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Chapter 40: return to Atlanta; the March to the sea; Battle of Griswoldville, ga. The Army of the Tennessee changed its camp from Gaylesville, Ala., to Cave Spring and Cedartown, Ga., making short marches. Every hostile soldier was so far away that our occupation of the country was peaceful. The inhabitants soon became acquainted with us, and our camps afforded good centers for trade. On account of insufficiency of time to graze we lost many of the poorer mules and some artillery hors
redistribution of artillery was made, leaving but one battery to a division; then, by judicious exchanges, the good horses were attached to the retained batteries, and the remainder were hurried off toward our depot at Rome and Chattanooga.
Cedartown, Ga., and all its bright neighborhood, rejoiced in a plentiful supply of grain.
So our animals day by day were gaining flesh and their strength, and, indeed, my army was surprisingly well supplied with provisions from the country during our retu
Chapter 40: return to Atlanta; the March to the sea; Battle of Griswoldville, ga. The Army of the Tennessee changed its camp from Gaylesville, Ala., to Cave Spring and Cedartown, Ga., making short marches. Every hostile soldier was so far away
oisily driving before them a part of Kilpatrick's cavalry.
Woods thereupon sent Walcutt that way past the station of Griswoldville.
Our cavalry and infantry kept skirmishing in a lively manner, till Osterhaus naturally thought that Walcutt had g across all their roads of egress toward Atlanta, Milledgeville, Augusta, or Savannah; hence came about the battle of Griswoldville of which I reported November 27, 1864:
That this engagement was of a more severe character and our loss a litt ons.
We have destroyed (as instructed) a large amount of cotton, the Planters' Factory, a pistol factory, and a mill at Griswold; the latter three by Kilpatrick.
Now, referring to Captain Duncan's enterprise ten miles ahead of us and toward our l