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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 773 9 Browse Search
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) 445 19 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 114 0 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 83 1 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 50 0 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1 48 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 45 1 Browse Search
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) 36 0 Browse Search
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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)
anding a rebel cavalry force. They were taken by surprise at our 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 oked where they were going, the invariable answer was, Gwine wid you all. They knew that they were leaving slavery behind them, and they were willing to risk all for the hope of freedom. About three hundred were with the command when it reached Marietta. Many of the citizens fled in terror at the approach of the command, stripping their houses of their furniture and everything they could transport with them. The enormous lies so assiduously circulated by rebel papers and rebel officers as t
of it; all marching on parallel roads toward Marietta. The country between Allatoona Mountains, whuntain, on the railroad, four miles north of Marietta, their left on Lost Mountain, some six miles the campaign — Atlanta. six miles South of Marietta, June 30. The assault upon the centre and ur miles South of Marietta, July 4, 1862. Marietta is ours; the valiant secesh who boastingly pred in pursuit of that myth — the last ditch. Marietta, in the language of countrymen living some tw. As our column marched along the roads from Marietta to Vining's, with flankers out, a very large e hundred and ten wagons, and sending them to Marietta, to be sent north of the Ohio, and set at liband position on Kenesaw Mountain, and vacated Marietta. July 3.--Pursued the enemy early; my brigoward the Chattahoochee. In person I entered Marietta at half-past 8 o'clock in the morning, just ahich had not moved far, was ordered back into Marietta by the main road, and General McPherson and G[42 more...]<
forces. On the eighth directions were sent to General Rousseau to destroy all ferryboats and other means of crossing the river, and then move his command below Florence to await further orders. At the same time General Morgan was directed to return to Athens. Pending these operations in Tennessee, the whole aspect of affairs about Atlanta had under-gone a change. Hood had crossed the Chattahoochee river, and had sent one corps of his army to destroy the railroad between Allatoona and Marietta, which he had effectually accomplished for a distance of over twenty miles, interrupting all communication between the forces in Tennessee, and the main army with General Sherman in Georgia. He then moved around south of Rome, to the west side of the Coosa river, and taking a north-easterly course, marched toward Summerville and Lafayette, threatening Chattanooga and Bridgeport. The following dispositions were made on the eleventh: Croxton's cavalry brigade was to move to some point suf
Augusta, and ordered General Winslow, with the Fourth division, to march to Atlanta for the purpose of carrying out the terms of the convention, as well as to make such a disposition of his forces, covering the country northward from Forsyth to Marietta, so as to secure the arrest of Jefferson Davis and party. I directed General Croxton, commanding the First division, to distribute it along the line of the Ocmulgee, connecting with the Fourth division, and extending southward to this place. Carge escort, but it will be quite difficult to apprehend him if he attempt it well mounted with one or two attendants. I have already heard rumors, but which I can trace to no reliable source, that he went through this State between Atlanta and Marietta, five or six days ago. As soon as I hear from General Upton I shall increase the force now on the way to Atlanta, so as to make it sufficient to meet all contingencies. Colonel Woodhall, by whom I send this, will explain more fully the condi