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Rodgersville (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
forward as Chattanooga. And, moreover, I was more than convinced that he would have ample time for preparation; for, on that very day, General R. S. Granger had telegraphed me from Decatur, Alabama: I omitted to mention another reason why Hood will go to Tuscumbia before crossing the Tennessee River. He was evidently out of supplies. His men were all grumbling; the first thing the prisoners asked for was something to eat. Hood could not get any thing if he should cross this side of Rogersville. I knew that the country about Decatur and Tuscumbia, Alabama, was bare of provisions, and inferred that General Hood would have to draw his supplies, not only of food, but of stores, clothing, and ammunition, from Mobile, Montgomery, and Selma, Alabama, by the railroad around by Meridian and Corinth, Mississippi, which we had most effectually disabled the previous winter. General Hood did not make a serious attack on Decatur, but hung around it from October 26th to the 30th, when
United States (United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
d sorghum, and the contemplated visit to you. A. Lincoln, President of the United States. I replied at once: headquarters military division of the Mississwn and Stephens are the objects of his visit. A. Lincoln, President of the United States. To which I replied: headquarters military division of the Missis, very respectfully yours, S. G. French, Major-General commanding forces Confederate States. General Corse answered immediately: headquarters Fourth divisiatoona, Georgia, 8.30 A. M., October 5, 1864. Major-General S. G. French, Confederate States, etc.: Your communication demanding surrender of my command I acknowle your obedient servant, John M. Corse, Brigadier-General commanding forces United States. Of course the attack began at once, coming from front, flank, and rearport. In assigning me to this responsible position, the President of the Confederate States has extended to me the assurance of his earnest support. The Executives
Bridgeport (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
d, whom I placed in command of the two divisions (Wagner's and Morgan's), was to move up Lookont Valley this A. M., to intercept Hood, should he be marching for Bridgeport. I will order him to join you with the two divisions, and will reconstruct the road as soon as possible. Will also reorganize the guards for posts and block-hrt of the Committee on the Conduct of the War, is full on all these points. After striking our road at Dalton, Hood was compelled to go on to Chattanooga and Bridgeport, or to pass around by Decatur and abandon altogether his attempt to make us let go our hold of Atlanta by attacking our communications. It was clear to me thatexcellent forts that already covered Nashville. At Chattanooga, he had General Steedman's division, about five thousand men, besides garrisons for Chattanooga, Bridgeport, and Stevenson; at Murfreesboroa he also had General Rousseau's division, which was full five thousand strong, independent of the necessary garrisons for the ra
St. Louis (Missouri, United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
on him or his associates for the treatment of these men, but asking his consent for me to procure from our generous friends at the North the articles of clothing and comfort which they wanted, viz., under-clothing, soap, combs, scissors, etc.--all needed to keep them in health — and to send these stores with a train, and an officer to issue them. General Hood, on the 24th, promptly consented, and I telegraphed to my friend Mr. James E. Yeatman, Vice-President of the Sanitary Commission at St. Louis, to send us all the under-clothing and soap he could spare, specifying twelve hundred fine-tooth combs, and four hundred pairs of shears to cut hair. These articles indicate the plague that most afflicted our prisoners at Andersonville. Mr. Yeatman promptly responded to my request, expressed the articles, but they did not reach Andersonville in time, for the prisoners were soon after removed; these supplies did, however, finally overtake them at Jacksonville, Florida, just before the w
Chattanooga (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
nth), were sent back by rail, the former to Chattanooga, and the latter to Rome. On the 25th I telelief. I have sent Newton's division up to Chattanooga in cars, and will send another division to will ten. I have sent two divisions up to Chattanooga and one to Rome, and General Thomas startedngston, Rome, Resaca, Dalton, Ringgold, and Chattanooga. All the important bridges were likewise p under Colonel W. W. Wright, came down from Chattanooga with iron, spikes, etc., and in about sevend at Dalton, Hood was compelled to go on to Chattanooga and Bridgeport, or to pass around by Decatut forts that already covered Nashville. At Chattanooga, he had General Steedman's division, about ps was ordered from Gaylesville to march to Chattanooga, and thence report for orders to General Th railroad to his rear and as far forward as Chattanooga. And, moreover, I was more than convinced Fourth Corps (Stanley) had already reached Chattanooga, and had been transported by rail to Pulask[19 more...]
Kingston (Alabama, United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
tlanta, and to make for the sea-coast. We cannot defend this long line of road. And on the same day I telegraphed to General Grant, at City Point: It will be a physical impossibility to protect the roads, now that Hood, Forrest, Wheeler, and the whole batch of devils, are turned loose without home or habitation. I think Hood's movements indicate a diversion to the end of the Selma & Talladega road, at Blue Mountain, about sixty miles southwest of Rome, from which he will threaten Kingston, Bridgeport, and Decatur, Alabama. I propose that we break up the railroad from Chattanooga forward, and that we strike out with our wagons for Milledgeville, Millen, and Savannah. Until we can repopulate Georgia, it is useless for us to occupy it; but the utter destruction of its roads, houses, and people, will cripple their military resources. By attempting to hold the roads, we will lose a thousand men each month, and will gain no result. I can make this march, and make Georgia howl
Kenesaw Mountain (Georgia, United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
dinary energy that we discouraged our adversaries, for the rebel soldiers felt that it was a waste of labor for them to march hurriedly, on wide circuits, day and night, to burn a bridge and tear up a mile or so of track, when they knew that we could lay it back so quickly. They supposed that we had men and money without limit, and that we always kept on hand, distributed along the road, duplicates of every bridge and culvert of any importance. A good story is told of one who was on Kenesaw Mountain during our advance in the previous June or July. A group of rebels lay in the shade of a tree, one hot day, overlooking our camps about Big Shanty. One soldier remarked to his fellows: Well, the Yanks will have to git up and git now, for I heard General Johnston himself say that General Wheeler had blown up the tunnel near Dalton, and that the Yanks-would have to retreat, because they could get no more rations. Oh, hell! said a listener, don't you know that old Sherman carri
Tilton (Georgia, United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
fact, Hood, admonished by his losses at Allatoona, did not attempt an assault at all, but limited his attack to the above threat, and to some skirmishing, giving his attention chiefly to the destruction of the railroad, which he accomplished all the way up to Tunnel Hill, nearly twenty miles, capturing en route the regiment of black troops at Dalton (Johnson's Forty-fourth United States colored). On the 14th, I turned General Howard through Snake-Creek Gap, and sent General Stanley around by Tilton, with orders to cross the mountain to the west, so as to capture, if possible, the force left by the enemy in Snake-Creek Gap. We found this gap very badly obstructed by fallen timber, but got through that night, and the next day the main army was at Villanow. On the morning of the 16th, the leading division of General Howard's column, commanded by General Charles R. Woods, carried Ship's Gap, taking prisoners part of the Twenty-fourth South Carolina Regiment, which had been left there to
Washington (United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
m President Lincoln this dispatch: Washington, D. C., September 17, 1864--10 A. M. Major-Gene, September 17, 1864. President Lincoln, Washington, D. C.: I will keep the department fully advt Atlanta, and on his return careied back to Washington my full reports of the past campaign, and my as Louisville, to be sent thence by mail to Washington, and on the same day received this dispatch: Washington, D. C., September 27, 1864--9 A. M. Major-General Sherman, Atlanta: You say Je, September 28, 1864. President Lincoln, Washington, D. C.: I have positive knowledge that Mr. Dleck which intimated that the authorities in Washington were willing I should undertake the march acespondence between me and the authorities at Washington, as well as with the several army commandersOctober I telegraphed to General Halleck, at Washington: Hood has retreated rapidly by all the rwn familiar handwriting. It is dated-- Washington, December 26, 1864. . . . . . . . . . Wh
Atlanta (Georgia, United States) (search for this): volume 2, chapter 21
the State were called out for the defense of Atlanta during the campaign against it, which has ter escaped from Andersonville, and got to me at Atlanta. They described their sad condition: more thd undergone many changes since the capture of Atlanta. General Schofield had gone to the rear, leaher his attempt to make us let go our hold of Atlanta by attacking our communications. It was cleation. I want it finished, to bring back from Atlanta to Chattanooga the sick and wounded men and sto General Amos Beckwith, chief-commissary in Atlanta, who was acting as chief-quartermaster during and but little forage. I propose to abandon Atlanta, and the railroad back to Chattanooga, to sal He was not well at the time we started from Atlanta, but he insisted on going along with his comme have now ample supplies at Chattannooga and Atlanta, and can stand a month's interruption to our . . . . . . . . When you were about leaving Atlanta for the Atlantic coast, I was anxious, if not[30 more...]
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