Browsing named entities in John Bell Hood., Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and Confederate Armies. You can also browse the collection for Etowah (Georgia, United States) or search for Etowah (Georgia, United States) in all documents.

Your search returned 7 results in 4 document sections:

asking me to give you my recollection of the circumstances in regard to the retreat of the Confederate Armies from Cassville, Georgia, to the south side of the Etowah river, I will state the facts as connected with myself, as follows: At the time when the Confederate Armies of Tennessee and Mississippi, under the command of Genout 9 o'clock. I remained in the cabin during the conversation as to holding the position then occupied or advancing or retiring the Armies to the south of the Etowah river, about seven or eight miles to our rear. Lieutenant General Polk expressed himself convinced that he could not hold his line against attack, and that Majoren assembled, I placed them upon a by-road to Cassville Station on the main road to Cartersville. I instructed the officer to proceed to the south side of the Etowah river by way of the Cartersville bridge, and to report back to his Division Commander. I passed on to cross the river at the same point, arriving there about half-p
boroa and the evacuation of Atlanta, furnished for the information of General J. E. Johnston. Consolidated summary of casualties of the Armies of Tennessee and Misssisippi in the series of engagements around and from Dalton, Georgia, to the Etowah river, for the periaod commencing May the 7th, and ending May 20th, 1864: Corps. Killed. Wounded. Total. Hardee's 119 859 978 Hood's 283 1,564 1,847 Polk's Army, Mississippi 42 405 447   444 2,828 3,372 Consolidated summary of lled. Wounded. Total. Hardee's 200 1,433 1,633 Hood's 140 1,121 1,261 Polk's Army, Mississippi 128 926 1,054   468 3,480 3,948 Consolidation of the above three Reports is as follows:   Killed. Wounded. Total. Dalton to Etowah river 444 2,828 3,272 New Hope Church 309 1,921 2,230 Around Marietta 468 3,480 3,948   1,221 8,229 9,450 Consolidated summary of casualties of the Army of Tennessee (Army of Mississippi being merged into it) in the series of engageme
orders defining the geographical limits of your department, and such letters of general instruction as may have been sent to your predecessors, and as it may be important for you to possess. Very respectfully and truly yours, Jefferson Davis. (For General Hood). This order was most satisfactory, inasmuch as it afforded me at least an opportunity to confer with an officer of distinction, in regard to future operations. The attack upon his communications, in the vicinity of the Etowah river and near the Alabama line, had forced Sherman to hasten from Atlanta. In truth, the effect of our operations so far surpassed my expectations that I was induced to somewhat change my original plan to draw Sherman to the Alabama line and then give battle. I accordingly decided to move further north and again strike his railroad between Resaca and Tunnel Hill, thoroughly destroy it, and then move in the direction of the Tennessee, via Lafayette and Gadsden, with no intent, however, to cro
our front and right flank, and occasionally skirmishing with his cavalry along the banks of South Water creek. On the 4th of October Lieutenant General Stewart's Corps, in obedience to my orders, struck the enemy's railroad at Ackworth and Big Shanty, captured the garrisons at both places, consisting of some four hundred (400) prisoners, with some animals and stores. Hearing that the epemy had a quantity of stores at Allatoona, I determined, if possible, to destroy the bridge over the Etowah river, and directed Lieutenant General Stewart to send a division also to Allatoona, instructing the officer in command to destroy the railroad there and take possession of the place, if, in his judgment, when he reached there, he deemed it practicable. Accordingly, Major General French was sent, who attacked the place early on the morning of the 6th of October, and quickly carried the enemy's outer line of works, drawing him into a redoubt, and with that exception carried the place. Just at