Saturday, December 3, 2011

December 1 - Tennessee Civil War Notes

In order that there may be no misunderstanding of the motives actuating our disapproval of Governor Harris' course toward the militia of Tennessee, we deem it necessary to say that our opposition proceeds from no desire or design to do that gentleman injustice.
Honestly entertaining the sentiments expressed, and having no interest whatever in the matter referred to, so far as we are individually concerned, our disapproval proceeds alone from our regard for the rights and character of the people. Feeble as they may have been, our efforts in the capacity of a journalist were and are freely given in support of the Southern revolution against Northern tyranny. Feeble as they may be, our efforts as a man and soldier will be cheerfully given to maintain in the field the cause we have advocated in these columns. It is not necessary, we trust, to be more explicit than his, to render our meaning sufficiently plain.
Nashville Daily Gazette, December 1, 1861.



December 1, 1862, Skirmish at Nolensville
DECEMBER 1, 1862.--Skirmish near Nolensville, Tenn.
Report of Brig. Gen. John A. Wharton, C. S. Army, commanding Cavalry Brigade to Lieut.-Gen. [L.] POLK, &c.
HDQRS. CAVALRY BRIGADE, Nolensville, Tenn., December 1, 1862--5 p.m.
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I had a skirmish with the enemy to-day, and my battery drove them from their position very quickly.
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Very respectfully, our obedient servant,
JNO. A. WHARTON, Brig.-Gen., Cmdg.
OR, Ser. I, Vol. 20, pt. I, p. 28.



 December 1, 1863, "…one continued line of citizens and wagons bringing in provisions for the use of the Army." Supplying Federal soldiers in the Prospect, Giles county; an excerpt from the letter of George Hovey Cadman
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When first we came here, we had to seize everything we needed, as we are living off the country, but now it is o­ne continued line of citizens and wagons bringing in provisions for the use of the Army. It has been a most unfortunate blow for the rebels losing the control of this portion of Tennessee. We are well supplied with all kinds of Fresh Meat and Corn Meal. We have a Steam Bakery and get soft Wheaten [sic] bread about three times a week. What we want most is Salt, Candles, Soap, letters and Newspapers.  I do not know anything that has happened since we came here as I have o­nly seen two papers since our arrival. We have heard there has been a great victory near Chattanooga, but we know nothing of the particulars although we are in the same state and belong to the same Army.
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G. H. Cadman
George Hovey Cadman Correspondence/TSL&A



1-14, Operations about Nashville [prior to Battle of Nashville]
December 2-4, 1864.--Operations against stockades and block-houses on Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad.
December 4, 1864.--Action at Bell's Mills, Tenn.
December 5-7, 1864.--Demonstrations against Murfreesborough, Tenn.
December 6, 1864.--Action at Bell's Mills, Tenn.
December 7, 1864.--Battle of the Cedars, Murfreesborough.
December 13, 1864.--Attack on railroad train near Murfreesborough, Tenn.
OR, Ser. I, Vol. 45, pt. I, pp. 21-22.


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