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Anderson's brigade from Bridge-port. On the twenty-sixty or twenty-seventh of August, or some five or six days after the surprise of Chattanooga, Burnside's advance into East-Tennessee was announced by the presence of his cavalry in the vicinity of Knoxville, and Major-General Buckner received orders to evacuate Knoxville, and occupy Loudon. In consequence of a demonstration, it is said, by a portion of Rosecrans's army at Blythe's Ferry, on the Tennessee River, opposite the mouth of the Hiawassee, he was ordered to fall back from Loudon to Charleston, and soon after to the vicinity of Chattanooga. Pending these movements above, which were to give East-Tennessee to the Federals, not only for occupation, but for cooperation with Rosecrans in his designs upon Chattanooga and the Army of Tennessee, Rosecrans was not idle below. On Tuesday morning, September the first, citizens living near Caperton's Ferry reported that the enemy was crossing the Tennessee. River in force at that poi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
reet, heavy columns were, moving to assist him. So soon as he was assured of victory at Chattanooga, on the night of the 25th, Nov. 1863. General Grant ordered General Granger, with his own (Fourth) corps, and detachments from others, twenty thousand strong, to re-enforce Burnside. Sherman was ordered in the same direction, so as to make the business of relief surely successful, and on the night of the 30th he was at Charleston, where the East Tennessee and Georgia railway crosses the Hiawassee River. There was also Howard, Davis, and Blair, who had concentrated at Cleveland the day before; and there Sherman received orders from Grant to take command of all the troops moving to the relief of Knoxville, and to press forward as rapidly as possible. This was done. The army crossed the Hiawassee the next morning, and pushed on toward Loudon, Howard in advance, to save the pontoon bridge there. The Confederates stationed at that point burned it when Howard approached, and fled, Dec.
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
f going back, I might keep out in the country; for in motion I could pick up some forage and food, especially on the Hiawassee River, whereas none remained in Chattanooga. Accordingly, on the 29th of November, my several columns marched to Clevelhattanooga, I might send back all my artillery-wagons and impediments, and make a circuit by the north as far as the Hiawassee River. Accordingly, on the morning of November 29th, General Howard moved from Parker's Gap to Cleveland, General Davisth haste, leaving the bridge but partially damaged, and five car-loads of flour and provisions on the north bank of the Hiawassee. This was to have been the limit of our operations. Officers and men had brought no baggage or provisions, and the Hiawassee and marched to Athens, fifteen miles. I had supposed rightly that General Granger was about the mouth of the Hiawassee, and had sent him notice of my orders; that General Grant had sent me a copy of his written instructions, which were fu
our thousand. We captured about six thousand prisoners, beside the wounded left in our hands, forty-two pieces of artillery, five thousand or six thousand small arms, and a large train. The enemy's loss in killed and wounded is not known. While Generals Thomas and Hooker pushed Bragg's army into Georgia, General Sherman, with his own and General Granger's forces, was sent into East-Tennessee to prevent the return of Longstreet, and to relieve General Burnside, who was then besieged in Knoxville. We have reliable information that General Sherman has successfully accomplished his object, and that Longstreet is in full retreat toward Virginia, but no details have been received in regard to Sherman's operations since he crossed the Hiawassee River. Of Burnside's defence of Knoxville, it is only known that every attack of the enemy on that place was successfully repulsed. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War.
Dalton road. On the thirtieth, the army moved to Charleston, General Howard approaching so rapidly that the enemy evacuated in haste, leaving the bridge but partially damaged, and five car-loads of flour and provisions on the north bank of the Hiawassee. This was to have been the limit of our journey. Officers and men had brought no luggage or provisions, and the weather was bitter cold. I had hardly entered the town of Charleston, when General Wilson arrived with a letter from General Gr to be done. General Howard, that night, repaired and planked the railroad bridge, and at daylight the army passed the Hiawassee, and marched to Athens, fifteen miles. I had supposed rightfully that General Granger was about the mouth of the Hiawassee, and sent him notice of my orders that the General had sent me a copy of his written instructions, which were full and complete, and that he must push for Kingston, near which we would make a junction. By the time I reached Athens, I had time
one thousand two hundred or one thousand five hundred cavalry and mounted infantry, attacked Colonel Siebert, and captured a supply-train from Chattanooga, for Knoxville, about ten o'clock this morning, at Charlestown, on the south bank of the Hiawassee. The train escort had reached the encampment at Charlestown last night, and Colonel Siebert's skirmishers hotly engaged with the enemy this morning before Colonel Long was apprised of their approach. He immediately moved the small force f of that flag gave information which induced Wheeler to follow my track. The miserable state of the weather and worse condition of the roads, prevented me from moving fast, and it was the twenty-seventh before I reached Charlestown on the Hiawassee River. On the morning of the twenty-eighth, I commenced moving my train across a temporary bridge on the ties of the railroad structure, but had only a few wagons over when it was found necessary to dig a new road in the railroad dyke. Whilst th
utenant, thirty (30) horses, and twenty stand of arms. The Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, having been completed on the fourteenth instant, and trains running regularly from Nashville to this point, steps were immediately taken to commence repairing the East-Tennessee and Georgia Railroad. The First division of the Fourth corps, Major-General D. S. Stanley commanding, was ordered, on the twenty-fourth, to take up a position north of Chattanooga, between Chickamauga Depot and the Hiawassee River, to protect the repairs on the railroad. General Hooker, commanding the Eleventh and Twelfth corps, was ordered to relieve Stanley's division, then stationed on the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, between Whitesides and Bridgeport. January twenty-eighth, Major-General J. M. Palmer, commanding Fourteenth army corps, with a portion of his command, made a reconnoissance toward the enemy's position on Tunnel Hill. He found him still in force at that point, and the object of the mov
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—eastern Tennessee. (search)
Unionists recognized that it was useless to attempt to cross over. Scott continued to occupy Loudon, while Buckner was falling back on the other side of the Hiawassee River, and a few days thereafter, without having been further disturbed, Scott effected a junction with Bragg. Burnside, having joined Minty's cavalry, which Rosin order to mask this movement. Bragg's movement must involve Buckner's and ensure the junction of the two corps. Buckner had been on the left bank of the Hiawassee River two days only when, on the 7th of September, he received orders to start out at once on the road to the south. Bragg gave him at the same time a rendezvous iroceed on Buckner's tracks to join Rosecrans in the breach at Dalton. He halts at Knoxville with the bulk of his troops, leaving his cavalry on the banks of the Hiawassee to watch the southern roads, and asks of Halleck instructions for which the latter makes him wait a long time. The head of the general staff, wishing neither to
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the siege of Chattanooga. (search)
with his artillery and two brigades, attacks the Federal post. Byrd makes haste to pass over to the right bank of the Hiawassee, which is defended by light works; but the Confederates, having found an easy ford, follow him up and compel him to retad been so imprudently taken away from Bragg before the battle of Murfreesborough. Bragg sends him to the banks of the Hiawassee to resume against Burnside the operations which Wheeler's expedition has suddenly interrupted. He occupies Charleston t will be remembered that Stevenson with his infantry division had on the 19th of October occupied Charleston on the Hiawassee River. The presence of the Federals near to this river, only thirty-one miles from Chickamauga Station, is a standing men of the Tennessee. A portion of Wheeler's cavalry, back from the south a few days since, are watching the banks of the Hiawassee; the two brigades of Morrison and Dibrell are placed under his orders, and as early as the 19th in the evening they cro
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the Third winter. (search)
air the delay with which Grant has so sharply reproached him. Having started on the 29th from Chattanooga, he reached on the evening of the 30th the banks of the Hiawassee at Kincannon's Ferry, nearly ten miles below Charleston. A towboat having brought him several lighters, he crossed that river the ensuing day before noon, and oon Tellico at the base of the high bluff called Unaka Mountain. Finally, Long with his troopers, crossing this chain, pursues beyond Murphy, on the banks of the Hiawassee, a large train intended for Longstreet, who has thrown himself into the mountains of North Carolina. The army, slowly advancing into a country the resources of hes itself by acts of pillage which the efforts of the honest and religious Howard fail to suppress. On the 14th the entire army is massed on the banks of the Hiawassee. Long has come back without having reached the train he was seeking, but his manoeuvre has rendered uneasy the Confederates. He establishes himself at Calhoun,
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