Galveston Civilian Extra Newspaper Archives Feb 18 1862, Page 1

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Galveston Civilian-Extra (Newspaper) - February 18, 1862, Galveston, Texas Elf psf Tifi Iima if Price five cents. Tuesday feb. A 1863 later from it. Henry l further accounts of the fishing Creek Battle. Northern run air of a Battle a fran Gen. Price. Jim Lane s programme further from Cairo. It. Pulaski provisioned instructions to Burn Side s exp edition. Enemy in Kentucky Crittenden s position Etc., dec Etc. Military movements in Kentucky. The following in reference to the Advance movements of the federals in Kentucky we take from the Memphis Appeal of the 1st we Hare inform Ilion that Gen. Grant Eft Cairo on tuesday night with eighteen trans Porta and gunboats and s Oij Twenty thousand troops and moved a the Ohio River towards Padu Cati. It is supposed in military circles that a pm it of this Force will proceed up the Tennessee River to reinforce Gen. Smith and the remainder go up the to operate against fort Donelson. Tina would strongly indicated determination on the part of the enemy to move on Clarkville or Nashville which will be expedited by the capture of fort Henry. In an editorial of the capture of fort Henry the Appeal says weave enabled to stuff from our own knowledge Taat the amount of store and ammunition  a Kiln wan a Milt Fri a -.j, to Cittad on the East Bank of the Tennessee River Twenty below the Railroad Bridge and was purely an earthwork defence though of considerable mag Tutu de. It was surrounded by a deep Dich and strengthened by Rifle pits in the rear. Only a null portion of Geo. Til Shruan s command probably some 500 men were state Ned immediately in the fort the remainder being within supporting distance. The armament of the fort was very inferior consisting of fourteen guns of the following description one 12. I Pounder not properly mounted and rendered Unser Viceal e after being fired twice last tuesday one 32-Pounder, rifled the Only be that could compute in Range with the ten Inch guns o the enemy. The others were 42 and 24 in unders. Only four of our guns were in position so As to properly Range with the ascending boats. Submarine batteries were planted below on the East Side of the Island and were being Laid in the West Channel on the Day of the enemy s approach but our plans were disturbed before Fally perfected. The in Enir in Kentucky the enemy s movements in Kentucky for a few weeks have s far been entirely successful and there is nothing to indicate that the movements now contemplated by them wiil not be Equillo so. For no Tbs the process of Coil Cen rating and organizing the Federal army in front of us has gone on without interruption. Geo. Quell now has All the Roin he wants and has them just where tie wants them. And it appears As if he is proceeding to carry out the thetys so Deli a ply matured. It looks As it the the Vicinity of Columbus the expedition from Cairo the bombardment of fort Donelson and the Advance of Gen. T. L. Crittenden to Greenville were but so Many feints to draw our attention Tiroui the reinforcements Thev were hns Leniu to their i Juht Wing and the movements to Force Gen. G. B. Crittenden to rail Buck from his entrenchments t Aid i Springs. At any rate the attention or our a Jenels undirected to the former i most tibents almost exclusively while the operations on our right were entirely Success Ful. Gen. Crittenden was so hemmed in by overwhelming numbers that he had to fight Retreat or Sun under. He chose the first and the bloody repulse of Logan s Cross roads followed. Apropos of this the comments of a portion of the Southern press on the Battle at Logan s Cross roads in so far As they pertain to Gen. Crittenden in e Sham Ful us fouled grossly unjust and unworthy of any Southern gentleman. It Ouy be a question whether Gen. Crittenden should Bare fought at All but that was deter mixed upon by the unanimous voice of a Council of officers and when the situation of Bis army becomes know All candid men will approve the decision. In the Battle Bis conduct and bearing were those of a Brave and skillful general and his masterly Retreat should vindicate him from the imputations of thoughtless or malignant men. I am fir from being an Admir prof the Critte Odets family and sincerely re Grette 1 the promotion a f Gen. Crittenden but it is due to truth and Justice to say that Bis conduct in con Nee Ion with the Battle of the 19di, has shown Hui altogether worthy of the Confidence reposed in him by the president. There is not a general h the Confederate service who would have done otherwise than he did in attacking and not one who would have Batter succeeded in extricating his army from its dangerous posit when our generals prove incompetent let of deprive them of command when they Are shown , u5 to Teri out to -8 treason and should be punished As treason to attempt to get up a clamor against one who has neither shown himself incompetent for unfaithful but on the contrary has demonstrated his skill courage and Fidelity. Gen. Thomas s army now numbers full 25,-000mm, and reinforcements Are daily being sent him. With ten or Twenty thousand More what will prevent him from penetrating into Ehst Tennessee and cutting off the Railroad communication Between the East and the West ? i see nothing to oppose his March on Knoxville but Gen. Crittenden s command of less than ten thousand men and the elements. We Are permitted to make the following extract from a letter received in this City from a member of col. Cummings regiment dated gain Borogen. Crittenden s Headquarters january 30 capt. Spiller has just returned from Mill Springs where he went with a Flag of truce after Zollicoffer s . Spiller ascertained that they had 40,-000 men in the Vicinity 16,000 of whom were in the fight and they had buried Over 1000" men. Now As our loss was not 200 killed you May judge what theirs was. He Learned that their intention was to move by Way of Jinn own and deep Creek Gap to the left of Jacksboro on to Knoxville. But i do not think they will do it. The Memphis Avalanche of the eth save the last accounts from East Tennessee Are to the effect that the Federal cavalry Are within 75 arils of Knoxville with nothing Between them and the it Gaitur. The Burnside exp motion. The n. York Ultra lined Nite world s is upon the a. To Rittof a gentleman holding a High office at Washington that the orders under which the Burnside expedition left fortress Monroe embraced the following commands the first pre Emory the second depending on the judgment of the Leader of the Enterprise 1. The entire Fleet was to pass through one of the inlets below Cape Hatteras rendezvous in Follico sound sail up the Neuse River and attack and possess the City of Newbern on the North Carolina coast. 2. If. Matters should Progress favourably and a dash Inland seem feasible general bum Side was to make a forced March with Bis army to Goldsboro sixty Miles from Newbern. Goldsboro is at the Junction of the Wilmington and Welden Railroad with he Road from Raleigh and thus a main Point on the great through line from Richmond to Charleston Savannah and the Gulf. Its occupation Bowel Ever would not completely sever the Robel railway connections inasmuch As they have a roundabout track from Ridgway to Fri Leigh and the North Carolina Railroad rut if the March to the Interior should seem too perilous the leaders of the expedition were authorized to re embark their forces make a two Days sail for gape fear River and occupy the important and Strong 14tfcaded sea Jim of Wilmington gun. mississippian who was engaged in the recent Battle in Kentucky furnishes the Bowling Green courier with a Long account t f that unfortunate affair. We give below in extract therefrom immediately on the announcement of his Gen. Zollicoffer s death Gen. Crittenden in person Rode up to the front of the tight and directed the movements of the Day with perfect coolness in the very midst of the fire of the enemy and where were killed around Hin. His friends remonstrated against this recklessness and entreated him to occupy a less exposed position but he would not leave the front and set on Bis horse unmoved except when a regiment would fall Back under the heavy fire of Superior numbers when he would in person under fire speak to and rank the men. It must be conceded to Geu. Crittenden that in the bold and Gallant attack and masterly Retreat be has displayed the highest qualities of the military commander und be deserve the Admira Tieu of the country to which he has give
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