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eneral Granger a valuable capture at Ripley raiding a Cornfield repulsing an attack presented with the Black horse Rienzi meeting General Grant appointed a Brigadier General. After the battle of Booneville, it was decided by General Rosecrans, on the advice of General Granger, that my position at Booneville was too much exposed, despite the fact that late on the evening of the fight my force had been increased by the addition of a battery of four guns and two companies of infantntrol over it, or meddle with its internal affairs. However, there was nothing to do but to move to the place designated, but General Granger, who still commanded the cavalry division to which the brigade belonged, so arranged matters with General Rosecrans, who had succeeded to the command of the Army of the Mississippi, that my independence was to be undisturbed, except in case of a general attack by the enemy. We went into camp near Rienzi, July 22, sending back to the general field-ho
lson his tragic death putting Louisville in a state of defense assigned to the command of the Eleventh division capture of Chaplin heights battle of Perryville reported among the killed a Thrilling incident General Buell relieved by General Rosecrans. I reported to Major-General Nelson at the Gait House in Louisville, September 14, 1862, who greeted me in the bluff and hearty fashion of a sailor — for he had been in the navy till the breaking out of the war. The new responsibilities als. This was particularly the case with the new regiments, the men of which, much depressed by homesickness, and not yet inured to campaigning, fell easy victims to the hardships of war. At Bowling Green General Buell was relieved, General W. S. Rosecrans succeeding him. The army as a whole did not manifest much regret at the change of commanders, for the campaign from Louisville on was looked upon generally as a lamentable failure, yet there were many who still had the utmost confidence
reesboroa opening of the battle of Stone River. My division had moved from Crab Orchard to Bowling Green by easy marches, reaching this place November 1. General Rosecrans assumed command of the department October 30, at Louisville, and joined the Army November 2. There had been much pressure brought to bear on General Buell tpt me so well posted as to every movement of the enemy, not only with reference to the troops in my immediate front, but also throughout his whole army, that General Rosecrans placed the most unreserved reliance on all his statements, and many times used them to check and correct the reports brought in by his own scouts. Slighteparing for the inevitable conflict and eager for its opening. So it wore on till the evening of December 25, 1862; then came the order to move forward. General Rosecrans, in the reorganization of the army, had assigned Major-General A. McD. McCook to command the right wing, MajorGeneral George H. Thomas the centre, and Major
ived during the night revealed the fact that Rosecrans intended to attack by throwing his left on t the early assault which was to be made from Rosecrans's left would anticipate and check the design his first attack, I received a message from Rosecrans telling me that he was making new dispositioalmer, and only a desultory contest ensued. Rosecrans, whom I now met in the open ground west of t I had formed to help Wood, I was ordered by Rosecrans to prepare to make a charge should the enemya momentary expression of horror spread over Rosecrans's face; but at such a time the importance ofult he made with Breckenridge on the left of Rosecrans, an assault that really had in view only a dsualties. The ratio of loss in the whole of Rosecrans's army was also high, and Bragg's losses weras concerned the result on the battlefield. Rosecrans seems to have planned the battle with the idederates was not threatened by the design of Rosecrans; and Bragg, without risk to his communicatio[10 more...]
he security of Murfreesboroa was undertaken by General Rosecrans, and large details from my troops were furnishunteers. My promotion had been recommended by General Rosecrans immediately after the battle of Stone River, bow and then on my own front. In the meanwhile General Rosecrans had been materially reinforced by the return ooperations. During the spring and early summer Rosecrans resisted, with a great deal of spirit and on varioed and other preparations made for a move forward, Rosecrans seeming to have decided that he could safely risk sippi. At this stage, and in fact prior to it, Rosecrans seemed to manifest special, confidence in me, ofteticise unfavorably, if we were to move at all, and Rosecrans certainly impressed me that he favored an advance t his headquarters, leading to the conviction that Rosecrans originated the Tullahoma campaign, and the record yville to Columbia, his depot being at Tullahoma. Rosecrans, thinking that Bragg would offer strong resistance
n the possession of the National troops, and Rosecrans, though strongly urged from Washington to co country abounded. He succeeded in reaching Rosecrans's headquarters finally, and there gave the drigades, Davis had been worsted in an attack Rosecrans had ordered him to make on the left of that dicated that Bragg's main object was to turn Rosecrans's left; it was therefore still deemed necesse passive so far as fighting was concerned. Rosecrans took advantage of the inaction to rearrange alley road. During these occurrences General Rosecrans passed down the road behind my line, and was the main-stay on which all relied after Rosecrans left the field. As the command was getting to us; but it was fated to be otherwise. Rosecrans, McCook, and Crittenden passed out of the bant of the field. The manoeuvres by which Rosecrans had carried his army over the Cumberland Mou. always fancied that that evacuation made Rosecrans over confident, and led him to think that he[1 more...]
Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge reorganizing the Army removal of General Rosecrans punishment of deserters Grant at Chattanooga the fight on Lookout Moun to take advantage of them. Indeed, the situation was not promising, and General Rosecrans himself, in communicating with the President the day succeeding the battlat an earlier date. The same order that assigned General Grant relieved General Rosecrans, and placed General Thomas in command of the Army of the Cumberland. At the time of the reception of the order, Rosecrans was busy with preparations for a movement to open the direct road to Bridgeport-having received in the interval, sih corps, under General Hooker, from the Army of the Potomac. With this force Rosecrans had already strengthened certain important points on the railroad between Nasga. On the 19th of October, after turning the command over to Thomas, General Rosecrans quietly slipped away from the army. He submitted uncomplainingly to his