rry me back to old Virginny.
Meade advanced to Warrenton and the Rappahannock, where he took position confronting Lee. Before the season for operations had finally closed, Meade had pushed his advance to and beyond the Rapidan, the enemy giving up Culpeper Court House, which Meade occupied as headquarters September 13th.
It was on the 25th of September, on receipt of the news of Rosecrans's defeat at Chickamauga, that the Government withdrew the Eleventh Corps (Howard's) and the Twelfth (Slocum's) from the Army of the Potomac for service in Tennessee under Hooker.
The transfer of these troops was a notable achievement of the Quartermaster-General's Department.--editors.
On the 7th of October the enemy's signal-flags, which were read by our signal-officers on Pony Mountain as ours no doubt were read by the enemy, communicated intelligence which indicated that General Lee was making a formidable movement.
This proved to be a movement to his left — with the evident purpose of tu
for his right wing my two corps, the Fifteenth and Seventeenth; and for his left wing the Fourteenth and Twentieth under Slocum.
Mine, the Army of the Tennessee, numbered 33,000; Slocum's, the Army of Georgia, 30,000; Kilpatrick's division of cavalSlocum's, the Army of Georgia, 30,000; Kilpatrick's division of cavalry, 5000; so that the aggregate of all arms was 68,000 men. All surplus stores and trains were sent back to Tennessee.
The railway south of the Etowah was next completely demolished.
Un er the efficient management of Colonel O. M. Poe, Sherman's ch to Goldsboro‘, North Carolina, on his map, saying, I hope to get there.
On November 15th we set forth in good earnest.
Slocum, Sherman accompanying him, went by the Augusta Railroad, and passed on through Milledgeville.
I followed the Macon Railrded.
The total Confederate loss was over 600.--editors. Here, at Gordon, Sherman, from Milledgeville, came across to me. Slocum had enjoyed a fine march, having had but little resistance.
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