The Fifteenth Ohio Volunteers and Its Campaigns; War of 1861-5

The Fifteenth Ohio Volunteers and Its Campaigns; War of 1861-5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...remain much longer at Knoxville he may be captured." December 4, General Sherman issued the following order: "Headquarters Army in the Field, Little Tennessee, December 4, 1863. I. The troops now marching for the relief of the army in Knoxville will for the purpose of maneuver and battle, be arranged as follows: Right Wing: Fourth Army Corps, two divisions, General Granger. Center: Fifteenth Army Corps, two divisions, General Blair. Left Wing: Eleventh Army Corps, two divisions, General Howard. The division commanded by General Jeff. C. Davis will constitute the reserve and will be habitually in support of the center. The cavalry under Colonel Long will act under the special orders of the commanding general. II. The whole army will move direct on the enemy at Knoxville and fight them at the earliest possible moment. The center will cross the bridge at Morgantown and move via Marysville. The left wing will follow and march by the road directly west of Baker's Creek to Utica, Louisville and Little River. The right will then cross and move to the main Madisonville and Knoxville road. At Marysville all must communicate and then march by concentric roads on Knoxville. The reserve will cross the bridge last and close up on the center. III. As time is all important, every commander will at once place his troops convenient to the bridge, or assure himself he can reach, it as soon as his turn comes. Every soldier should have all his ammunition on his person, cautioned to use it with great prudence, three days' cooked meat and bread, if to be had. If rations are not to be had, 1 W. R. R., 56-317. 2 W. R. R., 56-319. the men will cheerfully live on meal till their fellows in Knoxville are released from their imprisonment. IV. In case of battle...
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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 603g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236529987
  • 9781236529985