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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 168 4 Browse Search
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nth of September the army of the Cumberland, Major-General Thomas commanding, held the city of Atlanta; the arive, namely, September twenty-eighth, I sent Major-General Thomas, second in command, to Nashville, to organiz him to proceed to Chattanooga and report to Major-General Thomas at Nashville. Subsequently, on the thirti with the same destination; and delegated to Major-General Thomas full power over all the troops subject to myunt, organize, and equip them, and report to Major-General Thomas for duty. These forces I judged would enable General Thomas to defend the railroad from Chattanooga back, including Nashville and Decatur, and give him acrecy. I had also communicated full details to General Thomas, and had informed him, I would not leave the nen Tennessee. He adopted the latter course, and General Thomas has wisely and well fulfilled his part of the grfect confidence, its management and history to General Thomas. I was thereby left with a well-appointed ar
ng, and the Second and Third brigades and battery on the twenty-ninth, arriving at Chattanooga at half-past 3 P. M. on the thirtieth; by direct orders from Major-General Thomas, left Chattanooga by rail October first, at half-past 5 A. M., for Stevenson, Alabama, and by subsequent order to Huntsville, arriving there at eight P. M.nd and Third brigades and battery at three P. M., arriving at Chattanooga at ten P. M. on the fourteenth, and reported to General Schofield by direct order of General Thomas. To show more fully the object of the movement of my division, I transmit herewith orders and telegrams from Major-Generals Thomas and Rousseau, marked A tMajor-Generals Thomas and Rousseau, marked A to Zzz, also my report by telegraph numbered from 1 to Zzz. October fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth, remained at Chattanooga. October eighteenth, in compliance with orders from General Schofield, moved at seven A. M., bivouacked at Lee and Gordon's Mills, marching (12) twelve miles. October nineteenth, moved at eight
ers and artillery brigade, no officer, forty-four; Third division, Twentieth army corps, hospital, two; Second division, Twentieth army corps, hospital, six; cavalry brigade, Captain Ketleman, seventy-five; department of the Cumberland, Lieutenant Pond, fifty; artillery brigade, Fourteenth army corps, Lieutenant Flusky, thirty-three; reserve artillery, Lieutenant Oslum, ten; post teams, (Captain Hade's,) no officer, twenty; Second division, Fourth army corps, Lieutenant Hatfield, twenty; General Thomas's headquarters, no officer, thirty-three; hospital department Twenty-third army corps, no officer, two; Lieutenant Lyon, Twenty-third army corps, no officer, nine; First Missouri engineers, Lieutenant John Murphy, ten; Lieutenant Erdman, department of Cumberland headquarters, no officer, twenty-five; First Michigan engineers, Captain McCraith, eighteen; ordnance wagon, Third division, no officer, twelve; Captain A. E. Edwards, chief quartermaster, no officer, four; Captain Samuel Bonsale
pressed. Moving forward, we encamped three miles beyond. 2d. Marched at seven o'clock, found the enemy at Rock Creek Church; he was charged and driven across the creek by Major Breathitt, with his battalion of the Third Kentucky cavalry; Captain Thomas, with his battalion of the Third Kentucky, crossing the creek, charging the enemy behind barricades, and together with a battalion of the Fifth Olio, put the enemy to flight. Travelled fifteen miles, and encamped. 3d. Marched to Tompkinsocky Creek Church, Major Breathett, with the First battalion of the regiment, charged them in gallant style, driving them from their cover and across Rocky Creek. Here the whole command halted until the infantry came up and were posted, when Captain Thomas, with the Third battalion, took the advance, charged across the creek, and drove the enemy for two (2) miles, dislodging them from three (3) heavy barricades. In this charge we had one (1) man wounded. Moved in the evening a short distance
en captured by Forrest. I trust you will keep the river well patroled, increasing the capacity of the boats according to the draft of water. If theo present rain continues, one or two iron-clads would do most important service. In a few days I will be off for salt water, and hope to meet my old friend D. D. Porter again. Will you be kind enough to write Hill, and tell him to look out for me about Christmas from Hilton Head to Savannah? During my absence, please confer freely with Major-General Thomas, who commands in my stead. Major-General Sherman. flag-ship Philadelphia, Port Royal, November 26, 1864. Hon. G. Welles, Secretary of the Navy: Sir: The information that reaches us from rebel sources shows that the army of General Sherman was this side of Milledgeville a few days since, and it is inferable that his course is this way. General Foster and myself will do what our forces allow to assist in establishing a connection with General Sherman. General Foster proposes
equality of the ground, moved upon his right. Thomas's brigade, of A. P. Hill's division, which had brigade, on the extreme left, and that of General Thomas, but was quickly driven back with great slen in reserve, and the Forty-ninth Georgia, of Thomas's brigade. The contest was close and obstinatstruggle until the arrival of reenforcements. Thomas came gallantly to the relief of Lane, and joinrgia,Thomas's,A. P. Hill's,74148 49th Georgia,Thomas's,A. P. Hill's,94150 14th Georgia,Thomas's,A. P. Hill's,42428 55th Virginia,Thomas's,A. P. Hill's, 22 40th Virginia,Thomas's,A. P. Hill's, 44 n,Thomas's,A. P. Hill's,7 7 Purcell's battery,Thomas's,A. P. Hill's,21214 Total,  22910471276 rgia,Thomas's,A. P. Hill's,12829 14th Georgia,Thomas's,A. P. Hill's,64652 35th Georgia,Thomas's,A. P. Hill's,86270 45th Georgia,Thomas's,A. P. Hill's,73542 49th Georgia,Thomas's,A. P. Hill's,12566Thomas's,A. P. Hill's,125668 7th Tennessee,Archer's,A. P. Hill's,22420 14th Tennessee,Archer's,A. P. Hill's,34548 5th Alabam[10 more...]
s. Anderson, with the Thirty-fifth Georgia, Colonel E. L. Thomas, leading, had moved as heretofore directed, se. I would specially notice the conduct of Colonel E. L. Thomas, commanding Thirty-fifth Georgia, who evincefth Georgia, who, under their brave leaders, Colonels E. L. Thomas and F. Hardeman, the former on my right flan for a time, which devolved the command on Colonel Edward L. Thomas. The lists of killed and wounded in my brpened a fire of shot and shell upon the enemy. The Thomas artillery, Captain Anderson, of my brigade, was alsthe enemy's infantry, who were soon dispersed. The Thomas artillery fired of shot and shell one hundred and f a reenforcement. The battery of Wilcox's brigade (Thomas's artillery) was also placed in position, and firedthe field, left the command to the Senior Captain, (Thomas.) Major Mullins, commanding the Nineteenth MississiDoser, privates Lucaters W. Jones, Joseph Prentiss, Thomas Parker. Wounded: Second Sergeant H. B. Lewer, pri
ed with his division, one of his brigades, General Thomas's, was sent to Early, and joined him in ti a guard on the march. My order of march was, Thomas, Branch, Archer, Pender, Stafford, and Field. line of battle on the right of the main road. Thomas was sent on this duty, and formed his line immher being subjected to a very heavy fire. General Thomas, on the right, had been ordered by General, Twenty-first Virginia, and Twelfth Georgia. Thomas formed his line of battle along a fence bordernd fled in utter disorder. Much credit is due Thomas's brigade for the admirable manner in which thajor-General Hill's brigades, commanded by Colonel Thomas. I immediately proceeded to post this bri of my own brigade, had not given way, and Colonel Thomas's brigade was still left on my right. Thents being nearly exhausted, as was that of Colonel Thomas's brigade, I directed them to maintain theptured from the enemy. My thanks are due to Mr. Thomas Richards, independent scout, and to Lieutena[1 more...]
eparated the right of Gregg's from the left of Thomas's brigade. For a short time Gregg's brigade, rve, with the Forty-ninth Georgia, left of Colonel Thomas's, attacked the exultant enemy with vigor,composed of the brigades of Pender, Gregg, and Thomas, under the command of General Gregg, and the s soon dispersed. Field, Pender, Archer, and Thomas were directed to the right and toward the railrder was promptly carried out, Pender, Archer, Thomas, and Branch steadily advancing. Branch, on thft. The three brigades of Pender, Archer, and Thomas, however, held together, and drove everything ire in front and in his flank. Gregg, Pender, Thomas, and Archer were successively thrown in. The eom General Lee to move to Sharpsburg. Leaving Thomas with his brigade to complete the removal of th the first, the brigades of Pender, Gregg, and Thomas, under command of General Gregg, and the secone enemy made an assault upon the front of Generals Thomas, Branch, and Field, which, of course, (as[20 more...]