General Grant and his campaigns

Paperback | February 11, 2012

byJulian K. Larke

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER LIV. KNOXVILLE KELIEVED. While the operations described in the foregoing chapters were being carried out by Gen. Grant, the rebel General Longstreet was engaged in the investment of the city of Knoxville. Finding that General Bragg had been defeated below Chattanooga, Longstreet determined to do something to redeem his name from the obloquy that would at tend it through being attached to Gen. Bragg's command. He therefore on November 29th, 1863, made an assault upon Fort Sanders and the other works around Knoxville. The assault proved a failure, and long before he could recover from the effects of the repulse, he found the Union columns were gathering around him, in such a manner that if he did not soon withdraw from his position he would be completely encircled by them. Gen. Foster's column was advancing from the North, and Gen. Granger's and other forces under Gen. Sherman from Chattanooga. This was the movement that caused the withdrawal of the troops from the pursuit of the rebels beyond Rinsrgold, Ga. Gen. Sherman's Cavalry arrived at Knoxville on Dec 3, and on the night of Dec. 4, Gen. Longstreet raised the siege of that place, retreating eastward toward Virginia, pursued by both Foster and Sherman's Cavalry. On Dec. 1 it was telegraphed to Washington that Knoxville had been relieved and re-enforccd by Granger's Corps, and that Longstreet was retreating. On the same day President Lincoln issued the following proclamation of thanksgiving: Executive Mansion. ) Washington, D. C, Dec. 7, 1863. J Reliable information being received that the insurgent force is retreating from East Tennessee, under circumstances rendering it probable that the Union forces cannot heronfter be dislodged from that important position; and esteeming this to be of high na...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER LIV. KNOXVILLE KELIEVED. While the operations described in the foregoing chapters were being carried out by Gen. Grant,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:February 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217837409

ISBN - 13:9780217837408

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