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The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 570 16 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 328 8 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 124 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 116 60 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 89 3 Browse Search
John Bell Hood., Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and Confederate Armies 84 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 82 0 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 80 2 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 74 0 Browse Search
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About a third of it occurred near Dalton and Resaca. The point in controversy, and which I shabeen at Cartersville a short distance south of Resaca on the 1st of May, and Major Kinloch Falconer d Martin's cavalry division, which joined near Resaca, at three thousand five hundred (3500). Let ulosses sustained at Rocky Face Mountain and Resaca, Ga. (Signed) E. B. Wade, Aide-de-Camp. Staight (3388) killed and wounded near Dalton and Resaca, and this second summary shows an effective toabout three thousand (3000) effectives reached Resaca on the 9th of May. Loring's of five thousand try's Division of three thousand (3000) was at Resaca on the 9th, and Loring's of five thousand (500s Division, joined General Johnston's left, at Resaca, on that date. which facts seemingly indicateat eight thousand (8000) of his troops were at Resaca on the 9th and 11th, and that he in person was's Corps had already joined Johnston's left at Resaca on the 9th and 11th of May. Therefore, the tr[3 more...]
n transfer from the Virginia to the Western Army Dalton, Resaca, Adairsville, and Cassville. Before I relate the embarrments of General Johnston, in reference to operations near Resaca, Cassville, and New Hope Church. The War Department had General Johnston, in reference to the operations around Resaca, makes the following remarks: Johnston's Narrative, pagampaign but the four field pieces exposed and abandoned at Resaca by General Hood. I was anxious to occupy a commanding ey were finally abandoned on the night of our retreat from Resaca, simply from the fact that I found upon consultation with mpaign but the four field pieces, exposed and abandoned at Resaca by General Hood: Mobile, 29th May, 1874. General B.e given an account of the miraculous escape of his Army at Resaca, when, under cover of darkness, we marched over bridges co similar movement had dislodged us already from Dalton and Resaca, and in fact dislodged us from every position between Dalt
be borne in mind that tile animus displayed towards General Polk and myself, never became apparent till after I was assigned to the command of the Army of Tennessee, and the noble Polk had been laid in his grave nigh two months. General Johnston was then residing in Macon, Georgia, where he wrote his official report, in which were brought forward, for the first time, these unjust and false accusations. If I was so little to be relied upon, and had given cause for complaint successively at Resaca and Cassville, why did he entrust to me the important operations at New Hope Church, from which it was supposed a general engagement might ensue. The truth is, he possessed no real cause of complaint, and, I reiterate, he had the full co-operation of his Lieutenants. No matter what were the views held by them touching his mode of handling an army, they were all sufficiently good soldiers to forego, in the presence of even one of their own staff officers, any remark which might tend to dest
to repel Grant's attack and then make our own. It is hereby evident that as long as General Johnston endeavored to obtain the transfer, to his own command, of Longstreet's Corps in Virginia, and of Polk's Army in Mississippi, he spoke continually of fighting at Dalton; when, however, Sherman appeared at Tunnel Hill, in front of Rockyfaced Ridge, and he was given an Army of over seventy thousand (70,000) available troops — as I have demonstrated — he decided to retreat. What followed at Resaca? Retreat. New Hope Church? Retreat. Cassville? Retreat. Kennesaw Mountain? Retreat. Would we have fought at Atlanta after our inglorious campaign, the abandonment of the mountain fastnesses, and the foreshadowed intention of our commander to fall back to Macon? I shall now glance at his two plans for the defence of Atlanta, one of which was to insure the security of that city forever. By his first plan, he hoped to attack the enemy as they crossed Peach Tree creek. Within thirty-six ho
I should or should not do; and although I had solicited counsel, he gave none, save the above caution in regard to breastworks, and, at a later period, his expressed disapproval of the contemplated campaign into Tennessee. In accordance with my determination to attempt, with cavalry, the destruction of Sherman's road, I ordered General Wheeler with four thousand five hundred (4500) men to begin operations at once. He succeeded in burning the bridge over the Etowah; recaptured Dalton and Resaca; destroyed about thirty-five miles of railroad in the vicinity, and captured about three hundred mules and one thousand horses; he destroyed, in addition, about fifty miles of railroad in Tennessee. General Forrest, with his usual energy, struck shortly afterwards the Federal line of supplies in this State, and, as will hereafter be shown, inflicted great damage upon the enemy. Of his exploits on this expedition I have no official report, as he was not directly under my command. Forre
y 2,812 Cavalry 2,392   This was the entire strength of the Army at and near Dalton at that date. 2. The movement from Dalton began on the 12th May. On that day Loring's Division, Army of Mississippi, and Cantry's Division, joined at Resaca, with about eight thousand (8000) effectives. French's Division, same. Army, joined near Kingston several days later (about four thousand (4000) effectives). Quarles's brigade from Mobile (about twenty-two hundred (2200) effectives) joined at New Hope Church on the 26th. The cavalry of the Mississippi Army, which joined near Adairsville, was estimated at three thousand nine hundred (3900) effectives; and Martin's Cavalry Division, which joined near Resaca, at three thousand five hundred (3500). These were the only reinforcements received while General Johnston had command of the Army. 3. There was no return (filed) of the Army made after May 1st, until June 10th. The return of June 10th gave, as effectives: Infantry 44,860 48
d the sick, and then burn their homes; on the contrary, Napier, Peninsular War, B. VI, chaps. 4 and 7. Recovering and restoring a part of the plunder, he caused the inhabitants remaining in town to be treated with respect; he invited, by proclamation, all those who had fled to return, and he demanded no contribution; but restraining with a firm hand the violence of his men, he contrived, from the captured public property, to support the Army and even to succor the poorest and most distressed of the population. Although it is customary, previous to a general assault of a fortified town of which the demand for surrender has been rejected, that the commanding officer give warning (on account of the extraordinary sacrifice of life, to which his troops must necessarily be subjected) that he will not be responsible for the lives of the captured, as did Lieutenant General Lee in my name at Resaca. No officer should allow his soldiers to bum and pillage after victory has been secured.
Davis Visits the Army Hardee relieved Allatoona Resaca Dalton Lafayette sudden determination to enter Ttion than had been exhibited since our retreat from Resaca, and so telegraphed General Bragg on the 15th of Sefurther north and again strike his railroad between Resaca and Tunnel Hill, thoroughly destroy it, and then morossed the Coosa river, marched in the direction of Resaca and Dalton, and bivouacked that night fourteen milee, and made ready for battle, we marched rapidly to Resaca, and thence to Dalton, via Sugar Valley Post Office. Lieutenant General Lee moved upon Resaca, with instructions to display his forces and demand the surrender o about one thousand (1000) men. As the road between Resaca and Tunnel Hill had been effectually destroyed, the the communications of the enemy about a mile above Resaca (the 12th), completely destroying the railroad, inc. On the 16th, when in pursuit of our Army from Resaca in the direction of Ship's Gap and Lafayette, he ag
the wake of Pollard and Johnston. General Sherman gives color to their charge of rashness as a commander, in the following passage: I did not suppose that General Hood, though rash, would venture to attack fortified places like Allatoona, Resaca, Decatur and Nashville; but he did so, and in so doing, played into our hands perfectly. Sherman's Memoirs, vol. II, page 167. And yet from other portions of his Memoirs it will be seen that I did not attack either Resaca, Decatur, or NasResaca, Decatur, or Nashville. My official report will also show that Major General French assaulted Allatoona, whilst under discretionary orders. Thus, in none of these instances is General Sherman correct. Touching this same accusation of rashness, put forth by my opponents, I shall merely state that the confidence reposed in me upon so many occasions, and during a service of three years, by Generals Lee, Jackson, and Longstreet, in addition to the letters of these distinguished commanders, expressive of satisf
ar Coosaville, and moved up the west bank of Oostenaula, and striking the railroad again between Resaca and Mill Creek Gap, just above Dalton, on the 13th of October, destroying the railroad from ResaResaca to Tunnel Hill, capturing the enemy's posts at Tilton, Dalton, and Mill Creek Gap, with about one thousand (1000) prisoners and some stores. I again withdrew the Army from the railroad, moving frong via Dallas and Cedar Town, crossing the Coosa river at Coosaville, October 10th, and moved on Resaca, partially investing the place by 4 p. m., on October 12th. The surrender of the place was demaell manned, believing that our loss would have been severe. The main object of appearing before Resaca being accomplished, and finding that Sherman's main Army was moving from the direction of Rome and Adairsville towards Resaca, I withdrew from before the place to Snake Creek Gap about mid-day on the 13th. The enemy made his appearance at the Gap on the 14th in large force, and on the 15th it w