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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 91 1 Browse Search
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so soon as I should vacate it. On his way to the headquarters of the commanding General my Aid-de-camp encountered Major-General McCook, to whom he communicated the object of his mission to headquarters. General McCook immediately ordered a brigade General McCook immediately ordered a brigade from his corps to move into position at Gordon's Mill. My Aid-de-camp rode on to headquarters and reported what had been done to the commanding General, who approved the disposition. No delay, however, had occurred on this account in the movement oorder about eleven o'clock. At the moment of its receipt I was a short distance in rear of the centre of my command. General McCook was with me when I received it. I informed him that I would immediately carry it into execution, and suggested that h greasy, and dusty uniform so resembled our own when travel-stained, coupled with the fact that it was expected a part of McCook's command would come from that direction, (the terrible disaster to his force on the right not then being known by us,) t
more than Thomas' corps engaged; and all northern accounts state that parts of Crittenden's and McCook's were engaged. The unequal contest of four brigades against such overwhelming odds is unparallw Chattanooga. It now became evident that the enemy were moving two divisions' of cavalry and McCook's corps of infantry over Sand Mountain and into Wills' Valley by the Caperton road. I was orderd over the mountain, all of which were successfully driven back. On the twelfth of September, McCook's corps of infantry and Stanley's corps of cavalry moved over the mountain at Alpine, and, afterition I ordered him to remain for a time. I have no doubt that we have encountered a portion of McCook's corps of the Federal army, moving to support their left. Our scouts thrown out in front of oully and opportunely assisted by Anderson's, attacked, on Sunday morning, Sheridan's division, of McCook's corps; and, by the impetuosity of their attack, so thoroughly cut off Davis' division, of the
ocuments rebellion record, volume 6. Major-General McCook's report. headquarters right wing ely small. About noon, Sheridan's division of McCook's corps, approached by the Wilkinson Cross-roadiana, I commanded in person, and preceded General McCook's corps on the Nolensville pike. Colonein ammunition. I then, by direction of Major-General McCook, withdrew the two regiments that had beront, the enemy, in strong force, attacked General McCook's right, commencing a general engagement, vance. The enemy still gained ground on General McCook's right, and succeeded in placing several attack on the right wing, commanded by Major-General McCook. It was not long before the direction quickly to the front to the assistance of General McCook. On reaching the right of General Neglere from the enemy announced his approach. General McCook's troops, in a good deal of confusion, ret also apparent that the enemy were driving General McCook back, and were rapidly approaching our rea[27 more...]