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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 9 (search)
with such of his cavalry as was fittest for active service, amounting to about sixteen hundred, was at the village of Tunnel Hill, on the railroad, seven miles from Dalton, in the direction of Ringgold; his pickets on Taylor's Ridge, in front, and on the left, but extending to the right beyond the Cleveland road. Cleburne's division occupied the crest of Tunnel Hill, on both sides of the wagon-road from Dalton to Ringgold. Stewart's division had one brigade in front of, one in, and two imme of January, however, a strong body of infantry, advancing from Ringgold, drove in our cavalry outposts and approached Tunnel Hill, closely enough to see that it was still occupied. It then returned, as if the object of the expedition had been accnited in front of Ringgold in the afternoon, and, advancing upon the Confederate cavalry, drove it from the village of Tunnel Hill to Cleburne's abandoned camp. After being annoyed by the fire of General Wheeler's artillery from this commanding pos
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 10 (search)
g to assume the offensive. As there was no other correspondence between the Administration and myself on the subject, the accusation must have this foundation, if any. In the morning of the 2d May, a close reconnaissance of our outpost at Tunnel Hill was made under the protection of a strong body of infantry, cavalry, and artillery. The reports received on the 1st, 2d, and 4th, indicated that the beginning of an active campaign was imminent. They showed that the enemy was approaching ouhese troops and the Army of the Cumberland reached Ringgold in the afternoon of the 4th and encamped there. Our pickets (cavalry) were at the same time pressed back beyond Varnell's Station, on the Cleveland road, and within three miles of Tunnel Hill, on that from Ringgold. Upon these indications that the enemy was advancing upon us in great force, I again urged the Administration, by telegraph, to put about half of Lieutenant-General Polk's infantry under my control, and ordered Major
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 11 (search)
day the Federal army was formed in order of battle, three miles in front of Tunnel Hill, and in that position skirmished with our advanced guard until dark. It wasefore. Its progress was so slow, that the Confederates were not driven from Tunnel Hill until eleven o'clock A. Mr., nor to Mill-Creek Gap until three P. m. In the o move at dawn of the next, around the north end of Rocky-Face Ridge, toward Tunnel Hill, with all his available cavalry; to ascertain if the movement southward by ttions would have been to defeat the Federal army in its position in front of Tunnel Hill on the 5th. But at that time there were two arguments against such an attemfore, the time that would be required for the march of so great an army from Tunnel Hill to Resaca, through the long defile of Snake-Creek Gap, and by the single roat the main body of the United States forces had moved from their camps about Tunnel Hill and Mill-Creek Gap, and our five divisions near Dalton were kept in their po
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
me to come forward to turn the position. He was not aware at the time that Howard, by moving through Parker's Gap toward Red Clay, had already turned it. So I rode forward to Ringgold in person, and found the enemy had already fallen back to Tunnel Hill. He was already out of the valley of the Chickamauga, and on ground whence the waters flow to the Coosa. He was out of Tennessee. I found General Grant at Ringgold, and, after some explanations as to breaking up the railroad from Ringgold and his, I am more than usually indebted for the intelligence of commanders and fidelity of commands. The brigade of Colonel Bushbeck, belonging to the Eleventh Corps, which was the first to come out of Chattanooga to my flank, fought at the Tunnel Hill, in connection with General Ewing's division, and displayed a courage almost amounting to rashness. Following the enemy almost to the tunnel-gorge, it lost many valuable lives, prominent among them Lieutenant-Colonel Taft, spoken of as a most
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 17 (search)
of May was given to Schofield and McPherson to get into position, and on the 7th General Thomas moved in force against Tunnel Hill, driving off a mere picket-guard of the enemy, and I was agreeably surprised to find that no damage had been done to the tunnel or the railroad. From Tunnel Hill I could look into the gorge by which the railroad passed through a straight and well-defined range of mountains, presenting sharp palisade faces, and known as Rocky face. The gorge itself was called the me were mere notes in pencil, not retained: headquarters military division of the Mississippi, in the field, Tunnel Hill, Georgia, May 11, 1864--Morning. Major-General McPherson, commanding Army of the Tennessee, Sugar Valley, Georgia. GenerYours, W. T. Sherman, Major-General commanding. headquarters military division of the Mississippi, in the field, Tunnel Hill, Georgia, May 11, 1864--Evening. General McPherson, Sugar Valley. General: The indications are that Johnston is evacuati
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 21 (search)
od's investment extended only from the Oostenaula, below the town, to the Connesauga above, he left open the approach from the south, which enabled General Raum and the cavalry of General Edward McCook to reenforce from Kingston. In fact, Hood, admonished by his losses at Allatoona, did not attempt an assault at all, but limited his attack to the above threat, and to some skirmishing, giving his attention chiefly to the destruction of the railroad, which he accomplished all the way up to Tunnel Hill, nearly twenty miles, capturing en route the regiment of black troops at Dalton (Johnson's Forty-fourth United States colored). On the 14th, I turned General Howard through Snake-Creek Gap, and sent General Stanley around by Tilton, with orders to cross the mountain to the west, so as to capture, if possible, the force left by the enemy in Snake-Creek Gap. We found this gap very badly obstructed by fallen timber, but got through that night, and the next day the main army was at Villanow.
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 25 (search)
with the civil world, it becomes a pleasing duty to recall to mind the situation of national affairs when, but little more than a year ago, we were gathered about the cliffs of Lookout Mountain, and all the future was wrapped in doubt and uncertainty. Three armies had come together from distant fields, with separate histories, yet bound by one common cause — the union of our country, and the perpetuation of the Government of our inheritance. There is no need to recall to your memories Tunnel Hill, with Rocky-Face Mountain and Buzzard-Roost Gap, and the ugly forts of Dalton behind. We were in earnest, and paused not for danger and difficulty, but dashed through Snake-Creek Gap and fell on Resaca; then on to the Etowah, to Dallas, Kenesaw; and the heats of summer found us on the banks of the Chattahoochee, far from home, and dependent on a single road for supplies. Again we were not to be held back by any obstacle, and crossed over and fought four hard battles for the possession
d continued the pursuit that day until near Tunnel Hill, a distance of twenty miles from Chattanoog found the enemy had already fallen back to Tunnel Hill. He was already out of the valley of Chickt of Chattanooga to my flank, fought at the Tunnel Hill in connection with General Ewing's divisione a reconnoissance made in the direction of Tunnel Hill — the enemy's line of retreat — for purpose enemy had halted a portion of his force at Tunnel Hill, midway between Ringgold and Dalton, and, ance is just north, and within musketshot of Tunnel Hill. The rebels opened a fire from the latter,man, about ten A. M., making an attack upon Tunnel Hill, a point in Mission Ridge just south of the, and drew off sullenly in the direction of Tunnel Hill. With the exception of this last position,t fight as bravely. Their bold attack upon Tunnel Hill drew upon them the concentrated might of haurgh, is no longer a matter of question. Tunnel Hill had been abandoned by the rebels in the nig
connoissance toward the enemy's position on Tunnel Hill. He found him still in force at that pointroads, on the road leading from Red Clay to Tunnel Hill. The command being at this time well concevanced to feel the enemy in his position at Tunnel Hill, skirmished with him three or four miles, a entirely, to a point about one mile beyond Tunnel Hill, where he formed line, and opened on us wit into camp about three miles north-west of Tunnel Hill, and on the morning of the twenty-fourth th's and Davis's divisions in advance, toward Tunnel Hill, with Boone's and Harrison's regiments of md Harrison's men leading the advance toward Tunnel Hill; Long's brigade of cavalry at Varnell's Stavision of the Fourteenth corps started from Tunnel Hill at three A. M. on the morning of the twenty of hills about a mile north of the town of Tunnel Hill, to cover the retirement of Johnson's and Dut two and a half miles in the direction of Tunnel Hill, when I returned to my camp of the morning.[1 more...]
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 95.-reconnoissance to Dalton, Ga. (search)
to the right, and took the direct road for Tunnel Hill. A few dropping shots now revealed the pying a position about a mile further toward Tunnel Hill, and exhibiting a serious intention of makirage the rebellion. The enemy still held Tunnel Hill Ridge; and just at dark, as myself and anothat the rebels had been reenforced upon the Tunnel Hill Ridge, and meant to hold the position. A lng a furlong further, you enter the town of Tunnel Hill. To the right of Smith's house is a woodedCleburne's old camp, (upon the east side of Tunnel Hill Range,) which our troops had set on fire. r or not the enemy's strong position on the Tunnel Hill road could not be turned. Accordingly, Grch very early in the morning, and crossing Tunnel Hill, joined General Crufts in the valley betweeediately determined upon. We struck across Tunnel Hill Range in the direction indicated by the soualmost as strong as that upon the road from Tunnel Hill. The valley was wider than the gorge, but [17 more...]
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