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Holly Springs (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.25
eral Price battle at Iuka General Van Dorn battle of Corinth General little captures at Holly Springs retreat of Grant to Memphis operations against Vicksburg the Canal concentration raid o the Hatchie by the Boneyard road, without the loss of a wagon. He then moved near Holly Springs, Mississippi, to await further developments. In the meantime General Grant massed a heavy force, eeat quantities of breadstuffs and forage, and he accumulated an immense depot of supplies at Holly Springs, and hastened every preparation necessary to continue his advance southward. Unless his prolry, amounting to less than twenty-five hundred men, from the enemy's front, and marched for Holly Springs. That place was occupied by a brigade of infantry and a portion of the Seventh Illinois Cavvalry expedition under Van Dorn, which captured and destroyed the vast supplies collected at Holly Springs for the use of Grant's forces in the land movement referred to. This compelled Grant to retr
Frankfort (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.25
rd Kentucky, and entered that State through Big Creek Gap, some twenty miles south of Cumberland Gap. After several small and successful affairs, he reached Richmond in the afternoon of August 30th. Here a force of the enemy had been collected to check his progress, but it was speedily routed, with the loss of some hundred killed and several thousand made prisoners, and a large number of small arms, artillery, and wagons were captured. Lexington was next occupied; thence he advanced to Frankfort; moving forward toward the Ohio River, a great alarm was created in Cincinnati, then so little prepared for defense that, had his campaign been an independent one, he probably could and would have crossed the Ohio and captured that city. His division was but the advance of General Bragg's, and his duty to cooperate with it was a sufficient reason for not attempting so important a movement. General Bragg marched from Chattanooga on September 5th, and without serious opposition entered K
Edward's Depot (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.25
s purpose to meet the enemy then moving with heavy force toward Edward's Depot, and indicated that as the battlefield; he urgently asked for meceived, it is evident that the enemy is advancing in force on Edwards's Depot and Big Black Bridge; hot skirmishing has been going on all thr. On the same day General Pemberton, after his arrival at Edward's' Depot, called a council of war of all the general officers present. n then sent the following dispatch to General Johnston: Edwards's Depot, May 14, 1863. I shall move as early to-morrow morning as pson, seven and a half miles below Raymond, and nine miles from Edwards's Depot. The object is to cut the enemy's communication and to force as daily increasing his strength. I also learned, on reaching Edwards's Depot, that one division of the enemy (A. J. Smith's) was at or nearut six thousand. Pemberton reversed his column to return to Edward's Depot and take the Brownsville road, so as to proceed toward Clinton
Murfreesboro (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.25
y with most of his forces, and the whole were then withdrawn to Bryantsville, the foe following slowly but not closely. General Bragg finally took position at Murfreesboro, and the hostile forces concentrated at Nashville, General Buell having been superseded by General Rosecrans. Meantime, on November 30th, General Morgan witumber of fighting men we had on the field on December 31st was 35,000, of which 30,000 were infantry and artillery. Our line was formed about two miles from Murfreesboro, and stretched transversely across Stone River, which was fordable from the Lebanon pike on the right to the Franklin road on the left. As General Rosecrans ms and the reasons before stated General Bragg decided to fall back to Tullahoma, and the army was withdrawn in good order. In the series of engagements near Murfreesboro we captured over 6,000 prisoners, 30 pieces of artillery, 6,000 small arms, a number of ambulances, horses, and mules, and a large amount of other property. O
Jacinto (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.25
nd promised to lay down his arms whenever Mr. Lincoln should acknowledge the independence of the Southern Confederacy, and not sooner. On that night General Price held a council of war, at which it was agreed on the next morning to fall back and make a junction with Van Dorn, it being now satisfactorily shown that the enemy was holding the line on our left instead of moving to reenforce Buell. The cavalry pickets had reported that a heavy force was moving from the south toward Iuka on the Jacinto road, to meet which General Little had advanced with his Missouri brigade, an Arkansas battalion, the Third Louisiana Infantry, and the Texas Legion. It proved to be a force commanded by General Rosecrans in person. A bloody contest ensued, and the latter was driven back, with the loss of nine guns. Our own loss was very serious. General Maury states that the Third Louisiana regiment lost half its men, that Whitfield's legion suffered heavily, and adds that these two regiments and the A
Vaughan (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.25
rtant to reestablish communications, that you may be reenforced. If practicable, come up in his rear at once—to beat such a detachment would be of immense value. Troops here could cooperate. All the troops you can quickly assemble should be brought. Time is all-important. On the same day, the 14th, General Pemberton, then at Bovina, replied: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your communication. I moved at once with whole available force, about sixteen thousand, leaving Vaughan's brigade, about fifteen hundred, at Big Black Bridge; Tilghman's brigade, fifteen hundred, now at Baldwin's Ferry, I have ordered to bring up the rear of my column; he will be, however, from fifteen to twenty miles behind it. Baldwin's Ferry will be left, necessarily, unprotected. To hold Vicksburg are Smith's and Forney's divisions, extending from Snyder's Mills to Warrenton, numbering effectives seven thousand eight hundred men. . . . I do not think that you fully comprehend the positio
Port Hudson (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.25
urg siege surrender losses surrender of Port Hudson some movements for its relief. Operatiosed the Mississippi and proceeded to invest Port Hudson. . . . A communication from General Kirby Scksburg by a movement to raise the siege of Port Hudson, which he regarded as feasible, while a dirment in the city. But, by the surrender of Port Hudson on July 9th, the enemy were in sufficient fnt to break the investment of Vicksburg. Port Hudson, which thus capitulated, was situated on a and had repulsed every assault, and yielded Port Hudson only when the fall of Vicksburg had deprive to hold the two positions of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. Though gunboats had passed the batteries e 10th received intelligence of the fall of Port Hudson, and some hours later learned that Vicksburf those events connected with the sieges of Port Hudson and Vicksburg, enough has been given to shofield of battle. The loss of Vicksburg and Port Hudson was the surrender of the Mississippi to the[8 more...]
Jackson (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.25
rans at Corinth had about 15,000, with about 8,000 additional men at outposts from twelve to fifteen miles distant. In addition to this force the enemy had at Memphis, under Sherman, about 6,000 men; at Bolivar, under Ord, about 8,000; at Jackson, Tennessee, under Grant, about 3,000; at bridges and less important points, 2,000 or 3,000—making an aggregate of 42,000 in west Tennessee and north Mississippi. Corinth, though the strongest, was from its salient position the point it was most feaUnited States Army. He had materially strengthened the works around Corinth, and had interposed every possible obstacle to an assault. Our army had moved rapidly from Ripley, its point of junction, had cut the railroad between Corinth and Jackson, Tennessee, and at daybreak on March 3d was deployed for attack. By ten o'clock our force confronted the enemy inside his entrenchments. In half an hour the whole line of outer works was carried, the obstructions passed, and the battle opened in ear
Chickasaw Bayou (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.25
circumstances made it imperative that he should abandon a position the holding of which would not effect his object, and that he should withdraw his forces from the field to unite them with those within the defenses of Vicksburg, and endeavor, as speedily as possible, to reorganize the depressed and discomfited troops. One of the immediate results of the retreat from Big Black was the necessity of abandoning our defenses on the Yazoo, at Snyder's Mills; this position and the line of Chickasaw Bayou were no longer tenable. All stores that could be transported were ordered to be sent into Vicksburg as rapidly as possible, the rest, including heavy guns, to be destroyed. During the night of the 17th nothing of importance occurred. On the morning of the 18th the troops were disposed from right to left on the defenses. On the entire line one hundred two pieces of artillery of different caliber, principally field guns, were placed in position at such points as were deemed most suita
Iuka (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.25
a future time. Subsequently General Price learned that Rosecrans was moving to cross the Tennessee and join Buell; he therefore marched from Tupelo and reached Iuka on September 19th. His cavalry advance found the place occupied by a force, which retreated toward Corinth, abandoning a considerable amount of stores. On the 24 enemy was holding the line on our left instead of moving to reenforce Buell. The cavalry pickets had reported that a heavy force was moving from the south toward Iuka on the Jacinto road, to meet which General Little had advanced with his Missouri brigade, an Arkansas battalion, the Third Louisiana Infantry, and the Texas Legioneir duty. General Green died upon the lines he had so long and so gallantly defended. General Bowen, having passed scathless through the bloody scenes of Shiloh, Iuka, Corinth, Grand Gulf, Port Gibson, Baker's Creek, and Vicksburg, perished by disease after the capitulation. With an unlimited supply of provisions the garriso
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