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Francis M. Walker (search for this): chapter 7.85
dense cedar thicket on his right formed the other sides. General Wood's division occupied the left, with his flank resting on the river, General Palmer's the right, while General Van Cleve was in reserve near a ford of Stone's River. Of Thomas's two divisions, Negley formed on the right of Palmer, with his right on the Wilkinson pike, while Rousseau was in reserve. An important cavalry raid by General Wheeler around the Union army had engaged two of Thomas's brigades, Starkweather's and Walker's. During the night of the 29th General Wheeler, who had moved from the left to the right of Murfreesboro‘, advancing by the Lebanon and Jefferson pikes, gained the rear of Rosecrans's army and attacked Starkweather's brigade of Rousseau's division, at Jefferson, at daylight on the 30th. The head of his brigade train, consisting of sixty-four wagons, had just arrived in camp, and was driving into park, when Wheeler dashed down upon it with three thousand cavalry. But he had encountered an
William J. Pegram (search for this): chapter 7.85
nd most of the left, was concentrated upon the angle formed by Rousseau and the right of Palmer's division. Chalmers's Confederate brigade, which up to 10 o'clock had lain concealed in the rifle-pits on tie right of Withers's line, arose at the order, and, under a terrific fire, dashed forward across the open field upon Palmer's front. Finding that the time had come for a decisive blow, General Bragg now directed General Breckinridge to send two brigades to the left to reinforce Polk. General Pegram, who, with his cavalry, was posted on the Lebanon pike in advance of Breckinridge's right, had observed Van Cleve's movement, and notified General Breckinridge that a heavy column of infantry and artillery had crossed Stone's River and was advancing along the river bank upon the position occupied by Hanson's brigade. Interpreting this as the initial movement in a plan which was intended to strike his division, Breckinridge declined to obey Bragg's order, which in his report he terms a s
J. P. McCown (search for this): chapter 7.85
nd of the Confederate left wing, consisting of McCown's:and Cleburne's divisions, and received orderight, the Confederate left wing, doubled, with McCown in the first line and Cleburne in support,, haision that characterized that able commander. McCown, deflecting to the west, as he advanced to theof Bragg's left flank toward the right brought McCown's brigades upon the right of Davis's division. of two of his brigades and Wheeler's cavalry, McCown turned McNair to the right, where Cleburne wasled. In front of Post, the Confederates under McCown, in command of McNair's brigade of his own divh the country to the right and rear overrun by McCown's infantry and Wheeler's cavalry in pursuit ofin the rear of Crittenden. On the other hand, McCown, in his report, refers to the necessity of rep hotly engaged with Negley, while Cleburne and McCown, sweeping toward the Nashville pike, driving hmovement of Cleburne to the left in support of McCown had deprived him of reserves; but Breckinridge[1 more...]
Frank Maney (search for this): chapter 7.85
vision, and Liddell of Cleburne's division, received a decided repulse; and Cleburne was for a time equally unsuccessful in pushing back the main Union line. Three successive assaults were made upon this position. In the second, Vaughan's and Maney's brigades of Cheatham's division relieved Loomis's and Manigault's. In the third attack Post's brigade was enveloped by Hardee's left, which, sweeping toward his rear, made withdrawal a necessity. Sill had been killed in the first assault. Sch about 8 o'clock and attacked directly in General Rosecrans's headquarters at Stone's River. From a photograph taken in 1884. his front, but, meeting with the same reception, was compelled to retire. A second attack resulted like the first. Maney's brigade now came up and advanced in line with Manigault's Bridge over Overall's Creek. From a photograph taken in 1884. supported by Vaughan's. Turner's Confederate battery took position near the brick-kiln [see map, p. 616], and opened fir
Moses B. Walker (search for this): chapter 7.85
he commanding general for more cavalry. The work of paroling prisoners, burning wagons, exchanging arms and horses, and driving off mules commenced at once and occupied the remainder of the day and night. Early on the morning of the 31st Colonel M. B. Walker's Union brigade (of Fry's division, Thomas's corps), on its night march from Nolensville to Stewartsboro‘, arrived within two and a half miles of La Vergne, and advanced at once to the scene of devastation. The turnpike, as far as the eyend took position on the right, relieving Rousseau on the following morning. General Bragg had been promptly notified by General Joseph Wheeler of the arrival of this reinforcement to his antagonist, and says in his report: Advance of Colonel M. B. Walker's Union Brigade, at Stone's River, on the evening of January 2, 1863. from a Lithograph. Walker's position is in the cedars near the right of Rousseau's line (see map, page 616). In the right of the picture is seen the 4th Michigan Bat
Charles Cruft (search for this): chapter 7.85
o'clock to up and at ‘em, they came forward like a pack of hounds in full cry. Cruft recoiled from the attack in the open field between the Round Forest and the wood, falling back, met the charge at the time that Negley moved to the rear. Now Cruft's right was in the air and exposed to attack by Donelson following Negley. CruCruft repulsed Chalmers in his front, but Donelson's brigade, pouring to his rear, threatened to envelop him. Grose, from his position in reserve, faced to the right, and soon after to the rear, and bore back the charging columns, enabling Cruft to withdraw. When Chalmers's assault first fell upon Palmer's right, Hazen faced hisucky and 9th Indiana, to the rear, where the impetus of Chalmers's assault upon Cruft had borne him, at the same time retiring the two left regiments, the 41st Ohio ce, had command of the Ammen brigade, of Shiloh memory, which, with Hazen's and Cruft's brigades, had driven the right of Beauregard's victorious army off that field
John R. Davis (search for this): chapter 7.85
urnpike, closely followed by R. W. Johnson and Davis. Skirmishing into position, the line was form of Sheridan's division on the Wilkinson pike, Davis taking position on his right and Johnson in redistance, should be held in reserve in rear of Davis's right at close musket-range; but he left the the enemy, Johnson's division was moved up on Davis's right. Kirk's brigade on the left was formee two divisions charged upon R. W. Johnson and Davis, while yet the men of those divisions were preht brought McCown's brigades upon the right of Davis's division. Leaving the detachments in R. W. Cleburne was already heavily engaged. Driving Davis's skirmishers before him, Cleburne advanced wiand he struck the Union line at 6 o'clock. General Davis now changed the front of Colonel Post's brined enemy pressing them upon front and flank, Davis and Sheridan now found themselves menaced by aigades as it had come to those of Sheridan and Davis. Ammunition was nearly exhausted, and it coul[1 more...]
J. B. Palmer (search for this): chapter 7.85
of General Wood, ordered a forward movement. Palmer united with Wood, however, in a protest on thed was all used, slowly fell back to re-form in Palmer's rear. Rosecrans, having arranged his plan That will do ; and away galloped Rosecrans to Palmer, who was contending against long odds for the 7th and 9th of the Scene of the fighting of Palmer's and Rousseau's divisions. From a Lithographthe center was the first position of Hazen, of Palmer's division. On the right are the cedars in whire, dashed forward across the open field upon Palmer's front. Finding that the time had come for aaw. When Chalmers's assault first fell upon Palmer's right, Hazen faced his two right regiments, a line was formed, composed of two brigades of Palmer's division and Hascall of Wood's, filled out b received a new stock of cartridges, formed on Palmer's right, where later its commander received hion, and the subsequent attack of Preston's and Palmer's brigades, have been described. The error ma[11 more...]
T. R. Stanley (search for this): chapter 7.85
a heavy musketry and artillery fire opened upon his men, who met the charge with a well-directed fire. On his right was Stanley, and the rapid discharge of Schultz's and Ellsworth's guns told with terrible precision upon the ranks of the advancing early exhausted, and it could only be replenished in rear of Crittenden, whose lines still stood intact. Negley ordered Stanley to retire, which he did in perfect order; and Miller's brigade, after holding its position until the ammunition on the pbroken all would be lost. Steadily the line moved forward, sending a shower of bullets to the front. The brigades of Stanley and Miller having fallen back, as previously described, and the entire strength of Cheatham and three brigades of Wither of death. The Union infantry was soon ordered to charge. Colonel John F. Miller with his brigade and two regiments of Stanley's was the first to cross the river, on the extreme left. He was quickly followed on the right by Davis and Morton and b
James R. Chalmers (search for this): chapter 7.85
Rousseau and the right of Palmer's division. Chalmers's Confederate brigade, which up to 10 o'clocke at a time when their presence in support of Chalmers might have administered the coup de grace to ght precipitated the attack of Donelson's and Chalmers's brigades against the right and Adams and Jackson against the left. Chalmers's attack was made with great fury. His men had been confined, witby Donelson following Negley. Cruft repulsed Chalmers in his front, but Donelson's brigade, pouring columns, enabling Cruft to withdraw. When Chalmers's assault first fell upon Palmer's right, Hazth Indiana, to the rear, where the impetus of Chalmers's assault upon Cruft had borne him, at the sa fresh Confederate brigade and the remains of Chalmers's. The time had been occupied in the readjustrigades were on the right, and Donelson's and Chalmers's, badly cut up but stout of heart, were on tJanuary 1, 2, and 3. from a Lithograph. Chalmers's brigade had bivouacked since the 25th, in a
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