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; thatRead More
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.Read More
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
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
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
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
THOMAS’ HEADQUARTERS, August 8, 1864.
General Kilpatrick’s headquarters are at the junction of Powder Springs and Sandtown roads. He covers Sweet Water and patrols to Dallas.
Richmond Dispatch to-day contains the following:
MACON, August 1, 1864-6 p. m.
Our cavalry under General Iverson attacked the enemy yesterday near Clinton. The Yankees, commanded by General Stoneman, routed, and Stoneman, 25 officers, about 500 pris
GENERAL: I have endeavored by my telegram to keep you informed of the course of military events in this department. I have not been able, however, in that brief style of correspondence to explain the mode of operating by which we have been pressed back soRead More
DEAR GENERAL: I have the doubt you want me to write your occasionally letters not purely official, but which will admit of a little more latitude than such documents possess. I have daily sent to Halleck telegraphs which I asked him to report to you, andRead More
CAPTAIN: On the 26th ultimo I was encamped about one mile east from Adair’s Court-House, on the direct road to Powder Springs, my advance pickets being about two and a half miles east of me on the road from Dallas to Villa Rica. About 1 p. m. my pickets wRead More
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
I sent you the orders of movement for to-morrow. I now send you a map which gives the best surveys, and I indicate the best points for your five divisions to cover the right flank. Our heaviest fighting will be still farther east than is given on this mapRead More
GENERAL: You will observe that after full reflection and due observation I have concluded to make the movement by the left. To affect this, so far as you are concerned, I advise you to-night to place one brigade of Dodge’s at the parapet of Jeff. C. DavisRead More
In the Field, near Dallas, Ga., May 30, 1864.
The movements of the army during May 31 and June 1 will be as follows:
I. May 31, the lines will remain substantially as now, and a general activity will be kept up along the whole front. General McPhers
GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you withdraw Colonel Wilder’s brigade after dark, when the movement begins, and that you carry out the instructions given you in his letter of last evening.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
I have just returned from Major-General Sherman’s. In consequence of the battle this afternoon the movement contemplated to-night will not take place, and your troops will remain as usual in the lines ready to repel any attack. Colonel Wilder will retainRead More
GENERAL: We are going to move from our present position to-night to the left, in order to connect our line with General Hooker’s right. We will move out of Dallas by the road which leads north to Burnt Hickory until we strike the Marietta road running easRead More
Your letter, inclosing report of Colonel Minty, is received.* His brigade has done good service to-day and drew four regiments of rebel cavalry from in front of our right off toward Villa Rica to fight him. I desire you to continue to press and threaten tRead More
GENERAL: We are in Dallas. The enemy is evidently in force on the Marietta road, his left extending around to the Villa Rica road or near it. I desire you to push the main portion of your cRead More
GENERAL: Inclosed please find sketch* of our position to-night. Garrard’s cavalry occupies pretty much the same position as last night. We entered this place shortly before 2 p.m. to-day, General Davis’ skirmishers and my own coming in about the same timeRead More
I am going to move directly on Dallas from my present position this morning. Thomas is to the north and east of Dallas about three miles.
I desire you to co-operate in such a manner as to cover our right flank and at the same time have an eye to our tr
GENERAL: The enemy had evidently massed his available strength in and about Dallas, and we may expect a heavy battle to-morrow. Hold your cavalry well in hand near your present headquarters, Adair’s Court-House, to cover our right flank, and be ready forRead More
Commanding Cavalry Division
The main column is going into camp on this creek, where there is water. Camp your command in some good position for to-night on the road toward Dallas. Reconnoiter the roads thoroughly leading off to the southeast towardRead More
The main column is going into camp on this creek, where there is water. Camp your command in some good position for to-night on the road toward Dallas. Reconnoiter the roads thoroughly leading off to the southeast toward Pumpkin Vine and Villa Rica. FindRead More
GENERAL: I am camped on the Pumpkin Vine three miles from Dallas and three miles from Pumpkin Vine Church. This afternoon I moved on Dallas, and when in a mile of it was attacked by a brigade of infantry and one of cavalry; at least such is the impressionRead More