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Mississippi (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 5.40
tain. Logan lost heavily from the trenches in his front, and from artillery that raked his men as they advanced. Seven regimental commanders fell, killed or wounded. But the dreadful battle, hard to describe, was left to Thomas. He commanded two attacks, one opposite the Confederate General Loring's General Loring remained with his division in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana until the Atlanta campaign was fairly opened by Sherman's advance, when all the infantry in Mississippi was ordered to Johnston. Polk, with Loring's division, reached Resaca May 11th. June 14th, Polk having been killed, Loring succeeded temporarily to the command of the corps.--editors. left, the other in front of Cheatham. Newton's division led my attack, and Davis that of Palmer. Like Pickett's charge at Gettysburg, the movement was preceded by a heavy cannonade. Then our skirmishers sprang forward and opened; and quickly the enemy's skirmish-line was drawn back to their main work.
Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5.40
W. T. Sherman. L. M. Dayton, Aide-de-camp. editors. who had joined Tourtellotte at Allatoona, and taken command. The popular hymn, Hold the Fort, was based upon the messages between these chiefs and the noble defense that the garrison successfully made against a whole Confederate division. Sherman was coming, Allatoona pass, looking North--Corse's Fort on the left (see P. 344). from a War-time photograph. The battle of Allatoona, October 5, 1864. from the Mountain campaigns in Georgia, or War scenes on the W. & A., published by the Western & Atlantic R. R. Co. and French, several times repulsed with. great loss, withdrew and joined Hood at New Hope Church. Taking up his northward march, Hood avoided Rome and aimed for Resaca. Schofield was warned, and got ready to defend Chattanooga, while Sherman now made forced marches so as to overtake his enemy and force him to battle. Finding us on his heels, Hood, picking up two or three small garrisons, but leaving untouc
West Point (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5.40
cPherson and his staff rode up. We went back, he says, to the Howard House, a double frame-building with a porch, and sat on the steps discussing the chances of battle, and Hood's general character. McPherson had also been of the same class at West Point with Hood, Schofield, and Sheridan. We agreed that we ought to be unusually cautious, and prepared at all times for sallies and for hard fighting, because Hood, though not deemed much of a scholar, or of great mental capacity, was undoubtedly n to increase, and an occasional shower of grape cut through the tree-tops and struck the ground beyond us. I said: General, Hood will attack me here. I guess not — he will hardly try it again, Sherman replied. I said that I had known Hood at West Point, and that he was indomitable. As the signs increased, Sherman went back to Thomas, where he could best help me should I need reenforcement. Logan halted his line, and the regiments hurriedly and partially covered their front with logs and rai
Kenesaw (Nebraska, United States) (search for this): chapter 5.40
Union earth-works in front of Big and little Kenesaw. From a War-time photograph. armies to the on of his lines. This time it was the famous Kenesaw position that he assumed. With his right stith the hope of carrying the southern slope of Kenesaw, or of penetrating Johnston's long front at satoona and the depots there. From the top of Kenesaw, Sherman communicated with Corse, On the 4a Camp, and the next day reached Marietta and Kenesaw. The telegraph wires had been cut above Mariry, artillery, and cavalry had been seen from Kenesaw (marching north), I inferred that Allatoona wf October I signaled from Vining's Station to Kenesaw, and from Kenesaw to Allatoona, over the headKenesaw to Allatoona, over the heads of the enemy, a message for General Corse at Rome, to hurry back to the assistance of the garriso the faint reverberation of the cannon. From Kenesaw I ordered the Twenty-third Corps (General Coxdistant eighteen miles. The signal-officer on Kenesaw reported that since daylight he had failed to
Camp Creek (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5.40
the deadly conflict. Our fighting at Resaca did not effect much. There might possibly have been as much accomplished if we had used skirmish-lines alone. In McPherson's front Logan had a battery well placed, and fired till he had silenced the troublesome foes on a ridge in his front; then his brave men, at a run, passed the ravine and secured the ridge. Here Logan intrenched his corps; and Dodge, abreast of him, did the same. Afterward, McPherson seized another piece of ground across Camp Creek, and held it. During the evening of the 14th a vigorous effort was made by Polk to regain this outpost, but he was repulsed with loss. The detailed account gives great credit to Generals Charles R. Woods, Giles A. Smith, and J. A. J. Lightburn. One hundred prisoners and 1300 Confederates hors de combat were on Logan's list. This work forced Johnston to lay a, new bridge over the Oostenaula. The divisions of Absalom Baird, R. W. Johnson, Jefferson C. Davis, and John Newton plunged into
Rome, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5.40
rear-guard. It was, in fact, a running skirmish, that lasted till evening, at the close of which we encamped for the night near the enemy's empty works at Calhoun. Meanwhile McPherson had been marching on parallel roads to the right toward Rome, Georgia, Jefferson C. Davis's division from Thomas's army sweeping farther still to the right, and Schofield, accompanied by Hooker, to the left toward Cassville. Our enemy, between these columns with his entire force, made a brief stand on the 17on to take the garrison of Allatoona and the depots there. From the top of Kenesaw, Sherman communicated with Corse, On the 4th of October General John M. Corse, commanding the Fourth Division, Fifteenth Corps, stationed in observation at Rome, Georgia, was ordered by General Sherman to move by railway to Allatoona to assist the garrison at that point against a heavy force of Hood's army, which was moving north from Kenesaw Mountain. With a part of his command Corse reached Allatoona at 1
Etowah (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5.40
d from the memoirs of General William T. Sherman (New York: D. Appleton & Co.) by permission of author and Publishers. were breaking up the State arsenal at Adairsville, caring for the wounded and bringing in Confederate prisoners, word was telegraphed from Resaca that bacon, hard-bread, and coffee were already there at our service. Johnston, by his speedy night-work, passed on through Kingston, and formed an admirable line of battle in the vicinity of Cassville, with his back to the Etowah River, protecting the selected crossing. This was his final halt north of that river, so difficult with its mountain banks. Johnston remained here to obstruct and dispute our way one day only, for Schofield and Hooker had penetrated the forests eastward of him so far that Hood, still on Johnston's right, insisted that the Yankees were already beyond him and in force. Upon this report, about which there has since been much controversy, Johnston ordered a prompt withdrawal. The morning of
Thomas Crossing (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 5.40
ding the region south of the Etowah, including the pass of Allatoona, and extended his army along the ridge of Allatoona Creek toward the south-west. He was picketing a parallel ridge in front of his line, along another creek, the Pumpkin Vine. This is substantially where we found this able and careful commander; but he pushed a little to the left and forward as we came on, till Hardee was at Dallas and Hood at New Hope Church. Our march was resumed on the morning of the 24th of May, Thomas crossing on his own pontoons south of Kingston; Hooker, contrary to the plan, went in advance of Schofield's column over a bridge at Milam's, east of Kingston; Davis, being at Rome, went straightforward from that place, and McPherson did the same from his position, laying his bridges so as to take the road to Van Wert. Stoneman's cavalry covered the left; Garrard's division was near McPherson and Davis, while McCook's cleared the front for the center. The whole country between the Etowah and t
Sugar Valley (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5.40
through Villanow, Snake Creek Part of the battle-field of Resaca, from a War-time photograph Gap, and out into Sugar Valley. He found the gap unoccupied; and so, with Kilpatrick's small cavalry detachment ahead, Lieutenant James Oates wroLieutenant James Oates in command, taking the lead through Snake Creek Gap. We advanced down into the open country of Sugar Valley on the evening of May 8th. No part of General Kilpatrick's command was there when we passed through Snake Creek Gap. lroad before dark, or in getting to it, I decided to withdraw the command and take up a position for the night between Sugar Valley and the entrance to the gap. At the first news Sherman was much vexed, and declared concerning McPherson's failure toWever, refused, saying, In my opinion I can hold the post. If you want it, come and take it.--editors. rushed through Sugar Valley and Snake Creek Gap, choking it behind him with trees. My command, following rapidly through the pass (October 16th),
Taylor's Ridge (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5.40
Joseph E. Johnston. Pushing out from Dalton toward us at Catoosa Springs, Johnston occupied the famous pass through Taylor's Ridge, Buzzard-Roost Gap, and part of the ridge itself; and held, for his extreme outpost in our direction, Tunnel Hill, nehe was brought to Chattanooga instead, and sent thence to Villanow, soon after to pass through the Snake Creek Gap of Taylor's Ridge, all the time being kept near enough the other armies to get help from them in case of emergency. By this it was ardrtillery and cavalry galloping away. The ball is opened, Stanley called out, as I took my place by his side to study Taylor's Ridge and its Rocky face, which was now in plain sight. We beheld it, a craggy elevation of about five hundred feet, extenh made our marching all that long day slow and spasmodic, yet before dark my command had skirted the eastern slope of Taylor's Ridge for eighteen miles and joined skirmishers with Sherman, who was already, with McPherson, abreast of Resaca. Thus we
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