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Kentucky (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
will bring it to the nine-teenth as the earliest day for making the combined movement as desired. Inform me if you think you can sustain yourself till that time. I can hardly conceive of the enemy breaking through at Kingston, and pushing for Kentucky. If they should, however, a new problem would be left for solution. Thomas has ordered a division of cavalry to the vicinity of Sparta. I will ascertain if they have started, and inform you. It will be entirely out of the question to send for alone exhibits. Corn-meal and corn, in huge burning piles, broken wagons, abandoned caissons, two thirty-two pounder rifled guns, with carriages burned, pieces of pontoons, balks, chesses, etc., (destined, doubtless, for the famous invasion of Kentucky,) and all manner of things burning and broken. Still the enemy kindly left us a good supply of forage for our horses, and meal, beans, etc., for our men. Pausing but a short while, we passed on, the road lined with broken wagons and abandone
Trenton, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
confirm this, Sherman's advance division will march direct from Whitesides to Trenton. The remainder of his force will pass over a new road just made from Whitesidhitesides--one division threatening the enemy's left front in the direction of Trenton — crossing at Brown's Ferry, up the north bank of the Tennessee to near the morminus of Missionary Ridge, I should demonstrate against Lookout Mountain near Trenton with a part of my command. All on the Chattanooga were impatient for action immediately ordered my leading division (Ewing's) to march via Shell Mound to Trenton, demonstrate against Lookout Ridge, but to be prepared to turn quickly and folivision, General John E. Smith's, was in position. General Ewing was still in Trenton, and the other two were toiling along the terrible road from Shell Mound to Chvalry was despatched to observe the movements of the enemy in the direction of Trenton, and the Illinois company to perform orderly and escort duty. This dispositio
Beersheba Springs (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
e, cast of Sparta, and that Lieutenant-Colonel Brownlow, with detachments from the First East-Tennessee and Ninth Pennsylvania cavalry, attacked the rebel Colonel Murray on the twenty-sixth at Sparta, killing one, wounding two, and capturing ten of the enemy, including a lieutenant of Champ Ferguson's; he also captured a few horses and ammunition, and destroyed extensive salt-works used by the rebels. A company of scouts under Captain Brixir also encountered a party of guerrillas near Beersheba Springs, captured fifteen or twenty and dispersed the rest. Brigadier-General R. S. Granger reports from Nashville, November second, that a mixed command, under Lieutenant-Colonel Scully, First Middle Tennessee infantry, sent out from Nashville, attacked and defeated Hawkins and other guerrilla chiefs and pursued them to Centreville, Dickman County, where Hawkins made another stand, attacking our forces while crossing the river. Hawkins was again routed and pursued until his forces dispersed
Lawrenceburg (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
errilla chiefs and pursued them to Centreville, Dickman County, where Hawkins made another stand, attacking our forces while crossing the river. Hawkins was again routed and pursued until his forces dispersed. Rebel loss from fifteen to twenty killed and sixty prisoners; our loss, one severely and several slightly wounded. Again, on November fourth, that Major Fitzgibbon, Fourteenth Michigan infantry, came upon the combined forces of Cooper, Kirk, Williams, and Scott, (guerrillas,) at Lawrenceburgh, thirty-five miles from Columbia, and after a severe hand-to-hand fight, defeated them, killing eight, wounding seven, and capturing twenty-four prisoners; among the latter are one captain and two lieutenants. Our loss, three men slightly wounded and eight horses killed. He reports the enemy four hundred strong, and his force one hundred and twenty. November thirteenth, Captain Cutter, with one company of mounted infantry and a portion of Whittemore's battery, (mounted,) belonging to
Knoxville (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
t, I can see that it might be passed by, and Knoxville and the rich valley about it possessed, igno in coming to our relief during the siege of Knoxville, and I am satisfied that your approach serveommand of all troops moving to the relief of Knoxville, and hasten to Burnside. Seven days befort, and trust to General Burnside's bridge at Knoxville. It was all-important that General Burnsireport: headquarters army of the Ohio, Knoxville, December 7, 1863. Major-Gen W. T. Shermann the forces of General Burnside move out of Knoxville in pursuit of Longstreet, and General Grangeif possible to send a force to the relief of Knoxville. To enable me to dislodge the enemy from th cavalry force to break the railroad between Knoxville and Dalton, the Chickamauga also required bre twenty-eighth marched with the brigade for Knoxville, reaching its present camp on the seventh inhave just heard that our communications with Knoxville have been cut, probably by the Federal caval[38 more...]
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ross South-Chickamauga to make raids on East-Tennessee and Georgia Railroad. He returned this evenition, the danger of his abandonment of East-Tennessee unless immediate relief was afforded, and ths on you the necessity of holding on to East-Tennessee in strong enough terms. According to the denceive the necessity of retreating from East-Tennessee. If I did at all, it would be after losing orcements being sent by that route into East-Tennessee. Returning from the front on the twenty-e Mississippi, and General Hurlbut as to West-Tennessee, and assigned General Blair to the command ot for the safety of General Burnside in East-Tennessee. My command had marched from Memphis, andtle of Chattanooga, pursued the enemy out of Tennessee, and then turned more than one hundred milesownlow, with detachments from the First East-Tennessee and Ninth Pennsylvania cavalry, attacked thed, under Lieutenant-Colonel Scully, First Middle Tennessee infantry, sent out from Nashville, attack[4 more...]
New York (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
upported by Whitaker's brigade, of Cruft's division, was ordered to proceed up the valley, cross the creek near Wauhatchie, and march down, sweeping the rebels from it. The other brigade of the Fourth corps was to advance, seize the bridge just below the railroad, and repair it. Osterhaus's division was to march up from Brown's Ferry, under cover of the hills, to the place of crossing; also to furnish supports for the batteries. The Ohio battery was to take a position on Bald Hill, and the New-York battery on the hill directly in the rear. The Second Kentucky cavalry was despatched to observe the movements of the enemy in the direction of Trenton, and the Illinois company to perform orderly and escort duty. This disposition of the forces was ordered to be made as soon after daylight as practicable. The enemy — Lookout Mountain and the valleys At this time the enemy's pickets formed a continuous line along the right bank of Lookout Creek, with the reserves in the valleys, while
Chattanooga (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
es and the condition of the animals then at Chattanooga; and I was forced to leave Burnside, for thn company with him, of the country opposite Chattanooga and north of the Tennessee River, extending of the forces, returned by slow marches to Chattanooga. I have not spoken more particularly of the real attack. The movement, seen from Chattanooga, five miles off; gave rise to the report, wnight closed that I knew that the troops in Chattanooga had swept across Missionary Ridge, and brokdered to: move slowly and leisurely back to Chattanooga. On the following day, the Fifteenth corwas ordered on the sixteenth. to report at Chattanooga on Saturday, the twenty-first, by noon, thed, I received orders to form my brigade near Fort Wood, and hold it in readiness to move in the dirthe enemy. A grand artillery duel, in which Fort Wood vied with the rebel cannon upon Missionary RIn reply to the rebel cannon upon the Ridge, Fort Wood, Fort Negley, and all our batteries that cou[148 more...]
Cleveland, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
the Hiawassee, and ten miles south-west of Cleveland. He also destroyed eighty wagons and large tity commissary stores and other supplies at Cleveland. The prisoners we have taken since the twenhere rush a force on to the railroad between Cleveland and Dalton. Hooker will at the same time atkamauga, and may be able to make the trip to Cleveland or thereabouts. U. S. Grant, Major-General.ation, with many stores, cut the railroad at Cleveland, captured near a hundred wagons and over tworps, by way of Julian's Gap — all meeting at Cleveland that night. Here another good break was made in the Cleveland and Dalton road. On the thirtieth, the army moved to Charleston, General Howards loaded with forage; thence he proceeded to Cleveland, remaining there one day, destroyed their coce, on the north bank. Hie then returned to Cleveland, and damaged the railroad for five or six mis force to the relief of Burnside, by way of Cleveland and London. Palmer's corps was detached fro[1 more...]
Tuscumbia (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
Flad, engaged in its repair. Quite a considerable force of the enemy was in our front, near Tuscumbia, to resist our advance. It was commanded by General Stephen D. Lee, and composed of Roddy's arailroad, and ordered General Blair, with his two leading divisions, to drive the enemy beyond Tuscumbia. This he did successfully, after a pretty severe fight at Cane Creek, occupying Tuscumbia on Tuscumbia on the twenty-seventh of October. In the mean time many important changes in command had occurred, which I must note here, to a proper understanding of the case. General Grant had been called fromow me eastward. On the twenty-seventh October, when General Blair with two divisions was at Tuscumbia, I ordered General Ewing, with the Fourth division, to cross the Tennessee, by means of the guay a messenger from General Grant floated down the Tennessee over the Muscle Shoals, landed at Tuscumbia, and was sent to me at Iuka. He bore a short message from the General to this effect: D
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