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J. R. Woodward (search for this): chapter 217
Doc. 204.-expedition to Clarksville, Tenn. Cincinnati Commercial account. since the surrender of Clarksville to Woodward and his guerrilla band, and his repulse at this post, the recapture of that proud, aristocratical, secesh town, has been an object most earnestly desired by the officers and men of what remains of the Seventy-first regiment O. V.I. Colonel W. W. Lowe, commanding the posts of Forts Henry and Hindman, entered fully into this feeling. He, therefore, after a good deal of labor and some unavoidable delay, concentrated a force at this post which was regarded sufficiently strong to march into and recapture Clarksville. The force consisted. of parts of the Eleventh Illinois, Col. Ransom; Thirteenth Wisconsin, Lieut.-Col. Chapman; Seventy-first Ohio, Major Hart, and part of the Fifth Iowa cavalry, one section of Flood's battery, and one section of Starbuck's battery, numbering in all about one thousand and thirty men. With this force, under command of Colonel Lowe
Doc. 204.-expedition to Clarksville, Tenn. Cincinnati Commercial account. since the surrender of Clarksville to Woodward and his guerrilla band, and his repulse at this post, the recapture of that proud, aristocratical, secesh town, has been an object most earnestly desired by the officers and men of what remains of the Seventy-first regiment O. V.I. Colonel W. W. Lowe, commanding the posts of Forts Henry and Hindman, entered fully into this feeling. He, therefore, after a good deal of labor and some unavoidable delay, concentrated a force at this post which was regarded sufficiently strong to march into and recapture Clarksville. The force consisted. of parts of the Eleventh Illinois, Col. Ransom; Thirteenth Wisconsin, Lieut.-Col. Chapman; Seventy-first Ohio, Major Hart, and part of the Fifth Iowa cavalry, one section of Flood's battery, and one section of Starbuck's battery, numbering in all about one thousand and thirty men. With this force, under command of Colonel Low
gs, within ten miles of the town, where a beautiful supply of excellent water was found. Here we remained during the residue of the day and the following night. Information was received from time to time, giving positive assurance that the enemy, one thousand one hundred or one thousand two hundred strong, were in a good position about four miles this side of the town, awaiting our approach, having determined to give us battle. During the afternoon a small reconnoitring party, under Lieutenant Moreing, of the Fifth Iowa cavalry, came upon their pickets, who fled precipitately, and were closely pursued by our men. The chased continued more than a mile when the cavalry were fired upon by fifty or more of the rebels lying in ambush. Not a man was injured by the volley; and but one horse killed and three wounded, though the concealed force was not more than fifteen yards from the road with guns at a rest. Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick, of the Fifth Iowa cavalry, was immediately ordered f
William Hart (search for this): chapter 217
and recapture Clarksville. The force consisted. of parts of the Eleventh Illinois, Col. Ransom; Thirteenth Wisconsin, Lieut.-Col. Chapman; Seventy-first Ohio, Major Hart, and part of the Fifth Iowa cavalry, one section of Flood's battery, and one section of Starbuck's battery, numbering in all about one thousand and thirty men. of the batteries, before mentioned, held the centre; the right was composed of the Seventy-first Ohio and Eleventh Illinois--under command of Colonel Ransom and Major Hart--the Seventy-first occupying the extreme right; the left was held by the Thirteenth Wisconsin, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Chapman. The cavalry--Fifth Iowa It humbled itself before the mud-sills of the North, and they occupied it. It was a proud day for the remnant of the Seventy-first; and, riding in advance with Major Hart, I turned in my saddle, and looked with a thrill of pleasure upon the boys as they covered with dust, marched with a steady, firm tramp into the public square,
abor and some unavoidable delay, concentrated a force at this post which was regarded sufficiently strong to march into and recapture Clarksville. The force consisted. of parts of the Eleventh Illinois, Col. Ransom; Thirteenth Wisconsin, Lieut.-Col. Chapman; Seventy-first Ohio, Major Hart, and part of the Fifth Iowa cavalry, one section of Flood's battery, and one section of Starbuck's battery, numbering in all about one thousand and thirty men. With this force, under command of Colonel Lowe,e centre; the right was composed of the Seventy-first Ohio and Eleventh Illinois--under command of Colonel Ransom and Major Hart--the Seventy-first occupying the extreme right; the left was held by the Thirteenth Wisconsin, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Chapman. The cavalry--Fifth Iowa--under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick, supported the entire line. At five minutes past eleven o'clock, by my time, the cannonading commenced, and continued from thirty-five to forty minutes. The guns
stly desired by the officers and men of what remains of the Seventy-first regiment O. V.I. Colonel W. W. Lowe, commanding the posts of Forts Henry and Hindman, entered fully into this feeling. He, thattery, numbering in all about one thousand and thirty men. With this force, under command of Colonel Lowe, we started in the forenoon of the fifth instant for Clarksville. The line of march lay alonrom thirty-five to forty minutes. The guns were admirably served and did excellent execution, Colonel Lowe at times sighting them himself. The firing was rapid, and between the explosions of shells ahe town, not taking civil leave even of their dear friends, and scattered in every direction. Col. Lowe sent in a flag of truce, demanding the immediate and unconditional surrender of the place, or c square, bearing aloft their regimental flag. The expedition was admirably conducted. Colonel W. W. Lowe, who planned and executed it, is a fine officer — a West-Point graduate — prudent, cautiou
ated a force at this post which was regarded sufficiently strong to march into and recapture Clarksville. The force consisted. of parts of the Eleventh Illinois, Col. Ransom; Thirteenth Wisconsin, Lieut.-Col. Chapman; Seventy-first Ohio, Major Hart, and part of the Fifth Iowa cavalry, one section of Flood's battery, and one section of Starbuck's battery, numbering in all about one thousand and thirty men. With this force, under command of Colonel Lowe, we started in the forenoon of the fifth instant for Clarksville. The line of march lay along the left bank of the Cumberland River, which stream we forded at our starting point, most of the infantry wading it. For about eight miles the route led us over rough and rugged hills, and along the winding of deep ravines. At one o'clock P. M. we halted five miles out, at Bellwood Chapel, an old antiquated log house, hardly fit to stable mules in, named in honor of the dishonored John Bell, of Tenn., and is, in its present forsaken conditio
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