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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 144 0 Browse Search
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Doc. 37.-Colonel Wilder's expedition. Indianapolis Journal narrative. Wartrace, Tenn., Juation of the rebel strong-hold, Tullahoma. As Wilder's command had a hand in it, I will write you sen. Hardin Helm, and worked by her hands. Colonel Wilder will send it to the State library to grace yelling like the bottomless pit broke loose. Wilder immediately sent the Ninety-eighth Illinois, Cued to belch away without harm until night. Wilder's entire loss was sixty-one killed and woundedt they had fought sixteen regiments, when only Wilder's four regiments were in it, the nearest infanght up with them, the brigade started forward, Wilder's command making a flank movement around the r ahead of him. He then returned to Hillsboro. Wilder's command moved on to Dechard that night, and avalry, was waiting to intercept the force. Wilder got back to Manchester at one o'clock P. M., aacuation than he would have done by defeat. Wilder's command is now here, resting and feeding the[2 more...]
own, and take post at Smith's Cross-Roads, and Wilder's brigade of mounted infantry was to reconnoitenty-first. Wagner with his brigade supported Wilder in his reconnoissance on Chattanooga, which thder Hazen and Warren, with Minty's cavalry and Wilder's mounted infantry, to watch and annoy the eneoccupied Ringgold during the eleventh, pushing Wilder's mounted infantry as far as Tunnel Hill, skirhe left, in the vicinity of Reed's Bridge, and Wilder's mounted infantry were attacked by infantry ay was moving to our left. Minty's cavalry and Wilder's mounted brigade encountered the enemy's cavaok a position on the right of Reynolds. Colonel Wilder's brigade of mounted infantry occupied durBaird's threw my right into close proximity to Wilder's brigade. The interval I intended to fill wi and front of General Lytle's The remainder of Wilder's command, with his artillery, was posted on srdered to assist in resisting the enemy. Colonels Wilder and Harrison closed in with their command[9 more...]
d Chattanooga on the seventh of September, and after a severe march through the dust, which was ankle deep, and exposed to the burning rays of the sun, they reached the vicinity of Lafayette, Georgia, on the ninth. The enemy's cavalry, under General Wilder, had already reached Alpine, and driven back Pegram's cavalry, and it was reported that a large body of the enemy was in the direction of McLemore's Cove. Breckinridge's division, composed of Adams's, Helm's, and Stovall's brigades, guardeed advance, Stovall forming on the left of Adams, with his artillery, commanding a wide extent of open ground in our front. At mid-day, a squadron of our cavalry came dashing through our lines of skirmishers, followed by the Lightning brigade of Wilder. Our infantry and artillery immediately opened with buck, ball, and canister, and sent them to the right about with many an empty saddle. In the mean time a large force of Thomas's corps was moving up McLemore's Cove, sup posed to be Negley's
sion on the right. General Reynolds had the advance in the Fourteenth corps, Wilder's mounted brigade leading. He surprised and carried Hoover's Gap, a defile thrlds's divison and the baggage moved forward during the night toward Manchester, Wilder's brigade having seized Matt's Hollow early in the afternoon, and thus secured s progressing, I determined to cut, if possible, the railroad in Bragg's rear. Wilder's brigade was sent to burn Elk River bridge and destroy the railroad between De general belief that Bragg would fight us in his intrenchments at Tullahoma. Wilder returned from his expedition, reporting that he found the enemy at Elk Bridge, bsequently despatching our supplies when they were so pressingly needed. Coloner Wilder and his brigade deserve a special mention for long-continued exertions, enterprise, and efficiency in these operations. Colonel Wilder ought to be made a brigadier-general. Colonel Minty, who commanded the advance on Shelbyville, for galla
their old position. On Thursday, Minty and Wilder were at Reid's Bridge, but on Friday morning WWilder moved to Anderson's Bridge, higher up the creek. During the day the latter closely watched th strong column came over, directly in front of Wilder, and another column, boldly advancing on the Ratened. Minty. Both attacked simultaneously. Wilder succeeded in repulsing his opponents, but Mintsiderably distressed, until the more fortunate Wilder sent two regiments and a section of artillery g Minty's right flank enabled them to get upon Wilder's left and in his rear. Under these disadvantggles for their possession! Before daylight Wilder was ordered to move to the La Fayette road, aning again, and charging in fresh numbers, even Wilder began to fall slowly back. General Sheridan, then Van Cleve, then Wood, and then Sheridan. Wilder and Minty, with their mounted force, held the cut in two; McCook, with Davis, Sheridan, and Wilder, being thrown off to the right, (Crittenden — [3 more...]
tropolitan horse railroad to furnish thirty horses for the battery, which was at once complied with. At five o'clock a company of one hundred men from the Third artillery regiment at Fort Independence reached the city, and marched up State, Washington, and Court streets, in which thoroughfares they were cheered lustily. The company was fully prepared for immediate service, had such been required. Their presence in the city was quite generally welcomed. The First battalion of dragoons, Major Wilder, were notified to be in immediate readiness, in case their services were required. Governor Andrew issued an order for the Forty-fourth regiment to assemble at their armory, Boylston Hall, forthwith, and await orders. They assembled with alacrity, and were ready for service during the afternoon, evening, and night. The Forty-fifth regiment were ordered to assemble this morning at Readville at sunrise, or as soon afterward as possible. Since the above was in type, matters have assume
t his destination, and all was quiet till the morning of the thirtieth. The fords nearest to Chattanooga were guarded by Wilder's brigade, Colonel Miller commanding. After him the First brigade, Colonel Minty commanding, on same duty, and Colonel L The following morning, October second, the march was resumed, when the Second brigade was reenforced by the First, and Wilder's mounted infantry, as I said, commanded by Colonel Miller, and it was whispered that General Crook had received orders tre in a small space without either. This could not long remain so; the command must have water, and the animals forage. Wilder's invincible brigade went to Minty's assistance, and after half an hour's sharp musketry firing, we got what we wanted. ad, Lieutenant Patton, A. A. G., rode back to Colonel Long, with orders for him to move immediately to the front, passing Wilder's brigade. The Second Kentucky cavalry was the advance regiment of the brigade, and Long ordered Colonel Nicholas to fol
el Minty, with his brigade of cavalry, and Colonel Wilder, with his brigade of mounted infantry, werember 12.--Sent word early this morning to Colonel Wilder, who was in the advance and near Tunnel Himoved the whole command to Gordon's Mills, Colonel Wilder also coming in after night, having had a so position for defence. General Graft and Colonel Wilder sent out to reconnoitre on the left, the Fg the valley of Chattanooga Creek, and to send Wilder with his command up Chattanooga Creek, and als. At forty-five minutes past three P. M., Colonel Wilder sent word that Colonel Minty with his cavaalling back; that the enemy is getting in his (Wilder's) rear, and that he is also falling back on Wiving at this position I found all quiet. Colonel Wilder, with his command, supported by two regimeision, being on the extreme left. I found Colonel Wilder in the edge of the woods, some one hundredo the woods again, along the edge of which Colonel Wilder, with his brigade, was lying. His men soo[1 more...]
ll the troops in the Tennessee Valley, embracing Wagner's and my own brigade of infantry, Minty's brigade of cavalry, and Wilder's brigade of mounted infantry, in all between six and seven thousand men, with orders to keep these forces well in hand, ga was also evacuated the same morning, and the troops of General Wagner crossed over and occupied the city, a portion of Wilder's force crossing at Friar's Island, reconnoitring thoroughly the country opposite and toward Chattanooga. Colonel Minty was at once ordered down to cross and report to Colonel Wilder, while all the troops, not already over, were on the night of the ninth concentrated at Friar's Island, and on the morning of the tenth crossed by fording, which was accomplished withind deserters were sent to the rear. I have earnestly to commend to the attention of the Government the services of Colonels Wilder and Minty, commanding cavalry brigades. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, W. B. Hazen, Brigadier-G