Read the official orders, communications and reports that were issued regarding Garrard’s cavalry, Minty’s brigade, and the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Online here are the pertinent records found in The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, Volume 38.  Click the Archives listing at right to select a Month, or use the Search Tags or Search box to find a particular subject.

 

150th Anniversary Reenactment of Kilpatrick’s Raid

Posted by on May 10, 2014 in 1864 Sherman's Atlanta Campaign - Garrard's Cavalry, History of 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Sites about 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry | 0 comments

150th Anniversary Reenactment of Kilpatrick’s Raid

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, at 10 A.M., at Nash Farm Battlefield in Lovejoy, Georgia, 4000 volunteers in Civil War dress will reenact one of┬áthe grandest cavalry charges during the Civil War, Kilpatrick’s Raid! This the the raid when the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry and 4000 Union cavalry in total traveled south of Atlanta behind enemy lines to destroy the railroad at Lovejoy Station. Finding themselves totally surrounded by Confederate forces, their only way out was to charge┬ádirectly into the Rebels’ line of fire, sabres...

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A Daring Attack (Kilpatrick’s Raid)

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in 1864 Sherman's Atlanta Campaign - Garrard's Cavalry | 0 comments

From: Memorial of the Patriotism of Schuylkill County in the American Slaveholders Rebellion, Compiled by Francis B. Wallace, 1865. Page 363. A Daring Attack When General Sherman’s Army arrived in front of Atlanta, and laid siege to the place, a plan was formed to attack the enemy’s communications, to cut off his supplies. For the daring and hazardous work the best cavalry in the army was selected, the Seventh being among them. The object was accomplished after severe fighting and loss. The annexed graphic description of the...

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From Colonel Robert H. G. Minty to Captain Scott – December 17, 1864

Posted by on Dec 17, 1964 in 1864 After the Fall of Atlanta | 0 comments

SIR: I have to report, for the information of the general commanding, that a citizen from the Newburg road came in last night and report that a part of fifteen guerrillas were pillaging the country three miles from here, and had murdered a citizen named W

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From Major General William T. Sherman to Major General A. J. Smith – November 2, 1864

Posted by on Nov 2, 1964 in 1864 After the Fall of Atlanta | 0 comments

Your dispatch received. Make all dispatch to reach Paducah to report to General Thomas at Nashville. Your services here will be short and the probabilities are you will return again to the Mississippi. Still, I will order you detached men to you. I will b

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From Brigadier General W. L. Elliott to Major General William T. Sherman – October 15, 1864

Posted by on Oct 15, 1964 in 1864 After the Fall of Atlanta | 0 comments

GENERAL: The operator reports Garrard’s DIVISION having left Adairsville one hour since. General Raum reports a ford five miles above. Will Garrard march for Buzzard Roost as ordered, or do you wish to change the destination of his DIVISION? He will reach

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From Brevet Brigadier General Green B. Raum to Brigadier General Kenner Garrard – October 15, 1864

Posted by on Oct 15, 1964 in 1864 Sherman's Atlanta Campaign - Garrard's Cavalry | 0 comments

I send Mr. Haws as a guide, who knows all the roads north of the Coosawattee River. He reports about 500 of the enemy on Holly Creek.

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From Brigadier General W. L. Elliott to Brigadier General Kenner Garrard – October 15, 1864

Posted by on Oct 15, 1964 in 1864 After the Fall of Atlanta | 0 comments

GENERAL: I send the inclosed order* from General Sherman. A guide will be sent to join you at McClure’s Ford. Five miles above there is another ford (Field’s Mill), which will expedite your crossing. The guide will show you the fords of the Connesauga. Yo

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From Brigadier General W. L. Elliott to Brigadier General Kenner Garrard – October 15, 1864

Posted by on Oct 15, 1964 in 1864 After the Fall of Atlanta | 0 comments

GENERAL: Since I sent you General Sherman’s order with directions as to crossing the Coosawattee and Connesanga, General S. says:

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From Brigadier General Kenner Garrard to Brigadier General W. L. Elliott – October 8, 1864

Posted by on Oct 8, 1964 in 1864 After the Fall of Atlanta | 0 comments

I have possession of Dallas. From prisoners captured there I learn that Hood’s headquarters were there until two days since, when they were moved to Cedartown; also that all his army, except detachments left at the bridge, are north of Chattahoochee; that

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From Brigadier General W. L. Elliott to Brigadier General Kenner Garrard – October 8, 1864

Posted by on Oct 8, 1964 in 1864 After the Fall of Atlanta | 0 comments

General Garrard’s supply train is near Marietta; to what point should it be sent to be secure and enable the DIVISION to draw its supplies? I will camp near headquarters Fourth Corps.

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