The Rebellion Record

The Rebellion Record

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...Dalton, Georgia, beyond Taylor's Ridge. All cooking should be done at the trains; rations, when cooked, will be forwarded to the troops. VIH. The above movements will be executed with the utmost promptness and persistence. By command of General Bragg. George W. Bkent, AssistaDt Adjutaut-Goueral. The resistance offered by the enemy's cavalry and the difficulties arising from the bad and narrow country roads, caused unexpected delays in the execution of these movements. Though the commander of the right column was several times urged to press forward, his crossing was not effected until late in the afternoon. At this time, Major-General Hood, of Longstreet's corps, arrived and assumed command of the column, Brigadier-General Johnston resuming his improvised division of three brigades. Alexander's Bridge was hotly contested and finally broken up by the enemy, juRt as General Walker secured possession, Ho moved down stream, however, a short distance, and crossed, as directed, at Byron's Ford, and thus secured a junction with Hood after night. The movement was resumed at daylight on the nineteenth, and Buckner's corps, with Cheatham's division, of Polk's, had crossed and formed, when a brisk engagement commenced with our cavalry under Forrest on the extreme right. About nine o'clock, a brigade from Walker was ordered to Forrest's support, and soon after Walker was ordered to attack with his whole force. Our line was now formed with Buckner's left resting on the Chickamauga, about one mile below Lee and Gordon's Mills. On his right came Hood with his own and Johnston's divisions, with Walker on the extreme right, Cheatham's division being in reserve, the general direction being a little east of north. The attack ordered by our right-was made by...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 37mm | 1,266g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854187
  • 9781236854186