Friday, September 7, 2012

September 7 - 8 - Tennessee Civil War Notes

7-8, Bombardment of Confederates, Chattanooga environs
HDQRS., In front Chattanooga, Tenn., September 8, 1863--8 a. m.
Brig.-Gen. HAZEN:
GEN.:....We shelled the enemy yesterday to aid Gen. Wood. He is in Lookout Valley and had quite a fight with the enemy yesterday. We will try to shell the rebels in his front from this side of the river to-day, so as to help him, but I do not quite understand what he is trying to do, as he cannot take the place while there are so many troops there as yesterday. I think Cheatham's division is still near. Col. Wilder will make a strong demonstration to-day above Chattanooga.
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G. D. WAGNER, Brig.-Gen., Comdg.
OR, Ser. I, Vol. 30, pt. III, p. 463.

7, SPECIAL ORDERS No. 62, One-hundred and third Ohio sent by rail from Knoxville to carry out an expedition in Jonsesborough environsSPECIAL ORDERS, No. 62. HDQRS, TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,
Knoxville, Tenn., September 7, 1863.
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VI. The One hundred and third Ohio, Col. Casement, will proceed to Knoxville immediately, prepared to make an expedition on the cars to Jonesborough, or to some point on the railroad east of that place, for the purpose of repairing and guarding the railroad temporarily wherever it may need either. Col. Casement will bring his regimental baggage and his share of the ration pertaining to the brigade, after exhausting which he will subsist off the country. At this place he will procure the necessary tools for repairs on the road. Gen. Hascall will use every effort to hurry the regiment forward. It will return on the train which carries this order.
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By command of Maj.-Gen. Hartsuff:
OR, Ser. I, Vol. 30, pt. III, p 436.

7, South Side Institute
The annual session of this excellent school will begin this morning. Mrs. Emma Holcomb, the Principal is well known as one of the most successful teachers and disciplinarians in the country, and the Institute has every other attraction to commend it to a liberal support. We are informed that the accomplished artiste and teacher of the Piano, Miss Panelle, whose service have been engaged, is expected here in the course of the present month, she being unavoidably detained on account of illness.
Nashville Daily Press, September 7, 1863.

7, “A Shocking Outrage.”
We learn that a shocking outrage was committed on the person of a young lady residing near the Southern suburbs of the city, a few nights since but are unable to obtain full particulars as the affair is been kept secret as possible by her family and friends, who are said to be poodle of unblemished reputation. From what we learned, it would appear that they young lady who was both beautiful and virtuous, was awakened on Saturday night last by a noise in her room; and starting suddenly, saw two men engaged in the work of plundering her trunks. She screamed faintly but not so as to be hard through the house. One of the ruffians rushed to the bedside, and throwing her back, applied chloroform to her mouth. What followed, we leave to our readers to imagine; suffice it to say that the young lady was found next morning in a dangerous and pitiable condition, and bordering on insanity. Doubts are entertained of her recovery. Who these fiends in human shape were, is not known. They carried off considerable money and other plunder. It is supposed they entered the house for the purpose of robbery, and seeing a chance to do far worse than that, embraced it. It is hoped the felons will be ferreted out and speedily brought to justice. We cannot conceive a punishment too severe for this most damnable crime.
Memphis Bulletin, September 7, 1864.

7, Editorial denouncing guerrilla activity in East Tennessee, especially Blount and Jefferson counties
“Guerrillas About”
Small thieving bands of guerrillas are still doing mischief in the surrounding counties - particularly Blount and Jefferson. These thieves and murderers are, for the most part, led by the sons of men of property, who though they are rebels, are protected by our authorities. Let the property of these men either be seized and appropriated, or let it be destroyed at once, as the only means of reaching their guerrilla offsprings. Throughout...East Tennessee, where the roads are destroyed, and Union property is taken, let rebel property be reduced to ashes, and their livestock appropriated. They invite these raids, and are the authors indirectly, of all the injury done. Let them be made to suffer the just consequences of their treason and villainy. Let us all go to work, soldiers and citizens, to exterminate these devils. It must come to this, and the sooner we begin the work the sooner we shall get through with the job.
Brownlow’s Knoxville Whig and Rebel Ventilator, September 7, 1864.

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