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ps are working around the rebel left flank. Kilpatrick occupies our right with his cavalry. Stonemriers has just dropped the intelligence that Kilpatrick, under orders from McPherson, cut the enemy'his concentration of the armies is going on, Kilpatrick determines to reconnoitre in the direction os fall, I find myself turning critic. General Kilpatrick, accompanied by his faithful staff officat of former seasons. McCook, Stoneman, and Kilpatrick, are dashing officers, who never refuse a fince, and soon drove in the enemy's pickets. Kilpatrick's command was followed by the Army of the Ten at the intersection with the Dalton road. Kilpatrick's cavalry had moved forward, driving in the road about two miles from Resacca, when General Kilpatrick was wounded in the leg and compelled to ivisions under Elliott, commanded by Murray (Kilpatrick's division), Garrard, and Ed. McCook, Generahe cavalry of Generals Stoneman, McCook, and Kilpatrick. These forces were drawn out in an irregula[9 more...]
and tedious march is made, with roads blocked up by cavalry upon Catoosa Springs, which was reached about two o'clock in the afternoon. A line of battle was at once formed, with the left (Newton's division) resting near Burke's Mill, three miles east of the Springs, and the right (Wood's division) joining Baird's division of the Fourteenth corps, which had been thrown forward to Catoosa Platform, south of Hooker's Gap. Stanley's division formed the centre. Fortifications of a temporary kind were at once thrown up, heavy lines of pickets thrown out in front, while General Edward McCook's cavalry division guarded our left flank, and General Kilpatrick's our right. I must not neglect to mention that, as we moved down from Red Clay to Catoosa Springs, a portion of General McCook's division of cavalry took the lead and had a few slight skirmishes with the enemy, driving them from our front upon their reserve. Several of the enemy were killed and wounded. Our loss was one man killed.
olonel Gross, and those of the Fourteenth corps by General Morgan and Colonels McCook and Mitchell. The principal skirmishing was performed by McCook's brigade, which lost no men. Our line to-night is about one mile south of Tunnel Hill, and within three miles of the celebrated Buzzard Roost, near which the Fourteenth corps had the spirited engagement on the twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh of February last. Our line extends from Rocky Face Ridge to (report says) the left of General Hooker, who has come up on the enemy's left flank. A large force of cavalry is under General Kilpatrick, scouring the country on our extreme right. To-day, while Barnett's Illinois battery was playing upon the rebels, who responded vigorously, a shell struck the ground and exploded within three feet of Brigadier-General Davis and Captain Barnett. The General had a narrow escape from death, but he remained in his position and looked on as coolly as though there were no enemy within a hundred miles.
-fourth New York, and One Hundred and Twenty-seventh Pennsylvania, led by Colonel Mindel, of the former, the object being to flank the rebel right on the crest. Like the first, it failed after a gallant fight. Our troops withdrew about dark to their position occupied in the morning, and went into bivouac. The loss during both assaults will not exceed two hundred and fifty killed and wounded. It must be remembered that large bodies of troops are working around the rebel left flank. Kilpatrick occupies our right with his cavalry. Stoneman is on the left. The failure of one or two storming parties is expected before Johnston can be expelled. His attention will soon be called to other localities than Dalton. General Schofield, with his corps, to-day reached Newton's left, and this afternoon moved up Crow Valley, to the left of Rocky Face Ridge. He will possibly strike the enemy on his right flank, simultaneously with an attack on his left by a column now moving forward for
er they annihilate that number of Sherman's Yankees to find their work signally incomplete. General Sherman has been constantly in the saddle, and has displayed himself in front of Buzzard Roost, directing operations at points where the rebels could hardly fail to identify him. In company with General Thomas he has just moved to the right — the current that way being strong enough to carry along the heads of the army. One of McPherson's couriers has just dropped the intelligence that Kilpatrick, under orders from McPherson, cut the enemy's rear last night, a few miles south of Resacca. We are evidently moving to cut off their supplies, and so compel them to come out and attack us or beat a precipitate retreat. The army will be closed up to-night, and to-morrow will make history. If Johnston retreats he must not be long in doing it; and with the railroad in his rear severed, he must probably lose or destroy some of his heavy munitions. General Sherman is pointedly hostile to
hat duty called him there, and the reluctant consent of the authorities was at last yielded to his earnest entreaties. It is not my purpose here to narrate the whole course of this noble enterprise; that will be the duty of a future day; but no one had seen Colonel Dahlgren in his full vigor sit his charger more gracefully or better endure the incessant and multiplied hardships of that ride, by day and by nigt, in shine and storm. The failure of his column to connect with that of General Kilpatrick led to the failure of the expedition and the death of as noble a soldier as ever gave life to a great cause. On Tuesday night, March first, after dark, Colonel Dahlgren was close to Richmond, and came in contact with the rebel infantry stationed at the outer works. At such a time of peril, far away from help of any kind, with a small force of cavalry, hardly a gunshot from the stronghold of rebeldom, the splendid courage of the young leader never blazed more brightly. An officer w
y full memoranda of what was accomplished by Kilpatrick and his dashing followers. The forces whiing of the nineteenth, Minty reported to General Kilpatrick, and received his orders. As soon as daed upon our column to dispute its crossing. Kilpatrick promptly ordered all his artillery into posiwn. Reporting the possession of the town to Kilpatrick, the Third division was quickly brought up, companied by ten pieces of artillery. Ere Kilpatrick had time to learn what was coming, a spiriteut fifty horses and mules were drowned. General Kilpatrick's ambulance was lost in the rapid currenrched down to our extreme right and attacked Kilpatrick, holding the bridge over Flint river. Kilpay orders for the time being, and ordered General Kilpatrick to make up a well-appointed force of aboto take full advantage of the result. General Kilpatrick got off at the time appointed, and brokewatch the roads to our rear, the north. General Kilpatrick was sent south, down the west bank of Fl[21 more...]
th the balance of his command proceed to carry out the instructions already given him, namely, to join the Fourth corps at Pulaski, and assume command of all the troops in the vicinity, watch the movements of Hood, and retard his advance into Tennessee as much as possible, without risking a general engagement, until Major-General A. J. Smith's command could arrive from Missouri, and Major-General J. H. Wilson could have time to remount the cavalry regiments dismounted to furnish horses for Kilpatrick's division, Which was to accompany General Sherman in his march through Georgia. At this time I found myself confronted by the army which, under General J. E. Johnston, had so skilfully resisted the advance of the whole active army of the Military Division of the Mississippi from Dalton to the Chattahoochee, reinforced by a well-equipped and enthusiastic cavalry command of over twelve thousand men, led by one of the boldest and most successful cavalry commanders in the rebel army. My
to cross over on his pontoons the cavalry of Kilpatrick. General Williams was ordered to Beaufort'sbridge, by way of Lawtonville and Allandale, Kilpatrick to Blackville via Barnwell, and General Slocmberg up to Blackville. In the meantime General Kilpatrick had brought his cavalry rapidly by Barnw, and crossed over during the twenty-third. Kilpatrick's cavalry followed, and crossed over in a teuarters. The surprise was complete, but General Kilpatrick quickly succeeded in rallying his men, ohe town, the other three miles below. General Kilpatrick was ordered to move up the plank road toaccompanied General Slocum, who, preceded by Kilpatrick's cavalry, moved up the river or plank-road that day to Kyle's landing, Kilpatrick skirmishing heavily with the enemy's rear guard, about three es beyond, near Taylor's Hole creek. At General Kilpatrick's request,General Slocum sent forward a well toward the Cape Fear. At the same time Kilpatrick, who was acting in concert with General Will[8 more...]
Captain Hart also burned some large mills filled with grain and flour. On this night the Colonel communicated with the gunboats, and they started at once around to meet us at Union wharf, on the Rappahannock. During Tuesday night and Wednesday morning there was constant firing on our pickets, and as we advanced to the Rappahannock, they seemed to get bolder. We, however, reached the Union wharf by evening, and at once proceeded to build or repair the wharf, which was destroyed by General Kilpatrick in his raid through this section of the country about one year ago. This was not accomplished until Friday night. On Thursday the enemy appeared in our rear, and the cavalry were at once made in readiness to advance, the Colonel taking command in person, Lieutenant Denny being seriously indisposed. They soon came up with him in the vicinity of Parsons' farm, some three miles from the wharf. As soon as in sight of the rebels (some thirty strong), the Colonel immediately ordered a char
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