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Williams' (William S.) Artillery. See Ohio Troops, 3rd Battery.

Williamson's (J. A.) Mounted Rifles. See Arkansas Troops, Confederate, 2nd Regiment Rifles.

Williamson's (James A.) Infantry. See Iowa Troops, 4th Regiment

Willis' (Leonidas) Cavalry. See T. N. Waul's Legion.

Wilson's (A. N.) Cavalry. See Tennessee Troops, Confederate.

Wilson's (Hall) Cavalry. See Illinois Troops,. 5th Regiment.

Wilson's (James G.) Cavalry. See Illinois Troops, 15th Regiment.

Wilson's (William T.) Infantry. See Tennessee Troops, Union, 1st WEST Tennessee Regiment.

Winans' (W. P.) Infantry. See Louisiana Troops, Confederate, 19th Regiment.

Wingfield's (J. H.) Cavalry. See Louisiana Troops, Confederate, 9th Battalion.

Withers' (H. R.) Cavalry. See Arkansas Troops, Confederate, 2nd Regiment.

Withers' (W. T.) Artillery. See Mississippi Troops, 1st Regiment.

Witherspoon's (W. W.) Infantry. See Mississippi Troops, 36th Regiment.

Witt's (A. R.) Infantry. See Arkansas Troops, Confederate, 10th Regiment.

Wofford's (J. L.) Artillery. See Mississippi Troops, 1st Regiment, Battery D.

Wolfe's (Edward H.) Infantry. See Indiana Troops, 52nd Regiment.

Wood's (Edward J.) Infantry. See Indiana Troops, 48th Regiment.

Wood's (Oliver) Infantry. See Ohio Troops, 22nd Regiment.

Wood's (Peter P.) Artillery. See Illinois Troops, 1st Regiment. Battery A.

Wood's (R. C., Jr.) Cavalry. See Wirt Adams' Cavalry.

Wood's (R. L.) Artillery. See H. M. Bledsoe's Artillery.

Wood's (W. B.) Infantry. See Alabama Troops, Confederate, 16th Regiment.

Wood's (William F.) Cavalry. See Indiana Troops, 1st Regiment.

Woods' (Charles R.) Infantry. See Ohio Troops, 76th Regiment.

Woods' (M. L.) Infantry. See Alabama Troops, Confederate, 46th Regiment.

Woodyard's (Humphrey M.) Infantry. See Missouri Troops, Union, 21st Regiment.

Worthington's (William J.) Infantry. See Kentucky Troops, Union, 22nd Regiment.

Wright's (Clark) Cavalry. See Missouri Troops, Union, 6th Regiment.

Yates' (J. H.) Artillery. See Mississippi Troops, 14th Battalion, Battery B.

Yazoo Rangers, Cavalry. See Mississippi Troops.

Yerger's (W. S.) Cavalry. See Wirt Adams' Cavalry.

Young's (William J.) Infantry. See Georgia Troops, 29th Regiment.

Zeigler's (M. G.) Infantry. See Holcombe Legion.

Zickerick's (William) Artillery. See Wisconsin Troops, 12th Battery.

Zimmerman's (John) Cavalry. See Illinois Troops, 3rd Regiment.

FORT PULASKI - NEW ORLEANS

THE

WAR OF THE REBELLION:

A COMPILATION OF THE

OFFICIAL RECORDS

OF THE

UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES

A

H-BAR ENTERPRISES

PRODUCT

COPYRIGHT 1995

PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, BY B revet Lieutenant Colonel ROBERT N. SCOTT, THIRD U. S. ARTILLERY.

AND

PUBLISHED PURSUANT TO ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED JUNE 16, 11880.

SERIES I-VOLUME VI.

WASHINGTON:

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1882.

PREFACE.

By an act approved June 23, 1874, Congress made an appropriation "to enable the Secretary of War to begin the publication of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, both of the Union and Confederate Armies," and directed him "to have coped for the Public Printer all reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders not heretofore copied or printed, and properly arranged in chronological orders."

Appropriations for continuing such preparation have been made from time, and the act approved June 16, 1880, has provided "for the printing and binding, under direction of the Secretary of War, of 10,000 copies of a compilation of the Official Records (Union and Confederate) of the War of the Rebellion, so far as the same may be ready for publication, during the fiscal year"; and that "of said number, 7,000 copies shall be for the use of the House of Representatives, 2,000 copies for the use of the Senate, and 1,000 copies for the use of the Executive Departments."*

This compilation will be first general publication of the military records of the war, and will embrace all official documents that can be obtained by the compiler, and that appear to be of any historical value.

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*Volume I to V distributed under June 16, 1880. The act approved August 7, 1882, provides that-

"The volumes of the official records of the war of the rebellion shall be distributed as follows: One thousand copies to the executive departments, as now provided by law. One thousand copies for distribution by the Secretary of War among officers of the Army and contributors to the work. Eight thousand three hundred copies shall be sent by the Secretary of War to such libraries, organizations, and individuals as may be designated by the Senators, Representatives, and Delegates of the Forty-seventh Congress. Each Senator shall designate not exceeding twenty-six, and each Representative and Delegate not exceeding twenty-one of such addresses, and the volumes shall be sent thereto from time to time as they are published, until the publication is completed. Senators, Representatives, and delegates shall inform the Secretary of War in each case how many volumes of those heretofore published they have forwarded to such addressees. The remaining copies of the eleven thousand to be published, and all sets that may not be ordered to be distributed as provided herein, shall be sold by the Secretary of War for cost of publication with ten per cent, added thereto, and the proceeds of such sale shall be covered into the Treasury. If two or more sets of said volumes are ordered to the same address the Secretary of War shall inform the Senators, Representatives or Delegates, or individuals. The Secretary of War shall report to the first session of the Forty-eighth Congress what volumes of the series heretofore published have not been furnished to such libraries, organizations, and individuals. He shall also inform distributes at whose instance the volunteers are sent."

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The publication will present the records in the following order of arrangement:

The 1st Series will embrace the formal reports, both Union and Confederate, of the first seizures of United States property in the Southern States, and of all military operations in the field, with the correspondence, orders, and returns relating specially thereto, and, as proposed, is to be accompanied by an Atlas.

In this series the reports will be arranged according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts. The correspondence, &c., not embraced in the "reports" proper will follow (first Union and next Confederate) in chronological order.

The 2nd Series will contain the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns, Union and Confederate, relating to prisoners of war, and (so far as the military authorities were concerned) to State or political prisoners.

The 3rd Series will contain the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Union authorities (embracing their correspondence with the Confederate officials) not relating specially to the subject of the first and second series. It will set forth the annual and special reports of the Secretary of War, of the General-in-Chief, and of the chiefs of the several staff corps and departments; the calls for troops, and the correspondence between the National and the several State authorities.

The 4th Series will exhibit the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Confederate authorities, similar to that indicated for the Union official, as of the third series, but excluding the correspondence between the Union and confederate authorities given in that series.

ROBERT N. SCOTT,

Major, Third Art., and Brevet. Lieutenant Colonel

WAR DEPARTMENT, August 23, 1880.

Approved:

ALEX. RANSEY,

Secretary of War.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER XV.

Page

Operations on the coasts of South Carolina,

Georgia, and Middle and East Florida. August

21, 1861-April 11, 1862................... 1-435

CHAPTER XVI.

Operations in West Florida, Southern Alabama,

Southern Mississippi, and Louisiana. September 1,

1861-May 12, 1862........................ 436-894

CONTENTS OF PRECEDING VOLUMES.

VOLUME I.

CHAPTER I. Page

Operations in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.

December 20, 11860-April 14, 1861....... 1-317

CHAPTER II.

The secession of Georgia. January 3-26, 1861..................................... 318-325

CHAPTER III.

The secession of Alabama and Mississippi.

January 4-20, 1861....................... 326-330

CHAPTER IV.

Operations in Florida. January 6-August 31, 1861.................................... 331-473

CHAPTER V.

The secession of North Carolina. January

9-May 20, 1861........................... 474-488

CHAPTER VI.

The secession of Louisiana. January 10-February 19, 1861................................. 489-501

CHAPTER VII.

Operations in Texas and New Mexico. February

1-June 11, 1861.................................... 502-636

CHAPTER VIII.

Operations in Arkansas, the Indiana Territory,

and Missouri. February 7-May 9, 1861.................................... 637-891

VOLUME II.

CHAPTER IX.

Operations in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Indiana Territory. May 10-November 19, 1861................................... 1-749

VOLUME IV.

CHAPTER XI.

Operations in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

June 11, 1861-February 1, 1861............. 1-174

CHAPTER XII.

Operations in Kentucky and Tennessee. July 1-November 19, 1861....................... 175-565

CHAPTER XIII.

Operations in North Carolina and Southeastern Virginia. August 1, 1861-January 11, 1862...................................... 566-721

VOLUME V.

CHAPTER XIV.

Operations in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and West Virginia. August 1, 1861-March 1, 1862....................................... 1-1106

VI-VOL. VI