Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Demonstration on Dalton, Georgia, Feb. 22-27, 1864: Link to Source Material in O.R.

Demonstrations on Dalton, Georgia

Link to source material.

This is only a link to some of the source material in Official Records. The section, "Feb. 22-27, 1864: Demonstration on Dalton, Georgia, starts on page 417 of Series 1, Volume 32, Part 1 (Chapter 44). 

Footnotes for that report also reference these pages in the same volume: 

Pages 9-11, General Thomas's report:

Itinerary of the Dept. of the Cumberland, page 23

Itinerary of the Dept. of the Cumberland, page 30

Itinerary of the Dept. of the Cumberland, page 37
(Minty mentions Buzzard Roost; prev. piece mentions Calhoun, Tenn., as headquarters of the Second Brigade)

Itinerary of the Dept. of the Cumberland, page 38
Link to Itinerary of the Dept. of the Cumberland, page 38
(Rf.: Col. Eli Long, Col. Edward M. McCook, Gen. Elliott. Mentions hdqrs. at Calhoun, Tenn.)

More on Dalton...


Links to all three parts in this volume:

War of the Rebellion series ("Official Records"), Volume 32

Volume 32, Chapter 44.
Operations in Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and North Georgia. January 1-April 30, 1864.

Part 1. Reports. Page 1-703.
Part 2. Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc., Page 1-833.
Part 3. Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc., Page 1-879.

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 32, Part 1 (Reports).

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 32, Part 2 (Correspondence, etc.).

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 32, Part 3 (Correspondence, etc.).

Volume XXXII, Chapter XLIV. Courtesy of Texas University

Monday, November 26, 2018

McDougall Map, with Regional Civil War Places, Limited; Rocky Face, Georgia (Maps)

McDougall Map

These is a Google Map marked with places I've researched or looked at, mostly related to the McDougall research for my Civil War project. Google being what it is, I can't be sure how well the map will display or whether it will update as I add place markers. If not--this link was created on November 26, 2018. If some places seem unrelated to Civil War history, they're probably just my personal markers for places that help me get oriented to a certain neighborhood or region when I'm trying to get my bearings on the location.

McDougall Map in My Maps by Google

One marker I added today when I updated the map is for the George W. Disney hiking trail in Rocky Face, Georgia. Private George W. Disney, of Company K, 4th Kentucky Infantry (Orphan Brigade), Confederate, was killed during the First Battle of Dalton at Mill Creek Gap of the Rocky Face Ridge on 25 Feb. 1864. His infantry unit had been placed in a line along the ridge, acting as a "live telegraph wire" to carry messages between officers or to signal officers about the movement of Union troops in the valley below. A historic marker says that he was killed by a stray bullet, but the date shows that his death occurred during the little-known battle of that date (or demonstration, as the Federals call it). The marker is located at the park area of the State Patrol Office beneath the trail on the main road (Highway 41/Chattanooga Road, Rocky Face, Georgia).

Related George Disney Trail (blog), Find A Grave Memorial, and Historic Marker:

Blog about the George Disney Trail

George Disney Find A Grave Memorial

George Disney Grave: Historic Marker

Nearby Sites and Markers, Civil War Related:

Georgia Historic Markers in Whitfield County, Georgia

Battle of Dug Gap (Site: Historic Marker with View and Coordinates)

Battle of Rocky Face Ridge, May 1864

Topographic Map of Rocky Face, Georgia
Link to Topographic Map

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Link to Blog: Civil War Gazette

Link to Blog:

Civil War Gazette
What Happened in the Civil War Today?

Scouts and Spies - Signal Corps - Signal Key Discovered

Federals learned the key in use by Confederate Signal Corps (1864). Confederates are aware of this fact by 19 April 1864: (OR Series 1, Vol.  32, Part 3, Correspondence, etc., page 795:

19 April 1864.
B. R. Johnson, Brig. Gen., Cmdg. Dept., at Bristol, Tenn., to General Johnston at Dalton, Georgia.

"...the Federals have the key to the signal in use in the Confederate signal corps. The key was obtained from a deserter."

Link to Correspondence about Confederate Signal Key

Such a fact is referenced "somewhere" by the Federals, who admitted that the scout who learned the key had foolishly let it out among the ranks, thus losing an important advantage; however, I can't put my hands on that source right now. I can't remember if it was in O.R. or Hurlburt, or both.