Fourth Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland; Cleveland, 1870 Volume 23

Fourth Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland; Cleveland, 1870 Volume 23

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...to us: ' Boys, I don't want you to stop until we reach the top of that hill. Forward!' GENERAL CARLIN rode his horse to the foot of the ridge and then turned him loose and scrambled up with the rest of us." GENERAL OARLIN, in his report, records that he was ordered by GENERAL Jo1INsoN "to prepare to advance against the enemy on Missionary Ridge." CoLoNEL ANsoN G. MCCooK, he being then on the extreme right of CARLIN's brigade, and so the right of GENERAL TH0MAs's storminglines, says: " About 4 P. M. moved to the assault of Missionary Ridge." CAPTAIN R. E. A. CRoFToN, commanding the Sixteenth and Nineteenth United States Infantry in SToUGHToN's brigade (the left of JoHNsoN's division) says: "Having covered our front with a line of skirmishers, were ordered to storm Missionary Ridge." There was so_me momentary confusion of orders at two points of the line as to advancing beyond the rifle-pits, but even there the men rushed on, and without further orders, and by an inspiration of their own, carried the adjacent lines with them. But the reports, when analyzed, show clearly that whatever any others may have had in mind, THOMAs's intention from the first was to start his lines for the top of the ridge. GENERAL I-IO0KER's operations at the south end of Missionary Ridge near Rossville were also of a brilliant character. He succeeded in bridging Chattanooga creek, and the head of his column, OsTERHAUs's division, drove back the Confederate infantry and artillery, strongly posted in Rossville Gap, gained the rear of Missionary Ridge and turned northward along its eastern base. CRUFT's division ascended the ridge from the gap and moved at once...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236844610
  • 9781236844613