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The Daily Dispatch: April 26, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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Appendix. General Hood's report. The operations of the Army of Tennessee.Richmond, Va., Ftroops that had followed them from Adairsville, Hood leading on the right. When the corps had advanone of his staff officers reported to Lieutenant General Hood that the enemy was approaching on the. Soon after dark Lieutenant Generals Polk and Hood expressed to me decidedly the opinion formed upishing was kept up on the 28th (May); Lieutenant General Hood was instructed to put his corps in poom right to left. On the 29th (May), Lieutenant General Hood, finding the Federal left covered by cordingly reported to General Hardee at General Hood's headquarters; was advised that General Hardeetenant General Stewart, of operations under General Hood. headquarters, Stewart's Corps, A. Oforps from July 18th, 1864, the day on which General Hood took command of the Army of Tennessee, to St, Hardee's in the centre, Cheatham's, formerly Hood's, on the right of the Army. On the morning of[2 more...]
you reenforcements whenever I can. Gen. Robert E. Lee, having succeeded to the chief command of the Rebel army, had, in counsel with the master spirits of the Rebellion, at length resolved on striking a decisive blow. To this end, reenforcements had been quietly called in from all available quarters, swelling the Rebel Army of Virginia, including Jackson's corps, summoned from the Valley, to not far from 70,000 men. In order to mask this concentration, Whiting's division, consisting of Hood's Texas brigade and his own, had been sent off from Richmond to Jackson; to whom also the brigade of Lawton had been ordered up from the South. When all things were ripe, Jackson moved, by order, rapidly and secretly from tie Valley to Ashland, facing our extreme right, whence he was directed to advance June 25. so as to flank our right, holding Mechanicsville. Moving on at 3 next morning, June 26. he was directed to connect With Gen. Branch, immediately south of the Chickahominy, who
it was easily repulsed. As there was no time to be lost, Gen. D. R. Jones, with two brigades, was sent in at once; while Hood, with two others, following a mountain foot-path, attempted to turn our right; and Wilcox, with two more, making a circuital line of battle; but, soon finding itself confronted by a heavier force of the enemy, was brought to a stand. Meantime, Hood charged in turn, with a fresh division of Longstreet's corps, which had marched through the Gap that day and been sent by Lee to the relief of Jackson, now clearly outnumbered. Hood's famous Texas brigade and that of Law rushed forward with great intrepidity, repulsing Kearny's most advanced regiments, taking 1 gun, 4 flags, and 100 prisoners. Darkness arrested the conediately ordered an advance; which Longstreet supported by pushing forward his whole command against our center and left. Hood's two brigades again led the charge, followed by the divisions of Evans, R. H. Anderson, and Wilcox, sustained by those of
orward beyond the woods directly in Hooker's front, across a plowed field, to the edge of a corn-field beyond it, destined before night to be soaked with blood. Hood's thin division, which had confronted us at evening, had been withdrawn during the night, and replaced by Lawton's and Trimble's brigades of Ewell's division, unde Ricketts and Meade had pushed the Rebel line back across the corn-field and the road, into the woods beyond, and was following with eager, exulting cheers. But Hood's division, somewhat refreshed, had by this time returned to the front, backed by the brigades of Ripley, Colquitt. Garland (now under Col. McRae), and D. R. Jone instantly crossed — had been sent forward by Lee to the aid of Jackson; while Walker's division had been hurried across from their as yet unassailed right. Again Hood's brigade was withdrawn from the front, while the fresh forces under Walker and McLaws advanced with desperate energy, seconded by Early on their left. Sedgwick w
h from Fredericksburg, followed June 4-5. by Ewell's corps; while Hood moved up from the Rapidan; all concentrating, with the cavalry under stretched considerably across the Emmitsburg road; the divisions of Hood, McLaws, and Pickett posted from right to left. Hill's corps, incluen back upon the main line upon the crest of the hill. McLaws's and Hood's divisions made a desperate assault upon their main line; but, owinenemy's stronghold, and, apparently, the victory was won. McLaws and Hood had pushed their line well up the slope on the right; Wilcox had kep-Gens. Barksdale, Miss., and Garnett, Va. Among their wounded, Maj.-Gens. Hood, Trimble, Heth, and Pender, the latter mortally: Brig.-Gens. Pslight collisions, but no serious contest. On the 3d, an attempt of Hood, by a movement on the Emmitsburg road, to turn our left — which Gen.e was gained on either side; but a considerable infantry force under Hood seems to have been neutralized, during the grand assault, by the stu
By night, Bragg was ready for the onset — a division of longstreet's men, under Hood, being in position on his extreme right; though Longstreet himself did not come ried without heavy loss. Polk was in chief command on the Rebel right, as was Hood on the left; and the former was proceeding Sept. 19. to execute Bragg's orderack at this point, though for some time persisted in, was a conceded failure. Hood, holding the Rebel left, having cannonaded in the morning with no advantage, thrds's right; thus opening a gap in our front, into which Longstreet at once threw Hood's command, supported by an advance of Buckner on our right flank. The charge mpting to fill with three light brigades the gap made by Wood's withdrawal, when Hood's charging column poured into it, striking Davis on the right, and Brannan on thir bayonets. Longstreet was now here, in immediate command of his own corps — Hood having been wounded and had his leg amputated on the field — with McLaws's, Pres<
at Jonesboroa J. C. Davis repeats the lesson Hood abandona Atlanta Sherman enters orders it cleemently assailed July 20, 4 P M. in force by Hood, who struck suddenly and heavily Newton's divisnted cavalry on a raid against the railroads in Hood's rear. Stoneman, with his own and Garrard's de he captured and burnt 500 wagons belonging to Hood's army; taking 250 prisoners, killing 800 mulesghly destroying the West Point railroad, before Hood knew what Sherman was doing; and the next day iximity to Atlanta, and the danger of another of Hood's irruptions, to Rough-and-Ready; Thomas to a pind, to attest the severity of the struggle. Hood, instructed to draw Sherman out of Georgia, movalry toward the Chattooga, capturing 2 guns. Hood, moving rapidly, had by this time appeared befoxpecting thus to get into the enemy's rear; but Hood had evidently been cured of his voracious appettrong enough to hold it. And now, learning that Hood, after a feint on Decatur, had passed on to Tus[37 more...]
Xxxi. Hood's Tennessee campaign. Forrest's last raid captures Athens, Ala. is chased ocamp before Richmond, could hardly realize that Hood was moving on Nashville, which seemed to me, saear Kingston, Ga., menacing his flank and rear, Hood seemed to linger on the Tennessee; possibly deemeet him at some point south of Duck river. Hood's army was organized in three corps, under Maj.r alone. Exasperated rather than disconcerted, Hood threw heavy masses against the lost breastworksth 2 guns; losing 30 killed and 175 wounded. Hood had established Dec. 4. his lines south of Nmy's right that evening: pushing it back toward Hood's center, and causing a movement from that cent corps resumed its advance; carrying by assault Hood's entire line of defenses, taking several guns ing due south from Nashville till he confronted Hood's new line of defenses on Overton's hill, five Major-General), 53 guns, and many small arms. Hood's invasion had been suddenly finished, and his [28 more...]
lpatrick at Aiken Blair fights and wins near Orangeburg fight at the Congaree Hood's remnant, under Cheatham, pass our left Columbia surrendered great conflagratlgar appreciation by circumstances which should rather exalt it. It is true that Hood's movement on Nashville had withdrawn the main obstacle from his path; yet it warvice, and yet leaving enough to vanquish the old opposing forces of the whole — Hood's army — it brings those who sat in darkness to see great light. Please make ars, 8 warehouses filled with ordnance and supplies, which were being loaded for Hood's army on 200 wagons taken by Forrest from Sturgis at Guntown. All were destroy had no notion of molesting or being molested by them. The shattered remnant of Hood's army — once more consigned to Jo. Johnston — was making its way, under Cheathar's men had got between him and Columbia, while Cheatham's force (the remnant of Hood's army) was moving parallel with our advance still farther to the left. But, o
ent West expressly to command, with results that did credit to the Lieut.-General's sagacity and judgment. Gen. Wilson's cavalry command, after the expulsion of Hood from Tennessee, was collected at Eastport, Miss. (the head of steamboat navigation on the lower Tennessee); whither Gen. Thomas at length proceeded, Feb. 23, 18rsion in favor of Canby; but Wilson persuaded his chief to let him take all the cavalry he could readily muster — Cheatham's movement eastward, with the remains of Hood's force, having rendered disposable nearly our entire force on the Tennessee. Wilson was thus enabled to set out with nearly 15,000 men, whereof 13,000 were mountMobile bay. During the year, Gen. Dick Taylor crossed the Mississippi and assumed command of the Confederate forces in Alabama. At length, after the overthrow of Hood, in Tennessee, the 16th was returned to Gen.Canby; who now proceeded, in concert with Wilson's demonstration from the north on central Alabama, to attempt the redu
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