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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Kennesaw Mountain. (search)
Kennesaw Mountain. By General S. G. French. [The following paper was sent by General French and read before the Louisvim near Lost Mountain to a point about a mile north of Kennesaw Mountain. The general direction of this line, from our left, to explain movements previous to assuming position on Kennesaw Mountain, I will make some extracts from my diary. June 14, evening ordered to withdraw and assume a new line on Kennesaw Mountain. June 19. The enemy made rapid pursuit, and before my line was established on Kennesaw Mountain, skirmishing commenced, and by 12 M. artillery fire from the enemy was rapidt; then in order came Bate, Cleburne and Cheatham. Kennesaw Mountain is about four miles northwest of Marietta. It is ov line of blue the infantry advanced and the battle of Kennesaw Mountain began. I could see no infantry on my immediate froilitary division of the Mississippi in the field near Kennesaw Mountain, June 24, 1864.-The army commanders will make full re