Riding Through Georgia, November 27, 1864: Kilpatrick and Wheeler fight along Brushy Creek

I know… I’m supposed to be following the artillery, but the cavalry actions on the March to the Sea need to get their due!  Yesterday I discussed the movements that brought Brigadier-General H. Judson Kilpatrick’s Division and Maj0r-General Wheeler’s Cavarly Corps off to the north of the main Federal line of march.  Wheeler, thinking KilpatrickContinue reading “Riding Through Georgia, November 27, 1864: Kilpatrick and Wheeler fight along Brushy Creek”

Marching Through Georgia: November 16, 1864, a day of poor foraging

Having “uncoiled” from Atlanta on November 15, 1864, the armies of Major-General William T. Sherman put several miles behind them for the first day of their March to the Sea.  The “hurry up and wait” was made worse by poor march discipline, particularly with the wagon trains moving in the column. Although the complaints cameContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia: November 16, 1864, a day of poor foraging”

Wainwright’s Diary, March 20, 1864: “Nothing of note has happened”

Colonel Charles C. Wainwright’s days seemed to slow with the first day of spring 1864: March 20, Sunday. Nothing of note has happened the last three days: on Friday there was a great stir under reports that Lee was going to take the initiative this spring, and was actually moving to attack us…. Wainwright continuedContinue reading “Wainwright’s Diary, March 20, 1864: “Nothing of note has happened””