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one half-mile west of the Monterey House. A volley is fired as the train is reached. Do you surrender? Yes, is the response, and on the First Virginia dash to Ringgold, ordering the cowed and frightened trainguard to surrender, as they swept along for eight miles, where the head of the train was reached. Here the two hundred m recognition of the Southern Confederacy by the United States Government--or in other words — never. After daylight a lot of the wagons were parked and burnt at Ringgold; hundreds were burned in the road where captured. Our men filled their canteens with molasses and replenished their stock of clothing, sugar, salt, and bacon. hundred rebel soldiers, stragglers, were captured, and were brought into the main column Sunday night. The head of the column, as I have said before, reached Ringgold at about daylight — the whole command, horses as well as men, tired, hungry, sleepy, wet, and covered with mud. Men and animals yielded to the demands of exhaust
kamauga, starting from Ottowah and passing by Ringgold, to the west of Dalton, is Taylor's Ridge, a recting his command to advance only as far as Ringgold, and order a reconnoissance to Gordon's Mill.h the enemy's cavalry. Hazen joined him near Ringgold on the eleventh, and the whole corps moved ra cavalry on their right from the direction of Ringgold and Greysville. The reserve corps covered egley's division was posted in the Gap on the Ringgold road and two brigades on the top of the ridge road. Minty's brigade of cavalry was on the Ringgold road about one mile and a half in advance of proper division on the eleventh. We reached Ringgold the same day, and the next day moved over to vision, leaving the main column to proceed to Ringgold, marched southward to Gordon's Mills, ten anding a brigade from this force advanced on the Ringgold road, and burned the bridge at the Chickamauglle to the Little Chickamauga, on the road to Ringgold. Here, after sundown, a brief skirmish was h[9 more...]
ittenden's corps had crossed above Chattanooga at Harrison's, and was moved in the direction of Ringgold. A portion of Park's corps, of Burnside's army, and a brigade of his cavalry, came down from Kleft, and bring up stragglers, etc. VII. All teams, etc., not with troops, should go toward Ringgold and Dalton, beyond Taylor's Ridge. All cooking should be done at the trains. Rations, when coor south-west point of Lookout, to the Chickamauga, with a view of advancing on the line toward Ringgold and Dalton. Our chances of success against this immense and splendidly equipped army seemed sme was securing the bridges and fords across the Chickamauga, the enemy's cavalry made a dash on Ringgold, shelling the town, but were driven back by our cavalry with considerable loss. It is stated teast. Our position was in the extreme north-west corner of Georgia, about eight miles west of Ringgold, and seven miles south of Chattanooga. The battle-ground extended from the right, four miles
al shifting from south to north. Meantime the sound of a brisk cannonade in the direction of Ringgold indicated either that our mounted troops or General Granger's corps were engaged with the enemy of Hood's division, is pretty solid evidence that his claim is well founded. Advancing toward Ringgold, the two brigades, after some skirmishing, were about to engage a much larger force of rebels, rong column came over, directly in front of Wilder, and another column, boldly advancing on the Ringgold road, threatened. Minty. Both attacked simultaneously. Wilder succeeded in repulsing his oppoon's corps, who had been skirmishing the day before in the neighborhood of Reid's Bridge and of Ringgold, as I have already described. They had come to form a junction with the main army, had halted defeat. --Cincinnati Gazette. Rebel despatches. ten miles South of Chattanooga, via Ringgold, Sept. 21, 1863. To General S. Cooper: The enemy retreated on Chattanooga last night, leavin
The line of march would probably lead me near Ringgold, and from thence in the vicinty of Dalton. rning, marching on the road from Rossville to Ringgold, thence to Dalton. General Wood, after leavifive P. M. my staff-officer reported to me at Ringgold. My entire second and third divisions were the advance and near Tunnel Hill, to return to Ringgold with his command, and to follow on my line of left flank. He moved promptly and met me at Ringgold, and reported that the enemy was in force in ported that the enemy was in force at Dalton, Ringgold, Leet's, and Rockspring Church. September my front, which covered the road leading from Ringgold to Rossville, but was easily made to keep a rf making a reconnoissance in the direction of Ringgold. In this undertaking he met with no resistanwas placed in such a position as to cover the Ringgold road; General Whittaker's brigade, together wt the McAfee Church, in position to cover the Ringgold road. General Thomas was at this time engagi[2 more...]
Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The distance of Bridgeport from Chattanooga is twenty-eight miles, of Caperton's Ferry about forty, and of Trenton something over twenty. Ringgold is eighteen miles from Chattanooga on the Georgia State road, and Dalton some forty, at the point where the Georgia State road connects with the East-Tennessee R and fortify it, but, strong in the general feeling of the Northern army, that the confederates were thoroughly demoralized, and would not fight, moved on toward Ringgold, to cut off Buckner, who was understood to be moving to the support of Bragg. On reaching the point on the Georgia Railroad at which Buckner crossed, he discovecovering the exit from the valley in the direction of Chattanooga. This movement would have been met by that of the Virginia troops landing from the railroad at Ringgold, and would have effectually blocked the Yankee army up in McLemore's Cove, cut it off from Chattanooga, and placed it at the mercy of the confederates. But the
uffering from cold nights. Oct. 6.--We expected to leave here to-day for Atlanta, but for some reason the ambulances have not come. All we have to eat is mush, with little or no salt in it. Many are suffering from diarrhoea. Oct 7.--To-day we drew rations of flour. Captain Foster, Forty-second Illinois, is baking bread. One of our men died to-day. We have lost fourteen by death since we came here. Oct. 8.--At nine A. M. this morning we were stowed in lumber-wagons and hauled to Ringgold, a distance of eight miles, over the roughest road I ever travelled. Many of the men were so sick that they could not raise their heads. Oct. 9.--Last night they put one hundred and eighty of us into box-cars and brought us to Dalton, where we stopped for the night. We had to sleep in the cars, and they gave us no supper. The night was very cold. It was heartrending to witness the suffering among the sick and wounded. This morning we left for Dalton without breakfast, and arrived at