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eft. McPherson's army had two corps in line, Logan's-facing Atlanta, and Blair'scarrying on his lny's division, the Second (of Dodge), was near Logan's right. Fuller, commanding the Fourth divisiLeggett's Hill brought one division so near to Logan's corps on its right, that Blair sent Giles A.h probably killed him. At once Blair notified Logan that McPherson was either slain or a prisoner, and that Logan was the senior to command. The instant that Sherman heard of McPherson's fall he sent an order to Logan to assume command, and gave him stimulating and strengthening words. But as also to be carefully prepared to reenforce Logan should he require any assistance. My Fourth Cr the Howard House then on the prolongation of Logan's line of battle. The fearful break of Logan's at right angles to and in rear of our line. Logan was also bringing some of Harrow's division tol the opening is reached and the continuity of Logan's line was soon restored. Every Confederate w[3 more...]
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 36: Battle of Ezra Church (search)
nessee reached me the evening of the 26th. General Logan and his friends desired that he should be emporarily hold tenaciously Sherman's left. Logan, at a very early hour of July 27, 1864, had sea quarter of a mile, thence westerly again. Logan's Fifteenth Corps was halted for part of the n about a quarter of a mile above Ezra Church. Logan, deploying everything except a reasonable rese were so strong that we would be attacked that Logan called a halt of his main lines and I ordered me to conduct my first battle alone. One of Logan's batteries I then sent to the front and locatrear, some giving way on our extreme right. Logan became greatly animated and rushed for all strrranged that they swept all the ground beyond Logan's right flank, though but a few pieces of artibold and strong effort to capture Atlanta; but Logan's men were much fatigued. Blair's and Dodge'sf colors and quite a number of prisoners. General Logan bore the brunt of the battle, and his comm[7 more...]
es of a cavalry bivouac did not much disturb him. Logan, as wide awake by night as by day, passed across theeliminary orders, began at the dawn of August 30th. Logan moved along due east, taking the more northern road,alt and reconnoiter. Ransom used two regiments, and Logan at least a brigade, in support of the cavalry. Veryr the bridge, they ran up the slope from the river. Logan led forward his entire corps and arranged it as wellFlint with infantry and artillery, and also to give Logan support on the east side upon Logan's immediate righLogan's immediate right. Blair, who came up during the night, did the same thing for our left flank, sending one division across tosition early in the morning, considerably extending Logan's left. As soon as these dispositions were made themost determined part of the assault was sustained by Logan's front, the enemy approaching to within an average out any cover, as was also the battery. Hazen (of Logan) had sixteen regiments in line and one in reserve.
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 37: Battle of Lovejoy's Station and capture of Atlanta (search)
elect. In this private correspondence, which freshens one's recollection, I find that my corps commanders, Blair and Logan, during this rest, had been granted a leave. In fact, Logan did not return to us till we reached Savannah, but Blair wasLogan did not return to us till we reached Savannah, but Blair was able to join me. One of my divisions, General Corse's, was sent back to Rome upon the reports of the work of the Confederate cavalry in Tennessee under Forrest. Another division, General John E. Smith's, of Logan's corps, had its headquarters baLogan's corps, had its headquarters back at Cartersville, Smith commanding. About this time (September 29th), also, Thomas went to Chattanooga and as far as Nashville, while (October 3d) Schofield found his way, first to Knoxville, to attend to some official matters there, and thence all not immediately with Sherman. I consolidated the troops then with me into two corps-Blair's of three divisions and Logan's of four divisions — for Sherman's right wing, still called the Army of the Tennessee. All the rest of my men on the Mi
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 40: return to Atlanta; the March to the sea; Battle of Griswoldville, ga. (search)
s were bothersome. The cavalry followed close, and, as soon as over the river, again quickly turned down the first roads toward East Macon. The army, clambering up with difficulty the east bank of the river, made straight for a station on the Macon & Savannah Railroad called Gordon. Our trains, including Kilpatrick's, stretched out, would have been thirty-seven miles long. To get those wagons parked at Gordon without accident was our problem. Osterhaus, commanding our Fifteenth Corps (Logan being absent), was on the right. I was with him when he struck the Macon & Savannah Railroad early November 22d. Then, turning back a little from East Macon, I had him send General Charles R. Woods to watch out that way with his division and help Kilpatrick, for much Confederate force of infantry, cavalry, and artillery was reported as over the Ocmulgee in East Macon, which evidently proposed to attack something. They might, at least, catch our long, snaky trains and cut them asunder. Ge
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 41: the march to the sea; capture of Fort McAllister and Savannah (search)
water delays as bothersome as usual; but my Seventeenth Corps was carried over to Beaufort in reasonably quick time. Blair began the actual movement of it January 3, 1865, and by the 11th his entire corps (the Seventeenth) and one division of Logan's (the Fifteenth) had arrived and were disembarked at Beaufort, S. C. While the sea voyages were progressing I was able to spend most of my time at Beaufort. General Rufus Saxton had his headquarters there. He was quite domesticated amid a nSea Islands seemed to be most hurt, but the negroes for the most part would give them anything they asked for. With Blair's corps, at about twelve o'clock midnight (January 13, 1865), we set out for what we called Whale branch. One brigade of Logan's command followed Blair's. It was an all-night march. Blair, now habitually using canvas boats, sent his pontoon bridge and a guard ahead, and so, when we arrived, we found that some of his men had rowed across the branch, captured the Confeder
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 42: March through the Carolinas; Savannah, Ga., to Columbia, S. C. (search)
nding the Salkehatchie on the west bank, making, if possible, fifteen miles from Pocotaligo. The Fifteenth Corps, Major General Logan, will move forward to Haywardsville, moving General John E. Smith's division by the bridge road between Pocotaligo their crossings of this most difficult Salkehatchie, and the next day, the 6th, pushed on to the Little Salkehatchie. Logan, with the Fifteenth Corps, had the usual resistance, and a Confederate bridge was burning at his crossing; he secured a p do so. Holman's, Cannon's, Binnaker's, Walker's, Skillings's, and the railway bridges were examined. Sherman, then with Logan at Lowry's Station (Atlanta & Charleston Railroad), gave us a special field order, directing the taking of Orangeburg. our experienced and resolute veterans. How we skirmished up Blair's men under Mower and Force at Binnaker's Bridge, and Logan's under Hazen, and John E. Smith at Holman's and Skillings's crossings; how they put in boats, cut paths, and worked ince
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 43: march through the Carolinas; the taking of Columbia (search)
t as their sharpshooters continued their annoying business, Logan caused further shelling of that part of the city which was ight between the 17th and 18th of February, 1865. Sherman, Logan, and myself, with all the officers under our command, workewas suffered to remain untouched. During the night I met Logan and Woods and other general officers, and they were taking al love and veneration by me. To aid him in his work he had Logan's inspector general, Lieutenant Colonel L. E. Yorke. TheFrom Rice Creek Springs, February 20th, I wrote a letter to Logan, describing this apparently growing evil: I am inclinome quarreling. Here a slight contretemps occurred between Logan and myself. He, as corps commander, had direct charge ofst they, in their impatience, had hard words between them. Logan naturally sided with the pioneers, and so wrote me a note tawful order. I signed this indorsement and sent it back to Logan. We met about twenty minutes after this exchange of compli
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 44: skirmishing at Cheraw and Fayetteville and the Battle of Averysboro (search)
negro brigades well in hand. About this time old men and boys began to fall into our lines. Logan recommended on March 4th that all such prisoners belonging to the South Carolina militia be rele wishes, as soon as I met Slocum I retired outside the city limits, and there went into camp. Logan halted his force at least five miles back. We found the best practicable approaches for our poed to get communications to Wilmington, and, if possible, receive back word from the same, while Logan and I were anxious to reestablish mail communication. After consulting with Captain Duncan, I s was obliged to deviate so much that our wings were separated more and more from each other till Logan turned northward and encamped near Alexander Benton's, about 11 miles south of Bentonville, whiolumn and General Sherman was with Blair's. Slocum at the same time appeared to be abreast of Logan, perhaps six miles to his left northwest of him. We had but little resistance on our front, and
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 45: March through the Carolinas; the Battle of Bentonville; Johnston's surrender (search)
stantly I sent off our chief of artillery, Major Osborn, to pass to the rear of Logan's column and turn Hazen's division back upon Slocum's road as quickly as possibazen kept up his reverse march and reported to Slocum by daylight of the 20th. Logan closed up his command at night, forced the enemy to destroy Cox's Bridge, and atonville. Meanwhile Blair also used the night to bring up his column near to Logan. In fact, our marching was continuous until the two wings were in touch with efar south as Troublefield's store, but he was on the direct road to Goldsboro. Logan, with the bulk of his corps, had really passed beyond Bentonville, and but for was no real battle while I was bringing my troops into position. Thus I had Logan occupy the portion of the front next to Slocum and Blair deploy his division onen back, I ordered Blair to support him with his whole corps, if necessary, and Logan to advance and seize the skirmish rifle pits all along his front. This was d
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