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from Bridgeport immediately to the rear and left of General Crittenden, General Gordon Granger, with the reserve corps, had reached a position a few miles south of Chrs. Soon after this, an order from General Rosecrans, which had reached General Granger by another route, directed the two brigades to fall back at once to RossviGeneral Baird's men, who were nearest to me on the right, I fell back with General Granger's troops, and remained in the vicinity of Rossville until the sounds of baWe might or might not also rely for assistance upon Steadman's division of General Granger's corps. Opposed to these was the old army of the Tennessee, which Braguish the red and blue, with the white crescent! It was the battle-flag of General Granger, and the troops we saw were two brigades, Mitchell's and Whitaker's, of Stdered help to the battle-scarred veterans who held the hill. As soon as General Granger had reported to General Thomas for duty, he was sent by the latter to brin
t the following report of the expedition to Weems's Springs, Tennessee. In compliance with your instructions from Headquarters, District of the Cumberland, I left camp at Nashville, Tennessee, with my company, F, First Missouri cavalry, Major-General G. Granger's escort, at daybreak on the morning of the eighteenth instant, and proceeded to Hillsboro, where I arrived at one o'clock P. M. Here, in accordance with your instructions, I was joined by company C, Fourteenth Michigan infantry, (mounte Too much praise cannot be bestowed on Captain Mackey, and the officers and men of his company, also to First Lieutenant William Davis, and men of my company, for their gallant behavior throughout the entire expedition, having travelled one hundred and five miles in less than twenty-four hours. I have the honor to be, Captain, Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, James Clifford, Captain Company F, First Missouri Cavalry, Major-General G. Granger's Escort, Commanding Expedition.
r ordering me to post General Wood in a strong, defensible position at Gordon's Mills, for him to resist stoutly the enemy's advance, and in case of extremity, if Granger's forces (a division of infantry) has not arrived at Chattanooga, so as to support Wood at Rossville, and he (Wood) should be compelled to fall back further, he mng the two days of battle: Major J. S. Fullerton, Captain J. Gordon Taylor, Captain William L. Avery, and Lieutenant T. G. Braham. Respectfully submitted, G. Granger, Major-General. Colonel Van Derveer's report. headquarters Third division, Fourteenth army corps, Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 25, 1863. Captain Lewis J.renewed efforts. From this time until dark we were hotly engaged. The ammunition failing, and no supply at hand, except a small quantity furnished by Major-General Gordon Granger, our men gathered their cartridges from the boxes of the dead, wounded, and prisoners, and finally fixed bayonets, determined to hold the position. He
Chickamauga and in easy supporting distance. Now was presented once more a magnificent opportunity for the confederate General. There was no longer a doubt as to the position of the forces of the enemy. His whole army, with the exception of Granger, was before him. It was distributed from the head of McLemore's Cove, along and down the west side of the Chickamauga Valley, as far as Lee and Gordon's Mills, Chickamauga Creek separating it from the army of the confederates. A strong demonstrxamined the position of Cleburn, and finding he could hold it if he could not advance, moved Cheatham rapidly by the right flank to the extreme right to meet the reported movement of the enemy, which was ascertained to be one of the divisions of Granger's corps, approaching from Chattanooga, and was moving toward the centre, where Cleburn had made his attack. The whole line was then revised and posted, and a forward movement in all its length ordered. The right swung round with an extended
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Iuka and Corinth. (search)
ld be of great use to us. Sheridan ought to be made a brigadier. He would not be a stampeding general. Halleck at once asked the President to promote him for gallant conduct in battle ; and soon afterward Generals Rosecrans, J. C. Sullivan, Gordon Granger, Elliott, and Asboth telegraphed to Halleck (then in Washington): The undersigned respectfully beg that you will obtain the promotion of Sheridan. He is worth his weight in gold. He was eventually promoted to the rank of brigadier-general, h and abandoning a large amount of supplies which added greatly to the happiness of the Confederates. Price learned as soon as he got into Iuka that though Rosecrans had sent three divisions of his army [E. A. Paine's, Jeff. C. Davis's, and Gordon Granger's] to Buell, he was himself still west of Iuka with two divisions. After some hesitation he felt that it was his duty not to go to Nashville, but to look after Rosecrans and what was left of his army; accordingly he telegraphed Van Dorn that
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Manoeuvring Bragg out of Tennessee. (search)
fight ensued. The head of Thomas's column was six miles in the rear, but Wilder's plucky regiments used their Spencer rifles to such good purpose as to hold their ground until Reynolds's division secured possession of the bridge, when Stewart, finding that the movement was really an advance in force, that the Gap he was posted to guard was lost, and that a heavy column was crossing the bridge, fell back upon the main line. Thomas was followed closely by McCook with the Twentieth Corps, Granger with the Reserve Corps holding the ground in front of Murfreesboro‘. Meantime, Crittenden with the Twenty-first Corps, who had seventeen miles to march, over a road that seemingly had no bottom, was toiling through the mud between Woodbury and Manchester on his way to his position before Bragg's right flank and rear. Colonel John F. Miller with his brigade of Negley's division attacked Liberty Gap, and fell in a fierce fight there, badly wounded; but the Gap was held by the brigade until r
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 8.89 (search)
oncentration of his army in McLemore's Cove. Granger's corps came up from Bridgeport, occupied Rospossibly the loss of Chattanooga. But he had Granger's corps to hold the fortifications of Chattans of Longstreet, until Steedman's division of Granger's corps came to his relief about 3 P. M. Well. From prisoners we soon learned that it was Granger's corps. We were apprehensive that a flank aall back and align upon Cleburne, when we saw Granger's corps approaching on our right, and I did r, believing that a withdrawal in full view of Granger would invite an attack upon our flank, and th to my assistance by the wing commander. But Granger, who had gallantly marched without orders to ns thus describes the timely help afforded by Granger to the sorely beset Thomas: Arrived in sight, Granger discovered at once the peril and the point of danger — the gap — and quick as thought the day. Thomas had received orders after Granger's arrival to retreat to Rossville, but, stout
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 8.91 (search)
Federals thus hastily formed on Battery Hill now successfully withstood the assault of the enemy. The Union line held the crest. Longstreet was stayed at last. Gathering new forces, he soon sent a flanking column around our right. We could not extend our line to meet this attack. They had reached the summit, and were coming around still farther on through a protected ravine. For a time the fate of the Union army hung in the balance. All seemed lost, when unexpected help came from Gordon Granger and the right was saved. When Longstreet first struck our right I was hurrying toward Crawfish Springs, as stated above, to order the cavalry to the left. I brought back with me Harrison's regiment, which, with Wilder's brigade, gallantly charged the Confederates in flank. Harrison captured some two hundred prisoners and turned again upon the enemy. Finding no Federal infantry in sight, I passed to the northward, taking with me Harrison's disarmed prisoners, partly under charge of
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Reenforcing Thomas at Chickamauga. (search)
. V.; at Chickamauga chief-of-staff to General Gordon Granger. On the 19th day of September, 1863ho was opening the battle on Thomas's front. Granger, who had been ordered at all hazards to hold t hung over the scene. At 11 o'clock, with Granger, I climbed a high hayrick near by. We sat thefor ten minutes listening and watching. Then Granger jumped up, thrust his glass into its case, an rear. Those men must be driven back, said Granger, pointing to the gorge and ridge. Can you dot know any better than to charge up there. Granger quickly sent Aleshire's battery of 3-inch rif of the charge the ridge had been carried. Granger's hat had been torn by a fragment of shell; S center. The ammunition of both Thomas's and Granger's commands was now about exhausted. When GraGranger had come up he had given ammunition to Brannan and Wood, and that had exhausted his supply. Ton the left of his line, Brannan rushed up to Granger, saying, The enemy are forming for another as[8 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Notes on the Chickamauga campaign. (search)
r's, Reynolds's, Brannan's, Negley's, Davis's, Sheridan's; Wood's and Van Cleve's were in reserve; and three brigades of Granger's corps were near Rossville, four miles away. Thomas commanded six divisions at the left, McCook two at the right, and ection of Chattanooga, watching with anxious interest a column of dust rising in the air. Our suspense was relieved when Granger and Steedman emerged from the dust, and Garfield dashed up to Thomas. To prevent a turning movement on the road from Ringgold, through Rossville to Chattanooga, Granger, with three brigades, had been stationed on the Ringgold road; and, by a sound, soldierly judgment, leaving one brigade to do the work assigned to the three, brought two brigades to the field. Thoard his reserves and re-formed his lines; and, extending beyond our right, advanced in a final attack. Thomas ordered Granger's reenforcements to the right of Brannan, where the enemy had already begun to appear. The conflict there, and on the d
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