Battles for Atlanta - Sherman Moves East (The Civil War by Ronald H. Bailey

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Incredibly, the Confederates guard ed this six-mile-long defile, like its at Resaca. men occupied it without firing and camped secure in failed to which point- an arrow toward their rear McPherson's a shot had thickly there that Sunday night wooded wilderness. During the night, someone in Confederate headquarters at Dalton belatedly realized that Snake Creek Gap was undefended and ordered a brigade of cavalry there to stand guard over the passage. The assignment was given to Colonel Grigsby's Kentucky troopers, who had been defend It so effective in helping to Dug Gap.

About or captured. The "We have had a heap of A. " There, the at Cassville. reunited Confederates would overwhelm the isolated men army Adairsville. two choices Sherman The Confeder- 18, the planned movements Federals reacted just had hoped. Confronted by the at the Adairsville sent road fork, most of Thomas' troops Kingston and Schofield's little Army to of the Ohio, augmented by Hooker's corps, to Cassville. in the meanon a track about McPherson's army, time, was marching south One For the next two days, Johnston followed the five railroad south, while to the rear Wheeler's division, that of Brigadier General Jeffer- up a running skirmish with Sherman's swiftly pursuing Federals.

Motion a furious little strug- In the melee that followed, a few of the during which, for those involved, the fate gunners fled or took refuge beneath their His orders gle The Federals flopped to the ground, where set in But most of them defiantly of the entire battle seemed to hinge on the gun control of those four guns. stuck by their guns. Several artillerymen carriages. under Brigadier lashed out with their ramrods and were bayo- General William T. Ward, spearheaded the neted in return. Others fought with clubbed Butterfield's 1st Brigade, attack in column of regiments.

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