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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 81 1 Browse Search
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James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 23 1 Browse Search
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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 12 0 Browse Search
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ord, and they wondered why it didn't come. But, when it didn't come, I knew Pat Cleburne was dead; for, if he had been living, he would have given that order. And, In pursuance of this policy, on the 9th of November General Johnston sent Colonel Cleburne, with 1,200 infantry, half a section of artillery, and a squadron of Terrye the impression in the country that this force is only an advanced guard. Cleburne marched as directed, but the Federals did not wait for him. They moved off at he Southern troops, hid in the woods or collected in crowds, imploring mercy. Cleburne says: Everybody fled at our approach; but two people were left in Tompkiting the fact. A few articles were stolen by teamsters or camp-followers; but Cleburne at once paid for them out of his own pocket. This conduct reassured the people, and he found a very good feeling on his return. This reconnaissance of Cleburne, and other movements of troops, produced the effect intended. Sherman was grea
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of Hood's Tennessee campaign. (search)
I went with the advance into town. As soon as it was discovered that the enemy were gone, I made a torch and went over the battle-field. To those unaccustomed to such things, no description can give an idea of the sight. The dead were literally piled up, and to my sorrow I saw that our loss was much the greatest. We had pressed them into their last line, and there the dead lay mangled together. Entire companies were literally gone. And just a little back the gallant old soldier, General Pat Cleburne, lay dead. He was the idol of his command, and a better soldier never died for any cause. Brigadier-General Adams was killed, he and his horse falling together, just on the earthworks of the enemy. Our loss was about 5,000 men, including five Generals killed and six wounded. I could not but feel that the lives of these men were a useless sacrifice. It seemed to me to be a rashness occasioned by the blunder of the day before. It was an attempt to make good by reckless daring th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The lost opportunity at Spring Hill, Tenn.--General Cheatham's reply to General Hood. (search)
9th of November, 1864, the division of Major-General Cleburne in advance, followed by that of Major-s command with his right upon the position of Cleburne's left, and ordered him forward to the support of Cleburne. Shortly after Bate's division had disappeared over the same range of hills, I heard firing toward Cleburne's right, and just then General Brown's division had come up. I thereupon ordeeing not over one hundred yards apart. After Cleburne's repulse I had been along my line, and had s as before stated, I had communicated to Generals Cleburne and Brown. When I returned from my lewas dark; but I intended to move forward with Cleburne and Brown and make the attack, knowing that Bnemy, as you seem to have understood from General Cleburne, and I only had to make a slight change omander-in-Chief had censured him. I asked General Cleburne who was responsible for the escape of themand was so disposed as to be an extension of Cleburne's line, with its left retired. I bivouaced b[30 more...]
l Reynolds. The brigade consists of the First and Second Arkansas regiments and the Eighth Mississippi. It was feared that Geary would renew the assault, and Cleburne's brigade reinforced the enemy. Not possessed of the gift of ubiquity, I cannot be at every point along the line, the right and left of which are fourteen milese in advance of the right of the Second brigade. Along this back road a heavy train of wagons was passing, and it was important that it should be well guarded. Cleburne's and Walker's divisions, the best of Johnston's army, were detailed for this duty, and were strongly posted. Of course, General McPherson, who was also preseth about twenty thousand of Polk's army commanded by the Parson in person. Among the General officers holding commands, are Johnston, Hardee, Hood, Stevenson, Pat Cleburne and Gibson, Bates and Polk. Major Landgraeber's report. Report of the battalion of artillery of the First division, Fifteenth army corps, under comm
, until they rallied upon their main line of breastworks, about a mile south of Pine Mountain. Cleburne's division, and a portion of Walker's, were drawn up in line, about a quarter of a mile in advanough road, the Second division to cover the movement. Before the leading brigade had moved, Pat Cleburne's division of infantry advanced and attacked Long's brigade, which fought splendidly, and alt Board of Trade battery was put in position with the Seventh Pennsylvania and Fourth Michigan. Cleburne was held in check until our led horses had been moved out upon the road. The artillery had beeion was heavily engaged, but the assault was much feebler, though it cost the enemy heavily. Cleburne's division failing to make any impression on Harrow, marched down to our extreme right and atta and many brave officers, and captured it, together with General Govan, commanding a brigade in Cleburne's division, and Captain D. C. Williams, his Assistant Adjutant-General. General Govan subseq
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 27: Chattanooga and the battle of Missionary Ridge (search)
ers and all-prepared to go up the ridge or to skirt along its side slopes. Thus these resolute men set out to perform the part allotted to them — a part, as it proved, next to the impossible, because nature, aided by the Confederate General Pat Cleburne, who guarded Bragg's right flank, had made some of these crags impregnable. Hooker and his men had already fought above the clouds and unfurled the emblem of a free country to the breeze on the most prominent rock of Lookout Mountain; Shermanthe hillside; some were cold in death, and others were repressing every sign of sufferings which had stopped them midway to the goal of their aspiration. Breekinridge's men gave stout resistance to Sheridan and to Hooker, and our sturdy foe, Pat Cleburne, was unwilling to let go. Surely, these were brave men and commanded brave men. Bragg had no right to condemn them and has only injured his own fame in so doing. And Jefferson Davis wronged his soldiers when he said: The first defeat that has
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 34: battle of Peach Tree Creek (search)
w ground, some swamps, and much thick underbrush. There was high land between the creeks which are tributary to the Peach Tree, entering as they do from the south side. There was, indeed, no position from which a general, like Wellington at Waterloo, could see the whole battle front. The activity of our troops in the vicinity of Leggett's Hill caused Hood first to delay the beginning of the battle, and afterwards, at the most critical period of Hardee's attack, to take from his reserve Cleburne's division and send it off to his extreme right, so as to oppose McPherson's vigorous operations. Of course, if Hood, commanding the entire Confederate army, had not done that, McPherson would have come up on the evening of the 20th or the morning of the 21st much nearer to Atlanta, without receiving effective opposition. The assault upon Thomas was to be made from the right of Hardee to the left of Stewart in a sort of echelon movement; that is, for Bate's division to move first, Walke
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 18: (search)
advance of Sherman, who was reinforced by Schofield's corps at Wilmington. In the organization of the army under Johnston (as reported after April 9th), the following Georgia commands were included: In Brig.-Gen. James A. Smith's brigade, Cleburne's old division—First Georgia (consolidated First, Fifty-seventh and Sixty-third), Col. C. H. Olmstead; Fifty-fourth (consolidated Thirty-seventh, Fifty-fourth and Fourth battalion sharpshooters), Col. Theodore D. Caswell. In Brig.-Gen. A. H. ombat J. A. Smith's brigade was in the front line of battle and in the corps command of General Bate. In the charge on the Federals, Frank Stone, of the Oglethorpes of Augusta (then a company of Olmstead's First Georgia), bore one of the old Pat Cleburne battleflags and was wounded. At the time of the surrender he concealed the flag about his person and carried it home in safety. It was afterward lost in the burning of a residence, where it had been placed for safekeeping. This company lost
o be about fourteen years old, and were nearly exactly alike. Their hands were clasped in death, with feet to the guns and faces to the sky. The heart was melted at the idea that these little boys must have been twin brothers, and their spirits had taken flight together far from the mother's home in the forefront of cruel battle. The grape vine dispatches in our army were that on the evening of the 25th, Stewart had annihilated Fighting Joe Hooker, and that on the evening of the 27th, Pat Cleburne had not left a man of Wood's division to carry the message to Sherman how old Joe enjoyed the game of chess with him. I went through the New Hope battlefield afterward. I wondered, when I saw that the trees were imbedded and mown down with shot and shell, how it had been possible for men to come out of that battlefield alive. I recall the scene of the dead piled upon each other between the contending lines, the seething mass of quivering flesh, the groans of the dying; the sudden and un
Kenesaw Mountain (June 27th), Cheatham's and Cleburne's divisions probably inflicted upon the Federnow known as the Fifth Tennessee, was in Gen. Pat Cleburne's brigade at the battle of Shiloh, and wbattle, Hill commanded for a time the left of Cleburne's brigade and several other regiments, and walantry. During the Kentucky campaign of 1862 Cleburne commanded a division, and at the battle of Richmond, Ky., Colonel Hill commanded Cleburne's brigade to the complete satisfaction of that officer, Lucius Polk commanding the brigade, was with Cleburne's division in the very hottest part of the ba can serve his country. At Missionary Ridge, Cleburne's division not only held its ground, but charnt of East Tennessee. At Murfreesboro he and Cleburne formed the right of Hardee's corps, which felted a steady bearing. At Pickett's mill, General Cleburne expressed to General Quarles and his brigf Richmond, Ky., he commanded a brigade under Cleburne, and upon the wounding of that general, succe[2 more...]
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