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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 2: Two Years of Grim War. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 73 3 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 45 3 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 39 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 29 1 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 28 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 12, 1863., [Electronic resource] 26 0 Browse Search
James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 25 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 22 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 22 4 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: may 5, 1862., [Electronic resource] 22 4 Browse Search
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nequal conflict, securing such of the results of the victory of the day before as was then practicable. As evidence of the condition of Beauregard's army, he had not been able to bring into the action of the second day more than twenty thousand men. In the first day's battle the Confederates engaged the divisions of Gen. Prentiss, Sherman, Hurlburt, McClernand and Smith, of 9,000 men each, or at least 45,000 men. This force was reinforced during the night by the divisions of Gens. Nelson, McCook, Crittenden, and Thomas, of Buell's army, some 25,000 strong, including all arms; also Gen. L. Wallace's division of Gen. Grant's army, making at least 33,000 fresh troops, which, added to the remnant of Gen. Grant's forces, amounting to 20,000, made an aggregate force of at least 53,000 men arrayed against the Confederates on the second day. Against such an overwhelming force it was vain to contend. At 1 P. M. Gen. Beauregard ordered a retreat. Gen. Breckinridge was left with his comma
resist; and though he was largely more than two to our one, he was driven from the field with terrible loss. Night closed the operation just as a third corps of the enemy threw the head of its columns against our left flank. We had entire possession of the battle-field, with thousands of the enemy's killed and wounded, several batteries of artillery, and six hundred prisoners. In the progress of the engagement, we had advanced so far as to expose our left flank to the third corps under McCook, just arrived from the direction of Lebanon. Gen. Bragg, therefore, caused our line, which rested upon the field till midnight, to fall back to its original position. Assured that the enemy had concentrated his three corps against him, and finding that his loss had already been quite heavy in the unequal contest against the two corps under Crittenden and Gilbert, Gen. Bragg gave the order to fall back at daylight on Harrodsburg, and sent instructions to Smith to move his command to form
ro, and on the 26th December commenced to move his forces; McCook, with three divisions, forming the right column, Thomas thon was drawn up in advance, and Rousseau's in reserve, and McCook's corps the right. The road and the river divided both arp an elaborate plan of battle, and expressed uneasiness at McCook's position on the right. By seven o'clock in the morning nd commenced the battle by a rapid and impetuous charge on McCook's position. The enemy here was taken completely by surprillery horses not hitched, and infantry not formed. One of McCook's divisions, after a sharp but fruitless contest, was — tosorder, and it appeared that the day was already decided. McCook's corps was driven for six miles towards the centre. For d Rosecrans, of what had been before reported to him, that McCook's corps was utterly routed. The Federal commander was remed: We will soon rectify it. He was incorrectly told that McCook was killed We cannot help it, he replied; men who fight mu
delayed; a day was lost, and with it the opportunity of crushing a column of the enemy; and when Hindman, with whom Gen. D. H. Hill had contumaciously refused to co-operate, and who had therefore to await the junction of Buckner's command, was at last ready to move, Thomas had discovered his error, retreated to the mountain passes, and thus rescued the Federal centre from the exposed position in McLemore's Cove. To understand the advance of Rosecrans' army, it would seem that Thomas' and McCook's corps crossed the Tennessee at Bridgeport, marching over Sand Mountain into Will's Valley, and thence down McLemore's Cove in the direction of Lafayette. Crittenden's corps had crossed above Chattanooga at Harrison's, and was moved in the direction of Ringgold. A portion of Parke's corps of Burnside's army, and a brigade of his cavalry; came down from Knoxville to Loudon and Cleveland. A council of war was held by Gen. Bragg at Lafayette, on the 15th, and it was resolved to advance t
ton from command. the battles of Atlanta. engagements of the 20th, 22d, and 28th July. Sherman's designs on the Macon road. unsuccessful raids of Stoneman and McCook. Hood's great mistake. he sends off his cavalry towards Chattanooga. Sherman moves on the Macon road. defeat of Hardee at Jonesboroa. Hood evacuates Atlanta,ood's extreme right, threatening the Macon road, and having in co-operation a great cavalry raid upon his rear. Stoneman was sent with five thousand cavalry, and McCook with four thousand men, to meet on the Macon road near Lovejoy's Station, where they were to destroy the rail, and also to attack and drive Wheeler's command. Stithout going to Lovejoy's, and, in attempting to retreat, was hemmed in by Iverson, and was himself captured, together with one thousand of his men and two guns. McCook returned after losing five hundred men as prisoners. The cavalry raid was a decided failure, or as Sherman mildly expressed it, not deemed a success. On the 2