Saturday, August 26, 2017

Scouting in Murray County, Georgia: near Waterhouse's Farm and Sumac Creek, March 1864


Official Records, Series 1, Vol. 32, Part 3 (Correspondence, etc.), 101.
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth152650/m1/110/

A.P. Campbell, 21 Mar. 1864, Cleveland, Tenn., to Brig.-Gen. William D. Whipple

"One of my scouts left Sumac Creek south of Waterhouse's farm at 12 o'clock last night, and reports having heard drums in a southwest direction from there in the evening."

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Citation:

United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 32, In Three Parts. Part 3, Correspondence, etc., book, 1891; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth152650/m1/110/?q=Sumac%20creek%20south%20of%20Waterhouse%27s%20farm: accessed August 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

The following site has a text extract. The site references the Serial Set instead of the O.R. books, which makes it hard to find elsewhere; but it is searchable over a series of the official records.
https://ehistory.osu.edu/books/official-records/059/0101

Scouting, South of the Connesauga River - Murray County, Georgia, December 1863


(U.S. Scouting, Murray County, Georgia) "The country south of Connesauga River is infested by small parties driving off the stock and hunting conscripts."

15 Dec. 1863, Cleveland, Tenn., O.O. Howard to Major-General Sherman
Series 1, Vol. 31, Part 3 (Correspondence), p.416
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth152608/m1/425/

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Citation: 

United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 31, In Three Parts. Part 3, Correspondence, etc., book, 1891; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth152608/m1/425/?q=Connesauga%20River%20is%20infested: accessed August 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.
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Note: The name of the river in modern times is Conasauga River.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Burning of Mr. Southerland's house, Spring Place, Georgia (Feb. 1864)

Official Records, Series 1, Vol. 32, Part 2, page 375 

Reference to burning of Mr. Southerland's house in Spring Place, Georgia. Also, problems at Red Clay (Georgia or Tennessee).

D.S. Stanley to W.D. Whipple
12 February 1864

Ref: Spring Place, Murray County, Georgia, 1864

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)

Google Search Result: official records august 1864 dalton ga

Google Search Results Page
Google Search Results for "official records august 1864 dalton ga"
http://bit.ly/GoogleSearch-OR-aug-1864-dalton-ga

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Oliver O. Howard, Eleventh Corps, Army of the Cumberland (reference)

Oliver O. Howard
Eleventh Corps, Army of the Cumberland
1863 Reference in Official Records

"Oliver O. Howard, Eleventh Corps, Army of the Cumberland" is referenced in an 1863 report. [Note: I don't know if this is before or after reorganization of troops. I thought that Oliver O. Howard was in charge of Eleventh Corps, Army of the Potomac, and that, once he was transferred to the Army of the Cumberland, he was put in charge of the IV Corps. This may be some in-between state of things, or could be a fluke of the officer writing the report.]

The reference is in:

Official Records, Series 1, Volume , Part 1, Reports, Report no. 50
"Itinerary of the Eleventh Army Corps (Army of the Cumberland), Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard, commanding." [The footnote says, "from Returns for November and December."]
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth152578/m1/446/?q=eli%20long

East Tennessee Bridge Burning in Official Records

Link to Official Records, Series 2, Volume 1 (on Google Books)

This volume contains correspondence concerning the East Tennessee Bridge Burning incident:

Official Records, Series 2, Volume 1
East Tennessee Search Results (link)
http://bit.ly/OR2-ser1-srch-east-tenn

Here is page 858 of that volume, on that subject -
(East Tennesseans jailed):
http://bit.ly/OR-Ser2-Vol1-East-Tenn-Bridge-Burners-jailed

Long URL: https://books.google.com/books?id=2JsOAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA876&lpg=PA876&dq=description+confederate+jail+bradley+county+tennessee&source=bl&ots=mK6qh7HcLZ&sig=Q3Xu1UtD4_l6DjkNcOVxWWQiDls&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiVju_A_eDSAhUO0IMKHbN3CgwQ6AEIQTAG#v=snippet&q=east%20tennessee&f=false

Tennessee County History Series: Bradley County (link to book)

Tennessee county history series : Bradley County 
by Roy G. Lillard

Link to book details at Archive.org:
Tennessee county history series : Bradley County
https://archive.org/details/tennesseecountyh06lill
by Roy G. Lillard ; Joy Bailey Dunn, editor, Charles W. Crawford, associate editor
by Lillard, Roy G.; Dunn, Joy Bailey; Crawford, Charles Wann, 1931-

Published 1980
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Bradley County (Tenn.) -- History

https://archive.org/details/tennesseecountyh06lill

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Edna Wiefering - Tennessee Civil War catalog entries in WorldCat

Tennessee Civil War, of interest...

Edna Wiefering - Tennessee Civil War catalog entries in WorldCat ; listed as editor of the William E. Sloan Diary. I noticed some other Tennessee titles in her listing

(Edna Wiefering, editor of various Civil War Sources)

(Bradley County, Tennessee, etc.)

Catalog Reference in WorldCat

WorldCat Search Result on Edna Wiefering
http://bit.ly/Wiefering-in-WorldCat-search-result

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Seward, General Thomas' Scout (mention); Red Clay, Georgia, May 1864

This is just my internal note on some references I'm trying to track down. Among other things, I'm looking for references for a scout of staff member, "Seward," who was under General Thomas. This is not Secretary of State, Seward; it's just a scout or department official under Thomas. I'm not sure of all the facts below, either. My comments are from memory.

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Official Records, Series 1, Vol. 38, Pt. 4, Correspondence, etc., pg. 47, Schofield to Sherman, Red Clay, Ga., May 6, 1864.

"Red Clay, Ga., May 6, 1864.
"Major-General Sherman, Ringgold:
  "Your dispatch is received. I will be ready to move to-morrow morning. Could move to-day if necessary. It will take several days to repair the railroad here, but I can get along until it is done. I have frequent communication with Howard.
  "General Thomas' man Seward says Polk's corps gone to Rome.
            "J. M. Schofield,
               "Major-General.
OR, Ser. 1, Vol. 38, Pt. 4, pg. 47

"Howard" would be Gen. Oliver O. Howard. During or after the siege of Chattanooga, and after the slaughter of Federal mules in the supply train at Anderson's Crossroads on Walden Ridge by rebels about October 2, 1863, O. O. Howard, of the XI Corps, Army of the Potomac, was called in as an added reinforcement, to prevent future losses. The letter above is about seven months later, about the time the Federal Army leaves Cleveland, Tennessee, to move South on the Atlanta Campaign. [He is by then commanding the Fourth Corps, Army of the Cumberland, or Dept. of the Cumberland.]

"Thomas' man, Seward" is mentioned. One reference is specific to story. Another reference to Seward shows that it could be a different person than mentioned in story... I don't have the other specific reference to Seward, but I think it was in some correspondence after the Battle of Chickamauga; just not sure!

Oliver O. Howard Reference:

FOURTH ARMY CORPS: OLIVER O. HOWARD
Headquartered at Cleveland, Tennessee, and nearby Blue Springs, Tennessee.
Partial extract of: Official Records, Ser. 1, Vol. 32, Pt. 3, 551.
(from earlier post) http://musescivilwar.blogspot.com/2016/08/fourth-army-corps-oliver-o-howard_22.html