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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter X (search)
. War Records, Vol. XLV, part i, p. 1108. General Thomas or his staff should have known that it was utterly impossible for me to use the pontoons which I had at Columbia. Those pontoons were heavy wooden bateaux, and there were no wagons to transport them, the train that brought them there having been taken away, it is presumed by his order, certainly not by mine. Hence I was compelled to burn that pontoon bridge as well as the railroad bridge (partially) when my troops retreated from Ducktown. But even if this were not all true, Thomas knew the enemy was already crossing Duck River on my flank, and that I must speedily take up a new position behind the Harpeth, and that I desired him to provide the means for my army to cross that river. It was a reasonable inference that I should not have asked him to send another bridge if I already had one that I could use. Besides, I was commanding General Thomas's army, operating in his department, wherein I had no control of anything in
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XI (search)
s mud road from Huey's Mill until late in the afternoon. I had time to pass Spring Hill with my entire army before Hood's infantry advance-guard could reach that place. Hence I had ample time to consider the mathematical and physical questions involved before deciding finally that I would not let Hood drive me back from Duck River that day. But I did not at any time contemplate a retreat that day farther back than Spring Hill, as is shown by my direction to Ruger to have his regiment from Ducktown join him there that night. I am entirely willing to leave to intelligent military criticism any question in respect to the accuracy of my calculations, also the question whether I was justifiable, under the conditions then existing or understood to exist respecting Thomas's preparations in the rear to fight a decisive battle, in taking the risks, which are always more or less unavoidable, of failure in the execution of plans based upon so close an estimate of what could be done by my adv
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
3 Duck River, crossed by Hood, 129, 168, 170, 175, 192, 208-210, 212-214, 218, 219, 230, 254; holding the line of, 168, 170-172, 219, 220, 282; military movements on, 170-172, 174, 175, 185, 186, 191 192, 195-197, 202-220, 251, 254, 258, 282; advantages of the day gained at Spring Hill and, 185, 186, 219; S. crosses to the north side, 207, 208; Thomas plans to draw Hood across, 211; fears for troops on, 222; possibilities of Hood's strategy at, 231; movement to Nashville from, 251 Ducktown, Tenn., S.'s retreat from, 175; troops ordered to Spring till from, 219 Dug Springs, Mo., skirmish at, 38 E Earthquake, a celebrated, 430, 431 East Point, Ga., proposed military movements at, 152 Eastport, Miss., Forrest at, 319 Education, universal, 519, 520; the true value of, 522, 523; the foundation of popular government, 533 Eighth Wisconsin Volunteers, action at Fredericktown, Mo., 51-53 Elkins, Stephen B., Secretary of War, 423 Elliot, Dr., president of Washingt
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Battles of the Western army in which Albama troops were engaged. (search)
total loss 4.—Federal, total loss 38. Alabama troops, parts of 3d, 8th Conf. Cav. Gunter's Landing, Ala., Mar. 8. Capt. H. F. Smith, 65; loss 1 k, 4 w.—Federal, 70; loss 1 k, 3 w, 66 m. Alabama troops, Capts. Henry's, May's, Smith's Cos. Ringgold Rd., Ga., Mar. 31. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 3.— Federal, total loss 27. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 10th Conf. Cav. Pensacola, Fla., April 2. Maj. Randolph; loss low, 1 m.—Federal; loss 3 w. Alabama troops, 7th Cav. Ducktown Rd., Ga., April 3. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 1.— Federal, total loss 29. Alabama troops, part of 8th Conf. Cav. Plains Store, La., April 7. Gen. Wirt Adams; loss 2 m.—Federal; loss 1 k, 4 w, 3 m. Alabama troops, Adams' Cav. Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 12. Gen. Forrest, 2 brigades; loss 14 k, 86 w.—Federal, Major L. F. Booth, 557; loss 163 k and w, 237 m. Alabama troops, Russell's 4th Cav.; 7th, 11th Cav. Taylor's Ridge, Ga., April 14. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss r
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Work of the Ordnance Bureau of the war Department of the Confederate States, 1861-5. (search)
Crenshaw Mills at Richmond, and several cotton mills, turning out coarse cloth, which, however, proved of enormous value, two of the largest being at Augusta and Macon. There were twenty paper mills, for the most part small, of which eight were in North Carolina and five in South Carolina. There were small iron furnaces and forges in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. But the production of iron by these were very meagre. There had been recently established at Ducktown, Tenn., the smelting and rolling of copper, though upon no great scale, and some lead was being produced from the ore of Wytheville, Va. There were, of course, numerous carpenters' and blacksmiths' shops, and there were a very moderate number of tanneries. Coal was mined chiefly in Virginia, the Cumberland field of Tennessee, and in Alabama, and as yet upon no great scale. Skilled mechanics were scarce, and of those in the country a good many had come from Northern States and returned thithe