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Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 29: battle of Resaca and the Oostanaula (search)
th Napoleonic boldness. Thus far we had experienced hardly a check, as, like heavy waves, these forces were rolling on toward the sea. That morning, near Adairsville, in a little nook to the right of the road, while we were marching toward Kingston, we caught sight of a group of young ladies standing on the green; they appeared somewhat nervous and excited on our approach. In a courteous manner I accosted the one who had most self-possession, and who had stepped out in front of her comt used for the dreaded army purpose. I have since found that this Georgia family remembered my visit, and had spoken highly of me, probably more highly than I deserved. I have lately pleasantly met them at Atlanta. Prejudice has given way to time and change. After leaving this place we proceeded to Kingston, where General Sherman had already established his headquarters, and where they were to remain during the few days' rest after Johnston's Confederate forces had crossed the Etowah.
greatest when those following the railroad reached Kingston. Johnston's chief of artillery warned him that oun road nearest the railway, turning to the left of Kingston about 8 A. M., May 18, 1864. We had hardly passed of the series of combats which took place between Kingston and Cassville: 3.50 P. M., advance commenced.k place on May 19th in the rough woodland between Kingston and Cassville, Kingston served as a field hospitalKingston served as a field hospital. Small tents were erected for the wounded, and for the many others who fell sick. It is gratifying to tccessible to all his commanders, at the village of Kingston. General Corse was at the time his chief of staff.n constructed as far as Sherman's headquarters at Kingston, and not only supplies of all kinds were giving therman was planning as Sherman sat by the window at Kingston, drumming with his pencil upon the window sill andwere moving westward, as if to cross the Etowah at Kingston, had been anticipated by Confederate Jackson's cav