Monthly Archives: August 2014

Wednesday, August 31, 1864

COUCH’S HOUSE, Southwest of Atlanta, 8 a.m. Major General H. W. HALLECK, Washington, D. C.: At this time I would not suggest a change in the geographical lines of the Departments of the Ohio and the Cumberland because Generals Thomas … Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 30, 1864

Red Oak, Georgia, Near Atlanta I have been with Thomas all day. The troops have moved slowly forward from the Montgomery Road to the Macon Road. There is some infantry in their front, and at every meeting, they stop to … Continue reading

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Monday, August 29, 1864

In the Field, Red Oak, Georgia, West of Atlanta We had a good day wrecking the railroad to Montgomery. We wrecked it as close to East Point as we could go before encountering enemy forifications. It can not be of … Continue reading

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Sunday, August 28, 1864

NEAR WEST POINT RAILROAD, August 28, 1864: 4 p.m. Major General H. W. HALLECK, Washington, D. C.: Army of the Tennessee is on the West Point railroad near Fairburn; Army of the Cumberland is on the same road at Red … Continue reading

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Saturday, August 27, 1864

NEAR EAST POINT, Georgia Last night the Fifteenth and Seventeenth Corps, composing the Army of the Tennessee, drew out of their trenches, made a wide circuit, and came up on the extreme right of the Fourth and Fourteenth Corps of … Continue reading

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Friday, August 26, 1864

NEAR EAST POINT, Georgia, August 26, 1864: 6:45 p.m. Major General H. W. HALLECK, Washington, D. C.: I have moved the Twentieth Corps to the Chattahoochee bridge, where it is intrenched, and with the balance of the army am moving … Continue reading

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Thursday, August 25, 1864

Near Atlanta, Georgia We start our movement tonight. Our movement commences tonight. The Twentieth Corps is drawing back and taking post at the railroad-bridge. The Fourth Corps (Stanley) moved to his right rear, closing up with the Fourteenth Corps (Jeff. … Continue reading

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