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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 36. General Rousseau's expedition. (search)
approach, having had no intimation of our coming. We learned that a small cavalry force from General Sherman's army had been at Carrollton a few days ago, and had returned toward Marietta. General Stoneman's pickets were reported to be near Powder Springs, sixteen miles in advance of us. July 22d.--The expedition reached Powder Springs about eleven o'clock and found a Federal cavalry picket a mile beyond. They had heard of our approach from scouts, but supposed us to be rebels. Our true cPowder Springs about eleven o'clock and found a Federal cavalry picket a mile beyond. They had heard of our approach from scouts, but supposed us to be rebels. Our true character however was discovered before we reached them. A general feeling of relief pervaded the command at being again within our own lines after thirteen days of hard marching in the enemy's country, and the successful result of the expedition and its safe return was a cause of much satisfaction and congratulation. In regard to the distance penetrated in the enemy's rear, the boldness and rapidity of its movements, the thoroughness of the work accomplished, and its complete success in ever
ly wounded. The ground was open, and he was compelled to crawl away to the rear, slowly and painfully, a distance of half a mile. Occasionally he would rise and attempt to go forward erect, when the rebels would discharge a volley upon him, and seeing him drop to avoid fire, would cheer lustily. He finally escaped without further injury. A brigade of General Stoneman's cavalry, under command of Colonel Adams, of the First Kentucky cavalry, penetrated to a point named on the maps as Powder Springs, finding there the rebel outposts, and a division of cavalry under Armstrong. These retired before our advance, without offering opposition, and left the post in our possession. This puts the cavalry forces about nine miles west of Marietta. and at least a mile south of it. The right wing of the infantry is fully down to a line running east and west through Marietta, and is continually swinging so as finally to enclose it, unless a change is made in the order of march. Although th
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 32: battle of Kolb's Farm and Kenesaw (search)
is very natural the enemy should meet Hooker at that point in force, and I gave Schofield orders this morning to conduct his column from Nose's Creek, on the Powder Springs road, toward Marietta and support Hooker's right flank, sending his cavalry down the Powder Springs road toward Sweet Water and leaving some infantry from hisPowder Springs road toward Sweet Water and leaving some infantry from his rear to guard the forks. ... It was natural for Hooker to make reply, for Sherman had asked questions of him. And, naturally, at such a time there was some excitement at Hooker's headquarters. As soon as Sherman received this disturbing message directly from Hooker, he first answered thus: Dispatch received. Schofield was ordered this morning to be on the Powder Springs and Marietta road, in close support of your right. Is not this the case? There cannot be three corps in your front; Johnston has but three corps, and I know from full inspection that a full proportion is now, and has been all day, on his right and center. Sherman also sent for
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 17: (search)
lies. In this position he exposed Augusta and Macon, but he hoped to save them by his proposed flank march. On the 22d he advised General Bragg that if Sherman did not move south he would cross the Chattahoochee and form line of battle near Powder Springs, which would prevent Sherman from using the railroad in his rear, and force him to drive me off or move south, when I shall fall upon his rear. During this month Sherman conceived the idea that Georgia might be politically isolated from thobb was put in command of the district of Georgia. September 29th, Hood began his northward movement with the entire army, crossing the Chattahoochee, and the next day moved toward the line of Dallas and Marietta, with Jackson's cavalry at Powder Springs. Sherman was fully aware that he could not remain at Atlanta with his great army depending on the Western & Atlantic railroad for supplies. Neither did he feel able to move south against Hood. He supposed Forrest would cut his railroad,
lete Confederate defeat. Going into line of battle at Resaca, Cleburne intrenched, and during the 14th of May repulsed the repeated assaults of the enemy. On the night of the 15th Johnston evacuated Resaca and crossed the Oostenaula, and next morning Cleburne met a flanking force of the enemy near Calhoun, and Polk and Govan were briskly engaged. The division was next in line of battle at Adairsville and Cassville, but not engaged. It crossed the Etowah river May 20th, and marched to Powder Springs. It was marching to the front during the night battle at New Hope church, but was unable to get through the crowded roads. On the afternoon of May 26th the division went into position and intrenched on the extreme right (north) of the army, forming a line retiring eastward from the main line on Pumpkin Vine creek. On the afternoon of the 27th, Govan reported the enemy pushing against Johnston's right flank. Granbury, sent to Govan's right, received the assault which followed, known
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Maps, sketches, etc., Pertaining to the several volumes. (search)
hoochee River, Ga. 49, 65, 71 Dallas, Ga. 43, 48, 61, 62 Dalton, Ga. 55 East Point, Ga. 61, 90 Grant's proposed lines of operations 135-A Jonesborough, Ga. 59, 61 Kenesaw Mountain, Ga. 58, 62, 96 Kolb's Farm, Ga. 101 Lay's Ferry, Ga. 61 Lost and Pine Mountains, Ga. 47 Lovejoy's Station, Ga. 40, 61 Marietta, Ga. 43, 49, 96 New Hope Church, Ga. 58, 90 Noonday Creek, Ga. 49 Owen's Mill, Ga. 61 Peach Tree Creek, Ga. 101 Powder Springs, Ga. 62 Resaca, Ga. 58, 61 Roswell, Ga. 49, 62, 63 Ruff's Mill, Ga. 61 Sandtown, Ga. 45, 90 Snake Creek Gap, Ga. 63 Volume XXXIX. Bowling Green, Ky. 103 Brice's Cross-Roads to Stubbs' Plantation, Miss. 63 Camp Nelson, Ky. 102 Cincinnati, Ohio 103 Covington, Ky. 103 Fort Morgan, Ala. 63 Grant's proposed lines of operations 135-A Harrisburg, Miss. 63 Mobile Bay, Ala. 63 Munfordville, Ky. 102 Newport, Ky. 103 Turke
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
5; 87, 2, 87, 3; 105, 2; 163; 165-171 Potomac, Department of the (U): Boundaries 164 Potomac Creek, Va. 8, 1; 16, 1; 39, 2; 100, 1; 137, C7 Potomac River, Md., and Potomac River, Va. 16, 1; 100, 1; 117, 1; 135-A; 137, C8; 171 Potosi, Mo. 117, 1; 152, G8 Potter House, Atlanta, Ga.: View 129, 10 Pound Gap, Ky. 95, 3 Pound Gap, Va. 141, H7 Powder-Boat, Fort Fisher, N. C.: Sketches 67, 5 Powder Spring Gap, Tenn. 118, 2 Powder Springs, Ga. 45, 5; 57, 1, 57, 3; 58, 2; 59, 3; 60, 1; 62, 10; 65, 3; 88, 2; 117, 1; 118, 1; 135-A; 149, G12 Powell's River, Tenn. 9, 2; 24, 3; 95, 3; 118, 2; 142, C3; 150, G13 Prairie, Miss. 135-A Prairie d'ann, Ark. 159, F13 Prairie du Rocher, III. 152, F10 Prairie Grove, Ark. 66, 1 Fort Prescott, Va.: Plan 107, 2 Presidio del Norte, Mexico 54, 1 Prestonburg, Ky. 118, 1; 135-A; 141, E6 Price's Missouri Expedition, Aug. 29-Dec. 2, 186
ion changed as suddenly as the scenery in a theatre. Sherman's letter was dated September 20th, and on the 21st, Hood moved his army from Lovejoy's, where he had remained since the capture of Atlanta, to Palmetto station, on the West Point railroad, twenty-four miles south-west of the national position. From this place, on the 22nd, he announced to Bragg: I shall, unless Sherman moves south, so soon as I can collect supplies, cross the Chattahoochee river, and form line of battle near Powder Springs. This will prevent him from using the Dalton railroad, and force him to drive me off, or move south, when I shall fall upon his rear. It is strange to note how the very movement which Grant and Sherman were discussing, had been considered nearly as soon by the rebel general. He even appeared to desire the national advance, and purposely left the way open for Sherman into Central Georgia. Anticipating the probabilities of the campaign, Hood continued: Would it not be well to move a pa
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Battles of the Western army in which Albama troops were engaged. (search)
troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 4th, 7th, 51st Cav. Near Atlanta, June 9. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 10.—Federal, Gen. McCook; total loss 25. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 4th, 7th, 51st Cav., and 1st, 8th, 10th Conf. Cav. Price's Cross Rds., Miss., June 10. Gen. Forrest, 3,500; loss 131 k, 475 w.—Federal, Gen. Sturgis, about 5,000; loss 223 k, 394 w, 1623 m. Alabama troops, 11th Cav. Kenesaw Mt., including Pine Mount, Pine Knob, Culp's, McAfee's, Golgotha, Lattimer and Powder Springs, June 9 to 30. Gen. Johnston 60,0ooo; total loss 4600.—Federal, Gen. Sherman, 112,819; loss 1370 k, 6500 w, 800 m. Alabama troops, army of Tennessee (as at New Hope). Bell's Ferry Rd., Ga.. June 11. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 29.— Federal, total loss 150. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 4th Cav. Marshy Cr., Ga., June 12. Gen. Jos. Wheeler, total loss 31.—Federal, total loss 120. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 8th, 10th Conf., and 53d Cav. Canton Rd., Ga., June 13
r in the year 1863. On September 18th he was commissioned brigadier-general, and assigned to succeed S. D. Lee and the lamented Tracy in the command of the heroic brigade distinguished at Port Gibson, Baker's Creek and Vicksburg. He and his gallant brigade were in the front of the fight at the opening of the Georgia campaign of 1864, holding their position on Rocky Face ridge, May 8th, against a bloody assault. At New Hope church again they fought in the front line under fire, and at Powder Springs, the battles around Atlanta and Jonesboro, wherever Stevenson's division was engaged. During the battle on Lookout Mountain he led the Twentieth, Thirty-first and Forty-sixth regiments to the relief of Moore and Walthall, and, said General Stevenson, in his general orders of November 27th: It was Pettus' brigade which first checked an enemy flushed with victory on Lookout Mountain, and held him at bay until ordered to retire. On the next day, on the right of Missionary Ridge, the whole
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