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THE ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE.
devote considerable space this week to illustrations
of the Army of the Tennessee, whose splendid
exploits are the theme of every conversation. On pages 376 and 377 we give an
of its gallant Commander,
showing him where always he
shines most—under fire; in our last number we gave a brief sketch of his life
On this page we give a portrait, from a photo-graph
by Anthony, of MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A.
LOGAN, one of the most
gallant of Grant's
division commanders. General Logan first attracted public
attention as a member of Congress from Illinois. A lawyer by trade, he
was a strong Democrat in politics; in Congress he generally acted with
Douglas and his friends. When the secession of the South became imminent, he was
one of the most decided of the Western members in opposing the movement and in
warning the Southern members, with whom he had previously acted, that their
folly would unite men of all parties at the North against them. His memorable
threat—that " the men of the Northwest would cleave their way down the
Mississippi Valley to the Gulf of Mexico with their swords"
- we illustrated last week. At the actual outbreak of war, Mr. Logan
resigned his seat in Congress, and though representing a district in which Copperheadism was rampant, raised a regiment, and entered the service as its
Wallace, he soon proved himself as able in the
field as he had been in the courts and
political assemlblages. He served with credit under Grant at
Fort Donelson, and again at
Shiloh, and was speedily promoted to a
Brigadier-Generalship. On the reorganization of the Army of the Tennessee last
fall, General Logan took command of a division, and was appointed and confirmed
a Major-General. In the recent campaign against
Vicksburg he distinguished
The pictures on this page, and on
page 372, are from sketches by Mr. Theodore R.
Davis, our special artist who accompanied General Grant. He writes :
CROSSING BAYOU PIERRE.
"HEAD-QUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
NEAR BLACK RIVER, MISS.,
" On the night of
the first ult. the routed and disheartened rebels, under General Bowen, crossed
and burned the bridge over the Bayou Pierre at Port Gibson.
"At early dawn on the second our men
the march in eager pursuit of the flying foe. A raft bridge was speedily
constructed by the negro engineer corps, under the command of the engineer
officer of General Logan's division, Captain Trisilian.
"Passing, I may say of Captain T.
that he is considered one of the very best officers that we have. He has
organized a corps of willing workers—negroes,
who have fled from the swamps and fastnesses in which they were 'corraled'
in droves like cattle. The brave soldiers of the gallant Logan's
division, more than impatient at the necessary
delay, were speedily crossing the just completed
bridge. The yet burning structure and the often-clouded night moon lent ' aid
corps, and they pressed on in hot haste to reach, if possible, the fleet-footed
SHELLING THE REBEL REAR
"HEAD-QUARTERS MAJOR-GENERAL M'PHERSON, NEAR BLACK RIVER, MISS.,
May 4, 1863.
"During the day the rebel force
under General Bowen were closely followed in their hasty flight by a portion of
divisions of Generals Logan
and Crocker. The rich hues of sunset were tinging the western skies as our
advance reached the river. The rebel rear was exposed, and a piece of Captain De
battery being brought into position at top speed of its horses, its shot soon
reached the tender part. The haste of the flying rebels may be imagined by the
fact that General Bowen left his 'presented pistol' upon the hastily constructed
BATTLE OF RAYMOND.
MAY 13, 1863
"At 10 o'clock on the 12th the 'Body
Guard,' under Captain Foster, discovered the enemy in small force upon the road
three miles from Raymond. A
of General Dennis's
brigade—the Twentieth Ohio and Thirtieth Illinois Regiments —were deployed to
the right and left of the road. Being advanced, the enemy were discovered in
line of battle, occupying a commanding position, a mile and a half from Raymond.
section of De Golyer's battery was
placed in position in the road, and at a distance of one thousand yards opened
the fight, when the whole battery was placed in position, with the brigade of
General Dennis for its support, it being in turn supported by the brigades of
Generals Smith and Stevenson, who soon after formed in line of battle upon the
right. These troops, constituting Gener- (Next
MAJOR-GENERAL JOHN A.
GENERAL LOGAN CROSSING THE BAYOU PIERRE IN PURSUIT OF THE REBELS.—[SKETCHED
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