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Readsville (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
igade of Breckenridge and the division of Cheatham, formed the left wing, which was stationed at Eagleville, about thirty-two kilometres west-south-west of Murfreesborough, on the road from Nashville to Shelbyville; the right wing was placed at Readsville, twenty kilometres east of that point, and consisted of Mc-Cown's division, detached from Smith's corps. These two wings were thus slightly refused. But on the left Hardee had sent from Eagleville, on the Nashville road, a division charged toadapted to the irregularities of ground, which stretched as far as the Franklin road. Cheatham's division was in second line behind Withers; still more to the left and in the rear was McCown's division of Smith's corps, which had arrived from Readsville, and was to cover Polk's flank in case McCook should debouch by the Franklin road. Bragg had thus five divisions in hand, which he himself estimated at thirty thousand infantry and artillery. Wheeler's brigade of cavalry, with a portion of Pe
Green (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
is general would undoubtedly have occupied Louisville, and probably destroyed Buell's army on Green River. The forces of Price and Van Dorn, too numerous to remain on the defensive, were not sufficiay, the 24th, we find another detachment at the other end of the State forcing the passage of Green River at Morgantown after a brief engagement. For fifteen days Morgan disappeared from the scenelength and crossing the chain of hills which separates the waters of Salt River from those of Green River, and crosses the latter water-course at Munfordsville; a little beyond this point, at the Mamx regiments of infantry, was at Danville, and Woolford's brigade of cavalry at Greensburg, on Green River, above Munfordsville. Morgan, with his light and compact body of troops, fully relied upon h31st he crossed the Muldraugh Hills, which lie south of Lebanon, and re-entered the valley of Green River. Baird, at Danville, made no effort to meet him; Woolford, at Greensburg, seemed to have no
Blackman (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
tone River, is the Nashville turnpike, a wide and straight road, the only practicable one for an army, then the bad and narrow road which at the hamlet of Wilkinson's Cross-roads branches off from that of Nashville and Shelbyville, which has already been alluded to, and, farther yet, the Franklin and Murfreesborough road, which run far from Stewart's Creek, and had taken position behind him. The entire army was put in motion on Monday morning, the 29th. On the right, McCook reached Wilkinson's Cross-roads, where he halted the greater part of his corps, but his advanced brigade, under Woodruff, having taken the Murfreesborough road, which the remainder of thivision having remained on Stewart's Creek, about twelve kilometres behind. The other body of troops consisted of McCook's divisions, which had halted at Wilkinson's Cross-roads, about three kilometres on this side of Overall's Creek, the bridge over which was in Palmer's hands, and eight kilometres from Crittenden's troops. The
Franklin (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
convoy destined for the left wing of the army. A few days later, Morgan, having sent part of his cavalry on a reconnaissance along the right bank of the Cumberland, was attacked by Colonel Kennett, who captured all the booty which the Confederates had collected, and drove them to the other side of the river. On the 27th, this same Colonel Kennett, crossing over to the left bank, defeated a Texas regiment which had ventured as far as the vicinity of Nashville, and pursued it toward Franklin, in Tennessee. In short, on the same day several brigades of Federal infantry, leaving their camps near that city, made a forward movement in the direction of Murfreesborough. General Kirk dislodged Wheeler from Lavergne; Sheridan and Colonel Roberts drove the Confederates back upon Nolensville and the Charlotteville turnpike; finally, Colonel Hill had a successful engagement near Hartsville, on the Cumberland, with a party of Confederate troopers who had captured a Federal convoy. On perceiv
Gainsville (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
destroying considerable portions of the railroad and taking a large number of prisoners, Forrest was himself completely beaten at Parker's Cross-roads on the 31st of December. He crossed the Tennessee at Clifton immediately after, and, carefully avoiding the Federals, rejoined Bragg's army about the same time as Morgan. The latter set off a few days later than Forrest. Throwing small parties of cavalry in different directions, so as to mask his movements, he crossed the Cumberland at Gainesville (or Gainesborough), and occupied the village of Glasgow, in Kentucky, on the 24th of December. He had thus avoided the vicinity of Rosecrans' left wing; and without meeting any other foe than the small garrison of Glasgow, which he soon compelled to beat a retreat, he found himself in close proximity to the principal line of the Kentucky railways. This line leaves the banks of the Ohio at Louisville; running directly south, it reaches the village of Elizabethtown, after passing through
Kentucky (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
were not in a condition to cover both their front and flanks, whilst, through the connivance of the inhabitants of Southern Kentucky and Tennessee, the movements of Morgan and his lieutenants were wrapt up in the most profound mystery. It was to bround which they occupied. Morgan, therefore, who had full confidence in the mobility of his troops, remained in Middle Kentucky long after Bragg's retreat. On the 17th of October, nine days after the battle of Perryville, he was still in the n hand, had completed the long and painful march it had commenced after the battle of Perryville. It had left the territory of Kentucky on the 25th of October. Kirby Smith had again entered Tennessee by way of Cumberland Gap, and the rest of the Co the line of Duck River, This Duck River in the State of Tennessee must not be confounded with Duck River in the State of Kentucky, to which allusion has been made in another place. which it occupied from Manchester to Shelbyville, the Tullahoma
Overall's Creek (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
e have already mentioned, and, higher up, Overall's Creek. The latter tributary lies at a distanceoads traverse this plateau after crossing Overall's Creek, and converge upon Murfreesborough. The ich runs directly from the west, crossing Overall's Creek near its source. On Sunday evening, thrrived that very evening on the margin of Overall's Creek; it took possession of the bridge thrown burn the turnpike and railroad bridges on Overall's Creek, secured the means for easily crossing th it into a corner between Stone River and Overall's Creek. On the 31st of December, 1862, duringf its configuration. From the bridges of Overall's Creek to those of Stone River, near Murfreesborom the borders of Stone River to those of Overall's Creek. The first of these watercourses, being disorder to the west in the direction of Overall's Creek; they soon met Wharton's Confederate cavastrong detachments which had been sent to Overall's Creek escorted wagon-trains of provisions and a[5 more...]
Mississippi (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
period, it was not considered possible to subsist an army of thirty or forty thousand men solely upon the resources of a country so sparsely peopled as the State of Mississippi, and to keep them in the field even for a few days without having their communications with the base of operations perfectly secured. Despairing to overuff that these heights, which the enemy could have easily occupied, commanded its entire course. Chickasaw Bayou was laid down in the official maps of the State of Mississippi which the Federals had in their possession; but they had no idea of the difficulties attending the passage of this water-course. Sherman, however, could nrtant campaign a few months later. But we must now turn our attention in another direction. We have shown how Grant's expedition in the interior of the State of Mississippi failed in consequence of the excessive length of his line of supplies, which was easily destroyed by the cavalry of Forrest and Van Dorn; how that of Sherm
Columbia, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ral army may be said to have been diminished by twelve thousand men, or two-sevenths of its total effective force. Thus weakened and deprived of a portion of its materiel, it could not undertake the vigorous pursuit of an enemy whose retreat was protected by swollen streams and the muddy condition of the roads. It was not until the 5th of January that the Confederate cavalry surrendered the town of Murfreesborough to the Federals. Bragg's army halted on the same day behind the line of Duck River, This Duck River in the State of Tennessee must not be confounded with Duck River in the State of Kentucky, to which allusion has been made in another place. which it occupied from Manchester to Shelbyville, the Tullahoma Junction becoming the central depot of its supplies and the headquarters of the general-in-chief. Rosecrans did not proceed beyond Murfreesborough, and his army, having taken up its quarters in the neighborhood of this town, soon found itself in communication with N
Edgefield (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ine of the Federal railroads. He threatened Nashville at the same time, and held himself in readin The former was to operate at first as near Nashville as possible, and thence to proceed into Westshing that took place in the neighborhood of Nashville, between the 9th and 13th of December, to ditered Hardee's pickets a short distance from Nashville, and his heads of column took possession of Cumberland; emptying into it a little above Nashville, it runs from south-east to northwest, folloes from Murfreesborough, in the direction of Nashville. After crossing it, the road and the railroom south-east to north-west, in front of the Nashville road, and in rear of the cedar wood, the easly pursued by the enemy, finally reached the Nashville road, where they could recover from their costruck Rosecrans' line of communication with Nashville in the vicinity of Lavergne during the battl If the Federals had been decidedly beaten, Nashville would have been besieged and the war carried[33 more...]
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