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vision, which was still in Lookout valley, Geary's division, and Whitaker's and Grose's brigades of the First division, Fourth corps, under Brigadier-General Cruft, Thomas, announcing our success. Late in the evening, that brave officer, Colonel Grose, arrived with his troops on the crest in the rear of my command, where he ty command relieved from skirmish duty on the front line during the night by Colonel Grose. The enemy threw grenades or shell over the cliff, and the fire of their sssionary Ridge. At a signal from our centre near Chattanooga, we advanced--Colonel Grose's splendid brigade having the advance, my command supporting him. General Cvision. The enemy were driven with great impetuosity and loss. To prevent Colonel Grose's command from being flanked on the left, two of my regiments — the Thirty-en John E. Smith's, with Morgan L. Smith upon the extreme left. Whitaker's and Grose's brigades fought with Hooker; Jeff. C. Davis was in reserve on the extreme lef
north-west of Tunnel Hill, and on the morning of the twenty-fourth the line stood as follows: Baird's division south of Taylor's Ridge, near Ringgold, with Crufts's division at Lee's house; Johnson's and Davis's divisions in advance, toward Tunnel Hill, with Boone's and Harrison's regiments of mounted infantry, the former on the left, and Harrison's men leading the advance toward Tunnel Hill; Long's brigade of cavalry at Varnell's Station, on the Cleveland and Dalton Railroad, supported by Grose's brigade of Crufts's division. An advance was made in three columns; after the right and left columns had moved out some distance, the centre, with the mounted infantry in advance, pushed forward and met with a fire at long-range from a battery of Parrott guns, the enemy's practice being excellent, and succeeding in checking the column; the right and left columns were then set in motion, and succeeded in flanking the enemy's battery, forcing it to retire. Davis's division of the Fourteent
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 95.-reconnoissance to Dalton, Ga. (search)
he line of their march until they had reached the head of Rocky Face Valley, down which they marched in order of battle, General Baird upon the right and General Crufts upon the left. The rebels gave way as before, until they reached a point where the Cleveland road, running toward Dalton, descends into this valley. Just across this road and on the left side of the valley, was a high point in the bounding ridge, and this the enemy manifested a disposition to hold at hazard of a fight. Colonel Grose's brigade advancing along the slope of the ridge, immediately prepared to carry the hill. The enemy's outposts were driven in with rapidity, and the gallant brigade, moving steadily forward with loud cheers, and never once wavering under the fierce fire kept up by the rebels, hurled the latter from the hill in confusion, and planted the Stars and Stripes upon the summit. This was about half-past 11 A. M. Captain Simonson, Chief of Artillery on General Crufts's staff, ran his old batt
Doc. 140.-operations around Dalton, Ga. Colonel Grose's report. headquarters Third brigade, First division, Fourth army corps, Blue Springs, tens., February 29, 1864. Major W. H. Sinclair, A. A.G. First Division: sir: I have the honor to report the part taken by this brigade in the recent seven days before Dalton. I was ordered by the Division Commander, and marched to take part in the reconnaissance toward the enemy from this place, on the morning of the twenty-second of Februattend them. Major Watson, Seventy-fifth Illinois, wounded by a falling tree-effects of artillery firing — deserves notice as a noble officer. Hope he may soon recover. For more detailed accounts, I refer to the accompanying reports of the regimental and battery commanders. Exhibit A, herewith, gives the topography of the ground in the vicinity of the contest. All of which is respectfully submitted. I have the honor to be, Major, your humble servant, W. Grose, Colonel Commanding.
Doc. 141.-battle of Mission Ridge. see document 18, ante., Colonel Grose's report. headquarters Third brigade, First division, Fourth army corps, Whiteside, Tenn., December 4, 1863. Lieutenant J. A. Wright, A. A.A. G.: sir: In accordance with duty, I have the honor to report the part my brigade took in the recent battles before Chattanooga. On the twenty-third of November ultimo, under orders, and the command of Brigadier-General Cruft, I marched from this place with part of mfive commissioned officers, fifty-five enlisted men; total, five commissioned officers, fifty-nine enlisted men; aggregate, sixty-four. Knowing that I filled every post of danger required of me, I rejoice that so few of my men have fallen, compared with former battles. Lists of the casualties accompanying the reports of the regimental commanders respectively, which for further particulars are herewith forwarded. I have the honor to be your obedient servant, W. Grose, Colonel Commanding.