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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 6 (search)
field-batteries, moved from Corinth along the railroad towards Tuscumbia. Colonel Roddy, who had just been transferred from General Bragg's to General Pemberton'sl Dodge, and resumed their movement towards Tuscumbia, opposed at every step by Roddy, who skirmished so effectively with the head of the column as to make the rate n the neighborhood. General Dodge's division moved on slowly, pressing back Roddy to Town Creek, where, on the 28th, Forrest, with his brigade, joined Roddy. NeRoddy. Near that place the Federal forces divided; the cavalry, under Colonel Streight, turning off to the south, towards Moulton, and the main body, under General Dodge, halting, and then marching back. Leaving Roddy to observe Dodge, Forrest pursued Streight's party with three regiments, and captured it within twenty miles of Rome, af my health was made on the 28th, to the Secretary of War. While Forrest and Roddy were engaged with Dodge and Streight, Colonel Grierson made a raid entirely thr
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 7 (search)
23d. These two brigades constituted the force referred to in my dispatch of April 30th. As soon as the falling back of the Federal army made it practicable, Colonel Roddy was transferred to Mississippi, with about two-thirds of the joint forces. In paragraph XII. you quote the dispatch of the War Department to me of June 5te, to interrupt the railroad communication of the Federal army through Tennessee, and suggested to General Bragg, in that connection, the expediency of adding General Roddy's brigade, belonging to his department, and then near Tuscumbia, to Major-General Lee's detachment. That officer was instructed to make the expedition as shat district of country convinced General Lee that he could not operate in it with hope of success, or without great danger of losing his detachment, especially as Roddy's brigade had not been put at his disposal. He, therefore, very judiciously abandoned the enterprise. He found employment for his troops without going far, how
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 9 (search)
ds of his cavalry is with General Longstreet. He has about sixteen hundred in our front; Major-General Wharton has eight hundred and fifty near Rome, and Brigadier-General Roddy, with his brigade, is supposed to be near Tuscumbia-his strength not reported. I am afraid that this cavalry is not very efficient — that want of harmonys these, there were about eight hundred and fifty men under General Wharton's command, in a sort of camp for broken-down horses, to the south of Rome, and Brigadier-General Roddy's strong brigade near Tuscumbia. The position of Dalton had little to recommend it as a defensive one. It had neither intrinsic strength nor strategie of construction, under the direction of the chief-engineer of the army, Brigadier-General Leadbetter. To supply the great want of effective cavalry, Brigadier-General Roddy was ordered to join the army with his brigade, except one regiment, which he was instructed to leave near Tuscumbia. Soon after his arrival, however, I w
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
Dorn, under whom I propose to unite all the available cavalry, when Forrest and Roddy can be found. Should Grant join Sherman at Vicksburg, it would be very embaf the mountains and disturb the enemy's foraging with his cavalry? If he wants Roddy, he must take him. J. E. Johnston, General. Jackson, January 6, 1863. To Tr left, by preventing Federal troops from going from West to Middle Tennessee. Roddy will contribute far more to this object under Van Dorn, than separate. This is the only pressure possible by the troops in Mississippi. Please order Roddy to report to Van Dorn. Grant is reported to intend to repair the railroad to Corinth: ently General Johnston notified me that a strong force of the enemy in front of Roddy prevented his leaving Northern Alabama at that time, and requested me, if possi him that I had but a feeble cavalry force, but that I would certainly give Colonel Roddy all the aid I could, and added: I have virtually no cavalry from Grand Gulf
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Memorandum for Major-General S. D. Lee. (search)
bridges over the branches of Duck River and of the Elk are suggested. As the fords of the Tennessee are in and above the Muscle Shoals, it would be well to move toward Tuscumbia first, and, in crossing the river and moving forward, to ascertain as many routes as possible by which to return. Fayetteville would be a point in the route to the part of the railroad between Elk and Duck Rivers. General Bragg is informed of your intended movement, and has been requested to put Brigadier-General Roddy under your command. Should circumstances now unforeseen make the enterprise too hazardous, abandon it. Your own judgment must decide if risks do or do not counterbalance the important results to be hoped for from success. Brigadier-General Chalmers's move to Memphis and Charleston Railroad should precede yours by a day if practicable. Brigadier-General Jackson was instructed, three or four months ago, to issue the cavalry-arms for which I had applied to the Ordnance Depa
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Memorandum for Colonel Browne, Aide-de-camp. (search)
he promotion of Brigadier-General Walthall to command the division of Lieutenant-General Polk's troops now under Brigadier-General Canty. General Polk regards this promotion as important as I do. J. E. Johnston, General. Note.-Bad health makes General Canty unable to serve in the field. Near Marietta, June 13, 1864. General Bragg, Richmond: I earnestly suggest that Major-General Forrest be ordered to take such parts as he may select of the commands of Pillow, Chalmers, and Roddy, all in Eastern Alabama, and operate in the enemy's rear between his army and Dalton. J. E. Johnston, General. Near Marietta, June 28, 1864. General S. Cooper, Richmond: I have received your dispatch inquiring why three regiments had not been sent to Savannah in exchange for those of Mercer's brigade. They have not been sent, because, before Mercer's brigade joined, we were engaged with an enemy more than double our numbers, and ever since have been in his immediate presence.