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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Yazoo River fleet. (search)
Yazoo River fleet. General Herron was sent, July 12, 1863, up the Yazoo River with a considerable force in lightdraught steamboats to destroy a Con- Gunboats ascending the Yazoo River. federate fleet lying at Yazoo City. The transports were convoyed by the armored gunboat De Kalb. When they approached the town the garrison and vessels fled up the river, and were pursued. When the De Kalb was abreast the town she was sunk by the explosion of a torpedo. Herron's cavalry landed and pursued the vessels up the shore, destroying a greater portion of them. The remainder were sunk or burned by the Confederates. Herron captured 300 prisoners, six heae Kalb was abreast the town she was sunk by the explosion of a torpedo. Herron's cavalry landed and pursued the vessels up the shore, destroying a greater portion of them. The remainder were sunk or burned by the Confederates. Herron captured 300 prisoners, six heavy guns, some small-arms, 800 horses, and 2,000 bales of cotton.
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—--the Mississippi. (search)
me command of Missouri and Arkansas, has taken Herron's division from Blunt and sent it to increase issouri, sent a strong division to Grant under Herron, who joined the besiegers on the 11th of June. of an effective blockade. But the arrival of Herron with nearly ten thousand men enabled them at lxcavations to within a few feet of the ditch. Herron toward the close of the siege conducted two apngs' brigade of Stevenson's division surprised Herron's men at work near the Hall's Ferry road, destcritical. In fact, previous to the landing of Herron, which took place on the 11th of June, the reim the 14th of June, the successive arrivals of Herron and Parke having swelled his forces to the numzoo, while the divisions under A. J. Smith and Herron were ready to join them at the first signal. , Blair, Logan, A. J. Smith, Carr, Lauman, and Herron; at some points the foremost saps are within otions, which Schofield and Blunt, paralyzed by Herron's departure, cannot disturb, is entrusted to t
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 6 (search)
Brigade, J. E. Smith. 6th division, Brig.-gen. McArthur. Brigade, Leggett. 6th division, Brig.-gen. McArthur. Brigade, Ransom. Ninth army corps, Major-general Parke. 1st division, Brig.-gen. Welsh. 2d division, Brig.-Gen. Potter. Herron's division. Engineer corps, Major Tweeddale. 1st cavalry division, Col. Mizner. 2d cavalry division, Brig.-gen. Grierson. We have not been able to procure the necessary documents to complete this account of the composition of Grant's a——————————— June 30. Thirteenth corps25,2644,65629,92041,729280 Fifteenth corps16,5432,79319,33627,3471,33850 Sixteenth corps41,6015,17146,77257,6614,47174 Seventeenth corps15,5311,84417,37524,1951,27740 Ninth corps8,2184828,70011,93434016 Herron's division4,4907065,1966,10234312 Engineers and colored regiments3,6146854,2995026 —————————————————— Total115,26116,337131,598173,9948,049192 Incomplete. ———————————
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Addenda by the editor (search)
5th Iowa. 10th Iowa. 26th Missouri. Artillery. Captain Henry Dillon. 1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery M. Ohio Light Artillery, 11th Battery. Wisconsin Light Artillery, 6th Battery. Wisconsin Light Artillery, 12th Battery. >Herron's division. Major-general Francis J. Herron. First brigade Brig.-gen. William Vandever. 37th Illinois. 26th Indiana. 20th Iowa. 34th Iowa. 38th Iowa. 1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery E. 1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery F. Major-general Francis J. Herron. First brigade Brig.-gen. William Vandever. 37th Illinois. 26th Indiana. 20th Iowa. 34th Iowa. 38th Iowa. 1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery E. 1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery F. Second brigade. Brig.-gen. W. W. Orme. 94th Illinois. 19th Iowa. 20t Wisconsin. 1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery B. Unattached cavalry. Colonel Cyrus Betsey. 5th Illinois. 5th Illinois. 3d Iowa. 2d Wisconsin. District North-east Louisiana. Brigadier-General Elias S. Dennis. 63d Illinois. 108th Illinois. 120th Illinois. 131st Illinois. 10th Illinois Cavalry, Cos. A, D, G and K. United States colored troops. Colonel Isaac F. Shepard. Post of Milliken's
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