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you, in response to your telegram, that he desires the immediate destruction of bridges, tunnels, culverts, &c., upon the roads designated in my letter of the 24th instant, and especially that this shall be done as far in the direction of Nashville as possible. It is by effectually obstructing the railroad northwest of Tullahomant Adjutant-General. headquarters, Richmond, Va., March 30, 1862. Brig. Gen. Humphrey Marshall, Commanding, &c., Lebanon, Va.: General: Your letter of the 24th instant to the Adjutant and Inspector General has been referred to me. In reply, I have to say that all the arms we have at our disposal here are being put in the handrtment of East Tennessee, Knoxville, May 26, 1862. Brig. Gen. D. Leadbetter, Commanding First Brigade, Chattanooga Tenn.: General: Your communication of the 24th instant Not found. is received. In reply to that portion of it referring to the movements of the enemy the major-general commanding directs me to say to you that h
nt Adjutant-General:] Major: I have the honor herewith to forward the report of Lieutenant-Colonel Brewer, commanding battalion Mississippi and Alabama cavalry, stationed near Purdy, of a movement of the enemy in force on the morning of the 25th instant against his camp. I had reliable information during the night preceding of their design, and directed him to hold his position as long as possible, and if compelled to retire, to do so slowly, and fighting, and upon my position. By this codent to restrain. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, R. E. Lee, General. Corinth, Miss., May 26, 1862. Maj. Gen. W. J. Hardee, Near Corinth, Miss.: dear General: I fully concur in the views contained in your letter of the 25th instant, received last night, and I had already commenced giving orders to my chiefs of staff departments for its execution. But everything that is done must be done under the plea of the intention to take the offensive at the opportune moment. Ever
the part of the sentinels. By command of General Beauregard: Thomas Jordan, Assistant Adjutant-General. headquarters, Richmond, Va., May 2, 1862. Maj. Gen. E. Kirby Smith, Commanding, &c., Knoxville, Tenn.: General: Your letter of the 26th ultimo is received. The difficulties and embarrassments of your situation are fully appreciated. Everything in my power has been done for your assistance and I only regret that I could do no more. Great reliance is placed in the judgment and vigor of the two steamers, Era No. 6 and Miller, caused it to take us much longer to do the work than was anticipated. The boats Saint Francis No. 3 and the Milton Brown were delivered in good order to the quartermaster at Memphis, Tenn., on the 26th instant. Hereto attached is the only report I have had from Captain Hill, which is marked A. The following list will show the names of owners and the number of bales of cotton destroyed by me with the steamer Milton Brown: * * * * * * * Reca
W V T K Translation.--Now crossing river. Rear on Saturday. Where can the troops join you with most effect? On the 27th of the month A will correspond to C. The approach to the railroad bridge here is over an embankment about 2 1/2 miles. ee, Knoxville, March 29, 1862. Brig. Gen. S. B. Maxey, Commanding, &c., Chattanooga, Tenn.: General: Your letter of 27th instant Not found. has just been received. Use every effort to obstruct the Nashville and Stevenson road as far toward Nas1862. Maj. Gen. E. Kirby Smith, Commanding Department of East Tennessee: General: I have just received yours of the 27th instant. It is not in my power to send you arms of any description. I have at least 3,000 unarmed men myself, nor do I see a, Richmond, May 31, 1862. Hon. George W. Randolph, Secretary of War: sir: The telegram of General Beauregard of the 27th instant, Not found referred by you to me, has been considered, and I beg leave to submit the following remarks in reply the
Assistant Adjutant-General. Not found. Huntsville, March 7. 1862. President Davis: Your dispatch is just received. Colonel Liddell [went] to Richmond on 28th ultimo, with the official reports of Generals Floyd and Pillow of the events at Donelson, and suppose that he must have arrived by this time. I also sent by him a disght. It is 13 miles from this place. Respectfully, W. J. Hardee, Major-General. Corinth, Miss., May 29, 1862. [General Earl Van Dorn:] General: On the 28th ultimo, under your order, the quartermaster at Memphis, Tenn., furnished me four steamboats for cotton-burning purposes; it was made my duty to burn and destroy all coy 31, 1862. Brig. Gen. D. Leadbetter, Chattanooga, Tenn.: General: The commanding general directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 28th instant. Not found. He leaves it to your judgment to decide upon the practicability of the expedition you propose to Fayetteville and Paint Rock and the proprie
command. A. S. Johnston, General. headquarters Western Department, Corinth, March 30, 1862. Capt. E. J. Sanders, Memphis, Tenn.: sir: Your letter of the 29th instant to General Johnston has been received by him and its contents noted. You state that you have been informed General Johnston would receive any number of inde of your letter of the 31st ultimo relative to the condition of affairs in your command, &c., and to inform you in reply that 1,500 muskets were sent you on the 29th ultimo and 700 more were sent on the 2d instant. The general desires me to express his satisfaction at the judicious arrangements made by you for the defense of your ion of the army to the brave, skillful, and gallant conduct of Lieutenant-Colonel Lane, of the Third Regiment Texas Dismounted Cavalry, who with 246 men, on the 29th ultimo, charged a largely-superior force of the enemy, drove him from his position, and forced him to leave a number of his dead and wounded upon the field. The condu
they will be ordered into the department. Captain Clark, who was ordered here with a light battery, arrived on the 30th ultimo, but without guns. He was assured they would be sent from Virginia, and I trust they will soon be forwarded to him. pt., Corinth, Miss., May 29, 1862. I. Colonel Claiborne, commanding at Pocahontas, will destroy at daybreak, on the 30th instant, the bridges over Hatchie and Tuscumbia, this side of Pocahontas. He will remain at Pocahontas until forced by the ent Major-General Van Dorn will state clearly and explicitly what act or acts of mine induced him, on the morning of the 30th ultimo, to relieve me from the command of a division of the Army of the West, then on the march from Corinth to Booneville? Booneville Station during an attack upon our transportation train at that place by a cavalry force of the enemy on the 30th ultimo. A suitable badge of distinction will be awarded him at some future day, to be announced in orders. By command o
le, April 3, 1862. Maj. T. A. Washington, Assistant Adjutant-General, Richmond, Va.: Major: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 31st ultimo. In my letter to the War Department, dated the 13th ultimo, a copy of which is inclosed, See p. 320. a suggestion is made that martial law should be declment of East Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.: General: By direction of General Lee, commanding, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 31st ultimo relative to the condition of affairs in your command, &c., and to inform you in reply that 1,500 muskets were sent you on the 29th ultimo and 700 more were sentGeneral. headquarters Western Department, Baldwyn, Miss., June 3, 1862. [W. Goodman, Esq.:] sir: General Beauregard directs me to reply to your note of the 31st ultimo to General Bragg, and inform you that he would advise the removal of the rolling stock and machinery of your road to some greater place of safety in the interio
January 10th (search for this): chapter 2
ompanies began to fill up, but the advance of the enemy closed down this operation in a very few days. I had no quartermaster; my commissary was old and unfit for duty; my staff had been picked up as I could catch it in the highways going along; clever, but inexperienced in all military affairs. I found that I was in a critical position. I will not recount the military operations which ensued. Suffice it that I repulsed the enemy in largely-superior numbers after engaging him on the 10th of January, and he gave me leisure then to make other arrangements. I did not intend to leave Kentucky. On the contrary, I meant to draw off to the line of the Kentucky River and occupy that for the present, while I presented a plan of invasion. I asked for 1,500 cavalry. I meant to dash on to Lexington and destroy the railroad to Cincinnati, and move steadily forward with infantry re-enforcements, so as to recall the troops from Bowling Green, and so let General Johnston advance on Louisville
February 28th (search for this): chapter 2
Confederate correspondence, Etc. Huntsville, March 5, 1862. Hon. J. P. Benjamin: Just arrived and received dispatch. My report was delayed to obtain official reports of Generals Floyd and Pillow. All were sent on by Colonel Liddell on 28th February, informing you of the condition of my command and my plans. The forces are en route and in good order. The column is marching toward Decatur and Corinth. The advance will reach Decatur in three days. General Floyd sent to Chattanooga with 2,500 troops. Cleburne's brigade and two regiments and battalion of cavalry left at Shelbyville to forward pork under General Hardee and then to rejoin main body. A. S. Johnston. headquarters Army of the Mississippi, Jackson, Tenn., March 5, 1862. soldiers: I assume this day the command of the Army of the Mississippi, for the defense of our homes and liberties, and to resist the subjugation, spoliation, and dishonor of our people. Our mothers and wives, our sisters and children, exp
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