two of the redoubts held by Rowett
, and then surrounded this last work with a storm of fire.
, on the east side, though badly wounded, managed to hold his main works, while Sears
fought close up to the strong position.
About 10 a. m. Sherman
had reached Kenesaw mountain
, and seeing the smoke and hearing the artillery, signaled Corse
to hold the fort, and ordered J. D. Cox
's corps westward to threaten French's connection with the main Confederate army.
himself was severely wounded, but his men fought on under the assurance of relief, until French
, early in the afternoon receiving intelligence of the threatening movement by General Cox
, despaired of reducing the Federal
garrison before night, and withdrew to rescue his command; but before leaving the place, he captured the blockhouse at Allatoona creek
, and burned the bridge.
reported a capture of 205 prisoners and two flags, and gave his loss at 122 killed, 443 wounded, and 233 missing, total 798. General Young
was wounded and captured, and nearly 70 other gallant officers were either wounded or killed.
These casualties were suffered by the Confederate
assaulting force of only a little over 2,000.
reported his own loss at 142 killed, 352 wounded, and 212 missing, total 706.
now moved rapidly toward Rome
, and Sherman
followed through Allatoona pass to Kingston
, and thence to Rome
, but Hood
crossed below that city and marched into the valley of the Oostenaula
, escaping any collision except between cavalry.
The Confederate advance attacked Resaca
and demanded its surrender, but the Federal
garrison was reinforced in time for safety.
also followed to Resaca
, but before his arrival on the 14th, Hood
had destroyed the railroad thence to Tunnel Hill
and captured the garrisons at Dalton
and Mill Creek gap, about 1,000 prisoners in all. Sherman
moved into Snake Creek gap, through which he had passed in the opposite direction five months before, and