Sunday, August 21, 2016

Placement of Troops, East Tennessee and North Georgia, Spring 1864.

Placement of Troops, East Tennessee and North Georgia, Spring, 1864.

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 32, Part 3 (Correspondence, etc.), 89-90 (Thomas to Sherman).

[Report of]:

Geo. H. Thomas, Major-General, U.S. Volunteers, Commanding.
Headquarters Department of the Cumberland, Chattanooga, Tenn., March 18, 1864

[To]: Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, Comdg. Mil. Div. of the Mississippi, Nashville, Tenn.:

[Report contains placements of his troops including these few following, selected, related to my own project]:


Quotes (all on page 90; not necessarily in order--pulled out of paragraphs):

"The Eleventh Corps (Howard's) on the railroad, between Bridgeport and this place."

"Two divisions of the Fourth Corps, under Gordon Granger, and the Tennessee brigade of infantry, are on detached service with the Army of the Ohio in East Tennessee."

"One division (Stanley's) Fourth Corps, is stationed at Blue Springs (5 miles in advance of Cleveland, on the railroad between that place and Dalton) and at Ooltewah."

"The troops occupy strong positions, and are favorably placed to guard the railroad to East Tennessee and the Charleston railroad, so far as occupied."________

Other towns and troops are mentioned. Towns include Ringgold, Graysville, and La Fayette.

He mentions intelligence from Dalton, Rome, Kingston, Resaca, and Etowah Bridge.

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