach him at the appointed t for an assault on the Confederate right, where Head had replaced Buckner. But whether he understoo nor why Heiman's command was not dispatched to Head's support or put into the fight. What occurredthe position about the close of the action. Head's regiment, the Thirtieth Tennessee, occupied B, mere militia, and had been at Fort Henry. Colonel Head was patriotic and able in civil affairs, bu dispositions were scarcely completed, when Colonel Head in person galloped into the fort, and direcart of the line was occupied by a small part of Head's regiment, under command of Major Turner. HanBailey's, Quarles's, Sugg's, and the balance of Head's regiments, all of which arrived after the for[1 more...]
th Tennessee, Colonel Voorhies; eight companies of the Twenty-seventh Alabama, Colonel Hughes. Quarles's regiment, the Forty-second Tennessee, came up, in reserve to this brigade. To the left of Henois, Colonel Smith, was brought up to their support, and again they attempted to assault. But Quarles's Forty-second Tennessee had arrived on the ground, in the mean time, to Heiman's assistance; a the strength of mine. Toward the close of the action I was reinforced by the regiments of Colonels Quarles, and Sugg, and Bailey. The Forty-second, Forty-ninth, and Fiftieth Tennessee; the two la right of the Forty-ninth. The right wing was likewise reinforced by Major Colms's battalion. Quarles's regiment, the Forty-second Tennessee, also came up from Heiman's position, and helped Hanson ederals that evening. This interior line had timely reinforcements in the arrival of Bailey's, Quarles's, Sugg's, and the balance of Head's regiments, all of which arrived after the forward movement
H. W. Halleck (search for this): chapter 32
n at Fort Henry, stated by his biographer, Badeau, at 15,000 men, was receiving accessions from Halleck, while Buell was also reinforcing him. Forrest had reported the enemy concentrating 10,000 5,000. Let us now turn to the Federal army at Henry. Grant, elated by success, telegraphed Halleck: I shall take and destroy Fort Donelson on the 8th, and return to Fort Henry. Badeau says, Thiether in conversation or dispatches, between the two commanders. This statement is erroneous. Halleck telegraphed Buell, January 31st: I have ordered an advance on Fort Henry and _Dover. It will betake and occupy Fort Henry and Dover, etc. Buell, however, had recommended the same movement to Halleck, as early as January 3d, and had already voluntarily started thirteen regiments to aid Grant in it. Halleck was also sending reinforcements, and he replied to Grant on the 8th: Some of the gunboats from Fort Holt will be sent up. Reinforcements will reach you daily. Hold on to Fort Henry
ended to leave Pillow to defend the fort. But Pillow thought if the whole of Floyd's army could not, adding: I do not know the wants of General Pillow, nor yours, nor the position of General BuFebruary, Buckner commanded the right wing and Pillow the left. Certain regiments were held more report, March 12, 1862: About noon, General Pillow directed the left wing to be formed in thed not more than one-fourth of a mile, when General Pillow ordered a countermarch, saying it was too the battle of Dover was so called by General Pillow from its initial point. Baldwin's brigadeong brigade, to receive the combined attack of Pillow and Buckner, who now entered on the contest. ain that both he and I were convinced that General Pillow agreed with us in opinion. General Pillowon of who should make the surrender, Floyd and Pillow both declared they would not surrender; they wmy act upon my communication. Floyd said, General Pillow, I turn over the command. Pillow, regardi[30 more...]
Robert Slaughter (search for this): chapter 32
dergrowth shook from its brown leaves the wet snow that spoiled the priming of their flint-locks, the Southerners pressed forward blindly and at disadvantage. As they struggled, with irregular and spasmodic charges, up a slope, to assault an unseen enemy, who stubbornly held the ground, it looked for a long time as if the effort would prove abortive. In carrying the first hill, Simonton's brigade, separated from the troops on its right, received the full force of the Federal fire. Robert Slaughter's company, of the Eighth Kentucky, charged straight up on two pieces of artillery and suffered severely, but the guns were taken. Gregg's Texans met heavy losses near the top of the same hill. Here fell the brave Lieutenant-Colonel Clough and Lieutenant Nowland near together. The First Mississippi greatly distinguished itself; and the Virginians to their left planted their colors on the crest, which they carried by the most unflinching resolution. At length, however, the Confeder
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