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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opening of the
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The opening of the Atlanta campaign. by W. P. C. Breckinridge, Colonel, C. S. A. In his paper Opposing Sherman's advance to Atlanta, General Joseph E. Johnston--clarum et venerabile nomen--writes [see p. 263]: Cantey with his division arrived at Resaca that evening (7th), and was charged with the defense of the place. During the day our cavalry was driven from the ground west of Rocky-face through the gap. Grigsby's brigade was placed near Dug Gap,--the remainder in front of our right. About 4 o'clock p. M. of the 8th, Geary's division of Hooker's corps attacked two regiments of Reynolds's Arkansas brigade who were guarding Dug Gap, and who were soon joined by Grigsby's brigade on foot. The increased sound of musketry indicated so sharp a conflict that Lieutenant-General Hardee was requested to send Granbury's Texan brigade to the help of our people, and to take command there himself. These accessions soon decided the contest, and the enemy was driven down the hill. . . .
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones),
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)