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arrangements for revolt were too forward to be arrested without some outbreaks, as the first steps had already been taken on the day appointed. Bands and squads of the hardier and bolder spirits had assembled in arms and begun the work of bridge-burning, which was to be the first chapter in the programme of this counter-revolution. On the night of November 8th five railroad-bridges were burned: two over Chickamauga Creek, one over Hiwassee River, on the Georgia State Railroad, one on Lick Creek, and another over Holston River, on the Virginia & East Tennessee Railroad. At Strawberry Plains a single sentinel, James Keelan, guarded the bridge. It is said that sixteen incendiaries attacked him at midnight on the platform of the trestle-work. He defended the bridge, and killed the ringleader in the act of setting fire to it. He received three bullet-wounds, and many cuts and gashes, and his hand was nearly severed from his wrist; but he fought his assailants so fiercely that at la
takes its final bend to the north. Here, two affluents, Owl and Lick Creeks, flowing nearly parallel, somewhat north of east, from three to their junction. It forms the northern limit of the ridge, which Lick Creek bounds on the south. These streams, rising some ten or twelve mindred feet above the river-level, with its water-shed lying near Lick Creek, and either slope broken by deep and frequent ravines draining into the two creeks; the side toward Lick Creek being precipitous, while that toward Owl Creek, though broken, is a gradual declivity. This pla-cabins, was situated about midway between the mouths of Owl and Lick Creeks, in the narrow and swampy bottom that here fringes the Tennesseebers's Creek4 From Chambers's Creek to Hamburg4 From Hamburg to Lick Creek2 From Lick Creek to Pittsburg2 From Pittsburg to Crump's LandinLick Creek to Pittsburg2 From Pittsburg to Crump's Landing4 From Crump's Landing to Coffee8 From Coffee to Chalk-Bluff Landing2 From Chalk-Bluff Landing to Saltillo12 From Saltillo to Decatur Fur
about a mile in advance of Shiloh church, with its right resting on Owl Creek, and its left on Lick Creek: 1. The Third Corps, under Major-General Hardee, will advance as soon as practicable on the R battle according to the nature of the ground, its left resting on Owl Creek, its right toward Lick Creek, supported on that flank by half of its cavalry; the left flank being supported by the other half. The interval between the extreme right of this: corps and Lick Creek will be filled by a brigade or division-according to the extent of the ground — from the Second Corps. These troops, during er road as far as its intersection with the one to Pittsburg, passing through Grier's Ford, on Lick Creek. This cavalry will throw well forward advanced guards and videttes toward Grier's Ford, anMonterey, a strong working-party will be sent to repair the bridges, causeway, and road across Lick Creek, on the direct road from Monterey to Pittsburg, so that it may be used in any forward movement
le, about a mile and a half west of Shiloh church, where Lick Creek and Owl Creek approach most nearly, a space of about thr occupy his right. This line extended from Owl Creek to Lick Creek. General Johnston had reached Bragg's headquarters earlyk you of your chances for success? He replied: There is Lick Creek on my right, and Owl Creek on my left. These creeks effrigade, was under Hardee, and extended from Owl Creek to Lick Creek, a distance of somewhat over three miles. Cleburne's briese occupied the centre. The interval, on his right, to Lick Creek, was occupied by Gladden's brigade, detached from Bragg,chelon to Gladden's brigade, with its right on a fork of Lick Creek. Clanton's cavalry was in rear of Chalmers's, with pick in position on the extreme left, guarding the ford over Lick Creek. Each brigade had three regiments and a battery; and erdy road crossed Owl Creek to the ford near the mouth of Lick Creek, which was guarded by Stuart's brigade. General Lew Wal
ward to watch and guard Grier's, Tanner's, and Borland's Fords of Lick Creek. Thirty minutes after 5 A. M., our lines and columns were in hen we were in possession of all his encampments between Owl and Lick Creeks but one. Nearly all of his field-artillery, about thirty (80) fced to be at the narrowest part of the peninsula between Owl and Lick Creeks. As it advanced, gaps were left on the flanks. Chalmers occupied that on the right, near Lick Creek. Cleburne, on the extreme left, leading his brigade against Sherman's right, found such an interval betlry on his right flank, and thus they swept down the left bank of Lick Creek, driving in pickets, until they encountered Stuart's brigade on tned that flank, and driven it up the river into the angle between Lick Creek and the Tennessee. Though somewhat deficient in positive topograthat point up the road which turned our right in the direction of Lick Creek. When this information was received, the general looked at his w
est hour practicable, in accordance with the orders of movement; that is, in three lines of battle, the first and second extending from Owl Creek on the left to Lick Creek on the right, a distance of about three miles, supported by the third and the reserve. The first line, under Major-General Hardee, was constituted of his corpshe same road to reinforce the regiment of cavalry and battery of four pieces already thrown forward to watch and guard Grier's, Tanner's, and Borland's Fords of Lick Creek. Thirty minutes after 5 A. M., our lines and columns were in motion, all animated, evidently, by a promising spirit. The front line was engaged at once, buour troops moved forward, despite the determined resistance of the enemy, until after 6 p. M., when we were in possession of all his encampments between Owl and Lick Creeks but one. Nearly all of his field artillery, about thirty (30) flags, colors, and standards, over 3,000 prisoners, including a division commander (General Prent