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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 36. General Rousseau's expedition. (search)
struction ceased, and the command took up the line of march to return. Following the railroad for some distance toward West Point, it diverged to the left, moving northwardly to Lafayette, twelve miles from Opelika. Here rumors came in thick and faf rebel cavalry approaching from the north, having crossed the Chattahootchee at Franklin to intercept our retreat. At West Point, twelve miles to the right and rear, the rebels were gathering all the forces they could muster, and for a time the pro.--Reveille was sounded at three o'clock, and the march resumed. Misled by a mistake of a guide, a road leading toward West Point was taken, but the error was discovered before much distance was lost, and a road found leading toward Rocky Mills on tbivouac for the night. The route during the day was nearly parallel with the Chattahoochee, and with the railroad from West Point to Atlanta, and from ten to twenty miles distant from it. There are many roads running from the railroad and river acro
in which the students board, in a style similar to that in use at West Point. In rear was a gymnasium, but as the gymnasts had all gone, the nday, the twenty-ninth, my division was engaged in destroying the West Point road. Tuesday the thirtieth, the movement was resumed to reach t. Also three miles of the branch toward Columbus, and two toward West Point. He then turned north, and brought his command safely to Mariettcrossed his command, and moved rapidly on Palmetto station of the West Point road, where he tore up a section of track, leaving a regiment to gly opposed, he moved south and west, and reaching Newnan, on the West Point road, where he encountered an infantry force coming from Mississihis camp about Sandtown during the night of the eighteenth to the West Point road, and break it good near Fairburn; thence to proceed across t General Kilpatrick got off at the time appointed, and broke the West Point road, and afterward reached the Macon road at Jonesboroa, where h
nal, armory, naval foundry, machine shops, vast quantities of stores, and captured three thousand prisoners. On the fourth he captured and destroyed Tuscaloosa. On the tenth he crossed the Alabama river, and after sending information of his operations to General Canby, marched on Montgomery, which place he occupied on the fourteenth, the enemy having abandoned it. At this place many stores and five steamboats fell into our hands. Thence a force marched direct on Columbus, and another on West Point, both of which places were assaulted and captured on the sixteenth. At the former place we got one thousand five hundred prisoners and fifty-two field guns, destroyed two gunboats, the navy-yard, foundries, arsenal, many factories, and much other public property. At the latter place we got three hundred prisoners, four guns, and destroyed nineteen locomotives and three hundred cars. On the twentieth he took possession of Macon, Georgia, with sixty field guns, one thousand two hundred mi
On the fourteenth operations were resumed by Upton's division moving through Mount Meigs and Tuskegee toward Columbus, Georgia, and Colonel La Grange, with three regiments of his brigade, of McCook's division, marching along the railroad to West Point, via Opelika. On the sixteenth, General Upton, with about four hundred dismounted men, assaulted and carried the breastworks of Columbus, saving, by the impetuosity of his attacks, the bridges over the Chattahochee, and capturing fifty-two fistol factory, accoutrements, shops, paper-mills, four cotton factories, fifteen locomotives, two hundred cars, and an immense amount of cotton, all of which were burned. The same day, the sixteenth of April, La Grange captured Fort Taylor, at West Point, above Columbus, on the Chattahochee, after assaulting it on three sides, the defence being stubborn. Three hundred prisoners, three guns, and several battle-flags were taken, besides a large quantity of supplies. On the eighteenth the marc
th his brigade to make a rapid movement upon West Point, destroying railroad bridges along the line gia, recaptured by Seventh Kentucky, at Fort Tyler, Georgia, April sixteenth, 1865. Fifth. Flag, 1865. Sixth. The garrison flag of Fort Tyler, Georgia, captured in the assault upon Fort Tyler, at West Point, Georgia, by detachments from First Wisconsin, Second Indiana, and Seventh Kentuckd that three thousand men left by Forrest at West Point, were marching down the Tombigbee, and that On the fifteenth, the brigade moved on the West Point road, a distance of twenty-seven miles, afteed to destroy the railroad and the depots at West Point. Arriving there on April sixteenth he attac Indiana Colonel O. H. La Grange. Wounded at West Point; left Chickasaw with leave of absence in hisH. La Grange First inside the rebel works at West Point. O. H. La Grange Colonel 1st Wisconson Comdkind. The same day Colonel La Grange took West Point, two hundred prisoners, killed General Tyler[11 more...]