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Tybee Island (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
ittle garrison of six hundred negro troops, the latter was persuaded to surrender the post. Re-enforcements sufficient to hold the place (the Eighth Michigan and One Hundred and Second Ohio), came up half an hour afterward, and, with the garrison, became prisoners of war, after a sharp contest. Flushed with his victory, Forrest pushed on northward to Pulaski, in Tennessee, destroying the railway as he moved, and capturing a fortified post, at Sulphur Branch Trestle, on the way. He found Pulaski too strong for him. General Rousseau was there, and made the assailants cautious. After sharp skirmishing the greater part of a day, Sept. 29. Forrest withdrew, and marched eastward, toward the Chattanooga railway, with his whole force. He struck it between Tullahoma and Decherd, but had scarcely begun its destruction, when he was confronted by Rousseau, who had hastened by railway, around by .Nashville, and reached Tullahoma, while General Steedman, who had crossed the Tennessee from No
Jonesboro (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
bewildered and paralyzed the inhabitants sand the armed militia, and very little resistance was offered to foragers, who swept over the country in all directions. Kilpatrick's march from Atlanta to Gordon had appeared to them, like a meteor-flash to the superstitious, mysterious and evil-boding. At East Point he met some of Wheeler's cavalry, which Hood had left behind to operate Against Sherman. These were attacked and driven across the Flint River. Kilpatarick crossed that stream at Jonesboroa, and pursued them to Lovejoy, where Murray's brigade, dismounted, expelled them from intrenchments, captured the works, took fifty prisoners, and, in the pursuit, Atkins's brigade seized and held two of their guns. Pressing forward, Kilpatrick went through Macdonough and Monticello to Clinton, and then made a dash upon Macon, driving in some of Wheeler's cavalry there, threatening the strongly-manned works, burning a train of cars, tearing up the railway, and spreading the greatest conste
Huntsville (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
nd in command, four thousand of them, and reserving three thousand for himself. Buford went directly south, threatened Huntsville, and again attacked Athens, which General Granger, in command at Franklin, had re-garrisoned with the Seventy-third Indes were concentrated at Columbia. In the mean time General Granger had withdrawn the garrisons at Athens, Decatur, and Huntsville, and returned to Stevenson, from which he sent five fresh regiments to Murfreesboroa. The officer left in command at J the proper distribution of his troops in winter cantonments at Eastport, in Northern Mississippi, at. Athens and Huntsville, in Alabama, and at Dalton, in Georgia. But General Grant and the War Department had decided that there should be no rest unrosecuted with vigor. Accordingly, orders were issued Dec. 31, 1864. for Thomas to send Wood with the Fourth Corps to Huntsville, and to concentrate the troops of Smith, Schofield and Wilson, at Eastport, to await a renewal of the winter campaign i
Pulaski, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
war, after a sharp contest. Flushed with his victory, Forrest pushed on northward to Pulaski, in Tennessee, destroying the railway as he moved, and capturing a fortified post, at Sulphur Branch T the other divisions, when Stanley, the commander of the corps, concentrated his whole force at Pulaski. In the mean time, Forrest had Thomas J. Wood. turned his face northward again, and was b left Ruger's division as a garrison at that post, and, with the rest of his troops, marched to Pulaski and assumed command of all the forces there. At this time, Thomas's effective force, under S Hatch, R. W. Johnson, and J. H. Hammond. Co-operating with these troops, then concentrated at Pulaski, were the cavalry brigades of Generals Croxton and Capron, the former numbering about 2,500 menrt Donelson, and, with it and the garrison, take post at Clarksville. Hood moved promptly to Pulaski, and pushed on toward Columbia, but showed no disposition to attack Schofield in front of that
Coosawhatchie (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
ly held until the remainder of Foster's column came up to his help. It was here that the commanding general first heard, on the 12th of December, of Sherman being before Savannah, when he hastened to meet him, as recorded in the text. By direction of Sherman, he held on to the position near the Charleston and Savannah railway, and after Hardee fled to Charleston he took possession of and occupied the Confederate works at Pocotaligo, and at the railway crossings of the Tullifinny and Coosawhatchie rivers. That doubt was soon removed. Hazen had signaled back to Sherman, I am ready and will assault at once. He did so. It was toward evening of a beautiful day. His bugles sounded a charge, and over abatis and every other obstruction his troops swept impetuously, in the face of a heavy storm of grape and canister shot, up to the parapets and over them, A novel way for scaling the parapets was exhibited in this assault. The front line of soldiers rushed forward and leaped into the
National (Washington, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
after which he married the beautiful young daughter of his surgeon, who had been his attentive companion during his tedious weeks of suffering and convalescence. On the following morning I rode over the battle-field on horseback, with Captain James R. Cliffe, of the Twelfth Tennessee Cavalry. The battle was fought chiefly on the farm of General Carter, who was wounded in sight of his own house, seen toward the left in the picture on the next page. After making that sketch, taken from the National line of breastworks, at the point where the Confederates broke through, The building with machinery, seen in the foreground of the picture, was a cotton-press, from the frame of which we took several bullets. It stood upon the site of the severe struggle between the Confederates and Opdyke's brigade. Between it and the house in the distance, the fight was hottest. we rode back to the village, crossed the Harpeth over a long bridge, and visited Fort Granger and the place near it where y
Savannah (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
pture of Fort McAllister, 412. evacuation of Savannah, 413. the National troops in Savannah, 414. Savannah, 414. raids in the Mississippi region, 415. Forrest in Tennessee, 416. Hood menacing Decatur, 417. Fornumber of Union prisoners were confined), and Savannah and Charleston. For that purpose his troops Hardee's command, which had been sent up from Savannah. Walcott's troops quickly intrenched themsel the Ogeechee, along the dirt road leading to Savannah, while the divisions of Hazen and J. E. Smithumns were within fifteen miles of the city of Savannah. All the roads leading into that town were oe-guns from Hilton Head, wherewith to bombard Savannah, and with Dahlgren, for engaging the forts be of the Confederate lines, and advancing into Savannah without opposition. The story was true. Harull ten thousand negroes followed the flag to Savannah, and many thousand others, mostly women and cSherman captured Atlanta until his arrival at Savannah. We have observed that Hood, late in Septe[13 more...]
Wytheville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
nity. By this rapid advance into Virginia, Vaughan, in command of the Confederate frontier cavalry, had been flanked, but he moved on a parallel line to Marion, where Gillem fell upon and routed him Dec. 16. and chased him thirty miles into Wytheville. That place Gillem captured at dusk the same evening, with two hundred men, eight guns, and a valuable wagon-train. After destroying Wytheville, and stores there, and the railway for some distance, Gillem returned to Mount Airy, from which plWytheville, and stores there, and the railway for some distance, Gillem returned to Mount Airy, from which place Stoneman had sent out a brigade under Colonel Buckley, to destroy lead mines in that region, which that officer accomplished, after driving off Vaughan, who was there. Stoneman now started Dec. 17, 1864. to destroy the great salt-works already mentioned. On the way, Burbridge, in the advance, met and fought Breckinridge near Marion, nearly all one day. Gillem approached from another point to cut the foe off from the salt-works, when Breckinridge, taking counsel of prudence, withdrew and r
Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
object was to place his army in the heart of Georgia, between Macon and Augusta, and so compel hishis final destination. The evident danger to Georgia and the Carolinas caused the most frantic apporsed the message; and the representatives of Georgia in the Confederate Congress sent an earnest a his army, by a force under General Wayne, of Georgia, composed of some of Wheeler's cavalry, a bodown that he was making a thorough conquest of Georgia. It cannot be denied that Sherman's march toouth Carolina when Sherman was engaged in his Georgia campaign, and he was directed to make a demon National cause, Sherman's autumn campaign in Georgia--his marvelous march to the sea. In that marcuring which he made a substantial conquest of Georgia, he lost only five hundred and sixty-seven men said: I estimate the damage done to the State of Georgia and its military resources, at $100,000,0he fate, and even the position, of Sherman in Georgia was a hidden fact and problem. Grant finally[5 more...]
Cypress Creek (Oklahoma, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
ts, drove out the occupants and captured two hundred men. On the same day a regiment of negro troops, led by Colonel Morgan, captured one of Hood's batteries and spiked the guns; and on the following day, Oct. 29. the third of the siege (which was only a feint to cover preparations for a more important movement), it was abandoned, and Hood went westward to Tuscumbia. That important movement was the passage of the Tennessee River by Hood's army, a part of which crossed it at the mouth of Cyprus Creek, Oct. 31, 1864. not far from Florence, in the face of strong opposition from Croxton's brigade, which was pressed back to the east bank of Shoal Creek. It was now evident that Hood intended to advance into Middle Tennessee. General Hatch was ordered to move, with his cavalry division, from Clifton, to the support of Croxton; and, as we have seen, the Twenty-third Corps, under General Schofield, was directed to report to General Thomas, to whom was given full control of all the troops
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