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Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 39: General Hood's northward march; Sherman in pursuit; battle of Allatoona (search)
on Allatoona, thence to Rome. Sherman. Second dispatch: General Corse, Rome: Sherman directs you to march forward and join Smith'sprovisions rather than lose them. [Signed] Vandever, General Corse's answering dispatch to Smith, at Cartersville, of the same date, Ohe enemy at Allatoona direct. J. M. Corse, Brigadier General. Corse was quick of apprehension and always ready for action. Taking all his men and supplies and sent his train back to Rome for more men. Corse brought with him about 1,000. Colonel Tourtelotte at Allatoona aeartening. Imagine the courage and inspiration which such a man as Corse with his reinforcement gave to them. The Confederate commander vt eight o'clock, while the firing on both sides was still going on, Corse detected a flag of truce coming toward the redoubt from the north Ceneral Commanding Forces Confederate States. All of us who knew Corse can see with what promptness and energy he instantly penned his bri