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Albert J. Myer (search for this): chapter 14
as; and he was enabled to say to the commander at Allatoona, by signal flags from Kenesaw, Hold out, for relief is approaching. The value and the perfection of the signal system employed in the army, under the general superintendence of Major Albert J. Myer, was fully illustrated in the event recorded in the text, when from hill to hill, at a distance of eighteen miles, intelligent communication was kept up by the mere motion of flags, discerned by telescopes. An account of the method of signaling, perfected by Major Myer, may be found in the Supplement to this work. And when Sherman was assured that Corse was there, he exclaimed: He will hold out! I know the man! And so he did. He repelled assault after assault, until more than one-third of his men were disabled. Then the assailants, apprised of the approach of Cox, hastily withdrew and fled toward Dalton, leaving behind them two hundred and thirty of their dead, and four hundred made prisoners, with about eight hundred muskets
Charles W. Gibson (search for this): chapter 14
e his first charge. His troops were pouring into a gap between Dodge and Blair; and just as McPherson had given an order for a brigade to move up and fill that gap, a Confederate sharp-shooter, of the same name, shot the brave leader dead. General McPherson had thrown himself flat on his horse, and attempted to fly, when Major McPherson, of the Fifth Regiment of the Confederate army, drew up his carbine, took deliberate aim, and shot the General.--Oral Statement to the author by Major Charles W. Gibson, of Forrest's cavalry. His riderless and wounded horse made his way back to the Union lines, and the body of the hero was recovered during the heat of battle, and was sent in charge of his personal staff back to Marietta. The suddenness of this calamity, General Sherman afterward said, would have overwhelmed me with grief, but the living demanded my whole thoughts. Speaking of General McPherson, Sherman said: He was a noble youth, of striking personal appearance [see page 285]
Montgomery (search for this): chapter 14
direction of Atlanta. On the same day Thomas crossed Peachtree Creek, at several points, in the face of the Confederate intrenchments, skirmishing heavily at every step. Indeed, in all of these forward movements there were severe and almost incessant struggles. At about this time Sherman was strengthened by the arrival of General Rousseau, with two thousand cavalry. He was in command of the District of Tennessee, and when Sherman planned a raid against the railway between Atlanta and Montgomery, one of Johnston's chief channels of supplies for his army, he asked permission to lead the expedition. It was granted, and when Johnston crossed the Chattahoochee and Sherman began maneuvering against Atlanta, the latter telegraphed orders to Rousseau to move. That active officer instantly obeyed. He left Decatur, Alabama, at the head of well-appointed cavalry, on the 10th, July. pushed rapidly southward crossed the Coosa at the Ten Islands, fought and defeated General Clanton, and pa
Sterling Price (search for this): chapter 14
ing with Generals Grant and Thomas, and the approval of the General-in-chief. Stanley was ordered to proceed to Chattanooga with the Fourth Corps, and report to General Thomas, and Schofield was directed to do the same. To General Thomas, Sherman now delegated full power over all the troops under his command, excepting four corps, with which he intended to march from Atlanta to the sea. He also gave him the two divisions of General A. J. Smith, then returning from the business of driving Price out of Missouri; See page 280. also all the garrisons in Tennessee, and all the cavalry of the Military Division, excepting a single division under Kilpatrick, which he reserved for operations in Georgia. General Wilson had just arrived from the front of Petersburg and Richmond, to assume the command of the cavalry of the army, and he was sent back to Nashville, with various dismounted detachments, with orders to collect and put in fighting order all the mounted men serving in Kentucky an
J. B. McPherson (search for this): chapter 14
ard Richmond, at the beginning of May, 1864. General William T. Sherman, who had succeeded General Grant in the command of the Military Division of the Mississippi, marched southward from the vicinity of Chattanooga, May 6. with nearly one hundred thousand men, His forces were composed as follows: Army of the Cumberland, Major-General George H. Thomas, commanding; Infantry, 54,568; Artillery, 2,377; Cavalry, 3,828. Total, 60,773. Number of guns, 130. Army of the Tennessee, Major-General J. B. Mcpherson, commanding; Infantry, 22,487; Artillery, 1,404; Cavalry, 624. Total, 24,465. Number of guns, 96. Army of the Ohio, Major-General J. M. Schofield, commanding; Infantry, 11,183; Artillery, 679; Cavalry, 1,697. Total, 13,559. Number of guns, 28. Grand aggregate number of troops, 98,797, and of guns, 254. About this number of troops were kept up during the campaign, the number of men joining from furlough and hospitals about compensating for the loss in battle and from sickn
Ezra Wheeler (search for this): chapter 14
antry and artillery, and 10,000 cavalry under Wheeler. It was arranged in three corps, commanded r there was a lull in the contest. Meanwhile, Wheeler, with his cavalry, finding no opposition on t no tidings of him; so, being hard pressed by Wheeler's cavalry, he turned to the southwest and str, had been compelled to skirmish heavily with Wheeler's cavalry, near Flat Rock, where Stoneman hadf of his infantry in rash acts, Hood sent out Wheeler, with the greater part of his cavalry, to capth a hope of depriving him of subsistence. Wheeler moved swiftly with about eight thousand horsety miles south of Atlanta. When he heard of Wheeler's raid he was rejoiced. I could have asked n forebodings of the future. In the mean time, Wheeler, who, as we have seen, had struck the railwaySteedman came down from Chattanooga and drove Wheeler off. The latter then pushed up into East Tennheatham, Lee, and Stewart. His cavalry under Wheeler, had been re-enforced. Then, convinced that H
J. C. Davis (search for this): chapter 14
stenaula. General J. C. Davis's division, of Thomas's army, moved down the Oostenaula, to Rome, where they gave the Confederates a severe blow by destroying important mills and founderies there, and capturing nearly a dozen of their heavy guns. Davis left a garrison to hold the place. In the mean time, Sherman pressed on. He met slight opposition near Adairsville, the location of the Georgia State Arsenal, which he destroyed. But Johnston made only a brief stand; he quickly moved on, closel, says that he lost about 10,000 in killed and wounded, and 4,700 from all other causes. Experts say that he had managed the campaign with the greatest skill, and for the best interests of the Confederacy; but this fact the reckless and conceited Davis, and his incompetent lieutenant, Bragg, could not comprehend or would not acknowledge, and Johnston was ordered to surrender the command of the army to the more dashing, but less skillful soldier, General Hood. This was done at the time we are c
a difficult problem lay before him, all unsolved. When General Slocum was satisfied. that Hood had abandoned. Atlanta, he sent out, at dawn, Sept. 2, 1864. a strong reconnoitering column in that direction. It encountered no opposition, and entered the city — much of which was reduced to a smoking ruin by Hood's incendiary fires — at 9 o'clock, when it was met by Mayor Calhoun, who formally surrendered the place. General Ward's division then marched in, with drums beating and colors Herman's Headquarters in Atlanta. flying, and the National flag was unfurled over the Court-house. On the day of the evacuation of Atlanta [September 2], the telegraph gave information of the fact to the. Government, whereupon the President, on the same day, publicly tendered the thanks of the nation to General. Sherman, and the gallant officers and soldiers under his command. Orders were issued for the firing of National salutes at the principal arsenals, and the 11th day of September was des
J. N. Palmer (search for this): chapter 14
e was gained. On the 10th May. he ordered Thomas to send Hooker's corps to the support of McPherson, and to follow with Palmer's (Fourteenth) corps. Schofield was ordered to follow on the same day with his entire force; and on the 11th the whole aon between Kenesaw and Pine mountains. Hooker was on the right and, front of his line, Howard on its left and front, and Palmer between it and the railway. Under cover of a heavy cannonade, the advance began on the 14th. June, 1864. The troops prerom their works in heavy force, and struck Hooker's corps, Newton's division of Howard's corps, and Johnson's division of Palmer's corps. The blow was so gallantly received, and vigorously returned, that the assailants. were repulsed and driven bac was then at Vicksburg, and the corps was ably handled by General A. S. Williams, until the arrival of his superior. General Palmer resigned the command of the Fourteenth Army Corps, August 6, 1864. and was succeeded August 22. by that true soldie
G. W. Morgan (search for this): chapter 14
nessee, General Howard commanding, was grouped about East Point; and the Army of the Ohio, commanded by General Schofield, was at Decatur. Sherman's cavalry consisted of two divisions; one, under General Garrard, was at Decatur, and the other, led by General Kilpatrick, was stationed near Sandtown, where he could watch the Confederates on the west. Sherman strengthened the garrisons to the rear; and to make his communications more secure, he sent Wagner's division, of the Fourth Corps, and Morgan's division, of the Fourteenth Corps, back to Chattanooga, and Corse's division, of the Fifteenth Corps, to Rome. Hood's army was arranged in three corps, commanded respectively by Generals Cheatham, Lee, and Stewart. His cavalry under Wheeler, had been re-enforced. Then, convinced that Hood intended to assume the offensive, and, in all probability, attempt to seize Tennessee, Sherman sent Sept. 28. General Thomas, his second in command, to Nashville, to organize the new troops expected to
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