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Clinton (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 125
y retreated as fast as possible, and passed through Clinton as our advance entered the town. The road from Mes a manner as to command the road two miles east of Clinton, but was soon routed, with slight damage to us. At ock at night we went into camp three miles west of Clinton, the boys in fine spirits, singing and laughing dury passed on as if nothing had occurred, arriving at Clinton about noon. Clinton is ut present a very dilapidat clay mixed with sand. Our brigade did not halt in Clinton, but passed on perhaps one half-mile, and halted ope severe. A number of wounded were brought back to Clinton, and several dead buried in the graveyard where we e, fine oak timber and well watered. After passing Clinton, the plantations were much larger and better (or ractor of our corps that we had forty-five wounded at Clinton. We came across the body of a rebel soldier near theavy skirmishing which occurred in the vicinity of Clinton, this side of Jackson, as the expedition was starti
Morton Station (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 125
nt, we marched sixteen miles, and camp in a grove of pitch-pine. Thirteenth Iowa engaged in destroying the railroad. February ninth, marched ten miles, to Morton Station, and engaged in tearing up railroad track; some miles of track torn up, rails heated and twisted, bridges, culverts, and stations burned, etc.; Sixteenth armyled for to attempt to hold their ground, they could not find an hundred to the regiment who were willing to make the trial. The Seventeenth corps halted at Morton Station on the ninth, and the Sixteenth corps passed to the front. Great numbers of dead mules and horses lay along the road; wagons, ammunition, blankets, clothing, children, the eldest only fourteen years of age. On the morning of the ninth, we started at eight o'clock, proceeded until one o'clock, when we arrived at Morton station, where we encamped to allow General Hurlbut's corps to pass. Morton is a very small place, and consists of a few indifferent dwellings, railroad buildings,
Bakers Creek (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 125
anded by Generals Wirt Adams, Ross, and Ferguson, and the whole under command of General S. D. Lee, then fell back to a commanding position on the west side of Baker's Creek, where our cavalry force encountered them in the afternoon, and were unable to dislodge them until an infantry force of the Seventeenth corps came up to join ien by a shell from the enemy, and Colonel Rogers, of the Fifteenth Illinois, was slightly wounded by a rifle-shot. At sundown the enemy had been driven across Baker's Creek, and we held the bridge during the night with two twenty-pounder Parrotts, supported by two regiments of infantry. During the night General McPherson communic advance. At sunrise, on the morning of the fifth, the enemy commenced a heavy artillery-fire upon us from the crest of a long ridge which ran parallel with Baker's Creek and three fourths of a mile distant from it. An open level plain lay between us, and the enemy's column could be distinctly seen from our camp in line of battl
Chunky Creek (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 125
rs burnt, from Jackson to twenty miles east of Meridian to Cuba Station. The Mobile and Ohio road was destroyed for fifty-six miles, extending from Quitman to Lauderdale Springs. Five costly bridges were totally destroyed. The one spanning the Chickasawhay River was two hundred and ten feet long, with trestle-work, which required four months hard labor of hundreds of mechanics to construct it. It was a substantial covered bridge. The bridges over Octchibacah, Alligator, Tallasha, and Chunky Rivers were also burned. On the eleventh, Captain Foster, of the Tenth Missouri cavalry, received instructions to make a raid on Lake Station, seventeen miles from Hillsboro, and to destroy all property available for the rebels. Two livery-stables, several machine-shops, three locomotives, water-tank, turn-table, thirty-five railroad cars, engine-house, two saw-mills, and thousands of dollars' worth of lumber were consumed, spirits of turpentine, from the Signal corps, aiding materially in th
Jackson (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 125
in splendid heart and condition. We reached Jackson February sixth, crossed the Pearl, and passedy-three miles in eight hours and a half, to Pearl River, to guard pioneers in building bridges overht of the enemy through the town and across Pearl River, was a perfect skedaddle. So great was theled in the charge. At two o'clock we entered Jackson, the capital of Mississippi which in its day r corps while constructing a pontoon across Pearl River, we entered the town with bands playing andmust they lie. In the evening we crossed Pearl River and encamped in a low, wet bottom, about a ition, the entire army marched rapidly toward Jackson, Lee's rebel cavalry fleeing in the greatest lourishing little town twenty miles north of Jackson. Here Acting Brigadier-General Winslow's cav Loring, with his demoralized army, crossed Pearl River on the fifth of February, at Madison Crossienant Winn, the rebel conscription officer at Jackson. The deserters who flocked to our lines in s[17 more...]
Demopolis (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 125
to be quite comfortable, and admirably located. Soon after passing the camps, our cavalry, under Colonel Winslow, encountered the rear-guard of the enemy; but the gallant Colonel made short work of them, and drove them through the town toward Demopolis, at a doublequick. Immediately following the cavalry came the Third division of the Sixteenth army corps, with flags flying and bands playing national airs. It must have been a novel sight to what few inhabitants were left. They had not witn Another account. Sixteenth Iowa Volunteer infantry, Canton, Mississippi, February 29, 1864. Mr. Editor: General Sherman having taken the job of cleaning out Mississippi, we have gone and done it, making a clear track from Vicksburgh to Demopolis, and are this far on our return, stopping a few days here to finish up a few little jobs, such as destroying twenty-three locomotives, a number of freight and passengercars, gather in a few thousand head of horses and mules, destroy a few miles
Rankin (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 125
want of proper clothing than any thing else. The country from Jackson to Brandon is very good, and there are many fine plantations. We passed through the latter place on the eighth ultimo. It is a pleasant village, and the countyseat of Rankin County. This county has a voting population of more than one thousand two hundred, and gave one hundred and sixteen majority against secession when the State went out of the Union. Honorable J. J. Thornton, a resident of this town, was the only meal. On the morning of the seventh, we commenced march at eight o'clock The road having at one time been graded for a plank-road, was very fine, and we advanced rapidly, our brigade being in front. We arrived at Brandon, the county-seat of Rankin County, about noon, without seeing or hearing any thing of the enemy. Our regiment was stationed in town as provost-guards, which gave us an opportunity of looking around. We were quartered in a grove surrounding a large brick building, used as a
Yazoo River (United States) (search for this): chapter 125
y from Memphis will turn up there. I will have them come in. W. T. Sherman, Major-General. Despatch from General Butterfield. Major-General Butterfield, under date of Cairo, March eleventh, addressed the following to Lieutenant-General Grant or General Halleck: General Sherman arrived yesterday at Memphis. His command is all safe. Our total loss in killed, wounded, and missing is one hundred and seventy only. The general result of his expedition, including Smith's and the Yazoo River movements, are about as follows: One hundred and fifty miles of railroad, sixty-seven bridges, seven thousand feet of trestle, twenty locomotives, twenty-eight cars, ten thousand bales of cotton, several steam-mills, and over two — million bushels of corn were destroyed. The railroad destruction is complete and thorough. The capture of prisoners exceeds all loss. Upward of eight thousand contrabands and refugees came in with various columns. Journal of the March. Vicksburgh, Ma
Coosa River (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 125
igade of athletic colored troops will immediately be organized. The slaves form a most mournful curiosity, with their lacerated rated backs, branded faces, and ragged garments. Such a heterogeneous collection of humanity was perhaps never before gathered together. They embrace both sexes, of every shade of complexion, and vary in age from one month to one hundred years. The simple tales of horror which these injured people narrate are sufficient to chill the blood of the most stoical. Coosa River is the present rebel line of defence, and it is reported that they are strongly intrenched on the east bank of the river. The Seventeenth army corps lost about eight men killed, and thirty-two wounded. The Second account. Vicksburgh, Miss., March 4, 1864. The late expedition of General Sherman from this point, having so largely filled the public mind North, and, so far as the journals which have reached here indicate, been so utterly and totally misconceived, it may be judici
Lake Station (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 125
en out all night, making seven miles through the swamps. Thirteenth Iowa sent forward to support cavalry in a raid on Lake Station. Depot and road destroyed, also two locomotives and thirty cars. February twelfth, marched eighteen miles to Decatenty houses, on the tenth, and on the eleventh passed on toward Decatur. During the day, Foster's cavalry was sent to Lake Station, on the Southern railroad, where they destroyed three steam-mills, two locomotives, thirty-five cars, depot, and machihatever might benefit the rebellion. Among the places devastated were Enterprise, Marion, Quitman, Hillsboro, Canton, Lake Station, Decatur, Bolton, and Lauderdale Springs. At Enterprise, the depot, two flour-mills, fifteen thousand bushels of corn also burned. On the eleventh, Captain Foster, of the Tenth Missouri cavalry, received instructions to make a raid on Lake Station, seventeen miles from Hillsboro, and to destroy all property available for the rebels. Two livery-stables, several ma
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