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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 4: campaign of the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro'to Chattanooga. (search)
y withdrawing Longstreet's corps from it, was taken, and that efficient officer and his troops, as we have observed, were sent to re-enforce Bragg. See page 99. Rosecrans now caused the railway to Stevenson, and thence to Bridgeport, to be put in order under the skillful direction of Colonel Innis and his Michigan engineers, and Sheridan's division was advanced to the latter section of the road, to hold it. At the same time Stanley swept down in a southwesterly direction, by way of Fayetteville and Athens, to cover the line of the Tennessee from Whitesburg up. As forage was scarce in the mountain region over which he was to pass, and Bragg had consumed the last blade of grass, Rosecrans delayed his advance until the Indian corn in cultivated spots was sufficiently grown to furnish a supply. Meanwhile; he gathered army supplies at Tracy City and Stevenson, At the latter place the Nashville and Chattanooga railway and the Memphis and Charleston railway conjoin, making it a ver
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 5: the Chattanooga campaign.--movements of Sherman's and Burnside's forces. (search)
nt which the general had expected to be very difficult, with the Confederates in strong force hovering around him. He had requested Admiral Porter to send up gun-boats from Cairo, to assist him in that perilous task. He did so, and on the day when, in obedience to Grant's call, Sherman marched to Eastport, on the river, he found two gun-boats there. Three other vessels soon arrived, and on the 1st of November he crossed and pushed on eastward, Blair covering his rear. He went by way of Fayetteville, Winchester, and Decherd, in Tennessee, and then down to Stevenson and Bridgeport, arriving at the latter place on the 14th. November. On the following day he reported to Grant at Chattanooga, in person. Grant had been somewhat anxious about Burnside's situation, for he could not send him aid when Longstreet advanced, though strongly importuned to do so, especially by Halleck, who deplored the danger of losing Knoxville, and with it East Tennessee. But Grant had plans for relief, whi
o May. The Fifteenth Kentucky Volunteers was left at Fayetteville, as provost-guard, from April 9 to May 1. No. 2.-report of Maj. Gen. B. Kirby Smith, C. S. Army. headquarters Department of East Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., April 13, 1862. Major: On the 11th General Mitchel, with a Federal force, well ascertained to be about 8,000, with four batteries, entered Huntsville, capturing twenty-one engines and three trains of cars. They came from Murfreesborough via Shelbyville and Fayetteville, and were followed by two additional regiments, making a force between 8,000 and 10,000 strong. Pushing their trains on beyond Stevenson, they destroyed the bridge over Widden's Creek, 4 miles west of Bridgeport, and secured their flank against any movement by rail from Chattanooga. I have two regiments at Bridgeport and two at Chattanooga, under the command of General Leadbetter; one of the latter, the Forty-third Georgia, is awaiting the arrival of arms from Richmond. General Max
tucky Infantry, where it still remains. With the Ninth Michigan Infantry I moved on to Shelbyville, reaching that point at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Learning from scouts that the enemy was at Unionville and moving northward, I telegraphed Colonel Lester, of the Third Minnesota Infantry, to place strong guards at the bridges at Murfreesborough, and to Colonel Barnes, of the Eighth Kentucky Infantry, to adopt similar precautions near Wartrace, and, after bivouacking for the night on the Fayetteville road near Shelbyville, proceeded to Murfreesborough at daybreak on the 4th instant, by railway, with the Ninth Michigan Infantry, halting at the cross-roads and throwing out scouting parties in both directions. On reaching Murfreesborough at 4 o'clock in the afternoon I learned that the enemy at noon had crossed the railway 10 miles north of that place, tearing up the track and burning the station house and a quantity of cotton stored there, and that upon the arrival of the First Kent
. Major-General Buell, Camp near Corinth. Abstract from record of events, Third Division, Army of the Ohio. from Division return for May. The Eighth Brigade left Huntsville May 6 for Athens, and marched from Athens on the 26th for Fayetteville, Tenn., arriving on the 28th. A detachment from this brigade proceeded to Elk River, under command of Colonel Lytle, on the 12th, and returned on the 14th. The Ninth Brigade has been encamped at Huntsville, Ala., since date of last monthly retue, and contemplated the speedy completion of the railroad from Pulaski to connect with the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, at the same time holding the turnpike road through Elkton to Huntsville, and abandoning the upper line entirely. At Fayetteville, when I passed within 2 miles, there was one regiment of infantry, well fortified against cavalry or infantry. Having no artillery and but little ammunition, I passed without attacking them. After reaching Winchester, Col. John A. Wharton
you handed me yesterday. I return it, and inclose therewith the statement of Lieutenant Webb, a Government telegraph operator, who was there at the time. The regular operator, Martin Pride, had received permission some time before to go to Fayetteville on personal affairs, but by Mr. Hopper's order he left Huntsville about Wednesday noon, the 9th of April, together with J. G. Heap a tinner by trade, who was employed as a spy or scout to get information of the enemy's movements. The two were taken into Fayetteville by the Federal pickets and detained some four or five hours. After being released, to avoid detention, they went northeast about 3 miles and turned back, reaching Brownsborough, some 10 miles east of Huntsville. Pride took passage on a gravel train and proceeded to Stevenson. From there he came to Corinth, to report himself to Mr. Ross superintendent of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Notwithstanding he warned the engine-driver, he believes the train returned
cient amount of wire to build the line from Columbia to Decatur. If you have a party who can be set to work putting up wire at your end of the line my party will meet them, and we will thus in a very few days be brought into direct telegraphic communication. My train will be in Columbia very soon after this reaches you. I trust your depot is well filled with supplies. We can bring away at one load about five days rations for 10,000 men. I shall order my regiments now at Shelbyville and Fayetteville to Wartrace, to join their brigades at Decatur. I wish it were possible to open the railway by rebuilding the bridges to Elkwater. This would enable me to feed my troops without difficulty. I have not heard from you in answer to my request to send a regiment to Murfreesborough and one to Shelbyville. I am certain this should be done promptly. Your obedient servant, O. M. Mitchel, Brigadier-General. headquarters Third Division, Huntsville, April 25, 1862. Major-General Buell.
Port Gibson Hankinson's Ferry Raymond Jackson (May 14th); Champion's Hill assault on Vicksburg, May 19th assault on Vicksburg, May 22d); Fort Hill Vicksburg Trenches Siege of Jackson Meridian Expedition Missionary Ridge Big Shanty Kenesaw Mountain Chattahoochie River Nickajack Creek battle of Atlanta Ezra Church Jonesboro Lovejoy's Station Sherman's March Ogeechee River Siege of Savannah Combahee River Pocataligo River's Bridge Edisto River Orangeburg Cheraw Fayetteville Bentonville Benton; Second, or Red River Division. Vaughn's Station; Second, or Red River Division. Jackson (July 6, 1864); Second, or Red River Division. Fort De Russy; Second, or Red River Division. Cloutiersville; Second, or Red River Division. Cane River; Second, or Red River Division. marks ville; Second, or Red River Division. Bayou De Glaize; Second, or Red River Division. Nashville. Second, or Red River Division. The Seventeenth Corps was org
Sept. 18, 1863 6 Lead's X Roads, Nov. 1, 1864 2 Gallatin, Tenn., Aug. 21, 1862 2 Mission Ridge, Tenn., Sept. 21, 1863 2 Bardstown Ky., Dec. 29, 1864 2 Fayetteville, Tenn., Sept., 9. 1862. 1 Cumberland Mountains, Oct. 4, ‘63 1 Selma, Ala., April 2, 1865 7 Brentwood, Tenn., Sept. 19, 1862 1 Dallas, Ga., May 27, 1864 5 Columb, Ga. 1 Chancellorsville, Va. 7 Peach Tree Creek, Ga. 51 Gettysburg, Pa. 2 Siege of Atlanta 4 Decherd, Tenn. (Guerillas) 2 Montieth Swamp, Ga. 2 Fayetteville, Tenn. (Guerillas) 1 Averasboro, N. C. 1 Resaca, Ga. 9 Bentonville, N. C. 2 New Hope Church, Ga. 9     Present, also, at Kernstown, Va.; Manassas, Va.;er attacks. The absence of the Kanawha Division in September, 1862,--then with McClellan in Maryland — induced the Confederates, under General Long, to attack Fayetteville, in which affair six companies of the regiment lost 16 killed, 87 wounded, and 112 captured. The garrison fell back, abandoning the Kanawha Valley to the enemy<
s to occupy that place with the Eighth Kentucky infantry, where it still remains. The Ninth Michigan moved on to Shelbyville, where it arrived at four P. M. Learning from scouts that the enemy was at Unionville, and moving northward, I telegraphed Col. Lester, of the Third Minnesota infantry, to place a strong guard at the bridges near Murfreesboro, and Colonel Barnes, of the Eighth Kentucky infantry, to adopt a similar precaution near Wartrace; and after bivouacking for the night on the Fayetteville road, near Shelbyville, proceeded to Murfreesboro at daybreak on the fourth instant, by railway, with the Ninth Michigan infantry, halting at the cross-roads, and throwing out scouting parties in both directions. On reaching Murfreesboro, in the afternoon, I learned that the enemy, at noon, had crossed the railway ten miles north of this place, tearing up the track, and burning a quantity of cotton stored there, and that upon the arrival of the First Kentucky cavalry, Col. Wolford, from
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