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Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
r is the spirit of Kentucky dead? At this time General Buell had under his command about one hundred and fourteen thousand men, composed chiefly of citizens of Ohio, Indiana, Don Carlos Buell. Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and loyalists of Kentucky and Tennessee, with about one hundred and twenty-six pieces of artillery. The contributions of these States to Buell's army were as follows: Ohio, thirty regiments of infantry, two end a half of cavalry, and eightiana, twenty-seven regiments of infantry, one and a half regiment of cavalry, and five batteries of artillery; Illinois, three regiments of infantry; Kentucky, twenty-four regiments of infantry, four of cavalry, and two batteries of artillery; Pennsylvania, three regiments of infantry, two of cavalry, and one battery of artillery; Michigan, three regiments of infantry, and one battery of artillery; Wisconsin, three regiments of infantry; Minnesota, two regiments of infantry and one battery of ar
Mississippi (United States) (search for this): chapter 8
t Southern Kentucky, from the mountains to the Mississippi River, in possession of the Confederates. Polk was he rebellion in his Department westward of the Mississippi River. On the 23d of December he declared martial l. Let us now observe events eastward of the Mississippi River, within the Departments of Generals Halleck re between Nashville and Bowling Green and the Mississippi River, and upon these the combined armies of Halleckl works, were redoubts on Island No.10, in the Mississippi River, and at Columbus, on its, eastern bank; Fort Hament, projected by Fremont for service on the Mississippi River, had been in preparation at St. Louis and Cairough originally constructed for service on the Mississippi River, were found to be of sufficiently light draft iderable force, were made on both sides of the Mississippi River, toward the reputed impregnable stronghold at owling Green, in the movement for clearing the Mississippi River and valley of all warlike obstructions. Fort
St. Louis (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
water, 182. Halleck declares martial law in St. Louis Price driven out of Missouri, 183. Hunter'e States a naval armament in preparation at St. Louis, 198. Foote's flotilla preparations to bre of General Scott. The Headquarters were at St. Louis. General Hunter, whom Halleck superseded, wd starving, they sought refuge and relief in St. Louis. Seeing this, the commander determined to aal order, he directed the Provost-Marshal of St. Louis (Brigadier-General Curtis) to inquire into te 23d of December he declared martial law in St. Louis; and by proclamation on the 25th this systemthe most aristocratic portion of the city of St. Louis. forward, along the line of the railway towaississippi River, had been in preparation at St. Louis and Cairo, for co-operation with the militarer Walke; Essex, Commander W. D. Porter; and St. Louis, Lieutenant Commanding Paulding; and the woosoon afterward the armored gun-boats (Essex, St. Louis, Carondelet, and Cincinnati) were sent forwa[1 more...]
Essex (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
a very promising youth, not quite seventeen years of age. He was standing very near Commander Porter at the time, with one hand on that officer's shoulder, and the other on his own cutlass. Captain Porter was badly scalded by the steam that escaped, but recovered. That officer was a son of Commodore David Porter, famous in American annals as the commander of the Essex in the war of 1812; and he inherited his father's bravery and patriotism. The gun-boat placed under his command was named Essex, in honor of his father's memory. It was all over before the land troops arrived, and neither those on the Fort Henry side of the river, nor they who moved against Fort Hieman, on the other bank of the stream, had an opportunity to fight. The occupants of the latter had fled at the approach of the Nationals without firing a shot, and had done what damage they could by fire, at the moment of their departure. A few minutes before the surrender, says Pollard, the scene in and around the for
Missouri (United States) (search for this): chapter 8
nent secessionists, charged to preserve the peace; and in a short time comparative good order was restored. Now Pope was charged with similar duties. On the 7th of December, he was assigned to the command of all the National troops between the Missouri and Osage Rivers, which included a considerable portion of Fremont's army that fell back from Springfield. Price was advancing. He had made a most stirring appeal by proclamation to the Missourians to come and help him, and so help themselves epose, for I will not live to see my people enslaved. This appeal aroused the disaffected Missourians, and at the time when Pope was ordered to his new field of operations, about five thousand recruits, it was said, were marching from the Missouri River and beyond to join Price. To prevent this combination was Pope's chief desire. He encamped thirty or forty miles southwest from Booneville, at the middle of December, and after sending out some of the First Missouri cavalry, under Major Hu
Great River (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
trongly re-enforced, and those at Paducah would very shortly embark. In the mean time I was to go to Smithland, at the mouth of the Cumberland River, and get the regiments there in condition to march. He handed me an order to that effect, and I executed it. and Commodore Foote, and approved by General Halleck, were now commenced. The chief object was to break the line of the Confederates, which, as we have observed, had been established with care and skill across the country from the Great River to the mountains; also to gain possession of their strongholds, and to flank those at Columbus and Bowling Green, in the movement for clearing the Mississippi River and valley of all warlike obstructions. Fort Henry, lying on a low bottom land on the eastern or righ tbank of the Tennessee River, in Stewart County, Tennessee, was to be the first object of attack. It lay at a bend of that stream, and its guns commanded a reach of the river below it toward Panther Island, for about two mil
Edgefield (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
o the command of the Western Department, with his Headquarters at Nashville. Under the shadow of Johnston's protection, and behind the corntil he reached Livingston and Gainesborough, in the direction of Nashville, in order to be in open communication with Headquarters at the la you? At that instant Zollicoffer's aid, Major Henry M. Fogg, of Nashville, fired at Fry, wounding his horse. Fry turned and fired, killinge-half. Crittenden, as we have observed, had made his way toward Nashville, and left the Cumberland almost unguarded above that city; yet so Confederate troops, and their chief fortifications, were between Nashville and Bowling Green and the Mississippi River, and upon these the cnt a large body of troops by railway from Bowling Green by way of Nashville and Chattanooga to Knoxville, and when the Confederate force was ment of Irish volunteers. Hieman was a German, and a resident of Nashville. He was an architect, and a man of taste, culture, and fortune.
Jamestown, Ky. (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
ize the railway that traversed that region, and afforded quick communication between the Confederate armies in the West and in Virginia, and liberate the East Tennesseeans from their terrible thrall. It was a great work to be performed, and Thomas was precisely the man for the task. He entered upon it with alacrity. He divided his force, giving a smaller portion to the care of General Schoepf at Somerset, while he led the remainder in person, in a flank movement from Columbia, by way of Jamestown. He reached Logan's Cross Roads, ten miles from Beech Grove, on the 17th, January, 1862. where, during the prevalence of a heavy rain-storm, he gathered his troops and made disposition for an immediate attack. In the mean time the Confederates had left their intrenchments, and had marched to meet him. General Crittenden, satisfied that Zollicoffer's position was untenable against superior numbers, The line of intrenchments was so extensive that the force was not sufficient to defend
Fort Bliss (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
wounded in hospitals there and at Santa Fe. After skirmishing with his opponents along the river, each party moving on opposite sides of the stream, and perceiving imminent danger to his whole command, Sibley fled under cover of the night to the mountains, with his scanty provisions on pack mules, dragging his cannon over rugged spurs and along fearful precipices, for ten days. Then he again struck the Rio Grande at a point where he had ordered supplies to meet him. He then made his way to Fort Bliss, At Albuquerque, according to Sibley's report, the brothers Raphael and Manuel Armijo were so warmly interested in the Confederate cause that they placed at his disposal stores valued at $200,000. They fled over the mountains with Sibley. Their generosity and sacrifices so touched his heart, that he expressed a hope that they might not be forgotten by the Confederate Government in the final settlement. in Texas, May 4. a wiser if not a happier man. Canby did not follow him over the mo
Milford, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
le body Dec. 16, 1861 westward and took position in the country between Clinton and Warrensburg, in Henry and Johnson counties. There were two thousand Confederates then near his lines, and against these Lieutenant-Colonel Brown, of the Seventh Missouri, was sent with a considerable cavalry force that scattered them. Having accomplished this, Brown returned to the main army, Dec. 18. which was moving on Warrensburg. Informed that a Confederate, force was on the Blackwater, at or near Milford, North of him, Pope sent Colonel Jefferson C. Davis and Major Merrill to flank them, while the main body should be in a position to give immediate aid, if necessary. Davis found them in a wooded bottom on the west side of the Blackwater, opposite the mouth of Clear Creek. His forces were on the east side, and a bridge that spanned the Blackwater between them was strongly guarded. This was carried by assault, by two companies of the Fourth Regular Cavalry, under Lieutenants Gordon and Amo
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