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The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), Report of Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, U. S. Army, commanding armies of the United States, of operations march, 1864-May, 1865. (search)
chine-shops and public property at Grenada, arriving at Vicksburg January 5. During these operations in Middle Tennessee, the enemy, with a force under General Breckinridge, entered East Tennessee. On the 13th of November he attacked General Gillem near Morristown, capturing his artillery and several hundred prisoners. Gillem, with what was left of his command, retreated to Knoxville. Following up his success, Breckinridge moved to near Knoxville, but withdrew on the 18th, followed by General Ammen. Under the directions of General Thomas. General Stoneman concentrated the commands of Generals Burbridge and Gillem near Bean's Station to operate against Breckinridge and destroy or drive him into Virginia, destroy the salt-works at Saltville and the railroad into Virginia as far as he could go without endangering his command. On the 12th of December he commenced his movement, capturing and dispersing the enemy's forces wherever he met them. On the 16th he struck the enemy under Vau
, the Thirty-sixth Indiana, across; and, having given orders to Colonel Ammen to get his brigade over as quickly as possible and then to folll Grant was met, moody and silent, and at that moment on foot. Colonel Ammen, having meanwhile transmitted to Colonels Bruce and Hazen the oere either in the stream or in the act of disembarking. Grant told Ammen that he wanted him to support that battery on the left there, pointing, as he spoke, to Captain Stone's battery; whereupon Colonel Ammen hastened to form such of his troops as had already arrived. While aff, don't stop to form, implored a staff officer, hurrying toward Colonel Ammen; we shall all be massacred if you do! There isn't a man out yo formed, and, without waiting for the remainder of the brigade, Colonel Ammen moved it forward; General Buell, who had previously examined thpon this portion of the Union lines before the opportune arrival of Ammen's brigade---in all human probability he would have forced the posit
were excited in the rebel camps. Several mounted rebel pickets were taken prisoners during various reconnoissances on the way; rebel couriers from Columbus were captured, and a number of roads, not mentioned on the maps, were discovered. The enemy's position at Columbus was fully ascertained, and the existence of many loyal citizens proved.--(Doc. 17.) A Report by Adjutant-General Harding to Governor Gamble, shows that thirty-three thousand eight hundred and eighty-two Missouri troops have entered the Federal service for three years, or during the war; of which twenty-five thousand are infantry, three thousand artillery, and six thousand cavalry. The number of militia organized under the Governor's call for six months men is upward of six thousand. Lieutenant Ammen, commanding United States gunboat Seneca, reported to Commodore Dupont that the negroes in the neighborhood of Port Royal, S. C., were anxious to obtain arms, confident of their ability to use them with effect.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Bragg's invasion of Kentucky. (search)
th-east and south-west, separated him from Chattanooga. A railroad, connecting McMinnville and Tullahoma, ran nearly parallel to the north-west slope of these mountain ranges. Already he had located General Thomas at McMinnville with Wood's and Ammen's divisions, while the divisions of Schoepf, McCook, and Thomas L. Crittenden were near the Nashville and Stevenson Railroad within easy call of headquarters at Decherd. Buell seemed impressed with the belief that Bragg's objective point was Nasfeat at Richmond, and without halting he marched to Nashville. On September 7th he intrusted General Thomas with the defense of that city with the divisions of Palmer, Negley, and Schoepf, while with the infantry divisions of McCook, Crittenden, Ammen, Wood, Rousseau, and R. B. Mitchell, and a cavalry division under Kennett, General Buell determined to race with Bragg for Louisville. It was a fair race, as on that day most of Bragg's army was south of the Cumberland River, at Carthage and G
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 3: (search)
he afternoon of the 6th, General Buell says: Finding General Grant at the landing, I requested him to send steamers to Savannah to bring up General Crittenden's division, which had arrived during the morning, and then went ashore with him. * * * In the meantime the enemy had made such progress against our troops that his artillery and musketry began to play into the vital spot of the position, and some persons were killed on the bank at the very landing. General Nelson arrived with Colonel Ammen's brigade at this opportune moment. It was immediately posted to meet the attack at that point, and with a battery of artillery, which happened to be on the ground, and was brought into action, opened fire on the enemy and repulsed him. The action of the gun-boats also contributed very much to that result. The attack at that point was not renewed, night having come on, and the firing ceased on both sides. Concerning the actors in the battle, General Grant says: Of the part tak
w came upon the last point where even a show of resistance was made. Being two very bold and active brigadiers, they at once closed with the enemy in their front, crossing a deep ravine and difficult ground to get at him. Here Colonel Webster, of Grant's staff, had gathered all the guns he could find from batteries, whether abandoned or still coherent, and with stouthearted men, picked up at random, had prepared a resistance. Some infantry, similarly constituted, had been got together; and Ammen's brigade, the van of Nelson's division of Buell's corps, had landed, and was pushing its way through the throng of pallid fugitives at the landing to take up the battle where it had fallen from the hands of Grant and Sherman. It got into position in time to do its part in checking the unsupported assaults of Chalmers and Jackson. General Chalmers, describing this final attack in his report, says: It was then about four o'clock in the evening, and, after distributing ammunition, we
fiscation of private property, 139, 144. Col. Wirt, 37, 341. Admiral (ship), 212. Alabama Reconstruction, 633-35. (Merchantship), 236. Building and preparation for action, 208-11 Activities, 212-16. Aldrich, Judge A. P., 626-27, 628-29. Alexander, General, 130. Lt. J. W., 165, 166. Alexandria (ship), Trial case before English jury, 228-29, 234. Allegiance, Oath of, 249-50. Amelia Court House, reports concerning lack of supplies for Lee, 568-72. Ames, Gen. A., 637 Ammen, General, 50. Anderson, Col. Archer, 100, 103, 585. Gen. G. B., 76, 282, 436. Gen. J. R., 83, 132, 296, 300, 301, 302, 303-06, 308, 309, 310, 561, 563, 564. John, 201. Gen. R. H., 131, 269, 282. Major Robert, 352. Andersonville prison, 418, 505, 508. delegation of prisoners to Washington, 509-10. Andrew, Gov. John A., 89. Archer, General, 268, 273, 283, 297. Ariel (ship), 213. Arizona (gunboat), 199. Arkansas Modified constitution, 254. Ratification of emancipation amendment, 2
sing. General Beauregard's efforts to check it. Collects stragglers and pushes them forward. battle still raging. capture of General Prentiss and of his command. our troops reach the Tennessee river. Colonel Webster's batteries. arrival of Ammen's brigade, Nelson's division, of Buell's army. its inspiriting effect upon the enemy. the gunboats. intrepidity of our troops. their brilliant but ineffectual charges. firing gradually slackens, as the day declines. at dusk General Beauregaout that time, had been busy at this work since three o'clock. The line of bluffs masked all view of the river; but, in fact, General Buell's Army of the Ohio was also now arriving from Savannah, on the opposite bank, below Pittsburg Landing, and Ammen's brigade, of Nelson's advance division, had been thrown across and placed in support of Webster's battery, at five o'clock. Generals Buell and Nelson were both present on the field. General Nelson's Report, Record of the Rebellion, vol. IV.
k with the loss of a battery. they regain the position and battery at 9. critical situation of Ammen's brigade. New position assumed by the Confederates. Crittenden's division engaged. absence o, and compelling that officer to call earnestly for aid. Meanwhile, Nelson's left brigade, under Ammen, was sorely pressed, and was in serious danger of being turned on its left. This brigade [sccurate firing, silenced the enemy's first battery, which was aiding the infantry force pressing Ammen. Subsequently, the enemy repeated the attack, and endangered both the brigade and Terrell's bat least twenty thousand fresh troops, in addition to Lew. Wallace's command, in addition also to Ammen's brigade of Nelson's division, whose timely crossing, the day before, had saved the Federals fr with over forty thousand men of all arms, and were reinforced that day by the timely arrival of Ammen's brigade, of General Buell's army. During the night of the 6th and the next morning they were
line. There was the most continuous firing of musketry and artillery ever heard on this continent, kept up until nightfall. 18. General Buell, in his Report (Record of the Rebellion, vol. IV. p. 410), says: General Nelson arrived with Colonel Ammen's brigade at this opportune moment. It was immediately posted to meet the attack at that point, and, with a battery of artillery, which happened to be on the ground and was brought into action, opened fire on the enemy and repulsed him. The newed. Night having come on, the firing ceased on both sides. 19. General Nelson (Record of the Rebellion, vol. IV. p. 413), in his Report, says: The gallantry of the 36th Indiana, supported by the 6th Ohio, under the. able conduct of Colonel Ammen, commanding the 10th brigade, drove back the enemy and restored the line of battle. This was at half-past 6 P. M., and soon after the enemy withdrew, owing, I suppose, to the darkness. 20. From a narrative of the battle of Shiloh, entitle
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