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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 4: campaign of the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro'to Chattanooga. (search)
ther passes upon the Confederate front Anticipating this, when he discovered that the main army was below, Bragg abandoned Chattanooga, Sept. 7, 8, 1863. passed through the gaps of the Missionaries' Ridge The writer was informed by the late John Ross (see page 476, volume I.), the eminent Cherokee chief that this undulating ridge, which passes three miles east of Chattanooga and rises about three hundred feet above the Tennessee River, was named the Missionaries' Ridge because missionariescalled Rossville. A few rods in front of it was the dividing line between Tennessee Ross's House. and Georgia. In the picture, the wooded Missionaries' Ridge is seen just in the rear. Near it is a famous spring known all over that region. Mr. Ross told the writer that the word Chattanooga was Cherokee, and meant The great catch, the Tennessee River at the bends there around Cameron's Hill and Mocassin Point being celebrated as a place for catching many fish. to the West Chickamauga River,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 5: the Chattanooga campaign.--movements of Sherman's and Burnside's forces. (search)
destruction, by the Confederates; of the bridge over Chattanooga Creek, where the road that wound down from Summertown, on Lookout Mountain, crossed it. As soon as possible Osterhaus's division was thrown across the creek on the timbers of a new bridge the troops were constructing. Pushing on toward Rossville, they drove the Confederates out of the Gap there by a flanking movement, capturing a large quantity of artillery, small-arms, ammunition, wagons, ambulances, and stores that filled Ross's house. In the mean time Hooker's whole force had passed the creek and pushed on toward Rossville. There he set about his prescribed duty of clearing the Ridge of Confederates, who, under the immediate command of General Stewart, were well posted behind intrenchments cast up there by Thomas at the time of the battle of Chickamauga. Hie sent Osterhaus through the Gap to move parallel with the Ridge on its eastern side. Cruft was ordered to move along its crest, and Geary, with the batteri
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 14: Sherman's campaign in Georgia. (search)
it up thoroughly; to avoid, as far as possible, the enemy's infantry, but to attack any cavalry he could find. General Sherman's official report, September 15, 1864. Sherman hoped this expedition would obviate the necessity of the contemplated grand movement of the army, and leave him in better position to take advantage of the result. Kilpatrick made the prescribed movement with strict fidelity to orders. When he reached the Macon road, a little above Jonesboroa, he was confronted by Ross's cavalry. These he routed, and drove through Jonesboroa, when he began tearing up the track and destroying other of the railway property. He had done but little mischief, when a brigade of infantry and some cavalry came up from the south, and compelled him to desist and fly. Making a circuit eastward, he again struck the road at Lovejoy's, below Jonesboroa, where he was met by a large force. Through the opposing cavalry line he dashed, capturing and destroying a four-gun battery, exceptin
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
Cole, Conkling, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Drake, Edmunds, Ferry, Frelinghuysen, Harlan, Howard, Howe, Morgan, Morrill of Vermont, Morrill of Maine, Morton, Nye, Patterson of New Hampshire, Pomeroy, Ramsey, Sherman, Sprague, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Wade, Willey, Williams, Wilson and Yates. These were all Republicans. For Acquittal--Messrs. Bayard, Buckalew, Davis, Dixon, Doolittle, Fessenden, Fowler, Grimes, Henderson, Hendricks, Johnson, McCreery, Norton, Patterson of Tennessee, Ross, Saulsbury, Trumbull, Van Winkle and Vickers. Eight of these, namely: Bayard, Buckalew, Davis, Hendricks, Johnson, McCreery, Saulsbury and Vickers, were elected to the Senate as Democrats. The remainder were elected as Republicans. While the unseemly controversy between Congress and the President was going on, the work of reorganization, in accordance with the plans of Congress, was in steady motion, in spite of the interference of the Chief Magistrate; and at a little past midsummer,
ansferred to Fort Sumter by Major Anderson, 1.129; seizure of by South Carolina troops, 1.137. Fort Norfolk, seizure of by insurgents, 1.398. Fort Pemberton, Ross's expedition against, 2.587. Fort Pickens, attempt to seize frustrated by Lieut. Slemmer, 1.167; surrender of demanded by insurgents, 1.173; siege of, 1.363-1.3e of Chickamauga, 3.120-3.142; relieved by Gen. Thomas, 3.144; services of in Missouri, 3.276-3.280. Ross, Gen. L. F., his expedition up the Yazoo, 2.586. Ross, John, forms an alliance with Confederates, 1.476. Ross's Gap, visit of the author to in 1866, 3.179. Rousseau, Lovell H., energetic loyalty of, 2.72; at the b41. Yazoo City, Porter's gun-boats' at, 2.613; Gen. Herron's expedition to, 3.148. Yazoo River, expedition of Gen. McClernand and Admiral Porter on, 2.580; Gen. Ross's expedition on,. 2.586; failure of a third expedition on, 2.588. Yorktown, McClellan's operations before, 2.375; Johnston at, 2.376; occupation of by McClell