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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 688 376 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) 183 7 Browse Search
John Bell Hood., Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and Confederate Armies 138 16 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 99 3 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 93 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 87 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 81 9 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 73 5 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 4: The Cavalry (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 64 4 Browse Search
James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 62 4 Browse Search
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the official return now in the possession of Major General Wheeler, a copy of which this officer furnished me ont that General Johnston's chief of cavalry, Major General Wheeler, had in his command this number, at and nearimself furnishes proof of the correctness of Major General Wheeler's report of the 6th, by his acknowledgment os Narrative, page 307. On the same day, Major General Wheeler, with Dibbrell's and Allen's brigades, encou at Adairsville on the 17th. This number, added to Wheeler's and Martin's forces of six thousand two hundred aneral Wigfall. The following letter, from Major General Wheeler affords additional evidence of the correctne respect, Your obedient servant, (Signed) Joseph Wheeler. To General John B. Hood, Late Commanding Army with eight thousand four hundred and ten (8410) of Wheeler's Cavalry, exclusive of Jackson's. We find, by orps; eight thousand four hundred and ten (8410) in Wheeler's immediate command, and three thousand (3000) Geor
his division, extending to the right, where Major General Wheeler, with his cavalry, dismounted, was engaging ued with great determination upon both Cleburne and Wheeler until after'night, but every attempt to break their6th, 27th and 28th, I received information from General Wheeler's cavalry stationed on Cleburne's right, just aing to march that night, upon the above report from Wheeler's cavalry, and attack the left flank of the enemy,-night and took up my line of march with guides from Wheeler's cavalry. Just about dawn, as we were approachingrom a letter dated May 22d, I874, received from General Wheeler, General Johnston's Chief of Cavalry, will showve a strong impression that the officer to whom General Wheeler refers was the gallant General Kelly, who was ative, pages 348, 349, 350. On the 17th, Major General Wheeler reported that the whole Federal Army had cro during the day. Intelligence soon came from Major General Wheeler, that the Federal Army was marching toward A
ave allowed them to operate on the outside against either flank of the enemy. My reason for requesting your military opinion upon this subject is that in General Jos. E. Johnston's forthcoming book appears the following statement: Johnston's Narrative, pages 350, 351. In transferring the command to General Hood I explained my plans to him. First, I expected an opportunity to engage the enemy on terms of advantage while they were divided in crossing Peach Tree creek, trusting to General Wheeler's vigilance for the necessary information. If successful, the great divergence of the Federal line of retreat from the direct route available to us would enable us to secure decisive results; if unsuccessful, we had a safe place of refuge in our entrenched lines close at hand. Holding it, we could certainly keep back the enemy, as at New Hope Church and in front of Marietta, until the State troops promised by Governor Brown were assembled. Then, I intended to man the works of Atlanta
estroy Sherman's communications with Nashville,--at least, in so far as to hinder Sherman from receiving sufficient supplies for the maintenance of his Army. General Wheeler's cavalry force numbered over ten thousand (10,000,), and was composed of as brave men as those under the command of Forrest. If this force, with the exceptier, will be clearly established when I give an account of the inability, during the siege of Atlanta, of Forrest's cavalry together with about five thousand under Wheeler to accomplish this important object. I am, therefore, reluctant to believe that General Johnston possessed any more definite idea of defending Atlanta than he a. Edgefield, S. C., July 18th, 1874. * * * * * * I was with General Johnston when he arranged the terms of surrender with Sherman. Generals Hampton and Wheeler being away at the time, I commanded the cavalry of Johnston's Army and accompanied him with an escort to the last interview with Sherman, and on our return to cam
ctive measures, in order to save Atlanta even for a short period. Through the vigilance of General Wheeler, I received information, during the night of the 20th, of the exposed position of McPhersonmy headquarters the three corps commanders, Hardee, Stewart, and Cheatham, together with Major General Wheeler, commanding cavalry corps, and Major General G. W. Smith, commanding Georgia State troops Army and attack at daylight, or as soon thereafter as possible. He was furnished guides from Wheeler's cavalry, who were familiar with the various roads in that direction; was given clear and posich is only about six miles from Atlanta. Hood's Official Report, Appendix p. 321. Major General Wheeler was ordered to move on Hardee's right with all the cavalry at his disposal, and to attacy had so often passed back and forth over the roads, day and night, in bringing dispatches from Wheeler to Army headquarters, and consequently were so thoroughly familiar with the different routes, t
the vital objective of the campaign. General Wheeler started on the 27th of July in pursuit of Whilst these operations were in progress, Wheeler and Jackson were in hot pursuit of the Federa 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, andpare, and expedite them, under the command of Wheeler, against Sherman's railroad to Nashville; at ennessee for the same object. I intended General Wheeler should operate, in the first instance, so destruction of Sherman's road, I ordered General Wheeler with four thousand five hundred (4500) mehrough the country. The severe handling by Wheeler and Iverson of the troops under Stoneman and h Jackson's success, induced me not to recall Wheeler's four thousand five hundred (4500) men who whe history of our struggle is written, Major General Wheeler and his command will occupy a high pos[10 more...]
the forty thousand four hundred and three (40,403) effectives reported present for duty on the 20th September, forty-five hundred (4500) cavalry were absent with Wheeler, in Tennessee. This latter circumstance accounts for my statement, subsequently, that we had thirty-five thousand (35,000) effectives during the campaign to the Alabama line. It should, in addition, be observed that Wheeler's cavalry, ten thousand five hundred and forty-three (10,543) in number, as borne upon Colonel Mason's return, on the 20th September, was left in Georgia when we crossed the Tennessee, and was replaced by Forrest's cavalry, numbering altogether two thousand three hundrcing July 4th, and ending July 31st, 1864: Corps. Killed. Wounded. Total. Hardee's 523 2,774 3,297 Lee's 351 2,408 2,759 Stewart's 436 2,141 2,577 Wheeler's Cavalry 29 156 185 Engineers 2 21 23   1,341 7,500 8,841 Consolidated summary of casualties in Army of Tennessee in engagements around Atlanta and F
with you that this discussion by two soldiers is out of place, and profitless; but you must admit that you began the controversy by characterizing an official act of mine in unfair and improper terms. I reiterate my former answer, and to the only new matter contained in your rejoinder add: We have no negro allies in this Army; not a single negro soldier left Chattanooga with this Army, or is with it now. There are a few guarding Chattanooga, which General Stedman sent at one time to drive Wheeler out of Dalton. I was not bound by the laws of war to give notice of the shelling of Atlanta, a fortified town, with magazines, arsenals, foundries, and public stores; you were bound to take notice. See the books. This is the conclusion of our correspondence, which I did not begin, and terminate with satisfaction. I am, with respect, your obedient servant, W. T. Sherman, Major General Commanding. I preferred here to close the discussion, and, therefore, made no reply to his
nfirm. In the meantime, intelligence had been received from General Wheeler, announcing that he had destroyed several bridges and about fink on that river, with headquarters at Palmetto. I recalled General Wheeler from Tennessee to join immediately the left of the Army, whils Van Wert, Cedartown, and Cave Spring. At the latter place Major General Wheeler, with a portion of his command, joined me from Tennessee. hysical impossibility to protect the roads now that Hood, Forrest, Wheeler, and the whole batch of devils are turned loose without home or haof this year; also that he was marching in our pursuit, whilst General Wheeler was endeavoring to retard his advance as much as possible. I ot in condition to risk battle against the numbers reported by General Wheeler. The renouncement of the object for which I had so earnestled to General Taylor, and to take into Tennessee about one-half of Wheeler's cavalry (leaving the remainder to look after Sherman) and to hav
er 16: Tennessee campaign Forrest Wheeler Deflection to Florence Detention Presidentt was regarded as essential that the whole of Wheeler's cavalry remain in Georgia, I decided to defExcellency, President Davis, Richmond. General Wheeler reports from Blue Mountain that Sherman iperation, pass the river there, as I required Wheeler to look after my right flank. Forrest has no He wishes you to send forthwith to Major General Wheeler one brigade of cavalry of Jackson's Di advance into Georgia; and also to advise General Wheeler that in such case Clanton's brigade is suucted him at once to repeat his orders to General Wheeler to watch closely Sherman's movements, andss of his campaign in Tennessee, and that General Wheeler had already thirteen brigades under his cnumber must be added the thirteen brigades of Wheeler's cavalry, amounting to about seven thousand for movement of one of Jackson's brigades to Wheeler has been suspended by you. It is indispensabl[1 more...]
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