The Truth about Chickamauga

The Truth about Chickamauga

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...troops were being withdrawn. Confederate testimony is also available, supporting McMahan's statement as to the troops having been stealthily withdrawn. We have seen how those regiments who had relieved the 21st Ohio were driven from their position, but the Federals who then occupied Hill Number 2 were opposite to regiments of Kelly's Confederate Brigade, who, in conse quence of the temporary absence of their brigade commander, did not advance according to the preconceived plan, but simply halted on the southern slope. Colonel Palmer, commanding the 58th North Carolina Regiment, in his Official Report1 referring to this period of time, about 5.30 P.m., says: --1 No. 50, p. 395,1. 19. - No. 60, p. 392,1. 24. Fancying soon after that the enemy had discontinued firing, I ordered my men to cease firing in order that I might ascertain definitely. Not a shot was being fired by the foe. I sent a messenger to Colonel Kelly, commanding the brigade, to acquaint him with the facts and to suggest that, if the other regiments reformed and advanced to the line occupied by me, we could probably carry the enemy's position without further opposition. The messenger could not find him. I then went myself, etc., etc. Major French, also, testifies that it was about sundown when the enemy ceased firing.2 Major McMahan claims that it was the interposition of his regiment between the enemy and Brannan's forces which made their retreat an easy matter after dark, ' and also4 that his "regiment did the last firing upon and offered the latest resistance to the advance of the enemy, which he received, and which checked his progress and ended the Battle of Chickamauga." This statement, taken in connection with the similar service rendered at the same time by the other...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673891
  • 9781236673893