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Audrain County Military Records
Civil War Casualties
|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, Shermans supply line. He attacked a number of minor garrisons and damaged track during October 2-4. Sherman sent reinforcementsJohn M. Corses brigadeto Allatoona just before the Rebels attacked there. Maj. Gen. Samuel G. Frenchs 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 Hoods 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 Prices Confederate Army of the West marched from Baldwyn to Ripley where it joined Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorns 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 Millikens 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, Grants 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.