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The Army of the Cumberland   By: (1839-1902)

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The Army of the Cumberland

By Henry M. Cist, Brevet Brigadier General U.S.V.; A. A. G. on the staff of Major General Rosecrans, and the staff of Major General Thomas; Secretary of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland.

Preface.

The scope of this work precluded the entering into details as to the minor operations of the troops in the commands named. It has even been impossible to give the movements of troops on the battlefields in lesser organizations than brigades. The rosters of the several armies given in full in the appendices will enable those interested to trace the movements of the minor commands.

The subject is too great a one to be fully and justly treated within the limitations, both of time and space, which have necessarily been imposed here. Still, with the hope that the future student of history may glean something of value in this volume not found elsewhere, it is sent forth for the favorable consideration of its readers.

To the many friends who have kindly aided me in various ways, I return my sincere thanks. To Col. R. N. Scott, U.S.A., I am under special obligations for data furnished.

The maps for this volume were prepared by permission from those of Captain Ruger in Van Horne's "History of the Army of the Cumberland," published by Robert Clarke & Co., Cincinnati.

H. M. C.

CONTENTS.

PAGE List of Maps, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix CHAPTER I. Early Movements, . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 CHAPTER II. Mill Springs, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 CHAPTER III. Concentration at Nashville, . . . . . . . . 21 CHAPTER IV. Morgan's and Forrest's Raids, . . . . . . . 31 CHAPTER V. Bragg's Advance into Kentucky, . . . . . . 48 CHAPTER VI. Battle of Perryville, . . . . . . . . . . . 61 CHAPTER VII. The Advance to Murfreesboro, . . . . . . . 87 CHAPTER VIII. The Battle of Stone's River, . . . . . . . 102 CHAPTER IX. In Murfreesboro, . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 CHAPTER X. The Advance on Tullahoma, . . . . . . . . . 154 CHAPTER XI. The Movement to Chickamauga, . . . . . . . 173 CHAPTER XII. The Battle of Chickamauga, . . . . . . . . 193 CHAPTER XIII. The Siege of Chattanooga, . . . . . . . . . 230 CHAPTER XIV. Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, and Missionary Ridge Battles, . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243

Appendix, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 Index, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273

LIST OF MAPS.

PAGE General Map of the Campaign, . . . . . . . 1 Mill Springs, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Battle of Perryville, . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Battle Map Stone's River, . . . . . . . . . 103 Chickamauga Campaign, . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Battle of Chickamauga, . . . . . . . . . . 194 Battlefield of Chattanooga, . . . . . . . . 245

THE ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND.

CHAPTER I.

EARLY MOVEMENTS.

In Kentucky, during the spring of 1861, every shade of opinion prevailed, from the most pronounced Union sentiment to the most ultra secession sympathy.

The Government at Washington wished to enlist Kentucky heartily in support of the Union, while every effort was made by the rebel leaders to secure the secession of the State from the Union, and to have it join its fortunes to those of the South. These several efforts enlisted the active support of those in the State in sympathy with them, and Kentuckians became ultimately divided into two sharply defined parties. Under the peculiar doctrine of "armed neutrality" adopted by the local authorities, no serious infraction of the peace of the State was had until the fall. With the invitation given General Anderson to take command in Kentucky, by the State Legislature, the doctrine of "armed neutrality" came to an end... Continue reading book >>




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