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Etowah (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
swept by artillery, if posted on a hill a mile distant, but he considered the danger trifling. At any rate, the army again retreated on the 20th, crossing the Etowah river, a step, Johnston reported, which I have regretted ever since. In the fighting of this day (May 19th), Mercer's brigade was thrown out in Walker's front andred most was Hood's; the division, Cantey's. Sherman says he lost 2,747 at Resaca alone. After leaving Cassville, Johnston encamped his corps not far from the Etowah river and watched for the enemy's next move. The gallant Wheeler, commanding the cavalry on the east, made a dash around the Federal left, and on the 24th drove able of defense was on Allatoona creek, the front line on Pumpkin Vine creek, running southwest from the vicinity of Allatoona. The Federal forces crossed the, Etowah at Rome and other points between there and Stilesboro, and, to meet this movement, Johnston on the 23d sent Hardee's corps toward Dallas, Polk moving in the same
Jonesboro (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
st of casualties, states that from Dalton to Jonesboro his company lost 10 killed and mortally woue care of Stoneman. Wheeler himself went to Jonesboro with Ashby's (Humes') brigade to reinforce Wd rode rapidly to Lovejoy's Station south of Jonesboro, destroying mules, wagons, live stock and pro the Macon railroad, Howard farthest toward Jonesboro, Thomas to Couch's and Schofield on the nortattle line extending from Rough and Ready to Jonesboro, and gave Sherman the interior lines. Meaand Lee's corps, under Hardee, that night to Jonesboro to drive the Federals across Flint river. Thof the 31st before it was in position before Jonesboro. Lee came soon afterward, except three brigts to General Hood, and urged him to come to Jonesboro and take command. Communication with Atlantrps and the Georgia militia; my corps was at Jonesboro, and Lee's corps was halfway between, in suporps, or even driven it from its position at Jonesboro on the 1st of September, no organized body o[11 more...]
French Broad River (United States) (search for this): chapter 16
and they succeeded in running off twenty trains during his absence. In Tennessee, Wheeler destroyed the railroad from Cleveland to Charleston, crossed the Hiwassee and captured Athens with a large quantity of valuable supplies, and tore up the railroad from Charleston to Loudon, all the time being harassed by the Federal cavalry, who, however, were not able during his whole expedition to capture one of his men or take any property from him. High water compelled him to cross Holston and French Broad above Knoxville, fighting each time for the right of way and defeating a column of cavalry from Knoxville. General Williams was here detached for a side expedition, and Wheeler kept on with a depleted force. He went on nearly to Nashville and thence south to Alabama, repulsing the attacks of Major-Generals Rousseau, Steedman, and Brigadier-generals Croxton and Granger, near Nashville and at Franklin, Lynnville, Campbellville and other points; capturing McMinnville and other depots, burn
Campbellsville (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
operty from him. High water compelled him to cross Holston and French Broad above Knoxville, fighting each time for the right of way and defeating a column of cavalry from Knoxville. General Williams was here detached for a side expedition, and Wheeler kept on with a depleted force. He went on nearly to Nashville and thence south to Alabama, repulsing the attacks of Major-Generals Rousseau, Steedman, and Brigadier-generals Croxton and Granger, near Nashville and at Franklin, Lynnville, Campbellville and other points; capturing McMinnville and other depots, burning stores of supplies, destroying bridges and burning trains, and so thoroughly tearing up the Nashville & Decatur railroad that it was never completely repaired by the enemy. His entire loss in the expedition was 150 killed, wounded and missing, while he brought out more than 2,000 recruits and 800 absentees. In the battle of Franklin, September 2d, the gallant General Kelly was killed and Colonel Hobson was badly wounded.
Kingston, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ns before it could receive aid from the other. On the morning of the 18th, the Federals at Adairsville again found Johnston gone. Hardee's corps had marched to Kingston, Polk's and Hood's to Cassville. Johnston intended to turn back and overwhelm the column following him from Adairsville. On the 19th Hood was directed to advnition, and the valuable iron works, which were partly destroyed before the town was abandoned by the small Confederate guard; and early next day Howard occupied Kingston. Sherman had now taken two weeks to advance from Dalton to Cassville, during which the casualties of the Confederate army were 441 killed and 2,943 wounded. Tth corps and a brigade of cavalry. This accession of force, said Sherman, about compensated for our losses in battle, and the detachments left at Resaca, Rome, Kingston and Allatoona. On the 9th of June, Sherman, having made his communications to the rear secure and obtained ample supplies, moved forward to Big Shanty. On ap
Red Oak (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ontemplated infantry movement in order to send General Kilpatrick with 5,000 cavalry to move from Sandtown and break the West Point and Macon roads. Kilpatrick succeeded on the first road, and brushing Ross away after skirmishing at Camp creek, Red Oak, Flint river and Jonesboro, held the Macon road for five hours and did it some damage, but was soon driven away, a detachment of infantry being sent down by rail to co-operate with Jackson's cavalry, and was repulsed again at Lovejoy's Station, um, fell back to the Chattahoochee. The movement continued on the night following, Howard moving out by a long circuit well back toward the river and thence to the West Point railroad near Fairburn, while Thomas closed up on the railroad about Red Oak, and Schofield was near by. Then, says Sherman, I ordered one day's work to be expended in destroying that road, and it was done with a will. Twelve and a half miles were destroyed, the ties burned, and iron rails heated and twisted by the utmo
Madison, Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
his clothing pierced by minie balls, but he was unhurt. When orders came to retire the brigade to the line of battle, the Sixty-third was nearly surrounded by the enemy. The regiment was skillfully extricated from its perilous position by LieutenantColo-nel Black and the acting adjutant, Lieut. George W. McLaughlin, of Company A (the Oglethorpes of Augusta), and marched in order to the position assigned it in line of battle. Among the killed was Legare Hill, son of Hon. Joshua Hill, of Madison, Ga. Two of his comrades took up the lifeless body, conveyed it to a little abandoned cottage, pinned his name upon his jacket and left him there. Although this was done in full view of the Federal skirmishers, not a shot was fired at the two men until they had rejoined their comrades. The Federals coming up, took the body of young Hill, buried it, and marked the grave by a headboard on which they cut the name which they found pinned to his jacket. On the 19th a Federal division occupied
Walnut Creek (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
y's assault was repulsed and his force held in check along our entire line all day. Retiring toward Clinton he was attacked the next morning by General Iverson, who, having routed the main body, captured General Stoneman and 500 prisoners. His men are still capturing stragglers. Stoneman was expected to perform the task, self-solicited, of going as far as Andersonville and releasing the 34,000 Federal prisoners there, but utterly failed in that, although he burned the railroad bridges at Walnut creek and Oconee and damaged the railroad. Sherman reported: He seems to have become hemmed in, and gave consent to two-thirds of his force to escape back, while he held the enemy in check with the remainder, about 700 men and a section of light guns. One brigade, commanded by Colonel Adams, came in almost intact; another, Capron's, was surprised on the way back and scattered. Many were captured and killed, and the balance got in mostly unarmed and on foot, and the general himself surre
Fairburn (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
of Proctor's creek. The Twentieth corps, General Slocum, fell back to the Chattahoochee. The movement continued on the night following, Howard moving out by a long circuit well back toward the river and thence to the West Point railroad near Fairburn, while Thomas closed up on the railroad about Red Oak, and Schofield was near by. Then, says Sherman, I ordered one day's work to be expended in destroying that road, and it was done with a will. Twelve and a half miles were destroyed, the tiesnk, where Stevenson was, and the latter was to hold himself in readiness at a moment's notice. General Maney was also ordered to be ready for instant action. At last, on the 28th, came news that quite a large force of the enemy had appeared at Fairburn, and that Generals Armstrong and Ross had been skirmishing with them. General Morgan was ordered to report to General Jackson at East Point. Adjutant-General Wayne was ordered to arm and send the militia up as rapidly as possible. The enemy se
Hornady (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ided Roswell, destroyed the factories there which had supplied much cloth for the Confederate soldiers, and held the ford near that place for the crossing of McPherson's and part of Thomas' armies. These aggressive disposition of Sherman's required Johnston to fall back beyond the Chattahoochee. Johnston next occupied a line convex to the enemy, behind Peachtree creek and Chattahoochee river. There was comparative quiet until the 7th, except for the cavalry raid under Rousseau from Decatur, Ala., against the railroad connecting Atlanta with the west, from Opelika to West Point. On the 14th, a division of Federal cavalry also crossed the Chattahoochee near Newnan, and was bravely met and repelled by Armstrong's brigade. Meanwhile the work of strengthening and extending the Confederate intrenchments about Atlanta was pushed rapidly, until strong defensive lines protected the city against assault. On the 17th of July the Federal army began its advance against Atlanta, and on t
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