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James M. Ferguson (search for this): chapter 1.19
other accoutrements, a large quantity of quartermaster and commissary stores; eight wagons with mules, two fully equipped ambulances and other property. Captain James M. Ferguson, Adjutant of the battalion (now a resident of New Orleans) was among the first to reach the enemy, and after the fight to collect and set the men to work gathering up the arms, etc. Captain Ferguson filled one of the ambulances, hitched it up, and, with the enemy's battle flag in hand drove out of the camp as the Confederates were abandoning it. The entire battalion was then armed with army pistols and sabers. All other saddles having been discarded for the new McClellan trees. s Regiments were assigned to duty in east Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi. Colonel Gage was killed and Colonel Stockdale seriously wounded, as was Captain James M. Ferguson, adjutant, at Harrisburg, Miss.; where many of the best and bravest of the old commands gave up their lives. The memory of their proud deeds cannot d
Mounted Infantry (consolidated), commanded by Colonel Griffith, numbering about 500 men, and Garland's Battaln trees. Enough horses were captured to mount Colonel Griffith's Arkansas troops, and to furnish mounts to mas courier found General Logan, Colonels Powers and Griffith amusing themselves at a game of cards. When they limbered up and got his battery to the front. Colonel Griffith ordered his Arkansas infantry to fall in on fosoon as Stockdale found that he had the support of Griffith, with the mounted infantry, he charged the head of Grierson's column and drove it back. Griffith deployed the Eleventh and Seventeenth (consolidated) Arkansas and were fighting on foot. These Rackensacks, as Griffith loved to call his men, sustained their splendid reut off the enemy's retreat, while Powers, with Colonel Griffith's mounted infantry, dashed into Jackson, and, f Forrest's Cavalry Corps. Colonel Powers' and Colonel Griffith's Regiments were assigned to duty in east Loui
dson, and, moving from camp, halted at the Amite river to water the horses. While at the bridge the command was fired upon. The enemy's advance guard, under Colonel Prince, of the Seventh Illinois Cavalry, had formed across the road, about one hundred yards distant. Major Stockdale could not for the moment believe that it was themy. The writer, Who had been in Grierson's lines under a flag of truce, commanded by Lieutenant Dan Williams, now a resident of Mississippi City, recognized Colonel Prince's horse, a large sorrel with white spots, plainly, and at once informed Lieutenant Williams, who was at the head of Hoover's Company, that it was Colonel PrinColonel Prince, of Grierson's Cavalry. The firing now became general. Major Stockdale turned to the writer, who was in the first four, and gave orders to at once tell Logan and Powers that Grierson was at the Bridge. Proceeding with all haste, this courier found General Logan, Colonels Powers and Griffith amusing themselves at a game of
in, Miss., and within seven miles of Natchez, and then back to the New Orleans and Jackson Railroad to Hazlehurst, down to Osyka, and from that point to Baton Rouge. The only serious opposition this column met with occurred near Columbus, Miss. Colonel Hatch, with the Iowa regiment, having been detached with instructions to destroy the Mobile Railroad at Columbus, was attacked by a small Confederate force of home guards. In this fight Colonel Hatch was seriously wounded and his commmand dispeColonel Hatch was seriously wounded and his commmand dispersed. The Confederate cavalry at Port Hudson, with some mounted infantry, received marching orders on the 22d day of April, 1863, and at once moved northward for the purpose of intercepting and capturing the command of Grierson. No soldiers were never more eager to meet an enemy, and riding night and day, not a word of complaint was heard. As the command struck the New Orleans and Jackson Railroad it was expected that the enemy would be encountered at any moment. The column was only halte
Stonewall Jackson (search for this): chapter 1.19
at was then encircling Port Hudson, Banks and Augur, commanding the two investing armies, joined hands and Port Hudson was then isolated. The Ninth Tennessee Battalion did not participate in this action, having been ordered a few days before to Jackson. Colonel Powers then established his headquarters at Freeman's plantation, on the Clinton and Port Hudson road, keeping strong scouting parties in front to watch Grierson and the movements of the enemy. From this time on, to the fall of Port Hafter obtaining permission from Colonel Powers, proceeded to at once carry out his project, which was to capture Major General Neal Dow, of the Federal Army, commanding a division in front of Port Hudson. It may be remembered that while Lee and Jackson were confronting Meade's Army in Virginia, a desperate effort was made by a cavalry division, under command of Colonel Ulric Dahlgren, to force its way into Richmond, with instructions to destroy and burn the hateful city, and not allow the reb
he Teche country from Confederate control. Port Hudson was thus temporarily relieved. It was at this crisis that Griersons raid was undertaken, under direction of General Grant. The entire Confederate force in the State bordering on the Mississippi was then being gathered together to meet the terrific blow which Grant was preparing to strike at Vicksburg. Thus the way was open for one of those bold cavalry raids for which heretofore only the Confederates had distinguished themselves; Van Dorn, Forrest and Morgan had set the example which was to be followed by Colonel Grierson, in a bold movement from LaGrange, Tennessee, through the State of Mississippi to Baton Rouge, La. The forces placed under Colonel Grierson consisted of a brigade 1,700 strong, composed of the Sixth and Seventh Illinois and second Iowa Cavalry. Colonel Grierson, after leaving LaGrange, Tenn., proceeded due south, between the New Orleans and Jackson Railroad (now the Illinois Central Railroad) and the Mobile
Frank Powers (search for this): chapter 1.19
in this action, and yet, when night closed in, Powers' cavalry were still in line near Plains Store. On the morning of May 25th, Col. Powers succeeded in placing his command outside the cotton that a few words of broken English. From him Colonels Powers and Stockdale learned that the Fourteenth, with skirmishers thrown out in advance. Colonel Powers having accomplished his object, retraced hs amounted to 1,842 killed and wounded. Colonel Powers' cavalry had the evening previous marched e from his flank and rear the forces under Colonel Powers; and, to that end, placed all the Federal y, which was then encamped at Clinton, La. Colonel Powers still retained his office of Chief of Cava haste, this courier found General Logan, Colonels Powers and Griffith amusing themselves at a gamer was, and after obtaining permission from Colonel Powers, proceeded to at once carry out his projecve and fearless, was killed at the side of Colonel Powers, in front of his ancestral home. The enem[12 more...]
ont of his ancestral home. The enemy fled to Centenary College, and, from the windows, fired into the Confederate column and were only dislodged when the mountain howitzer was brought into action and exploded a number of shells in the building, when the enemy surrendered. The negroes in camp broke and ran, but not before a large number had been killed, while the military ardor of those that escaped was cooled. Reaching Crystal Springs, Stockdale's Battalion was merged with that of Colonel Wilbourne, and from that time was known as the Fourth Mississippi Cavalry, Stockdale becoming lieutenant-colonel. Gage's Battalion, with Garland's and some detached companies, were merged into a regiment and designated as the Fourteenth Confederate Regiment, Colonel Dumonteil commanding, with John B. Gage lieutenant-colonel. Afterwards these two regiments were attached to Mabry's Brigade and formed part of Forrest's Cavalry Corps. Colonel Powers' and Colonel Griffith's Regiments were assign
Y. Thompson (search for this): chapter 1.19
pitals were full of the sick, and the men in the trenches were so exhausted and enfeebled that they were unfit for action. With the fall of Port Hudson, all the Confederate cavalry were ordered to Crystal Springs, Miss. En route to that point, a courier reached camp and communicated the news to Colonel Powers that the Federals had located a camp of instruction at Jackson, La., and were recruiting a negro regiment. Colonel Powers at once retraced his steps, and by forced marches reached Thompson's creek, a few miles from Jackson, about July 25. Gage's and Stockdale's Battalions were sent around on the Port Hudson road to cut off the enemy's retreat, while Powers, with Colonel Griffith's mounted infantry, dashed into Jackson, and, although the Federals were taken by surprise, they formed and fired a deadly volley into the advancing Confederates. Adjutant Davis, a handsome young officer, of great promise, brave and fearless, was killed at the side of Colonel Powers, in front of h
ning and driving spurs to their horses, fled for dear life, leaving forty new army wagons with four mules each standing in the road. The enemy were pursued for several miles, many being killed and captured. The wagons were then brought back with the prisoners to Freeman's, and next day, under a guard, sent to Johnson's Army at Jackson, Miss. May 2, 1863, a courier from the front rode up to Colonel Power's headquarters and imparted to him news of great importance. Shortly thereafter, Major Stockade ordered his battalion to make preparations for a forced march. At 4 o'clock p. m., the command fell in and proceeded in the direction of Port Hudson. As night approached the command turned into a plantation road, and from this road into the woods, where the command proceeded in single file to ride on in silence, the men having been enjoined to make no noise. Just before daybreak a halt was made, after the column had debouched into a public road. Colonels Powers and Stockdale then ro
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