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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Joseph E. Johnston's campaign in Georgia. (search)
ok, the country road, east of Cassville, is omitted. It is necessary to the understanding of the intended offensive movement. The position sketched was taken in the afternoon for defence, the attack was intended near noon—when Sherman was at Kingston, and Hardee near it. For it, Hood was to march by his right flank on the country road, east of and parallel to that to Adairsville. When his rear was opposite A, Polk was to move towards Adairsville, in order of battle, until he met the enemy, sion at night between Generals Hood, Polk and myself, the question was only of holding the position sketched. The plan of attacking had been frustrated by General Hood. Our opportunity to attack was when the Federal army was divided—a part at Kingston, another part on the road from Adairsville. To attack Sherman's concentrated army would have been inexpressibly absurd. General Hood expressed no such idea at the time. To postpone the attack from the afternoon, when the Federals were entre