General Garrard’s supply train is near Marietta; to what point should it be sent to be secure and enable the DIVISION to draw its supplies? I will camp near headquarters Fourth Corps.Read More
From Brigadier General W. L. Elliott to Major William H. Jennings – September 29, 1864
You will proceed without delay to Sweet Water Creek, watch the movement of the rebel cavalry reported in that vicinity, co-operate with General Kilpatrick, commanding THIRD DIVISION Cavalry, and receive such instructions from him as may be sent you.
Reports of Colonel Robert H. G. Minty, Fourth Michigan Cavalry, commanding First Brigade – September 13, 1864
CAPTAIN: In accordance with orders from headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, I have the honor to hand you the following report of the operations of this brigade during the campaign ending in the occupation of Atlanta.Read More
From Brigadier General W. L. Elliott to Brigadier General William D. Whipple – September 13, 1864
After the battle of Chickamauga and pursuit of Wheeler and Roddey, in their attacks upon our trains and lines of communication in the months of September and October, and the battle of Mission Ridge, in November, 1863, the cavalry of the department, consiRead More
Report of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas J. Patten, First Ohio Cavalry – September 11, 1864
COLONEL: I have the honor to submit the following report of the First Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Cavalry in the campaign which has just come to close:
On the 22nd
Report from Lieutenant George I. Robinson to Lieutenant E. P. Sturges, Chicago Board of Trade Battery – September 5, 1864
On the 30th April I left Columbia, Tenn., marching with the Second Cavalry Division, Department of the Cumberland, to which my command is attached, to rejoin the army then in front of Chattanooga, arriving at Shellmound on the 7th Mat, where, by order ofRead More
Report from Brigadier General Kenner Garrard to Brigadier General W. L. Elliott – September 4, 1864
About the middle of April my division was very much scattered over the department, and, with the view of reorganization, was ordered to Columbia, Tenn. Before, however, Long’s brigade was mounted, I was ordered to join the army before Dalton on the 30th ARead More
From Lieutenant David F. How to Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick – August 18, 1864
I am directed by the general commanding to acknowledge the receipt of your communication* of 10 a. m., and to say that our cavalry on our left is on Augusta railroad, near and east of Atlanta. Decatur is occupied alternately by scouts from both armies. ShRead More
From Major General William T. Sherman to Brigadier General J. McArthur – August 13, 1864
See at once as to who and what force broke the road at or near Acworth. It is, in my judgment, a mere cut, having a bearing on something beyond.
W. T. SHERMAN,
BIG SHANTY, GA., August 13, 1864-12.50 p.m.
Reports of Colonel Abram O. Miller, Seventy-second Indiana Mounted Infantry – July 13, 1864
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the brigade under my command in the operations of the division on the 9th of June, near BigRead More
From Brigadier General Kenner Garrard to Major General William T. Sherman – July 10, 1864
Your dispatch in regard to the reported force near Acworth has just been received. Communications, except by telegraph to Marietta, come very late; those by telegraph and my courier line in two hours. I will make full investigation to-day in regard to whaRead More
From Major General William T. Sherman to Brigadier General Kenner Garrard – July 9, 1864
It is reported from Acworth that the road is threatened by a regiment of Texans, 500 strong. As soon as you are strengthened by infantry, increase your force above Roswell at the upper bridge, to interpose between it and the bridge. This is the reason whyRead More
From Major General William T. Sherman to Major General George H. Thomas – July 4, 1864
I have no doubt that the enemy will attempt to molest our rear with his cavalry, and that he has reserved Roswell fortified for that very purpose. To counteract his designs I have ordered Garrard, with his whole cavalry, to proceed to Roswell, take the plRead More
Special Field Orders from Major General James B. McPherson to – June 26, 1864
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT Numbers 51.
AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE Near Kenesaw Mountain, June 26, 1864.
In order to carry out Special Field Orders, Numbers 28, Military Division of the Mississippi, a copy of which is inclosed herewith,* corps commanders
Report of General Joseph E. Johnston, C. S. Army, commanding Army of Tennessee – June 20, 1864
On the 20th of June Wheeler, with 1,100 men, routed Garrard’s division of Federal cavalry on our right.Read More
From Colonel Robert H. G. Minty to Captain Robert P. Kennedy – June 12, 1864
CAPTAIN: In obedience to orders from the general commanding the division, I marched from camp near Acworth at 6 a. m. on the 9th instant, taking the direct road to Marietta. At the grave-yard on Rocky Hill my advance (the Fourth Michigan Cavalry) struck tRead More
Special Field Orders from Major General William T. Sherman to – June 9, 1864
In the Field, Acworth, Ga., June 9, 1864.
The armies will move forward to-morrow morning.
I. Major-General Thomas the center, on the Burnt Hickory and Marietta road and such other roads as he may choose between it and the Acworth and Marietta road,
From Major General James B. McPherson to H. W. Perkins – June 9, 1864
June 9, 1864.
* * * *
XVIII. The command will move to-morrow morning at 6 o’clock in the direction of Marietta in accordance with instructions of Major-General Sherman, inclosed herewith.*
First. The Fifteenth Army Corps, Major General John A. Lo
Special Field Orders from Major General John A. Logan to – June 8, 1864
V. In pursuance of instructions from department headquarters, Brigadier General William Harrow, commanding Fourth Division, will detail one brigade from his command to proceed at 8 o’clock to-morrow morning on the main MRead More
From Major General William T. Sherman to Brigadier General Kenner Garrard – June 7, 1864
Send a party to the iron-works north of the Etowah and destroy them root and branch. Colonel Long will be up by to-morrow morning. Be all ready for motion by Thursday. Leave your dismounted men and lame animals at the bridge where General Blair will leaveRead More
From Major General William T. Sherman to Major General Frank P. Blair, Jr. – June 6, 1864
Instead of marching via Euharlee and Stilesborough march straight for this place via Cartersville and Allatoona. There is a pontoon bridge at the railroad crossing; leave a regiment at that bridge and relieve Garrard’s cavalry, and the balance of a brigadRead More
From Major General William T. Sherman to Major General George H. Thomas – June 3, 1864
GENERAL: Lieutenant Tucker, of your headquarters guard, just from Kingston, comes to come to know about the train can safely come to you via Euharlee, Stilesborough, Allatoona, and down the road till it meets you at some point on the road from Allatoona tRead More
From Major General William T. Sherman to J. C. Van Duzer – June 3, 1864
Both armies remain as at last advices by telegraph. Blair not at Rome yet. Stoneman and Garrard with cavalry occupy Allatoona Mountain, and trains and telegraph will reach Carter’s Station to-morrow. Who is General Grant?Read More
From Major General George H. Thomas to Major General William T. Sherman – June 3, 1864
GENERAL: General Baird succeeded in advancing his lines within a short distance of the house he was firing at this morning, and has his skirmishers beyond. General Palmer’s chief engineer went into Acworth to-day about 11 a.m., capturing 1 or 2 of the eneRead More
From Captain L. M. Dayton to Brigadier General Kenner Garrard – June 2, 1864
GENERAL: Your note of this morning to the general commanding just to hand and he directs me to answer. He wishes you to picket at the west end of Allatoona Pass. Report to General Stoneman and re-enforce him to the full extent of your command (save the piRead More
From Major General William T. Sherman to Major General James B. McPherson – May 31, 1864
I sent you the orders of movement for to-morrow. I now send you a map which gives the best surveys, and I indicate the best points for your five divisions to cover the right flank. Our heaviest fighting will be still farther east than is given on this mapRead More
Special Field Orders from Major General William T. Sherman to – May 30, 1864
In the Field, near Dallas, Ga., May 30, 1864.
The movements of the army during May 31 and June 1 will be as follows:
I. May 31, the lines will remain substantially as now, and a general activity will be kept up along the whole front. General McPhers