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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 19: (search)
ished on the east, north and west of the city, and steadily pushed southwestward. On August 25th, Hood's line, west and south of Atlanta, had extended to cover East Point, on the Macon railroad, 5 miles distant from the city. Early in August General Hood sent General Wheeler with half his cavalry force to operate on Sherman's ement began on the night of the 25th, and by the morning of the 28th nearly his whole army was in position on the West Point railroad, tearing up the track from East Point to Fairburn. Finishing this work of destruction on the 29th, Howard and Thomas were ordered to march on the 30th across to the Macon road and take possession oas critical. Thomas' two corps were on the railroad in the rear of Howard and in supporting distance, and Schofield, with another corps, having eluded Hood at East Point, was in supporting distance of Thomas, on the railroad at Rough and Ready. Thus Sherman had thrown his entire army (the Twentieth corps excepted) between Gener
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
left it in December, 1860, upon the secession of the State, to enlist as a private in the Seventeenth regiment. He served with this command on Morris island, participating in the capture of Fort Sumter, and later, in the spring of 1861, enlisted as a private in the Washington light infantry, Company A, Twenty-fifth regiment. He continued as a private throughout the war, excepting his promotion to sergeant in 1864. He participated in the battle of Secessionville, June, 1862, the fight at East Point, on John's island, the defense of Morris island, at Battery Wagner, being one of the rear guard left under General Huguenin to blow up the fort; was one of the garrison of Fort Sumter and frequently under fire there; and in Virginia took part in the fights at Port Walthall, Swift Creek, where he was wounded and disabled for a month; Cold Harbor, and on the Weldon railroad, where he was wounded in the arm. He was on duty on the line between Richmond and Petersburg until December, 1864, whe