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I conducted my command, which now formed a part of Jackson's Army, to Ashland. At this point rations and ammuction towards Cold Harbor, as the advanced guard of Jackson's forces. We soon came in contact with the Federaly brigade began the pursuit of the enemy along with Jackson's forces. We crossed the Chickahominy at Grapevinead compelled the enemy to abandon. From this point Jackson's Corps led the advance of Lee's Army upon the WillRapidan at Raccoon Ford, and marched in the wake of Jackson's Corps, which was pushing forward rapidly with the, and that of Law on the left. Between my left and Jackson's right, which rested about one mile south of Grovhe afternoon, spectators of the heavy engagement of Jackson's troops with the enemy, who was thwarted in his atd the march had been resumed, with orders to follow Jackson's Corps in the direction of Maryland, I was instruc in their ranks, and exhausted of their ammunition, Jackson's Division and the brigades of Lawton, Trimble and
after the fog had disappeared, and at about 10 o'clock, the heavy lines of the enemy advanced upon our right and against Jackson's forces, but were driven back beneath the fire of our guns posted on that part of the line. Again, at about 1 p. m., the attack was renewed, and the Federals penetrated into a gap left in Jackson's front line. They were, however, speedily repulsed by his brigades held in reserve. My troops repelled with ease the feeble attack made on their immediate front, whilston, or Longstreet. About sunset, after the musketry fire had nigh ceased, I received instructions through an officer of Jackson's staff to join in a movement on my right as soon as A. P. Hill's division advanced. The order was accompanied with a m, whilst on a forced march to accomplish this object, I received intelligence of our victory at Chancellorsville, and of Jackson's mortal wound. We, nevertheless, continued our march, and eventually went into bivouac upon the Rapidan, near Gordonsv
3500). Let us, therefore, continue the search for cavalry, before returning to New Hope Church to make the first estimate of the effective strength of this Army. General Johnston, in his Narrative, alludes to the following accessions (p. 353): Jackson's three thousand nine hundred (3900) met us at Adairsville on the 17th. This number, added to Wheeler's and Martin's forces of six thousand two hundred and thirty-nine (6239), gives of this arm of the service an effective total of ten thousand ps at Dalton, exclusive of six hundred reserve artillery; and about nineteen thousand (19,000) in Polk's Corps, which was marching rapidly to that point, together with eight thousand four hundred and ten (8410) of Wheeler's Cavalry, exclusive of Jackson's. We find, by this summary, seventy thousand five hundred (70,500) effectives — a number in excess of that which is stated in my official report. This number of troops, however, did not, at that time, embrace all the available forces which
m his superior officer, because of his over-development of caution and his deficiency in boldness — the counterbalancing quality. Again, few men are endowed with the capacity to execute such moves as those of Stonewall Jackson, at Second Manassas, and at Chancellorsville, for the reason that, whilst en route to the rear of the enemy, the appearance of a light squad of their cavalry will cause a majority of officers to halt, form line, reconnoitre, and thus lose time and the opportunity. Jackson's wagon train was attacked by Federal cavalry whilst he was marching to the rear and flank of Hooker, at Chancellorsville; he wisely paid little attention thereto, and moved boldly on towards the main object, and achieved a signal victory. I shall allow to pass unnoticed, in this reply several statements of General Johnston which, although equally erroneous and illiberal in spirit, are too trivial to demand my attention. I shall, therefore, end this unpleasant discussion with a brief re
ed against Macon. These operations had been ordered by General Sherman upon a grand scale; picked men and horses had been placed under the command of Generals McCook and Stoneman, with the purpose to destroy our sole line of communication, and to release, at Andersonville, thirty-four thousand (34,000) Federal prisoners to ravage and pillage the country. These raiders, under McCook, came in contact with General Roddy's cavalry at Newnan, and were there held in check till Wheeler's and Jackson's troops came up; whereupon the combined forces, directed by General Wheeler, attacked the enemy with vigor and determination, and finally routed them. Whilst these operations were progressing in the vicinity of Newnan, General Cobb was gallantly repelling the assault of Stoneman at Macon, when Iverson came up, and engaged the enemy with equal spirit and success. The following dispatches were received from Generals Wheeler and Iverson. Wheeler says: We have just completed the killin
d that one division would have sufficed to protect his rear, south of the city. When Grant marched round Pemberton at Vicksburg, and placed his rear in front of General Johnston, commanding an Army of twenty-five or thirty thousand men at Jackson, Mississippi, he executed successfully not only one of the boldest, but one of the grandest movements of the war. It will rank with one of the many similar moves of the immortal Jackson, and receive the tribute due to the talent and boldness which planned and achieved it. It was, however, fortunate for General Grant that a Stonewall was not at Jackson, Mississippi. No especial daring on the part of General Sherman would have been required to carry out the operations I have designated, since he had no enemy to fear in his rear. General Grant was reported, at this period, to have said that the Confederacy was but a shell. As I have just remarked, I could not have received in time sufficiently reliable information to justify a change from t
are so handy. You yourself burned dwelling houses along your parapet, and I have seen to-day fifty houses that you have rendered uninhabitable because they stood in the way of your forts and men. You defended Atlanta on a line so close to town that every cannon shot and many musket shots from our line of investment, that overshot their mark, went into the habitations of women and children. General Hardee did the same at Jonesboroa, and General Johnston did the same, last summer, at Jackson, Mississippi. I have not accused you of heartless cruelty, but merely instance these cases of very recent occurrence, and could go on and enumerate hundreds of others, and challenge any fair man to judge which of us has the heart of pity for the families of a brave people. I say it is kindness to these families of Atlanta to remove them now, at once, from scenes that women and children should not be exposed to, and the brave people should scorn to commit their wives and children to the rude
neral Taylor copies of all orders. He wishes you to send forthwith to Major General Wheeler one brigade of cavalry of Jackson's Division, and the balance of that Division as soon as it can be spared, should Sherman advance into Georgia; and also send two batteries from the Army to Corinth. General Forrest thinks his force of cavalry entirely insufficient without Jackson's Division. J. B. Hood, General. The working parties on the railroad having succeeded in pushing forward the suppliI issued all necessary orders to meet the emergency, including an order to General Hood to send one division of cavalry (Jackson's) to reinforce Wheeler; but this order was suspended by him, his objection being that his cavalry could not be reduced eneral J. B. Hood. Push on active offensive immediately. Colonel Brent informs me first order for movement of one of Jackson's brigades to Wheeler has been suspended by you. It is indispensable it should be sent by best and quickest route to New
of forty miles, and directing railroad stock to be restored to the West Point Railroad, the movement to the left toward that road began on the 18th of September. Arriving at that road the Army took position, with the left touching the Chattahoochee river, and covering that road where it remained several days to allow the accumulation of supplies at Blue Mountain and a sufficiency with which to continue the movement. On the 29th of September it left its bivouac near Palmetto, Georgia, with Jackson's cavalry in front, Brigadier General Iverson with his command being left in observation of the enemy in and around Atlanta, and moving first on the prolongation of its left flank to the westward it crossed the Chattahoochee river the same day on a pontoon bridge at Pumpkin Town and Phillips's Ferry, while our supplies which we brought by wagon from Newnan, Georgia, crossed at Moore's Ferry, where we had constructed a temporary trestle bridge. As soon as we crossed the river the Army moved