hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 576 results in 282 document sections:

... 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
ll attacked the enemy's centre by night. After a desperate resistance the enemy were driven from their positions with the loss of from five to six thousand prisoners, and 42 pieces of artillery. The latest accounts from the field are to yesterday noon. The enemy had made a stand on Mission Ridge, and the battle was still raging. Our loss in General officers is very great. Brig.--Gen. Helm, of Kentucky, was killed while leading a charge. Maj.Gen. Hood was mortally wounded. Major Richmond, of Gen. Polk's Staff, was killed. The battle began 3 miles West of East Chickamauga. In the three days fighting the enemy were driven across Pea Vine Creek and West Chickamauga, about eleven miles, to the present position. He threw up temporary breastworks at Pea Vine Creek, and has evidently been defeated on ground of his own choosing. Dispatches from Gov. Harris, of Tenn. The following special telegram from Gov. Harris to the Appeal confirms our report: Chickamau
l. J. M. Hewitt, 2d Kentucky regiment; Capt. Harry Rogers, do.; Lieut. M. M. Carson, do.; Adj't W. Bell, do.; Capt. Daniels, 9th Kentucky; Lieut. Bell. 4th Ky. Cheatham's division is reported to be in possession of Gen. Thomas's body. Col. Bland and Major Hard, 7th S. C., and Col. Ould, of the 8th S. C.; Col. Hewett, 2d Ky; Lieut. Col. Inge, 18th Ala; Col. Wheaton, 22d Ala., were killed. Col. John M. Lillard, 20th Tenn., and Major Haskell, 19th Tenn., dangerously wounded. Col. Richmond, Gen. Polk's Aide-de-camp, was killed by a Yankee sharpshooter just after the fight was over. He was riding between the lines of the two armies and after he was shot and had fallen from his horse he wrote in his memorandum book the request that his body should be taken to his home for interment, for which service his legal representative would pay $500 in gold. The Federals have a jolly way of throwing down their guns and rushing to the rear of our troops when they have enough of o
Humbugs Court. --Wm. H. Curtis, a notorious Richmond thief, was put upon trial for stealing a horse, saddle, and bridle from Jno A. Ruel, on the 15th of August last. After an examination and argument of counsel the case was given to the jury, who returned in a short time with a verdict of guilty, and the accused was sent to the Penitentiary for five years. The evidence and argument in the case of Michael Harrington, for receiving stolen money, knowing the same to be obtained illegally, was heard before Judge Lyons yesterday, and at a late hour submitted to the jury, who returned with a verdict of not guilty, and the prisoner was discharged. After some further business, at 5 o'clock the Court adjourned till this morning.
Fight near Vidalia, La. --The Mobile Tribune learns from a gentleman who is a bearer of dispatches to Richmond the following particulars of a battle near Vidalia, La. He states that on the 18th inst. our forces, some 1,200 strong, commanded by Gen. Majors, succeeded in getting the enemy, (in command of--,) numbering 1,200 to 1,500 troops, into an ambush and killed seventeen. Afterwards Gen. Majors got them into a second ambush and killed sixty two more. In the after skirmishing our forces killed about one hundred and forty additional, and captured about 300 negroes, who made their escape or were otherwise disposed of. The negro encampment on the west side of the river was completely broken up and all of the camp equipage, &c., secured. This encampment was a place of rendezvous for the negroes, who were being, and prepared for active service. All of the enemy's forces, negroes, &c., who escaped were driven to the east side of the river into Natchez. Our informant also rep
Later from Europe. The steamer Persia, from Liverpool, 26th, has arrived at New York. The Liverpool cotton market closed firmer. Mr. Mason's letter to Lord Russell, on withdrawing from London, is published. It quotes his instructions from Richmond, which state that Mr. Davis believes that the English Government is determined to decline his overtures for friendly relations, and will not receive a minister; and, therefore, it is no longer conducive to the interests, nor consistent with the dignity, of the Confederate Government, for Mr. Mason to continue his residence at London any longer. The London Index says it is not contemplated to withdraw Mr. Slidell. The prospect of the fall of Charleston is much debated in England. The friends of the South assert that it will not affect the issue, and the editor of the Army and Navy Gazette (Mr. Russell) cannot perceive what great military advantage would accrue from the capture. The Rhine has overflown its bed t
rtain. He had a sharp engagement with the enemy when he attacked the wagon train, and lost a number in killed, wounded, and prisoners during the fight and on his way to Decatur. The train was so long that, notwithstanding it was defended by a strong escort, he succeeded in destroying several hundred wagons. It is understood that the President sustains Gen. Bragg, and that no change will be made in the command of the army. The latter has relieved Gen. Hill for his alleged tardiness on the morning of the 20th of September, and ordered him to report to Richmond. Rumor has it that Gen. H. has tendered, or will tender his resignation. A court of inquiry will probably be ordered in the cases of General Polk and Gen. Hindman. The four new bridges recently built on the Georgia State road have been carried away by the freshet. No mail has arrived or been sent off for the last two days. I shall endeavor to send this letter forward to Dalton, and have it posted there. Sallust.
went within a short distance of the enemy's field hospital this morning, and he reports their wounded at from 800 to 1,000. He thinks it would be quite safe to put their entire casualties at 1,000. Our guns on Lookout shelled the road to-day along which the enemy's trains and artillery were moving towards Brown's ferry, and compelled their infantry forces to change their positions more than once. Unfortunately, not more than one third of the shells, which have just been received from Richmond, exploded. The guns engaged in the artillery duel with the Moccasin batteries yesterday were not Alexander's fine parrotts as reported; they were taken up to-day, and will render the enemy's position in Lookout valley unpleasant, if nothing more. It is but proper to add, in correction of an error in my last letter, that it was only the cavalry videttes, and not Law's pickets, who were surprised the night of the 26th, when the enemy effected a landing and threw a bridge across the rive
Stonewall Jackson's resignation. --It was mentioned by Dr. White, the pastor of General Jackson at his funeral, that when that unfortunate difficulty occurred in the Valley which led him to send on his resignation to Richmond,--and all his staff and other officers gathered round him, urged him to go to Richmond himself and set himself right with the Government — he positively refused, saying, "I have but two things to do, to serve my God and my country. If my country has not confidence in me here, let them put some one in my place in whom they have confidence."
s which would have proved of immense advantage to the Federal arms was thrown aside, and the season frittered away in a campaign barren of results." Had General Rosecrans's second plan been acted upon Stone wall Jackson's advance down the Shenandoah Valley would never have taken place; McDowell would have formed a junction with Gen. McClellan, then in front of Richmond; Richmond must have fallen, and Gen. Lee, instead of crushing Pope and advancing into Maryland, would have surrendered with Richmond or have been compelled to retreat through North Carolina, while the State would probably have risen against him at every step of the way. Now, to have presented these plans to the War Department, would, inasmuch as they were not acted upon, be a great crime in any man; but to present these plans and tell of it also is a crime too great to be horde, and it should be expected that any General guilty of it must die, if two or three Secretaries of War and a military adviser could between them s
The Daily Dispatch: January 23, 1864., [Electronic resource], A mammoth swindle — Livingston thrown into the Shade — a Million and a Quarter gone up. (search)
to be more tolerant in their judgment of matters of which they know nothing. They should bear in mind that our rulers and our officers have facts in their possession of which the public at large know nothing, and which cannot be published without damage to the interests of the country. We may be sure that they are quite as patriotic as ourselves, and for their own sakes, as well as for the sake of the cause, are going to do all that circumstances permit. We observe that the intelligence Richmond correspondent of the Morning Herald expresses the fear Johnston may be influenced in his position by popular clamor. He may all such apprehensions. Gen. Johnston does not hold in any degree of respect unenlightened public opinion. He is going to do just what he thinks best, and will stand as firm as a rock upon the basis of his own judgment. And a more solid judgment in the art of war no military man of this day possesses. We regard him as one of the most consummate soldiers whom t
... 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29