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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 4: campaign of the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro'to Chattanooga. (search)
leve. There was a reserve corps under General Gordon Granger, with General W. C. Whittaker commandily six were killed. Early in April, General Gordon Granger, then in command at Franklin, with nealumbia and Lewisburg turnpikes, and fell upon Granger's front. The guns from the fort opened destrailants, and their attack was manfully met by Granger's troops. Van Dorn soon found himself in a pe with his plan were equally successful. General Granger had started from Triune, on the extreme root soldiers. At six o'clock in the evening, Granger came up with his infantry, when Stanley chargLookout Mountain, joined Thomas on the 17th. Granger's reserves were called up from Bridgeport, and, Palmer, and Van Cleve. Reserved Corps--General Granger, two divisions, commanded by Generals Ste their front were repulsed.. Meanwhile General Gordon Granger, who, at Rossville, had heard the roar head of Steedman's division of his corps. Granger, as we have observed, was posted with his tro[6 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 5: the Chattanooga campaign.--movements of Sherman's and Burnside's forces. (search)
ille Gap. the latter a much lower hill considerably in front of the former. The column moved in close and admirable order, the division of General T. J. Wood, of Granger's (Fourth) corps, leading, on the left, and advancing almost to Citico Creek, and Sheridan's on the right. Palmer, of the Fourteenth Corps, supported Granger's rGranger's right, with Baird's division refused, while Johnston's division remained in the intrenchments, under arms, and Howard's corps was in reserve, both ready to move to any required point. Grant, Thomas, Granger, and Howard, stood upon the ramparts of Fort Wood, watching the advance, and were speedily gratified by hearing shouts of victGranger, and Howard, stood upon the ramparts of Fort Wood, watching the advance, and were speedily gratified by hearing shouts of victory from the lips of the patriot soldiers, and seeing the foe flying in confusion. Steadily but swiftly the Nationals had moved toward Orchard Knob, like a The mission Aries' Ridge. deep torrent, driving every thing before them, and by a vigorous charge carrying the rifle-pits on that eminence and taking two hundred prisoners.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
et, heavy columns were, moving to assist him. So soon as he was assured of victory at Chattanooga, on the night of the 25th, Nov. 1863. General Grant ordered General Granger, with his own (Fourth) corps, and detachments from others, twenty thousand strong, to re-enforce Burnside. Sherman was ordered in the same direction, so as tave the pontoon bridge there. The Confederates stationed at that point burned it when Howard approached, and fled, Dec. 2. and Sherman's entire force, including Granger's troops, was compelled to move along the south side of the river, with the expectation of crossing Burnside's bridge at Knoxville. Sherman sent forward his cava Fort Stanley and Fort Higley, in memory of Captain Jonathan Dickerson, One Hundred and Twelfth Illinois Mounted Infantry. With the re-enforcements brought by Granger, Burnside felt able to cope with Longstreet, and advised the return of Sherman's troops to Knoxville, because Bragg, informed of the weakness of that post on acco
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 14: Sherman's campaign in Georgia. (search)
oona, and appeared before Dalton and demanded its surrender. The little garrison there, under Colonel Liebold, held the post firmly until General Steedman came down from Chattanooga and drove Wheeler off. The latter then pushed up into East Tennessee, made a circuit around Knoxville by way of Strawberry Plains, crossed the Clinch River near Clinton, went over the Cumberland Mountains by way of the Sequatchie, and appeared at McMinnville, Murfreesboroa, and Lebanon. Rousseau, Steedman, and Granger, in Tennessee, were on the alert, and they soon drove the raider into Northern Alabama by way of Florence. Although he had destroyed much property, his damage to Sherman's communications was so slight, that the latter said, in writing from Atlanta on the 15th of September: 1864. Our roads and telegraphs are all repaired, and the cars run with regularity and speed. Sherman's Report. Sherman and Hood took advantage of the lull in the campaign, in September, to reorganize their respec
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
south, threatened Huntsville, and again attacked Athens, which General Granger, in command at Franklin, had re-garrisoned with the Seventy-thnding westward to Memphis, and eastward to Chattanooga. There General Granger was stationed with a considerable force, when Hood approached enchments, and threatened an assault. Two days afterward, some of Granger's troops made a sortie, gained the rear of the left of Hood's rifler his forces were concentrated at Columbia. In the mean time General Granger had withdrawn the garrisons at Athens, Decatur, and Huntsvilleeavored to keep open the railway communication between himself and Granger, at Stevenson. For that purpose, he placed General Rousseau, with Florence. He was instructed to send back the garrisons which General Granger had called to Stevenson, See page 419. to their former posts. He was joined by Granger at the latter place, and they reoccupied Decatur on the 27th, but too late to impede Hood's flight, for he had a
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
Stevens, and Chickasaw, Lieutenant-Commander T. H. Perkins. while a land force, about five thousand strong, sent by General Canby from New Orleans, under General Gordon Granger, was planted upon Dauphin Island for the purpose of co-operating. the entrance to Mobile Bay is divided by Dauphin Island, making two passages; the easition would be accomplished. To that business the Admiral now addressed himself, after sending the wounded of both parties to Pensacola, on the Metacomet. General Granger was on Dauphin Island, and had begun the siege of Fort Gaines. Farragut sent August 6. the Chickasaw to help him. She shelled the Fort with such effect thats, Page cried out Coward! and the entire Confederacy echoed the slander. Page's turn for a similar trial came, and he met it with less honor than did Anderson. Granger's troops were transferred August 9, 1864. from Dauphin Island to the rear of Fort Morgan, and there lines of investment were constructed across the narrow sand-s
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 19: the repossession of Alabama by the Government. (search)
necessary preliminary movement. Had Farragut then known how weakly Mobile was defended, he and Granger might easily have captured it. At that time there were no troops in or immediately about the strong work, commanding the railway and the Chattahochee River. But a large re-enforcement of Granger's command would have been neceseary to have enabled the National forces to hold the post. They batteries, were organized as the Thirteenth Army Corps, comprising three divisions, and General Gordon Granger was assigned to its command. Meanwhile, the Sixteenth Army Corps (General A. J. Smith),ouri, below the city; and on the evening of the 12th, after a summons to surrender, made by General Granger and Rear-Admiral Thatcher, the authorities formally gave the place into their hands at Batts, and kept from the streets; and the publication of four of the newspapers was suspended. General Granger followed the army into the city, and General Canby and his staff entered soon afterward.
e to surprise, 3.21. Goldsboroa, N. C., Foster's expedition against, 3.181; capture of by Gen. Schofield, 3.494; junction of Schofleld's, Terry's and Sherman's forces at, 3.503. Goldsborough, Commodore Louis M., naval operations of on the coast of North Carolina, 2.166-2.175. Grafton, National troops at, 1.497; McClellan at, 1. 531. Grand Ecore, Porter's gun-boats at, 3.256. Grand Gulf, batteries at passed by Porter's fleet, 2.603; abandoned by the Confederates, 2.604. Granger, Gen. G., his defense of Franklin against Van Dorn, 3.118; at the battle of Chickamauga, 3.139; operations of against Forts Gaines and Morgan, 3.443. Grant, Gen. U. S., occupies Paducah, 2.76; operations of in Kentucky, 2.85; against Fort Donelson, 2.207-2.234; movements of on the Tennessee, and his victory at Shiloh, 2.261-2.283; operations of against Vicksburg, 2.583-2.591, 608-614; 615-628; appointed to the Military Division of the Mississippi, 3.144; at Chattanooga, 3.151; operations of f
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
th the army along shore by boats or signals. General Granger had the immediate command of the Army, and thisoved with the gun-boats, convoying 8,000 men of General Granger's force to the west side of Mobile Bay, for theditional surrender by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Granger (General Canby being at Blakely), on the groundnant-Colonel R. G. Laughlin, of the staff of Major-General Granger, commanding Thirteenth Army Corps, and LieutH. Slough, Mayor of the City of Mobile. Major-General Gordon Granger, Commanding Thirteenth Army Corps. Actiny Letter To Acting-Rear-Admiral Thatcher And Major-General Granger. Navy Department, April 29, 1865. Sy and Naval forces commanded respectively by Major-General Granger and yourself. The Department has watched to you and those under your command, and to Major-General Granger and those under his command, the congratulat the gun-boats, led by the flag-ship, convoying General Granger's command for the purpose of making a joint att
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), April 29-June 10, 1862.-advance upon and siege of Corinth, and pursuit of the Confederate forces to Guntown, Miss. (search)
perations from May 25 to June 12. No. 26.-Brig. Gen. Gordon Granger, U. S. Army, commanding cavalry division, dark, where they found General A. J. Smith and General Granger, with his cavalry and Powell's battery, withdrad, while the cavalry pushed toward Booneville. General Granger reached Booneville over the dark, obstructed roown and King's Creek. On the morning of the 3d General Granger, with a brigade of cavalry, supported by a brig action and movement. It is my duty to commend General Granger for the efficient manner in which he made a rec 4th.-Ordered forward as a supporting party to General Granger, who, with a cavalry force and a battery, was mnt Adjutant-General. No. 26.-report of Brig. Gen. Gordon Granger, U. S. Army, commanding cavalry division, tfully, I am, general, your obedient servant, G. Granger, Brig. Gen., Comdg. Cav. Div., Army of the Missisrt that, in compliance with the instructions of General Granger, commanding division, and letter of instruction
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