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The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 154 8 Browse Search
John Bell Hood., Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and Confederate Armies 68 2 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 40 0 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 28 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 27 11 Browse Search
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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 9 1 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 8 0 Browse Search
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ormed the corps of the Army which he commanded. Of these, Canty's Division of about three thousand (3000) effectives reached Resaca on the 9th of May. Loring's of five thousand (5000) on the 11th; French's of four thousand (4000) joined us at Cassville on the 18th; and Quarles's brigade of twenty-two hundred (2200) at New Hope Church on the 26th. Our Army retreated from Dalton on the night of the 12th and the morning of the 13th of May, and, as just cited, Cantry's Division of three thous My recollection, however, is that you mustered twenty-one to twenty-two thousand (21,000 to 22,000) effectives at Dalton and Resaca, at which latter point some diminution occurred in casualties, and in desertions on the night of our retreat on Cassville. Hardee's Corps was the largest in the Army, and numbered about two thousand (2000) more than my corps. As previously stated, the assertions of General Wigfall as to Johnston's strength and losses may safely be regarded as correct; and G
a miracle. In regard to operations around Cassville, General Johnston states : Johnston's Narrmy under General Joseph E. Johnston, at Cassville, Georgia, as he states, for attack, I commanded tery well the occurrences at Cass Station, or Cassville, during the campaign of 1864. During that ccorps being in the rear of the Army, entered Cassville about 12 m., on the I8th of May, 1864. Youron the range of hills immediately in rear of Cassville. There we remained all day, the enemy eried by General Polk on the ridge in front of Cassville, orders were issued for the Army to fall bacn position on the untenable ridge in rear of Cassville, this intention could only have been based uong is it supposed we would have remained at Cassville? I leave the answer to every fair minded man regard to my father's connection with the Cassville affair. Pray accept our sincere thanks, l Polk or I recommended General Johnston, at Cassville, to retreat when he intended to give battle;[7 more...]
pter 6: Reply to General Johnston Cassville. When the preceding chapter was written, e retreat of the Confederate Armies from Cassville, Georgia, to the south side of the Etowah river, man, were manoeuvring in the neighborhood of Cassville, I had nearly completed my journey from Demoy with a part of that command. I arrived at Cassville railway station about half-past 3 or four o'e the plain, or valley, in which the town of Cassville is located. This ridge is cut across by a rforty feet for half a mile, continuing on to Cassville about one and a quarter miles to the northweral Loring's headquarters on the left of the Cassville road, saw that General, and delivered the orassing there or just in front of the town of Cassville and on to the southwest, there were also strve the ridge at a point about a mile east of Cassville, and passing to the southwest fully a half-anotes taken at the time of reconnoissance. Map of Cassville, page 113. Yours, etc., W. J. M.
attack the left flank of the enemy. I presume he had in remembrance Lieutenant General Polk's and my urgent recommendation that he turn upon and attack Sherman at Adairsville, just before he placed his Army upon the untenable ridge in rear of Cassville, with women and children of the town between the two armies, and of which recommendation he is so careful to make no mention. When I retrace these facts and circumstances, I cannot think General Johnston in earnest when he states that he int in Macon, Georgia, where he wrote his official report, in which were brought forward, for the first time, these unjust and false accusations. If I was so little to be relied upon, and had given cause for complaint successively at Resaca and Cassville, why did he entrust to me the important operations at New Hope Church, from which it was supposed a general engagement might ensue. The truth is, he possessed no real cause of complaint, and, I reiterate, he had the full co-operation of his Li
. It is hereby evident that as long as General Johnston endeavored to obtain the transfer, to his own command, of Longstreet's Corps in Virginia, and of Polk's Army in Mississippi, he spoke continually of fighting at Dalton; when, however, Sherman appeared at Tunnel Hill, in front of Rockyfaced Ridge, and he was given an Army of over seventy thousand (70,000) available troops — as I have demonstrated — he decided to retreat. What followed at Resaca? Retreat. New Hope Church? Retreat. Cassville? Retreat. Kennesaw Mountain? Retreat. Would we have fought at Atlanta after our inglorious campaign, the abandonment of the mountain fastnesses, and the foreshadowed intention of our commander to fall back to Macon? I shall now glance at his two plans for the defence of Atlanta, one of which was to insure the security of that city forever. By his first plan, he hoped to attack the enemy as they crossed Peach Tree creek. Within thirty-six hours, almost before he had time to select quar
to be publicly met. In General Johnston's report he says: On the morning of the 19th (May), when half of the Federal Army was near Kingston, the two corps at Cassville were ordered to advance against the troops that had followed them from Adairsville, Hood leading on the right. When the corps had advanced some two miles, one oear approach of the Federal Army. Expecting to be attacked, I drew up my troops in what seemed to me an excellent position — a bold ridge immediately in rear of Cassville, with an open valley before it. The fire of the enemy's artillery commenced soon after the troops were formed, and continued until night. Soon after dark Lieutelf and the good and great man now deceased, with whom I am associated in this stricture, I offer a statement of the facts in reply: After the Army had arrived at Cassville, I proposed to General Johnston, in the presence of Generals Hardee and Polk, to move back upon the enemy and attack him at or near Adairsville, urging as a reas