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e enemy was massing heavily on our left, crossing Reed's and Alexander's Bridges in force, while he had threatened Gordon's Mill. Orders wounted brigade encountered the enemy's cavalry at Reed's and Alexander's bridges, and toward evening were driven to the Rossville road. At td on Baird's left, covering, the roads leading to Reed's and Alexander's bridges. At this point Colonel McCook, of General Granger's comma position at the forks of the road, facing toward Reid's and Alexander's bridges over the Chickamauga. Colonel Wilder, having informed me th, on the two roads leading from the State road to Reid's and Alexander's bridges. Colonel Dan McCook, commanding a brigade of the reserve a brigade within supporting distance of Baird, on the road to Alexander's Bridge, and with his other two brigades to reconnoitre the road leadon on the west side of Chickamauga Creek, between Reid's and Alexander's bridges. Brannan and Baird were then ordered to reorganize their co
army of Tennessee, Leet's Tanyard, September 18, 1863. I. Major-General W. H. T. Walker's division will move to Alexander's Bridge, or Byram's Ford, and there cross the Chickamauga. II. Major-General Buckner will move on Tedford's Ford, and ththe most practicable route, and sweep up the Chickamauga toward Lee and Gordon's Mills. II. Walker, crossing at Alexander's Bridge, will unite in this move and push vigorously on the enemy's flank and rear in the same direction. III. Buckner,came up that morning from Dalton. It was now determined to force the passage of the Chickamauga, the enemy holding Alexander's Bridge in force, as well as the other. General Walker, commanding a sub-corps, composed of Liddell's and Walthall's brigas corps then marched a mile below to Bryam's Ford, and crossed crotch deep. They bivouacked that night in front of Alexander's Bridge, occupying the position held by the enemy that day. At the same time, while Walker was engaging the enemy, Stewa
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The charge of Cooke's cavalry at Gaines's Mill. (search)
h Infantry. Night came upon time regiment as it was retiring on this road. It went into bivouac in line of battle, in the Chickahominy Valley, on the road by which it retired from the field. When daylight came we expected orders to renew the engagement, and took up our march to return to the battle-field, about a mile land a half distant. It was then that some wounded were met, who informed us that all the army had crossed during the night. We then marched from Grapevine Bridge to Alexander's Bridge, in sight of the enemy's pickets, and when we arrived on the south side we were astonished to find that it was thought we had been captured. We learned afterward that orders had been sent to the 4th Infantry during the action, but the officer who started with them was killed; another who took them was wounded before they could be delivered, and an orderly who was subsequently dispatched — with them did not arrive at his destination, and was never heard of afterward. and the bridge on
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 8.89 (search)
the Chickamauga toward Lee and Gordon's Mills. 2. Walker, crossing at Alexander's Bridge, will unite in this move and push vigorously on the enemy's flank and rea sending over of Walker's small corps of a little more than 5000 men near Alexander's Bridge, and Bushrod Johnson's division of 3600 men at Reed's Bridge, farther norce on the road to Reed's Bridge, and place a third brigade on the road to Alexander's Bridge. This order took the initiative away from Bragg, and put it in the hands my corps had been put under his command, and that he wished to see me at Alexander's Bridge. He said not a word to any of them about an attack at daylight, nor did ter to the Southern Historical Society. At 3 A. M. on the 20th I went to Alexander's Bridge, but not finding the courier who was to be posted there to conduct me to d angrily, I found Polk after sunrise sitting down reading a newspaper at Alexander's Bridge, two miles from the line of battle, where he ought to have been fighting.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., General Polk at Chickamauga. (search)
e facts are derived from the official statements of General Polk, Captain Wheless, and of John H. Fisher, on file in the War Records office. As to the whereabouts of General Polk, on the morning of the 20th: General Polk left his camp at Alexander's Bridge, 1200 yards in rear of his line, between daylight and sunrise, and, as is shown by the statement of General Cheatham ( Official Records ), was on the line of battle at sunrise, where he remained and where he first met General Bragg (Captainreakfast. The facts of the records above quoted are sufficient answer to this absurd statement. But I can add further that I saw Major Lee when he delivered General Bragg's message to General Polk, at his (Polk's) camp in the woods, at Alexander's Bridge, 1200 yards from his line, before sunrise. General Polk was then preparing to mount his horse. I will also add of my own knowledge that General Polk had ridden from one end of his line to the other, and had met General Hill and each of
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)
ird's Gap of Pigeon Mountain, and at Dougherty's Gap that separates the latter from Lookout Mountain. The divisions of Wood, Van Cleve, Palmer, Reynolds, Johnson, Baird, and Brannan, about thirty thousand in number, formed the first line, ranging from Lee and Gordon's Mill northward; and the remainder were posted on the right, in reserve. Minty and Wilder, with their mounted men, were on the extreme left, watching the crossings of the roads from Ringgold, and Napier Gap, at Reed and Alexander's bridges. Meanwhile Bragg had been making dispositions for attacking Rosecrans's left. His scouts, looking down from Pigeon Mountain, had observed the exact position of the Army of the Cumberland, and the Confederate leader had the advantage of knowing the strong and weak points of his foe, while his own position was more than half concealed. Bragg concentrated his Crawfish Spring. this is from a sketch made by the author, in May, 1866. the Spring is really the outlet of a large sub
were intended to operate upon the enemy's positions and batteries opposite, or to defend the bridges which connected the two wings of the army. Some of the bridges built by our troops were of no use to us, because the enemy held the debouches, or ground that commanded the road, on the right bank. We could use, on the 25th of June, the following: Bottom's bridge, in rear of our left, and between five and six miles from its front; the railroad bridge; Sumner's upper bridge; Woodbury's, Alexander's, and Duane's bridges. These last afforded a very direct communication between the two wings of the army. As our operations against Richmond were conducted along the roads leading to it from the east and northeast, Bottom's bridge was of little direct service to us. Most of the supplies for the troops on the right bank of the river were brought up by the railroad and over the railroad bridge. As it was now certain that the army was not to be strengthened by any reinforcements from McD
p and rocky ; so that, had they been skilfully defended and firmly held, they could not have been carried without heavy loss. Polk was in chief command on the Rebel right, as was Hood on the left; and the former was proceeding Sept. 19. to execute Bragg's order aforesaid for a general flanking movement; but Thomas, who held our left, confronting him, chose to strike first. He had only reached at daylight that morning the new position assigned him by Rosecrans, facing Reid's and Alexander's bridges or fords, when Col. Dan. McCook, commanding a brigade of the reserve corps, reported that he had been holding the front here during the night, and had discovered a Rebel brigade this side of the Chickamauga, apparently isolated, and which he thought might be cut off, as he (McCook) had destroyed Reid's bridge directly behind it. Hereupon, Thomas ordered Brannan Chattanooga and vicinity.--positions held Sept. 20 and Nov. 25, 1868. to advance with two brigades on the road to Reid's
he had spent the night, proceeded across Alexander's Bridge to the east side of the Chickamauga and fire upon the enemy, in the direction of Alexander's Bridge, who soon retired. Three companies fromosition nearly one half mile in front of Alexander's Bridge, where we bivouacked for the night on th the field in the rear of his line, near Alexander's Bridge. On the morning of the nineteenth, I ge, where there are two roads leading to Alexander's Bridge. I ordered the formation to be preservemile north-west of the burnt house, near Alexander's Bridge. The first gun was fired at half-past 7son of Dr. Evans, of Ringgold, I reached Alexander's Bridge, at which point I was directed to cross n reached a point about a half mile from Alexander's Bridge, I was ordered by Brigadier-General Liddction to the right, and moved in line to Alexander's Bridge, where we were halted and remained for tand halted in a position nearly opposite Alexander's Bridge. While here, awaiting orders, it was as[21 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Chickamauga-letter from Captain W. N. Polk. (search)
companied by General Breckenridge, who reported his division as lying near the bridge. As his men had just come from the extreme left and were much fatigued, General Polk on his request consented that they should rest in an open field, just west of the bridge, but directed him to be in line at dawn. He then invited General Breckenridge to bivouac with him. * * * Immediately on reaching his quarters General Polk issued the following order: Headquarters right wing A. T., (Near Alexander's Bridge), September 19, 1863, 11:30 P. M. Circular. 1st. Lieutenant-General Hill, on the right, will attack the enemy with his corps to-morrow morning at day-light. 2d. Major General Cheatham, on Hill's left, will make a simultaneous attack. 3d. Major-General Walker's corps will act as reserve. Corps and Division commanders will see that their troops are amply supplied with ammunition before daylight. By command of Lieutenant-General Polk, Thos. M. Jack, A. A. General. To Li
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