Bulletin Volume 2
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9785519259958
  • februari 2015
  • 68 pagina's
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. PORT HUDSON CAMPAIGN, 1862-1863. ORDERED TO PORT HUDSON, AND CAMPAIGN THERE. We were ordered to Port Hudson, La., but halted a few days in camp near Jackson, Miss. Before leaving Jackson officers were sent to Alabama to recruit the companies to full ranks if possible. From Jackson we went by rail to Tangipahoa, La., thence by march of thirty miles across the country to Clinton, La.; thence over a narrow-gauge railroad to Port Hudson, reaching the latter place October 4, 1862. The next day the regiment pitched camp about 100 yards above the landing on a high bank, affording a fine view of the river above and below, and of sugar-cane plantations across the river in front. Port Hudson, thirty miles above Baton Rouge, was at this time a military position of importance for two reasons: 1st. As an outpost defense to Vicksburg, by keeping back from Vicksburg Banks' army of 40,000 men; 2nd. Because this position commanded the mouth of Red river, by which the Confederacy obtained supplies from Western Louisiana, Texas, and Southern Arkansas. Those of our comrades not captured at Island No. 10, and who had been organized into a battalion of three companies, aggregating 162 men, commanded by Capt. R. H. Isbell, rejoined us a month later. During our imprisonment this battalion had rendered valuable service in Northern Mississippi, having participated in the battle of Corinth, Miss., Oct. 3 and 4, 1862. Maj.-Gen. Frank Gardner was commanding the post; Brig.- Gen. W. N. R. Beall, a brigade; Col. W. R. Miles, his legion, the total being about 5,500 men. Our regiment was assigned to Beall's brigade. The river defenses, when completed, consisted of eleven batteries mounting a total of thirty guns, varying in calibre froma four-inch Parrott to ten-inch Columbiad, and ...

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