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William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 4: (search)
th; but, as usual, Rosecrans had encountered difficulties in the confusion of roads. His head of column did not reach the vicinity of Iuka till 4 P. M. of the 19th, and then his troops were long drawn out on the single Jacinto road, leaving the Fulton road clear for Price's use. Price perceived his advantage, and attacked with vehemence the head of Rosecrans' column, Hamilton's division, beating it back, capturing a battery, and killing and disabling seven hundred and thirty-six men, so that when night closed in Rosecrans was driven to the defensive, and Price, perceiving his danger, deliberately withdrew by the Fulton road, and the next morning was gone. Although General Ord must have been within four or six miles of this battle, he did not hear a sound, and he or General Grant did not know of it till advised the next morning by a courier who had made a wide circuit to reach them. General Grant was much offended with General Rosecrans because of this affair; but in my experience t
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 9: (search)
t once thought of moving the whole army to the railroad at a point (Fulton) about ten miles below Marietta, or to the Chattahoochee River itseconcluded to flank it by extending his lines to the right as far as Fulton, and possibly to the Chattahoochee River, still further beyond. telegraphed General Thomas: Are you willing to risk the move on Fulton, cutting loose from our railroad? It would bring matters to a crisnched lines, I at once thought of moving the whole army to a point (Fulton) about ten miles below Marietta. * * * * General Thomas, as usual, 27, 9 P. M. General Thomas: Are you willing to risk the move on Fulton, cutting loose from our rail-road? It would bring matters to a crins might be needed: June 27. General Sherman. How far is Fulton from the crossing of Olley's Creek? Will we have to cross any otheto-morrow. Sherman to Thomas, June 27, 9:45 P. M.: If we move on Fulton, we must move with the whole army, leaving our railroad on the chan