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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., In command in Missouri. (search)
f the enemy, with a move on Memphis as the immediate result. Had I possessed means of transport when Price moved on Lexington I should have compelled him to give me battle on the north side of the Osage; as he could not cross the Missouri without exposing himself to certain defeat no other course would have remained open to him. In fact, when I did go forward, the appearance of my advance at Sedalia was the signal for his precipitate retreat. The first contact now with the enemy was at Fredericktown and Springfield,--the former one of the most admirably conducted engagements of the war, and the latter action a glorious victory. Along the whole extent of our lines we were uniformly successful against the enemy. At the end of October I was in Springfield with 21,000 effective men. Price had terminated his retreat, and his movements showed that he had decided to offer battle. This was confirmed by information obtained from his headquarters that the Missourians were refusing to le
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 15: the Maryland campaign. (search)
objected to the movement on Harper's Ferry Lee thinks the occasion timely for proposal of peace and independence Confederates singing through the streets of Fredericktown McClellan's movements cautious marches Lee's lost order handed to the Federal chief at Frederick. There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at theand on the lips of every man from General Lee down to the youngest drummer. Our chief could have safely ordered the ranks to break in Virginia and assemble in Fredericktown. All that they would ask was a thirty minutes plunge in the Potomac to remove some of the surplus dust, before they encountered the smiles of tie winsome lasston, which was vigilant and pushing, sent frequent reports of his steady progress. In the afternoon Pleasonton and the Ninth Corps under General Reno entered Fredericktown. This advance, by the National road, threatened to cut off two of Stuart's cavalry regiments left at the Monocacy Bridge. To detain the enemy till these were
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 20: review of the Maryland campaign. (search)
nd comfortable pasture-lands. Propitious also was the prospect of swelling our ranks by Maryland recruits. At the head of the army of sixty thousand men encouraged, matured, and disciplined by victory stood the Confederate chief, challenging on its own soil the army that had marched to conquer the Southern capital. On the 7th he pitched his bivouac about Frederick City. On the 8th he made his salutatory to the people in these words: Headquarters Army of Northern Virginia, Near Fredericktown, Md., September 8, 1862. To The People of Maryland: It is right that you should know the purpose that brought the army under my command within the limits of your State, so far as that purpose concerns yourselves. The people of the Confederate States have long watched with the deepest sympathy the wrongs and outrages that have been inflicted upon the citizens of a commonwealth allied to the States of the South by the strongest social, political, and commercial ties. They have seen with
August 16. Colonel Hecker, with his regiment, surprised a body of rebels, four hundred strong, near Fredericktown, Mo., early this morning. He captured all their camp equipage, and his men ate the breakfast which had just been prepared by the rebels. Twelve prisoners were also taken.--General Prentiss took command of all the forces at Ironton, Mo.--N. Y. World, August 20. A New battery, erected by the rebels at a point a mile or two below Aquia Creek, Va., opened fire on the steamer Pocahontas, but inflicted no damage. This is the fourth battery which has been erected at that point. Officers report that, unless the Government takes immediate action to expel the rebels from these positions on the bank of the river, navigation will be completely closed. The enemy's batteries already command a large part of the Potomac.--Louisville Journal, August 19. In the United States Circuit Court, sitting in the city of New York, the Grand Jury brought in a presentment against
to leave, with one hundred barrels of powder, packed in codfish drums. The Ellsworth regiment, numbering one thousand and sixty muskets, left Albany, N. Y., for Washington. There was a perfect ovation at the departure of this regiment. Prior to their departure a handsome regimental banner was presented to the troops, with appropriate ceremonies, by the wife of Erastus Corning.--N. Y. Herald, Oct. 22. A large body of rebels, under Jeff. Thompson and Lowe, were defeated at Fredericktown, Missouri, by Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana troops, about two thousand in number, under Colonel Carlin, Colonel Ross, Colonel Baker, Major Plummer, and Major Scofield. The engagement lasted two hours, when the rebels fled from the field in disorder, and took to the woods. Major Gavitt and Captain Hingham were killed in making a charge. Colonel Lowe, the rebel leader, was killed and four heavy guns were captured. The rebels were pursued for twenty-two miles, when the chase was given ove
. Commercial Advertiser, March 11. The rebel chief, Quantrel, with a party of his troops, entered Aubry, Kansas, this day, killing five Unionists, and carrying off fifteen horses.--N. Y. Times, March 11. The United States Senate this day confirmed the following as Brigadier-Generals of Volunteers: Major Laurance Graham, of Second cavalry; Eleazer Paine, of Illinois; William A. Richardson, of Illinois; Daniel Butterfield, of New York; W. T. Ward, of Kentucky; Major George Sykes, of the Thirteenth infantry; Captain David Stanley, of the Tenth cavalry; Thomas A. Davies, of New York; Col. Philip St. George Cooke, Second cavalry; Major George Stoneman, Fourth cavalry; Capt. Joseph B. Plummer, First regiment of infantry, for gallant conduct at Springfield and Fredericktown, Mo. The Senate also confirmed Henry Van Renssalear to be Inspector-General, with the rank of Colonel, and Thomas Hillhouse, of New York, to be Assistant Adjutant-General of Volunteers, with the rank of Major.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The Confederate cavalry in the Gettysburg campaign. (search)
the supplies you can for the use of the army. One column of General Ewell's army will probably move toward the Susquehanna by the Emmitsburg route, an-other by Chambersburg. Accounts from him last night state that there was no enemy west of Fredericktown. A cavalry force (about one hundred) guarded the Monocacy bridge, which was barricaded. You will, of course, take charge of Jenkins's brigade and give him necessary instructions. All supplies taken in Maryland must be by authorized staff-o leave two brigades to watch him and withdraw with the three others, but should he not appear to be moving northward, I think you had better withdraw this side of the mountain to-morrow night, cross at Shepherdstown next day, and move over to Fredericktown. You will, however, be able to judge whether you can pass around their army without hindrance, doing them all the damage you can, and cross the river east of the mountains. In either case, after crossing the river, you must move on and feel
army across the Osage-certainly not to Springfield; and that southern Missouri was virtually given over to Rebel possession. These gloomy apprehensions were destined to be signally dispelled. Gen. Fremont moved southward immediately thereafter, reaching Warsaw on the 17th. Thither Sigel had preceded him. Five days thereafter, the bridging of the Osage had been completed, and the army, as it crossed, pressed rapidly forward. Meantime, on the 21st, a spirited fight had occurred at Fredericktown, in the south-east, which section had hitherto been overrun almost at will by Rebel bands directed by Jeff. Thompson, one of Jackson's brigadiers, termed the Swamp Fox by his admirers. Capt. Hawkins, of the Missouri (Union) cavalry, having been ordered thither on a reconnoissance from Pilot Knob, on the north-east, engaged and occupied Thompson while Gen. Grant, commanding at Cape Girardeau, on the Mississippi, sent a superior force, under Col. Plummer, to strike him from the east. Mea
y, Conn., mob violence at, 127. Carlile, Col., (Union,) moves against Jeff. Thompson at Fredericktown, Mo., 591. Carlile, John S., 518-19; takes his seat in the XXXVIIth Congress, 559; takes his Montreal, 218; the Legislature convenes at, 470; a Union Home Guard organized at, 471. Fredericktown, Mo., Rebels beaten at, 591. Free Press, The, 115. Free-Soilers, the, their Convention of, allusion to, 509; succeeds Johnson, as Provisional Governor, 617. Hawkins, Capt., at Fredericktown, Mo., 591. Hawkins, Col., (Union,) 600. Hawkins, Jn., the first English slave-trader, 28.dom, and death, 130 to 142. Lovejoy, Owen, of Ills., 374; 560. Lowe, Col., killed at Fredericktown, Mo., 591. Lowe, Col., (Union.) repulsed at Scarytown, 524; killed at Carnifex Ferry, 525. ointed Secretary of the Treasury, 411; resigns, 412. Thompson, Jeff., 574; is defeated at Fredericktown, Mo, 591. Thompson, Jacob, fraud discovered in his Department, 410; advises the traitors
ttles. K. & M. W. Stone's River, Tenn. 78 Kenesaw, Ga. 1 Chickamauga, Ga. 45 Atlanta, Ga. 1 Gay's Gap, Tenn. 1 Franklin, Tenn. 1 Iuka, Miss., August 21, 1862 1 Nashville, Tenn. 1 Chattahoochie, Ga. 1     Present, also, at Fredericktown; Siege of Corinth; Chaplin Hills; Knob Gap; Liberty Gap; Peach Tree Creek; Jonesboro; Lovejoy's Station. notes.--A peculiar interest attaches itself to the Twenty-first, because it was Grant's old regiment. The men in that command little Totals 8 277 285     Total enrollment, 945; killed, 104; percentage, 11.0. Battles. Killed. Wounded. Includes the mortally wounded. Missing. Includes the captured. Total. Dallas, Mo., Sept. 2, 1861 2 1   3 Fredericktown, Mo. 2 8   10 Farmington, Miss. 1 1   2 Siege of Corinth, Miss. 3 22   25 Iuka, Miss. Official Records; the United States Volunteer Register gives different figures. 7 66 3 76 Corinth, Miss. Official Records; the United States
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