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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 115 1 Browse Search
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y to leaving, invitation was sent for Brigadier-General Geary, who was the senior officer in my abseleven o'clock, Wood had completed his bridge; Geary appeared close by, his skirmishers smartly engupporting distance. The batteries accompanied Geary, as it was not known that roads could be foundo bear on some troops held in mass in front of Geary's regiments. At the same time a regiment frominfantry and cavalry remaining left Ringgold — Geary and Cruft to return to their old camps, and Osn the morning of the twenty-fourth to Brigadier-General Geary, of General Hooker's command. This wlying columns of the rebels. A portion of General Geary's division meeting overwhelming oppositionlantly maintained by General Osterhaus and General Geary) was fought; my command was held in reserv it was determined to have his forces, (except Geary's,) which now included General Osterhaus's div to make a stand, and finally shook hands with Geary just underneath the mighty mass of rocks which[39 more...]
Doc. 18.-the capture of Lookout Mountain. General Geary's congratulatory order. headquarters Second division, Twelfth army corps, Wauhatchie, Tenn., Dec. 3, 1838. General orders, No. 79. A most important era in the present contest for national existence has just been passed; battles, culminating in grandest success, fought and won, and the part taken by the troops of this division in the engagements by which it has been marked, having reflected so much honor upon themselves as em the high esteem and appreciation of the commanding generals. It behooves us to remember prayerfully that the hand of the Omnipotent Architect of the Universe is visible in our great victories, and that He who holds in his hands the destinies of nations has, in his goodness, answered the humble petitions, for success to crown our arms, which ascended from anxious hearts to his heavenly throne. By command of Brigadier-General Jno. W. Geary. Thos. H. Elliott, Captain and A. A. General.
attention is the indirect assertion that the arrival of the Third division of the Third corps, about four o'clock in the afternoon, on the field, put an end to the conflict on the first of July, and relieved the First and Eleventh corps from imminent peril. The facts are, that there was no fighting, save light skirmishing, after three o'clock in the afternoon, and that General Sickles's command did not make its appearance till nearly six o'clock. One division of the Twelfth corps, under General Geary, which Historicus says was four miles in the rear of the battle-field, had already been placed by General Hancock in or near the position taken up by the Third corps on its arrival. I may remark here that Historicus studiously avoids mentioning General Hancock's name in his account of the operations of July first--a very strange mistake for an eye-witness. When General Sickles arrived at Gettysburgh, General Howard was not the commanding officer, and had not been for some time. He was
a small force there, determined to take the place by surprise. He moved up to the Coldwater on the night of the second. On the morning of the third, he sent Colonel Geary, Acting Brigadier-General, with his brigade, numbering one thousand five hundred men, forward to attack the place. At that time there was but a single regimenring was very hot, and they were speedily driven back with a loss of twelve killed, nearly one hundred wounded, and twenty-five prisoners. Among the latter was Colonel Geary, their commander. His horse stumbled and fell, is said to be the reason of his capture. Just as the confederates fell back, the Sixth Illinois cavalry came uso that it is impossible to know the success of their attempt. We think, however, that the rebels have too many facilities for retreat to be caught so easily. If Geary's command can succeed in crossing the Coldwater, and form a junction with Chalmers's, they will probably escape. This attack on Collierville did not succeed eve
nes, the Thirty-sixth Indiana and Fifty-ninth Illinois in front line, the right of my lines connecting with the left of the brigade of General Whittaker and of General Geary, still to my right, who had advanced from a crossing still farther to the right and higher up the creek. The line was thus formed, obliquely up the slope of that were behind the barricades. Two regiments of. General Whittaker's brigade soon came up on the left of my second and third lines on the slope of the ridge, General Geary's division advancing still further to the left in the valley; at the same time General Osterhaus's division was advancing to the east side of the ridge to my rourteenth corps, under Major-General Palmer, had the advance, followed by General Osterhaus's division; then came the two brigades of our division, followed by General Geary's division. Delayed at Chickamauga to rebuild bridge, we reached Peavine Valley about sunset, and the forces advanced cautiously through its mud and dense und