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Osage Springs (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
he disposition of the National forces on the 4th of March. The First and Second Divisions, under General Sigel and Colonel Asboth, were at Cooper's farm, near Osage Springs, four miles southwest of Bentonville, the capital of Benton County, under general orders to move round to Sugar Creek, about fourteen miles eastward. The Thi2. the greater portion of his troops were gathered, excepting those under General Sigel and a few who were yet abroad. Sigel had moved his camp March 1. from Osage Springs to a point nearer Bentonville, to secure a better position for obtaining forage. He now found his command, and a train of two hundred wagons, placed in a perien he left Missouri, and from which Curtis drove him in the march to Fayetteville. which Carr had left; and Sigel, by a skillful movement in sending cavalry to Osage Springs to cover his right flank, safely conducted his train from McKissick's farm, west of Bentonville, to the latter place, and secured it from the grasp of the Conf
Murfreesboro (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
Clarkesville and took command there; while Foote returned to Cairo for more gun-boats, for the purpose of attacking Nashville. In the mean time General Johnston and his forces from Bowling Green had continued their flight southward as far as Murfreesboro, twenty-five miles on the way toward Chattanooga, It was supposed by the Confederates that the Nationals would push on toward East Tennessee, and it was for the purpose of confronting such movement that Johnston took position at MurfreesborMurfreesboro. leaving General Floyd, the fugitive from Fort Donelson, with a few troops to secure the immense amount of stores and provisions in Nashville. Pillow, the other fugitive from Fort Donelson, and Hardee, who had come down from Bowling Green, were directed to assist Floyd in the business. The assignment to the perilous duty of remaining nearest the dreaded Nationals seemed like punishment inflicted on Floyd and Pillow by Johnston for their cowardice. If so, it was successful; yet it was injuri
Bacon Creek, Ky. (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
pi the Indians, 260. When Fort Donelson fell, Kentucky and Missouri, and all of northern and middle Tennessee were lost to the Confederates, and the more Southern States, whose inhabitants expected to have the battles for their defense fought in the border Slave-labor States, were exposed to the inroads of the National armies. The terror inspired all along the Confederate line by the fall of Fort Henry, and the forward movement of General Mitchel, of Buell's army, from his camp at Bacon's Creek, across the Green River at Mumfordsville, toward Bowling Green, simultaneously with Grant's investment of Fort Donelson, Feb. 11, 1862. caused that line, which seemed so strong almost to invincibility a few weeks before, to crumble into fragments and suddenly disappear as a mist. General Johnston clearly perceived that both Bowling Green and Columbus were now untenable, and that the salvation of his troops at each required the immediate evacuation of these posts. He issued orders acco
Clark (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
situation at the bend of the Cumberland, about half a mile below Clarkesville. It commanded the River up and down. The mouth of the Red Rivehile lying at Clarksville, looking down the River. the river to Clarkesville (a city on its right bank, of about two thousand inhabitants bef, in defiance of the wishes and remonstrances of the citizens of Clarkesville, set fire to the fine railway bridge that spanned the river at tnal flag over the fort. Two-thirds of the terrified citizens of Clarkesville had fled when Foote arrived. At the suggestion of the late veneeral Smith, with the advance of the National army, marched up to Clarkesville and took command there; while Foote returned to Cairo for more g on the 25th, and on the same morning the Conestoga arrived from Clarkesville, as a convoy to transports bearing a considerable body of troopss troops and munitions of war. When Foote returned to Cairo from Clarkesville, he collected a flotilla of six gun-boats, commanded respectivel
Tiptonville (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
orward movement. On the morning of the 6th, Pope sent the Carondelet down the river toward Tiptonville, with General Granger, Colonel Smith, of the Forty-third Ohio, and Captain L. B. Marshall, ofdown the river with the two gun-boats to silence batteries near Watson's Landing, below Tiptonville (Tennessee), where Pope intended to disembark his troops (then on the steamers that had passed throamilton, who had come down by land, to cross their divisions. He pushed his troops on toward Tiptonville as fast as they were landed. They met and drove back the Confederates, who were attempting to fly toward Union City. These were joined at Tiptonville that night by many fugitives from Island Number10. The wildest confusion prevailed among them. They were driven to the swamps by Pope's ad, and those who had fled in that direction expected to find shelter behind the batteries near Tiptonville. There had been grave doubts in the minds of the commanders on the island concerning their a
Chickasaw (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
29. commander of the Trans-Mississippi Department; He had come from Richmond with instructions from Davis to stop the march of the National troops southward. also by General Albert Pike, See page 475, volume I. at the head of a considerable body of half-civilized Indians, making the whole Confederate force, including large 1 numbers of Arkansas compulsory recruits, about twenty-five thousand a strong. Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas troops under McCulloch, 18,000 Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and other Indians, with two white regiments under Pike, about 4,000; and Missouri troops under Price, about 8,000. These were in and near Boston Mountains at the beginning of March. Van Dorn, the senior officer, was in chief command, and he was rallying the whole Confederate army in that quarter, to drive Curtis back into Missouri. The forces of the latter, of all arms, did not at that time exceed eleven thousand men, with forty-nine pieces of artillery, including a mountain howitzer.
Alabama (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
l, leaving McCown in charge of the troops on the Tennessee and Kentucky shores, and, with a considerable body of the best troops, departed for Corinth, in Upper Mississippi, there to prepare to check a formidable movement of the Nationals toward Alabama and Mississippi, by way of Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee River, which we shall consider presently. On assuming command, McCall issued a flaming order announcing it, The following is a copy of the order which was found at the ConfederaMississippi, and Decatur, in Alabama, all of them along the line of the Charleston and Memphis Railway, that stretches from the Mississippi to the Atlantic seaboard — were made places for the rendezvous of troops from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. And while Johnston was fleeing southward before the followers of the energetic Mitchel, to join his forces to those of Beauregard, the latter was gathering an army at Corinth to confront a most serious movement of the Nationals up the Tennesse
Dubuque (Iowa, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
f artillery, and a battalion of cavalry which had been sent toward the borders of the Indian Nation, did not return in time to engage in the battle. Very soon there was fighting along the whole line of Carr's division, and one of the guns of the Dubuque battery was captured by the foe. So fierce and heavy was the work of the Confederates, that Carr was driven back a short distance after an hour's hard fighting. Still hard pressed, he fought on. He sent for re-enforcements, but all Curtis couldition occupied the night before, while the left was so extended as to command Pea Ridge and make a flank movement on that wing almost impossible. Upon an elevation on the extreme right, which commanded Van Dorn's center and left, he planted the Dubuque battery, with orders for the right wing to support it, and very soon its commander, Hayden, opened a galling fire on the Confederates. Captain Davidson, with his First Iowa battery, also opened fire on their center, and thus skirmishing was kep
Elkhorn Tavern (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
r's Fourth division formed his right. His line of battle stretched between three and four miles, from Sugar Creek to Elkhorn Tavern. Confronting this was the Confederate line, with Price and his Missourians on their right, McIntosh in the center, ath's tent, word came to him that his pickets, under Major Weston (Twenty-fourth Missouri), on his extreme right, near Elkhorn Tavern, had been heavily attacked. Colonel Carr was at once sent to the support of Weston, and a severe battle ensued. Thule was raging in the center, Curtis's right wing was heavily pressed. Colonel Carr had moved up the main road toward Elkhorn Tavern;. Colonel Dodge's brigade filing off to the road leading from that place to Ben. tonville, where Captain Jones, of the road, to support Klaus's First Indiana battery, which was placed at the edge of an open field, between the hills at Elkhorn Tavern and the National camp. Davidson's battery was placed in a similar position on the left of the road, supported by Whi
Mound City (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
mbers of the batteries, as given by the Confederates. It will be seen that the channel of the river was completely covered by them at the approaches of the Island from above. This battery was active and effectual, and did excellent service the next day, when a most deadly attack was made on the Confederate works, after meridian, by a floating battery of ten guns, formed of the gun-boats Cincinnati, Benton, and St. Louis, lashed side by side, followed by the Carondelet, Pittsburg, and Mound City. They went nearer to the works, and pounded them severely. Heavy blows were given in return, and the second day of. the siege was as barren of decisive results as the first. Island number10, said Commodore Foote to the Secretary of the Navy, March 19, 1862. is harder to conquer than Columbus, as the island shores are lined with forts, each fort commanding the one above it. And :so the siege went on, with varying fortunes, until the first week in April, when Foote's flotilla was yet abov
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