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30, 1863 1 Sherman's March, Ga. 3 Winchester, Tenn., Sept. 14, 1863 1 Rockingham, N. C., March 7, 1865 2 Chickamauga, Ga. 14 Fayetteville, N. C., March 9, 1865 1 Fairburn, Ga., Aug. 19, 1864 2 Averasboro, N. C., March 16, 1865 17 Flint River, Ga., Aug. 31, 1864 1 Mount Olive, N. C., March 19, 1865 1 Jonesboro, Ga. 2 Owensburg, N. C., April 6, 1865 2 Atlanta Campaign 5 The Carolinas 3 Guerrillas 3 Place unknown 5 Present, also, at Liberty Gap; Chattanooga; Lovejoy's Staoro, Miss. 2 Ezra Church, Ga. 3 Kenesaw Mountain, Ga. 2 Siege of Atlanta, Ga. 3 Nickajack Creek, Ga. 4 Lovejoy's Station, Ga. 2 On Picket, Ga., Sept. 5, 1864 1 Columbia, S. C. 1 Present, also, at Siege of Corinth; Resaca, Ga.; Flint River, Ga.; Savannah, Ga.; Pocotaligo, S. C.; Rivers's Bridge, S. C.; Orangeburg, S. C.; Bentonville, N. C. notes.--Organized at Davenport, Iowa, in October, 1861. It served in Missouri until the spring of 1862, when it moved with Grant to Pittsbur
eads of the two infantry columns near Stockbridge. Kilpatrick met the enemy's cavalry skirmishers near East-Point, and drove them before him to the crossing of Flint River. Osterhaus met them not far from Rough and Ready, and again in the vicinity of Stockbridge. He found encamped at that point Lewis's brigade of rebel cavalry, fire, and save every thing but the planking. The bridge was immediately repaired, and detained the column just forty minutes. General Kilpatrick crossed the Flint River at the bridge near Jonesboro, at seven A. M. Finding the enemy had left that place, he followed him to Lovejoy, where he occupied the strong position there, havl-in-Chief at Milledgeville. Seven days being given to make the march and diversion indicated. We left Atlanta on the morning of November fifteenth, crossed Flint River, and occupied Jonesboro. A portion of General Wheeler's cavalry and the Georgia militia, under General Cobb, were reported to be at Lovejoy Station. I met and
November 16, 1864. The command marched to the vicinity of McDonough by three routes. General Osterhaus met the enemy's cavalry at the crossing of Cotton River. They retreated rapidly, setting fire to the bridge. Some mounted infantry that he had in advance drove them from the bridge in time to put out the fire, and save every thing but the planking. The bridge was immediately repaired, and detained the column just forty minutes. General Kilpatrick crossed the Flint River at the bridge near Jonesboro, at seven A. M. Finding the enemy had left that place, he followed him to Lovejoy, where he occupied the strong position there, having two brigades of cavalry and two pieces of artillery, and holding the old rebel works. The General charged the works with dismounted cavalry, and carried them, driving back the enemy. Subsequently, the enemy's. artillery was overtaken by another charging column, and captured. He drove the enemy beyond Bear Station, capturing over fifty prisone
r fourteenth, moving to the right of Atlanta, and encamped four (4) miles from that point, on the Macon Railroad. The next day we moved to Anthony's Bridge, on Flint River. On the sixteenth, we passed through Jonesboro, following the railroad. About three (3) miles from Lovejoy's Station the advance encountered the enemy. My co. I immediately ordered two (2) battalions forward at a trot, (Major Wolfley with his battalion having been sent in another direction, to destroy a bridge over Flint River,) and a moment afterward ordered a charge. Never did men obey an order with more alacrity or enthusiasm. They rushed upon the rebels with drawn sabres and a ss Ferry, on the Chattahoochee River, and from thence marched to a point four miles from Atlanta, on the East-Point Road, where we encamped. 15th. Marched to Flint River, and encamped near Jonesboro. During the afternoon I crossed the river with one battalion of my regiment, having been ordered to open communication with Colone
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Hardee and the Military operations around Atlanta. (search)
leburne, to Jonesboroa, and to attack and if possible drive the enemy across Flint river. The troops were in vicinity of Eastpoint, and were put in motion at once. ed the temporary works of the enemy and a portion of his command had crossed Flint river and captured two pieces of artillery, which he was unable, however, to bring state that the enemy were strongly entrenched, and had one flank resting on Flint river, and both well protected. Their fortifications had been erected during the s occasion, at page 205 of the text, as follows: A Federal corps crossed Flint river, at about six P. M., near Jonesboroa, and made an attack on Lewis' brigade, forward the following morning, attack the enemy in flank and drive him down Flint river and the West Point railroad. In the meantime the cavalry was to hold in chere army was begun, whereby Sherman was to be struck in flank and driven down Flint river and the West Point railroad, while the cavalry (which, by the way, except a
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 11: (search)
resent. The first would carry me across the only east and west railroad remaining to the Confederacy, which would be destroyed, and thereby the communications between the armies of Lee and Beauregard severed. Incidentally I might destroy the enemy's depots at Macon and Augusta, and reach the sea-shore at Charleston or Savannah, from either of which points I could reenforce our armies in Virginia. The second and easiest route would be due south, following substantially the valley of Flint River, which is very fertile and well supplied, and fetching up on the navigable waters of the Appalachicola, destroying en route the same railroad, taking up the prisoners of war still at Andersonville, and destroying about four hundred thousand (400,000) bales of cotton near Albany and Fort Gaines. This, however, would leave the army in a bad position for future movements. The third, down the Chattahoochee to Opelika and Montgomery, thence to Pensacola or Tensas Bayou, in communication
n at the railroad bridge over the Chattahoochee, was marching his main body to the south and southwest of Atlanta, to use it, as he himself has expressed it, against the communications of Atlanta, instead of against its entrenchments. On the 30th, it being known that he was moving on Jonesboro, the county town of Clayton County, about twenty miles south of Atlanta, General Hood sent two corps under General Hardee to confront him at that point, in the hope that he could drive him across Flint River, oblige him to abandon his works on the left, and then be able to attack him successfully in flank. The attack at Jonesboro was unsuccessful. General Hardee was obliged, on September 1st, to fall back to Lovejoy's, seven miles south of Jonesboro on the Macon and Western Railroad. Thus the main body of the Federal army was between Hardee and Atlanta, and the immediate evacuation of that city became a necessity. There was an additional and cogent reason for that movement. Owing to the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), De Soto, Fernando, 1496- (search)
collars, and chains for the captives, De Soto began his march in June, 1539. He was accompanied by mechanics, priests, inferior clergy, and monks in sacerdotal robes bearing images of the Virgin, holy relics, and sacramental bread and wine, wherewith to make Christians of the captured pagans. At the very outset the expedition met with determined opposition from the dusky inhabitants, but De Soto pressed forward towards the interior of the fancied land of gold. He wintered east of the Flint River, near Tallahassee, on the borders of Georgia, and in March, 1540, broke up his encampment and marched northward, having been told that gold would be found in that direction. He reached the Savannah River, at Silver Bluff. On the opposite side of the stream, in (present) Barnwell county, lived an Indian queen, young, beautiful, and a maiden, who ruled over a large extent of country. In a richly wrought canoe, filled with shawls and skins and other things for presents, the dusky cacica
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jonesboro, battle of. (search)
ere destroying that road. This was done, Aug. 28, for 12 miles, and the next day they struck the Macon road. Schofield reached the road at Rough-and-Ready Station, 10 miles from Atlanta. Thomas struck it at Couch's; and Howard, crossing the Flint River half a mile from Jonesboro, approached it at that point. There he was met by one-half of Hood's army, under Hardee. With the remainder Hood was holding the defences of Atlanta, but he was too weak to attempt to strike Schofield. There was a severe fight at the passage of the Flint River, on the morning of Aug. 31, between the forces of Howard and Hardee. Howard's army was disposed with Blair's corps in the centre, and rude breastworks were cast up. The contest was renewed very soon, when Hardee attempted to crush Howard before he could receive reinforcements. He failed. The Nationals thus attacked were veterans. For two hours there was a desperate strife for victory, which was won by Howard. Hardee recoiled, and in his hasty
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Seminole Indians (search)
under Spanish rule. At that time they were divided into seven clans, and were rich in live-stock and negro slaves. The Creek War led to trouble between the Seminoles and the Georgians, and in 1817 they began hostilities. Towards the close of that year a motley host, composed chiefly of Seminoles and runaway negroes, began murderous depredations upon the frontier settlements of Georgia and Alabama. Gen. E. P. Gaines, then in command of the garrison at Fort Scott, on the north bank of the Flint, was ordered to suppress these outrages. He demanded of the Indians on the opposite bank the surrender of certain alleged murderers; but they refused to give them up, on the ground that the Georgians had been the first aggressors. Under authority from the War Department to expel these Indians from the lately ceded Creek lands north of the Florida line, Gaines attacked an Indian village, a few miles below Fort Scott, in the night. Three or four of the Map of scene of the Seminole War.
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