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alry affair at Falling Waters. I have delayed taking any notice of General Lee's report until the return of Brigadier-General Kilpatrick, absent on leave, who commanded the cavalry engaged on the occasion referred to, and on whose report from the field my telegram was based. I now inclose the official report of Brigadier-General Kilpatrick, made after his attention had been called to General Lee's report. You will see that he reiterates and confirms all that my despatch averred, and provein the hands of stragglers asleep in barns. Respectfully yours, George G. Meade, Major-General Commanding. General Kilpatrick's report. headquarters Third division cavalry corps, Warrenton Junction, Va., August 7, 1863. To Col. A. J. Altenant Pennington and his battery, and one squadron of the Eighth New-York cavalry, of General Buford's command, all praise is due. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. Kilpatrick, Brigadier-General Volunteers, Commanding the Division.
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 10 (search)
The Federal army which Major-General Sherman was about to lead against us was composed of the troops that fought at Missionary Ridge, under General Grant, the Sixteenth and Twenty-third Corps, and Hovey's division. The veteran regiments of this army had made a very large number of recruits while on furlough in the previous winter-probably fifteen or eighteen thousand. These men, mixed in the ranks, were little inferior to old soldiers. We had been estimating the cavalry, under General Kilpatrick, at five thousand; but, at the opening of the campaign, Stoneman's, Garrard's, and McCook's divisions arrived-adding, probably, twelve thousand. Our scouts reported that the Fourth Corps and McCook's division of cavalry were at Cleveland, and the Army of the Ohio at Charleston, on the 2d, both on the way to Chattanooga; and that these troops and the Army of the Cumberland reached Ringgold in the afternoon of the 4th and encamped there. Our pickets (cavalry) were at the same tim
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 12 (search)
General Sherman had seventy thousand men in his four corps, and about five thousand cavalry in Kilpatrick's division. After moving along the Columbia and Charlotte Railroad beyond Winnsboroa, thate left at Sneedsboroa — and was continuing the march to Fayetteville in its former order. General Kilpatrick's division of cavalry was apparently on the left of the army. On the 8th Lieutenant-General Hampton united his two divisions; and, having discovered and reconnoitred General Kilpatrick's camp in the night of the 9th, he surprised him at daybreak on the 10th, drove the troops into a nein of Brevet Major-General Grover, at Savannah. The Third Division, cavalry corps, Brevet Major-General J. Kilpatrick commanding, is hereby transferred to the Department of North Carolina, and GeneralGeneral Kilpatrick will report in person to Major-General Schofield for orders. 2. The cavalry command of Major-General George Stoneman will return to East Tennessee, and that of Brevet Major-General J.
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 14 (search)
rs at the opening of the campaign. This is shown by the only authentic statement on the subject — the return sent to the Confederate War-Office, prepared by Major Kinloch Falconer of the Adjutant-General's Department, from the reports of Lieutenant-Generals Hardee and Hood, and Major. General Wheeler. General Sherman states in his report that he commenced the campaign with above ninety-eight thousand men. But, as three of his four divisions Stoneman's, McCooks, and Garrard's. The other, Kilpatrick's, exceeded five thousand; it had been with the army since the previous year. of cavalry, probably not less than twelve thousand men, are not included in his estimate, it is not impossible that some infantry may have been omitted also. The Army of Tennessee was certainly numerically inferior to that of Northern Virginia, and General Bragg asserted See page 364. that Sherman's was superior in fighting force to Grant's. But if the disparity of force was greater in General Lee's case than i
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Memoranda of the operations of my corps, while under the command of General J. E. Johnston, in the Dalton and Atlanta, and North Carolina campaigns. (search)
olina, by way of Rockingham and Fayetteville. March 10th. Hampton and Wheeler, who had been hanging on the left flank of the enemy, gained a success over Kilpatrick's cavalry only less complete from encountering two brigades of infantry assigned to protect Kilpatrick from the rough usage he had been receiving from the handsKilpatrick from the rough usage he had been receiving from the hands of Wheeler. A handsome little affair occurred at Fayetteville next morning. Infantry had crossed Cape Fear, and cavalry had not come in, when one hundred and fifty of the enemy's cavalry charged into the town, which was full of trains and led horses, but without troops. General Hampton, at the head of a dozen men-staff-offiarolina reserves. My flank was protected by Wheeler, with a part of his cavalry. The enemy brought against me the Fourteenth and Twentieth Corps infantry, and Kilpatrick's cavalry. Sherman was on the field in person. My troops, for the most part, had never seen field-service, were organized on the march, etc. Regiments and
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 23 (search)
um taking from the Savannah River around to the seven-mile post on the canal, and General Howard thence to the sea; General Kilpatrick will hold King's Bridge until Fort McAllister is dismantled, and the troops withdrawn from the south side of the Ogchance of forage and provisions. Howard to be at Pocotaligo by the 15th January, and Slocum to be at Robertsville, and Kilpatrick at or near Coosawhatchie about the same date. General Foster's troops to occupy Savannah, and gunboats to protect the ver, when Sister's Ferry, about forty miles above Savannah, was selected for the passage of the rest of his wing and of Kilpatrick's cavalry. The troops were in motion for that point before I quitted Savannah, and Captain S. B. Luce, United States Ne pontoon-bridge at Savannah, so that General Slocum had with him, not only his own two corps, but Corse's division and Kilpatrick's cavalry, without which it was not prudent for me to inaugurate the campaign. We therefore rested quietly about Pocot
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 22: campaign of the Carolinas. February and March, 1866. (search)
ral John E. Smith; Fourth Division, Brigadier-General John M. Corse. Artillery brigade, eighteen guns, Lieutenant-Colonel W. H. Ross, First Michigan Artillery. Seventeenth Corps, Major-General Frank P. Blair, Jr. First Division, Major-General Joseph A. Mower; Second Division, Brigadier-General M. F. Force; Fourth Division, Brigadier-General Giles A. Smith. Artillery brigade, fourteen guns, Major A. C. Waterhouse, First Illinois Artillery. The left wing, with Corse's division and Kilpatrick's cavalry, was at and near Sister's Ferry, forty miles above the city of Savannah, engaged in crossing the river, then much swollen. It was composed as follows: Fourteenth Corps, Major-General Jeff. C. Davis. First Division, Brigadier-General W. P. Carlin; Second Division, Brigadier-General John D. Morgan; Third Division, Brigadier-General A. Baird. Artillery brigade, sixteen guns, Major Charles Houghtaling, First Illinois Artillery. Twentieth Corps, Brigadier-General A. S. Wil
ough Virginia, April 29 to May 7. Yorktown, May 7, 1863. To Major-General Halleck: Colonel Kilpatrick, with his regiment, the Harris Light cavalry, and the rest of the Illinois Twelfth regimenis one of the finest feats of the war. Rufus King, Brigadier-General Commanding Post. Colonel Kilpatrick's report. Yorktown, Va., May 8. Major-General H. W. Halleck, Commander-in-Chief, Unitle now going on, and win for himself the approbation of his chiefs. Respectfully submitted, J. Kilpatrick, Colonel Comd'g First Brigade, Third Division Cavalry. Lieutenant-Colonel Davis's reports, and also to act as pickets to prevent surprise. The work was well done. Just at dawn, Colonel Kilpatrick charged into Louisa Court-House. The visit of Yankees was entirely unexpected, and the pe's command upon the Fredericksburgh and Richmond Railroad at Ashland and vicinity; that of Colonel Kilpatrick and Colonel Davis, upon the Virginia Central road, between the South-Anna and Richmond, an
ninth, I received from a staff-officer a report from General Kilpatrick, commanding the cavalry, that he had succeeded in cue, was designated as my objective point, and Baird, with Kilpatrick's cavalry, was ordered to move in the direction of Wayneosition near Reynolds, not far from the church. This, Kilpatrick and Baird accomplished by the afternoon of the second. r the concentration of my corps; and I ordered Baird and Kilpatrick to move from Reynolds, in the direction of Waynesboro, w roads, went into camp at Lumpkins Station. Baird and Kilpatrick took position near Thomas Station, where the enemy was f thirteen (13) miles from Lumpkins Station. Baird and Kilpatrick, after some fighting with Wheeler's cavalry, drove the eds, which required much repairing, the whole corps, with Kilpatrick's cavalry, encamped in the vicinity of Jacksonboro; the the column moved in the same order of march. Baird and Kilpatrick, unencumbered by the trains, covered the rear. Morgan
d on the left; both under General Slocum, and constituting the left wing of the advancing column. Then came the 15th Corps, commanded by General J. A. Logan, being third from the left, and the 17th, commanded by General F. P. Blair, being fourth from the left. These two latter corps were under General Howard, and formed, together, the right wing of this invading expedition. Each corps consisted of about fifteen thousand men, infantry and artillery, exclusive of the cavalry, under General J. Kilpatrick, reported to be about four thousand strong. On the 3d of February, having more fully ascertained the condition of affairs in South Carolina and Georgia, and knowing how insufficient would be the forces then at our command in these two States to oppose any serious movement on the part of Sherman, General Beauregard conceived a plan by which he hoped, late as it was, to redeem the fortunes of the Confederacy, and sent to Mr. Davis the following telegrams: 1. Augusta, Feb. 3d
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