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.
From Brigadier General W. L. Elliott to Major General William T. Sherman – September 29, 1864
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of this date. I have ordered the brigade of Garrard’s DIVISION now at the railroad bridge to Sweet Water Creek, instructing the commanding officer to receive orders from General Kilpatrick and notifread more
From Brigadier General W. L. Elliott to Major William H. Jennings – September 29, 1864
You will proceed without delay to Sweet Water Creek, watch the movement of the rebel cavalry reported in that vicinity, co-operate with General Kilpatrick, commanding THIRD DIVISION Cavalry, and receive such instructions from him as may be sent you.
Reports of Colonel Robert H. G. Minty, Fourth Michigan Cavalry, commanding First Brigade – September 13, 1864
CAPTAIN: In accordance with orders from headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, I have the honor to hand you the following report of the operations of this brigade during the campaign ending in the occupation of Atlanta.read more
From Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick to Captain J. E. Jacobs – September 13, 1864
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my command during the recent campaign, commencing with the advance across Taylor’s Ridge and battle of Resaca, and ending with the defeat of the rebel army and fall of Atlanta:read more
From Brigadier General W. L. Elliott to Brigadier General William D. Whipple – September 13, 1864
After the battle of Chickamauga and pursuit of Wheeler and Roddey, in their attacks upon our trains and lines of communication in the months of September and October, and the battle of Mission Ridge, in November, 1863, the cavalry of the department, consiread more
Report of Major William H. Jennings, 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry – September 13, 1864
SIR: I have the honor to report that the Seventh Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Cavalry started on the 30th day of April, with 919 horses fresh from the corral at Nashville, Tenn., and unused to military duty; the majority were young horses, not aged. Thrread more
Report of Colonel Beroth B. Eggleston, First Ohio Cavalry, commanding Second Brigade – September 11, 1864
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to forward the following report of the operations of this command during the past campaign.
Report of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas J. Patten, First Ohio Cavalry – September 11, 1864
COLONEL: I have the honor to submit the following report of the First Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Cavalry in the campaign which has just come to close:
On the 22nd
Report of Colonel Charles B. Seidel, Third Ohio Cavalry – September 11, 1864
SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of operations of Third Ohio Veteran Volunteer Cavalry during the campaign just closed:
The regiment left C
Report of Lieutenant Colonel Oliver P. Robie, Fourth Ohio Cavalry – September 11, 1864
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to forward history of the regiment during the campaign just closed:
The regiment left Columbia, Tenn., May 22, 1864, and, marching via Pulaski,