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Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
ege Hill. the Confederates repulsed. affair on the Hatchie River. Van Dorn's retreat. review of the summer and autumn campaigns of 1862. glory of the Confederate arms. reflection of the London times on the New nationality. While the events we have related in the two preceding chapters were taking place in Virginia and on its borders, an important campaign was occurring in the country west of the Alleghany Mountains, and in the valley of the Mississippi River; and while Lee entered Maryland, Bragg invaded Kentucky, threatening the line of the Ohio, thus in every direction bringing the front of the war to the enemy's own territory. But before reaching that period wherein the Confederate arms in the West were carried to the frontier, as by a parallel movement with the operations in Virginia, it is necessary to recount a number of preceding events in the Western theatres of the war, in which the lights of victory and shadows of defeat were strangely mingled. Evacuation of Cor
Bryantsville (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
. misapprehension of Kirby Smith. Withers' division not in the fight. the enemy driven. arrival of another of his corps upon the field. Bragg retires upon Bryantsville. he determines to evacuate Kentucky. retreat through Cumberland Gap. disappointment at Richmond. errours of the Kentucky campaign. how far it was a Confedtown in command, was directed by Gen. Bragg, if pressed by a force too large to justify his giving battle, to fall back in the direction of the new depot, near Bryantsville, in front of which it was proposed to concentrate for action. Arriving in Lexington on the 1st October, Gen. Bragg met the Provisional Governor of the State,rodsburg, and sent instructions to Smith to move his command to form a junction with him, at that place. Thence, on the 11th, the whole force was retired upon Bryantsville. Gen. Bragg was now no longer able to attack and rout an enemy largely superiour in numbers; and to evacuate Kentucky had become an imperative necessity. T
Bridgeport, Ala. (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
ted only its baggage train and artillery to cross the Tennessee River, and enter upon its arduous and perilous campaign over the mountains dividing East and Middle Tennessee. The movement of the artillery and wagons across the mountain region of North Alabama having been successfully accomplished, late in August, Bragg commenced crossing the river at Chattanooga, with very limited means. The enemy, with a largely superiour force, occupied the lines of the railroads from Decatur to Bridgeport, Alabama, from Decatur to Nashville, and from Nashville to Stevenson, with large detached commands at McMinnville and Cumberland Gap. Having crossed the river at Chattanooga, the column took up its line of march on the 28th August, over Waldron's Ridge and the Cumberland Mountain for Middle Tennessee. Gen. Kirby Smith had already successfully passed through Northeastern Tennessee, and gained the rear of Cumberland Gap, held by the enemy in strong force well fortified. Leaving a sufficient
Cave City (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
fore any portion of the enemy passed Bowling Green. As soon as the movement was discovered., the enemy moved in haste by rail and turnpike, but reached Bowling Green only in time to find the Confederates had seized and now held both roads near Cave City. So far the Confederate movements in Kentucky were a decided success, and promised the most important results. The enemy's communications were severed, and his forces separated, whilst our own connections were secured. Without firing a gun punish with a rod of iron the despoilers of their peace, and to avenge the cowardly insults to their women. On the 17th September, the Federal garrison at Mumfordsville surrendered to Gen. Bragg's advanced divisions. Hardee's wing moved by Cave City, direct upon Mumfordsville, and Polk, by another road, crossed the river some miles to the right, and gained the enemy's rear in the afternoon of the 16th. An immediate demand for the surrender of the garrison was made, and the next morning an
Arkansas (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
g Corinth; an important strategic position, protecting his communications by the two railroads intersecting there. The trans-Mississippi campaign being considered closed for some time, Price and Van Dorn, with a division of Missourians and some Arkansas troops, had crossed the Mississippi and joined Beauregard, with a view of operating on the east bank of the river. It was soon ascertained that the immense forces of Grant and Buell, combined under command of Halleck, were slowly advancing. Th the most important point in the Valley of the Mississippi. Thousands of men, supplies, and materiel were continually crossing the river-much of our provisions for the armies in the East and West being derived from Texas, parts of Louisiana, and Arkansas. Could the Federals obtain possession of Vicksburg, all the agricultural products of the Northern and Western States would pass down unmolested to the Gulf; the enemy would gain free access to the whole river front, supply themselves abundantly
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
aids of Morgan and Forrest into Kentucky and Tennessee. The former, who had at first attracted atth of United States property, and returned to Tennessee with a loss in all his engagements of not morce under Gen. Adams; whilst threatening Eastern Tennessee, was Buell's army, and occupying Cumberlrby Smith, commanding the Department of East Tennessee; and it was soon determined that all his foraign over the mountains dividing East and Middle Tennessee. The movement of the artillery and wagn with Smith when necessary. On reaching Middle Tennessee, it was found that the enemy's main forcehe evacuation of all Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee, south of the Cumberland. On the 12th Sed beyond. With arms we can, not ,only clear Tennessee and Kentucky, but I confidently trust, hold leading over the stupendous mountains of Eastern Tennessee and Kentucky, to and through Cumberland he left to Van Dorn and Price the enemy in West Tennessee. These orders were however changed, and P[7 more...]
Glasgow, Ky. (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
to Richmond. his political object in invading Kentucky. his proclamation at Glasgow. surrender of the Federal garrison at Mumfordsville. Bragg's whole army betwheavy demonstration against this position, Bragg's force was thrown rapidly to Glasgow, reaching that point the 13th of September, before any portion of the enemy pating the hopes of the Government there. He telegraphed: My advance will be in Glasgow to-day, and I shall be with them tomorrow; my whole force will be there on the greatest want has been breadstuffs, but we shall be in a plentiful country at Glasgow and beyond. With arms we can, not ,only clear Tennessee and Kentucky, but I c with the larger portion of his army, is concentrating at Bowling Green. From Glasgow we can examine him and decide on the future. Gen. Bragg had a political objbelieved to be the Secession sentiment of the State. From his headquarters at Glasgow he issued a proclamation, informing the people of Kentucky that he had come wi
Ripley (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
om Price, stating that he was at Baldwin, and was then ready to join with his forces in an attack on Corinth, as had been previously suggested. The forces met at Ripley, on the 28th September, according to agreement, and marched the next morning towards Pocahontas, which place was reached on the 1st October. The disposition of, a similar duty would devolve on the garrison of Bolivar. Gen. Van Dorn determined to attempt Corinth. He had a reasonable hope of success. Field returns at Ripley showed his strength to be about twenty-two thousand men. Rosecrans at Corinth had about fifteen thousand, with about eight thousand additional men at outposts, fr from Corinth, The movement was well executed, and the enemy did not dare to press his success. The next day it was determined by Van Dorn to fall back towards Ripley and Oxford, and thus again take position behind the lagoons and swamps of Mississippi. The movement was accomplished with but little molestation from the enemy,
Yazoo City (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
of Memphis, opened the new danger of a combination between the upper and lower fleets of the enemy. The junction was effected early in July, and thus a force of more than forty gunboats, mortar-boats, rams and transports lay in menace before the city. On the 12th of July it opened fire. While the enemy had been completing his preparations for the bombardment of Vicksburg, the Confederates had been engaged in a well-masked enterprise, and Com. Lynch having improvised a ship-yard near Yazoo City, had been hard at work, night and day, fitting out a ram, called the Arkansas. At the mouth of the Yazoo River, a raft had been built, to afford some sort of protection to the fleet of river passenger and freight boats, that had escaped from New Orleans, and were now concealed in this river, and to put bounds to the enemy's curiosity. One of these vessels was razed by Corn. Lynch, and the construction of the ungainly Arkansas begun. Four large guns were placed aboard; and on the 15th o
Louisiana (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 19
of men, supplies, and materiel were continually crossing the river-much of our provisions for the armies in the East and West being derived from Texas, parts of Louisiana, and Arkansas. Could the Federals obtain possession of Vicksburg, all the agricultural products of the Northern and Western States would pass down unmolested tosburg, Gen. Van Dorn resolved to strike a blow before he had time to organize and mature a new scheme of assault. The Federals held Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, forty miles below the mouth of Red River, with a land force of about three thousand five hundred men, in conjunction with four or five gunboats, and some transpile, in menace. The effect of these operations was the evacuation of Baton Rouge by the enemy, and his disappearance from the Mississippi between the capital of Louisiana and Vicksburg. The results sought by the movement against Baton Rouge were thus, to a great extent, obtained. The Confederates held two points of the Mississip
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