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Powder Springs (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
o operate against the railroad between the Chattahoochee and Marietta. That night the Army went into bivouac eight miles north of Pray's Church, after having effected an undisturbed and safe passage of the Chattahoochee. Information was here received that Kilpatrick's cavalry was north of the river, and that Girard's cavalry had moved in the direction of Rome. The next morning, I telegraphed to General Bragg as follows: (no. 33.] October 2d. To-night my right will be at Powder Springs, with my left on Lost Mountain. This will, I think, force Sherman to move on us or to move south. Should he move towards Augusta, all available troops should be sent there with an able officer of high rank to command. Could General Lee spare a division for that place in such an event? J. B. Hood, General. The night of the 2d, the Army rested near Flint Hill Church. On the morning of the 3d, Lieutenant General Stewart was instructed to move with his Corps, and take possession of
Macon (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
on the communications of the enemy, drawing our supplies from the West Point and Montgomery Railroad. Looking to this, I shall at once proceed to strongly fortify Macon. Please do not fail to give me advice at all times. It is my desire to do the best for you and my country. May God be with you and us. J. B. Hood, General. stance on the three roads leading into Atlanta, be removed and stored for future use. Major General M. L. Smith, chief engineer, was instructed to not only fortify Macon, but likewise Augusta and Columbus; the chief commissary was directed to remove the depot of supplies to the West Point Railroad, as I desired, preparatory to cross move as Sherman is weaker now than he will be in future, and I as strong as I can expect to be. Would it not be well to move a part of the important machinery at Macon to the east of the Oconee river, and do the same at Augusta to the east side of the Savannah river? If done, it will be important to make the transfer so as not t
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
on Lafayette sudden determination to enter Tennessee Gadsden Beauregard. After the fall of A since forces could have been withdrawn from Tennessee and Kentucky, where no necessity for troops bridges and about fifty miles of railroad in Tennessee, and that he had thus far been successful in divide his Army by sending off a portion to Tennessee, which he would consider immediately threate. I intended then to entice him as near the Tennessee line as possible, before offering battle. Tith a portion of his command, joined me from Tennessee. We arrived at Coosaville on the 10th, and at, in case of either success or disaster in Tennessee. In a dispatch to General Taylor I requeshat Forrest be ordered to operate at once in Tennessee: [no. 499.] Van Wert, October 7th. Lnati, and recruit the Army from Kentucky and Tennessee; the former State was reported, at this junc the execution of my plan of operations into Tennessee. At this point, it may be considered, clo[12 more...]
Cedartown (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
turned upon the enemy. It was my fixed purpose to attack Sherman as soon as I succeeded in these manoeuvres. The plan of the original campaign was, therefore, only more fully developed by this strategy, which, in truth, I adopted as an afterthought. On the 6th, the Army reached Dallas; our right rested at New Hope Church, where intelligence was received that the enemy was advancing from Lost Mountain. From Dallas we marched to Coosaville, ten miles southwest of Rome, via Van Wert, Cedartown, and Cave Spring. At the latter place Major General Wheeler, with a portion of his command, joined me from Tennessee. We arrived at Coosaville on the 10th, and the day previous, when near Van Wert, I sent the following dispatch to General Bragg: [no. 34.] near Van Wert, Georgia, October 9th, 1864. General B. Bragg and Honorable J. A. Seddon, Richmond. When Sherman found this Army on his communications, he left Atlanta hurriedly with his main body, and formed line of battle ne
Ackworth, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
ieutenant General Stewart was instructed to move with his Corps, and take possession of Big Shanty; to send, if practicable, a detachment for the same purpose to Ackworth, and to destroy 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 o. On the 4th, General Stewart captured, after a slight resistance, about one hundred and seventy prisoners, at Big Shanty, and, at 9.30 a. m., the garrison at Ackworth, numbering two hundred and fifty men, surrendered to General Loring. The forces under these officers joined the main body near Lost Mountain on the morning of tas, at Nashville: I came up here to relieve our road. The Twentieth Corps remains at Atlanta. Hood reached the road, and broke it up between Big Shanty and Ackworth. He attacked Allatoona, but was repulsed. We have plenty of bread and meat, but forage is scarce. I want to destroy all the road below Chattanooga, including
The Junction (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
in in the vicinity of Dalton. In anticipation of this probable event, I requested the authorities to have the Memphis and Charleston Railroad repaired to or near Decatur, Alabama, in order to establish another line for supplies and retreat, in case of either success or disaster in Tennessee. In a dispatch to General Taylor I requested that Forrest be ordered to operate at once in Tennessee: [no. 499.] Van Wert, October 7th. Lieutenant General Taylor, Commanding Department, Gainesville Junction. Your dispatch of the 6th received. This Army being in motion, it is of vital importance that Forrest should move without delay, and operate on the enemy's railroad. If he cannot break the Chattanooga and Nashville Railroad he can occupy their forces there, and prevent damage being repaired on the other road. He should lose no time in moving. I am very thankful for the assistance already afforded this Army. J. B. Hood, General. The improvement in the morale of the troops w
Ohio (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
he alternative of following our Army or marching through Georgia, I hoped, by rapid movements, to achieve these results. If Sherman cut loose and moved south — as I then believed he would do after I left his front without previously worsting him in battle--I would occupy at Richmond, Kentucky, a position of superior advantage, as Sherman, upon his arrival at the sea coast, would be forced to go on board ship, and, after a long detour by water and land, repair to the defence of Kentucky and Ohio or march direct to the support of Grant. If he returned to confront my forces, or followed me directly from Georgia into Tennessee and Kentucky, I hoped then to be in condition to offer battle; and, if blessed with victory, to send reinforcements to General Lee, in Virginia, or to march 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 marched t
Tunnel Hill (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
ne and then give battle. I accordingly decided to move further north and again strike his railroad between Resaca and Tunnel Hill, thoroughly destroy it, and then move in the direction of the Tennessee, via Lafayette and Gadsden, with no intent, hon miles below Rome; and moving up the west bank of the Oostenaula, hope to destroy his communications from Kingston to Tunnel Hill, forcing him to fall back or move south. If the latter, I shall move on his rear. If the former, I shall move to the finally acceded to at 4 p. m. The garrison consisted of about one thousand (1000) 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, and camped tha (the 12th), completely destroying the railroad, including block houses from that point to within a short distance of Tunnel Hill; and about four miles of the Cleveland Railroad, capturing Dalton and all intermediate garrisons, with their stores, a
Chattanooga (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
eason of the impaired condition of the Army. The same question had arisen for consideration when Sherman moved from Chattanooga, and formed line of battle in front of Rocky-faced Ridge. My predecessor did not perceive the necessity of defeating oona, but was repulsed. We have plenty of bread and meat, but forage is scarce. I want to destroy all the road below Chattanooga, including Atlanta, and to make for the sea coast. We cannot defend this long line of road. On the same day he sel 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 untry as far north as the Ohio, if it had marched in the early Spring of ‘64, to the rear of the Federals (who were at Chattanooga assembling their forces); and when, in addition to the troops at Dalton, Polk's Army, Longstreet's Ccrps, and ten thou
Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
a with a second Army, whilst he moved through Georgia. In the event of the adoption of the first pfold the havoc he actually made in traversing Georgia; and, in lieu of contenting himself with simpat the wing of the Federal Army, remaining in Georgia, drive it from the country, regain our lost thomas into Alabama, whilst he marched through Georgia, and left me to follow in his rear. This lashe southwest, drawing me as a decoy away from Georgia, which is his chief object. If he ventures nff. Davis's cherished plan of making me leave Georgia by manoeuvring. Thus far I have confined my have retained possession of the mountains of Georgia. When I consider also the effect of this movive of following our Army or marching through Georgia, I hoped, by rapid movements, to achieve thesd campaign, it would be necessary to leave in Georgia all the cavalry at present with the Army, in n its opposition to the enemy's march through Georgia. After two days deliberation, General Beaure[4 more...]
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