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Sandersville (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 69
and camped near Hebron at four P. M. Twenty-fifth, left camp at six A. M. Delayed at Buffalo Creek on account of bridges having been destroyed. Moved to near Sandersville. Cavalry had a severe skirmish with the enemy. Camped in line for the night. Twenty-sixth, left camp at seven A. M. The advance skirmishing to Sandersville.Sandersville. Ene my retreating. Moved to Tennille Station, three miles and a half. Destroyed immense amounts of cotton, both raw and manufactured. Destroyed one and a half miles of railroad, and large warehouses used by the rebel government to store provisions. Twenty-seventh, marched from Tennille to Davidsboro. Camped at four P. M. Twedgeville. Camped about four P. M. Twenty-fifth, marched at half-past 6 P. M. Made about eight miles. Twenty-sixth, marched at a quarter-past six A. M. Reached Sandersville at ten A. M., when we halted for dinner. We then marched to Tennille Station, on the Georgia Central Railroad, and halted for the night. Twenty-seventh, marc
Cave Springs (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 69
a right-hand road, Colonel Wells S. Jones's brigade was deployed while marching, and moving forward without any halt, or use of any artillery, Wheeler's entire force was driven from a strong line of rail-works, and to a point near the town of Gadsden. There were four men wounded in this affair. The division returned to its former camp on Little River, where it remained till the twenty-ninth, when it crossed the Chattooga, and took up its march in the direction of Atlanta, arriving at Cave Springs the thirty-first. Number of miles marched during the month, two hundred and seventy. Number of casualties, four. The march was resumed November first, and on the fifth, the division arrived at Smyrna Camp-Ground, near the Chattahoochee, where it remained, receiving payment and breaking up railroad, till the thirteenth, when it moved across Turner's Ferry, and to Whitehall, two miles west of Atlanta. On the fifteenth of November, every preparation being completed, this division,
Decatur, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 69
marched from the south bank of the Chattahoochee River through the city of Atlanta, and camped on the north side of the Decatur road at the rebel works. September twelfth, moved camp to the north side of the city. September seventeenth, division um. October twentieth, Colonel James L. Selfridge took command of the First brigade. October twenty-first, moved out the Decatur road on a foraging expedition under command of Colonel. October twenty-third, Colonel Carman came out with Second brity-sixth at four P. M. Brought in some eight hundred wagons loaded with corn. October twenty-eighth, 1864, moved out to Decatur to support a forage party, returned the same night. November fifth, moved out the McDonough road three miles, camped focement of the recent campaign. On the morning of November fifteenth, we broke camp, and joined the First brigade on the Decatur road. Marching fifteen miles, we halted near Stone Mountain, and camped for the night. Sixteenth, marched across Yello
Stone Mountain (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 69
n election was held in the regiment; two hundred and forty-three votes were polled for A. Lincoln, and one hundred and thirty-one for General McClellan. November fifteenth, left Atlanta, Georgia, nothing of importance transpiring; camped near Stone Mountain at four P. M. Sixteenth, nothing of importance transpiring; camped at Yellow River at twelve P. M. Seventeenth, nothing of importance transpiring, camped five miles from Hot Creek at twelve P. M.; roads bad, forage plenty. Eighteenth, rear-gde, doing guard-duty in the city. Here we remained until the commencement of the recent campaign. On the morning of November fifteenth, we broke camp, and joined the First brigade on the Decatur road. Marching fifteen miles, we halted near Stone Mountain, and camped for the night. Sixteenth, marched across Yellow River. Guarding ammunition-train. Halted at half-past 11 P. M., for the night. Seventeenth, commenced the march at ten A. M. Guarding train. Camped at half-past 12 P. M. Eightee
Sylvania (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 69
at eight P. M., nothing of import transpiring. December second, left camp at half-past 6 A. M. Camped at Buckhead Creek at eight P. M. December third, left camp at half-past 5 A. M. Marched eighteen miles, and encamped at four P. M. Weather cloudy. December fourth, showers during the night. Nothing of importance transpiring. December fifth, left camp at dark. Camped at twelve P. M. Forage plenty. December sixth, left camp at nine A. M. Camped at dark. December seventh, left camp near Sylvania at ten A. M. Rain all night. Passed through the worst kind of swamps on road until daylight. December eighth, resumed the march at half-past 8 A. M. Weather good. Camped at dark. December ninth, left camp at eight A. M. Advance engaged with the enemy. First division, in advance, found the enemy strongly posted in earth-works at Cypress Swamp. First brigrade moved forward in the centre, Second brigade on the right, and Third brigade on the left; charged and took the enemy's works in fin
Chattanooga (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 69
commenced by eleven A. M. The march was resumed without loss of time; passing Irwin's Cross-Roads the twenty-seventh, we moved toward Sunmmertown, through continuous pine forests, crossing several low marshy branches of the Ohoopee, reaching Summertown the thirtieth. The number of miles marched this month, two hundred and seventy-five. Number of casualties, eleven. On December first, the march was resumed in the direction of Statesboro, along the right bank of the Ogeechee River. The remainder of the march was much impeded by low broad marshes, which it was invariably found necessary to corduroy. From Summertown to the Cannouchee River, which was reached the seventh, the Third division, General John E. Smith, with my own, formed a column, under my command, and was somewhat exposed to annoyance from the enemy endeavoring to reach Savannah from the west, before us. On the third, the Fifty-third Ohio lost by capture a foraging-party of one officer and eleven men. On the f
Atlanta (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 69
s Ferry, and to Whitehall, two miles west of Atlanta. On the fifteenth of November, every prepa, this division, with the army, broke camp at Atlanta and set out upon its march through Georgia. The supply-train of this division on leaving Atlanta consisted of eighty-three six-mule wagons. Iion of the division at East-Point to Rome via Atlanta, where we obtained transportation, and arriveneral Sherman, received while passing through Atlanta, indicated in addition, that the division wasations of my regiment since the occupation of Atlanta. September second, marched from the south baneral McClellan. November fifteenth, left Atlanta, Georgia, nothing of importance transpiring; campehe fifteenth of November (the date of leaving Atlanta) until the twenty-third of December, we drew punished at the time. When the regiment left Atlanta, the effective strength was sixteen (16) offiecent campaign. From the occupation of Atlanta, Georgia, the regiment was engaged in building qua[2 more...]
Macon (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 69
men, and was composed of seventeen regimental organizations. Its three brigade commanders being, Colonels John M. Oliver, Fifteenth Michigan; Wells S. Jones, Fifty-third Ohio; and Theodore Jones, Thirtieth Ohio. The troops moved rapidly, passing through McDonough the seventeenth, Indian Springs the eighteenth, crossing the Ocmulgee the nineteenth, at Roach's Mills, reaching Hillsboro the twentieth, and Clinton the twenty-first, where Colonel Theodore Jones's brigade was left to cover the Macon roads till the next division arrived. Some skirmishing took place here, with a few casualties. On the twenty-second, the Macon and Augusta Railroad was crossed, and the march continued, passing Irwinton the twenty-fourth, and the Oconee River, at Bull's Ferry, the twenty-fifth. The enemy was found on the opposite bank, and two regiments deployed to develop them. On the morning of the twenty-sixth, they had left, and preparations were at once made to cross, which was commenced by eleven
A. R. Wright (search for this): chapter 69
eing the rebel host leaving in utter rout, and the hard-fought field was ours. I cannot close this report without giving expression to the heartfelt grief which pervades all breasts for the loss of our valiant dead; yet we have the consolation of knowing that they all fell nobly battling in defence of the country, and so long as brave and gallant conduct continues to excite emotion in the breast of man, the names of Lieutenant-Colonel Redfield, Lieutenant Blodgett, Lieutenant Ayres, Lieutenant Wright, Lieutenant Jones, and the noble dead who fell under them, will ever be remembered. To the wounded, we would say: Your wounds are sacred, received in a holy cause; to you we extend a soldier's sympathy, and assure you that you shall never be neglected nor forgotten. And to the living, who passed through that terrible ordeal, unharmed, I would say: Your deeds will live after you, and your names will be remembered in history. And although, where all did so well, to particularize would
L. P. Hughes (search for this): chapter 69
at once, bending all energies to organizing, drilling, and equipping the command for rapid work. The First Alabama cavalry, Colonel George E. Spencer commanding, was ordered to report to me, and the Ninth Illinois mounted infantry, Lieutenant-Colonel L. P. Hughes commanding, which came from East-Point with us together, furnished an excellent mounted brigade for offensive operations and reconnoissances. The lines were sealed against citizens, the earthworks overhauled and new ones commencedd as many of the next brigade as they could carry, and return by daylight. They unfortunately met with an accident that delayed them, so as to deprive me of any reenforcements until about nine P. M. of the fifth. In justice to Messrs. Drake and Hughes, gentlemen stationed at Kingston, connected with the railroad, I would state that the late freshets had carried away the bridge at Resaca, about the time the railroad was destroyed south of Allatoona,leaving between the two points but two locomot
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