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Mississippi (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
upon the flank and rear of the Federal troops. On the 25th of January, 1864, Major-General Forrest, who had assumed command of all the cavalry operating in north Mississippi, west Tennessee and Kentucky, placed Colonel Bell in command of a brigade in his division, consisting of the regiments of Russell, Greer, Newsom, Barteau anmpaign, a battle in which, though repulsed, Forrest gained the substantial fruits of victory by breaking up the strongest of all the Federal expeditions into north Mississippi during 1864. Still later, Forrest made an expedition along the Tennessee river in October and November, 1864, in which he destroyed 4 gunboats, 14 transport command of the same until its evacuation, when he was assigned to duty at Macon, Ga. His last military duties were performed as commander of the district of North Mississippi and West Tennessee, under Gen. Richard Taylor, by whom he was surrendered at Grenada, Miss. General Wright was warmly commended for his services at Belmont
Richmond, Ky. (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
rilliant. At Shiloh his regiment was attached to Bushrod Johnson's brigade and Cheatham's division. He was severely wounded in this battle, but was in the field again in time to share in the Kentucky campaign. In the magnificent victory of Richmond, Ky., he commanded a brigade under Cleburne, and upon the wounding of that general, succeeded him in command of the division. In no battle of the war did either side win a more brilliant victory than was gained by the Confederates on this memorabs first affair with the enemy he gained the reputation of a fighting officer, and maintained this renown to the close of his military career. He was engaged in every battle under Polk, Bragg and Joseph E. Johnston, including Belmont, Shiloh, Richmond (Ky.), Perryville, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and all the battles and numberless skirmishes of the Dalton-Atlanta campaign until the affair at Vining Station near Atlanta. At Richmond he ably commanded his brigade. At Chickamauga he was made
Abbeville, S. C. (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
Virginia had surrendered, but that if they would follow him, he would join Joe Johnston in North Carolina. The men who had followed their leader through four weary years, once more turned their backs upon their homes, cut down their artillery, destroyed their baggage wagons and marched into North Carolina. After the surrender of Joe Johnston, General Vaughn's troops formed part of the escort of President Davis in his attempt to make his way to the Trans-Mississippi department, and at Abbeville, S. C., Vaughn was one of the five brigade commanders who took part in the last council of war held by President Davis. At the close of the war General Vaughn went to south Georgia. He afterward returned to Tennessee and was elected to the State senate, of which he was made presiding officer. At the close of his term he returned to south Georgia, where he remained until his death, being engaged either as a merchant at Thomasville or in planting. He died at his residence in Brooks county, G
Bolivar, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ulations of General Bragg. In August, 1862, he was sent with about 2,000 cavalry to make a demonstration in west Tennessee in co-operation with Bragg, and preparatory to Price's advance. He crossed the Hatchie river, passed between Jackson and Bolivar, destroyed bridges and trestles on the Memphis & Charleston railroad, drove the Federals into Bolivar, August 30th, and on his return defeated their infantry, cavalry and artillery at Britton's lane, near Denmark, capturing 213 prisoners and twoBolivar, August 30th, and on his return defeated their infantry, cavalry and artillery at Britton's lane, near Denmark, capturing 213 prisoners and two pieces of artillery. Said General Price: The highest praise should be awarded to General Armstrong for the prudence, discretion and good sense with which he conducted this expedition. His cavalry force, the regiments of Wirt Adams and Slemons, did gallant service during the fighting of Price's army at Iuka in September, and on October 3d, 4th and 5th at Corinth and the crossing of the Hatchie, covering the retreat as well as providing a bridge for the transportation of the army. General Mau
Missionary Ridge, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
again wounded, and recovered in time to act an heroic part at Missionary Ridge. In all the movements of the Dalton-Atlanta campaign he was dut was back with his command at the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, winning fresh laurels on these famous fields. In Cheatham's a subordinate position, provided he can serve his country. At Missionary Ridge, Cleburne's division not only held its ground, but charged thethe fight at Perryville, also at Murfreesboro, Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. Through the marching, digging and fighting of the long death promotion of General Bate, he was made brigadier-general. At Missionary Ridge he was dangerously wounded and permanently disabled, and was nding Belmont, Shiloh, Richmond (Ky.), Perryville, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and all the battles and numberless skirmishes of the Dalton-Anessee brigade, which he led at the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. He was afterward assigned to the district and post of Atlant
Tazewell, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
n Giles county, Tenn. He was graduated at the Western military institute at Nashville in 1859. At the outbreak of the civil war he entered the service of his native State as drill-master for the Eleventh Tennessee infantry, which with other troops was soon after turned over to the Confederate authorities. He was successively made captain, then lieutenant-colonel, and finally colonel of this regiment (December, 1862). While serving in east Tennessee in the summer of 1862 he was captured at Tazewell, but being soon exchanged he participated in the Kentucky campaign. Just after receiving his commission as colonel he led his men in the fierce battle of Murfreesboro. In this engagement he was again captured, but was back with his command at the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, winning fresh laurels on these famous fields. In Cheatham's division during the arduous Dalton-Atlanta campaign, he and his men sustained their reputation for valor and efficiency, and on August 5, 1
Dalton, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
inction in the various battles of the campaign from Dalton to Atlanta, he and his gallant brigade winning fresthe time in advance, doing splendid service, and at Dalton capturing many prisoners. It was the fate of Gener fields. In Cheatham's division during the arduous Dalton-Atlanta campaign, he and his men sustained their rene of the best. Throughout the whole campaign from Dalton to Atlanta the cavalry were kept busy, sometimes gud certain that Bragg would not be attacked again at Dalton, but was returned to Georgia on the opening of the campaign. During the long continued conflict from Dalton to Atlanta this brigade exhibited a steady bearing.hroughout the battles of the Atlanta campaign, from Dalton to Jonesboro, General Smith led the old Tyler briga, July 28, 1863. In the hundred days campaign from Dalton to Atlanta in 1864, he and his men added to their ae presence of ladies. While the army was camped at Dalton on the 20th of April, 1864, services were held in t
Washington (United States) (search for this): chapter 16
t stopped the fighting before his troops became engaged. After the close of the war General Wilcox was offered a command in the Egyptian army, but declined. In 1886 he was appointed chief of railroad division in a government department at Washington, D. C. Brigadier-General Marcus Joseph Wright Brigadier-General Marcus Joseph Wright was born at Purdy, McNairy county, Tenn., June 5, 1831. His grandfather, John Wright, was a native of Savannah, Ga., and was a captain of the Georgia line render he returned to his home at Memphis, and resumed the practice of law. Since 1878 he has been the agent of the United States war department for the collection of Confederate records for publication by the government, with his office at Washington, D. C. He has been twice married, and has five children living—Marcus J., Jr., of the United States weather bureau; Benjamin, of the United States navy; John Womack, and two daughters. Brigadier-General Felix K. Zollicoffer Brigadier-General
Jonesboro (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
under Gen. John S. Williams, he took a gallant part in the victory at Greeneville, east Tennessee. His command was included in Ransom's division during Longstreet's operations in east Tennessee. On November 23, 1864, being unfit for active service in the field, he was ordered to report temporarily to General Breckinridge. After the war had ended, General Jackson, like the thousands of other citizen-soldiers, returned quietly to the pursuits of peace. On October 30, 1889, he died at Jonesboro, Tenn. Brigadier-General William H. Jackson Brigadier-General William H. Jackson, one of the most prominent living soldiers of Tennessee, was born at Paris, Tenn., October 7, 1835. At twenty-one years he was graduated at the United States military academy (1856), and assigned as brevet second lieutenant to the mounted riflemen. In December of the same year he was commissioned second lieutenant while serving at the cavalry school for practice at Carlisle, Pa. He was on frontier duty at
West Virginia (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
s, George Maney of the First Tennessee, after serving with distinction in Virginia was transferred to the western field of operations, and as brigadier-general did valiant work in the army of Tennessee, from Shiloh to the close of the Atlanta campaign. Another colonel, Robert Hatton of the Seventh Tennessee, also became a brigadier-general, succeeding Anderson in brigade command, and was killed at the battle of Seven Pines. General Anderson commanded his brigade during the movements in western Virginia from August to November, 1861; and from December, 1861, to March, 1862, under the renowned Stonewall Jackson. In August, 1861, Gen. Robert E. Lee was sent to command in West Virginia. He went to work with great vigor to get his army ready for an offensive campaign. But heavy rains set in, which in that mountainous region soon randered roads impassable. All sorts of camp diseases, such as measles, typhoid and intermittent, fever, broke out and prostrated at least one-third of the so
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