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.
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
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,
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report, for the information of the brigadier-general commanding, that I sent a scouting party of one battalion of McAfee’s Bridge at an early hour this morning. Lieutenant-Colonel Patten, First Ohio Cavalry, was in charge of tRead More
GENERAL: I have the honor to report that your instructions have been carried out My dispositions were such as to enable me to take every point by surprise and insure my safe return, with a loss of only 2 killed. Results: Three road bridges and one railroaRead More
GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your orders last night at 1.30 a. m. At that time one brigade (three regiments) was at Cross Keys, ten miles from here, with pickets in every direction from there to four miles; one regiment was at MRead More
GENERAL: I have to report that, owing to the appearance of the enemy in this vicinity last evening, I sent a regiment to the Peach Tree road, one of McAfee’s Bridge, and ordered Colonel Long, with his two regiments, up; also, that trains, stragglers, &c.,Read More
GENERAL: Inclosed please find sketch* of my position to-night and copy of Special Field Orders, Numbers 70, paragraph VI, from these headquarters.+
In pursuance of this order, the different commands were in motion promptly at the hour designated, the S
VII. In order to carry out the spirit and intention of Special Field Orders, Numbers 35, headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, the following movements will take place:
1. The Fifteenth Army Corps, Major General John A. Logan commanding, wi
General Blair reports a movement of cavalry down the river on the other side all last night, drawn there doubtless by Stoneman’s and Rousseau’s movement. Let General Garrard feel out strong and disturb those that are left.
W. T. SHERMAN,
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
In the Field, near Chattahoochee River, Numbers 35.
July 14, 1864.
Preliminary steps having already begun, the following general plan will be observed and adhered to:
I. Major-General Thomas will prepare to cross his army at Powers’ and Pace’s Fe
MAJOR: I have the honor to inform you that I have just arrived at this point with Dibrell’s brigade. Colonel Hannon reports all quiet in his front; he also reports the force which crossed at McAfee’s Bridge to have withdrawn
Assistant Adjutant-General, Kelly’s Division:
CAPTAIN: Scouting parties of the enemy have made their appearance all along my front to-day as far up as McAfee’s Bridge. I think very likely they are reconnoitering for the purpose of attempting a crossing
GENERAL: I have nothing special to report. All day to-day I have been inspecting the country near here and find I can take position to advantage north of Roswell and about two miles from the town, and command all the roads between that place and the EtowaRead More
I beg to hand you the following extracts from a letter published at Atlanta, in the afternoon edition of the Memphis Appeal of the 25th June, as a supplementary report of the fight at Latimar’s Mill [on Noonday Creek] on the 20th June:Read More