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November, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 16
ived orders to march his force to the relief of Burnside, by way of Cleveland and London. Palmer's corps was detached from the force under General Hooker, and returned to Chattanooga. I have the honor to annex hereto consolidated returns of prisoners, captured property, and casualties I am, General, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, George H. Thomas, Major-General U. S. A. Commanding. Department of the Cumberland--report of casualties during the battle of Chattanooga, November, 1863. Fourth Army Corps--Major-General Granger: First division, Major-General Stanley, 19 killed, 85 wounded--aggregate, 104; Second division, Major-General Sheridan, 135 killed, 1151 wounded--aggregate, 1286; Third division, Brigadier-General Wood, 150 killed, 851 wounded-aggregate, 1001. Total, 2391. Fourteenth Army Corps--Major-General Palmer: First division, Brigadier-General Johnson, 46 killed, 258 wounded--aggregate, 304; Third division, Brigadier-General Baird, 97 killed, 461 wo
October 19th (search for this): chapter 16
Chattanooga, Tennessee, and his fears that General Rosecrans would fall back to the north side of the Tennessee River. To guard further against the possibility of the Secretary's fears, I also telegraphed to Major-General Thomas, on the nineteenth of October, from Louisville, to hold Chattanooga at all hazards, that I would be there as soon as possible. To which he replied, on same date: I will hold the town till we starve. Proceeding directly to Chattanooga, I arrived there on the twentyd by General Stephen D. Lee, and composed of Roddy's and Furgeson's brigades, with irregular cavalry, amounting in the aggregate to about five thousand. In person I moved from Corinth to Burnsville on the eighteenth, and to Iuka on the nineteenth of October. Osterihau's division was in the advance, constantly skirmishing with the enemy. It was supported by Morgan L. Smith, both divisions under the general command of Major-General Blair. John E. Smith's division covered the working par
October 31st (search for this): chapter 16
executed, and the order of march was reversed, and all columns directed to Eastport, the only place where I could cross the Tennessee. At first I only had the gunboats and coalbarge, but the two transports and ferry-boat arrived on the thirty-first October, and the work of crossing was pushed with all the vigor possible. In person I crossed, and passed to the head of the column in Florence on the first November, leaving the rear division to be conducted by General Blair, and marched to RoGeneral Thomas. headquarters Department of the Cumberland, Chattanooga, Dec. 1, 1863. Brigadier-General L. Thomas, Adjutant-General U. S. A., Washington, D. C.: General: The following operations of the army of the Cumberland, since October thirty-first, are respectfully submitted to the General-in-Chief: As soon as communications with Bridgeport had been made secure, and the question of supplying the army at this point rendered certain, preparations were at once commenced for driving
December 19th, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 16
nd the pursuit of the enemy; their patient endurance in marching to the relief of Knoxville; and the army of the Ohio for its masterly defence of Knoxville, and repeated repulses of Longstreet's assaults upon that place, are deserving of the gratitude of their country. I have the honor to be, Colonel, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Major-General U. S. Army. General Sherman's report. headquarters Department and army of the Tennessee, Bridgeport, Ala., Dec. 19, 1863. Brigadier-General John A. Rawlins, Chief of Staff to General Grant, Chattanooga, Tenn.: General: For the first time, I am now at leisure to make an official record of the events with which the troops under my command have been connected during the eventful campaign which has just closed. During the month of September last, the Fifteenth army corps, which I had the honor to command, lay in camps along the. Big Black, about twenty miles east of Vicksburgh, Miss. It consisted of
October 27th (search for this): chapter 16
boats, containing thirty armed men each, floated quietly from Chattanooga past the enemy's pickets, to the foot of Lookout Mountain, on the night of the twenty-seventh of October, landed on the south side of the river at Brown's Ferry, surprised the enemy's pickets stationed there, and seized the hills covering the ferry, without leading divisions, to drive the enemy beyond Tuscumbia. This he did successfully, after a pretty severe fight at Cane Creek, occupying 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 nth corps a force of about eight thousand men, Which I directed General Dodge to organize with all expedition and with it to follow 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 gunboa
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