1 edition of Advance and Retreat Personal Experiences in the United States and Confederate States Armies found in the catalog.
|Statement||Periodicals Service Co|
|Publishers||Periodicals Service Co|
|LC Classifications||December 1, 1990|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 136 p. :|
|Number of Pages||86|
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A volume in the Civil War Centennial Series, issued by IUP. I was at the time lieutenant colonel and assistant adjutant general of the Fourth Army Corps.
The succeeding day, 's Corps marched to the front a distance of about ten miles on the road, between the Lawrenceburg and Waynesboroa roads. A few hours later another pool was reached, but not of that purity which was desirable.
Sir :- 's report was transmitted last mail; from subsequent information, not official, I think 's estimate of the Indian party was much too small. At this juncture I was pierced in the left hand with an arrow which passed through the reins and the fourth finger, pinning my hand to the bridle. In the first instance, the main reason Hood is regarded as a poor general is his disastrous campaign in Tennessee in 1864.
I met the Governor, and other prominent men of that Commonwealth; but after long debate and considerable delay, I became convinced that no decided action would be taken. Behind us laysmouldering and in ruins, the black smoke rising high in air, and hanging like a pall over the ruined city. Whilst I failed utterly to bring on battle at Spring Hill, he was unable  to get the corps of his Army to attack and co-operate, as desired.
I received at the age of seventeen an appointment as Cadet at through my maternal uncle, , who was then in Congress.
Having discharged my shot-gun, I rode at once with revolver in hand to that point, rallied the soldiers, who again drove them back, whilst our horses, in some instances, were beaten over the head with shields.
He turned his head, looked at the clock, and, with a smile, said he would like me to go before I dined.