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THE CONNECTICUT WAR RECORD. O t ' l t STATI-: P O I N T S TO D E E D S , KOT ACRES. PECK, WHITE & PECK, Publishers. XIOW IIAVKX, DECEMBER, 18(>3. ( VOL. I. No. 5. } $1 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE J'or t/ir C'niurrtlr'if /i<rord. Record of Events. 0(!t. 28. Ciipturo ot" Aik:i.!cl[i!ii;i, Ark.. l>y r.oii. Stock'. Nov. n. D. teat an<l cnjiture of ^'lUTiillas at I.awreiiCfKiirgli, Tciin. Nov. ,3. Ui'piilse of t!IO IO1H-]S at Colliers-vill.>, Tonn. Nov. 3. Uoir sjiianl of llic Tiiirtcciitli Army Corpsovori»()\v(.'ivil at Buz/anl's Tiairii', Lii., with severe loss. Nov. 4. Laniliii'^ of (ion. I) ma's troops on llie east hank of tiie llio (Iraniie. Oceii-patioii of Urov. iisvilli', Texas Nov. 'J.5. SiK'oessful cavalry ti^lits in tlirt Tedio District, La. Capture of 100 |>risoners Nov. 24. Capture of G2 guorilhis near Wa^hin^rton, N. C. • Nov. 25. Li>n;rstroet repulsed at Knoxvillo. Nov. 27. Kiieniy defeated at .1 ones'Cross Uoads, Va., liy the .3d Corps of Gen. Meade's army. Nov. 27. Suecessful Cavalry raid to Cleve-land, Tenn. Destruction of the railroad, mniiiiions of war, (fee. Nov. .30. Lonfjfstreet severely repulsed at Knoxville, with loss of 1000 killed, wound- Nov. .5. Successful ^kirmi^'h with the Ueb- i(.,l ..,,,,1 captured. els at Marvsville, Kasu Tennessee. Nov. 5. Col. II itcii drives the Confeder-ates across the Tallahatchie river, .Miss. Nov. 1-30. More or less continuous land and naval bombardment of Sumter anil (he other Fort.s of Cliarleston Harbor, inter- I'or the CoHHtrticiif ll'ir Jiaord. Review of Events. NLMIIKR KIVK. The storm of war fortius year is well nigh Nov. 0, 7. Victory of <i"n. Avetill at occasionally with throwing shells into Droop .Mountain, We.-t Virginia; oOOof the i from Gillinore's batteries, oneuiy killed and wounded—lUO prisoner.", and .3 guns captured. Nov. 7. Victories of <I''M. Meade at Ilap- 2)aliannock Station and Kelly's Ford, Va. Capture of 2UU0 prisoners and 4 guns. Nov. 7. GOO Federals and 4 cannon cap-iover. The events of the past month have lured by the Rebels at Kodgersville, Fast | nearlv closed the campaigns of eighteen Tennessee. i hundred and sixty three, and, thank Heaven, Nov. 12. Successful cavalry skirmish with the nation is victorious. Jeb. Stuart, at .\Iilchel's Station, Va. | In the early part of the month General Nov. lo. Federal Cavalry repulsed at Sherman was oidered to abandon the recon- Mary>ville, Fast Tenn. ! vtructiou of the Mem[»his and Charleston Nov. 10. Severe Fngagenient at Camp- Kailroad, and report to (ten. Thomas at bell's Station, Fa>t Tennessee. liuruside i Chattanooga. l>y sending Gen. Longstreet with a very large detachment into Ivist Ten-nessee. (!en. Hragg had already committed the military blunder ot dividing his army in the face of an active and energetic opponent, with whom it was not safe to iritle. Taking by (Jen. Daiiks. J 00 prisoners and 3 gu!)s | proinpt advantage of this blunder, and being taken. now re-enforced by the arrival of Sherman, Nov. ]8. Severe CNgagenient on the fien. Grant at once assumed the otleiisive. holds Lungstreet in cheek all ilay. Nov. 10, 17. Fnemy shelling the Union position at Chattanooga. Very slight casu-alties. Nov. 17. Capture of Arkansas I'ass, Texas, Kingston lioad, a few miles from Knoxville, between l>ur!iside and Longstreel. Losses about eipial. Nov. 18. Cavalry skirmish at Germanna Ford, on the Uapidan. Nov. 11). Knoxville besieged. Heavy ar-tillery firing ui)on the city. Nov. 23-27. (!eu. Ilragg utterly defeated and driven from Lookout Mountain, Mission-ary liidge and Kingold. Capture of 0450 It may not be inappropriate to give a brief description of the historic fiehl on which the great struggle took place. Stand-inog in front of the town of Chattanoog»a and looking to the southwest the eye rests upon the bold, abrupt steep of Lookout .Mountain, twenty-four hundred feet high. Following the view to the left, in the valley at the base of the mountain, there runs a small stream called Chattanooga Creek, separating Look-prisoners, 4 8 cunnoi!, and over 7000 stands out from Missionary liidge. This ridge lies of arms. Union loss 3200. directly in front of our point of observation and sweeps around to the east ami northeast in a succession of steep and high hills, till it reaches the Tennessee Kiver. Along this extended line, from Lookout Mountain on the southwest to the termina-tion of Missionary Uidge on the northeast, lay the Confederate army, forn)ing the arc of a circlc of which the center is Chattanoo-ga. The military vice of this jiosition was this: It was far too »nuch extended to ad-mit of a successful defense against a superior enemy. Its oidy redeeming feature was its natural strength, running, as it did, along the summits of mountains, very difficult of ascent and easily swept by artillery. Yet this could not compensate for the radical error of thinness of line, resulting from an excessive extension of an inferior force. Upon this weakutt-s of the enemy, the plan of attack seems to have been based. His right and left wings were to be simul-taneously engaged, whereby ho would bo compelled to maintain his extended line, up-on the center of which, at the appropriate time, the main body of the national army was to be hurled. To execute this plan, it was necessary that a position should be gained which would bo within striking distance of the Rebel center. This was cllected on the 23d of November, by the seizure of Orchartl Knob—a range of hills intermediate between Chattanooga and .Missionary Ki<lge. On the next day Gen. Hooker stormed and secured a strong posi-tion, far up on the north slope of Lookout Mountain, while Gen. Sherman, crossing the Ttnnessee above Chattanooga, carried and held several important points along the northeastern extremity of Missionary Ridge. Communications were also opened between our center, at Orchard Knob, and these gen-erals. On the morning of the 25th it was discovered that the rebel left had evacuated Lookout Mountain, With his ch.aracteristio audacity, Hooker at once gave pursuit, and sweeping down the eastern slope of Lookout again encountered the enemy along the southerly portions of Missionary Ridge. Meanwhile on our extreme left, Gen, Sher-luan made two unsuccessful assaults upon the Rebel position. It then became evident that Hiagg had weakened his center in order to re-enforce his right. The propitious mo-ment had now arrived. The corps of Gran.
|Title||Connecticut war record, 1863-12|
|Subject||Connecticut -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Newspapers; New Haven (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Monthly; Publication dates: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Aug. 1863) - v. 2 (Aug. 1865); Notes: Includes an "extra number, with analytical index" issued Aug. 1865|
|Contributors||Morris, John M., ed|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
|Source - Location||Connecticut State Library microfilm, AN104.N6 C6692|
|Relation-Is Part Of||Series title: Connecticut military newspapers, 1862-1875|
|Publisher||Peck, White & Peck, 1863-|
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|Title-Alternative||The Connecticut war record|
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THE CONNECTICUT WAR RECORD.
O t ' l t STATI-: P O I N T S TO D E E D S , KOT ACRES.
PECK, WHITE & PECK,
Publishers. XIOW IIAVKX, DECEMBER, 18(>3.
( VOL. I. No. 5.
} $1 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE
J'or t/ir C'niurrtlr'if /i|
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