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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The concentration before Shiloh-reply to General Ruggles. (search)
showing that the obstruction in his front was not insurmountable. 5th. He completed his line after four P. M., when he could have completed it by 1 P. M. Clark's line, as a consequence, was not formed till after 4 P. M., when it might have been formed by 2 P. M. And now, though somewhat out of place, let me call attention to the march made by the detached division of General Polk's corps, the only division that was excepted by Special Order No. 8 from the general order of march — Cheatham's. It marched from its position at Purdy, to the line of battle in one day--Saturday, the 5th--the distance being but little less than that from Corinth to the line — getting into position almost as soon as General Ruggles. One other point, Mr. Editor, and I have done. The General would have us think that when one says he (General Ruggles) was responsible for the delay, a reproach is cast upon his troops. This cannot be admitted. The rule, I believe, is, that the commander is respon
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Kennesaw Mountain. (search)
l Hood's left; Walker, of Hardee's corps, was on my left; then in order came Bate, Cleburne and Cheatham. Kennesaw Mountain is about four miles northwest of Marietta. It is over two-and-a-half migh the rifts of smoke, or, as it was wafted aside by the wind, we could see the assault made on Cheatham, and there the struggle was hard, and there it lasted longest. So many guns were trained on thrned my line had, from its position, been selected for assault by General McPherson, as that of Cheatham's had been by General Thomas. General McPherson distinguished himself under Grant, was conspmall in numbers, considering the character of the troops they knew they would encounter. General Cheatham's loss was one hundred and ninety-five (195); mine (French's) one hundred and eighty-six (1tire length of our line, that opened a furious fire of artillery and musketry, under cover of which two grand attacks were made by assaulting columns — the one on my line and the other on Cheatham's
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of Hood's Tennessee campaign. (search)
commanded by Generals Stewart, S. D. Lee and Cheatham, with Forrest in command of the cavalry. Theage of Spring Hill the old rugged veterans of Cheatham's corps came marching up on our left with thethat morning about four miles above Columbia, Cheatham in front, followed by Stewart and Johnson's dd on the field on that ill-fated day that General Cheatham was ordered by General Hood to take Sprinengagement. It was not denied at the time by Cheatham's friends that he received such orders. It smony to support it, and so far as I know, General Cheatham has never denied it, or in any way questieneral Hood's statements. But I do not think Cheatham alone to blame. The General commanding the ation was such that he could not but know what Cheatham was doing. There was plenty of time, and he While the majority of the army believed General Cheatham mainly responsible for the misfortune at is that in the main his story is true. General Cheatham is still living, and surely if General Ho[5 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The lost opportunity at Spring Hill, Tenn.--General Cheatham's reply to General Hood. (search)
to Spring Hill. * * * I rode with my staff to Cheatham's right, passed over the (pontoon) bridge sooike. As these officers approached I spoke to Cheatham in the following words, which I quote almost t was then ordered to proceed to the right of Cheatham and place his corps across the pike, north ofhour, however, twilight was upon us, when General Cheatham rode up in person. I at once directed Stewart to halt, and, turning to Cheatham, I exclaimed with deep emotion, as I felt the golden opportuwork. * * * Had I dreamed for one moment that Cheatham would have failed to give battle, or at leastthat he had not. I replied that it is due General Cheatham that this explanation should be made. Th December 11, 1864, to Mr. Seddon that Major-General Cheatham has frankly confessed the great error should have been pressed forward to reinforce Cheatham and Forrest. I have a note from General Hoodan order, through Lieutenant Schell, from General Cheatham to halt and join my right to General Cleb[43 more...]