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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 76 4 Browse Search
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Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 46 0 Browse Search
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lowly. Such was the posture of affairs, when, on the 18th of January, I was informed that General Thomas was approaching with a large force of all arms, and would encamp that night within a few milrred to me that Fishing Creek must so rise as to render it impossible for Schopf to connect with Thomas. Acting upon this idea, I summoned a council of superior officers, and, laying before them the , asked their advice. There was not one of them who did not concur with me in the opinion that Thomas must be attacked immediately, and, if possible, by surprise; that such attack, if successful mere might have been readily disposed of. But had the attack done no more than check the advance of Thomas until the boats under construction could have been finished, so as to enable Crittenden to save be admitted that General Zollicoffer's command was not adequate to resist the combined forces of Thomas and Schopf, or that the Cumberland River was a sufficient obstacle to prevent them from crossing
creased, to drive him back. The fall of Fort Donelson made a speedy change of his plans necessary. General Johnston was now compelled to withdraw his forces from the north bank of the Cumberland, and to abandon the defense of Nashville—in a word, to evacuate Nashville or sacrifice the army. Not more than eleven thousand effective men were left to him with which to oppose General Buel with not less than forty thousand men, moving by Bowling Green, while another superior force, under General Thomas, was on the eastern flank; and the armies from Fort Donelson, with the gunboats and transport, had it in their power to ascend the Cumberland, so as to interrupt all communication with the south. On February 17th and 18th the main body of the command was moved from Nashville to Murfreesboro, while a brigade remained under General Floyd to bring on the stores and property upon the approach of the enemy, all of which would have been saved except for the heavy and general rains. By the
nd attacked General Early in front, while another body, concealed by the inequality of the ground, moved upon his right. Thomas's brigade of A. P. Hill's division, which had now arrived, was sent to his support, and the contest soon became animated.troops. Once he succeeded in penetrating an interval between General Gregg's brigade on the extreme left and that of General Thomas, but was quickly driven back with great slaughter by the Fourteenth South Carolina Regiment, then in reserve, and the Forty-ninth Georgia of Thomas's brigade. The contest was close and obstinate; the combatants sometimes delivered their fire at a few paces. General Gregg, who was most exposed, was reenforced by Hays's brigade under Colonel Forno. Gregg had succeand pursued about two hundred yards beyond the line of battle, when he was recalled to the position on the railroad where Thomas, Pender, and Archer had firmly held their ground against every attack. While the battle was raging on Jackson's left, Ho
e fierce and bloody. Archer and Lane, who occupied the edge of a wood, repulsed those portions of the line immediately in front of them; before the interval between these commands could be closed, however, the assailants pressed through in overwhelming numbers and turned the left of Archer and the right of Lane. Attacked in front and flank, two regiments of the former and a brigade of the latter, after a brave resistance, gave way. Archer held his line until the arrival of reenforcements. Thomas came to the relief of Lane and repulsed the column that had broken his line, driving it back to the railroad. In the meantime a large force had penetrated the wood as far as Hill's reserve, where it was met by a fire for which it was not unprepared. General Hill says: Reports of the Army of Northern Virginia, Vol. II, p. 463. The advancing columns of the enemy encountered an obstacle at the military road which they little expected. Gregg's brigade of South Carolinians stood in the way.
by Lieutenant General Longstreet. These corps consisted respectively as follows: Polk's right wing, of Breckinridge's, Cleburne's, Cheatham's, and Walker's divisions, and Forrest's cavalry—aggregate, 22,471; Longstreet's left wing, of Preston's, Hindman's, Johnson's (Hood's), Law's, Kershaw's, Stewart's divisions, and Wheeler's cavalry—aggregate, 24,850; grand aggregate of both wings, 47,321. The forces under Rosecrans, as has been subsequently learned, consisted of McCook's corps, 14,345; Thomas's, 24,072; Crittenden's, 13,975; Granger's, about 5,000; cavalry, 7,000: whole number, 64,392. On the night of the 19th General Bragg gave his instructions orally to the general officers whom he had summoned to his campfire, as to the position of the different commands; the order of battle was that the attack should commence on the right at daybreak, and be taken up successively to the left. From a. combination of mishaps it resulted that the attack was not commenced until nine or ten o'cl
hdrawal of the army to Gadsden and movement against Thomas Sherman Burns Atlanta and begins his March to the etermined, on July 20th, to attack the corps of Generals Thomas and Schofield, who were in the act of crossing Peachtree Creek, hoping to defeat Thomas before he could fortify himself, then to fall on Schofield, and finalhe route to Nashville, whither Sherman had sent General Thomas for the protection of his depots and communicatnsider this movement into Tennessee ill-advised. Thomas having been sufficiently reenforced in Tennessee to he decided to cross the Tennessee and move against Thomas, who with his corps had been detached by Sherman anHill, Hood learned that Schofield was instructed by Thomas to hold that position until Franklin could be made in had already been sent across the Harpeth River. Thomas's dispatch indicated a purpose to hold Franklin; itght, if attacked in position, that he could defeat Thomas, gain possession of Nashville with its abundant sup
n of any communication from General Lee in regard to the accumulation of rations at Amelia Court-House. . . . The second or third day after the evacuation, I recollect you said to General Lee in my presence that you had a large number of rations (I think eighty thousand) at a convenient point on the railroad, and desired to know where you should place them. The General replied that the military situation made it impossible to answer. In a letter of the date of September, 1865, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas G. Williams, assistant commissary general, wrote to General St. John, and from his letter I make the following extract: On the morning of April 2, 1865, the chief commissary of General Lee's army was asked by telegram what should be done with the stores in Richmond. No reply was received until night; he then suggested that, if Richmond was not safe, they might be sent up on the Richmond and Danville Railroad. As the evacuation of Richmond was then actively progressing it was
75, 82, 83, 102, 103, 104, 105, 111, 119, 120, 121-22, 124, 125, 126, 127, 130, 132, 133, 170. Lt. Thomas B., 186. Huggins, Thomas, 200. Humphreys, Benjamin G., 635, 637. Hunter, Major, 350-51. G57, 558, 561, 618, 638-39. Skirmish with Stuart's force at Yellow Tavern, 427-28. Sherman, Gen. Thomas W., 8, 64, 65. Gen. William T., 15, 41, 50, 171, 327, 331,332, 340, 354, 365, 455, 466, 472, h with Sheridan at Yellow Tavern, 427-28. Death, 428. Sullivan, Michael, 200. Patrick, 200. Thomas, 201. Sumner, General, 102, 105, 106, 137, 275, 286,294. Testimony on battle of Sharpsburg, Vunt of battle of Cold Harbor, 441-42. Statement concerning Johnston-Sherman conference, 588. Col. Thomas, 495. Col. Walter H., 88. Statements of the strength of Confederate Army, 131-32. Extract c Tennessee (gunboat), 173, 176, 192. Terry, Colonel, 72. Texas. Reconstruction, 640. Thomas, General, 16-17, 18, 19, 31, 268, 273,297, 361,475,482, 483, 485, 488, 490. Judge, 614. Thompson,