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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) 1,463 127 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 1,378 372 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 810 42 Browse Search
John Bell Hood., Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and Confederate Armies 606 8 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 565 25 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 473 17 Browse Search
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) 373 5 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 372 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 277 1 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 232 78 Browse Search
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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
valley of the Tennessee, they also obtained iron and other materials from the vicinity of Chattanooga. The possession of East Tennessee would cut off one of their most important railroad communications, and threaten their manufactories at Rome, Atlanta, etc. When General Buell was ordered into East Tennessee in the summer of 1862, Chattanooga was comparatively unprotected; but Bragg reached there before Buell, and, by threatening his communications, forced him to retreat on Nashville and Lopromise. I inquired what he wanted, and he said he wanted to do something bold, something that would make him a hero. I explained to him, that we were getting ready to go for Joe Johnston at Dalton, that I expected to be in the neighborhood of Atlanta about the 4th of July, and wanted the bridge across the Savannah River at Augusta, Georgia, to be burnt about that time, to produce alarm and confusion behind the rebel army. I explained to Pike that the chances were three to one that he would
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 17 (search)
viz.: Surgeon John Moore, United States Army, relieved Surgeon Kittoe of the volunteers (about Atlanta) as medical director; Major Henry Hitchcock joined as judge-advocate, and Captain G. Ward Nichols reported as an extra aide-de-camp (after the fall of Atlanta) at Gaylesville, just before we started for Savannah. During the whole month of April the preparations for active war were going on manner to keep Lee so busy that he could not respond to any calls of help by Johnston. Neither Atlanta, nor Augusta, nor Savannah, was the objective, but the army of Jos. Johnston, go where it might fall behind the Chattahoochee, I will feign to the right, but pass to the left and act against Atlanta or its eastern communications, according to developed facts. This is about as far ahead as Igreat many roads that led in every direction. Its possession would be a threat to Marietta and Atlanta, but I could not then venture to attempt either, till I had regained the use of the railroad, a
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 16: Atlanta campaign-battles about Kenesaw Mountain. June, 1864. (search)
attacking intrenched lines, I at once thought of moving the whole army to the railroad at a point (Fulton) about ten miles below Marietta, or to the Chattahoochee River itself, a movement similar to the one afterward so successfully practised at Atlanta. All the orders were issued to bring forward supplies enough to fill our wagons, intending to strip the railroad back to Allatoona, and leave that place as our depot, to be covered as well as possible by Garrard's cavalry. General Thomas, as uThomas is well intrenched on a line parallel with the enemy south of Kenesaw. I think that Allatoona and the line of the Etowah are strong enough for me to venture on this move. The movement is substantially down the Sandtown road straight for Atlanta. McPherson drew out of his lines during the night of July 2d, leaving Garrard's cavalry, dismounted, occupying his trenches, and moved to the rear of the Army of the Cumberland, stretching down the Nickajack; but Johnston detected the moveme
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 19 (search)
Chapter 17: Atlanta campaign-battles about Atlanta. July, 1864. As before explained, on the the river below the railroad, to the south of Atlanta, might have been more decisive. But we were he 17th we began the general movement against Atlanta, Thomas crossing the Chattahoochee at Powers' east of Decatur, and there he turned toward Atlanta, breaking up the railroad as he progressed, hhing the command of the Confederate forces in Atlanta, and Hood's order assuming the command. I iments; but, at the same time, the enemy having Atlanta behind him, could choose the time and place oin advance, from which to fight us outside of Atlanta. We then advanced our lines in compact orderd our lines were advanced rapidly close up to Atlanta. For some moments I supposed the enemy inten. About 4 P. M. the expected sally came from Atlanta, directed mainly against Leggett's Hill and aas told) that we had run up against a rock at Atlanta, and that the country ought to be prepared to[40 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 20 (search)
balance to make a circle of desolation around Atlanta. I do not propose to assault the works, whiche hopes that it would force Hood to evacuate Atlanta, and that I should thereby not only secure poection in November. The brilliant success at Atlanta filled that requirement, and made the electiohat all the citizens and families resident in Atlanta should go away, giving to each the option to eptember 16, 1864. General W. T. Sherman, Atlanta, Georgia. my dear General: Your very interestin say that it is kindness to these families of Atlanta to remove them now, at once, from scenes thatce once more to settle over your old homes at Atlanta. Yours in haste, W. T. Sherman, Major-Gench your army may require, both for a siege of Atlanta and for your supply in your march farther int and about the railroad-station next south of Atlanta, known as Rough and ready, to which point I drd to remain on the defensive, simply holding Atlanta and fighting for the safety of its railroad. [92 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 21 (search)
the State were called out for the defense of Atlanta during the campaign against it, which has ter escaped from Andersonville, and got to me at Atlanta. They described their sad condition: more thd undergone many changes since the capture of Atlanta. General Schofield had gone to the rear, leaher his attempt to make us let go our hold of Atlanta by attacking our communications. It was cleation. I want it finished, to bring back from Atlanta to Chattanooga the sick and wounded men and sto General Amos Beckwith, chief-commissary in Atlanta, who was acting as chief-quartermaster during and but little forage. I propose to abandon Atlanta, and the railroad back to Chattanooga, to sal He was not well at the time we started from Atlanta, but he insisted on going along with his comme have now ample supplies at Chattannooga and Atlanta, and can stand a month's interruption to our . . . . . . . . When you were about leaving Atlanta for the Atlantic coast, I was anxious, if not[30 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 22 (search)
Chapter 20: the March to the sea — from Atlanta to Savannah. November and December, 1864. Ony General W. T. Sherman during the March from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia, 1864. commands.Novem a bridge or causeway in common. I reached Atlanta during the afternoon of the 14th, and found tat mass of dwelling-houses. The march from Atlanta began on the morning of November 15th, the riAbout 7 A. M. of November 16th we rode out of Atlanta by the Decatur road, filled by the marching terations of his right wing, which, on leaving Atlanta, had substantially followed the two roads towrrival except bread. Of this we started from Atlanta, with from eight to twenty days supply per cocountry. As to our mules and horses, we left Atlanta with about twenty-five hundred wagons, many ourney. We quietly and deliberately destroyed Atlanta, and all the railroads which the enemy had usrburn Station (twenty-four miles southwest of Atlanta) to Madison, a distance of one hundred miles;[15 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 23 (search)
cesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom. I did not want them to cast in our teeth what General Hood had once done in Atlanta, that we had to call on their slaves to help us to subdue them. But, as regards kindness to the race, encouraging them to patience and forbearance, procuring thehe Seventeenth Corps, and the left wing and cavalry at or near Robertsville, in South Carolina. The army remained substantially the same as during the march from Atlanta, with the exception of a few changes in the commanders of brigades and divisions, the addition of some men who had joined from furlough, and the loss of others frs to secure Goldsboroa (with its railroad communication back to Beaufort and Wilmington). If Lee lets us get that position, he is gone up. I will start with my Atlanta army (sixty thousand), supplied as before, depending on the country for all food in excess of thirty days. I will have less cattle on the hoof, but I hear of hogs
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 22: campaign of the Carolinas. February and March, 1866. (search)
nerals Howard and Slocum, and was substantially the same that had marched from Atlanta to Savannah. The same general orders were in force, and this campaign may pro we a song, etc. IV. Still onward we pressed, till our banners Swept out from Atlanta's grim walls, And the blood of the patriot dampened The soil where the traitorill, and this was the prompt reply. As in the case of our former march from Atlanta, intense anxiety had been felt for our safety, and General Terry had been prommy in superb order, and the trains almost as fresh as when we had started from Atlanta. It was manifest to me that we could resume our march, and come within the pplies ready for you wherever you may turn up. I did this before when you left Atlanta, and regret that they did not reach you promptly when you reached salt-water .ad and provided, divided into three parts, of two corps each — much as our old Atlanta army was. I expect to move on in a few days, and propose (if Lee remains in
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 25 (search)
nior division commander present, had commanded the corps well from Atlanta to Goldsboroa, and it may have seemed unjust to replace him at tha 21st I reviewed the Twenty-third Corps, which had been with me to Atlanta, but had returned to Nashville, had formed an essential part of th and fought four hard battles for the possession of the citadel of Atlanta. That was the crisis of our history. A doubt still clouded our future, but we solved the problem, destroyed Atlanta, struck boldly across the State of Georgia, severed all the main arteries of life to our back  240     From Clifton to Rome     261  From Chattanooga to Atlanta (average distance traversed in manoeuvring) 178178 17889178 Pursuit of Hood, and back to Atlanta 270270  270270 From Atlanta to Savannah 283285  290287 From Savannah to Goldsboroa 425423  478420 From GolAtlanta to Savannah 283285  290287 From Savannah to Goldsboroa 425423  478420 From Goldsboroa to Washington, D. C. 430333  353370 Total distance in miles1101,5862,2893301782,0761,525 Compiled from
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