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Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, V. (search)
es commands it as if the horseshoe were not split. At the right end of the balcony is Lookout Mountain, like a stage box. The box opposite is the north end of Missionary Ridge; and the whole left side of the balcony is part of the same ridge. Bragg holds them all. His centre is up on the left side of the balcony: his two wings are the two stage boxes that look at each other across the valley. He also holds a position in the middle of the parquet, called Orchard Knob. The parquet is Chattanooga valley. To attack Bragg, there is a choice. Go at the centre, cut him in two, and beat the stage boxes separately, or get round behind the boxes, and attack both, so that one cannot go to help the other. But the centre was a straight climb up into the face of the enemy, and Grant determined upon the boxes. The left-hand box, the north end of Missionary Ridge, was to be the main affair; and Sherman was to conduct it. He was to creep round and there turn Bragg's flank, while Hooker was to t
ompletely at the mercy of the latter. It was only necessary that Gen. Bragg should fall upon it with such a mass as would have crushed it; then turned down Chattanooga valley, thrown himself in between the town and Crittenden, and crushed him; then passed back between Lookout mountain and the Tennessee river into Wills's valley, to the north end of Mission ridge, with the enemy compressed between them. Next morning, Nov. 25. Hooker moved down from Lookout mountain, and across Chattanooga valley, which his hold of Lookout mountain had compelled the enemy to abandon, burning the bridge over the creek; which arrested our advance here for three hours. ed his position near the railroad tunnel in front of Sherman, and by midnight was in full retreat; and the whole of his strong position on Lookout mountain, Chattanooga valley, and Mission ridge, was in our possession, together with a large number of prisoners, artillery, and small arms. Says Gen. Thomas, in his report: Ou
. J. D., killed, 144. Baird, Gen., at Chickamauga, 415; cooperates at Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga Valley, and Mission Ridge, 438 to 442. Baltimore, National platform of 1864, 659; massacre of ee, 432; is reenforced by Sherman at Chattanooga, 437; drives Bragg from Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga Valley, and Mission Ridge, 438 to 445; his official report, 442; losses on both sides, 446; is ap Johnson, Gen. R. W., at Chickamauga, 415; cooperates against Bragg at Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga Valley, and Mission Ridge, 438 to 442. Johnson, Zachartah, on the Slave-Trade, 233. Johnsontanooga, 437; his advance checked, 441; cooperates in driving Bragg from Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga Valley, and Mission Ridge, 413; assigned to the command of the Mississippi, Ohio, &c., 574; beginuga, 421; retires unassailed, 423; ordered to hold Chattanooga. 434; at Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga Valley, and Mission Ridge, 434-446; his official report, 442; in the Atlanta campaign, 626; in Te
kout Mountain top, all the rifle-pits in Chattanooga Valley, and Missionary Ridge entire, have been ds leading from the enemy's main camp in Chattanooga valley to Lookout valley. On the twenty-eigheport, his main force being fortified in Chattanooga valley, at the foot of and on Missionary Ridge cooperate with Sherman. The troops in Chattanooga valley should all be concentrated on your left e north end of Lookout Mountain, through Chattanooga valley, to the north end of Missionary Ridge. nd, in pursuance of orders, swept across Chattanooga valley, now abandoned by the enemy, to Rossvilling north on the ridge, with his left in Chattanooga Valley, and his right east of the ridge. His ais strong positions on Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga Valley, and Missionary Ridge were in our possesied the mountain as far as the road from Chattanooga valley to the White house. Soon after, his maiemy's line of defence, stretching across Chattanooga valley, by an enfilading fire, and also, by a d[4 more...]
osted, prisoners. Our advancing lines completely enfiladed most of the enemy's works, which were poorly adapted to the defence of the position. Early on the morning of the twenty-fifth November, the Eighty-fourth and Seventy-fifth Illinois were advanced on the left to make a reconnoissance, and captured some rebel guards, camps, baggage, and several boxes of arms, near the road from Chattanooga up the mountain to Summer Town, and found that the main force of the enemy had evacuated Chattanooga Valley. These facts being reported, the whole force, under General Hooker, moved about ten o'clock A. M., toward Rossville, situated at the base of Missionary Ridge, five miles distant from Chattanooga, at which place the La Fayette road passes through a gorge in the ridge. Having to rebuild the destroyed bridge over Chattanooga Creek, it was after two o'clock P. M. before our advance, General Osterhaus's division, reached the rebel lines strongly posted in the gorge. The attack was soon m
information from my pickets at Owen's Ford, that the enemy, in large force, was driving back our cavalry from that point. It was also reported that the enemy had a large train of wagons with him. At the same time I observed a heavy dust in Chattanooga Valley, which appeared to indicate a movement from Chattanooga, along the foot of Lookout Mountain, towards McLemore's Cove, for the purpose of succoring the command reported at Owen's Ford. I immediately moved over to Chattanooga Valley and drovChattanooga Valley and drove back towards Chattanooga the force which was marching from that place. I then left the Eighth Texas rangers and my escort to hold the enemy in check, while, with the balance of the command, I moved up towards McLemore's Cove. After marching about five miles we met a large force of cavalry, which, seeing the dust of our approach, had deployed a considerable force in a strong position. I immediately deployed two regiments and commenced skirmishing. Finding their position strong, I detached
then the most important Federal force in the West. Strongly posted on Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain and in Chattanooga Valley to the south and southeast of the town, Bragg controlled the railroad, making it impossible for supplies to come ove left flank rested on the northern end of Lookout Mountain and the line extended a distance of twelve miles across Chattanooga Valley to Missionary Ridge. This position was further strengthened by entrenchments throughout the lowlands. Despite thend in their walls and pits around the Craven house, but were finally driven in force over rocks and precipices into Chattanooga Valley. such was the battle in the clouds, a wonderful spectacle denied the remainder of Hooker's troops holding Lookoun the 24th secured to Grant's army a distinct advantage in position. From the north end of Lookout Mountain across Chattanooga Valley to the north end of Missionary Ridge the Union forces maintained an unbroken front. the morning of the 25th dawn
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Chickamauga-letter from Captain W. N. Polk. (search)
my headquarters as incredible, was soon after confirmed by reports of the occupation of Trenton by the enemy's cavalry, and its advance up the Wills Valley railroad in the direction of Chattanooga as far as Wahatchie, within seven miles, as a covering force to the advance of its infantry columns on Trenton. In order to understand this movement of Rosecrans, and subsequent operations, a topographical view is necessary. Chattanooga is situated on the Tennessee river at the mouth of Chattanooga valley — a valley following the course of the Chattanooga creek, and formed by Lookout mountain and Missionary ridge. East of Missionary ridge, and running parallel with it, is another valley-Chickamauga valley — following the course of Chickamauga creek, which, with the Chattanooga creek, discharges its waters into the Tennessee river — the first above and the latter below the town of Chattanooga, and has with it a common source in McLemore's cove, the common head of both valleys, and forme<
emy's lines extending from the Tennessee River, above Chattanooga, to the river at and below the point of Lookout Mountain, below Chattanooga, with the south bank of the river picketed nearly to Bridgeport, his main force being fortified in Chattanooga Valley, at the foot of and on Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain, and a brigade in Lookout Valley. True, we held possession of the country north of the river, but it was from sixty to seventy miles over the most impracticable roads to army supour line of communication, cutting the railroad at Cleveland. On the same day Hooker scaled the western slope of Lookout Mountain. On the 25th he took possession of the mountain top with a part of his force, and with the remainder crossed Chattanooga Valley to Rossville. Our most northern point was assailed by Sherman, and the attack kept up all day. He was reenforced by a part of Howard's corps. In the afternoon the whole force of the enemy's center, consisting of four divisions, was moved
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
ga, Tenn., battle of, 114; opening of communication with Nashville, 114; Thomas at, 115; S. ordered to, 161; threatened by Hood, 161, 163, 318; Federal possession of, 193-197; force of railroad guards, convalescents, etc., at, 195-197, 204,205; strategic importance of, 260; dedication of the field of, 297; as base of supplies for Sherman, 304, 320, 321; breaking the railroads near, 316-318; Thomas to hold, 317, 319; possible siege of, 319, 321, 322; cutting through the South at, 337 Chattanooga Valley, Hood's escape through, 161, 162 Chattooga Valley, proposed movement by Sherman in, 308 Chicago, Ill., becomes a military center, 425; Sheridan removes headquarters from St. Louis to, 425; S.'s headquarters at, 453-455; railroad strikes at, 454; its importance, 454, 455; military protection for, 454, 455; establishment of Fort Sheridan, 454, 455; Sheridan's services to, 455; the labor riots of 1894, 493 et seq. Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Rail-road, riots on the, 498, 49
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