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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missionary Ridge, battle of (search)
he Nationals towards the Confederates on Missionary Ridge, to ascertain whether Bragg was preparing to flee or to fight. He was ready for the latter act. When Thomathe left, and Bridge's (Illinois) battery was placed in position on the crest. Bragg had been fatally outgeneralled. To get Sherman's troops across the Tennessee w Hooker was ordered to divert the attention of the Confederates by an attack on Bragg's left on Lookout Mountain (q. v.). The troops had all crossed before noon of t night of the 24th was spent in important preparations for battle the next day. Bragg drew all his troops across Chattanooga Creek and concentrated them on Missionarnteers, sprang forward and made a lodgment on the hill-top, within 500 yards of Bragg's headquarters. With shouts the remainder of the Nationals pushed upward, and victory at Missionary Ridge at 5,286, of whom 757 were killed and 330 missing. Bragg's loss was about 3,000 in killed and wounded and 6,000 made prisoners. The Nat
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morgan, John Hunt 1826- (search)
oh he commanded a squadron of Confederate cavalry, and soon afterwards began his career as a raider. His first noted exploit was his invasion of Kentucky from eastern Tennessee (July, 1861), with 1,200 men, under a conviction that vast numbers of young men would flock to his standard and he would become the liberator of that commonwealth. Dispersing a small National force at Tompkinsville, Monroe co., he issued a flaming proclamation to the people of Kentucky. He was preparing the way for Bragg's invasion of that State. Soon recruits joined Morgan, and he roamed about the State, plundering and destroying. At Lebanon he fought a Union force, routed them, and took several prisoners. His raid was so rapid that it created intense excitement. Louisville was alarmed. He pressed on towards the Ohio, destroying a long railway bridge (July 14) between Cynthiana and Paris, and laying waste a railway track. On July 17 he had a sharp fight with the Home Guards at Cynthiana, who were dis
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mumfordsville, battle of. (search)
Mumfordsville, battle of. The Confederates under General Bragg crossed the Cumberland at Lebanon, and entered Kentucky on Sept. 5, 1862. His advance, 8,000 strong, pushed on towards Louisville; and on the 13th two of Buckner's brigades encountered about 2,000 Nationals, under Col. T. J. Wilder, at Mumfordsville, where the railway crossed the Green River. There the Nationals had hastily constructed some earthworks. A demand for a surrender being refused, the Confederates drove in the National pickets early the next morning. Then a battle began, which lasted about five hours, when a reinforcement reached Wilder, and the assailants were repulsed with heavy loss. Assured of final success, the Confederates remained quiet until the 16th, when a heavy force under General Polk, not less than 25,000 strong, appeared. Wilder had been reinforced, and, with 4,000 effective men, sustained a battle nearly a whole day, hoping Buell (then at Bowling Green) would send him promised relief.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battle of Murfreesboro, or battle of Stone River, (search)
. of the Cumberland, moved southward to attack Bragg below Nashville. Rosecrans was assisted by Geleve, Hazen, Negley, Matthews, and others; and Bragg had Generals Polk, Breckinridge, Hardee, Kirbyesboro, along a line about 3 miles in length. Bragg's superior cavalry force gave him great advant Wood—crossed the river to make an attack; but Bragg had massed troops, under Hardee, on his left i-third of Rosecrans's army, was broken up, and Bragg's cavalry were in his rear, destroying his traell in hand, and in an advantageous position. Bragg had stealthily planted four heavy batteries duoon. Adhering to his original plan of turning Bragg's right and taking possession of Murfreesboro,sued to the stream by the entire right wing of Bragg's army in three heavy battlelines. Now Crittefor another attack; but at midnight (Jan. 4) Bragg and his army retreated in the direction of Chas lost 12,000 men, of whom 1,538 were killed. Bragg reported his loss at 10,000. It was estimated[1 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nelson, William 1847-1772 (search)
nited States navy in 1840; was at the siege of Vera Cruz in 1847; and afterwards served in the Mediterranean. He was ordered into the military service in Kentucky by the government in 1861, with the rank of brigadier-general of volunteers; was successful in raising troops, did good service in eastern Kentucky; commanded the 2d Division of Buell's army in the battle of Shiloh; and, after being wounded in a struggle at Richmond, Ky., was put in command at Louisville, when it was threatened by Bragg's army. In July, 1862, he was promoted major-general of volunteers, and on Sept. 29, following, he died in Louisville, Ky., from a wound received during a quarrel with Gen. Jefferson C. Davis Patriot; born in Yorktown, Va., in 1760; graduated at William and Mary College in 1776; made major of 7th Virginia Regiment in February of the same year, and was taken prisoner with his brother, Robert, in June, 1781. During 1803-13 he held the professorship of Law in William and Mary College. H
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, State of (search)
tate governors (elected by the people). Edward B. Dudleyassumes officeJan. 1, 1837 John M. Moreheadassumes officeJan. 1841 William A. Grahamassumes officeJan. 1845 Charles Manlyassumes officeJan. 1849 David S. Reidassumes officeJan. 1851 Thomas Braggassumes officeJan. 1855 John W. Ellisassumes officeJan. 1859 State governors—Continued. Henry T. Clarkeacting1861 Zebulon B. Vanceassumes officeNov. 17, 1862 William W. Holdenprovisional governorJune 12, 1865 Jonathan Worthassumes offi Willie P. Mangum26thto 33d1840 to 1854 William H. Haywood28th to 29th1843 to 1846 George E. Badger29th to 34th1846 to 1855 David S. Reid33d to 36th1854 to 1859 Asa Biggs34th to 35th1855 to 1858 Thomas L. Clingman35th to 36th1858 to 1861 Thomas Bragg36th1859 to 1861 37th, 38th, and 39th Congresses vacant. Joseph C. Abbott40th to 42d1868 to 1872 John Pool40th to 43d1868 to 1873 Matt. W. Ransom42d to 54th1872 to 1875 Augustus S. Merrimon43d to 46th1873 to 1879 Zebulon B. Vance46th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Perryville, battle of. (search)
Perryville, battle of. Bragg's troops formed a junction with those of Gen. E. Kirby Smith at Fd Hawes provisional governor of Kentucky while Bragg's plundering bands were scouring the State and Confederacy, conscription was put in force by Bragg at the point of the bayonet. The loyal peoplehad been engaged in a race for Louisville with Bragg, and, on Oct. 1, turned to strike his opponenting, and soon began to feel the Confederates. Bragg, outflanked, fell slowly back towards Springfi was a delay in the arrival of Crittenden, and Bragg, perceiving his peril, had begun to retreat. ions. A reconnoisance in force was now made. Bragg was stealthily approaching, being well masked,tion while resisting Confederates commanded by Bragg in person. The Confederates finally made a fi the night they retired to Harrodsburg, where Bragg was joined by Kirby Smith and General Withers.ederate loss was estimated at about the same. Bragg claimed to have captured fifteen guns and 400 [1 more...]
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