Browsing named entities in Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore). You can also browse the collection for 17th or search for 17th in all documents.

Your search returned 41 results in 10 document sections:

ommanders, I determined to assault the lines of the enemy as soon as my heavy ordnance came from Port Royal, first making a formal demand for surrender. On the seventeenth, a number of thirty-pounder Parrott guns having reached King's Bridge, I proceeded in person to the headquarters of Major-General Slocum, on the Augusta road, aing of the sixteenth, the head of the column marched on the road leading to Covington, through Decatur, and made an average march of fifteen (15) miles. On the seventeenth, moving in the same order of march, and destroying the railroad from Lithonia to Yellow River, the corps went into camp on the west bank of the river and vicinicatur. We encamped on the fifteenth near the Georgia Railroad, south of Stone Mountain; on the evening of the sixteenth, near Rock Bridge Post-Office; on the seventeenth, near Cornish Creek; on the eighteenth, three miles west of Madison. The country for the first three days march was very hilly, and the crossing at Yellow Riv
nd performed excellent service throughout. One battalion of the Fifty-eighth Indiana volunteers, Lieutenant-Colonel Moore commanding, with pontoon train, was also attached to the corps, and was very useful during the march. On the morning of the fifteenth November, the corps marched from Atlanta, taking the road east through Decatur. We encamped on the fifteenth near the Georgia Railroad, south of Stone Mountain; on the evening of the sixteenth, near Rock Bridge Post-Office; on the seventeenth, near Cornish Creek; on the eighteenth, three miles west of Madison. The country for the first three days march was very hilly, and the crossing at Yellow River, Little Haynes River, and other streams, very bad. The condition of the teams was not good, and delays to the rear of our long column were consequently vexatious and protracted. Geary's division was detached, unencumbered, on the morning of the nineteenth, with orders to destroy the Georgia Railroad Bridge over the Oconee Riv
ched to Stone Mountain, and camped near Sheffield at twelve midnight. On the seventeenth, marched twenty miles, and camped for the night near Social Circle. On thven P. M., and by ten P. M. was joined by all the troops and trains. On the seventeenth, leaving the Third brigade of the First division and two sections of artillear-guard of the corps, marched from its camp near Rock Bridge at noon on the seventeenth. It crossed No Business Creek at one, Big Haynes Creek at five, and Little o the Yellow River about fifteen miles, reaching camp about two A. M. On the seventeenth, we marched about fifteen miles, encamping in the country about one o'clock While before Savannah, my command threw up two lines of breastworks, on the seventeenth and twentieth instant. Captain Forsythe, of company H, was sent out in chargamp near Flat Rock, at eight P. M., having marched eighteen miles. On the seventeenth, regiment with brigade moved out some four miles in the direction of Covingt
as also were many of the horses, having been drawn at second hand, and nearly worn out by long and hard service. On the evening of the tenth November met the enemy in pretty strong force with artillery, behind intrenchments, at Jonesboro. After some pretty severe skirmishing, with the cooperation of Fifth Kentucky, which came in on another road, the enemy was driven from the works and out of town, we picketing for the night. Lieutenant Snyder and one enlisted man were wounded. On the seventeenth, being in the advance of the division, we struck the enemy a few miles north of Lovejoy, drove them into the old rebel works at that place; one battalion of the Eighth dismounted, under Major Gordon, charged and quickly carried the works. This was followed by a charge of the entire brigade. One route was blockaded by fallen trees and other obstructions, causing us to fail to be in at the death, yet we captured some prisoners. Thence marched south by easy marches, capturing a few horses
eighth, when it moved three miles north of Marietta, where it remained till the evening of the tenth, when it march toward Rome via Allatoona. At that point, Colonel Fowler's brigade (the Third) was put on cars and sent forward. The division arrived at Rome the twelfth, and next day marched toward Resaca, reaching that place, and passing through it and Snake Gap on the fifteenth. We passed Villanow on the sixteenth, and stopped for the night in Ship's Gap, on Taylor's Ridge. On the seventeenth, we moved to La Fayette, and on the eighteenth, to Summerville; on the nineteenth, to Alpine, and on the twentieth, to Gaylesville, and on the twenty-first, moved out seven miles on Little River, and went into camp, where we remained till the twenty-fourth, when the division, with the First of this corps, went in the direction of Gadsden on a reconnoissance. On the twenty-fifth, this division having been left in reserve at Blount's Farm, was ordered forward to form on the right of the Fi
conformity with orders emanating from headquarters of the corps, I have the honor to report upon the part taken by my brigade — the Third of the First division of the Twelfth corps--in the recent battle of Antietam near Sharpsburgh, on the seventeenth instant. The enemy, routed at passes of South-Mountain on the fourteenth, were rapidly pursued and brought to a stand near Sharpsburgh, on the westerly side of Antietam Creek, on the sixteenth instant. Massed in rear of our forces, drawn up wound, placed me at this time in command of the first division of the corps. Turning over the command of my brigade to Colonel Ruger, of the Third Wisconsin, I conducted him to the assigned position, which he held during the night of the seventeenth instant. The First brigade (Crawford's) of my division, commanded by Colonel Knipe, of the Forty-sixth Pennsylvania, was drawn up in line of battle, also supporting General Franklin's line, to the right of my original position. Early in the mo
tober, the army remained in position at Centreville, the enemy's cavalry and artillery advancing and skirmishing with the Second corps at Blackburn's Ford, and the Third corps at Liberty Mills. Finding the enemy did not advance beyond Broad River, I was about recrossing Bull Run, when on the sixteenth a severe rain-storm occurred, which rendered Bull Run unfordable and required the sending for the pontoon-bridges, which were in the rear with the main supply-train of the army. On the seventeenth, the enemy's cavalry appeared on my right flank, with artillery and reported infantry, indicating a farther attempt to outflank my position; at the same time, reports from prisoners and deserters indicated a movement on the part of the enemy. The eighteenth was spent in efforts to ascertain the precise position of the enemy, which resulting in the conviction he was retiring, the army was put in motion on the nineteenth, and advanced to Gainesville. Brigadier-General Kilpatrick in the
relieved by the brigades of Lawton and Trimble, of Ewell's division, commanded by General Lawton. Jackson's own division, under General J. R. Jones, was on Lawton's left, supported by the remaining brigades of Ewell. At early dawn, on the seventeenth, the enemy's artillery opened vigorously from both sides of the Antietam, the heaviest fire being directed against our left. Under cover of this fire, a large force of infantry attacked General Jackson. They were met by his troops with the uor-General Burnside, was moving toward Fredericksburgh. On the morning of the nineteenth, therefore, the remainder of Longstreet's corps was put in motion for that point. The advance of General Sumner reached Falmouth on the afternoon of the seventeenth, and Attempted to cross the Rappahannock, but was driven back by Colonel Ball, with the Fifteenth Virginia cavalry, four companies of Mississippi infantry, and Lewis's light battery. On the twenty-first it became apparent that General Burns
arper's Ferry at half past 2 o'clock of the seventeenth, he reported to the commanding General, and at Harper's Ferry until the morning of the seventeenth, when at half past 6 A. M., I received an o provisions there. On the morning of the seventeenth, about sunrise, the head of my column reachy men to cook. On the morning of the seventeenth instant, about three o'clock, the firing commenattle near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on the seventeenth instant: The regiments present were the Twen, until three o'clock in the evening of the seventeenth, when it moved back, by order of General Josixteenth and throughout the day of the seventeenth instant, at Sharpsburg, Maryland. Without refe of the fighting had taken place on the seventeenth instant. While we were moving to this position. At three o'clock on the morning of the seventeenth, the picket firing was very heavy, and at dnd effectively employed. About noon on the seventeenth, he was directed by General Jones, in front[13 more...]
ly from Lieutenant-General Grant, were not to be abandoned,) at New Orleans, and at Port Hudson, which was threatened by a vigorous and active enemy. Smaller garrisons at Baton Rouge and Donaldsonville, on the river, and at Pensacola and Key West, on the coast, constituted the balance of forces under my command. It had been arranged that the troops concentrated at Franklin should move for the Red River on the seventh of March, to meet the forces of General Sherman at Alexandria on the seventeenth. But for causes stated by General Franklin, their march was delayed until the thirteenth, at which time the advance under General A. L. Lee left Franklin, the whole column following soon after, and arriving at Alexandria — the cavalry on the nineteenth, and the infantry on the twenty-fifth. On the thirteenth of March, 1864, one division of the Sixteenth corps, under Brigadier-General Mower, and one division of the Seventeenth corps, under Brigadier-General T. Kilby Smith,--the whole u