Our Regiment: A History of the 102d Illinois Infantry Volunteers, with Sketches of the Atlanta Campaign, the Georgia Raid, and the Campaign of the Carolines, Volume 102, Part 4

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Brewster & Hanscom printers, 1865 - United States - 192 pages
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Page 176 - Mountain, and all the future was wrapped in doubt and uncertainty, three armies had come together from distant fields, with separate histories, yet bound by one common cause, the union of our country, and the perpetuation of the Government of our inheritance. There is no need to recall to your memories Tunnel!
Page 176 - Chattahoochee, far from home, and dependent on a single road for supplies. Again we were not to be held back by any obstacle, and crossed over and fought four hard battles for the possession of the citadel of Atlanta.
Page 176 - Christmas found us at Savannah. Waiting there only long enough to fill our wagons, we again began a march, which for peril, labor, and results will compare with any ever made by an organized .army. The floods of the Savannah, the swamps of the Combahee and Edisto, the high hills...
Page 95 - On the morning of the 22d, somewhat to my surprise, this whole line was found abandoned, and I confess I thought the enemy had resolved to give us Atlanta without further contest ; but General Johnston had been relieved of his command, and General Hood substituted. A new policy seemed resolved on, of .which the bold attack on our right was the index. Our advancing ranks swept across the strong and...
Page 176 - high hills " and rocks of the Santee, the flat quagmires of the Pedee and Cape Fear Rivers, were all passed in midwinter, with its floods and rains, in the face of an accumulating enemy ; and, after the battles of Averysboro and Bentonville, we once more came out of the wilderness to meet our friends at Goldsboro.
Page 160 - Williams, had the lead, and Ward's division the advance. This was deployed, and the skirmish line developed the position of a brigade of Charleston heavy artillery armed as infantry (Rhett's) posted across the road behind a light parapet, with a battery of guns enfilading the approach across a cleared field. General Williams sent a brigade...
Page 160 - Rebel division furiously, and, though it fought well and hard, the brigade drew back to the flank of the infantry. The whole line advanced late in the afternoon, drove the enemy well within his intrenched line, and pressed him so hard that next morning he was gone, having retreated in a miserable stormy night over the worst of roads. Ward's division of infantry followed to and through Averysboro', developing the fact that Hardee had retreated, not on Raleigh, but on Smithfield.
Page 175 - National affairs when, but little more than a year ago, we were gathered about the cliffs of Lookout Mountain, and all the future was wrapped in doubt and uncertainty. Three armies had come together from distant fields, with separate histories, yet bound by one common cause — the union of our country and the perpetuation of the Government of our inheritance.
Page 175 - The General commanding announces to the armies of the Tennessee and Georgia, that the time has come for us to part. Our work is done, and armed enemies no longer defy us. Some of you will be retained in service until further orders.
Page 68 - Hood that the enemy was approaching on the Canton road, in rear of the right of our original position. He drew back his troops and formed them across that road. When it was discovered that the officer •was mistaken, the opportunity had passed by the near approach of the Federal Army. Expecting to be attacked, I drew up my troops in what seemed to me an excellent position — a bold ridge immediately in rear of Cassville, with an open valley before it.

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