infantry, Gen. J. K. Jackson
's old regiment, was attached to his brigade, which was otherwise composed of Alabama
The Thirty-sixth, Thirty-ninth and Forty-third were attached to the command of Gen. Danville Lead
-better in east Tennessee
, and brought to Chattanooga
when that point was threatened.
Toward the latter part of April, 450 men of these Georgia
regiments under Lead-better opposed the advance of the Federals
The Forty-first, in the brigade of S. B. Maxey
, was at Corinth
during the siege by Halleck
The proximity of the Federal
forces to the northern part of the State
in the spring of 1862, was made manifest by the famous exploit of the ‘Andrews
This expedition was set on foot early in April at the suggestion of James J. Andrews
, who had been for some time in the service of General Buell
as a spy.
Twenty-four men were detailed from Ohio
regiments for Andrews
' expedition, the place of one of whom was taken by a civilian, William Campbell
The men were informed by Andrews
at the outset simply that they were wanted for secret and very dangerous service, without being fully informed as to its nature.
They were required, however, to exchange their uniforms for ordinary civilian dress, and were armed with revolvers only.
They traveled in parties of three or four by rail from Chattanooga
When questioned, they were instructed to profess themselves Kentuckians going to join the Southern
and his men subjected themselves to being treated as spies.
The object of the foolhardy scheme was to break up railroad communication south of Chattanooga
, so that Buell
might capture that point from the west and north.
with nineteen of the men reached the rendezvous in time.
Buying their tickets to various points as regular passengers, they boarded the northward bound mail train.
At Big Shanty, now known as Kenesaw
, while the train stopped for breakfast, Andrews
and his men hurried forward and