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Arkansas (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
mpaign on the Central railroad invasion from Arkansas Forrest in West Tennessee Van Dorn at Hollye Second, under Col. W. Bruce Colbert, mainly Arkansas and Texas regiments, but including the Forties the Thirty-fifth Mississippi, with Alabama, Arkansas and Texas comrades; Gen. W. L. Cabell's Arkansas brigade, and Gen. C. W. Phifer's Arkansas and Texas dismounted cavalry. The cavalry brigade of s—the First, under Gen. Albert Rust, Alabama, Arkansas and Kentucky regiments; the Second, under Genr was threatened by a Federal expedition from Arkansas, under Gen. A. P. Hovey, consisting of 5,000 cations, and Holmes send over 10,000 men from Arkansas. Bragg replied that he would order Forrest tce, on the ground that such a step would lose Arkansas to the Confederacy. Recognizing the gravitore, I respectfully suggest, to be taken from Arkansas, to return after the crisis in this departmeu by active operations to expel the army from Arkansas. * * * I hope you will be able to detach the
Coldwater (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
llowing up, made his headquarters at Oxford, and his cavalry advanced as far as Coffeeville, where they were defeated on December 5th by troops under command of Gen. Lloyd Tilghman; the Twenty-third Mississippi, Lieut.-Col. Moses McCarley; the Twenty-sixth, Maj. T. F. Parker; and the Fourteenth, Major Doss, being the principal Confederate forces engaged. In the meantime Hovey was taken care of by Colonel Starke's cavalry and the various outposts, and after skirmishes at the mouth of the Coldwater on the Yockhapatalfa, at Mitchell's Cross-roads and Oakland, he retreated to the Mississippi river, having done little damage except burning some bridges and sinking the steamer New Moon on the Tallahatchie. Grant waited at Oxford for Sherman to make his way down the river, but the latter did not reach Friar's Point with his advance until December 21st, and meanwhile a great change in the situation had been wrought by the Confederate cavalry. On the 19th Nathan B. Forrest, then a brigadi
Fort Hamilton (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
d by the Federals would have entirely cut off Price's communication with the south, while Ord was pushing forward on the north. But Price, apparently, was not aware of the seriousness of the situation. About four o'clock Sanborn's brigade of Hamilton's division came up and formed line of battle, and the fighting began. Hamilton soon called up Sullivan's brigade, and Martin's Mississippi brigade was brought into the fight from the other side of Iuka. The Federal advance was checked, and evintrepid fighting on both sides. Price and Little, riding into the thickest of the fray, determined to order up the other two brigades of Little's division, as it was apparent that the Federal force was much the larger. In fact, in addition to Hamilton's division, Stanley's was close at hand, and Stanley afterward reported that one of his regiments was heavily engaged, and all more or less so. But at this moment the gallant Little fell, instantly killed by a minie ball which pierced his for
Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
ved that as he had the enemy before him, he should continue to hold him. Accordingly he dispatched couriers to Van Dorn, proposing to again unite the armies and attack Corinth. To this he received reply from Van Dorn asking that the armies meet at Rienzi, and he issued orders for a march to that place to begin on the morning of the 20th. About the same time, Price reported, I received from the enemy a demand to lay down my arms because of certain victories they pretended to have gained in Maryland [Sharpsburg]. I replied to the insolent demand through the commanding officer of my cavalry force. According to Van Dorn's official report he was on his way advancing north into Tennessee, driving back Hurlbut to Bolivar, Tenn., which was precisely what Grant sought to have him do. Grant had instructed Hurlbut to make a demonstration toward Grand Junction, near where Van Dorn lay with 10,000 men. Thereupon Grant massed his three divisions at hand against Price, Rosecrans marching from
Grand Junction (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
n., which was precisely what Grant sought to have him do. Grant had instructed Hurlbut to make a demonstration toward Grand Junction, near where Van Dorn lay with 10,000 men. Thereupon Grant massed his three divisions at hand against Price, Rosecrhed Ripley, was ordered back by Grant, who ordered an expedition to cover his return which went seven miles south of Grand Junction and destroyed the railroad bridge at Davis' Mills. On October 1st, Lieut.-Gen. John C. Pemberton had been assignedtieth, and Forty-third regiments and Seventh battalion. With the 1st of November General Grant began a movement on Grand Junction with three divisions from Corinth and two from Bolivar. If found practicable, he telegraphed Halleck, I will go on ta clean sweep of the enemy and their stores and the railroads north of Jackson, drawing 20,000 Federals from Corinth, Grand Junction and La Grange. On December 20th, General Van Dorn, in command of the cavalry of Pemberton's army, advanced by way
Holly Springs (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
Arkansas Forrest in West Tennessee Van Dorn at Holly Springs President Davis Visits Mississippi Sherman def into West Tennessee. With 1,600 men he reached Holly Springs, August 26th, and was reinforced by 1,100 under rom Van Dorn that he would be ready to move from Holly Springs on the 12th to support the army of the West. Prge lot of accouterments. Van Dom retreated to Holly Springs but little disturbed by the pursuit of Rosecransticable, he telegraphed Halleck, I will go on to Holly Springs and maybe Grenada, completing railroad and teleg9th, and a cavalry reconnoissance sent on toward Holly Springs discovered that that place had been evacuated. n guard at Oxford. Grant brought his army up to Holly Springs about two weeks later, repairing the railroad asontotoc, and struck an equally effective blow at Holly Springs, surprising the garrison and burning up all the 00 men taken prisoners. He at once fell back to Holly Springs and occupied the line of the Tallahatchie, aband
Marietta (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
nted Grant and Rosecrans at Corinth. On July 27-29th, Lee, a Kansas colonel, with 400 cavalry, made a raid from Rienzi to Ripley, captured three Confederates and arrested Judge Thompson and the postmaster. August 4-7th Mitchell's Federal brigade made an excursion to Bay Springs and returned to Iuka after doing some damage and encountering a little skirmishing with the Confederate parties observing them. On August 19th, Colonel Adams, in camp with two companies of Mississippi cavalry at Marietta, was attacked by Colonel Lee, and made a safe retreat toward the headquarters of Armstrong near Guntown. Lee reported that the posting and vigilance of the Confederate pickets were perfect, and it was impracticable to capture them. On August 27th Colonel Falkner tried his hand at this game and drove in Sheridan's pickets on the Ripley road. General Price, who had now an army of 13,000 infantry, 3,000 cavalry, and 800 artillerymen, was ordered by Bragg to make as strong a show as poss
Louisiana (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
onfederacy. Recognizing the gravity of the situation, the secretary of war on November 24th assigned Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to command of the region embracing western North Carolina, Tennessee, northern Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and eastern Louisiana, Lieutenant-General Pemberton remaining in command in Mississippi, with Van Dorn in command of the army of West Tennessee, which was mainly Lovell's division, and Price in command of his army of the West, now reduced to some 4,000 men, who e divisions of A. J. Smith, Morgan L. Smith, George W. Morgan and Frederick Steele, embracing 30,000 men, at the mouth of the Yazoo. Before concentrating there, he had sent out detachments to destroy the railroad running west from Vicksburg in Louisiana. On the 26th Sherman's fleet moved up the Yazoo, preceded by the gunboats; and on the next day he landed his divisions both above and below Chickasaw Bayou. The Confederate line which confronted Sherman was about fourteen miles long, the righ
Davis Mill (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
ruck an equally effective blow at Holly Springs, surprising the garrison and burning up all the supplies and trains collected at that place, the value of which he estimated at a million and a half dollars. Grant reported the loss at $400,000 in property and 1,500 men taken prisoners. He at once fell back to Holly Springs and occupied the line of the Tallahatchie, abandoning the plan of advancing between the Big Black and Yazoo to meet Sherman on the latter river. Van Dorn also attacked Davis' Mill, but without so much success. About the same time a Federal raid had been made from Corinth down the Mobile & Ohio railroad as far as Tupelo, and the forces made an ineffectual effort to check Van Dorn at Pontotoc. Early in December President Davis visited Chattanooga, where Johnston's headquarters were, and going on to Murfreesboro, consulted with General Bragg regarding the reinforcement of Vicksburg. On his return to Chattanooga he ordered General Johnston to detach 10,000 men und
Burnsville (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
l garrison which retired on the 14th when the remainder of Price's forces came up, abandoning a large amount of stores. Rosecrans was at Corinth and Grant at Burnsville. The latter feared that Price was about to move to Nashville to join Bragg, and made his dispositions accordingly. Price, indeed, received an order to proceeduaded by his lieutenants to escape from his dangerous position. Hebert withdrew unmolested from the front of Rosecrans, and Maury's division, facing Ord before Burnsville, also quietly fell back, and the army returned by the Fulton road, the cavalry holding the enemy in check, and on the 22d went into camp at Baldwin. According ng there: Sherman at Memphis with 6, 500 men; Ord at Jackson and Bolivar with 18,ooo; and Rosecrans at Corinth with 23,000, including strong outposts at Rienzi, Burnsville, Jacinto and Iuka. Van Dorn estimated that Grant's total strength was about 42,000 men. His own force at Ripley was about 22,000, but he believed that with t
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