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Joseph A. Mower (search for this): chapter 8.85
otograph taken after the battle. Grave of Colonel William P. Rogers, looking toward Corinth from the embankment of Fort Robinett. From a photograph taken in 1884. Whose troops are you? He replied, Cabell's. I said, It was pretty hot fighting here. He answered, Yes, General, you licked us good, but we gave you the best we had in the ranch. Before the enemy's first assault on Robinett, I inspected the woods toward our left where I knew Lovell's division to be. I said to Colonel Joseph A. Mower, afterward commander of the Seventeenth Army Corps, and familiarly known as Fighting Joe Mower : Colonel, take the men now on the skirmish line, and find out what Lovell is doing. He replied, Very well, General. As he was turning away I added, Feel them, but don't get into their fingers. He answered significantly: I'll feel them! Before I left my position Mower had entered the woods, and soon I heard a tremendous crash of musketry in that direction. His skirmishers fell back int
H. W. Halleck (search for this): chapter 8.85
confounded in public memory with our advance, under Halleck, from Pittsburg Landing in April and May, 1862, wassucceeded in the command by General Braxton Bragg. Halleck occupied Corinth on the day of its evacuation, and of Chattanooga — a movement to which, on June 11th, Halleck gave the objective of Chattanooga and Cleveland ands Van Dorn and Price. About the middle of July General Halleck was called to Washington to discharge the dutie under the command of General Grant. In August, by Halleck's orders, General Grant sent E. A. Paine's and Jeffin all directions, was densely wooded. While General Halleck was advancing on Corinth, the Confederates had y east. When the Union forces took possession, General Halleck ordered a defensive line to be constructed abouh of our start. As it was, Grant telegraphed to Halleck at 9 A. M. the next day, October 8th: Rosecrans on the same day, October 8th, Grant telegraphed to Halleck: Before telegraphing you this morning for reenf
their camps, provide five days rations,, take some needed rest, and be ready early next morning for the pursuit. General McPherson, sent from Jackson with five good regiments to help us, arrived and bivouacked in the public square a little beforef the country, covered with woods and thickets, made movement impracticable by night and slow and difficult by day. General McPherson's brigade of fresh troops with a battery was ordered to start at daylight and follow the enemy over the Chewalla rombushed. The speed made by our forces from Corinth during the 5th was not to my liking, but with such a commander as McPherson in the advance, I could not doubt that it was all that was possible. On the 6th better progress was made. From Jonesbed and demoralized. They have much artillery. From the same place, at midnight, after learning from the front that McPherson was in Ripley, I telegraphed General Grant as follows: General: Yours 8:30 P. M. received. Our troops occupy Riple
D. C. Buell (search for this): chapter 8.85
leck occupied Corinth on the day of its evacuation, and May 31st instructed General Buell, commanding the Army of the Ohio, to repair the Memphis and Charleston railE. A. Paine's and Jeff. C. Davis's divisions across the Tennessee to strengthen Buell, who was moving northward through middle Tennessee, to meet Bragg. One of these divisions garrisoned Nashville while the other marched with Buell after Bragg into Kentucky. In the early days of September, after the disaster of the Second Buphia. The suspense lest McClellan should not be in time to head off Lee — lest Buell should not arrive in time to prevent Bragg from taking Louisville or assaultingt Tennessee, commanded by General Grant. Under the idea that I would reinforce Buell, General Sterling Price, who, during July and August, had been on the Mobile anutherly to cover the Union front in that direction. After the departure of General Buell's command toward Chattanooga this work was continued, although we had no fo
Edward S. Bragg (search for this): chapter 8.85
nts an effectual advance except on the railroads, when time, fortifications, and rolling stock will again render them superior to us. Our force, including what you have with Hurlbut, will garrison Corinth and Jackson, and enables us to push them. Our advance will cover even Holly Springs, which would be ours when we want it. All that is needful is to continue pursuing and whip them. We have whipped, and should now push them to the wall and capture all the rolling stock of their railroads. Bragg's army alone, west of the Alabama River, and occupying Mobile, could repair the damage we have it in our power to do them. If, after considering these matters, you still consider the order for my return to Corinth expedient, I will obey it and abandon the chief fruits of a victory, but, I beseech you, bend everything to push them while they are broken and hungry, weary and ill-supplied. Draw everything possible from Memphis to help move on Holly Springs, and let us concentrate. Appeal to
Earl Van Dorn (search for this): chapter 8.85
eported that General John C. Breckinridge, of Van Dorn's command, had gone to Kentucky with three Keousand. In fact about 22,000, as stated by Van Dorn in the report quoted. And see With Price Eas knowledge of the following facts, taken from Van Dorn's report, dated Holly Springs, October 20th, s and reconnoitering. On October 2d, while Van Dorn was at Pocahontas, General Hurlbut telegraphegent Union man of Grand Junction, that Price, Van Dorn, and Villepigue were at Pocahontas, and the tor what might happen, wholly ignorant of what Van Dorn was doing at Chewalla, ten miles away through, sent to compel the enemy to show his hand. Van Dorn says: The attack was commenced on the right bscumbia during the night. The left of General Van Dorn's attack was to have begun earlier, but tured or missing. In closing his report General Van Dorn said: A hand-to-hand contest was beinheir valued lives. The charges against General Van Dorn (of neglect of duty and of cruel and impr[8 more...]
Thomas A. Davies (search for this): chapter 8.85
ls David S. Stanley, Charles S. Hamilton, Thomas A. Davies, and Thomas J. McKean, under myself as co The same remark applies to the fighting of Davies's division, and as they were pushed and called through the woods by the shortest cut to help Davies, whose division covered itself with glory, have up from his position and succor McKean's and Davies's divisions that had been doing heavy fightingnemy's left did not much overpass the right of Davies, and but few troops were on the line of the olassembled my four division commanders, McKean, Davies, Stanley, and Hamilton, at my Headquarters and three-gun redan with a ditch five feet deep. Davies was to extend from Brigadier-General Pleasaneast of the Purdy road. Hamilton was to be on Davies's right with a brigade, and the rest in reserv the attack. The unfavorable line occupied by Davies's division made the resistance on that front inemy over the Chewalla road, and Stanley's and Davies's divisions to support him. McArthur, with all[11 more...]
John C. Breckinridge (search for this): chapter 8.85
my at Hatchie Crossing, and that my reason for proposing to put Stanley at or near Kossuth was that he would cover nearly all the Hatchie Crossing, as far as Pocahontas, except against heavy forces, and that Hamilton would then move at least one brigade, from Rienzi. I asked that a sharp lookout be kept in the direction of Bolivar. October 1st, I telegraphed General Grant that we were satisfied there was no enemy for three miles beyond Hatchie; also, that prisoners reported that General John C. Breckinridge, of Van Dorn's command, had gone to Kentucky with three Kentucky regiments, leaving his division under the command of General Albert Rust. The combined forces under Van Dorn and Price were reported to be encamped on the Pocahontas road, and to number forty thousand. In fact about 22,000, as stated by Van Dorn in the report quoted. And see With Price East of the Mississippi, by Colonel Thomas L. Snead, p. 726.--Editors. Amid the numberless rumors and uncertainties besettin
Frank C. Armstrong (search for this): chapter 8.85
ground toward the Purdy road. Our troops lying on the ground could see the flags of the enemy and the glint of the sunlight on their bayonets. It was about 9 o'clock in the morning. The air was still and fiercely hot. Van Dorn says that the Confederate preparations for the morning were: that Hebert, on the left, should mask part of his own division on the left, placing Cabell's brigade en échelon on the left — Cabell having been detached from Maury's division for that purpose, move Armstrong's cavalry brigade across the Mobile and Ohio road, and, if possible, to get some of his artillery in position across the road. In this order of battle, Hebert was to attack, swinging his left flank toward Corinth, and advance down the Purdy ridge. On the right, Lovell, with two brigades in line of battle and one in reserve, with Jackson's cavalry to the right, was ordered to await the attack on his left, feeling his way with sharp-shooters until Hebert was heavily engaged with the enemy.
Marcellus M. Crocker (search for this): chapter 8.85
ow whether he was making a demonstration to cover a movement of his force around to the north of Corinth. During the morning this skirmish work was well and gallantly accomplished by Davies's division, aided by McArthur with his brigade, and by Crocker, who moved up toward what the Confederate commander deemed the main line of the Union forces for the defense of Corinth. Upon this position moved three brigades of Lovell's division,--Villepigue's, Bowen's, and Rust's,--in line, with reserves i by day. General McPherson's brigade of fresh troops with a battery was ordered to start at daylight and follow the enemy over the Chewalla road, and Stanley's and Davies's divisions to support him. McArthur, with all of McKean's division except Crocker's brigade, and with a good battery and a battalion of cavalry, took the route south of the railroad toward Pocahontas; McKean followed on this route with the rest of his division and Ingersoll's cavalry; Hamilton followed McKean with his entire
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