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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), An important Dispatch. (search)
. Did it determine the fate of the Confederacy. A dispatch, says the Washington Star of Jan. 15, 1897, written by the Confederate General Forrest, dated September 21, 1863, during the movements of troops about Chattanooga, has recently been brought to light. Much importance has been attached to this document, because of the othe day after the close of the battle of Chickamauga, concerning the position and movements of the Union army. This dispatch is as follows: On the Road, September 21, 1863. General: We are in a mile of Rossville—have been on the point of Missionary Ridge. Can see Chattanooga and everything around. The enemy's trains are lhe very time Forrest was sending the dispatch quoted, General Bragg was telegraphing Adjutant-General Cooper, at Richmond, as follows: Chickamauga river, September 21, 1863. General S. Cooper: After two days hard fighting we have driven the enemy, after a desperate resistance, from several positions, but he still confronts
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.48 (search)
Pettigrew, in the famous charge on Cemetery Heights. In this charge, Archer's and Scales' Brigades occupied and held for a time the Federal works, and when they retreated to the Confederate lines, Scales' Brigade had not one field officer left for duty, and but very few line officers. Its total loss was 102 killed and 322 wounded. After the return of the regiment to Virginia it was reorganized, when Thomas S. Gallaway, Jr., at one time its major, was elected colonel, to date from September 21st, 1863; Wm. L. Mitchell was lieutenant-colonel; J. H. Welborn, adjutant; J. D. Wilder, quartermaster; P. G. Robinson, surgeon. Benj. A. Cheek was still assistant-surgeon. The line officers, with dates of commission, were as follows: Company A—Captain: Wm. B. Clarke, October 28, 1862; First Lieutenant: Joseph B. Clarke, October 28, 1862; Second Lieutenant: Wm. A. Tuttle, April 25, 1863. Company B—Captain——; First Lieutenant: Robert A. Tate, August 1, 1863; Second Lieutenant: George