The Life Of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston; Embracing His Services In The Armies Of The United States…

Paperback | June 26, 2012

byWilliam Preston Johnston

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...allowed to eat or sleep until the enemy was reached next morning. When as much as a hundred yards was cleared away, the brigade would be moved up, and this process went on the whole night. When the hill was readied, tho road was found utterly impassable with fallen timber. The regiment to which I belonged, the Seventeenth Tennessee Infantry, was put in lino of b:ttle to the right of tho road. The advance was through the woods. When the hill was reached, it was found that the face of it was a precipitous bluff. At the centre of the regiment where my company was, the hill 1 Van Home's "Army of the Cumberland," vol. i., p. 37. a Howison's "History of the War."--Southern Literary Messcnc/T, 18G2, p. 203. was accessible. My company, with a part of the companies on the right and left of it, could ascend the hill. We did so. As soon as the crest of the hill was reached we found the intrenchments of the enemy about sixty yards from the crest with a solid abattis in front. I pressed my company into the abattis. The firing went on for half an hour. I had six men killed, and over twenty wounded.1 The balance of the killed were out of the fragments of the companies with me. Their officers were with me, and the men would have been there, but our line coverod the wholo assailable ground. There was no attempt to support us. There was no assault or attempt at assault elsewhere. Indeed, it was impossible. I was ordered to withdraw my company, and did so, and thus ended the affair. We did not have out a skirmisher. Tho hill could have been turned either way without trouble, and if it had been attempted the enemy would have abandoned the place. The skirmish at " Wild Cat" was a misadventure, the ill effects of which were not measured...

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...allowed to eat or sleep until the enemy was reached next morning. When as much as a hundred yards was cleared away, the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:378 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.78 inPublished:June 26, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217333028

ISBN - 13:9780217333023

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