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
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 from Lieutenant George I. Robinson to Lieutenant E. P. Sturges, Chicago Board of Trade Battery – September 5, 1864
On the 30th April I left Columbia, Tenn., marching with the Second Cavalry Division, Department of the Cumberland, to which my command is attached, to rejoin the army then in front of Chattanooga, arriving at Shellmound on the 7th Mat, where, by order ofRead More
Report from Brigadier General Kenner Garrard to Brigadier General W. L. Elliott – September 4, 1864
About the middle of April my division was very much scattered over the department, and, with the view of reorganization, was ordered to Columbia, Tenn. Before, however, Long’s brigade was mounted, I was ordered to join the army before Dalton on the 30th ARead More
From Major General William T. Sherman to Brigadier General J. McArthur – August 13, 1864
See at once as to who and what force broke the road at or near Acworth. It is, in my judgment, a mere cut, having a bearing on something beyond.
W. T. SHERMAN,
BIG SHANTY, GA., August 13, 1864-12.50 p.m.
From Colonel Eli Long to Captain Robert P. Kennedy – July 14, 1864
Being encamped near Noonday Creek, north of Marietta, I remained there until the evening of the 3d, then marching to Big Shanty. On the following day I received orders to follow the enemy, who was retreating, and, marching via Marietta, I pursued him someRead More
Reports of Colonel Abram O. Miller, Seventy-second Indiana Mounted Infantry – July 13, 1864
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the brigade under my command in the operations of the division on the 9th of June, near BigRead More
From Major General James B. McPherson to Major General Frank P. Blair Jr. – July 10, 1864
If you deem it necessary you can strengthen General Leggett’s left from Brigadier-General Gresham’s division. I do not apprehend the enemy’s cavalry will make any serious demonstrations on our lines. They undoubtedly will annoy us as much as possible andRead More
From Major General William T. Sherman to Major General George H. Thomas – July 4, 1864
I have no doubt that the enemy will attempt to molest our rear with his cavalry, and that he has reserved Roswell fortified for that very purpose. To counteract his designs I have ordered Garrard, with his whole cavalry, to proceed to Roswell, take the plRead More
Special Field Orders from Major General James B. McPherson to – July 2, 1864
V. In order to carry out Special Field Orders, Numbers 31, headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi a copy of which is inclosed herewith,* the following movements will be made:
1. The supply trains of the Army of the Tennessee, as fast as they
From Major General William T. Sherman to Major General John M. Schofield – July 2, 1864
Don’t order back your empty wagons, but have them loaded with bran, rice, hominy, sugar and coffee, and salt, and I will see, if the commissaries have slighted you in distribution of bread rations, that it be made good. I also think it will be safe for yoRead More
From Major General George H. Thomas to Major General William T. Sherman – July 2, 1864
Has General Garrard been to connect with me; and where has he been directed to have his headquarters?Read More
Special Field Orders from Major General William T. Sherman to – July 1, 1864
In the Field, near Kenesaw Mountain, Ga. Numbers 31.
July 1, 1864
The object of the contemplated movement is to deprive the enemy of the great advantage he has in Kenesaw as a valuable watchtower from which to observe our every movement; to force hi
From Major General William T. Sherman to Major General James B. McPherson – June 30, 1864
You may notify Garrard that in our next movement he will have to cover the roads leading from Marietta back to Allatoona, and that he and his brigade commanders should acquaint themselves with the lay of the country and the roads.Read More
Special Field Orders from Major General James B. McPherson to – June 26, 1864
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT Numbers 51.
AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE Near Kenesaw Mountain, June 26, 1864.
In order to carry out Special Field Orders, Numbers 28, Military Division of the Mississippi, a copy of which is inclosed herewith,* corps commanders
From Major General William T. Sherman to Major General James B. McPherson – June 22, 1864
GENERAL: I am starting for what I deem the point of most activity to-day, though the state of the roads won’t admit of much activity. Yet we may gain possession of ground useful. I wish you to keep Garrard moving about, without breaking connection with yoRead More
From Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge to Lieutenant Colonel William T. Clark – June 22, 1864
I have the honor to report that I sent scouting parties out on all the roads leading east and northeast from Big Shanty. They found all of General Garrard’s cavalry north and west of Noonday Creek; his principal force on Alabama road northeast of Big ShanRead More
From Brigadier General Kenner Garrard to Major General James B. McPherson – June 21, 1864
GENERAL: I have to report that instructions from General Sherman require me to interpose between the main rebel cavalry and the portion reported to have gone north of the Etowah to interfere with railroad communication. It seems to be the impression thatRead More
From Major General James B. McPherson to Brigadier General Kenner Garrard – June 20, 1864
Send immediately a good portion of your dismounted men with their arms to report to Colonel George C. Rogers, commanding at Allatoona.
By order of Major General James B. McPherson:
WM. T. CLARK,
From Major General William T. Sherman to Brigadier General Kenner Garrard – June 20, 1864
I do not wish to extend the infantry on that flank for good reasons. But the enemy has detached a great part of his cavalry back to our line of railroad where they are doing mischief. Now, if they can cross the Etowah, the Oostanaula, and Connesauga – larRead More
From Major General William T. Sherman to Major General George H. Thomas – June 18, 1864
Your note is just received. I was down with Schofield till near dark – until after he had got bridge and crossing at Noyes’ Creek. I also happened to be near Howard when that firing occurred, and had I not been caught by mud and darkness would have come dRead More
From Brigadier General Kenner Garrard to Major General William T. Sherman – June 17, 1864
GENERAL: Inclosed I send you at sketch* of the roads, &c., of this vicinity. I have been on the line all day examining the creek, and can, if you have occasion, lead the infantry out of view and put them over the Noonday Creek and onto the Canton and MariRead More
From General John B. Hood to Major General Joseph Wheeler – June 14, 1864
GENERAL: I wish you would find out what the enemy have on the Alabama road. From the top of Kenesaw Mountain his main line seems to extend about a mile and a half east of railroad, and turns to the left. He has his wagons near Big Shanty.
From Brigadier General Kenner Garrard to Major General James B. McPherson – June 14, 1864
GENERAL: I have nothing to report except the information I gave you in all my previous reports is confirmed by every prisoner and deserter who comes within my camp, viz, that the infantry of the enemy is in force on the Lovingood Bridge and Marietta roadRead More
From Colonel Robert H. G. Minty to Captain Robert P. Kennedy – June 14, 1864
Since my last report to 11th June, I have been almost daily engaged with the enemy, generally light skirmishing, with but small loss. At 10 a. m. yesterday I sent one battalion Fourth U. S. Cavalry to examine the road leading to the Marietta and Canton roRead More
From Major General George H. Thomas to Major General Oliver O. Howard – June 13, 1864
GENERAL: Your note has been received. Should the enemy mean a night attack on you all that can be done is to hold yourself in readiness. Should he mean to attack McPherson’s left and get around his left flank at our wagon train, which is probably his otheRead More
From Major General James B. McPherson to Brigadier General Kenner Garrard – June 13, 1864
GENERAL: Major-General Howard reports a movement of the enemy from the center toward our left. Look out for an attack, and also for an attack on our lines here about daylight. Should you hear sounds of heavy battle, move toward the firing.Read More
From James C. Van Duzer to Major T. T. Eckert – June 12, 1864
Has rained steadily all day; is raining still. Some skirmishing in front of center and left, and just at night quite heavy fire of small-arms heard in direction of Garrard’s position or extreme left of advance, of which no report is yet received. Whole coRead More
From Colonel Robert H. G. Minty to Captain Robert P. Kennedy – June 12, 1864
CAPTAIN: In obedience to orders from the general commanding the division, I marched from camp near Acworth at 6 a. m. on the 9th instant, taking the direct road to Marietta. At the grave-yard on Rocky Hill my advance (the Fourth Michigan Cavalry) struck tRead More
From Colonel Robert H. G. Minty to Captain Robert P. Kennedy – June 12, 1864
CAPTAIN: Yesterday morning I received orders from the general commanding to proceed to McAfee’s Cross-Roads, on the Canton and Marietta and old Alabama roads, via Woodstock, and from thence to open communications with the Second Brigade at the junction ofRead More
From Major General James B. McPherson to Major General William T. Sherman – June 11, 1864
GENERAL: I send you a report just received from Brigadier-General Garrard.* Have you any instructions for him? If he cannot make headway against Wheeler and drive him and hold both the roads he speaks of, I think he had better move down the Marietta roadRead More
From Major General James B. McPherson to Brigadier General Kenner Garrard – June 10, 1864
GENERAL: The Army of the Tennessee is in camp in the vicinity of this place covering the Marietta and Roswell Factory road. From your note my understanding is, that you are some distance to the rear of our left flank, probably where the Canton road from tRead More
From Brigadier General Kenner Garrard to Major General James B. McPherson – June 10, 1864
GENERAL: My headquarters are where they were last night. This morning I sent Long’s brigade down on the Marietta and Lovegood’s bridge road, and secured the intersection of that road with the Big Shanty and Roswell Factory road, which is the main road leaRead More
From Major General William T. Sherman to Brigadier General Kenner Garrard – June 10, 1864
GENERAL: The enemy has detached largely from his cavalry, some of which is now up at Calhoun, far to our rear. Surely if this cavalry can make such marches ours should do something. I wish you to move out on the Roswell Factory road until you pass Brush MRead More
Special Field Orders from Major General William T. Sherman to – June 9, 1864
In the Field, Acworth, Ga., June 9, 1864.
The armies will move forward to-morrow morning.
I. Major-General Thomas the center, on the Burnt Hickory and Marietta road and such other roads as he may choose between it and the Acworth and Marietta road,
From Major General James B. McPherson to H. W. Perkins – June 9, 1864
June 9, 1864.
* * * *
XVIII. The command will move to-morrow morning at 6 o’clock in the direction of Marietta in accordance with instructions of Major-General Sherman, inclosed herewith.*
First. The Fifteenth Army Corps, Major General John A. Lo
Special Field Orders from Major General John A. Logan to – June 8, 1864
V. In pursuance of instructions from department headquarters, Brigadier General William Harrow, commanding Fourth Division, will detail one brigade from his command to proceed at 8 o’clock to-morrow morning on the main MRead More
From Major General George H. Thomas to Major General William T. Sherman – June 3, 1864
GENERAL: General Baird succeeded in advancing his lines within a short distance of the house he was firing at this morning, and has his skirmishers beyond. General Palmer’s chief engineer went into Acworth to-day about 11 a.m., capturing 1 or 2 of the eneRead More