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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XL. July, 1864 (search)
strength, 47,000. In Georgia, 35,000. In Arkansas, 12,000. July 19 A steady, gentle rain from 8 A. M. till 4 P. M. A dispatch from Gen. Hood, who relieves Gen. Johnston, was received to-day. It was in cipher, and I did not learn the con. tents. I strove in vain to-day to buy a few cabbage seed! The following is a copy of a letter received from Gen. Lee, his locality not indicated, but from the date, he must be near the city: Headquarters, Army Northern Virginta, 17th July, 1864. Hon. Secretary of War, Richmond. Sir :--I have received a dispatch from Gen. Early, dated at Leesburg on the 15th inst. On the 8th he crossed South Mountain, leaving Sigel at Maryland Heights. On the 9th he reached Frederick, and in the afternoon attacked and routed the enemy, ten thousand strong, under Wallace, at Monocacy Junction. The next day he moved on Washington, and arrived in front of the fortifications around that city on the 11th. The defenses were found very strong, a
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 3 (search)
rmishes near Big Shanty and near Stilesborough. June 10, 1864.Skirmish at Calhoun. June 10-July 3, 1864.Operations about Marietta, with combats at Pine Hill, Lost Mountain, Brush Mountain, Gilgal Church, Noonday Creek, McAfee's Cross-Roads, Kenesaw Mountain, Powder Springs, Cheney's Farm, Kolb's Farm, Olley's Creek, Nickajack Creek, Noyes' Creek, and other points. June 24, 1864.Action at La Fayette. July 4, 1864.Skirmishes at Ruff's Mill, Neal Dow Station, and Rottenwood Creek. July 5-17, 1864.Operations on the line of the Chattahoochee River, with skirmishes at Howell's, Turner's, and Pace's Ferries, Isham's Ford, and other points. July 10-22, 1864.Rousseau's raid from Decatur, Ala., to the West Point and Montgomery Railroad, with skirmishes near Coosa River (11th), near Greenpoint and at Ten Island Ford (14th), near Auburn and near Chehaw (18th). July 18, 1864.Skirmish at Buck Head. General John B. Hood, C. S. Army, supersedes General Joseph E. Johnston in command of the Arm
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 163 (search)
in forcing the enemy from this line; but on his falling back to the new line on the north bank of the Chattahoochee, we followed in close pursuit, and again found the enemy confronting us behind strong works. Here we operated with the brigade in the movements that compelled the enemy to abandon his position, burn the bridges, and give us all the territory north of the river. After a few days of rest we again took up the line of march, crossing the Chattahoochee at Pace's Ferry on the 17th of July, 1864. Acting with the brigade, we wrested one of the fords over Peach Tree Creek from the enemy and secured a lodgment on the south bank with no loss of life. Moving forward on the 22d of July, we went into line in front of Atlanta, in the movement losing but 1 man, wounded by shell. Remaining on that line until the 3d of August, when the brigade commenced the movement to the right, crossing Utoy Creek at Herring's Mill, and to this date have taken part with the brigade in the important
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 182 (search)
n the north side of the river. 8.30 p. m., directed division commanders to be ready to move at 5 a. m. to-morrow. 11.30 p. m., received Special Field Orders, No. 36, headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi (General Sherman), dated July 17, 1864, as follows : For full text of orders and memorandum (here omitted) see Part V. Memorandum to the foregoing Special Field Orders, received at the same hour- For full text of orders and memorandum (here omitted) see Part V. 11.30he orders of the day for July 18, 1864, as follows: For full text of orders and letter (here omitted) see Part V. Accompanying this order was a copy of a letter of instructions, dated headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, July 17, 1864, and written to General Thomas by Major-General Sherman. The following is a copy: For full text of orders and letter (here omitted) see Part V. 4.30 a. m., the corps left camp, Newton leading, followed by Stanley, and then Wood; about tw
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 5.43 (search)
The defense of Atlanta. taken by permission and condensed from General Hood's work, advance and retreat, published by General G. T. Beauregard for the Hood orphan Memorial Fund, New Orleans, 1880.--editors. by John B. Hood, General, C. S. A. About 11 o'clock on the night of the 17th of July, 1864, I received a telegram from the War Office directing me to assume command of the Army of Tennessee. It is difficult to imagine a commander placed at the head of an army under more embarrassing circumstances than those against which I was left to contend. I was comparatively a stranger to the Army of Tennessee. The troops of the Army of Tennessee had for such length of time been subjected to the ruinous policy pursued from Dalton to Atlanta that they were unfitted for united action in pitched battle. They had, in other words, been so long habituated to security behind breastworks that they had become wedded to the timid defensive policy, and naturally regarded with distrust a comma
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
Federals and Confederates that the medical officers should be permitted to attend their own wounded, and, after there was no longer any necessity for their services, be allowed to depart, Acting-Assistant Surgeon W. H. Pierson made a request in writing to Flagofficer W. W. Hunter, that the Confederate Secretary of the Navy be applied to for his release, according to the supposed agreement; but he only, after a second application, received for answer the following letter: Savannah, July 17, 1864 I have received your note of this day. In reply, I have to inform you that I am instructed by the honorable Secretary of the Navy as follows, viz.: When the services of Assistant-Surgeon Pierson, United States Navy, are no longer needed with the wounded officers and men in the hospital, he will be turned over to the proper military authorities to be treated as other prisoners-of-war. Respectfully, W. W. Hunter, Flag-Officer, etc. In accordance with the above edict, this gentle
army life. Extracts from: muster-out-rolls Tenth New York Cavalry, Company D:--Lt. Wm. J. Rabb; killed at Brandy Station, by a sabre-thrust through the body while lying under his horse; he would not surrender. Thirty-seventh Wisconsin, Company C:--Sergeant William H. Green; recommended for promotion for gallantry in action, Petersburg, Va., June 17, 1864, where he was wounded in both legs, after receiving which he crawled from the field, dragging his colors with his teeth; died July 17, 1864, of wounds. Twenty-fifth Wisconsin, Company B:--Capt. W. H. Bennett; wounded and prisoner, July 22, 1864; leg amputated three times; died August 10, 1864 at Macon, Ga., of wounds. First New Jersey, Company A:---Jordan Silvers; killed on picket near Alexandria, Va., October 15, 1861. Fifth New Hampshire, Company G:--John Velon; shot for desertion near Petersburg, Va., October 28, 1864. Fifth Wisconsin, Company A:--Francis Lee; first man of regiment to reach enemy's works in as
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 14 (search)
hared by the other. There are no strongholds in that section, and no positions effectual for defense against largely superior numbers. For the manner in which the progress of the enemy was resisted, the dispirited condition of the army, and its want of confidence in me, the reader is referred to General Hardee's testimony in the letter on pages 365, 366, and General Stewart's in that on pages 367-369. Mr. Davis's official course toward me, from the commencement of the war to the 17th of July, 1864, strongly contradicts all his statements in the message. If he had believed, when McDowell was near Manassas, that I had been exhibiting at Harper's Ferry, and elsewhere in the Valley, the singular incapacity for war he describes in the first part of this paper, he could not have ordered me to Manassas to command in a battle the result of which was to decide the fate of the Confederacy, for the time, at least. If, from the time of that action until the Army of Northern Virginia was
Doc. 58.-operations of the army of Tennessee. General Joseph E. Johnston's order. headquarters army of Tennessee, July 17, 1864. General Orders No. 4. In obedience to orders of the War Department, I turn over to General Hood the command of the Army and Department of Tennessee. I cannot leave this noble army without expressing my admiration of the high military qualities it has displayed. A long and arduous campaign has made conspicuous every soldierly virtue — endurance of toils, obedience to orders, brilliant courage. The enemy has never attacked but to be repulsed and severely punished. You, soldiers, have never argued but from your courage, and never counted your foes. No longer your leader, I will still watch your career and will rejoice in your victories. To one and all I offer assurances of my friendship, and bid an affectionate farewell. J. E. Johnston, General. A. P. Mason, Major, and A. A. G. Colonel B. S. Ewell, A. A. General, Atlanta, Ga. Gener
h Iowa, 9th Ohio, 2d Ky., and 4th Tenn. Cav., Battery E 1st Mich. Artil.; Confed., Troops of Gen. J. E. Johnston's command. Losses: Union, 8 killed, 30 wounded; Confed., 95 killed and wounded. July 12, 1864: Fort Stevens, Washington, D. C. Union, Part of Nineteenth Corps, First and Second Divisions Sixth Corps, Marines, Home Guards, citizens, and convalescents; Confed., Gen. Early's command. Losses: Union, 280 killed and 319 wounded; Confed. No record found. July 17-18, 1864: Snicker's Gap and Island Ford, Va. Union, Army of West Virginia, Maj.-Gen. Crook and portion of Sixth Corps; Confed., Gen. Early's command. Losses: Union, 30 killed, 181 wounded, 100 missing. July 18, 1864: Ashby's Gap, Va. Union, Duffie's Cav.; Confed. No record found. Losses: Union, 124 killed and wounded. July 19-20, 1864: Darksville, Stevenson's depot, and Winchester, Va. Union, Averell's Cav.; Confed., Cavalry of Gen. Early's command. L
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