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Gaines Mill (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
neral Hood were riding together, the bishop was told by his companion that he had never been received into the communion of a church and was begged that the rite might be performed. Immediately Polk arranged the ceremony. At Hood's headquarters, by the light of a tallow candle, with a tin basin on the mess table for a baptismal font, and with Hood's staff present as witnesses, all was ready. Hood, with a face like that of an old crusader, stood before the bishop. Crippled by wounds at Gaines' Mill, Gettysburg, and Chickamauga, he could not kneel, but bent forward on his crutches. The bishop, in full uniform of the Confederate army, administered the rite. A few days later, by a strange coincidence, he was approached by General Johnston on the same errand, and the man whom Hood was soon to succeed was baptized in the same simple manner. Polk, as Bishop, had administered his last baptism, and as soldier had fought his last battle; for Pine Mountain was near. Pine mountain, whe
Jonesboro (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
The ruin of Hood's retreat-demolished cars and rolling-mill On the night of August 31st, in his headquarters near Jonesboro, Sherman could not sleep. That day he had defeated the force sent against him at Jonesboro and cut them off from returJonesboro and cut them off from returning to Atlanta. This was Hood's last effort to save his communications. About midnight sounds of exploding shells and what seemed like volleys of musketry arose in the direction of Atlanta. The day had been exciting in that city. Supplies and aing move that proved successful. Leaving his base of supplies, as Grant had done before Vicksburg, and marching toward Jonesboro, Sherman destroyed the Macon and Western Railroad, the only remaining line of supplies to the Confederate army. Hood attempted to block the march on Jonesboro, and Hardee was sent with his and S. D. Lee's Corps to attack the Federals, while he himself sought an opportunity to move upon Sherman's right flank. Hardee's attack failed, and this necessitated the evac
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 7
kill that was finally successful, as we shall see.--Major-General Jacob D. Cox, U. S.V., in >Atlanta. The two leading Federal generals of the war, Grant and SherFor his bravery at the battle of Nashville he was brevetted brigadier-general, U. S. A., December 16, 1864, and after the war he was retired with the brevet of major- did, it ensured the reelection of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency of the United States. The total Confederate losses were in the neighborhood of thirty-five thoucy, where they Protecting locomotives from the Confederate raider The United States railroad photographer, Captain A. J. Russell, labeled this picture of 1864:und in General Philip Henry Sheridan, whom some have called the Marshal Ney of America. He was selected by General Grant, and his instructions were to drive the Connpike at Cedar Creek, he received salutes from two future Presidents of the United States. The position on the left of the road was held by Colonel Rutherford B. Ha
Atlanta (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
the heights, which must be surmounted before Atlanta, the coveted goal, could be reached. But thederal cavalry was threatening the railroad to Atlanta which ran beyond the river. It was the knowld. Palisades and Chevaux-de-frise guarding Atlanta At last Sherman is before Atlanta. The phs two months in retreat the fortifications at Atlanta had been strengthened to the utmost. What hel Sherman and his hundred thousand men before Atlanta. Do something — something spectacular — save A Federal picket post on the lines before Atlanta. This picture was taken shortly before the bl army was closing in on the entrenchments of Atlanta, and was now within two or three miles of thelroad wreckers that finally drove Hood out of Atlanta. In the picture the rails heating red-hot amth a will. Sherman saw that in order to take Atlanta without terrific loss he must cut off all itsh Sherman had laid out preparatory to holding Atlanta as a military post. In the left background r[31 more...]<
Washington (United States) (search for this): chapter 7
nt menace to the peace of the authorities at Washington. General Crook was sent up the Valley aftEarly, the Confederate raider who threatened Washington My bad old man, as General Lee playfully danger. This scene is the neighborhood of Fort Stevens, on the Seventh Street road, not far from this lines about Richmond in order to protect Washington, while Lee had been able to detach Early's C capital, led to a reversal of that policy. Washington was practically abandoned, in a military senrs that when the Confederate troops reached Fort Stevens they found it untenanted. This photograph ugh the place on his second day's march from Washington, closely pursued by General Wright's force oersburg a strong force for the protection of Washington. The cavalry raid in Pennsylvania was plann became eliminated as an avenue of danger to Washington. wooded base of Fisher's Hill, four miles camped within sight of the capitol's dome at Washington. Much of this marching had been at the rate[29 more...]
Ohio (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
rmy numbered about fifty-three thousand, Beginning the first flank movement In the first picture, presented through the kindness of General G. P. Thruston, are the headquarters of General Thomas at Ringgold, Georgia, May 5, 1864. On that day, appointed by Grant for the beginning of the simultaneous movements he had planned to carry out in 1864, General Sherman rode out the eighteen miles from Chattanooga to Ringgold with his staff, about half a dozen wagons, and a single company of Ohio sharpshooters. A small company of irregular Alabama cavalry acted as couriers. Sherman's mess establishment was less bulky than that of any of his brigade commanders. I wanted to set the example, he says, and gradually to convert all parts of that army into a mobile machine willing and able to start at a minute's notice and to subsist on the scantiest food. On May 7th, General Thomas moved in force to Tunnel Hill to begin the turning of Johnston's flank. The headquarters of General T
Shenandoah county (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
ene is the neighborhood of Fort Stevens, on the Seventh Street road, not far from the Soldiers' Home, where President Lincoln was spending the summer. The campaign for his reelection had begun and the outlook for his success and that of his party seemed at this moment as dubious as that for the conclusion of the war. Grant had weakened his lines about Richmond in order to protect Washington, while Lee had been able to detach Early's Corps for the brilliant Valley Campaign, which saved his Shenandoah supplies. forming a triangle with the Winchester and Martinsburg pike as a base. The town of Winchester is situated on this road, and was therefore at the bottom of the triangle. Before the town, the Confederate army stretched its lines between the two streams. The Union army would have to advance from the apex of the triangle, through a narrow ravine, shut in by thickly wooded hills and gradually emerging into an undulating valley. At the end of the gorge was a Confederate outwork,
Milford, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
en — a rout. After the battle of Fisher's Hill the pursuit still continued. The Confederate regiments re-formed, and at times would stop and contest the approach of the advancing cavalrymen. By the time the Union infantry would reach the place, the retreating army would have vanished. Torbert had been sent down Luray Valley in pursuit of the Confederate cavalry, with the hope of scattering it and seizing New Market in time to cut off the Confederate retreat from Fisher's Hill. But at Milford, in a narrow gorge, General Wickham held Torbert and prevented the fulfilment of his plan; and General Early's whole force was able to escape. Day after day this continued until Early had taken refuge in the Blue Ridge in front of Brown's Gap. Here he received reenforcements. Sheridan in the mean time had gone into Camp at Harrisonburg, and for A Maryland village on the line of Early's retreat This is a winter scene in Poolesville, a typical village in this part of Maryland, overru
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
h on May 28th Johnson himself was wounded, but recovered in time to join Schofield after the fall of Atlanta and to assist him in driving Hood and Forrest out of Tennessee. For his bravery at the battle of Nashville he was brevetted brigadier-general, U. S. A., December 16, 1864, and after the war he was retired with the brevet of there were instances of father and son, one in blue and the other in gray, and brothers on opposite sides, meeting one another on the bloody slopes of Kenesaw. Tennessee and Kentucky had sent thousands of men to each side in the fratricidal struggle and not infrequently families had been divided. Three weeks of almost incessanhe fact that Johnston had so steadily retreated before the Northern army as an excuse for his removal. On the 18th of July, Davis turned the Confederate Army of Tennessee over to General John B. Hood. A graduate of West Point of the class of 1853, a classmate of McPherson, Schofield, and Sheridan, Hood had faithfully served the c
Mill Springs (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
ions, and hostile batteries crowning the cliffs on either side. He knew that his antagonist, Joe Johnston, here confronted him in force. But it was to be a campaign of brilliant flanking movements, and Sherman sat quietly down to wait till the trusty McPherson should execute the first one. In the second picture, drawn up on dress parade, stands one of the finest fighting organizations in the Atlanta campaign. This regiment won its spurs in the first Union victory in the West at Mill Springs, Kentucky, January 19, 1862. There, according to the muster-out roll, William Blake, musician, threw away his drum and took a gun. The spirit of this drummer boy of Company F was the spirit of all the troops from Minnesota. A Georgian noticed an unusually fine body of men marching by, and when told that they were a Minnesota regiment, said, I didn't know they had any troops up there. But the world was to learn the superlative fighting qualities of the men from the Northwest. Sherman was g
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