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Audrain County Military Records

Civil War Casualties
from Audrain County
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Name Location of death Date
Private W. A. J. Brim died at Franklin, Tn. Dec. 1864
Corporal. James A.Craddock killed at Allatoona, Ga. 5 Oct 1864
Private L. H., Knapp killed at Franklin, Tn. 30 Nov 1864
Private Chas. T. Lander killed at Franklin, Tn. 30 Nov 1864
Sgt.R. M.. Leslie killed at Port Gibson, Ms. 1 May 1863
Private Thomas Maffit (Moffitt) killed at Elk Horn, Ar. 7 Mar 1862
Private Ezekiel H. Ragan killed at Corinth, Ms. 4 Oct 1862
Private George W. Simpson killed at Franklin, Tn. 30 Nov 1864
Private Wharton R. Taylor died at Tupelo, Ms. 23 Jul 1862

Elk Horn, Ar.: ( Elk Horn Tavern is the Battle of Pea Ridge) Information not located on a battle by this name only.

Allatoona, Ga. : Franklin-Nashville Campaign (1864) Date(s): October 5, 1864 Estimated Casualties: 1,505 total (US 706; CS 799) After the fall of Atlanta, Hood moved northward to threaten the Western & Atlantic Railroad, Sherman’s supply line. He attacked a number of minor garrisons and damaged track during October 2-4. Sherman sent reinforcements—John M. Corse’s brigade—to Allatoona just before the Rebels attacked there. Maj. Gen. Samuel G. French’s Confederate division arrived near Allatoona at sunrise on the 5th. After demanding a surrender and receiving a negative reply, French attacked. The Union outer line survived a sustained two and a half hour attack, but then fell back and regrouped in an earthen “Star” fort of Allatoona Pass. French repeatedly attacked, but the fort held. The Rebels began to run out of ammunition, and reports of arriving Union reinforcements influenced them to move off and rejoin Hood’s force.

Battle at Corinth, MS.: October 3-4, 1862 : Estimated Casualties: 7,197 total (US 2,359; CS 4,838) After the Battle of Iuka, Maj. Gen. Sterling Price’s Confederate Army of the West marched from Baldwyn to Ripley where it joined Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn’s Army of West Tennessee. Van Dorn was senior officer and took command of the combined force numbering about 22,000 men. The Rebels marched to Pocahontas on October 1, and then moved southeast toward Corinth. They hoped to seize Corinth and then sweep into Middle Tennessee. Since the Siege of Corinth, in the spring, Union forces had erected various fortifications, an inner and intermediate line, to protect Corinth, an important transportation center. With the Confederate approach, the Federals, numbering about 23,000, occupied the outer line of fortifications and placed men in front of them. Van Dorn arrived within three miles of Corinth at 10:00 am on October 3, and moved into some fieldworks that the Confederates had erected for the siege of Corinth.

Port Gibson, Ms. : Estimated Casualties: 1,648 total (US 861; CS 787)
Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant launched his march on Vicksburg in the Spring of 1863, starting his army south, from Milliken’s Bend, on the west side of the Mississippi River. He intended to cross the river at Grand Gulf, but the Union fleet was unable to silence the Confederate big guns there. Grant then marched farther south and crossed at Bruinsburg on April 30. Union forces came ashore, secured the landing area and, by late afternoon, began marching inland. Advancing on the Rodney Road towards Port Gibson, Grant’s force ran into Rebel outposts after midnight and skirmished with them for around three hours. After 3:00 am, the fighting stopped. Union forces advanced on the Rodney Road and a plantation road at dawn. At 5:30 am, the Confederates engaged the Union advance and the battle ensued. Federals forced the Rebels to fall back. The Confederates established new defensive positions at different times during the day but they could not stop the Union onslaught and left the field in the early evening. This defeat demonstrated that the Confederates were unable to defend the Mississippi River line and the Federals had secured their beachhead. The way to Vicksburg was opened up.

Battle at Franklin,, TN. : Mid-day of Wednesday November 30, 1864, a 31,000 strong Confederate force under Gen. John Bell Hood finally cornered the 26,000 man Federal Army of Gen. John M. Schofield at Franklin, Tennessee. Late that afternoon, 100 regiments of the South's best soldiers, numbering 20,000, deployed along a two mile wide front and began a spectacular converging assault upon 17,000 Federals strongly entrenched on the south edge of the town.