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ere soldiers under Washington. They were of English origin; had settled at an early period in Virginia, and after taking an active part in the War of Independence, emigrated to Kentucky, the dark and bloody ground, where they lived in constant warfare with the Indians. One of them was married in the Fort of Boonsboroa,the first fortification constructed in that State, the land of my nativity. I entered the Military Academy in 1849, and graduated in the Class of Sheridan, McPherson and Schofield, in 1853, when I was appointed Brevet Second Lieutenant in the Fourth Infantry. I sailed from New York in November of that year to join my regiment in California, via Panama. On my arrival at San Francisco-at that time a small city built upon sandhills and flats, and distinguished for its foggy atmosphereI, together with one of my classmates, deemed it but proper that officers of the United States Army should go to the hotel in a carriage; but to our astonishment, on hailing a driver, we
through the town to attack his entrenchments. The Federals would never have made an assault from this direction, as the country toward Canton was open, and favorable to an attack upon our right flank. Humanity itself should have prompted this way of approach, in order to spare the women and children of the town. Again, even in the event Polk and I had consented to subject our troops to a heavy enfilading fire of artillery, may I not ask — especially as a part of Sherman's Army, I think Schofield's Corps, was then reported to be moving across the Etowah to threaten our communications south of this stream, and a similar movement had dislodged us already from Dalton and Resaca, and in fact dislodged us from every position between Dalton and Atlanta — how long is it supposed we would have remained at Cassville? I leave the answer to every fair minded man. This is the history of the much talked of affair at Cassville, in connection with which it is affirmed that Johnston wished to
ling sound in our rear, and we folded up our tents, as usual, under strict orders to make no noise, and, under cover of darkness, marched to and across the Chattahoochee, upon the flat plains of Georgia. After our passage of this river on the night of the 9th of July, Sherman moved rapidly to the eastward and across the Chattahoochee, some distance above Peach Tree creek. He formed a line parallel to this creek, with his right on the river, and approached Atlanta from the north, whilst Schofield and McPherson, on the left, marched rapidly in the direction of Decatur to destroy the railroad to Augusta. General Johnston thus relates the sequel: Johnston's Narrative, pages 348, 349, 350. On the 17th, Major General Wheeler reported that the whole Federal Army had crossed the Chattahoochee. * * * The following telegram was received from General Cooper, dated July 17th: Lieutenant General J. B. Hood has been commissioned to the temporary rank of General, under the late law
ta, and devotes that number to an explanation of the necessary operations of his Army, in order to force me to abandon the one untenable position of Atlanta. General Johnston says: Johnston's Narrative, page 365. General Hartsuff, General Schofield's Inspector General, told me, in the succeeding Spring, that the valor and discipline of our troops at Franklin, won the highest admiration in the Federal Army. The valor displayed at Franklin, and which deservedly won the admiration ofe enemy as they crossed Peach Tree creek. Within thirty-six hours, almost before he had time to select quarters in Macon after his departure on the evening of the 18th of July, General Thomas was crossing Peach Tree creek, whilst McPherson and Schofield were moving to destroy the railroad to Augusta. General Johnston evidently had little faith in this plan, since he was unwilling to await thirty-six hours to test its feasibility. By his second, and, far more promising plan, as he designate
y quartered at Macon, whilst McPherson's and Schofield's Corps were tearing up the Georgia Railroadming line of battle facing Peach Tree creek; Schofield was on his left, and McPherson well on towarnight, where he came into communication with Schofield's troops, which had also reached Decatur. across Peach Tree creek; that McPherson and Schofield were well over toward, and even on, the Georin order to completely isolate McPherson and Schofield's forces from those of Thomas; and, finally,lroad crossing. The Army of the Ohio, under Schofield, was also about to cross east of the Buckheahe could fortify himself, and then turn upon Schofield and McPherson. To do this, Cheatham was ordeous position to hold in check McPherson and Schofield. The result was not, however, materially af by drawing two of Howard's Divisions nearer Schofield. On the 20th I was with General Schofield neGeneral Schofield near the centre, and soon after noon heard heavy firing in front of Thomas's right, which lasted an h[3 more...]
may say, unchanged, with the exception that Schofield and McPherson had advanced slightly toward Ange blunder in separating Thomas so far from Schofield and McPherson. Sherman evidently perceived There was quite a gap between Thomas and Schofield, which 1 endeavored to close by drawing two on the 2Ist: it was but partiallyentrenched; Schofield and McPherson were still separated from Thomof parapet, Peach Tree line, to the front of Schofield and Thomas, abandoned, and our lines were adnd in person was on horseback at the head of Schofield's troops, who had advanced in front of the Hmanned, with guns in position at intervals. Schofield was dressing forward his lines, and I could n of the same class at West Point with Hood, Schofield, and Sheridan. We agreed that we ought to brous, defeated the movement of McPherson and Schofield upon our communications, in that direction, ever, is not likely, as Thomas's command and Schofield's together, made a much larger force than th[2 more...]
line, with the Blue Mountain Railroad in rear, by which means the Confederate Army could, with ease, have been provisioned. See Official Report, Appendix page 324. Notwithstanding the presence of one of Sherman's Corps at the railway bridge over the Chattahoochee, I would have made this move. I would have thrown upon our left flank a sufficient force to occupy the Federals, at the bridge, whilst we laid pontoons and passed round to their rear, as we subsequently did in the presence of Schofield, at Columbia, Tennessee. Had I been enabled to carry into effect this plan, Hardee and Lee would not have been sent to Jonesboroa, as the cavalry would have been instructed to retard, to the utmost, the advance of the enemy, whilst Major General Cobb made demonstrations from the direction of Macon. Thus, while Sherman was destroying the road to Macon, I would have been upon his communications with Nashville, and the desertions, together with the demoralization which followed the evacuati
, as he approached Atlanta, and the move of McPherson and Schofield upon the Augusta road was ably conceived and executed. Team and the Chattahoochee, and thus isolated himself from Schofield and McPherson. His right should have rested in the vicinant demonstrations against the city, whilst McPherson and Schofield destroyed the road to Augusta. At the same time, by use could not have attacked either his left or McPherson and Schofield, without marching out of Atlanta, and exposing our left fence. After my loss of the Augusta road, McPherson and Schofield should have marched by the right flank down Peach Tree, i Army to join the two corps below Camp creek, followed by Schofield and McPherson. The transportation of the Federal Army ding to or across the West Point Railway; have instructed Schofield and McPherson to move rapidly, as they had done upon Decal de sac aforementioned, separated him from McPherson and Schofield, and subjected him to an assault by the main body of our
page 156. Send me Morgan's and Newton's old Divisions. Re-establish the road, and I will follow Hood wherever he maygo. I think he will move to Blue Mountain. We can maintain our men and animals on the country. On the 17th, he writes Schofield, at Chattanooga: Sherman's Memoirs, vol. II, page 157. * * * We must follow Hoodtill he is beyond the reach of mischief, and then resume the offensive. Ten days after this declaration, he was still undecided as to the plan he shoultillery to accompany the Army, in order to overcome any serious opposition by the Federal gunboats; to cross the Tennessee at or near Guntersville, and again destroy Sherman's communications, at Stevenson and Bridgeport; to move upon Thomas and Schofield, and attempt to rout and capture their Army before it could reach Nashville. I intended then to march upon that city where I would supply the Army and reinforce it, if possible, by accessions from Tennessee. I was imbued with the belief that
I hoped by a rapid march to get in rear of Schofield's forces, then at Pulaski, before they were d been made with the hope of cutting off General Schofield from Columbia, and barely failed in this the campaign. I was confident that after Schofield had crossed the river and placed that obstruhe artillery, to demonstrate heavily against Schofield, and follow him if he retired. Since I ha him off from Nashville. I also knew that Schofield was occupied in his front, since I could disould be at Spring Hill, as couriers reported Schofield's main body still in front of Lee, at Columbbia, to have enveloped, routed, and captured Schofield's Army that afternoon and the ensuing day. GFullerton, of the United States Army; he was Schofield's adjutant general at the time of these eveny infantrymen (post troops). The rest of General Schofield's Army was in the vicinity of Columbia, repulsed by General Cox, and at 3 p. m., General Schofield became satisfied that the enemy would no
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