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Sand Mountain, I detached the Fourth corps, Major-General Stanley, and ordered him to proceed to Chattanooga and report to Major-General Thomas at Nashville. Subsequently, on the thirtieth of October, I also detached the Twenty-third corps, Major-General Schofield, with the same destination; and delegated to Major-General Thomas full power over all the troops subject to my command, except the four corps with which I designed to move into Georgia. This gave him the two divisions under A. J. Smith, then in Missouri, but en route for Tennessee, the two corps named, and all the garrisons in Tennessee, as also all the cavalry of my military division, except one division under Brigadier-General Kilpatrick, which was ordered to rendezvous at Marietta. Brevet Major-General Wilson had arrived from the army of the Potomac, to assume command of the cavalry of my army, and I dispatched him back to Nashville with all dismounted detachments, and orders as rapidly as possible to collect the
orhood of Ashland, a company of the Eighth Illinois cavalry drove in my videttes from the point where the Ashcake road crossed the Telegraph road. I ordered Lieutenant Smith, of the Black Horse cavalry, Fourth Virginia, with seventeen men, to drive the enemy back. He charged at once, and the enemy fled, leaving two horses dead on the road, carrying off one man killed and one wounded in the charge. Lieutenant Smith had two men wounded, private Crump, arm broken, and private Robertson, wounded slightly. The telegraph wire, which had been cut, was immediately restored. Thursday, twenty-sixth ultimo, moved with the cavalry brigade to the neighborhood ofon from the command, composed of the Boykin Rangers, Jeff Davis legion, Lieutenant Chestnut commanding, and the Black Horse company, Fourth Virginia cavalry, Lieutenant Smith, was posted on picket, on a road leading toward Westover. Lieutenant Chestnut, with ten men in advance, supported by thirty of the reserve, now charged upon
command from fifth of September to the end of the Maryland campaign. The unfinished report Lieutenant Smith, A. D. C., has. He intends giving it to Colonel Faulkner to finish; it will then be forwardial mention of this company and its officers, Captain Randolph and Lieutenants Paine, Tyler, and Smith, who frequently transmitted orders in the absence of staff officers. The next day we arrived he railroad cut, and drove him back into the woods. No one joined me in this advance except Colonel Smith's regiment of Early's brigade. General Early ordered him back, and my right regiment (Colonld. He had at one time broken in our front, but we had not strength to push the advantage. Colonel Smith, of the Twenty-seventh Georgia, Colonel Barclay, of the Twenty-third Georgia, and Lieutenantlegion, two gallant officers, who fell in the thickest of the fight. Also Captains Tompkins and Smith, and Lieutenant Exum, of Hampton's legion; Lieutenants Underwood and Cleaveland, of the Eighteen
alls, the troops encamped near Alexandria, General Smith and his command moving forward twenty-one eenth army corps, under command of Brigadier-General A. J. Smith, followed on the seventh, and a diides of the river made it necessary for General A. J. Smith to detach General T. Kilby Smith's divisfully checked by a flank fire from two of General Smith's regiments posted in a wood on the left, Richmond to excite dissatisfaction against General Smith, or even to have him relieved from commandrove Vincent up the Teche, and joined Sherman (Smith) at Alexandria about the eighteenth March. Evhauling off the artillery and train. When General Smith arrived at General Price's headquarters, asts. On this point, I need only say, that General Smith told me immediately after our return from rrectly by the people, and particularly by General Smith's friends. General Emory's reports. mselves to McMillan's brigade, and some to General Smith's command; all moved forward together, and[25 more...]