Under the Old Flag (The West Point military library)

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9780837146638: Under the Old Flag (The West Point military library)

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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...The truth is the rebels carried off about all the guns they brought with them, and that those our men picked up, if there were any such, belonged to our own people. General Hooker did not tell the story of the mule charge again in my presence, but I believe it has grown to be semi-historical. We lost between three and four hundred men, killed, wounded, and missing, which shows that the enemy's attack was well directed and had plenty of impulse. His loss was only twenty killed and sixty prisoners. Instead of stopping that night with the column I went on to headquarters and told the General about the disorderly and scattered condition of Hooker's camp. He was at first disposed to send me back with directions that Hooker should draw his command into Brown's Ferry, but upon reflection, concluded to leave matters as they were. The relations between these generals were never cordial and the affair at Wauhatchie did not strengthen them. Hooker was vain and patronizing and his manners were offensive to the modest Grant. They never became close friends, but as soon as the emergency which brought them together was passed, Grant cheerfully enough consented to Hooker being detached from his command. The shorter "cracker line" was at once reopened, and while the work of rebuilding the bridges and repairing the railroad was going on, careful attention was given to the fortification of the passes in the ridges covering the railroad and the river, so that the line of supplies might not be again interfered with. I was engaged on this work till the 8th of November. All the passes were fortified with earth works. Slashings and abattis were constructed and every known device resorted to to make the country impassable for the enemy. Much of the time I was...

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