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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
wound in the left shoulder which prevented his participation in the Maryland campaign which followed. Subsequently he was in the battle of Fredericksburg, in Pickett's division, and after that took part in Longstreet's operations against Suffolk, fighting at Blackwater, and New Hope Church and in the siege of Suffolk. With Jenkins' brigade he went to north Georgia under Longstreet, and participated in the skirmish on Lookout Mountain just after the battle of Chickamauga, the affair on Raccoon Mountain, and the battle of Missionary Ridge, in the meantime having been transferred to the Twenty-fourth regiment, Gist's brigade, Walker's division, Hardee's corps, army of Tennessee. During the struggle from Chattanooga to Atlanta he was in continued service of the most arduous nature, and did the part of a true soldier of the South at Resaca, Calhoun Station, New Hope Church, Cass Station, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, the Atlanta battle of July 22, 1864, Jonesboro, and the skirmish
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 13: (search)
arent results. Though in its own country, it must depend on the railroad to Atlanta as a base, for northern Georgia was nearly destitute, as has been pointed out in another connection. On the 16th of August, Rosecrans put his army in motion to pass the Cumberland mountains and marched southward. Having crossed the Tennessee river in the vicinity of Stevenson and Bridgeport, Ala., the Federals found themselves confronted by Sand mountain, the northern extremity of which is known as Raccoon mountain. At the eastern base of this ridge runs Lookout creek, separating from Sand mountain the parallel ridge known as Lookout mountain, whose abrupt termination, where Lookout creek empties into the Tennessee, looms up in the sky just southwest of Chattanooga. Beyond Lookout mountain a valley runs in the same general direction, drained by Chattanooga creek, east of which is another parallel ridge, more passable, called Missionary ridge, the northward termination of which is east of Chattan
front looks down on Chattanooga, while on its western side lies a narrow valley, hardly two miles wide, the bed of Lookout river. Still west of this valley, Raccoon mountain rises, another lofty and wooded ridge, reaching far off into Alabama. The Nashville and Chattanooga railroad, by which all supplies were brought to the natishore, below the mouth of Lookout river, and is broken at Brown's ferry by a narrow gorge, through which a road runs to Kelly's ferry, on the western side of Raccoon mountain. The valley between this ridge and the Raccoon mountain is narrow, and a lodgment effected there would seriously interrupt the communications of the enemy uis line of march along the railroad, by way of Whitesides to Wauhatchie. The rebel pickets fell back as he advanced; and, marching along the western base of Raccoon mountain, he finally descended through a narrow gorge into Lookout valley, leaving troops to protect the passes along the route. As the column emerged into the valle
up; while redoubts, redans, and rifle-pits were scattered lower down the acclivity, to repel assaults from the direction of the river. On each flank were epaulements, walls of stone, and abatis; and, in the valley itself, at the foot of the mountain, long lines of earthworks, of still greater extent. The entire force, for the defence of the mountain, consisted of six brigades, or about seven thousand men. Hooker's camps were all on the western side of Lookout creek, at the base of Raccoon mountain. Geary's division, supported by Whitaker's brigade of Cruft's division, was ordered to proceed up the valley, cross the creek near Wauhatchie, and then march down, sweeping the rebels from the right bank of the stream. The other brigade (Grose's) from the Fourth corps, was to seize and repair the bridge across Lookout creek, just below the railroad; while Osterhaus was to march up, from Brown's ferry to the place of crossing, and then support the movement of Geary, or furnish support
R Raccoon Ford, Va., II., 346. Raccoon Mountain, Tenn.: II., 177, 291; gorge at, II., 310. Rachel Seam, U. S. S., VI., 316. Radford, W., VI., 162. Ragged Point, Va., VI., 322. Raham, F., IV., 166. Raiders: Confederate, capture of telegraph operators by, IV., 174, 176. Raids: first great Confederate under General Stuart, June 13-15, 1862, IV., 85; a distinct product of the Civil War, IV., 120; expeditions, Federal, in the East, IV., 12-131; a most brilliant and sensational one, and results of, in May, 1864, IV., 124, 125, 126, 127; in the West, IV., 129-140; famous Union, in the West, April, 1863, IV., 132, 133, 134; and expeditions, federal, in the West, IV., 132-140; Union, in the West, and South, objects of, IV., 132; under Grierson, the most successful during the Civil War, results of, IV., 134; by Federal cavalry in March and April, 1865, in the West, gave the death blow to the Southern Confederacy, IV., 136, 138, 140: of Union caval
venth, II., 328; Ninth, III., 330; Tenth Legion, Pickett's Division, II., 261; Thirteenth, III., 330. Tennessee,, C. S. S.: IV., 139; VI, 131, 247, 249, 251, 256, 322; IX., 107. Tennessee Mountains, camp in, IV., 142. Tennessee River, Tenn., Miss., and Ky.: I., 198; along the banks of, II., 10; activities on, Il, 139, 244 seq.; at Bridgeport, II., 269 seq.; crossing of, Il, 274 seq.; railroad bridge over, at Bridgeport, Ala., Il, 275; along the, II., 289 seq.; gorge in Raccoon Mountains, I., 310; Federal transports in, II, 313; blockhouse on, IV., 129; Federal commissary camp on, IV., 141; long truss bridge across, V., 292; army boats on the, V., 293; along the, VI., 69, 209, 233, 318; supplies received by, and on, VIII., 39; along the, IX., 95, 101; activity on, in war times, IX., 99. Tenting on the Old Camp ground, W. Kittridge, IX., 348. Tents: used to shelter Confederate prisoners, VII., 63; for the over-flow, VII., 261; Sibley, Wall and A types of, VII
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—eastern Tennessee. (search)
nated as Will's Valley, are, on the west, Raccoon Mountain, which extends along the left bank of thede of the defiles made the passage across Raccoon Mountain and Lookout Mountain very difficult; but left bank of the river and the slopes of Raccoon Mountain, they would have been obliged either to mps were to cross the river at the foot of Raccoon Mountain, taking Stevenson as a base of operationshe observers stationed upon the crests of Raccoon Mountain, more than three hundred yards high, whic evening, Davis occupied on the summit of Raccoon Mountain the routes from Trenton and Valley Head. hom Johnson has relieved on the summit of Raccoon Mountain. On the 3d, despite the crowding on thout Creek. Negley toils up the slopes of Raccoon Mountain. On the right McCook's three divisions oee, crossed or turned around the chain of Raccoon Mountain, and is collected upon the eastern side ored three days to come down the slopes of Raccoon Mountain. At last, on the 6th of September, the T[1 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the siege of Chattanooga. (search)
south by Lookout Mountain, on the west by Raccoon Mountain. The isthmus which connects it with the as not the same with the eastern crest of Raccoon Mountain, which extends much farther toward the noown into Will's Valley. Therefore, it is Raccoon Mountain which is the key of all land and water li attitude. In failing to occupy in force Raccoon Mountain he committed a fatal error. One brigade ature to cover on the east the citadel of Raccoon Mountain, one might prevent the enemy from having rt, should cross the formidable gorges of Raccoon Mountain and come on a stated day into Will's Vallhave been thrown back upon the defiles of Raccoon Mountain, Howard will find himself isolated, and uiled to dispute with Hooker the passes of Raccoon Mountain. Longstreet, perched upon the inaccessibither attack Wauhatchie in flank or pass Raccoon Mountain to head off his adversaries at Shell Mounthe river. Thus protected by the mass of Raccoon Mountain, he was expected to reach Brown's Ferry w[5 more...]
enemy is still activity engaged on the opposite bank of the river. The of the sappers and miners can be distinctly heard by our pickets in the stillness of the night. They are as busy as beavers during the night and altogether invisible through the day. The impression prevails that if a general engagement takes place at all, it will occur, in upper East Tennessee, between this point and Knoxville. Members of the Signal Corps report the enemy's pickets on the Island opposite Raccoon mountain, about four miles below the city. Five companies of Yankee cavalry were seen from the same point moving about on the river flats opposite the mountain yesterday. The Knoxville Chronicle says: We heard from Kingston, yesterday, to the effect that there were no Federals within forty-five miles of that place. Our information from various points along the mountain higher up, leads us to doubt whether there is any in the region this side or coming over. We know that the gr
Heavy skirmishing near Chattanooga — the enemy Moving. Atlanta, Oct. 30. --No news reports from above by telegraph. The following has been received by mail: "Missionary Ridge, Oct. 29.--The enemy have crossed a division at Brown's Ferry, three miles below Chattanooga, and are in possession of Raccoon Mountain, which they are apparently fortifying. A rapid shelling of our camps on the west side of Lookout Mountain was kept up by the enemy to-day, our batteries replying. No casualties reported. Heavy skirmishing anticipated on our left." A special dispatch to the Intelligencer, of the same date, says: "Two divisions, Howard's and Hooker's, came down yesterday from Bridgeport to Lookout Vally, and were joined by Granger's corps last night, which crossed at Brown's Ferry, three miles below Chattanooga. Jenkins's division attacked the enemy at 2 o'clock this morning, and captured a number of wagons and twenty-five prisoners. The enemy now occupy the west side of
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