Monthly Archives: October 2013

Saturday, October 31, 1863

Eastport, Mississippi I sent the following message to be forwarded to Grant and Halleck. EASTPORT, MISSISSIPPI, October 31,  1863 Major-General GRANT: I have your dispatch of the 24th, through General Crook. I had three divisions in Tuscumbia, and drove Lee’s … Continue reading

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Friday, October 30, 1863

Iuka, Mississippi I have ordered three divisions of the Fifteenth Corps to march to Eastport, on the Tennessee River.  Admiral Porter has sent a gunboat that can protect our crossing by ferry boat.   I will remain here at Iuka … Continue reading

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Thursday, October 29, 1863

Iuka, Mississippi Forrest’s Cavalry has been harassing General Osterhaus as he moves along the railroad.  So far, we have held him in check.  Since my new orders came to hurry to Chattanooga, we have quit all repairs on the railroad … Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 28, 1863

Iuka, Mississippi I am trying to push on to Chattanooga as quickly as possible.  General Grant has ordered me to turn over repair of the railroad from Nashville to General Dodge and suspend work on the railroad from Memphis.  The … Continue reading

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Tuesday, October 27, 1863

Iuka, Mississippi As I sat on the porch of a house, I was approached by a dirty, black- haired individual with mixed dress and strange demeanor, who inquired for me, and, on being assured that I was in fact the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, October 27, 1863

Iuka, Mississippi I received a copy of the Memphis Bulletin with an account of our fight at Collierville two weeks ago that is blatantly false.  The account is so wrong it is impossible to correct all the errors.  I sent … Continue reading

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Monday, October 26, 1863

I have made requests for supplies to be sent to Florence, Alabama along with a boat shallow enough to pass the shoals. IUKA, October 26, 1863 Colonel MACFEELY: I want preparations made at once to supply 25,000 men with rations … Continue reading

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Sunday, October 25, 1863

Iuka, Mississippi TO   ELLEN   EWING   SHERIDAN Iuka, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 1863 Dearest Ellen, I have yours of October 16 & 17.    We have had Some fighting ahead with the Enemy’s Cavalry, a pretty formidable body sent ahead … Continue reading

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Saturday, October 24, 1863

General Grant is to command all the armies of the West and I am to command the Army of the Tennessee.  I wrote to General Dodge: IUKA, MISS., October 24, 1863. General DODGE, Corinth: Two gun-boats arrived at Eastport this … Continue reading

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Friday, October 23, 1863

Iuka, Mississippi I have had a pretty bad cold for the past two days and am delayed here by bad breaks on the Railroad ahead.   An army must be fed and railroads are needed.  They are vulnerable to attack … Continue reading

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