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Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, chapter 3 (search)
ed the power to repeat the miracle of the loaves and fishes. I do know, too, that the sufferings of the prisoners were viewed with the deepest compassion by the people of the neighborhood, as the diary will show, and they would gladly have relieved them if they had been able. In the fall of 1864, when it was feared that Sherman would send a raid to free the prisoners and turn them loose upon the defenseless country, a band of several thousand were shipped round by rail to Camp Lawton, near Millen, to get them out of his way. Later, when he had passed on, after destroying the railroads, these men were marched back overland to Andersonville, and the planters who lived along the road had hampers filled with such provisions as could be hastily gotten together and placed before them. Among those who did this were my sister, Mrs. Troup Butler, and her neighbors, the Bacons, so frequently mentioned in this part of the diary. My sister says that she had every drop of milk and clabber in he
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, The campaign in Georgia-Sherman's March to the sea-war anecdotes-the March on Savannah- investment of Savannah-capture of Savannah (search)
The next day (24th) Sherman continued his march, going by the way of Waynesboro and Louisville, Millen being the next objective and where the two columns (the right and left wings) were to meet. Theind leading in that direction. The cavalry was sent to make a rapid march in hope of surprising Millen before the Union prisoners could be carried away; but they failed in this. The distance from Milledgeville to Millen was about one hundred miles. At this point Wheeler, who had been ordered from Tennessee, arrived and swelled the numbers and efficiency of the troops confronting Sherman. Harriven towards Augusta, thus giving the idea that Sherman was probably making for that point. Millen was reached on the 3d of December, and the march was resumed the following day for Savannah, thework expected of it. Hardee's whole force probably numbered less than ten thousand men. From Millen to Savannah the country is sandy and poor, and affords but very little forage other than rice s
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 45 (search)
g, leaving a portion of his force to confront Sherman. Kilpatrick reached vicinity of Waynesborough yesterday, where Wheeler overtook and attacked him. A runnTng fight has continued to this time; the advantage with us. We are driving them toward Millen. Young's command has just arrived, and will go forward to Wheeler, who will, I hope, be able to mount most of them from his captures. Devastation marks the enemy's route. Hear nothing from the movements of the enemy's infantry, since Wheeler l It is reported that Gen. Hood is still marching North, and is near Nashville. The following telegrams were received this morning: Augusta, November 29th, 1864. It is reported, via Savannah, the enemy, with infantry and artillery, entered Millen yesterday. Wheeler is rapidly pursuing Kilpatrick, who retreats in that direction from Waynesborough.-B. B. Augusta, November 29th, 1864.-6 1/2 P. M. Gen. Jones telegraphs from Charleston: Ten (10) gun-boats with transports landing troops at
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 46 (search)
th strong outposts in this direction. They have secured large supplies in the country; but our cavalry is now all up, and it is hoped they will be prevented to a great extent in the future. The report from Savannah, of the enemy's entrance into Millen, on the 27th, was premature. Telegraphic communication was reopened to Savannah by that route yesterday. The enemy is just now reported as at Station 9, on Central Railroad, advancing.-B. B. During the last month, 100 passports were given t Thus we go. The poor and weakly are kept in the trenches, to desert the first opportunity. It is said a dispatch came from Bragg yesterday (I saw it not) stating that Wheeler and some infantry had a sharp battle with Sherman's advance, near Millen, in which the latter suffered greatly. But reinforcements coming up, our forces fell back in order, disputing the way. Tea is held at $100 per pound! Wood still $100 per cord. I saw Gen. Rains to-day. He says he has over 2000 shell tor
y of those wide rivers and dreary swamps, and the fact that it was now winter, made us hesitate to run a gauntlet of hounds and patrolmen, and probable starvation. Then, too, the fact that they built no wall around us, and no quarters for themselves, made us think they did not intend to keep us there very long. We drew raw rations, about the same as at Millen prison; but a few of us improved them slightly by flanking. The trick of flanking a ration was not possible at Andersonville or Millen, where we were carefully counted into and out of the pen. But here we were all massed in the grove, and the guard placed around us, and then ordered to form into companies of one hundred to be counted for rations. One rebel sergeant had about ten of these companies to count and report. As soon as one squad. had been counted and marked full, the flanker would drop out of line, and by careful dodging and skulking would take his place in another hundred, before the sergeant would get to it,
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The cavalry fight at Trevilian Station. (search)
rst and Second divisions, making a total of 10,337 officers and men. Sheridan estimated his effective force in that fight at 8000.--editors. Hampton's command consisted of, as I have stated, Butler's brigade, the 4th, 5th, and 6th South Carolina; Rosser's brigade, 7th, 11th, and 12th Virginia, and White's battalion of two companies; Young's brigade, Cobb's Legion, ten companies; Phillips Legion, six companies.; Jeff Davis Legion, four companies; 7th Georgia Cavalry, ten companies, and Millen's Georgia battalion, four companies. Fitzhugh Lee's division was composed of Wickham's brigade, the 1st, 2d, 3d, and 4th Virginia; Lomax's brigade, the 5th, 6th, and 15th Virginia, making for the two divisions, thirteen regiments and three battalions. The horse artillery, with Hampton at Trevilian, were three batteries, Hart's South Carolina, Thomson's Virginia, and one other Virginia battery. The strength of Hampton's forces cannot be given accurately, but is estimated at about 5000 all
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
Army crosses the Ogeechee, 409. the March on Millen, 410. March from Millen to Savannah, 411. ca making an effort to liberate the prisoners at Millen. It was intended to deceive the Confederatesibly prevent the removal of the captives from Millen. The value of Augusta to the Confederates, asn's chief objective, until after he had passed Millen. Kilpatrick had several skirmishes with Wheelesured that the prisoners had been removed from Millen, he fell back with his whole force to the vici passed that stream, and was ready to march on Millen. Sherman's admirable stratagem in securing oved down the left bank of that stream towards Millen. In order to distract his foe, he directed KiAt Thomas's Station, on the railway connecting Millen and Augusta, he fought Wheeler, Dec. 4. and dn, on the Augusta railway. The Prison-pen at Millen. this pen was built of large logs driven inhe bullet of a guardsman. Sherman reached Millen, with the Seventeenth Corps, on the 3d of Dece[1 more...]
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)
to send immediately to City Point, twelve thousand or more Confederate prisoners, to be exchanged for Union soldiers confined in the South. This proposition was distinctly and unequivocally refused by Mr. Ould. And why? Because the damnable plans of the rebel Government, in relation to our poor captured soldiers, had not been fully carried out. For obvious reasons, the revolting details of the cruelties practiced upon the Union prisoners at Richmond, Andersonville, Danville, Salisbury, Millen, Charleston, and other places, and the results of those cruelties, are not put upon record here. General statements are considered quite sufficient for the purpose already avowed; and the reader may consult, for a knowledge of those details, the report of the Commission alluded to; the published statements of scores of victims; the testimony elicited by the Committee on the Conduct of the War; the testimony on the trial of Captain Wirz, and the painfully interesting book written by Ambrose
Dec. 3, 1860, 1.64; unsatisfactory to all parties, 1.73; popular disappointment excited by, 1.74. Message of President Buchanan, of Jan. 8, 1861, 1.218. Mexico, invasion of by the French, 3.47. Michigan, attitude of in relation to secession, 1.212. Middletown, battle of, 3.371. miles, Col. D. H., bad conduct of at the battle of Bull's Run, 1.606; his surrender of Harper's Ferry, and death. 2.473. Militia, seventy-five thousand called for to suppress the rebellion, 1.336. Millen, Ga., arrival of Sherman's forces at, 3.410. Milliken's Bend, battle at, 2.623. Mill Spring, Ky., battle of, 2.194. Milroy, Gen., operations of in Western Virginia, 2.103; compelled to evacuate Winchester, by Ewell, 3.51. Mine at Petersburg, explosion of, 3.351; its disastrous failure, 3.353. Mine Run, Meade's movement against Lee at, 3.108; the retreat of the Nationals from, 3.111. Mines, explosion of at Vicksburg, 2.625. Ministers, American, abroad, instructions to, 1.
um at Milledgeville Howard at Sandersville Kilpatrick at Wavnesboroa fights Wheeler Blair at Millen Hazen at Statesboroa fight at the Ogeechee Blair crosses at Fort Argyle Slocum crosses at Lons and guns a matter of difficulty, and taxed the best efforts of our engineers and axmen. At Millen, on the Central railroad, halfway from Sandersville to Savannah, was a great prison-camp, where e was making for Augusta rather than toward the coast, lest the prisoners should be removed from Millen. Kilpatrick had advanced from Milledgeville by Sparta and Gibson to Waynesboroa, Nov.; and now Kilpatrick learned that the enemy had taken the alarm and removed the prisoners from Millen: so he judged it wiser to fall back on the left wing than to persist in a hazardous, unsupportedvanced. Sherman, still with Blair, crossed Nov. 30. the Ogeechee near Barton, advancing to Millen; Dec. 2. Howard, with Wood's and Corse's divisions of the 15th corps, still moving south of t
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