Monthly Archives: November 2013

Monday, November 30, 1863

I received this message from General Dodge on the Railroad from Nashville to Bridgeport: HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, ‚Ä®Pulaski, Tennessee, November 23, 1863 Major General W. T. SHERMAN, Commanding Department of the Tennessee, Bridgeport, Alabama: I am in … Continue reading

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Monday, November 30, 1863

Charleston, Tennessee Today, the army moved to Charleston, General Howard approaching so rapidly that the enemy evacuated with haste, leaving the bridge but partially damaged, and five car-loads of flour and provisions on the north bank of the Hiawassee. This … Continue reading

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Sunday, November 29, 1863

Cleveland, Tennessee This morning, General Howard moved from Parker’s Gap to Cleveland, General Davis by way of McDaniel’s Gap, and General Blair with two divisions of the Fifteenth Corps by way of Julien’s Gap, all meeting at Cleveland this night. … Continue reading

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Saturday, November 28, 1863

Graysville, Georgia The Fifteenth Corps destroyed absolutely and effectually the railroad from a point half-way between Ringgold and Graysville, back to the State line. This should make it difficult for Bragg to reinforce Longstreet or send supplies North from Georgia. … Continue reading

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Friday, November 27, 1863

Chickamauga Creek, Georgia At daylight we resumed the march, and at Graysville, where a good bridge spanned the Chickamauga, we found the corps of General Palmer on the south bank, who informed us that General Hooker was on a road … Continue reading

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Thursday, November 26, 1863

Chattanooga, Tennessee Our fight with the enemy on the 25th continued until dark. it was not until night closed in that I knew that the troops in Chattanooga had swept across Missionary Ridge and broken the enemy’s centre. Of course, … Continue reading

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Wednesday, November 25, 1863

Chattanooga, Tennessee We are on the tall hill overlooking Missionary Ridge where the enemy is strongly entrenched. General Grant ordered an attack at dawn. At first light, I sent out a skirmish line. The enemy position is a strong one … Continue reading

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