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ing for Forrest at Lagrange, was misled ; and, when the pursuit was actually commenced, the scent was too cold. Grierson followed to Holly Springs, and then desisted; Forrest getting safely away with more men and better horses than he led into Tennessee. Gen. Sherman, with four divisions of Hurlbut's and McPherson's corps, and a brigade of cavalry under Winslow, low, moved Feb. 3, 1864. eastward from Vicksburg through Jackson, crossing Pearl river on pontoons, and advancing through Brandon, Morton, Hillsboroa, and Decatur, across the Octibbeha and Tallahaha, to Meridian Feb. 14-16.--a railroad junction on the eastern border of the State--destroying a vast amount of railroad property, bridges, trestles, track, locomotives, cars, &c., &c. Lt.-Gen. Polk, with French's and Loring's divisions and Lee's cavalry, fell back before our army ; skirmishing occasionally, but making no serious resistance; retreating at last behind the Tombigbee. Yet the expedition, though scarcely r
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 7 (search)
fter the troops had passed. By the division reports our loss in Jackson was seventy-one killed, five hundred and four wounded, and twenty-five missing. At Brandon, where we halted several hours, some of our soldiers who, according to their own accounts, were asleep when the troops left Jackson, rejoined their regiments. Th the town at seven or eight o'clock, and that, apparently, the enemy had not then discovered its evacuation. I intended to place the troops in a position near Brandon, and encamp on the nearest stream, but the water was neither good nor sufficiently abundant. The movement eastwardly was therefore resumed on the 18th, and contil the 20th, when we halted three or four miles west of Morton. Two divisions of Federal infantry and a body of cavalry, drove our cavalry rear-guard through Brandon on the 19th, and returned to Jackson on the 20th. The object of the expedition seemed to be the destruction of the railroad-bridges and depot, to which the outra
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Telegrams. (search)
resist. It would be madness to attack him. In the beginning it might have been done. But I thought then that want of water would compel him to attack us. It is reported by some of its officers who were here yesterday, and by some gentlemen of Brandon, that the Vicksburg garrison is diminishing rapidly. Incessant but slight cannonading kept up; our loss, in killed and wounded, about three hundred and fifty. The remainder of the army under Grant at Vicksburg is, beyond doubt, on its way to . E. Johnston. Jackson, July 16, 1863. To his Excellency President Davis: The enemy being strongly reenforced, and able, when he pleases, to cut us off, I shall abandon this place, which it is impossible for us to hold. J. E. Johnston. Brandon, July 16, 1863. To his Excellency President Davis: Jackson was abandoned last night. The troops are now moving through this place to encamp three miles to the east. Those officers who have seen the Vicksburg troops think that they cannot be
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 14: in command of the Army of the James. (search)
to recruit a regiment of loyal Virginians, but after many months of energetic trial, both by them and by myself, the attempt was abandoned. A company and a half was all the recruits that State would furnish to the Union, and these were employed in defending the lighthouses and protecting the loyal inhabitants from the outrages of their immediate neighbors. January 25, 1864, the roads being impassable, Brigadier-General Graham, with some armed transports, went up the James River to Lower Brandon and destroyed a large quantity of provisions and forage stored there, and captured some smuggling vessels. Major-General Pickett, of the Confederate forces, made an attack upon New Berne and our lines at Beaufort, N. C., on the 1st of February, but was cleverly repulsed with loss, Brigadier-General Palmer commanding the district. By a surprise of an outpost, fifty-three of the Second North Carolina (loyal) Regiment were captured by General Pickett. By his order they were tried by cou
92, 98, 109; City Guard, Butler assists in organizing, 123; reception in, 294; establishes recruiting camp at, 306; opposition to schools in, overcome, 540; return to from New Orleans, 551; Butler ordered to, 828, 892; Butler's home,919; the Carey murder trial at, 1026-1028; the Malden arson trial, 1029-1030; anecdote of a mill girl at, 1032-1033. Lowell district, Hon. George S. Boutwell member of, 919; Butler elected to Congress from, 925-926; Hon. E. R. Hoar defeated in, 926. lower Brandon, expedition to, 618. Ludlow, Lieut.-Col. W. H., 542-543. Lynn, Richard H. Dana, Jr.‘s, speech in, 921-922. Butler's reply, 922. Lyons & Co. conspire to raise the price of gold, 763-768. Lyons, H. J., Butler interviews, 764-768. Lyons, Lord, British Minister, asks Seward to release English pilots, 849. M Maccormick, Dr., Chas., medical director at New Orleans, 403; discovers two cases of fever, 408-410; invaluable services, 895. MacKENZIEenzie, reference to, 862.
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 14 (search)
men. He requested his relief, which I granted, and General Lauman went to the rear, and never regained his division. He died after the war, in Iowa, much respected, as before that time he had been universally esteemed a most gallant and excellent officer. The weather was fearfully hot, but we continued to press the siege day and night, using our artillery pretty freely; and on the morning of July 17th the place was found evacuated. General Steele's division was sent in pursuit as far as Brandon (fourteen miles), but General Johnston had carried his army safely off, and pursuit in that hot weather would have been fatal to my command. Reporting the fact to General Grant, he ordered me to return, to send General Parkes's corps to Haines's Bluff, General Ord's back to Vicksburg, and he consented that I should encamp my whole corps near the Big Black, pretty much on the same ground we had occupied before the movement, and with the prospect of a period of rest for the remainder of th
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 16 (search)
interior of Mississippi. Lieutenant-General (Bishop) Polk was in chief command, with headquarters at Meridian, and had two divisions of infantry, one of which (General Loring's) was posted at Canton, Mississippi, the other (General French's) at Brandon. He had also two divisions of cavalry — Armstrong's, composed of the three brigades of Ross, Stark, and Wirt Adams, which were scattered from the neighborhood of Yazoo City to Jackson and below; and Forrest's, which was united, toward Memphis, as to wagons, and marched without deployment straight for Meridian, distant one hundred and fifty miles. We struck the rebel cavalry beyond the Big Black, and pushed them pell-mell into and beyond Jackson during the 6th. The next day we reached Brandon, and on the 9th Morton, where we perceived signs of an infantry concentration, but the enemy did not give us battle, and retreated before us. The rebel cavalry were all around us, so we kept our columns compact and offered few or no chances for
ippe,6.Meredith P. Gentry, 8.L. J. Gatrell,7.G. W. Jones, 9.Hardy Strickland,8.-----Menses, 10.A. R. Wright.9.J. D. C. Atkins* Kentucky.10.J. V. Wright, (Not yet elected.)11.D. M. Currin.*   Texas. Louisiana.1.J. A. Wilcox, 1.C. J. Villere,2.C. C. Herbert, 2.Charles M. Canrad,*3.P. W. Gray, 3.Duncan F. Kedner,*4.F. B. Sexton, 4.L. J. Dupre,5.M. D. Grapham, 5.J. L. Lewis,6.B. H. E. P. Person. 6.J. Perkins, Jr.*Virginia. Mississippi.1.M. R. H. Garnett, 1.J. W. Clapp,2.J. B. Chambliss, 2.Reuben Davis,3.J. Tyler, 3.Israel Welch,4.R. A. Pryor,* 4.H. C. Chambers,5.T. S. Bocock,* 5.O. R. Singleton,6.J. Goode, Jr., 6.E. Barksdale,7.J. P. Holcombe, 7.John J. McRae.8.D. C. De Jarnette, Missouri.9.William Smith, 1.W. M. Cook,10.A. R. Boteler, 2.T. C. Harris,11.J. B. Baldwin, 3.C. W. Bell,12.W. R. Staples,* 4.A. H. Condon,13.Walter Preston,* 5.G. G. West,14.A. G. Jenkins, 6.L. W. Freeman,15.Robert Johnson,* 7.-----Hyer.16.C. W. Russell. --Brandon (Miss.) Republican
on troops, until they were within less than fifty yards of them. The surprise was so sudden, that they did not attempt to make any hostile demonstration whatever, but quietly and gracefully yielded themselves up as prisoners. With them were taken a large number of signalling flags, telescopes, rifles, and other equipments. The captain in command of the station was away at the time on a visit to Petersburgh, and had left a sergeant and six men in charge during his temporary absence. At Brandon, a confederate agent for the collection of forage and provisions was captured, with two overseers. From a plantation near by, about one hundred and thirty negroes, field hands, were taken. These were not the only trophies; for, while these active and exciting operations were going on, Lieutenant Harris, the commander of the Gen. Jessup, captured a blockade-runner schooner heavily laden with tobacco, jewelry, state bonds, and specie, belonging to some Jews. In addition to this, a smaller
76.-fight at Vidalia, La. Natchez, Miss., February 16, 1864. Since my last communication, nothing noteworthy has occurred here, except the capture of Captain Call and twenty-six of the Twenty-ninth Illinois infantry, of which you have probably heard before the present time. Captain Call was guarding a cotton-train; his men, strung along the length of it, were attacked by a large force of rebel cavalry, part of an escort to a supply-train on its way from above Mobile to Jackson or Brandon, it is reported, and after a sharp fight the Captain, the Quartermaster's Sergeant of the regiment, and twenty-six men were gobbled up. So much for guarding cotton for Jews. Who ordered the Captain out? is now the question. But on Sunday, the seventh instant, the monotony of garrison-duty was very summarily broken in upon. Opposite Natchez, in Louisiana, is the town of Vidalia, where a force of — men, under command of Colonel B. G. Farrar, Second Mississippi artillery of A. D. is stat
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