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The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 1,463 127 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 1,378 372 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 810 42 Browse Search
John Bell Hood., Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and Confederate Armies 606 8 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 565 25 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 473 17 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 373 5 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 372 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 277 1 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 232 78 Browse Search
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, the parents of the gallant Colonel Little, of my division, and under the able medical attendance of Dr. John T. Darby. I then received intelligence from General Bragg that the enemy was contemplating a raid to capture me. I at once moved to Atlanta, and thence to Richmond. General Longstreet, has since the war, informed me that he telegraphed the authorities of the Confederate Government from the battle field, on the day I was wounded, urging my promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Genernity of a general battle, and since the strictures of General Johnston demand my earnest attention, I shall here discontinue the relation of events in the order which I have thus far observed, and resume the narrative at the period I assumed command of the Army around Atlanta. I shall substitute a reply to the erroneous and injurious statements in my regard, brought forward by General Johnston, and which will sufficiently record the part I bore in the campaign of that Spring and early Summer.
ngth and losses, Army of Tennessee Dalton to Atlanta. I very much regret I should find it incumfrom Dalton, and within about twenty miles of Atlanta, was fifty-nine thousand two hundred and fortinto action at any time prior to the siege of Atlanta, had I been notified that a battle was to be or near Dalton. Shortly after the fall of Atlanta, and whilst we were lying in bivouac at Lovej I had lost many more men during the siege of Atlanta than had General Johnston during his campaignall causes, during the retreat from Dalton to Atlanta. He at once replied that he could not give ml causes during the campaign from Dalton to Atlanta, Ga., between the 7th of May and 18th of July, 1d during the operations at and from Dalton to Atlanta as I could wish. My recollection, however, iederal officers in regard to my losses around Atlanta, it will be seen that I telegraphed the War Dly carried out in the campaign from Dalton to Atlanta. He came to the position of all others most [2 more...]
alton, would in no manner have altered the ensuing campaign. If I had had a conception of the operations from Dalton to Atlanta, naught but the most peremptory orders could have induced me to have left General Lee. General Johnston, in referenceers, prisoners, etc. I am extremely disappointed. I cannot positively state the reduction of his Army from Dalton to Atlanta, but I believe it was about nineteen thousand (19,000) muskets. * * * * As to the deficiency of ammunition, it is a romamy request by General Bragg. It is impossible that we should have lost twenty-five thousand (25,000) men from Dalton to Atlanta, and,at the same time, no material save four field pieces. After the muskets of the killed and wounded were gathered anovement had dislodged us already from Dalton and Resaca, and in fact dislodged us from every position between Dalton and Atlanta — how long is it supposed we would have remained at Cassville? I leave the answer to every fair minded man. This is
l Johnston during his campaign from Dalton to Atlanta. He was on cordial terms with each of us, an, with his right on the river, and approached Atlanta from the north, whilst Schofield and McPhersot the advance of the enemy to the vicinity of Atlanta, far in the interior of Georgia, and express er, that the Federal Army was marching toward Atlanta, and, at General Hood's earnest request, I cocommand of my corps, and fight the battle for Atlanta; at the same time I directed his attention tomoval be postponed, at least till the fate of Atlanta was decided. The, following extract from aremoving Johnston, at least until the fate of Atlanta should be decided. That was the substance; Irespondence, remain in command, and fight for Atlanta, as Sherman was at the very gates of the cityances retain command and fight the battle for Atlanta, to at least remain with me and give me the by made me the promise that, after riding into Atlanta, he would return that same evening. Although[1 more...]
in the four attacks on the Federal Army near Atlanta, as they proved in the useless butchery at Fro his theory, Richmond, which was larger than Atlanta, should also have been too extensive to be inscertain whether or not he intended to defend Atlanta. In view of the abandonment of one hundred maw Mountain? Retreat. Would we have fought at Atlanta after our inglorious campaign, the abandonmeneported to me for duty in the trenches around Atlanta, you had about two thousand (2000) effective trenches in front of the enemy, and have held Atlanta against General Sherman's Army of over one huembled. Then, I intended to man the works of Atlanta on the side toward Peach Tree creek with thos trenches in front of the enemy and have held Atlanta against General Sherman's Army of over one hu now avowed intention to have made a stand at Atlanta, it would certainly have been more judicious ject by equally effective means. The size of Atlanta in no manner hindered the destruction of our [35 more...]
to General Johnston his intention to abandon Atlanta evacuation of Richmond contemplated in 1862 e sea in one vast plain like the country from Atlanta? But when the Confederate commander, with as to whether or not Johnston would fight for Atlanta: Van Horne, 11 Army C., vol. II, page 121is hard to realize that Johnston will give up Atlanta without a fight, but it may be so. Let us devs along the entire line between Nashville and Atlanta, forming, it might be said, a chain of sentinpossessed any more definite idea of defending Atlanta than he had of defending Dalton, or any other position from that point to Atlanta. He brings forward the presence of his family in this city, ahe considered Macon, one hundred miles beyond Atlanta, the point to fall back upon, would hardly ha expectations, after a surrender of Richmond, Atlanta, etc., etc., and a final retreat to the seashse soldiers, when fighting between Dalton and Atlanta, could not have been driven back repeatedly b[4 more...]
enter fully into the details of the siege of Atlanta, the campaign to the Alabama line, and that w of my own corps, and to fight the battle for Atlanta, he deserted me the ensuing afternoon. He des Peach Tree creek, within about six miles of Atlanta; and I was busily engaged in hunting up the p east of Decatur, and there he turned toward Atlanta, breaking up the railroad as he progressed, h enemy was in Decatur, almost at the gates of Atlanta. This intelligence must have been communicatugusta Railroad, within six or eight miles of Atlanta. If such is not the case, our cavalry, statinear Pace's Ferry road, and the right covered Atlanta. I was informed on the 19th that Thomas was ad at Decatur. Finding it impossible to hold Atlanta without giving battle, I determined to strike19th the three Armies were converging towards Atlanta, meeting such feeble resistance that I reallyecatur; Schofield along a road leading toward Atlanta, by Colonel Howard's house and the distillery[4 more...]
Chapter 11: Siege of Atlanta battle 22d of July Hardee General Frank Blair's letternear the Georgia Railroad between Decatur and Atlanta, and a large number of the enemy's wagons had ordered to be constructed for the defence of Atlanta, and to report, at the earliest moment, in reld and McPherson had advanced slightly toward Atlanta. To transfer after dark our entire line from presence of the enemy to another line around Atlanta, and to throw Hardee, the same night, entirel, his operations in that direction; otherwise Atlanta was doomed to fall at a very early day. Althod our lines were advanced rapidly close up to Atlanta. For some moments I supposed the enemy intenom that moment, I may say, began the siege of Atlanta. The battles of the 20th and 22d checked thethe unfortunate policy pursued from Dalton to Atlanta, and which had wrought such demoralization am0th, it also enabled us to hold possession of Atlanta a prolonged period. He erred likewise in att[14 more...]
Jackson battle of Jonesboroa evacuation of Atlanta. In accordance with the valuable diary of struction of the Augusta road, the holding of Atlanta — unless some favorable opportunity offered ion followed in pursuit, and Lewis returned to Atlanta, Wheeler moved across from Latimer's, with a of communication as to compel us to evacuate Atlanta, as the subjoined extract will indicate: remember to have received during the siege of Atlanta from the President; it therefore stands out in the 23d, however, we saw trains coming into Atlanta from the South, when I became more than ever destroy the Macon road, and that the fate of Atlanta depended upon our ability to defeat this movempressed upon General Hardee that the fate of Atlanta rested upon his ability, with the aid of two road, and thus necessitated the evacuation of Atlanta at the earliest hour possible. I was not sthe rear guard soon thereafter marched out of Atlanta. That night and the morning of the 3d, our t[15 more...]
Chapter 13: Atlanta untenable losses during the siege Compared with those of Sherman,held my Army in position on the north side of Atlanta. The two corps below Camp creek having theave necessitated the immediate abandonment of Atlanta or have shut up our Army in the pocket, or cuur Army. This plan for the speedy capture of Atlanta could have been executed with an insignificanochee river, which flows within five miles of Atlanta, along the foot of the general slope from thehe day I assumed command to the evacuation of Atlanta. As I have already asserted, the number of mo it) in the series of engagements around Atlanta, Georgia, commencing July 4th, and ending July 31ses in Army of Tennessee in engagements around Atlanta and Fonesboro, from August 1st to September 1ck to Alabama. Gholsen's brigade remained at Atlanta until its evacuation. It was, however, very oupe, Brigadier General and Chief of Staff at Atlanta. Although the number of killed and wounde[27 more...]
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