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Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death., Chapter 24: echo of Seven days, North and South. (search)
n followed a Federal advance upon that town, which proved a mere diversion; but it produced the effect of deceiving General Bragg and of causing him to divide his forces. Hardee's and Buckner's divisions were sent to Perryville; and they with Cheatham's — who joined them by a forced marchbore the brunt of the battle of Perryville on the 8th of October. Notwithstanding the great disparity of numbers, the vim of the barefooted boys prevailed against the veterans of Buell's army, under General G. W. Thomas. They gained a decided advantage over three times their number, but once again what was a mere success might have been a crushing defeat, had Bragg's whole army been massed at Perryville. It is neither within the scope nor the purpose of this chapter to give more than a bare skeleton of events, or to discuss the delicate points of strategy; but it was a great dash to the hopes of the entire people that what might have been a crushing blow to Buell-freeing three states from Federa
assed troops in Chattanooga, sufficient in his judgment to crush Bragg; and, learning of the latter's detachment of Longstreet's corps, determined to strike early and hard. On the 25th he attacked with his whole force, in two grand columns under Thomas, Sherman and Hooker. The little southern army of less than forty thousand was judiciously posted; having advantage of being attacked. The terrible shock of the double attack was successfully repulsed on the right by Hardee, on the left by Buckn followed center-lost all order and fell back almost in flight. Then the scattered and demoralized army was saved from utter ruin, only by the admirable manner in which Cleburne covered that rout-like retreat, day after day; finally beating back Thomas' advance so heavily that pursuit was abandoned. Missionary Ridge cost the South near 8,000 men; all the Chickamauga artillery and more; and the coveted key-position to the situation. But it cost, besides, what could even less be spared; some
ate to Mobile, or some other point more accessible, on the line of the proposed new base. Simultaneously a heavy force approached the city from New Orleans; Smith and Grierson, with a strong body of cavalry, penetrated Northern Mississippi; and Thomas made his demonstration referred to. Any candid critic will see that four converging columns, to be effective, should never have operated so far away from their point of convergence, and so far separated from each other. The enterprise was giack to Vicksburg; his army perhaps more worn, broken and demoralized by the desultory attentions of ours, than it would have been by a regular defeat. Meantime the New Orleans-Pensacola expedition had danced on and off Mobile without result. Thomas had been so heavily repulsed on the 25th, that he hastily withdrew to his lines at Chickamaugaand the great campaign of General Grant had resulted in as insignificant a fizz as any costly piece of fireworks the war produced. On the contrary,
ntry untenable. Therefore, every eye was turned toward Dalton, where Johnston's little army now was-every ear was strained to catch the first echo of the thunder about to roll so ominously among the Georgia mountains. Upon General Grant's elevation to the chief command, General W. T. Sherman had been left in charge in the West. Not discouraged by the failure of Grant's quadruple advance, two months before, Sherman divided his army-like that operating on the Rapidaninto three corps. Thomas, leading the center, or direct advance; Schofield, the left on the North-east, and McPherson the right on the South-west-he moved upon Dalton, almost simultaneously with Grant's passage of the Rapidan. And like Grant, he essayed a flank movement; but with far different result. There was another point of similarity — the great disparity of numbers. Sherman could not have had in all, far short of 80,000 men; while Johnston's greatest exertions could not collect at Dalton an effective for
e threatening force, relieved from all restraint, and fearing no want of supplies in her fertile fields, pressed down, Marching throa Georgia. Meantime Hood, with no more serious opposition than an occasional skirmish, crossed the Tennessee at Florence, about the middle of November. The enemy fell back before him, toward Nashville, until it seemed as if his intent was to draw Hood further and further away from the real point of action-Sherman's advance. On the 30th of November, however, Thomas made a stand at Franklin; and then resulted a terrific battle, in which the Confederates held the field, with the loss of one-third of the army. Six of our generals lay amid their gallant dead on that unhappy field; seven more were disabled by wounds, and one was a prisoner. The enemy's loss was stated at far less than ours; and he retired into Nashville, to which place our army laid siege on the 1st of December. Weakened by the long march and more by the terrible losses of Franklin; i
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the Appomattox campaign. (search)
rigade, Brig.-Gen. David A. Weisiger: 6th Va., Col. George T. Rogers; 12th Va., Maj. Richard W. Jones; 16th Va., Lieut.-Col. Richard O. Whitehead; 41st Va., Lieut.-Col. Joseph P. Minitree; 61st Va., Col. Virginius D. Groner. Harris's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. N. H. Harris: 12th Miss., Capt. A. K. Jones; 16th Miss., Capt. James H. Duncan; 19th Miss., Col. Richard W. Phipps; 48th Miss., Col. Joseph M. Jayne. Sorrel's Brigade, Col. George E. Tayloe: 3d Ga., Lieut.-Col. Claiborne Snead; 22d Ga., Capt. G. W. Thomas; 48th Ga., Capt. A. C. Flanders; 64th Ga., Capt. J. G. Brown; 2d Ga. Batt'n, Maj. Charles J. Moffett; 10th Ga. Batt'n, Capt. C. F. Hill. Finegan's Brigade, Col. David Lang: 2d Fla., Col. W. R. Moore; 5th Fla.,----; 8th Fla., Maj. Thomas E. Clarke; 9th Fla.,----; 10th Fla., Col. Charles F. Hopkins; 11th Fla.,----. artillery, Brig.-Gen. R. L. Walker. McIntosh's Battalion, Lieut.-Col. William M. Owen: Ala. Battery (Hurt's), Lieut. George A. Ferrell; La. Battery, Capt. Edward Owen; M
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 18.114 (search)
, on the north bank of the Tennessee, with a base of supplies at Eastport, Mississippi. The following condensation of General Wilson's report of June 29th, 1865, summarizes the final operations of his corps: On the 23d of February, 1865] General Thomas arrived at Eastport with instructions directing me to fit out an expedition of five or six thousand cavalry for the purpose of making a demonstration upon Tuscaloosa and Selma in favor of General Canby's operations against Mobile and Central Alabama. [See p. 411.] . . . The instructions of Lieutenant-General Grant, transmitted to me by General Thomas, allowed me the amplest discretion as an independent commander. The movement was delayed nearly three weeks by heavy rains, and on the 18th of March the command crossed the Tennessee. At daylight on the 22d of March . . . the movement began. The entire valley of the Tennessee, having been devastated by two years of warfare, was quite as destitute of army supplies as the hill co
ne of battle, and Crittenden's the centre, and Thomas's the left. The enemy first attacked our leftis force, and by a circuitous route joined General Thomas, who now had to breast the tide of battle wever, made his way to the left and joined General Thomas, who still remained immovable in his posite had marched to the sound of the cannon. General Thomas merely pointed out to him the gap through the enemy made repeated attempts to carry General Thomas's position on the left and front, but wereack beyond the range of our artillery, leaving Thomas victorious on his hard-fought field. As moslso, to withdraw the left wing to that place. Thomas, consequently, fell back during the night to R accordance with his recommendation, Major-General G. W. Thomas was placed in the immediate command end of Missionary Ridge up to the tunnel, and Thomas repelled every attempt of the enemy to regain n killed and wounded is not known. While Generals Thomas and Hooker pushed Bragg's army into Georg[1 more...]
: from General Grant. [received 6.40 P. M., Nov. 23, 1863.] Chattanooga, Tenn., 3 P. M., Nov. 23, 1863. Major-General H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief: General Thomas's troops attacked the enemy's left at two P. M. to-day, carried first line of rifle-pits, running over the knoll one thousand two hundred yards in front of Woof it, taking about two hundred prisoners, besides killed and wounded; our loss small. The troops moved under fire with all the precision of veterans on parade. Thomas's troops will intrench themselves, and hold their position until daylight, when Sherman will join the attack from the mouth of the Chickamauga, and a decisive battle will be fought. U. S. Grant, Major-General. From General Thomas. [received in cipher, 8.45 A. M., Nov. 25.] Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 24, 1863--12 M. Major-General Halleck, General-in-Chief: Yesterday, at half-past 12, Granger's and Palmer's corps, supported by Howard's, were advanced directly in front of our forti
ivations which their fidelity to Virginia had entailed upon them. The resolutions were unanimously adopted, and the following gentlemen appointed on the several committees: Committee to Proceed to Manassas.--Jos Mayo, W. G. Paine, James H. Conway, Blair Burwell, F. W. Roddy, F. W. Hancock, J. B. McCaw, R. R. Howison, L. S. Hall (of Wetzel), Samuel Woods (of Barbour), H. F. Haymond (of Marion), James Neeson (of Marion), R. E. Cowan (of Preston), D. J. Saunders, Thomas Boldeman, G. W. Thomas, V. Bargamin, John Knute (of Wheeling), H. K. Ellyson, D. J. Burr, Thomas U. Dudley, W. Fleischmanns, H. A. Dudley, Andrew Jenkins, M. Downey, W. W. Snead, Geo. W. Gretter, Thomas L. Johnson, Paulus Powell (of Amherst). This committee will proceed to Manassas in the early train this morning. Committee to Procure Accommodations.--B. W. Haxall, John D. Harvey, James Blair, A. S. Lee, H. Hancock, Thos. W. McCance, Thos. W. Doswell, W. J. Riddick, P. B. Price, Geo. Watt, Emanuel Straus,
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