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, From the battle-ground in North Georgia. (search)
d a strong position. A charge was made and he was forced to fall back, our troops occupying the heights. Our loss in this was about 1500. The position secured is an important one. The attack on the enemy's lines was made early Saturday morning, about eight miles northwest of Ringgold, on this side the Chickamauga, on Frazier's farm. We took on Saturday eight pieces of artillery, many small arms, and a number of prisoners — how many, is not yet known. Polk's corps lost about 1600 in Saturday's battle. Brig.-Gen. Preston Smith, long known as the Colonel of the 154th regiment Tennessee volunteers, was killed. Of the same regiment Capt. John S. Donelson, son of Andrew J. Donelson, was killed, and Capt. St. Clair Morgan, of Nashville. We are informed that Avery's battalion of cavalry was captured by the enemy. Buckner's division was engaged in the fiercest of the fight on Saturday. Brigadier Gen. Preston's command of Virginians, of this division, lost heavily
The Daily Dispatch: December 30, 1863., [Electronic resource], The returned prisoners from Point Lookout. (search)
entered according to act of Congress in the year 1863, by J. S. Thrasher, in the clerk's office of the District Court of the Confederate States for the Northern District of Georgia. Dancon, Dec. 29th. --Intelligence having reached here day before yesterday that a large wagon train, belonging to the enemy, was moving towards Knoxville, Maj.-Gen. Wheeler was ordered to take what troops of his command that could be spared from the front, and, if possible, capture it. His force, 1600 strong, under the immediate command of Brig. Gen. Kelly, reached Cleveland yesterday morning. Here he found the train had not pursued that route, and he pushed towards Charleston, when he encountered a brigade of the enemy, and drove them to their reserves. Within two miles of that place our little band had the mortification to see the last of the train pass through the town safely. The enemy's forces being computed at 8000 infantry, orders were given to fall back, when a cavalry force, 50
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