Thursday, March 23, 2017

To take and hold the railroad at or east of Cleveland... (Quote by Lincoln)

The Papers and Writing of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6
(Project Gutenberg eBook)

Above book is the original source for quote about the importance of Cleveland, Tennessee, in the Civil War. It has been quoted by many authors, including Melba Murray (Bradley Divided).

Quotations: 

"The Chattanooga expedition must not on any account be given up." (Stanton to Halleck)

"To take and hold the railroad at or east of Cleveland, in East Tennessee, I think fully as important as the taking and holding of Richmond." (Lincoln to Halleck)
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Other volumes by Lincoln at Project Gutenberg
Link to Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/3

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 40, Part 2 (links, partial)

Post incomplete - need complete title, description of series, etc. Here are quick links.

Quick links --

War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 40, in Three Parts

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 40, Part 1
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145052/?q=war%20of%20the%20rebellion%20series%201%2C%20volume%2040.

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 40, Part 2
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146046/?q=war%20of%20the%20rebellion%20series%201%2C%20volume%2040.

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 40, Part 3
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146047/?q=war%20of%20the%20rebellion%20series%201%2C%20volume%2040.


NOTE: I think there are "Additions and Corrections" for this volume, as well!

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 39, in Three Parts

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 39, In Three Parts. 

Vol. XXXIX, [Serial Nos. ?????]
Need serial nos. and description of this series. Approx. date begins around Sep. or Oct. 1864 and includes North Georgia....

Vol. 39, pt. 1 (Reports), 1864, Reports. [Serial No. ? 77 ?]
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth154635/

Vol. 39, pt. 2 (Reports), campaign, May-Sept. 1864, Reports. [Serial No. ??]
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/??????*

Vol. 39, pt. 3 (Correspondence),  1864, Reports. [Serial No. ??]
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146045/

Includes Reports of Battles/Skirmishes in Dalton, Georgia, October 1864
Vol. 39, Additions and Corrections
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/ ??????????*


*These links are incomplete-- still searching for Part 2 and for Additions and Corrections, which I think I saw earlier!

James G. Brown Scouting Reports in O.R. - Nov. 1864

Some scouting reports made by James G. Brown in Nov. 1864 are in Official Records.

Selected James G. Brown scouting reports - one mentions Murray County, Georgia

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 45, Part 1 (Reports, Correspondence, etc.), 947
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth142228/m1/979/?q=fort%20hill,%20dalton

44th U.S. Colored Troops at Dalton, Georgia, 1864

https://ehistory.osu.edu/books/official-records/121/0175

Also see, Second Battle of Dalton references;

Action at Fort Hill, Whitfield County, Georgia
The action that resulted in the capture of the U. S. 44th Colored Infantry, commanded by US Colonel Lewis Johnson, took place on 13 October 1864 at Fort Hill, (Dalton), Whitfield County, Georgia: https://www.whitfieldcountyga.com/hist/civilwar.htm

http://musescivilwar.blogspot.com/2017/03/second-battle-of-dalton-august-14-15.html


Lewis Johnson, Cmdg. 1st US Colored Troops (biographical reference)
http://bit.ly/GoogleBooks-MilitaryRec-Lewis-Johnson-1st-USCT

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Subject: Battles in Dalton, Georgia ; U.S. Colored Troops

(Battle of Dalton, 13 October 1864)

Report of Lewis Johnson, 44th U.S. Colored Infantry

(Battle of Dalton, October 1864)

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 39, Part 1 (Reports), 717.

"No. 72, Reports of Col. Lewis Johnson, Forty-fourth U.S. Colored Infantry, commanding post of Dalton, Ga."
Chattanooga, Tenn., October 17, 1864.

Report of Lewis Johnson, 44th U.S. Colored Infantry
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth154635/m1/733/?q=dalton


5th Tennessee - formation (from troops formerly in N GA Guards/Battalions)

Robert S.  Davis mentions that some of the regiments raised by various officers as part of James Brown's attempt to raise a Federal Home Guard in Georgia, instead went to Tennessee and formed various companies of the 5th Tennessee:  http://www.lcgen.com/UnionGuerrillas.html

See source for exact quote!

Link to Forgotten Union Guerrillas of the North Georgia Mountains



Second Battle of Dalton - August 14-15, 1864; also McCook-Stoneman Raid

Second Battle of Dalton

(references to):

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 38, Part 1 (Reports), page 162
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146042/m1/179/?q=colored%20troops

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 38, Part 1 (Reports), page 619
Report no.
Report of Col. William Sirwell, Seventy-Eighth Pennsylvania...
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146042/m1/636/?q=colored%20troops%20at%20fort%20whitfield


Wikipedia Article
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Dalton

Note: this record also contains an account of the failed McCook-Stoneman raid (Atlanta/Newnan)