The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1892 - Confederate States of America
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Page 105 - SIR : I have the honor to report, for the information of the major general commanding, that the situation here is not improving since my last report.
Page 413 - MAJOR : I have the honor to submit, for the information of the major general commanding the district, the following report of the battle of Corinth : PRELIMINARIES.
Page 578 - GENERAL : — I have the honor to offer my report of the operations of the armies under my command since the occupation of Atlanta, in the early part of September last, up to the present date. As heretofore reported, in the month of September, the Army of the Cumberland...
Page 581 - ... assume command of the cavalry of my army, and I dispatched him back to Nashville with all dismounted detachments, and orders as rapidly as possible to collect the cavalry serving in Kentucky and Tennessee, to mount, organize, and equip them, and report to Major-General Thomas for duty. These forces...
Page 128 - Your General congratulates you upon your noble conduct during the late expedition under Brigadier General SD Sturgis. Fighting against overwhelming numbers, under most adverse circumstances, your prompt obedience to orders, and unflinching courage, commanding the admiration of all, made even defeat almost a victory. For hours, on foot, you repulsed the charges of the enemy's infantry, and again, in the saddle, you met his cavalry and turned his assaults into confusion.
Page 581 - ... overwhelming him. To remain on the defensive would have been bad policy for an army of so great value as the one I then commanded, and I was forced to adopt a course more fruitful in results than the naked one of following him to the southwest. I had previously submitted to the Commander-inChief a general plan, which amounted substantially to the destruction of Atlanta and the railroad back to Chattanooga, and sallying forth from Atlanta, through the heart of Georgia, to capture one or more of...
Page 578 - Many changes occurred in the composition of those armies, in consequence of the expiration of the time of service of many of the regiments. The opportunity was given to us to consolidate the fragments, reclothe and equip the men, and make preparations for the future campaign. I also availed myself of the occasion to strengthen the garrisons to our rear, to make our communications more secure, and sent Wagner's division of the Fourth Corps and Morgan's division of the Fourteenth Corps back to Chattanooga,...
Page 579 - Chattahoochee, and sent cavalry detachments to the west, in the direction of Carrolton and Powder Springs. About the same time President Davis visited Macon, and his army at Palmetto, and made harangues referring to an active campaign against us.
Page 589 - Georgia, at 2.25 pm on that date. He had started on his great expedition from Atlanta to the sea-board, leaving me to guard Tennessee or to pursue the enemy if he followed the commanding general's column. It was therefore with considerable anxiety that we watched the forces at Florence, to discover what course they would pursue with regard to General Sherman's movements, determining thereby whether the troops under my command, numbering less than half those under Hood, were to act on the defensive...
Page 771 - I have the honor to be, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant, CHARLES^ BREWER, Assistant Surgeon United States Army.

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