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Rutherford's Creek (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 9.64
Cheatham to lose no time in gaining possession of the pike at Spring Hill. It was reported back that he was about to do so. General Hood conveniently forgot to mention, in his account of this affair, the facts as to his orders to me at Rutherford's Creek. [See p. 438.] And he also forgot that, at the very moment he claims to have sent staff-officers to the rear with orders to Stewart and Johnson to make all possible haste, Stewart was forming line of battle on the south side of Rutherford'Rutherford's Creek, in pursuance of orders from him; nor did he remember that Stewart's corps was not ordered forward until about dusk.--General Cheatham, in the bivouac. Listening attentively to the fire of the skirmishers in that direction I discovered there was no continued roar of musketry, and being aware of the quick approach of darkness, about 4 o'clock at that season of the year, I became somewhat uneasy, and again ordered an officer to go to General Cheatham, inform him that his supports were
Washington, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 9.64
h through the gaps in the Cumberland Mountains and attack Grant in rear. This latter course I would pursue in the event of defeat or of inability to offer battle to Sherman. If, on the other hand, he should march to join Grant, I could pass through the Cumberland gaps to Petersburg, and attack Grant in rear at least two weeks before he, Sherman, could render him assistance. This move, I believed, would defeat Grant, and allow General Lee, in command of our combined armies, to march upon Washington or turn upon and annihilate Sherman. Such is the plan which during the 15th and 16th, as we lay in bivouac near Lafayette, I maturely considered, and determined to carry out. On the 17th the army resumed its line of march, and that night camped three miles from the forks of the Alpine, Gaylesville, and Summerville roads; thence it proceeded towards Gadsden. I proposed to move directly on to Guntersville and to take into Tennessee about one-half of Wheeler's cavalry (leaving the rema
Macon (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 9.64
e doubly zealous in the service of his country. The following are the dispatches above referred to: headquarters, six miles from Nashville, on Franklin Pike, December 7, 1864. Hon. J. A. Seddon: I withdraw my recommendation in favor of the promotion of Major-General Cheatham, for reasons which I will write more fully. J. B. Hood, General. headquarters, six miles from Nashville, on Franklin Pike, December 8, 1864. Hon. J. A. Seddon, Secretary of War; General G. T. Beauregard, Macon, Ga.: A good lieutenant-general should be sent here at once to command the corps now commanded by Major-General Cheatham. I have no one to recommend for the position. J. B. Hood, General. headquarters, six miles from Nashville, on Franklin Pike, December 8, 1864. Hon. J. A. Seddon: Major-General Cheatham made a failure on the 30th of November which will be a lesson to him. I think it best he should remain in his position for the present. I withdraw my telegrams of yesterday and to-day on
Allatoona (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 9.64
roy as great a portion of the railroad in the vicinity as possible; also to send a division to Allatoona to capture that place, if, in the judgment of the commanding officer, the achievement was feasor fifteen miles of the railroad. I had received information that the enemy had in store at Allatoona large supplies which were guarded by two or three regiments. As one of the objects of the camngly, on the 5th, at 10 A. M., after a refusal to surrender, he attacked the Federal forces at Allatoona, and succeeded in capturing a portion of the works; at that juncture he received intelligence complimented this officer, through a general order, for his handsome conduct in the defense of Allatoona. [See pp. 322, 323, and 324.] Our presence upon his communications compelled Sherman to le it had drawn Sherman as far north as he stood in the early spring. The killed and wounded at Allatoona had been replaced by absentees who returned to ranks, and, as usual in such operations, the nu
Resaca (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 9.64
er road. He should lose no time in moving. On the 11th the army crossed the Coosa River, marched in the direction of Resaca and Dalton, and bivouacked that night fourteen miles above Coosaville and ten miles north-west of Rome. That same day Ms advance from Rome. Having thus relieved the army of all incumbance, and made ready for battle, we marched rapidly to Resaca, and thence to Dalton, via Sugar Valley Post-Office. Lieutenant-General Lee moved upon Resaca, with instructions to displResaca, with instructions to display his forces and demand the surrender of the garrison, but not to attack unless, in his judgment, the capture could be effected with small loss of life. He decided not to assault the Federal works, and commenced at once the destruction of the railr was refused, but was finally acceded to at 4 P. M. The garrison consisted of about one thousand men. As the road between Resaca and Tunnel Hill had been effectually destroyed, the army was put in motion the next morning in the direction of Gadsden,
Bennettsville (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 9.64
pect of again entering that State created great en-thusiasm, and from the different encampments arose at intervals that genuine Confederate shout so familiar to every Southern soldier, and which then betokened an improved state of feeling among the troops. With twenty days rations in the haversacks and wagons, we marched, on the 22d of October, upon all the roads leading from Gadsden in the direction of Guntersville, on the Tennessee River, and bivouacked that night in the vicinity of Bennettsville. I here received information that General Forrest was near Jackson, Tennessee, and could not reach the middle portion of this State, as the river was too high. It would, therefore, be impossible for him to join me if I crossed at Guntersville; as it was regarded as essential that the whole of Wheeler's cavalry should remain in Georgia, I decided to deflect westward, effect a junction with Forrest, and then cross the river at Florence. General Beauregard sent orders to him to join me
Hornady (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 9.64
[Edward] Johnson's division crossed the river and took possession of that town. My headquarters were during the 27th and 28th at the house of General Garth, near Decatur, where General Beauregard also stopped. While the army turned Decatur, I ordered a slight demonstration to be made against the town till our forces passed safelyDecatur, I ordered a slight demonstration to be made against the town till our forces passed safely beyond, when I moved toward Tuscumbia, at which place I arrived on the 31st of October. Johnson's division, which held possession of Florence, was reenforced the same day by Clayton's division. Thus the Confederate army rested upon the banks of the Tennessee one month after its departure from Palmetto. It had been almost cont as usual in such operations, the number of desertions became of no consequence. Notwithstanding my request as early as the 9th of October that the railroad to Decatur be repaired, nothing had been done on the 1st of November toward the accomplishment of this important object. I had expected upon my arrival at Tuscumbia to find
Mount Pleasant (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 9.64
ds, and Cheatham's upon the Waynesboro' road. Early dawn of the 21st found the army in motion. I hoped by a rapid march to get in rear of Schofield's forces, then at Pulaski, before they were able to reach Duck River. That night headquarters were established at Rawhide, twelve miles north of Florence, on the Waynesboro' road. The march was resumed on the 22d and continued till the 27th, upon which date the troops, having taken advantage of every available road, reached Columbia, via Mount Pleasant. Forrest operated in our front against the enemy's cavalry, which he easily drove from one position to another. The Federals at Pulaski became alarmed, and, by forced marches, reached Columbia, upon Duck River, in time to prevent our troops from cutting them off. Colonel Presstman and his assistants laid the pontoons [over Duck River] during the night of the 28th, about three miles above Columbia; orders to move at dawn the following day having been issued to the two corps and the
Cumberland River (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 9.64
eenforce it, if possible, by accessions from Tennessee. I was imbued with the belief that I could accomplish this feat, afterward march north-east, pass the Cumberland River at some crossing where the gun-boats, if too formidable at other points, were unable to interfere, then move into Kentucky, and take position with our left a, I obtained through spies. I knew equally well that in the absence of the prestige of complete victory I could not venture with my small force to cross the Cumberland River into Kentucky, without first receiving reenforcements from the Trans-Mississippi Department. I felt convinced that the Tennesseans and Kentuckians would notnd destruction of three block houses on the Chattanooga Railroad by Bate's division; and of the seizure the day previous by Chalmers of two transports on the Cumberland River with 300 mules on board. We had in our possession two engines and several cars, which ran as far south as Pulaski. Dispatches were sent to Generals Beaur
Spring Hill (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 9.64
o time in gaining possession of the pike at Spring Hill. It was reported back that he was about tonew no large force of the enemy could be at Spring Hill, as couriers reported Schofield's main bodybable that Cheatham had taken possession of Spring Hill without encountering material opposition, ond place his corps across the pike north of Spring Hill. By this hour, however, twilight was upouted that portion of the enemy which was at Spring Hill; could have taken possession of and formed eneral Cheatham to make the night attack at Spring Hill, and censured him in severe terms for his dal: I do not censure you for the failure at Spring Hill. I am satisfied you are not responsible foid to him: A great opportunity was lost at Spring Hill, but you know that I obeyed your orders therossed the Big Harpeth, eighteen miles from Spring Hill. Lieutenant-General Lee had crossed Duck Rd Lieutenant-General Lee been in advance at Spring Hill the previous afternoon Schofield's army nev[9 more...]
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