The enemy in our front is moving rapidly down the valley toward Snake [Creek] Gap or Villanow. General Johnston wishes you to call on General Martin for all the information he has and transmit it to him. Wishes your cavalry to be active in close observatiRead More
The army is now about this place. Skirmishing has commenced at about a mile distant in the direction of Snake Creek Gap.
J. E. JOHNSTON,
CAPTAIN: I have to report the following information brought in by my scouts this evening: Martin’s division is north of Coosa River, probably three miles from Rome on the Summerville road. A picket of fifty men stand at Farmer’s Brigade, across Armuchee CRead More
I want the pontoon bridge laid at the best point near Ray’s [Lay’s] Ferry, near the mouth of Lick or Snake Creek. I inclose a sketch* made to-day by a seemingly intelligent officer. As soon as I know the pontoons have started down the road I will send allRead More
Are you ready to move? If so, the general telegraphs that you needed in his direction and wishes you to move at once.
R. M. SAWYER,
GENERAL: As I wrote you last night I intended to cross the Oostanaula south by our left, but Schofield has swung round so far to the north or left that time will be lost. The pontoons will be in an hour or so at a point on Snake Creek its mouth, with CaptRead More
GENERAL: You will move your whole command down the valley toward Rome in one or two columns by Dirt Town or Dry Creek. If you can possibly cross Oostanaula make a strike for the railroad anywhere north of Kingston. Do this in your own way, but do it thoroRead More
We have had hard fighting all day. Johnston purely on the defensive. The place has small detached redoubts, and in immense amount of rifle trenches. We have close the enemy well in, gaining ground slowly but securely all day. The country is very rough andRead More
GENERAL: I regret exceedingly you did not avail yourself of the chance I gave you to cut the railroad. At the time you reached the bridge, Martin’s cavalry was all that was on that flank, and they widely scattered. Forrest on the 6th was retreating beforeRead More
Have driven the enemy back with Ross’ brigade; will leave it here and move at once with Ferguson’s and Armstrong’s toward Calhoun.Read More