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Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
he vast grain-growing plains of Kentucky and Tennessee. Several important ranges cluster just where Department of the Ohio, which included Eastern Tennessee and Kentucky. Early in August, he had been directed to begin a campaign in East Tennessee, and cooperate with the movements of Rosecrans; es further, to the front of operations in East Tennessee. This varied and complicated business wasisolated among the mountains and rivers of East Tennessee, a hundred miles from Chattanooga. Bragg er line than Grant, for communication with East Tennessee; he first moved one division, under Stevenst guard against Bragg's army getting into East Tennessee, above Chattanooga. But, Grant had alread His orders were, to drive Burnside out of East Tennessee, or, if possible, to capture or destroy hi it was possible that the troops sent into East Tennessee might succeed in overthrowing the occupatiay may result in Burnside's abandonment of East Tennessee. This would be a terrible misfortune, and[26 more...]
Howard, and a portion of the Twelfth corps, under Brigadier-General Geary. He took up his line of march along the railroad,s it was necessary to hold both the roads to Kelly's ferry, Geary was encamped at Wauhatchie, about three miles from the pos. The battle began at one o'clock, with a fierce assault on Geary, at Wauhatchie. Howard was at once directed to move his nearest division to the support of Geary. He moved promptly; but, before reaching Geary, found a rebel force strongly posted oGeary, found a rebel force strongly posted on a range of hills on the left, which commanded his line of march. His second division soon came up, and an assault was madet, evidently intending to hold the position permanently. Geary, meanwhile, had been fighting for three hours, without assing of musketry from every quarter, alarmed the teamsters of Geary's wagon-train, who deserted their mules, and in the darknes killed and wounded; he took more than a hundred prisoners. Geary buried one hundred and fifty-three rebels, on his front alo
George H. Thomas (search for this): chapter 12
to Halleck, and to Sherman, to Porter, and to Thomas, and to Burnside, on the way; attending to thend Sherman was placed in Grant's old command. Thomas behaved with great magnanimity; he said there atisfactory. That night, Grant learned that Thomas had already ordered the concentration of Hookee next morning, Grant rode out in company with Thomas and Brigadier-General W. F. Smith, chief engistreet is moving to join them. I have ordered Thomas to attack the north end of Missionary ridge, aust prove a disaster to them. Nevertheless, Thomas's delay was a great disappointment. A prompt ertainly ought to be held, if possible, until Thomas can force the enemy back. Just at this time, nnot be recalled in time to assist it, in case Thomas finds himself in condition to make an attack, n the 16th, he rode out in company with Grant, Thomas, and other officers, to the hills on the north. That day, the written orders were issued to Sherman and Thomas, for the battle of Chattanooga. [29 more...]
should, is the cause of this. The rebel movement from Abingdon proved not to be important, but that from Bragg was more threatening; the column dispatched to Cleveland and towards Loudon was promptly reported to Grant, who announced it to Halleck, on the 1st of November, and at the same time remarked: At present, lack of foragek the enemy's line of communications between Cleveland and Dalton. This movement will be made by Monday morning. I expect Sherman will reach Huntsville to-day. Cleveland and Dalton are on the railroad between Tennessee and Georgia. As early as the 26th of October, three days after his arrival at the front, Grant had foreseen tforce you can bring to bear against it; and, when that is carried, to threaten and even attack, if possible, the enemy's line of communication between Dalton and Cleveland. Rations should be ready to issue a sufficiency to last four days, the moment Missionary ridge is in our possession; rations to be carried in haversacks. Where
were successively fed, and ferried across. Up to this time, Sherman had literally obeyed the instructions of Halleck, and pushed forward the repairs of the railroad in his rear. But, after assuming command, on the 19th of October, Grant's first orders to Sherman were: Increase to the greatest possible strength your moving column, and, at the same time, secure your communications to your base of supplies. Communicate with Steele, and urge the necessity of his sending you the division of Kimball, of the Sixteenth corps. Sherman was also ordered to bring forward the troops at Paducah, and any that could be spared from guarding the line of railroad from Memphis to Corinth: Assign them to strengthen divisions already at the front. On the 24th, the day after he arrived at Chattanooga, Grant telegraphed to Sherman: Drop every thing east of Bear creek, and move with your entire force towards Stevenson, until you receive further orders. The enemy are evidently moving a large force tow
Crittenden (search for this): chapter 12
d had been widely separated in the movements that procured possession of Chattanooga. It was composed of three corps, under Major-Generals Thomas, McCook, and Crittenden. Crittenden held Chattanooga, while the other corps were moving east and south, through the mountains, separated by intervals of nearly twenty miles; the extremeCrittenden held Chattanooga, while the other corps were moving east and south, through the mountains, separated by intervals of nearly twenty miles; the extreme right of Rosecrans was forty miles from the left of his army, with almost impenetrable mountains between. While in this position, he was threatened by Bragg, but got his forces together at Chickamauga creek by the 19th of September, although with infinite difficulty. Here Bragg attacked, and after two days fighting, succeeded i piercing the national centre, and demolishing the right wing of the army. Rosecrans himself hurried to Chattanooga, to prepare for its defence, and McCook and Crittenden also left the field. But Thomas held on, and although the whole bulk of the rebel army was now precipitated upon his single corps, Major-General Gordon Gran
Montgomery (search for this): chapter 12
nd who, besides, had more than once issued through this sally-port on devastating raids, as far north even as the Ohio. Chattanooga, therefore, was an immense bastion at the centre of Grant's line, flanked on one side by the Tennessee valley, and on the other by the mountains of northern Georgia and Alabama. In its front, but a hundred and fifty miles south, lay Atlanta, at the junction of as many important railroads as Chattanooga; and, covered by Atlanta, were Selma, with its arsenals, Montgomery, with its great stores of cotton, Macon, Mobile, and all the rich central valley that extends from the Cumberland mountains to the Gulf of Mexico. On the 23d of September, immediately after the defeat of Rosecrans, Halleck detached the Eleventh and Twelfth corps from the Army of the Potomac, and sent them by rail, under command of Major-General Hooker, to protect Rosecrans's railroad line of communication between Bridgeport and Nashville. These troops, however, were not ordered further
f September, and arrived at Memphis on the 2d of October. It was then his duty to conduct the Fifteenth army corps, and such other troops as could be spared from Hurlbut's command, to the support of Rosecrans, marching by way of Corinth, Tuscumbia, and Decatur, to Athens, Alabama. During this long and tedious march, he was to loo detours were made; for there was not time either to ferry, or to build new bridges; and, on the 5th, Grant again dispatched to Sherman: Leave Dodge's command (of Hurlbut's corps) at Athens, until further orders, and come with the remainder of your command to Stevenson, or until you receive other instructions. Again, on the 7th: Tient, and, on the 4th, Grant declared: The road from Nashville to Decatur will have to be put in running order. Sherman was ordered to leave Dodge's division, of Hurlbut's command, at Athens. have given directions for putting the railroad from Nashville to Decatur in running order. That road is now only guarded to Columbia, and
out valley seizure of Brown's ferry March of Hooker from Bridgeport battle of Wauhatchie repulseand sent them by rail, under command of Major-General Hooker, to protect Rosecrans's railroad line o the heights on the southern side, thus giving Hooker an open road to Chattanooga, when his forces s mountain. Accordingly, Grant directed that Hooker should cross, at Bridgeport, to the south sidetanooga valley. On the morning of the 26th, Hooker crossed the Tennessee, by the pontoon bridge a, however, caused no serious interruption; and Hooker kept on down the valley. He met no further reossession of the vital point. The night after Hooker's arrival, Longstreet's corps attacked him in e loss of the enemy is not certainly known. Hooker estimates Longstreet's loss at fifteen hundredtion made secure against any further assault. Hooker, thereafter, remained undisturbed. Flanked asomas supporting, from here. In the mean time, Hooker will attack Lookout, and carry it if possible.[10 more...]
e, begirt on every side with rugged peaks, and guarded on the west by a grim and almost perpendicular height, that rises directly from the water's edge more than two thousand feet. This point was once the boundary and the barrier of the Indian country. The southern limit of the field is known as Missionary ridge, called so by the Indians, who allowed the missionaries to pass no further; a gorge in the mountains, opening south, is still named Rossville gap, after the famous Cherokee chief, John Ross; while the lofty crest that looks out over the rugged valley was called Chattanooga—the Eagle's Nest. The whole region was a mighty bulwark, covering one of the most important avenues for access to the South, between the Mississippi and the Atlantic coast. Away, at the centre of the continent, these precipitous heights, this lonely valley, and this tortuous stream seemed the very spot where the eagles might build their nests, and the aborigines pitch their camps, secure from the intrud
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