Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars, 1861-1865, Volume 1

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[I] Historical sketches and rosters of Minnesota organizations in the Civil and Indian Wars. List and short record of general officers appointed from Minnesota, and of other Minnesota officers who were brevetted as general officers. List and short record of officers appointed from Minnesota in the Volunteer Staff Corps. List of appointments in the United States army from Minnesota, 1861-1870. List of officers and enlisted men promoted from Minnesota Volunteers to be commissioned officers in United States colored troops. The Indian War of 1862-1864, and following campaigns in Minnesota, by C.E. Flandrau. Roster of citizen soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian War of 1862, comp. by C.E. Flandrau.--II. Official reports and correspondence relating to the organization and services of Minnesota troops in the Civil and Indian Wars, 1861-1865.

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Page 424 - d and thunder'd; Storm'd at with shot and shell, Boldly they rode and well, Into the jaws of Death, Into the mouth of hell Rode the six hundred.
Page 149 - ... Knoxville without the power of helping himself or escaping ; the battle of Chattanooga would not have been fought. These are the negative advantages, if the term negative is applicable, which would probably have resulted from prompt movements after Corinth fell into the possession of the National forces. The positive results might have been : a bloodless advance to Atlanta, to Vicksburg, or to any other desired point south of Corinth in the interior of Mississippi CHAPTER XXVII.
Page 344 - Marshall advanced at a double-quick, amidst a shower of balls from the enemy, which fortunately, did little damage to his command ; and after a few volleys, he led...
Page 148 - Murfreesboro to join their comrades in that quarter. Forrest's force assembled for this affair consisted of the Georgians, Major Smith's Tennesseeans, the Kentucky squadron, and some twenty men under Paul F. Anderson. Seeing the Confederates approach, the Federals, then about six hundred yards southward of their camp, halted and formed in line of battle, some nine companies of infantry and four pieces of artillery. Directing the Georgians to confront and menace the enemy and engage with skirmishers,...
Page 383 - ... as far as the eye could see to the north and south of our track. Our weather report which stated " little likelihood of fog off Newfoundland,
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Page 204 - No sooner had we taken such position than General Burbridge withdrew his brigade from the action. Under a direct fire from the fort in front, and a heavy cross-fire from a fort on our right, the regiment pressed forward up to and even on the enemy's works. In this position, contending for the possession of the rebel earthworks before us, the regiment remained for two hours, when it became dark, and I was ordered by Colonel Sanborn to withdraw the regiment.
Page 157 - Ewing's suspicions, as follows: . " On the night of the 3d, a messenger was sent to Gen. Pemberton with information that an attempt to create a diversion would be made, to enable him to cut his way out, and that I hoped to attack the enemy about the 7th. " On the 5th, however, we learned the fall of Yicksburg; and therefore fell back to Jackson.'* 88 July 7.
Page 97 - Napoleon guns were thus captured by our brigade, two of them by the men of my regiment. Hardly had a lodgment in the works been gained when the enemy's reserves made a furious counter-attack upon our men, yet in confusion. This attack was promptly met by a charge en masse by the crowd, which, after a few minutes of desperate hand-to-hand fighting, cleared the ridge, leaving the place in our undisputed possession, with some 200 or 300 prisoners. The captured artillery was turned upon the retreating...
Page 197 - This was executed in the most gallant and splendid manner. The regiment, in perfect line, with triumphant shouts, rushed forward against a most murderous fire, and when within fifty yards of the enemy's line he fled to the rear with the greatest precipitancy, receiving two or three full volleys from my regiment as he retired. Immediately...