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Knoxville (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
nd, was in a position, by an advance towards Knoxville, to threaten his rear. In July, Gen. Bragg n. Burnside, entered Tennessee, and occupied Knoxville on the 2d September. A large part of these s last instructions were to hold the Gap. Knoxville had at this time been abandoned; and Gen. Bu at Loudon, about thirty miles southwest of Knoxville, at the crossing of the Holstein or Tennesse Kentucky Road, running through the Gap from Knoxville into Kentucky; and the Harlan Road, leading informed that the enemy was in possession of Knoxville, and had started a heavy force towards the G of the enemy would be sent against him from Knoxville until after successful engagement with Gen. to meet the force said to be advancing from Knoxville, engage it, and uncover its strength. This an uninterrupted line of communication from Knoxville to Chattanooga, and opened the way to the coand a brigade of his cavalry; came down from Knoxville to Loudon and Cleveland. A council of war
Salem (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
to seven regiments and two pieces of artillery, reached the banks of the river, it was to find the passenger boat on which Gen. Morgan had effected a crossing in flames, and to see far back on the opposite shore the rear-guard of his force rapidly disappearing in the distance. On the 9th July Morgan marched on to Corydon, fighting near four thousand State militia, capturing three-fourths of them, and dispersing the remainder. He then moved without a halt through Salisbury and Palmyra to Salem, where he destroyed the railroad bridge and track and a vast amount of public stores. Then taking the road to Lexington, after riding all night, he reached that point at daylight, capturing a number of supplies, and destroying during the night the depot and track at Vienna, on the Jeffersonville and Indianapolis Railroad. Leaving Lexington, he passed on north to the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad near Vernon, where, finding Gen. Manson with a heavy force of infantry, he skirmished with him
Abingdon, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
rn and destroy everything that could not be transported, and to report to Gen. S. Jones at Abingdon, Virginia, one hundred and twenty-five miles distant. Gen. Frazier was not satisfied of the genu the preceding day, Gen. Frazier had received a despatch from Gen. S. Jones, commanding at Abingdon, Virginia, to the effect that he should not give up the Gap without a stubborn resistance, and that Gen. Frazier gives the following explanation: I asked the courier if any troops had arrived at Abingdon, or if it was known there that Gen. Buckner had burned Loudon Bridge and retreated south, and ahat Gen. Burnside had moved north with a large force. He replied, that there were no troops in Abingdon, but some were expected, and that they were ignorant of recent operations in Eastern Tennessee.ail. I also reflected, that such a step, if partially successful, would draw the enemy towards Abingdon, and probably result in extending their operations to that place; when a surrender of the Gap w
Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
at the Richmond Administration, in trying to hold the Mississippi River and Tennessee, would lose both, and that the enemy, once pressing the northern frontier of Georgia, would obtain a position that would eventually prove the critical one of the war. With his forces reduced for the defence of Vicksburg, Gen. Bragg insisted upoagainst the heart of the Confederacy. The battle of Chickamauga. Chattanooga is one of the great gate-ways through the mountains to the champaign country of Georgia and Alabama. It is situated at the mouth of the valley formed by Lookout Mountain and the Missionary Ridge. The first-named eminence is a vast palisade of rockse; and the enemy then commenced a movement against the Confederate left and rear, showing plainly that he intended a flank march towards Rome. To save the State of Georgia, Chattanooga had to be abandoned. Gen. Bragg, having now united with him the forces of Buckner, evacuated Chattanooga on the 7th September, and, after a sev
London Bridge (North Dakota, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
f war, and no votes were taken. There was a division of opinion as to the course to be pursued, but the officers separated on the final understanding to make a determined defence and with the expectation that Gen. Buckner would soon relieve the garrison. On the 9th September reinforcements joined the enemy on the Tennessee side, and Gen. Frazier received a summons to surrender from Gen. Burnside himself. He had also received information about this time that the Confederate forces at London Bridge had burned the bridge, and that Buckner had retreated towards Chattanooga. Gen. Burnside's presence at the Gap, so unexpected, was deemed by the garrison sufficient proof that he had nothing to fear from the Confederate forces further south, and that all hope of succour from Gen. Buckner was at an end. In the afternoon of the preceding day, Gen. Frazier had received a despatch from Gen. S. Jones, commanding at Abingdon, Virginia, to the effect that he should not give up the Gap without
Johnson's Island (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
d to Cincinnati, and from thence he [Gen. Morgan] and twenty-eight of his officers were selected and carried to Columbus, Ohio, where they were shaved and their hair cut very close by a negro convict. They were then marched to the bath room, and scrubbed, and from there to their cells where they were locked up. The Federal papers published, with great delight, a minute account of the whole proceedings. Seven days afterwards, forty-two more of Gen. Morgan's officers were conveyed from Johnson's Island to the penitentiary, and subjected to the same indignities. But these hardships and outrages did not break the spirit of these brave men. The very officer who made the memorandum quoted above, dared to write in his jail-journal this sentiment of defiance: There are a hundred thousand men in the South who feel as I do, that they would rather an earthquake should swallow the whole country then yield to our oppressors-men who will retire to the mountains and live on acorns, and crawl on
Arcola, Douglas County, Illinois (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
olk's wing captured twenty-eight pieces of artillery, and Longstreet's twenty-one, making forty-nine pieces of cannon, both wings taking nearly an equal number of prisoners, amounting to over eight thousand, with fifteen thousand stand of arms, and forty stands of regimental colours. The enemy's loss in killed, wounded, and prisoners, could not have been less than twenty thousand. Our own loss was heavy, and was computed by Gen. Bragg as two-fifths of his army. The enemy was known to have had all his available force on the field, including his reserve, with a portion of Burnside's corps, numbering not less than eighty thousand, while our force was not fifty thousand. Nothing was more brilliant in all of Napoleon's Italian campaigns. Chickamauga was equally as desperate as the battle of Arcola; but it was productive of no decisive results, and we shall see that it was followed, as many another brilliant victory of the Confederates, by almost immediate consequences of disaster.
Indiana (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
Chapter 27: General Joseph E. Johnston's prophecy of the fate of Tennessee. character and extraordinary foresight of this commander. how Tennessee was sacrificed to the attempted defence of Vicksburg. Bragg's army flanked at Hoover's Gap. it commences a retreat to Chattanooga. expedition of John Morgan. how it affected the Western campaign and embarrassed Burnside. Morgan's circuit through Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. what he accomplished. his anxiety for retreat. cut off on the Ohio River. terrible scenes in the attempt to swim the River. capture of Morgan and the bulk of his command. cruel and infamous treatment of the distinguished captive and his officers. surrender of Cumberland Gap. President Davis' commentary on this event. recoil of serious charges upon the Richmond administration. Burnside's invasion of East Tennessee. Gen. Frazier in command at Cumberland Gap. his correspondence with Gen. Buckner. the defences of the Gap imperfect. insuffici
Fort Hamilton (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
eburg on the east, Vernon and Madison on the south, and Vernon and Columbus on the north. From Vernon Gen. Morgan proceeded to Versailles, capturing five hundred militia there and gathering on the road. From Versailles he moved without interruption across to Harrison, Ohio, destroying the track and burning small bridges on the Lawrenceburg and Indianapolis Railroad. At Harrison he burned a fine bridge. Leaving Harrison at dusk, he moved around Cincinnati, passing between that city and Hamilton, destroying the railroad, and a scout running the Federal pickets into the city, the whole command marched within seven miles of it. Daylight of the 14th found him eighteen miles east of Cincinnati. The adventurous commander had now performed a wonderful circuit; he had traversed two enormous States, destroying property, probably to the extent of ten millions of dollars; he had cut an entire net of railroads; he had paroled nearly six thousand prisoners, and thrown several millions of p
Missionary Ridge, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
a new and formidable front directly against the heart of the Confederacy. The battle of Chickamauga. Chattanooga is one of the great gate-ways through the mountains to the champaign country of Georgia and Alabama. It is situated at the mouth of the valley formed by Lookout Mountain and the Missionary Ridge. The first-named eminence is a vast palisade of rocks, rising twenty-four hundred feet above the level of the sea, in abrupt, rocky cliffs, from a steep, wooded base. East of Missionary Ridge is another valley, following the course of Chickamauga Creek, and having its head in McLemore's Cove. Immediately after crossing the mountains to the Tennessee River, Rosecrans, who was moving with a force of effective infantry and artillery, amounting to fully seventy thousand men, threw a corps by way of Sequatchie Valley — a canon or deep cut splitting the Cumberland range parallel-hoping to strike the rear of Gen. Buckner's command, whilst Burnside occupied him in front. Buckne
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