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Iuka (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 29
ad the honor to command it, never more conspicuously than in this combat maintained their high character throughout this action, but feebly expresses my feeling of obligation to them for counsel and support from the time of my arrival to the present hour. I doubly thank them, as well as the gallant, ever-ready Major-Gen. Rousseau, for their support in this battle. Brig.-Gen. D. S. Stanley, already distinguished for four successful battles--Island No.10, May twenty-seventh, before Corinth, Iuka, and the battle of Corinth — at this time in command of our ten regiments of cavalry, fought the enemy's forty regiments of cavalry, and held them at bay, and beat them wherever he could meet them. He ought to be made a Major-General for his services, and also for the good of the service. As for such brigadiers as Negley, Jefferson C. Davis, Johnson, Palmer, Hascal, Van Cleve, Wood, Mitchell, Cruft, and Sheridan, they ought to be made Major-Generals in our service. In such brigade comman
Fredericksburgh (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 29
r to hold his ground against four or five times his number, during the entire day. The battle was like most engagements of the war — there was nothing decisive in the result, and the enemy carrying what he would, withdrew unmolested; but there is certainly much cause for congratulation in the fact that fortune has not allowed similar circumstances (the change of commanders) in the Eastern and Western armies to produce similar results, and that at the West we have a Stone River, not a Fredericksburgh. Louisville Journal account. battle-field of Stone River, January 5, 1863. I propose to give the readers of the ,Journal an account of the events which have rendered this blood-stained field forever memorable ; and, as in the case of the battle of Shiloh, I shall describe only what passed under my own eyes, leaving others to narrate what they themselves witnessed. On the morning of December twenty-sixth, Gen. Rousseau's division of Thomas's corps marched from its camp on t
Post, Ark. (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 29
nwhile had prepared to attack Gen. McCook, and by half-past 6 o'clock advanced in heavy columns — regimental front — his left attacking Willich's and Kirk's brigades of Johnson's division, which, being disposed as shown in the map, thin and light, without support, were, after a sharp but fruitless contest, crumbled to pieces, and driven back, leaving Edgarton and part of Goodspeed's battery in the hands of the enemy. The enemy following up, attacked Davis's division, and speedily dislodged Post's brigade ; Carlin's brigade was compelled to follow, as Woodruff's brigade, from the weight of testimony, had previously left its position on his left. Johnson's brigade, on retiring, inclined too far to the west, and were too much scattered to make a combined resistance, though they fought bravely at one or two points before reaching Wilkinson's pike. The reserve brigade of Johnson's division, advancing from its bivouac near Wilkinson's pike, toward the right, took a good position, and ma
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 29
g Brig. Surgeon, all have proved their efficiency too often and too long to need praise from me now, but my thanks are due to them for their intelligent and active assistance that day. Two of my orderlies, John Darstrin and Thomas Mar, remained by me under the fiercest fire. Darstrin's horse was killed under him and he severely wounded. They behaved nobly here as they did at Shiloh, and deserve commissions. The troops of my brigade represent the States of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. To the friends and relatives of the wounded and dead I offer my warmest condolence, but with it the proud assurance that their sons and brothers fell true soldiers with no stains upon them. All of which is respectfully submitted. E. N. Kirk, Brigadier-General. Report of Colonel Wiley. camp near Murfreesboro, Tenn., headquarters Forty-First regiment O. V., Jan. 6, 1863. Major R. L. Kimberly, A. A.A. G.: As commander of the Forty-first regiment Ohio volunteers, I have the
Indiana (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 29
el an assault of the enemy's cavalry upon our train, effecting the object and returning to its position. The casualties of this day were as follows:  OfficersEnlisted MenMissing.Total. Killed.Wo'd.Killed.Wo'd. 6thKentucky,25118510113 9thIndiana,1598913117 110thIllinois,136431265 41stOhio,13129617129   Total,5163831352424 A large list also occurred among the other troops under my immediate control on the field; but they will be reported by their proper brigade commanders. I s Mar, remained by me under the fiercest fire. Darstrin's horse was killed under him and he severely wounded. They behaved nobly here as they did at Shiloh, and deserve commissions. The troops of my brigade represent the States of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. To the friends and relatives of the wounded and dead I offer my warmest condolence, but with it the proud assurance that their sons and brothers fell true soldiers with no stains upon them. All of which is respectful
Jefferson pike (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 29
until the following day. I beg to refer you to the report of Capt. Mix for particulars. The army advanced at about eleven o'clock A. M., the Third Kentucky and one company of the Second Indiana, under Colonel Murray, on the left flank, and the Fourth Michigan, under my immediate direction, covering the right flank. Camped near Stewart's Creek this night. Sunday, Dec. 28.--I sent one battalion Seventh Pennsylvania, under Capt. Jennings, to relieve the battalion Fourth Michigan on Jefferson pike. Monday, Dec. 29.--The army again advanced — the Seventh Pennsylvania, under Major Wyncoop, on the left flank; the Third Kentucky, Col. Murray, on the right flank ; the Fourth Michigan, under Lieut.-Col. Dickinson, in reserve; Second Indiana on courier duty. Light skirmishing with the enemy all day. Found the enemy in position in front of Murfreesboro at about three o'clock P. M Bivouacked immediately in rear of our line of battle. Tuesday, Dec. 30.--One battalion of the Seventh P
Stone River (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 29
ille, and as bravely on the bloody field of Stone River; and Major-General Thomas L. Crittenden, wh and Hanson; in which they were driven over Stone River and over the hills and through the fields b left of the railroad, and near the bank of Stone River. About four o'clock P. M., a furious attw position, our left resting on the bank of Stone River. About noon we were ordered further to thet, my command was put in rapid march across Stone River, to the extreme left, where a fierce battlend started soon after for the south side of Stone River, but only got a short distance when we werete angle about four hundred yards in front; Stone River, crossing the pike some distance further tolar results, and that at the West we have a Stone River, not a Fredericksburgh. Louisville Journe seen moving across the open fields beyond Stone River, and concentrating on the left flank of ourt, in line corresponding with the course of Stone River, mainly upon undulating fields. The centre[16 more...]
Triune (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 29
the Shelbyville and Nolinsville pike, between Triune and Eaglesville, with an advance-guard at Nolie divisions, to advance by Nolinsville pike to Triune. Thomas, with two divisions, (Negley's and Roat Nolinsville, McCook was to attack Hardee at Triune, and if the enemy reenforced Hardee, Thomas wato delay his movement until McCook had reached Triune and developed the intentions of the enemy at tch Thomas was to support. McCook arrived at Triune, and reported that Hardee had retreated, and tad gone to Murfreesboro, when they returned to Triune. On Monday morning McCook was ordered to move from Triune to Wilkinson's Cross-Roads, six miles from Murfreesboro, leaving a brigade at Triune.while the third brigade which had been left at Triune, moved forward from that place, and arrived ate driven by the advance) through Nolinsville. Triune, and along the Murfreesboro and Franklin road,ay, till we reached a point one mile south of Triune. We traversed in line of battle, this day, so[3 more...]
Manchester, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 29
test, cleared the woods and drove the enemy from his trenches, capturing from seventy to eighty prisoners. Sunday morning, the fourth of January, it was not deemed advisable to commence offensive movements, and news soon reached us that the enemy had fled from Murfreesboro. Burial-parties were sent out to bury the dead, and the cavalry was sent to reconnoitre Early on Monday morning General Thomas advanced, driving the rear-guard of rebel cavalry before him six or seven miles toward Manchester McCook and Crittenden's corps following, took position in front of the town, occupying Murfreesboro. We learned that the enemy's infantry had reached Shelbyville by twelve M. on Sunday, but owing to the impracticability of bringing up supplies and the loss of five hundred and fifty-seven artillery-horses, further pursuit was deemed unadvisable. It may be of use to give the following general summary of the operations and results of the series of skirmishes, closing with the battle
Michigan (Michigan, United States) (search for this): chapter 29
ch they held their post, defended our trains, succored their cars, chased away Wheeler's rebel cavalry, saving a large wagon-train, and arrested and returned in service some two thousand stragglers from the battle-field. The First regiment of Michigan engineers and mechanics, at La Vergne, under the command of Col. Innes, fighting behind a slight protection of wagons and brush, gallantly repulsed a charge from more than ten times their numbers of Wheeler's cavalry. For distinguished acts o Fourth Michigan cavalry, rode by my side during both charges against the enemy in the engagement of Wednesday evening, December thirty-first, and displayed great gallantry and coolness. I have recommended him to his Excellency, the Governor of Michigan for promotion. Bugler Ben Depenbrock Second Indiana cavalry, and Quartermaster Sergeant Edward Owen, Fourth Michigan cavalry--when we were driven back in the early part of the evening of December thirty-first, I was on foot and in rear of the d
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