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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 35: cut off from East and West. (search)
this winter, so as to be able to select my own campaign in the spring, instead of having the enemy dictate it to me. Referring to his orders, General Foster reported his plan to intrench a line of infantry along Bull's Gap and Mulberry Gap, and have his cavalry ready for the ride against Saltville, but the Confederates turned upon him, and he despatched General Grant on the 11th,--Longstreet has taken the offensive against General Parke, who has fallen back to Blain's Cross-roads, where Granger is now concentrating his corps. I intend to fight them if Longstreet comes. The failure to follow has been explained. The summing up of the plans laid for General Hardee and Saltville is brief. Hardee was not disturbed. The ride towards Saltville, made about the last of the month, was followed by General W. E. Jones and came to grief, as will be elsewhere explained. Upon relinquishing command of his army, General Bragg was called to Richmond as commander-in-chief near the Pre
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 36: strategic importance of the field. (search)
til superseded by the corps commander, General Gordon Granger. Our plans were laid before the arotice of our feeling towards their rear. General Granger decided to retire, and was in time to leao be seated, and she told us something of General Granger during the night before. She had never heard a person swear about another as General Granger did about me. Some of the officers proposed to stop and make a battle, but General Granger swore and said it was no use to stop and fight Longstr. Presently she brought out a flask that General Granger had forgotten, and thought that I should sion called for a sentiment, and offered, General Granger--may his shadow never grow less. The crt ten thousand men, besides the remainder of Granger's corps, at once. He will take no artillery,ou do not go I will instruct Schofield to let Granger send off his veterans at once. Should youthis direction I have ordered one division of Granger's corps to this place. I think Stanley shoul
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), Report of Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, U. S. Army, commanding armies of the United States, of operations march, 1864-May, 1865. (search)
force of the enemy that was collecting near the Mississippi River. General Smith met and defeated this force near Lake Chicot on the 5th of June. Our loss was about 40 killed and 70 wounded. In the latter part of July General Canby sent Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, with such forces as he could collect, to co-operate with Admiral Farragut against the defenses of Mobile Bay. On the 8th of August Fort Gaines surrendered to the combined naval and land forces. Fort Powell was blown up and abandoned. t from Mobile Bay against Mobile and the interior of Alabama, commenced his movement on the 20th of March. The Sixteenth Corps, Maj. Gen. A. J. Smith commanding, moved from Fort Gaines by water to Fish River; the Thirteenth Corps, under Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, moved from Fort Morgan and joined the Sixteenth Corps--on Fish River, both moving thence on Spanish Fort and investing it on the 27th; while Me jor-General Steele's command moved from Pensacola, cut the railroad leading from Tensaw to M
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 5 (search)
Little Tennessee, and crossing the Holston near Strawberry Plains, reached the Clinch near Clinton, and passed over toward Sequatchie and McMinnville. Thence he seems to have gone to Murfreesborough and Lebanon, and across to Franklin. He may have committed damage to the property of citizens, but has injured us but little, the railroads being repaired about as fast as he broke them. From Franklin he has been pursued toward Florence and out of the State by Generals Rousseau, Steedman, and Granger, but what amount of execution they have done to him has not been reported. Our roads and telegraph are all repaired, and the cars run with regularity and speed. It is proper to remark in this place that during the operations of this campaign expeditions were sent out from Memphis and Vicksburg to check any movements of the enemy's forces in Mississippi upon our communications. The manner in which this object was accomplished reflects credit upon Generals A. J. Smith, Washburn, Sloc
othing about them. I presume that some one said to the Governor about this time, Why don't you get Sheridan? This, however, is only conjecture. I really do not know how my name was proposed to him, but I have often been told since that General Gordon Granger, whom I knew slightly then, and who had been the former colonel of the regiment, first suggested the appointment. At all events, on the morning of May 27, 1862, Captain Russell A. Algerrecently Governor of Michigan-accompanied by the quime to meet the officers of my command, and no opportunity at all to see the men, when the trumpet sounded to horse. Dressed in a coat and trousers of a captain of infantry, but recast as a colonel of cavalry by a pair of well-worn eagles that General Granger had kindly given me, I hurriedly placed on my saddle a haversack, containing some coffee, sugar, bacon, and hard bread, which had been prepared, and mounting my horse, I reported my regiment to the brigade commander as ready for duty.
ough oral and written congratulations; and their satisfaction at the result of the battle took definite form a few days later, in the following application for my promotion, when, by an expedition to Ripley, Miss., most valuable information as to the enemy's location and plans was captured: headquarters Army of the Mississippi, July 30, 1862-3.05 P. M. Major-General Halleck, Washington, D. C. Brigadiers scarce; good ones scarce. Asboth goes on the month's leave you gave him ten months since; Granger has temporary command. The undersigned respectfully beg that you will obtain the promotion of Sheridan. He is worth his weight in gold. His Ripley expedition has brought us captured letters of immense value, as well as prisoners, showing the rebel plans and dispositions, as you will learn fiom District Commander. W. S. Rosencrans, Brigadier-General. C. C. Sullivan, Brigadier-General. G. Granger, Brigadier-General. W. L. Elliott, Brigadier-General. A. Asboth, Brigadier-General.
nard Laiboldt, and the third by Colonel Luther P. Bradley. On the 4th of March I was directed to move in light marching order toward Franklin and join General Gordon Granger, to take part in some operations which he was projecting against General Earl Van Dorn, then at Spring Hill. Knowing that my line of march would carry me again knew of so large a percentage of wounds by that arm in proportion to the numbers engaged. That night I encamped at Eagleville, and next day reported to Granger at Franklin, arriving in the midst of much excitement prevailing on account of the loss of Coburn's brigade, which had been captured the day before a little distace south of that point, while marching to form a junction with a column that had been directed on Columbia from Murfreesboroa. Shortly after Coburn's capture General Granger had come upon the scene, and the next day he advanced my division and Minty's troops directly on Spring Hill, with a view to making some reprisal; but Van Dor
of the Fourth Army Corps, to which Major-General Gordon Granger was assigned as commander. This ne The demibrigade was an awkward invention of Granger's; but at this time it was necessitated-perhae signal I sent Captain Ransom of my staff to Granger, who was at Fort Wood, to ascertain if we wer by Captain Ransom, who, having returned from Granger, told me that we were to carry only the line more troops, and upon arriving there I found Granger in command, General Thomas having gone back tby opening fire, hoping that this would alarm Granger and oblige him to respond with troops, but my scheme failed. General Granger afterward told me that he had heard the volleys, but suspected thebe vigorously followed. Had the troops under Granger's command been pushed out with mine when Missattitude. The assault on Missionary Ridge by Granger's and Palmer's corps was not premeditated by ct by the corps and army commanders, from General Granger up to General Grant. General Hazen took n[1 more...]
e circumstances, on the 29th of November the Fourth Corps (Granger's) took up the line of march for Knoxville, my men carryinrmy, which had kept a greater distance from the river than Granger's corps, so as to be able to subsist on the country, came le General Sherman's troops returned to Chattanooga, while Granger's corps continued on toward Knoxville, to take part in ther being now the senior officer present, Foster, Parke, and Granger having remained at Knoxville and Strawberry Plains, their and so informed them. My communication brought Parke and Granger to the front without delay, but Foster could not come, sinbegan falling back toward Bull's Gap. Meanwhile Parke and Granger concluded that Dandridge was an untenable point, and hencere en route to Dandridge, Parke transferred the command to Granger. The latter next unloaded it on me, and there is no tellier continuance of the practice, which remonstrance brought Granger to the front at Dandridge. While the events just narra
April 6. Colonel Duffield, at Murfreesboro, Tenn., captured a mail direct from Corinth, Miss., with upward of one hundred and fifty letters, many containing valuable information regarding the strength and position of the rebels. From these letters Gen. Dumont learned that a number of spies were at Nashville and Edgefield, Tenn., and had them arrested.--National Intelligencer, April 10. The National gunboat Carondelet under the command of Capt. Walke, having on board Gen. Granger, Col. Smith, of the Forty-third regiment of Ohio Volunteers, and Capt. Lewis H. Marshall, Aid to Gen. Pope, made a reconnoissance to Tiptonville, Mo., the object being to draw the fire from the masked batteries of the rebels along the Mississippi River. On her way up the river the Carondelet attacked a battery, and, Capt. Marshall, accompanied by a party of soldiers of the Twenty-seventh Illinois regiment, landed, spiked the guns, destroyed the carriages, and threw the ammunition into the river.--
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