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ntgomery, he received visits from Captain Ingraham, and a large number of other officers, with whom he had been acquainted in the service. Every effort was made on their part to obtain his release or parole. He remained in prison until the 13th of November, and was in regular communication with his friends and family until mail communication was cut off. All letters, excepting some of those from his family, were opened and read before he received them. He had access to the daily papers in Mone fortifications. A tone of despair seemed to prevail, and the people were loud in their denunciations of a Government which gave them no security, nor intelligence of the actual condition of affairs, and the result of operations. On the 13th of November Quartermaster Calhoun informed him that he had received a despatch ordering his release on parole, to go to Richmond to carry out a proposition for an exchange. Lieut. Worden left Montgomery on the 14th, having given his parole not to div
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
s, and to leave General Dodge's command at Pulaski, and along the railroad from Columbia to Decatur. I instructed General Blair to follow with the Second and First Divisions by way of New Market, Larkinsville, and Bellefonte, while I conducted the other two divisions by way of Deckerd; the Fourth Division crossing the mountain to Stevenson, and the Third by University Place and Swedon's Cove. In person I proceeded by Swedon's Cove and Battle Creek, reaching Bridgeport on the night of November 13th. I immediately telegraphed to the commanding general my arrival, and the positions of my several divisions, and was summoned to Chattanooga. I took the first steamboat during the night of the 14th for Kelly's Ferry, and rode into Chattanooga on the 15th. I then learned the part assigned me in the coming drama, was supplied with the necessary maps and information, and rode, during the 16th, in company with Generals Grant, Thomas, W. F. Smith, Brannan, and others, to the positions occup
the other two divisions by Decherd, the Fourth division crossing the mountains to Stevenson, and the Third by University Place and Sweiden's Cave. In person I proceeded by Sweiden's Lane and Battle Creek, reaching Bridgeport at night of November thirteenth. I immediately telegraphed to the Commanding-General my arrival and the position of my several divisions, and was summoned to Chattanooga. I took the first boat during the night of the fourteenth for Kelly's, and rode into Chattanoogen, and capturing twenty-four prisoners; among the latter are one captain and two lieutenants. Our loss, three men slightly wounded and eight horses killed. He reports the enemy four hundred strong, and his force one hundred and twenty. November thirteenth, Captain Cutter, with one company of mounted infantry and a portion of Whittemore's battery, (mounted,) belonging to the garrison of Clarksville, had a fight near Palmyra with Captain Grey's company of guerrillas, killing two, wounding fiv
nimals continued to improve, and the command was well supplied with provisions up to our return to Smyrna camp-ground. At this place we remained till the thirteenth of November, preparing for the ensuing campaign. During the twelfth, the army of the Tennessee destroyed the railroad from Big Shanty to the Chattahoochee River, bur Georgia. On the second of November, this corps was concentrated at Kingston, Georgia, where preparations were made for the campaign just closed. On the thirteenth of November, it was engaged in the destruction of the railroad from Etowah River to Big Shanty, and on the fourteenth moved to Atlanta. During this movement the Twenhaving been assigned to the command of the left wing, army of Georgia, I was placed by Special Order No. 1, headquarters, left wing, in command of the corps. November 13. A brigade from each division was sent to destroy the railroad between Atlanta and the Chattahoochee River, which was reported the next morning as effectuall
November 13. A brigade from each division was sent to destroy the railroad between Atlanta and the Chattahoochee River, which was reported the next morning as effectually done. Changes in the principal commands of the corps since the last campaign,. left the organization as follows: First division, Brigadier-General A. J. Jackson commanding. The brigades commanded respectively by Colonels Selfridge, Carman, and Robinson. Second division, Brigadier-General J. W. Geary commanding. Three brigades, commanded by Colonels Pardee, Jones, and Barnum. Third division, Brigadier-General W. T. Ward commanding. Three brigades, commanded by Colonels F. C. Smith, Dustin, and Ross. A list of regiments composing the brigades will be found in reports of subordinate commanders. The artillery was reduced to four batteries of four guns each; two of three-inch Rodmans, and two of twelve-pounder Napoleons, under charge of Major J. A. Reynolds, Chief of Artillery. The horses were incr
perintendent of Repairs on Railroad, the morning of October seventh, and did not again report to the command until November thirteenth. October eighth, marched within a short distance of Ackworth, where we remained until the evening of the tenth, whrection of Atlanta. Near Big Shanty the brigade was engaged several hours destroying railroad. At Marietta, the thirteenth of November, the Seventy-ninth Pennsylvania veteran volunteer infantry rejoined the command. Arrived at Atlanta the fifteent M., and marched to Cartersville, eleven miles, remaining there during the ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth. November thirteenth, marched at daylight to Ackworth, thirteen miles, destroying the railroad from the Etowah River to Allatoona Creekil November twelfth, when the march toward Atlanta was begun, encamping first night three miles from Etowah River. November thirteenth, passed through Allatoona Gap, destroyed the railroad from Allatoona Creek to a point one mile beyond Ackworth, an
of the First division, Twentieth corps. November 13th.--The Second brigade (Colonel E. A. Carmaia Sandtown road, not finding the enemy. November 13.--The brigade moved out on the Chattanooga 10, 11, and 12.--Remained in same camp. November 13.--Marched, at two P. M., about three miles t and returned on Sandtown road to city. November 13.--Regiment engaged in tearing up and burninhole distance marched was fifteen miles. November 13.--The regiment moved in the direction of Chs place, we moved to Tennille Station, (November thirteenth,) and destroyed about half a mile of thmade by the enemy's cavalry. On the thirteenth day of November, the regiment was ordered to report without doing any damage. On the thirteenth day of November, pursuant to an order from corps hea of marching, entirely from the country. November 13.--At four P. M., I received orders to destrd bushels. During the afternoon of the thirteenth November, my regiment completely destroyed about[1 more...]
the morning of the twenty-fourth, about seven o'clock A. M., we again started for Atlanta, acting as advance-guard, where we arrived about ten o'clock A. M., went into camp in our old camping-ground, where we remained until the morning of November thirteenth, when we were ordered by Major J. A. Reynolds to report to Brigadier-General Geary, commanding Second division, Twentieth corps, as the enemy were making demonstrations, both with artillery and dismounted cavalry, on our lines around Atlanort. Headquarters pontoniers, left wing, army of Gorgia, Savannah, Ga., January 7, 1865. Colonel: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my command during the campaign from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia. November 13.--My command destroyed the railroad bridge over the Chattahoochee River, near Atlanta, Georgia. 14th. Moved my command to and encamped within the city limits, and equipped the same with twenty days rations and forage. 15th. In accordan
d also number shot, and abandoned, and died during the recent campaign, by the Fifth Kentucky cavalry, volunteers: captured or taken up.Total No. of Head.shot in action.abandoned.died.Total No. of Head. Horses.Mules.Horses.Mules.Horses.Mules.Horses. 10852160282115915169 O. G. Baldwin, Colonel Commanding Fifth Kentucky Cavalry. William D. Mitchell, Adjutant. Station, near King's Bridge, Ga. Date, December 19, 1864. Reports of casualties in fifth Kentucky cavalry, from November thirteenth to December seventeenth, 1864. No.NAMERank.Co.Date.Place.Remarks. 1John W. Forrester,CaptainKNov. 28Buckhead Creek, Ga.Killed in action. 2Burly Willis,CorporalGDec. 1Near Louisville, Ga., or Millen's GroveKilled in action. 1Pierson Hatler,SergeantDDec. mortally. 2John Daisy,PrivateADec. severely. 3T. B. McAlister,PrivateADec. slightly. 4James Anderson,PrivateADec. slightly. 5Pleasant Garner,PrivateDDec.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 4.21 (search)
descended by the same tedious process as yesterday. Breakfast for the officers consisted of two slices of loaf bread, and some black, but very weak coffee, minus sugar and cream. The privates had only one slice of bread and cup of coffee. How wistfully the brave fellows looked at our two pieces of bread, as they snatched up and quickly ate their single slice. The true heroes of this war are the brave, self-denying, illy fed and poorly clad Confederate privates. All honor to them! November 13th, 14th and 15th A new batch of wounded prisoners came in from Winchester. Among the officers are Major Geo. H. Kyle, of Baltimore, A. D. C. to General Breckinridge, wounded in the stomach and both arms; Captain M. Russell, Sixtieth Georgia, right arm amputated near the shoulder; Captain J. G. Rankin, Thirty-eighth Georgia, wounded in the arm; Lieutenant S. R. Murphy, Thirty-first Georgia, wounded in mouth and cheek; Lieutenant J. P. Arrington, formerly of Fifth Alabama, A. D. C. to Ge
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