Category Archives: Nathan Kimball

April 25, 1864: Steele’s command grows

Nathan Kimball *********************************************** Steele, unlike Banks, was having some success in Arkansas. Gen. Kimball here informs him that Halleck has added Fort Smith to his command. He seems to be the de facto commander of the west side of the … Continue reading

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June 8, 1863: Johnston’s not at Mechanicsburg

Charles A. Dana **************************************** Kimball advanced toward Mechanicsville, but reports of a large concentration of infantry ahead spooked him, and he returned to Haynes’ Bluff. He sent his confidant Charles Dana (a reporter, originally sent to spy on him to … Continue reading

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June 4, 1863: Grant cautions Kimball

Brig. Gen. Nathan Kimball Click for large map. ************************************ Grant, having ordered Kimball to move on Mechanicsburg and send cavalry ahead, cautions him aginst overextending. NEAR Vicksburg, MISS., June 4, 1863. Brigadier General NATHAN KIMBALL, Commanding Advance Forces: I have … Continue reading

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June 3, 1863: Grant goes after Johnston

Brig. Gen. Nathan Kimball Click for large map. ************************************ Contrary to the Richmond Daily Dispatch’s claims, Grant had an excellent supply line on the Yazoo River as long as he held Snyder’s Bluff, north of Vicksburg. His concern was that … Continue reading

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