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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
ear mentioning acts of individual merit. These will be recorded in the reports of division commanders, which I will cheerfully indorse; but I must say that it is but justice that colonels of regiments, who have so long and so well commanded brigades, as in the following cases, should be commissioned to the grade which they have filled with so much usefulness and credit to the public service, viz.: Colonel J. R. Cockerell, Seventieth Ohio; Colonel J. M. Loomis, Twenty-sixth Illinois; Colonel C. C. Walcutt, Forty-sixth Ohio; Colonel J. A. Williamson, Fourth Iowa; Colonel G. B. Raum, Fifty-sixth Illinois; Colonel J. I. Alexander, Fifty-ninth Indiana. My personal staff, as usual, have served their country with fidelity, and credit to themselves, throughout these events, and have received my personal thanks. Inclosed you will please find a map of that part of the battle-field of Chattanooga fought over by the troops under my command, surveyed and drawn by Captain Jenney, engineer on
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 19 (search)
the officers then present with me before Atlanta. The result of all this, however, was good, for another dispatch from General Hardie, of the 28th, called on me to nominate eight colonels for promotion as brigadier-generals. I at once sent a circular note to the army-commanders to nominate two colonels from the Army of the Ohio and three from each of the others; and the result was, that o.n the 29th of July I telegraphed the names of--Colonel William Gross, Thirty-sixth Indiana; Colonel Charles C. Walcutt, Forty-sixth Ohio; Colonel James W. Riley, One Hundred and Fourth Ohio; Colonel L. P. Bradley, Fifty-first Illinois; Colonel J. W. Sprague, Sixty-third Ohio; Colonel Joseph A. Cooper, Sixth East Tennessee; Colonel John T. Croxton, Fourth Kentucky; Colonel William W. Belklap, Fifteenth Iowa. These were promptly appointed brigadier-generals, were already in command of brigades or divisions; and I doubt if eight promotions were ever made fairer, or were more honestly earned. during
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 22 (search)
with some of Kilpatrick's cavalry on the flanks. On the 22d of November General G. W. Smith, with a division of troops, came out of Macon, attacked this brigade (Walcutt's) in position, and was handsomely repulsed and driven back into Macon. This brigade was in part armed with Spencer repeating-rifles, and its fire was so rapid that General Smith insists to this day that he encountered a whole division; but he is mistaken; he was beaten by one brigade (Walcutt's), and made no further effort to molest our operations from that direction. General Walcutt was wounded in the leg, and had to ride the rest of the distance to Savannah in a carriage. Therefore,General Walcutt was wounded in the leg, and had to ride the rest of the distance to Savannah in a carriage. Therefore, by the 23d, I was in Milledgeville with the left wing, and was in full communication with the right wing at Gordon. The people of Milledgeville remained at home, except the Governor (Brown), the State officers, and Legislature, who had ignominiously fled, in the utmost disorder and confusion; standing not on the order of their go
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 24: conclusion — military lessons of the War. (search)
ound together. Europeans frequently criticised our war, because we did not always take full advantage of a victory; the true reason was, that habitually the woods served as a screen, and we often did not realize the fact that our enemy had retreated till he was already miles away and was again intrenched, having left a mere shirmish-line to cover the movement, in turn to fall back to the new position. Our war was fought with the muzzle-loading rifle. Toward the close I had one brigade (Walcutt's) armed with breech-loading Spencer's; the cavalry generally had breach-loading carbines, Spencer's and Sharp's, both of which were good arms. The only change that breech-loading arms will probably make in the art and practice of war will be to increase the amount of ammunition to be expended, and necessarily to be carried along; to still further thin out the lines of attack, and to reduce battles to short, quick, decisive conflicts. It does not in the least affect the grand strategy,
gns: General officers conspicuous in Sherman's advance and some who protected the flank and rear of his army Os. A. Cooper commanded a brigade in the Twenty-third Corps. M. F. force commanded a brigade under Blair. John H. King commanded a division in the Fourteenth Corps. Milo S. Hascall, leader of a division in the Twenty-third Corps. David S. Stanley, leader of the Fourth Corps; an all-around soldier. H. M. Judah commanded a division of the Twenty-third Corps. Charles C. Walcutt, leader of a brigade in the Fifteenth Corps. economic conditions existing in the Southwest, Sherman was preeminently fitted to undertake the task of breaking to pieces the weakening South. He was a great strategist if not so successful as a tactician; he won more by marches than others by fighting; he had a genius for large conceptions, and with his clear comprehension of Southern conditions he was able to strike with irresistible force at the weak points in the defense. Thus it wa
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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Addenda by the Editor. (search)
ara. Lieut.-col. Owen Stuart. 12th IndianaCol. Reuben Williams. 100th IndianaLieut.-col. Albert Heath. Second Brigade. Brig.-gen. John M. Corse. Col. Charles C. Walcutt. 40th IllinoisMaj. Hiram W. Hall. 103d IllinoisCol. William A. Dickerman. 6th IowaLieut.-col. Alexander J. Miller. 15th Michigan Detached at Scottsboroa, Ala.Lieut.-col. Austin E. Jaquith. 46th OhioCol. Charles C. Walcutt. Capt. Isaac N. Alexander. Third Brigade. Col. Joseph R. Cockerill. 48th IllinoisLieut.-col. Lucien Greathouse. 97th IndianaCol. Robert F. Catterson. 99th IndianaCol. Alexander Fowler. 53d OhioCol. Wells S. Jones. 70th OhioMaj. William B. Brna19743262 100th Indiana167982114 —————————————— Total First Brigade3342630518386 Second Brigade Brig.-gen. John M. Corse. Wounded November 25th. Col. Charles C. Walcutt Staff11 40th Illinois.6339149 103d Illinois11437189 6th Iowa1745365 46th Ohio14394133 —————————————
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