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 reachRead More
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.Read More
GENERAL: Since I sent you General Sherman’s order with directions as to crossing the Coosawattee and Connesanga, General S. says: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
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
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
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
GENERAL: You will move your whole command down the valley toward Rome in one or two columns by Dirt Town or Dry Creek. If you can possibly cross Oostanaula make a strike for the railroad anywhere north of Kingston. Do this in your own way, but do it thoroRead More
GENERAL: As I wrote you last night I intended to cross the Oostanaula south by our left, but Schofield has swung round so far to the north or left that time will be lost. The pontoons will be in an hour or so at a point on Snake Creek its mouth, with CaptRead More
I want the pontoon bridge laid at the best point near Ray’s [Lay’s] Ferry, near the mouth of Lick or Snake Creek. I inclose a sketch* made to-day by a seemingly intelligent officer. As soon as I know the pontoons have started down the road I will send allRead More
The army is now about this place. Skirmishing has commenced at about a mile distant in the direction of Snake Creek Gap.
J. E. JOHNSTON,
May 12, 1864.
The object of the movement for to-morrow is to interpose between the enemy and Resaca, and to break his communications.
I. Major-General McPherson will move his column directly on Resaca occupying in force the hills on this side of Cam
GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatches of 10 [.30] a. m. to-day. Brigadier-General Williams has reported his division at the west end of the gap, and I have directed him to leave one brigade there to guard the trains and tRead More
GENERAL: I have yours of last night and have talked to Captain Audenried. I regret beyond measure you did not break the railroad, however little, and close to Resaca, but I suppose it was impossible. We find in Buzzard Roost Gap an almost impassable obstaRead More
I am starting for the extreme front in Buzzard Roost Gap, and write this dispatch that you may understand. Johnston acts purely on the defensive. I am attacking him on his strongest fronts, viz, west and north, till McPherson breaks his line at Resaca, whRead More
GENERAL: I shall attack Johnston through Snake Creek Gap. I will take your three infantry division along, but for the time will have to leave Stoneman to guard the point now occupied by you and to keep u a delusion as long as possible. I propose to leaveRead More
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO, Numbers 1.
Harris’ House, May 10, 1864.
The commanding general desire to warn the officers of this command against any useless and wasteful expenditure of artillery ammunition, as on account of the limited transportati
GENERAL: By direction of the general commanding, you will please order Major-General Hooker to support General McPherson at Snake Creek Gap, directing your nest division to General Geary to watch the road Geary is occupying. The general directs me also toRead More
GENERAL: The general commanding directs me to say to you that he has no instructions for to-day other than those agreed upon last night, except for you to cause to be extended signals to General McPherson, and to improve all possible means of watching theRead More
GENERAL: I inclose dispatch+ just received from Stevenson at Decatur. Roddey it seems has crossed the Tennessee River with about 5,000 men, estimated, and is endeavoring to cut our lines of communication. Gresham must be in the vicinity of Athens and PulaRead More
GENERAL; The major-general commanding the department directs that you improve all possible means of watching the effect on the enemy of McPherson’s movement through Snake Creek Gap until Garrard is up, which will be surely to-day. Should the latter road bRead More
General Garrard had just arrived at La Fayette, with horses fatigued and short of forage, and wished to remain there until his forage train came up from Chattanooga.Read More
GENERAL: Sweeny’s division, of Dodge’s command, has passed here for Snake Creek Gap, which I hope to have possession of this evening. Veatch is closed up on Sweeny; but divisions came through Ship’s Gap road. Osterhaus’ division is here, having come throuRead More