htburn, were to hold our hill as the key-point.
General Corse, with as much of his brigade as could operate alood regiment from his position to cooperate with General Corse; and General Morgan L. Smith was to move along te east base of Missionary Ridge, connecting with General Corse; and Colonel Loomis, in like manner, to move aloohn E. Smith.
The sun had hardly risen before General Corse had completed his preparations and his bugle sout eighty yards of the intrenched position, where General Corse found a secondary crest, which he gained and helosition, giving him great advantage.
As soon as General Corse had made his preparations, he assaulted, and a c. The fight raged furiously about 10 A. M., when General Corse received a severe wound, was brought off the fiet.
It was not so. The real attacking columns of General Corse, Colonel Loomis, and General Smith, were not repg the wounded are Brigadier-Generals Giles A. Smith, Corse, and Matthias; Colonel Raum; Colonel Waugelin, Twelf
command of General A. J. Smith will expire on the 10th instant.
I send with this Brigadier-General J. M. Corse, to carry orders to General A. J. Smith, and to give directions for a new movement, which is preliminary to the general campaign.
General Corse may see you and explain in full, but, lest he should not find you in person, I will simply state that Forrest, availing himself of the absence of our furloughed men and of the detachment with you, has pushed up between the Mississippi and Ten
Rumors were reaching us thick and fast of defeat and disaster in that quarter; and I feared then, what afterward actually happened, that neither General Banks nor Admiral Porter could or would spare those two divisions.
On the 23d of April, General Corse returned, bringing full answers to my letters, and I saw that we must go on without them.
This was a serious loss to the Army of the Tennessee, which was also short by two other divisions that were on their veteran furlough, and were under o
ration of their term of service; so that with victory and success came also many causes of disintegration.
The rebel General Wheeler was still in Middle Tennessee, threatening our railroads, and rumors came that Forrest was on his way from Mississippi to the same theatre, for the avowed purpose of breaking up our railroads and compelling us to fall back from our conquest.
To prepare for this, or any other emergency, I ordered Newton's division of the Fourth Corps back to Chattanooga, and Corse's division of the Seventeenth Corps to Rome, and instructed General Rousseau at Nashville, Granger at Decatur, and Steadman at Chattanooga, to adopt the most active measures to protect and insure the safety of our roads.
Hood still remained about Lovejoy's Station, and, up to the 15th of September, had given no signs of his future plans; so that with this date I close the campaign of Atlanta, with the following review of our relative losses during the months of August and September, with
captured its garrison.
General Newton's division (of the Fourth Corps), and Corse's (of the Seventeenth), were sent back by rail, the former to Chattanooga, and -day.
I have already sent one division (Newton's) to Chattanooga, and another (Corse's) to Rome.
Our armies are much reduced, and if I send back any more, I will, and from Kenesaw to Allatoona, over the heads of the enemy, a message for General Corse, at Rome, to hurry back to the assistance of the garrison at Allatoona.
Al made out these letters--C., R., S., E., H., E., R., and translated the message-Corse is here.
It was a source of great relief, for it gave me the first assurance that General Corse had received his orders, and that the place was adequately garrisoned.
I watched with painful suspense the indications of the battle raging thernced the welcome tidings that the attack had been fairly repulsed, but that General Corse was wounded.
The next day my aide, Colonel Dayton, received this character