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Inspector General, told me, in the succeeding Spring, that the valor and discipline of our troops at Franklin, won the highest admiration in the Federal Army. The valor displayed at Franklin, and which deservedly won the admiration of the Federals, was caused by the handling of the troops in a directly opposite manner to that of General Johnston, together with the advance movement previously inaugurated, and the mortification experienced after the unfortunate failure the day before at Spring Hill. Inasmuch as General Johnston never inaugurated a forward movement, nor sought out the enemy, but invariably retreated in their front, he is not able to comprehend the origin of the gallantry so conspicuous on that field. He, therefore, errs as egregiously in the supposition that his continued retreat from Dalton to Atlanta and incessant entrenching gave rise to the courage displayed, at Franklin, as in his endeavor to find a parallel to his campaign in that of Lee against Grant, from t
ce the main body of the Confederate Army at Spring Hill, twelve miles directly in the enemy's rear,f the advance brigade, and lead the Army to Spring Hill. Colonel Prestman and his assistants lainew no large force of the enemy could be at Spring Hill, as couriers reported Schofield's main bodybable that Cheatham had taken possession of Spring Hill without encountering material opposition, od place his Corps across the pike, north of Spring Hill. By this hour, however, twilight was upoe no other United States troops in or about Spring Hill on that day but one or two hundred cavalrymand none of these troops began to arrive at Spring Hill until after 9 p. m. I arrived in Spring Hilhe divisions, one after another, arrived at Spring Hill — the foremost of the three at 11 p. m. Thefelt we had lost a brilliant opportunity at Spring Hill to deal the enemy a crushing blow, and thatass them at Rocky-faced Ridge, as he did at Spring Hill. Lieutenant General Lee performed his du[11 more...]
y before he crossed the Big Harpeth, eighteen miles from Spring Hill. Lieutenant General Lee had crossed Duck river after datance of thirty miles. The head of his column arrived at Spring Hill at 9 a. m. on the 30th, and, after a short rest, followessert that had Lieutenant General Lee been in advance at Spring Hill the previous afternoon, Schofield's Army never would havtricken down by the enemy whom, a few hours previous, at Spring Hill, we had held within the palm of our hands. The attack we of the 20th. He knew also in what manner my orders at Spring Hill had been totally disregarded. After our last brief inteed success on two occasions around Atlanta as well as at Spring Hill. He therefore made a sudden and firm resolution to suppeen said he stated, upon the morning after the affair of Spring Hill, that he would never again allow one of my orders for baproved disastrous by reason of the unfortunate affair at Spring Hill, the short duration of daylight at Franklin, and, finall
n, and began to retreat on the pike towards Spring Hill. The cavalry became engaged near that placcontact with the enemy about two miles from Spring Hill, through which place the Columbia and Frankn. I learned from dispatches captured at Spring Hill from Thomas to Schofield, that the latter wwhile the enemy was moving from Franklin to Spring Hill. On the 17th we continued the retreat towards Columbia, camping for the night at Spring Hill. During this day's march the enemy's cavalry prnstead of at this time. From Palmetto to Spring Hill the campaign was all that I could have desihe advance of Clayton's Division arrived at Spring Hill about 9 a. m., when it was discovered that o cut off that portion of the enemy between Spring Hill and Columbia. The cavalry engaged the enemy near Spring Hill about midday, but their trains were so strongly guarded that they were unable tour miles from Franklin, in the direction of Spring Hill, but as soon as our forces commenced deploy[5 more...]