Recollections with the Third Iowa Regiment

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Pub. for the author, 1864 - Iowa - 396 pages
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Page ii - Clerk's office of the District Court of the US for the Southern District of Ohio.
Page 328 - No sooner had the good news reached Washington, than the President sent over the wires the following message : • WASHINGTON, D. (X, October 8, 1862. ^Major-General GRANT : I congratulate you and all concerned in your recent battles and victories. How does it all sum up ? I especially regret the death of General Hackleman, and am very anxious to know the condition of General Oglesby, who is an intimate personal friend.
Page 138 - Ceutreville, 10 miles north of Liberty, by sunset, where the firing of cannon was distinctly heard in the direction of Platte City, which was surmised to be from Colonel Smith's Sixteenth Illinois command.
Page 327 - As in all great battles, so in this, it becomes our fate to mourn the loss of many brave and faithful officers and soldiers, who have given up their lives as a sacrifice for a great principle. The nation mourns for them. By command of Major-General US GRANT. JOHN A. RAWLINS, AAG...
Page 327 - Hurlbut, was marching upon the enemy's rear, driving in their pickets and cavalry, and attracting the attention of a large force of infantry and artillery. On the following day, under MajorGeneral Ord, these forces advanced with unsurpassed gallantry, driving the enemy back across the Hatchie, over ground where it is almost incredible that a superior force should be driven by an inferior, capturing two of the batteries (eight guns), many hundred small arms, and several hundred prisoners.
Page 140 - The ammunition wagon, becoming fastened between a tree and a log at the roadside in such a manner that it could not be released without serious loss, was abandoned. The engagement lasted one hour and was sustained by my command with an intrepidity that merits my warmest approbation. I have to regret the loss of a number of brave officers and men, who fell gallantly fighting at their posts. I refer to the enclosed list of killed and wounded as a part of this report. The heaviest fire was sustained...
Page 326 - ... over the combined armies of Van Dorn, Price and Lovell. The enemy chose his own time and place of attack, and, knowing the troops of the West as he does, and with great facilities for knowing their numbers, never would have made the attempt, except with a superior force numerically. But for the undaunted bravery of officers and soldiers> who have yet to learn defeat, the efforts of the enemy must have proven successful.
Page 240 - TJ Wood's division arrived in time to take part in the action. My force was too much fatigued from two days' hard fighting and exposure in the open air to a drenching rain during the intervening night to pursue immediately. Night closed in cloudy and with heavy rain, making the roads impracticable for artillery by the next morning.
Page 139 - Smith to hasten his command. About two miles from Liberty the advance guard drove in the enemy's pickets. Skirmishers closely examined the dense growth through which our route lay, and at 3 pm discovered the enemy in force, concealed on both sides of the road, and occupying the dry bed of a slough, his left resting on the river and his right ex tending beyond our observation.
Page 139 - ... discovered the enemy in force, concealed on both sides of the road, and occupying the dry bed of a slough, his left resting on the river and the right extending beyond our observation. He opened a heavy fire, which drove back our skirmishers, and made simultaneous attacks upon our front and right. These were well sustained, and he retired with loss to his position. In the attack on our front the artillery suffered so severely that the only piece, a brass...

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