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Atlanta (Georgia, United States) (search for this): article 1
refore, that for the sake of a strong defensive position, and in order more rapidly to concentrate his forces, Gen. Rosecrans fell back upon the creek, and formed his line with such troops as had been at Lafayette, or within supporting distance of that place.--Other divisions arrived during the battle in column, and were deployed under fire to meet the rebel attack. It had already been intimated that Gen. Rosecrans was to assume a momentary defensive attitude. The immense importance of Atlanta, toward which the national forces were steadily pressing would not permit its abandonment without a desperate effort at defence, and here, as so often before the best and perhaps the only sound defence for the rebels consisted in assuming the offensive at once. The armies of Bragg and Johnston were united. The Georgia Militia was hurried forward. Conscripts, guerillas, deserters, and what ever she could to swell the waste ranks of the rebel army, were swept in from all sides. Lastly the
Little Rock (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): article 1
ven back. Buford, with his cavalry, made a reconnaissance, crossing at Germania Ford and driving in the rebel pickets. The rebels are fortifying Slaughter Mountain, and it is thought a battle will take place near Orange Court- House. Miscellaneous. The Baltimore American's special Fort Monroe correspondent says there is a rumor there, which obtains belief with many, that Richmond is being evacuated. Beast Butler is canvassing Pennsylvania in favor of Curtin for Governor. He made his first speech at Harrisburg. There was a heavy frost, the first of the season, in Eastern Tennessee on Friday night, the 18th inst. The news from Rosecrans sent gold up to 134½ in New York on Saturday. Gen. Sickles is on his way to join his command. Gen. Cass is reported to be dying. The Abolition majority in Maine is over 16,000. A "rebel paymaster" with $2,000,000, on his way to pay the troops at Little Rock; Ark, has been captured by Gen. Blunt's forces.
James Island (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): article 1
sharpshooters on one of the boats were captured, and it was only by prompt and rapid movements that the Commanding General, Franklin, managed to get away. From Charleston. The New York papers have news from Charleston to the 16th inst.: Gen. Gillmore was mounting heavy guns on the upper part of Morris Island for the purpose of bombarding Charleston, and, although Fort Sumter was still held by the rebels, the siege was progressing favorably. The fire from the rebel works on James Island had proved somewhat annoying to the working parties, but casualties were few. Gen. Gillmore had issued a congratulatory order to his troops, and a copy is to be placed in the hands of every living officer and soldier who has participated in the campaign on Morris Island. One of the crew of the gunboat Ladona, arrived at Philadelphia, gives some details of the unsuccessful attack on Fort Sumter.--He says that the first cutter and gig were captured. The second cutter was to have effec
Crawfish Spring (Idaho, United States) (search for this): article 1
he Times and Herald, of the 21st, acknowledge a defeat. From Rosecrans — the great battle commenced. Under the heading, "Highly important from Gen. Rosecrans's army, desperate engagement near Chattanooga, the enemy attack Thomas's corps, they are temporarily repulsed, a second assault by reinforcements, the enemy again repulsed, another engagement expected, Gens. Hill, Johnston, Longstreet, and Polk engaged," the Tribune has the following dispatch: Headq's army of Cumberland,Crawfish Spring, Ga., Sept. 19, 1863. A desperate engagement commenced this morning at 11 o'clock. The rebels made a heavy attack on the corps of Gen. Thomas, forming the left wing of our army, and at the same time they attacked the right wing, which was thought to be a feint. Gen. McCook's and Gen. Crittenden's troops were thrown into the engagement as convenience offered, the main portions of their forces being on the march at the time. The fight on the left was of a very desperate
Orange Court House (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
m Washington, dated the 20th inst., says: From various sources we have the following reports of doings in front: The rebels tried to effect crossings at different points on the Rapidan on Wednesday, but only succeeded at Robinson Ford, and there they were speedily driven back. Buford, with his cavalry, made a reconnaissance, crossing at Germania Ford and driving in the rebel pickets. The rebels are fortifying Slaughter Mountain, and it is thought a battle will take place near Orange Court- House. Miscellaneous. The Baltimore American's special Fort Monroe correspondent says there is a rumor there, which obtains belief with many, that Richmond is being evacuated. Beast Butler is canvassing Pennsylvania in favor of Curtin for Governor. He made his first speech at Harrisburg. There was a heavy frost, the first of the season, in Eastern Tennessee on Friday night, the 18th inst. The news from Rosecrans sent gold up to 134½ in New York on Saturday. Ge
Ben Franklin (search for this): article 1
The great Texas expedition, so often hinted at in the Yankee papers, has been repulsed, with the loss of two gunboats composing it. The 19th Army corps, under Ben Franklin, left New Orleans on the 4th inst., in transports, accompanied by four gunboats, to capture Sabine City, a point of great strategic value on the line dividing preparations were made for the attack. Capt. Crocker, of the Clifton, was to feel the enemy, uncover the batteries, and ascertain his strength and position. Gens. Franklin and Weitzel examined the shore of the Pass to find the most eligible point for landing the forces. The Clifton steamed up the Pass, occasionally throwing a sachem — and blew up another. All our sharpshooters on one of the boats were captured, and it was only by prompt and rapid movements that the Commanding General, Franklin, managed to get away. From Charleston. The New York papers have news from Charleston to the 16th inst.: Gen. Gillmore was mounting heavy guns on th
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of the 21st, acknowledge a defeat. From Rosecrans — the great battle commenced. Under the heading, "Highly important from Gen. Rosecrans's army, desperate engagement near Chattanooga, the ens: A dispatch has been received from Gen. Rosecrans, stating than a reconnaissance in force waormation about the strategy and movements of Rosecrans and Burnside. We copy a portion of it: nges seem to lie on either side of it, and Gen. Rosecrans's line of battle extended along its banks.er more rapidly to concentrate his forces, Gen. Rosecrans fell back upon the creek, and formed his lysburg did on Saturday confront the lines of Rosecrans to the southward of Chattanooga. * * * side were last week so far on their way to Gen. Rosecrans that they will arrive in season for the prandled. The country has all confidence in Gen. Rosecrans and his army. Well is it for us that the day night, the 18th inst. The news from Rosecrans sent gold up to 134½ in New York on Saturday[1 more...]
Gen. Rosecrans's army, desperate engagement near Chattanooga, the enemy attack Thomas's corps, they are temporarily repulsed, a second assault by reinforcements, thes morning at 11 o'clock. The rebels made a heavy attack on the corps of Gen. Thomas, forming the left wing of our army, and at the same time they attacked the re subsequently driven, after a severe engagement of an hour and a half. Gen. Thomas's forces then charged the rebels for nearly a mile and a half, punishing theil Gen. Carter's line was broken, and the troops became much scattered. Gen. Thomas on the left, and Gen. Davis on the right, then pushed forward their forces vRosecrans's line of battle extended along its banks. But his advance, under Gen. Thomas, was at Lafayette, some distance beyond the river, more than a week ago, andntly also carried at one time the portion, or a part, of the portion held by Gen. Thomas on the left. But the latter gallantly retrieved whatever disaster he may ha
ght in killed for so heavy a musketry engagement. The fight on the left was one continuous roll of musketry for an hour or more. No General officers were injured. Col. Heg and Col. Bradley, commanding brigades, were wounded. Col. Jones, of the 36th Ohio regiment, and Col. Carroll and Maj. Vannetta, of the 10th Indiana regiment, were also wounded. Lieut. Jones, of company A, 10th Indiana regiment, was killed. Lieut. Col. Hunt, of the 40th Kentucky regiment, and LieutLieut. Jones, of company A, 10th Indiana regiment, was killed. Lieut. Col. Hunt, of the 40th Kentucky regiment, and Lieut. Col. Maxwell, of the 2d Ohio regiment, were wounded. Lieut. Degraw, Lieut. Ludlow, and Lieut. Fessenden, of battery H, 5th Artillery, were wounded. Lieut. Boyd, of battery I, 4th artillery, and Capt. Brown, of the 31st Illinois regiment, were wounded. Capt. Searies, Assistant-Adjutant-General of Stark weather's brigade, was killed. Battery H, of the 5th artillery, was lost and afterwards recaptured by the 79th Indiana regiment. The battle is not yet over. It will prob
the left was one continuous roll of musketry for an hour or more. No General officers were injured. Col. Heg and Col. Bradley, commanding brigades, were wounded. Col. Jones, of the 36th Ohio regiment, and Col. Carroll and Maj. Vannetta, of the 10th Indiana regiment, were also wounded. Lieut. Jones, of company A, 10th Indiana regiment, was killed. Lieut. Col. Hunt, of the 40th Kentucky regiment, and Lieut. Col. Maxwell, of the 2d Ohio regiment, were wounded. Lieut. Degraw, Lieut. Ludlow, and Lieut. Fessenden, of battery H, 5th Artillery, were wounded. Lieut. Boyd, of battery I, 4th artillery, and Capt. Brown, of the 31st Illinois regiment, were wounded. Capt. Searies, Assistant-Adjutant-General of Stark weather's brigade, was killed. Battery H, of the 5th artillery, was lost and afterwards recaptured by the 79th Indiana regiment. The battle is not yet over. It will probable be renewed to-morrow. Rebel prisoners represent that the
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